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6 Instagram florists to inspire your summer wedding - VOGUE ParisTuesday, July 23, 2019
Take a look at our edit of the best florists Instagram has to offer, for a blossoming summer wedding...Wilderness FlowersByron Bay local Wilderness Flowers, helmed by Mikarla Bauer hones a distinctive decorative style. Nothing short of masterpieces, its floral arrangements add a touch of elegance from floor to ceiling down under.Une Maison dans les ArbresDriven by a passion for floral Japanese art and Ikabena, Miyoka Yasumoto has crystallized its reputation as one of Paris's favorite florists, best known for creations that dance on the line between visual art and floristry. Evolving ever more towards the dry flower market, Une Maison dans les Arbres has carved itself a niche in the capital's chic summer ceremonies.TulipinaLike living rainbows, Kiana Underwood's bouquets are dreamed up to mirror oil paintings. Armed with a love of color, the New Yorker shared her wisdom in Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season.Ariel Dearie FlowersA regular collaborator with New York fashion labels, Ariel Dearie takes inspiration from her New Orleans roots and the city's love of all things g... https://www.vogue.fr/wedding/article/6-instagram-florists-to-inspire-your-summer-wedding
Community deaths - Washington PostTuesday, July 23, 2019
Mr. Fant, a District resident, was born in Memphis and had lived in the Washington area since 1968. He was a tax specialist and former partner in the law firms of Cohen & Uretz and Sidley Austin.Byron Black, architectByron Black, 86, an architect with the firm of WDG Architecture who designed and directed plans for projects throughout the Washington area, died May 29 at his home in Oakton, Va. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, said a business partner, George Dove.Mr. Black was born in Roanoke and settled in the Washington area in the late 1950s. He retired in 2005 after 46 years with his firm. His work included design of office buildings in Washington and apartment buildings throughout the metropolitan area.Samuel Karson, psychologist Samuel Karson, 95, chief psychologist with the Federal Aviation Administration and later with the State Department, died May 13 at a hospital in Washington. The cause was respiratory failure and a bone marrow and blood disorder, said a son, Michael Karson.Dr. Karson, who lived in Bethesda, Md., was born in Baltimore. He was with the FAA from 1962 to 1975 and the State Department from 1977 to 1983. He was a psychologist at the Florida Institute of Technology from 1983 to 1989. He retired in 1995 after six years as a psychologist in Washington at Second Genesis, a substance-abuse treatment and prevention program.— From staff reports... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/community-deaths/2019/07/15/68a915b4-a74b-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html
VOTE: What are the top 7 florists in metro Detroit? - WXYZ DetroitTuesday, July 23, 2019
Thursday's Top 7. The poll is open now and closes at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10. VOTE HERE The florists are:Blumz by JRDesign (Detroit & Ferndale)Byron’s Flowers (Detroit)CAMflorist.com and Store (Detroit)Cardwell Florist (Livonia)Charvat The Florist, Inc. (Grosse Pointe Farms)Chris Engel's Greenhouse (Detroit)Conner Park Florist (St. Clair Shores))Flora DetroitGrace Harper Florist (Detroit)L A Hollywood Floral (Detroit)Made Floral (Northville)Red Rose Florist (Detroit)Steve Coden Flowers (Southfield)Thrifty Florist (Southfield)Viviano Flower Shop (Multiple Locations)... https://www.wxyz.com/news/vote-what-are-the-top-7-florists-in-metro-detroit
Thursday's Top 7: Best flower shops in metro Detroit - WXYZ DetroitThursday, May 02, 2019
But where do you go for the freshest flowers and super service? Here are the top 7 flower shops in Metro Detroit as selected by our 7 Action News Viewers.#7 BYRON'S FLOWERSByron's Flowers was originally established in 1913 and was the Midwest's first minority-owned retail flower shop to join FTD. They're based in Detroit's Boston-Edison community, keeping their city roots.#6 CHRIS ENGEL'S GREENHOUSEChris Engel's greenhouse comes in at number 6 For more than 135 years and 6 generations, they've called the same Southwest Detroit location home. And they're still going strong.#5 BLUMZ BY JRDESIGNSAt number 5 is Blumz by FR Designs, a floral shop and so much more. They also do weddings and events. You can find them in Detroit, Ferndale and Holly. #4 CARDWELL FLORISTLivonia-based Cardwell florist comes in the fourth spot. Want to tell someone you love them? Cardwell florist says they can help you share the love.#3 VIVIANO FLOWERS SHOPViviano Flowers shop started serving mainly Italian families in Detroit, but as the area grew, so has Viviano. They now have has six locations in metro Detroit.#2 CODEN FLOWERSThe second spot goes to Coden flowers. They're based in Southfield and say they can do traditional, modern and luxury high-... https://www.wxyz.com/news/thursdays-top-7-best-flower-shops-in-metro-detroit
Exotic plants thrive in this tropical oasis — in Connecticut - Boston.comTuesday, October 24, 2017
Cuttings are for sale, while individual lemons can be purchased during the December holiday season, when the crop is most prolific. Byron Martin, third-generation owner, stands in The Fern House, Logee’s original greenhouse, built in 1892. —Eric RothCultivating below ground under a glass roof was a popular way to conserve energy in 1918 when The Herb or Pit House was constructed. The subterranean structure filled with herbs continues to perform its task nearly a century later.In the circa 1920 Longhouse, a determined octogenarian ficus snakes along a wall through the retail area and up two flights of stairs, where tendrils fan across the ceiling in leafy green circles. Colorful passionflowers, guavas, cinnamon plants, and cacao line the shelves of The Potting House, which dates to the late 1920s. The Big House, rescued from another grower and reassembled at Logee’s after the 1938 Great New England Hurricane, shelters a 67-year-old persimmon tree, a 76-year-old jasmine, and a 107-year-old kumquat tree with six varieties of grafted citrus waiting to be picked.During the Great Depression, three of William and Ida Logee’s children sold handmade bouquets door-to-door in wealthy neighborhoods. The then-grown children continued to run the floral enterprise while William focused on his burgeoning plant collection. Son Ernest developed prize-winning hybridized begonias, and he and daughter Joy, founding members of the American Begonia Society, introduced countless begonias to the market. After Ernest’s death in 1950, Joy and her husband, Ernest Martin, a fellow horticulturist, ran Logee’s for the next two decades. In the 1960s, they eliminated the fresh-flower concept to concentrate on plants and their mail-order audience.After Ernest died in 1971, Joy continued to run the nursery with their 21-year-old son, Byron. “This was my chance to make it easier for customers to shop,” Byron recalls with a smile. “I revved up a chain saw to tame many of the unruly ‘elders’ blocking the narrow aisles.” Eight years later, when Joy made him head of the company, he undertook an important improvement: As the energy crisis loomed, he and his physicist brother, Geoffrey, hand-built a 1,200-square-foot passive solar greenhouse to save on fuel. Grower Catherine Bazinet carries a tray of bougainvillea in The Production House. —Eric RothByron continues to oversee the legendary operation with his ex-wife and business partner, Laurelynn Martin. “I was an athlete who didn’t realize the joy, stress-reducing, or thought-expanding benefits of gardening before I became part of Logee’s,” says Laurelynn. “It has changed my life, and it brings me pleasure to share my insights with others venturing into the world of plants.”Today, the company boasts a 19,000-square-foot energy-efficient greenhouse with an internal shipping department, a research laboratory, and two propagation centers under one roof. “I’m a plant geek,” says Byron. http://realestate.boston.com/design-new-england/2017/06/12/thanks-dedicated-family-exotic-plants-thrive-tropical-oasis-connecticut/
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/