Arco Flower Shop News
Hawthorn florists' backgrounds includes painting, singing Fado, and acting - SouthCoastToday.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and has toured across the country with her husband, Jose, accompanying her on Portuguese guitar.She was born and raised in the village of Buarcos of Figueira da Foz, Portugal. She was a young member of a folkloric dance group when the other dancers heard her sing and told her she should do the group's singing parts. She started singing Fado, a popular Portuguese blues music style, professionally after coming to America around 1976 in Fall River clubs.When she became a mother and needed a regular job, she applied at a florist shop in Marion. That's when her floral still-life paintings became floral arrangements.Ana and Jose opened their first shop 11 years ago in Dartmouth and started anew with the Hawthorn Florist Shop in New Bedford nine years ago.Jose said Ana has "never made a big deal" of her artistic talents but is constantly utilizing them. She has taught painting in their basement studio. She has created still-lifes and landscapes and other designs on ceramic tiles and wood as well as canvas. She hand-sews the skirts of the shop's display tables. She often repaints the store walls in seasonal colors or designs."I met her when she was a painter in acrylics at 16," he said. "She's been painting flowers since she was a kid. This store is a continuation of her artistic abilities."He contributes to the store's design by importing Portuguese figurines and ceramic-ware and painted and printed ceramic tiles that share space on the shop floor.It's a winning combination. Ana has memorized all types of flowers, Jose said. She is able to advise customers on the right shape and color for what they have in mind and create unique, pers... http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20171224/hawthorn-florists-backgrounds-includes-painting-singing-fado-and-acting
Newest Moscow flower shop achieves couple's ambition - The Daily EvergreenTuesday, January 16, 2018
Daily EvergreenLUKE HOLLISTER The Daily EvergreenTony Niccoli, a Little Shop of Florals owner, explains his excitement with the shops recent popularity Thursday in Moscow at Little Shop of Florals.Marco McCray, Evergreen reporterJanuary 12, 2018Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailClose Modal WindowHang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.CloseClose Modal WindowEmail This StorySend EmailCancelNew flower shop recently opened in downtown Moscow, fulfilling the lifelong dream of a passionate local couple.Owned and operated by Tony and Heather Niccoli, the Little Shop of Florals, located at 111 2nd Street in Moscow, opened Jan. 1.Heather has worked in several flower shops over the years in both the U.S. and Europe. Tony said he always enjoys surprising Heather with flowers and watching her rearrange them to her liking. He also had Heather teach him different flower arrangements so he could do it on his own after they opened their shop.Heather grew up in Moscow, while Tony spent his childhood in Ohio. Both of them knew they wanted to settle down in one of their hometowns and open their dream shop.Some of the items available at the Little Shop of Florals are custom or premade floral arrangements, chocolate, house décor and bath bombs. The store offers catering services for weddings, funerals, corporate events or other large occasions.While they stock classic floral arrangements, the Niccolis pride themselves on the unique...
Florists look to 'petal it forward' - Seguin Gazette-EnterpriseTuesday, December 19, 2017
One act of giving can ricochet to millions of people, and pretty soon it’ll be our whole community plus more. I think it’s good that we do it and start it off that way other communities like San Marcos and New Braunfels can come together like we are.”... http://seguingazette.com/news/article_4d264ef4-aef7-11e7-b16d-776513af599b.html
A simple-to-make but stunning-to-look-at Christmas decoration - Irish TimesTuesday, December 12, 2017
This Week in the Garden….While the small, pale flower-clusters of the hardy, evergreen, shade-loving shrub known as Christmas box or Sarcococca confusa aren’t going to add flashes of flamboyant colour to the garden at this time of year, they do pack a powerful punch in terms of their delicious, vanilla-like fragrance. Add to that the fact that it flowers from December right up until March, and this slow-growing, compact plant, which is also happy in a pot or container, more than earns its space in the winter garden. Stockists include Johnstown Garden Centre (johnstowngardencentre.ie) and mountvenusnursery.com A well-stocked bird table. Photograph: Richard Johnston Many gardeners like growing amaryllis (Hippeastrum) in a bright warm room indoors at this time of year with the aim of having these sub-tropical bulbous plants in flower for Christmas or the new year. Now that their fleshy flower spikes are emerging, it’s important to give your amaryllis plants a weekly liquid tomato feed as well as to give them some support in the shape of a slender stake. Occasionally rotating the pot will also encourage even growth, but take extra care not to overwater these statuesque houseplants, which hate to sit in permanently damp compost.p cl...
