Ashley Flower Shop News
Deep field set for Bridge of Flowers 40th anniversaryTuesday, August 14, 2018
Mass. Distance Project.Another person to keep an eye on is newcomer Kim Nedeau, of Leverett, who is a top hill runner in New England and placed second at the Mount Washington Road Race in 2016.Ashley Krauss, of Easthampton, recently placed eighth at the James Joyce 10K in Dedham, which served as the U.S. championship for the Master’s (ages 40-49) Division. Sidney Letendre, of Florence, returns after running an 8:11 pace on the course last season at the age of 62. https://www.gazettenet.com/Bridge-of-Flowers-19387803
Sang, Cuffe rule Bridge of FlowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Falls was the runner-up in 10:31, while Toby Hughes was fifth overall in 11:40. Amherst’s Cortney Berling was the first woman across, as she was third overall in 10:54. Leyden’s Kate Ashley was next in fourth place as the second woman across in 11:34.In the 8K Classic, Greenfield’s Aaron Stone was the top area finisher behind Smith as he crossed 31st overall in 30:10. Shelburne’s John Herron finished 36th (30:33), with Davis’ showing making her the top area woman and fourth-fastest Franklin County finisher overall. Shelburne Falls’ Jeremiah Jones was 40th in 31:01, and Shutesbury’s Andy Reagan joined him in the top 50 thanks to a 49th place performance in 32:09. https://www.recorder.com/Bridge-of-Flowers-19415790
Maui Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Joyce Kuuipo Mandracken, Roy Ernest Kalaeloa Robins, Royal Joseph Kainoa, Jr., John Alan Kainoa, and David Kaipo Kainoa; grandchildren, Garrick, Damian, Joselyn, Joseph, Jessica, Kalaeloa, Ashley, Brandon, Kiana, & Kalei; great grandchildren, Braden, Neveigh, Jocelyn, Micah, Taylor, Terri, Jared, Braelyn, Keonilei, Tausili, Tasi, Onyx, Gracy, Emily and Kalaeloa; sister, Edith Kahoalii, and predeceased by brother Harold Chartrand. Also extended Chartrand Ohana.Visitation will be held at Norman’s Mortuary on Friday August 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial service will follow at Maui Veteran Cemetery at 1 p.m. Isabelle’s ‘Ohana would like to extend a special heart felt gratitude to the staff of Hospice Maui and Hale Makua Neighborhood C for their compassionate care of their mom during this time.Susan SchwabSusan SchwabDecember 16, 1953 – July 22, 2018In 1977, Suzie came to Maui to die. She had been diagnosed with Terminal Cancer of the Kidneys so she opened an Atlas, closed her eyes and pointed. Fate led her to Maui.The whole story is on the website of The Boo Boo Zoo, but alternative medicine and her love of nurturing animals gave her over 40 years of unexpected life. With her husband, Sylvan, they dedicated those years to establishing the life-saving work of the East Maui Animal Refuge. Suzie is survived by her loving & devoted husband, Sylvan J. Schwab; parents, Al & Jo Hawck; brother, Robert Hawck; and her children=hundreds of animals.Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului with service to begin at 1 p.m. and burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her memory to the East Maui Animal Refuge: 25 Maluaina Place, Haiku, HI 96708 Phone: 808-572-8308 www.eastmauianimalrefuge.org.Albert CortezAugust 29, 1939 – July 19, 2018Services to be held Wednesday August 1, 2018 12p – 4pm at Ballard Family Mortuary Hilo. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.Bronson KaliloaBronson KaliloaJanuary 26, 1972 – July 18, 2018Bronson Kaimana Weimun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born January 26, 1972 in Colorado, he was a 10 year Police Officer for the Hawaii County Police Department.Services to be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:30am visitation, 10am service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow approx. 2:45pm at Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai... https://mauinow.com/2018/07/29/maui-obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
A few have been doing so for more than a century.
“It was like we went straight from winter to summer,” said Janna Pemberton Schmidt, who runs Pemberton Greenhouses with her siblings, Ashley Pemberton Herndon and Colin Pemberton, and her husband, Jeff Schmidt. “It’s been a strong but fast year, because of the late freeze.”
The plastic-covered greenhouses at Pemberton, located off Georgetown Road, are loaded with cascading hanging baskets and long rows of bright geraniums, begonias and other popular blooming stock this time of year, along with packed tables of tropical palms, orchids and ferns. In July, the nursery will begin tending to its seasonal inventory of more than 18,000 poinsettias, hand-pinching each plant to encourage full and festive blooms in time for Christmas.
Schmidt and her siblings are the sixth generation to run the family business, which was started in 1871 and passed to them in recent years from their mother, Judy Pemberton. The nursery has evolved multiple new services to address the regional community’s plant needs, including plant rentals and storage services, for residential and business clients who don’t have the time or space to keep their planted invest-ments thriving for the entire year.
