Adrian Flower Shop News
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/
The Dutch ambassador's tulip party: A 400-year-old passion still burns - Washington PostTuesday, April 25, 2017
By Adrian Higgins, Floral designer Susanne Schrijvers is putting the finishing touches on a sculptural bouquet of several dozen freshly cut tulips in the main salon of the Dutch ambassador’s residence on Embassy Row.She has added branches of flowering quince and Russian olive, but the dominant effect is of a rainbow of tulip hues, raspberry and lavender and flaming orange. “Love the colors,” she says.What doesn’t she like about tulips, I ask. “When you use them with other flowers, they grow and change in the arrangement,” she says, adding quickly that this very movement is what she likes about them as well.Adrian HigginsThe Washington PostSusanne Schrijvers’s arrangement in the dining room of the Dutch ambassador’s residence for Dutch Tulip Days.As it grows in the vase, the tulip elongates, gyrates, swoops and then climbs. Like Schrijvers, I see this wayward quality as one of its great charms. The tulip is one of nature’s free spirits, a ballerina. For a few days last week, Schrijvers wit...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Illinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Wonneman's Flowers and Gifts closing - Columbia Daily TribuneSunday, February 11, 2018
Mother's Day. Valentine's Day and prom were other busy days.As for memories, there are too many to name, but one highlight that comes to mind for the women is working with the Miss Missouri Organization. Wonneman's has been the official florist for the pageant for 47 years.Wonneman's has provided countless number of flowers for weddings, anniversary celebrations, Valentine's Day, prom, Mother's Day and funeral arrangements. Miller summed it up by saying "We provided flowers for sad to glad."As for Miller and Berrey, they are looking forward to retirement. Berrey said she isn't going to do much. "She (Berrey) will take care of her dog Prince," said Miller.As for Miller, she plans to spend more time with family and her grandchildren. "I hope to go camping and fishing and enjoy my family," she said.Miller and Berrey said they are very appreciative of their customers and friends for the past 57 years. "We wouldn't be here this long without them," she said.Until the shop closes Friday, the merchandise in the store is half price. Miller said they are still trying to sell the business. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20180123/wonnemans-flowers-and-gifts-closing
Give Valentine's Day flowers some TLC for flor-amore - West Plains Daily QuillSunday, February 11, 2018
TLC. Call it flor-amore.Proper care and a homemade preservative provide an extended warranty of sorts to make certain flowers last up to twice as long, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.Cut flowers age when they lose more water than they take up, Trinklein said. This most often happens when bacteria multiply and plug the water-conducting tissue of the flower known as xylem.Too much sunlight, drafty areas and heat also can cause excessive water loss. The result is a flower that loses its attractiveness prematurely.Improper care of flowers can be the kiss of death, so it is important to show them some love to avoid heartbreak.First, if you receive boxed flowers such as roses, prepare them for arranging by cutting about 1 inch off the bottom of the stems. Otherwise, a bubble of air formed at the base of the xylem can slow the uptake of water. Make a slanted cut, which provides more surface area to take up water than a straight cut.After cutting, immediately immerse the cut stems in a clean vase filled with water treated with a floral preservative. Cut the stems again about every third day and place flowers in fresh solution. This works equally well for flowers from a floris...
Couple celebrates classic Birmingham wedding with Nigerian flair - AL.comTuesday, August 01, 2017
Though Uduak initially found it difficult to date again after the death of her mom, she knows now she was meant to meet Ekong that weekend in Detroit. The couple, now living in Springfield, Missouri, just welcomed their first baby.DetailsDress: Bella BridalBridesmaids' Dresses: David's BridalFlowers: Hothouse Design StudioVideography: Rush--By Laura McAlister Photos by Kelli + Daniel Taylor PhotographyThis story appears in Birmingham magazine's Fall/Summer 2017 Weddings issue. Subscribe today!... http://www.al.com/bhammag/index.ssf/2017/07/see_the_results_of_this_classi.html