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Keep planting, and take some time to check out garden tours - The Boston GlobeTuesday, June 07, 2016
I’ve happily grown for years. They come in many colors. Amber Floral Carpet is the tallest selection at 3½ feet. For a 2- to 5-foot hedge, many nursery proprietors, such as Maggie Oldfield of Thayer Nursery in Milton, recommend one of the tough and ubiquitous “Knock Out” roses, which come in assorted colors. I grow these, too, but mine did not survive last winter as well as my Floral Carpet roses. Other midsize hedge roses include Iceberg, which is white, and Carefree Delight and Bonica, both pink. For a hedge more than 5 feet tall, consider pink Carefree Wonder or William Baffin, part of the super-hardy Canadian Explorer series. (It honors a genius 17th-century navigator who discovered and mapped much of the Canadian Arctic. The unappreciative British establishment got him killed in a Middle East war and then tried to stiff his widow on his wages, so I say: Give that man a rose!) Plum red rosa rugosa and rugosa hybrids, such as Therese Bugnet (tair-EZ boon-YAY if you are compelled to pronounce it) or Hansa, make super hedges. They are sand and salt tolerant, good for seaside or roadside. And they do not require pruning! Most other shrub roses need to be sheared back by about one-third in early spring. Then take out any dead or spindly canes that are left behind. Fertilize roses monthly and water in the summer to keep them in bloom. If you leave them to fend for themselves, they may take a vacation during hot weather, but most will re-bloom in the fall.Send your garden questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and town for possible publication.
VALENTINE'S DAY: For florists, this is their Super Bowl - Press & Sun-BulletinFriday, March 18, 2016
Buy PhotoVictoria Paoletti, owner of Gennarelli's Flower Shop in Binghamton.(Photo: ANDREW THAYER / Staff Photo)Buy PhotoIn the back room of a Binghamton flower shop, five days before Valentine’s Day, four workers are building bouquets in the midst of bedlam.They methodically snip thorns, arrange beds of greenery, and unwrap long-stemmed roses in a room flooded with thousands of flowers, still boxed and waiting to be arranged.At Gennarreli’s Flower Shop on Court Street and in stores across the Southern Tier, the days leading up to the nation’s most romantic holiday are the busiest of the year."It was once described as the flower Super Bowl," floral designer Rick Niznik says as he returns to his work station, having just made a delivery across the street.Gennarelli's, owned by Victoria Paoletti, of Binghamton, since 1989, sells between two and three thousand roses for Valentine's Day among other floral arrangements and gifts, and the rush for the holiday — which falls on a Sunday this year — is rivaled only by Christmas and Mother's Day.Nationwide, Americans are expected to s... http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/2016/02/10/valentines-flowers/80080508/
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/