Florist Prepares for Valentine’s Day

EUGENE, Ore. — In preparation for Valentine’s Day on Thursday, a local flower shop says it has to triple its staffing. For workers at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts, the most romantic holiday of the year is also the busiest. Owner Shirly Lyons says deliveries alone that day go up 1,400 percent. So the shop not … Continue reading »

Volunteers Keep Rose Garden Blooming

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime and the flowers are in full bloom at the Owen Rose Garden in downtown Eugene. The roses are vibrant, alluring and fragrant. “I can’t get enough of this one. I could bury my nose in that rose all day long,” said Clay Manders, one of two full-time caretakers at the … Continue reading »