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Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
She liked to sing jazz. She practised her Spanish and Italian. With Arab ladies, she dressed from top to toe in black robes. She was responsible for a flower show at Westminster Cathedral, London. Overall she sharpened her individuality, freely using other materials as accessories to flowers, and carefully choosing containers.
She gave a solo exhibition of iron containers. She has designed her own glass receptacles. She has become known as an artist who designs stainless and titanium flower vases, finding imaginative effects in her materials’ unique properties.
Some of her arrangements have been huge, built in public places and outdoors. Some have graced the displays in department store windows. She says she is "charmed by cloth, handmade Japanese paper and thread," and incorporates them, as descendants of organic materials, in her arrangements. They have inner spirits, she says, but "plant material is the first for the arranger to think of."Once she taught an ikebana class of blind women. Their adjustments to life impressed her, and from them she learned a new vision for herself. "To touch with the eye, to taste with the eye, to sense fragrance with the eye, to catch sound with the eye — such an expression is the goal of my ikebana."https://www.facebook.com/koka.fukushima https://www.hu.emb-japan.go.jp... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
What Flowers Will Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Have At Their Wedding?Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Getty Images Eugenie may also find some inspiration in her parent's royal wedding, which took place in July 1986 at Westminster Abby in London. Even though Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York's wedding was held at a much larger venue than St. George's Chapel, Eugenie and Jack could pay tribute to the bride's parents by including some of their floral choices at their wedding. Sarah famously carried a bouquet in the shape of an "S." Designed by the florist Jane Packer, it included gardenias, roses, lily of the valley, and the traditional sprig of myrtle. Sarah also wore a flower crown, but removed it during the ceremony, and wore the York Tiara for the rest of the wedding. Eugenie could look to her mother's unique floral choices for inspiration on her wedding day. Getty Images Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent royal wedding could also give the bride and groom some ideas on how to decorate St. George's Chapel, the venue for both ceremonies. Harry and Meghan used florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding flowers, and the couple included white garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies, along with branches of beech, birch, and horn... https://www.townandcountrymag.com/the-scene/weddings/a21946955/princess-eugenie-wedding-flowers/
Country Garden Florist supports National Wear A Flower WeekTuesday, July 03, 2018
The unprecedented success of our 2015 petition led to the 2016 Westminster Hall debate and Brain Tumour Research taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research with the report being published in 2018.Key statistics on brain tumours: Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer They kill more children than leukaemia They kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer They kill more women under 35 than breast cancer Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease In the UK 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing.Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source when using this information. Additional facts and statistics are available from our website including our latest Report on National Research Funding. We can also provide case-studies and research expertise for media. https://www.braintumourresearch.org/media/press-releases/press-release-item/country-garden-florist-supports-national-wear-a-flower-week
Interview: florist Philippa Craddock on life after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding. 'Of course I was nervous'Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I knew that was it,” says Philippa Craddock. As the florist behind the archway of tumbling foliage that dressed Windsor Castle for the most anticipated nuptials since William wed Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2011, it’s fair to say she achieved her goal. In fact, along with the bride’s Givenchy gown, the Kingdom Choir and Bishop Michael Curry’s now famous sermon, the mass of white blooms that framed Meghan Markle and her 16ft silk-tulle veil as she entered St George’s Chapel was one of the most modern and memorable spectacles of the day. The magnificent displays outside and in, constructed using a variety of boughs gathered from Windsor Great Park, took a team of 30 people just… Want to read more?Register with a few details to continue reading this article. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-florist-philippa-craddock-on-life-after-harry-and-meghan-s-royal-wedding-of-course-i-was-nervous-0mn0p7w96
Royal wedding inspires Greenwich designer's floral fascinators - CT PostTuesday, May 01, 2018
Image 5 of 12Image 6 of 12Britain’s Santa Palmer-Tomkinson and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London. The ceremony was awash in fascinators, decorative headpieces that are a bit less substantial than a hat, but more decorative than a simple barrette or comb. It is expected the fashion item will be back in full form forthe wedding on May 19 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. lessBritain’s Santa Palmer-Tomkinson and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 i...
