Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Flower shops everywhere are bustling with last-minute orders, and florists say that despite the unusual orders, roses are still the most-requested flower on Valentine's Day.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Feb. 14, 2012. Stan Lapinksi moves quickly around the large table beind the register at Rekemeier's Florist on North Avenue. In minutes, he transforms an empty basket, a piece of green foam and a few loose flowers into an arrangement that looks like it took hours to create. But Lapinksi doesn't have hours to spend on bouquets and centerpieces. It's the day before Valentine's Day and the flower shop is bustling with activity. Several customers wait in line to pick up their orders, while behind the counter, the phone rings nonstop as people call in their requests. Lapinksi and his boss, shop owner Jack Rekemeier, maneuver around each other in a way that almost seems choreographed. Together…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Or perhaps a bouquet.
Picking should be easy when it comes to flowers, but it seems that picking a favorite florist was too daunting for Patch readers this week. We ended with a tie, but they're a lovely pair and presented with delicate precision. Two Millburn flower shops, Linda's Florist and Millburn's Best Florist, garnered equal number of votes in the poll. Congratulations go out to both. The break down of complete voting is below.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
They bail you out on anniversaries, birthdays — and if you've gotten yourself into trouble — so let everyone know who is the best florist in town.
Imagine surrounding yourself with beautiful flowers all day long, in the sweetest-smelling, every-day-is-the-first-day-of-spring establishment in Springfield. How great would that be? Now imagine that you're also the person who delivers beautiful expressions of love, happiness and joy as well as a comforting affirmation of life's beauty to someone who's going through a difficult time or suffered a loss? Do florists get flowers from friends and family? Not sure who'd deliver to them, but in any event, here's your chance to brighten up their day. Cast your ballot, leave a comment to tell us what makes them so special, and check back during the week — and on Friday when we throw a figurative Patch bouquet to the men and women who earn your …