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Dig In: Flower Arranging, Bonsai Show, Garden Tours, Archaeology ... And Bug Week! - Hartford CourantMonday, July 27, 2015
Pollinator WorkshopLearn to maintain a balanced and diverse garden community with the help of site horticulturist George McCleary during a "Pollinator Workshop" Saturday, July 18, at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, 9 Main St. North, Bethlehem. With a growing concern for the loss of pollinators in the environment, learn which plants you can grow to improve your garden while bringing a diverse range of bees, hummingbirds and butterflies to your home. A study of the life cycles of these friends will be discussed, as well as how to control garden pests organically. Meet at the Visitors Center at 1:45 p.m.; the workshop runs from 2 to 4 pm. Cost is $20 per person. Registration recommended: 203-266-7596 or email email@example.com.Open Days ProgramThe Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program continues Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with tours of gardens in Canton and Burlington. Admission is $7 at each private garden; children 12 and under are free. Information and specific locations: http://www.opendaysprogram.org.Garden TourA self-guided tour of eight garden/landscapes in Windsor, presented by members of the Windsor Garden Club, will be held Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Advance tickets, for $10, are available from club members and from Ashley's Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts, Snelgroves, Bill Selig Jewelers, and Jordan's Florist. Tickets purchased on the day of the tour are $15. Information: 860-305-7306; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.windsorgardenclub.org.UConn Bug WeekExplore the world of insects both indoors and out with Pamm Cooper and Joan Allen from the UConn Home & Garden Education Center July 25 at the Connecticut Museum of Natural History, UConn Storrs campus. Live specimens of various insects including walking sticks will greet you and give you an up close look at some of the most fascinating creatures that share our fields, gardens and trees. Weather permitting, we spend time outside searching for and identifying insects. This event is part of the first annual UConn Bug Week and is for all ages. Information: http://www.bugs.uconn.edu or email email@example.com.Garden Club EventsThe Enfield Garden Club will show the film "Growing Cities" Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road. From rooftop gardeners to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. "Growing Cities" goes coast to coast to tell the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, activists and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself. Free. Information: 860-253-9983.The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington will host Greg Bugbee, of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, July 28 at 10 a.m. Bugbee will discuss "Container Gardening." A business meeting follows. Guests welcome. Meetings are at the American Legion Hall, 64 Main St., Southington. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-628-6975.Historic House ToursTour the historic Welles-Shipman-Ward House, a Connecticut River Valley mansion built in 1755, every Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout the summer, presented by the Historical Society of Glastonbury. The house is at 972 Main St., South Glastonbury. As a guest, you'll be greeted by a costumed docent and given a tour of what was considered a mansion in its day. The house, originally owned by John Welles, a Glastonbury shipyard owner, features the largest known period kitchen fireplace in Connecticut. Walk through the kitchen garden o... http://www.courant.com/features/home-garden/hc-home-garden-events-20150710-story.html
4 local, women-owned flower and plant shops to check out right now - NEXTpittsburghWednesday, March 31, 2021
Flowers.The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers, 502 E. Ohio St., North SideLauren Work Phillips grew up on a farm.The country girl eventually moved to New York City and got a job at Zuzu’s Petals, a Brooklyn florist where she was able to combine her love for flowers and people. Now she cultivates plants and relationships at her charming North Side store. Phillips, a sixth-generation farmer, opened the business in 2012. She offers retail walk-in options, botanically inspired gifts, houseplants and full-service flower arrangements for events big and small. Flowers (the most requested stems are peonies and dahlias) are sourced from all over the world, including her farm outside of the city. Check out the shop’s Instagram page for a daily dose of color therapy.And if you want to create your own magic, she encourages you to get your hands dirty.“Houseplants and our gardening items have taken a huge jump since the pandemic started,” Phillips says. “Our customers are creating beauty in an unsettling time.”City Grows. Photo by TH Carlisle.City Grows, 5208 Butler St., Lawrenceville and 1659 Smallman St., Strip DistrictPatty Ciotoli caught the gardening bug from her mom. In 2014, the budding entrepreneur quit her real estate job to follow her dream of opening an organic gardening and gift shop.City Grows sprouted in a tiny Lawrenceville storefront and now has additional digs at The Terminal in the Strip District (a fitting location given the site’s history as a produce depot).The new 1,885-squa... https://nextpittsburgh.com/city-design/4-local-women-owned-flower-and-plant-shops-to-check-out-right-now/
