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Gardeners scare up Halloween-themed flower show - GoErie.comTuesday, October 24, 2017
Tree experts will be on hand to answer questions. McBrier will hand out conservation materials on saving trees. Brier Hill Garden Parke is located at 6721 Brier Hill Road, Fairview. Jamestown Garden Club benefit luncheonJamestown Garden Club is sponsoring a luncheon with a floral presentation by Erie florist Tim Rettger on Nov. 2 at Jamestown Community College Carnahan Center, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown, N.Y. There is also an auction and raffle. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon. Cost for the lunch is $15. For reservations call Ethel Enserro, 716-485-6227 or email: EthelGEnserro@me.com. Jamestown Garden Club maintains the Roger Tory Peterson Butterfly Garden in Jamestown, New York.Garden club meetingsAlbion Garden and Civic Club, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Stonehouse at Albion Boro Park. Members will tour Wooden Nickel Buffalo farm. Call Sue Mihalak, 756-4404.Westminster Garden Club, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 3302 W. 26th St. Master gardener Janet Krack will give a program called “Thistles of Scotland.” Call Barb Eberlein, 864-6489.Erie County Council of Garden Clubs, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Nick’s Place, 12246 Route 99, Edinboro. Civic beautification winners will be announced. Gary Foster of Foster’s rose of Sharon Shop will present his design program: “What’s New for Christmas.” Each club should bring at least four items for the auction. Cost: $20 for lunch. Call Lynn Jackson, 431-4470.Cambridge Garden Club, Thursday, 7 p.m., Cambridge Springs Public Library, 158 McClellan St., Cambridge Springs. Master gardener Ellen DiPlacido will talk about companion planting. Call Sandy Moraski, 528-7748.Elk Valley Garden Club, Friday, 8:45 a.m., Wells Park, 34 Main St., Girard and Lake City Borough Building, 2350 Main St., Lake City. Members will get the parks ready for winter. Call Janet Nelson, 833-6123.Pioneer Church Garden Club, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m., Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 3302 W. 26th St. A speaker will talk about the snowy owl. Call Helen Singer, 838-8741.Sue Scholz is a member of the Presque Isle Garden Club. Send garden news to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.goerie.com/entertainmentlife/20171014/gardeners-scare-up-halloween-themed-flower-show
Spring Bouquet Sale fundraiser underway - Evening ObserverTuesday, February 21, 2017
Pictured from left are: Shauna Anderson, CHPC president and CEO; BJ Buonaiuto, CHPC events coordinator; and Darlene Conway, Francesca’s head designer.SHOW ARTICLE -- JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care Spring Bouquet Sale is now underway. Proceeds from the sales will help support therapeutic, bereavement and palliative services.Orders for bouquets will be taken until Feb. 28 and bouquets will be available for pick up on March 20, the first day of Spring. Two options are available to choose from: a $10 tulip bouquet or a $20 mixed spring bouquet. Various locations around Chautauqua County are available for ordering and pick up. Online orders are being taken as well on the CHPC website at www.chpc.care.“We are extremely grateful to Francesca’s Floral Design and B. W. Wholesale Florist for their generosity in making these beautiful bouquets available at such a reasonable cost,” said Shauna Anderson, President & CEO of CHPC. “In addition, each bouquet will have a beautiful butterfly crafted and donated by Shannon Nickerson. These are wonderful bouquets to celebrate the arrival of spring, brighten the day of someone special and support Hospice.”Bouquets can be ordered at the following locations: National Grid, 401 Water St., Fredonia; Brigiotta’s Farmland Garden and Produce Center, 414 Fairmou... http://www.observertoday.com/life/community-news/2017/02/spring-bouquet-sale-fundraiser-underway/
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Park went to battle stations.They were ready. When the park flooded three years ago, the workers had made a point of watching how far up the water came and what was going to be planted there.The park florists – actually they're horticulturalists – saw that the tulip bulbs in the Memory Garden bed needed attention.Workers all over the park were moving the foot piano, chess pieces, picnic tables and all the stuff that required electricity. They also moved salt and mulch and potting soil. (They moved everything into the parking garage only to learn that the garage would also be submerged. So they moved all that stuff again.)But the bulbs, planted in an intricate pattern of undulating color, couldn't be just yanked out of the ground and put in a bag and replanted when the water dropped.The bed was replanted this year with bulbs to create a special ombre effect, shading from dark purple to light pink. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)It was supposed to be this fabulous show of color. "We were excited to see how it turned out," said florist Corrie Carswell.So, moving the bulbs required some, well, innovation."As a Hail Mary to try to protect 3,500 tulips, we tarped and sandbagged the overlook bed," she said.A team that included florists Corrie Carswell ,Garrett Dienno and Jay Swanson and district crew leader Casey McCann came up with and executed a simple plan to save tulips from the Ohio River: Cover the bulbs, load on sandbags and hope for the best. (Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)The water rose, creating a blue tarp island in the midst of the muddy water, lapping at the edges of the bed. The water soon covered it. The water continued to rise.The river crested at 60.9 feet, putting the beds under about 6 feet of water, Carswell said. p class=...
11 places where you can get a dozen roses for under $20 - The TennesseanWednesday, March 14, 2018
Day roses range from $12.99 to more than $100 this year. (Photo: Submitted)If you want to spend more on Valentine's flowersImport Flowers: $30Fresh Market: $49.99Garden Delights: $90Emma's Florist: $99.95Rebel Hill Florist: $99.95...
Business in bloom - Hollister Free LanceWednesday, March 14, 2018
And one that quite literally can save the day.As an event coordinator who offers clients “packages” by finding vendors for special events, Christin realized finding a florist for her brides was becoming a frustrating task. So she allowed them to choose their own florists.One day, however, Christin was hit with an unexpected challenge. On her way home after setting up a wedding, she received a phone call from her assistant.“She said, ‘The flowers are supposed to be here,’” Christin recalls. “I said, ‘I don’t even know who their florist is!’”Feeling helpless, Christin decided to do the flowers herself.It ultimately became a game-changer in her event planning.“I kind of put together a price list for myself, and I thought well, would somebody ask me to do their flowers for them?”Christin, who owns Fox Creek Events, has been the event planner for Fox Creek Ranch for the past three years.Now, she has ventured out by opening her own flower shop, The Flower Girl, in San Juan Bautista on Feb 1.With the help of consultant, Michelle Roberson, Christin has learned the “tricks of the trade,” she says.But she hasn’t needed much help with the business aspect of her store.Both Christin and her husband, Greg Burda, have been owners of La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista for more than a year.And in the process of completing the restaurant renovations, Christin had a vision of putting a flower shop behind the restaurant. Greg, however, suggested to open a sh...
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/
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 “...