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Thorns and roses: Looking at the good, bad and ugly of the Philadelphia Flower Show - PW-Philadelphia WeeklyWednesday, March 14, 2018
But to its credit, the Flower Show did host the first Philadelphia Water Summit where experts discussed water issues and realities here on Earth and the joy of finding it in Space – for $100 a ticket.As I gathered provided information on the designs behind each display, I realized some didn’t even have a word on the design and were rather about the companies, particularly landscaping companies, trying to market themselves. Even one of the gardens had the sponsor Subaru cars in it.“Come on!”But while much of the show was a fake as a plastic plant, through the thicket of over-commodified stands and pandering displays were the small designs by flower artists and enthusiasts as well as garden clubs with hopes of recognition and possibly a blue ribbon.TWITTER: @ANDREAJCANTOR ... http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news/thorns-and-roses-looking-at-the-good-bad-and-ugly/article_6da6f636-27ad-11e8-8d89-37fd47ffa0a9.html
Southern Alberta grows yellow as flowers add to landscape's beauty - Calgary SunTuesday, August 01, 2017
Willow Creek valley to the east.In fact, it was more the view than the flowers that brought me up there.From the summit, you look down on a verdant valley, so green it almost hurts at this time of year. The wind hadn’t picked up yet and as I sat there looking through my lens, I could hear cattle mooing, a coyote singing, meadowlarks and robins chortling away. The valley to the east was shrouded in soft, blue mist.The aspen-covered hillsides were a bright yellow-green, patches of them fully-leafed while others were still nearly bare, marking where the clones of single trees had spread across the hillsides like a quilt of trees. Curious cattle stared at me from the hillside above as I crawled around in the grass.Buffalo beans — yellow beans, if you insist — were scatted everywhere in the pasture, their low, bright yellow flowers contrasting nicely with the blue sky. The first yellow flowers to come along, they brightened the grassland everywhere.Nearby were the last of the crocuses, their fuzzy, feathery seed heads starting to move in the freshening breeze. Backlit against the climbing sun, they glowed against the shadowy background of the rolling hillsides.It was cold up here, the warmth of the sun having a bit of a tough go against the effects of elevation, and crystals of frost decorated the grass in the shadows. Mist came off the south fork of Willow Creek as I stopped to photograph new poplar leaves transilluminated by the sun glinting off the water. A thin sheet of ice covered puddles in the ditches.Further up the creek, I found more buffalo beans and the start of the first yellow bells. Another week and they’ll be fully in bloom. It was a bit early to find flowers by the sloughs up there but as I turned to head back south, I found a swath of pink.Shooting stars kind of go against my season colour theory, but I love ’em anyway.Members of the primrose family, they spread out in colonies wherever they can keep their feet damp, so you’ll find them along the edges of the forest and beside creeks.Pretty little things, they spread their pointy blossoms like a blanket across the new green grass. I watched robins and song sorrows prospect for torpid insects among them before heading on down the road.I found the first of the balsamroot blossoms along West Sharples Creek ... http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/05/20/southern-alberta-grows-yellow-as-flowers-add-to-landscapes-beauty
Local florist beats breast cancer, opens own floral shop after being fired - Fox 4Wednesday, March 14, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - For local florist Renee Mason, Valentine's day is one of the busiest days of the year. At her store, The Petal Patch Flower Shop, she was finishing orders until two in the morning and returned to open her shop for Valentine's day just a few hours later.She's been busy, but she says it's a good kind of busy compared to last year around the same time."We had to stop taking deliveries today because I had so many", she told Four In Your Corner. When Fox 4 stopped by Renee's shop, she was putting together bouquets for last minute Valentine's Day orders. But this time last year, she was in a completely different space. Mason had just been let go from her job at another flower shop. She says she was told her treatment schedule was hurting their bottom line. At the time, she had a grueling chemotherapy schedule and was in the middle of battling breast cancer. "My first thought was, 'oh my God! What am I gonna do? How am I gonna pay my bill? I'm going into treatment!'".Thankfully, Mason ha...
