Abingdon Flower Shop News
The evolution of Zazzy'z from florist to coffee house - Southwest Virginia TodayWednesday, January 03, 2018
ABINGDON, Va. — Every once in a while, folks call Dr. Ramsey White “Zazzy.”“You know, I go by ‘Ramsey,’” said White, 72. “And I had a younger brother. When he was just starting to talk, he could not say ‘Ramsey,’ and he used to call me ‘Zazzy.’”White laughs, saying he could just not let that nickname go.Born in 1945, White lived in Bristol in the late 1940s — in both Virginia and Tennessee. For a few years after marrying his wife, Betsy, White lived at Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he served as a school teacher at Kempsville and Bayside. Then, starting in 1978, White became a dentist in Abingdon for 27 years and boasted thousands of patients.Today, this Abingdon resident occasionally still answers to “Zazzy.”In fact, that nickname showed up on signs when White opened a store in Abingdon after retiring from dentistry in 2005.White owns Zazzy’z. It’s a coffeehouse located in what was also once primarily a bookstore in what was also once White’s dental offices in the early 2000s.Before... http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article_c35fc501-5939-5b2b-9c12-59d1f802ef45.html
Abingdon Florist and CABI scientists from Wallingford bring home the gold at Chelsea Flower Show - Oxford MailTuesday, June 27, 2017
Society show. Some proved hugely successful, being crowned among the top entries and bringing home gold standard certificates. One florist who is celebrating a golden win is Jane Belcher, from Abingdon, who took home gold for the Best Floral Arrangement Exhibit in Session 1 flower arranging. She said: "It is always a huge relief when you find out you have been awarded a medal after weeks of hard work. To get a gold was an amazing feeling and to receive the award for best floral arrangement exhibit was the icing on the cake. "Chelsea has a fabulous atmosphere and you get to meet lots of other competitors from around the country and the rest of the world. It is always great to see them again the following year." Ms Belcher created a master piece of flowers under the category 'In Suspense' which was based on a piece of literature called The Birds. She added: "I wanted the design to look like pages of a book with the story running through the design and the orchids depicting the birds." For Ms Belcher, flower arranging started as a hobby 19 years ago. Elsewhere in the county a team of scientists put on a display to wow judges in the educational section. The Wallingford-based CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), entering the show for the first time, created a display called Nature vs Invader to look at natural solutions to invasive plant problems including alien weeds such as Japanese knotweed. Scientist Suzy Wood said:... http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15315128.Florist_and_scientists_bring_home_the_gold_at_this_year__39_s_Chelsea_Flower_Show/
Year-round flowers surround Deni Patterson - Southwest Virginia TodayTuesday, December 27, 2016
ABINGDON, Va. — Every day Deni Peterson goes to work she is surrounded by containers of colorful dried flowers harvested from her summer garden. A workshop in her Abingdon farmhouse is the perfect place to settle in after a day’s work in the gardens.An environmentalist and farmer for most of her life, Deni uses nature’s inventory of flowers, grasses, and trees to create the sustainable art of wreath making.Subscription RequiredAn online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.LoginChoose an online service.The following services are print only and offer no digital accessNeed an account? Create one now.You must login to view the full content on this page.Thank you for reading 15 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 15 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact... http://www.swvatoday.com/news/washington_county/article_7cd4e36d-ecd8-5877-8f94-d981e5dc72cf.html
Deni Peterson's wreaths keep colorful flowers year-round - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Tuesday, December 13, 2016
