Fairfield Flower Shop News
Katy Dalton Acquires Fairfield Floral Business, Launches Blossoms & Blooms - Fairfield Sun TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Without missing a beat, Fairfield and area residents will continue to be served by a local florist.With the recent sale of the building that had housed In The Garden Floral, new owner of the building, Andy Watson, sold the floral business to Fairfield’s Katy Dalton. Katy’s business will be Blossoms & Blooms. For now, Katy will operate from her home.Katy grew up in Fairfield. Her grandma, Loyann Kimmery, owned and operated the flower shop when Katy’s dad, Tim Kolste, was growing up.Katy graduated from Fairfield High School in 1998. She has an associate degree in Interior Design from MSU-COT and she received her certificate in floral design from The Floral Design Institute in Portland, Oregon. Over the years Katy has worked at several different floral shops in the area: Electric City Conservatory, Kranz Flower and Gifts, and Great Falls Floral. She also worked at Bitterroot Floral in Missoula. When Joan Myrhe, at In The Garden Floral, needed extra help during the holidays or while she was on vacation ... https://www.fairfieldsuntimes.com/news/local/katy-dalton-acquires-fairfield-floral-business-launches-blossoms-blooms/article_a355a62e-57db-11e9-8b38-7fe643195f52.html
Richard Rico: A bouquet for the Rose - TheReporter.ComTuesday, March 19, 2019
Their daughter Janet Lopez Balcom took over the shop in 1990, with a hand up from husband Curtis, for 31 years a fleet manager for Solano County. The family opened Rose Florist in Fairfield, managed by Janet’s brother, David, and his wife Juanita. The family roots run deep here; siblings and Papa John graduated Vaca High; Rose, from Winters High. It’s as hometown as it gets. It’s a picture of kids who helped out at the shop, most likely after school; a kind of mom-and-pop that blossomed and smelled of lavender. Fairfield Rose will continue as Janet retires to take care of her mom, Original Rose. Barbara McCune owns the Garden Chapel, Milton Carpenter Funeral Home in Dixon, and the florist cottage. She hopes for another flower tenant, a perfect fit for 62 years. McCune has been serving generations for 80 years. There’s another bouquet.* * *PICKING a half-term city council member to fill the seat vacated by Ron Rowlett when he was elected mayor in November wasn’t supposed to be easy, and it wasn’t. The four-member council had three choices: Name Raymond Beaty outright—the next highest vote-getter in November; call for a special election, for an estimated $500,000; or throw it open to applicants. That was favored by the mayor, and the rest agreed. But it took a turn later when new Councilman Nolan Sullivan announced he preferred that a special election make the decision for them; he said the job was too important for the council to make the choice. Not only did that throw applicants a curve, it blew chances for the new council to appear unified. The 14 applicants (one was ill Monday) had gone through weeks of preparation for interviews, in public and on camera, from the panel of four. But then the playing field changed. During the first round, Councilman Mashburn nominated Vaca school board president Sherrie Mahlberg, and Mayor Rowlett nominated city serv... https://www.thereporter.com/2019/01/13/richard-rico-a-bouquet-for-the-rose/
Think Spring With Floral Works from the Archives of American Art - ArtfixDailyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Dorr Bothwell (1902-2000); Joseph Cornell (1903-72); Helen Lundeberg (1908-99); Marisol (1930-2016); Nanae Momiyama (1924-2002); Louise Nevelson (1899-1988); Fairfield Porter (1907-75); Emilio Sanchez (1921-99); Rudolph Schaeffer (1886-1988); and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942).“The study of nature has long fascinated artists both for personal pleasure and to help inform their studies of line, color, pattern, and light. The range of work in this exhibition is a testament to the never-ending power of nature to inspire some of America’s most renowned artists. The various perspectives highlight the cross-pollination of ideas between the natural world and American art history, and, more broadly, the fruitful intersection of art and science,” said Kate Haw, Director of the Archives of American Art.This exhibition was organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Archivists, horticulturalists, artists, curators, educators, and gardeners were invited to contribute to exhibition research and didactics by examining the many facets of flora.In conjunction with the exhibition the Archives of American Art has commissioned artist Louise Jones, also known as Ouizi, to create a mural painting titled “Adaptation Nocturne” for the inside the Lawrence A. Fleischmann Gallery. Jones is best known for her public art murals depicting flowers in a grandiose, larger-than-life scale. Inspired Archives collections, Jones’ mural will feature a bouquet of real and imagined wildflowers, weeds, and horticultural knockouts altogether, making a beautiful and diverse bouquet. Bloom: Flowers from the Archives of American Art is on view March 1 – October 6, 2019, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (8th and F Streets) in Washington, D.C. www.aaa.si.edu Complementing Bloom is the exhibition Orchids: Amazing Adaptations, on view through April 28, 2019, in the capacious, glass-ceilinged Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the Reynolds Center. The Kogod Courtyard is directly adjacent to the Archives’ Fleischman Gallery. A joint collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, the United States Botanic Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery, Orchids: Amazing Adaptations will fill the courtyard with hundreds of orchids of stunning variety. ... http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/5196-bloom-flowers-from-the-archives-of-american-art
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm SpringsTuesday, August 28, 2018
