Local Flower Shop News
Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Looking to visit the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Houston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist five stars out of 98 reviews.4. Scent &a... https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/
Fiori Flowers, Flower Child Blooms, HRW Begins - Houston PressMonday, August 24, 2020
Flowers and Flourless, so guests can enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers as they dine and perhaps take home an arrangement or bouquet. There is al fresco dining during reasonably cool Houston evenings for guests to enjoy the European flavor of wicker bistro sets and cafe ambiance.The charcuterie board at Fiori is served with housemade focaccia.Photo by Elizabeth Jones McChesneyThe menu offers Italian classics like Eggplant Parmigiana, Spaghetti Pomodoro and Saltimbocca alla Romana with elegant presentations. Guests can begin the meal with antipasti such as Sorrentine mussels or try the Burrata Fritta, breaded and fried burrata cheese in a bath of tomato and basil. For dessert, there's a variety of gelato, panna cotta and a caramel tart. For now, the restaurant is allowing BYOB with a $10 corkage fee.Fiori also has special events like floral design and wine tastings. Two upcoming wine events are scheduled for August 19 and September 2 for $35 each. Check its website for more details. EXPANDFlower Child can provide healthy eating for quarantining.Photo by Heather Kinkel Flower Child, 1533 N. Shepherd, will open August 4. The restaurant from Fox Restaurant Concepts was originally slated for March 24, as we reported here in the Houston Press. However, the pandemic caused a minor delay in opening. This is the third Houston area location for the healthy, wholesome eating concept. The other two Flower Child restaurants are in The Woodlands and Uptown Park nea... https://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/fiori-flowers-flower-child-blooms-hrw-begins-11485623
Florist Starts ‘Flowers for Black Men' After George Floyd's Death, Sharing Random Kindness - NBC Southern CaliforniaSunday, January 17, 2021
She got even more famous after appearing on the HBO show "Insecure." All because, she says, she wanted to stay true to who she is, and where she lives."When you see a florist that looks like you and represents you I think that representation is so important," Brown said. After working in digital marketing, Brown decided it wasn’t for her. She wanted to get out of the office. She wanted to do something with her hands. Then came the idea of flowers.Her popularity grew as she posted with her flowers at familiar local spots. Soon, she was doing pop ups at places like Hilltop Coffee.Last summer, she took it a step further. Realizing that the killing of George Floyd and the protests that erupted had particular resonance for one group of people. So she started “flowers for Black men,” encouraging friends and followers to send bouquets to many who weren’t expecting them."And they automatically assumed I got the wrong address or it was for their wife or something like that and I said, 'Oh no this is for you." And they’re like, 'me? What?'" she said. As the world watched the breach of the U.S. Capitol in shock, many couldn’t help but wonder why the underwhelming police response to President Trump’s rioting supporters was so different from the massive show of force seen this summer at a Washington D.C. Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd. NBCLX’s Fernando Hurtado talked to Frank Straub, an expert... https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/view-park-mallory-with-the-flowers/2504159/
'Essential' businesses: Florists, boat sellers and toy makers - The Daily HeraldSunday, January 17, 2021
Some not mentioned in the list have come up with their own interpretations. Do florists delivering flowers qualify as “agriculture”? Washington Floral Service, a wholesale firm with warehouses in Tacoma and Spokane, applied for and received a state exemption, Chris Berglund, a company vice president, told The Herald. “We’re essential,” Berglund said. Many of his customers — retail florists — are also seeking exemptions. “From what we’re hearing, it’s a 50-50 split on whether florists are getting an exemption,” Berglund said. “It seems to depend on whether they say they’re a flower shop or agriculture.” “If you can do a food delivery, you can just as easily do a floral delivery,” he said. Can yacht and pleasure boat dealers fit into the transportation category — as “marine consultants”? Harry Walp, president and CEO of Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, said it’s not yet clear if boat sellers are essential businesses. Essential marine industry jobs include consultants, naval architects and surveyors, but the state order doesn’t specify whether that applies to recreational or commercial segments of the industry, Walp said. “Several of my associates are taking a liberal interpretation of ‘consultants’ and make the argument that yacht brokers fit that description,” Walp said. “If so, yacht sales could be deemed essential. My concern is that a yacht broker potentially places himself, his family and his associates in harm’s way if he resumes sales activities. The yacht brokerage industry is taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and the vast majority of our members would prefer to err on the side of caution.” About that Funko order … Meanwhile, hundreds of U.S. retailers are now focused on e-commerce delivery because retail outlets are shuttered. To fill orders, warehouses and distribution centers are open for business. Are those essential? Clothes, handbags, outdoor gear, bedding and toys a... https://www.heraldnet.com/business/essential-businesses-florists-boat-sellers-and-toy-makers/
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
Turning a new Leaf: Flower/gift shop helps to revitalize Akron's West Hill neighborhood - Akron Beacon JournalSunday, January 17, 2021
Katie Byard For the Beacon JournalMushrooms, blueberry vines and even small not-yet-ripe tomatoes have ended up in Akron florist Matthew Caleb Moore’s designs.Now he’s arranging for his flower/gift shop — Leaf Home and Blooms — to bloom in a much bigger space, and hopefully, he says, help to revitalize the stretch of West Market Street in West Hill.“There is a lot of potential here,” Moore said, noting the more developed Highland Square commercial strip just a little west on West Market.Leaf, previously called Every Blooming Thing, will move in early November to 449 W. Market St. in the site of the former longtime Stagecoach Antiques store.For now, while that space is being renovated, Leaf is operating out of the bottom of a house tucked behind the onetime antiques shop. Leaf moved to West Market from 1079 W. Exchange St., a little more than a mile away, late last year. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan plans to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new location Nov. 10.“We are hoping we spark development here... connect this part of West Hill with Highland Square more an... https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2020/09/30/leaf-flower-gift-shop-helps-revitalize-west-hill-akron/3561752001/
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.