Connecticut Flower Shop News
Morristown service for 'Muzz' Lindsley, revered coach and florist, June 8Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Never a cross word or an I-told-you-so.”Lindsley’s family can trace its New Jersey presence to 1667, when the first Lindsley arrived in Newark from Connecticut.Tara Schaberg, assistant archivist at the Morristown & Township Library, found documentation of Muzz Lindsley’s great-grandfather, who was killed in the Civil War.Records show the first post of the Grand Army in Morristown was renamed the “Ira J. Lindsley Post. No. 18” in honor of Captain Lindsley, who fell in the battle of Chancellorsville, on May 3, 1863.Muzz Lindsey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly (Morrison), and his children Leann, Marianna D’Elia (Michael) and Kristen Galdieri (Frank). He also is survived by grandchildren Nicholas, Megan, Jack, Paige, Andrew and Tatum; his brother Herb Lindsley and his wife Eileen, and nephew Herb Jr.; and many great nieces and nephews. https://morristowngreen.com/2018/06/08/morristown-service-for-muzz-lindsley-revered-coach-and-florist-june-8/comment-page-1/
All You Need to Create the It-Flower Arrangement of the Season - Architectural DigestMonday, May 07, 2018
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 admits. Where she specializes in classical forms with a whimsical twist, Eva Levin of Scandanaviaform offers bulbous glass vases in multiple sizes that give the spectral effect of a flower floating in air. Then there’s Anna Varendorff of ACV Studios and Valeria Vasi, who offer circular variations in brass and stoneware, respectively. And Fruit Super’s aptly named Anywhere Vase allows you to turn quite literally any container (your coffee mug, a water bottle, a tumbler once the cocktail’s been drained!) into a standalone masterpiece. Far from boring or simplistic, these next-wave bud vases bring attention to the impossibility of each and every flower.Consider, for a moment, the broken tulip or the bearded iris. Spring, you’re a miracle! Here are eight single stem vases to drastically...
Get a jump on spring at the CT Flower & Garden Show - CT PostTuesday, February 27, 2018
Photo: North East Expos / Contributed Photo Image 1of/5CaptionCloseImage 1 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Photo: North East Expos / Contributed Photo Image 2 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Above is a butterfly garden.The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Above is a butterfly garden. Photo: North East Expos / Contributed Photo Image 3 of 5The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 22, through Feb. 25, will take pl...
Gardening: Flower shows offer spring in deep winter - The Providence JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
There will be lectures, displays and vendors. Admission is $10 or less, and kids under 12 are free. Get those grandkids and bring them along.Of the big shows, the first is the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show in Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center, Feb. 22 to 25. This show used to compete with the Rhode Island Flower Show that was held the same weekend. Sadly, that one ran out of steam and disappeared like some of those Zone 6 perennials I planted in my Zone 4 garden. I used to try to see both shows, but now I don’t have to race from one to the other.The Connecticut Show is a four-day event with plenty of displays and speakers. I always recommend going on Thursday or Friday while the crowds are smaller and the flowers fresher. The theme for this year’s show is “Breath of Spring."The next show is the biggest of the season, the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philly from March 3 to 11 — a full nine days of flowers. The theme this year is “The Wonder of Water.” When you enter you will pass through a rainforest environment with a 25-foot waterfall and a jungle of tropical flowers. Other exhibits will focus on other environments, from jungle to desert.I called the show offices and learned that the show covers 10 acres of indoor displays and involves about 40 floral and landscape displays. The Marketplace will have more than 100 vendors selling just about everything related to gardening from seeds and bulbs to umbrellas and scarves with floral patterns.Next comes the Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport Convention Center on March 14 to 18. The theme this year is “Savor Spring”. Like the Philly Show, it has lots of displays and workshops. If I go, I’ll want to hear an editor of Fine Gardening Magazine talk about “Plants Every Northeast Garden Should Have” to see if there a... http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180119/gardening-flower-shows-offer-spring-in-deep-winter
Florist 'Ode à La Rose' debuts in the Near West Side - WLS-TVSunday, February 11, 2018
Olivier and Louis, who originally hail from Paris, France, and has locations throughout the northeastern United States, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Connecticut.After moving to the New York, the owners found it difficult to find rose bouquets similar in design and packaging to what they were accustomed to in France, so they decided to fill the gap by starting their own company.Expect to find a variety of bouquets for any occasion, along with a selection of colors to choose from like red, white, pink, yellow, purple, and gold. The flowers are sourced from eco-friendly farms in Ecuador, Columbia, France, Italy, and Holland, according to the business.In-house and made-to-order bouquets can be delivered same day to various cities in the northeast. (Take a look at the full selection of products on offer here.)The new florist has gotten an enthusiastic response thus far, with a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp.Kahli H., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on January 23rd, said: "Ode a la Rose has such gorgeous and unique floral arrangements with an elegant touch that is unmatched! Their customer service is top-notch and they made it a super easy process."Yelper Brecken S. added: "The absolute best floral company in NYC--thrilled they are now in Chicago! If you're looking for stylish, tasteful, and luxury bouquets at a fa... http://abc7chicago.com/business/florist-ode-a-la-rose-debuts-in-the-near-west-side/3005040/