Local Flower Shop News
'Gardening with Jenny Rose Carey' set for April 7 at Kettle Creek - Pocono RecordTuesday, March 27, 2018
Carey was involved with the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show for many years. She is the director of PHS Meadowbrook Farm, the society’s public garden and nursery in Abington Township. She lives with her husband, a Philadelphia native, at their beautiful Victorian property, Northview, where they have raised three daughters.Meadowbrook FarmWhen he died in 2003, J. Liddon Pennock, renowned florist and landscape artist, bequeathed Meadowbrook Farm to PHS. My favorite part of a visit to Meadowbrook (except for the retail nursery and gift shop, of course) is touring the beautiful English Cotswold-style house with Carey.The house is set on 18 wooded acres with seven acres of gardens and greenhouses. Pennock’s in-laws gave it to Pennock and his wife, Alice, as a wedding gift. The rooms are somewhat quirky in their decoration exemplifying Pennock's eccentric personality. Rich details are abundant inside and outside. The rooms open onto garden rooms functioning as outdoor living spaces. There are 15 small gardens in all. I don't have a favorite, loving the formal statuary and the sense of enclosure created by walls, wrought iron fences and boxwood hedges in each area. Meadowbrook Farm has a beautiful legacy, and Carey is bringing it to life with her promotion of wildlife gardening and sustainable practices. It is a pivotal learning venue.Northview GardensCarey’s magnificent Victorian home and 4.5-acre garden are known to thousands of visitors. It was originally part of Wilmer and Anna Atkinson’s 1888 100-acre farm. Here, Carey has created a work of stunning originality with 31 distinct garden spaces: from the Blast from the Past Garden, Italian Garden, Dry Garden, Herb Garden and Victorian Stumpery, to the Fountain Garden — to name just a few.My favorite spot is Rose Cottage, Carey’s potting shed. As a fellow Brit, I know the importance of the garden shed, and this one is magnificent. It is functional — containing plant records, collected seeds, garden tools and catalogues, and the like — while acting as a cozy retreat. Carey is a hands-on gardener, believing that gardening feeds your soul and body. The goal of her work at Northview is to educate visitors about plants, planting techniques and garden design features. She succeeds in her vision magnificently. Her gardens have been featured on the TV series, "The Victory Garden," in the Wall Street Journal, and in numerous new... http://www.poconorecord.com/entertainmentlife/20180323/gardening-with-jenny-rose-carey-set-for-april-7-at-kettle-creek
This is how thousands of plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show bloom early and on time - LancasterOnlineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday.North of Philadelphia, in the greenhouses at Meadowbrook Farm in Abington Township, growers use cold rooms, hot water, special lightbulbs and carbon dioxide to trick a wide range of plants into blooming. They have ways to handle a plant blooming too fast or not quick enough for the show.It’s a complicated dance that’s equal parts science and art, and it requires a lot of planning, says Nate Roehrich, manager of the greenhouses at Meadowbrook, which is one of the show’s plant providers.This year’s flower show, the largest and longest-running in the country, will focus on water. Designers will build a rainforest, a 28-foot-tall waterfall and other plant-filled landscapes, all inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The show runs through March 11.Planning for the show started months ago. At Meadowbrook Farm, the planning started back in September. For decades, renowned florist and landscape artist J. Liddon Pennock grew and forced plants for the flower show at Meadowbrook, formerly his estate. After Pennock’s death in 2003, the farm and greenhouses were given to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the nonprofit that organizes the flower show.These days, Meadowbrook’s small staff, along with society volunteers, grow plants for the show as well as for commercial customers. Roe... http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/this-is-how-thousands-of-plants-at-the-philadelphia-flower/article_ac4ef9d2-1cbe-11e8-b76e-53ae7a3503de.html
Target 2 Consumer Alert: Mother's Day flower shop scam and Microsoft popups - WBAYMonday, May 07, 2018
If you're buying them online, there are some important questions to ask before you buy. The Director of Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection says you may think you're selecting a local florist, but you are actually contacting a business in another state that just coordinates the purchase and delivery. Consumer protection says when you do an online search, follow up with a call. If the business answers with something generic such as, "flower shop," ask for a specific name, where it's located and get an address.Also, ask specific questions about the flower arrangement. How many roses versus carnations and if there are any tacked on fees for a vase or extras. If the people on the other end don't give you that information, hang up. There are plenty of local florists to get an arrangement from. Another costly scam we want to warn you about are the Microsoft Tech Support Scams. Usually there is a popup on your screen telling you there's a problem with your computer and to call a phone number for help right away. Some new information shows just how much this scam is spiking. Microsoft IT had 153,000 customers calling into its Microsoft customer support telling them they were scammed. That's a 24 percent jump from 2016 to last year. Of those, 15 percent of people lost, ... http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Target-2-Consumer-Alert--481873001.html
6 Royal Wedding Bouquets To Use For Your Own Wedding Inspiration - Elite DailyMonday, May 07, 2018
It's tradition that royal brides carry a sprig of myrtle in their bouquets, because the flower stands for marriage and love. According to Town & Country, the royal couple-to-be committed to florist Philippa Craddock, and Markle will carry white garden roses and peonies (in addition to some other elegant varieties). I looked to Kate Middleton's stunning flowers for some inspo on these seven wedding bouquets for your big day, as well as the flowers we might see Markle carrying in just a few short weeks. You deserve to look like royalty when you walk down the aisle, am I right?1LiliesPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesAccording to The Guardian, Kate Middleton's bouquet was filled with lily of the valley that was in season at the time. You might want to consider including lilies for your big day, too. The white flower comes across as elegant and graceful, and is often a sweet addition to any wedding bouquet. Your guests will be in awe of how romantic you look walking down the aisle.2White RosesAdam NixonIt doesn't get much more elegant than carrying a bouquet of white roses on your wedding day. Especially when they're in full bloom, this flower radiates beauty and will surely make you look like one of the royals. Your flowers will at least get a very regal moment on your Instagram feed, if they don't make it into a major wedding magazine. I think it's safe to say Meghan Markle might even approve. After all, she's incorporating white garden roses into her bunch, too.3PeoniesAndrew YaremchukPut some peonies in your bouquet if you truly want to channel major princess vibes on your way to your very own happily ever after. These flowers will feel romantic and will be a regal addition to your look y...
