Bartlett Flower Shop News
Florists' long history in city - Lethbridge HeraldTuesday, December 12, 2017
Taylor was both a florist and a seed man. He had fresh-cut flowers, wedding bouquets and floral designs available in his shop on the corner of Bartlett and London Streets, or 12 Street and 7 Avenue South today.The Terrill Floral Company, which opened on 11 Street South, specialized in growing roses and carnations, as well as house and garden plants. Eventually they moved their storefront to 604 3 Ave. S. and maintained a greenhouse at 2015 6 Ave. N. The Frache brothers, who owned greenhouses at Henderson Park and on the north side of Lethbridge, bought the Terrill Floral Company in 1928. They eventually closed their operations in 1955. The 1930s saw a boom in flower shops, florists and greenhouses. The Marquis Flower Shop, originally established by the Medicine Hat Greenhouses with manager H. Coventry, was purchased by Fred Edmunson in 1938. The Marquis Flower Shop is still operating today, 79 years after it was established. It has moved storefront locations three times, from the first floor of the Marquis Hotel of 4 Avenue South, to 312 6 St. S., to its current home at 905 3 Ave. S.Lorna Perry was a clerk and assistant manager for the Marquis Flower Shop before opening her own shop, Lorna’s Flowers, in 1953 at 1508 9 Ave. S. Lorna retired in 1987 and the new owner renamed the shop Flowers on 9th.The exhibit “Say it with Flowers” is showing at the Galt Museum & Archives until Jan. 16.Your old photos, documents, and artifacts might ... http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/12/12/florists-long-history-in-city/
For love and for money, more seniors are staying employed - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, October 24, 2017
Crater High student in the late 1950s."I was working at the Craterian Theater and the Medford Flower Shop on East Main," Williams said. "I was still working there when the flower shop moved to Bartlett in the late 1950s and early 1960s."After taking time off to have four children, Williams returned to the flower shop, earning $1.85 an hour."Then a friend told me about the Red Baron (former restaurant at the Medford airport)," she said. "After six months they told me they would pay $2.50 an hour; with tips, that was a no-brainer."After 11 years, she did management stints at K & D, Shenandoah and Colony Far East restaurants. Admittedly, she was ready for a change, she said. She jumped at the opportunity to return to the floral business at Corrine's Flowers & Gifts 30 years ago."I grew up here and my kids all grew up here," Williams said. "I love the flowers, and I know the people; that's what keeps me going."Longtime customers might be the only thing that hasn't changed for older workers. Just about every workplace has been revolutionized by technological advances and regulatory reforms since those 65 and older earned their first paycheck.Long ago, flowers sold locally were shipped over the Siskiyous on a Greyhound bus out of San Francisco."Now they come in from Ecuador and Colombia by FedEx air," Williams said. "The quality of the flowers is a lot nicer, and they last a lot longer."Clientele desires and demands have changed over the decades, too."Times got busier, people got busier," Williams said. "They do a lot more one-stop shopping, so our business had to come up with other ideas to get customers back."Funerals were a bread-and-butter income stream for florist shops in the 1950s and 1960s, she said. "But a lot of people don't have services now, so we have to come up with other ideas to sell flowers. We have to give them more options."Perhaps nothing has grown more byzantine and voluminous than the U.S. tax code over the past 40 years. Medford CPA Fred Johannsen has plied his trade since 1977."It's always been a challenging profession because of continual changes in tax laws and regulations, and everything that goes with it," said the longtime partner of Johannsen, Dye & Purkeypile CPAs. "You find your niche, and your expertise keeps you going. You try not to delve into areas you're not totally familiar with."Although computer programs and e-filing rule the present, a stash of sharpened pencils and a 10-key adding machine are always within reach.At 68, he could choose other pursuits, but Johannsen is comfortable in his domain. He sees other people his age, or older, continuing their work."It crossed my mind," Johannsen said. "Why are they still doing that? It could be need, enjoyment, health insurance, or