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The perfect flowers for every Valentine - Spectator.co.ukSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day: a dozen for his wife – and two dozen for his mistress.Call me soppy, but I like flowers on Valentine’s Day – and I suspect I’m not alone. So to avoid looking like an unimaginative philanderer on February 14, here are some suggestions for other flowers to send to your one true love – whatever their personality. And a tip: don’t feel like you must choose flowers from the ‘Valentine’s section’ – if anything, these are best avoided, as they will inevitably be more expensive and less attractive.The busy valentineNot everyone can be at home when flowers are delivered. To avoid any problems, send flowers which can be put through the postbox. Freddy’s Flowers or Bloom&Wild both offer this service.The ethical valentinePetalon deliver seasonal hand-tied bunches across London by bike – and now offer postal service to the rest of the UK. They offer two choices of bouquet each week and it’s worth booking early to avoid missing out. For every bunch delivered, they donate £1 to Bee Collective, a charity for bees. If you’d like to support an independent florist, Floom is the best option – it showcases bouquets from around the country that can be ordered for same and next-day delivery. There’s also Bread and Roses, a social enterprise that trains refugee women in floristry.The hipster valentineThere are lots of ultra-cool florists around nowadays. Three of the best are the Flower...
Exhibit uses flowers to tell powerful stories of First World War - CTV NewsTuesday, November 28, 2017
Victorian era. The exhibit, which took four years to create, is a deeply touching and personal glimpse into war. Cantlie, who served with the Royal Highlanders of Canada, signed his short notes to his “wee Celia” with “much love and lots of kisses from Daddy.” “The goal of the exhibit was to make history intimate and to make history intimate you have to surround people by the experience and that means, I believe, touching all their senses,” said Melki. The exhibit uses daisies to represent the lost innocence of Victoria Cross winner Jean Brilliant who died in battle. Stitchwort is used to remind viewers of the mental and physical wounds of soldiers. The English daisy symbolizes mother's love and the story of Julia Drummond, who created the Canadian Red Cross Information Bureau so families could more easily find out about loved ones recovering in military hospitals overseas after her son died at Ypres in 1915. Visitors can push a button to release a scent at each station that is designed to evoke personal memories. “I would suspect being a solider in the war, the scent of a rose, would evoke love of the loved one at home,” said museum visitor Kathy Hamer. Sculptor Mark Raynes Roberts incorporated flowers into every piece of art. “Beauty transcends war and transcends that pain,” he said. “I think it has a richness and a vitality to it that draws people in.” The exhibit, which includes personal photos, artifacts and stories, also features a black back drop into which many of the names of Canadian casualties are etched. According to the Canadian War Museum, 61,000 Canadians were killed and another 172,000 were injured during the war. Melki’s exhibit has 68,000 names of the fallen -- a number based on her own research that includes injured soldiers who died after peace was declared. The names are presented on a black backdrop. “I think there's power in history when you say someone's name,” said Melki. The exhibit will be on display in Ottawa until Jan 7, 2018 and at the Campbell House Museum in Toronto from Jan. 23 to March 25. It will then travel to the Canadian National Memorial in Vimy, France from April 9 to Sept. 9 and the Museum Chateau Ramezay in Montreal from Oct. 4 to March 31, 2019.With a report from CTV’s Kevin Gallagher in Ottawa... http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/exhibit-uses-flowers-to-tell-powerful-stories-of-first-world-war-1.3663494
Morning Bulletin: A Florist's History, Creatures that Glow - westsiderag.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
To date, only $100,000—or about one percent—of the $10 million fund has actually been spent, The Eye has found.”Q Florist, on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street, has a long history in the neighborhood. “Gus Bazas emigrated from Nafpaktos, Greece, and he got his start in 1966 by selling flowers from a cart on Central Park West. He bought his flowers from the flower district in Chelsea and stored them in the space that’s now Q. Peter Jennings, the former anchor of ABC’s “World News Tonight” who lived in the neighborhood, became a frequent customer and, according to Nick, encouraged and advised his father when he decided to open a storefront in his storage space.”The Museum of Natural History is creating a floor-to-ceiling installation showing “creatures that glow” as part of its upcoming Unseen Oceans exhibition.Tenant groups are pushing for new state laws to close “loopholes” they say make it easier for landlords to push people out.SHARE THIS...
