Town And Country Flower Shop News
Beautifying downtown - Mount Vernon NewsTuesday, September 10, 2019
Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon NewsThe Town and Country Garden Club’s Susan Givens, left, presents Allen Wagoner with the 2019 Beautification Award Monday, Sept. 9. Wagoner was honored for planting a stunning display within the commercial district of Mount Vernon. In the spring, there were bright tulips around the northern part of the square and through the summer, different flowers and vegetable plants have sprouted up. Request this photo/NewsJoshua Morrison: 740-397-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter, @mvn_jmorrison Share StoryShare on FacebookPin ItTweet... https://mountvernonnews.com/local-news/2019/09/10/beautifying-downtown/
Flamenco Flowers Is Now Open in the Loop - Riverfront Times (blog)Tuesday, July 18, 2017
St. Petersburg. "Ever since I first visited the Loop, I loved it," she says. "I hang out here when I'm not working! The people here are the ones I can connect with and understand. In Town and Country, I'd probably feel a little more intimidated. But these are my customers."Flamenco Flowers & Sweets is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. click to enlarge
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Heit says she may start selling the striking pipe-based lamps she has on display at the store.
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Chocolates are kosher and wrapped for gifting.
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The shop is located next to the Tivoli in the heart of the Loop.
Town and Country Flowers officially a North Main Street business - Bluffton IconTuesday, August 23, 2016
Deciding that investing in Bluffton is a great idea, Connie and Ken Kruse have officially moved Town and Country Flowers to its news location at 124 N. Main St. The move took place at the first of the month.The shop is open for business and, according to Connie, the shop is very busy.MORE PHOTOS BELOWThe Main Street flower shop owners with their shop previously located for 10 ½ years at 121 S. Main St., purchased the building housing the former Timeless Treasures that was owned by Steve and Jane Shaw.During an earlier interview this summer with The Icon, Connie explained the move this way: “(After renting a building here for over 10 years…) the reason for our move is that we are investing in Bluffton. This is a great community to operate a flower shop. Our customers are very loyal and we think Bluffton is a great place to be.”Town and Country Flowers have four additional locations including Ottawa for 35 years, Lima for 26 years, Columbus Grove for 20 years and Ottoville for 9 years.The business phone number remains 419-358-4040. Its website is: www.townandcountry-flowers.com.A g... http://www.blufftonicon.com/news/2016/08/09/town-and-country-flowers-officially-north-main-street-business
Connie Kruse: "We are investing in Bluffton," Town and Country Flowers moves to North Main Street - Bluffton IconWednesday, August 17, 2016
Town and Country Flowers is moving - and will remain in Bluffton.The Main Street flower shop, located for 10 ½ years at 121 S. Main St., is moving to the former Timeless Treasures location at 124 N. Main St. Timeless Treasures has relocated to 2794 County Road 313, north of Bluffton.Connie Kruse of Town and Country says although moving has been underway all week “every flower order still goes on.”She added: “The reason for our move is that we are investing in Bluffton. This is a great community to operate a flower shop. Our customers are very loyal and we think Bluffton is a great place to be.”Steve and Jane Shaw, previous building owners at 124 N. Main, have sold the building to Connie and Ken Kruse and Mike Ellerbrock. Connie manages the Bluffton store.When the Town and Country was at 121 S. Main St., the shop owners rented their business space.Town and Country Flowers have four additional locations including Ottawa for 35 years, Lima for 26 years, Columbus Grove for 20 years and Ott... http://www.blufftonicon.com/news/2016/07/31/connie-kruse-we-are-investing-bluffton-town-and-country-flowers-moves-north-main
Planting by the almanac (column) - York Daily Record/Sunday NewsMonday, July 11, 2016
The Pennsylvania Dutchman/Pennsylvania Folklife.Almanacs are still published today, some continuously for two centuries, such as the Old Farmers’ Almanac (1792), Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack (1797) and Baer’s Agricultural Almanac and Gardener’s Guide (1825). They still give day-by day agricultural advice based on moon signs and phases of the moon.If you look at an almanac, old or new, you see the 12 familiar signs of the zodiac, but we are not concerned here with sun signs, the neat division of the year into 12 segments, each changing about the 21st of the month. The sun signs are the basis for those general newspaper horoscopes.We are dealing here with moon signs, which change every few days. These have been carefully calculated by experts for centuries. It is important to know the moon’s position in the zodiac on a specific day, including whether it was above or below an elliptical plane as viewed from earth. In his article “Zodiac Wisdom,” published in Western Folklore in 1956, Everett A. Gillis explains:“The zodiac proper is an imaginary belt or circle on the celestial sphere, sixteen degrees broad, containing the twelve zodiacal constellations—through which the sun, because of the earth’s annual orbit around it, seems to an observer on the earth to make an annual circuit. In its horoscopes and predictions, traditional astrology makes great use of the influence on human affairs of the sun and the planets as they occupy various constellations. Folk interest, however, is concerned only with the moon and its phases, and the specific periods at which it occupies the various signs. During its monthly revolution around the earth, the moon appears in each of the signs at least once. The dates at which this occurs for any given sign is carefully recorded in the almanacs and is thus easily available to any interested farmer. When the moon occupies those signs which lie above the earth’s ecliptic or plane of its orbit, it is said to be in the ‘up’ signs; when in those below the ecliptic, in the ‘down’ signs.”Other aspects include whether the “horns” of the waxing or waning crescent moon point up or down or if the moon is new or full. Looking at the moon sign for the day and the phase of the moon allows you to interpret favorable days for planting, pruning and harvesting, according to the crop. Other organic materials are said to be affected, such as wooden roof shingles. One article cites a roof that was half shingled on a Saturday in an up sign. Work was completed Monday when the moon was in a down sign. Five years later the Saturday-laid shingles had curled up and the Monday ones were still flat.Some of the articles I consulted, which were written about 50 years ago, give examples of advice then gleaned from southcentral/southeastern Pennsylvania residents, coinciding with moon sign theories. Here are just a few:“Beans: If p... http://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/07/11/planting-almanac-column/86957152/
The perfect rose: 62 years in the making - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, July 23, 2019
Valentine’s Day. If you ask 100 people to name a flower, “99 would name roses,” says David Trinklein, an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Missouri and the author of “Rose: A Brief History.”Roses, he says, have “become synonymous with love and beauty and fragility.”The enthusiasts who jammed the Huntington rose garden in mid-April seemed to feel that way. The plants had started to open, and as the visitors stopped to smell the blossoms, many seemed to be swept up in the wonder of it all.But admiration doesn’t necessarily translate into sales. Americans just aren’t buying roses the way they did in the glory years of the 1960s and ’70s.When sales began declining in the 1980s, roses had already started to develop a reputation as prima donna plants that required regular pruning, spraying, feeding and dead-heading — the removal of spent blooms — to produce more flowers. Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Beach, takes a whiff of a rose known as Huntington's 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Carl Mahanay of Imperial Beach, left, and Lillian Kinkade, 2nd from left, of Redondo Beach., shop with others for bare root roses known as the Huntington’s 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) The Huntington's 100th go on sale for the first time at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Top, Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Bea... https://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-col1-perfect-rose-quest-20190625-htmlstory.html
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/