Local restaurants also use the service to decorate their outdoor patios with greenery during the warmer seasons. Pemberton now has 20,000 square feet of dedicated greenhouse space for plant storage, and it houses roughly 2,000 to 3,000 plants every year. The company also contracts to supply plants for multiple local... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
Where to buy chemical-free flowers in the Twin CitiesTuesday, July 03, 2018
Twin Cities Flower Exchange.Retailers and Grocers:Spruce Flowers and HomeMississippi MarketWedge Co-opDesigners:A Day in ProvenceAshley Fox DesignsBees Knees FloralBloom Designs, MNBlossom StudioChowgirlsColleen’s Flower CellarDesign ApricotEdiflorialEver AfterFiddles and FrondsFlore InspiredFox and Fern FloralHive and HollowJennifer Joyce DesignJessica Wonders EventsKindred BloomsLaine Moire DesignsLaine Palm DesignsLake Flat Roses LiliaMaven EventsMiMi DesignsMunster RoseOak and LillyPeduncle Floral RemediesPockets of PosyPoppy LanePosy Flower MarketPristine FloralRooted by DesignSadie’s FloralSaffron and GraySister Honey Floral CoStudio FleuretteStudio CThistle and BloomsTulips and TrufflesYour Enchanted Florist... http://www.startribune.com/where-to-buy-chemical-free-flowers-in-the-twin-cities/485842501/
North Dakota Florist Association to host public classTuesday, August 28, 2018
SHOW ARTICLE -- The Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes the North Dakota Florist Association to Minot, Sept. 7-9. The ND Florist Association is hosting a public class at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Minot on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.Participants are invited to work alongside members of the Florists Association to create and take home a mixed fall floral arrangement. Partakers will learn tips and tricks on how to create a beautiful arrangement throughout the year from the comfort of their home. This year’s class titled “Setting the Scene” will allow participants to design a nature-inspired centerpiece showcasing fall mums and embellishments. Charge for the class is $25 per person and the individual must pre-register. For more information, or to pre-register for the class, contact Michele Dean, Executive Director of the North Dakota State Florists Association, by Wednesday, Sept. 4 by 5 p.m. Dean can be emailed at NDStateFloristAssoc@hotmail.com. For more information about conferences and events in Minot, call the... http://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2018/08/north-dakota-florist-association-to-host-public-class/
This pretty flower is a weed; Get rid of it fast!Tuesday, August 28, 2018
I was hoping Bloomstruck was an improvement. — Lenore Grande, Moorhead.A: Your unsuccessful experience with Endless Summer is similar to the majority of those who have tried it in North Dakota and large parts of Minnesota. The basic problem is that the Endless Summer group of hydrangeas, including Bloomstruck, are members of the Hydrangea macrophylla species, which is the species of the non-adapted florist hydrangeas.The two hydrangea species that are best-adapted for our outdoor landscapes are Hydrangea paniculata and Hydrangea arborescens and their cultivars. Checking the fine print on hydrangea labels for the species saves much heartache.Because Bloomstruck is a Hydrangea macrophylla variety, it has a disadvantage in our region from the onset because of its genetics. Bloomstruck is fairly new, so time will tell, but it would be surprising if it performs better than its genetics allow.Q: Is it okay to prune the top of our arborvitae so that it doesn't grow too tall? Its width is fine, but the top is at about 8 feet and we'd like it to stay at that height. — Nancy Suttle, West Fargo.A: Yes, the tops of pyramidal arborvitae can be trimmed so they don't become too tall. If an arborvitae is allowed to grow out of bounds, it's difficult to radically reduce its height back down to desired size. Your idea of maintaining it at 8 feet from the start is much better than someday trying to cut a tall arborvitae back down to that level.Keeping a shrub or tree at its present size through pruning is often called "mold and hold" pruning. Several times during the growing season, prune off the current season's new growth so the arborvitae remains at the desired height. Some pyramidal arborvitae varieties' natural heights are 30 feet, so diligence may be needed to maintain at 8 feet.To hold an arborvitae at its present size, it's probably necessary to trim once in June or July and again in August. A quick trim across the top a couple times each summer should do it.If you have a gardening or lawn care question... http://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4486210-pretty-flower-weed-get-rid-it-fast
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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Mystery flower can be grown outdoors - INFORUMSunday, February 11, 2018
I have not had a problem since I started doing this. - Dorothy Broste, Bemidji, Minn.A: I hadn't heard of Epsom salts effect on flavor. Previously I quoted North Dakota State University's view on Epsom salts: "Blossom end rot is caused by a deficiency of calcium. Epsom salts contain magnesium sulfate - no calcium at all. Adding Epsom salts to the soil may create more rot since magnesium and calcium ions compete for uptake into the plant."Most of our soils have sufficient calcium, but it's the tomatoes inability to absorb the element that creates a problem. My mother always added eggshells to plants, just as you're doing. The sharpness of crushed eggshells on the soil surface helps deter slugs, also.If you have a gardening or lawn care question, email Don Kinzler at ForumGrowingTogether@hotmail.com. All questions will be answered, and those with broad appeal may be published, so please include your name, city and state for appropriate advice. http://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4396668-mystery-flower-can-be-grown-outdoors