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Instagram florists are changing the $7 billion industry - Marketplace - Marketplace.orgTuesday, April 04, 2017
The contemporary florists have kind of opened up the vocabulary of what you can put into a flower arrangement," Deborah Needleman says. - Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesMarketplaceEmbed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/03/31/economy/instagram-florists-are-changing-7-billion-industry/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe>In T Magazine, Deborah Needleman wrote about the modern floral bouquet and how it's drastically different from the typical red roses or brightly colored daisies we typically see. These changes are happening largely due to a growing movement among florists and flower farmers on Instagram. Needleman sat down with Lizzie O'Leary to discuss this shifting market.Below is an edited excerpt.On the modern floral arragnements:The contemporary florists have kind of opened up the vocabulary of what you can put into a flower arrangement, so it can be anything from herbs, vegetable, oils, weeds, but also really beautiful garden flowers, things from the roadside. They've really opened up what is beautiful and what is acceptable to be in a flower arrangement. Why this movement is happening:It's interesting because I think it's a sort of powerful movement that has the potential to change the floral industry, but it really happened by accident. The proponents of this movement ar...
Cafe Society: Farm-to-table movement branches out with flowers - Ventura County StarTuesday, March 28, 2017
A greenhouse at Gallup & Stribling Orchids in Carpinteria will be the setting for a Field to Vase Dinner presented on March 30 as part of a national tour of similar events organized by Certified American Grown Flowers.(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CERTIFIED AMERICAN GROWN FLOWERS)Has the 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show — which wraps up Sunday at the Earl Warren Showgrounds — left you hungry for more?The trend for showering edible flowers over cocktails and plates aside, the question isn't as strange as it sounds. Witness the existence of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, which on March 30 will pay a visit to Gallup & Stribling Orchids in Carpinteria.Presented by Certified American Grown Flowers, a coalition of domestic growers, the tour consists of pop-up dinners at seven flower and foliage farms across the country. Some of the sites are fields in full bloom. Others are greenhouses. All offer meals made by regional chefs using local ingredients. Beer, wine and flora... http://www.vcstar.com/story/life/columnists/lisa-mckinnon/2017/03/17/cafe-society-farm--table-movement-branches-out-flowers/98909306/
Flower fields become dining rooms during American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour - Garden Center MagazineTuesday, January 31, 2017
Roses grows and sells roses, alstroemeria, tulips, lilies and a wide selection of gerbera daisies. The Field to Vase Dinner Tour travels to Carpinteria, Calif., on Thursday, March 30, to the home of Gallup & Stribling Orchids, provider of beautiful, premium-cut and potted cymbidium and tropical orchids.Other spring, summer and fall destinations across the country include:The Flower Fields, Carlsbad, Calif., on Thursday, April 20, home of the Tecolote® Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian buttercup or Ranunculus asiaticus. Incredibly colorful and beautiful, the ranunculus flower is native to Asia Minor and is a member of the Buttercup family.Destiny Hill Farm, Washington, Pa., on Saturday, June 24, overlooks historic Washington and showcases the beauty of the Pittsburgh region, including 137 acres of fragrant lavender, and an array of florals, berries and shrubs.Scenic Place Peonies, Homer, Alaska, on Thursday, July 29, is located on the scenic East Hill, overlooking Kachemak Bay, at an elevation of 1,150 feet and grows 14 cultivars of peonies for the cut-flower market. It is one of America’s largest producers of fresh-cut peony stems.Hope Flower Farm, Waterford, Va., on Sunday, Oct. 8, located in the heart of Loudoun County’s breathtaking countryside, is a playground for floral design and teaching. Situated on 25 acres, the farm is complete with two traditional barns, a quaint tenant house and an abundance of ground for planting – as well as for hosting farm-to-table dinners, stylized photo shoots and workshops.FernTrust, Seville, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 18, is a cooperative of 13 family farms encompassing a combined 350 acres growing a variety of ferns, grasses and foliage plants for the fresh-cut floral market, including tree fern, leatherleaf, aspidistra and more. Florida’s blend of warm/cold temperatures nurture dark color, lush plants and textural interest, and is the perfect climate for cultivating gorgeous greens.Field to Vase dinners are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at each destination. Attendees will leave with beautiful memories, gifts from the tour’s generous sponsors, and a greater understanding of why fresh, Certified American Grown Flowers in the home – and on the table – are important to health, well-being, local economies and good conversation.Destination dinners generally sell out quickly. Seating and tickets are limited. For more about participating farms, floral designers and chefs – and for reservations, tickets and travel information – visit the website at www.americangrownflowers.com/fieldtovase, and be sure to sign up for the e-newsletter. For up-to-the-minute news, visit the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour on Facebook and Twitter. http://www.gardencentermag.com/article/certified-american-flowers-dining-tour/
Flower, Nursery Growers' Association to Lead Tours of 'America's Flower Basket' - NoozhawkMonday, April 11, 2016
