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Flowers from all over the world sent to El Paso victim's funeral - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoTuesday, September 10, 2019
Me and my wife had a bond, a magnificent bond," Basco said. "I never felt anything like that in my life." The couple soon became inseparable, traveling around the country until they eventually settled in El Paso. They took care of each other as they grew older and as Reckard began battling Parkinson's disease. On August 3, Reckard headed to the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall for groceries. It was the last time Basco saw her alive. After the massacre, he searched hospitals for hours. A day later, law enforcement officers told him his wife was among the murdered. Now that the time has come to lower his wife into the ground, Basco fears he may break down. "I won't know what I'm going to say until I get up there," he said. "I may not be able to do it." Knowing so many people will be there to help him grieve has been a "good feeling," Basco said. He didn't imagine he'd see an outpouring of support this massive, but he said he knows everyone who attends his wife's services will realize how special she was. "They'll feel her in there," he said. "They'll feel her presence." CNN's Nicole C... https://www.clickorlando.com/news/national/flowers-from-all-over-the-world-sent-to-el-paso-victims-funeral
Instagram florists are changing the $7 billion industry - Marketplace.orgTuesday, August 13, 2019
I guess you could say, supply chain going on here … in this movement [of] mass-produced flowers that are moved from one continent to another.It is really comparable to what happened with the food movement. It’s really the same idea, and obviously local flowers grown without loads of toxic pesticides and fungicides isn’t perhaps as important as food, because we don’t ingest flowers. But similarly, it means that we’re we’re using flowers that are grown in America. So we’re creating more agricultural land and jobs and decent wages.Most interestingly to me, we’re using flowers that are simply more beautiful that are tied to a season and a place and are more fragrant. One of the interesting things about shipping flowers around the world is in order for a flower to be able to be shipped for a week in a box and live outside of water, they are bred to be very long lasting and fragrance is really the first thing that goes because … [it is] metabolically taxing on a flower to create [scent]. Instagram’s role:Instagram has really been able to transform the industry because people see how pretty it is, and so there’s that kind of lifestyle envy that has drawn so many people into the industry. But more importantly, it has the power to make a trend take hold and to change the market. Because before, things would happen in isolation, and you could have a trend but it wouldn’t be so widespread. Now, because the florists and the farmers are working together, they can change a trend so quickly and change the marketplace. So if an influential florist uses, say rusty colored ranunculus, which is a sort of a trendy flower of the moment, they can have their flower farmer grow them, and they can create instant demand for it. It’s really just exponentially changed the market.On the lack of inclusion in this movement:It is really true that, unfortunately, at this moment, it is a very sort of white trend. I think [the trend] is quite small, I mean we’re looking at the imported flower industry, [which] is a 7 or 8 billion dollar industry, and the locally or American Grown flower industry is a $500 million a year industry, and it’s still really is in its infant stages. [Right now] it really is about weddings and big events. I think the next step is where it broadens out into not just flower arrangements, but the flowers that we buy at our supermarkets, and it becomes a much broader, less kind of elitist phenomenon. If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air. But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care... https://www.marketplace.org/2017/03/31/instagram-florists-are-changing-7-billion-industry/
Imagination Park Executes Agreement to Bring Augmented Reality Experiences to Flower Industry - Canada NewsWireTuesday, July 23, 2019
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Western Canada's largest tulip fest opens with hyacinths and daffodils - Pentiction Western NewsWednesday, April 03, 2019
Festival founder Kate Onos-Gilbert and her family — who have become one of the country’s foremost “grow-to” tulip experts — have primed their fields to offer visitors an incomparable explosion of colour, fragrance, and all-ages fun.Beginning April 10, the first two weeks of the festival will feature 10 varieties of hyacinths and 17 varieties of daffodils, and include one-of-a-kind, handmade floral mosaics. From the second weekend forward, an awe-inspiring 30 varieties of tulips will be in bloom, totalling more than 6.5 million bulbs in all the colours of the rainbow, planted in extra wide rows for easy viewing and convenient photo opportunities. Overall, there are 20 acres of spring beauty to behold.And all of the other family-friendly attractions from past years will be returning: the Rotary Train (weekends only), weekend food trucks (including fresh, authentic Dutch “stroop” waffles), a something-for-everyone flower-themed gift shop, and tractor rides.The Chilliwack Tulip Festival offers a spectacular environment for photographers, whether in the fields, next to the windmill and traditional Dutch bicycle, or from the festival’s famous tulip swing over the flowers. Every year the festival creates new photo-op locations on their fields, and this year is no exception with a few new surprises for visitors to discover.“Tulips of the Valley has been a labour of love for me and my family since we started growing tulips decades ago,” says Kate Onos-Gilbert. “Although we’ve changed its name this year, returning visitors will find everything they’ve always loved about the festival, while newcomers will be overwhelmed by one of the most beautiful, elaborate displays of flowers... https://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/home2/western-canadas-largest-tulip-fest-opens-with-hyacinths-and-daffodils/
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Sogetsu Headquarters, the Japan Foundation, Ikebana International and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her diverse experiences outside Japan stretch from Bolivia to Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea to India.
