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Prince Charles And Camilla's Wedding Almost Canceled Due To These Unfortunate Events - Latin TimesTuesday, August 13, 2019
We always try to have our flowers be on point for the actual day and time of the event to make sure that everything is fresh and perfect but the flowers all had to last another day.”Queen Elizabeth Didn’t Want To Be A Part Of ItQueen Elizabeth and Prince Philip didn’t attend the civil wedding ceremony of Prince Charles and Camilla because, as per reports, it was a sign that Her Majesty disapproved of the arrangements due to religious reasons. The union was going against church teachings, and she doesn’t want to be part of it. Clarence House official handout photo of the Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony, April 9, 2005, in Windsor, England. Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty Images... https://www.latintimes.com/prince-charles-and-camillas-wedding-almost-canceled-due-these-unfortunate-events-441797
Mary E. Allgor, 90 - Coastal PointTuesday, July 23, 2019
She is survived by two sons, Christian B. Allgor and his wife, Corrie, of Doylestown, Pa., and Patrick A. Allgor and his girlfriend, Sandy Fairchild, of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Allgor of Ridley Park, Pa., and Catherine Allgor and her husband, Andrew Jacobs, of Marblehead, Mass.; four grandchildren, Danielle Allgor and her fiancé, Justin Ernst, Casey Allgor, Kiley Allgor and Jackson Allgor; and two close friends who helped take care of her, Peggy Avanzato and Fran Penn, both of Millsboro, Del.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation starting at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, Del., 19966. Interment will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Mary’s House, c/o St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church/Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church; 202 Edward St.; Georgetown, DE 19947. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com. http://www.coastalpoint.com/45951/feature/mary-e-allgor-90
Bloomin' Across Texas offers floral services in and around Pflugerville - Community Impact NewspaperTuesday, May 21, 2019
Carlene Wells is the founder of Bloomin’ Across Texas. (via Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper) Almost 30 years ago, Carlene Wells left her corporate career to pursue “something different,” she said. Her next step followed about a year later when she saw a “for sale” sign on a Pflugerville flower shop.With her mother’s help, Wells said she opened Bloomin’ Across Texas in 1992 as a full-service florist for special occasions, sympathy, gift items and more. Eleven years later, Wells opened a second location in Cedar Park.The business is first and foremost a family affair, Wells said. Her sons have worked at the shop, and when Wells’ father faced a serious illness, Bloomin’ Across Texas became a comfortable gathering location for the family to care for him, she said.Over the decades, Wells said Bloomin’ Across Texas has impacted the lives of other local families as well. Some of the shop’s first flowers decorated a wedding. Flowers followed to celebrate the birth of the couple’s children, and later their proms and weddings.“We’ve... https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/business/2019/05/14/bloomin-across-texas-offers-floral-services-in-and-around-pflugerville/
How to Get Flowers in the Foyer—If You Don’t Have a Butler - The Wall Street JournalThursday, May 02, 2019
Ford, where she started out as the designer’s personal assistant. “Ranunculus,” she says. “I bought them myself.” Many of the recipients, who included Alexandra Shulman, then editor of British Vogue; Elizabeth Saltzman of Vanity Fair; and Natalie Massenet, founder of the online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter, posted pictures on Instagram. Bromberg Hawkings’s business boomed. “It soon became clear that we needed a second van, a better website. We could see the names in the back end, celebrities and duchesses, and we were like, Shit, this is serious,” she says. The company is based in a warehouse park, next to a graveyard, in the London area of North Acton. By 9 a.m. one early spring morning, it’s been five hours since that day’s flowers arrived by truck from the Netherlands, and the Flowerbx team has already sorted them, wrapped them in brown paper and boxed them up for delivery. Bromberg Hawkings, a 44-year-old Texan who has lived in London for 15 years, steps over the flotsam of the morning’s work—torn foliage and snipped ribbon—in her black-velvet Gucci loafers. “I didn’t know that flowers were Instagrammable,” she says. Another thing she hadn’t anticipated was being asked to do events, the first being to fill London’s River Cafe restaurant with peonies for a Michael Kors launch. More recently, for a Louis Vuitton dinner in Versailles, Flowerbx created a 46-foot-long floral “chandelier” from jungle foliage and orchids; another project found Bromberg Hawkings arranging 35,000 hydrangeas on the facade of the London nightclub Annabel’s at 2 a.m. Five months after launching Flowerbx, Bromberg Hawkings sought further investment. One of the first people she approached was Massenet, who had just left Net-a-Porter. “Immediately I said I would love to invest in the company, because this was something that resonated with me from the get-go,” says Massenet. Flowerbx was the first company that Massenet personally invested in, three years before she co-founded the venture capital fund Imaginary. “Up until then I had been skeptical about people’s ability to deliver on risky ideas,” Massenet says. “Havin... https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-get-flowers-in-the-foyerif-you-dont-have-a-butler-11556800089
Linglestown Garden Club turns 75 - PennLive.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Extension – then called the Agricultural Extension Service of Pennsylvania State University – was instrumental in starting the Linglestown club as well as several others in the county.Smith says Elizabeth Trogdon, the home economist assigned to Dauphin County during and shortly after the war years, happened to like gardening and encouraged communities to found clubs.In Linglestown, Teddy Gardener (appropriately named) was the founding president in May 1944. She, along with Ann Deibler, Violet Habecker, and Anna Milliken, were the four founding members.The purpose then (and now) was to stimulate interest in floriculture, horticulture, and conservation. As with most clubs, members also were interested in beautifying the community. During the 1940s and ’50s, the Linglestown club held annual harvest contests, vying for recognition for the biggest and best plant specimens and for the best homemade canned goods.Perhaps the biggest appeal for members, though, was education – a chance to glean information from experienced gardeners and maybe share a few plants.That’s still a key component of meetings today. Most meetings center around interesting plants, tips on growing, tips on arranging flowers, and details on different gardening techniques.Says Smith: “One new member joined because she said, ‘I like flowers, and I like gardening, but I’m dumb about it. I’m here to learn.'"The Linglestown Garden Club will mark its 75th anniversary on May 8, with a celebration luncheon at the fire company.Lewisburg florist Chuck Chatham will be the guest speaker doing a demonstration of floral arrangements that will then be gifts to the club.Nine past presidents of the club also will be in attendance.Most members are from in and around Linglestown, but that’s not a requirement. Anyone can join – including men. In its 75 years, Smith said, the club has never had one as a member.Male or otherwise, if you’re interested in joining the Linglestown club, more information is available from current President Edie Weistling at 717-545-5878 or from any member. https://www.pennlive.com/gardening/2019/05/linglestown-garden-club-turns-75.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