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Boston Flower Show is a sure sign of spring - Wicked LocalFriday, March 18, 2016
I try to keep it a Zen garden, peaceful and blending together,” said Joe Gray of Graystone Masonry and Sculpture in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.Similarly, Boston Outdoor Living of Sudbury and North Brookfield created a meditation garden where water drips from above through bells, and Heimlich’s Nurseries of Woburn built an oasis for a formal tea. Open on two sides, the large garden shed topped with a heron weathervane has views to a lush and colorful garden of tulips, hyacinth, heather and candytuft, as well as dogwood and weeping cherry trees, white fir and umbrella pine surrounding a flowing stream. Showing how play in nature also nurtures, The Mass Horticultural Society built a garden centered around a rustic gazebo and filled it with bird sounds, hanging bird feeders and follies, as well as herbs, vegetables and edible flowers. Elsewhere, designers have made playful homes for gnomes from plant materials.In the floral design competitions, the creativity of individual amateurs is displayed. There are masks and butterflies made entirely of plant materials and floral arrangements inspired by music, art and architecture. Sometimes overlooked, the photo competitions feature compelling images, including a second place photo by Heidi Condon of Hingham of exotic pink protea.Plant Something Massachusetts – a collaboration between the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association & The Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association – created a garden appealing to bees, whose crucial role as pollinators has been undermined by environmental factors. This colorful garden has bright pink medinilla spilling onto a stone base, sweet smelling white lilies and Japanese Andromeda. In the workshop space next to the garden, visitors can plant seed to take home.Visitors also can get advice on issues from soil to insects by talking with master gardeners, drop-in on short demonstrations each afternoon and take workshops in flower arranging and garden photography. The marketplace features over one hundred vendors of plants, garden tools and furnishings, botanical décor and gifts, and landscape services.If you goWHAT: The Boston Flower & Garden ShowWHEN: Through Sunday, March 20WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, Seaport Boulevard, Boston.COST: Adults, $20; Seniors (65+), $17, Children (6-17), $10; Children under 6 – Free;PARKING: Available in area garages and for $6 at 373 Northern Ave., where a free shuttle will run to the center.INFO: www.masshort.org. http://framingham.wickedlocal.com/article/20160316/ENTERTAINMENT/160316998
Hydrangeas are the bold chameleon of plants - High Plains JournalWednesday, April 11, 2018
Farenheit. Water well and fertilize about every two weeks. It should flower in about four months.If you live in the southern third of Missouri, you can plant florist hydrangeas in the garden, Trinklein said. Wait until the danger of frost passes to plant and water regularly until the hydrangea establishes. If the winter is severe, protect plants by covering with inverted boxes or baskets. You also may put wire cylinders filled with mulch over the plants. Mulch should be loose; dense mulch retains moisture, which can lead to disease getting into the flower buds. Evergreen boughs also work well. In milder winters in southern Missouri, protection is not necessary.Some types of hydrangeas are more suitable for outdoor gardens, said Trinklein. One is Hills-of-snow hydrangea. Unlike florist hydrangea, this plant flowers on new growth. It can be pruned more severely and still flower well. It is available only in white, but it bears large, attractive flowers.Peegee hydrangea produces large, white flowers in a pyramid shape. In mild climates, it grows to 15 feet. It tends to be smaller in Missouri.Oakleaf hydrangea adapts well to Missouri’s climate. It has large, showy leaves that turn red in fall. It is a good choice for low-light areas. It produces white flowers in early summer. Flowers gradually change to pinkish-purple and stay that way until flowers turn brown in fall.Hydrangeas contain a mildly toxic chemical, so keep them away from children and pets. http://www.hpj.com/general/hydrangeas-are-the-bold-chameleon-of-plants/article_875102a4-8a81-5385-b680-e39f4bcbf07b.html
Front Range Biosciences Restores, Repurposes Historic Lafayette Greenhouse for Industrial Hemp Propagation - PR Newswire (press release)Wednesday, April 11, 2018
FRB") a leading agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation of high value crops, announced today that it has completed restoration of the iconic Lafayette Florist greenhouse located in Lafayette, Colorado, after three months of construction. The greenhouse, which had been used for flower production since the 1970s, will now be used for industrial hemp propagation."We are excited for this new opportunity with FRB," said Brian J. Wheat, CEO of Lafayette Florist. "The business began in 1949 after the Yoshihara family was released from a WWII Japanese Relocation Camp and purchased two acres in Lafayette. Since then, generations of our family have worked to build growing greenhouses, a flower shop and garden center. Lafayette Florist proudly remains in the same location where we will continue to provide locally sourced plant materials and build happiness through the power of flowers."The greenhouse is licensed by FRB's partner company Cultivas Bio LLC., and will add 12,000 sq. ft. of propagation space to FRB's current operations, enabling the Company to produce an additional 75,000 hemp rooted cuttings per month from it's tissue culture Clean Stock program for Spring 2018; a 400% increase in production. The...
