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Local Florist spreads joy through public arrangements in The Woodlands - hellowoodlands.comThursday, April 02, 2020
She then has taken the time to drivearound our community and placed those fresh flowers in areas of communityawareness to help bring a little smile to everyone’s face during thischallenging time.”Jim Carman, President, Houston Region, The Howard Hughes Corporation, stated, “Sprout Floral has graciously donated their flowers to provide a ‘get well’ gesture for our community. We appreciate their efforts and hope that we can all return to normal soon.”Dawn Candy, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Oak Ridge North, shared, “It’s a wonderful way to spread beauty and hope in our community. Fresh flowers always make us feel renewed and it is very much needed and appreciated during this time.“ AdvertisementLike other businesses, the COVID-19 outbreak has been devastatingfor the floral industry, leaving florists, vendors and wholesalers with perishableproduct after the deluge of cancelled events, weddings, and celebrations.Brides and events are requesting for deposits back. Farms are throwing awayflowers, not bringing product to markets, and the logistics of shipping flowersis not worth the effort for many distributors during this time. Ann shared thecrisis is catastrophic, with many farms and florists expected to go out ofbusiness.“Our business is slow, but I have faith, I have optimism, andwe run a tight ship financially. I can’t last forever, but I can last a couplemonths. I’m so blessed to be sponsored to create the installation.”Despite the decrease in business and inability to receiveflower shipments in the foreseeable future, Ann is thankful that her smallbusiness is prepared. Sprout offers a variety of products such as hearty greenhouse plants, rose globes, orchids, wreaths, accent pieces, fragrance baskets withpotpourri, stuffed animals (a.k.a. hug ambassadors), balloons, non-heliumbouquets, and many more unique gift items. Sprout Fine Floral Concepts also offers a “no-touch delivery”with no danger of contact that Ann calls “ring, drop and ditch” where she willring the doorbell, drop off the gift at the door, stay within social distancingstandards to ensure the package is received, and be on her way. Ann shared that how florists do business is rapidly evolving and changing during this time, shifting to having an online presence like never before. Orders can be made and purchased on Sprout’s website at allaboutsprout.com or customers can call (281) 203.5040 or email email@example.com.In addition to buying plants and unique gifts, Ann isgrateful how supportive her loyal customers and have been during this difficulttime. “Several people have called and ordered gift card. I can’t tell you howmoved I am that people would do that and so floored with emotion. I have alittle store, when you call our phone number – people are going to talk to medirectly, I make all the designs. I know what I call my ‘fine flower friends’have my back!”Ann encourages the community to be careful, practice socialdistancing, and avoid visiting people – and send friends and loved ones gifts instead.Need a gift for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day, or just to say hello? Callyour local florist! Ann is looking forward to continue creating special designsand delivering smiles – when we honestly need them most.“I have found the silver lining – the opportunity to serve.That’s what florists do, they serve peop... https://www.hellowoodlands.com/local-florist-spreads-joy-through-public-arrangements-in-the-woodlands/
In pictures: Beautiful blue flowers of early spring - Stuff.co.nzFriday, July 31, 2015
Kerry Carman Kerry Carman Kerry Carman Kerry Carman Kerry Carman Kerry CarmanLachenalia pallida, the Cape bluebell, is a far cry from the garish oranges and yellows often seen in Kiwi borders.Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a hardy mainstay of cool, shady gardens.Lachenalia mutabilis: the blue fairy is a dainty plant producing slender spires of turquoise garnished with lime-green, the tops of which suddenly change to electric blue.Muscari aucheri 'Ocean Magic' - grape hyacinths start appearing in August.Iris reticulata 'Cantab' is another elegant addition to the garden.Primula auricula is a classy form of potted colour.1 of 6Spring arrives early in my neck of the woods, where we experience the benefits of four definite seasons, but with shorter, less severe winters.In the Wairarapa, true Middle Earth New Zealand (why else would Peter Jackson live here?) cold-hungry plants such as paeonies thrive, but by August spring is underway with all the seasonal trimmings of lambs, kowhai, daffod... http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/nz-gardener/70658327/in-pictures-beautiful-blue-flowers-of-early-spring
10 Easter Flower Arrangements to Elevate Your Table Setting—Starting at $30 - Yahoo LifestyleWednesday, March 31, 2021
Want to support a local business? Just look for bouquets marked 'Local Florist Crafted.'The Easter flower arrangements include bouquets filled with daisies, tulips, and lilies in shades of yellow, pink, and purple. The Garden Glam Bouquet deserves to be noticed in either your entryway or living room, and the Alluring Elegance Bouquet is a work of art worthy of your Easter table setting. With bouquets starting at $30, ProFlowers offers arrangements at every price point.It doesn't stop at flowers: You can shop beautifully arranged Easter-themed gift baskets, including a Sunday brunch basket and a chocolate and candy assortment. Plant lovers will be in heaven with the plethora of indoor and outdoor greenery options available. While arrangements in glass vases work well for formal Easter table centerpieces, lush leaves and succulents arrive in baskets and planters fit for an everyday aesthetic.Ready to pick out your Easter bouquet? We've highlighted 10 flower arrangements and plants for every price point and style. If you want to see even more options, simply head to the ProFlowers's Easter shop.Garden Glam BouquetFilled with carnations, daisies, and mini roses, this bouquet adds pretty shades of pink to your home. Plus, the eucalyptus accents are aesthetically pleasing and emit an appealing aroma.Buy It: Garden Glam Bouquet, starting at $65Belle of the Ball BouquetThis whimsical bouquet, featuring vibrant lilies and irises, is a conversation starter. The arrangement arrives in bud form, so you’ll want to order it one or two days before your celebration.Buy It: Belle of the Ball Bouquet, starting at $40img alt src="https://s.yimg.com/ny/a... https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/10-easter-flower-arrangements-elevate-041347710.html
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.
