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How to care for gifted Easter flowers - WTOPWednesday, March 31, 2021
Some double as spring bulb plants.Care for these are generally the same, said Donna Moore, an employee at My Enchanted Florist.“All the bulb plants are pretty much the same, you cannot let them dry out or else they will die,” Moore said. “Keep them moist. Tulips will grow continuously — you just keep the soil nice and wet.”Gardening expert Mike McGrath, who has talked about flower care for decades, explained how to maintain bulbs indoors until you’re ready to plant them outside in the fall.“My favorite Easter flowers are spring bulbs that are already blooming in pots,” McGrath said.He advised when you purchase potted flowering bulbs: “You want the heads to be nice and tight, and then you might have an indoor show for a good two weeks.”McGrath provided these steps once you get the plant home:Take the foil off the base, give a good watering if the plant seems light. Let it ‘show’ in the darkest and coolest room of the house, away from direct sunlight. Once the flower fades, cut off the very top of the stem, so no seed heads form. Take the plant outside and let it absorb sunlight through its green leaves. Water it during dry periods. When leaves turn brown, you can take the bulbs out of the pot, store them indoors, until Halloween or Thanksgiving. Then you can plant them outdoors, and with any luck, they will rebloom right around every Easter, and do what they are supposed to do — be an internal symbol of spring.McGrath said if you decide to purchase cut flowers, buy them when the pedals are still “folded up tight and not fully open yet.”He advised recutting the stems when you get them home, putting them in a vase with fresh water and changing the water daily. And he warned: “Don’t mix daffodils with tulips” or any other flowers in a vase.“They will both suffer,” McGrath said. “If you want to do it right, daffodils get their own vase and so do tulips. In fact, every species should get their own vase.” Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.© 2021 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. https://wtop.com/holidays/2021/03/how-to-care-for-gifted-easter-flowers/
Turning a new Leaf: Flower/gift shop helps to revitalize Akron's West Hill neighborhood - Akron Beacon JournalSunday, January 17, 2021
Katie Byard For the Beacon JournalMushrooms, blueberry vines and even small not-yet-ripe tomatoes have ended up in Akron florist Matthew Caleb Moore’s designs.Now he’s arranging for his flower/gift shop — Leaf Home and Blooms — to bloom in a much bigger space, and hopefully, he says, help to revitalize the stretch of West Market Street in West Hill.“There is a lot of potential here,” Moore said, noting the more developed Highland Square commercial strip just a little west on West Market.Leaf, previously called Every Blooming Thing, will move in early November to 449 W. Market St. in the site of the former longtime Stagecoach Antiques store.For now, while that space is being renovated, Leaf is operating out of the bottom of a house tucked behind the onetime antiques shop. Leaf moved to West Market from 1079 W. Exchange St., a little more than a mile away, late last year. Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan plans to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new location Nov. 10.“We are hoping we spark development here... connect this part of West Hill with Highland Square more and create a walkable pa... https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2020/09/30/leaf-flower-gift-shop-helps-revitalize-west-hill-akron/3561752001/
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/
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/
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.
10 Northern Michigan Florists – mynorth.com - MyNorth.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
February and whether yours is a newly budding relationship or a blossoming one, let your significant other know they’re special to you with a Valentine’s Day bouquet from a Northern Michigan florist.These 10 Northern Michigan florists (from Traverse City to Ludington!) are great to keep in mind for Valentine’s Day, but they also create arrangements year-round for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, parties and more!Beads and Blooms Florist78 N. Jebavy Dr. Ludington, MI 49431, 231.845.6537 or 231.425.4133A local florist that delivers on a personal level, “all flower arrangements are artistically arranged in a vase and hand-delivered to the recipient.” Flower’s From Sky’s the Limit413 Michigan St. Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.347.7770Pick out the perfect pair of posies (or whatever suits your fancy) online and choose from a wide variety of arrangements that can be delivered in Petoskey or nationwide. Flower Station341 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.946.1742, toll free:Located a short walk from the heart of downtown Traverse City, the Flower Station is a family owned store that offers a selection of imported and locally grown fresh flowers.Hagstrom’s Flowers910 South Mitchell... https://mynorth.com/2015/01/10-northern-michigan-florists/
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/