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
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
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/
Flower Shop Owner Missing En Route to Visit Family in Washington Found Alive in Shasta County - NBC 7 San DiegoTuesday, May 01, 2018
Bax, McGregor said. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office did not have any luck finding her either, he said.An all-points bulletin was issued for Bax in California, Oregon and Washington, her family said.Bax was traveling with her dog, ...
Students, parents make emotional return to Florida school where mass shooting occurred - Myrtle Beach Sun NewsTuesday, February 27, 2018
Goldfarb, 51, said that teachers hung all the posters and signs people from around the country sent to the school, including one he snapped a picture of — a message from Conestoga Middle School in Oregon declaring, “We Stand With You.”He and his wife, Stella, said they feel comfortable sending their three high schoolers back to campus on Wednesday, but they worry that their kids might be overwhelmed with emotion when they settle in and see the empty seats of classmates who aren’t coming back.Holly and Steve Golub, who visited campus with their 14-year-old son, have the same concern. Holly Golub said she’s been proud of how her son, Bradley, has handled himself. He meets with his friends every night so they can talk things out and support one another. But she worries that his hard-won peace could be challenged when he goes back to school.“All of a sudden you’re back in that environment,” she said. “Does it change the way you handle it?”For his part, Bradley said he’s looking forward to getting back to school and being with his friends, but he knows that not everyone will feel the same on the first day back.“I’m going to go hug my friends and try to be supportive of people who aren’t handling it as well as I am,” he said.Outside the chain link fence surrounding the campus, the memorial to the 17 victims was crowded with a steady stream of visitors dropping off fresh flowers, stuffed animals and notes. Some stopped by before or after visiting campus, and others came by just to offer a prayer or moment of silence. Almost everyone wore Marjory Stoneman Douglas branded clothing or maroon ribbons pinned to their chests. Liam Kiernan, decked out in an MSD Strong T-shirt of his own, said the way the community has come together — and how his classmates have raised their voices for political action — makes him feel like the 17 people who died will be remembered.“It gives me hope to see the once broken coming back together again,” he said. “That’s what they would have wanted.”... http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/nation-world/national/article202157504.html
Cambridge class manages the business of delivering love - Idaho EdNewsTuesday, February 27, 2018
The floral shop is the only place in town to get a bouquet of flowers within 30 miles. Students deliver flowers to residents in Cambridge, Council, Midvale and Oregon. Customers can call in an order, stop by the shop, or pick their flowers online.Floral teacher Jodie Mink begins training her 12 floral students in August on the elements of floral design, which include space, texture, pattern, shape, color and size. Students learn about flower mechanics, geometry and organizational skills.“A lot of flowers are ruined while learning,” Mink said. “Nothing goes out the door until I know it’s a quality product.”Students prepare orders two weeks in advance, processing credit cards, writing love notes and sorting balloons and candy. On Valentine’s Day, 34 students out of 42 that are enrolled at the school come together to help wrap flowers, arrange bouquets, blow up balloons and deliver.“This is serious business,” Mink said. “We are a full-service.”The flowers arrived fresh on Monday and students sorted out roses and carnations by colors — red, pink, white, yellow orange and purple. The flower arrangements cost between $8 and $55 and come with a special love note. The profits made go back into the floral class for future expenses and into the FFA club.“This is a lot of work, but it’s worth it because I’m learning a valuable skill of running a business and floral design,” said Annalise DeVries, a sophomore at Cambridge High School. “I feel valued.”Students work year-round creating flower arrangements for anniversaries, birthdays, funerals, weddings and holiday décor. The floral shop makes an average of $6,000 a year and is on track to bea...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899