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Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Looking to visit the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choic... https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/
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/
A devoted florist gives each 9/11 victim a white birthday rose - The GazetteSunday, January 17, 2021
NEW YORK — Every Sept. 11, Michael Collarone, a Brooklyn-bred florist who goes by Mikey Flowers, has the same routine. In the hours before 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center 19 years ago, he parks his truck in downtown Manhattan and, bearing buckets of angelic white roses, walks to the site where he once helped scour for victims’ remains in the twin towers’ smoldering wreckage.There, the burly 62-year-old meets up with “my guys” from the Port Authority police. This year, he will be wearing a mask for the first time and, for social distancing reasons, the victims’ names will be played from recordings on a loudspeaker rather than read aloud from a stage, but little else will change for him. “I’m going to hug my friends,” he says. “I’m going to hug my guys.”Collarone’s steadfast devotion to honoring the victims of 9/11 isn’t a once-a-year kind of thing, though. He’s been the de facto volunteer florist to Ground Zero since it was known around the city as the Pile or the Pit. And that didn’t change when the novel coronav... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/a-devoted-florist-gives-each-911-victim-a-white-birthday-rose-20200911
'Essential' businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers - The Daily HeraldSunday, January 17, 2021
Some not mentioned in the list have come up with their own interpretations. Do florists delivering flowers qualify as “agriculture”? Washington Floral Service, a wholesale firm with warehouses in Tacoma and Spokane, applied for and received a state exemption, Chris Berglund, a company vice president, told The Herald. “We’re essential,” Berglund said. Many of his customers — retail florists — are also seeking exemptions. “From what we’re hearing, it’s a 50-50 split on whether florists are getting an exemption,” Berglund said. “It seems to depend on whether they say they’re a flower shop or agriculture.” “If you can do a food delivery, you can just as easily do a floral delivery,” he said. Can yacht and pleasure boat dealers fit into the transportation category — as “marine consultants”? Harry Walp, president and CEO of Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, said it’s not yet clear if boat sellers are essential businesses. Essential marine industry jobs include consultants, naval architects and surveyors, but the state order doesn’t specify whether that applies to recreational or commercial segments of the industry, Walp said. “Several of my associates are taking a liberal interpretation of ‘consultants’ and make the argument that yacht brokers fit that description,” Walp said. “If so, yacht sales could be deemed essential. My concern is that a yacht broker potentially places himself, his family and his associates in harm’s way if he resumes sales activities. The yacht brokerage industry is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and the vast majority of our members would prefer to err on the side of caution.” About that Funko order … Meanwhile, hundreds of U.S. retailers are now focused on e-commerce delivery because retail outlets are shuttered. To fill orders, warehouses and distribution centers are open for business. Are those essential? Clothes, handbags, outdoor gear, bedding and toys a... https://www.heraldnet.com/business/essential-businesses-florists-boat-sellers-and-toy-makers/
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.