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9 ways to make fresh flowers last in a heatwave, according to royal florist Philippa CraddockTuesday, July 17, 2018
Philippa Craddock isn't just the florist who did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in St George's Chapel in May, her floristry business is much, much more.Countryliving.com/uk met Philippa at one of her pop-up flower workshops. It was one of a series which will take place this summer, where the self-taught florist shows people with any level of floristry experience how to create the perfect hand-tied bouquet. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below And Philippa has been extra busy, as she recently unveiled a line of faux flowers in collaboration with the V&A, which are inspired by the museum's botanical prints. BUY HEREIt was during the workshop that we asked Philippa for her top tips on how to make fresh cut flowers last as long as possible in the hot summer sun. Here's her advice...1. Always start with a clean vaseClean your chosen vase with bleach before using to make sure there is no lingering bacteria that could infect the flowers.2. Use fresh waterThe temperature of the water can be anywhere between room and cold, but definitely not hot. 3. Add a tiny drop of b... https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a22045216/how-make-fresh-flowers-last-heatwave-royal-wedding-florist-philippa-craddock/
Interview: florist Philippa Craddock on life after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding. 'Of course I was nervous'Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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
Detectives Seek Man Who Shot, Killed Woman At Lennox Flower Shop - MyNewsLA.comTuesday, January 08, 2019
Maria Ventura, a grandmother who had sold flowers in the area for more than 20 years before recently opening her own shop. They told ABC7 that they had no idea who killed the florist, or why. Friends described her as a hard worker who opened her shop several months ago and was doing well.The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 30s, last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Inglewood Avenue toward westbound 104th Street, Koerner said. No weapon was recovered.Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.Detectives Seek Man Who Shot, Killed Woman At Lennox Flower Shop was last modified: August 7th, 2018 by Contributing Editor>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: ... https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/08/07/detectives-seek-man-who-shot-killed-woman-at-lennox-flower-shop/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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US Supreme Court sends case of WA florist back to Olympia - KVI-RadioTuesday, January 08, 2019
The United States Supreme Court ordered the case of a Washington florist, Baronelle Stutzman, back to the Supreme Court of Washington, declining to hear the appeal but remanding it for new review in light of the High Court's recent decision involving a Colorado baker.Both cases revolve around a business owner declining to serve a customer regarding a gay wedding ceremony. In Stutzman's case, she declined to serve a gay customer who wanted her to present and arrange flowers at a gay wedding. Stutzman said her religious beliefs prevented her from participating in such an event. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson ultimately sued Stutzman for discrimination. Stutzman lost both a lower court ruling and a Supreme Court of Washington appeal. That's when she and her legal team appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Associated Press, the justices' order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.T... http://kvi.com/news/local/us-supreme-court-sends-case-of-wa-florist-back-to-olympia
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
CATLIN — What happens when you want to congratulate someone with flowers, but that person is your go-to florist?"Starbucks gift cards work just as well," Cheri Welsh said, breaking into a grin.The longtime Catlin resident and business owner was selected as the 2018 Citizen of the Year. She'll be honored at a banquet today, which is also her birthday."Cheri is an integral part of this community," said Mark Stutsman, president of the Catlin Lions Club, which has put on the banquet every year but once since 1954.He nominated her for her "tireless" volunteerism in the village and throughout Vermilion County.That's included serving on the Catlin Sesquicentennial Committee; helping to launch and put on the annual Christmas Tree Celebration; hanging red, white and blue buntings on downtown buildings for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July; planting the village's flower pots and serving as a class and prom sponsor for several years; sponsoring Little League teams; serving on the Catlin Historical Society; sponsoring the Georgetown Fair Princess Tea and directing the talent contest; and decorating for the Danville Symphony Orchestra gala, among other things.Welsh is also a member of the Catlin Church of Christ and helped establish its backpack program, which provided Salt Fork North Elementary students from low-income families with snacks on the weekend. The program is on hiatus this year, but Welsh hopes to restart it soon."She's always willing to help out," Stutsman said. "She does a lot of behind-the-scene things that people don't even realize she does."Because Welsh is so involved in the community, most assume she's always been there. Actually, she grew up in Lockport and came... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Society of American Florists Past President Mel Schwanke Dies at 92 - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, January 08, 2019
Posted by Brian SparksDecember 19, 2018 Mel Schwanke, Past President of the Society of American Florists and a recipient of the SAF Floriculture Hall of Fame Honor, passed away at his home in Fremont, NE, on Dec. 17, 2018, at the age of 92.Schwanke served as the executive director of the Nebraska Florist Society for more than 50 years and was also the Executive Director of NeMoKan — the Nebraska Missouri and Kansas Florist Association Convention, held annually for many years. He served on numerous committees, including the Retail Florists Council for SAF, and helped to create the American Floral Endowment for research and education in the flower industry.AdvertisementMel and Joey, his surviving wife of 70 years, were known throughout the floral industry for many years for their passion and dedication. They were also known as the famous matching couple, having dressed in coordinating outfits at industry events and everyday in Joey’s family business, Greens Greenhouses Inc.Schwanke served as a Marine in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He i... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/saf-past-president-mel-schwanke-dies-at-92/