Local Flower Shop News
East Lansing flower shop customer honors late wife by giving anonymous gift - Lansing State JournalThursday, March 12, 2020
Rachel GrecoLansing State JournalPublished 11:26 AM EST Mar 4, 2020EAST LANSING - For more than 30 years the same customer walked into B/A Florist every February to place his order.Staff filled a vase with his wife's favorite flower, a sweetness rose, their petals white with pink edges creating a stunning spiral of color around every bud. Each year the bouquet grew by another rose, one for every year of their marriage, and every year a single red rose was placed at the center of the arraignment, a token of the year of marriage that lay ahead.There's nothing unusual about a couple marking years together with blossoms, said Laurie Van Ark, who owns the East Lansing flower shop her mother, Barbara Ann, founded 40 years ago.Florists hear their fair share of romantic stories, she said.This one, however, transcended loss to become a random act of kindness. 'Still in my heart'Last month the customer walked in to B/A Florist to order the bouquet staff had made countless times befo... https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/03/04/east-lansing-flower-shop-customer-honors-late-wife-anonymous-gift/4884506002/
In Bloom Festival of Flowers at the Springfield Museums - Afro American Point of ViewWednesday, April 03, 2019
Full Schedule for the Festival of FlowersThursday, April 4-Sunday, April 7, 2019Museums À La Carte LectureAmerican Impressionism and the GardenThursday, April 4, 12:15 pm Presenter: Amy Kurtz Lansing, curator, Florence Griswold Museum. American Impressionist painters delighted in depicting gardens as places for rest, rejuvenation, and creative experimentation. Gardens and the emerging field of garden design became avenues for navigating societal shifts underway during the Progressive era, a phenomenon expressed by American Impressionists on canvas. This lecture will explore the art of Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Matilda Browne, and other Impressionists for whom the garden was a muse. $2 members; $4 nonmembers.Evening CelebrationCulture & Cocktails Thursday, April 4, 5-8 pmCelebrate Festival of Flowers with signature cocktails and creative hors d’oeuvres. View the interpretive arrangements in the art and science museums while enjoying music, a floral demonstration by Durocher Florist, and hands-on activities. Visit The DIY Flower Workshop to create your own bouquet to take home.$10 members; $20 nonmembers.Sponsored by MassLive and The Republican.Reservations: Call 413.263.6800, ext. 379, or visit //SpringfieldMuseums.org/flowers. Ongoing Activities The DIY Flower WorkshopThursday-Sunday, 11 am-4 pmBring Festival of Flowers home with you! Join Springfield Florists Supply staff and Museum educators to learn about cut flowers and design your own bouquet or arrangement.Presented by Springfield Florists SupplyDocent Tours Friday-Sunday, 11 am-2 pmJoin experienced docents as they discuss the interpretive floral arrangements and the museum objects that served as inspiration. Tours will begin on the hour. Visit the Welcome Center for locations.Music Series Friday-Sunday, 1-2 pmEnjoy an hour of atmospheric music while viewing the floral arrangements in the galleries. April 5 Classical guitar by Chris EriquezzoApril 6 A cappella by The Cat’s Chorus from the Community Music SchoolApril 7 The Pied HarpistFamily DaySaturday, April 6, 10 am-4 pmChildren will explore the world of flowers through hands-on activities. Prepare wildflower seeds for planting, arrange your own bouquet, dissect a flower, explore printmaking with plants, touch flowers from around the world and learn the language of flowers.HIGHLIGHTSFlower Workshop, 11 am-4 pmBring Festival of Flowers home with you! Join Springfield Florists Supply staff and museum educators to learn about cut flowers and design your own bouquet or arrangement.Wildflower Pods, 11 am-3 pmUse wildflower seeds, clay, and soil to prepare seeds for planting almost anywhere!Ongoing ActivitiesFamily Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pmExplore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never kno... https://www.afampointofview.com/in-bloom-festival-of-flowers-at-the-springfield-museums/
