Roseville Flower Shop News
Roseville flower shop will have new owner, name - Galesburg Register-MailWednesday, March 14, 2018
By Hannah DonsbachGateHouse Media Illinois
ROSEVILLE — Tracy Gillock will take ownership of Roseville Flower & Gifts, 130 N. Arbitrary St., Roseville, on March 1 from Janet Bradshaw, who has owned the shop for approximately 20 years."It has always been my dream to turn my passion into my profession," Gillock said of her choice to purchase the business.Gillock has experience in this field, as she worked part time for Bradshaw several years ago."Also, I have competed in the flower show at the Warren County Fair for 10 years and received Best of Show five times," Gillock said. "I have also done flowers for weddings and participated in shows such as Spoon River Drive with my silk creations. I have done a lot of studying on my own and attended numerous gardening events. I have worked in retail most of my adult life."Gillock added that she is experienced when it comes to working with the public.Current hours at the shop are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday mornings, but Gillock said she may ch... http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180218/roseville-flower-shop-will-have-new-owner-name
Roseville stops short of ordinance preventing police from asking about immigration status - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTuesday, November 07, 2017
Amidst national discussion about immigration, a group of Roseville residents pressed their city council to pass a separation ordinance — which Minneapolis and St. Paul both have — to keep police from inquiring about immigration status.But a motion to draft a separation ordinance for future review failed several weeks ago, leaving many Roseville residents upset and fearful.“It’s hard to feel like I’m at home here these days,” said Etienne Djevi, an immigrant from West Africa who’s been a legal immigrant in America for eight years.Passing the separation ordinance “would make me feel that my local city government cares about me and people who look like me …. It just gives the sense that the leadership cares about your well-being.”During more than three hours of discussion at a city council meeting in late August, 26 Roseville residents advocated for the ordinance and none opposed it.Council member Tammy McGehee’s motion to prepare a separation ordinance for discussion failed. The ordinance would have prevented law enforcement from inquiring int... http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/15/roseville-wont-pursue-a-separation-ordinance-on-illegal-immigration-for-now/
Community Spotlight - The Macomb DailyWednesday, July 05, 2017
All are welcome $10 for adults; $5 for those ages 12-17 and free for those under 12. For more information, call 810-765-4966.Rec classes/events offered• The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe offers Gymnastics classes. Next session runs June 22-Aug. 17 (no class July 6). Openings still available for 4 and 5 years old and 6 and 7 years old. For more information, call 586-445-5480.• Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe offers outdoor tennis lessons for those age 4-adult on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Spindler Park courts from June 26-Aug. 17 (No class July 3). Cost is $118 for Authority members; $123 for non members. All abilities welcome. For more information, call 586-445-5480. • The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore, Roseville, offers a variety of fitness classes including POUND, MIXXEDFIT, Basic Yoga, Barre Toning, Zumba Gold and Line Dancing. New class sessions starting mid-March. For additional class information and pricing, call 586-445-5480. Senior Connection• Warren/Center Line Senior Connection invites adults age 55 and older to... http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20170629/NEWS/170629592
Call for Beautiful Gardens, Prospect Park walking tour, flowers and more - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, May 30, 2017
Learn about natives and find a wide variety of plants Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo and Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 at Cub Foods’ Community Pavilion, 1201 W. Larpenteur Av., Roseville. Cash/check only.Planter partyCreate your own containers, window boxes or hanging baskets with help from designers at the Summer Planter Party and Workshop hosted by Heidi’s GrowHaus, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 2, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3, 7555 County Rd. 16, Corcoran. A $20 fee includes a bag of premium potting soil. Reserve your two-hour spot at the potting table, 763-420-2909 or info@GrowHausMn.com.Powerful plantsMeet the author of “10 Plants that Changed Minnesota” at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum from 11 a.m. to noon on June 3. Mary H. Meyer, author, professor and horticulturist, will be on hand to sign copies of her new book in the gift shop, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska.Northern Spark along the Green LineThis year’s Northern Spark art festival will explore the culture of neighborhoods along the Metro Transit Green Line. The free all-night event starts with a launch party, 7 to 9 p.m. June 10, at Thresher Square in downtown Minneapolis, featuring food by eight restaurants, beer from Fulton Brewing, a specialty cocktail crafted by Crooked Water Spirits and music by Zuluzuluu. The opening ceremony at 8:30 p.m. will be followed by a carnival of climate games in the Commons, downtown Minneapolis’ new green space.Other areas offering art, food and interactive experiences related to climate change include the West Bank and East Bank on the University of Minnesota campus, and Little Africa, Rondo, Little Mekong and Lowertown in St. Paul.Northern Spark will continue until sunrise June 11. For more information, visit 2017.northernspark.org.KIM PALMER Fields of peoniesIt’s peony season. If you love the big, showy spring blossoms, consider a trip to Swenson Gardens’ Peony Field Days, where more than 100 varieties in a rainbow of colors will be in bloom. All Swenson peonies are grown without chemicals.Staffers will be on hand to answer peony-related questions and offer growing tips from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2-3 and June 9-10. You can also order bare-root peonies for pickup or delivery in the fall.Swenson Gardens is at 10958 70th St. SW. in Howard Lake, Minn., just west of the Twin Cities. For changes due to weather, go to swensongardens.com or call 763-350-2051.Prospect Park walking tour... http://www.startribune.com/call-for-beautiful-gardens-prospect-park-walking-tour-flowers-and-more/424631943/
Capital Landscape New Design Showroom in California Backyard in Roseville - Rocklin and Roseville TodayTuesday, April 18, 2017
Jacuzzi is the leading manufacturer of hot tubs around the world and is the go-to hot tub brand for most homeowners. Capital Landscape is a first-rate landscape design company based in Roseville. It services Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Elk Grove and most parts of Northern California. Made up of experienced landscape designers and architects, Capital Landscape is committed to designing and creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that are unique to their clients' needs. The goal of this particular landscape design showcase was to depict an exciting way of landscaping around a hot tub in a backyard. The expert designers at Capital Landscape believe that there are a number of interesting design possibilities when it comes to landscaping a backyard with a hot tub or spa. Backyard spa design does not have to be limited to installing a hot tub or spa on some boring concrete slab. Why should you consider including a hot tub in your backyard? There are many reasons. Hot tubs or spas are great for relaxation and rejuvenation. If your budget and backyard space permits, a hot tub is a great addition to your outdoor area. Soaking in a hot tub in your backyard is a fantastic way of unwinding with family and friends while taking in beautiful outdoor views and fresh air. It also serves therapeutic purposes as hydrotherapy is known to help ease ailments such as lower back pain, arthritis, insomnia, stress, restless leg syndrome and other... http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/anmviewer.asp?a%3D16396%26z%3D4
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/