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Summit County Garden Tour offers a feast of flowers - Summit Daily NewsMonday, July 18, 2016
Each summer, Barbara creates a new garden or expands on a previous year’s garden. The Calvins have traveled all over the world and like to incorporate flowers from Switzerland, England, Arvada and Fort Collins into their Breckenridge garden.Barbara has been gardening from the time she was little. She never enjoyed indoor chores, so she chose to work outdoors instead. Most of her garden is perennial, however she has a few annual flowers such as foxglove, violas, orange zinnias and lobelia that she loves to plant seasonally.Barabara’s favorite garden is at the back of the home, which includes a waterfall pond, statue and dozens of beds of colorful flowers. She also has numerous flower baskets and planters.Barbara also uses fresh herbs in her cooking. The herb garden includes everything from oregano, rosemary, thyme, lavender, parsley, mint, along with edible flowers, which she loves adding to salads to give them more color and beauty.MEANING AMONG THE BLOSSOMSEach piece of the Calvins’ garden is symbolic in some way. Columbines are spread throughout because Barbara taught at Columbine High School. Daisies lie in front to pay homage to Barbara’s mother’s favorite flower. There is also lambs ear — which had covered her garden in Switzerland — and day lily, from her gardens in Fort Collins. Barbara has organized her gardens to be English-styled instead of French, which are very formally planted.Barbara says, “In England, I was able to learn more about English gardens, where the flowers are mixed. You don’t need specific flower beds, but instead lead with one kind of flower that weaves a trail from one garden to another.”Another highlight is the garden Barbara has created for her husband Jim. It is a mix of various shades of orange and blue flowers to support the Denver Broncos and also includes a Nike swoosh symbol. This garden was brought to life last summer and is still being expanded upon, along with Barbara’s current initiative of covering her front bank with wildflower growth.A VARIETY OF BLOOMSMake sure not to miss out on this and many other beautiful gardens featured on the tour. Alpine gardens are not easy, but these gardeners have done amazing things to keep the summer blooming in the mountains.The self-guided tour consists of seven gardens that are avai... http://www.summitdaily.com/news/22941031-113/summit-county-garden-tour-offers-a-feast-of
Art Knapp Kelowna returns to its roots as plant nursery - The Daily Courier (subscription)Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Art Knapp Kelowna is going back to the future by returning to its plant nursery roots.Earlier this week, the Art Knapp Plantland & Florists store at 1994 Springfield Rd. closed after 34 years of operation.Art Knapp will now operate exclusively out of what was the second, sister, nursery location at 2550 Benvoulin Rd.“Springfield was a garden centre that got into selling clothing and giftware,” said owner Jeff Vander Zalm.“We’re going back to our nursery roots of plants and soils on Benvoulin.”That means no more clothing or giftware, no more florist and even fewer plant pots, containers and accessories.The Agricultural Land Reserve zoning at the Benvoulin site limits retail operations, so the superfluous lines are being dropped.The Benvoulin site has been open to the public for more than 20 years, selling plants, trees, shrubs and soils. It developed a loyal clientele who loved the no-frills retail concept.Those who wanted to pick up a dress or greeting card along with their bedding plants frequented the Springfield location.The transition saw two Springfield employees retire and two florist workers find jobs at ot... http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/article_c3854014-773e-11e7-958d-73021c14d2e0.html
Guerrilla Flower Installations That Don't Last Long at All - New York TimesTuesday, October 10, 2017
Melbourne-based duo called Loose Leaf, whose giant wreaths appear suspended in air amid the city’s alleyways like portholes to another dimension, as well as those by the Manhattan florist Lewis Miller, who has, under cover of night, turned the city’s bedraggled mascots, the waist-high metal mesh garbage cans, into giant vases — are taking the most evanescent of the decorative arts into places it has rarely gone. Unlike graffiti, which is meant to leave its mark on mostly urban environments for as long as possible, these installations attempt not to defy but to chronicle nature’s mutability.Fashion designers, including Alexander Wang, whose show last month was staged with impromptu aplomb from a tour bus that made stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, have always sought to create a sense of spontaneity and surprise with their work, but clothing can never feel as deliciously impermanent as flowers. These short-lived botanical street installations seem both an embrace and a rebuke of earlier, earthier “happenings” wrought in quicksilver mediums. The 1960s Fluxus artists at least left behind a series of tiny attaché cases filled with objects (games, bottles with plastic droppers, custom-lettered cards, sets of rocks) to commemorate their events; at Carole Goodden and Gordon Matta-Clark’s Food, the 1970s SoHo restaurant-cum-art installation, diners were once given a necklace made of their entrees’ scrubbed bones to wear home. But blossoms leave behind no trace.Perhaps that is why flora is increasingly an expansive medium for artists; no other material so explicitly blurs the line between fine art and decoration that was created in the early 20th century, and which left floral art on one side of the divide and sculpture on the other. The latter got to call itself high art, fine art; the former had to settle for the diminutive label of “decorative.” These days, t...
