Marshall Flower Shop News
Augusta couple celebrates 76 years of marriageTuesday, July 17, 2018
I wouldn't have anybody else but him." And Charles never missed an opportunity to buy Margaret flowers. In 2015, the couple lived at Marshall Square. They lost everything in the fire. Well, almost everything. They still had each other. Charles says, "I don't think we could have had a better marriage than what we have." Charles and Margaret say the secret is saying those three words every day. "Just always love each other -- and tell each other every day how much you love them," Margaret says. And always keep blowing each other kisses for as long as you can. ... http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Augusta-couple-celebrates-76-years-of-marriage-488376821.html
One Month at a Time: Cutting flowers and learning how they really smell - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, February 27, 2018
She’s only been on staff for a couple of weeks.“I came in as a driver,” she said. “I still drive, but I also do this.”In her 30s, Brenna said she has a master’s degree in humanities from Marshall University.She did some interesting, though not particularly well-paying, work in her field of study, but she also tended bar and worked in restaurants in Morgantown to pay the bills.“Then, I reached that point where I wasn’t young anymore,” she said.Brenna said while she was qualified to teach humanities subjects, she had no real teaching experience.“So I just have this big hole in my resume,” she added.After moving to Charleston, she said she could scarcely get an interview for anything. Potential employers told her she was overqualified.“This was the first place that would really give me a chance,” Brenna said.She said she’s making the most of it, and the people at the flower shop have been nice.The cut flowers that come into to Young Floral Company have to be cut a second time.“After the flowers are first cut, the plants kind of scab over,” Brenna said. “When they’re like that, they don’t get much water.”Cutting a flower a second time extends its life.It is generally recommended that once you get a bouquet of flowers, you should cut the stems again to keep them viable and attractive for a few more days.A couple of times a week, daisies, sunflowers, kale and roses all arrive at the florist in rubber-banded bundles, wrapped in plastic or damp paper and packed inside long cardboard boxes.Standing behind an old wooden table and next to the ominous-sounding Power Cut 720, Brenna had me pull from the tall stack of boxes and slice through the plastic bands and the tape keeping the packages closed.Depending on the kind of flower, we unwrapped or peeled down the wrapping. The individual blooms of the sunflowers are wrapped in tiny mesh socks that help protect them in transit, but they have to be shucked for the flowers to expand.Stock flowers have to be scrubbed of their lower stem leaves.“The flowers need water, but you have to watch the lower leaves,” Brenna said. “If they sit in the water, they’ll rot and turn the water brackish.”Nobody wants a stinky flower shop.Once the flowers were separated from the packaging and binding, we lowered the ...
Valentine's Day busy caring for loved ones - The Wyoming County ExaminerSunday, February 11, 2018
Article ToolsEileen Barziloski shows a candy box, one of the many items at Ebb’s Candy Jar.STAFF PHOTOS/C.J. MARSHALL Karen Passarelli holds up ‘The Box of Love,’ containing flowers and other items at Mayflower Florist.Valentine’s Day is the time of year when people send flowers, candy, jewelry and other tokens of affection as expressions of love. As a result, enterprises catering to such needs experience a spike in business during this time of year.“Valentine’s Day is our biggest one day holiday,” Karen Passarelli of Mayflower Florist said.However, she and Monica LaBar-Hughes, owner of Monzie’s Flora Design, agreedthey do their best business Mother’s Day week.Still, Valentine’s Day will be a very busy time at both flower shops.“We make a lot of deliveries,” Passarelli explained. “Our drivers are very familiar with every back road. We take out a little bit of everything.”“We deliver in a 30-mile radius,” LaBar-Hughes explained. “Deliveries less than 10 miles from the shop is free, but there’s a low delivery charge for 10-30 miles.Monzie’s expects to handle over 200 deliveries on Valentine’s D... http://wcexaminer.com/news/valentine-s-day-busy-caring-for-loved-ones-1.2299220
