Summer Shade Flower Shop News
Stock your garden at these upcoming Sonoma County plant sales - Santa Rosa Press DemocratTuesday, April 25, 2017
Plant sales are a great way to stock your garden for the spring and summer shade.Held by local nonprofits like garden clubs and community groups, these annual sales offer great deals on a big variety of plants, from food crops to perennials, shrubs to trees. Many of the plants are propagated by members of the group and some are dug up from their own gardens.There is something going on every weekend. Here’s a list to clip and save of sales coming up.Santa Rosa Junior College: Horticulture students propagate the plants for monthly sales. Next up is Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be another sale May 7 at the school’s open house called “Day Under the Oaks,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sales are located in the Lark Hall Greenhouse next to the planetarium.Willowside School: Students help out in the school’s own nursery, which offers thousands of plants, many donated. Look for low-water and drought-tolerant perennials, California natives, a multitude of succulents, grasses, salvias and plants that attract beneficial insects. They also have a selection of Japanese mapl... http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6842198-181/a-jump-start-guide-to-local
Holiday plants and provisions aplenty - Arkansas NewsTuesday, November 29, 2016
Hawaii. They will bloom for six weeks to three months if they are kept inside.Carson also enlightened the gathering regarding small pines and cedars. “These plants grow well in summer shade and look lovely in holiday containers inside the home,” said Carson.She said dracaenas prefer long, dark nights and short daylight hours. She cautioned not to give these plants too much sunlight.Changing dull-looking plant pots can easily be accomplished with the use of insulated basket jackets adorned in holiday colors and patterns.Carson’s son, Kyle, assistant kitchen manager at Little Rock’s Outback Steakhouse, prepared food. Kyle is a graduate of the Culinary Institute and also boasts a catering service.The menu for the day began with an appetizer, pate on toast points accompanied by cranberry Brie bites.The main course followed, featuring rolled pork loin stuffed with cranberry dressing, sweet potatoes au gratin with goat cheese and oven-roasted Brussels sprouts.Desserts was chocolate bread pudding drizzled with whiskey sauce.Attendees were emailed recipes for the day’s menu. The dessert recipe:Chocolate bread pudding with whiskey sauce:Ingredients: 1 qt. heavy cream, 12 egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp. vanilla, 1 pound bag of chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark), 1/3 cup whiskey or rum, 1 loaf day-old bread.Cube bread and place in a greased casserole dish. Cream egg yolks and sugar. Bring whipping cream to a low boil. To prevent scrambling eggs, temper a bit of the egg mixture in the cream and mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour mix over the bread and bake at 300 degrees for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until lightly browned.Whiskey sauce: 1/2 cup whiskey, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup heavy cream. Mix together and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves; add cream and cook until well blended. Cool and serve.Master Gardeners sold calendars featuring photographs submitted by members, with monthly gardening tips from Carson.“This was really a f... http://www.arkansasnews.com/news/20161122/holiday-plants-and-provisions-aplenty
Plant a tree for enduring beauty - Herald-Mail MediaTuesday, September 20, 2016
Trees help heat and cool our homes, reducing energy costs by 20 to 50 percent. Evergreens to the northwest block winter winds. Deciduous trees to the south deliver summer shade and winter sun.According to U.S. Forest Service, mature trees add an average of 10 percent to a property’s value.Yet trees are often an afterthought. We should plant them first, but often consider them last. Let’s reverse the trend by planting a tree this fall.First ask yourself what you want your tree to do. Do you need shade on a patio? Would you like to frame a view? Screen an eyesore? Do you want spring or summer flowers? Fall color?Size matters. Nothing is more tragic than planting a 60-foot tree in a 30-foot space and facing removal or a lifetime of pruning.So look carefully at your planting site. Are there nearby trees, buildings, wires or other obstacles that limit size? Measure the space. Now find a tree that will fit.As with all gardening, it’s all about finding the right plant for the right place. Is it a sunny spot or shady? Wet or dry? Match the tree to the site.Know your zone. We are in cold hardiness zone 6. Plant tags, reference books and websites list zone ranges for trees. A zone 8 to 10 tree will not thrive here.Avoid plants with serious pest or disease issues. Every plant has enemies, but some wipe out entire species. Avoid ash trees and hemlocks due to acute insect problems.Once you are at a nursery, pick th... http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/farm_news/plant-a-tree-for-enduring-beauty/article_a12cf1c8-be09-50be-bcba-706c0f6c8b11.html
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/