The Apprentice 2017 contestants have been revealed and include 'slightly bonkers' Nottinghamshire florist - Nottingham PostTuesday, October 10, 2017
A "slightly bonkers" Nottinghamshire florist will be among the contestants on the new series of The Apprentice.Elizabeth McKenna, who runs Flowers By Susan, with premises in Portland Road, West Bridgford, and in King Street, Southwell, will join 17 other entrepreneurs competing to win a £250,000 investment for their company, and the chance to have Lord Sugar as their business partner.Elizabeth McKenna (Image: BBC)The 39-year-old describes herself as a "slightly bonkers country girl" who has a love of dogs and horses and thinks her killer business instincts mean she's good at making snap decisions."My big feet are good for two things; getting me into trouble as they're as big as my mouth and I constantly get them stuck in it, but... they also kick butt," she says.A spokesman for Flowers By Susan said: "We're super excited to have Elizabeth on the show."We've had lots of support in the business already, everybody's been talking about it."Lord Sugar in front of: Back row (L-R): James White, Ross Fretten, Jeff Wan, Andrew Bra... http://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/apprentice-2017-contestants-been-revealed-532396
Beloved New Jersey Florist Dies After Saving Woman From Drowning - CBS New YorkTuesday, October 10, 2017
HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey florist is being remembered as a hero after he lost his life while saving a woman from drowning over the weekend.Glen Carullo, 60, rescued a woman who was going under in the rip currents at Point Pleasant on Sunday, but he couldn’t get out.He was pulled out of the waters off Jenkinson’s Beach and given CPR. He died an hour later at the hospital.Carullo lived in Waldwick, but he spent 80 hours a week in his floral shop in Ho-Ho-Kus that he and his wife had owned for 35 years.He’d regularly be seen at the shop at all hours of the day or night frantically, cutting flowers to make sure his customers were happy.Many people often called Carullo a life-saver for his work, and those who knew him weren’t surprised he gave his life to save another.“That was just Glen, he’d help you out and he’d do anything for you,” said Ernie Garbo, who owns a nearby deli.“I’m not surprised at all, he didn’t hesitate, he just went straight in, just gave me more faith in humanity than I’ve had in a long tim... http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/27/point-pleasant-drowning/
Florist hoping to win over Lord Sugar - Newark AdvertiserTuesday, October 10, 2017
Elizabeth McKennaA florist with a shop in Southwell is set to compete in the latest series of the BBC’s Apprentice in which she will try to persuade Lord Sugar to make her his next business partner.Elizabeth McKenna, 39, runs Flowers By Susan, on King Street, Southwell, and Portland Road, West Bridgford.She joins 17 other entrepreneurs competing to win a £250,000 investment for their business.Elizabeth describes herself as a “slightly bonkers country girl” and has a love of dogs and horses.She says she is a hands-on practical person and will have a go at doing any job.The Apprentice is on BBC1 on Wednesdays at 9pm, from next week.