She runs classes such as "Teaching Ikebana in English" and "International Class for Non-Japanese-speaking People". She conducts special workshops for teachers at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo and teaches students at her atelier in Meguro, Tokyo.
Ms Fukushima is a member of the Sogetsu Teachers Association, a director of the Sogetsu Foundation and a member of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter and Nihon Ikebana Geijutsu Kyokai.
Born in Tokyo soon after the end of World War II, Ms Fukushima was the sheltered only child of older parents. She was 14 when she began her Sogetsu ikebana lessons. With the joy of young life, she happily embraced the school’s nonconformist outlook, introduced by its founder, Sofu Teshigahara. At 19 she received her first teaching diploma, "not unusually young if you are interested and keep studying," she says.
Her parents wanted her, as she graduated from the Foreign Language Department of the University of the Sacred Heart in Japan, to stay at home and prepare for marriage. She wanted to work. Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries. https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We started the process of really transforming the truck into something that could house the flowers,” she said.That meant a paint job, building out the back to carry flower vases and adding an awning.Next came procuring flowers by working with wholesalers, flower markets and other dealers.With the truck ready and outfitted with flowers, the only decision was where to go to sell them.“We just sought out the places that we really like to go,” Sizemore said.That could mean being outside of the Pizitz building one day and in Woodlawn the next.You can also find Wild Honey Food Truck at the West Homewood Farmer’... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Yellowhammer NewsTuesday, July 23, 2019
This group’s not coming the right way,” he said. “The Democrats want them to come, not because they’re kind and nice… [but for] power and money. They have no sympathy for the people here in Alabama… We have lost control of our borders and they’re coming right and left.”Tuberville sarcastically credited longtime Democratic elected officials like former Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for somehow spinning the nation’s problems, like the border crisis, into being President Donald Trump’s fault, as he has only been in office for two and a half years compared to their lifetimes in politics.“They own the media. And that’s the reason our country’s in the shape it’s in today, because our media will not call a spade a spade,” Tuberville lamented. “They won’t call it out. They’re going to side with the socialist Democratic Party and push that narrative as far as they can, because they want for some reason, I don’t understand it, for some reason they want to go that direction. They want free for everybody, and we know that doesn’t work. It’s really a sad situation.”During his remarks, Tuberville also identified fixing the rural healthcare crisis, workforce development, industry recruitment and growing Alabama’s high-tech sector as priorities if elected.Of course, his stump speech also included a heavy dose on what he views as one of the main reasons for American society’s decline.“I’m a Christian conservative,” Tuberville emphasized.“We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. We took prayer out of the schools in the ’60s and not one person has fought to get it back — not one. … You know what? Other religions can pray in our schools. They can. They can pray in our schools. And I’m not against any religion. Hey, you come here, as long as you go by our laws and our constitution you can pray to any god you want to. I’m all for that. That’s what this country’s about. But by gosh, don’t tell us we can’t say the Lord’s Prayer in school and send our kids home,” he said.Tuberville said that Trump can get the country turned around with enough support from conservatives across the country and in Congress. However, he decried that the president is having to fight members of the establishment from both parties in trying to effect change.“[W]e’ve got to put Jesus and God before everything else,” he stressed. “And if we don’t do that, we’re going to be brought down to our knees again.”Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn... https://yellowhammernews.com/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/
New Houston home design shops have much to offer - Houston ChronicleThursday, May 02, 2019
Moxie Interiors From the street, Moxie Interiors on West Alabama, looks like a quaint, ivy-covered house but in fact is a building with 8,500 square feet of retail space filled with fine antiques, art and home decor accessories. The four business partners who run this shop have amassed a collection of antiques and vintage pieces from all over the world. The recent renovation created a series of rooms with distinctly different personalities. A few are filled with glossy shelves of vases, fine porcelain and items like George Briard glass trays (in clear or Hermes orange, $125 and up). Some look more like living rooms, with striking chandeliers and furniture ranging from custom pieces made in the on-site upholstery shop to fine antiques such as a pair of ornately carved Chinese Chippendale-style cabinets ($300,000 for the pair). You’ll find small objects, too, for as little as $50. 2031 W. Alabama; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment The Webster Laure Heriard Dubreuil’s clever Galleria shop, The Webster, is carving out some space for home goods now. Parisian architect/designer S... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/style/luxe-life/article/New-Houston-home-design-shops-have-much-to-offer-13810864.php
New florist in Foley offers 'Just Perfect' arrangements - Pensacola News JournalTuesday, April 16, 2019
Smith said. It's Just Perfect is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The shop is located at 15213 Alabama Highway 59 in Foley. For more information, call 251-943-5765 or visit itsjustperfectflowers.com. Kalyn Wolfe is a freelance columnist for the News Journal. Send new business tips to email@example.com. https://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2018/08/12/new-floral-shop-its-just-perfect-opens-foley/957658002/