Brighton Flower Shop News
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.They’re bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.“There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow — but I’d say they’re decreasing in number,” Marriott said.Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they’re integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or ... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
BRIGHTON Criminal mischief: On Jan. 16, a 65-year-old Brighton man was arrested after putting a large scratch on the trunk of a vehicle on South Clinton Avenue. Grand larceny: In a delayed report, a Browncroft Boulevard resident wired money to a suspect after the suspect listed a vacation rental on Craigslist. After completing the transfer, the victim was unable to reach the suspect. Suspicious incident: On Jan. 15, a Buffard Drive resident saw a dark-colored vehicle in front of his house. He said the two occupants of the car appeared to be looking into houses. When the resident went outside, the men drove away. BROCKPORT Trespassing: On Jan. 6, a 17-year-old Brockport girl was arrested for trespassing. Officers didn't reveal where the alleged incident occurred. CHILI Petit larceny: Between Jan. 10 and 11, three vehicles parked on West Ham Circle were rummaged through. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Prescription medicines, an HP gold laptop, Bose headphones and loose change were taken. Grand larcen... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
David Austin, whose new varieties returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, January 22, 2019
David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose flower to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.In his 30s, Austin began a life's work breeding new rose varieties that captured the romance, character and, most of all, the fragrance of old garden roses immortalized in art and literature through the ages and across the globe. Few shared his vision.At the time, breeders, plant nurseries and consumers were drawn to stiff, tightly furled and resolutely unscented hybrid tea and floribunda roses that embodied the prevailing ideal of a rosebud on a stick."He had gone around to other rose nurseries [in England] and tried to get them to grow them for him," said Michael Marriott, his longtime colleague and company rosarian. "They all rejected him out of hand."Today, Austin's creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/24/david-austin-whose-new-varieties-returned-fragrance-and-romance-rose-dies/758030/
Cake and flowers: Rockcastle in Greece adds a bakery - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMonday, December 17, 2018
MacGregor's open in Brighton MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room is now open at Tops Plaza in Brighton. It's the restaurant's sixth bar and grill in the Rochester region, with other locations in Gates, Penfield, Greece, Henrietta and Buffalo. MacGregor's takes the place of the former Zebb's at 1890 S. Clinton Ave. in an out parcel in front of the plaza. It is known for its beer flights, beer specials as well as its signature sandwiches such as roast beef and hot pastrami. Bargain of the Week A trip to Greece meant an opportunity to explore businesses there. Across the street from Rockcastle Florist and Special T Cakes is Dell's Market and Deli... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/11/21/rockcastle-greece-joins-special-t-cakes-bakery-gates-macgregors-brighton/2068786002/
A Guide to Florist's Emily Alone - TalkhouseTuesday, August 13, 2019
I feel desire grow away from comfort and crawl toward cavesThere where I find more interesting things.In Southern California I sing a Rain Song I still Dream about Western Massachusetts deep down I still dream About the left hand side of your face with a scar but it has no scarAnymore It looked like a river And Still my head turns toward sea If it claimed me I Would not be upset I know there Are deeper things But I do Just love the sound of One or two guitars And the Feeling of water as it Trickles down my spineSo comes now the Shadow Bloom after a long dredge in which shaded I accept the offerings of a mortal life. I can’t find the answers in the search but the search is why I’m alive and why... https://www.talkhouse.com/a-guide-to-florists-emily-alone/
Instagram Heaven: These are our favorite pick-your-own flower farms in Massachusetts - MassLive.comTuesday, July 23, 2019