Bob received the Connecticut Florist of the Year Award in 2005. City Line, located in a quaint New England town of 30,000 people, has been voted "Best Florist in Fairfield County" for several consecutive years and won the 2018 Small Business Success Award in Trumbull. They're a top 100 member of Teleflora and have received the Connecticut Business & Industry Association Family Business Award. The business is very active in the local community with churches, schools and area organizations. They are dedicated participants in SAF's Petal It Forward campaign. Today, Nicole Palazzo represents the company's fouth generation, helping to run the shop alongside her mom and uncle, handling daily work and bringing the florist to a new level with marketing and social media. Nicole has been named to Florists' Review's "Top 35 under 35" list and she is on the board of the Connecticut Teleflora Unit, president-elect of the Connecticut Florists Association and a founding member of the SAF Next Gen Floral Pros Facebook group. Gould's Flowers Lockport, New York In 1878 John H. Gould left his career as an English Gardener to come to America and planted his first crop of vegetables in Middleport, New York. From veggies, he later tried his hands at flowers. Calla Lilies being his first floral crop. It was his Son, John B. Gould who opened the first of the family's flower shops in Middleport, Albion and Medina. Then came the first location in Lockport, on Locust near Main St. The shop relocated to 83 Locust St. where Gould's has been servicing customers since 1952. John B. & Barbara Gould have spent years making the shop a family tradition. Their four children spent many years in the shop. Janet Gould, the youngest of the fourth-generation time-honored tradition, manages day to day operations of the shop. She works alongside her Mother, Barbara, Niece, Kylee (Gould) Peters (who is a fifth generation Gould) and loyal staff. Janousek Florist & Greenhouse Inc. Omaha, Nebraska Now in their fourth generation, Janousek Florist originally opened in 1913 to serve the people of Omaha with the freshest flowers possible. Since then, they have been delivering to the entire Omaha Metro area with their own fleet of delivery vehicles and pride themselves on accommodating their customers' requests. Edward and Fred Janousek founded Janousek Florist & Greenhouse Inc. as a wholesale business in 1913 inside a cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. Edward and Fred began to grow their own seasonal flowers and plants and over the last century and through four generations, they have maintained their position as the premier florist and greenhouse in Omaha. Ervin and Eddie Janousek ran the business from 1956 to 1983. Donald Janousek took over in 1983 and continues to run it with his son, Eric. While the days of delivering their flowers by streetcar are long gone, the Janousek family continu... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069973
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Jean Casto Hilton of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mike Werry of Belpre, and Christine Faber Sauters of Pomeroy;1963 (55th anniversary) — Jerry Shamblin of Madison, Tenn., Mary Jane Douglas Daggett of Fairfield, Ohio, Sandra Wells McCallister of Cutler, Ohio, David Borden of Senoia, Ga., Tracy Schrinsher of Crossville, Tenn., William Murray of Columbus, Douglas and Sandra London Moore of Piketon, James Gilbert of Springfield, Donald Brown of Columbus, Jennifer Lohse Sheets, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, Rosetta Lisle Redovian, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Allen Downie and Roger Young, all of Pomeroy, George Starcher of West Columbia, W.Va., and Rick Crow of Syracuse;1964 — Jennifer Crew Solomon of Chester, S.C., Keith Whaley of Lancaster, Karen Miller Gilbert of Springfield, Danny Smith of South Point, Don Mayer, Yvonne Young and Donna Hatfield, all of Pomeroy;1965 — Hazel Phelps Cleland of Dupont, Ind., Susanne Arnold Fitzgerald of Olathe, Kan., Carla Werry of Belpre, Don Cullums, Donna Hauck Carr, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson, all of Pomeroy, George Harris of Middleport, and John Curd of Holly, Mich.;1966 — Gail St.Clair of Middleport, Mary Klein of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Dottie Phelps Will of Pomeroy, Bill Francis of Reedsville, and Don Napper of Pataskala;1967 — Ron Logan of Middleport;1968 (50th anniversary) — Beverly Beaver Smith of Marcellus, Mich., Pam Crew Napper of Pataskala, Carla Norton King of Mason, W.Va., Hilda Young Roush of Mason, W.Va., Maurisha Durst Nelson of Pickerington, Penny Hayes Holcomb of Lithopolis, Robert Murphy of Racine, Shelia Faulk Hollon of Chester, Jim and Becky Nease Anderson of Racine, Jennifer Menchini Kirby of Middleport, Sandy Bailley Mathews of Athens, Jane Wells Mitchell of Ravenswood, W.Va., Becky Hawley Ellis, Don Lambert, Jane Quivey, Janet St.Clair Peavley, Jerry Well, Paulette Hudson Harrison, John Goodwin, Sally Globokar Erwin, Loring Vaughan, Bonnie Banks Lightfoot and David Carr, all of Pomeroy.Officers elected for 2019 are William Young, President; William Francis, Vice President; Marcia Grueser Arnold and Thelma Davis Jeffers, secretary-treasurers.The executive committee elected includes Mary Scott Wise, April Shasteen Smith, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Lila Terrel Mitch, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, and Carol Strauss Kennedy.The advisory committee elected includes Norman Price, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Jean Caston Hilton, Ed Kennedy and JoAnne Jones Williams.Ted Scott, Class of 1953, who lives in Westland, Michigan, was given a free ticket to next year’s banquet. The ticket was given by Madalyn Pickett Markham of Plantation, Florida. Markham graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1936. A second free ticket given by the alumni association went to Carolyn Brown Charles (1956), who comes to the banquet every year.Sara Hawk Cullumns (1938) celebrating her 80th anniversary and Belva Glaze (1943) celebrating her 75th anniversary were given purple and white flower arrangements.Many door prizes were given out and the ladies were given potted purple and white petunias at the conclusion of the meeting.Scholarship winners were also announced. (The winners will appear in a separate article).Singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction by Joe Kennedy closed the event. Group photos were taken of the reunion classes.Submitted by Marcia Arnold, secretary-treasurer. RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Load comments ... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
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/