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Best Florists in Toronto - Toronto.comTuesday, January 24, 2017
Vintage Teapot Design (arranged in a rustic teapot, natch). Stems Floral Studio also provide lessons in planting your own terrarium or creating floral arrangements.Address: 5 Main St N, Brampton, ON L6X 1M8Tonic BloomsSend your loved one flowers all without leaving your desk. Tonic Blooms source their blooms locally and offer a small selection of seasonal designs, like The Farmboy. (Want to impress? Go for the “Knock Your Socks Off” with 30-35 stems.) Your blooms are wrapped in their signature denim and delivered by bicycle anywhere in the city, within two hours, free of charge. Tonic Bloom also now delivers within the GTA.Address: Online only. Visit tonicblooms.comWild North FlowersIf you care about where your flowers are sourced, Wild North Flowers delivers 100% Ontario-grown flowers from local growers and offer custom “fresh from the garden” bouquets. To take the guess work out of what your loved one will receive, Wild North Flowers send a photo of the actual bouquet you ordered. Founder, Jennifer Fowlow grew up surrounded by the lush flora and fauna in Hong Kong, and as a kid spent her weekends selling impatiens grown in her backyard. You can also feel good knowing Wild North Flowers donate 2% of all sales to local Toronto communities, such as Second Harvest and Jessie’s Centre.Address: 135 Tecumseth Street, #12, Toronto, M6J 2H2... http://www.toronto.com/things-to-do/best-florists-in-toronto/
Helping Flower Growers Improve Their Environmental Performance - PerishableNews (press release) (registration)Friday, March 18, 2016
Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaPosted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:30PM EDT BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today a $400,000 investment with Flowers Canada (Ontario) to help greenhouse farmers introduce cost-effective waste water treatment systems.Developing and adapting on-farm waste water treatment systems is a top priority for the ornamental horticulture sector and this investment will help growers minimize the amount of pollutants (nitrogen, phosphorus and solids) in runoff water from greenhouses and nurseries.Quick factsIn 2014, farm cash receipts of the ornamental horticulture sector were approximately $1.8 billion, with about $366 million in exports.Experimental water treatment systems will be tested on four farms in the Lake Simcoe and Niagara peninsula regions to test for residual pollutants in runoff water.Flowers Canada (Ontario) represents 250 provincial members, including distributors, importers-exporters of cut flowers and potted plants.This investment is being made through the Canadian Agricu... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article%3D0051243
Peconic florist earns chance to work with master designer - Suffolk TimesTuesday, December 05, 2017
This summer, while flipping through the Mercury Messenger, a newsletter for florists created by the FTD, Nancy Gilbert’s eye was caught by one particular item. It was an announcement inviting florists to submit applications for the first-ever “Intern with Ian” contest, which would give the winner an opportunity to work with master designer Ian Prosser.Mr. Prosser, who owns Ian Prosser Productions, has created floral arrangements for Queen Elizabeth and celebrities including Tom Cruise and for the inaugurations of presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He owns two locations in Florida.Ms. Gilbert, owner of Country Petals in Peconic, emerged as contest winner. She was flown to Tampa on Oct. 19 and spent three nights in the Sunshine State, working on three multi-million-dollar weddings with Mr. Prosser and his team. She also worked independently on an anniversary party for one of his clients.“Working with Ian and his team — his team was sharp, smart and they made me feel right at home — was so exciting,” said Ms. Gilbert.The second she arrived at Mr. Pr...
