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Homecoming magic created in mums - Victoria AdvocateTuesday, October 10, 2017
She has made about 48 mums and garters for Cuero High School's homecoming and for others, including Victoria East High School, Victoria West High School and Calhoun High School, Hampton said."Most of the mums are personalized with what they enjoy doing and colors they like that remind them of their school years," she said.Hampton does not make them for the money, but in acts of kindness and helpfulness, she said."I make them because I enjoy doing them for kids whose parents can't afford to pay a lot," she said. "Not all of the parents have the money to buy a big, big one."The lessons her grandmother taught her in kindheartedness are priceless, Hampton said. These are lessons she has passed to her children."Help people in need if they need it," she said.At school Friday, Katie was all smiles wearing her new mum."I love red and sparkly stuff," Katie said. "I feel so excited for tomorrow."SHARE...
Slow Flower Movement takes root in southern New Mexico - Las Cruces Sun-NewsTuesday, August 15, 2017
Buy PhotoSusannah Calhoun trims the day's harvest at her flower farm in La Mesa, Wednesday, May 17, 2017.(Photo: Josh Bachman/Sun-News)Buy PhotoLAS CRUCES - Susannah Calhoun, at 25, is a young entrepreneur with an intriguing mission. She’s out to make agriculture more accessible to women while bringing the practice of “buying local” back to U.S. flower buyers, who today are largely dependent on South America for blooms.Calhoun is a fifth-generation farmer who got her start in farming in 2011. She’d tried the college track and worked in the culinary and catering industry, but hadn’t found a satisfying career path. Then she began working for her sister Emily, a certified master gardener with a flower design business, and quickly found her calling. “That first day out in the field changed everything for me,” she said. “I’d gotten up early, was out there when the sun came up, and realized this was where I need to be.”As the design business took off, Susannah took on increasing responsibility for the growing... http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/money/2017/05/28/slow-flower-movement-takes-root-southern-new-mexico/102052728/
Bouquet for a neighbour who is going the extra mile - The Northern EchoWednesday, July 29, 2020
She is a really good person.” The flowers are kindly provided by the team at Heavenly Scent Florist, Bondgate, Darlington 01325-389933. https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18597422.bouquet-darlington-neighbour-going-extra-mile/
Faced with too many flowers, florist chooses to brighten people's day - FOX 13 Tampa BayWednesday, July 29, 2020
Florist spread beauty and joy A florist with extra flowers on her hands gave them away to brighten the lives of others.NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Bloomingdays Flower Shop owner Christine Vasconcelo was faced with a scary dilemma when customers started canceling flower orders. "I kind of cried and said, 'This is horrible,' and I said, 'I don't know what I am going to do.'" Christine had paid for the flowers and couldn't return them to the distributor. So, she put an ad on social media to give the flowers away. "I called my friends and said, ‘Come in, we are going to make bundles of flowers and give them away,’" said Christine. "They said, ‘Are you crazy?’" The kind act brought sweet joy to the lives of others. Advertisement "People were crying, you know, saying, ‘I needed this. I've been at home. I'm lonely.’" Christine believes she might have some blossoming future employees. "People send me picture of palms on their doors. The flower arra... https://www.fox13news.com/news/faced-with-too-many-flowers-florist-chooses-to-brighten-peoples-day
Bouquets as hot as a designer handbag: They're the 'it' accessory - Daily MailWednesday, July 29, 2020
