Ashley Flower Shop News
Sang, Cuffe rule Bridge of FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Falls was the runner-up in 10:31, while Toby Hughes was fifth overall in 11:40. Amherst’s Cortney Berling was the first woman across, as she was third overall in 10:54. Leyden’s Kate Ashley was next in fourth place as the second woman across in 11:34.In the 8K Classic, Greenfield’s Aaron Stone was the top area finisher behind Smith as he crossed 31st overall in 30:10. Shelburne’s John Herron finished 36th (30:33), with Davis’ showing making her the top area woman and fourth-fastest Franklin County finisher overall. Shelburne Falls’ Jeremiah Jones was 40th in 31:01, and Shutesbury’s Andy Reagan joined him in the top 50 thanks to a 49th place performance in 32:09. https://www.recorder.com/Bridge-of-Flowers-19415790
Deep field set for Bridge of Flowers 40th anniversaryTuesday, August 14, 2018
Mass. Distance Project.Another person to keep an eye on is newcomer Kim Nedeau, of Leverett, who is a top hill runner in New England and placed second at the Mount Washington Road Race in 2016.Ashley Krauss, of Easthampton, recently placed eighth at the James Joyce 10K in Dedham, which served as the U.S. championship for the Master’s (ages 40-49) Division. Sidney Letendre, of Florence, returns after running an 8:11 pace on the course last season at the age of 62. https://www.gazettenet.com/Bridge-of-Flowers-19387803
Maui Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Joyce Kuuipo Mandracken, Roy Ernest Kalaeloa Robins, Royal Joseph Kainoa, Jr., John Alan Kainoa, and David Kaipo Kainoa; grandchildren, Garrick, Damian, Joselyn, Joseph, Jessica, Kalaeloa, Ashley, Brandon, Kiana, & Kalei; great grandchildren, Braden, Neveigh, Jocelyn, Micah, Taylor, Terri, Jared, Braelyn, Keonilei, Tausili, Tasi, Onyx, Gracy, Emily and Kalaeloa; sister, Edith Kahoalii, and predeceased by brother Harold Chartrand. Also extended Chartrand Ohana.Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Friday August 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial service will follow at Maui Veteran Cemetery at 1 p.m. Isabelle’s ‘Ohana would like to extend a special heart felt gratitude to the staff of Hospice Maui and Hale Makua Neighborhood C for their compassionate care of their mom during this time.Susan SchwabSusan SchwabDecember 16, 1953 – July 22, 2018In 1977, Suzie came to Maui to die. She had been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer of the Kidneys so she opened an Atlas, closed her eyes and pointed. Fate led her to Maui.The whole story is on the website of The Boo Boo Zoo, but alternative medicine and her love of nurturing animals gave her over 40 years of unexpected life. With her husband, Sylvan, they dedicated those years to establishing the life-saving work of the East Maui Animal Refuge. Suzie is survived by her loving & devoted husband, Sylvan J. Schwab; parents, Al & Jo Hawck; brother, Robert Hawck; and her children=hundreds of animals.Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului with service to begin at 1 p.m. and burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her memory to the East Maui Animal Refuge: 25 Maluaina Place, Haiku, HI 96708 Phone: 808-572-8308 www.eastmauianimalrefuge.org.Albert CortezAugust 29, 1939 – July 19, 2018Services to be held Wednesday August 1, 2018 12p – 4pm at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.Bronson KaliloaBronson KaliloaJanuary 26, 1972 – July 18, 2018Bronson Kaimana Weimun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born January 26, 1972 in Colorado, he was a 10 year Police Officer for the Hawaii County Police Department.Services to be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:30am visitation, 10am service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow approx. 2:45pm at Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai... https://mauinow.com/2018/07/29/maui-obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Where to buy chemical-free flowers in the Twin CitiesTuesday, July 03, 2018
Twin Cities Flower Exchange.Retailers and Grocers:Spruce Flowers and HomeMississippi MarketWedge Co-opDesigners:A Day in ProvenceAshley Fox DesignsBees Knees FloralBloom Designs, MNBlossom StudioChowgirlsColleen’s Flower CellarDesign ApricotEdiflorialEver AfterFiddles and FrondsFlore InspiredFox and Fern FloralHive and HollowJennifer Joyce DesignJessica Wonders EventsKindred BloomsLaine Moire DesignsLaine Palm DesignsLake Flat Roses LiliaMaven EventsMiMi DesignsMunster RoseOak and LillyPeduncle Floral RemediesPockets of PosyPoppy LanePosy Flower MarketPristine FloralRooted by DesignSadie’s FloralSaffron and GraySister Honey Floral CoStudio FleuretteStudio CThistle and BloomsTulips and TrufflesYour Enchanted Florist... http://www.startribune.com/where-to-buy-chemical-free-flowers-in-the-twin-cities/485842501/
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
A few have been doing so for more than a century.
