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Felder Rushing: Quintessential gifts for gardeners - Jackson Clarion LedgerTuesday, December 20, 2016
They’re small, perfectly apt things that all gardeners actually appreciate having.Not garden-related, but be sure to hit your seasonal zany spot: I’m traveling this afternoon to the Hattiesburg Zoo, where at 6:30 there will be a lively presentation of traditional and contemporary carols by a loosely organized group who belong to an international organization called Christmas Tuba. Google it. Some 40 tuba players from Mississippi and Alabama playing carols. Should be quite cheery. Hope to see you there!Email Felder Rushing at email@example.com. Weekend garden tipsMagnolia leaves and sweet gum balls are perfect, entirely Southern additions to wreaths and swags. They can be stapled to wooden posts and of course spray-painted silver or gold, or glittered or frosted. If you are storing up wood for next week’s solstice fire celebrations, look for that which has been stacked in a dry place for a couple of months or more, which “cures” it and makes it burn hotter with a lot less smoke.2017 TRAVEL PICKS: Travel columnist Ben Williams on his top destinationsRead or Share this story: http://on.thec-l.com/2hOdOyR... http://www.clarionledger.com/story/magnolia/habitat/2016/12/16/felder-rushing-quintessential-gifts-gardeners/95429838/
Pine Belt florists preparing for Valentines Day - WDAM-TVThursday, February 18, 2016
HATTIESBURG, MS -Valentine's Day is just around the corner and flower shops are busier than ever.At the Bellevue Florist shop roses were cut, flower arrangements were made and chocolates were on display. The owners Shelia and Mike Schneider said sales are higher this year than in 2015. Sales have also increased on a national level according to the National Retail Federation. People will spend an average of 146.84 dollars and total spending will add up to 19.7 billion. 1.9 million dollars will be spent on flowers and 4.4 billion will be spent on jewelry. Shelia Schneider said her favorite part about Valentine's Day is helping people find the perfect gift for their significant other.“You feel like you can help somebody, especially the guys that come in with that deer in the headlight look,” said Schneider. “You can persuade them this way or that way or help them.”Schneider said the shop is not usually open on Sunday but tomorrow they are making an exception for Valentine’s day. ... http://www.wdam.com/story/31216288/pine-belt-florists-preparing-for-valentines-day
Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundings. Japanese Embassy ladies who were detailed at the time to look after her were, however, full of praise. She learned the characteristics of different flowers, appreciated their exoticism, and accorded them respect and dignity. She believes that each individual flower, like each individual flower arranger, has personality that should shine through.
Ikebana arrangementsShe was sent overseas again by the Japan Foundation. On a separate tour she accompanied the charismatic Hiroshi Teshigahara, who succeeded his father as president of the Sogetsu school. Although making annual overseas trips became her routine, there was nothing routine in the conduct of each one. "Every time I was received very differently. Some audiences had some basic understanding of ikebana. Some had never seen it."Ms Fukushima rose to every occasion, dealing with the unexpected, and joining in with anything going on. She learned to dance the flamenco. She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Bloomex Partners with ALS Canada - MENAFN.COMTuesday, March 19, 2019
Canada on Bloomex.ca during ALS Awareness Month in June 2019. Fifteen percent of each bouquet purchase will be donated to ALS Canada. Bloomex is also proud to be the Official Florist of this year's ALS Canada Research Forum in Toronto. Hosted by ALS Canada, this invitation-only event is an opportunity to hear about the promise that scientific advancement holds for ALS. It will be attended by over 300 passionate and engaged leaders including researchers, clinicians, partners, donors, advocates and people and families living with ALS. Bloomex will be providing centerpieces, as well as $10 gift cards for all attendees. "We are delighted to partner with ALS Canada," says Sue McDonald, Director of PR and Corporate Sponsorship at Bloomex Canada. "ALS can take a devastating toll on both patient and family. Bloomex is proud to help the effort in providing support for those diagnosed and in funding research to find new treatments, or even a cure." "It's so exciting to see this partnership with a company like Bloomex," said Denis Blais, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2015. "It means a lot to the ALS community as well as the many people who have connections with the disease. With a partnership like this, people can donate to the cause all through the year, just by offering flowers, or gift baskets to their loved ones. Everybody wins, it's fabulous! Thank you Bloomex for stepping up and supporting people living with ALS." About Bloomex Canada Bloomex is the largest florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company's site at Bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and other items. The company serves Canada, the US, and Australia. To learn more about other Bloomex campaigns click here . About ALS Canada Founded in 1977, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. We are a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, we fund peer-reviewed research grants, foster collaboration and build capacity within Canada's ALS research community and participate in new areas of research where we are well-positioned to have an impact. Within Ontario, ALS Canada has a role similar to that of the provincial ALS societies providing services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS. Through advocacy federally and provincially within Ontario, ALS Canad... https://menafn.com/1098275350/Bloomex-Partners-with-ALS-Canada