Among the flowers that will be showcased are roses, gerberas, orchids and more. Each farmer will demonstrate a variety of sustainable growing and harvesting practices.Participating growers include Gallup & Stribling Orchids, Maximum Nursery, Myriad Flowers, Ocean Breeze International, Pianta Bella Nursery and Westland Orchids, Inc.“Today 74 percent of consumers have no idea where the flowers they buy are grown,” said Kasey Cronquist, CEO and ambassador of the California Cut Flower Commission. “So, most people do not realize that 80 percent of flowers sold in our country are now imported. Tours like these help to drive awareness of locally grown flowers and the reasons why consumers’ support for American-grown flower farmers is important.” “We’re pleased to partner with our sponsors to give the community a chance to learn more about our wonderful community of flower farmers,” said June Van Wingerden, president of the Santa Barbara Flower & Nursery Growers’ Association. “This event is important because it provides an annual opportunity to invite the public into our farms to see the beauty growing inside. We have so many beautiful plants and flowers growing inside Carpinteria’s greenhouses, the tours allows us to share that beauty and highlight how our flower farms help the local economy and provide many types of jobs.”— Anna Kalins represents the California Cut Flower Commission. http://www.noozhawk.com/homes_lifestyle/article/flower_nursery_growers_association_to_lead_tours_of_americas_flower_basket
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Margaret Vitulli married her high school sweetheart, Richard Palmer, 30 years ago. The couple raised two children. Daughter Paisley, 27, received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque and her M.A. at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is an archaeologist for an environmental company and plans to marry Matthew De Freese in Hawaii on Dec. 16. The Palmers' son, Allen, 25, completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In April, he wed his wife, Serenah. The couple lives in San Antonio, where he serves in the Air Force as a commissioned officer.Personal interestsPalmer prefers to live in the moment, and loves sharing stories. The frequent volunteer helped with hockey, soccer, tennis, drama, fundraising and many activities in the schools, including substitute teaching. She supports the Taos County Chamber of Commerce as a member and an ambassador. "I like to stay involved with town things, and that includes political campaigns," said Palmer.As frequent travelers, the Palmers visited Europe and Russia and have gone American river boat cruising. The couple enjoys traveling with family. Anticipated future vacation spots include Alaska, Machu Picchu and Africa.In this season of Thanksgiving, Palmer said she is grateful. "I give thanks for another day in paradise. I live in a wonderful place. Our children received a good education in the Taos schools and they continue to come to Taos whenever possible. I love to spend time with family and travel the world. The Taos sunsets are the best. I love my life here with my husband - who's my best friend." ... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
How Much Does a Wedding Cost on Average?Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Geography matters, too. Getting married in New Mexico only costs, on average, $17,000 according to The Knot. But if you get married in New York City (Manhattan), expect to pay around $76,944. Your head-count matters regardless of budget. The cost of a larger wedding, with 100 people or more, is significantly more than that of an intimate wedding. According to the website CostofWedding.com, 50% of couples keep their wedding costs below $15,000 by opting for an intimate wedding. Yet invite 100 or more guests for a larger wedding, and you're looking at costs totaling twice as much (or more, if you're getting hitched in a big city like San Francisco or New York City). Traditional Wedding Cost Splits Wedding traditions, at least from a financial point of view, haven't changed much over the years. Exhibit "A" is having the bride's family pay the most for the wedding. According to The Knot, the bride's family pays 45% of all wedding costs. Right behind the bride's mom and dad are the actual newlyweds, who contribute 41% of wedding costs. The groom's family pitches in, too, paying 13% of total wedding costs. While traditions remain strong, figuring out who pays for a wedding can be somewhat complicated, given that so many people are getting married (and remarried) later in life. Historically, here's a list of who pays for what in a traditional wedding. It's an important piece of knowledge, considering that you'll need to set up a wedding budget beforehand, and you'll want to know who's paying for individual wedding costs. What the Bride's family traditionally pays for: The reception, complete with drinks, food, music and a wedding cake The wedding ceremony, including flowers and any special decorations The bride's wedding gown The photographer and videographer Limousine or special transportation to the wedding and reception What the Groom's family traditionally pays for: The wedding rehearsal dinner Wedding gifts for the bride and groom What the Bride traditionally pays for: The wedding ring for the groom Any wedding gift for the groom The bride's hairstyling and make-up Wedding gifts for her bridesmaids What the Groom traditionally pays for: The bride and groom's marriage license The bride's engagement ring The honeymoon Any wedding gift for his groomsme... https://www.thestreet.com/personal-finance/education/how-much-does-wedding-cost-14693474
3rd day of Eddy County Fair features flowersTuesday, August 14, 2018
Eddy County Fair Community Center, where children designed floral arrangements to be judged the next day by a panel of nationally-accredited horticulture judges from around New Mexico. Members of the Artesia Garden Club, mostly elementary school students, were hard at work Wednesday to craft their creations in hopes of winning the contest. The Artesia Garden Club was awarded first place in both national and regional horticulture competitions last year, hosted by National Garden Clubs Inc. and New Mexico Garden Clubs. President Julie Foster said getting children involved in the craft is more important than ever in the modern age. And designing the arrangements provided a constructive break betw... https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/day-3-eddy-county-fair/837799002/
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
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