“It was like we went straight from winter to summer,” said Janna Pemberton Schmidt, who runs Pemberton Greenhouses with her siblings, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Colin Pemberton, and her husband, Jeff Schmidt. “It’s been a strong but fast year, because of the late freeze.”
The plastic-covered greenhouses at Pemberton, located off Georgetown Road, are loaded with cascading hanging baskets and long rows of bright geraniums, begonias and other popular blooming stock this time of year, along with packed tables of tropical palms, orchids and ferns. In July, the nursery will begin tending to its seasonal inventory of more than 18,000 poinsettias, hand-pinching each plant to encourage full and festive blooms in time for Christmas.
Schmidt and her siblings are the sixth generation to run the family business, which was started in 1871 and passed to them in recent years from their mother, Judy Pemberton. The nursery has evolved multiple new services to address the regional community’s plant needs, including plant rentals and storage services, for residential and business clients who don’t have the time or space to keep their planted invest-ments thriving for the entire year.
Local restaurants also use the service to decorate their outdoor patios with greenery during the warmer seasons. Pemberton now has 20,000 square feet of dedicated greenhouse space for plant storage, and it houses roughly 2,000 to 3,000 plants every year. The company also contracts to supply plants for multiple local... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
Marie Johnson “The flower lady”Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Main and Auburn streets, on September 15, at 3 pm.All four of Marie’s grandparents had emigrated from Sweden. The second of seven children of Emil and Olga Larson, Marie was born in 1930 in Michigan City, Indiana, where she was raised and graduated from Elston High. She worked in floral shops as a teen and young woman. In 1956 she headed west, following a friend to Sacramento and bringing her teenager brother, Carl. The friend had written: “The weather is gorgeous and there are plenty of jobs.”In the state capital, Marie excelled. Competing shops vied to employ such an inspired designer. There she met and married Adelbert Arthur Johnson and they had three children, Beth, Mark and Todd. The couple divorced in 1965. In an era when single moms were rare, she moved to Grass Valley, loving the town and thinking it would be a safe place to raise children. Her oldest child was 7.In 1966 Marie began her own floral shop by renting the Gold Rush-era building at Main and Auburn streets for $200 a month. “It was a lot in those days,” she remembered. She drove her Volkswagen bus to the shop each day from a modest house in Cedar Ridge, worked on a picnic table and had only a small refrigerator for her flowers. From a makeshift start, she developed a leading downtown business. She eventually bought the building.Over her life, Marie faced hardship and tragedy. Her daughter Beth, a Nevada Union junior, died in a car accident in 1976. Marie responded by becoming the “official mother”of the class of ’77. She stayed in touch with Beth’s classmates and many of them visited “Momma Johnson” in her shop.Marie provi... https://yubanet.com/regional/marie-johnson-the-flower-lady/
Corpse flower's first bloom after 18 years at Frederik Meijer GardensTuesday, July 17, 2018
Corpse flower's first bloom after 18 years at Frederik Meijer Gardens Fox17WATCH LIVE: Rare corpse flower blooming at Michigan's Meijer Gardens WDIV ClickOnDetroitThe Rare Corpse Flower Has Bloomed In Frederick Meijer Garden [Live Stream] Mix 95.7FM - Today's VarietyFull coverage... https://fox17online.com/2018/07/12/corpse-flowers-first-bloom-after-18-years-at-frederik-meijer-gardens/
Flower that reeks of 'zombie' and 'rotten meat' blooms after 18 years at Michigan parkTuesday, July 17, 2018
A park in Michigan waited 18 years for a rare plant known as a “corpse flower” to bloom in its gardens. And by Thursday, the flower that many say reeks of death — in a sense — came to life. “As a professional horticulturist, this is incredibly exciting,” Steve LaWarre, director of horticulture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, said in a statement. “Many people go through their entire careers never seeing an example like this in person. We are thrilled that something that we started as a seedling here at Meijer Gardens 18 years ago is coming to fruition and that the public is showi... https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/national/article214889810.html
'Utter chaos': ICE arrests 114 workers in immigration raid at Ohio gardening companyTuesday, July 03, 2018
TV station, weeping. Rosa Ramos, whose stepfather was taken into custody, shared with WNWO a text exchange with her stepfather, who sent a picture of himself as he rode an ICE bus headed to Michigan. “Are they going to take away your cellphone now?” Ramos asked her stepfather in Spanish. “No, but it will run out of battery,” he responded. “Okay, I love you,” she said. “Me too,” he replied. The 114 people arrested Tuesday were taken to detention facilities in St. Clair County, Michigan; Seneca County, Oh... https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/06/06/utter-chaos-ice-arrests-114-workers-in-immigration-raid-at-ohio-gardening-company/