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Derby Street Shoppes Open Valentine's Pop-Up - Patch.comTuesday, January 24, 2017
Chocolate, which will make chocolate onsite and sell a variety of chocolate bars, bon bons, and other sweet treats, as well as experiential workshops with Milton-based florist Fleur Events and Waltham calligraphist Sip & Scripts. www.thederbystreetshoppes.comChequessett Chocolate will make its handcrafted, small batch chocolate onsite within the Pop-Up, allowing customers to watch each step of the chocolate-making process from start to finish, and to learn about the farmers behind the cacao beans. Celebrating their Cape Cod roots, Chequessett Chocolate has outfitted the space with a beautiful 10-foot wooden boat, a family heirloom.Making for the sweetest of gifts, Chequessett’s Derby Street Pop-Up will retail a selection of caramels and bon bons, including Caramelized Hazelnut, Raspberry, Speculoos, and Candied Orange varieties. Chocolate covered fruit, chocolate bark, and the brand’s signature chocolate bars, in flavors ranging from Sea Salt to Cacao Nib to Blueberry Almond, will also be available.For a complete Valentine’s experience, the Pop-Up will host workshops with Fleur Events, floral designers focused on both romantic and modern arrangements, and Sip & Scripts, a calligraphy company offering a range of trendy styles, will host workshops in the Pop-Up, additional details and times are forthcoming and will be posted on theDerby Street website.The Pop-Up at Derby Street Shoppes is open 10:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 6:00pm ... http://patch.com/massachusetts/hingham/derby-street-shoppes-open-valentines-pop
Concord-Carlisle Prom: Florists and Tuxedo Rentals in Town - Patch.comMonday, July 18, 2016
Here are some tuxedo rental locations closest to Concord.1. Jos. A. Bank, Burlington2. Mens Wearhouse, Burlington3. Formalwear Ltd, Waltham4. Keezer’s Classic Clothing, CambridgeThe corsage and boutonniere can as much of a pain to find as the words themselves are to say. Here are some florists in Concord that might be able to ease the trouble.1. Concord Flower Shop2. Copper Penny Flowers3. Winston Flowers4. Wayside FloristDid we miss a good spot to purchase prom essentials? Let us know in the comments section. http://patch.com/massachusetts/concord/concord-carlisle-prom-florists-tuxedo-rentals-town-0
Mt. Cuba advice: How to use native flowers in arrangements - The News JournalMonday, April 11, 2016
Mason jars and pitchers are popular choices because they hold the stems upright, making the cuttings easy to arrange and re-arrange to your liking.As its name implies, marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) grows well in wet soil. It dies completely to the ground by mid-summer. (Photo: Coutesy of Mt. Cuba Center)Once you have your material and a suitable vessel, gather the cut plants in hand and examine them together to see which colors and textures look pleasing next to each other.Start with the plant that will be the focus of the arrangement – usually the largest bloom – and arrange around it. Cut the plant stems as needed to adjust their height, and place them in the container. Examine, analyze and adjust until you are satisfied with the look.“Aristotle said, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,’ and that applies to arrangements,” said Donna Wiley, Mt. Cuba Center’s Formal Gardens horticulturist. “You could use one or two big, fluffy hydrangeas for a simple display, or a handful of grasses for a very contemporary and sculptural look, or you could mix things up a bit in a mason jar.”Wiley has been in the business of arranging flowers for more than 30 years. She started working for Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland, one of the founders of Mt. Cuba Center, when the botanic garden was still a private estate. Her designs are noteworthy for their unexpected elements, like the use of dried, brown hydrangea flowers or the foliage of white trumpet (Sarracenia leucophylla), a type of pitcher plant, or branches of vibrant autumn leaves.“Using different foliage textures and colors adds richness,” she said. “It’s my biggest secret. Variation in foliage just ups the volume on everything. This is true for the gardens, too.” The easiest way to add different textures and colors to an arrangement is to include different grasses, branches or leaves, all of which make the arrangement appear fuller.Green pitcher plant Sarracenia oreophila is a native carnivorous plant that lives boggy soils and flowers in early spring. Its stalks of pitchers, which tempt all sorts of insects to their fates, make excellent additions to arrangements, as well. (Photo: Coutesy of Mt. Cuba Center)“What you’re doing is taking the most beautiful elements of the garden and putting it together to decorate your home,” said Wiley. “It extends the enjoyment of the garden and is, for me, very relaxing.”Like many hobbies and skills, more practice yields better results. Making a habit of exploring the flora of the garden and turning cuttings into arrangements will bring ever more beautiful accents into the home.A quick tip - if this arrangement is going to be a centerpiece for a meal, make sure it isn’t so high that anyone sitting at the table can’t see the person sitting across from them. A trick, Wiley said, is to measure the height of the arrangement against your forearm. If it’s taller than your fingertips, stems may need additional trimming.Great garden plants for arrangements... http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/2016/03/30/mt-cuba-advice-how-use-native-flowers-arrangements/82413506/
Neil Sperry: Getting the best use of spring-flowering shrubs - Fort Worth Star TelegramFriday, February 26, 2016
Several new varieties have come into the market offering options beyond the old favorite called ‘Wonderful.’Althaeas, known more commonly as roses-of-Sharon, are actually sisters of tropical hibiscus.Althaeas, known more commonly as roses-of-Sharon, are actually sisters of tropical hibiscus. They grow to be 6 to 15 feet tall, depending on variety, and their first blooms arrive in May and into the first hot days of summer.Finally, crape myrtles pick it up by late spring. Early varieties sometimes flower in late April, and several more will bloom during May.June is their prime time, however, and if the plants haven’t been brutally pruned (“topped”), they will often produce three or four rounds of flowers over the summer.These final three shrubs actually grow tall enough that you can use them as accenting plants at the corners of your house, 8 to 12 feet out from the eaves. Since they’ll be that far out from the walls, you’re likely to have low evergreens behind them, and that keeps them from looking as stark when they’re bare in the winter. They actually take on the function of small, anchoring accent trees in your garden design.My details may leave you wondering if I really do like the spring-flowering shrubs, and the answer is definitely yes. But if you’re not careful in how you place and plant them, the results may not be what you expect. http://www.star-telegram.com/living/home-garden/neil-sperry/article62437817.html
Medieval 'flowers' made of sugar to decorate Agincourt celebrations - Hampshire ChronicleThursday, July 23, 2015
A GARDENING show in Bishop's Waltham will take on a medieval - and sugary - flavour as a flower arranger marks the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.The town gardening club's 59th annual show this weekend will include a display of 15th century plant and flower replicas made from sugar paste.It is the result of more than 1,000 hours work by the students of Lyn Pearce, who teaches how to create the plants.Share articleThe show takes place on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm in Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane.As previously reported, Bishop's Waltham Palace ruins will be given over this weekend to the major Road to Agincourt festival. http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/bishopswaltham/13419909.Medieval__flowers__made_of_sugar_to_decorate_Agincourt_celebrations/
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/
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/
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/
A Pensacola Florist Encourages People to Make Others SmileTuesday, July 31, 2018
Contact KellyCo Flowers & Gifts:Michael Paris850firstname.lastname@example.org 185-B West Airport Blvd, Pensacola Florida 32505... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3874152