Flickr Creative Commons/jeiline By Aviva Luttrell email@example.comMassachusetts offers tons of places to pick your own blueberries, strawberries and apples, but did you know there are a number of spots where you can cut your own flowers?Here, we give you the rundown on nine of our favorite pick-your-own flower farms throughout the state, from the North Shore to Western Mass. The colorful fields offer a myriad of options for creating your own unique bouquets and arrangements.Many provide buckets, mason jars and shears. One even offers a BYOB “Flower Happy Hour.”Talk about Instagram heaven.Here are a few of our top picks: Parlee Farms Located in Tyngsboro, Parlee Farms offers cut-your-own flowers and fresh picked flowers from late July through late September.The one-acre plot grows 10 shades of Benary Giant zinnias, five varieties of sunflowers and various shades of dahlias and gladiolus. Parlee Farms provides the bucket and shears. After you’ve created the perfect arrangement, staff will wrap them up for you to take home. The farm also creates bunches of fresh-picked flowers every morning that are available at its farm stand.Wh... https://www.masslive.com/expo/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/07/ae0a41490c1098/instagram-heaven-these-are-our-favorite-pickyourown-flower-farms-in-massachusetts.html
Flower Barrels from Fini's Plant Farm brighten up sidewalks - Reminder PublicationsTuesday, July 09, 2019
Pasquerella explained that the West Springfield Garden Club works to beautify West Side year-round. “We do a lot to beautify West Springfield. I believe we are the only garden club in Massachusetts that has a greenhouse. We have over 70 members. It’s a very active garden club and we like to get our hands dirty,” Pasquerella said.According to Pasquerella, the barrel project existed in the past, but it was a fellow West Springfield Garden Club member who recently worked to start it back up. “Many years ago, we had a program like this. The DPW went around and watered them. Just recently, Pat said, ‘I would really like to see a return to doing flower barrels in town,’” Pasquerella said.The West Springfield Garden Club was inspired by similar barrels found in the town of Agawam. “They have these beautiful flower barrels all around Agawam. We contacted Al Fini to see how it works. We now have gotten him to do the program and he grows [the flowers] and provides the outer barrel and places them all around. He said he would be more than willing to do what he does for Agawam for West Springfield,” Pasquerella shared.Pasquerella said she feels that the flower barrels will improve the town of West Springfield. “I think it’s a quality of life thing. There’s something about flowers. There’s a reason why Home Depot or even your local grocery store sells flowers, because it does something for you. It lifts up your heart. It provides a moment of beauty when you drive by or you’re in a store. Psychologically, it improves your mood,” Pasquerella said.Pasquerella shared that the West Springfield Garden Club is already looking to the future of the flower barrel project. “Next year, we’d really like to do 100,” Pasquerella said.The West Springfield Garden Club is currently accepting sponsorships on each of the barrels. Each sponsorship costs $120 and includes the barrel, soil, watering from June 10 to Sept.15, and a 4 by 10-inch all-weather sign inserted in the barrel to display the name of the sponsor. Sponsorships can be purchased by a donor, company, group or in honor of a loved one.Signs will be collected in mid-Septembe... https://www.thereminder.com/localnews/west-springfield/flower-barrels-from-finis-plant-farm-brighten-up-s/
A Budding Romance: 'Art in Bloom' Brings Flowers to the MFA | Arts - Harvard CrimsonTuesday, May 21, 2019
By Iris M. Lewis, Crimson Staff Writer May 10, 2019 Massachusetts garden clubs created floral designs to match artwork at the MFA's Art in Bloom weekend. Each year, as spring descends upon Massachusetts and the cherry trees burst into blossom, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston brings a touch of flora inside the museum, too. The 2019 Art in Bloom event brightened up the MFA from April 27 to April 29 — and during the weekend-long flower show, the museum paired works of art with floral arrangements in what one museum patron called “a rite of spring.”Art in Bloom begins each year in February, when the MFA assigns 50 different works of art to 50 local garden clubs. After each club received their subject, they had several months to create a matching floral design. The selected topics are wide-ranging: The clubs crafted bouquets to match furniture, sculptures, portraits, and glassware. To increase variety, no one piece of art can be repeated within five years.“We want to keep it interesting,” Art in Bloom Chair Connie Page said. “We even know what we’ve assigned the garden clubs. If they’re returning clubs, we try to mix it up for them as well.”The Art in Bloom event began in 1976 to increase foot traffic in the museum, an initiative that has since proven successful. In addition to the floral designs spread throughout the museum, the 2019 Art in Bloom also featured a marketplace with local vendors and a special cafe. On Saturday and Sunday, Metropolitan Mus... https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/5/10/art-in-bloom-2019/