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Not long after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday, the angry yet puzzling calls started rolling into Becky’s Flowers, a florist in Roseville.But it didn’t end there. Over the past week, the family-owned business in Placer County has been subjected to hundreds of negative reviews on Google and Yelp, in addition to countless threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter. All of them were directed toward Jenny Cudd, a woman who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the riots and charged with two misdemeanors for entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. Cudd was identified after she posted a video on Facebook bragging about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office being broken into during the riot, reports the AP. She also happens to be the proprietor of a florist called Becky’s Flowers in Midland, Texas — the source of the confusion for Aaron Alberti, who has owned and operated the Roseville Becky’s Flowers since 2004. Now, he’s trying to clear the air in order to save his business. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Florist Starts ‘Flowers for Black Men' After George Floyd's Death, Sharing Random Kindness - NBC Southern CaliforniaSunday, January 17, 2021
She got even more famous after appearing on the HBO show "Insecure." All because, she says, she wanted to stay true to who she is, and where she lives."When you see a florist that looks like you and represents you I think that representation is so important," Brown said. After working in digital marketing, Brown decided it wasn’t for her. She wanted to get out of the office. She wanted to do something with her hands. Then came the idea of flowers.Her popularity grew as she posted with her flowers at familiar local spots. Soon, she was doing pop ups at places like Hilltop Coffee.Last summer, she took it a step further. Realizing that the killing of George Floyd and the protests that erupted had particular resonance for one group of people. So she started “flowers for Black men,” encouraging friends and followers to send bouquets to many who weren’t expecting them."And they automatically assumed I got the wrong address or it was for their wife or something like that and I said, 'Oh no this is for you." And they’re like, 'me? What?'" she said. As the world watched the breach of the U.S. Capitol in shock, many couldn’t help but wonder why the underwhelming police response to President Trump’s rioting supporters was so different from the massive show of force seen this summer at a Washington D.C. Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd. NBCLX’s Fernando Hurtado talked to Frank Straub, an expert... https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/view-park-mallory-with-the-flowers/2504159/
5 flower trends expected to surge in popularity in 2021 - HouseBeautiful.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Receiving or giving flowers and making your home beautiful will continue to be important next year,' says Larry Walshe, celebrity London florist and founder of Bloom. 'Following two national lockdowns, we have all learned that flowers are not just a luxury, but rather a necessity that bring joy, pleasure and a boost to wellbeing. The use of plants and flowers in the home is beneficial for both our physical and mental health, thanks to the air-purifying qualities of blooms and their ability to help reduce stress and anxiety.'Take a look at the flower trends set to surge in popularity... 1. Flower subscriptionsConvenient ways to send a longer-lasting floral gift, letterbox flower subscriptions were at an all-time high in 2020, as many of us surprised distant loved ones with beautiful blooms. Unsurprisingly, they're not going anywhere in 2021, with their demand predicted to double. 'It's going to be more important than ever for florists and online flower delivery services to meet the standards of convenience that have been set by food providers and ensure that whenever you want it, we are here to serve you,' he says. 2. Pastel colours For 2021, expect bursts of soft pinks, sage greens and creamy whites. As well as beautiful f... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/plants/a35095696/flower-trends-2021/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
RVC florist fills window displays with 'holiday pandemic' scenes - NewsdaySunday, January 17, 2021
People passing by Masters and Company Florist in Rockville Centre will see a holiday window display not unlike those found in New York City. Its decked-out windows are inspired by both the holiday season and the pandemic. "I feel like everything is so surreal and depressing, especially during the holidays," says owner Laurie Speziale, 60. "Why not create something a little whimsy?" The scenes created by the Woodmere resident include a Santa Claus sporting a face covering and a Christmas tree with medical masks mixed in among its ornaments. "I always do [the windows] up quite elaborate, for every season and holiday," Speziale says of her decorative handiwork. This year, COVID pulled the plug on the events that typically carry her business such as weddings, bar and bas mitzvahes and other parties, which gave Speziale some extra time to beef up her holiday display. "I really wanted... https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/fashion-and-shopping/rockville-centre-masters-and-company-florist-1.50091128