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Interview: florist Philippa Craddock on life after Harry and Meghan's royal wedding. 'Of course I was nervous'Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Having started her business from the kitchen table, she now has an A-list clientele. Plus she gives her tips on how to get the natural look. By Claudia BailliePhilippa CraddockROBERT HARPERThe Sunday Times, June 10 2018, 12:01am‘I wanted to create an iconic shot, and 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
How to persuade cut flowers to last twice as longTuesday, June 19, 2018
They appear to be more like branches than stems and require a specific treatment to help them draw water. Split the last 2 inches of the stem with a sharp knife.Next, pound that part of the woody stem with a hammer until it is well-frayed. The stem will allow water to be drawn all the way to the blooms.STEMS WITH NODES.Certain types of flowers require specific stem treatments. For example, when cutting carnations and similar flowers, make your cut between the nodes of the stalk so they can more easily draw the water they need .LILIES AND THEIR STAMENS.Lilies, particularly the stargazer variety, have orange pollen that will leave a permanent stain on anything they touch, especially clothing and table linens. Remove the stamens with small scissors before conditioning the stems for placement in the vase. This will lengthen bloom time and protect your hands, clothes and linens.THORNY STEMS.When you purchase roses from a florist, the thorns have most likely been removed. When you purchase flowers in bulk from a flower mart or another bulk source (sometimes called a “growers bunch”) or cut them from your own garden, you will need to remove the thorns from the stems with a sharp knife, working from the top down to put less stress on the stems.There’s nothing quite so lovely as a bouquet of beautiful spring flowers. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to display them with confidence and pride for much longer than just a few days. Enjoy.Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can email her at email@example.com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, 12340 Seal Beach Blvd., Ste. B-416, Seal Beach, CA 90740. https://www.redbluffdailynews.com/2018/06/01/how-to-persuade-cut-flowers-to-last-twice-as-long/
Flowers for the CapitolTuesday, June 05, 2018
She said the flowers chosen were marigolds, verbenas, begonias and celosias.The process used to plant the flowers is an old-fashioned way called carpet bedding. From a distance or above there will be a pattern visible formed with the flowers, which makes the flowers look like a carpet.“This is a Victorian way of planting that fits with the style of the building,” Thumudo said.The task of planting all of the flowers will take about four hours, with the help of staff and around 40 volunteers. “The hardest part is the pre-planning,” Thumudo said.The day before planting Thumudo is out with staff putting color-coded cocktail straws where the same colored flowers will go the next day. Thumudo said they have the pattern pre-made on a vinyl sheet that has holes in it and set it up on the flower beds. She said her and her staff then place the cocktail straws through the holes to mark the correct places and then lift the vinyl sheet off, leaving the cocktail straws behind. Thumudo said the process that is done the day before makes the actual planting go by quicker, with staff and volunteers having to just replace red cocktail straws with red flowers and so on. “All plants are donated by the Kalamazoo Flower Group, who donate about 10,000 every year,” Thumudo said. http://lansingcitypulse.com/article-16030-Flowers-for-the-Capitol.html
Wedding flowers from Saturday night repurposed to brighten the lives of seniors, patients by Sunday morningTuesday, June 05, 2018
Rather than let the blossoms molder or be carted away by dexterous aunts with a sharp eye for fancy flora, the bride and groom had arranged for the beauties to be collected by Forget Me Knot (as in tying the knot) Flowers, a nonprofit that repurposes wedding flowers into “bedside bouquets” to brighten the rooms of sick, elderly or hurting souls. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON Tom Davis of Forget Me Knot Flowers movings around the Ballroom at the Ben on Saturday night, post-wedding reception, collecting the centerpieces and other flowers that would have a new purpose by Sunday. “When I deliver the flowers,” said Leona Davis, a Haddonfield woman whose house the soccer girls had gathered in, “I talk about love to the people getting them. I want to make a real connection to people who are lonely.” Davis created Forget Me Knot about two years ago. Wedding flowers are imbued with enough good feeling, Davis, 66, believes, that their stalks and petals can easily morph from Saturday night decoration to sick-room adornment. Davis and her husband, Tom, 66, a senior director of a Florida-based company that manufactures electronic components, can transport flowers to a nursing home before the married couple can reach their honeymoon destinations. “Oh, my God, these flowers smell so good,” said Davis, a music teacher at Bells Elementary School in Washington Township. Each weekend for the last 20 months, a different volunteer group has crowded into the Davis basement to give wedding flowers a second life. Social media and old-fashioned word of mouth convey the call for help. ... http://www.philly.com/philly/news/wedding-flowers-from-saturday-night-repurposed-to-brighten-the-lives-of-seniors-patients-by-sunday-morning-20180603.html