They’re the ‘it’ accessory the A-list can’t wait to get their hands on - And here’s how you can copy themFlic Everett explored how to recreate the signature displays of celebrity florists Larry Walshe has created displays for the Royals, Stella McCartney and RihannaBritish florist is best known for tightly packed blooms in dramatic colours By Flic Everett For The Daily Mail Published: 22:07 BST, 29 July 2020 Updated: 22:22 BST, 29 July 2020 Cries of ‘Oh, that’s gorgeous! Who’s it by?’ are once again ringing through the tiled halls of wellheeled homes. But it’s not a blingy designer bag or a pair ofChanel sunglasses sparking envy — it’s the floral bouquets on display, with prominent labels bearing the names of their famous creators.Today’s globe-trotting, rock-star florists are hired for their own distinctive styles. ‘People are moving away from the traditional, formal look,’ says florist Larry Walshe, who has worked for A-listers including Rihanna and Adele. ‘They’re pushing the boundaries, they want flowers to be personalised and meaningful, and there’s a lot more freedom to make a statement.’THE MASTER OF DRAMALARRY WALSHE STUDIO Flic Ever... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8573181/Bouquets-hot-designer-handbag-Theyre-accessory.html
Can flowers live through a pandemic? - liherald.comWednesday, July 29, 2020
By Alexandra Whitbeck Flowers only last for so long after being cut. The inventories of some local florists, including those in Baldwin, Freeport and Oceanside, were greatly affected when shops were forced to close in late March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Roses, lilies and daisies tend to live longer than hyacinths, tulips and lilacs, however, the maximum lifespan of cut flowers is still about a week with maximum care. Since Phase One of New York’s reopening plan began May 27, florists were able to open in a limited manner with hopes of restocking as much as possible. Face masks and a limited capacity were requirements made by New York State that Imperial Florist in Baldwin, Flowers by Mike in Oceanside and Duryea’s Flower Shop in Freeport are all following in order to continue peddling petals. Ann Marie Pierce at Imperial Florist in Baldwin has been operating her shop with only one in-store employee and one delivery driver since late May, accepting curbside and delivery orders. According to Pierce, for “at least six weeks we didn’t work at all.” Imperial Floris... https://www.liherald.com/stories/can-flowers-live-through-a-pandemic,126506?
Edible flowers from the garden | Leisure | The Daily News - Galveston County Daily NewsWednesday, July 29, 2020
When choosing flowers for edibility, look for those grown safely. Don’t pluck a flower at random from an unfamiliar location or make the assumption that flowers in florist displays are edible.In most cases, the petals are the palatable part of the flowers listed as “edible.” Remove the stamens and pistil from larger flowers such as daylilies (the stamens are covered with pollen, which may aggravate allergies).Reliably edible flowers include calendulas, dandelions, geraniums, nasturtiums, pansies, roses, squash blossoms, and sweet violets. This is only a partial list of edible flowers.One flower that will soon be abundant in many area landscapes is the daylily. While the daylily nowadays is considered a delicacy by wild food gatherers and knowledgeable chefs, it has a long history in Chinese cuisine in addition to Chinese medicine.Daylily flowers can be used in a variety of ways. They add sweetness to soups and vegetable dishes. Flowers that are half opened or fully opened may be dipped in a light batter of flour and water and fried in a wok. You can add the petals to egg dishes and salads. Dried daylily petals, called “golden needles” by the Chinese, are an ingredient in many Chinese recipes, including hot-and-sour soup.Some food preparers have suggested that varieties with pale yellow or orange flowers produce the sweetest, most delectable taste. However, it appears that daylily taste is related to type of cultivar more than flower color according to serious taste trials.Eating flowers is not a weird or unusual gastronomic endeavor. If you like broccoli or cauliflower, or artichoke, then you are already a flower connoisseur since a head of broccoli or cauliflower is composed of a few hundred unopened flowers! The general rule is that the flowers of most herbs and vegetables are safe to eat (with flowers of tomato, potato, eggplant and pepper being notable exceptions). Always check first, because as with anything in life, there will always be exceptions.The guidelines provided here are definitely related to a common sense approach to selecting other types of flowers as food. Adding flower petals to a salad or garnishing a stack of pancakes with a small rose can be fun and effective, but it’s necessary to become informed before ingesting your floral creations. https://www.galvnews.com/leisure/free/article_96019eec-3f2c-5041-892d-1f3b1dbd7b48.html