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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...
Entrepreneur forages for wild flowers - Vermont BizTuesday, July 09, 2019
Many times, she doesn’t know what she's after. She will know it when she sees it.Erin Ostreicher, a 33-year-old florist, is looking for wild plants, flowers and whatever else is blossoming to decorate an upcoming wedding. She has about six nurseries and a few flower shops she frequents, she grows her own as well, but foraging is her favorite method for arranging flowers.“We spend a great deal of time foraging through Vermont’s fields, farmers markets, plant nurseries, and flower farms for the best, most genuine products for our clients, oftentimes incorporating rare materials that can’t be sourced anywhere else,” said Ostreicher.Photo: Erin Ostreicher, Owner and Founder of Nectar and Root. Photo by Danny Monahan.Ostreicher is the owner and founder of Nectar and Root, a wedding floral design business in Winooski. She never thought she would be an entrepreneur, but always loved floral design and has since first grade.Growing up in Connecticut drawing bouquets and arranging flowers she found throughout her neighborhood was fun, but it never seemed like it could be a realistic career. When she went to college in upstate New York, she majored in creative writing and often found herself writing about flowers. After graduation, she worked at a bookstore in Burlington where she spent countless hours re... https://vermontbiz.com/news/2019/july/04/entrepreneur-forages-wild-flowers
Local florists urge consumers to beware of online flower resellers - WNYTTuesday, July 09, 2019
Longhitano says it works like this: You search florists on-line and order from one you think is local, but your order is going to a place out of the area to someone who doesn't know flowers, then they take their cut before forwarding the order to another middle man, who finally sends it on to a local florist for fulfilling."They're literally just there to take your order and after that they have nothing to do with it," said Longhitano. Monica Jacobs of Queensbury knows it all too well."I learned a big lesson. I definitely learned a big lesson. I will never do that again."Jacobs ordered flowers through an order gatherer for an out of town funeral, but they never arrived."And I was like, 'Oh no!' I couldn't believe that I spent over $100 thinking they were going to get this beautiful arrangement and they didn't even receive it," said Jacobs. "So, I was mortified."Longhitano says consumers with an issue have to talk to order gatherers and have no contact with the local florist who is fulfilling the order.Becau... https://wnyt.com/news/queensbury-florist-urges-consumers-to-be-aware-of-on-line-flower-resellers-who-serve-as-order-takers/5331850/
New flower business blooms in Huron - Sandusky RegisterTuesday, July 09, 2019
HURON — A new florist business is blossoming under the care of its owners.Sarah Lazette Gilbert, a 2000 Huron graduate, opened the Sweet Pea Flower Truck in May, but she’s been peddling petals since high school.“I got into the industry when I was in high school and started working with a friend of my mother’s, Lisa Fantozzi, after she branched out and started the Enchanted Florist,” Gilbert said. “She was a good friend and a mentor to me.”Fantozzi was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2008, at which point the Enchanted Florist closed and there hasn’t been a floral shop in the city since. Gilbert always wanted to open a floral business of her own and spent a year looking for a location with her husband.“A brick-and-mortar location really wouldn’t fit into my life as a new mother. I needed to be able to be at home more,” Gilbert said.The couple started to brainstorm alternative ways she could open her own business and decided to try to do for florists what food trucks did for restaurants.The busi... http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201906120022
A Perfumer’s Fragrant Flower Salad - The New York TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
The Los Angeles-based perfumer Ezra Woods grew up in the 1990s surrounded by food and flowers. The florist business his parents ran — the Woods, which catered to celebrities and the Four Seasons Hotel — was across the street from Mezzaluna, the Brentwood trattoria that vaulted to notoriety during the O. J. Simpson trial. The family had an account at the restaurant, so it became the place where young Ezra developed his palate. Now 35 and the co-founder of the boutique fragrance brand Régime des Fleurs, Woods has found two new ways to combine his obsessions: He makes edible scents and he cooks with edible flowers. “I love nothing more than flowers,” he says. “There’s something magical about being able to eat something so beautiful.”[Coming soon: the T List newsletter, a weekly roundup of what T Magazine editors are noticing and coveting. Sign up here.]ImageFlowers inspire everything about Régime des Fleurs, from its name to its scents, and Woods isn’t picky about which ones he puts in his salad. While the flavor is generally mild, the visual impact is anything but.CreditJulia StotzTo be clear, most of his fragrances — ones that conjure up palo santo and musk — are not meant to be dige... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/t-magazine/ezra-woods-flower-salad.html
Inside The Bouqs Co.’s plan to take on the largest online florists - DigitalCommerce360Tuesday, July 09, 2019
The Bouqs Co. is a relatively small online florist, at least compared with online giants such as ProFlowers.com, 1-800-Flowers.com and FTD.com. April Berthene May 8, 2018 Bouqs, for example, attracted roughly 146,000 total visits in November 2018, nearly a 25% increase from a year earlier, according to digital measurement firm SimilarWeb Ltd. That’s a far cry from ProFlowers (1.75 million visitors in November), 1-800-Flowers (1.75 million) and FTD (1.50 million). But Bouqs is growing quickly; its November revenue was up 45% compared with the previous year.And while the holidays don’t account for an outsized sales role for many florists, Bouqs generates roughly a quarter of its annual sales in t... https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2019/01/10/inside-the-bouqs-co-s-plan-to-leverage-engagement-marketing-to-take-on-the-largest-online-florists/