Florists in Bedford, VA
Find local Bedford, Virginia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Bedford and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Bedford Flower Shops
321 W Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
Bedford VA News
Jun 19, 2020
New Hampshire florists see demand bloom despite event cancellations - New Hampshire Business Review
Despite the lack of special events, Bob Cote of wholesaler Baystate Farm Direct Flowers in Bedford says business has been brisk. However, the continued postponement of large gatherings for funerals and nuptials is not hardy news for florists powering through less than ideal conditions. “Weddings are our bread and butter for the summer,” Cote said.
Floral shops, like other retailers, are adjusting their operations to address customers’ hesitancy to browse in their aisles. In addition to offering delivery and curbside pickup, Hewson encourages people to visit her open-air greenhouse where she transferred many of her ancillary gift items. She also posted that same inventory on a revamped website.
“We’re still using that [the greenhouse and the website] for people who don’t feel comfortable coming into the store,” she said. “Being inventive is what got us through.”
Catalysts for compassion
‘We have been crazy, crazy, crazy’ busy, says Shirley Wrenn of Shirley’s Flowers and Sweets in Nashua, who recently added a third vehicle to keep up with demand for flowers. (Photo by Sheryl Rich-Kern)
Community well-wishers also helped merchants withstand the pandemic’s aftermath. One customer started what Hewson calls a “flower chain.”
In April, Maryanne Jackson of North Conway purchased 20 table-sized bouquets of friezes, roses and greenery from Hewson with a note wishing people “joy and color,” asking them to support small businesses and consider paying forward the gift. Many of the recipients heeded the suggestion and called Hewson’s shop for more orders.
“It was a real Easter bunny, Christmas elf, tooth fairy kind of opportunity for us,” said Jackson.
That investment of kindness restored the dreariness of March, generating enough revenues to maintain Hewson’s cash flow.
With the Mother’s Day rush behind them, florists are mixed on what the future will hold.
Pandemics don’t have silver linings, but they’re catalysts for compassion. Aimee Godbout of the family-owned Jacques Flowers in Manchester, said she expects sales to drop off during summer, but she’s seen an uptick in customers placing orders outside of special occasions.
“There’s the everyday ‘I miss you,’” as people choose flowers for parents they’re unable to visit, a neighbor who can’t get out of the house or the local nursing staff, she said.
“Right now there’s a lot of ugliness happening in the world,” said Godbout. Working at a flower shop provides contrast. “Every time you pick up the phone, it’s someone calling to be nice.”
Wrenn, of Shirley’s Flowers, has noticed that requests are grander and more intricate. Instead of ordering simple bouquets to honor birthdays, customers want floral cakes dotted with lavender blooms and candles. Or they request novelties: flower arrangements designed to resemble mermaids, unicorns or cats.
Meanwhile, proms and graduations are canceled. Godbout said her company normally sets up the stages to honor these milestones, but “all that business is gone.”
Offsetting a potential summer slump is Godbout’s garden shop. Springtime has pollinated a kinship for plants and with people spending more time at home, even those without a green thumb are taking up the horticulture hobby to cultivate a backyard escape.
In the last week or so, Godbout has arranged phone or video consultations from brides who rescheduled or are starting to plan their ceremonies for 2021.
Many of the more than 400,000 vendors that support the $74 billion wedding industry are small mom-and-pop... Feb 27, 2020
North Texas Florists Busy on Valentine’s Day - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
It’s no surprise that it is the busiest day of the year for local florists like the team at B. Marie’s Flowers in Bedford. They will spend much of their Valentine’s Day finishing up orders and taking orders from last-minute shoppers.
The B. Marie’s Flowers team will be busy crisscrossing parts
of Tarrant County for deliveries in Hurst, Bedford, Euless, Colleyville and
Flower delivery juggernauts 1-800-FLOWERS say they will sell more than 7 million roses on Valentine’s Day and nearly 1 million Americans will get one of their deliveries at their front door.
Roses are predictably the most popular flowers, followed by lilies, gerbera, tulips, alstro, daisies, calla lilies and orchids.
... Nov 15, 2018
Fleurish, Greenwich Backcountry Florist to Host Wreath Making Workshop for All Ages
Fleurish offers same-day delivery of all their floral arrangements to Greenwich and Stamford, CT and Armonk, Bedford, Katonah, and Pound Ridge, NY. Special arrangements for other areas of Fairfield County and Westchester County can be made upon request. May 24, 2018
Chelsea Flower Show: Best floral afternoon teas in London you have to try this season
Qin XieSaturday 12 May 2018 12:00 pm
What tickles your fancy? (Picture: James Bedford)With the Chelsea Flower Show almost upon us, hotels and restaurants around London are getting ready for the big event by unveiling their floral afternoon teas.
