Matador Flower Shop News
Love flowers? This SLO County company is America’s main grower of cut roses - San Luis Obispo TribuneTuesday, March 05, 2019
Eufloria’s most popular sellers this season include True Love, a striking pink rose with a hint of yellow opening to reveal a ruffled center, and Matador, a deep red, old-fashioned rose, said Sylvia Balerio, Eufloria bouquet maker. Also a hit is Grande, a deep burgundy/wine-colored rose. According to Koch, Valentine’s Day is no longer Eufloria’s top-selling holiday. (That title now belongs to Mother’s Day.) Cheaper South American imports have made huge inroads into flower sales over the past decade and now account for about 90 percent of cut roses sold in the United States. “Our business peaked in 2000,” Koch said. “It’s not coming back.” div... https://www.sanluisobispo.com/living/home-garden/article225343710.html
Baacks to the future: New owners adding wine, beer option with delivery of flowers, gifts - ReporterNews.comTuesday, February 05, 2019
Baack’s Flowers and More. Patricia and Brad Wilson, along with Charles Wolfe, bought the longtime Abilene business at 1832 Matador St. on Oct. 1. The Wilsons are majority owners, said Tresleigh Petre, who is Patricia’s daughter and Baack’s store manager. The group recently filed a legal notice with the Abilene Reporter-News and paperwork with the state to acquire appropriate licenses and permits to deliver wine and beer with flowers and a new line of gift boxes. “We get a lot of phone calls from people asking, ‘Can you deliver a bottle of wine with that?’ and without the license we can’t do it,” Petre said. “It’s not for in-store consumption.” She said the OK from the state probably will not come in time for Valentine’s Day, but should be in place by the end of February. People wanting to add wine or beer to the delivery of flowers or a gift box will be required to make the order in-person so that the staff can check their identifications to ensure they are at least 21 years old. The recipients also must show identification at the time of delivery to prove they are are 21 or older, Petre said. Old with the new According to Abilene Reporter-News archives, Baack’s roots go back to the 1930s. Dan Harwell purchased the company in 1972, and later his son, Luke, joined the business full-time in 2002 after graduating from Texas Tech University. The younger Harwell eventually took over operations of the family business. U... https://www.reporternews.com/story/money/business/local/2019/01/17/new-abilene-florist-baacks-owners-adding-wine-beer-option-flower-gift-box-delivery/2548924002/
Planted in Shelby County - Louisville.com (press release) (registration)Monday, May 23, 2016
I followed him into an open space of wooden floorboards that looked smooth as polished silver. Toward the front, shelves displayed Crisco, Ronco lasagna, Matador beef jerky, Monster energy drinks, framed pictures of Tubby Smith and Rick Pitino (in their UK days). Near the ceiling and recessed along the back walls were lard presses, grits-grinders, railroad lanterns, a Rocket gumball machine, three- and five-gallon whiskey jugs made of white limestone and banded with blue stripes marked “Mountain XXX Dew.”Ahead of me, Matt was calling to somebody. I followed without hearing, looking at the cigar cutters, pouches of loose tobacco labeled “Bull Durham,” a metal device engraved with “Chew Buzz Saw Tobacco” and a red tin with a picture of Prince Albert (“Crimp Cut Long Burning Pipe and Cigarette Tobacco”). I marveled at how many of these relics had to do with tobacco.“Hey, June, this is the guy I was telling you about,” Matthew was saying to a man behind a counter. “He’s writing an article about you.”I held out my hand. “Hi, I’m Charles. I’m Matt’s nephew.”June was middle-aged, but his hair was still boyishly thick. When he took my hand, his grip was sinewy with muscle. “And you’d admit that in public?” he said.I laughed. “I’m interested in writing an article about Carriss's — if you don’t mind.”“I don’t know anything about that,” June told me. “My wife handles all that.”“She’s back here, man,” Matt said, leading past a potbelly stove with a tube like an elephant trunk connected to the wall. As we moved into the open kitchen, I counted six tables and 25 chairs. We had missed the lunch rush, but a few men were still sipping coffee. Vivian, June’s wife, was wiping her hand on a towel and smiling with such vibrancy that her cheeks reminded me of a silk shade placed around a lit candle.I ordered the same as Matt — a pork tenderloin sandwich, and a hamburger, and a salad — and picked out a bottled Coke from a fridge. In 15 minutes, we were eating. Vivian and June joined us at the table, bringing a volume on Shelby County for me to page through. They had bookmarked sections about country stores with sugar packets. I flipped to an article on Carriss's: “A crossroads general store has served the community since 1882,” it read. “The store has been run by the Heiden, Ratcliff, Skelton, and Carriss families.” The Carriss family took over in 1978 and have run it ever since.Originally, “the Carriss family” meant Jay and Bessie Carriss, Vivian’s parents. In 2003, Jay suffered a fatal heart attack one night defending Carriss's from burglars, but Bessie still lives across the road and still works in the store. Vivian and June married in 1982, when they started helping Vivian’s parents — up before...
Hutto Flower Market opens on FM 1660 - Community Impact NewspaperSunday, February 09, 2020
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas. ... https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/business/2019/11/12/hutto-flower-market-opens-on-fm-1660/
You Can Pick-Your-Own Strawberries At A Magical Flower Farm Near Houston This Spring - NarcitySaturday, January 18, 2020
Spring is coming a lot sooner than we think so that means it's time to start looking into what cute plans we want to make as soon as the flowers start blooming again. Texas is home to many beautiful fields of flowers and here in Houston, there is a flower and strawberry farm with pick-your-own fruit and bouquets.Atkinson Farms is located just outside of Houston and is about to open back up on March 1. It is a "Pick-Your-Own" farm where you can go out to the strawberry and flower fields and pick your own pail of fresh berries or your own bouquet of colorful flowers... or both!While you're there, you can also pick up the freshest produce possible in their market so you don't have to worry about grabbing groceries later.The strawberry fields open back up on March 1 but we recommend keeping up with their Facebook for updates so you know when flowers will be ready for picking, which opened back up in May last year.Visiting their sprawling strawberry and flower fields is the best way to spend a sunny spring day.It would be such a cute date, picking fresh strawberries to take home and use to make a yummy strawberry cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, or... https://www.narcity.com/things-to-do/us/tx/houston/a-houston-flower-farm-has-pick-your-own-strawberries-this-spring
Have yourself a Katy little Christmas: a guide to Katy gift giving - ChronWednesday, December 11, 2019
Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious smell, but this Texas shaped candle is unlike any other candle out there. The candles are available in soy or paraffin wax, depending on your preferences. Their most popular fragrances are Orange Marmalade and Creme Brulee, but fair warning, the smells are so delicious they might make you hungry. less 1. Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious ... more Photo: Courtesy Photo Photo: Courtesy Photo ... https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Have-yourself-a-Katy-little-Christmas-a-guide-to-14846842.php
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father worked as a Merchant Marine and came to this country with a strong work ethic. He arrived in America illegally, to escape Mussolini's Italy during World War II, and later became a naturalized citizen.Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?