Meet the Makers Behind Kendall Jenner's Unconventional Floral Headpiece - Vogue.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
The flower crown, in recent years, has gone from unconventional to ubiquitous—less free-spirited wild child, and more “every single girl” at Coachella. But London florist Rebel Rebel is making the flower crown unusual again, as they proved with a creation for Vogue’s April Issue cover star Kendall Jenner.“Crown,” perhaps, doesn’t do the structure justice. It’s an extravagant floral headpiece, overflowing with Gypsophila (better known as baby’s breath) shaped delicately around Jenner’s face. “I call it a lion’s mane,” says Phil Perry, one of the Rebel Rebel florists who made it.Rebel Rebel, who count Dior, Stella McCartney, and Swarovski among their clients, was founded in 2000 by Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin. Their avant-garde and bold designs made them the poster children for London’s ongoing floral revolution, which saw an explosion in radical creativity and surrealism. While other florists fiddled away at crowns, Rebel Rebel perfected their floral diadems and mohawks. “I was quite bored with what was coming out,” Perry says of their experimental visions. “Flower crowns are so beautiful and so wrapped up in culture. It’s a shame for it to...
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
Health staff say it with flowers — just because - Newark AdvertiserWednesday, March 14, 2018
Women’s and Children’s Division, Helena Clements, wanted to give flowers to a colleague to say she was grateful for her support.Rather than have a bouquet delivered from a florist, Helena decided to support a local charity and have volunteers design an arrangement and deliver it to the hospital. After the appreciation of the first arrangement, Helena decided to support the charity further and continue to spread thanks by signing the department up for a year’s worth of flowers, with a different team member receiving a bouquet each Tuesday.She said: “The idea is that the last person to receive flowers decides who the next bouquet should go to within the division but in a different department.“It is always a lovely surprise for the recipient and means so much to them to be thought of by a friend and a colleague.“It is just such a lovely way to say thank you and it is good for staff morale, as well as supporting a worthy cause too.“I have worked with the Flower Pod in the past so I already knew of their great work and wanted to support their cause further.“I would definitely recommend doing something like this to other organisations. It has been well received.”Advertisement'It made me feel incredibly special and valued'Reach Learning Disability supports people with learning disabilities and is based in Southwell.The charity grows flowers at its garden site and one of the charity’s supported volunteers, Anita Highland, selects flowers and puts together an arrangement, decorates the tin they are in and delivers them.Anita said: “I like doing the flowers every week because I am learning how to make arrangements. The comments about how pretty the flowers are make me feel really happy.” Last week, the assistant general manager of the Women’s and Children’s Division, Lorraine Binch, who received flowers the week before, chose to give colleague Dr Victoria Walker, a consultant paediatrician within community paediatrics, the Just Because flowers.Anita visited King’s Mi...
Why yes, that is a giant flower bouquet in a Raleigh trash can; here's who's behind it - WRAL.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
N.C. Museum of Art is behind this ... well ... work of art.As I wrote last week, the museum's annual Art in Bloom event will run March 22 to March 25 and will feature more than 50 florists from around the country. Florists are randomly assigned a work of art in the museum's permanent collection and tasked with building a floral display inspired by the art.During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets are required for admission to the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors. Tickets are $18. It's free for kids 6 and under. As part of Art in Bloom, the museum will offer a flower-themed scavenger hunt from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24 and March 25. The drop-in event lets visitors, who have purchased tickets, follow clues on a scavenger hunt card to find flowers and "artful" treasures in the galleries.The trash can bouquet is part of the museum's effort to get the word out about the event. Eventually, five corners of downtown Raleigh will be decorated this week with these colorful floral displays. They are created by Steve Taras of Raleigh's Watered Garden Florist and are inspired by a similar effort in New York City called Flower Flashes.The public is encouraged to take photos of the displays and post to social media using hashtag #NCMAbloom and #PNCartinbloom for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event.And be on the look out for more trash can bouquets. Can't wait to see the rest ...More On This... http://www.wral.com/why-yes-that-is-a-giant-flower-bouquet-in-a-raleigh-trash-can-here-s-who-s-behind-it/17411735/