Free Flower Friday spreads cheer across Greater Cincinnati - WLWT CincinnatiWednesday, March 14, 2018
Do you roll over and go back to sleep, or do you write down the idea to later bring it to life? Advertisement. Matt Hiatt of Hiatt's Florist and Gifts ... http://www.wlwt.com/article/free-flower-friday-spreads-cheer-across-greater-cincinnati/19378303
Floral artisans re-create de Young Museum's works with flowers - San Francisco ChronicleWednesday, March 14, 2018
McLellan Tayler regularly shops the Flower Mart, as she did last week while preparing her annual floral entry into the de Young Museum “Bouquet to Arts” exhibition.For the past 34 years, select florists and floral artisans have been invited to re-create pieces from the de Young’s collection of artwork — with flowers. One hundred and 20 (give or take) “exhibitors” select or are assigned one piece of artwork, including the really modern stuff like video installations, and interpret it with flora and fauna. The fragrant results remain on display throughout the museum for a single week. And then, for the most part, they die.“I got my first choice,” McLellan Tayler said of the artwork she’d chosen to re-create with flowers. She has participated in 32 of the 34 “Bouquets to Art” exhibitions, and she fully intends to take part next year.Basically, exhibitors like McLellan Tayler spend a day in January exploring every inch of the de Young. Nearly all of the museum’s pieces are up for floral artistry grabs, and each artist submits their top five choices to re-create in petals and leaves. It then comes down to Exhibitor Chair Lisa Harris, who spends an entire month trying to match exhibitors with art they like. “It’s a huge puzzle,” Harris said.Monday night was the Gala Preview, an opportunity for donors and exhibitors to take a peek at this year’s show before the public took over. McCall’s catered a gourmet buffet with rack of lamb, fresh rolled sushi and some wildly popular mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Open bars served cocktails and Champa...
Yelp: Best floral shops in time for spring - KITV HonoluluWednesday, March 14, 2018
Cindy's compared to a similar lei at another big box storeLooking for that wow factor? Yelper Nicole M gives 5-stars to Fujikami Florist in Nu'uanu. Her same day arrangement came out stunning! With amazing quality, exotic beautiful flowers, their creative arrangements give you more bang for your buck!For more flower power, check out the Yelp mobile app and write reviews or posts photos of your favorite local buisnesses! Watch for my Local Yelp mail tomorrow and catch Yelp every Tuesday and Sunday on Island News! See you on Yelp!... http://www.kitv.com/story/37725486/yelp-best-floral-shops-in-time-for-spring
Arranging for Easter - ColumbiametroWednesday, March 14, 2018
This is a commercial-grade vase or wine cooler that was very inexpensive,” says Julianne. “If you’re using a clear glass container, either hold the branches in place with a heavy glass frog or use florist’s tape to create a grid. Since the branches won’t hide the tape, cover it with moss or some kind of greenery.”To build the arrangement, Julianne started with the bare branches, which she clipped from a gum tree at her farm, and inserted them into the OASIS at an angle. “The heaviest, tallest branch goes in first to create the line, and then you fill with lighter, more delicate pieces,” she explains. “The angle actually keeps the finished piece from looking too stiff.” To make the most of the flower-studded boughs, Julianne clustered them on each side of the arrangement. “When the color isn’t evenly distributed, it looks more like it just happened.”For the striking green base, Julianne turned to ‘Green Ball’ dianthus, which resembles moss but retains its vivid color even after it has dried out. “Any discoloration can be fixed with a quick spritz of green floral paint,” says Julianne. She added ornaments — silver napkin rings, rattles, baby cups, and bells — to tie the arrangement to the silver serving pieces that typically decorate a holiday table.Like the flowering apricot branches, the camellia leaves that fill the silver basket and decorate the cheesecake were also unplanned additions to the tablescape. (Flowers used are lisianthus.) “I happened to be driving along the road just after a neighbor had finished cutting back some camellias,” Julianne says with a laugh. “They were gorgeous, so I gathered up the trimmings and here they are. You never know what you’ll find.”Julianne also adds interest by varying the height of the elements. Not only is the cheesecake displayed on a pedestal cake plate (enlivened with a few camellia leaves, lisianthus, and apricot flowers), but the silver basket of macaroons has been set on an acrylic cube as well. “You don’t notice the differences, only that it’s interesting,” she notes.Julianne does not limit “hunting and gathering” for arrangement elements to the great outdoors. The flowering pots of Lenten rose, mini daffodils, and large daffodils — which she used to create an arrangement perfect for a front hall — each came from the grocery store. All Julianne did was remove the plastic wrap, which originally covered each pot, and replaced it with burlap. The blooming quince came from her friend’s garden, the blue eggs from the grocery store.“I had so many pretty things to work with in this case that I just loaded it up. Then, I stepped back to edit,” says Julianne. “This arrangement started out with more quince and another pot of daffodils, but I realized they were competing with the bunnies, which are the focal point, instead of enhancing them. Editing is definitely par... http://columbiametro.com/Columbia-Metro/March-2018/Arranging-for-Easter/