Texarkana Flower Shop News
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Atlanta Floral on Main Street in Atlanta, Texas. In the early 1980s she sold the store to Benita's Blossoms and moved her business to Texarkana.She went from florist to interior decorator and opened a store in McKnight Center until she outgrew it. For the past 25 years Marie's Interiors and Gifts, on the corner of McKnight and Pleasant Grove Road, has grown to fill every corner of every room with delightful seasonal finds and upscale home interior items.Besides the store, where she sells unique items, she also goes to homes and decorates for clients - even working with contractors on new homes from the ground up.Marie works with the clients on color schemes and patterns, and orders everything from carpet to furniture to custom drapes. Once the house, or room, is designed, she decorates it with items she finds at market in Dallas."The key to being a good decorator is to visit with the clients first," Marie said. "Once you get to know them well, then it's easy to make them happy."Each winter she and her team decorate 35-40 homes in the Texarkana area for Christmas. Her team consists of daughter, Dee Dee Wells, daughter-in-law Sherry Campbell; Julia Carpenter, Melissa Silvey, Glenda Jeauno, and Gwen Estill.Most o... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
The Way It Was: Florist lives in fear of attacks of the hiccups - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, September 24, 2019
September 16, 1919:ERECTING OIL DERRICKFarmers from the Spring Bank neighborhood of Miller County, who are in Texarkana today, state that an oil derrick is being erected on the Miller-Lafayette county lines near Spring Bank.They say they do not know what company is preparing to operate for oil and gas there, but that they understand it is Louisiana parties.Sept. 17:INTEREST IS KEENThe gold tournament at the Country Club for the beautiful cup is progressing with a great deal of interest. The competition is keen all the way through and in the matches yesterday there was an enthusiastic group of followers. In yesterday's play T.L.L. Temple Jr. defeated Ben Anthony; W.J. Buchanan defeated J.K. Wadley: C.M. Blocker defeated Ed Kuhl; Eugene Sanders defeated Ollie Graham; E.W. Fronst won his match with E.W. Mead, and W.L. Wood won from C.H. Chenoweth.Sept. 18:TEXARKANA SENDS $1,000 FOR RELIEFToday's dispatches told of the increased need for financial and other assistance, the present supply of cash, food and clothing on hand being insufficient to meet the heavy demand being made by the storm victims ... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/features/story/2019/sep/15/way-it-was-florist-lives-fear-attacks-hiccups/795313/
Dr. Seuss-like Flowers Found by Texas Park Rangers - Concord RegisterTuesday, March 28, 2017
Park rangers in Texas have found flowers that look like they could have come from a Dr. Seuss book.When the Atlanta State Park near Texarkana in North Texas Tuesday, comparisons to the Truffula trees from Dr. Seuss' “The Lorax” began pouring in.According to the post, the phenomena aren’t even really flowers, but are called “wool sower gall,” and they grow when wool sower wasps lay eggs in a white oak, the rangers posted.When the eggs hatch in springtime, chemicals are released that stimulate the plant to grow the fluffy ball, which gives the tiny wasp grubs food and protection. The photos show the puffy pink plant growing out of dead leaves and branches, perched on the end of a thin twig.The post describing Ranger Steve’s find has received more than 1,100 likes and has been shared almost 2,000 times since Tuesday.Because of all the interest in the gall, the park decided to host a hike Friday so locals can see the natural phenomenon and learn more about them, ., wool sower galls allow the wasps to have a parasitic relationship to the oak tree, but the galls don’t overtake or damage the tree. Wool sower galls have al...
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
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie Barfoot graduated from the Frankie Shelton School of Design in Houston, her intention was to own a flower shop, and for the next six years she owned Atlanta Floral on Main Street in Atlanta, Texas. In the early 1980s she sold the store to Benita's Blossoms and moved her business to Texarkana.She went from florist to interior decorator and opened a store in McKnight Center until she outgrew it. For the past 25 years Marie's Interiors and Gifts, on the corner of McKnight and Pleasant Grove Road, has grown to fill every corner of every room with delightful seasonal finds and upscale home interior items.Besides the store, where she sells unique items, she also goes to homes and decorates for clients - even working with contractors on new homes from the ground up.Marie works with the clients on color schemes and patterns, and orders everything from carpet to furniture to custom drapes. Once the house, or room, is designed, she decorates it with items she finds at market in Dallas."The key to being a good decorator is to visit with the clients first," Marie said. "Once you get to know them well, then it's easy to make them happy."Each winter she and her team decorate 35-40 homes in... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
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?