This favorite Maplewood florist presents a luscious, lusty arrangement that is sure to make your intentions clear.
Maplewood Patch asked several local florists to create their idea of a quintessential Valentine's Day floral arrangement. Here is what Lotus Petal Floral Design came up with. "Deep pink hydrangeas are the basis for this lovely change from traditional reds," said owner Peggy Excell-Stone. "Pink orchids and roses with white roses and chartreuse berry accents complete the compact romantic piece." Excell-Stone and staff are gearing up for the week, an extremely busy one for local florists. Stay tuned for more Valentine's Day gift ideas this week on Patch. Lotus Petals Floral Design, 92 Baker Street, Maplewood, (973) 762-3525, Petalsdesign.com.
It may be the dog days, but this little strip of Maplewood is hot, hot, hot.
Late summer is a notoriously tough time for local businesses, but you wouldn't know it from the buzz of activity on Baker Street. On a Thursday afternoon, Peggy Excell-Stone of Lotus Petals put together a sample bunch of some of the store's most popular summer flowers, including yellow roses, gerbera daisies and sunflowers. Excell-Stone said that the shop is heading into prime wedding season. "The season has moved from June to late summer and early fall," she said. She revealed that for one upcoming nuptials the shop is doing all roses, from the bridal party to the table decor. Across the street, David Heffernan of Revolution antique shop was standing in front of his store offering parched passers-by samples of his homemade iced teas. …