Mother's Day flower surprise for 'forgotten women' in HowellTuesday, June 05, 2018
The woman was an “elder orphan” — someone who is aging alone, with no family available. AARP estimates more than one in five Americans older than 65 are elder orphans or at risk of becoming one. Given the unprecedented size of the baby boomer generation and ever-increasing longevity rates, that means there could be 10 million elder orphans in the U.S. right now. “It broke my heart.” Miller said, recalling that encounter in the lobby. “It just nagged at me.” So she decided to do something about it. The next Mother’s Day Miller visited a friend in a nursing home and brought an additional bouquet for another woman there who had no family. A movement was born. A 'healing quality' On Thursday, a little bit of magic happened at Brandywine Senior Living in Howell. Activity director Amy Schneider gathered nine female residents for a special presentation in the sitting room next to the lobby. These women, Schneider explained later, were unlikely to receive visitors on Mother’s Day. But they had visitors on this day — four strangers who handed each of them a bouquet of flowers and a wrapped gift. “It’s wonderful to have people who truly care coming here,” Schneider said. “It comes from the heart, this generosity. The thought, it’s just incredible.” The visitors — Howell moms Lori Cochrane, Wendy Frieswick Pacheco, Wendy Delena, plus Delena’s young son Aaron — were performing this good deed as part of Miller’s movement. It now has name, “No Forgotten Women,” with roughly 400 adherents across th... https://www.app.com/story/news/local/values/2018/05/11/mothers-day-flowers-senior-citizens/592375002/
'It's an honor': Florists get arrangements ready for funeral of Barbara Bush - KHOU.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
Kristy.So far, the most popular orders seem to be for yellow roses and bluebonnets. Both symbols of Texas and Barbara Bush's favorite color blue.© 2018 KHOU... http://www.khou.com/article/news/its-an-honor-florists-get-arrangements-ready-for-funeral-of-barbara-bush/285-543322380
Atascocita Lake Houston Florist helps clients celebrate special occasions - Community Impact NewspaperWednesday, April 11, 2018
M. “Buddy” Benz of Houston, the founder of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University in College Station.“We still use everything I learned in that class,” Swanson said. “But in life, we are always learning, so I am always looking for classes to improve my art design, work and techniques.”Bouquets and arrangements are available for delivery for any occasion and flower preference. The flower shop also offers consultations for weddings, funerals, homecomings and proms.“It’s very personalized, and no two [orders) look exactly alike,” Swanson said. “It’s enjoyable to see that young people are so excited about their prom, and they really go all out.”The flower shop is expecting a busy prom and homecoming season, Swanson said.“Last year we did Texas-shaped mums, and customers were looking for bling and anything that will add to the shine,” she said.An array of plants, home decor, and baby and children items are also available, Swanson said. “Just like people, no two flowers look alike,” she said. “Each has [its]own unique personality and beauty. That’s another reason I’m still here, to share that beauty.”...
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Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
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 rainbow, you’ll find your favorites at Flowerland. From light pastels to the season’s brightest colors, it’s all there.When you go in, feel free to browse all you want. Chris has divided the showroom into clearly defined areas with appropriate combinations of colors, flowers and accessories all designed to get you to the “Wow!” And, of course, to get your friends and family to the same place when you take those arrangements home and add them to your décor.If you see a design you like, but that just needs a couple of tweaks to make it perfect for your taste, be sure and ask. They can probably make that happen for you.In any and every season, flowers make the perfect gift—so remember birthdays, anniversaries and any other special occasion with beautiful and expressive flowers from Flowerland.March is the time to “spring forward” and the times are changing weekly at Flowerland—so go by today and see what exciting colors you can capture in order to update your own home.Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.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.