Local Flower Shop News
Cheer Up a Neighbor at Halls Garden Center and Florist - TAPinto.netWednesday, July 29, 2020
Halls Garden Center and Florist, located at 700 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, is open for business with new hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 908.665.0331.Halls is currently offering a "Cheer up a neighbor Promotion" while supplies last. "During a time like this, a little kindness goes a long way. Our tulip and hyacinth bowls will be on sale in hopes you spread some cheer to others." (Tulip and hyacinth bowls: buy one, get one 50 percent off of equal or lesser value.) They also have flowers for bouquets and arrangements.Their green house is open and is marked with red tape for customers to follow the six feet social distancing guidelines. They ask that you call 908.665.0331 to place your orders for bulk deliveries or curbside pickup. Along with their current inventory of bulb plants and pansies, they also have lettuce and an assortment of herbs. They also can fill your propane tanks. ... https://www.tapinto.net/articles/cheer-up-a-neighbor-at-halls-garden-center-and-florist
Maker Space: Eden Garrett's idea blossomed - NWAOnlineThursday, March 12, 2020
The result is an Instagram-ready, magazine-worthy florist on wheels.Garrett started running the business in March of her senior year, while she was still in college in Springfield, Mo."I would drive it to class, go to class and then open up on campus and sell flowers out of it," she says. It was an immediate success, as she suspected it would be. She originally got the idea from a business she saw in Nashville, Tenn., where a woman was selling bouquets out of an open-air Volks-wagen. Eden Garrett (left), with Eden's Botanicals, visits with Sam Carlton at the entrance of her new brick and mortar store Friday, February 7, 2020, located at Uptown Apartments and Retail in Fayetteville. Garrett started her business with a mobile flower truck. Check out nwadg.com/photos for a photo gallery.(NWA Democrat-Gazette/David Gottschalk) "So with mine I thought, 'How do I make that not so seasonal?'" says Garrett. "Because with hers, I noticed that if it rained, she had to close, and then she would have to close for a portion of the year until it was warmer weather. I thought, 'I'm going to do something where people walk right inside, an immersive experience, where they're surrounded by flowers.'"The particular genius of Garrett's idea is that the mobility of the business means it can be placed in well-traveled places, catering to those who may have forgotten a special event, only to be reminded of it when they see the flower truck."Mostly, it's targeted towards men who have no idea what they're doing," says Garrett with a laugh. "Maybe they're in trouble with their girlfriend or wife, and they're like, 'I need some flowers.' And maybe they're intimidated to walk inside a full-on florist because they think, 'I don't know if a twenty-dollar bill can get me what she deserves,' or 'I don't know what colors.' But if a guy comes in my truck and says, 'Here's a twenty-dollar bill, make me something -- her favorite color is pink,' then I can customize it to their price point. There's no minimum or maximum -- it's whatever they happen to have in their pocket."After graduation, Garrett spent about a year in Springfield running the truck before deciding to move to Northwest Arkansas."I love Northwest Arkansas," she says. "There are so many opportunities for growth here. And because I work out of a truck, I can go from Fayetteville to Rogers to Springdale to Bentonville and all of those towns in between -- so I catch more people than just being in the middle of Springfield."Garrett says part of the process of becoming a successful business person was learning how to be flexible when business was in a slow period."I'm just motivated every day to push forward and make the sales higher each day -- even if it's really slow, even if, that day, no one wants flowers," she says. "I'll think, 'OK, what else can I do? Can I do deliveries? Can I announce on social media that all bouquets are $5 or that delivery is free on this particular day?' Each day, I'm going to make as much money as I can and provide an excellent product."She's also available for parties and weddings; one popular option for celebrations are the custom flower crowns partygoers can make inside the truck.Garrett says she's wanted to own a business since she was a child. Her first business idea -- a boutique that would serve as both a makeup salon as well as an event space, so you could ge... https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/feb/13/maker-space-eden-garrett-s-idea-blossom/
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
