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Colorado flower farms, CSAs, mobile florists, flower markets and more - The KnowWednesday, July 29, 2020
Larimer St., 512-271-6807; theinfinitemonkeytheorem.comBerry Patch FarmsThough the main crop of flowers is a bit late this year, customers can expect to cut their own blooms at the Brighton farm come late July, according to Berry Patch Farms owner Claudia Ferrell. That includes her all-time favorite, zinnias, as well as amaranth, snapdragons, marigolds, verbena, yarrow, echinacea, flowering basils and more.“I really enjoy watching people wander through the flower field and seeing what they create,” said Ferrell. “Kids seem to really enjoy it also, and what is sweeter than a little boy wanting to cut flowers for his mommy?”The farm also is partnering with Meg McGuire of the nearby Red Daisy Farms to offer a Community Supporting Agriculture program for flowers this year through a form online. Then the flowers can be picked up at various locations throughout the week, or delivered locally.Berry Patch Farms, 13785 Potomac St., Brighton; 303-659-5050; berrypatchfarms.comFLOWER CSAS AND SUBSCRIPTION SERVICESAnother way to get fresh flowers straight into your home is by signing up for weekly or monthly flower plans. Some farms offer CSAs where you can pick up a bouquet based on what’s blooming. There are also subscription services, which work the same way. Some of the companies have sold out certain slots, but they are always adding more throughout the season.The Fresh Herb Co. offers a subscription service for one, two or four times a month. (Linnea Covington, Special to The Denver Post)The Fresh Herb Co.Normally this flower farm sells its blooms and pots of succulents at farmers markets, but this year it switched up due to COVID-19 and the delayed start of the market season. That’s why owner Kristy Anderson decided to add on a subscription service.“We really want to connect with customers who loved coming to market and buying the freshest flowers,” said Anderson, who offers contact-free pick-up at the farm. “Ultimately it is a service that can be tailored, and is all about our commitment to get fabulous flowers in people’s hands.”Each subscription can be for one, two or four times a month, starting at $40. It includes a large bouquet as well as four single-variety bunches. You can also find her bouquets at select Whole Foods and online.The Fresh Herb Co., 4114 Oxford Road, Longmont; 303-449-5994; thefreshherbco.comimg class="size-large wp-image-242300" src="https... https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/07/24/fresh-flowers-denver-flower-csa/242223/
Growing roses not the thorn once thought - The ColumbianTuesday, May 21, 2019
Michael Marriott, technical manager and senior rosarian for David Austin Limited of Albrighton, England, about the many emerging shrub rose varieties.Shrub roses, also labeled landscaping or groundcover roses, blend a diverse mix of old-rose varieties with modern roses to capture the best qualities of each, including fragrance, flowering styles, colors and growth habits.They’re bred for garden performance rather than plant perfection, converting many rose contrarians into vocal rosarians, Marriott said.“There are certainly plenty of hesitant gardeners who mistakenly think all roses will be finicky and hard to grow — but I’d say they’re decreasing in number,” Marriott said.Early landscape designers frequently recommended that roses be concentrated only in rose gardens, in the process creating a monoculture conducive to pests and diseases. Now they’re integrating roses into mixed borders where companion plants surround roses to the benefit of all, Marriott said.Despite longstanding perceptions, rose growing isn’t a specialty particular to older or more affluent gardeners, said Chris VanCleave, a banker and rose advocate from Helena, Ala., who has a wide following on the garden lecture circuit and his “Redneck Rosarian” website.Regardless of where you are or who you are, there’s a rose just for you, he said.“Baby boomers, Gen Xers and millennial generations ... https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/21/growing-roses-not-the-thorn-once-thought/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or ... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Petal to the metal: Man steals Kittelberger Florist van while employee delivers flowers - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 22, 2019
BRIGHTON Criminal mischief: On Jan. 16, a 65-year-old Brighton man was arrested after putting a large scratch on the trunk of a vehicle on South Clinton Avenue. Grand larceny: In a delayed report, a Browncroft Boulevard resident wired money to a suspect after the suspect listed a vacation rental on Craigslist. After completing the transfer, the victim was unable to reach the suspect. Suspicious incident: On Jan. 15, a Buffard Drive resident saw a dark-colored vehicle in front of his house. He said the two occupants of the car appeared to be looking into houses. When the resident went outside, the men drove away. BROCKPORT Trespassing: On Jan. 6, a 17-year-old Brockport girl was arrested for trespassing. Officers didn't reveal where the alleged incident occurred. CHILI Petit larceny: Between Jan. 10 and 11, three vehicles parked on West Ham Circle were rummaged through. All of the vehicles were unlocked. Prescription medicines, an HP gold laptop, Bose headphones and loose change were taken. Grand larcen... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/01/19/monroe-county-ny-crime-rochester-suburbs-brighton-chili-greece-ogden-irondequoit-victor/2599141002/
David Austin, whose new varieties returned fragrance and romance to the rose, dies - Texarkana GazetteTuesday, January 22, 2019
