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The smell of citrus flowers is intensely divine! - Moultrie ObserverTuesday, August 01, 2017
Dancy (self-fruitful), Ponkan (self-fruitful), and Clementine (cross pollination).The tangelos are tangerine-grapefruit hybrids that produce loose-skinned, tangerine-like fruits. Cultivars include Orlando, Lee, Robinson, Osceola, Nova and Page. However, plant alongside Dancy or Clementine for cross pollination for best fruiting.If an effort is made to grow sweet oranges, then cold protection will also be needed (cold damage occurs at or below 20 degrees F). Cultivars include Hamlin and Ambersweet. The naval orange is also a good choice to grow. Cultivars include Washington, Dream and Summerfield.The acid types of citrus provide favorable fruits and make effective ornamental specimens. They are self-fruitful and do not require cross pollination. The kumquats are the most cold tolerant of this group. They will withstand temperatures as low as 15 degrees F. The small orange-like fruit is about one inch in diameter and can be eaten fresh (peel and all) or used in making jellies, marmalade and candies. Cultivars include Nagami (oblong to pear-shaped fruit with acid pulp), Marumi (round and sweet) and Meiwa (round and sweet).The calamondins have small, round fruits with acid pulp and look like a tangerine. These can be grown as a container planting, either indoors or outdoors, and have good cold tolerance (low 20’s degrees F). The fruits are yellow to orange in color and can be used as lemon or lime substitutes.The lemon is another good choice of citrus for the landscape and will tolerate temperatures in the mid 20’s degrees F. Meyer is a good cold-tolerant cultivar. The limequat is a very cold tolerant (low 20’s degrees F) lime-kumquat hybrid which makes a very attractive container plant. They produce fruit resembling the lime in looks and quality. Eustis, Lakeland and Tavares are cultivars of the limequat.The Thomasville citrangequat is a cold hardy citrus tree with good fruit and makes a great lime substitute with a kumquat/orange flavor. The tree is named for Thomasville, Georgia where it first fruited and is will tolerate temperatures to 5 degrees F once established.Citrus trees are self-fruitful and do not require cross-pollination, excepting Clementine tangerines and Orlando tangelos. The self-fruitful types of citrus may be grown as single trees in the landscape for aesthetics and fruit. They produce fruit best when grown in full sun, but large tree canopies can provide some degree of winter protection. Do not plant these trees near septic tanks or drain fields. Citrus trees do best in sandy loam soils with good drainage.Blossom, fruit, and leaf drop can be noticed in citrus and happens naturally. Such natural shedding of flowers and fruits prevents citrus from overproducing which minimizes stress to the plant. Citrus leaves remain intact for about two years and then drop. However, some leaf drop occurs throughout the year as is the case with most evergreens. Also, be aware of other causes for leaf drop and poor plant health such as environmental conditions, cultural practices, disorders, insects or diseases.If you elect to grow citrus in your home landscape, research your choice before purchasing in order to fully understand what is needed to keep the plants healthy and attractive. Look for citrus that are cold tolerant and do well in the south Georgia environment.Think in terms of native and sustainable plants in the landscape. Keep your hanging baskets and potted plants refreshed with water and food. Remember to feed and water the songbirds, and give your pets the care they need (protect them from this summer heat and humidity). Also, be on lookout for children playing and bicyclists riding along the streets and roadways throughout our communities. And remember to safely share the road with motorcycles. Drive alert and arrive alive. Don’t drive distracted or impaired, and don’t text while driving. Help the homeless every chanc... http://www.moultrieobserver.com/opinion/columns/the-smell-of-citrus-flowers-is-intensely-divine/article_aaacb9d8-69b4-11e7-8f6c-e35de16b27de.html
Announcing – Flower Shop Owners Now Have Access To New Productvity Tools and Concierge Services by ... - Satellite PR News (press release)Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Alamosa Flowers: Where do florist flowers come from? - Valley CourierTuesday, October 10, 2017
Rosadex Rose greenhouses in Ecuador. At that time they exported one million blooms (they refer to them as stems) worldwide each year.Not so long ago, Americans got their flowers from neighborhood florists, who bought blooms grown on U.S. farms or imported from the Netherlands. The 800 Florals website explains that America’s taste in flowers is shifting from traditional mums and carnations to more unique specialty blooms and that their place of origin has been changing in recent years. California is still America’s top cut flower producer, while Florida is second.“These days, the bouquets that many Americans buy, typically at supermarkets, are grown, assembled and packaged overseas,” reported John McQuaid in a 2010 Smithsonian Magazine article. The most recent data I could find at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website is for 2015. The top four countries exporting flowers to America were Colombia (694 million stems), Ecuador (189 million stems), Mexico (38 million stems), and the Netherlands (20 million stems).The Rosadex greenhouse we visited in Ecuador was very near the equator. Their website states, “Only in the equator do roses grow perfectly straight. Ecuador is a great place to cultivate roses. Its real advantage is that they get natural light all year round, in addition that our roses are located at high altitude (9580 feet above sea level) in the lush volcano valley of Cayambe.”According to the Smithsonian article, in 1967 David Cheever, a graduate student at Colorado State University, wrote a paper suggesting that the savanna in the foothills of the Andes at about 8,700 feet altitude would be perfect for growing flowers. It had little temperature and light variation year around. Further, Bogota was just a three-hour flig...
