Chester Flower Shop News
Build Your Own Bouquet With Rochester's Bar Fiore - Spectrum NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ?There’s a new mobile merchant roaming Rochester and suburbs to the east and west, bringing fresh, bright and fragrant blooms to an event near you. It’s a build your own bouquet pop-up flower shop called Bar Fiore.What You Need To KnowBar Fiore is a mobile flower shopIt's a horse trailer that's been turned into a fully functional mobile flower barBar Fiore is available to rent for private events?Burned out from her nursing career, Jessie Weiss was inspired to hit the road for something new. She turned a used horse trailer she bought on Facebook Marketplace into what is quite possibly the cutest mobile business you've ever seen. It's a flower trailer full of blooms called Bar Fiore."It was like 20 years old and rusty when I got it, but it's still in pretty good shape," said Weiss. "I bought it from this little family in Naples and I've just been working on it since like October of last year to renovate it and get it already to be a little mobile farm shop. Fiori mea... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2020/10/12/build-your-own-bouquet-with-rochester-s-mobile-flower-trailer-bar-fiore
Dorchester Florist Welcomes Mother Day As Flower Shops Re-Opens For Holiday - WBURSunday, February 28, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker is easing restrictions on certain non-essential businesses, including flower shops, just in time for Mother's Day.Donald Lopez owns Lopez the Florist flower shop in Dorchester, which has been in his family for 100 years.He spoke with WBUR's All Things Considered about how business has changed due to the coronavirus and how his shop is complying with the safety rules that allow them to stay open. https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2020/05/05/massachusetts-coronavirus-mothers-day-stores
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” Hein said. “I try to do most of it pretty locally.”
When he opened shop in 1987, he was asked to handle floral arrangements for such charitable events as the Lexington Ball, the Steeplechase Ball in Cincinnati and Beaux Arts Krewe Ball in Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
The Best Online Flower Delivery Service - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
After settling on our top picks, we then tested them further by ordering bouquets to be sent to staffers in Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and Rochester, New York, and had them assess those bouquets using the same criteria. For our 2021 update we ordered bouquets from three additional companies—Costco, Teleflora, and BloomNation. We also re-ordered from our top pick, UrbanStems, to make sure its quality and service were still up to par.Choosing the right delivery service was the biggest factor in receiving a fresh bouquet, but we also found that the quality of the individual arrangements we ordered tended to vary based on location and season. Though we tested our picks in multiple cities, the process of cutting, arranging, and transporting affects every bouquet differently. Although we had one experience with each of these services, yours may be different. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-online-flower-delivery/
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Native blooms in South Carolina | COLAtoday - COLAtodayWednesday, March 31, 2021
You’re not alone and today we are making it local. Spring will be here before you know it so let’s all stop and smell the flowers this morning. Here are local blooms you can find in South Carolina. Valentine’s offering from Fern – featuring local greenery and anemones Photo provided Anemone These blooms are easy to identify and are a member of the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. In the photo above, can you spot the red flower with the dark center and white ring? Arrowwood Viburnum These flowers are a flat-topped cluster of several small, white buds. The difference is that you have to pick these whimsical blooms quickly before the flowers turn into berries in the early fall. Atamasco Lily Better known as a rain lily. This one takes a little prep – if you plant a bulb this spring it will bloom next March or April. The long grass-like leaves will forma around the base and single flowers will bloom with long white petals. Black Eyed Susan This is one of the most popular wildflowers that grows in North America. It is a member of the Aster family + can grow to be over 3 ft. tall, with leaves of 6 inches, and grow flowers 3 inches in diameter. Camellia There are around 300 species of camellia. Some are great for a Valentine’s Day bouquet, and some are perfec... https://colatoday.6amcity.com/south-carolina-native-flowers/
Denver Junior Flowers | Obituaries | wvgazettemail.com - Charleston Gazette-MailWednesday, December 02, 2020
Allan, Adam and Zack of North Carolina. Grandchildren Sadie, Emma and Katie Cline, Alexandria Williams, and Bryce Williams. His siblings Betty Bashor (Jerome) of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Shelba Midkiff of Huntington, Richard Flowers of South Carolina, Gary Flowers (Margie) of Alum Creek, and Greta Turner of Alum Creek. He was loved by his many nieces and nephews and will be missed by a host of friends and family.Per Denver's wishes, there will be no service. He will be cremated, and part of his ashes will be scattered on John (his longtime friend) and Cheryl Casto's property where he hunted many years. The remainder of his ashes will be interred in the Casto cemetery.To honor Denver, the family suggests memorial donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro is assisting Denver's family and you may send condolences to the family at www.cookefuneralhome.com... https://www.wvgazettemail.com/obituaries/denver-junior-flowers/article_daf8fed8-f539-5282-aee2-9d6d6045f5c5.html
Holiday Plants Brighten the Season - Lincoln SentinelWednesday, December 02, 2020
The poinsettia was named after Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first American ambassador to Mexico. He sent some poinsettia plants home to Greenville, South Carolina in 1825. Poinsettias are now the number one potted flowering plant grown in the United States. The large colorful parts of the plant are not true flowers, they are modified leaves called `bracts’ . The true flowers are the small yellow/green buds in the center of the bracts. When choosing a poinsettia to bring home, look for tightly clustered yellow buds and crisp, bright, undamaged foliage.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition https://etypeservices.com/Lincoln%20Sentinel-RepublicanID387/... https://www.lincolnsentinel.com/opinions/holiday-plants-brighten-season
Business news: Lifelong Sumter florist opens antique department next door - Sumter ItemMonday, August 24, 2020
Mediterranean area while serving in the U.S. Navy. Most of his collections since completing his military service in 1970 have been from estate auctions and antique shows across South Carolina, he said.Friends encouraged him for years to open a shop, Newton said, and around Thanksgiving last year, he finally did.His collection in the new department includes an abundance of artwork - including original oil work on canvases - porcelain items, art glass, Persian carpets, costume jewelry, Blueware, stained-glass lamps and "Gone with the Wind"-period lamps from the Victorian era, among other items.The antique department's address is 415 Broad St., and some Sumterites likely remember the location as the former Hamm's Jewelry and Goldsmith shop in the 1980s and '90s operated by Joseph Hamm, he said.Newton was a partner with Hamm in the operation.Since then, the building has served as "my storage space," he said.Newton described his new location as "a little toward the higher, better-quality end" for an antique store.He does plenty of research online before purchasing his antiques and tries to be "very reasonable" on pricing with honest and fair prices, he added. "I do a lot of research on eBay, and if I find something on there, I try to ensure the item is priced under what I can find it for on eBay," Newton said. "Then, that should be a plus for the customer because they are looking at the item here. They are not risking it getting damaged in shipment, and they are actually seeing the piece of merchandise."Antique department hours are the same as his florist shop - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He said he's also available by appointment... https://www.theitem.com/stories/lifelong-sumter-florist-opens-antique-department-next-door,341692