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Think spring with floral artwork at Springfield Museums - MassLive.comWednesday, April 03, 2019
And the Springfield Science Museum includes a collection of botanical sheets that were collected and cataloged by Luman Andrews around the turn of the 20th century as well as other objects relating to the natural history of flowering plants.“Flowers have different symbolic significance across cultures and are rarely depicted or gifted without underlying meaning,” North said. “The peony, as represented in Hiroshige's Peacock and Peonies, is a favorite flower in Chinese and Japanese cultures and represents good fortune. It is also associated with summer, whereas the plum blossom, for example, is a flower associated with spring.”The exhibit will be on display until late summer, and North encourages people to go inside to see it. “Although in the summer we are lucky to have flowers all around us, we rarely have the chance to consider their role in our lives and in the history of art and science,” she said. “Visitors to this exhibition will discover the artistic, symbolic and scientific significance of flowers in addition to having the opportunity to enjoy beauty.” She hopes this display will encourage visitors to look at flowers in a new and unusual way, with the attention to detail that artists did.For more information, visit springfieldmuseums.org... https://www.masslive.com/entertainment/2019/04/think-spring-with-floral-artwork-at-springfield-museums.html
Former White House Florist: State Visit Revealed First Lady Melania Trump's 'Formidable' Cultural Diplomacy - Breitbart NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
Even die-hard critics seemed to pause for a moment to admire the multi-faceted diplomatic itinerary that went off without a hitch.”Dowling noted that when the Macrons arrived at Joint Base Andrews, they were given a bouquet of purple irises — the national flower of France.“At the intimate state dinner, meticulously planned and executed by the first lady herself without a coterie of consultants and planners, guests reveled in the elegant setting of a candle-lit State Dining Room,” Dowling wrote. “In the manner of Jacqueline Kennedy, the first lady planned and executed an impressive series of symbolic activities that demonstrated the power of style and cultural diplomacy when carried out on the high profile White House stage.”“There is inherent meaning in the symbolism surrounding the White House and the ability to bring citizens together around shared values and ideals,” Dowling wrote. “While individual details of a state visit may seem innocuous or even frivolous, including the selection of flowers, linens, china, and menu for the dinner, they actually have much greater significance.”“The details roll up into a larger narrative that fosters a dialogue between leaders of nations and their citizens, highlighting common bonds and a shared cultural heritage,” Dowling wrote. “A White House state dinner is perhaps one D.C. ritual that allows us to dial back political vitriol and celebrate time-honored traditions in a non-partisan way.”Dowling noted that the state dinner also reflects how the first lady — not bringing the usual political pedigree to the White House — is making her mark in her role as the nation’s highest-ranking hostess.“Even before the state dinner, there were clues that it would be a departure from previous years,” Dowling wrote. “Pared down and pared back, the first lady wanted the focus to be on the diplomatic tasks at hand.”“A smaller guest list, a streamlined menu and skillful deployment of the White House collection (rather than the use of rental tables and china), all placed emphasis squarely on the honored guests and eased the burden on taxpayers, too,” Dowling wrote. “Even the decision to move the press preview of the décor and table settings to the night before the dinner had implications for how e... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/28/former-white-house-florist-statevisit-revealed-first-lady-melania-trump-formidable-cultural-diplomacy/
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
See what exciting colors and collections you can get to enliven your own home. Flowerland is at 413 Andrews Highway. lessSoon the freshness of the season, like these beautiful peonies, will burst forth everywhere, including Flowerland! These and other amazing arrangements can help celebrate just about any occasion, including ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from FlowerlandBack to GallerySpring is on its way now—with bright, fresh colors bursting forth everywhere. Why let all that joy and beauty remain outdoors? At Flowerland, the green leaves, bright colors and fragrances of springtime are arriving by the truckload every day, just waiting for you to bring it home!You’ll want to stop by Flowerland’s refreshing showroom, maybe more than once, to take in the beautiful new colors that they’re putting out daily in the most inviting arrangements you can imagine. Flowerland’s Chief Designer, Chris Collum, AIFD, TMF, has combined the latest fashion designs from around the world with his own creativity to create amazingly fresh looks that are uniquely west Texas.Where on the rainbow is your home’s ambient design? What color defines your décor? Wherever you fall on the rain...
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrang...
