Amherst Flower Shop News
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
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Steven Dyme founded an innovative, flower-powered startup in 2012, while enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The idea was simple – he figured he could sell a few hundred floral bouquets to parents for a local high school graduation ceremony, donating half the money he made to charity and keeping the other half to cover some of his college costs. But soon families at other high schools caught wind of the project and wanted to buy bouquets too. Eventually, Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams i...
Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent - Washington TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there.American University has rented the commercial space that Johnson’s occupies at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW for the last decade.On Jan. 3, the shop — which employs about 50 people and sells a wide variety of items including house plants and floral arrangements — posted a notice saying the university had increased the rent, forcing it to close.“They increased the rent by about 30 percent,” Johnson’s general manager, John Williams, told The Washington Times.Tenleytown neighbors formed an ad hoc committee to help Johnson’s remain open and requested meetings with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell. On Wednesday night, the committee met with university representatives in what turned into tense, back-and-forth exchanges. Ms. Burwell did not attend the meeting.The verbal exchanges often spun in circles due to a non-disclosure agreement in Johnson’s lease. This was especially clear when Charles Smith, the university’s commercial property manager, said the shop had released information online about its rental negotiations “that wasn’t true.”“It was our understanding that you raised the rent,” said one resident.“I’m not going to get into the specifics,” Mr. Smith replied.When neighbors asked whether the space...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
South Carolina, Yeti coolers were in the top five. Pedicures made the top five most popular list in Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells offers couples massages.(Photo: Sundara Inn & Spa)Devin Remiker considers himself a bit of a romantic guy. So for Valentine’s Day last year, the 25-year-old La Crosse resident surprised his girlfriend, who lives in Madison, by taking her for a getaway to Eau Claire’s hip Oxbow Hotel. He scored big points with dinner at the boutique hotel’s Lakely Restaurant and champagne delivered to their room. They also had a retro Lakely cocktail or two, which he described as one of the highlights of the visit. “It was a great time and we saw Grammy Award-winning musician Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver playing there that night,” Remiker said. The special dinner-and-stay package included a four-course dinner. For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, th...