Newtown Florist Club to host community meeting on increased Park Hill policing - Gainesville TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
We hope this meeting will help to keep the lines of communication open between community and police,” said Rose Johnson, executive director of the Florist Club.Gainesville Police announced in mid-February that there would be an increased law enforcement presence along Park Hill Drive.“Something has happened on Park Hill Drive that is adversely affecting police-community relations,” Johnson said. “When people feel under siege and become fearful that in an instant anything can go down when police officers pull up, especially when they have not committed a crime, it’s time to re-evaluate the community policing approach.”Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said he is meeting with Johnson ahead of the event to talk about what they want out of Monday’s conversation.“More than anything, if there is direct action of officer wrongdoing, I want to know about it, because all of our officers wear body cameras. Bring those to our attention. What I think is happening is there’s a lot of hearsay going on, but nobody can bring me time and date of wrongful action that we can look into,” Parri... https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/newton-florist-club-host-community-meeting-increased-park-hill-policing/
How To Build A Blooming Business Without Experience - ForbesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Farbod Shoraka, Co-Founder and CEO, Gregg Weisstein, Co-founder and COO, and David Daneshgar, Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Business Development, put their skills together to help local florists across the country. Each of them having a passion to give florists time to be artist again as well as keep more money in their business, these friends soon found a creative way to earn their initial investment money. After having early success, they were able to acquire $1.65 million in seed funding to build a marketplace and e-commerce business in 2013. Two years later, the blooming company acquired another $5.6 million according to Crunchbase from A Capital Partners. Joresa Blount: How did you get into the flower business? Farbod Shoraka: Funny enough I didn’t really have a background in flowers or e-commerce. It was actually my aunt who was a local florist in Irvine, California. She was going out of business. She was having trouble with her flower shop and not getting any customers. She kept relying on these big brokers like 1-800- Flowers, FTD and Teleflora to get orders, but they weren’t really coming in at a profitable rate. Those guys take so much fees off the top that it was really hard for her to make any money, and a lot of people have stopped walking into flower shops. She was in a really tight situation where she didn’t know how to get her own orders from online. So, I was working in investment banking. I was doing mergers and acquisition adviso... https://www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2018/07/09/how-to-build-a-blooming-business-without-experience/
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital JournalTuesday, March 19, 2019
The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their clients is trying to send.Aside from their beautiful floral arrangements, the thing that makes Panda Flowers stand out for Edmonton residents is their ability to listen. They help each customer through the process of choosing flowers that will best serve the occasion in question, ensuring that every arrangement sent from the company carries the message and sentiment of the customer. And in order to make sure that even last minute purchases-like a romantic surprise-are received in a timely manner, Panda Flowers offers same day delivery for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and the surrounding areas, if the order is placed by 1:00, local time.When it comes to weddings, there’s no room for error. Panda Flowers treats bouquet design and flower display as a work of art and a passion. Each bouquet created is specially designed to create feelings of love and appreciation. Every flower included in their vast and beautiful assortments is freshly picked by the best growers in the area, and handled with the utmost care and tenderness. Flowers go from the grower to the arranger, and straight into the hands of the recipient, almost as if they had picked the flowers themselves.“We chose Panda Flowers for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with the results,” explains Jane Fillmore, a customer with the florist. “Not only were they able to accurately represent my colors, I was able to pick the flowers I wanted in my arrangements and I was even given a fair say in what the final arrangements looked like. The flowers that arrived th... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4197610