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Flowers on Flowers Arranges Blossoms with Bud for Charity - MERRY JANETuesday, September 26, 2017
California's first medical marijuana florist. How did you start to combine flowers with flower?Leslie Monroy: We actually aren't only in Southern California. We have florists in the Bay Area, Humboldt county, Oregon, Florida, Seattle, Canada, and we just added two more lovely girls — one in Spain the other Poland. I am always looking for more florists! (If you know any, please send them all my way.) I've always loved the idea of showcasing different artists' creativity; I like seeing what people can make when given a platform and the right motivation. … In floral school, I was always the biggest stoner. Every break I would take a walk and smoke a blunt — everyone knew it. My teacher often made silly comments and sometimes I would have company from classmates. One stony break, I just kinda thought [adding cannabis to a bouquet] would be clever and decided to try it in class. No one but the girl who smoked with me that day noticed and I just kinda ran with it.How do you decide what strains to incorporate?We constantly switch strains. I love to showcase growers, as well. We always have an indica, sativa, and hybrid option. Just like with artists, growers love the opportunity to showcase their hard work. They are so proud of their plants, strains, potency, or any variety of things. I absolutely love this. I love people who are so excited about what they have made [and] want everyone to know. This is how I decide my strains, by finding proud growers who are excited to give the best.The cannabis crowns are really beautiful. Who is the targeted demographic with that? Do brides ever use them in ceremonies?First off thanks, for the compliment! We looove to make crowns and we have made them for all different kinds of people. Brides love their flower crowns, but more often it is the bridesmaids who wear the crowns to match the bridal bouquet. We make quite a bit of canna crowns as surprise birthday presents, photo shoot props, girls' night out, and all kinds of specialty events. Must say Pride was one of our favorites this year. We handed out rainbow crowns in support of our local LGBT friends an...
Where to go for easy wildflower viewing - Chico Enterprise-RecordTuesday, March 14, 2017
La Castana Drive. Ann Elliott said there are many cut banks, which allow wildflowers to grow without competition from taller grasses. Similar conditions exist along the flumes in Paradise.Old Humboldt RoadIf you can overlook trash dumped along (old) Humboldt Road, you’ll find some great wildflowers, Woody Elliott said. Reached via Bruce Road, the bumpy old section of this road curves around and reconnects with Highway 32 a few miles east of California Park.Big Chico Creek Ecological ReserveRight now at the reserve, long-tubed irises are in bloom, said Aull, who gets to check the wildflowers every day he is at work. The reserve is open dawn to dusk daily and located about halfway to Forest Ranch, about 14 miles up Highway 32. Turn left at Fourteen Mile House Road. Aull said the best time to come is during a planned hike.Wildflowers can be viewed from the meadow just inside the gate. Note that parking is outside of the gate. March and April include many turkey hunting days, when hiking is not allowed for non-hunters. At least one day each weekend is available for casual hikes. Check the rules and turkey hunting dates at http://tinyurl.com/zvk95p3Table MountainTable Mountain is a popular Easter Day destination for many families, so popular that the area can be packed and parking a problem. At slightly higher elevations, flowers tend... http://www.chicoer.com/article/NA/20170312/NEWS/170319923
In La., florists need a license. Governor questions why - Houma CourierTuesday, January 16, 2018
Edwards campaigning on the issues and personally pushing for their approval in the State Capitol.Currently, Louisiana is the only state that requires licensing for florists and one of just four that requires licensing for interior designers -- two licensing requirements that are frequently noted by critics."I'm not sure why we do that," Edwards said of the florist licensing requirement specifically.He has not yet outlined which licenses that he thinks should be changed. Edwards has spent the past few months meeting with business leaders across the state, largely to discuss the state's finances and a looming $1 billion shortfall, but also to gather input for his session agenda, he said.Edwards said he thinks reevaluating occupational licenses will help small businesses, putting him on the side of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and Americans For Progress, among other more traditionally Republican-leaning groups."LABI has long supported smart deregulation across various industry sectors as well as reforms to Louisiana's occupational licensing system," LABI President Stephen Waguespack said. "Especially as our economy struggles to overcome the current recession, we need to remove as many obstacles to good jobs as possible. Regulatory reform is a great place to start."He said that the Legislature got the ball rolling with some deregulation efforts last year and LABI is willing to work with the Edwards administration and lawmakers to further those efforts.A November report from the Institute for Justice called on Louisiana to repeal some occupational licenses or adopt scaled-back regulatory alternatives when licenses are needed to ensure safety.It found that Louisiana licenses 77 of the 102 lower-income occupations the institute studied and often Louisiana's laws were more burdensome. The state tied Washington for the most occupations licensed.Licenses come at varying costs and education requirement... http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20180116/in-la-florists-need-license-governor-questions-why
