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Schaefer Wholesale Florist Announces FedEx Shipping To Increase Cost Savings To Their Customers - PR Web (press release)Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wholesale level ecommerce buying from Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers expanded convenience and availability for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. SWF continues its ongoing tradition delivering quality, beauty, freshness, and value to leading florists, designers, event planners, and wholesale merchants with FedEx shipping Monday through Thursday.“SWF is looking to continue to find ways to fulfill the high-quality fresh-cut and hardgood supply needs and wants of customers both inside and outside our current Mid-Atlantic Sales territory. By expanding our customer reach, it will allow SWF to increase its purchasing power and in turn, offer greater cost savings to our B2B customers.” Don Sprenkle, Business Development, Schaefer Wholesale Florist.Schaefer understands their clients and customers expect the very best in florals and they aim to deliver exceptional products with outstanding service and expanding customer solutions.At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, now offering FedEx ground shipping options, the mission is as always, to exceed client expectations by delivering the finest, freshest florals and accessories with incomparable pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service.Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (http://www.SWFlorist.com) today and discover the SWF difference with the latest FedEx Shipping options.Bio: Schaefer Wholesale Florist (http://www.SWFlorist.com) began providing stunning fresh cut flowers in 1958 to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today, their service continues to expand with their Canadian Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction and California-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction as Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere.Share article on social media or email:... http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14615206.htm
This DC florist's secret to surviving 114 years and four generations - Washington PostTuesday, August 29, 2017
They lease 2,600 feet across two buildings separated by a driveway instead of owning the buildings. “People say, ‘Gosh, why don’t you put a shop in Virginia? Why don’t you put one in Maryland?’” Mike said. “The thing about this is we like to have control over the product and the employees and everyone. That way, you can take care of your quality. If you start branching out more and more, then you have more headaches.”Boxes of flowers come in the back door, and beautiful arrangements fly out the front. Besides the trucks, they have some refrigerators and a computer. “With flowers, you want to move those out two, three days after you get them in,” Mike said. “It’s not like food where you can put it in the freezer. You want to keep that product moving.”The Washington economy does its part.“You are insulated by being in D.C., between the government, the individual businesses and the law firms,” he said. “We have been at this location since 1968. The rents keep escalating. I try to get in as long a lease as I can. I signed one a couple of years ago for 10 years.”[A first lesson on the stock market: Don’t run from a good sale]Mike’s brothers, Tim and Steven, split responsibilities. Tim takes care of technology and billing. Steve handles hard and soft items such as vases and fruit. Phil orders most of the flowers and is the ambassador and face of the company.Everything about Phil is flowers. He lives in a Montgomery County neighborhood called (I am not making this up) Flower Valley. His house is on Jasmine Drive. He wore a green flower-print Brooks Brothers silk tie when I saw him.Phil doesn’t take a salary. He and Peg, his wife of 63 years, live on Social Security and stock investments.“We bought a new truck with my salary [instead],” Phil said. “I like to see my name floating around town.”Cheryl Diaz MeyerFor The Wash...
The versatile DC investor with a buzzy nonprofit - Washington Post - Washington PostTuesday, August 01, 2017
The Man.”Price’s father ran an excavating firm in Washington, where Price worked before attending the University of Maryland. He graduated summa cum laude in 1980 with an accounting degree.The guy was ambitious. Upon entering Maryland, he set his...
Paulownia is grown for leaves, flowers, wood - SFGateTuesday, August 01, 2017
Back to GalleryNEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Although I haven't seen a paulownia for years, I vividly remember one that bordered a path along which I used to jog when I lived further south, in Maryland. The tree caught my attention for its leaves. It was not their color — green — that caught my eye, nor their heart shape. Outstanding about these leaves was their size: each was 2 to 3 feet across!The whole tree was nothing more than a few vigorous, upright shoots growing 15 feet or so high. Over the years that I watched this tree, it never grew taller than that because someone's pruning shears kept lopping it back near ground level. That 15 feet of growth was always made in a single season.___REGAL AFFILIATIONSAnother name for paulownia is empress tree or princess tree, because the genus was named in honor of Anna Paulowna, daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia.I would have guessed the name reflected the regal and frilly flowers. They appear over a period of a few weeks before the leaves unfold, and are arranged in upright, foot-long panicles like those of catalpa or horse chestnut. Paulownia's flowers are lilac blue, with darker blue spots and streaks of yellow on the inside, somewhat like foxgloves or gloxinias. They have a vanilla scent.I never did get to see or smell the flowers on "my" paulownia in Maryland. With its shoots lopped back each year, the stems never got old enough to make flowers. On the other hand, once a paulownia settles into maturity and begins flowering, its leaves grow large but not humongous.___GROW IT FOR ITS LEAVES, FLOWERS, OR WOODSome people grow paulownia as an ornamental foliage tree rather than for the flowers. The flower buds are generally killed below zero degrees Fahrenheit, so in northern regions you can't count on getting flowers anyway. Below about minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit, even the stems are not hardy, so you get dieback and then only juvenile, humongous-... http://www.sfgate.com/living/article/Paulownia-is-grown-for-leaves-flowers-wood-11722724.php
The Ann Arbor Art Fair Features Four Separate Festivals - The Jewish NewsTuesday, July 18, 2017
As a child, I painted all the time,” she says. “I studied art in college and taught high school before teaching teachers.”Raman, who lived in Maryland while her late husband worked as a shaliach, also studied at Johns Hopkins. She returns to America to participate in fairs and now travels to about seven a year.“I’ve found that artists are treated the best in Ann Arbor,” says Raman, who appears at the South University Area Art Fair and will be surrounded by demonstrations, food services and entertainment as four separate fairs join forces in one large event.Ayala Naphtali will be at the Street Art Fair, the Original, with necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Her brooches with contemporary Passover symbols are available through online orders.Giving distinction to her work is the use of covered coconut shells combined with silver enhancements. She has a minimalist approach with bold, elegant forms.“I’ve been using coconut shells since the late 1980s,” says Naphtali, who works out of a Brooklyn studio. “I like coloring my own materials, and I don’t have to use toxic materials with the shells. I also like the idea of renewables.”Naphtali, who grew up in New York and Tel Aviv, moved around as the result of her dad’s work in chemical engineering. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan.“I try to keep my jewelry very lightweight so it’s comfortable,” says Naphtali, who tracked down where her dad lived in the 1950s and showed her son. “Pieces are in museum shops all across the country.”Naphtali, who comes from a long line of metalsmiths on her father’s side, is related to Israeli wholesale jewelers on her mother’s side.While living in New York, she took classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She went on to the Fashion Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at New Paltz.“I’ll have close to a couple hundred pieces in Ann Arbor,” she says. “I have a wide price range.”Lisa Burge, also in the Original art fair, shows abstract oil paintings and prints. Based in New Mexico, she is in her 15th year showcasi...