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8 beautiful, hardy trees and shrubs to plant now in South Louisiana - NOLA.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
The creamy white 2- to 4-inch flowers look like typical magnolia flowers and are richly fragrant. They appear in May and continue sporadically through the summer. Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune... http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2016/10/8_hardy_trees_and_shrubs_to_pl.html
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Team flower power | News, Sports, Jobs - The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
SHOW ARTICLE -- A Canna plant stands out with striking color on Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. These subtropical plants are wintered carefully by Scott’s Florist co-owners Kathy and Roger Steinbrueck.(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone) Petunias bloom in a barrel in downtown Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone) Flowers brighten Broadway, Saranac Lake, in front of the village parking lot beside Berkeley Green.(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone) A Canna plant stands out with striking color on Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. These subtropical plants are wintered carefully by Scott’s Florist co-owners Kathy and Roger Steinbrueck.(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone) SARANAC LAKE — They fill the downtown streets with vibrant life, hanging off of buildings, sitting on the corners, on sidewalks and in parks. Flowers — you can’t go anywhere in the village without running into them. Filling the streets with flowers is no small feat, and it takes a dedicated group of volunteers and village employees to organize the beautification project, plant t... http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2018/09/team-flower-power/
Century-Old Nunziato Florists Closes, Building Sells for $3.6 M - Sunnyside PostTuesday, January 08, 2019
Nunzato Florists at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave. (Queens Post)Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly PesantezWoodside’s Nunziato Florists has closed, with the Roosevelt Avenue building it called home recently selling and marking the end of an era for the neighborhood.The florist, located at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave., closed up shop in recent months after operating out of the one-story building on the busy corridor for nearly a century.Property records show that the shop, along with the two-story home next door at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., were sold for about $3.68 million in late November.The property at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., next to the flower shop, which sold as part of the same transaction. (Google Maps)The buyer is listed simply as “52 Roosevelt Ave Inc,” but shares an address with AA Realty First, a Flushing-based real estate management company.The developer has yet to file new building or demolition plans, and did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the property.Nunziato Florists... https://sunnysidepost.com/century-old-nunziato-florists-closes-building-sells-for-3-6-m
Royal florist reveals the drama behind creating Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding flowers - HELLO! MagazineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tied the knot on 9 April 2005 December 12, 2018 - 11:02 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Royal florist Simon Lycett has opened up about the challenge he faced ahead of Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding. He was the man behind the royal couple's flowers on the big day... He was the man behind the incredible floral masterpieces at Princess Eugenie's wedding and has often been picked by the Queen to decorate some of the historic royal palaces. And while royal florist Simon Lycett has created some of the most fabulous decorations, things haven't always been smooth-sailing - particularly when it came to providing the arrangements at Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's wedding in Windsor on 9 April 2005. The wedding date had been set for 8 April 2005 but had to be postponed by a day, so that the Charles could represent Her Majesty at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall married in 2005Speaking exclusively to HELLO!, Simon revealed: "The most dramatic incident we had was when we created the flowers for the Prince of Wales wedding to th... https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2018121265519/royal-florist-reveals-why-prince-charles-and-camilla-wedding-flowers-challenging/
Master Gardener: How to make cut flowers last - Press-EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
How can I make my cut flowers last longer when I bring them in from the garden? The little packets of preservative that come with florist flowers work, but what can I do when I don’t have them?A: Commercial flower preservatives work very well at prolonging flower freshness, but there are things you can do to help your garden cut flowers last. First of all, the best time to cut your flowers is in early morning, before the day warms up and possibly stresses the flowers. Remove any leaves along the stem that would end up under water in the vase. Next, make sure your vase is very clean and filled with warm (not hot) water. If your tap water has a lot of minerals in it, you should use purified water in the vase. Make a final cut of the flower stem under water and immediately transfer it to the vase.If you are cutting poppies or other flowers that leak sap, you will need to seal the stem to prevent them from wilting. Immediately after cutting the flower, sear the cut end of the stem with a flame. I find that an inexpensive barbecue lighter sold in grocery stores works really well and is convenient to use.There is a convenient substitute for commercial flower preser... https://www.pe.com/2018/11/15/master-gardener-how-to-make-cut-flowers-last/