Using Flowers to Decorate for Holiday Parties - HuffPostTuesday, December 05, 2017
Think burgundy and gold, teal and silver, hot pink and orange, gray and green, and so on. If you want to add a third color, stick with a neutral such as brown, taupe, or charcoal grey to set off your main colors.You can also dress up your dining room table with a table runner created out of greenery. First, use clippings from the bottom of your Christmas tree as the base. Add candles, either votives or colored tapers, down the length of the table, and nestle rose heads amongst the greenery and around the base of the candle holders. For extra ambient lighting, curl fairy lights into a tall glass cylinder and place on the table. A well thought out but simple decoration down your table will be sure to impress your holiday dinner guests!Whether you’re hosting an intimate party for a few friends or gathering the entire family for a holiday extravaganza, flowers add an extra air of grace to your events. At Rachel Cho Floral Design, we strive to go beyond the ordinary, offering our clients individualized service and inspired design. We hope you take advantage of the beautiful flowers this season has to offer, and we wish you happy holidays!...
Esscents Candles now offers flowers for all occasions - Coos Bay WorldSunday, February 11, 2018
Armstrong just recently obtained the floral cooler from Auntie Em's Floral & Gifts, which was located in the Continuum Building across Second Street from Esscents. Owner Emily Bright moved to Idaho over the holidays to be closer to family and offered to sell some of her floral equipment to Armstrong."For about 1 1/2 years I've been wanting to bring something else into the shop to go along with candles, something that goes well with the name," Armstrong said. "Everything friends and family suggested didn't quite seem to fit, then someone said, 'What about flowers?' I didn't want to do that because of Emily, so when I heard she was leaving, I started to put things into motion."Thus Esscents Candles & Floral bloomed into existence.Armstrong met experienced floral designer Natalie Brookwell through Bright and began learning how to make arrangements under her tutelage. Brookwell has been creating and teaching floral arrangements since 1978 and was educated through the Ken Gilley School of Floral Design. Brookwell lived in Bandon previously for about five years after coming from Medford and about a year ago moved back to the area from Hood River."I've wanted to get into flowers for a long time, but my mother has the green thumb, not me," Armstrong said. "But I think I'm a quick learner and I thought bringing the flowers in would mesh well with candles."Esscents Candles & Flor... http://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/business/esscents-candles-now-offers-flowers-for-all-occasions/article_e628a50b-2390-5fde-ae2a-571a0059ad89.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Support piling up in Arlene's Flowers request for Supreme Court review - Tri-City HeraldTuesday, September 26, 2017
One brief asking that the Arlene’s Flower case be considered was filed on behalf of 29 members of Congress, including Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and James Risch of Idaho. No Washington members of Congress were among them.“This case involves more than a clash between norms of non-discrimination and religious freedom,” the court filing said.The more fundamental question in both the florist’s and baker’s cases “is whether a government can coerce religious believers to speak or act contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs,” it said.Briefs also were filed with the Supreme Court by 14 states or their governors. They include Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.Among the groups that filed friend-of-the court briefs were the Cato Institute, Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, the Restoring Religious Freedom Project and the Thomas More Society.Stutzman and her corporation were sued by Washington state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, and the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, who were refused flower arrangements for their wedding.Stutzman, a Southern Baptist, said she declined her services not because of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed’s sexual orientation, but because of her religious views on marriage. She argued that arranging flowers is artistic expression protected under the First Amendment.“As a Christian, weddings have a particular significance,” she wrote in an op-ed for The Seattle Times. “I just couldn’t see a way clear in my heart to honor God with the talents He has given me by going against the word He has given us.”But the state Supreme Court justices affirmed the 2015 ruling in Benton County Superior Court. They unanimously agreed that the owner of Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s anti-discrimination law and the Consumer Protection Act by declining to provide services based on sexual orientation.If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the florist’s case, friends-of-the-court briefs also are likely to be filed in support of the couple denied service. Many briefs were filed supporting the couple and the state of Washington when the case went to the state Supreme Court.“Religious freedom is a fundamental part of America,” said Kathleen Taylor, executive director of ACLU of Washington. “But religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are.”When people experience discrimination, they feel they are not full and equal members of our society, she said. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article169702567.html
Flowers named after famous adventurer grow in Shasta County - Redding Record SearchlightTuesday, September 12, 2017
Clarkia borealis ssp. borealis) is confined almost entirely to Shasta County.(Photo: Steve Laymon)Lewis and Clark first encountered a clarkia (Clarkia pulchella, deerhorn clarkia) in what is now Idaho in May 1806. The genus was later named after William Clark. Clarkias are in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae) and are characterized by attractive pink to red flowers that tend to bloom in late spring and early summer, leading to one of their common names, farewell to spring.California is the center of distribution for the genus. Of the 66 taxa (41 species and 25 subspecies) of clarkia in the world, all except seven are found in California. Of those seven, three, including the deerhorn clarkia, are found in northwestern United States, and one species with four subspecies is found in South America, in Chile.Thirteen taxa of clarkias have been collected in Shasta County. Of these, six are relatively common and have been found at multiple locations in the county. Three others have been found at two or three locations, and four have been found at only one location in the county. The six most common Shasta County clarkias are:The wine cup or four-spot clarkia (Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera) is the most com... http://www.redding.com/story/life/2017/08/31/flowers-named-after-famous-adventurer-grow-shasta-county/613168001/