Chelsea Flower Shop News
Redondo Beach florist reopens just in time for Mother’s Day - The Daily BreezeSunday, February 28, 2021
Hills Flower Mart just planted the seedlings for their newly reopened business. And they did it, literally, overnight.The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared florists could open statewide, owner Chelsea Gaudenti said she got in gear as fast as she could.Cesar Gonzalez creates a Mother’s Day arrangement out of Peonies and succulents at Rolling Hills Flower Mart,in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)L-R Alea Hurst and Renee Hurst, water tube Cymbidium Orchids that will be placed in Mother’s Day floral arrangements at Rolling Hills Flower Mart, in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChelsea Gaudenti, owner of Rolling Hills Flower Mart, creates a Mother’s Day bouquet in Redondo Beach on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Staff are busy filling orders since the order came that florist may open Friday for curbside pick-up. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Tele... https://www.dailybreeze.com/2020/05/07/just-in-time-for-mothers-day-local-florist-opens-for-business-overnight
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
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.
Chelsea Flower Show 2021: Dates, Tickets, Safety Measures – RHS announces new details - HouseBeautiful.comWednesday, October 28, 2020
Chelsea Flower Show 2021 WILL go ahead in May next year, RHS confirms, and for the first time in its 108-year history, the show will run for a total of six days.Despite current uncertainty in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Horticultural Society has announced it will continue to run the prestigious gardening event, safely, with many new precautions in place.Held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, there will be reduced visitor numbers compared to pre-COVID shows, with 140,000 visitors at the show over six days, compared to 168,500 over five days in 2019.Chelsea Flower Show 2020 was sadly cancelled as a result of the pandemic this year, but was replaced with the first ever Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The RHS has been working behind the scenes to ensure the 2021 show can successfully go ahead.'As the world’s most famous gardening event, RHS Chelsea is vital for the horticultural industry, as well as having a huge impact on inspiring people to garden and grow, which is s... https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/a32484677/chelsea-flower-show-2021/
Bouquets as hot as a designer handbag: They're the 'it' accessory - Daily MailWednesday, July 29, 2020
Larry Walshe created a dress entirely made from flowers (pictured)From creating a dress entirely made from flowers (right) for the Chelsea Flower Show to full scale art installations, he says, ‘We love a challenge! We have created forest enclaves for the exchange of vows, covered hotel ceilings in flowers, wired 60,000 fresh delphiniums by hand to create the largest tree made of flowers that we ever saw.’Steal his style: Go for tightly packed blooms in dramatic colours. Think peonies, roses, dahlias and minimal foliage. Keep heads of the flowers close together, and present your bouquet in a tall, plain vase for maximum impact.Bouquets from £50, larrywalshe.comTHE GREEN ROMANTICSHANE CONNOLLY Shane Connolly who was born in Belfast, is best known for romantic, English countryside flowers with a wild, fairytale twist (pictured) Shane was responsible for Kate's (pictured) wedding bouquet The Belfast-born, sustainable floral designer is a hit with the senior royals. ‘I was given the rather extraordinary title of Artistic Director of Flowers for the wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge,’ he laughs. ‘Everything was made the night before the wedding. Then, we were up again at 4am to check it all.’ In Kate’s bouquet (right) was ‘Lily of the Valley, a little touch of hyacinth, and some Sweet William, which was a bit of fun’. Not to mention the trees. ‘To add intimacy in the Abbey, the obvious answer to me was to use trees.’Steal his style: Romantic, English countryside flowers with a wild, fairytale twist. He adds ‘find flowers you love by visiting gardens, not flower shops.’ No non-recyclable foam or flown-in flowers. For floristry courses with Shane, go to:learningwithexper... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8573181/Bouquets-hot-designer-handbag-Theyre-accessory.html
