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Find ideas for a Valentine's Day to remember - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Day or any day of the year. If you’re looking for something other than roses, choose a themed gift basket.Nanz & Kraft Florists is a Louisville staple with three locations: Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway. It’s a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day because, in addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, the florist offer all kinds of other bouquets fit for the occasion. They even offer a UofL- or UK-themed basket for the sports-minded.Schmitt’s Florist, at 5050 Poplar Level Road, is a family-owned florist that has a nice selection of rose bouquets for all budgets.Susan’s Florist, on 2731 Preston Hwy., has been a finalist multiple times in the Louisville Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. You can check out some of their offerings on their site.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.Candies and chocolatesIf your sweetie likes sweets, you’re both in for a treat because you’ll find some of the best confectioneries and chocolatiers in our area.Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market, and Schimpff’s Confectionery just across the bridge in Jeffersonville, are two of the oldest candy stores in the country. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. This business was founded by a UofL graduate student who wanted to sell the truffles she often made for friends and family. You’ll find locations in Butchertown Market, downtown Louisville and Oxmoor Center.If your loved one enjoys chocolate with a little kick, Art Eatables on ...
Going with tradition on Valentine's Day? Choose gifts with a fresh and local twist - Insider LouisvilleTuesday, February 21, 2017
Magazine for the Best Florist in Louisville award. It offers a Lucky in Love bouquet that is a couple of pooches made out of flowers.Nanz and Kraft Florists with three locations (Breckenridge Lane, Brownsboro Road and Dixie Highway) is a one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day. In addition to a selection of traditional rose bouquets, they offer all kinds of other Valentine’s bouquets. There is also a selection of gift baskets, such as ones that are UL- or UK-themed, baskets that contain hand-picked rose petals, and a Just Junk basket that contains sweet and salty snacks. Activity baskets are available for kids on your list, so they don’t feel left out.The Old Louisville Flower Studio on 1217 S. 4th St. offers elegant and original flower arrangements, along with custom displays and a variety of gift baskets.For the Sweet ToothSpeaking of sweets, our area happens to be blessed with several top places from which to purchase candy in all its glorious forms. Muth’s Candies, at 630 E. Market St., has been around since the 1920s. Perusing their selection of handmade chocolates, caramels and brittles is like stepping back in time.Just across the bridge in Jeffersonville (347 Spring St.) is G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery. This store also has a long history — it began in its present location in 1891 — and also boasts one of the few candy museums in the United States. While just walking around the place could be a Valentine’s treat itself (they offer tours), you can find just about any candy your heart desires, including some local treats such as Schimpff’s signature Red Hots, Modjeskas and Hard Fish candies.Cellar Door Chocolates was the Official Chocolate Sponsor of the 67th Emmy Awards. Its owner, Erika Chavez-Graziano, was a graduate research assistant at UofL when she realized her heart was no l...
5 Best Florists in Charlotte?? - Kev's BestMonday, August 24, 2020
Assorted flower arrangement. Source: Source: PexelsBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in Charlotte. To help you find the best Florists located near you in Charlotte, we put together our own list based on this rating points listCharlotte’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in Charlotte are:Stroud’s Florist – has been serving Charlotte & surrounding areas since 1977Lily Greenthumb’s Wedding and Event Design – creates the custom floral designBookout Blooms – specializes in weddings and eventsAbbey Rose Floral Artistry – offers expertly designed flower arrangementsKelilabee Flower Company – is dedicated to providing quality flowersStroud’s FloristStroud’s Florist. Source: Screenshot from www.stroudsflowers.comStroud’s Florist has proudly been serving Charlotte & surrounding areas since 1977. Family-owned for almost five decades, they are located in the heart of Midtown Charlotte. They are known for their long-lasting and time-honored relationships with their customers. Each and every day they welcome new clients to Stroud’s Flowe... https://kevsbest.com/florists-in-charlotte/
Self-serve flower cart in North Vancouver delights neighbours - North Shore NewsMonday, August 24, 2020
Vancouver resident has been bringing a little island charm to her quiet Lynn Valley street. With the assistance of an old cooler, some wood strips and ample bunches of beautiful flowers, gardener and florist Rachel Klausen has opened a tiny flower cart along Bermon Place. article continues below Trending Stories The hook: there’s no vendor or florist in sight. Instead, Klausen has opted for an honour-system model. Passersby are encouraged to grab a bouquet and either e-transfer her $10 or pop the cash into a paper bag next to the cart. Klausen says she was inspired to open the self-serve flower cart in front of her house after noticing how common this kind of makeshift commerce was in smaller communities around British Columbia, such as the Gulf Islands or some places on Vancouver Island. “We were driving by and there was this little cart and it just said, ‘Self-serve apricots,’” says Klausen, recalling a recent trip to Duncan. “I just thought it was so interesting. I’d never seen anything like that and then just driving around the island I saw them everywhere.” Klausen has been a florist for six years, but it wasn’t until this year that she was determined to start... https://www.nsnews.com/community/self-serve-flower-cart-in-north-vancouver-delights-neighbours-1.24179798
