Entries by LouAnn David

Beyond Fabulous Flowers

Word is getting out that Flower Tyme has a new name and is now called Manzanita home+flowers+gifts, but I’m still getting asked why the change after 35 years! Here’s why:   Just as I had suspected, signs with our new name, Manzanita, on our storefront have greatly increased the number of walk-in customers! For years, […]

Tips on Fresh Flower Care

I had a part time job as a floral assistant at my hometown florist during high school as a floral assistant.  My boss, Pauline, was a stickler for doing things right! I learned early on that those initial steps in flower care that she taught me are crucial to helping the flowers stay fresh longer. […]

Manzanita’s Reopening Celebration May 5th and 6th!

I am so happy to have had the pleasure of welcoming so many of my customers, both old and new, to our new blended shop, Manzanita, aka Flower Tyme!  Our new Manzanita signage is up on our front window and above the door, and our fresh flower department is continuing to use the name Flower […]


In the last issue of the LocalsGuide, I announced our plan to combine my 34-year-old shop, Flower Tyme on the Plaza, with my 4 year old shop, Manzanita on Main, and I am happy to report that the remodel of Flower Tyme is complete!  The response to the new shop from both our old and […]

Embrace Fall!

As September flies by right into the welcoming arms of autumn, I sit here amazed that another summer has already come and gone.  As a shop owner here in Ashland for the past 32 years, I love the hustle and bustle of our busy town during the summer months.  I am blessed to visit with […]

Loving My Profession

I am currently in my 42nd year in the retail flower business…. a feat unimaginable when I began at the young age of 18. I didn’t know what lay ahead for my future when I took that course in floral design and secured my first job. I am fortunate that ten years later I found […]

Happy Summer!

Our two shops, Flower Tyme on the Plaza and Manzanita on Main, are ready for the busy summer, and I do hope you will stop in and say hi and “play tourist” for a few hours. At Manzanita, you may find something that is just perfect for your home. We have an extensive display of […]

Manzanita on Main – We’re One Year Old!

It is hard to believe that one year has passed already since we were busily remodeling the old Blue Heron Gallery space next to Agave and transforming it to be the home of our new shop, Manzanita on Main! We opened last year on May 14th, and gives proof to the old adage, “time flies […]

Explore Downtown!

When was the last time you explored the shops in downtown Ashland?  I mean, really explored….ventured down streets off the beaten path, taken the time to see what’s new in town; or checked out a shop that you know has been there for a long time,  but you’ve never walked through the door? I am […]

New Items Arriving!

February was an active month for both Flower Tyme on the Plaza and Manzanita on Main! At Flower Tyme we were busy preparing for then filling dozens and dozens of Valentine’s orders, expressing love through the beauty of flowers all over Ashland and Talent. Thank you all for your orders and your continued support!  And […]

Thanks for shopping small

First of all, I want to thank all of our wonderful customers who have supported Manzanita through these first seven months!  We heard repeatedly since our opening in May, “I will remember this shop when I’m looking for gifts, especially at the holidays.”  And you did!  In spite of our cold, snowy, icy December, Manzanita […]

Manzanita on Main

Have you noticed Manzanita, the new shop located where the Blue Heron Gallery was for many years, nestled between Thai Pepper and Agave, and next to the new Spice and Tea Exchange?  I know many of you have.  I am thrilled with the response of local people to this new venture of mine.  I am […]