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Morristown service for 'Muzz' Lindsley, revered coach and florist, June 8 - Morristown GreenTuesday, August 13, 2019
By Marion FillerHis given name was Angus Murray Lindsley.But to legions of friends, floral customers, students, and athletes in Greater Morristown, he was known as Muzz.They will bid him farewell on Friday, June 8, 2018. Muzz Lindsley died suddenly last week at his home in Venice, Fla. He was 76.An 11 am funeral service is scheduled at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, at the corner of Miller Road and South Street in Morristown. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.A graduate of Morristown High School and Alfred University, Lindsley became a legendary teacher, coach and athletic director at several area schools, including St. Bernard’s, Morristown-Beard, Bayley Ellard, the Lafayette Learning Center and Morristown High.For many years he also ran Elliott’s Flower Shoppe, the family business on Morris Avenue.Lindsley’s passions were sports and flowers. An arrangement from Elliott’s was a work of love, but basketball and the Red Sox were even dearer to his heart.Retired Superior Court Judge Kenneth MacKenzie, also a graduate of Morristown High, knew Muzz as a player and l... https://morristowngreen.com/2018/06/08/morristown-service-for-muzz-lindsley-revered-coach-and-florist-june-8/
Dining by Design event set Aug. 18 to benefit Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center - The AdvocateTuesday, August 13, 2019
Spaces by Erin Tew, Erin DeBossier Tew.Silver-level table designers are Trey Marino’s Central Florist & Gifts, Trey Marino III; The Plantation Florist, Kali Marionneaux; Bee’s Wedding and Event Floral Designs, Eric and Carolyn Fredricks; and A Cottage Path, Lea Richardson.Bronze-level table designers are The Flower Girls, Kathy Broha and Staci Duhé; Mandy Mey Kinchen Designs, Mandy Mey Kinchen; Alexander’s Highland Market, Angel King, Kelly and Lathan Alexander; and Original Heroman’s Florist, Zachary, David Heroman.The Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, located on 56 acres in Baton Rouge, is open to all regardless of religious affiliation. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_c6cf244c-ac93-11e9-827d-e317163c1e69.html
Okanagan florist donates flowers for smile week - Similkameen SpotlightTuesday, August 13, 2019
A Kelowna florist has donated hundreds of smiling mugs, filled with flowers to non-profit organizations across the city.Burnetts Florist has doled out 370 mugs in celebration of Teleflora’s Make Someone Smile Week, from July 21 to 27.“The whole thing is bringing the community together and giving people something that doesn’t always get anything,” said Natalie Tocker, owner of Burnetts Florist.Tocker asked the community what charities Burnetts should focus on delivering the flowers to and the answer was Starbright Children Development, Mama to Mama, Lake Country CONNECT, Bayshore Home Health, Village at Smith Creek, BC Cancer—Kelowna and Fernbrae Manor.READ MORE: The owners of Winfield Bakery in Lake Country are as sweet as their donutsTocker alongside two of her visiting grandchildren and many community volunteers, put together bouquets in yellow mugs, that retail from $40 to $55.“It’s kind of the whole thing of giving back,” Tocker said. “The community gives to us all the time.”Last year was the first year Burnetts participated in the event. They donated 200 mugs. Tocker said they are looking forward to 2020s Make Someone Smile Week.“We will push it as far as our... https://www.similkameenspotlight.com/news/okanagan-florist-donates-flowers-for-smile-week/
Denver’s Top 5 Florists - CBS DenverTuesday, August 13, 2019
Denver, using both Yelp data and our own touch of baby’s breath to produce a ranked list of where to explore next time you’re in the market for florists.Bella Calla Floral And Botanical StudioFirst up is Whittier’s Bella Calla Floral and Botanical Studio, situated at 3100 Downing St., Unit A. With 4.5 stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp, the florist and floral designer spot has proven to be a local favorite.The Ruffly RosePlatt Park’s The Ruffly Rose, located at 1611 S. Pearl St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews.Babylon FloralBabylon Floral, a florist in City Park West, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 86 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1223 E. 17th Ave. to see for yourselfDiz’s Daisys Flower ShopOver in Highland, check out Diz’s Daisys Flower Shop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 76 reviews on Yelp. You can find the florist at 2709 W. 38th Ave.Ed Moore FloristAnd then there’s Ed Moore Florist, a South Park Hill favorite with 4.5 stars out of 54 reviews. Stop by 6101 E. Colfax Ave. to hit up the next time you’re in the mood.Article provided by Hoodline. https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/denvers-top-best-5-florists/
Wholesale market selling local flowers blooms in Spokane - The Spokesman-ReviewTuesday, August 13, 2019
Tia Rojan sees an emerging trend of green weddings and wildflower bouquets. Rojan started growing flowers 12 years ago at her Garland District home. At her urban farm In Bloom, she hosts floral arrangement parties, wedding workshops and flower-crown parties. When Rojan can’t grow all the flowers for a wedding, she follows the principle “grown not flown” and uses flowers from other local growers. The 12 flower farmers at the market grow a large variety of flowers, from snapdragons to sunflowers. While the farms are as unique as the farmers, they came together to form the Inland Northwest Flower Market this year for a common good: to help each other sell their flowers without having to go to a wholesaler or to individual florists. The market has several florists who have become regular customers, including Toi Mulligan, owner of Monroe Street’s The Gilded Lily.She came to the first market the growers held and never looked back. The flowers are fresher and last longer than the flowers from wholesalers, Mulligan said. Snapdragons from wholesalers, for example, come stiff and tall, Mulligan said. “I want crazy. They have different shapes,” Mulligan said of the snapdragons she finds at the Inland Northwest Flower Farmers Market. “I think there is more movement and beauty in the farmer-grown type.” Many of the growers started with large gardens and a passion for flowers.Zandy Russell spent much of her life traveling the world with her husband, a U.S. government employee.After her husband died seven years ago, she had a “big lifestyle change” that included lots of time in the garden. Russell met some local flower farmers when she took a floral design class at Spokane Community College. Her teacher and classmates encouraged her to create a business from her massive garden – that business is Zandy’s Garden. “I gathered up my courage, and I bundled up the things that I had and started selling to the wholesalers,” Russell said. “It worked, and I couldn’t believe it.” With the creation of the Wednesday flower market, the flower farmers have created a tight-knit community. “I love the camaraderie of the growers,” Russell said. “We find out we all have the same problems.” The group shares tips and encourages each other, Lango said.“I don’t think I could have done it by myself,” she said. “It’s the most delightful thing when you get a group of people with the same goals, all together supporting each other,” said Kellie Rizzie of Cabbage Hill Flower Farm. The group is proud of the progress the market has already made.“I’m so excited and proud of us for what we’ve thrown together in a year,” Rojan said. The wholesale market had humble beginnings in the p... https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/11/wholesale-market-selling-local-flowers-blooms-in-s/
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/