Local Flower Shop News
Rose bloomed in her flower shop, community - Prince George CitizenWednesday, April 11, 2018
Mary Campbell, Ray Lougheed, Anita Robertson, Bill MacIver, Roberta Johansen, Gerda Korolek, Marie Moore, Marie Trew, Linton Walker, Russell Padalec, Kelly Ashton, Betty Anne Brittons, Marcella Dunbar, Howard Orser, Winnie Mikolayczyk, Eldie Ward, Mary Dutka, Marie Sumners, Barb Jensen, Kate Ormiston, David Milne, Bea Stanley, Sandra Blake-Knox, Diane Bock, Mike Furze, Lester B Pearson, Jean Wall, Susan Folwer, Mary Jane Campbell, Leo Manning, Andrew Salton, Dan Clay, Emelia Cote, Marie Harmon, Celestina Johnson, Esko Karlson, Benita Karlson, Velma Senner and 97 years for Eva St. Pierre.Anniversaries for September: 63 years for Rino and Rosa Fornari, 62 years for Jack and Louise Little, 61 years for George and Hilda Lippke, 57 years for Arnold and Leona (Buchi) Nyberg, 50 years for Roland and Barbara Chartrand and 43 years for Denis and Shirley Dunkley. http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/columnists/rose-bloomed-in-her-flower-shop-community-1.2339445
Wooden flowers sprout on a vacant Syracuse lot; figures appear on boarded-up windows - Syracuse.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
McKinney's law office building and the old hospital. They are friends and business partners.Moore, a retired administrator from the Syracuse City School District, is the volunteer director of the Dunbar Center now. She hopes to someday turn the old hospital building into an African American history museum that also has retail space. She and McKinney are working on opening a restaurant next to McKinney law office.But they didn't like how sad the spaces looked as they worked to get the financing and plans together. "We wanted it to have a pop of life," McKinney said.So she got some spray paint and enlisted the help of her nephew. She painted figures that meant something to her family -- a niece is a nurse, a nephew plays the piano."It just brings such life," McKinney said.The two women also have planted, and tend to, a decorative garden in front of the law office. Technically, it's on city property. But they feel an obligation to make to the space around their property look happy and inviting.Moore grew up in the neighborhood nearly half a century ago. There were well-tended city mansions and thriving businesses then. Now the area on the edge of the city's Near Westside is somewhere between struggle and revival.The women belong to the West Onondaga Street Alliance, a group of residents and business owners who are trying to better tie their strip of the city to the newly renovated Hotel Syracuse, which is in walking distance.There is a lot of work to do, but the little things in between, like flowers and jazz singers, matter."It just makes you smile," McKinney said.Marnie Eisenstadt writes about people, life and culture in Central New York. Contact her anytime: email twitter Facebook 315-470-2246Look up, you might be surprised: Syracuse artist leaving pieces around the city... http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/10/wooden_flowers_grown_around_a_vacant_lot_did_syracuse_guerilla_artist_start_a_mo.html
Bailey's Canton-Potsdam Florist closes after nearly 90 years in business - North Country NowWednesday, April 11, 2018
POTSDAM -- Bailey’s Canton-Potsdam Florist, on the Potsdam-Morley Road, has closed after nearly 90 years in business.Owner Joretta Creighton, now 80 years old, says her age has caught up to her and she feels she can no longer provide the service she wants for her customers.Creighton posted a message on Bailey’s Facebook page Monday:“Since 1928, Bailey's Florist has had the privilege of tending to all your floral needs. We have been there for weddings, funerals, get wells, happy birthday and just because too. The time has come, however, to close the doors.“In September I turned 80 years old and have been working for the better part of 65 years. My bones and my eyes are not as good as they once were. As much as I have enjoyed the business, I am content with the idea of resting on the days my knees tell me not to get up!! I also must admit that I no longer desire to drive on the winter roads, unless they are taking me somewhere I wish to go.“I have truly enjoyed helping so many of you for SO many years!! I will miss chatti... http://northcountrynow.com/business/baileys-canton-potsdam-florist-closes-after-nearly-90-years-business-0222254
After 55 years, beloved 90-year-old florist closing up shop - WBFOWednesday, April 11, 2018
