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All You Need to Create the It-Flower Arrangement of the Season - Architectural DigestMonday, May 07, 2018
The moment’s most modern ceramicists and sculptors are carving and casting vases in every imaginable shape, with openings just large enough to hold one freshly cut flower. One might call them bud vases if they didn’t feel like a new category altogether.“My fritillaria are just blooming,” says storied ceramic artist Frances Palmer over the phone, taking a break from unpacking dahlia tubers to admire the oxblood and white petals hanging in her Connecticut garden like checkered bells. For these early spring blooms, she designed a white bottleneck container with a neck so long and narrow that it can support the height and weight of a single, solitary stunner. “Sometimes the single bloom is just so incredibly exquisite. People always gravitate toward a big [arrangement], but I like it when you can revel in the beauty of the color and shape of just one flower,” she says. Frances has been known to place a sole fragrant sweet pea, lily, or rose on bedside tables and bathroom counters, and has lined entire dining tables with single stems standing side by side. Looking beyond the pedestrian bud vase, she’s dreamed up single-stem vases that are more altar than vessel, often inspired by the very flowers that they hold.“I keep a vase by my wheel while I’m working so I can keep [a specific flower] in mind,” Frances...
2017's quirky news: plastic coyotes, a foul flower, a porn prank and more - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, January 02, 2018
The three-dimensional, life-size coyotes are mostly plastic with furry, twitchy tails.One of the coyotes is named Wile E., of course. His friends are Bugs, Elmer, Sylvester, Yosemite, Taz, Marvin and Babs.Nearly nude burglar raids dancewear shopLaguna Beach police in May arrested a man suspected of breaking into a boutique that sells exotic dancewear for women.A surveillance video showed a man, clad only in tiny undies, grabbing items in the Delicate Illusions shop on South Coast Highway.The store owner told officers that more than $1,400 worth of merchandise and cash was taken during the burglary, which occurred while the business was closed.Officers arrested Reese Westenberger, 53, on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and vandalism.“Surveillance footage is priceless,” the Police Department tweeted. “#caughtwithhispantsdown.”Reagan statue’s move ruffles some feathersA life-size bronze statue of Ronald Reagan owned by the city of Newport Beach got some high-profile new digs during the fall.Then-Mayor Kevin Muldoon said in April that the Reagan likeness had been vandalized and neglected at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, where it had been on display since 2011. He suggested moving it to a place more fitting of a former president: the sculpture garden in Civic Center Park outside City Hall.The relocation, completed in September, drew criticism from some residents who felt it was a partisan statement and wasn’t done with enough public input.The statue is near the Civic Center’s colony of giant concrete bunnies.Corpse flower bloomsVisitors to Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa could stop and smell the roses. Or they could sniff the titan arum, better known as the corpse flower for reasons that become apparent to anyone standing dow... http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-odd-news-20180102-story.html
Light green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiency - Science DailyTuesday, December 05, 2017
Science DailyLight green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiencyScience DailyThe top leaves of crops absorb far more light than they can use, starving lower leaves of light. Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency ...
The Holiday Festival and Christmas Walk Attracts Over 2500 As New Providence Welcomes The Holiday Season ... - TAPinto.netTuesday, November 28, 2017
This year the traditional Christmas Walk was expanded to include Fire Dancers, International tents, stilt walkers, balloon art, a money grab booth, ice carving demonstrations, snow machines and DJ Club Souren emceed the bandstand with a full list of entertainers. The evening ended at 8:00 p.m. with Fireworks sponsored by NP Fuel.Sign Up for E-News[embedded content]Many local businesses and restaurants were bustling with lines out the door for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus or to get a long stem rose from New Providence Florist -- Bill Marvin of Positive Image was swirling out the cotton candy with a glow. Businesses lined the sidewalk with attractions to entertain the large crowd -- even the Juice House, the newest downtown business scheduled to open in December, set up a table of samples and met the community. This New Providence Business Community event was presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and generously sponsored by Braunschweiger Jewelers, Ferdinand Jewelers, Jersey Fine Wines, Lantern Hill, Lassus Wherley, New Providence Downtown Improvement District, NJ Sharing Network, NP Fuel, Orangetheory, Overlook Medical Center, Souren Communications, and TAPinto New Providence.In addition to the Holiday Festival, the New Providence Presbyterian Church drew a large and steady crowd for their annual tree lighting ceremony with live animals and new this year was a New Providence Trolley Ride narrated with town history.Editor's note: Video credits from the New Providence, NJ Community Forum.