Of course, you can enjoy afternoon teas at the show itself.
There's afternoon tea designed by Raymond Blanc at Jardin Blanc everyday, which is only available as part of a full day's hospitality package starting from a hefty £330.
Or there's the Dorchester's floral offering, a champagne afternoon tea that will set you back £70.
But if you're not going to the show, there are still plenty of places where you can soak up the floral tribute in style.
Here are a few places to consider:
(Picture: Baglioni Hotel)Baglioni Hotel in Kensington has a very Italian take on the floral afternoon tea – alongside the focaccia and the ricotta you will find Nutella to go with those lemony baked scones.
The flowers are found in flavours like the rose coulis or the lavender ... May 25, 2017
Obituaries for Sunday, May 21, 2017
He will be forever missed by wife Edwina “Kaui” Kau Tanaka, son Todd (Jessell) Tanaka of Lihue, daughters Tisha (Keoke) Cotner of Bedford, Texas and Tiffany (Trinity) Pesamino of Ewa Beach, grandchildren Kalauonaonaeho‘ohiwahiwaikamakana, Kekaneli‘imaikalani, Kassidy, Kelson, Jaden, Jaxon and Jurney, brothers Alvin (Patricia) Tanaka and Harold Tanaka, and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be on Friday, June 2, at the Kapaa Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Visitation is at 9 a.m., with service at 10:30 a.m.Private internment will be held at a later date.Keichi ‘Jonah’ YamamotoKeichi Yamamoto of Lawai was born on April 2, 1924, in Honolulu, and passed away on May 7, 2017,at Wilcox Medical Center. He was a retired warehouse clerk and U.S. Army veteran.He was preceded in death by wife Nora (Nishiie) Yamamoto, sister Helen Kure and brother Alfred Yamamoto Sr.He is survived by his son Bruce (Cathy) Yamamoto, daughter Joan (Larry) Heller, and grandchildren Jill Yamamoto and Nathan Heller.A private service has been held with appreciation to the Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.© 2017 Thegardenisland.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (Thegardenisland.com)Apr 13, 2017
Late holiday offers a boost
We are already seeing an increase in sales over last year,” Phillips said.Easter is also important to Bedford Candies and Dutch Hill Chocolates. “It is our second biggest holiday as opposed to Christmas. The candy season for us is from Christmas to Easter and into Mother’s Day. We need the Easter business to carry us through the summer,” said Tammy Wiley, Bedford Candies owner. “Being late has increased our holiday sales.”“Easter is very important to us. Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter are the three major holidays and where a lot of my income comes from. Easter makes up about one-fifth or one-sixth of our annual business,” said Dutch Hill Chocolates owner Jerry Moore.Easter is the top holiday season for candy sales at Blair Candy Co., said Mike Dandrea, director of sales.One of Blair Candy’s biggest sellers is Zitner’s Butter Krak Eggs.“They were featured on a show on the Travel Channel, and the next morning we had 200 orders for them on our website. We are one of the main distributors of the Butter Krak Eggs. We have already gone through a couple of thousand boxes of them. We sell out each year. We sold out of them around April 1,” Dandrea said.Consumers are expected to spend $1.2 billion on Easter flowers.Easter is not as big of a flower holiday as it was 10 to 15 years ago, said Andrea Hammel, owner of Peterman’s Flower Shop.“As far as potted plants, there is so much competition. Things like centerpieces and whimsical spring arrangements sell pretty good for the holiday. People like very colorful, bright flowers like tulips and daffodils, anything that will scream spring,” Hammel said.Easter is important to Sunrise Floral and Gifts, owner Dawn Amrhein said.“We have hyacinths, tulips and Easter lilies. We also do centerpieces for Easter tables. It is not one of our bigger holidays, but we want people to make it big. We want people to buy flowers for Easter,” Amrhein said.While Easter is also not one of the biggest holidays for Warner’s Florists Gifts Greenhouses, Hollidaysburg, the store is still busy.“A lot of our Easter business is plants for churches; that is a focus of ours. The churches want reliability and quality. We try to be super reliable and have real nice things for them,” manager Jeff Moist said.Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467. -- ... (Altoona Mirror)