Floral tributes and donations to dementia charities welcomed at funeral service for Jean Henderson - Falmouth PacketWednesday, April 11, 2018
Jim and family following the service at the Falmouth Hotel for refreshments." Having been the in-house florist at the Falmouth Beach Hotel for 12 years, Jean loved flowers. Donations to dementia Charities and floral tributes will be most welcome but floral sheaves/bouquets are preferred as these could then be taken after the service to Petherwin, Kernow House for the residents to benefit from them in the unit. Further information can be obtained from Penryn & Falmouth Funeral Directors, 50 Kernick Road, Penryn, TR10 9DQ, telephone 01326 376926. http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/16096499.Popular_florist_and_wife_of_Penryn_town_crier__Jean_Henderson_dies_following_long_illness/
Becoming a florist saved this woman's life - Plymouth HeraldWednesday, April 11, 2018
I had hit rock bottom. I had a mental breakdown" Catherine said. Read MoreCatherine Scawn took up floristry after a recommendation from her doctorThe mental breakdown prompted Catherine to visit her doctor for help and she suggested that Catherine should take up an activity to keep her head and hands busy. Catherine said: "Having struggled for years bringing up our three boys, my husband and I even separating at one point due to the stress and strains of living with my middle son, who is diagnosed with autism and adhd."It all got too much for me, constantly having to call the police, worrying about what he was going to do next to our home, his siblings or my husband, who had had open heart surgery in the past."Read MoreA little while later, Catherine was scrolling through Facebook, when she saw an advert for a flower arranging course.She took the leap and thought "why not give it a go" and now she is thanking the hobby for "saving" her life.The 40-year-old has now started her own budding floristry business and has never looked back. Read MoreCatherine Scawn says floristry has saved her life"I'd always liked arranging my own flowers on the rare occasion I had received any and I'd always had a creative side" she said.Catherine began her course at Honors Flower School in Peverell in June, and has used social media to grow her online business, 'Cath's Scentiments'.She said: "The interest was amazing, it wasn't long before I had a few orders coming ...
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company operates through four segments: Consumer, Provide Commerce, Florist, and International. It provides floral arrangements and plants, gifts, and related products and services to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies. The company also markets and sells gift items, including gourmet-dipped berries and other specialty foods, personalized gifts, fresh fruit baskets, gift baskets, wine and champagne, jewelry, and spa products, as well as gourmet food products; and provides point-of-sale systems and related technology services to floral network members. FTD Companies, Inc. offers its products under the ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari's Berries, Personal Creations, Mercury Man logo, FTD, Interflora, RedEnvelope, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Ink Cards, Postagram, and Gifts.com through its Websites, associated mobile sites and applications, and telephone. The company was formerly known as UNOL Intermediate, Inc. FTD Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.About InergyCrestwood Equity Partners LP owns and operates energy midstream infrastructure and engages in the natural gas liquids marketing, supply and logistics business. It operates through three segments: Gathering and Processing; Storage and Transportation; and Marketing, Supply and Logistics. The Gathering and Processing segment provides gathering and transportation services and processing, treating and compression services to producers in unconventional shale plays and tight-gas plays in North Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Storage and Transportation segment includes COLT Hub, which is crude-by-rail terminal serving Bakken crude oil production. The Marketing, Supply and Logistics segment includes West Coast operations, our supply and logistics operations, our storage and terminals operations, our crude oil and produced water trucking operations, and U.S. Salt, LLC. The company was founded on March 7, 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.Receive News & Ratings for FTD Companies Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for FTD Co...