December 2020, 10:03 Tier 4 restrictions have closed all non essential shops. Picture: Getty Images Are florists considered essential? Here's what we know about the Tier 4 rules... On Saturday Boris Johnson announced much of the south of England would be heading into stricter coronavirus restrictions. London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire are just some of the counties now in Tier 4 after a new strain of Covid was detected. But with all non essential shops closed for the foreseeable future in these areas, people have been wondering whether florists are allowed to open their doors. Are florists open in Tier 4?Florists are not considered an essential business, and have therefore been told to close in all Tier 4 areas. Florists must close in Tier 4 in England. Picture: PA Images However, while they cannot open their shops to the public, they can still organise delivery and collection services.Read More: What are the Tier 4 rules, how long will they last, and how will they affect Christmas?This means you can still order flowers from your local florist for collection or delive... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Tributes as well-kent Largs florist and former fireman passes away - Largs and Millport Weekly NewsSunday, January 17, 2021
TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved former Largs florist after he passed away at the age of 74. Stuart Kennedy, who served the town for decades as owner of S Kennedy Florist, was also a retained firefighter locally for 12 years and one of the founding members of the Viking Festival. Born in a tenement in Glasgow, Stuart was the eldest child of Willie and Betty Kennedy and brother to Alan, Marion and Jeanne. After school, Stuart went to work as a fruit and veg buyer and soon rose up the ranks to become one of the youngest members of the executive staff at the Malcolm Campbell's where he worked. It was while employed there Stuart met wife-to-be Liz, a florist, at a staff dance. On November 1 1969 the couple married at Mossvale Church in Paisley - and in 2019 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Both Stuart and Liz were blessed with the birth of daughter Elaine in 1972 and in 1974 the family was complete after the birth of son David. In 1975, Liz’s mum and dad Bessie And Robert took them to Largs as it was Bessie's favour... https://www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/18972459.tributes-well-kent-largs-florist-former-fireman-passes-away/
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
It's Tulip and Daffodil Season—Here's Where to Order Flowers in Seattle - TheStranger.comSunday, January 17, 2021
Seattle. Central Cafe and Juice BarThe eco-conscious cafe gets tulips and mixed bouquets delivered from Fall City florist Sweet Blissful Blooms every Tuesday and Saturday. Stop by in person to scoop up a bundle (and a pastry to go, while you're at it). CureFrom Wednesday-Saturday, you can add pastel-hued daffodils and tulips from local farmers to your charcuterie, sandwich, and/or cocktail kit order, either online or by phone. Note: These have limited availability, and they tend to go fast. Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop Want something nice to look at while you drink beer from your Hill City growler? Text Sunshine by Tuesday at 916-396-2166 to reserve a $15 Cha New Life Garden bouquet for pickup on April 30, from 1:30-7:30 pm. Kubota GardenThe local Japanese garden will move its annual spring plant sale fundraiser online. Stock up on house plants and pick them up in your car on May 8-9. Order by 1 p.m. on May 7. Lantern BrewingOrder $15 bouquets from Pike Place vendors Blong's Garden and pick them up from the brewery on Thursday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. Left BankTo soothe your stuck-inside-during-springtime-blues, the South Park natural wine shop's standing Friday Night Wine pickup and delivery program now includes the option of adding a $30 bouquet from Bleedfoot Florals. London PlaneStarting on May 8 and continuing every Friday, the Melrose Market joint's flower shop will make springtime flower deliveries. If you're someone who likes to freshen your vase every week, opt for their four-week subscription, or consider their at-home floral arrangement class on May 15, which comes with flowers and a vase. They're also putting together special arrangements for Mother's Day, which will be delivered to moms on May 9. Neighborhood Farmers MarketsMany of the flower vendors you usually buy from at your neighborhood farmers market continue to offer their services while the majority of markets remain closed. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets Shopper Sourcing Guide contains everything you need to know about ordering from places like Alm Hill Gardens, Blong’s Garden, Chao Cheng, Choice Bulb, and others. Peony BakeryThe remote Peony Bakery (aka "just a teacher who likes to bake") has Pike Place flowers and DIY cookie kits available for a limited time. All proceeds from flower sales will ... https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/04/28/43529672/its-tulip-and-daffodil-season-heres-where-to-order-flowers-in-seattle