Akron Flower Shop News
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
Plastic Flowers Bloom Like the Real Thing - SeekerTuesday, October 04, 2016
The special polymer, developed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Akron, could be used in a range of areas from biomedicine -- such as administering a patient's drug therapy -- to engineering -- such as building a spacecraft.Other morphing materials exist. But they mainly require some kind of external trigger -- light, heat, water, a difference in pH level -- to set the changes in motion.For this new material the trigger is internal.RELATED: Top 10 Flower TechnologiesIn their scientific report, Xiaobo Hu and his colleagues give the analogy of the internal workings of a mechanical watch. A spring provides the energy, while the gears to regulate the energy's release.For the shapeshifting material, the internal mechanisms are not springs or gears but two different networks of chemical bonds inside a hydrogel polymer.One network is dynamic, possessing the energy that ultimately transforms the shape of the object. The other network flows at a predictable state, which can be used to control how quickly the object transforms.WATCH VIDEO: Morphing MatterChanging the concentr... http://www.seeker.com/plastic-flowers-bloom-like-the-real-thing-2021177568.html
HomeBuys fills up former Flower Factory - Massillon IndependentThursday, August 04, 2016
Goodyear event benefits area studentsStark County students were among the winners at Goodyear's 17th annual STEM Career Day earlier this month at the University of Akron.The company challenged middle school and high school students from Northeast Ohio to create an over-engineered contraption — in the spirit of Rube Goldberg — and attach the Goodyear logo or name. More than 1,550 students accepted the challenge. Nine high school students were awarded scholarships, while another 56 shared in grants for their schools.Jackson High School student Ken Gregg was one of four students who accepted a $5,000 two-year Goodyear-University of Akron scholarship to study engineering.Lake High School in Hartville received a $500 grant as a team from the school placed third in its category in the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge, while Edison Middle School, in Perry Township, received a $1,500 grant for placing third in its category. To learn more about Goodyear's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career day, visit www.goodyear.com/careerday.Reach Edd at 330-580-8484 or email@example.comOn Twitter: @epritchardREP... http://www.indeonline.com/article/20160509/NEWS/160509197
HomeBuys fills up former Flower Factory - Canton RepositoryMonday, May 23, 2016
Goodyear event benefits area studentsStark County students were among the winners at Goodyear's 17th annual STEM Career Day earlier this month at the University of Akron.The company challenged middle school and high school students from Northeast Ohio to create an over-engineered contraption — in the spirit of Rube Goldberg — and attach the Goodyear logo or name. More than 1,550 students accepted the challenge. Nine high school students were awarded scholarships, while another 56 shared in grants for their schools.Jackson High School student Ken Gregg was one of four students who accepted a $5,000 two-year Goodyear-University of Akron scholarship to study engineering.Lake High School in Hartville received a $500 grant as a team from the school placed third in its category in the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge, while Edison Middle School, in Perry Township, received a $1,500 grant for placing third in its category. To learn more about Goodyear's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career day, visit www.goodyear.com/careerday.Reach Edd at 330-580-8484 or firstname.lastname@example.orgOn Twitter: @epritchardREP... http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20160509/NEWS/160509197
Hidden Gems in the CLE: Love, Anji Paper Florist makes a colorful gift last - fox8.comWednesday, April 11, 2018
We're talking about the Hidden Gems in the CLE. And, thanks to our friends at Destination Cleveland, we're showing you one of Northeast Ohio's coolest places.Love, Anji Paper Florist does it all for people who want to spend extra time with their flowers. They're handcrafted paper flowers, made intricately to look like the real thing.You can even make them smell like your favorite flower by adding a scent, sold in-house.Anji Barshick got into paper-flower making when she did her own wedding. That eventually led to opening her own business inside the 5th Street Arcades in 2013.Barshick says the process can take up to 30 minutes per flower, but the result is stunning. The shop has just about every flower you can imagine having for a multitude of occasions.Not only can you make your own bouquet in the store, Barshick also takes custom orders. But flowers aren't the only items you can pick up at Love, Anji. There's a large array of handcrafted cards, stationary, and Cleveland mementos for purchase.If you're someone who wants a Mother's Day floral gift to last a little longer, or you have allergies to certain bloomers, this is a good fit for you.**For a sneak peek at Love, Anji, watch our Facebook Live!**For much more about Love, Anji Paper Florist, click here.Look for our hashtag on social media: #HiddenGemsCLE. Do you know of one in Cleveland? Send ideas to lbuckingham@f... http://fox8.com/2018/03/20/hidden-gems-in-the-cle-love-anji-paper-florist-makes-a-colorful-gift-last/
Edward Hubbard Stewart - The Star DemocratWednesday, April 11, 2018
Stewart, who pastored Methodist Churches in the Havre de Grace and Ellicott City area. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Linda Stewart Eklof.Ed was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1914. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and transferred to the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He earned a BA in Vocal Performance and a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Hymnology. He felt privileged to have sung in the Westminster Choir, touring with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras led by prominent conductors of the time, including Arturo Toscanini and Leopold Stokowski. Ed also sang with the Westminster Choir during the recording sessions for the 1940 Disney movie “Fantasia.”During WWII, Ed worked as the director of music for churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore and served in the Coast Guard’s Chesapeake Bay patrol.In the 1950’s, Ed pursued a dual career in church music and home contracting in Florida. In the early 1960’s, when his marriage ended, he returned to Maryland, settling in Oxford. He continued his home building work and also his musical career, becoming the Director of Music for the newly formed Presbyterian Church, where he met and married Mary Trader Dyott, a member of the choir.After Mary’s passing in 2001, while living in Easton, he remained active in the church, was a member of the S... http://www.stardem.com/obituaries/edward-hubbard-stewart/article_da8e54da-1939-579f-b9c5-75bdc5e68906.html
Over the Garden Fence | Flower show displays focus on world water issues - Bucyrus Telegraph ForumWednesday, March 14, 2018
I will close.The trip did succeed in bringing spring into our hearts.Mary Lee Minor is a member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club, is an accredited flower show judge for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and a former sixth-grade teacher.Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/2pc2m1j...
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
Smale Park, thank the intrepid workers at the jewel of a park on the city's riverfront.Tulip beds, park workers know from experience, get wet when the Ohio River hits 55 feet. And the water was rising on Presidents Day, Feb. 19.How to save spring? How to make sure those tulips survive drowning?The team that tends Smale 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 ...