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PHOTOS: Sunflowers at Nicoles Greenhouse and Florist - Concord MonitorTuesday, January 22, 2019
Katherine Dodge waters sunflowers at Nicole’s Greenhouse and Florist on Route 106 in Pembroke on Wednesday. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff Katherine Dodge waters the sunflowers at Nicoleâs Greenhouse and Florist on Route 106 in Pembroke on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Dodge has worked summers at Nicoleâs for the past two years and heads back to college on Saturday. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff Katherine Dodge waters the sunflowers at Nicoleâs Greenhouse and Florist on Route 106 in Pembroke on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Dodge has worked summers at Nicoleâs for the past two years and heads back to college on Saturday. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff Wednesday, August 15, 2018Katherine Dodge waters the sunflowers at Nicole’s Greenhouse and Florist on Route 106 in Pembroke on Wednesday. Dodge has worked summers at Nicole’s for the past two years and heads back to college on Saturday. https://www.concordmonitor.com/Sunflowers-season-19504149
The Best Arrangements for Your Thanksgiving TableTuesday, October 30, 2018
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 10 Aim Low There's nothing worse than having to dodge a floral arrangement (no matter how beautiful) to talk to your tablemates—especially on a meal-centric holiday like Thanksgiving. Keep centerpieces below chin height and everyone at your table will be greatful. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below div class="listicle-slide listicle-slide-landscape listicle-slide-imag... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/g23837569/thanksgiving-flower-arrangements-ideas/
Thorns and roses: Looking at the good, bad and ugly of the Philadelphia Flower Show - PW-Philadelphia WeeklyWednesday, March 14, 2018
I even overheard a group in their late 20s or early 30s complaining about the excess of snaps.No, the main culprits, this time anyway, were older participants. Feeling like a Whac-A-Mole, I dodged cameras shooting past my face at each display.Never mind that most of those pixelated images of every leaf, stem, and petal would soon be lost in the camera roll shuffle, the show was already being televised, had plenty of professional photos for public viewing, and scheduled photography tours. Having to take a few photos myself for this story, the only ones who had a pass in my book were those who wanted to identify certain plants at home.––"With jam-packed crowds and people clamoring to see flowers – yes, flowers — the show felt more like a sporting event than a horticultural expo."–– Back in the day, my father took my grandmother to the Flower Show nearly every year. Price of admission? Just $5. He would say, “It was expensive, but worth it,” to have a relaxing day and see the flowers. Now, the cost for the hustle-and-bustle runs $40 for a weekend ticket, and that’s not taking in the rest of the costs from the day’s commercialization.With vendors galore, the displays were overshadowed by the markets selling everything from flowers and bulbs to handbags – to dog food. But while it is one thing to shop at the PHS Flower Show Store and support small business vendors, especially those that help the everyday gardener, it is quite another to go to the big corporate stands that minimize the day’s specialness.I mean, who goes to the Flower Show, and purchases a bouquet from Acme? Because, if you wanted one you had one.It didn't stop there. Visitors could purchase food and drink at jacked-up prices or pay $30 per person for the Garden Tea. For added entertainment, the kids or kids at heart could throw down another $10 to make small trinkets like flower crowns. But maybe you just want to sit down and listen to an author speak — of course with signed books available for purchase.While I started to see the price of admission as just an entryway to purchase more stuff, I remembered the displays.Make no mistake, the exhibits at Flower Show are breathtaking. One of the highlights was a collaboration with artist Ryan Beck and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Beck, along with floral design company Schaffer Designs, created an impressive modern structure with spirals of flowers flowing out from white walls splashed with watercolors.––"I mean, who goes to the Flower Show, and purchases a bouquet from... http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news/thorns-and-roses-looking-at-the-good-bad-and-ugly/article_6da6f636-27ad-11e8-8d89-37fd47ffa0a9.html
When Skating Fans Toss Bears and Bouquets, the 'Flower Kids' Clean Up - New York TimesTuesday, February 27, 2018
