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COVID-19 losses to be marked with floral heart placed on Church Street Marketplace - Burlington Free PressSunday, February 28, 2021
The Floral Heart Project is a national movement begun by New York artist Kristina Libby to place displays acknowledging COVID-19 losses in communities throughout the country. A volunteer from Charlotte, Katherine Arthaud, has organized a display that will be placed on the Marketplace in Burlington at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1.The display is being created by Burlington florist Jayson Munn, according to the website for The Floral Heart Project. A map on the website for the project shows that the Burlington display is the only one scheduled for Vermont.According to the website, The Floral Heart Project not only acknowledges those lost to the virus — more than 500,000 Americans and 2.5 million people worldwide — but those affected psychologically by the course of the virus in the past year.More: 'Suffering silently': The pent-up demand for mental health services in Vermont“Following trauma incidents, large portions of any population will experience PTSD in the form of heightened anxiety, depression, physical violence and substance abuse,” according to The Floral Heart Project website. “Psychologists predict that 15% of the population or 50 Million Americans could suffer from PTSD following COVID-19. The severity level can be even deeper when people are forced to delay their grief and abstain from funerals, shivas and other mourning traditions. To comba... https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2021/02/26/covid-19-pandemic-losses-floral-heart-church-street-burlington/6833906002/
Florists wilt under COVID-19's impact, losing Easter and Mother's Day would be devastating - yoursun.comSunday, February 28, 2021
COVID-19 is especially hurtful, as it closes off weeks of sales and the places to which flowers, arrangements and things related to the business go.At the 1-800-Flowers in Port Charlotte shop, for instance, March 2019 sales blossomed. Should COVID-19 keep its pace and the country remain tucked away in isolation, however, this season could be devastating, said Vanessa Carusone, the shop’s manager and a North Port city commissioner.“Probably looking at one-third of last year,” she said of 2020’s predicted sales for March and April, should trends continue. “The odds are stacked against us.”Easter and Mother’s Day, she added “are our bread and butter.”COVID-19 has also changed delivery rules, which may sour some on the receiving end. Drivers may not come into contact with customers, for example, so they place deliveries at the door and call to confirm arrival. That can turn out poorly in the flower business if they stay outside. Some e-commerce florist providers had wanted customer signatures, but dropped that requirement when it became too much.Andree Belliveau, the owner of North Port Natural Florist off Tamiami Trail, on Thursday ended walk-in traffic with Florida’s order to shutter non-essential businesses. But she pushes forward, taking calls and web orders and delivering, hoping that COVID-19 will runs its cycle and vanish.“We’ll see what happens,” she said. https://www.yoursun.com/northport/news/florists-wilt-under-covid-19s-impact-losing-easter-and-mothers-day-would-be-devastating/article_2e88771e-75de-11ea-a009-0b875913d327.html
5 Best Florists in San Francisco ?? - Kev's BestWednesday, March 31, 2021
Women arranging flowers. Source: PixabayBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in San Francisco. To help you find the best Florists located near you in San Francisco, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.San Francisco’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in San Francisco are:San Francisco Florist -a stylish spot that offers inventive floral arrangementsFillmore Florist San Francisco -a leading San Francisco florist offering floral designs and flower delivery serviceNot Just Flowers -a premier florist in BloomNationACME Floral Co. -offers well crafted floralThe Floral Loft -artistic florist that specializes in themed terrariumsSan Francisco Floristhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B6Mg3YEF4kZ/San Francisco Florist is a shop that offers full service and supply high-style floral designs to its clients. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, its store is designed to be an interactive, floral studio full of vibrant colors, texture and unique fragrance.Specializing in impeccable and well-crafted ideas for private... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-san-francisco/
10 Best Spring Flowers to Plant of Display - Gotham MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Tulips grow best with full or afternoon sun and water weekly. The tulip planting process begins in November, so if you want a simple but beautiful display, your best bet is to stop by your nearest florist.DaffodilsDaffodils are an easy perennial flower grown in most regions of North America, excepting the hottest and most humid. If planting, begin in the winter so blooms can arrive at the start of spring. Water when the weather is dry. If kept in a vase, they should be kept alone, as their stems release a liquid that can wilt other flowers. We recommend a bouquet of golden ducat, petit four and rip van winkle - all types of daffodils.HyacinthsKnown for their intense fragrance and bright colors, Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They do well in full sun and require frequent watering if there's no regular rain. They come in a wide variety of colors, from Blue Jacket, to blue-purple, Carnegie, pure white, City of Haarlem, buttery yellow, Delft Blue, soft blue, Jan Bos and fuchsia.ForsythiaBelonging to the olive family, Forsythia are low-maintenance flowering shrubs that grow quickly in an upright, arching form. They can grow to be up to 10 feet tall, so if planting, choose your spot wisely. Forsythia grow best with at least six hours of direct sun and moderately moist soil, so only water if experiencing a drought.RhododendronRhododendrons are often tubular, funnel or bell-shaped and very fragrant. These beauties do well in climates with adequate rainfall and moist springs and summers, so water pretty frequently if you live in a dry area. Place your rhododendrons in a slightly shaded area, but avoid deep shade or full sun.See also: The 5 Best Yoga Mats to Unroll in 2021PeoniesPeonies typically loom from late spring to early summer, depending on your location and variety. There are six variations of Peonies, including anemone, single, Japanese, semi-double, double, and bomb. The sweet fragrances ... https://gothammag.com/best-spring-flowers
Orlando florist hurt by COVID-19 hopes business blooms for Mother’s Day - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWednesday, March 31, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mother’s Day weekend is a time when many people purchase flowers for their moms, but an Orlando florist said increased holiday sales may not be enough to help an industry that saw a lot of business disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.The sounds of customers coming and going are welcomed by Bay Hill Florist owner Carol Newton.Newton said she opened the doors to her business on Monday for the first time in more than a month. Her store was closed for a week after the statewide stay-at-home order was enforced, but she later reopened her business to offer deliveries only.Still she said the COVID-19 pandemic is wilting her business. Newton said she lost 95% of her sales.“We lost an awful lot of business with Disney, Universal, the hotels and restaurants in the area. It was very tough,” Newton said.She is hoping her business will bloom now that the state is slowly reopening.Newton said this time of the year is usually busy for her store. With Mother’s Day this weekend, she said she is seeing more customers come into the shop to buy flowers or place orders online and by the phone. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/06/orlando-florist-hurt-by-covid-19-hopes-business-blooms-for-mothers-day/
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.
11-year-old boy gives flowers to King Soopers employees - ABC NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
JJ spends time volunteering to help neighbors with chores such as putting out their trash.With money he made as a dog walker, JJ Witmer bought dozens of flowers for King Soopers employeesA florist at the Brighton King Soopers offered JJ a discount to purchase dozens of flowers, which he spent about 45 minutes sharing with every employee at the store, telling him that he appreciated their hard work. They shared hugs and smiles, and some of the employees teared up.Jody and JJ then went to the Commerce City store, at which they're regulars and know many of the workers.Another shopper stopped JJ and said, "I'm embarrassed to share this, but I just cried listening to you. My wife is a manager of a King Soopers, and this touches me a lot today." JJ handed that man a flower as well.When they got home, Witmer said JJ was happy to have helped dozens of employees that day. She shared their story on Facebook in the hopes it would inspire others to do help spread kindness during difficult times."People are taking action," she said, "and that's awesome."JJ went to two King Soopers locations in Brighton and Commerce City to share flowers with employees... https://abcnews.go.com/US/11-year-boy-flowers-king-soopers-employees/story?id=76708231