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Connecticut florist brings cheer to people with bouquets, encourages them to pay it forward - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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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
In La., florists need a license. Governor questions why - Houma CourierTuesday, January 16, 2018
Edwards campaigning on the issues and personally pushing for their approval in the State Capitol.Currently, Louisiana is the only state that requires licensing for florists and one of just four that requires licensing for interior designers -- two licensing requirements that are frequently noted by critics."I'm not sure why we do that," Edwards said of the florist licensing requirement specifically.He has not yet outlined which licenses that he thinks should be changed. Edwards has spent the past few months meeting with business leaders across the state, largely to discuss the state's finances and a looming $1 billion shortfall, but also to gather input for his session agenda, he said.Edwards said he thinks reevaluating occupational licenses will help small businesses, putting him on the side of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and Americans For Progress, among other more traditionally Republican-leaning groups."LABI has long supported smart deregulation across various industry sectors as well as reforms to Louisiana's occupational licensing system," LABI President Stephen Waguespack said. "Especially as our economy struggles to overcome the current recession, we need to remove as many obstacles to good jobs as possible. Regulatory reform is a great place to start."He said that the Legislature got the ball rolling with some deregulation efforts last year and LABI is willing to work with the Edwards administration and lawmakers to further those efforts.A November report from the Institute for Justice called on Louisiana to repeal some occupational licenses or adopt scaled-back regulatory alternatives when licenses are needed to ensure safety.It found that Louisiana licenses 77 of the 102 lower-income occupations the institute studied and often Louisiana's laws were more burdensome. The state tied Washington for the most occupations licensed.Licenses come at varying costs and education requirement... http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20180116/in-la-florists-need-license-governor-questions-why
Jackson Heights Boutique Store Closing Jan. 31 - Jackson Heights PostTuesday, January 16, 2018
Pauglina, located 75-26 37th Ave, have announced the store will close on Jan. 31. All merchandise is currently 50 percent off.The store opened in October 2016 and was a combination coffee bar, florist, and home decor shop.The store owners, husband and husband duo Miguel Briceno and Jeffrey Whitney, announced the closing Jan. 2 on Facebook. They thanked their customers for their support during the store’s run.“No regrets and it’s been a pleasure to serve the Jackson Heights community as it continues to thrive albeit sans Pauglina,” said the posting.Briceno and Whitney are Jackson Heights residents.Google5 Comments...
Tulsa couple gets the perfect wedding for free, planned in 24 hours - WCPOTuesday, January 16, 2018
Karissa and Tyler said they're extremely grateful to every vendor and professional that dedicated their talents for free to their special day: Willow Creek Mansion (Venue), Poppy's Garden (Florist), Tracie Carlton Event Planning & Design (Officiant husband Matt), Katrina Wheeler Photography (photographer), Laurannae Baking Co. (Cakes) and Mr. Letney who gave a Unity Cross.
Local florist volunteers at Rose Parade - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Medford, Ore. — For more than a century, excitement builds for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Even if you’re not into football, you can appreciate the parade. This year, a southern Oregon florist decided to fulfill her longtime dream of working on one of the many extravagant floats.For more than 100 years, the rose parade has featured hundreds of performances, musical guests, and who could forget – the floats.This year, one of Medford’s own decided she wanted to dip her hands in the pot. NBC5 News got the chance to sit down with one of the volunteers, Sabrina Carroll, via FaceTime Friday afternoon.“I just love for flowers and I have a desire to come and help on the float and I finally got to,” Carroll said.You might recognize Sabrina, she owns B. Cazwells Floral Dezines in Medford.“The thousands of flowers they probably use more flowers here on the parade than I use all year long,” Carroll said.She’s been working with flowers for more than 15 years.“Have a couple friends that a couple of years ago knew that it was a dream of mine to come see the rose parade,” Carroll said.That’s when Carroll and her friends learned about the opportunity to volunteer at the event.“I...
What's coming in 2018? Crazy good tomatoes and sunflowers - Sacramento BeeTuesday, January 16, 2018
Sunray.“I wanted to name (Sun-Fill) ‘Alien’ because it’s so freaky good,” Ball said of the big green sunflower. “It’s so strange looking, you can’t take your eyes off it. It will take off in the florist trade.“One plant that will love California is Sunray,” he added. “It’s a sensational dwarf sunflower, only 22 inches tall; multiheaded, prolific and petite. This small plant holds a whole bouquet of sunflowers, shin high. Along a walkway or border, it looks just stunning.”... http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/home-garden/debbie-arrington/article192826474.html