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Over the Garden Fence | Flower show displays focus on world water issues - Bucyrus Telegraph ForumWednesday, March 14, 2018
Rain chains, rain barrels, sprinkling cans, down-spouting and buckets had been fashioned into water-moving units with artistry with flowers. Salt and tidal marshes, vernal pools, ponds, rivers, oceans, falls, water pests, the concept "water color," hydroponics, boulders of melting snow, and rain curtains were all presented in some manner.The space here just skims the surface of the show. Exhibits were very interesting, so realistic, and well-labeled. Most pointed out water as an everyday essential, an element worthy enough to be protected.With so much more to share from the designing and horticulture class entries brought by non-professional individuals, I will close.The trip did succeed in bringing spring into our hearts.Mary Lee Minor is a member of the Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club, is an accredited flower show judge for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and a former sixth-grade teacher.Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/2pc2m1j...
Warm weather wakes up spring flowers on sunny slopes of Devínska Kobyla hill - The Slovak SpectatorTuesday, January 16, 2018
Darina Válková from the administration of the Small Carpatian protected area to which the Devínska Kobyla hill belongs.The pheasant’s eye, adonis vernalis in Latin, usually begins to blossom in March. The sunny slopes of Devínska Kobyla are an excellent place for this endangered species as they provide a dry environment with plenty of sunshine which is preferred by this species.Pheasant’s eye is not the only spring flower species that has started to blossom. Snowdrops and pansies are begining to flower too.Whole-day temperatures above zero should remain in southern Slovakia to the end of this week. Then the weather should become a bit colder, based on the weather forecast by the Slovak Hydro-Meteorological Office (SHMÚ). 8. Jan 2018 at 22:29 Compiled by Spectator staff...
For these Bay Area flower shops, every day is like the first day of spring - The Mercury NewsTuesday, April 16, 2019
Welcome to Spring 2019!To honor this first day of the new season, check out some of the wonderfully whimsical names that Bay Area florists have chosen.Farmgirl FlowersThe Delicate Daisy House of FlowersThe Bouquet Flower ShopMystic Garden FloristMy Flower ShopUrban BotanicaAbigail’s Flowers A Flower ShopNot Just FlowersFrench Tulip Flower ShopFlower Shop MargothAngel FlowersNatalini Flowers by CrispiThe Flower GirlThe Bud StopBloomersFiner FloraSweetheart FloristFRESH a floral shopFLEUR*TTouch Touch FloristFlorealPoppy’s PetalworksFlor De LisThe PetalerHome Sweet FlowersHouse of FlowersThe Little PetuniaBlumenThe Petal CompanyFlower CornerThe Flower HouseFloral CottageDream FlowersGorgeous and GreenBells & BloomSweets and Buds FloristStems and PetalsBell and Trunk FlowersBrother & Sisters Flower ShopThe Flower TheoryShowers of FlowersBloomies on MainA Love’s in BloomFloraliFloralisaFlowers of JoyD’Jour Floralbloomers Get Morning Report and other email newsletters Sign Up ... https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/20/for-these-flower-shops-every-day-is-like-the-first-day-of-spring/
St. Paul paper artist crafts incredibly realistic flowers that last - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, April 16, 2019
St. Paul artist Anna Gaseitsiwe of A Paper Florist creates delicate handmade flowers, foliage and even vegetables using crêpe paper. Not the garishly colored spools you find at big-box party stores, but high-end German-made crêpe paper. “It stretches and bends and allows you to manipulate it,” she said of her chosen medium. Spices, bleach and pollen are used to create subtle hues that mimic nature. “I try to get as close to real life as possible,” she says. Gaseitsiwe, who formerly investigated money laundering, developed and honed her floral-crafting technique after taking time off from that career to spend more time with her children and moving to Minnesota. Now she creates custom arrangements for permanent home decor and special events — even wedding bouquets. Paper flowers serve as an everlastin... http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-paper-artist-crafts-incredibly-realistic-flowers-that-last/495207271/
Field and Florist creates floral arrangements for freshness and sustainability - Chicago ReaderTuesday, April 16, 2019
