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Flower festival time: Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: - News-Herald.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Dutch costumes and performances, a craft and vendor fair, quilt and flower shows in addition to the tulip gardens.AdvertisementThe Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, based in Mount Vernon in the state of Washington, is scheduled for April 1-30 though the festival’s website notes that the tulips are expected to bloom the last week of March.CHERRY BLOSSOMSIn Washington, D.C., the projected peak date for cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin will be March 17-20, with the National Cherry Blossom Festival running March 20-April 15. The festival marks the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from a Tokyo mayor to the U.S. capital city.The Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City also celebrates the blooming of cherry trees that were a gift from the Japanese government. A two-day festival called Sakura Matsuri is planned this year for April 28-29 with some 60 events, including performances by taiko drummers. The garden features a Japanese pond and garden as well as an esplanade lined with some of its 200 cherry trees.Macon, Georgia, claims to be home to 350,000 cherry trees, a phenomenon that began with one tree in the backyard of a local businessman in 1949. The trees will be celebrated March 16-25 in what local residents bill as the “pinkest party” on Earth.In Japan, the cherry trees are expected to begin blooming around March 24 in Tokyo and March 27 in Kyoto, according to a forecast on the Japan National Tourism Organization website.FLOWER FESTS ELSEWHEREIn Rochester, New York, the annual Lilac Festival is May 11-20. Organizers say the event draws more than 500,000 people to see not just the largest lilac collection in the U.S., but also music and comedy shows, art exhibits, a race and more. Another lilac festival is held on Mackinac Island in Michigan, June 8-17.Bluebonnet season brings out locals and visitors alike in Texas Hill Country. T... http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20180312/ENTERTAINMENT/180319838
Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time - Midland Reporter-TelegramWednesday, March 14, 2018
Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 1of/6CaptionCloseImage 1 of 6FILE - In this April 16, 2014, file photo, tulips planted in a field near Mount Vernon, Wash. glisten with rain drops. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.FILE - In this April 16, 2014, file photo, tulips planted in a field near Mount Vernon, Wash. glisten with rain drops. The area is host to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 2 of 6FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, the Texas flag flies near a field of Bluebonnets near Navasota, Texas.FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, the Texas flag flies near a field of Bluebonnets near Navasota, Texas. Photo: David J. Phillip Image 3 of 6FILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, members of the traditional Japanese ensemble Taiko Masala, perform during a preview of the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York. The festival has performances, demonstrations and exhibitions from Japanese culture. lessFILE - In this April 22, 2014, file photo, members of...
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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Marine Florists - Carrying on a 120 year long legacy - BKLYNERTuesday, January 08, 2019
Marine Florists at 1995 Flatbush Avenue, where Flatlands meets Marine Park at its northern tip, has been delivering flowers for every imaginable occasion – as well as “just because”- for 120 years. It’s 6 o’clock on a Sunday evening, and co-owner George Tsentzelis starts his weekend now. But instead of clocking out, he’s here, giving me a tour. “It’s a 14,000 square feet facility,” he starts off, spiffy in his Marine Florists uniform, a pocket of pens and a red rose embroidered above his heart. “Retail is on the main floor and the basement is for storage and refrigeration. It’s also where we do custom arrangements.”Bklyner reporting is supported by our subscribers and:George leads me through a thicket of houseplants—Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, Bamboo—thriving in the indirect exposure of the northwestern storefront window. “Houseplants are very popular,” he observes... https://bklyner.com/marine-florists-just-because/
US Supreme Court sends case of WA florist back to Olympia - KVI-RadioTuesday, January 08, 2019
The United States Supreme Court ordered the case of a Washington florist, Baronelle Stutzman, back to the Supreme Court of Washington, declining to hear the appeal but remanding it for new review in light of the High Court's recent decision involving a Colorado baker.Both cases revolve around a business owner declining to serve a customer regarding a gay wedding ceremony. In Stutzman's case, she declined to serve a gay customer who wanted her to present and arrange flowers at a gay wedding. Stutzman said her religious beliefs prevented her from participating in such an event. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson ultimately sued Stutzman for discrimination. Stutzman lost both a lower court ruling and a Supreme Court of Washington appeal. That's when she and her legal team appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Associated Press, the justices' order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.T... http://kvi.com/news/local/us-supreme-court-sends-case-of-wa-florist-back-to-olympia
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/