Florida Flower Shop News
Homegrown and beautiful: Photo show makes a case for Florida native plantsTuesday, August 14, 2018
South Florida long has been promoted as a tropical paradise - shaded by swaying palm trees, adorned by exotic flowers and carpeted with thick green grass.Except that left to its own devices, it wouldn’t look that way. It would look a great deal more like the 100 photographs of Florida native plants in Renewal: Going Native at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach. PHOTOS: Florida native plants at Palm Beach Photographic CentreMany Florida gardeners have gone native, including the photo center’s president and chief executive officer, Fatima NeJame.She doesn’t feel she’s missing out by bypassing the exotic plants that have squeezed out natives in many landscapes. Everything that grows in her West Palm Beach yard is either a native or an edible plant.They’re not only beautiful, but also if you plant the right native in the right place “you’re protecting the wildlife and you don’t need to fertilize or water so much,” she said... https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/local/homegrown-and-beautiful-show-makes-case-for-florida-native-plants/UGAGaMxraCfNzqgB0MY4CP/
Flowers sent from afar, memories of past slain officers and a sea of uniforms at Jobbers-Miller funeralTuesday, August 14, 2018
Germain. Neil O’Connor, a retired officer with the New York Police who now lives in Southwest Florida, is very familiar with the practice. “It’s (George) Steinbrenner,” O’Connor said. “He does it for every officer killed in the line of duty.” Steinbrenner was the long-time owner of the Bronx Bombers who made it standard to take care of law enforcement families. After his death in Tampa in 2010 the organization continued the practice. As pre-funeral activity got underway at Germain Arena a sea of blue, green, gray, brown and black law enforcement uniforms filled the main hall, punctuated here and there by military personnel. There were numerous hugs, shoulder claps, handshakes and words of comfort. ... https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/08/06/flowers-afar-memories-past-slain-officers-jobbers-miller-funeral/904806002/
Friendship Through FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Chieko Mihori's commitment to bringing Japanese culture to South Florida is deep-rooted.
She began by teaching ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, in the 1960s. Her activities expanded when she and her husband, James (Sungi), encouraged George Sukeji Morikami to donate land to Palm Beach County in 1973, which eventually became the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
Mihori, 84, has been involved with the Morikami ever since then, first helping to fill the museum with Japanese art and then leading activities like kabuki dance and the Japanese tea ceremony. Today, however, she's most likely to be found teaching ikebana at either the Morikami or the Boca Raton Museum Art School.
"Ikebana is really three-dimensional flower sculpture," she explains. "It's not just putting flowers into a vase."
Today, she is the coordinator of the Eastern Branch of the Sogetsu School, a contemporary branch of ikebana, which she founded here in 1969 - 23 years after it was founded in Tokyo. When Mihori decided to teach sogetsu, she returne... http://bocaratonobserver.com/observed/la-vida-boca/2018-08-friendship-through-flowers/
A Pensacola Florist Encourages People to Make Others SmileTuesday, July 31, 2018
Contact KellyCo Flowers & Gifts:Michael Paris850email@example.com 185-B West Airport Blvd, Pensacola Florida 32505... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3874152
Flowers help tell the story in new UF playTuesday, July 31, 2018
Playwright Catherine Yu’s newest play “The Day is Long to End” will explore political unrest in Vienna before World War II in 1934 starting Thursday night at the University of Florida.The play will have its premiere performance at the Black Box Theatre in UF's McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue with four additional performances Friday through Sunday.It is the second play this summer for the UF School of Theatre and Dance’s summer repertory program, which focuses on new play development and brings in a guest playwright and director to be in residence, said Jerry Dickey, director of the School of Theatre and Dance.Yu is in residence along with Danny Sharron, a UF alumni and the director of the play, to bring “The Day is Long to End” to life, Dickey said. “When I read it, I was really struck by the playwright’s sense of historical period in the 1930s in Austria,” Dickey said. “I was especially in love with the fact that she drew really interesting characters each with their detailed personal lives and complex emotions and that she did the whole thing with a degree of compassion and sensitivity.”The play is set in a flower shop d... http://www.gainesville.com/entertainmentlife/20180718/flowers-help-tell-story-in-new-uf-play