Prospect Heights Flower Shop News
Nipped in the bud: Combo bar and florist forced to quit the plant biz by city - Brooklyn PaperWednesday, July 05, 2017
Stems Brooklyn, which runs Sycamore’s flower shop arm, is still taking orders, and plans on opening a new location in Prospect Heights in August, according to the rep.Updated 9:05 pm, July 3, 2017©2017 Community News GroupToday’s news:Share on TwitterTweetShare on FacebookSubscribeGet our stories in your inbox, free.Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/27/dtg-ditmas-park-sycamore-flower-shop-closed-2017-07-07-bk.html
Where To Buy Plants In Brooklyn - BKLYNERTuesday, April 18, 2017
While you will find herbs and some plants at most greenmarkets to fill a kitchen garden planter, Grand Army Plaza has a much better selection.Natty GardenNatty Garden, 636 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights. Easily accessible by either the C train to the Clinton-Washington station (and then walk two blocks south) or via the B65 bus to Dean Street. The shop is on the southwest corner of Dean Street + Washington Avenue. [email protected], 718-483-8833Chick’s Nursery, 8410 New Utrecht Avenue, Bensonhurst, great selection, (718) 256-8336, open 7:30am-6:30pmTamilio Nursery, 3025 Avenue U, Marine Park / Sheepshead Bay, 718-934-1355. Great selection, open 7:30am-6:30pmTrue Value Hardware stores in our neighborhoods usually have a good selection, Home Depot should not be overlooked and has a number of locations in Brooklyn, as does Lowes, though the selection is usually smaller than Home Depot.Brooklyn Wholesale Market, 641 Ovington Ave, Bay Ridge gets good reviews on Yelp.CUTE / SPECIALTYSeasons– 358 Stuyvesant Ave (between Mac Donough St & Decatur St), Bedford-Stuyvesant. Call for hours 347-770-5053.GRDN, 103 Hoyt Street (between Atlantic and Pacific), Boerum Hill, 718- 797- 3628. An upscale neighborhood flower/plant/home goods store. You will be tempted by their seeds, planters and garden furniture.dig, via websiteDig, 479 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Boerum Hill (between 3rd avenue and Nevins Street), 718-554-0207, [email protected]. Large selections of unique plants and materials for your home and garden, also provide an expert’s advice on design, care and personal fit (even for those without green thumbs).Twig– specialize in terrariums. 287 3rd Avenue (by Union Street), Gowanus/Park Slope. Thursday -Sunday 12-7pm. 718-488-TWIG.a href="http://hydroponicsnewy... http://bklyner.com/buy-plants-brooklyn/
It's Gardening Season! Where To Buy Plants In Brooklyn - BensonhurstbeanMonday, April 18, 2016
While you will find herbs and some plants at most greenmarkets to fill a kitchen garden planter, Grand Army Plaza has a much better selection.Natty GardenNatty Garden, 636 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights. Easily accessible by either the C train to the Clinton-Washington station (and then walk two blocks south), or via the B65 bus to Dean Street. The shop is on the southwest corner of Dean Street + Washington Avenue. firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-483-8833Chick’s Nurseries, 8410 New Utrecht Avenue, Bensonhurst, great selection, (718) 256-8336, open 7:30am-6:30pmTamilio Nursery, 3025 Avenue U, Marine Park / Sheepshead Bay, 718-934-1355. Great selection, open 7:30am-6:30pmTrue Value Hardware stores in our neighborhoods usually have a good selection, Home Depot should not be overlooked and has a number of locations in Brooklyn, as does Lowes, thought selection is usually smaller than Home Depot.Brooklyn Wholesale Market, 641 Ovington Ave, Bay Ridge gets good reviews on Yelp.CUTE / SPECIALTYSeasons – 358 Stuyvesant Ave (between Mac Donough St & Decatur St), Bedford Stuyvesant. Call for hours 347-770-5053.GRDN, 103 Hoyt Street (between Atlantic and Pacific), Boerum Hill, 718- 797- 3628. An upscale neighborhood flower/plant/home goods store. You will be tempted by their seeds, planters and garden furniture.dig, via websiteDig, 479 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Boerum Hill (between 3rd avenue and Nevins Street), 718-554-0207, email@example.com. Large selections of unique plants and materials for your home and garden, also provide an expert’s advice on design, care and personal fit (even for those without green thumbs).Twig – specialize in terrariums. 287 3rd Avenue (by Union Street), Gowanus/Park Slope. Thursday -Sunday 12-7pm. 718-488-TWIG.Indoor Outdoor Gardener is a retail garden center in Bay Ridge Brooklyn specializing in hydroponics and hi-tech gardening supplies for the hobbyist. 718-836-2402.FREE TREES:Every year there are many opportunities to get free trees, as long as you agree to:Plant it in one of the five boroughs;Keep trees properly watered and maintained;Plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, or on terraces, balconies or roofs.**If pre-event registration has closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available at give-away events on a first-come-first-served basis. Learn more here.Related Posts... http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2016/04/gardening-season-purch/
Des Plaines florist remembered for his charitable works for children - Chicago Daily HeraldThursday, January 14, 2016
At its peak in the1990s, the business provided flowers for nearly 300 weddings per week."I can't think of a more caring person," his son-in-law, Frank Davis of Prospect Heights, said of Harney, who died Dec. 27 at his home.While Harney made his living with flowers, he also helped make happy memories for children.Since 2003, he and Davis ran a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gifts for sick children during the holidays and throughout the year.Their passion for helping children in need grew out of an episode in 2003, when thieves broke into Aberdeen's and stole $2,000 and 70 toys staff members had donated for a children's Christmas party."He took that so personally," Davis said. "He vowed that if he had to replace every single toy personally, he'd do it."Instead, Harney contacted the media, and subsequent news coverage mobilized residents from around the Chicago area.Before Harney and Davis knew it, Aberdeen's was overflowing with tens of thousands of donated toys."We thought of it as defeating the Grinch that stole Christmas," Davis said.Collecting the toys and donating to local children's organizations became an annual event for Harney and Davis.They formally incorporated the 100 Percent Foundation in 2005, and over the last 10 years, the foundation has distributed thousands of donated toys to more than 60 hospitals and organizations.Recipients have included Little City Foundation and Kirk School, both in Palatine; Advocate Lutheran Gener... http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160106/news/160109507/
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
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