Aurora Flower Shop News
Saving spring: How the Ohio River almost stole thousands of tulips - Cincinnati.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
CLOSE Drone footage shows Cincinnati and Aurora under water. This is the first time the river rose above the 60-foot mark in two decades. The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran & Michael McCarterTulips in the Memory Garden with the Cincinnati skyline in the background is a popular photo opportunity at Smale Riverfront Park(Photo: Provided by Corrie Carswell)When the wind ripples through the bed of ombre purple-to-pink tulips this spring in 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 tul...
Old Homestead Market & Floral brings vintage to life - Grand Island IndependentTuesday, January 16, 2018
AURORA — The interior of the Old Homestead Market & Floral is made to feel just like a cozy, cute country home.Customers are greeted by the shop’s many decorative and vintage items. Tin signs in the shape of Nebraska, part of an old windmill, wood crates and inspirational words wisped across signs and decorative pillows are all meticulously placed to give the shop a welcoming feel. Fresh flowers are cased in coolers, with arrangements on display. Some flower arrangements are housed in vases, while others are in Mason jars, old, vintage coffee tins and other items.The decorative items that help give the shop its personality are what owners Jennie Snoberger and Robin Sanderson sell. Other than the fresh flowers, small gift items and decorative items, they also do decorations and flowers for events such as funerals and weddings.The business partners and long-time friends opened the business in mid-April. The partners previously owned the Old Homestead together, which was a separate bu... http://www.theindependent.com/news/business/old-homestead-market-floral-brings-vintage-to-life/article_f1464dc8-636f-11e7-9ad9-a7d4f6d19af3.html
Florists will give away flowers today to Petal It Forward (photos) - OregonLive.comTuesday, November 07, 2017
Even more people -- 88 percent -- said that giving flowers gives them a boost, according to the florist association.Keep those natural mood lifters handy.Tyler Meskers of Oregon Flowers in Aurora has donated thousands of stems of lilies in assorted colors during the flower giveaway's three-year history, and members of the family-owned business will also be actively "petaling it forward" in Aurora and Canby on Wednesday."Supporting your local floral growers provides the chance for businesses, like ours, to give back to our local community," says Meskers, whose flower farm was started by his parents, Martin and Helene Meskers, more than 30 years ago and has grown to become Oregon's largest cut flower nursery. "Our goal is to promote positivity, happiness and joy with flowers grown from our family farm."Shirley A. Lyons and her team at Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene are making bouquets to give away with roses and lilies from Oregon Flowers."It is truly an all-industry event," says Lyons. "Growers, wholesalers and retailers like ourselves across America are working on our flower bouquets for Petal It Forward. The joy in the receivers' faces reminds us all that flowers really do make people happy."Portland-based Frank Adams Wholesale Florist collected the donated flowers from growers, as it done since the 2015 debut of Petal It Forward.The national event's title was inspired by the 2000 movie, "Pay it Forward," and the movement to respond to a kindness by doing a favor for someone else, who then does something nice for another person, and the acts of kindness spread.Since each florist chooses how to pass out the bundles, "be on the lookout for floral goodwill ambassadors roaming the streets spreading cheer," says Robyn Peterka, the cut flower manager and buyer of Frank Adams Wholesale Florist.Michelle O'Brien of Goose Hollow Flower... http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2017/10/free_flowers_petal_forward_pdx.html
Appreciates the flowers planted at county hospital - Iron Mountain Daily NewsTuesday, September 12, 2017
SHOW ARTICLE -- BouquetFrom Marie Osterberg of Aurora, Wis.:I recently visited a friend who is a patient at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. On my way into the parking area, I noticed the lovely flowers in the flower beds surrounding the entrance and exterior of the buildings. Then as I walked into the hospital through the main entrance I noticed the sunken flower terraces on the south side of the building, where employees can enjoy their work breaks.I want to compliment the caretakers of the very beautiful flowers blooming there. They are stunning. Thank you. -- ... http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/opinion/editorials/2017/09/appreciates-the-flowers-planted-at-county-hospital/
The Commons: Beautiful flowers and... kale? - ithaca.comTuesday, September 12, 2017
They choose bold colors – oranges and yellows – over purples and whites, situating each group of plants according to location: shaded triangles get different themes and species than others. The Aurora Triangle, just off the Commons has yellow Marigolds, purple Salvia and Nepeta; the State Triangle, just down the way, a mix of Zinnias, sunflowers and various types of shrubbery. For 15 years, their mission was purely aesthetic and for the most part, still is. But this year, they decided to do something a little different.In the summer of 2016 the kale was, for the most part, an edible joke. However, there was a teachable moment sort of inherent in the joke: people could pluck a leaf from this garden on the Commons and, if they chose to do so, eat it. The thought was, by offering free kale, the Beautification Brigade could offer a teaching moment through people’s stomachs; that urban horticulture could be viable and delicious. Except they didn’t promote it and the idea never caught on. So this year, the group decided to put their land to use as a source of greens for the local Loaves and Fishes. +1 Kale on the Commons.With limited space to work with (and their funding coming from the hotel tax, which is meant to fund various tourism applications) the idea of donated food being farmed and cultivated on the city’s sidewalks and planters is still a long way off: the plantings need to be aesthetically pleasing, after all, and the volume of their harvest needed to make the planting program a real pillar for local kitchens seems somewhat unsustainable at best: so far, the only edibles to make the cut have been ornamental squash in their garden by Purity Ice Cream and some winter squash, planted late in the season.But the program has potential and, recognizing their role in the community, the Beautification Brigade is making strides to up their ambitions. Just last month, their associates at CCE – not the brigade itself – cut the ribbon on the Esty Street Community Garden, a partnership CCE had forged along with Greenstar and CFCU to bring even more freshly grown vegetables to Loaves and Fishes. They are currently working on a new sponsorship program, to allow even more businesses to sponsor their plantings (at a special fee of course) in different areas of the city, giving the group more funding to try new things. They’ve found their first takers alread... http://www.ithaca.com/news/ithaca/the-commons-beautiful-flowers-and-kale/article_f6061d20-8831-11e7-a07b-a7d30fc9c345.html
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied as the dresses.’’He explained flowe...
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...