Rick Tuttle, the Chicago artist who ran an artful Michigan bookstore, dies at 66 - Chicago TribuneMonday, May 07, 2018
Acorn Theater since 2002, says, “Rick Tuttle was the epicenter of the town. He created spaces that, like Rick, were full of hyphens. His buildings were bookstore-gallery-party space-salon-florist shop-poetry center-whatever. Like a lot of people here, Rick was a man of many talents and none defined by his jobs. He was generous and committed to making Three Oaks the community he envisioned.“He was a wry, cynical optimist who did everything with passion. His anger at injustice was overshadowed by his love for simple pleasures in life. A drink, time with a friend, a dance (and he would dance without shame and with zest), a tight and serious hug, and regular verbal affirmations were regular parts of Rick’s life. He loved his wives and his friends with a sincerity that made us feel more important and loved than anyone could imagine.”Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune
Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created.Artist and former Chicagoan Rick Tuttle holds "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with a book cover Tuttle created. (Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune)Richard Daer Tuttle was born in Chicago on July 1, 1951. His father, Richard, was an artist and designer and his mother, LaVerne, instilled in him a lifelong love of books. He was a free spirit who, after graduating high school, moved to Costa Rica where he married for the first time, had a child and discovered the painting and literature of that area.Back in Chicago, he began his career as a graphic artist, working for some of the city’s large advertising agencies before starting his own firm, RT2 Design, which had clients in the business and cultural worlds, among them Southport Records for which he made its eye-catching logo. He also did design work for the Blue Rider Theater Company.That was the troupe founded by writer/director/a... http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-rick-tuttle-memorial-0417-story.html
FTD Companies, Inc., Introduces New Mother's Day Floral, Gourmet Sweets Collections - PR Newswire (press release)Monday, May 07, 2018
Fresh floral arrangements hand-crafted and delivered by an FTD florist make a lasting impression."FTD has a 108-year-old heritage of delighting customers through luxurious, florist-designed flowers and has a deep understanding of how to make Mom feel special through flowers. It's simple for gift givers to say what they mean this Mother's Day in a beautiful and authentic way through FTD's premium bouquets, ProFlowers' farm-fresh flowers and Shari's Berries delectable treats. Bring Color to Her EverydaySeeing or hearing from those closest to us is a sure way to brighten our day. Add a little color to her life, like she repeatedly does for you, with one of these colorful floral gifts from FTD and ProFlowers:Deliver the Ultimate Royal TreatmentThe ones we love deserve only the best—and then some. Shower your "queen" with fresh cut blooms worthy of royal recognition or take inspiration from traditional afternoon teatime. These gifts are sure to have that special someone beaming atop her throne:Reward Those with a Major Sweet ToothMom may have always said that dessert didn't count as dinner, but these delicious treats from Shari's Berries may change her mind: Timeless Display of AffectionThese classic gifts warm her heart year after year and bring joy to her special day. You can also give Mom the gift that keeps on giving through ProFlowers' new Bloom Refresh™ program and receive a second bouquet 12 days after the first bouquet to refill her vase. See these products and more at www.ftd.com, www.proflowers.com, and www.berries.com. About FTD Companies, Inc.FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of b...
Andersonville Celebrates Earth Day Weekend With 4th Annual Flower And Garden Show - edgevillebuzzTuesday, May 01, 2018
According to the Chamber; expect to see some great arrangements at businesses including Andersonville’s new florist Foyer Shop (1480 W. Berwyn), a pop up by returning favorite Marguerite Gardens at Foursided (5061 N Clark), in-shop floral arrangements by Youth and Yarrow at Milk Handmade (5137 N Clark), A Pretty Flower in the lobby of The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark), and a plant sale with the Peterson Garden Project. There will also be Landscaping demos conducted by City Spaces Landscaping & Design (appearing at The Guesthouse Hotel both days), as well as Red Stem Native Landscaping at Women and Children First (5233 N Clark) on Saturday at 11 a.m.This year, the show will coordinate with Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) weekend and the Chicago cleanup day (Saturday, April 21). Several area organizations will participate with environmental programming including the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project who will be hosting an Earth Day tree walking tour, both the Winona Foster Winnemac Carmen (WFWC) Block Club and the West Edgewater Andersonville Residents (WEAR) will host their Earth Day cleanup events, and the West Andersonville Neighbors Together (W.A.N.T.) will woodchip the path along Ravenswood between Berwyn and Balmoral.“We hope to welcome spring with this event,” Austin added. “We want participants to come out and shop, talk to their fellow neighbors and business owners and help beautify the streets of Andersonville. While we aren’t certain if winter coats can be put away just yet at least we can take in a little spring traversing Andersonville and spreading sunshine with warm smiles.”In order to help guide attendees during the Flower and Garden Show, numbered garden gnomes will highlight participating locations. For more info on the FREE eve... http://www.edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonville-celebrates-earth-day-weekend-with-4th-annual-flower-and-garden-show