'It's up in the air': Louisville-area florists hustle ahead of a pandemic Valentine's Day - Courier JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Valentine's Day hustle at Susan's Florist gets started well before the calendar turns to February.Myriad roses need to be ordered for the storefront at 2731 Preston Highway. Grids have to be taped on top of colorful vases to hold up flowers during transportation. And, of course, flowers must be arranged in said vases for the special occasion.And though this year's Valentine Day is anomalous for multiple reasons — it's on a Sunday, a non-workday for many, and in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic — the 73-year-old flower shop is ready to do what it has done for nearly a year now: stay nimble and make special deliveries for its many customers.But like other holidays, COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench in everyone's plans."We really don't know what to expect," said Jessie Smith, lead designer for Susan's Florist. "We're just kind of rolling with the punches."As with businesses nationwide, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has impacted Louisville-area florists. On one hand, workers now suddenly... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/valentines-day-2021-louisville-area-florists-hustle-amid-pandemic/4435860001/
Melbourne Florists Feel the Force of the Pandemic - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- One industry that has been severely affected by prolonged and snap lockdowns is Australia's florists. Local Melbourne flower shops, such as Amazing Graze Flowers, have been forced to discard blooms they could have otherwise sold.Continue ReadingFlower Delivery in MelbourneWhile other industries have also been affected, the florist industry, in particular, is a slave to the nature of its product. Once flowers have been cut, they have a short shelf-life where they either need to be sold or discarded. Lockdowns have put Amazing Graze Flowers and many florists into a less-than-desirable situation as they were forced to get rid of stock ordered in anticipation of flower delivery in Melbourne.The halt of events and weddings also had repercussions for local florists, reducing one of their most profitable revenue streams for close to a year. Now that gatherings are permitted, there are those who are making big orders again. However, local florists say that many have decreased their budget for flowers, opting to have a scaled-back version of the event they'd once imagined.On the other... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/melbourne-florists-feel-the-force-of-the-pandemic-301243018.html
N.J. communities mourn those lost to COVID-19 with flowers and memories - NJ.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
Passaic EMT.At each location, including a Passaic fire station and Anthony E. Russo Park in Union, family and friends eulogized their loved ones and laid a flower for them, said Amanda Elisca, the florist who coordinated the events across the state.The effort is part of the Floral Hearts Project, a nationwide initiative pushing for an official national day of morning for those lost to COVID-19, said Elisca. As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 100 hearts laid out across the country, she said.But for Elisca, the push to bring the memorial to New Jersey was more personal. Her father, Cesar Perez, an EMS supervisor in Passaic, was a mentor and longtime friend of Israel “Izzy” Tolentino, the Passaic firefighter who died last March from the coronavirus, and a friend of Kevin Levia, an EMT in Passaic who also died from the virus.The day of mourning was for those who were left behind, missing their loved ones and in need of a way to express their grief a year later, she said.“These people don’t have anyone to reach out to,” said Elisca. “Usually if you lost someone you can get a hug from a friend. And we can’t do that now. Even a year into the pandemic, it’s even more important for us to reach out to people and to do these types of things.”In Passaic, mourners gathered at the West Side Fire Station, remembering Tolentino and Levia. Both Perez and Tolentino’s wife, Maria Vazquez, were at the event, with Vazquez laying flowers for her husband and Perez in full uniform remembering his friend he’d call, “Nudge.”“It was very, very emotional at the firehouse,” said Perez. “There had to be 100-something people.”In Union, mourners gathered at Anthony E. Russo Park,... https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/03/nj-communities-mourn-those-lost-to-covid-19-with-flowers-and-memories.html