Local Flower Shop News
Community keeping local florist's dream alive - kjrh.comWednesday, July 29, 2020
TULSA, Okla. — Families staying home are missing out on big moments, and may even be missing their own loved ones. As they send their love from afar with flowers, they're helping Gallery Floral on Cherry Street stay open.Joe Guetlein closed his little shop at the end of March, due to the combination of construction blocking visitors and uncertainty around what would happen with coronavirus.However, he didn't stay closed for long. Within three days he got so many orders he had to open back up, and the business has not stopped since."We have done more in the month of April than we did in January, February, and March, including Valentine’s Day,” Guetlein said. “It was a lot of people sending flowers to grandparents they can’t go and see, a lot of birthdays, a lot of healthcare workers, teachers, just everybody making everyone’s days better.”Guetlein says he has made numerous visits to the hospital for doctors and nurses, as loved ones send their well wishes. Because all those people chose... https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/community-keeping-local-florists-dream-alive
These 12 Wedding Bouquets Are So Pretty, You'll Wanna Get Married ASAP - Elite DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
Kelly Balch. Based out of Los Angeles, Balch also travels around the world to shoot couples.6. This perfect balance of foliage and flora This bouquet is the work of Halle Byrams at Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Langhorne Floral Co. It's an even mix of cool tones, warm tones, and foliage. This would work as great wedding inspo if you really want your bouquet to reflect all the colors in your wedding palette. 7. A desert vibe for a desert weddingPortland, Oregon-based Sea of Roses does floral design (as well as styling and creative direction) for weddings. On her blog, Heather from Sea of Roses breaks down this "Muted Desert" bouquet as composed of bridesmaid rose, mother of pearl, eryngium, sea star fern, "cafe latte" rose, "quicksand" rose, picotee ranunculus. The dramatic ribbon in this arrangement brings a new meaning to "cascade bouquet" and makes it more dynamic. A ribbon is a perfect opportunity to play with with color palette, texture, or embellishment.8. A bouquet for truly be-leaf-ing in loveThis compact, posy bouquet still manages to have some greenery that branches out. It's a good mix of refined with a bit of natural edge. This shot comes from Cody and Allison Harris, a Nashville, Tennessee-based couple who run Cody and Allison Photo.9. A tropical touch10. A blush-inspired bouquet paletteSince 2009, Alicia and Adam Rico (aka Bows and Arrows Flowers) have done floral design for weddings, photoshoots, and other occasions. While based in Texas, Bows and Arrows has created floral arrangements for events in Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Canada, and France.This dreamy bouquet is serving all shades of orange, purple, and pink — in its apricot-colored leaves, pale pink roses, and deep magenta ranunculuses and carnations. 11. A rugged bouquet for a rugged wedding12. An airy, whimsical bouquetIf you're looking to celebrate a match made in heaven, this angelic bouquet from Ryan Norville of New York City- and Los Angeles-based Oat Cinnamon does just that. The flowers are all variations of a light pink color palette and would work well... https://www.elitedaily.com/p/12-photos-of-wedding-bouquets-that-are-so-pretty-youll-wanna-walk-down-the-aisle-asap-18166461
Can flowers live through a pandemic? | Herald Community Newspapers - liherald.comSunday, January 17, 2021
By Alexandra Whitbeck Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in late March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Roses, lilies and daisies tend to live longer than hyacinths, tulips and lilacs, however, the maximum lifespan of cut flowers is still about a week with maximum care. Since Phase One of New York’s reopening plan began May 27, florists were able to open in a limited manner with hopes of restocking as much as possible. Face masks and a limited capacity were requirements made by New York State that Imperial Florist in Baldwin, Flowers by Mike in Oceanside and Duryea’s Flower Shop in Freeport are all following in order to continue peddling petals. Ann Marie Pierce at Imperial Florist in Baldwin has been operating her shop with only one in-store employee and one delivery driver since late May, accepting curbside and delivery orders. According to Pierce, for “at least six weeks we didn’t work at all.” Imperial Floris... https://www.liherald.com/merrick/stories/can-flowers-live-through-a-pandemic,126506
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
It's Tulip and Daffodil Season—Here's Where to Order Flowers in Seattle - TheStranger.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Seattle. Central Cafe and Juice BarThe eco-conscious cafe gets tulips and mixed bouquets delivered from Fall City florist Sweet Blissful Blooms every Tuesday and Saturday. Stop by in person to scoop up a bundle (and a pastry to go, while you're at it). CureFrom Wednesday-Saturday, you can add pastel-hued daffodils and tulips from local farmers to your charcuterie, sandwich, and/or cocktail kit order, either online or by phone. Note: These have limited availability, and they tend to go fast. Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop Want something nice to look at while you drink beer from your Hill City growler? Text Sunshine by Tuesday at 916-396-2166 to reserve a $15 Cha New Life Garden bouquet for pickup on April 30, from 1:30-7:30 pm. Kubota GardenThe local Japanese garden will move its annual spring plant sale fundraiser online. Stock up on house plants and pick them up in your car on May 8-9. Order by 1 p.m. on May 7. Lantern BrewingOrder $15 bouquets from Pike Place vendors Blong's Garden and pick them up from the brewery on Thursday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Left BankTo soothe your stuck-inside-during-springtime-blues, the South Park natural wine shop's standing Friday Night Wine pickup and delivery program now includes the option of adding a $30 bouquet from Bleedfoot Florals. London PlaneStarting on May 8 and continuing every Friday, the Melrose Market joint's flower shop will make springtime flower deliveries. If you're someone who likes to freshen your vase every week, opt for their four-week subscription, or consider their at-home floral arrangement class on May 15, which comes with flowers and a vase. They're also putting together special arrangements for Mother's Day, which will be delivered to moms on May 9. Neighborhood Farmers MarketsMany of the flower vendors you usually buy from at your neighborhood farmers market continue to offer their services while the majority of markets remain closed. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets Shopper Sourcing Guide contains everything you need to know about ordering from places like Alm Hill Gardens, Blong’s Garden, Chao Cheng, Choice Bulb, and others. Peony BakeryThe remote Peony Bakery (aka "just a teacher who likes to bake") has Pike Place flowers and DIY cookie kits available for a limited time. All proceeds from flower sales will ... https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/04/28/43529672/its-tulip-and-daffodil-season-heres-where-to-order-flowers-in-seattle
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.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop in Seneca Falls - FingerLakes1.comSunday, January 17, 2021
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls recognized Sinicropi Florist and Gift Shop of Seneca Falls as the December 2020 Business of the Month.Founded in 1975, Sinicropi Florist is now celebrating its 45th anniversary. Although this hobby-turned-dream-turned-success was not made overnight. Owner Joyce Sinicropi reflected on the journey and successes. “In all the years that we have been open, we did not have one business day go by that we did not have sales,” she said. It’s a testament to the great first impression Sinicropi Florist made on the community that has turned into a reputation of excellence and reliability. This achievement is thanks to the diligent work of the entire team to provide superb quality in their service and in their creative, full-value designs.The floral shop offers fresh flowers supplied by the area’s finest wholesale sources. The large, enchanting gift boutique offers products from around the world – including many local specialty goods. Reliable same-day service is available to all of Seneca Count... https://fingerlakes1.com/2020/12/19/business-of-the-month-sinicropi-florist-gift-shop-in-seneca-falls/