Brighton Flower Shop News
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/
Cake and flowers: Rockcastle in Greece adds a bakery - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleMonday, December 17, 2018
MacGregor's open in Brighton MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room is now open at Tops Plaza in Brighton. It's the restaurant's sixth bar and grill in the Rochester region, with other locations in Gates, Penfield, Greece, Henrietta and Buffalo. MacGregor's takes the place of the former Zebb's at 1890 S. Clinton Ave. in an out parcel in front of the plaza. It is known for its beer flights, beer specials as well as its signature sandwiches such as roast beef and hot pastrami. Bargain of the Week A trip to Greece meant an opportunity to explore businesses there. Across the street from Rockcastle Florist and Special T Cakes is Dell's Market and Deli... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/11/21/rockcastle-greece-joins-special-t-cakes-bakery-gates-macgregors-brighton/2068786002/
Paul Burrell says wife cried over gay wedding revelation - Stock Daily DishWednesday, December 11, 2019
S in Chester since 2010, having previously spent 22 years working for Lloyds Bank.They were also pictured together on Facebook at the Blackberry Creek Retreat Bed & Breakfast, during a holiday in Missouri, US, in 2014, two years before Mr Burrell‘s divorce.The couple were not at home today – and Mr Burrell was not at his florists, his staff said.Mr Burrell has always refused to discuss his sexuality despite a 2002 expose in which an Australian man claimed they had enjoyed a three-year relationship in the early 1980s before he married Maria.However, a source close to the former butler has revealed that he confided in his special friend, Princess Diana.They told the Sun: ‘Paul‘s friends and family all know but for a long time he kept it a closely guarded secret.‘He did share it with Diana while he worked with her because they were so close.‘But at the time she was the only woman he felt he could tell.‘Mr Burrell and his wife announced their divorce just months ago, but it is believed that they had been living separately for some time before they split up.While he decided to stay in Cheshire, Maria now lives in a luxury home in Florida.Burrell now runs his florist, Paul Burrell Flowers, close to where the family used to live in the village of Farndon.Last month he was pictured taking flowers inside the store and serving customers. Although he is not thought to work there on a day-to-day basis. Paul and Maria Burrell met while they were both working at Buckingham Palace, with Maria serving as the Duke of Edinburgh‘s maid, and married in 1984.An established tradition suggested one of them should give up their job with the Royal Family, but the Queen made an exception for them, allowing both to remain in Royal service.Mr Burrell started working for Diana four years later and went on to become one of her most trusted members of staff.He joined Prince Charles and Diana at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire in 1987 and remained there until her death in 1997.Mr Burrell then made millions from a series of books about his life with the princess and from appearing on reality shows such as I‘m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.How William and Harry blasted Burrell‘s ‘betrayal‘ of their mum Princes William and Harry attacked former royal butler Paul Burrell for his ‘cold and overt betrayal‘ of their mother.In a 2003 statement unprecedented for its strength of feeling, William, then 21 and also speaking on behalf of his younger brother, showed his deep pain at Mr Burrell‘s revelations in his tell-all book.The Princes said the late Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been ‘mortified‘ at his actions if she were alive today.They called on him to put an end to his disclosures.Mr Burrell, who worked for the Princess, made a series of claims including one that Diana feared for her life and spoke of a plot to tamper with the brakes of her car.Prince William said in the statement released by Clarence House: ‘We cannot believe that Paul who was entrusted with so much could abuse his position in such a cold and overt betrayal.‘It is not only deeply painful for the two of us but also for everyone else affected and it would mortify our mother if she were alive today and, if we might say so, we feel we are more able to speak for our mother than Paul‘.In the international bestseller he c... https://stockdailydish.com/paul-burrell-says-wife-cried-over-gay-wedding-revelation/
A funeral director for the community - Dallas VoiceTuesday, November 19, 2019
He also began taking mortuary classes at Missouri Southern.Then he moved to Dallas and began classes at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service on South Buckner Boulevard and did much of his practical work at Sparkman-Hillcrest to earn his associates in applied science.He met LaFleur 16 years ago. LaFleur was is in retail and isn’t a funeral director. They met at JR.’s.“We stared at each other from across the room,” Lewis said. So one day he finally walked up to LaFleur and said, “Are we going to just stare at each other across the room or are you going to ask me out?”LaFleur gave him his email address. Lewis went right home and sent LaFleur a message and the email bounced. LaFleur insists it was an honest mistake.They met up at JR.’s again the next week, exchanged phone numbers and made a date to see each other the following weekend. Lewis said they ate dinner, watched a movie but he left, and they didn’t see each other for another four years.LaFleur was diagnosed with cancer and then he left for Louisiana to take care of his mother. When he returned to Dallas, they met up again on MySpace and have been together ever since.A few years ago, Lewis, who’s a member of the Turtle Creek Chorale, was talking to another member, who is also a funeral director, about how hard it was working for a funeral home owned by a large corporation.