Adrian Flower Shop News
Falmouth Spring Flower Show attracts more than 1000 entries - Falmouth PacketTuesday, March 27, 2018
Rowe Trophy for their miniature Rainbows End garden, the Boot Up! Wednesday Group won the Youth Group Challenge for the Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Garden Youth Cup with their Sensory Garden. Adrian Scamp was awarded a Gold certificate for his non-competitive trade stand of Falmouth grown Quality Daffodils. http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/16116362.Stunning_displays_at_108th_Falmouth_Spring_Flower_Show/
Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia? - Fayetteville ObserverTuesday, January 02, 2018
By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
In the six weeks leading up to Christmas, one plant seems to come out of the woodwork to redefine the festive landscape.The red and green poinsettia is as timeless as Bing Crosby crooning "White Christmas," though the appearance of more than 30 million plants is anything but automatic. Since the spring, skilled but nervous growers across the land have been raising one of their most economically important, and finicky, crops.This is only one aspect of poinsettia dynamics. Since a canny California cut-flower grower named Paul Ecke came up with the idea of the poinsettia as a potted plant for the holidays, breeders have been trying to perfect it.Some of the shifts have been aesthetic: decorator poinsettias in lime green, ivory or burgundy, poinsettias whose petal-like bracts are flecked, marbled, splashed and otherwise turned into something that will spur your Aunt Mabel to wonder what they will think of next.Other breeding improve... http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171216/dreaming-of-white-or-pink-poinsettia
Local flower business owners plead guilty to tax obstruction - The Island NowTuesday, October 24, 2017
Court for the Eastern District of New York to endeavoring to obstruct and impede internal revenue laws, acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Goldberg announced.The Justice Department said Adrian Benitez, 39, and Jose Ramirez, 44, diverted more than $1 million in sales to their personal accounts rather than their business bank account.Additionally, the Department said they “did not report the full gross receipts on the firm’s corporate tax returns.” Benitez admitted to causing a tax loss of approximately $227,729, while Ramirez admitted $235,805.Together, the result was over $450,000 in tax revenue lost.The Department of Justice said that they instructed customers to pay in cash, checks payable to cash or checks payable to them. They then concealed said funds from their tax return prepared and filed false individual tax returns, which did not report the money they diverted, the department said.No sentencing date has been scheduled yet. Both Benitez and Ramirez face a statutory sentence of up to three years in prison, a period of supervised released, and restitution and monetary penalties.
New Mexico florists impacted by Hurricane Irma - KRQE News 13Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Florida.When Category 4 storm Irma slammed Miami, florists knew the next few weeks would be rough. Florist Adrianna Duran Leon says 70 to 80 percent of the nation’s floral supply is brought into the U.S. through Miami ports.She also says supplies are running low and some flowers are just too tough to get.“I had some parents walk into my shop last Saturday and were like, we can’t find white spray roses anywhere in town,” Duran Leon said.Luckily, she had some leftover from a recent wedding and was able to make the sell, but that might not be the case next time.“I’ve done this for 24 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Duran Leon said.Shipments of flowers are making their way across the U.S. Friday, but florists will be playing catch up.“They’re only allowing so much space on the airplane per company,” Duran Leon said.Adrianna believes she has enough in stock to make it through this rough patch and that she’s thankful customers are being understanding.Share, Print or EmailRelated PostsAdvertisement... http://krqe.com/2017/09/22/new-mexico-florists-impacted-by-hurricane-irma/
Darien Arts Center announces art show winners - Darien TimesWednesday, July 05, 2017
Town Hall. Children’s first place winners will be at Dr. David Osherow’s Orthodontics office from June 12 through July 6. Adult first place winners includedKaz Oda for Oil, Joyce Grasso for Acrylic, Adriana Robles for Color Photography, Sophie Cirillo for Black and White Photography, Christina Klumb for Sculpture, Sandra Aldrich for Watercolor, Meg Tweedy for Mixed Media and Dana Goodfellow for Drawing, Pastel and Graphics. High school first place winners were Faith Helms, Tighe Ekern, and Emily Wright.Darien Rowayton Bank is corporate sponsor of the art show and sale. Prize sponsors are Ben Larrabee Fine Art Portrait Photography; Big Shots; The Dock Shop; Dana Fead of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties; Rose-Marie Fox, Board Chair, Silvermine Arts Center; Geary Gallery; Jerry’s Artarama; David M. Osherow, D.D.S., Orthodontist; Sugar Bowl and Wilson Avenue Loft Artists. Show sponsors consist of Baubles; Crunch Norwalk: Darien Carpet; Flowers and Flowers by Adam; Frederic & Co.; The Gardener’s Center & Florist.High school photography1st Faith Helms?2nd Harrison Nicholls?3rd Harrison Nicholls High school sculpture1st Tighe Ekern?2nd Tighe Ekern?3rd Skye EkernHigh school other media1st Emily Wright?2nd Mariana Seibold?3rd James McPartland Grade six through eight1st Greta Hoffmeister2nd Nora Ashrifeh?3rd Rachel Huang Grade three through five1st Conrad Straden?2nd Joyce Huang?3rd Lillie Foster Grade kindergarten through second1st Rhys Richards2nd Claire Ventker?3rd Malia Graybill... http://www.darientimes.com/86750/darien-arts-center-announces-art-show-winners/
Out of flowers? Flour? Businesses contend with supply crises - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, April 11, 2018
