Albuquerque Flower Shop News
New Mexico florists impacted by Hurricane Irma - KRQE News 13Tuesday, September 26, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Florists across New Mexico are asking customers to be patient and flexible after their businesses are taking a hit from Hurricane Irma.The Flower Company says floral shops across the nation are facing a flower shortage because of a major disruption in shipments from Florida.When Category 4 storm Irma slammed Miami, florists knew the next few weeks would be rough. Florist Adrianna Duran Leon says 70 to 80 percent of the nation’s floral supply is brought into the U.S. through Miami ports.She also says supplies are running low and some flowers are just too tough to get.“I had some parents walk into my shop last Saturday and were like, we can’t find white spray roses anywhere in town,” Duran Leon said.Luckily, she had some leftover from a recent wedding and was able to make the sell, but that might not be the case next time.“I’ve done this for 24 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Duran Leon said.Shipments of flowers are making their way acr... http://krqe.com/2017/09/22/new-mexico-florists-impacted-by-hurricane-irma/
Police catch suspect in flower shop arson - KOB 4Tuesday, August 15, 2017
On Tuesday night, Albuquerque firefighters put out the flames at People's Flower Shop in northeast Albuquerque. The fire destroyed a greenhouse and five vehicles used to deliver flowers were destroyed. "Our company is over 70 years old. I've been here 37 years. I've never had a fire," said Wayne Pollack, president of People's Flower Shops. The whole thing was caught on surveillance video, but they couldn't look at it until power was restored the next day. "It was clear that everything was captured on video of him walking by behind the greenhouse, was back there for a good couple hours, and then saw a puff of smoke and him walking out from the greenhouse, and then the thing was fully engulfed," Pollack said. After canvassing the area, the criminal complaint said, police found a man matching the description of the person in that surveillance video at Bel Air-Miramontes Park, which is two blocks away from the scene of the crime. The suspect is Travese Spragg. Pollack said he doesn't know Spragg and has no ... http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/peoples-flower-shop-arson-fire-arrest/4535305/
Fire destroys flower business greenhouse - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Albuquerque Fire Department crews battle a fire that consumed a greenhouse behind the main Peoples Flower Shops location at Carlisle and Candelaria. (Roberto E. Rosales)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A fire that broke out behind the Peoples Flower Shops at Carlisle and Candelaria NE on Saturday destroyed a greenhouse.Fire crews responded to the incident about 7:30 p.m. as thick clouds of smoke billowed over the neighborhood.“It was huge billowing black smoke,” said Christine Gilmore, who was driving in the area.The greenhouse at Peoples Flower Shops after the fire. (Roberto E. Rosales)The business is at 3520 Candelaria. Police closed Candelaria west of Carlisle while crews worked. The blaze consumed a greenhouse structure on the south side of the flower business.AdvertisementContinue readingThe lot where the greenhouse stood is close to a mobile home park. At one point, fire crews were considered evacuating the residents. They also contacted Public Service Company of New Mexico with concerns abou...
Simple beauty: Expert offers instruction in Japanese flower arrangement - Albuquerque JournalTuesday, May 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fans of Ikebana, the Japanese form of flower arranging, will have a chance to learn about the Sangetsu school of the art next month at the Albuquerque Garden Center.Katia Santos, a Kyoju instructor in the Sangetsu School of Ikebana, creates an arrangement. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. (Courtesy of Patti Brown, Ikebana, San Antonio)Brazilian-born Katia Santos, who is now based in Los Angeles, will be in Albuquerque on Sunday, June 4, to give a demonstration and lead a workshop in the historic floral arranging technique.The demonstration and workshop is sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter 41 Albuquerque. It is part of a worldwide organization started in Tokyo in 1956, which now has chapters in many countries and the United States.Katia SantosSantos trained at the National Headquarters of Ikebana Sangetsu in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1999, she traveled to Japan for her final examination and was awarded the Kyoju-Ho title, the highest level for...
Borden: Pressed flowers a fine art - Clovis News JournalTuesday, November 15, 2016
Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque.Share this post:... http://www.cnjonline.com/2016/10/22/borden-pressed-flowers-a-fine-art/
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What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
New Mexico florists impacted by Hurricane Irma - KRQE News 13Tuesday, September 26, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Florists across New Mexico are asking customers to be patient and flexible after their businesses are taking a hit from Hurricane Irma.The Flower Company says floral shops across the nation are facing a flower shortage because of a major disruption in shipments from Florida.When Category 4 storm Irma slammed Miami, florists knew the next few weeks would be rough. Florist Adrianna Duran Leon says 70 to 80 percent of the nation’s floral supply is brought into the U.S. through Miami ports.She also says supplies are running low and some flowers are just too tough to get.“I had some parents walk into my shop last Saturday and were like, we can’t find white spray roses anywhere in town,” Duran Leon said.Luckily, she had some leftover from a recent wedding and was able to make the sell, but that might not be the case next time.“I’ve done this for 24 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Duran Leon said.Shipments of flowers are making their way across the U.S. Friday, but florists will be playin... http://krqe.com/2017/09/22/new-mexico-florists-impacted-by-hurricane-irma/
A favorite fall blooming shru - Houston HeraldTuesday, September 26, 2017
I believe the peppers like the cooler days and nights. Not only do the pepper plants become loaded down with fruit, the fruit on the plants turn a brilliant red.In New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest, peppers — particularly hot peppers — are dried into ristras. Chile ristras are long strands of peppers that are strung together to make brilliant decorations. The peppers in the ristra are also edible!Ristras are made from peppers that are fully ripe and red. Green peppers, although ready to eat, are actually too immature to be dried. Immature peppers will wither and turn an odd orange color as they dry.Any type of pepper can be used to make a ristra, but typically they are made with thick skinned pepper like Anaheim, Thai, Serrano or other pepper that has an elongated pod of at least six inches. It takes a lot of peppers — about four pounds or three-quarters of a bushel — a ball of sturdy twine or a roll of fishing line, a long piece of thick wire or sisal rope to make a full size ristra.Clusters of three peppers must be held by the stems and the string wrapped around the stems three or four times. Then, wrap one loop of the string over the base of the stem and pull the string around the peppers tight. Continue this with three more peppers, tying the peppers about three inches above the last one.After all of the peppers have been grouped together and tied up, the sisal rope or piece of wire should be hung from a door knob or long nail. Braid the chiles around the rope like a child’s hair is braided. The rope or wire acts as one strand and the stems of two peppers are the other strands. Push the peppers down and braid the next cluster. There should be no empty spaces in the ristra.To preserve the ristra for a very long time, the dried pods can be sprayed with a clear lacquer. Remember, lacquered pods cannot be eaten. Pods that are not lacquered can be eaten and processed as needed.Chiles will continue to dry and will turn dark red and become brittle as they age on the ristra. If the ristra is not placed in direct sunlight, the peppers may last for a year or more. Ristras should be hung in a well-ventilated area so the chiles do not rot or attract insects.Ristras can be used for decoration with a ribbon, a piece of evergreen or other decor may be added to the top of the ristra. In the Southwest, a ristra is hung in a home to represent luck. Ristra are also used as décor for the holidays in the Southwest in the place of holly or poinsettias. http://www.houstonherald.com/columns/guest_columns/a-favorite-fall-blooming-shru/article_05e7e280-9cac-11e7-ab22-4b65baaf5c3a.html