David Austin, a plant breeder who defiantly reinvented the rose flower to the delight of gardeners, florists and brides around the world, died Dec. 18 at his home in Albrighton, in Shropshire, England. He was 92.His family announced his death but did not disclose the cause.In his 30s, Austin began a life's work breeding new rose varieties that captured the romance, character and, most of all, the fragrance of old garden roses immortalized in art and literature through the ages and across the globe. Few shared his vision.At the time, breeders, plant nurseries and consumers were drawn to stiff, tightly furled and resolutely unscented hybrid tea and floribunda roses that embodied the prevailing ideal of a rosebud on a stick."He had gone around to other rose nurseries [in England] and tried to get them to grow them for him," said Michael Marriott, his longtime colleague and company rosarian. "They all rejected him out of hand."Today, Austin's creations, which he called English Roses, are the gold standard in the vast contemporary rose market. Chalice-shaped, multi-petaled, richly hued and perfumed, they are widely celebrated for having restored the charm... http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2018/dec/24/david-austin-whose-new-varieties-returned-fragrance-and-romance-rose-dies/758030/
Illinois Hospital Plants Flowers To Represent COVID-10 Patients - q985online.comMonday, April 27, 2020
Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois is using a flower with a very special meaning to represents inpatients that were treated and released for COVID-19. Not only is it significant to show the recovery rates of this pandemic but it also looks great too.The frontline heroes at Edwards are planting daffodils outside of the hospital, each represents their COVID-19 patients. The daffodils are near signs that read, "a flower for every COVID-19 discharged and healing at home."Edward Hospital & Health Services (Facebook)Edward Hospital's Facebook post explains why this is an important message for its local community.The daffodils will provide an uplifting representation of those who are winning the fight against this deadly virus.This would look great outside each hospital of hospitals along the state line.TRENDING: Dixon Man Asks if Anyone Knows Whose House Door Landed On His CarJB Love is ½ of Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow h... https://q985online.com/illinois-hospital-plants-flowers-to-represent-covid-10-patients/
South Bay History: Torrance flower producer once supplied gardenias and orchids nationwide - The Daily BreezeThursday, April 02, 2020
Florists’ Transworld Delivery, or FTD. FTD started in 1910 as Florists’ Telegraph Delivery in Detroit, later moving to Downers Grove, Illinois, and growing into a global enterprise.Wright already was a master flower grower, and frequent winner at the Southern California Horticultural Association’s annual garden show for his roses.But he had a vision that went beyond his flower shop’s walls. He decided to specialize in producing two types of flowers, gardenias and orchids. He wanted to grow them in bulk and set up a network to distribute them nationwide.Gardenias grow in a greenhouse at Wright’s Greenhouses orchid and gardenia farm in Torrance, on May 27, 1937. (Credit: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)Neither plant naturally thrives in the South Bay’s cool and dry climate, so Wright went looking to buy land where he could build greenhouses to replicate the humid climate in which they grow best.He found such a parcel at the corner of present-day 190th Street and Western Avenue but it wasn’t in Torrance. Yet.The city wasn’t on anyone’s radar in 1907, when Wright began his operations there. He started building greenhouses five years before the city’s founding date and 14 years prior to its incorporation.Wright’s parcel was 12 acres of unincorporated county land then, and it wouldn’t be annexed to Torrance until 1930. “Not a building was to be seen,” when he bought the land, Wright told the Torrance Herald in 1936.Flowers grow in a greenhouse at Wright’s Greenhouses orchid and gardenia farm in Torrance, on May 27, 1937. (Credit: Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)Gardenias in bloom. 2007 file photo. (Credit: Orange County Register) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBy 1912, he had his operation... https://www.dailybreeze.com/south-bay-history-torrance-flower-producer-once-supplied-gardenias-and-orchids-nationwide
CBS11 Investigates Online ‘Florist’ With Hundreds Of Complaints - CBS Dallas / Fort WorthThursday, March 12, 2020
That’s what Susan Hatch did when she wanted to send flowers to an out-of-state relative.“Went to Google. Googled local florists in Park Ridge, Illinois, and they came to the top of the search engine.” She’s talking about Troys Florist, a company whose website touts it as “the best Park Ridge florist you trust.”“They had a whole range of flower arrangements, probably 100 different selections,” said Hatch.She paid $100 for the “beauty in bloom” arrangement, but Hatch said the flowers that arrived were not nearly as nice. “Cheap! Really poor quality.” When she complained, Troys offered her a 10% refund. “That didn’t even cover the delivery fee,” said Hatch.Even so, Troys Florist is “the best” in a lot of places. We searched for local florists across DFW; every time Troys was one of the top results. The best in Fort Worth, Frisco, DeSoto and Melissa. So we ordered a bouquet of our own. We paid for the “thinking of you” bouquet. A Fort Worth florist delivered a smaller arrangement with different colors to our studios. She said she had never heard of Troys.CBS 11 News ordered the bouquet on the left. The one on the right is what was delivered to the newsroom. Not even close! (credit: CBS 11 News)That’s because Troys Florist isn’t in Texas. The company’s address i... https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/02/12/cbs11-investigates-online-florist-with-hundreds-of-complaints/
How plants protect themselves from sun damage: Study reveals a mechanism that plants can use to dissipate excess sunlight as heat - Science DailyThursday, March 12, 2020
A better understanding of plants' natural photoprotection system could help scientists develop new ways to improve crop yields, Schlau-Cohen says. A 2016 paper from University of Illinois researchers showed that by overproducing all of the proteins involved in photoprotection, crop yields could be boosted by 15 to 20 percent. That paper also suggested that production could be further increased to a theoretical maximum of about 30 percent."If we understand the mechanism, instead of just upregulating everything and getting 15 to 20 percent, we could really optimize the system and get to that theoretical maximum of 30 percent," Schlau-Cohen says.The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200310094246.htm