A fresh brunch menu that combines spring flavours and flowers - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 31, 2021
Just ensure your flowers have been grown chemical-free (your florist should know – or pluck them from your own garden to be sure) and that you can positively identify the variety. Or seek out ingredients such as bottled rosewater or dried culinary lavender to help bring your brunch into bloom. St-Germain, an elderflower liqueur, is available in most liquor stores, and you can even buy bottles of elderflower syrup at IKEA. Garden Gravlax Serves 10-12 Curing your own salmon is surprisingly simple. A dry cure of sugar and salt, spiked with citrus, spices and perhaps some peppery nasturtiums, is rubbed heavily over a fresh fillet, which is then weighted down and left for 24 hours. Once cured and thinly sliced, the delicate white and purple flowers of blooming dill and chives are ideal for garnishing your gravlax. Nasturtiums are a little more unexpected: Both petals and leaves add a fresh, radish-like flavour that’s delicious tucked into your bagel and cream cheese. 1 tablespoon coriander seed, toasted 1 tablespoon fennel seed, toasted A few nasturtium flowers or leaves 1/2 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt (or 1/4 cup fine table salt) 1/2 cup sugar 2-3 teaspoons grated orange, lemon or lime zest One 1 pound (approximately) salmon fillet Edible flowers, for garnish Crush the coriander and fennel roughly in a mortar and pestle or pulse them in a spice grinder. If you like, crush in a few nasturtium leaves or petals, or try other edible flowers – perhaps a few calendula petals or tangerine marigolds. In a medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, citrus zest, crushed spices and flowers. Place a piece of plastic wrap over a shallow baking dish or rimmed sheet large enough to accommodate the salmon. Scatter half the salt mixture over it and lay the fillet skin side down overtop. Sprinkle the rest of the cure mixture over the fish and spread it evenly to coat. Bring the edge of the plastic wrap up to cover the fish, place a small cutting board or second sheet on top and weigh it down with a can or two; refrigerate all day or overnight. After about 12 hours, unwrap the fish and flip it over, rerubbing the (now wet) cure over the surface; rewrap and return to the fridge for another 12 hours. Wipe or rinse off the salt mixture, pat the fish dry and slice it thinly to serve with crackers, flatbread or bagels, and cream cheese, labneh or whipped creamy (Macedonian-style) feta, with nasturtiums or other edible flowers for garnish. Malabi with Cardamom Rose Granola Julie Van Rosendaal/The Globe and Mail Makes about 6 puddings and 5 cups of granola Story continue... https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/article-a-fresh-brunch-menu-that-combines-spring-flavours-and-flowers/
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.
'HOOSIERS WE'VE LOST': Lifelong florist never hesitated to help those in need - The RepublicWednesday, March 31, 2021
The series appears daily at therepublic.com.Name: Dawn SheetsCity/Town: IndianapolisAge: 93Died: April 16Dawn Sheets never hesitated to help a friend in need.Sheets, a lifelong florist, had no formal medical training, but when her friend Maxine Hessong needed kidney dialysis treatment, Sheets taught herself how to operate a dialysis machine so Hessong’s husband Dale could continue working.For more than a year, Sheets made three to four trips a week to Methodist Hospital to care for her friend, offering support and companionship during Hessong’s procedures. Eventually Hessong came home, and Sheets continued to run her machine, even showing Dale the necessary steps in the process.“She cared about people,” daughter Lori Arment said. “She cared about people’s feelings and their well being.”“That’s one of the highlights of her life to be able to help in that way at that time,” daughter Cathy Hiatt said.Helping others, faith and family were the pillars of Sheets’ life. Her compassion was matched by her late husband Ken’s, who became her primary caretaker as she dealt with dementia until he died in December.In early April, Dawn Sheets developed a cough and began running a temperature. She had a COVID-19 test on April 10. On April 13 the test came back positive for COVID-19. She died April 16 at a memory care facility in Hendricks County.“When people think of Mom, they always think of Dad, too,” daughter Dianne Boyd said. “It was always Ken and Dawn, and Daw... http://www.therepublic.com/2021/03/30/hoosiers-weve-lost-lifelong-florist-never-hesitated-to-help-those-in-need/
Native blooms in South Carolina | COLAtoday - COLAtodayWednesday, March 31, 2021
Not sure where to pick up a bouquet locally? Here are a few suggestions. American Floral, 7565 St. Andrews Rd. Blossom Shop Columbia, 2001 Devine St. De Loach Florist, 2927 Millwood Ave. Fern Studio, 2855 Devine St. Florist on Main, 1546 Main St., Suite CForest Acres Florals, 2305 Beltline Blvd., Suite B. Pineview Florist, 3030 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia The Flower Station, 5216 Two Notch Rd. Three Oaks Florist, 142 State St., West ColumbiaWoodley’s Garden Center, Two Notch + Irmo Polldiv style="width: 1... https://colatoday.6amcity.com/south-carolina-native-flowers/