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Heartwarming moment Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive flowers from 101-year-old fan - MetroTuesday, February 27, 2018
Cambridge seemed very receptive as they talked to Jane, who was in a wheelchair.MORE: Pilot accidentally triggers hijack alarm putting army on standbyPrnce William speaking to Jane (Picture: Charlotte Hunter, Amy Goodall/Springboard)Kate Middleton also got some words of advice Picture: Charlotte Hunter, Amy Goodall/Springboard)Kate Middleton also grabbed an opportunity to get a henna design drawn on her hand after meeting a group from Young Asian Voices at the Fire Station Arts Centre.Shajida Begum, 18, who drew the image said: ‘She was saying that it was really pretty.‘I was just telling her how it works. I was telling her when she can wash it off – I said “when it becomes flakey”.’Kate also got some bindis from the girls that she said were for two-year-old daughter Charlotte.MORE: Heavy drinking is linked to high risk of getting dementia before age 65The Duchess of Cambridge laughs after getting a henna tattoo on her hand (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)A close-up of her henna tattoo (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)The royals eventually got to see The Northern Spire, which is twice as tall as Nelson’s Column.The 1,550-tonne pylon bridge will help reduce congestion around the city and allow land along both sides of the River Wear to be regenerated.It’s the second part of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor – a five-phase plan to improve links between the A19 and Sunderland city centre and the Port of Sunderland.MORE: You can now buy an Easter egg made entirely out of cheesePrince William and Kate Middleton visit the Northern Spire bridge (Picture: Reuters)The images of Jane and the royals were taken by Springboard, which aims to support the development of sustainable communities, where people have the skills needed for wo... http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/21/heartwarming-moment-duke-duchess-cambridge-receive-flowers-101-year-old-fan-7331387/
Family-owned floral shop to leave longtime spot in South End - Charlotte Observer (blog)Sunday, February 11, 2018
Westport Big & Tall will either remain upstairs or relocate downstairs, depending on who is signed on as a new tenant. Also nearby, Boston-based Fallon Company is working with the Charlotte Housing Authority on a huge new $330 million development that will include mixed-income housing, a hotel, office space, and 57,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/whats-in-store/article185236648.html
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
Florist refused to deliver flowers to grieving mum who lost her baby because they were 'too scared to go to her ... - The SunWednesday, March 14, 2018
AN online flower delivery service failed to send out an order to a grieving mum whose baby had died — because the florist did not want to go to a travellers' site.Online retailer eFlorist told Lindsey Roberts, 36, that her £50 order to a close friend had been refused because because staff "did not feel comfortable" visiting the address.SWNS:South West News Service eFlorist customer Lindsey Roberts said her £50 order for a grieving friend could not be delivered because they lived in a travellers' siteLindsey, a mum of five, believes that the act is discriminatory against people from travelling backgrounds.She said: “I placed the order on February 22 as a small gesture to my friend.“It included some flowers and a teddy, and I never thought that there would be any issues when I submitted the order and entered the address, part of a permanent site near Bicester, Oxfordshire.“I was shocked and disappointed when I was told that I would have to go and collect my money because the local florist didn’t want to carry out the order."SWNS:South West News Service Lindsey, 36, said eFlorist had shown discrimina...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
This is how thousands of plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show bloom early and on time - LancasterOnlineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Convention Center in Philadelphia. The show runs through March 11.Planning for the show started months ago. At Meadowbrook Farm, the planning started back in September. For decades, renowned florist and landscape artist J. Liddon Pennock grew and forced plants for the flower show at Meadowbrook, formerly his estate. After Pennock’s death in 2003, the farm and greenhouses were given to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the nonprofit that organizes the flower show.These days, Meadowbrook’s small staff, along with society volunteers, grow plants for the show as well as for commercial customers. Roehrich talked about the operation to a small group of society members a few weeks before the flower show.His team grows annuals (like zinnias and snapdragons) from seed cuttings or plugs.They grow most of the perennials from plugs and buy larger plants like trees or shrubs, many of which need some time in a cold house to trick them into thinking it’s spring.Prep timeSince the show’s central feature takes visitors into a rainforest, many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like the escargot begonias with leaves curled like snails, several varieties of coleus and New Guinea impatiens. +10 The Philadelphia Flower Show’s central feature takes visitors into the rain forest, so many of the plants are tropical and come from growers in Florida. Some have been grown at Meadowbrook, like these escargot bego... http://lancasteronline.com/features/home_garden/this-is-how-thousands-of-plants-at-the-philadelphia-flower/article_ac4ef9d2-1cbe-11e8-b76e-53ae7a3503de.html
Slow Flowers - Sacramento MagazineWednesday, March 14, 2018
Why one florist got behind a movement to purchase local flowers.First came the slow food movement, which promotes regional food systems and traditional cooking as an antidote to the ubiquity of fast-food chain restaurants. Now there’s the slow flowers movement, which aims to reconnect florists and consumers to regional flowers and the farmers who grow them.Sacramento florist Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas of Flourish, an adherent to the slow flowers movement, says that for years she has made a point of buying as many local blooms as possible. She says local flowers not only hold up better in bouquets because they haven’t had to travel long distances, but also that “you want your flowers to look like the season” in which they were used. “It seems simple, but it’s kind of a revolutionary idea.”In fact, Cosgrove-Rivas feels so strongly about seasonality that she planned her wedding date so that she could carry Sarah Bernhardt peonies down the aisle. “I think it’s important that our flowers have a sense o... http://www.sacmag.com/Sacramento-Magazine/March-2018/Slow-Flowers/