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N.J. communities mourn those lost to COVID-19 with flowers and memories - NJ.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
In Union, mourners gathered at Anthony E. Russo Park, where officials like Sen. Joseph Cryan, D-Union, made remarks about those who died.Nationally, Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton (D) introduced a bill to make March 1 the national COVID–19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.“This week, Americans mourned half a million lives lost to the coronavirus—half a million family members, friends, neighbors and coworkers—and their absence in our communities is difficult to comprehend,” Stanton said in a press release Thursday. “Commemorating this Memorial Day is an important marker for all those affected by this pandemic. Long after our nation moves beyond this most grim episode, we will need to collectively recognize all those we lost and the aftershocks of what we experienced.”On March 1, mourners gathered at five locations across New Jersey to memorialize those lost to COVID-19.Courtesy of Amanda EliscaThank you for relying on us to provide the journalism you can trust. Please consider supporting NJ.com with a voluntary subscription.Rodrigo Torrejon may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @rodrigotorrejon. https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/03/nj-communities-mourn-those-lost-to-covid-19-with-flowers-and-memories.html
Varieties of popular, traditional plant continue to expand - The Cranberry EagleTuesday, December 20, 2016
A bract is a leaf that's beneath the flower,” he said.Madlyn Peters said the flower is the small bloom at the center of the large bracts. She works in the floral department of Supervalu in New Stanton. Supervalu is the wholesaler that supplies poinsettias for about 150 Shop 'n Save stores in five states including Mihelic's Shop 'n Save at 5375 William Flinn Highway, Gibsonia.“We probably send out 3,000 poinsettias a day,” Peters said.The plants are grown mostly at a greenhouse in the Columbus, Ohio, area.Peters said, “Probably 80 percent are the traditional colors — red, white and pink.” She said red is still the most popular.“Blue is the number one painted poinsettia of all of the painted colors,” Peters said. “We do blues and purples and pinks in different colors and an orange for Thanksgiving.”She said these are painted with a spray color by growers, but the plants last just as well as those that are traditional colors.Ed Bloom, owner of The Butler Florist, 123 E. Wayne St., expects to sell about 250 poinsettias this year.“I get some locally and some in Canada,” he said. “We probably sell about 60 percent red and about 40 percent the other colors.”In addition to plants with bracts that are red, pink, white, salmon and pale green, Bloom sells the Christmas rose poinsettia plants with curled or twisted bracts.The florist also sells Christmas Punch poinsettias, which have variegated leaves, and princettias, developed from poinsettias and almost dwarf in size.Jennifer Daurora, director of operations for the three McGinnis Sisters Special Food stores, said they have red, white and pink poinsettias, and they also have a new color.“We have a wine-colored one that looks really luxurious,” she said. “Then we have speckled. That might be red and white mixed, pink and white mixed and red and pink mixed.”“We've already actually sold over a 100 (at the Adams Township store) and we expect to sell another 100,” Daurora said.Daurora said the red and the white colors are still the most popular at their stores.When choosing a poinsettia, ... http://www.thecranberryeagle.com/article/20161217/CRAN0101/712169756/-1/cran01
Rebel Girl Floral Arranges 'Flowers for the Wild at Heart' | Lake Minnetonka - Lake Minnetonka MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Floral Sothea Keller, rebels against the ordinary. Vowing to never make the same arrangement twice, orders are custom made and created to give each flower a purpose. Sothea views herself as a garden florist, arranging “flowers for the wild at heart” and emphasizes the importance of creating a unique display while encapsulating the personality of each client.Rebel Girl FloralHer husband and business partner, James Keller, shares her approach. “I just want people to enjoy flowers and to experiment with just not having something typical,” he says. “I want them to be wowed.” The couple’s exposure to the floral industry does not fall short. James’ mother and sister are professional florists, and Sothea has been in the business for almost 15 years. Working alongside her in-laws helped her learn the ropes. Primarily focusing her work on wedding arrangements, Sothea eventually began to branch out to other events and custom work. Recognizing that the wedding industry is filled with florists, Sothea took another route—one that celebrates other important moments in life. After she, unfortunately, attended several funerals, she noticed that a majority of the arrangements fell flat. Seeing the same stark variation of flowers, shapes and colors, Sothea knew that there was a void that needed to be filled in the i... https://lakeminnetonkamag.com/rebel-girl-floral-arranges-flowers-wild-heart
