Brighton Flower Shop News
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.They’re bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.“There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow — but I’d say they’re decreasing in number,” Marriott said.Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they’re integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or ... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
BRIGHTON Criminal mischief: On Jan. 16, a 65-year-old Brighton man was arrested after putting a large scratch on the trunk of a vehicle on South Clinton Avenue. Grand larceny: In a delayed report, a Browncroft Boulevard resident wired money to a suspect after the suspect listed a vacation rental on Craigslist. After completing the transfer, the victim was unable to reach the suspect. Suspicious incident: On Jan. 15, a Buffard Drive resident saw a dark-colored vehicle in front of his house. He said the two occupants of the car appeared to be looking into houses. When the resident went outside, the men drove away. BROCKPORT Trespassing: On Jan. 6, a 17-year-old Brockport girl was arrested for trespassing. Officers didn't reveal where the alleged incident occurred. CHILI Petit larceny: Between Jan. 10 and 11, three vehicles parked on West Ham Circle were rummaged through. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Prescription medicines, an HP gold laptop, Bose headphones and loose change were taken. Grand larcen... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
David Austin, whose new varieties returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, January 22, 2019
David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose flower to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.In his 30s, Austin began a life's work breeding new rose varieties that captured the romance, character and, most of all, the fragrance of old garden roses immortalized in art and literature through the ages and across the globe. Few shared his vision.At the time, breeders, plant nurseries and consumers were drawn to stiff, tightly furled and resolutely unscented hybrid tea and floribunda roses that embodied the prevailing ideal of a rosebud on a stick."He had gone around to other rose nurseries [in England] and tried to get them to grow them for him," said Michael Marriott, his longtime colleague and company rosarian. "They all rejected him out of hand."Today, Austin's creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/24/david-austin-whose-new-varieties-returned-fragrance-and-romance-rose-dies/758030/
Cake and flowers: Rockcastle in Greece adds a bakery - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMonday, December 17, 2018
MacGregor's open in Brighton MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room is now open at Tops Plaza in Brighton. It's the restaurant's sixth bar and grill in the Rochester region, with other locations in Gates, Penfield, Greece, Henrietta and Buffalo. MacGregor's takes the place of the former Zebb's at 1890 S. Clinton Ave. in an out parcel in front of the plaza. It is known for its beer flights, beer specials as well as its signature sandwiches such as roast beef and hot pastrami. Bargain of the Week A trip to Greece meant an opportunity to explore businesses there. Across the street from Rockcastle Florist and Special T Cakes is Dell's Market and Deli... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/11/21/rockcastle-greece-joins-special-t-cakes-bakery-gates-macgregors-brighton/2068786002/
Court again rules against florist who refused gay couple - The Spokesman-ReviewTuesday, August 13, 2019
Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, saying it was against her religious beliefs.The court had previously ruled against Stutzman, but a U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of a Colorado bakery that refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding sent the case back to the Washington high court to determine whether government officials at some point in the process showed intolerance for the florist’s religious beliefs. That led to a new round of legal arguments and a new review of the case.“We now hold that the answer to the Supreme Court’s question is no: the adjudicatory bodies that considered this case did not act with religious animus when they ruled that the florist and her corporation violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination … by declining to sell wedding flowers to a gay couple,” the opinion, written by Justice Sheryl McCloud, said.The case began in 2013, just months after voters had approved the state’s same-sex marriage law and when Ingersoll and Freed, who had been together since 2004, were planning a wedding. Ingersoll went to Stutzman’s shop, where he was a regular customer, to discuss flowers for the wedding.Stutzman, who is a member of the Southern Baptist church and has what the court described as a sincerely held religious belief that marriage can only exist between one man and one woman, said she would not be able to do flowers for wedding because of that belief and “her relationship with Jesus Christ.”It was the first, and so far only, same-sex wedding for which she had been asked to provide arrangements. She said she would sell Ingersoll ... https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jun/06/court-again-rules-against-florist-who-refused-gay-/
Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado's high country - The Colorado SunTuesday, July 09, 2019
Residents of Crested Butte have been wearing out superlatives as the piles of snow around the Wildflower Capital of Colorado have slowly begun to disappear.“Astounding!” “Extraordinary!” “Incredible!”Those adjectives are popping up from petal peepers like the blooms that had been lying in wait under the epic, late-melting snow. After a few sunny days and warmer temperatures, the wildflowers have started showing themselves, unfurling their technicolors in sizes and numbers and combinations not seen in many years, even in a town that has officially been the state’s wildflower capital for three decades.Part of the surprise of this year’s wildflowers is just how wild those plants are behaving: they are all sprouting at once. Bright red Indian paintbrush are mingling with sapphire-blue lupine, gaudy yellow sunflowers, green-on-green corn lilies and magenta wild onions. Larkspur have turned entire fields purple. White prairie flax has bloomed so abundantly that some fields and slopes appear covered in snow. Lemon-colored glacier lilies are thick as thieves.This year’s lupine plants are the size of bushel... https://coloradosun.com/2019/07/04/colorado-wildflower-hikes-super-bloom/
How to garden for the Colorado region - Lakewood SentinelTuesday, July 09, 2019
United States — it is drought-tolerant and thrives in our native, lean soils. Another example of a native species is Liatris punctata, which is better suited to Colorado’s dry and lean soils than the more commonly found Liatris spicata Kobold. Cultivated native plants boast improved aesthetics and naturally thrive in our region. Gaillardia aristata is a short-lived perennial that is native to the western half of the United States. The cultivars of this plant are many and for good reason. Often, blanket flower can become floppy and look unkempt. Cultivated varieties offer bunchier plants with flowers that are bolder, brighter, bigger and longer-lasting. Another example is rubber rabbitbrush, which is widespread in Colorado. You see it along roadsides, including Interstate 470, Route 85/Santa Fe Drive and in the open plains. The fact that it grows along highways and in open country indicates that it is one tough plant! Rabbitbrush is an excellent pollinator plant and the dwarf cultivar, Ericameria nauseosa ssp. nauseosa baby blue form, is an easy-to-grow, soft textured, manageable and tidy garden plant. Whatever you plant, remember: Have fun and enjoy! Identifying and utilizing plants that are well-suited to our region makes gardening work much easier. Luckily, much of this work has been done for us through the Plant Select™ Program (www.plantselect.org). This program, a partnership among Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and the horticulture industry, identifies and trials plants for our region. Plants that meet the program’s criteria are labeled Plant Select and can be found at your local garden centers— just look for the Plant Select tag! Whatever you plant, remember that while Colorado has unique gardening challenges, we have unique plant solutions as well! Annie Barrow is the manager of horticulture outreach programs with the Denver Botanic Gardens. She can be reached at email@example.com. http://lakewoodsentinel.com/stories/how-to-garden-for-the-colorado-region,283182
Meet the Denver Florist Who Owns the Bright Pink House on South Pearl Street - 303 MagazineTuesday, July 09, 2019
Wash Park for nearly a decade, but we wondered who was the brains behind all the flowers and frill. Rodriguez is a Colorado native whose love for delicately crafting her floral designs originated in Fort Collins. Today, she juggles raising a family and making sure her customers smile when they receive one of her many exquisite arrangements. Her lawn has to be watered and manicured too.303 Magazine: How did you get started as a florist and open The Ruffly Rose?Emily Rodriguez: I always knew I wanted to have a store of some kind in high school, but I didn’t know what. I was living in Fort Collins and going to CSU (Colorado State University) and I started working at a flower shop there and it was such an awesome experience. The ladies took me under their wing and I knew this was what I wanted to do. After I got married, I moved back to Denver and worked at another store for about a year and it was still a dream of mine and I just told myself, “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.” I knew that if a store were to open, it had to be on South Pearl. I’ve always loved this street ever since I was a little. There’s something just about it — its charm. Then something opened up on Pearl and it just all worked out.303: Was the address for The Ruffly Rose a store originally or just a house you acquired?ER: So the house was built in 1880. It was a farmhouse. There was a family that lived here for a really, really long time and then it was a chiropractor I think before I moved in. It was set up like a doctor’s office.303: Did you paint the exterior pink and green?ER: Yep. We wanted to let people know we were here!Photo by Karson Ha... https://303magazine.com/2019/07/denver-florist-emily-rodriguez-ruffly-rose/