More than $500 in plants stolen from Oberers Flowers - WHIOThursday, May 02, 2019
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Not on the First Page of Google? You Might Not Be Seen - businessjournaldaily.comTuesday, April 16, 2019
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You know that business across the street or around the corner that offers the same product and service you do? Your product may have greater value and your customer service could far exceed your competitor, but that other company might still have more customers.That’s because today more people search a business online before buying a product or service. According to the ROBO Economy report (Research Online Buy Offline) by Bazaarvoice, 82% of smartphone users consult their phones before making an in-store purchase. If your business doesn’t show up in the top spots in any relative search, it can take a big toll on your bottom line.“It very directly relates to new business or new revenue,” says Joe Jorgenson, president of Robin Technologies in Akron. As of December, there were 1.94 billion websites, according to HostingFacts.com, and each day over 5 billion Google searches are made. HubSpot reports that 75% of users never scroll beyond the first page of search results.“Nobody want... https://businessjournaldaily.com/not-the-first-page-google-might-not-seen-seo/
Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights - freshwaterclevelandTuesday, March 19, 2019
Building, Stems Fleur sells ready-made arrangements, plants, and locally made gifts, while also creating custom arrangements and servicing smaller weddings.Robertson, who is originally from Northeast Ohio, spent eight years in New York City working for some of the best floral designers in the industry. He and his partner, Chet Rojice, moved to New York on a whim and fell in love. While Rojice got a job at a synagogue, Robertson worked with floral powerhouses like Olivier Giugni of L’Olivier Floral Atelier.“I got to do some amazing things with him for five years,” Robertson says of working with Giugni. “And coming from Ohio, he kicked the old design [styles] out of me. He was tough on me, but I learned a lot.”Robertson also secured the title of weekly florist for a store selling fashion icon Carolina Herrera’s designs while in New York. “It taught me a lot,” he says. “I got to be around really beautiful fashion and that kind of world every week.”Then, six years ago, Robertson and Rojice decided it was time to come home. The two moved to Shaker Heights and started their own business in the basement three years ago—Robertson working the creative end and Rojice doing bookkeeping (alongside his day job at Dealer Tire’s IT department).“We literally started from scratch in the basement, banging my head on everything, making arrangements, wrapping them, and delivering them,” Robertson says. “That grew up into the dining room and kitchen and out into the garage. Finally, Chet was like, ‘Okay, I think we need to find another space.’ We were getting too big, and I couldn’t do weddings out of the house.”Robertson and Rojice decided to rent an old warehouse in Ohio City, which offered more workspace but wasn’t geared toward attracting customers. Then, last summer, the couple's friend Shawn Paul told them about a storefront that had opened up next door to his salon. “I came in here and was like, ‘It’s perfect,’” recalls Robertson of his new store.Robertson and Rojice spent two months renovating the shop to their liking and opened Stems Fleur in September. He describe the new store as a “European flower shop with a modern twist to it.”“Chet and I built [and] painted everything, because we were on such a budget,” Robertson says. “It was a knife store before, so everything was dirty and old and beat up.The large studio allows Robertson to easily create his custom interior designs. "The back studio is great for me because everything is right at my fingertips," says Robertson. "When we... http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/breaking-ground/StemsFleur010919.aspx
Rare Ohio plant found near Vermilion - Norwalk ReflectorTuesday, March 05, 2019
Jim Bissell, curator of botany at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, says the last known sighting of Carey’s smartweed (Persicaria careyi) in Ohio that he is aware of was in Erie County in 1894.But Bissell and some volunteers found it in 2017 near Vermilion, in Brownhelm Township in Lorain County, just across the Erie County border. It was in a Lorain Metro Parks wetland, Bissell said.The find was announced a few weeks ago in an article in the Ohio State Nature Preserves 2018 annual newsletter. The piece by Rick Gardner, chief botanist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, states that the rediscovery of Carey’s smartweed is part of Bissell’s “incredible long list of best finds over the 40 years of botanizing Ohio.”Gardner’s article says that Carey’s smartweed was last seen in Ohio in 1920. Asked about the differing accounts of how long the weed has been in hiding, Bissell says there may be another record for the plant he is unfamiliar with.Bissell explains that Carey’s smartweed is part of the smartweed group of plants. Smartweeds have flowers on top and like to grow in wetla... http://www.norwalkreflector.com/Local/2019/02/15/Rare-Ohio-plant-found-near-Vermilion