ABINGDON, Va. — Every day Deni Peterson goes to work she is surrounded by containers of colorful dried flowers harvested from her summer garden. A workshop in her Abingdon farmhouse is the perfect place to settle in after a day’s work in the gardens.An environmentalist and farmer for most of her life, Deni uses nature’s inventory of flowers, grasses and trees to create the sustainable art of wreath making."We’re different from florists because we grow most of the materials we use for our wreaths. And, all of the flowers are organically grown, which may be a unique commodity in the region as well as throughout the country."She and her husband and business partner, Tom Peterson, operate Blue Door Garden, a source for organic and locally-grown flowers, vegetables, herbs, and small fruits. They make dried floral arrangements for a variety of celebrations, including weddings, private parties, baby showers and corporate dinners."The lion’s share of our business is in fresh cut flowers and ar... http://www.heraldcourier.com/community/agriculture/deni-peterson-s-wreaths-keep-colorful-flowers-year-round/article_b7651729-7839-5b19-a481-bcb781521713.html
This Virginia Farm Will Have Thousands of Tulips in Bloom This Weekend - Washingtonian.comTuesday, May 01, 2018
Dawley calls it “the great tulip tragedy of 2018.” But don’t let that deter you from what could be a pleasant outing in the country, and some colorful Instagram posts.Every year, Burnside Farms in Virginia plants one million tulip bulbs for its pick-your-own spring festival. It’s an idea that Dawley, a former florist who once owned Hedgerows in McLean, germinated—and she says it’s now one of the largest pick-your-own tulip farms in the world. But after the Haymarket farmland Dawley was using was sold by the owner to developers, Dawley and her son, Mike, had to find new land for their flowers. They found it in Nokesville, about an hour’s drive from DC.Moving a farm, as you can imagine, is no easy task. You don’t know the land intimately, nor the vagaries of the growing conditions. The one million bulbs went into the ground. By January, all looked rooted and well. Then, says Leslie, the spring rains came. And came. Half the field, it turned out, was too low-lying and the standing water wouldn’t drain. The bulbs in that section were lost—around 400,000 of them, she says. Almost half.Some 600,000 tulips in bloom—almost four acres—is still a lot. They’re due to peak this coming weekend, May 5 and 6. Visi...
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied as the dr...
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The Rundown: Florist licenses, bulletproof backpacks, animal abuse and more news in Louisiana politics today - The AdvocateWednesday, April 11, 2018
Hn0LyvDemocratic Party: Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will headline the Louisiana Democratic Party's True Blue Gala in May. http://bit.ly/2qhI4EVFoster care: A proposal to use BP oil spill reparations to extend foster care from 18 years to 21 years of age is advancing in the Senate. http://bit.ly/2GPfOnCCongress: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to downplay talk about possibly replacing Speaker Paul Ryan. http://bit.ly/2Exui5BGet more updates here:http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/Happening today The Senate comes in at 2 p.m., and the House convenes at 3 p.m.House Committees Appropriations meets at 8 a.m. in Room 5. Public testimony is expected to begin around 10 a.m.Transportation, Highways and Public Works meets at 9 a.m. in Room 3.Civil Law and Procedure meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4.Ways and Means meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room 6.Commerce meets at 10 a.m. in Room 1.Senate Committees Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room C.Judiciary A meets at 9:30 a.m. in John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room.Judiciary B meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room E.Judiciary C meets at 9:30 a.m. in Room F.Governor's Public Schedule10 a.m. Capital Area Regional Training Academy Graduation at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge.12:30 p.m. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Lobby Day Luncheon at the Capitol.2 p.m. Gov. Edwards, Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and economist Jim Richardson unveil findings of Medicaid expansion economic report.Tweet beatPro- @JohnBelforLA group has a new ad pushing back on anti-Edwards @TruthInPolLA campaign, though not directly by name (note there is a "the truth is" reference in there). #lalege#lagovhttps://t.co/N2ihl753Mx— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Senators say goodbye to @HelenaMorenoLA. Alario: "We're gonna miss you around here." #lalege#lagovpic.twitter.com/iFXSIoQyai— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 9, 2018Proud to call @HelenaMorenoLA a friend. She’s is one of the most respected members of #lalege. It’s been my honor to work with her, and I look forward to working with her in her... http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_d6c68bce-3c5a-11e8-b130-1f64349659a5.html