County Florists ready to help you “Say It With Flowers” - Kittson County EnterpriseSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowers by Jennifer.’ In addition, she’s “done weddings and other special occasions for friends and family through the years.”Today she works part-time as the preschool teacher for Marshall County Central Schools at Viking Elementary School and has arranged flowers at Nordisk Hemslöjd for two and one-half years.Nordisk Hemslöjd also purchases their flowers from Len Busch. Jenn has this to say about the supplier: “My brother-in-law used to work for Len Busch about 30 years ago when they were a much smaller operation. Now they have 15 acres of greenhouse in Plymouth, Minn. They also source flowers from around the world.”She says a small lily, the alstroemeria, is her favorite flower. “It is the flower of friendship and comes in many colors,” she explains.Her favorite part of being a florist is “choosing the flowers and putting them in a variety of arrangements…I also like the opportunity to speak to the customers and get a feel for what they would like to order.”Does Jenn have any suggestions for Valentine’s Day gift giving besides the obvious roses? “Besides roses for Valentine’s Day, I would recommend a mixed arrangement, perhaps with stargazer lilies, alstroemeria and roses.”What advice does she offer to Valentine’s Day shoppers? “I think flowers are the obvious choice for Valentine’s Day! If your budget allows, go big! But, if not, just a single flower or a wrapped bouquet will still say, ‘I love you.’ Be sure and keep flowers wrapped well when transporting them outside in the cold.”What changes has Jenn seen in the floral business over the years? “For many years, we used wedding bouquet holders, and now bridal bouquets are usually hand-tied. Silk wedding and prom flowers had kind of gone out of vogue for some time, but are now making a comeback.”Jenn is pleased that customers today don’t just buy flowers for special events. “I think flowers should be enjoyed all year long and not just on special occasions,” she says, “Even though I work with flowers, I don’t think I’ll ever stop enjoying them; they’re such a beautiful expression of God’s creativity.”Both Austin Flowers and Nordisk Hemslöjd sell a variety of other items, besides flowers, for Valentine gift giving, such as balloons, plants, candy, and plush animals.Both shops deliver in their local communities and surrounding areas.Say it with flowers this Valentine’s Day! Contact Dawn Austin at 843-2848 or Jennifer Durkee at 436 – 4500.
Services planned for Ventura County victims of Las Vegas shooting - Ventura County StarTuesday, November 07, 2017
JOE LUMAYA/SPECIAL TO THE STAR)Buy Photo Memorial services for local victims of the Las Vegas massacre begin this week.On Thursday, visitation will take place for Lt. Derrick "Bo" Taylor at the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1239 Longbranch Ave., Grover Beach.Taylor, 56, of Oxnard was one of five people with ties to Ventura County who died when a gunman shot indiscriminately at a concert crowd in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. The shooting left 59 dead and hundreds injured.On Friday a funeral for Taylor will be held at 1 p.m. at New Life Community Church, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach. Burial will take place afterward at Arroyo Grande Cemetery in Arroyo Grande.Taylor is a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and headed the state conservation camp near Camarillo. He was at the Las Vegas concert with his girlfriend Denise Cohen, 58, of Carpinteria, who also died.Read more:: Five dead in Las Vegas shooting had ties to Ventura CountySimi Valley school office manager among dead in Las Vegas shootingShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideServices for Laura Shipp, 50, will take place in Malibu on Oct. 29.Shipp is from Thousand Oaks but moved to Las Vegas several years ago. Her mother, Joyce Shipp, said Laura will be cremated in Las Vegas and buried in Thousand Oaks. There will be a celebration of life open to anyone who knew Laura.Laura was at the concert with her son, Corey Shipp, a 23-year-old Marine, who survived the shooting.The celebration of life will take place 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Malibu West Beach Club, 30756 Pacific Coast Highway.Family m... http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/10/10/services-planned-ventura-county-victims-las-vegas-shooting/748503001/
Amaranthus Caudatus Is Weird, Otherworldly, and Our New Flower-Arranging Essential - Architectural DigestWednesday, April 03, 2019
