Brighton Flower Shop News
New Rochester dessert shop infuses artisan creativity with flowers - The TimesWednesday, October 28, 2020
Scott Tady Beaver County Times[embedded content]ROCHESTER — Brighton Avenue soon gets a new sweets shop.Flower and Fin opens its brick-and-mortar business Nov. 6, giving Rochester a brand-new dessert shop and artisan goods store that also will sell flowers."We're going to do cakes by the slice, mini pies, salted caramels, brownies, all kinds of good stuff," co-owner Carley Rice said."Also artisanal tonics, bitters, chocolates," added co-owner Tim Vernon, who is Rice's fiance."And also a flower bar, so it's a spot where you can get some pastries and make a bouquet of flowers," Rice said.These custom desserts, flowers and organic salt and sugar infusions for cooking and baking will be sold in a storefront at 167 Brighton Ave., the former production site for the short-lived Brixton Brewing affiliated with Hollywood Gardens tavern.Rice and Vernon knew they had found the right spot, after a successful pop-up appearance last month at a vegan event at the next-door Roots Rochester bar."Our clientele is pretty co... https://www.timesonline.com/story/entertainment/local/2020/10/28/flower-and-fin-new-dessert-shop-opens-rochester/5990553002/
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/
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/
Meet your neighborhood florist, Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers - St. Louis MagazineSunday, July 05, 2020
Karen “Mimo” Davis was a 31-year-old social worker, living in New York City, when her mother and stepfather asked her to look after their greenhouse in Missouri—and the property’s 132 rosebushes—while they honeymooned. “I fell in love with horticulture,” says Davis. Within the year, she left New York and bought a farm in Ashland, Missouri, where she began growing and selling flowers. (In 2008, Davis earned a master’s degree in horticulture.) In 2012, Davis and her then-partner (now wife), Miranda Duschack, got word of a greenhouse for sale in Dutchtown. Feeling adventurous, they bought the greenhouse—designed by Lord & Burnham in the ’50s—with an acre of land, eventually acquiring eight more plots that were once the site of Held’s Florist, a flower farm, dating back to the 1800s. Today, the farmstead is known as Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers, where more than 70 varieties of flowers are grown. “We’re in the heart of the city,” says Davis. “Few people get to connect with farming, and [our shop] gives them the opportunity.”
These Flowers Spring Back After Being Smooshed - Science FridayMonday, April 27, 2020
One of the authors of this study, Nathan Muchhala, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, joins Science Friday to discuss the unique properties of flowers. He discusses flowers’ amazing resilience, as well as how plants and pollinators are responding to fewer people out and about. See more flower species that can bounce back!Dactylorhiza fuchsii that had been tethered bounces back. Credit: W. Scott ArmbrusterFloral reorientation in Stylidium ciliatum. (Left) Normal orientation. (Right) Floral reorientation two days after tethered horizontally. Credit: W. Scott ArmbrusterExamples of floral orientation and symmetry. (Top) Tricyrtis formosana (Liliaceae), a species with upwards-facing flowers with radial symmetry; (Bottom Left) Dephinium glaucum (Ranunculaceae), a species with laterally oriented flowers with bilaterally symmetrical calyces and corollas, but with essentially radially symmetrical androecia and gynoecia at the centre; (Bottom Right) Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae), a species with laterally oriented flowers with radially symmetrical calyces and quasi-bisymmetric corollas; the pendent androecia and gynoecia are bilaterally symmetrical or asymmetric. Credit: W. Scott ArmbrusterPelargonium sp. reorienting. Credit: W. Scott ArmbrusterFurther ReadingRead the full study in the journal New Phytologist. Find out what’s happening on Science Friday…on Thursday. Subscribe to our preview newsletter. label style="display: none !... https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/flowers-bounce/
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/
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/