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Business news: Lifelong Sumter florist opens antique department next door - Sumter ItemMonday, August 24, 2020
Blueware, stained-glass lamps and "Gone with the Wind"-period lamps from the Victorian era, among other items.The antique department's address is 415 Broad St., and some Sumterites likely remember the location as the former Hamm's Jewelry and Goldsmith shop in the 1980s and '90s operated by Joseph Hamm, he said.Newton was a partner with Hamm in the operation.Since then, the building has served as "my storage space," he said.Newton described his new location as "a little toward the higher, better-quality end" for an antique store.He does plenty of research online before purchasing his antiques and tries to be "very reasonable" on pricing with honest and fair prices, he added. "I do a lot of research on eBay, and if I find something on there, I try to ensure the item is priced under what I can find it for on eBay," Newton said. "Then, that should be a plus for the customer because they are looking at the item here. They are not risking it getting damaged in shipment, and they are actually seeing the piece of merchandise."Antique department hours are the same as his florist shop - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. He said he's also available by appointment. ... https://www.theitem.com/stories/lifelong-sumter-florist-opens-antique-department-next-door,341692
Dan Draves: Planting, planting and more planting - Midland Daily NewsWednesday, July 06, 2016
There were crows last year that caused us some frustration and we have seen several bunnies here as well. We planted sweet slice cukes and Sumter picklers because they are the most resistant to the downey mildew that seems to attack every year. The beans we planted are blue lake pole and Kentucky wonder pole as well as derby bush beans, dragon tongues and yellow bush beans.Over at Mike and Becky Clark’s we have planted 17 big containers of tomatoes. All of the cherry tomatoes that we will have are over there as well as our salad size tomatoes like stupice, bloody butcher, red zebra, green zebra and 4th of July. The race is on for the first ripe tomato. Contenders are yellow pear, 4th of July, stupice and snow white. All of those plants have set fruit. I’m going to put my money this year on yellow pear. The pears aren’t as big as the stupice so I feel they can probably get ripe faster because they don’t have as far to go.The main tomatoes will be planted at Dale and Jane Brecht’s gardens tomorrow. Along with the tomatoes we will plant peppers, cabbage( for sauerkraut) as well as winter squash. I think that should cover all of the main vegetables for us this year. We might find some room for some turnips and rutabagas. We like those root crops for stews and pasties in the fall. I know, we have barely started the summer and I am talking about fall meals. You have to plan for the future, right?Oh, I almost forgot we will also plant our dry beans. I got a special treat from Ben Cohen this spring. He gave me six “elephant head” bean seeds. I planted them in containers and they are up and growing already. I will let them grow and produce pods. Then let them dry down so I can save the seeds and split the harvest with Ben. I get to keep half and he gets the other half to continue saving the heirloom seeds of the elephant head beans. The seeds look like someone painted the head of an African elephant on this white bean seed. Very unique and I am excited to see how they shell out this year. In the future we will hopefully be able to grow enough seed so that we can use them in soups and stews and still have enough to plant and harvest year after year.The Dr. Les dahlia was right on schedule last week. It bloomed two days after I submitted my last article. Since then bloom No. 2 has opened and the other Dr. Les plant has its first flower bud. Hill Top Glow has a bud as well. The next question is, will they keep their blooms coming all summer or will they fade out because they started blooming so early? My hope is that they will continue to bloom until fall frost. I will keep you posted.Dan Draves is an advanced master gardener. The Midland County Masters Gardeners will answer questions from readers. If you have a question, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to The Midland Daily News at 124 S. McDonald Street, Midland, MI 48640. http://www.ourmidland.com/accent/dan-draves-planting-planting-and-more-planting/article_cee5c887-22ba-5924-aa03-4027f18afec2.html
Valley Florist in E. Templeton receives $10K in startup money - Worcester Business JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
Valley Florist and Greenhouse in East Templeton has received a $10,000 small business loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp., the Fitchburg organization announced Friday.Brendan Loughman, owner of the company, received the loan, with funds earmarked for startup costs and inventory.Loughman has an advanced certification in floral design, as well as years of experience as a floral designer, according to a NCMDC press release. NCMDC, the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, is a microloan lender which can provide loans to small businesses up to $150,000.Loughman was referred to NCMDC by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University in Worcester. https://www.wbjournal.com/article/valley-florist-in-e-templeton-receives-10k-in-startup-money
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.
A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
Vermonters who have died from COVID-19 since the disease struck the state nearly a year ago. "It often feels like we're just talking about numbers and tallies," said creator Jayson Munn, a florist who mainly works weddings and other events. "I thought this was a great opportunity to do it in the public square." Burlington was one of about 80 cities nationwide that hosted an art installation as part of the Floral Heart Project. Created by New York City-based artist Kristina Libby, the idea was to designate March 1 as a national day of mourning to publicly grieve those "lost to and suffering from COVID-19." As of Tuesday, more than 515,000 Americans have died. Munn said one woman he talked to had lost her husband to the disease. She told him that visiting the flower memorial had been the first time she'd publicly grieved his death; both she and Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himself and read the sign that Munn had erected explaining the display, "and it just struck me," he said. His uncles, twins Leon and Cleon Boyd, had died of COVID-19 early last April, just six days apart. "It's amazing," Boyd said of the display. "It's a good gesture. It puts it into perspective, you know?" Boyd walked over to Munn and told him he'd lost his uncles. Munn picked up two long-stemmed roses from the bricks, and then handed them to Boyd. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
5 Best Florists in San Diego?? - Kev's BestWednesday, March 31, 2021
Florist. Source: PixabayBelow is a list of the top and leading Florists in San Diego. To help you find the best Florists located near you in San Diego, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.San Diego’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in San Diego are:Allen’s Flowers & Plants – favored floral shop with humble beginningsBalboa Florist San Diego – unique gift items paired with fresh cutsWholesale Flowers and Supplies – San Diego’s hidden gemRosita’s Flower Shop of San Diego – flower decorations with passion and sincerityHouse of Stemms – largest selection of imported bloomsAllen’s Flowers & PlantsAllen’s Flowers & Plants. Source: Screenshot from www.allensflowers.comAllen’s Flowers & Plants has been winning the hearts of San Diegans for more than 30 years now. The store has a humble beginning with its original shop located at the back of a station wagon. Today they are known as a premier florist in the whole county. They specialize in arrangeme... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-san-diego/
Slaughterhouse Workers Can Now Get Free Job Training to Become Florists - VegNewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), sent a letter to Kim Cordova, president of labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, urging her to encourage workers to become florists in light of the ongoing pandemic and offering for PETA to pay for the necessary job training to make the transition. “Working on the kill floor is a dangerous, dirty, dead-end job,” Newkirk said. “PETA is happy to help budding flower arrangers flee the meat industry for the sake of animals and their own mental health.” Last week, a number of meat companies closed slaughterhouses as an increasing number of workers became infected with COVID-19—a disease thought to have originated from a wet animal market, not dissimilar from a slaughterhouse, in Wuhan, China late last year. Smithfield shuttered its Sioux Falls, SD pig slaughterhouse after 230 workers tested positive, Cargill closed its meat-packaging plant near Hazleton, PA, after reporting 130 positive cases, and JBS temporarily shut down its beef slaughterhouse in Souderton, PA after 17 workers tested positive.Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!Subscribe... https://vegnews.com/2020/4/slaughterhouse-workers-can-now-get-free-job-training-to-become-florists