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Vermilion's Tiffany's Flowers is sprouting history amid old town hall - The Morning JournalSunday, February 11, 2018
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8 tricks to make your cut flowers last longer - BT.comTuesday, January 31, 2017
SpriteIt’s a bit of an urban myth, but clear fizzy drinks like Sprite and 7-Up can prolong the life of your flowers, according to US scientists. Susan Han, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s plant, soil and insect science department, recommends a three-to-one ratio of water to soda, but with a couple of drops of bleach to stop bacteria from growing.[Related story: How to arrange flowers like a pro]Clean the vaseBacteria is the biggest baddie when it comes to bouquets, so make sure you thoroughly clean out your vase before placing a new bunch in it.Keep fruit awayMichelle says: "Keep fresh flowers away from ripening fruit, it gives off a gas called ethylene and will cause your flowers to lose their longevity."Pop a penny inYou’re bound to find one down the back of the sofa – so next time you get given a bunch of flowers, drop a penny in the vase – the copper is thought to stop bacteria from growing.Bleach themSounds crazy, but Michelle explains: "Did you know that Gerberas are quite susceptible to bacteria. If you do not have suitable flower food you can use a tiny amount of household bleach in the water."Have you got any tips for boosting cut flowers? Tell us in the Comments section below. http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/house-home/home-hacks/7-tricks-to-make-your-cut-flowers-last-longer-11364044697610
Memorial tree planted for trooper killed in line of duty - Chronicle TelegramTuesday, November 15, 2016
VelezEnlargeIt’s a passage that reminds readers of both the permanence and impermanence of existence. Amherst Girl Scout Troop 50410 held a small ceremony at the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post Monday that reflected on this duality through the planting of a magnolia tree in honor of Trooper Kenneth Velez.Velez died on Interstate 90 in September after police said he was hit by a car driven by Joshua Gaspar of Columbia Station. Gaspar has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.From left, Morgan Bosworth, Rachel Kurucz, Michaela Gayheart and Dakoda Perkins, members of Amherst Girl Scout Troop 50410, plant a tree Monday in memory of Trooper Kenneth Velez at the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.STEVE MANHEIM / CHRONICLE EnlargeThe four girls present for the planting ceremony spoke about how planting the tree was a part of earning their tree badge and how they had selected it from the Holden Arboretum.But the small ceremony was meaningful in a deeper sense for the small troop of eight girls, because a niece of Velez, Brooke Bratovich, was once part of their troop.The girls, who remain friends with Brooke, were saddened to learn she had lost an uncle. They decid... http://www.chroniclet.com/Local-News/2016/11/08/Memorial-tree-planted-for-trooper-killed-in-line-of-duty.html
Flowers found in centuries-old books at Antiquarian Society - Worcester TelegramTuesday, November 15, 2016
You would think this is artwork and not an actual plant.”The society has four original poems by Emily Dickinson in its collection, and Ms. Cataldo showed one that the poet had sent to a friend in Amherst sometime between 1879 and 1881. “It was a poem about dandelions,” she said. “You can see here Emily or her friend pressed a dandelion in the poem itself. You can just see traces of it. It’s just the ghost of the dandelion.“You really do have this connection to the past through a living thing,” Ms. Cataldo said. “You really see that this was used and this was important to someone - a real sign of life.”These flowers, leaves and locks of hair are relics, small pieces of the lives experienced by people now long gone, she said.“A lot of the hair we have in the collection appears in school albums,” she said. “Young girls would pass along beautifully braided hair to a friend, and then sign their name, and maybe include a short poem about memory. A lot of these poems have to do with death. They were really thinking ahead: This was me, this was who I was.”Mrs. Bocian-Pellicane recalled her own experience picking wildflowers on a trip to Ireland, pressing them into her guidebook.“It gives you a sense of smell and seeing. It rejuvenates that memory more than just the words could.“It’s a piece of life, a piece of history, a piece of memory.”Let's block ads! a href="https://github.com/fivefil... http://www.telegram.com/news/20161112/flowers-found-in-centuries-old-books-at-antiquarian-society
Grow It Green: Some plants sprouting early - WMUR ManchesterMonday, March 28, 2016
IS CALLED "WELCOME SPRING COME A" AT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY, AND IT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO GARDEN. A WORKSHOP FROM 9:30 TO ABOUT 4:00, AND WE HAVE WELL-KNOWN TO SPEAK. ONE OF THEM, FROM AMHERST, IS QUITE LOCAL. RAY: AND ONE OF THE TOPICS THEY SPEND LESS TIME IN THE GARDEN. MARGARET: THAT IS WHAT SHE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT, HOW TO SPEND MORE TIME HAVING FUN. LABOR. MARGARET: OH, YES WE ARE. http://www.wmur.com/escape-outside/grow-it-green-some-plants-sprouting-early/38402128
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...
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...
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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