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10 gardening events not to miss: orchids, hibiscus sales, Madisonville Flower Show and more - NOLA.comMonday, May 08, 2017
Bobby Dupont at Dupont Nursery in Plaquemine, will be sold. Hundreds of exotic blooms will be on display. The public is invited to enter blooms for judging from 8-11 a.m. loyno.edu/~gerlich/NOHSMadisonville Garden Club flower show -- April 26, 1-3 p.m., Otis House Museum, Fairview Riverside State Park --The show will feature large and small floral arrangements, including flowers and plants grown by the Madisonville Garden Club members. The theme of the show is "History in Bloom: A Celebration of the Otis House Museum."New Orleans Orchid Society Show and Sale -- June 3-4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; June 5, noon-4:30 p.m., Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie -- The show features 20 exhibits of blooming orchid plants and 14 vendors will sell plants and supplies for growing orchids. neworleansorchidsociety.org... http://www.nola.com/homegarden/index.ssf/2017/04/10_upcoming_gardening_events_n.html
Princeton floral designer to address garden clubs - Paducah SunTuesday, October 18, 2016
On Thursday, Director Richard Roof will preside at his last meeting as director.Edith Nelson, The Garden Club of Kentucky president, will address garden club members from Cadiz, Madisonville, Mayfield and Owensboro as well as Paducah, and install new district officers elected at this meeting. The new district director will installed by Sandra Robinson of London, the National Garden Clubs president, at the GCKY annual meeting in Bowling Green in April.Also during the district meeting Thursday, club presidents will report on their clubs' activities this year, which include public planting, working with youth and senior citizens, certifying Monarch Waystations, and other projects.Reports and award applications will be judged and sent to GCKY for state competition.Your comment has been submitted for approval... http://www.paducahsun.com/news/local/101716_PS_Audubon-gardeners-1249364
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Giugni. “And coming from Ohio, he kicked the old design [styles] out of me. He was tough on me, but I learned a lot.”Robertson also secured the title of weekly florist for a store selling fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s designs while in New York. “It taught me a lot,” he says. “I got to be around really beautiful fashion and that kind of world every week.”Then, six years ago, Robertson and Rojice decided it was time to come home. The two moved to Shaker Heights and started their own business in the basement three years ago—Robertson working the creative end and Rojice doing bookkeeping (alongside his day job at Dealer Tire’s IT department).“We literally started from scratch in the basement, banging my head on everything, making arrangements, wrapping them, and delivering them,” Robertson says. “That grew up into the dining room and kitchen and out into the garage. Finally, Chet was like, ‘Okay, I think we need to find another space.’ We were getting too big, and I couldn’t do weddings out of the house.”Robertson and Rojice decided to rent an old warehouse in Ohio City, which offered more workspace but wasn’t geared toward attracting customers. Then, last summer, the couple's friend Shawn Paul told them about a storefront that had opened up next door to his salon. “I came in here and was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” recalls Robertson of his new store.Robertson and Rojice spent two months renovating the shop to their liking and opened Stems Fleur in September. He describe the new store as a “European flower shop with a modern twist to it.”“Chet and I built [and] painted everything, because we were on such a budget,” Robertson says. “It was a knife store before, so everything was dirty and old and beat up.The large studio allows Robertson to easily create his custom interior designs. "The back studio is great for me because everything is right at my fingertips," says Robertson. "When we have more work, we have more people who come in and we can all work around the table.”In addition to custom arrangements and interior floral and plant designs—such as a moss Zen garden in a mid-century modern house—Robertson has a selection of “designers choice” arrangements starting at $59.95 and themed arrangements, available both in the store and online. He employs a retired couple to deliver flowers all over Cuyahoga County.Robertson’s local projects include Fashion Week Columbus, Columbus Museum of Art, and Eton Chagrin Boulevard. He has also designed Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the past two years, as well as their annual holiday Glow show.Moving forward, Robertson has his eyes on the courtyard outside his back door, where Shawn Paul Salon patrons often gather. When the spring arrives, he plans to adorn the courtyard with planters full of his designs. He has been working with a Cleveland Heights event planner and says he hopes to host local vendors in the courtyard this summer.“I want to start doing more local things,” he says. “The neighborhood has really embraced us... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Life in prison for Ridgefield florist in partner's murder - Rutherford Daily VoiceTuesday, March 19, 2019
