Belleville Flower Shop News
Team flower power | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
Store, Nori’s Village Market, the post office, Tri-Lakes Home Medical Equipment and Bitters & Bones have two barrels each. Rice Furniture, Saranac Lake Wine & Liquor, Blue Moon Cafe, Belleville & Associates insurance, T.F. Finnigan menswear, Edward Jones Financial Services, Small Fortune Studio, I.B. Hunt Agency insurance, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, Tri-Lakes Center For Dentistry, Cape Air, the vacant former Scheefer’s jewelry building, Borracho Taco, Goody Goody’s, Adirondack Loon Center, Fiddlehead Bistro and Left Bank Cafe each have one barrel. The village pays for 10 planters in full: four in Riverside Park, four in the parking lot beside Berkeley Green, one in Berkeley Green and one in the Main Street parking lot. ... http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2018/09/team-flower-power/
Grandpa wants to end five-year debate: Is it a flower or a weed? - Belleville News-DemocratTuesday, June 20, 2017
This year, it grew over 3 feet high and has lots of buds, which turned purple. If it is not a flower (tame or wild) and is a weed, as my grandson says, could you please identify it? A. B. of BellevilleA: Your plant is considered a weed, and your grandson is correct. The plant is commonly called burdock (Arctium minus). This plant starts the first year as a flat plant with the leaves somewhat hugging the soil and then the second year grows upward and forms flowers. It got taller this year, as we experienced more rain. The flowers are small, red-violet disk flowers, surrounded by numerous hooks, which later form a burr. There is a taller species of burdock that is larger in all respects, great burdock (Arctium lappa).Q: My neighbor and I just noticed yesterday morning that our bannisters and our plants are covered with some kind of clear, sticky substance. In some cases, it seems to be leaving black, greasy marks on my iris, and I think it is affecting my daylily leaves. We live in an old neighborhood and have large sycamore and tulip trees on our properties. What is causing this to happen this year? We’ve been living next to each other for a long time, and we’ve not noticed this before. Is it harmful? It seems to be affecting more than just the surface of my daylily leaves. My maple tree seems to have tiny, pink bugs on it — ... http://www.bnd.com/living/magazine/article156308839.html
Services today for Verona woman killed by car - New Jersey HillsTuesday, March 14, 2017
Adaline Grace, who was also killed in the crash. The baby was expected to be born in May. Her brother, Derek J. Longo, 30, was critically injured and hospitalized.Anthony V. Casale Jr., 25, of Belleville has been charged with first degree death by auto in connection with the death of Mrs. Villanella, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Verona Police Chief Mitchell Stern.Casale was also charged with second degree assault by auto and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. In addition, Casale was also issued traffic summonses for driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence within 1,000 feet of a school, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to maintain his lane.It is alleged that at about 7:45 a.m. on Friday March 3, Villanella and her brother were waiting at a bus stop at Lakeside Avenue and Pease Avenue when a 2006 white Mitsubishi driven by Casale struck the sister and brother.Casale was scheduled to make his first court appearance in Central Judicial Processing on Wednesday, March 8. He was held in the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark pending arraignment.The investigation is being conducted by the Verona Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes/ Crash Investigative Unit.Mrs. Villanella is survived by her husband of nine years, James J. Villanella, and their daughter Isabelle Ava, 22 months. Also surviving are her parents, Derek D. and Constance "Connie" Roscoe Long... http://www.newjerseyhills.com/cg-v_observers/news/services-today-for-verona-woman-killed-by-car/article_1e343be1-5c15-54c8-8201-f972e4cd554b.html
Gift search includes grand opening, open house, girls day out - Belleville News-DemocratTuesday, November 22, 2016
Here’s a fun way to spend a day with your girlfriends: Attend the Seventh Annual Girls Day Out at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Check out 50 vendors, artisans, crafters and businesses. Admission to the shopping event is free. Lunch and a chance auction at 1 p.m., with a fashion show by Cato, is $25. You might still be able to get required reservations for that at snows.org/girlsdayout or call 618-397-6700.Ahner Florist & Greenhouses in New Baden will hold its annual Christmas Open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Take 20 to 25 percent off Christmas items.Another year, another calendar. The Belleville Historical Society wants you to get ready for the new year with its 2017 calendar. The photo theme is another dozen Belleville saloons from bygone days. (The 2016 calendar started the theme, and was very popular.) The cost is $10, and you can pick one up at Eckert’s Florist, Happy Hop Home Brew, Circa, Local Lucy's and Peace by Piece, all in downtown Belleville, as well as Dill's Floral Haven, Eckert's Country Store, Miscellaneous House and Artiste de Fleur in Belleville. Or, buy online at bellevillehistoricalsociety.org.Walking through Ben’s in downtown Belleville after lunch on Wednesday, I spied a real deal for ... http://www.bnd.com/living/magazine/article115344948.html
Schwartz, Flowers post wins at Edwardsville Invitational - Belleville News-DemocratTuesday, September 20, 2016
Edwardsville and Jake Schwartz of Waterloo rounded out the top four runners while Roland Prenzler of Edwardsville placed sixth and Ethan Price of Mascoutah placed ninth. Price is the reigning Belleville News-Democrat Class 2A Runner of the Year.Edwardsville, which had five runners in the top 15, finished with 51 points. Hillsboro (100), Mascoutah (174), Alton (187) and Champaign Central (194) rounded out the top five teams. http://www.bnd.com/sports/high-school/article102712897.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
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