Aurora Flower Shop News
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
CLOSE Drone footage shows Cincinnati and Aurora under water. This is the first time the river rose above the 60-foot mark in two decades. The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran & Michael McCarterTulips in the Memory Garden with the Cincinnati skyline in the background is a popular photo opportunity at Smale Riverfront Park(Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)When the wind ripples through the bed of ombre purple-to-pink tulips this spring in Smale Park, thank the intrepid workers at the jewel of a park on the city's riverfront.Tulip beds, park workers know from experience, get wet when the Ohio River hits 55 feet. And the water was rising on Presidents Day, Feb. 19.How to save spring? How to make sure those tulips survive drowning?The team that tends Smale Park went to battle stations.They were ready. When the park flooded three years ago, the workers had made a point of watching how far up the water came and what was going to be planted there.The park florists – actually they're horticulturalists – saw that the tul...
Old Homestead Market & Floral brings vintage to life - Grand Island IndependentTuesday, January 16, 2018
AURORA — The interior of the Old Homestead Market & Floral is made to feel just like a cozy, cute country home.Customers are greeted by the shop’s many decorative and vintage items. Tin signs in the shape of Nebraska, part of an old windmill, wood crates and inspirational words wisped across signs and decorative pillows are all meticulously placed to give the shop a welcoming feel. Fresh flowers are cased in coolers, with arrangements on display. Some flower arrangements are housed in vases, while others are in Mason jars, old, vintage coffee tins and other items.The decorative items that help give the shop its personality are what owners Jennie Snoberger and Robin Sanderson sell. Other than the fresh flowers, small gift items and decorative items, they also do decorations and flowers for events such as funerals and weddings.The business partners and long-time friends opened the business in mid-April. The partners previously owned the Old Homestead together, which was a separate bu... http://www.theindependent.com/news/business/old-homestead-market-floral-brings-vintage-to-life/article_f1464dc8-636f-11e7-9ad9-a7d4f6d19af3.html
Florists will give away flowers today to Petal It Forward (photos) - OregonLive.comTuesday, November 07, 2017
Even more people -- 88 percent -- said that giving flowers gives them a boost, according to the florist association.Keep those natural mood lifters handy.Tyler Meskers of Oregon Flowers in Aurora has donated thousands of stems of lilies in assorted colors during the flower giveaway's three-year history, and members of the family-owned business will also be actively "petaling it forward" in Aurora and Canby on Wednesday."Supporting your local floral growers provides the chance for businesses, like ours, to give back to our local community," says Meskers, whose flower farm was started by his parents, Martin and Helene Meskers, more than 30 years ago and has grown to become Oregon's largest cut flower nursery. "Our goal is to promote positivity, happiness and joy with flowers grown from our family farm."Shirley A. Lyons and her team at Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene are making bouquets to give away with roses and lilies from Oregon Flowers."It is truly an all-industry event," says Lyons. "Growers, wholesalers and retailers like ourselves across America are working on our flower bouquets for Petal It Forward. The joy in the receivers' faces reminds us all that flowers really do make people happy."Portland-based Frank Adams Wholesale Florist collected the donated flowers from growers, as it done since the 2015 debut of Petal It Forward.The national event's title was inspired by the 2000 movie, "Pay it Forward," and the movement to respond to a kindness by doing a favor for someone else, who then does something nice for another person, and the acts of kindness spread.Since each florist chooses how to pass out the bundles, "be on the lookout for floral goodwill ambassadors roaming the streets spreading cheer," says Robyn Peterka, the cut flower manager and buyer of Frank Adams Wholesale Florist.Michelle O'Brien of Goose Hollow Flower... http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/10/free_flowers_petal_forward_pdx.html
The Commons: Beautiful flowers and... kale? - ithaca.comTuesday, September 12, 2017
They choose bold colors – oranges and yellows – over purples and whites, situating each group of plants according to location: shaded triangles get different themes and species than others. The Aurora Triangle, just off the Commons has yellow Marigolds, purple Salvia and Nepeta; the State Triangle, just down the way, a mix of Zinnias, sunflowers and various types of shrubbery. For 15 years, their mission was purely aesthetic and for the most part, still is. But this year, they decided to do something a little different.In the summer of 2016 the kale was, for the most part, an edible joke. However, there was a teachable moment sort of inherent in the joke: people could pluck a leaf from this garden on the Commons and, if they chose to do so, eat it. The thought was, by offering free kale, the Beautification Brigade could offer a teaching moment through people’s stomachs; that urban horticulture could be viable and delicious. Except they didn’t promote it and the idea never caught on. So this year, the group decided to put their land to use as a source of greens for the local Loaves and Fishes. +1 Kale on the Commons.With limited space to work with (and their funding coming from the hotel tax, which is meant to fund various tourism applications) the idea of donated food being farmed and cultivated on the city’s sidewalks and planters is still a long way off: the plantings need to be aesthetically pleasing, after all, and the volume of their harvest needed to make the planting program a real pillar for local kitchens seems somewhat unsustainable at best: so far, the only edibles to make the cut have been ornamental squash in their garden by Purity Ice Cream and some winter squash, planted late in the season.But the program has potential and, recognizing their role in the community, the Beautification Brigade is making strides to up their ambitions. Just last month, their associates at CCE – not the brigade itself – cut the ribbon on the Esty Street Community Garden, a partnership CCE had forged along with Greenstar and CFCU to bring even more freshly grown vegetables to Loaves and Fishes. They are currently working on a new sponsorship program, to allow even more businesses to sponsor their plantings (at a special fee of course) in different areas of the city, giving the group more funding to try new things. They’ve found their first takers alread... http://www.ithaca.com/news/ithaca/the-commons-beautiful-flowers-and-kale/article_f6061d20-8831-11e7-a07b-a7d30fc9c345.html
Appreciates the flowers planted at county hospital - Iron Mountain Daily NewsTuesday, September 12, 2017
SHOW ARTICLE -- BouquetFrom Marie Osterberg of Aurora, Wis.:I recently visited a friend who is a patient at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. On my way into the parking area, I noticed the lovely flowers in the flower beds surrounding the entrance and exterior of the buildings. Then as I walked into the hospital through the main entrance I noticed the sunken flower terraces on the south side of the building, where employees can enjoy their work breaks.I want to compliment the caretakers of the very beautiful flowers blooming there. They are stunning. Thank you. -- ... http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/opinion/editorials/2017/09/appreciates-the-flowers-planted-at-county-hospital/
Out of Flowers? Flour? Businesses Contend With Supply Crises - Memphis Daily NewsTuesday, May 01, 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...
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 ...
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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