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Family Chuckle: Bright flowers, brighter memories on Memorial Day - Yakima Herald-RepublicTuesday, June 13, 2017
Grandma Hubbard sang when he was a boy, and some newer: “Down in the Valley,” “When the Leaves Came Drifting Down,” “Home on the Range,” “Little Brown Church in the Wildwood,” “Whispering Hope.” I can hear them still, his tenor and my alto blending in harmony.Together, Mom and Dad gave me not just a home, food and clothing. They gave me love, and influenced me to think (mistakenly, sometimes) that I could do anything I set out to do.So I’ll send them a small token … bright flowers. Thank you, Mom and Dad. I remember you. • Donna Scofield is a freelance writer whose articles, columns and short fiction stories have appeared in numerous national and regional magazines. The longtime Yakima resident is retired after working as a secretary and office manager in Yakima School District elementary schools. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.yakimaherald.com/lifestyle/family-chuckle-bright-flowers-brighter-memories-on-memorial-day/article_d684a062-432f-11e7-955c-b3e2780c72da.html
Experience nature together for Valentine's Day - Ventura County StarThursday, February 18, 2016
California. Some of these low-growing shrubs, like sage, have distinct aromas, and this habitat is home to some 100 threatened species. This habitat also can be enjoyed in Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks and Oak Park in Simi Valley.Other attractions of local parks, such as Camarillo Grove, include vampire plants that suck the nutrients out of other plants, wood rats that build mansions out of sticks, birds that spend part of the year here and part in the tropics of Central America, and the Giant Coreopsis. The Giant Coreopsis is a sunflower that grows only in the Santa Monica Mountains and on the Channel Islands. In the spring, the large brilliant yellow discs of these flowers bloom overlooking Highway 101 along the Conejo Grade.Monarch butterflies literally hang out at Camino Real Park in Ventura from October to February. You can see hundreds of butterflies clumping together and hanging from tree branches like icicles.You can explore the dense riparian forest along the Ventura River in Foster Park. This forest habitat is the home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants. The towering cottonwood, sycamore, and oak trees and the shrub and smaller tree species beneath them forms a complex forest architecture. Some riparian forest habitat also exists at Mission Oaks Park in Camarillo.Some parks include interpretive signs, and some even have a nature center. The nature center at Camarillo Grove Park, for example, has an interpretive loop where you can see a pollination garden designed for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Interpretive signs point out a woodpecker pantry and other natural wonders. A nature play area and water table offer interactive fun.The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District connects people with nature by offering a series of hikes and classes in its parks. You can learn about the birds, plants and ecology of our region on hikes guided by expert naturalists. Gardening classes will show how to create your own natural habitat with drought-tolerant native plants. Nature classes about animals, plants, pollinators and other wonders are offered for young people. You can learn more about these programs or sign up at www.pvrpd.org or by calling 482-1996.The city... http://www.vcstar.com/news/columnists/experience-nature-together-for-valentines-day-2b47f489-244f-65fc-e053-0100007f50af-368737011.html
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/
Health staff say it with flowers — just because - Newark AdvertiserWednesday, March 14, 2018
Women’s and Children’s Division, Helena Clements, wanted to give flowers to a colleague to say she was grateful for her support.Rather than have a bouquet delivered from a florist, Helena decided to support a local charity and have volunteers design an arrangement and deliver it to the hospital. After the appreciation of the first arrangement, Helena decided to support the charity further and continue to spread thanks by signing the department up for a year’s worth of flowers, with a different team member receiving a bouquet each Tuesday.She said: “The idea is that the last person to receive flowers decides who the next bouquet should go to within the division but in a different department.“It is always a lovely surprise for the recipient and means so much to them to be thought of by a friend and a colleague.“It is just such a lovely way to say thank you and it is good for staff morale, as well as supporting a worthy cause too.“I have worked with the Flower Pod in the past so I already knew of their great work and wanted to support their cause further.“I would definitely recommend doing something like this to other organisations. It has been well received.”Advertisement'It made me feel incredibly special and valued'Reach Learning Disability supports people with learning disabilities and is based in Southwell.The charity grows flowers at its garden site and one of the charity’s supported volunteers, Anita Highland, selects flowers and puts together an arrangement, decorates the tin they are in and delivers them.Anita said: “I like doing the flowers every week because I am learning how to make arrangements. The comments about how pretty the flowers are make me feel really happy.” Last week, the assistant general manager of the Women’s and Children’s Division, Lorraine Binch, who received flowers the week before, chose to give colleague Dr Victoria Walker, a consultant paediatrician within community paediatrics, the Just Because flowers.Anita visited King’s Mi...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760
Frank Kreutzer, florist for 47 years, trades roses for retirement - WCPOWednesday, March 14, 2018
NEWPORT, Ky. - It's the end of the line at Kreutzer & Dorl Florist.After more than 65 years, the family-owned busiess is closing its doors for good.The owner, 73-year-old Frank Kreutzer, says he's trading in roses for retirement. Kreutzer has been working six days a week for the past 47 years."My parents started it in 1953. I grew up in it,” Kreutzer said.He's seen the highs and lows."I have a lady who was a customer for 50 years. Customer for my parents. She did all her daughter's weddings." But times have changed, he said."When you think about it and look around, you don't see many of them any more. There's just not a lot of floral shops here," he noted.Kreutzer said he's no match for big businesses like amazon. And it's a shame. He says local businesses provide an opportunity to know your community. "I think that's what's missing when you get them from a mass marketer - that's just shipping them in a box,” he said. “That's all it is. Flowers shipped in a box. I think the end of an era is coming from that standpoin...