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Girls' basketball Top 20: Paul VI stays on top; CH Flowers joins the ranks - Washington PostTuesday, January 17, 2017
Eagles’ loss to Riverdale Baptist on Friday and Carrie Gross added another 16 points. 10. Howard (4-0) LW: 10 The Lions cruised to double-digit wins over Atholton and Mount Hebron and had three players reach double-digit scoring in both contests. 11. North Point (4-0) LW: 11The Eagles’ average victory margin increased to 34 points following a 72-26 win against Northern on Wednesday.12. Langley (6-0) LW: 14 Jordyn Callaghan is averaging 16-points per game for the Saxons, who face O’Connell on Wednesday.13. Old Mill (2-1) LW: 15 The Patriots rebounded from a tough loss to Howard with a 77-22 win against Northeast on Friday.14. Fairfax (5-1) LW: 16The Rebels had three scorers in double figures in a win Friday against South Lakes.15. McNamara (4-1) LW: 17After losing two weeks ago to Riverdale Baptist, the Mustangs have won three straight and Aliyah Matharu is averaging 16.4 points per game.16. Eleanor Roosevelt (2-1) LW: 18 Octavia Wilson scored 26 points, and went 15 of 18 from the free throw line as the Raiders overcame a halftime deficit in their 62-57 win over Wise Friday.17. C.H. Flowers (3-1) LW: NR Daija Warren averaged 16.5 points as the Jaguars defeated defending Maryland 4A South region champion Parkdale and Suitland last week.18. Woodbridge (7-0) LW: 19 Paris McBride had 25 points and 10 assists in a 74-32 win against Hylton on Friday — the Vikings fourth win by at least 39 points this season.19. Parkdale (4-1) LW: 12Center Nyamal Pinyien had 18 points and 21 rebounds to help the Panthers rebound from their first loss of the year in a 64-28 win over DuVal Friday.20. Good Counsel (2-3) LW: 20 Lindsey Pulliam had 21 points in the Falcons win over Neumann-Goretti of Philadelphia last Sunday.Dropped out: No. 13 Largo (2-2)On the Bubble: T.C. Williams (6-0), Hayfield (7-0), Long Reach (4-0), Oxon Hill (6-0)Records through Sunday.
Late surge lifts Flower Mound over Cinco Ranch girls in state soccer semifinals - Houston ChronicleTuesday, August 23, 2016
Metroplex team. Cinco Ranch fell to Dallas Highland Park via penalty kicks last year and Lewisville Hebron in 2014.The drought continues for Houston girls' soccer state titles. Since 2000, there have been only three girls' soccer state champions from the city at the highest classification - The Woodlands in 2010, Katy Taylor in 2006 and Klein Oak in 2003. The rest are from the Metroplex."There's a lot of competition there and in Houston," said junior midfielder Shaylee Anaya, whose goal in the 65th minute gave Cinco Ranch a 4-2 lead against Flower Mound. "They're our biggest rivals in everything."A brace from junior forward Sophie Salverino got the scoring started early for Cinco Ranch. Freshman Ali Russell's pass found Salverino, who found the back of the net 17 seconds into the match. Salverino scored in the 22nd minute for a 2-0 Cinco Ranch lead.But Flower Mound started to apply pressure, and Augustyn's tying goal came with five minutes left in regulation.Sanguinetti expects the postgame talk to resonate with his players during the offseason. If anyone gets a chance to end the drought next year, it could be this Cinco Ranch team, which had only three seniors in this year's starting 11."No one believed we could this year," Salverino said. "I feel like even next year, we'll have even more heart and desire to win the semifinal. I think we can do it."... http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/highschool/article/Late-surge-lifts-Flower-Mound-over-Cinco-Ranch-7252212.php
Organic Artistry: Glorious Vegetables And Flowers At Trout Lily Farm - Hartford CourantTuesday, September 01, 2015
Russo temporarily fences off small garden areas with handsome iron posts designed with circles that hold long rails of rustic cedar.The post-and-beam barn, built in 2008 by Country Carpenters in Hebron, houses the studio where Russo does floral consulting and design. It is packed with a variety of vintage vases and vessels, ribbon samples and his wreath-making machines and ornaments.Most of the flowers he uses are flowers he grows, including beautiful Love in a Mist (Nigella damascena), an old-fashioned annual surrounded by gauzy bracts — hence the mist of its name. Russo said the Victorian flower, also sometimes called Devil in a Puzzle, was a favorite of Gertrude Jekyll, the renowned English garden designer.The floral design work keeps Russo busy, but, he said, "I feel really rooted in the garden." He paused to acknowledge his amusing word choice, and added, "It's a quandary — flowers or farm, farmer or florist. ... Everything is very demanding, super demanding. Some days I should be weeding until I drop."Gorgeous GourdsBut this day he is happily watering his immense bed of gourds, where eventually he would like to add archways and turn it into The Gourdwalk, with gourds hanging from the trellises.Growing up in Milford, he said, he often ate edible gourds, including cucuzzi, or snake gourds — also called Gagoots, which he loves made into a soup or stuffed like a green pepper — and Lungo di Napoli.Most of the other gourds he grows are ornamental, including Spoon Platoon (historically used as a dipper), Goblin Egg Striped, Birdhouse, Solid Green Goblin, Dancing or Spinning Gourd, green and white Pipian and the Batwings mini pumpkin. He also has planted Kakai — a pumpkin that's also known as Lady Godiva because the edible seeds are all naked, like pepitas, Russo said; they don't have to be taken out of the husk.Another edible gourd is Black Futsu pumpkin, which looks like a shrunken head, dusted in baby powder. What's the appeal? "Probably the Halloween thing," Russo said."I love the gourds, and it's tough to choose," he said. He grows a lot of them so that "everyone can come to the party, though the guest list is a little too long, and they're very promiscuous." (They're also heavy drinkers, judging from all his watering.)Russo is growing a number of test varieties from the Hudson Seed Library, which he has joined."You can't take the teacher out of me," Russo said. "This has become my classroom." He's thinking of renovating the old red barn on the property into a kitchen where he can make pickles and kimchi and teach people how to save seeds.He happily shares his gardening tips. For example, he called WeedGuard — a biodegradable paper that comes impregnated with organic fertilizers and is available with pre-punched planting holes — "a marvel, especially for an organic farmer like me." And his compost bins are the same size as his raised beds, and sometimes he parks a... http://www.courant.com/new-haven-living/home-living/hc-hm-guilford-trout-lily-farm-20150830-story.html
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...