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Christmas gift ideas 2018: Here is our Springfield holiday shopping guide - Springfield News-LeaderTuesday, December 04, 2018
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Flowers for strangers: Branson mourns those lost in duck boat tragedyTuesday, August 14, 2018
Morgan Watkins and Wyatt D. Wheeler Springfield News-Leader Published 4:32 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 ... https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/07/21/branson-vigil-duck-boat-accident/810280002/
New florist Dolce Fiore now open in Glendale, with handcrafted arrangements and more - KABC-TVTuesday, January 08, 2019
A new florist has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Dolce Fiore, the new arrival is located at 407 W. Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale.Dolce Fiore specializes in custom, handcrafted floral arrangements for weddings and events. It also offers a range of bouquets and centerpieces for smaller occasions including prom and graduation, which start at $75. (Check out some of the shop's offerings here.)With a five-star rating out of 12 reviews on Yelp so far, Dolce Fiore seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.Yelper Chris S. said, "My absolute favorite florist! The team was so kind and listened to every detail I envisioned for my engagement party, bridal shower and wedding. My florals were just perfect." And Martin H. said, "They provide the nicest, freshest, long lasting flowers in Los Angeles, and I have been to multiple florists around the city. If you are trying to pay fair prices and get one-of-a-kind flower arrangements, definitely give this place a try -- they have earned... https://abc7.com/business/new-florist-dolce-fiore-now-open-in-glendale-with-handcrafted-arrangements-and-more/3434202/
How to design your own holiday centerpiece - Purdue Agricultural CommunicationsTuesday, January 08, 2019
He added that differently textured foliage should be used to give the piece a dynamic look.Many winter greens can be found in backyards and neighborhoods, eliminating the need to purchase from a florist. “White pine, for example, can be found in many neighborhoods,” Cotterman said. “When it comes to blooms for the centerpiece you might need to visit a flower shop, but greenery can be found everywhere.”After disguising the dish and base with greenery, Cotterman suggested choosing several different blooms to intersperse throughout the arrangement. A variation of colors, textures and sizes will enhance the arrangement and produce an inviting fragrance. When it comes to adding the blooms, don’t go overboard, Cotterman advised, and stick to an odd number of flowers.Perhaps most importantly, sink the stems of blooms and greenery into the base by at least half an inch. If a bloom needs to be moved, the stem must be re-trimmed and inserted into a different location.“This is so we don’t clog the stems. We want the stems to be able to soak up as much water as possible,” Cotterman said.While decorating is an important part of the holidays for many families, decorations should never come at the expense of guests, he continued. Floral arrangements can be aromatic, so be sensitiv... https://ag.purdue.edu/stories/how-to-design-your-own-holiday-centerpiece/
Tips for cutting costs on your wedding without sacrificing quality - Globalnews.caTuesday, January 08, 2019
READ MORE: What to do as soon as you get engagedWhere to saveDecorPick flowers that are in season The flower selection may vary across the country so ask your local florist what your best options would be for the month you’re getting married.And if you’re really dying to have a certain flower (but don’t want to pay to import them if they’re not in season), you may want to consider picking your wedding date accordingly.If your floral budget is smaller, know that you’ll likely end up with more green in the arrangements, which is golden if you choose that as one of your colours.Mix up the centerpiecesBefore you go all Pinterest-crazy with centerpiece ideas, know that what you see on there can be quite costly.Wise recommends putting elaborate and tall floral centerpieces on every other table, and simple low centerpieces (that can be a smattering of different-sized candles) on the rest.“Alternate centerpieces can give room definition,” she said. “It makes it more intriguing to look at.”Candles are also pretty cheap. Just make sure to check the burn time so they don’t go out during your reception.Find twinkly lightsThe little white lights are quite inexpensive, as well.But they can make a room look magical.“This whole twinkle light thing is super trendy and romantic,” Wise said.She suggests buying them online and getting your groomsmen to hang them up.READ MORE: Wedding décor trends: Tips to turn your reception into an ‘experience’ 2016 trends in wedding decor Don’t print everythingThis tip will help save you cash — and the environment.For those doing a sit-down dinner, you don’t need to print menus for everyone. Place a couple on the table instead.The programs can be cut out too, Wise said, unless you have a really unique DIY idea for them. People will figure out what’s going on.If you’re really worried they won’t, you could write out a breakdown at the entrance.Or just include the details on your wedding website.Another thing to s... https://globalnews.ca/news/2709285/tips-for-cutting-costs-on-your-wedding-without-sacrificing-quality/
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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Tropical Gardening: Protea flowers are a rare treat from Down Under - Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)Tuesday, January 08, 2019
This latter method is especially suited to types that have a tendency to bend over as they lose their freshness.If you are not familiar with Protea, ask your local florist to show you the various types now being produced, what each is called and how long they will last. If you’re looking for something special, Proteas are worth checking out.Other long-lasting floral gifts include dendrobium, cymbidium orchids, anthuriums, birds of paradise, heliconias and other flowering Hawaii exotics.ADVERTISING For more information about the Protea family, contact your local UH College of Tropical Agriculture Extension Service office in Hilo or Kona.Several books also are available, such as Sunset’s “Western Garden Book,” to give you tips for growing these amazing plants. Share this story... https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/10/21/features/tropical-gardening-protea-flowers-are-a-rare-treat-from-down-under/