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Baby's Breath blooms in abundance in Medicine Hat - CTV NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Infestations are often found downwind from cemeteries because the seeds escape flower arrangements that are left on gravesites so some local florists have decided to ban the bud. Florist, Barry Charlton says there are alternatives. “We carry wax flowers, Limonium as a filler flower. The wax flower is very similar to Baby's Breath, it's a little white flower," said Charlton. Characteristics of Baby’s Breath: Grows up to 2.5 feet (0.75 meters) in height Has a deep root system that helps it to survive in arid conditions Has branched clusters of many small flowers Flowers have five white petals and 10 stamens Leaves are opposite, narrow and covered with a dense bloom of hairs on both sides Stems are upright or ascending at the base and single to many in number Flowers form capsules that contain small black seeds, 0.06 to 0.08 inches (1.5 to 2.0 mm) long For more information on Baby’s Breath and how to prevent and control it click HERE. (With files from Jamie Mauracher) ... https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/baby-s-breath-blooms-in-abundance-in-medicine-hat-1.1825689
Hodges, Herbert H., Sr. - The ChattanooganTuesday, July 23, 2019
Hodges, Jr.; sisters, Edna Hodges and Helen Moses; and son-in-law, Stephen Harper Herbert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Crichton Hodges; children, Teresa (Randy) McConnell, Barry (Julie) Hodges, Lynn (Rick) Rife and Lea Harper; daughter-in-law, Carol Pursley Hodges; grandchildren, Lindsay (Rob) Forgey, Scott (Sarah) McConnell, Josh (Rhea) McConnell, Bethany (Adam) Dilich, Brad Rife, Chris (Miranda) Rife, Seth (Beth) Harper, Ryanne (Greg) Taylor, Casey (Chelsea) Harper, Haley Harper and Samantha Hodges; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Jean Zurmuhlen, Betty (Mac) Franklin and Rudy (Joy) Hodges; brother-in-law, Kerney Moses; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the North Chapel with Rev. Michael O’Bannon and David Hall officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made towww.honorflight.org. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com ... https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/6/27/392541/Hodges-Herbert-H.-Sr..aspx
Carrollwood Florist Offers Custom Hand-crafted Floral Arrangements that Suit Every Occasion - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, July 09, 2019
I have used Carrollwood Florist for years now, and they have done an excellent job every time. You need not look any further for a top-quality florist. You won’t be disappointed,” commented Barry Toole, one of their happy customers. They provide same-day flower delivery in Tampa and deliver fresh flowers, plants, gifts and more to Tampa, Odessa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, New Port Richey, Trinity, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Odessa, Brandon, Riverview, Zephyrhills, Dade City. “We receive a fresh, seasonal assortment of flowers every day and will only send out the highest quality blooms,” added the spokesperson of Carrollwood Florist finally. About Carrollwood Florist:With over two decades of experience in the industry, Carrollwood Florist is committed to supplying fresh, handcrafted floral arrangements for their customers to suit any occasion. Visit https://www.carrollwoodflorist.com/ for more information. Media ContactCompany Name: Carrollwood FloristContact Person: Larry MontesanoEmail: Send EmailPhone: 813-962-1917Address:11745 N Dale Mabry Highway City: TampaState: FloridaCountry: United StatesWebsite: www.carrollwoodflorist.com... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4357325
Local florist delivers unique art full of color, movement - Greenville JournalTuesday, May 21, 2019
Whitworth said.Because the former mall that now houses county operations will be torn down, the developer and the county have a wonderful opportunity to design from the ground up, said Barry Nocks, professor emeritus of city and regional planning at Clemson University and former member of the city’s planning commission and Design Review Board.“In a way, it could make a new town area,” he said. “They have the opportunity to be creative and efficient, and make it an important part of Greenville. With Main Street and the West End, it could create a triangle of activity.”Traffic will be a challenge, Nocks said.“Any time you double or triple the density of activities, it’s going to strain existing capacities,” he said. “They’ll have to have other ways to get there so you don’t have to get in a car. They’ll need to think carefully about the back streets. They need to make it attractive and feasible to walk with site lines and well-defined walking routes.”Whitworth, who said the city hasn’t had discussions with the developer, said the city will be interested in how the development’s design will minimize impacts on traffic. The city will also look at other elements like parking, green space, and how trash is picked up. The development will likely require a zoning change, she said.“County Square is a 360-degree site. It faces Church Street, the park, the Governor’s School, and Haynie-Sirrine,” she said. “There’s no opportunity to back-door anything.”Kirven said County Square is more than an extension of downtown.“It’s a test bed to demonstrate how the future looks in an urban environment,” he said. “It’s a clean slate where we can design and create a smart urban environment for the future. This is going to be evolutionary. https://greenvillejournal.com/2019/04/16/local-florist-delivers-art-full-of-color-movement/
Perspective | This D.C. florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - The Washington PostThursday, May 02, 2019
Cuba’s Fidel Castro was hidden from view by Caruso green garlands on a 1959 visit. The florist’s all-time customer list has featured Washington Post cartoonist Herblock, the late Mayor Marion Barry, the Washington Nationals, television/radio host Larry King, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, astrologer Jeanne Dixon, civil rights and women’s rights activist Dorothy Height and half the hotels in town.Florist shops in the United States average about $350,000 in revenue a year and pocket about $50,000 in profit, according to the Society of American Florists. With $2 million in revenue, Caruso must be raking in profit.Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Washington PostRob Mittemeyer of Caruso Florist loads flowers into the van for delivery within a 25-mile radius of downtown Washington.“The business supports a lot of people,” said Mike Caruso, 59, Phil’s son who runs the day-to-day operations at the florist. Four Carusos work there; three brothers and father Phil, who is the president. There are 23 full-time employees and five trucks delivering flowers seven days a week. The big expenses are labor and flowers. [Here’s how rich you have to be not to worry about getting dragged from a plane]The five trucks together typically make more than 100 deliveries a day, dropping off fruit baskets at hospitals, flowers at churches and a dozen roses at a Potomac home. Ninety-five percent of orders arrive by phone and Internet. The business has computer files on thousands of its regular customers. About 40 deliveries are standing weekly orders for drop-offs at the University Club, a dentist’s office, the hotels and a law office — anything within a 25-mile radius of downtown. Caruso Florist is known for higher-end pricing and service, with orders from $35 for a basic arrangement to $30,000 to decorate the Hay-Adams for an over-the-top wedding. Mike Caruso arrives before sunrise every Monday. He spends the morning organizing the day, which may mean unloading 1,000 roses flown in from Ecuador or checking on the Gerbera daisies that just arrived from Canada’s eastern provinces at 6:30 a.m. “We have five trucks out on the road today,” Mike said last Monday. “Probably close to 100 deliveries. August is the slowest month of the year. Once Congress goes out, things kind of calm down.”December, February and May make up half the business. There are three weeks of heavy traffic leading up to Christmas. Mother’s Day is bustling. And then, of course, Val... https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/this-dc-florists-secret-to-surviving-114-years-and-four-generations/2017/08/18/ee1a0152-836e-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more email@example.com 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/