Archive: April, 2012

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

News from Patch.com: 1. A Roomba – Until they sell house cleaning robots, Roombas will remain the next best thing. Help mom out with the cleaning on a daily basis by getting her a programmable Roomba. The pet series Roomba gets rid of dirt and pet hair on hardwoods and carpets. You can order one [...]

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EPIC Flower & Garden Expo draws good crowd

News from St. Augustine Record: There was a bigger crowd than usual at the opening of the EPIC Flower & Garden Expo April 21, which was held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. The reason could have been the predicted thunderstorms for afternoon hours. Fortunately, they never materialized, but it was touch and go [...]

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EPIC Flower & Garden Expo draws good crowd

News from St. Augustine Record: There was a bigger crowd than usual at the opening of the EPIC Flower & Garden Expo April 21, which was held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center. The reason could have been the predicted thunderstorms for afternoon hours. Fortunately, they never materialized, but it was touch and go [...]

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Mercer Island Florist Voted Best Place to Buy Flowers

News from Patch.com: A rose may be the same by any name, but Mercer Island residents have different preferences on where to purchase the best bouquets in town. Mercer Island Florist was the clear favorite in this week’s Readers’ Choice Poll, which asked readers for the best place to buy flowers on Mercer Island. MI [...]

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Everett flower shop back in bloom after arson

News from HeraldNet: By M.L. Dehm, Special to The Herald EVERETT — Everett Floral and Gift is back in business. The shop that has been a part of Everett for more than two decades was closed for almost nine months in order to repair the damage caused by arson Aug. 6. It has been a long [...]

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Readers’ Choice Winner: Wilmette Flowers

News from Patch.com: This week’s Readers’ Choice poll for best florist shop received more than 350 votes and nine comments. The winner, with 174 votes, was Wilmette Flowers at 3217 Lake Ave. in Wilmette. Check out the poll yourself: Who’s the Best Florist in New Trier Township? “My memories of high school homecoming, prom flower [...]

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Readers’ Choice: Who Won ‘Favorite Florist’?

News from Patch.com: Only one Avon florist was nominated in Readers’ Choice this week, as well as three others from the Farmington Valley. Just four voted for their favorite florist by 9 a.m. and J W Florist in Unionville came out the winner. Stop & Shop in West Simsbury, however, had the highest directory rating [...]

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Open and Shut: R. Bloom’s of Lake Oswego, a floral and gift shop, moves to new …

News from OregonLive.com: Courtesy of Terry GarlandTrudi and Richard Bloom, owners of R. Bloom’s of Lake Oswego, are excited about the new, street front location they moved to in March. After 23 years as a family-owned floral and gift shop, R. Bloom’s of Lake Oswego is starting fresh at a new location. The business, previously [...]

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Readers’ Choice Poll: Who is the Best Florist in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park?

News from Patch.com: For those of you planning ahead, Mother’s Day is coming up. There are also graduations, proms–oh, and wedding season is starting to heat up. So we at Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Patch want to know: where do you turn when you need flowers for that special occasion? Or even just to brighten the [...]

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Grafton children plan garden in memory of mother

News from Worcester Telegram: GRAFTON —  Seven-year-old Brandon E. Blizard planted a flower last year and told his father that when it rained, the angels were watering it. Now, Brandon and his sister, Alicia Marie, 10, want to plant a garden of flowers so they can remember their mother, Tracy L. Blizard, 35, who died April [...]

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