Annual Phipps Conservatory winter flower show a feast for the senses - Tribune-ReviewTuesday, December 05, 2017
Family Feast,” the theme of the Sunken Garden. The tables feature place settings of gold formal dinnerware and are bordered by “Eckespoint Classic Red” poinsettia and “White” florist kalanchoe. Also in the Sunken Garden is a selection of historic Pittsburgh photos from Phipps' archives, including a portrait of philanthropist Henry Phipps, who presented Phipps Conservatory to the city of Pittsburgh as a gift in 1893. The picture frames feature a variety of live succulents, which also were used to create some fancy cupcakes for dessert. Some other highlights in the winter show include: • In the Victoria Room, a massive, locally sourced, 21-foot Fraser fir tree is decorated with oversized ornaments, swags, bows, candles and lights, surrounded by window box plantings of “Ice Punch,” “Infinity Red” and “Autumn Leaves” poinsettias, “Wedding Dance” white amaryllis, “Red” Kalanchoe and English ivy. • In the Broderie Room, the “Peaceful Night” theme is depicted in soft white tree lights and stars suspended from the ceiling. Two new poinsettia varieties — “Christmas Joy” and “Christmas Party” — are among the plantings. • In the Winter Light Garden outside, lighted orbs, trees, fountains and a tunnel of lights sparkle along with a new addition of illuminated gift-wrapped boxes. • During Candlelight Evenings, with extended hours until 11 p.m., live music and glowing candles lighting the walkways add a special ambiance to the displays. • Santa visits in the Gallery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 23, in addition to Nov. 27 and Dec. 18 to 22. A family photo with Santa is free with Phipps admission. • Special Family Fun Days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26 to 30 will feature a variety of free educational activities with the price of admission. Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer. http://triblive.com/lifestyles/homegarden/12979845-74/annual-phipps-conservatory-winter-flower-show-a-feast-for-senses
How to choose and care for a poinsettia - Charleston Post CourierTuesday, December 05, 2017
Bartram Botanical Garden in Philadelphia in 1828, it’s doubtful he had any idea how popular this plant would become.Robert Buist, a Philadelphia nurseryman and florist, saw the potential of the newly introduced poinsettia, and named it after the ambassador.The wild Mexican poinsettia is like the plants that Poinsett collected in 1828. Unlike modern poinsettias, the center is very open, which exposes the true flowers, and the floral bracts are narrow and droopy. In its native habitat, these plants may grow to 12 to 15 feet tall.The true flowers of poinsettias, called cyanthia, are small clusters of yellow blooms in the open center of the red floral bracts. These small flowers have no true petals attached, but are surrounded by red bracts, which are actually modified leaves. These bracts evolved to have the red color to attract insects for pollination of the small flowers.Through modern breeding, the cyanthia are now held in tighter, smaller and less apparent clusters, which gives significantly more emphasis to the beautiful red bracts.'Oakleaf' (developed in 1923) is the oldest named variety today, and was used as breeding stock in the early 1900s. Poinsettias also were grown as cut flowers during the 1950s, with the Paul Ecke Ranch in California being the leading producer as well as the leading breeder of modern poinsettias. The Paul Ecke Ranch supplies more than two-thirds of the poinse...
Chillipetals Florist & Coffee Shop Tuxford Maiden Hurdle - Grandnationalpro.comTuesday, December 05, 2017
Chillipetals Florist & Coffee Shop Tuxford Maiden HurdleAshkoul, a dual winner on the Flat in France, finished runner-up in a three-horse race on his hurdling bow at Kempton but should have improved for the experience. First Du Charmil found 2m4f stretching his stamina at Newbury in May after a better run over this trip at Towcester but SIR EGBERT ran well for a long way before blowing up at Ffos Las on his reappearance and may have come on enough to take this. Wenceslaus hasn't really shown enough but Phoenix Rock will have come on for her run at Worcester in October and should do better. Winning point-to-pointer Copper West has his first start for Tom George after transferring from Ireland where he showed promise in bumpers while Scorpion Express landed a bumper here before well beaten at Aintree. http://www.grandnationalpro.com/odds/racing/southwell/chillipetals-florist-coffee-shop-tuxford-maiden-hurdle-20171205/
The flower shop that wins customers and communities - Belton JournalTuesday, December 05, 2017
Bijou Video, which was the first video rental store in Belton. Then he bought a cooler, and we had to build a flower shop around it.”Jacobs also acknowledged the lessons of Belton florist Shirlee Porter. “I worked for Heartfield’s Florist for about a year and a half,” Jacobs said. “Shirlee Porter was my mentor. She worked at Heartfield’s for some 30-odd years. She taught me more about flowers than floral design school. She still helps me when she can.”For many, the floral industry holds a prestigious allure, but it is not all about roses. Jacobs admits the family business is hard, dirty and full of complications. BJ’s Flower Shop employs four other designers: Lynda Hilbert, Gina Rodriguez, Tina Eutsler, Michele Marcotte, and two delivery drivers: Tim Eutsler and Sheli Norelli.“It’s a crazy business,” Jacobs said. “We take orders from out of state and from out of country. We have wire orders coming in and going out. We have our regular customers and walk-ins. We take a variety of payment options and credit cards, and now we have the internet and Facebook.”Floristry is an art. Flowers are arranged with their color palette and composition in mind; specific flowers are culturally symbolic, expressing sentiments of love or condolences. Jacobs uses the floral wire service Teleflora, which allows her to fulfill orders across the country as well as internationally.“Floral arranging takes talent,” Jacobs said. “It’s not something you can look from a book. Unfortunately, it’s a dying art. You have to have an eye for color, harmony and balance. You have to have a creative eye.”BJ’s Flower Shop was located on North Penelope Street in Belton for 22 years before moving next to Harper-Talasek Funeral Home on Main Street. The shop flourished, but outgrew that location after three years. Now BJ’s Flower Shop is enjoying their new location in Oak Village Shopping Center. Jacobs is pleased at the growth and support from the Belton-Temple communities.Even after 25 years in the floral industry, Jacobs still gushed about he... http://beltonjournal.com/flower-shop-wins-customers-communities/