Flowers sweet entry at fair | Community | paulsvalleydailydemocrat ... - Pauls Valley Daily DemocratTuesday, September 26, 2017
Flowers turned out pretty sweet for a lot of Open Class exhibitors at the recent Garvin County Fair in Pauls Valley.Open Class FlowersRosesMiniature – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Grandiflora – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Hybrid Tea – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st.Climber – Chestine Box, Elmore City, 1st; Gay Freeman, Maysville, 2nd.Roses Not Listed – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st; Rosemary Martin, Elmore City, 2nd.Cut FlowersAgeratum – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st.Cannas – Alecia Staley, 1st; Pat Tracy, 2nd; both of Maysville; JoAnn Adams, Elmore City, 3rd.Coxcomb – Joe Ward, 1st; Dee Ward, 2nd; Cariol Nelson, 3rd; all of Elmore City.Chrysanthemums – Rosemary Martin, Elmore City, 1st.Daisy – Vicki Russell, Elmore City, 1st.Impatiens – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st.Lantana – Bobbie Sides, Wynnewood, 1st; Gay Freeman, Maysville, 2nd; Mary Richardson, 3rd; Mona Endler, 4th; Cariol Nelson, 5th; Vicki Russell, 6th; all of Elmore City.Marigold – Pat Tracy, Maysville, 1st; Vicki Russell, 2nd; Chestine Box, 3rd; both of Elmore City; Alecia Staley, Maysville, 4th; Mona Endler, 5... http://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/community/flowers-sweet-entry-at-fair/article_7edfd67a-4bda-5eaf-8d4e-cf4c78e493fd.html
Typical June gloom provides ideal conditions for garden growthTuesday, June 05, 2018
Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities. Residents can obtain Agromin soil products in bulk or in bags by contacting Rainbow Environmental Services in Huntington Beach or South Coast Supply in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos.Thin Out Fruit Trees: By June, trees should be bursting with small fruit such as apricots, plums and peaches. The weaker fruit will start to drop this month. Don’t be alarmed. In fact, after the initial shedding, remove the smallest of the remaining. This will allow the hardiest of fruit to reach their full potential.Deadhead Flowering Plants And Bushes: Your rose and other flowering plants should be in full bloom by now. Remove older flowers to make way for new ones. Trim wayward branches and stems to encourage better density within the center of the plant.Control Aphids: Everything springs to life in June—including bad bugs such as the tiny aphid. These bugs latch onto plants and suck the sap from new growth. When the infestation is significant, they can curl leaves and stunt plant growth. Tips: Remove stems with the largest aphid concentration and then shoot a str... http://www.oc-breeze.com/2018/05/30/122007_typical-june-gloom-provides-ideal-conditions-for-garden-growth/
The incredible flower fields of San Diego is an item to add to the bucket listTuesday, June 05, 2018
It’s Instagram gold, and a closer alternative to the cascading tulip fields of Amsterdam.Each year, kicking off in March, around 165,000 visitors, generally locals from California, descend upon the 50-acres of fields blooming with giant tecolote ranunculus, a variety of the buttercup flower. And it’s an annual pretty pilgrimage that’s been happening for just under 60 years, when the owners of the site opened the spectacular display, with its sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, to the public.Back then in the '60s, visitors would walk around the flowers and simply take some snaps. But with each passing year, the experience has got bigger and better.These days, there’s outdoor concerts and arts and crafts fairs, which turn it into a blossoming extravaganza. There’s also afternoon tea, with freshly-baked scones and teeny tiny sandwiches, served daily from 11am until 1am. Incredibly, every year, 180 locals volunteer to do the educational tours of the site, which is a working ranch run by two flower farmers for the rest of the year.And the experience is just a mere $16 for adults and $8 for kids over three. The cost of special events varies, with afternoon tea priced at $55 per person. For more information, check out the Flower Fields website. ... http://travel.nine.com.au/2018/06/03/09/59/flower-fields-san-diego
Nine Secrets To Petal It Forward SuccessTuesday, June 05, 2018
Eaton said. Two-time participant Valerie Lee Ow of J. Miller Flowers and Gifts in Oakland, California, enjoyed a similar benefit after giving away 400 mixed bouquets. "Their smiles made it all worthwhile and created happiness everywhere we went," Ow said. "The happiness and joy level was really off the charts, even much more than I had anticipated. It was not only fun for everyone to create and design, but to share in the outcome with the receiver, which few people really get to see on a consistent basis, except for our delivery drivers." Ow's helpers had such a good time last year, they all want to join the fun again this year. The shop was the first to sign up for the 2018 nationwide effort: safnow.org/piflist. While witnessing the joy of giving was one of the best parts of Petal It Forward, Copper Penny also received a "shout out" and a photo on the town's Facebook timeline. For Ow, the hugs and thank yous led to at least one sale she could trace. "Someone even placed an order the next day," she said. And who knows how many future sales were generated by press coverage and photos in her local newspaper, a regional chain of eight papers and an online publication. Another article on her event in the East Bay Times cited the Society of American Florists' research that shows the positive benefits of giving flowers. For Steph Cook and Carla Fussell of Cullman Florist in Cullman, Alabama, their first Petal It Forward in 2017 was an opportunity to connect with community members and prospective clients, some of whom were new to the area and did not have a florist. "We want to make flowers part of their lives on a daily basis," Cook said. They pre-coordinated with area business owners to give away 50 seven-stem bouquets in or near their coffee shops and bakeries. One recipient on her way to visit a friend who had just finished chemotherapy was delighted to add flowers to her gift of baked goods. "Each person we interacted with shared something with us," Cook said. "We really got a lot out of it too. We actually picked up a few new ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0068394
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle select florist for royal wedding - ABC NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
Prince Charles.After the wedding, the couple has arranged for the flowers to be donated to various charities.Earlier this month Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had selected California native Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery in Hackney, East London, to design a lemon elderflower wedding cake with buttercream icing and fresh flowers as decorations.Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, are "very much looking forward to sharing this cake" with their wedding guests, the palace said.Ptak's bakery is notable for using seasonal and organic ingredients in cakes.The pastry chef gives people a glimpse into her beautiful delicacies on Instagram. Some of her recent posts include fresh flowers on cakes, as Markle and Harry have requested for their wedding. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/prince-harry-meghan-markle-select-florist-royal-wedding/story?id%3D54150046