Flower shops spring back to life ahead of Mother’s Day after state lifts restrictions - The Boston GlobeFriday, May 29, 2020
Florist Tiffany Day shopped for flowers for her shop Petals By The Day in Westwood at the New England Exchange in Chelsea on Thursday.David L. Ryan/Globe StaffPat Riccardi spent his teens walking the streets of Somerville in the 1970s, peddling bouquets to make an extra buck as a high school and college student. But it took his father asking him to help out during the Valentine’s Day grind of 1980 to fully ensnare him in the family flower business. Forty years later, he and his brother own it.Yet the coronavirus brought Riccardi Wholesale Flowers to its knees when customers called en masse to cancel wedding and Easter orders. The busiest time of the year withered away.“All the orders that were supposed to go out from March 23rd onward, which would have been church and wedding work, just sat in our refrigerator for us to eat. If we couldn’t donate it, we threw it away,” said Riccardi, pained just thinking about the discarded blooms.AdvertisementBut a tired proverb proved true: April showers brought May flowers. The state loosened restrictions on some businesses this week, and dozens of flower shops... https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/nation/after-months-empty-shelves-closed-shops-florists-spring-back-life-ahead-mothers-day-surge/
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Capt. Bailey’s last years. Gracie would go on to serve Mrs. Bailey in her last years.Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/
Sit Down with Amy McCord Jones of Flower Moxie - Invest CourierWednesday, December 02, 2020
After buying the flowermoxie.com domain in 2014, Amy McCord Jones has grown Flower Moxie into a thriving online business. Along with Amy, four other women run the business, based in Oklahoma City.Under Amy McCord Jones’ leadership, Flower Moxie maintains a cheeky and inclusive company culture. They want every bride that hires them to feel that their weddings are special, because they are. You don’t have to shell out a boatload of cash to celebrate your wedding. In the company’s words, your wedding “still counts even if it doesn’t include a sword juggler or Sia swinging on a chandelier.”Amy McCord Jones also takes great pride in running Flower Moxie as a responsive company. After all, responding to customers promptly is an essential quality of a successful online business. You can check up on the company to make sure you get your florist-grade flowers on time.As a veteran wedding planner, Amy McCord Jones will make sure you get the flowers want, through Flower Moxie. Read more inspiring interviews with successful entrepreneurs here. Jerome Knyszewski: Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’Amy McCord Jones: Have you seen the Hulu bum-clencher, Pen15? Add Christian rap and poor country girl to Anna Konkle’s character and you’ll understand the allure of my younger self.My backstory does not resemble a ladder, a straight path, or a ‘get your degree and enter the job market’ sitch. It’s much more of a 20+ years of pent-up underdog rumbling around in my tummy kind of story.Nobody expected much from me as a kid. I wasn’t a strong student or particularly ‘hawt.’ I had bologna in my school lunches, never Lunchables. I have only recently admitted to sewing imposter Guess labels into my mom-made jeans. But I have grown stupidly proud of my scrappy nobody existence. When you have nothing to lose, you f*cking leap.I was curious, prone to boredom, high... https://www.investcourier.com/interviews/14774/sit-down-with-amy-mccord-jones-of-flower-moxie/
Specialty florist Mia Fiori moves to new Plano location - Community Impact NewspaperMonday, August 24, 2020
Community Impact Newspaper. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News. ... https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/plano/impacts/2020/08/24/specialty-florist-mia-fiori-moves-to-new-plano-location/
Flowering trees in full bloom - Westside Eagle ObserverThursday, April 02, 2020
Another tree with colorful blooms is the eastern redbud, the state tree of Oklahoma, with its reddish-violet flowers, showcased in downtown Decatur around the depot and log cabin area, as well as in many places in Gravette, Gentry and the surrounding area.Take a little time with the family to explore the beauty that springtime has to offer. Whether it be trees, bushes or simple houseplants, all are here to savor and enjoy.General News on 04/01/2020... https://www.eagleobserver.com/news/2020/apr/01/flowering-trees-in-full-bloom-20200401/