“I still want my own place,” he said.“I know a place in Ferris for sale,” the other member told him.A year passed before he decided to at least check out Ferris. The funeral home was still for sale, so on a Sunday morning, he drove to Ferris just to take a look even though he knew the place wouldn’t be open.As he was driving through town, though, he noticed signs for an open house. He decided to stop in and maybe get a feel for the town from the real estate agent.She asked what he was looking for in a house, and he said he was actually interested in Green Funeral Home that was for sale but stopped by the open house to get some information about Ferris from someone local. The agent told him her father owned the funeral home, and she called her dad and arranged for Lewis to meet him.Six months later, Lewis and LaFleur were in the funeral business.Their goal, LaFleur said, is to outgrow the current building within five years. “That means we have four years left,” Lewis said.While Ferris is growing quickly — 150 homes are already under construction on the west side of I-45, and T. Boone Pickens’ widow owns a ranch on the east side of the highway that she plans to develop — the couple knows they can’t rely on business just from the Ferris area.So, Lewis said, anyone was welcome to come to Ferri... https://dallasvoice.com/a-funeral-director-for-the-community/
Meet the Florida fans who sent get-well cards to Feleipe Franks - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
Kissimmee.All to a quarterback who might never play another snap for the Gators, one whose relationship with the fan base has been mixed, at best.RELATED: Five reasons to care about Florida-Missouri“I know he takes a lot of heat from people thinking that he’s just the worst thing that ever happened to Florida,” said Woody Bass, a 48-year-old Georgia resident who will graduate from UF's online program in May. “I didn’t want him to think that.”Neither did Laurie Bonham.?? Will the #Gators beat the brakes off Missouri? Can #FSU clinch a bowl berth? Will #USF slow down Cincinnati??@MBakerTBTimes gives us his picks against the spread in a brand-new Three & Out ????? https://t.co/rFBtzbVrwd pic.twitter.com/3SNikKXxLD— The Identity Tampa Bay (@TheIdentityTB) November 14, 2019“I just felt so bad for him,” said Bonham, a recently retired 64-year-old in Oldsmar.The physical injury was bad enough. But Franks has been a frequent target from fans for most of the past three seasons.One of the lows came last November against Missouri, who hosts the Franks-less Gators this weekend. Franks was booed in the first half and benched in the second of a 38-17 embarrassing home loss to the Tigers. Franks had won every game since then, but Bonham still saw too many people bashing him, despite the improvements he was making in Year 2 under coach Dan Mullen.“His mom was on this web page, and I felt bad for her, too,” Bonham said. “Nobody needed to be doing that. It was just poor manners.”Laurie Bonham (right, seen here with close friend Christy Fraser) was one of the Florida Gators fans who sent get-well cards to injured quarterback Feleipe Franks. [LAURIE BONHAM Special to the Times]Something good came from all the social media chatter: Bonham saw someone post a P.O. box that would collect mail for Franks.Judy Long noticed, too. During her lunch break, the 59-year-old walked from her job at a community bank in Polk County to a Publix down the street to find a card — maybe something with flowers on it.“I’m sure he was down and out,” said Long, a lifelong Florida fan. “A little card like that brightens someone’s day.”Long wrote a note, too, promising to wave at him from the Section 55, Row 4 seats her family has held for almost four decades.Reyce Ramsey went one step farther. With some help... https://www.tampabay.com/sports/gators/2019/11/15/meet-the-florida-fans-who-sent-get-well-cards-to-feleipe-franks/
The perfect rose: 62 years in the making - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, July 23, 2019
Valentine’s Day. If you ask 100 people to name a flower, “99 would name roses,” says David Trinklein, an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Missouri and the author of “Rose: A Brief History.”Roses, he says, have “become synonymous with love and beauty and fragility.”The enthusiasts who jammed the Huntington rose garden in mid-April seemed to feel that way. The plants had started to open, and as the visitors stopped to smell the blossoms, many seemed to be swept up in the wonder of it all.But admiration doesn’t necessarily translate into sales. Americans just aren’t buying roses the way they did in the glory years of the 1960s and ’70s.When sales began declining in the 1980s, roses had already started to develop a reputation as prima donna plants that required regular pruning, spraying, feeding and dead-heading — the removal of spent blooms — to produce more flowers. Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Beach, takes a whiff of a rose known as Huntington's 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Carl Mahanay of Imperial Beach, left, and Lillian Kinkade, 2nd from left, of Redondo Beach., shop with others for bare root roses known as the Huntington’s 100th. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) The Huntington's 100th go on sale for the first time at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) Top, Miles Davis, 5, of Hermosa Bea... https://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-col1-perfect-rose-quest-20190625-htmlstory.html