Ashley Flower Shop News
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/
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/
Kenya's Flower Industry Grows - Voice of AmericaTuesday, February 27, 2018
U.S. market, Kenya’s flower industry can only grow.I’m Kelly Jean Kelly.Daniel Schearf reported this story for VOA. Kelly Jean Kelly adapted it for VOA Learning English. Ashley Thompson was the editor. We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page._____________________________________________________________Words in This Storydominate - v. to be the most important part offreight - n. goods that are carried by ships, trains, trucks, or airplaneslivelihood - n. a way of earning money in order to live...
100+ Things: A Valentine's Day visit to the florist - Buffalo NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
Buffalo Club and the Garret Club, following a day-by-day schedule florists surely followed in the McKinley administration.In a table in the front window, Ashley Pokorski was trimming and arranging flowers, as snowflakes drifted down outside."A guy wanted a bouquet for his girlfriend, who is retiring after 30 years," she said.Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale Flower Market employee Ashley Pokorski makes a bouquet. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)Maureen had back-to-back appointments all day with brides planning their wedding flowers. Conferences take place at a beautifully weather-beaten wooden table, next to a tree adorned with thank-you cards from happy customers. Everyone sits on chairs covered with, of course, flowered pillows.Courtney Rust was there with her fiance, Nick Batson. Coming to Maureen's was his idea."I come here all the time to buy roses f... http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/09/100-things-a-valentines-day-visit-to-the-florist/
Ho-Ho-Kus Flower Shop Owner 'Died A Hero' At Point Pleasant Beach - Northern Highlands Daily VoiceTuesday, January 30, 2018
Ocean Medical Center. “This man went into the water to save another woman who got pulled out by the current. This man gave his life to save a complete stranger. He died a hero,” shared Ashley Renna, who said she was at the beach Sunday. Carullo and his wife Margaret owned the Ho-Ho-Kus Florist and Gift Shop for over 35 years. In addition to Margaret, Carullo is survived by his son Thomas and his wife Christina, son Kevin and his wife Candice and daughter Alissa Frascatore and her husband Paul. He is also survived by his brother Jesse and his wife Janet. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Luke's RC Church, 340 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's RC Church with interment to follow at St. Luke's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carullo may be made to St. Luke's Church. Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts. http://northernhighlands.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/ho-ho-kus-flower-shop-owner-died-a-hero-at-point-pleasant-beach/722587/
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
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/
'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/
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Strauss Kennedy.The advisory committee elected includes Norman Price, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Jean Caston Hilton, Ed Kennedy and JoAnne Jones Williams.Ted Scott, Class of 1953, who lives in Westland, Michigan, was given a free ticket to next year’s banquet. The ticket was given by Madalyn Pickett Markham of Plantation, Florida. Markham graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1936. A second free ticket given by the alumni association went to Carolyn Brown Charles (1956), who comes to the banquet every year.Sara Hawk Cullumns (1938) celebrating her 80th anniversary and Belva Glaze (1943) celebrating her 75th anniversary were given purple and white flower arrangements.Many door prizes were given out and the ladies were given potted purple and white petunias at the conclusion of the meeting.Scholarship winners were also announced. (The winners will appear in a separate article).Singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction by Joe Kennedy closed the event. Group photos were taken of the reunion classes.Submitted by Marcia Arnold, secretary-treasurer. RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Load comments ... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet