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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/
Coronavirus update: Newsom says florists, clothing stores may reopen this week - The CalifornianFriday, May 29, 2020
The plan under the second phase of the governor's four-point reopening plan allows retailers such as clothing stores, sporting goods and florists to resume operations with curbside pickup.It did not immediately include dine-in eating at restaurants and reopening of offices, which were in previously stated Phase 2 plans.“I recently revised our County Shelter in Place Order, lifting restrictions on certain industries and activities, and those changes take effect today, “ Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno said. “I will be reviewing the Governor’s recommendations and conferring with regional health officers to determine the best approach. The addition of community testing and state assistance in contact tracing efforts are important new resources towards implementation of Phase 2 changes.”Newsom said a key consideration for entering Phase 2 is the ability for health authorities to test and conduct contact tracing of infections.The announcement came as businesses in two more Northern California counties reopened. Yuba and Sutter counties followed last week's lead of rural Modoc County amid pressure to restart California's economy, even as hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 continue.Newsom’s six-week-old order required nearly 40 million residents to remain mostly at home.Sutter ... https://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2020/05/04/coronavirus-newsom-says-florists-clothing-stores-may-reopen-week/3082059001/
On Mother’s Day, Mass. Florists Struggle to Meet Demand - nbcboston.comFriday, May 29, 2020
Florists in Massachusetts struggled to meet the demand for flowers this weekend as families observed Mother's Day, Sunday. Many florists stopped taking orders for Mother’s Day after selling out. Central Square Florist in Cambridge was one of the few still taking orders and delivering.Herbert Berg Florist in Worcester said demand was too high because they are short staffed and have a limited supply. "When we all closed up the beginning of March and April, nobody was buying flowers so the suppliers had nowhere to sell them to," said Sally Jablonski, owner of Herbert Berg Florist. "They were just dumping all the flowers."Gov. Charlie Baker allowed florists and some other non-essential businesses to open — on a remote basis — in time for Mother’s Day, but some business owners said it wasn’t enough time to prepare.Some businesses, however, got creative to make the day special. Monument Restaurant in Charlestown partnered with a local florist, Junebug, to create dozens of pre-orde... https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/businesses-adjust-to-mothers-day-during-pandemic/2121803/
Massachusetts relaxes rules on florists, car dealers, other businesses - SouthCoastToday.comFriday, May 29, 2020
Massachusetts relaxes rules on florists, car dealers, other businesses SouthCoastToday.comCoronavirus restrictions on Massachusetts florists, retail ease ahead of Mother's Day Boston HeraldFlowers for Mom: Baker loosens retail restrictions prior to May 18 Boston Business JournalFlorists allowed to fulfill orders ahead of Mother’s Day in Massachusetts — with some restrictions MassLive.comBaker Eases Tight Restrictions on Floral Shops, Garden Businesses Ahead of Mother’s Day nbcboston.comView Full Coverage on Google News... https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20200505/massachusetts-relaxes-rules-on-florists-car-dealers-other-businesses
Florists Impacted by Coronavirus Restrictions - NBC ConnecticutFriday, May 29, 2020
Many, though not all, florists have taken a hit with significant events canceled because of the coronavirus crisis.At Kim’s Flower Shop in Wethersfield, owner Kim Notaro isbusier than normal before Mother’s Day during these unprecedented times.“This is one of the strangest events that we’ve ever had togo through,” said Notaro. She says many are choosing flowers with other giftsunavailable or harder to get. “They can’t get overto see their mom. So they want to make sure they remember her,” said Notaro.This weekend is also big for a new company, Bloomy CT, whichdelivers floral arrangements to Middlesex, New Haven and Fairfield Counties.“We’re designing the bouquets. We’re creating the containers that’s going with, that they’re going in,” said John Connolly, Bloomy CT's owner.Connolly says with some extra time during the pandemic hedecided to give his longtime business idea a shot.While opening now has not always been easy, he remainsoptimistic.“We’ve been able to secure all our flower... https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/florists-impacted-by-coronavirus-restrictions/2267250/
Marietta Square florist asks for help after brazen midday theft - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFriday, May 29, 2020
Florist K. Mike Whittle’s shop sits just off the Marietta Square, beside First Baptist Church, across the street from St. James Episcopal Church and down the block from First Presbyterian Church. Someone who came into the shop on Monday apparently missed the bit about thou shalt not steal. Whittle told police that he walked out of his office into the shop’s main area and discovered a man behind the counter about 12:25 p.m. The man told Whittle several times “I didn’t take nothing,” then rushed out. Whittle was able to take several photos as the man exited the building, then discovered cash missing from the register. “I think he had scoped the place out,” Whittle said Tuesday afternoon, just as Loud Security Systems was completing a major upgrade. The man appeared to be keeping an eye on a staircase, and was surprised when Whittle emerged from an office to the side of the main lobby.“I said, ‘Excuse me, what are you doing?’” Whittle said. “I don’t... https://www.ajc.com/news/marietta-square-florist-asks-for-help-after-brazen-midday-theft/jcV2sbS2Rx0K6sDYUwMLrM/