Eureka Flower Shop News
This is why all of those people have flowers on their heads at Arroyo Seco Weekend - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, November 07, 2017
He went to a non-profit called “We Can” in South Los Angeles and while handing the flowers to children – the height difference and seeing the flowers above the kid’s head made for an “Eureka!” moment for Baron. •Related:From creating smells to staring at a red tube, this is art at Arroyo Seco WeekendHe even compared the moment of discovery to the famous National Geographic image, you know the one (the Afghan refugee cover). “People and flowers look better together,” said Baron. “They both look better together.”Ever since that moment, Baron has been putting flowers on people’s head everywhere. Seriously everywhere, from in front of the Louvre in Paris, to Havana, Cuba and to Corona. Oh, and you may have seen “#FlowersOnYourHead” at Coachella too (no, they are not just flower crowns). Arroyo Seco Weekend, however, was the first music festival where Baron was sponsored (by JetBlue) and the project had its own tent. Although, that did not stop them from wandering around the grounds putting flowers on the heads of attendees and even artists. •Related:Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers deliver a set packed with hits on opening night of Arroyo Seco WeekendWant to see some of these creations? Head to Baron’s Instagram or look up the hashtag “#flowersonyourhead” and you will see a plethora. And if you want to get a pristine shot of some flowers on your head, go over to the JetBlue/Muir Ranch tent, although you may just bump into Baron while walking the grounds or bump into him in front of a museum in Europe some day. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170625/this-is-why-all-of-those-people-have-flowers-on-their-heads-at-arroyo-seco-weekend
Humboldt flower growers donate to float in 2017 Rose Parade - Eureka Times StandardTuesday, January 24, 2017
Pomona.“It’s a real honor to have our flowers in the Rose Parade,” said Bill Prescott with Sun Valley Floral Farms.Prescott, who said he would watch the parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena from his home in Eureka, called it an honor that the float is being built entirely with flowers grown in the state.In total, the flower farm donated 300 tulips and 500 lilies all grown in Arcata and 16,000 green ball dianthus and 500 irises grown at their farm in Oxnard, Prescott said in an email.According to a statement from the California Cut Flowers Commission, the float is one of only four in the parade that will be built using solely California-grown flowers. Floats by Miracle-Gro, FTD and Real California Milk will also feature an exclusively Californian flower arrangement.Prescott said competition from other flower growers tends to come from out of the country, so he was glad he was able to contribute to an organization supporting native growers.Each of the float’s builders will get around the time of the parade a certificate from California Secretary of the Department of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross during a ceremony that authenticates their state-grown arrangements, according to a statement from the California Cut Flowers Commission.“The Tournament of Roses Parade really brings the beauty of agriculture to life,” Ross said in a statement. “We are thrilled that Miracle-Gro, Cal Poly Universities, FTD and Real California Milk have chosen to adorn their floats with flowers from our state’s farmers.”According to the statement, it is the sixth year in a row... http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20161227/NEWS/161229866
Ray Hunter Florist & Garden closes door on Woodhaven business - Southgate News HeraldMonday, June 27, 2016
Hunter business has been making arrangements for events since 1919.Hunter said it was simply time to focus the attention of the family-owned business in one location, at 16153 Eureka Road in Southgate, rather than the two.“We’ve really enjoyed the great years with Trenton, Woodhaven and Brownstown (Township) residents,” Hunter said. “We’re just consolidating the businesses.”Hunter said there were some retirements and a couple of the employees from the Woodhaven location have moved over to the Southgate store.“No one has lost a job because of this,” Hunter said.The success of the business stems from the many regular customers the business has gained over the years. Continued...Closing the store has been an emotional experience for many of them.Having repeat customers who depended on the florist for graduations, proms, anniversaries, weddings and many other occasions that Hunter considers “emotional events” has made the decision to close down the Woodhaven location an emotional one for staff and management as well.One of the factors that contributed to the growing customer base for the business was seeing familiar faces inside the store.“Our staff is considered part of our family,” Hunter said. “Some of them have been with us for many years.”Hunter said there have been customers who would stop by just to talk about their special event and how the business made such a difference for their occasion.Hunter said management is counting on those customers to drive just a few miles to Southgate and continue supporting their business.The growing popularity of the businesses online purchasing is another factor that contributed to the decision to consolidate the businesses.“People have different shopping patterns now,” Hunter said.An announcement of ... http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2016/06/02/news/doc574f604192742530097869.txt
Planting The Seed - NWAOnlineMonday, April 11, 2016
Saturdays starting April 23 on the square. downtownbentonville.org.BerryvilleBerryville Farmers Market — 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting April 30 on the square. 870-654-5589.Eureka SpringsEureka Springs Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 19. www.facebook.com/ESFarmersMarket.FayettevilleFayetteville Farmers’ Market — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 2, on the square. fayettevillefarmersmarket.org or 236-2910.Wren Thicket Market — 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, year-round on School Avenue. wrenthicketmarket.com.GravetteGravette Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays starting April 16 downtown. cityofgravette-ar.gov.Green ForestGreen Forest Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-noon Wednesdays starting May 4 on the square. facebook.com/GreenForestFarmersMarket or 870-654-5589.Holiday IslandHoliday Island Farmers Market — 4 p.m.-dark Fridays beginning April 1 at Veterans Memorial Park. 417-846-3616.HuntsvilleMadison County Market — 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Saturdays starting April 12 on the Huntsville square. 456-2314.JasperNewton County Farmers Market — 3-6 p.m. Fridays on the square and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the Extension Office starting April 15. 870-446-2240 or facebook.com/NewtonCountyFarmersMarket.ParisParis Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting in May in Eiffel Tower Park. parisarkansas.locallygrown.net or 847-5174.Pea RidgePea Ridge Farmers Market — 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 10 on Slack Street in front of the police department. 381-2897.RogersRogers Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. inside on Saturdays year round; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays starting April 30 at Frisco Station Mall. www.facebook.com/rogersfarmermkt or 246-8383.Siloam SpringsSiloam Springs Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 26 at City Park. siloamsprings.locallygrown.net.SpringdaleSpringdale Farmers Market — 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting May 7 at the Jones Center. springdalefarmersmarket.org or 751-3352.Mill Street Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting April 30 on Emma Avenue downtown. 966-3255 or millstmarket.com.West ForkWest Fork Garden Market — 7:30-noon Saturdays st... http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/apr/01/planting-the-seed-20160401/?features
Comprehensive field guide to New England wild flowers is published by Timber Press - EurekAlert (press release)Thursday, March 10, 2016
Carol McGarry, email@example.comWildflowers of New EnglandTimber PressAuthored by Ted Elliman and New England Wild Flower SocietyPrice $27.95. Flexibind cover. 448 pagesDisclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/newf-cfg030316.php
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/