Local Flower Shop News
A devoted florist gives each 9/11 victim a white birthday rose - The GazetteSunday, January 17, 2021
NEW YORK — Every Sept. 11, Michael Collarone, a Brooklyn-bred florist who goes by Mikey Flowers, has the same routine. In the hours before 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center 19 years ago, he parks his truck in downtown Manhattan and, bearing buckets of angelic white roses, walks to the site where he once helped scour for victims’ remains in the twin towers’ smoldering wreckage.There, the burly 62-year-old meets up with “my guys” from the Port Authority police. This year, he will be wearing a mask for the first time and, for social distancing reasons, the victims’ names will be played from recordings on a loudspeaker rather than read aloud from a stage, but little else will change for him. “I’m going to hug my friends,” he says. “I’m going to hug my guys.”Collarone’s steadfast devotion to honoring the victims of 9/11 isn’t a once-a-year kind of thing, though. He’s been the de facto volunteer florist to Ground Zero since it was known around the city as the Pile or the Pit. And that didn’t change when the novel coronav... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/a-devoted-florist-gives-each-911-victim-a-white-birthday-rose-20200911
Eastern Floral launches subscription plans - GR|MAGSunday, January 17, 2021
West Michigan locations.With these new subscriptions, holiday promotions and Michigan-made gift baskets, the family-owned florist said it hopes to inspire the community to shop local this holiday season.“We wanted to offer a unique gift-giving opportunity that would truly spread joy throughout the year, said Bing Goei, president of Eastern Floral. “Not only can you give the gift of flowers year-round to loved ones, but you can also support and celebrate local businesses with a variety of Michigan-made gift options.”New membership detailsPlant of the monthMembers receive a new blooming plant every month at any Eastern Floral location$55 for 12 monthsIncludes a 4-inch decorative containerMembers receive 20% off merchandise when they stop in for their monthly plantFlower subscriptionMonthly flower arrangement deliveryChoose from three, six or 12 monthsChoose package level: standard ($60 bouquet), deluxe ($75) or premium ($100)Other options are available upon requestAll subscriptions placed in December receive free shippingEastern Floral also is offering 40% off all merchandise and other promotions now through Jan. 2. Promotions exclude fresh floral arrangements, plants, alcohol and gourmet food items.Eastern Floral kicked off its holiday celebrations in November with Festive Fridays. The florist donated proceeds fr... https://www.grmag.com/look-feel/eastern-floral-launches-subscription-plans/
Clarksville florist heading to DC to decorate the White House for Christmas - NewsChannel5.comSunday, January 17, 2021
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville floral designer is taking her talents to the White House. Out of thousands of people who applied, Kassie Peterson was chosen as one of the florists to join the White House Christmas decorating crew."It was a humbling thing because I enjoy it so much and they always say find something you would do for free as a job," Peterson said.Peterson opened her floral shop "Kassie Kay Floral Designs" back in June on Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville during the midst of the pandemic. "It's been very challenging," said Peterson. "We had to dial back a lot of our workshops and in-person events."She says going to the White House for this opportunity was a dream come true."This year it was one of my reach goals for 2020," Peterson said. "I try to be a goal setter, it keeps me on task and this was one of my reach goals for 2020 so I was ecstatic when I heard the news."Peterson will leave for D.C. on Thanksgiving day. She will be assisting the first lady in preparing the White House for the holidays, spending three days, 11 hours each decorating."Super honoring and the idea that people come from all over the country and give time an... https://www.newschannel5.com/news/clarksville-florist-heading-to-d-c-to-decorate-the-white-house-for-christmas
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.
Border chaos disrupts flower supply for Norfolk florists - Eastern Daily PressSunday, January 17, 2021
A florist in Norwich has said panic is rising over flower stock due to border restrictions.Travel and freight was banned from France to the UK to avoid importing a new variant of Covid-19. As a result, concerns have been mounting about disruption to supply chains of food, drink and medicine to the UK.On Tuesday, the French authorities announced the border would reopen - but travellers must have a negative test result.In the meantime, some florists in Norfolk have said the border chaos has left them working a day behind schedule.You may also want to watch:It comes after they have seen a rise in the number of orders over Christmas as relatives send flowers instead of visiting loved ones due to coronavirus restrictions.Shelley Newton, owner of The Flower House in Costessey, said she had been "massively affected" by the shut border.She added: "Normally florists work a day ahead and now we have been working a day behind."Floris... https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/border-chaos-disrupts-flower-supply-6866196