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Carrollwood Florist Offers Custom Hand-crafted Floral Arrangements that Suit Every Occasion - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, July 09, 2019
Carrollwood Florist. Their catalog for newborn baby bouquets contains different selections including Grayson, Bella, Rosalie, Poppy, Jonah, Wilma, Lena, Charlotte, Lionel, Hansel, Jack, Harry and more, all available year round. At Carrollwood Florist, one of the leading flower shops in Tampa, they specialize in custom designing floral arrangement to meet the requirements of the occasion. The spokesperson continued, “To us, flowers are the finishing touch to every occasion, both somber and sweet. They’re the warmth and personality of the room, a touch that sets a good event apart from a great event. You can rest assured that your order will be personally cared for by our in-house professional floral experts.” If you are looking for indoor or outdoor plants to liven up the atmosphere, they have got a separate section of the catalog for plants. It features a jumbo dishgarden, white orchid, purple orchid, peace lily plants, croton plant, rubber plant, corn plant, and more. “I have used Carrollwood Florist for years now, and they have done an excellent job every time. You need not look any further for a top-quality florist. You won’t be disappointed,” commented Barry Toole, one of their happy customers. They provide same-day flower delivery in Tampa and deliver fresh flowers, plants, gifts and more to Tampa, Odessa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar, Dunedin, New Port Richey, Trinity, Land O' Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Odessa, Brandon, Riverview, Zephyrhills, Dade City. “We receive a fresh, seasonal assortment of flowers every day and will only send out the highest quality blooms,” added the spokesperson of Carrollwood Florist finally. About Carrollwood Florist:With over two decades of experience in the industry, Carrollwood Florist is committed to supplying fresh, handcrafted floral arrangements for their customers to suit any occasion. Visit https://www.carrollwoodflorist.com/ for more information. Media ContactCompany Name: Carrollwood FloristContact Person: Larry MontesanoEmail: Send EmailPhone: 813-962-1917Address:11745 N Dale Mabry Highway C... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4357325
Deaths for the week of June 14, 2019 - The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaTuesday, June 25, 2019
Her parents and countless extended family members perished.The three sisters immigrated to the U.S. after the war, living at first in New York, where Ruth found employment as a hair washer in a Helena Rubenstein salon. Following her sisters westward, she relocated to San Francisco and met Julius, whom she married in 1952. First renting a flat where Larry was born in 1952, they purchased a house in Laurel Heights prior to the birth of Bob in 1955.Ruth’s greatest joy was her family. She also found time for various other pursuits, including her own interior decorating business. Despite having only a seventh-grade education, Ruth was fluent in seven languages.Ruth will be missed by her family and many friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Julius, parents Hermann and Simcha Goldberg, and sisters Hella Margolin and Estelle Kiefer.A graveside service was held on June 12.Donations in Ruth’s memory can be made to Shelters for Israel, 228 S. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 and Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090.Pearl J. ZeimerPearl J. ZeimerPearl J. Zeimer passed away peacefully in Corte Madera, California three months before her 102nd birthday. She was the beloved wife of the late Danny Zeimer, who predeceased her in 1995. Loving and cherished mother to her daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Jonathan Fink, and her twin sons, David and Gilbert Zeimer, their wives, Renée Zeimer and Ellen Young. Loving aunt to Devorah Joseph. Adored “Baba” to her grandchildren Courtney Fink, Whitney Fink and Ben Shalant, Jamie and Adam York, Hilary and Sara Zeimer. Great-grandmother of twins Danny and Layla York and Eponine Shalant.A native San Franciscan, Pearl’s passion was always her family, keeping them close and watching them grow and prosper. Family vacations included summers in Sonoma, winters in Palm Springs, Hawaii and Mexico. Pearl loved entertaining and was the consummate hostess, known for her brisket and chopped liver. We commend her long and remarkable life as the matriarch of our family. We are very thankful for the care she received to help maintain her dignity and independence over the last three years.A private family service was planned in San Francisco. Donations can be sent to Hospice By The Bay in Marin County, 17 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Larkspur, CA, 94939, the American Cancer Society or your favorite Jewish charity.Michael Evan ZlotJuly 1, 1974–June 10, 2019Michael Evan ZlotMichael was born at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He is the third son of Mary and Harold Zlot of Ross, California, and youngest brother of Andrew and Jefferey Zlot of Marin County. Michael grew up in the town of Ross and graduated from Ross School and Redwood High School.Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Michael became an avid sports fan, participating in Little League baseball and downhill skiing at Squaw Valley. He also nurtured a passion for professional sports and was a dedicated fan of the Oakland A’s and Dallas Cowboys, to the chagrin of his friends and siblings.His dedication to sports was matched only by his loyalty in relationships. Michael was a steadfast friend and a loyal brother and son. Michael attended both the University of the Pacific and the University of Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Michael wa... https://www.jweekly.com/2019/06/14/deaths-for-the-week-of-june-14-2019/