The job can be tricky. On Wednesday during the women’s short program, a flower girl racing off the ice had to dodge the American skater Mirai Nagasu, who was warming up but had stopped suddenly to check her skate boot. The men’s competition was particularly challenging this year, as fans of the Japanese gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu threw hundreds of Winnie the Pooh plush toys to the ice. With less than three minutes between skaters to collect the torrent of toys, the sweepers could barely keep up, grabbing bears and stuffing them into several large plastic bags as more toys rained down on them.One flower girl, Chaeju Yeon, 11, was hit by a flying Pooh toy hurled from the stands. “I just laughed,” she said through an interpreter. “It’s fun to pick up the presents.”Surin Lee, 12, said she once slipped and fell after hitting a patch of uneven ice while collecting toys. Such mishaps are worth it to see her favorite athletes, like the American skater Nathan Chen, up close, she said.Scott Hamilton, an Olympic gold medalist and NBC figure skating analyst, said that while skating fans find the flower kids adorable, they also serve an important role in making sure the athletes get to skate on clear ice. Hamilton remembers skating at the 1980 World Championships after fans of Robin Cousins tossed roses and bouquets to the ice. “It wasn’t a skating rink — it was a minefield,” he said.Hamilton said that it is better now that fans mostly throw plush toys, which are easier to collect than flowers and do not leave behind petals, leaves or other debris.“It’s a joy to see these kids,” Hamilton said. “I love them. They all have dreams of being great competitive skaters. It’s an honor for them to be able to grace the same ice as their heroes.”A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B12 of the New York edition with the headline: When Fans Show Love, ‘Flower Kids’ Clean Up. Order Reprints Today’s Paper SubscribeAdvertisement...
Garden Club of Madison Hosting Floral Design Demo at Farmers Market - TAPinto.netTuesday, August 01, 2017
Madison’s vibrant history, especially it contributions to horticulture, education, architecture, and environmental conservation. The Show will be held October 13-14, 2017 at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building, and includes a reception and public viewings.The Show will feature 24 classes within the floral design, horticulture, and photography divisions, as well as conservation and children’s exhibits. Depending on the class, members will use various Madison landmarks or institutions for inspiration, as class titles include Rose City Green Houses, Museum of Early Trade and Crafts, Bottle Hill, Drew University Forest, Madison Community Garden and Fabulous Florham, among others. Sign Up for E-NewsThe GCM membership consists of 79 volunteers and service to the community has been a hallmark of the club since its inception in 1922. The GCM supports numerous local groups in the form of community projects and grants, including the Central Avenue, Torey J. Sabatini and Kings Road Schools, Drew University, as well as the Madison Community Garden and the Great Swamp Watershed Association.To purchase some beautiful summer arrangements or learn more about the upcoming flower show, The Rose City: Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future, please visit the GCM table at this week’s Madison Farmers Market. Additional information is available on the GCM website. www.gcmadison.org...
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
J.C. Penney in Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Florists and a recipient of the SAF Floriculture Hall of Fame Honor, passed away at his home in Fremont, NE, on 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 Green... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm SpringsTuesday, August 28, 2018
The 2018 Century Award honorees are: City Line Florist in Trumbull, Connecticut; Gould's Flowers in Lockport, New York; Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska; and Lake Forest Flowers in Lake Forest, Illinois. "Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit," said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. "But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat." City Line Florist Trumbull, Connecticut City Line Florist has been owned and operated by the Roehrich/Palazzo family since 1918. When Charles Roehrich returned home from World War I, he already had a family history in the floral industry; his grandfather had grown plants in greenhouses in Stratford, Connecticut, in the late 1800s. Charles borrowed a horse and wagon and sold flowering plants and cut flowers at the entrance of St. Michaels cemetery in Stratford, eventually opening up a storefront in Bridgeport, which sat on the city line of Stratford, leading to the name, City Line Florist. In 1975, Charles' son Bob and his grandchildren, Susan and Carl, decided to move to a new location in Trumbull, where they turned an old horse barn into a charming new florist shop. Bob received the Connecticut Florist of the Year Award in 2005. City Line, located in a quaint New England town of 30,000 people, has been voted "Best Florist in Fairfield County" for several consecutive years and won the 2018 Small Busi... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069973
How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are natives of Ecuador. The year-round sunshine and high-altitude soil in the country’s m...