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Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
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.
'For the community': Dunn volunteers deliver flowers to nursing homes during pandemic - The Fayetteville ObserverWednesday, December 02, 2020
D, people can’t go see their families and we wanted to do something,” Byrd said, pausing between making arrangements. JoAnn McLaurin of Wade has a 94-year-old aunt in a nursing home in Garner. She said her cousin has not been able to see her since March. “There are so many good people that want to do good things,” McLaurin said of why she was encouraged by community members coming together to do something for those in the nursing homes. Oliva Thompson, 10, Ben Thompson, 9, Wyatt West, 8, and Brandt West, 9 — who live in Dunn and Buies Creek — also wanted to help. When Surles told them about the flowers, all said in unison that “cards” go with flowers.“So the four amigos, AKA us, put together Project Cards to help Project Not Forgotten,” Brandt said. The kids made videos on Facebook asking other children to help make the cards. “The four of us can’t make 800 cards, but the whole community can,” Brandt said. “We’re all doing this for the community,” Ben said. And it’s the community who Surls said made the initiative possible. Jernigan’s Nursery & Trading Post donated vases, as did churches and others. Broadstreet Deli & Market donated co... https://www.fayobserver.com/story/news/2020/09/04/dunn-community-others-make-special-delivery-during-covid-19-pandemic/5719277002/
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/
Fayetteville florist delivers flowers to families for soldiers overseas - WTVD-TVWednesday, March 31, 2021
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- As floral shops scramble to prepare and deliver orders for Valentine's Day, one Fayetteville flower shop is bringing smiles from loved stationed overseas.Owens Florist says they will fulfill up to 300 orders on Valentine's Day alone of both local and orders coming from deployed Fort Bragg soldiers.The shop's owner, Barbara Colman, said it's a special way to help soldiers stay in touch with their loved ones, even when they are far away from home."There's a lot of preparation, a lot of orders for flowers that need to be placed months ahead of time," said Colman.For the full staff on hand, it's more than just a busy flower delivery day."We love just giving that hometown feel that they aren't that far away. Because they can call us and order online we can just make their spouse happy during this difficult time," said Colman.Barbara says those needing last-minute bouquets might be out of luck, by the end of the day, the shop plans to sell out of all the Valentine's Day arrangements. https://abc11.com/owens-florist-barbara-colman-fayetteville-flower-shops/5931865/
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets’ life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as she dealt with dementia until he died in December.In early April, Dawn Sheets developed a cough and began running a temperature. She had a COVID-19 test on April 10. On April 13 the test came back positive for COVID-19. She died April 16 at a memory care facility in Hendricks County.“When people think of Mom, they always think of Dad, too,” daughter Dianne Boyd said. “It was always Ken and Dawn, and Daw... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
New floristry firm launches in time for Mother's Day - The Northern EchoWednesday, March 31, 2021
THOSE looking to buy flowers as a Mother’s Day gift this March can shop local and order from the recently established florist, Sword Blooms. Offering a range of beautiful hand-tied bouquets available in a range of styles and sizes, shoppers can request arrangements using flowers of their choice or ask the florist for recommendations. Based from her home at Dalton, near Richmond, Sword Blooms is independently ran by Emma Sword. Raised on a farm near Gainford, when leaving Barnard Castle School Ms Sword trained as a florist, and then embarked on a 13-year career in the care sector. This winter, she left the care industry at director level to follow her passion for flowers and create Sword Blooms, based from an outbuilding at her home. She said: “I have always loved floristry, it's been an ongoing hobby for many years, during the pandemic to lift the spirits of family and friends I began creating arrangements for those nearby. "The joy the arrangements brought to people gave me the confidence to create Sword Blooms, as it has always been a dream of mine." “Sword Blooms focuses on using the seasons... https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19136649.new-floristry-firm-launches-time-mothers-day/
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/