Pliska, owner of Planterra, a commercial florist and owner of a wedding venue where the decor is all about flowers and plants.Pliska, whose company is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, could have substituted other flowers but wanted to deliver customers' first choices. So he and his employees tinted white roses by hand.Supply shortages can be the bane of a small company's existence. Severe weather and disasters can cause shortages, as can a manufacturer shutting down or stopping production of ingredients, components or raw materials. And shortages can force owners to be creative in finding substitutes or workarounds to mitigate damage to revenue and customer relationships.Shortages can hit companies of any size. Hundreds of KFC stores in Britain had to close in February when they were unable to get shipments of chicken and other supplies. The problem started when KFC switched to a different delivery company that couldn't handle the volume of food the company needs at its 900 British outlets.But small businesses can have an advantage over larger ones in a supply crisis, says Sunder Kekre, an operations management professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. They don't have the bureaucracy of large companies, and that gives them more flexibility in coming up with a solution, he says.Small companies are also better able to stay in touch and negotiate with customers."You might convince them, 'You do... http://gazette.com/out-of-flowers-flour-businesses-contend-with-supply-crises/article/feed/553985
Florist invites selfies in window for ACLU donations - The Detroit NewsWednesday, April 11, 2018
A florist at Pot + Box has turned her storefront window in the Fisher Building into backdrops inviting passersby to take photos for any donation to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. Lisa Waud, owner of Pot + Box flower shop, is well known for her designs, activism and as the producer of Flower House in 2015. She said for her next project, she was inspired when she saw Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald's national portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. "In the flower shop, we work in this fishbowl-type area where people can see us working as they walk by...kind of like an open kitchen," said Waud, 40. "I used that window for this project where I challenged myself to reproduce their backdrops." Waud said the displays were just supposed to be used as art "but then someone walked in and asked to sit in the chair and out of nowhere I said 'only if you donate to the ACLU." This week only, Waud invites guests into her storefront window to take photos from outside or inside the display for a donation of any amount to the ACLU of Michigan. "In the political climate we're in, rather than complain about bad things, I wanted to interpret and incorporate the community to participate in something positive with meaning," Waud said. "The ACLU does a lot of great work. It feels both universal but not too broad of a nonprofit."The florist said she only planned on ...
Thorns and roses: Looking at the good, bad and ugly of the Philadelphia Flower Show - PW-Philadelphia WeeklyWednesday, March 14, 2018
Flower Show, and purchases a bouquet from Acme?"––Others notable exhibits ran with the “Wonders of Water” theme by focusing on the global water epidemic. Displays showcased Flint, Michigan to the Arctic, the desert to the sea. Unfortunately, the displays of countries and places were cut up by other pieces, creating a disjointed atmosphere that could have made a bigger impact on the water crisis and shared global commons.But to its credit, the Flower Show did host the first Philadelphia Water Summit where experts discussed water issues and realities here on Earth and the joy of finding it in Space – for $100 a ticket.As I gathered provided information on the designs behind each display, I realized some didn’t even have a word on the design and were rather about the companies, particularly landscaping companies, trying to market themselves. Even one of the gardens had the sponsor Subaru cars in it.“Come on!”But while much of the show was a fake as a plastic plant, through the thicket of over-commodified stands and pandering displays were the small designs by flower artists and enthusiasts as well as garden clubs with hopes of recognition and possibly a blue ribbon.TWITTER: @ANDREAJCANTOR ... http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news/thorns-and-roses-looking-at-the-good-bad-and-ugly/article_6da6f636-27ad-11e8-8d89-37fd47ffa0a9.html
Over the Garden Fence | Flower show displays focus on world water issues - Bucyrus Telegraph ForumWednesday, March 14, 2018
The United States was presented with a structure of copper tubing and repeated green dendrobium orchids. Simple. We were reminded of the Flint, Michigan’s cost-cutting that led to tainted water and Toledo’s toxic algae bloom scare from Lake Erie, which restricted water usage. It was pointed out that about one-fifth of our citizens are exposed to unsafe water. The other interpretations were just as sobering.A presentation with thousands of orchids depicted the Great Barrier Reef using all white ones to depict the dying portions of this once healthy coral area. Below were the gorgeous, colorful orchids showing healthy portions; these blended with linear, and textural greens.Massive gardens with fountains, pathways with streams, a desert setting and a Zen garden all used water components. Rain chains, rain barrels, sprinkling cans, down-spouting and buckets had been fashioned into water-moving units with artistry with flowers. Salt and tidal marshes, vernal pools, ponds, rivers, oceans, falls, water pests, the concept "water color," hydroponics, boulders of melting snow, and rain curtains were all presented in some manner.The space here just skims the surface of the show. Exhibits were very interesting, so realistic, and well-labeled. Most pointed out water as an everyday essential, an element worthy enough to be protected.With so much more to share from the designing and horticulture class entries brought by non-professional individuals, I will close.The trip did succeed in bringing spring into our hearts.Mary Lee Minor is a member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club, is an accredited flower show judge for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and a former sixth-grade teacher.Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/2pc2m1j...