Worcester florist readies for FTD America's Cup - Worcester MagTuesday, January 16, 2018
Blackstone River Road is inhabited by one of America’s most distinguished floral design competitors: Sally Jablonski. Jablonski lives above the fragrant oasis of Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc., which has operated in the space for the last 83 years. Berg, who excelled as an agriculture student at North High School in his adolescence, sold the shop to Jablonski 23 years ago, just as she was making a name for herself as a fierce competitor in the country’s most prestigious floral design circuit. In 1989, she was a contender at the FTD World Competition in Tokyo, and in 1996 she competed at what she imagined would be her final FTD America’s Cup. The ’90s marked a pivotal time in the flower industry as online business disrupted the market. The Economist reports that between 1992-2014, the number of florist shops in America fell from 27,000 to 15,000. But flowers are timelessly extravagant, heart-stirring and sophisticated, and florists willing to evolve persisted with ease. Herbert E. Berg Florist Inc. was no exception. Jablonski’s selection as a competitor in the 2018 FTD America’s Cup in July marks her reentry into the national competition field. “At 57, I’m at the top of my game,” she said. Sally Jablonski displays some of her past arrangements from the WAM Flora in Winter show.Jablonski is one of only 10 floral designers from around the country chosen to battle the pressures of time and mechanics before an audience of esteemed peers. A blind judging will take into account phy...
The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts Happily Serving Boynton Beach Community for Over 58 Years - Digital JournalTuesday, January 16, 2018
Boynton Beach Florists The Blossom Shoppe 561-732-3722 33435The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading florist in Boynton Beach has been happily serving the people of the community for over 58 years. They have been chosen as the best florist two years in a row.Boynton Beach, Florida - December 18, 2017 - Being a leader in the industry, The Blossom Shoppe Florist & Gifts, the leading Boynton Beach florist has proudly served the Boynton Beach area for over 58 years. They have been voted "Best in Boynton" two years in a row and are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts.When asked about their service, “We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Our professional and skilled designers create something special to say the words you cannot,” replied the spokesperson of Boynton Beach. Since its inception in 1958, they have been delivering flowers for every event such as Thanksgiving Da... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3599233
Floral designers use artwork to inspire botanical displays - StarNewsOnline.comTuesday, January 16, 2018
October via a blind draw and given design criteria. In addition to placed winners, a people’s choice category will be awarded. At last year’s inaugural event, Brittany Wells of Verzaal’s Florist in Wilmington took home the Best in Show prize. She will be returning this year to defend her title.Two floral judges, accredited through National Garden Clubs, will be in town for the event. Virginia’s Frances Thrash and Pam Braun from Tennessee are also hosting courses in floral design and botanical arts. Kim Fisher, a local floral designer originally from Washington D.C., will be leading a workshop in creating a terrarium out of succulents.“And Preston Montague, who is a botanical illustrator, will show people how to draw what’s in their yards to create their own note cards,” Bittler said. “We tried to schedule events that would be fun, and accentuate the garden and art aspect.”The New Hanover Garden Club started about four years ago and the 30 members are already working on a variety of community projects, from restoring the gardens at the Sherwood Manor Rest Home to making miniature floral arrangements for Meals on Wheels recipients to sponsoring two junior garden clubs.“We wanted to start a fundraiser to help support this work we do,” Bittler said. The club will be raffling off several items during the event, too, including arrangements made by Thrash during her presentation, a copy of Weathington’s book "Gardening in the South: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide," and the floral arrangements in teapots that will decorate the tables during the hat fashion shows and afternoon teas. http://www.starnewsonline.com/homes/20180105/floral-designers-use-artwork-to-inspire-botanical-displays
Florist – “What I Wanted To Hold” - StereogumTuesday, January 16, 2018
At the beginning of last year, Band To Watch Florist released their debut full-length, The Birds Outside Sang, an evocative portrait that started off sounding like someone on the outside looking in and gradually opened up and blossomed as it went along. It was preceded the sprightly and warm Holdly EP, which was actually written after the album, and it’s around there where “What I Wanted To Hold,” the first single from Florist’s sophomore album, picks up. It’s minimal and modest, simple strumming and ornamental decoration held together by Emily Sprague’s purring vocals. Sprague’s writing has a painterly quality to it — Florist’s new album, If Blue Could Be Happiness, takes a particular interest in colors: the way they reflect moods, evoke memories, represent experiences. Her new songs sound like what you see when you close your eyes real tight, and on this one she’s remembering home and trying to hold on to whatever she can. “I can close my eyes and return to the home I remember in a blur of sights and smells and sounds of old,”...