Dubois Flower Shop News
This Valentine's Day bittersweet for DuBois floral designer - Clearfield ProgressTuesday, February 21, 2017
DUBOIS — Valentine’s Day is known as a sweet holiday, but for one woman this year, it was bittersweet.Lissa Long, a floral designer at Brady Street Florist in DuBois, worked her last Valentine’s Day in DuBois yesterday.She is moving out of the area because her husband, Jim Long, has a new job. He will be opening a new Wingate hotel in the Altoona area. He has been the manager of the Hampton Inn in DuBois the last 15 years.With 32 years in the floral design field at various floral shops, Lissa Long has worked at Brady Street Florist for the last 11 years.“It’s kind of bittersweet because I don’t know what I’m doing after this season,” she commented.She has enjoyed working as a floral designer because of the variety of the job.“Every holiday is different,” she said. “This is the rose holiday. Christmas is pine. Mother’s Day is Mother’s week. It’s not just a day.”She likes working with the signature flower of Valentine’s Day.“I enjoy the roses,” she commented.In DuBois, she said, Valentin... http://www.theprogressnews.com/business/this-valentine-s-day-bittersweet-for-dubois-floral-designer/article_71db4fb5-b4d2-51e4-80fc-54a58e266c5d.html
Gardening: Why butternut squash plants aren't producing fruit - Allentown Morning CallTuesday, September 20, 2016
I was grateful that they pointed me to them — saved my plant from being eaten! They munched on my dill plants when young and then graduated to the tomato plants."Thank you cardinals!"Ted Dubois has his own method of keeping the birds out:"We also had trouble with birds (catbirds and robins) eating our tomatoes last year, damaging over 50 percent of the fruit. Since the Jordan Creek is only 100 feet from our garden, and we often see birds drinking and bathing there, I don't think they were thirsty. I think they just liked tomatoes."In sheer desperation last year I tried attaching strips of foil to my tomato cages using string so the foil would flutter in the breeze. To my amazement the damage stopped immediately. This year the birds again started pecking the tomatoes; again I tied foil strips on, and again it worked — immediately. This year I only tied two strips of foil per cage and it was sufficient. I suppose this would work for cardinals also."Neem oilTed also wrote about how neem oil has saved several garden crops. Neem is a hardy evergreen, part of the mahogany family. It is native to India and the Indian subcontinent. Neem has been used for centuries in a variety of medicinal remedies. It is also sold as an EPA-registered pesticide. The Environmental Protection Agency found:There are no concerns for any non-target organisms when 100 percent Cold Pressed Neem Oil is applied in accordance with EPA-approved label use directions. … There are no concerns for non-target insects. Only insects that feed directly on treated plant foliage or roots will be directly exposed to Cold Pressed Neem Oil at levels that will be pesticidal. Honey bees and other pollinators that feed on nectar, and predators of insect pests are unlikely to consume sufficient quantities of Cold Pressed Neem Oil to cause adverse effects. Bees have been reported to avoid foods that contain less than 100 ppm Cold Pressed Neem Oil.Ted has found it useful in his garden:The nice thing about neem oil is that it's organic and according to the label is effective as an insecticide, fungicide and miticide. It can be used up to the day of harvest.I've been gardening for 58 years and have decided you never know what problems you are going to have when you start each season — particularly as regards critters. Until several years ago we had little damage from birds eating our tomatoes, then they started. Maybe they'll not bother the tomatoes next year … maybe.My survey of numerous product labels indicated that neem oil is used to treat a variety of garden pests: aphids, beetles, stink bugs, leafhoppers, whiteflies, mealy bugs, mites, weevils, scale and thrips. As always, check labels before using to be sure that it is effective for your pest, safe for your plant and approved for use on a food crop. Follow directions; more is not always better and incorrect application may make an otherwise helpful product ineffective.Garden eventNazareth Area Garden Club: Annual Garden Show. "Gardening … Dig It!" will be held 4-7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Schoeneck Moravian Church, 316 N. Broad St., Nazareth. Flower and garden specimens, houseplants and special club projects will be displayed. Free to the public.Sue Kittek is a freelance garden columnist, writer, and lecturer. Send questions to Garden Keeper at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: Garden Keeper, The Morning Call, P.O. Box 1260, Allentown, PA 18105.This week in the g... http://www.mcall.com/features/home/mc-garden-butternut-squash-problems-20160902-story.html
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Carmen's Flowers & Gifts has been area staple since 1926Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Carmen’s florist on yoming Ave in Exeter. Aimee DilgerTimes Leader - - Aimee Dilger Sunday Dispatch EXETER – Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts on Wyoming Avenue has been an area staple since 1926.Helen Mauriello, along with her children Andrea and Carmen Mauriello, own the business, with emphasis both on tradition and continuing growth.The secret to the business’ success, the owners say, is catering to the needs of their customers, offering both time-honored favorites and contemporary arrangements.“It’s like all businesses,” Carmen Mauriello said. “It’s a lot of hard work and knowing the needs of customers.”The business was started by Carmen’s grandparents Carmen and Catherine Mauriello, Italian immigrants who came to America for a better life.“My grandfather was working in a flower show for a short time, and he wanted to provide for his family,” he said. “So he opened his own flower shop.”From the beginning, the shop offered flowers for funerals, weddings and holidays, which remain much the same to this day.Other offerings have been introduced in response to customers’ needs and requests.“One thing that is really popular are the balloons,” said Mauriello. “We do a lot of creative things, including archways for weddings and other events.”Andrea Mauriello also emphasized the business consistently keeps up with current trends.“For example, we also carry plants,” she said “Perfect to send if someone is opening a busines... https://www.psdispatch.com/news/local/64209/carmens-flowers-gifts-has-been-area-staple-since-1926
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How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Wholesale Florist in north Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are natives of Ecuador. The year-round sunshine and high-altitude...