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations don’t care so much about a perfect bloom. Instead they want garden color and low maintenance, and they’re also averse to using harmful chemicals in the garden,” VanCleave said.“Some want flowering power, while others grow them for sentimental reasons,” VanCleave said. “My rose garden began with one rose to honor my mother after she passed away. I now have around 185.”Along with beauty, roses offer a great deal of utility around the landscape, including erosion control, salt endurance and appeal to pollinators — especially varieties whose blooms open fully to expose their stamens.“Most roses are more drought-hardy than people think and can tolerate drier conditions, although during these times your flowering and plant size are diminished,” said Anthony Tesselaar, president and co-founder of Anthony Tesselaar Plants in Silvan, Australia, which markets Flower Carpet roses.Surveys continue to identify roses as everyone’s favorite flower — even people who don’t have gardens, Marriott said. ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Victor-Farmington Rotarians learn about floral design - MPNnow.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
On May 8, the New York State Police will offer a presentation on underwater recovery programs. April is a busy time for the club’s youth exchange student, Joaquin Ellena Murature from Argentina. His mother recently gave birth to a baby boy, Jeremias. When Murature returns home in July, he will have a new brother. The club sent a congratulatory card signed by club members to the family. Murature is a member of the track team at school. He recently learned about archery and the use of a longbow under the tutelage of Rotarian Jim Crane at his place of business, Jim’s Archery, on state Route 96 in Farmington. Murature attended a three-day weekend hosted by the Rotary Club of Avon for Rotary exchange students. ... https://www.mpnnow.com/news/20190415/victor-farmington-rotarians-learn-about-floral-design/1
Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court - The New York TimesWednesday, April 03, 2019
He asked the 11 white jurors who were eventually seated an average of one question each.In that disparity, Justice Elena Kagan said, “the numbers themselves are staggering.”Justices Alito and Sonia Sotomayor both suggested that Mr. Evans should have been taken off the case long ago.“Could the attorney general have said, you know, enough already, we’re going to send one of our own people?” Justice Alito asked Mr. Davis, the state’s lawyer.Under Mississippi law, Mr. Davis replied, state officials can step in only when requested by local ones like Mr. Evans, and there was no such request in the Flowers case. “So that was not an option in this case,” he said.Much of the argument delved into Mr. Evans’s stated reasons for striking jurors in the sixth trial.Justice Stephen G. Breyer described the characteristics of two potential jurors, one black and one white. Both were women in their mid-40s who had completed some college, strongly favored the death penalty and had some professional interactions with members of Mr. Flowers’s family. Justice Breyer suggested that race had been the decisive factor.Justice Elena Kagan seemed to agree, noting that the black potential juror had an uncle who worked as a prison guard and a relative who had been victim of a violent crime. “Except for her race,” Justice Kagan said, “you would think that this is a juror that a prosecutor would love when she walks in the door.”The justices had varied responses to whether the reasons offered by Mr. Evans appeared to be pretexts for racial discrimination. But there was something like a consensus that Mr. Evans’s past conduct tipped the balance in Mr. Flowers’s favor.Mr. Flowers’s case was the subject of season-long examination by the podcast “In the Dark,” which raised substantial questions about his guilt. In February, the podcast won a George Polk award, a prestigious journalism prize, for its work about the case.While the Supreme Court seemed likely to rule that the jury selection in Mr. Flowers’s latest trial was marred by unconstitutional racial discrimination, setting up the possibility of a seventh trial, its ruling is unlikely to establish any fresh legal principles.Justice Kavanaugh said the key principle in the Batson decision was sufficient to address the matter. “You can’t just assume that someone’s going to be favorable to someone because they share the same race,” he said.div class="css-1fanzo5 StoryBodyCompa... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/us/politics/clarence-thomas-speaks-supreme-court.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