Local Flower Shop News
'It's up in the air': Louisville-area florists hustle ahead of a pandemic Valentine's Day - Courier JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
But coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses and events, as well as the general instability instilled by the pandemic, have led to sale fluctuations for many Derby City flower sellers — and potentially permanent changes to their business models.Susan's Florist, which has been in business since 1948, closed its storefront in April and did not open back up until Monday, ahead of Valentine's Day, instead opting to do curbside pickup and delivery only.The week leading up to Mother's Day, another flower-centric holiday, saw a major boom for the store, with about 30 orders per day, Smith said, adding that the week after the holiday saw roughly 15 to 20 orders per day. But then things began to taper off in the following months, with fewer and smaller events like weddings taking place — Smith said orders went down to roughly five per day.More: Here are 12+ romantic or fun events to help you celebrate Valentine's Day in LouisvilleBusiness is slightly back to normal — and Smith said she has established great relationships with longtime customers, as brief phone orders pre-pandemic have turned into 15 to 20-minute conversations about flowers and life. But she, like most small business employees, still feels the stress of the pandemic."It's a very kind of uneasy feeling being a florist at this moment because (people) don't have to order flowers, but they have to buy groceries," Smith said. "So that's why we try to keep an open communication."Sheryl Anderson has also experienced the ebbs and flows of owning a florist shop, both before and during the pandemic. Anderson is the president of DN Surprise Florist, a Black-owned business that opened in 2018 at 2001 W. Broadway.For Anderson, a tricky day-to-day calculation for the business is deciding how many flowers to order. Last year, Anderson said her store "lost a whole lot of flowers we bought" due to them dying before they could be purchased.As for Valentine's Day this year, Anderson said it's hard to know what to expect out of orders until Feb. 14 gets closer. "It's up in the air, really. Nobody knows how it's going to go," Anderson said. "Florists order flowers, but it's always scary."Nonetheless, Anderson said locally owned flower shops both play a role in boosting the economy and morale — the slogan ... https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2021/02/11/valentines-day-2021-louisville-area-florists-hustle-amid-pandemic/4435860001/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Stephen Hein or his customers.
For more than 30 years, long-time clients have purchased their holiday wreathes, special arrangements for Easter and Derby, bouquets for Mother’s Day and fresh flowers “just because” from Stephen “Steve” Hein at his shop, E. Stephen Hein Florist. Hein’s personal touch has kept clients coming back for decades, many of them now considering him a friend.
“I always say that we do from birth to death and everything in between,” he said. “We send [arrangements] to the hospital for new babies being born daily, and unfortunately, I have buried a lot of my early clientele, who were not young at the time when I started. I miss a lot of them.” As for the in-between, Hein supplies flowers for plenty of weddings and special events along the way.
Hein first opened his shop in 1987, in the East Main Street apartment building Wellington Arms. He worked his floral magic for customers in the building’s basement until his six-year lease was up, at which time he moved down the street to a space next to Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road ... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Online Florist M FLORIST Takes Flower Arrangement to a New Height - Taiwan NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dishing Out Lifelike Flower Cake and Pop Art Bouquets in New Birthday Collection HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 March 2021 - Premium Hong Kong online florist M FLORIST is proud to present a new innovative and pop art-inspired birthday flower collection to indulge all birthday stars. M FLORIST is a leading online florist specialises in creating high-quality and tasteful flower arrangements galore for all kinds of occasions. Sourcing only the freshest flowers and finest seasonal stems from around the globe, all selected blooms are carefully crafted and handled with care by the professional florist team at M FLORIST. The online flower shop boasts a wide array of contemporary and stylish flower products with elegant floral designs and luxurious packaging, serving up quality flowers and bouquets as pampering gifts to heighten the beloved's day or affordable luxury for self-indulgence. The assortment of flowers come in various categories to satisfy any type of floral need - bouquets to convey love and thoughts, flower b... https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4163903
Country in Bloom budding with business confidence, despite COVID-19 - Sherwood Park NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Country in Bloom, a floral shop and home decor store, which opened in November. Owner Karlee Smith previously worked in the wedding industry as a wedding coordinator and florist. Her intention was to have a pop-up shop for two months to test the waters, but with 95 per cent of its Christmas stock sold, her customers have given her the support to press forward for another six months. “I was super-nervous to open. We didn’t know what restrictions would come, when they would happen, or when things would change, so it was extremely nerve-wracking,” Smith told The News. “But I thought amidst the pandemic, why not take the plunge? I thought, let’s take a chance and see where I can go from here.” Her business partner is her mother-in-law, Sandra Lavorato Hipkin, who comes with the local fame of running Mulberry Manor, a home-based giftware and home decor business that was set up in her basement in the rural county. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content source data-srcset="https://smartcdn.prod.postmedia.digital/nexus/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/flowers-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=472&type=jpg, https://smartcdn.prod.postmedia.digital/nexus/wp-content/uploads/202... https://www.sherwoodparknews.com/news/country-in-bloom-budding-with-business-confidence-despite-covid-19