Florist donates ribbons to commemorate fallen officers - Fox 35 OrlandoTuesday, October 10, 2017
A St. Cloud florist is finding a small way to show support for the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day.After seeing the tragedy in Kissimmee, Kim Dorsey made a bunch of blue ribbons to hand out for free in the community.She says she's not looking for attention, she just wants to do her part.Dorsey gave out eighty-five ribbons before running out Saturday morning.Dorsey plans to hand out more on Monday at the St. Cloud Florist & Gift Shoppe. http://www.fox35orlando.com/home/274909544-story
Arizona Flower Market Encourages Random Acts of Kindness by ... - PR Newswire (press release)Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Wednesday October 11th. The free flowers are being given away in celebration of Petal it Forward, a floral industry event that spans all 50 states created by SAF (Society of American Florists). Florists all over the country are excited about sharing the feel-good proposition of giving away free flowers in their communities and encouraging the recipients to pay it forward by giving away flowers. Arizona Flower Market is giving away not one, but two bunches of FREE Daisy bunches to the first 250 customers who come in the flower market on Wednesday October 11th. "This "pay it forward" program is about giving back to the community and encouraging people to perform random acts of kindness with fresh flowers," Cheryl Denham, owner of Arizona Family Florist, parent company to Arizona Flower Market. "The premise is simple, we give each customer two flower bunches – one for them to keep and one for them to gift an unsuspecting family member, co-worker, or even a stranger on the street. Our goal is to simply spread happiness through the power of fresh flowers." Recent studies done by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M Universities, all show the positive impact fresh flowers have on people's sense of well-being. SAF conducted their own survey on the subject and some interesting facts emerged:Pay it Forward Event... http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arizona-flower-market-encourages-random-acts-of-kindness-by-giving-away-free-flower-bunches-300534166.html
Las Vegas wedding convention pitches in to comfort shooting victims - Las Vegas SunTuesday, October 10, 2017
Las Vegas wedding convention pitches in to comfort shooting victimsLas Vegas SunConvention-goers at the Wedding MBA show gather flowers that were donated by Mayesh Wholesale Florists and deliver them to the Family Assistance Center, located at the Las Vegas Convention Center. LVMPD desigated the center for those needing help ...and more »...
Blumz to Petal it Forward, branch out to Holly - Crain's Detroit BusinessTuesday, October 10, 2017
Ahead of the Holly opening, though, Blumz is also preparing to dispatch staff to walk the streets Wednesday, giving away flower bouquets to unsuspecting passers-by as part of the Society of American Florists' nationwide event.Employees from the Ferndale and Detroit shops at 503 E. Nine Mile Road and 1260 Library St., respectively, will be out around their locations to hand out two flower bouquets to each person — one to keep and one to pass on to someone else to spread the love."It's a great awareness of the power of flowers ... people that may be on a regular basis aren't floral consumers can witness how powerful handing a bouquet of flowers to somebody can really be," Raska said.They gave out 1,200 bouquets last year around Campus Martius. Raska said he isn't sure how many flowers suppliers will ship in this year, though, as crops have been "devastated" by the recent slew of hurricanes.The cost of Petal it Forward is "minimal" for Blumz, Raska said. He didn't provide a specific figure, but said it's mostly the labor dollars, as suppliers are providing the flowers at a "low cost."... http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20171010/news/641691/blumz-to-petal-it-forward-branch-out-to-holly