Flower farm Detroit Abloom fosters connection between nature and community - Model DMonday, August 24, 2020
This subscription allows customers to prepay for bouquets at the beginning of the season and pick them up throughout, which eliminates the middleman of a florist and helps support Detroit Alboom start up their season.img src="https://www.modeldmedia.com/FilterD/images/butterfly-nursery.jpg" srcset="https://www.modeldmedia.com/FilterD/images/butterfly-nursery.jpg?s=l 265w, https://www.modeldmedia.com/FilterD/images/butterfly-nursery.jpg?s=... https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroit-abloom-flourishes.aspx
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.comMonday, August 24, 2020
The business remains in operation, however, with the next generation, Thomas Massingham as owner, located in the small plaza at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets.)This was not the only florist operation in town. Recently we mentioned the Elliott Greenhouses set back some distance from the Dover Point Road (the location of the present Ponte Place development). This was a major producer of roses, with a national, even international, clientele. For a time there was a retail store, Thornwood, in the building now occupied by Patty B's restaurant.Bob and Barbara Drew had a small greenhouse on Tolend Road. There was Bob's Flower Shop, Robert Ham proprietor, at 2 Central Ave. In the mid-1940s, there was Brown's Flower Shop (Aaron and Ralph Brown, owners) at 107 Washington St., which advertised being open on Sunday morning.The Whatnot Flowers and Gifts was at 517 Central Ave., owned by Edward and Natalie Duffy, with "a full line of religious articles."Perley Lee and his wife Mabelle had a greenhouse and retail store at 120 Stark Avenue next door to their home. In the mid-’80s the Siranian family at 103 Stark Ave. had a small greenhouse, and just down the road, beyond the current Dover Chevrolet complex, John Viola, who worked many years for the Lees, had two small greenhouses behind his family home.A larger, longer-lived business was Meader's Greenhouses at 21 Back River Road (the remains of some of the greenhouse buildings are still visible). The Meader family had deep roots in the Dover area. John lived at the corner of Back River and the Durham Road. Herbert lived just beyond the greenhouse property at 31 Back River Road (the house with the stone wall), and his son, David, lived at number 43. (Herbert, for a time, was a trustee of the Merchants Bank.) For many years, Meader's retail flower shop was at 10 Third St., then a large addition was built in front of the greenhouses, under David's management, and later became Sweet Meadows. The business was sold to William Hopkins, and subsequent owners have been at the current Portland Avenue location for many years since. (The original Sweet Meadows space is now Deco Dogs dog day care and grooming.)Just across the line in Madbury, close by the Durham Road, was Colpritt's Nursery, and much of the area today is likely supplied by the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, which has grown over the years as other wholesale dealers in the area have declined and new neighborhoods have been developed with landscaping becoming a major business enterprise. Locally, in addition to the still active Garrison Hill and Sweet Meadows, there is the Flower Room on the Upper Square, guaranteeing at least that Dover's flower retail remains alive and well.Tony McManus is a Dover native. He is a former trustee of the Woodman Institute and an amateur student of Dover’s past. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org ... https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200823/historically-speaking-florists-big-part-of-dover
A vision of beauty in Ridgeland: Wildflowers, whimsical sculptures and community spirit - Clarion LedgerMonday, August 24, 2020
Why showcase zinnias?The flowers pop with color, withstand summer heat and drought and bloom until frost kills them, said McKie, a horticulturist who with her husband, Maur, owns Green Oak Florist and Garden Center in Jackson and Ridgeland.She gives Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee credit for buying into her Zinnias Fields Forever vision. “He introduced me to Keep Ridgeland Beautiful and it became quite a partnership,” she said.Keep Ridgeland Beautiful, the city of Ridgeland and the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce still partner to make the zinnia field, which has won awards for innovation and beautification, a reality.Gertrude's Garden in Madison County: Love of flowers blossoms into businessThe City of Ridgeland Public Works Department prepares the strip of land along U.S. 51 and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful committee members cast the zinnia seed. Donations help foot the bill for the zinnia seed, which costs between $700 and $1,000, Richardson said. Landscaping projects such as the zinnia field and wildflower field not only lift spirits but add another dimension to the city of Ridgeland, Richardson said. “It shows how important beautification is to a city,” she said.A plus for bees, birds and butterfliesThe wildflower field in Ridgeland came about three years ago after Keep Mississippi Beautiful, working with the Mississippi State Extension Service and other partners, established the Wildflower Trails of Mississippi beautification project. Wildflowers not only add beauty but also support bees, birds and butterflies.“We were thrilled that Ridgeland wanted to continue the wildflower field,” said Sarah Kountouris, executive director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful. “One reason is that it’s beautiful. When people see beautiful things it’s an invitation to visit. It says, ‘Come in and see our city.’"Colony Bistro & Wine Bar: Opening a culmination of 13-year dream for ownerAnd, it helps the tourism dollar. “With COVID-19 we need everything we can to have a brighter perspective on life in general. Beautification is one way to do that.”Wildflowers have a casual, natural look, but their success requires more work than simply tossing out seeds.“Preppin... https://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/upside/2020/08/12/ridgeland-mississippi-wildflower-fields/5525016002/