Florists in Draper, VA
Find local Draper, Virginia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Draper 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.
Draper Flower Shops
3066 Greenbriar Road
Draper, VA 24324
Draper VA News
Apr 6, 2018
Palm Beach design: Let tulips color your rooms, inspire your designs
Palm Beach can breathe new beauty into their homes by enjoying the best of tulip season.*Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an international design firm with offices in New York, West Palm Beach, London and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Visit CarletonVarney.com or email him at email@example.com.Jul 14, 2017
Faux can be fun in design, but go natural when it comes to floral
Unless you have a really good reason, keep everything at home as real as possible, I say.*Palm Beacher Carleton Varney is president of Dorothy Draper & Co., an international design firm with offices in New York, West Palm Beach, London and White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Visit CarletonVarney.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Palm Beach Daily News)Jan 19, 2017
Reese Witherspoon adds flower garland filters to Snapchats of herself and daughter Ava
Hollywood.Reese juggles her life as a mother with her film career, running clothing and accessory brand Draper James and producing projects such as the upcoming series Big Little Lies for HBO.She is also set to launch a new cross-platform brand and consumer-facing content company called Hello Sunshine specifically for women.Last week the blonde finally admitted to People it's a lot to handle, joking: 'If I do any more, I’m going to fall over!'
Reese's pieces: The actress with husband Jim Toth, 46, Ava, Deacon, 13, and Tennessee, four, at the Hollywood premiere of Sing, in which she lends her voice to Rosita the pig, on Dec. 3
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Shark Tank Company Saves You Up To 80% On Flowers Yet Pays Farmers More
The Bouqs has raised more than $19 million from a variety of firms and angel investors including Azure Capital Partners, Draper Associates, KEC Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, Andy Dunn, Mich Mathews, Brian Spaly and Brian Lee.
The Bouqs plans to launch before year’s end a new a holiday wreath collection and a wedding collection that Tabis claims will save couples an average of 80% on flowers. Tabis aspires to become the No. 1 player in the flower industry in five years.
Before starting The Bouqs, Tabis served as vice president of brand strategy at Shoedazzle.com and director of corporate brand strategy at Disney (DIS). He started his career in business consulting at Bain & Company. He explains how he arranged a deal with Herjavec after wilting on Shark Tank and much more.
Planting Startup Seeds
Ky Trang Ho: What hardships did you encounter in developing and launching your business?
John Tabis: Getting any business off the ground isn’t easy. We had almost no capital. We started the business with $13,000: $4,000 from me, $4,000 from my co-founder, and literally $1K each from my mom, my sister, and a few buddies.
The $13,000 we started with wasn’t enough to cover much of anything. So we had to beg and borrow and sell the vision to a small team that would help us launch. It was a struggle with fits and starts. But just a couple of months after deciding to go after it full time, we launched. And some of those team members are still with us today, crushing it every day on important Bouqs brand building efforts.
Ho: What sacrifices, if any, did you make to start your business?
Tabis: I did not choose the ideal time to leave a solid, salaried executive position to start the company. My wife and I had a 1-year-old. We’d just bought a new house in Venice Beach just a few years prior. But luckily my wife was fully supportive. So I took the leap and off we went. Having no salary or benefits for eight, nine months was a pretty huge sacrifice and a big risk. But we pushed through it. We’ve come out the other side better for it as a family, as a couple, and for me as an executive and person.
John Tabis and his partner started The Bouqs Company based in Venice, Calif. (The Bouqs Company)
Wilting on Shark Tank
Ho: So you didn’t get a deal, why not? Should you have done anything differently?
Tabis: The Sharks had various pieces of feedback about the business. Mark wasn’t interested in investing alongside Valley venture capitalists. Barbara didn’t like the name, and so on. I’m not sure that I could pin down a single reason why we didn’t get a deal.
I think having it tied to an existing round and valuation limited my options for negotiation. If I were to go on the show again, I’d try to pitch them without a term sheet in place. But, I can’t complain, we reeled in a Shark in the end.