Neary ( left ) told jurors: “The fact it is Tom Battinelli’s gun and fingerprints isn’t proof.” STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia RELATED: Garfield florist convicted of murdering partner YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Jurors in Hackensack today convicted Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli of shooting his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk in their Garfield shop. READ MORE…. Prosecutors got ‘wrong man’ in Garfield florist partner’s murder, defense attorney says YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Money was the motive for Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli to shoot his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk, reading the Bergen Record, in their Garfield shop, a prosecutor told jurors in Hackensack during opening arguments in the murder trial this morning. But Battinelli’s attorney insisted they got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. READ MORE…. Son of slain Garfield florist speaks well of accused killer CVP EXCLUSIVE: The son of a man shot dead at his wholesale flower business in Garfield had nothing but nice things to tell jurors today about his father’s business partner, who is standing trial for his murder. READ MORE…. p c... https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/life-in-prison-for-ridgefield-florist-in-partners-murder/628687/
AAM promises an enchanted Flower Show this month - The Sun ChronicleTuesday, March 19, 2019
Attleboro Farms in North Attleboro, Briggs Nursery in North Attleboro, Bristol County Agricultural High School, Flowers by the Station in Attleboro, Helping Hands Florist in Plainville, Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts in North Attleboro, Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery in Tiverton, and Rosebud Florist in Pawtucket.“The Flower Show is always such an exciting time of the year at the museum,” show co-chairwoman Sarah Mott said. “There are many individuals, volunteers, board members and staff who work for months to bring the show to life in the gallery each March.”In addition to garden installations, the show will feature unique floral arrangements of natural materials, and this year artists will be creating magic wands, whimsical creations that will be displayed on the lower level of the museum.Two local artists will be featured in the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café Gallery & Boutique, on the lower level. J. Cornelia DeVeau of A Faery Knoll Works in Norton, will show his handmade faery portals (doors), ornaments and faery dust jars; and Laura White Carpenter of Providence will bring her assemblages of porcelain ceramic pieces on driftwood or reclaimed wooden building materials.The items will debut at the preview event and be sold (while supplies last) during standard Flower Show hours.The museum is seeking show sponsors, both individuals and businesses, with levels starting at just $5. All sponsors are recognized with a handmade gift created as a keepsake. To learn more and to become a sponsor in advance of the show, call 508-222-2644 x10.The Flower Show is one of the museum’s largest and most anticipated annual fundraising events.All activities are free with admission except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview on March 20. Below is a schedule of events; all attractions are subject to change. You can check www.attleboroartsmuseum.org regularly for details on the show.Wednesday, March 206 to 8 p.m.: Flower Show Benefit Preview, “Into the Woods”See the gardens ... http://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/aam-promises-an-enchanted-flower-show-this-month/article_7f0f01fe-56be-5f0d-ab6d-95270aca75d3.html
Fire Breaks Out In Basement Of Southeast Queens Flower Shop: FDNY - Patch.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
HILL, QUEENS -- More than 100 firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze that ripped through a Southeast Queens flower shop Monday afternoon, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to Jasmin's Florist & Hall Decorators in South Richmond Hill at about 1:15 p.m. after flames broke out in the basement of the building on Liberty Avenue near 114th Street, an FDNY spokesman said. No injuries were reported from the inferno, which was put under control just before 2:30 p.m., fire officials said. The extend of damage to the three-story building wasn't immediately clear, but an FDNY spokesman said it took roughly 106 firefighters to put out the fire.A fire marshal will determine the cause of the blaze. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Lead photo courtesy of Google Maps/October 2017Get the Jamaica newsletterSubscribe... https://patch.com/new-york/jamaica/fire-breaks-out-basement-southeast-queens-flower-shop-fdny