A 90-year old Buffalo businesswoman is putting aside her floristry tools for the first time in more than five decades. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of The Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with the founder and owner of the Floristry inside her Delaware Avenue store as gets ready to retire. How has Fann Markel, 90, been able to operate her business this long?"Because I'm a stubborn, old lady." Markel responded.As soon as you meet Fann Markel you realize she is in charge, making her a successful businesswoman for the last 55 years in Buffalo."Well I'm very sad about retiring, but I think there is a time in everyone’s life where they just say, that's it," said Markel.Markel uses a cane to steady herself as she navigates through the many rooms of her Delaware Avenue shop. But she does it all in style – her silver hair, in a blunt cut, is held back in a red bandana headband. She tells us she recalls as a young woman attending Cornell and then getting m... http://news.wbfo.org/post/after-55-years-beloved-90-year-old-florist-closing-shop
Hydrangeas are the bold chameleon of plants - High Plains JournalWednesday, April 11, 2018
Farenheit. Water well and fertilize about every two weeks. It should flower in about four months.If you live in the southern third of Missouri, you can plant florist hydrangeas in the garden, Trinklein said. Wait until the danger of frost passes to plant and water regularly until the hydrangea establishes. If the winter is severe, protect plants by covering with inverted boxes or baskets. You also may put wire cylinders filled with mulch over the plants. Mulch should be loose; dense mulch retains moisture, which can lead to disease getting into the flower buds. Evergreen boughs also work well. In milder winters in southern Missouri, protection is not necessary.Some types of hydrangeas are more suitable for outdoor gardens, said Trinklein. One is Hills-of-snow hydrangea. Unlike florist hydrangea, this plant flowers on new growth. It can be pruned more severely and still flower well. It is available only in white, but it bears large, attractive flowers.Peegee hydrangea produces large, white flowers in a pyramid shape. In mild climates, it grows to 15 feet. It tends to be smaller in Missouri.Oakleaf hydrangea adapts well to Missouri’s climate. It has large, showy leaves that turn red in fall. It is a good choice for low-light areas. It produces white flowers in early summer. Flowers gradually change to pinkish-purple and stay that way until flowers turn brown in fall.Hydrangeas contain a mildly toxic chemical, so keep them away from children and pets. http://www.hpj.com/general/hydrangeas-are-the-bold-chameleon-of-plants/article_875102a4-8a81-5385-b680-e39f4bcbf07b.html
Atascocita Lake Houston Florist helps clients celebrate special occasions - Community Impact NewspaperWednesday, April 11, 2018
Florists Avery Martin (left) and Ramona Sanders show some of the flowers available at Atascocita Lake Houston Florist.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperOwner Chistina Swanson has been at the store for 37 years.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperCorsages at the shop can be made with yellow roses.Photos by Rosemary Smith/Community Impact newspaperAtascocita Lake Houston Florist has evolved in the past three decades, but the shop’s owners said one thing has remained constant over that time: Flowers still bring a smile to anyone’s face.“I remember this 80-year-old man who didn’t say anything once I handed him his flowers. He just had this really big smile on his face [as he]walked away from the door,” shop owner Cristina Swanson said. “That’s why we’re still here.”Swanson’s late mother, Amparo Wong, founded the business in 1980 in Atascocita. The shop would later move to its present location in Humble.Swanson said she initially learned about floral design a...
How to Save on Wedding Flowers - New York TimesWednesday, April 11, 2018
The founders of Bloomerent, Julia Capalino, left, and Danit Zamir, right, with the florist Carly Ragosta, demonstrating how flowers are reused from the first wedding to the next.When Nathalie Guedes and her husband, Christopher Zardoya, were planning their wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, they knew they wanted flowers — and lots of them. “We’re both from Miami, so we’re used to tropical plants and flowers everywhere,” she said. Still, they didn’t want to spend too much money. Centerpieces and bouquets are often thrown away after the night ends, and as architects, they believe strongly in sustainability.“Weddings can be so wasteful, so we tried to reuse as much as we could,” said Ms. Guedes, who budgeted $2,000 for florals. She and her husband used discarded squares of marble from finished architectural projects to make decorative table number plaques and seating number assignments. Then Ms. Guedes discovered Bloomerent, a company that finds ways for brides and grooms to share wedding flowers. “We loved that our flowers would have a second life,” she said. And, of co...