10 Northern Michigan Florists – mynorth.com - MyNorth.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
February and whether yours is a newly budding relationship or a blossoming one, let your significant other know they’re special to you with a Valentine’s Day bouquet from a Northern Michigan florist.These 10 Northern Michigan florists (from Traverse City to Ludington!) are great to keep in mind for Valentine’s Day, but they also create arrangements year-round for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, parties and more!Beads and Blooms Florist78 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI 49431, 231.845.6537 or 231.425.4133A local florist that delivers on a personal level, “all flower arrangements are artistically arranged in a vase and hand-delivered to the recipient.” Flower’s From Sky’s the Limit413 Michigan St. Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.347.7770Pick out the perfect pair of posies (or whatever suits your fancy) online and choose from a wide variety of arrangements that can be delivered in Petoskey or nationwide. Flower Station341 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.946.1742, toll free:Located a short walk from the heart of downtown Traverse City, the Flower Station is a family owned store that offers a selection of imported and locally grown fresh flowers.Hagstrom’s Flowers910 South Mitchell... https://mynorth.com/2015/01/10-northern-michigan-florists/
A fresh brunch menu that combines spring flavours and flowers - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 31, 2021
Just ensure your flowers have been grown chemical-free (your florist should know – or pluck them from your own garden to be sure) and that you can positively identify the variety. Or seek out ingredients such as bottled rosewater or dried culinary lavender to help bring your brunch into bloom. St-Germain, an elderflower liqueur, is available in most liquor stores, and you can even buy bottles of elderflower syrup at IKEA. Garden Gravlax Serves 10-12 Curing your own salmon is surprisingly simple. A dry cure of sugar and salt, spiked with citrus, spices and perhaps some peppery nasturtiums, is rubbed heavily over a fresh fillet, which is then weighted down and left for 24 hours. Once cured and thinly sliced, the delicate white and purple flowers of blooming dill and chives are ideal for garnishing your gravlax. Nasturtiums are a little more unexpected: Both petals and leaves add a fresh, radish-like flavour that’s delicious tucked into your bagel and cream cheese. 1 tablespoon coriander seed, toasted 1 tablespoon fennel seed, toasted A few nasturtium flowers or leaves 1/2 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt (or 1/4 cup fine table salt) 1/2 cup sugar 2-3 teaspoons grated orange, lemon or lime zest One 1 pound (approximately) salmon fillet Edible flowers, for garnish Crush the coriander and fennel roughly in a mortar and pestle or pulse them in a spice grinder. If you like, crush in a few nasturtium leaves or petals, or try other edible flowers – perhaps a few calendula petals or tangerine marigolds. In a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, citrus zest, crushed spices and flowers. Place a piece of plastic wrap over a shallow baking dish or rimmed sheet large enough to accommodate the salmon. Scatter half the salt mixture over it and lay the fillet skin side down overtop. Sprinkle the rest of the cure mixture over the fish and spread it evenly to coat. Bring the edge of the plastic wrap up to cover the fish, place a small cutting board or second sheet on top and weigh it down with a can or two; refrigerate all day or overnight. After about 12 hours, unwrap the fish and flip it over, rerubbing the (now wet) cure over the surface; rewrap and return to the fridge for another 12 hours. Wipe or rinse off the salt mixture, pat the fish dry and slice it thinly to serve with crackers, flatbread or bagels, and cream cheese, labneh or whipped creamy (Macedonian-style) feta, with nasturtiums or other edible flowers for garnish. Malabi with Cardamom Rose Granola Julie Van Rosendaal/The Globe and Mail Makes about 6 puddings and 5 cups of granola Story continue... https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-a-fresh-brunch-menu-that-combines-spring-flavours-and-flowers/
Jacksonville's best flower shop: Hurst Florist - WJXT News4JAX Wednesday, March 31, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pro tip -- shopping for a special occasion? Looking to tell that special someone you’re thinking about them?Two words: Hurst Florist. Your choice for Jacksonville’s best florist.Hurst offers an arrangement of bouquets and gifts that are perfect for any occasion. Looking for something in particular, or want to make a custom order? They’ll work to make it happen.Ordering outside Jacksonville? No worries. Hurst serves Orange Park, St. Johns, Atlantic Beach, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Neptune Beach and Callahan.Head over to its website for a closer look at the arrangements!Runners up: Kuhn Flowers, Arlington Flower Shop... https://www.news4jax.com/jax-best/2021/01/18/jacksonvilles-best-flower-shop-hurst-florist/