Our top choice for such a plant is Amaranthus caudatus, which also goes by the name of “love-lies-bleeding,” quite fitting given its attention-grabbing appearance. According to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the plant “gets its unusual common name from its tiny, blood-red, petal-less flowers that bloom in narrow, drooping, tassel-like, terminal and axillary panicles throughout the growing season.” In other words, the stems are naturally floppy and covered in dense clusters of blooms. They’re not always red though—the Missouri Botanical Garden goes on to point out that Amaranthus caudatus can come in other colors, like lime-green.Amaranthus caudatus came to our attention when we spotted it on the feeds of a handful of floral designers we admire. “As a florist and observer of nature, I love to find unconventional tools for my compositions,” says Carolina Spencer, founder of Barcelona-based Matagalán. Amaranthus caudatus is one of them. “When everything goes up, they fall, and their beauty is just that.”As Carolina Spencer demonstrates, Amaranthus caudatus commands you to stop and stare.Photo: Courtesy of MatagalánA single stem will do.Photo: Courtesy of Matagalán“I personally believe they add a unique movement to my arrangements. They seem to come from another planet not only because of their movement and way of growing but also because of their texture, like sugar cotton or a weird a small cloud just picked up from the universe and converted into a... https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/amaranthus-caudatus-flower-arranging-essential
Flower power: Eden Floral utilizes local growers for bouquets, floral crowns, and other engaging arrangements - New Times SLOTuesday, March 05, 2019
Born in Missouri, Manuele moved to California while still a child, but old enough to remember and miss the rolling green hills. She spent her youth and early adulthood admiring and foraging for the indigenous plant life that surrounded her. In her early 20s, Manuele took up both gardening and hiking as hobbies and found herself combining the two passions through floral art, coming home from a hike with a sprig of mountain sage and plopping it into a jar with some lavender and roses from her garden. "I was foraging long before I even knew what the word 'foraging' meant," Manuele said. "I would bring bouquets to friends made up of my latest hiking adventure and whatever was blooming in my garden." click to enlarge
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GARDEN OF EDEN Rachael Manuele (pictured) turned her passion for nature into a career with the creation of her fine art floral design company, Eden Floral.
This era in Manuele's life rolled into friends asking her to design their flower arrangements for bridal showers and weddings. Before long, friends of those friends, who had attended the showers and weddings, were contacting Manuele to seek her services. It wasn't until she began getting inquiries from people she didn't know that Manuele decided to start an official floral design company. She wound up choosing a name synonymous with paradise. "The name Eden translates my love of the natural world as it is. It's my tribute to this Earth and all that it gives to us," Manuele said. "The resilience of our Earth is an inspiration to me." click to enlarge ... https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/flower-power-eden-floral-utilizes-local-growers-for-bouquets-floral-crowns-and-other-engaging-arrangements/Content?oid=7641365
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He is survived by his wife Joey, and children Jo Heinz, Cindy McKown, and J Schwanke, along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Ludvigsens Funeral Home in Fremont, NE, is in charge of the services. Visitation will be Thursday Dec. 20.Brian Sparks is senior editor of Greenhouse Grower and editor of Greenhouse Grower Technology. See all author stories here. https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Christmas gift ideas 2018: Here is our Springfield holiday shopping guide - Springfield News-LeaderTuesday, December 04, 2018
Springfield and the surrounding region. As in years past, the News-Leader asked for reader suggestions and sifted through as much of the Missouri Ozarks as possible to come up with a totally local gift guide. With a very few exceptions — nationally published books, products that needed access to open-source manufacturing — everything in this guide is made and sold in the Ozarks. We've also added a list of 11 "best-kept-secret" boutiques. They're all great independent, local shopping destinations. While you're planning shopping trips, take a look at recent editions of the totally local gift guide. More:Springfield, here's our totally local gift guide for Christmas and holidays 2017 More: Here's a shortlist of great sources for gifts made close to home (2016) Hardwoods are good Aaron Black teaches business at Southwest Baptist University. He also recently started Native Range, a brand of hardwood objects for the home that he makes at his place in north Springfield. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/11/19/local-christmas-gift-ideas-holiday-shopping-2018-springfield-madeintheozarks/1578867002/