Lombard Flower Shop News
The 4 Best Florists In Baltimore - CBS BaltimoreTuesday, May 21, 2019
Enchanted Petals FloristPHOTO: ENCHANTED PETALS FLORIST/YELPEnchanted Petals Florist, a florist located downtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 17 Yelp reviews. Head over to 300 E. Lombard St. to see for yourself. https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/02/10/the-4-best-florists-in-baltimore/
Local Florist Makes Special Bouquets For Las Vegas Victims - CBS Boston / WBZTuesday, October 10, 2017
Rocheford said.Katie Rocheford in her shop (WBZ-TV)She put up a sign outside, ‘Bouquets for Las Vegas’ and people started to pour into her shop. Cherylanne Lombardi was one of them. “I think when we all come together to do something kind for others it matters and it makes a difference, a small difference in people’s lives but this has been a tragedy for our nation,” she said.Outside Katie Rocheford shop (WBZ-TV)Maybe some families suffering will know a shopkeeper in Massachusetts is thinking of them. “It’s something that makes me feel like I am doing something and it is also giving all the people this opportunity to feel like they are doing something to,” Rocheford said.It is a small gesture but at least it is a little representative of what America is all about, everyday people helping each other out. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/06/florist-special-bouquets-las-vegas-shooting-victims/
King of flowers Thierry Boutemy draws on his roots for secret garden - The Australian Financial ReviewTuesday, May 02, 2017
Palazzo Borromeo d'Adda. Its neoclassical facade gives onto the bustling Via Manzoni, but the secluded courtyard could be in the far-flung fields of Lombardy. Especially after the Brussels-based French florist Thierry Boutemy ratcheted up the bucolic several notches with his avenue of arches composed of herbs, citrus fruits, cucumber and Polish rye.That mélange was no accident – these are the key ingredients of the luxury vodka brand, Belvedere, patrons of this delicious secret garden. In splendid bloom but bound to die – in many ways Thierry Boutemy's floral arrangements for Marie Antoinette mirrored the fate of the doomed queen. SuppliedIt's been 11 years since Thierry Boutemy shot to stardom as the official florist for Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, starring Kirsten Dunst. Omnipresent, the flowers in the film play their own cameo, as vital to the drama as is Asia Argento as the blousy Comtesse du Barry. While they were in abundance, they were not used to excess."The 18th century is a time I have always been drawn to," says Boutemy. "And while it is usually thought of as a time of incredible excess, in floral terms if wasn't about sophistication, it was about an elaborate simplicity. In the film, we only used natural flowers, flowers that were used at the time." Anemones, ranunculus, poppies, periwinkles, wild roses – it wasn't the preciousness of the blooms that counted, it was the way they were deployed: asymmetrically, with extravagant imperfection. In splendid bloom but bound to die – in many ways Boutemy's bouquets symbolised Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette's dramatic coda to the Bourbon line.Natural understanding"On the set of Marie Antoinette, Sofia barely spoke to me. But there was a natural understanding, as if we were on the same wave length. She is incredibly grounded, simple, normal."These are words the florist, born in rural Normandy, applies also t... http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/king-of-flowers-thierry-boutemy-draws-on-his-roots-for-secret-garden-20170420-gvohjn
Mother's Day Flowers in Philly - Metro.usWednesday, May 11, 2016
Sunday. Swing by before brunch for a farm-fresh arrangement, and don't forget a bag of croissants—your mom deserves croissants.Open Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Second and Lombard streets, Thefoodtrust.org Petit Jardin en VilleBoasting French-trained florists, this Old City gem feels more like a Parisian boutique. The fleurs are second to none—if you can find prettier peonies, we'll eat them—and their selection of Francophile gardening tools make the perfect gift add-on.134 N. Third St., Petitjardinenville.comRELATED: Gifts that say, 'You're the best, mom'Cottage FlowersMain Line go-to Cottage Flowers is known for their modern-rustic wedding designs, but the charming studio does holiday and seasonal arrangements, as well. Warning: Once you see their flower crowns, you will be unable to resist their flower crowns—are you ready to show up to brunch in a flower crown?222 Roberts Lane, Malvern, Cottageflowersdesign.com... http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/mother-s-day-flowers-in-philly/zsJpec---BEYWXBgZqTM/
Pig with pink toenails found in flower bed - WWAY NewsChannel 3Friday, December 04, 2015
Facebook page in the hopes that its owner will come forward. They wrote: ‘Recognize this porker? She was on the lam and we were chasing bacon this morning on Lombardy Drive. It likely is someone’s escaped pot-bellied pig. She had faded pink painted toenails and she adores dog treats.’For now, the pig is in custody of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. http://www.wwaytv3.com/2015/11/30/pig-with-pink-toenails-found-in-florida/
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/