Arvada Flower Shop News
Here are dozens of garden plants that deer and rabbits will turn up their noses at - The Denver PostTuesday, January 30, 2018
He says the products come in the form of both spray and granules. Certain types also discourage deer.Harriett McMillan, horticulture specialist at Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center, in Arvada, says the nursery gets a lot of customers looking for a remedy for the rabbit invasion.“(Rabbits are) especially in the western suburbs, even down in Littleton,” she says. “All over the city, there are lots of rabbits.”McMillan also recommends repellents as a tool.“One of the very popular ones is based on fox-urine granules,” she says. “The predator scent of a fox can be a deterrent. (Others are) herbal oils, clove oil, blood meal, garlic. Once they taste it, they’re not going to go back.”Plants that rabbits hateAnother strategy is to plant perennials and some annuals, such as Zinnias, that rabbits don’t like. As you may have gathered from the discussion on repellents, rabbits have sensitive noses. Plants with a strong scent, especially those that have an earthy, herbaceous aroma often don’t pass the rabbit smell test.Echter’s has available several handouts that describe strategies for dealing with rabbits and other pests. For those choosing plants for the garden, one tip is doing plant-by-plant tryouts — planting one of a plant variety and checking it the next couple of mornings. If it hasn’t been unearthed and eaten, it’s probably safe to plant more of the same.Another handout runs down plants that rabbits love and hate.Some of the plants it calls “salad-bar specials for rabbits.” Those include tulips, pansies, irises, petunias and fennel. Plants that rabbits dislike include lavender, penstemon, artemesia, hyssop, sages, shasta daisy, gaillardia, common butterfly bush, blue mist spirea and columbine.“A lot of them I find are going to have gray, fuzzy foliage,” McMillan says.An Echter’s handout also lists plants that deer tend to avoid. Trees include Douglas fir, Colorado blue spruce, lodgepole pine, piñon pine and common hackberry. Other plants include lavender, echinops, delphinium, goldenrod, chokecherry, chocolate flower and Apache plume.“The caveat on all that,” McMillan says, “is that if deer are hungry, they’re going to eat.”Another thin...
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
Front Range Biosciences Restores, Repurposes Historic Lafayette Greenhouse for Industrial Hemp Propagation - PR Newswire (press release)Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Lafayette Florist greenhouse located in Lafayette, Colorado, after three months of construction. The greenhouse, which had been used for flower production since the 1970s, will now be used for industrial hemp propagation."We are excited for this new opportunity with FRB," said Brian J. Wheat, CEO of Lafayette Florist. "The business began in 1949 after the Yoshihara family was released from a WWII Japanese Relocation Camp and purchased two acres in Lafayette. Since then, generations of our family have worked to build growing greenhouses, a flower shop and garden center. Lafayette Florist proudly remains in the same location where we will continue to provide locally sourced plant materials and build happiness through the power of flowers."The greenhouse is licensed by FRB's partner company Cultivas Bio LLC., and will add 12,000 sq. ft. of propagation space to FRB's current operations, enabling the Company to produce an additional 75,000 hemp rooted cuttings per month from it's tissue culture Clean Stock program for Spring 2018; a 400% increase in production. The upgraded features will allow for lighting control, climate control, manipulation ...
Stop and smell the roses this weekend at the NC Museum of Art's 'Art in Bloom' flower festival - News & ObserverWednesday, April 11, 2018
The featured florist is Arthur Williams from Denver, who is known for his "edgy and avant-garde" arrangements, according to the museum, as well as floral headpieces. Williams, who has won Colorado Florist of the Year twice, will host a class March 24 on botanicals.Scot Buck's finished floral piece evokes the same tone as the painting in the background, "Interior Ghosts No. 7" by Karen Davie, at North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh's fourth annual Art in Bloom event. Juli Leonard email@example.com Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist is another featured presenter. Classes will feature topics like flower care, Japanese floral design, flower meditation, bonsai for beginners, a scavenger hunt and a Pinks and Inks party, where models will be "tattooed" in flowers.Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 22 and 23, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 and 25.Tickets are required to enter the normally free West Wing building. Tickets are $13 for members, $18 for nonmembers and free for children 6 and under. Related events and classes are ticketed separately. The East Building and the Museum Park remain free and open to visitors.Related stories from Raleigh News & ObserverProceeds support museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation.Save your tickets and use the ticket stub to get $2 off admission to "You are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences," the massive interactive exhibit opening April 7.Last week, large bouquets of flowers were placed in Raleigh trash cans, inspired by "flower flashes" in New York City, to promote the events. Displays, made by Taras, were spotted at cans in Five Points, in downtown Raleigh in front of Artspace, Blue Ridge Realty's condo building on Glenwood Avenue, Chavis Park and Dix P... http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article204711634.html
Out of flowers? Flour? Businesses contend with supply crises - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, April 11, 2018
We rely on big industrial plants that are closing, buy the right to their power distribution systems, and rip them down," says Vaughn, whose company is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He also gets obsolete equipment from decommissioned call centers and data centers.Widespread Electric sells about half a million breakers a year, with some costing as much as $25,000. The cost is worth it for a business that otherwise would have to retrofit its power systems.Supply shortages are an inherent part of the electrical business, Vaughn says."It's directed by the manufacturers themselves," he says. "They put out a product line and sell it with a planned obsolescence program behind it."_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenberg... http://gazette.com/out-of-flowers-flour-businesses-contend-with-supply-crises/article/feed/553985
Colorado Springs flower shop open for 22nd Valentine's Day - KRDOWednesday, March 14, 2018
Flowerama celebrates 26th Valentines DayCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For 22 years, Flowerama has sat on the corner of Platte and Circle Drive.Their biggest day of the year, Valentine's Day. And, their biggest seller, you guessed it... roses.Anne Hardy, the owner says, "We get them in a refrigerated truck and they're straight from the farm on the third day and we give the best quality in town. That's why everyone keeps coming back."The business opened back in 1996. That was the first year they run out of flowers on Valentine's Day. Now, they know to always keep an extra stock. "We were really busy yesterday and we'll probably be three times as busy today. Everything that our customers are going to need to have already been prepared by these people for the past week, week and a half," says Hardy.They begin receiving delivery orders in December and are usually booked for the day at the end of January.Customers we spoke with today didn't plan ahead. One said, "I'm a procrastinator." Another continued, "You can ignore... http://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/26-year-old-colorado-springs-flower-shop-open-for-22nd-valentines-day/701715515