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Dawn Talley-Fogleman - County 17Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Australia.She is survived by her husband James D. Fogleman who was by her side until her final breath. She is also survived by her two sons, Ronald Fogleman and Robert Fogleman; four grandchildren, Christopher, Charity, Stephen, and Wyatt Fogleman; and her two great-grandchildren, all of Gillette, Wyoming. Dawn was aunt and Godparent to both her nieces: Dr. Noelle Ballmer of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vanessa Ballmer of Katy, Texas.Dawn will be remembered for her selfless and unwavering love of her family, friends, and her dearest pets. As a rancher’s daughter, her heart was never far from home. The UT Ranch in Opal, South Dakota, holds very special childhood memories for Dawn. She attended all but one of her Opal Class reunions and maintained special friendships with her childhood friends throughout her life, such as Toby, Connie Peters, Pearl Strong, and Judy and Dave.Dawn’s greatest love was for her husband of fifty years, Jim whom she lovingly said “I do” to on May 29, 1969. Dawn stood by Jim’s side in every aspect of their life and marriage. Jim and Dawn were proud to call Gillette their home for the last 40 years, making numerous strong friendships with memories that will last forever. This past May, Jim and Dawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.Of special significance is that in every position she worked during her lifetime, Dawn’s joy came from serving others. She enjoyed being a pharmacy technician and assisting people with their medicines to alleviate their discomfort. As a florist, Dawn especially loved delivering flowers because, “The deliveries [she] made always brought smiles to everyone’s faces.”Dawn wished to be remembered in her passing as she was in life, celebrating her favorite holiday, Christmas, ... https://county17.com/2019/06/26/dawn-talley-fogleman/
Thursday's Top 7: Best flower shops in metro Detroit - WXYZ DetroitThursday, May 02, 2019
Southfield and say they can do traditional, modern and luxury high-styled arrangements. They've been family owned for nearly 60 years.#1 THRIFTY FLORISTAnd the top spot goes to Thrifty Florist. Owner Christopher Rea says there is no bigger day on the calendar for florists. "Like a typical retailer, Christmas is the holiday. For florists. It's Valentine's Day," Rea said. Thrifty Florist has been gearing up for valentines at their 16 metro Detroit locations and say you'll love their prices, but the true flower power behind this business is freshness and customer service.Now, if you want still need to get flowers to someone special in your life, you probably have to go pick them up. But you're in luck, many florists have extended hours today. https://www.wxyz.com/news/thursdays-top-7-best-flower-shops-in-metro-detroit
Wedding of the Week: Stacey Barclay and Christopher McCann - Daily RecordTuesday, March 19, 2019
The couple Bride Stacey, of Airdrie, is a self-employed hairdresser and groom Christopher, from Bothwell, is a roofer with South Lanarkshire Council. The pair met at a house party as teenagers, back in 2009. The wedding The ceremony was held at Lochside House and Hotel on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Their reception, also at the Lochside House and Hotel, was attended by 130 family and friends. Attire The bride wore a stunning gown by Tara Keely on the big day, while the groom was kitted out in the Eternal Thistle tartan kilt from Kilts 4 U. (Image: Hamilton Advertiser) Bridal party Maid of honour was Debbie Wright; bridesmaids were Jenna Blades, Megan Hamilton, Colleen Edwards, Christina McCann and Jade Cochrane; flower girls were Sophie Wright and Lucy Edwards; pageboy was Charlie Edwards; best men were Stephen Kirkland and Kieran McMahon; and ushers were Gary Barclay and Kieran Rooney. Honeymoon The newlyweds travelled to Las Vegas for their honeymoon. Photography Maureen Bell Photography. (Image: Hamilton Advertiser) Flowers Busy Lizzies Florist. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/wedding-week-stacey-barclay-christopher-14094463
79% of male Londoners will send a bunch of flowers to a loved one this Valentine's Day - London PostTuesday, February 05, 2019
Londoners sending a bunch to a loved one. To see if you should be expecting a bouquet from your partner this year, see the top 10 list of senders:JamesPaulMichaelDavidMarkChrisThomasRobertChristopherRichardShare this: Previous articleRising star London actor Sal Jobe set to wow in upcoming film Only Wolves ... https://london-post.co.uk/79-of-male-londoners-will-send-a-bunch-of-flowers-to-a-loved-one-this-valentines-day/
How to Save on Wedding Flowers - The New York TimesMonday, December 17, 2018
Danit Zamir, right, with the florist Carly Ragosta, demonstrating how flowers are reused from the first wedding to the next.By Brooke Lea FosterMarch 29, 2018When Nathalie Guedes and her husband, Christopher Zardoya, were planning their wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, they knew they wanted flowers — and lots of them. “We’re both from Miami, so we’re used to tropical plants and flowers everywhere,” she said. Still, they didn’t want to spend too much money. Centerpieces and bouquets are often thrown away after the night ends, and as architects, they believe strongly in sustainability.“Weddings can be so wasteful, so we tried to reuse as much as we could,” said Ms. Guedes, who budgeted $2,000 for florals. She and her husband used discarded squares of marble from finished architectural projects to make decorative table number plaques and seating number assignments. Then Ms. Guedes discovered Bloomerent, a company that finds ways for brides and grooms to share wedding flowers. “We loved that our flowers would have a second life,” she said. And, of course, they saved cash.figure class="css-1iimuph e1a8i6eb0" aria-label="media" role="group" itemProp="associatedMedia" itemscope itemID="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/03/25/fa... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/fashion/weddings/how-to-save-on-wedding-flowers.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/