Author Archives: LouAnn David

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...

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WE DID IT!

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...

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Change is coming to Flower Tyme on the Plaza!

My shop, Flower Tyme, has been in its current location (on the plaza between Greenleaf Restaurant and Mix Bakeshop) since 1984!  It has been a wonderful way of life for me, allowing me to do what I love… working with flowers while also merchandising and displaying a myriad of items...

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Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays!

As the days become shorter and the weather eases us inside our homes for a few more hours each day, we tend to take a look around our personal spaces and take note of our surroundings with fresh eyes.  And sometimes what we find that is needed to bring in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Two-stop shopping Flower Tyme and Manzanita

May and June are such full months rich with special events that deserve celebrating. If you are in need of a gift that reflects your love and admiration, may I suggest a few wonderful things available at our two shops just a half block from each other? Come on in!...

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Two-stop shopping Flower Tyme and Manzanita

May and June are such full months rich with special events that deserve celebrating. If you are in need of a gift that reflects your love and admiration, may I suggest a few wonderful things available at our two shops just a half block from each other? Come on in!...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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