Field & florist, which opened in 2017 in a charming basement in Wicker Park on Division just east of Damen, grows its flowers on a 30-acre farm in southwest Michigan. Owners Heidi Joynt, 36, and Molly Kobelt, 32, say this land—surrounded by woods, vineyards, and blueberry fields—is the beating heart of their business. "Farm-to-table" isn't just for restaurants anymore. Joynt says she wanted customers to interact with regional growers who are also designers. "In today's economy of Amazon-available-anything, I think it's increasingly important to make these connections to gain a little insight into everything from the labor required to produce something to the necessary seasonality of flower varieties," Joynt says. "It's important to see the world as a complex web of interconnected systems." Field & Florist uses organic fertilizer made from cow manure, mushroom compost, and a mixture of fish emulsion and kelp spra... https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/field-and-florist-creates-floral-arrangements-for-freshness-sustainability/Content?oid=69018730
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Elisha decided to throw caution to the wind. She put her house in Grand Blanc on the market.“My mom said I could take my banking background and her florist background and we could buy this business,” Hodge says. “When she mentioned it, I don’t know if any of us thought she was serious.”However, when Hodge’s Grand Blanc home sold in two weeks, she took it as a sign and moved back in June 2015 to embark on a new career as a business owner. She lived that summer in her sister’s basement and interned at the flower shop, putting her energy into learning about everything from how to order flowers, to arranging, to delivering.“I made a business plan and researched the market and did what I could to see if I could make this work,” Hodge says. “Over Labor Day my family came in and we cleaned and painted and rehabbed the whole place and on September 15 we opened as Plumeria Botanical Boutique.”She says what happened even before her shop opened, validated her decision to move home and is very emblematic of the close-knit ties that are routinely found in Urbandale.Her very first impression of the way in which residents and neighborhood business owners look out for each other was when the now-late Frank Zanetti, co-owner of Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic in Urbandale, walked into her shop, introduced himself and ordered flower arrangements for family members, women at his church, and Bedford Manor.There are many items in addition to flowers for sale at Plumeria.Hodge says she remembers thinking, “How do you trust that I’m going to be able to do this?” in response to Zanetti’s orders. She says this was her first exposure to the pervasive “We are here to help each other” mentality that runs throughout Urbandale. Zanetti not only made Hodge his go-to florist but also encouraged other business owners to do business with her. “The business owners in this area understand how important it is to keep our money here in the community,” Hodge says.When she took ownership, the shop was under contract with 1-800-Flowers and FTD. She worked for two years to get out of those contracts because she says they were siphoning money from customers and the shop and the money was not staying local. Although she had concerns about how she could compete with well-established florists in the city, she took a proactive approach and joined the Chamber of Commerce. She continues to network with business owners, and keep on top of trends in the florist industry.Fred Bachman, owner of Bachman Hebble Funeral Home in Urbandale says Hodge is very energetic and has become very involved in the community through her participation in the annual Fall Festival, the Urbandale Level Park Area Business Association, and other activities and organizations.Like Hodge, Bachman was born and raised in Battle Creek. After high school, he planned to pursue a career as a physician and attended t... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Steve's Valencia Florist closing after 45 years - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, April 16, 2019
When you enter Steve’s Valencia Florist, a small business off Lyons Avenue in Newhall, the door always chimes a cheery “Ding dong.” In recent years, it has chimed a little longer. On repeat, on repeat, on repeat — mostly because Penny the pit bull, the resident pet, likes to sit in an exact spot a foot from the door that will cause the sensor to keep pulsing.Penny will greet anyone on a quest to find the best flower with a droopy look in her eyes, and a slight, friendly pant of her tongue, enjoying the company each time a customer walks through to find the best pot, the best plant, the best bloom to suit their occasion.“She gets mad if she doesn’t get to come here,” her owner, Jan Hanauer, said with a chuckle.But Penny is the last to know that, on Saturday, she will lie there for the last time as Steve’s Valencia Florist closes its doors after 45 years of business.“Penny doesn’t know we’re closing,” Hanauer said on Wednesday, three days before the last day of operations and three days before she’ll sell the last of t... https://signalscv.com/2019/01/steves-valencia-florist-closing-after-45-years/