Ho: Was the edit fair to you? Was there anything you wished the producers included that was edited out?
Tabis: What you see on Shark Tank is a simplified version of events. But I think the edit was fair. My airtime on the show lasted about six minutes. But I spent almost two hours talking with the Sharks. While the exact order of events wasn’t quite what was shown, and they cut out a lot of debate between Mr. Wonderful and me about whether or not we can take this company public.
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Teenager hanged herself after watching Channel 4 series Flowers
However, Patrick Draper, her case manager for the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust said he began dealing with Rebecca in May, 2015, for her depression.
She denied that she had any issue with bullying or difficulties at school, but she made him think that she had “a long standing issue” which she did not want to discuss.
Norfolk area coroner Yvonne Blake recorded a narrative conclusion, saying Rebecca had a history of depression and self harm and had declined ‘various therapies offered to her’ while taking medication.
She added: ‘I am not satisfied to the criminal standard that Rebecca appreciated the consequences of her actions.
‘I think there was a lot going on. She had seen a very emotional programme with her friend which had been on all week. It was noted by her friend that they were both upset by it. Her friend didn’t suffer from depression, but Rebecca did.
‘She suffered from anxiety and low self esteem and her friend mentioned she was sad about leaving school.
‘Traces of medication were found in her bloodstream which shows she was taking it, but we don’t know how often.
‘It’s clear she was a highly intelligent girl. I get the impression that she thought very deeply about things. Intelligent people can over-think things.
‘There was no note or any element of any planning. It was very sudden and I think she acted impulsively.’
For emotional support contact Samaritans on 116123.
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Knowles a natural for Schenectady rose bowl
Knowles introduced herself, and received an invitation to join the crew. “That was it,” she said. “I started.”
Knowles’ roots are in Rotterdam. She graduated from Draper High School, studied legal and administrative at Fisher College in Boston and for a time worked with the New York Bar Association. She and her husband, Charles, raised a daughter and a son.Knowles also tried raising roses at home. Unlike the kids, the flowers did not cooperate. Trees grew around the Knowles homestead, and the lack of sun helped doom the petal initiative.
Knowles is happy enough with the roses she sees on a regular basis.
“I like to look at them individually,” she said. “When I sit here and look at all this color, when it’s in full bloom it’s almost too much for me.”
There are no marigolds allowed in the garden. The yellow and reddish orange flowers are my favorites, and they’re my favorites because they’re easy to grow. They attract bunches of bumblebees all summer and are hardy enough to survive early fall. But roses will always be royalty, crowns of color atop green stems.
Knowles said roses like a lot of attention. While her weekly visits are a commitment, they are never a chore.
“If you are going to volunteer, it should be something you like,” Knowles said. “Why not in a beautiful, peaceful, tranquil setting?”
Much to like
It doesn’t even seem like work.“As soon as you come into the garden it becomes peaceful, so calm,” Knowles said. “And the people, all the other volunteers, sometimes we’ll work a couple people on each side of the beds, so you’re chatting and working.”
So there’s the social factor. There’s also the satisfaction factor.
“I think the first year I volunteered, people would stop as they were strolling through and they would actually stop to thank you for doing this,” Knowles said. “The first few times, I was a little stunned by it. Then I thought, ‘You know, this really is a lot to keep going.’ But people do stop and they thank us and tell us how beautiful things are. They appreciate it.”
People have been appreciating the landscape since 1960, when 400 rose bushes were planted to start the garden. More bushes arrived during the fall.
Charles R. Brown was the name behind the rose. Brown, who was a member of the Schenectady Rose Society, designed the garden and established its care program.
Bunches of improvements came during that first decade. A rock garden pool, triangular fountain and a reflection pool were built. Then a Japanese lantern and arched bridge over the creek below the main garden showed up. Weeping cherry trees were planted around the creek and a small dam was built to cre... (The Daily Gazette (blog))