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A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himself and read the sign that Munn had erected explaining the display, "and it just struck me," he said. His uncles, twins Leon and Cleon Boyd, had died of COVID-19 early last April, just six days apart. "It's amazing," Boyd said of the display. "It's a good gesture. It puts it into perspective, you know?" Boyd walked over to Munn and told him he'd lost his uncles. Munn picked up two long-stemmed roses from the bricks, and then handed them to Boyd. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
This Chester County Greenhouse is Standing Strong Long After the Cut-Flower Industry's Heyday - Mainline TodayThursday, March 12, 2020
All the “snap” will bloom a second time in April, then be cut and shipped mostly to flower shows and fairs in Kennett Square, Oxford and Wilmington, Del.Years ago, Rosazza was selling flowers to the White House. He specialized in carnations, England’s “divine flower,” first introduced to our Eastern Seaboard in the early 1800s. New York’s Charles Willis Ward popularized the carnation in 1903 when he wrote The America Carnation—How to Grow It. The American Carnation Society was formed in 1892 and survived until 1981.Rosazza supplied carnations to presidents from Harry Truman to George Bush Sr. Since then, the cut-flower industry has shifted operations to South America, becoming too expensive to be profitable. This wilting of a low-key industry is a story throughout southern Chester County, which was once known as the Carnation Belt.The heyday for some 25 local family growers lasted from the 1920s into the ’30s. As late as the early 1950s, there were still 50 diversified flower greenhouse operations between Oxford and Chadds Ford—basically in the shadow of the famed Longwood Gardens. But Richard Nixon’s presidency introduced trade inroads into Columbia, which started exporting flowers here. Labor costs there were as low as 27 cents an hour. “We were paying over $1 an hour,” says Rosazza.The Rosazzas were cutting 1,500 carnations a day at one point, investing just 7 cents per flower. By the end, it was costing $1.17 per flower, and they were cutting less than 750. They finished in the red for two or three years before packing the last one in 2016.Over the years, Ralph’s sons, Ronnie and Danny, have helped keep the diversified family greenhouses alive, overseeing 13,000 square feet of indoor growing under glass and another 3,000 under plastic. There are six greenhouses on an acre of property. The other 4.5 acres is underwater and too low to grow on, but it’s fine for raising cattle.After 31 years with his father full time, Dann... https://mainlinetoday.com/life-style/this-chester-county-greenhouse-is-standing-strong-long-after-the-cut-flower-industrys-heyday/
Have You Spotted the Giant Floral Displays Popping Up Around the City? - Pittsburgh MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
A mother of three boys who previously worked for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana, Dickson says she came up with the idea for the installations after seeing florist Lewis Miller Design’s “Flower Flash” project in New York City. In February, she installed her first display, wrapping garlands of flowers around the columns of Shadyside’s Family House — which provides a “home away from home” for patients and their families seeking medical treatment in Pittsburgh. “To all of the healthcare workers and all of the patients and their families, this one’s for you!” Dickson wrote on Instagram of the project. Later that month, she spruced up her hometown area, coating a light pole and corner on Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall with flowers. In early March, she struck again, creating an enormous bouquet atop a recycling bin on Penn Avenue and 21st Street in the Strip District. Beside the display, she used sidewalk chalk to quote French artist Henri Matisse’s famous line, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Dickson told the Post-Gazette the recycling can project was particularly inspired because the already-cut flowers — from supplier BW Wholesale Florist in the Strip District — would have been thrown away had she not repurposed them. If you missed any of the installations, your chances of catching one have not wilted. The pop-up displays will continue to sprout up across the city, possibly through April, Dickson says — and suggestions as to where are welcome. To follow along, visit Fox and the Fleur’s instagram account here. ... https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/have-you-spotted-the-giant-floral-displays-popping-up-around-the-city/
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jasmine Rae Floral Design offers flowers and more at new main street shop - Eagle News OnlineWednesday, March 31, 2021
I can’t wait to gain more over time.”Born in Syracuse, Rae moved to southern California with her mother at the age of four, returning to CNY each year to visit family and friends.The florist discovered her interest in design at the age of 20 while working at a beachside hotel in California.“We would receive a beautiful floral arrangement for the lobby weekly, and something just clicked in me that designing was something I wanted to pursue,” she said. “From there I traveled to LA and San Francisco, taking course after course on designing and also working in shops and design studios. Over the past 10 years I’ve lived in four different states, always with the same career and end goal in mind.”After deciding to settle down in Central New York to be near her family, Rae began searching for a perfect location to open a shop.“I found it here, in the heart of Cazenovia,” she said. “The amount of creativity and support in this community is so inspiring and something I am very excited to be a part of.”For more information, visit the Jasmine Rae Floral Design Facebook page, or call 315-815-5043. Related ... https://eaglenewsonline.com/new/business/2021/03/15/jasmine-rae-floral-design-offers-flowers-and-more-at-new-main-street-shop/
Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson - CapeGazette.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association alz.org or the Surfgimp Foundation surfgimpfoundation.org (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive eq... https://www.capegazette.com/article/lorraine-lucille-layton-florist-craftsperson/216239