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Khloe Kardashian's 19-year-old Cleveland Florist Continues to Impress - Cleveland Scene WeeklyTuesday, August 29, 2017
Cavs star Tristan Thompson's birthday party, Lynch's grown used to working with high profile clients. A couple weeks ago, Lynch Design even provided the floral arrangements for a large wedding in Akron. "I can't tell you who that is," Lynch says from his Beachwood studio last week. "But you can look it all up on Instagram." (We did. Seems the wedding was for “Entourage” star, Jerry Ferrara). Running Lynch Designs since 14 (his parents helped him start up the business), Lynch hires employees either in high school or college, no one is over 21. "It's not that I don't trust people over 21," Lynch says. "It's just more fun working with people my own age." Lynch describes his flower style as clean and full with plenty of big statement pieces. And he's always had the drive to make his designs go far. He sent a bouquet of flowers to Kardashian over Christmas, welcoming her to Cleveland, thinking he'd hear nothing more. But the TV star Snapchatted the bouquet and soon her people were reaching out to Lynch, asking for help on the birthday party. Since that experience, the mostly untrained florist says the exposure has brought the company into the spotlight, and they're booked through the end of the summer. Then it's back to college for the young entrepreneur. "Who knows where this will all go, but it’s so rewarding at the end of the day when you’re with everyone, and you pulled it together and you made something," Lynch says. "It’s as full time as it can be right now. It’s my life."...
Decorating with vintage style, bluebirds and flowers in veggie gardens: Home and Garden News - cleveland.comTuesday, April 04, 2017
Ohio Birds.com.Learn about the habits of bluebirds and how to attract them to your backyard in "Bluebirds of Ohio," meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Fairlawn-Bath branch of the Akron Summit County Public Library, 3101 Smith Road, Akron. Marcy Grande of the Ohio Bluebird Society will talk about efforts to bring back bluebird populations and what you can do to help. The talk is free, and no registration is required. PLANTING FLOWERS WITH VEGGIES: While planning your spring vegetable garden, don't forget to plant flowers alongside the veggies. There's no reason why vegetables and flowers can't be grown in the same bed.Growing flowers alongside vegetables will attract bees and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity, says Rodale's Organic Life. Here are a few tips from Organic Life and Mother Earth News.Space them out: Alternate rows of vegetables and flowers, mix them up in the same row, or form a border of flowers around the whole garden. You can use flowers to indicate the border between the sweet and hot peppers.Go for variety: Look for flowers with a variety of colors, textures and shapes. Put tall flowers in the back where they won't shade sun-hungry crops. Save short flowers for the south and west sides of the garden plot.Consider color: Choose flowers in colors that will complemente the vegetables. Go for bright yellows or purples next to red tomatoes or peppers.Use annuals: Annual flowers are reliable and produce lots of blooms. In another plus, annuals won't reappear in inconvenient places if you change your garden layout next year. http://www.cleveland.com/insideout/index.ssf/2017/03/country_living_salvage_style_b.html
How a Mining Boom Led a Mormon Florist to Invent the Pisco Sour - Atlas ObscuraWednesday, March 14, 2018
Once a florist in Utah, Victor V. Morris lived half his life in Peru and opened a famous bar. Femke de JongOn the first Saturday of February, Peruvians raise a glass to their country’s most well-known cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Since 2003, this simple twist on the classic Whiskey Sour has had its own national holiday. But while the drink evokes a sense of pride in Peru, the Pisco Sour is largely considered the invention of an unlikely figure: a Mormon man from Salt Lake City named Victor V. Morris.The curious path that led Morris from Utah to the Peruvian Andes began not in spirits but in flowers. Born into a large and well-respected Welsh Mormon family, Morris co-ran a floral shop with two of his brothers. But tragedy struck in 1900, when Morris’s older brother, Burton, got into a fight while on a date and was killed by two bullets through his heart. Worse, the assailant was acquitted in a high-profile case after pleading self-defense. An outraged Morris told a reporter that the legislature “...
5 Great Places to Get Flowers - WLKY LouisvilleWednesday, March 14, 2018
WLKY Louisville5 Great Places to Get FlowersWLKY LouisvilleWith three locations in Louisville (St. Matthews, East End and Dixie Highway), Nanz & Kraft is a full-service florist. They are also one of Louisville's oldest businesses, dating back to 1850. There are many options here for flowers. You can walk in a ...and more »... http://www.wlky.com/article/5-great-places-to-get-flowers/16758231
Portland Flower Market coping with flower shortage after semi crash - kgw.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Saturday.“Normally, our coolers are just at this point overflowing with flowers, you rarely see any space at all like this,” explained Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... http://www.kgw.com/article/news/portland-flower-market-coping-with-flower-shortage-after-semi-crash/283-523796760
Morning Bulletin: A Florist's History, Creatures that Glow - westsiderag.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
To date, only $100,000—or about one percent—of the $10 million fund has actually been spent, The Eye has found.”Q Florist, on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street, has a long history in the neighborhood. “Gus Bazas emigrated from Nafpaktos, Greece, and he got his start in 1966 by selling flowers from a cart on Central Park West. He bought his flowers from the flower district in Chelsea and stored them in the space that’s now Q. Peter Jennings, the former anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” who lived in the neighborhood, became a frequent customer and, according to Nick, encouraged and advised his father when he decided to open a storefront in his storage space.”The Museum of Natural History is creating a floor-to-ceiling installation showing “creatures that glow” as part of its upcoming Unseen Oceans exhibition.Tenant groups are pushing for new state laws to close “loopholes” they say make it easier for landlords to push people out.SHARE THIS...
Rosewater adds floral twist to brownies - Victoria AdvocateWednesday, March 14, 2018
I can now honestly say what was once a stressful, daunting task became a relaxing delight.Without a doubt, the best days to work at a florist are flower delivery days. I loved it when the big boxes came in filled to the brim with beautiful blooms. As I unwrapped each bundle, I wondered what exotic climate they grew in before they made their way to little Ganado. It was amazing to me to see the transformation in the flowers after they got a fresh cut and a long drink of water. It was as though they were springing back to life - bursting open after hibernation.After a little more than a year, my time at the flower shop came to an end when Kayla found someone more permanent to take over my days. I was a little sad but happy for her and grateful for the opportunity to learn so much during my time at the shop.Last week, I was especially pleased to be invited back to lend a hand during the Valentine's Day rush. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I would have to take some flowers home and decided on a fabulous, lush arrangement of roses.They are still in full bloom, and to celebrate, I decided to make these rosewater brownies. They are an interesting, fresh twist on a baking basic. The hint of rose adds another dimension to their rich chocolatey goodness.I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.Katherine Pope is a wife, mother and Realtor. She loves cooking almost as much as she loves living in Jackson County Texas. Katherine can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org...