Growth in gardening: August birth flowers - San Marcos Daily RecordTuesday, April 16, 2019
Gladiolus byzantinus, sometimes known as cornflags, mark many old home sites and cemetery plots in Texas and the south. Their magenta and rarely-white flower spikes are smaller than the hybrids usually available in florists and nurseries.Another interesting gladiolus is Gladiolus natalensis, sometimes known as the parrot gladiolus. Flowers of this species, which is native to Africa, are larger than those of G. byzantinus, and are a brilliant combination of yellowish green and red. Both of these gladioli may be grown as perennials, and usually increase in numbers each year. They are commercially available, however, only from specialty bulb sources.As for the poppy, these comparatively dainty blooms are also available in a wide variety of colors. Red poppies symbolize pleasure, white ones are sent to console the recipient, and yellow poppies send a message of success and wealth. If you don’t want to choose a particular color, you can always plan on having a bouquet by planting a wide range of poppies of many colors in your garden.There is evidence of poppy culture back as far as 5,000 B.C. in the Tigris and Euphrates river region in modern day Iraq. Egyptian tombs contain poppies and the ancient Greeks associated them with Demeter, the goddess of fertility and agriculture. They considered the presence of poppies around a field of grain crops a sign of the goddess’ blessing, which insured a good harvest.Poppies are best planted directly out in the garden as they are not fond of being transplanted. They germinate best at soil temperatures in the 50s or 60s so mid fall is generally a good time to plant them.Select a location with full sun although a little shade is okay as long as they get at least six hours of direct sun. Build up a raised planting bed if the area is not well drained. Most species won’t tolerate soggy soil conditions at all.There are several that I know do very well in our area, I like Breadseed (Papaver somniferum) as their foliage is a grayish blue green and plants reach a height of 2 to 3 feet tall bearing single or double blooms in colors ranging from deep red to pink and lavender.Another nice one is Flanders Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) it has bright red blooms with one or two rows of slightly crinkly petals that somewhat resemble crepe paper. Flanders Poppies were brought to the Georgetown, Texas, area by local resident Henry Compton as he returned from service in France during World War One. These Flanders poppies are still found throughout the area, making Georgetown “The Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”Yet another beauty is the Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) which sports some of the brightest colors in our Texas gardens. The blooms are rather large single flowers in glowing shades of white, yellow, coral orange, pink or red. The plants are typically 1 to 2 feet tall depending on variety and growing conditions.If you know somebody who is celebrating their birthday during the month of August, it’s always a good idea to consider these flowers as a suitable and meaningful gift. Be sure to let the recipient know that these are special August birth month flowers as most folks don’t even know that birth-flowers exist.--Joe Urbach is the publisher of GardeningAustin.com and the Phytonutrient Blog. He has lived in the Central Texas area for over 30 years. Urbach is a certified Texas Master Gardener from Hays County. For more information on the Master Gardener program contact the Hays County AgiLife Extension Service at 512-393-2120.s... https://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/features/growth-gardening-august-birth-flowers
Festive plants bring fragrance, color to holiday decorating - Standard-TimesTuesday, April 16, 2019
Allison Watkins is the Texas A&M AgriLife extension agent for horticulture in Tom Green County. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2018/12/16/festive-plants-bring-fragrance-color-holiday-decorating/2311380002/
Friendly Flower Shop spreads joy for 75 years and counting - Standard-TimesTuesday, April 16, 2019
A: I am a fourth generation florist; this is where I found the love to serve others through flowers. Although I learned lots from my mother and grandmother I also received my Texas Master Florist (certification), then my Texas Master Florist Advanced Advanced (certification). Q: What makes your business stand out? A: Our business stands out because we are the oldest, locally owned and operated, the great love and appreciation we share for our community and wonderful customers; customer service is our No. 1 priority. Q: What’s the best thing in your business? A: My favorite part of owning a florist (shop) and being a floral designer, is the happiness we give others. Whether for a new baby, celebration of an anniversary or birthday, and especially sympathy flowers; my true passion in serving. Q: What are your hopes for the future? A: We are celebrating 75 years, our diamond anniversary. Also our grand opening of “The Cottage” Studio-Venue. Our hopes for the future are to continue serving the community with beautiful fresh flowers and also providing a great place for our San Angelo family to attend fun classes and have a wonderful place for all their get togethers. Q: What motivates you to go to work every morning? A: At our small business we are motivated to continue great and friendly service because our town deserves nothing less. The smiles and comfort we provide are truly what drives us to create life-long relationships within our business; you are a part of the family when you visit us. Are you a small business owner who wants to share your story? Contact Yffy Yossifor at 325-812-7215 or email@example.com ... https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/10/26/friendly-flower-shop-san-angelo-spreads-joy-75-years-and-counting/1761576002/
Flower Delivery Vancouver: Marketing to the millennials - Augusta Free PressTuesday, April 16, 2019
Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history. ... https://augustafreepress.com/flower-delivery-vancouver-marketing-to-the-millennials/