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WRAL Small Business Spotlight: Fallon's Flowers celebrates 100 years in Raleigh - WRAL.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
By Jessica Patrick, WRAL multiplatform producerRaleigh, N.C. — Fallon's Flowers isn't just the oldest florist in Raleigh -- it's very likely the oldest in North Carolina, owners say. It was recognized by the public as the best, winning the best florist category in the 2020 WRAL Voters' Choice Awards.The company has been around for more than 100 years, since the Fallon family migrated to Raleigh in 1919 and began growing their own flowers in a series of greenhouses near Oakwood Cemetery.In 1920, the Fallons opened a retail shop on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, where they sold flowers for decades until they moved into the current building at 700 Saint Mary's St., which was originally a Piggly Wiggly.The business was eventually sold to the Brown-Wynne family and is now owned by the McCarthy family. The longest-working employee started helping in the greenhouses 45 years ago and still works at the Saint Mary's Street location.Frank Campisi has managed that location for 20 years. He said, while the ownership has changed, the family focus remains the same."I talk to customers who... https://www.wral.com/wral-small-business-spotlight-fallon-s-flowers-celebrates-100-years-in-raleigh/19595753/
The Best Florist at the Jersey Shore is... - 943thepoint.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
It's time to welcome the first business into our Cupid Club celebrating those working hard to make Valentine's Day special in Monmouth and Ocean counties.Earlier this week, we had dozens of area florists drum up their base and help them earn a place in our exclusive club.The reaction was amazing! After thousands of votes on our free APP, congratulations to Whiting Flower Shoppe in Whiting!Here's a look at our top 5 finalists.Townsquare MediaI called Tracy Vincent of Whiting Flower Shoppe to deliver the good news!In an email, Tracy confirmed what we already knew. They love serving the community.We are a small mom and pop and love our community. We deliver smiles daily and we also teach flower design classes at libraries and local nursing homes in Ocean County. Any extra time or money we make goes back into helping rescue and saving animals! In these changing and difficult times, we love making and delivering flowers even more! We thank you so much.Take a look at some of the artistry of Tracy and her staff at Whitting Floral Shoppe.WHITING FLORAL SHOPPEWhiting Floral Shoppe is located in the Crestwood Shopping Center on Route 530 in Whiting. Tracy and her staff are busy ge... https://943thepoint.com/best-florist-at-the-jersey-shore-whiting-floral-shoppe/
Pasadena florist: Orders reflect people’s isolation in pandemic - Houston ChronicleWednesday, March 31, 2021
After more than 30 years in the floral business, the owner of The Enchanted Florist in Pasadena says she has always taken the meaning behind a flower arrangement to heart, whether it is celebratory and hopeful, grieving or regretful. This year, those messages and greetings have been influenced by a pandemic that has kept loved ones from attending funeral and memorial services, weddings and birthday gatherings. “It seems like the notes on the cards are longer these days,” she said. “People try to get what they’re feeling all in one order.” On HoustonChronicle.com: Houston, Harris County deploy new strategies in effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations The Enchanted Florist has operated via no-contact curbside delivery or by appointment only. Address: 4416 Fairmont Pkwy #104, Pasadena.Website:enchantedfloristpasadena.comPhone: 832-850-7677 See MoreCollapse The shop has experienced ebbs and flows that reflect COVID trends and venue restrictions, but business has been good. “During March and April, all the weddings were postponed,... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/pasadena/news/article/Pasadena-florist-Orders-reflect-people-s-15896107.php