a whole slew of things. Maybe they like to get out of the house in the morning."He's thought about slowing down, but retirement has yet to join his lexicon."I never put a time frame on when I went to work here," he said. "I didn't think about retiring or walking out the door when I was 65. I enjoy my profession, and keeping busy."Sometimes, it's not the business or profession, but the employer that keeps workers on the job.Sandy Hight raised two children while working for Safeway and Albertsons before turning her attention to caring for her mother, who was struggling with Alzheimer's disease. Hight returned to the grocery business at Shady Cove Market after moving to the Upper Rogue region. When Hight's supervisor, Tami Meerten, moved on to the Edgewater Inn on the banks of the Rogue River, Hight soon followed, handling the front desk and breakfast counter."I've been working with Tami for alm... http://www.mrt.com/news/article/For-love-and-for-money-more-seniors-are-staying-12242790.php
Ask a Stoner: Why Are Marijuana Buds Called "Flower"? - WestwordTuesday, October 11, 2016
Besides, usage rules aren’t eternal, bro. Airplanes used to be called aeroplanes, but that term isn’t making a comeback anytime soon.A dispensary's garden of "flower."Lindsey BartlettDear Stoner: A friend got busted for growing pot in his back yard, which was surrounded by a very high vegetable wall and was not visible from the outside. But the sheriff proceeded to confiscate weed and issue a summons to my friend. Something is not right here.Boris C.Dear Boris: If your friend’s grow wasn’t enclosed and locked, then it was illegal. All Colorado marijuana grows, indoor or outdoor, must be private and enclosed so that no one under the age of 21 can access them. I haven’t seen your friend’s vegetable walls, but I doubt they created a private area (four walls, a ceiling and a locked entry) as defined in, and required by, Amendment 64. If it did indeed fit those requirements, then tell your friend to lawyer up and fight!Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our potline at 303-293-2222. http://www.westword.com/marijuana/ask-a-stoner-why-are-marijuana-buds-called-flower-8392054
Vernon Downs: Flowers N Songs uses stretch rally to take Zweig Filly Trot - Daily Racing FormTuesday, July 26, 2016
Royalty (Tim Tetrick) left out from the outside post nine and got to the opening quarter in 27 3/5. Swinging Royalty was challenged on the outside in the second quarter by Earn Your Wings (Jason Bartlett), and Earn Your Wings became the new leader before the 56 1/5 half.Earn Your Wings remained the boss at the 1:25 three-quarters, but favored Womans Will (Andy Miller) was first-over and just a length behind at that point. Fad Finance (Jim Morrill Jr.) tracked her from second-over, and Flowers N Songs was positioned third-over.Womans Will forged her way past Earn Your Wings in the stretch, and looked to set sail for the wire, but Flowers N Songs came wide for the drive, and she would use a 28 second final panel to get up for the victory by a length and three-quarters over Womans Will. Fad Finance would finish third."She's come along real well," said winning trainer Paul Reid. "Rich Gillock brought her back for (owner Bob Key) in the wintertime at The Meadows, and he did a great job. We've been fortunate enough to be able to race her this summer and been real happy with almost every start so far."I'll have to talk it over with Mr. Key. We were looking to go to the Hambletonian Oaks, but we'll see. After tonight's performance, I think she's earned her way there."Key also bred Flowers N Songs, a daughter of Deweycheatumnhowe. Unraced as a 2-year-old, Flowers N Songs is now seven-for-16 this season with $206,553 in earnings. She returned $18.40 for the upset win.There were also a pair of Zweig consolations... http://www.drf.com/news/vernon-downs-flowers-n-songs-uses-stretch-rally-take-zweig-filly-trot
Local Restaurants Serving Mother's Day Brunch - Milwaukee MagazineMonday, May 02, 2016
Oh, and did we mention complimentary mimosas for moms? S76 W17745 Janesville Rd., Muskego. (JP)Tess: Serving 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 414-964-8377. 2499 N. Bartlett Ave.With contributions by Joseph Boyle and Amber Jorgenson Commentscomments... http://www.milwaukeemag.com/2016/04/28/local-restaurants-serving-mothers-day-brunch/
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
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/
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