Local Flower Shop News
Gardeners scare up Halloween-themed flower show - GoErie.comTuesday, October 24, 2017
For reservations call Ethel Enserro, 716-485-6227 or email: EthelGEnserro@me.com. Jamestown Garden Club maintains the Roger Tory Peterson Butterfly Garden in Jamestown, New York.Garden club meetingsAlbion Garden and Civic Club, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Stonehouse at Albion Boro Park. Members will tour Wooden Nickel Buffalo farm. Call Sue Mihalak, 756-4404.Westminster Garden Club, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 3302 W. 26th St. Master gardener Janet Krack will give a program called “Thistles of Scotland.” Call Barb Eberlein, 864-6489.Erie County Council of Garden Clubs, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Nick’s Place, 12246 Route 99, Edinboro. Civic beautification winners will be announced. Gary Foster of Foster’s rose of Sharon Shop will present his design program: “What’s New for Christmas.” Each club should bring at least four items for the auction. Cost: $20 for lunch. Call Lynn Jackson, 431-4470.Cambridge Garden Club, Thursday, 7 p.m., Cambridge Springs Public Library, 158 McClellan St., Cambridge Springs. Master gardener Ellen DiPlacido will talk about companion planting. Call Sandy Moraski, 528-7748.Elk Valley Garden Club, Friday, 8:45 a.m., Wells Park, 34 Main St., Girard and Lake City Borough Building, 2350 Main St., Lake City. Members will get the parks ready for winter. Call Janet Nelson, 833-6123.Pioneer Church Garden Club, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 3302 W. 26th St. A speaker will talk about the snowy owl. Call Helen Singer, 838-8741.Sue Scholz is a member of the Presque Isle Garden Club. Send garden news to email@example.com. http://www.goerie.com/entertainmentlife/20171014/gardeners-scare-up-halloween-themed-flower-show
Ethanol producers Green Plains, KAAPA prosper as they snap up plants sold in bankruptcy - Omaha World-HeraldTuesday, August 30, 2016
U.S. ethanol producer is now Texas-based Valero Energy. One of the nation’s largest oil refiners — the historical enemies of all things ethanol — Valero owns 11 ethanol plants, including one in Albion, Nebraska, and four in Iowa.“The combined production of denatured ethanol from our plants in 2014 averaged 3.4 million gallons per day,” the oil refiner proudly states in its 2015 annual report to shareholders.While higher blends mean greater ethanol demand, investing in the sector can grate on the nerves. Volatile like the commodity, Green Plains shares have ranged between a high of about $50 in 2006 to as low as $2 during the recession of 2008.Shares hit a low this year of about $13 in January, but have reb... http://www.omaha.com/money/ethanol-producers-green-plains-kaapa-prosper-as-they-snap-up/article_dea944e4-acf4-55f7-aa6b-c0e96de4a57a.html
What's coming in 2018? Crazy good tomatoes and sunflowers - Sacramento BeeTuesday, January 16, 2018
Sunray.“I wanted to name (Sun-Fill) ‘Alien’ because it’s so freaky good,” Ball said of the big green sunflower. “It’s so strange looking, you can’t take your eyes off it. It will take off in the florist trade.“One plant that will love California is Sunray,” he added. “It’s a sensational dwarf sunflower, only 22 inches tall; multiheaded, prolific and petite. This small plant holds a whole bouquet of sunflowers, shin high. Along a walkway or border, it looks just stunning.”... http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/home-garden/debbie-arrington/article192826474.html
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
At the beginning of last year, Band To Watch Florist released their debut full-length, The Birds Outside Sang, an evocative portrait that started off sounding like someone on the outside looking in and gradually opened up and blossomed as it went along. It was preceded the sprightly and warm Holdly EP, which was actually written after the album, and it’s around there where “What I Wanted To Hold,” the first single from Florist’s sophomore album, picks up. It’s minimal and modest, simple strumming and ornamental decoration held together by Emily Sprague’s purring vocals. Sprague’s writing has a painterly quality to it — Florist’s new album, If Blue Could Be Happiness, takes a particular interest in colors: the way they reflect moods, evoke memories, represent experiences. Her new songs sound like what you see when you close your eyes real tight, and on this one she’s remembering home and trying to hold on to whatever she can. “I can close my eyes and return to the home I remember in a blur of sights and smells and sounds of old,”...
Cosentino: How horticulture has changed in Auburn and at large - Auburn CitizenTuesday, January 16, 2018
When I have lunch with my business friendsThey say, “Florist do you knowHow rapidly your weeks all go?You’re perplexed and out of reason,You’re ahead of every seasonIn the summer, you are livingPlanning sales for next ThanksgivingCome Thanksgiving, you don’t pause,You’re unpacking Santa ClausBefore the presents are deliveredYou plan Valentines for giversWeddings you do all year longAren’t you bewildered and sometimes wrong?"After last week’s column about all the things I am grateful for as I lead my life in horticulture, I thought that this week I would talk about how things have changed in my 80-plus years of growing and selling plants and flowers. As I look back, in some instances, nothing is the same — and at the same time, I think that the more things change, the more they remain the same. Confusing? You bet it is. As I tell this story about florists and growers, I base it on my experiences at our flower shop. After all, it is what I know best. And, to be honest, I’ve told the story many times in the past, especially in my seminars f... http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/cosentino-how-horticulture-has-changed-in-auburn-and-at-large/article_36e43940-eac9-51ab-90d2-e74cf45439ae.html
Local florist volunteers at Rose Parade - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Medford, Ore. — For more than a century, excitement builds for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Even if you’re not into football, you can appreciate the parade. This year, a southern Oregon florist decided to fulfill her longtime dream of working on one of the many extravagant floats.For more than 100 years, the rose parade has featured hundreds of performances, musical guests, and who could forget – the floats.This year, one of Medford’s own decided she wanted to dip her hands in the pot. NBC5 News got the chance to sit down with one of the volunteers, Sabrina Carroll, via FaceTime Friday afternoon.“I just love for flowers and I have a desire to come and help on the float and I finally got to,” Carroll said.You might recognize Sabrina, she owns B. Cazwells Floral Dezines in Medford.“The thousands of flowers they probably use more flowers here on the parade than I use all year long,” Carroll said.She’s been working with flowers for more than 15 years.“Have a couple friends that a couple of years ago knew that it was a dream of mine to come see the rose parade,” Carroll said.That’s when Carroll and her friends learned about the opportunity to volunteer at the event.“I...
Tulsa couple gets the perfect wedding for free, planned in 24 hours - WCPOTuesday, January 16, 2018
Karissa and Tyler said they're extremely grateful to every vendor and professional that dedicated their talents for free to their special day: Willow Creek Mansion (Venue), Poppy's Garden (Florist), Tracie Carlton Event Planning & Design (Officiant husband Matt), Katrina Wheeler Photography (photographer), Laurannae Baking Co. (Cakes) and Mr. Letney who gave a Unity Cross.