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Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer's experience in the floral shop set the tone for a 32-year vocation. She worked at shops such as Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach, hotels and private homes. Her bosses lived in the old Nixon home, so this affiliation opened the door for her to work on the opening of the Nixon Library.Palmer moved to Taos when her husband was hired as the chief financial officer at Taos Pueblo. "Taos is a beautiful place. It's unique and amazing, and that includes the people," she said.Palmer said that she doesn't have to work at this career, but she chooses to do so. "The occasions for which I prepare begins as visions in my mind. It's hard work, bur worth it. I relate with my clients in order to give them good customer service. The event usually lasts one day, and I want to get it right. I want to please the guest(s) of honor," explained Palmer.She cited a special floral piece for a biker's funeral. "I created a special Harley Davidson item for the funeral. The cross was wrapped in leather. I used Birds of Paradise flowers to resemble the bike flames," described Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father... https://www.taosnews.com/stories/know-your-neighbor-margaret-palmer,60914?
The local flower movement is flourishing in Toronto - Toronto StarTuesday, May 21, 2019
The Toronto Flower Market. “Flowers that have been picked that morning are so vibrant and fresh, they have a whole different energy than flowers that are imported,” says Sarah Nixon, a floral designer and urban flower farmer who owns My Luscious Backyard and has been growing flowers in neighbourhood yards for the past seventeen years. In the beginning, Nixon was cutting fresh flowers from her own yard, putting them in mason jars and selling them at a local farmer’s market. It was a hit. From there she says demand for her flowers took off and she realized that if she wanted to keep growing flowers she would have to find additional space to grow her blooms besides her own backyard. She began to notice empty yards, neglected gardens and the potential to transform these unused spaces into flower gardens. She approached neighbours and friends, putting letters in mailboxes and flyers in nearby coffee shops, and says she will still drop a letter in someone’s mailbox if she sees they have a flat, full sun, empty yard and gets the sense that they might appreciate it. “It’s a trade. They get to enjoy a yard filled with flowers that they don’t have to pay for and they don’t have to do any work. It’s a win-win, people love it,” says Nixon. Last year her urban farm included ten yards in the Parkdale/Roncesvalles neighbourhood where she has a small team of people who work part-time. She grows approximately 60 varieties of flowers including many that aren’t easily found at a standard florist, like foxglove (her favourite) in addition to heirloom varieties or types that are bred for their value as a cut flower. She says dah... https://www.thestar.com/life/2019/04/20/the-local-flower-movement-is-flourishing-in-toronto.html
Dolphinton blossoms in annual Flower ShowTuesday, August 28, 2018
Caitlin Cairns, 2nd Daniela Inman, Erin Naysmith; decorated paper plate - 1st Millie Campbell, 2nd Kaitlin Gilbey, 3rd Lois Campbell; potato - 1st Anna Milne, 2nd Erin Milne, 3rd Alistair Nixon. Children Nine-15: A decorated cup cake - 1st Niamh Cairns, 2nd Eilidh Lister; a flower arrangement in a drinks can - 1st Eilidh Lister, 2nd Xanthe Abernethy, 3rd Niamh Cairns; a drawing of a dog - 1st Jill Cottier, 2nd Fearn Mackintosh, Eilidh Lister; a piece of handwork - 1st Eilidh Lister, 2nd Niamh Cairns, 3rd Fearn Mackintosh; a selfie - 1st Campbell Mackintosh, 2nd Jill Cottier, Eilidh Lister; a farmyard in a shoebox - Xanthe Abernethy, 2nd Harris Cairns, 3rd Niamh Cairns; a computer generated invitation card - 1st Destinee Brown, 2nd James Allison, 3rd Ava Carey; potato - 1st Robert Nixon, 2nd Rory Dreghorn, 3rd Josh Davidson.a href="https://b... http://www.peeblesshirenews.com/news/16600039.dolphinton-blossoms-in-annual-flower-show/
6 Royal Wedding Bouquets To Use For Your Own Wedding Inspiration - Elite DailyMonday, May 07, 2018
Your guests will be in awe of how romantic you look walking down the aisle.2White RosesAdam NixonIt doesn't get much more elegant than carrying a bouquet of white roses on your wedding day. Especially when they're in full bloom, this flower radiates beauty and will surely make you look like one of the royals. Your flowers will at least get a very regal moment on your Instagram feed, if they don't make it into a major wedding magazine. I think it's safe to say Meghan Markle might even approve. After all, she's incorporating white garden roses into her bunch, too.3PeoniesAndrew YaremchukPut some peonies in your bouquet if you truly want to channel major princess vibes on your way to your very own happily ever after. These flowers will feel romantic and will be a regal addition to your look you've been dreaming of. Including a couple of birch branches like the royals might even make saying, "I do" a little sweeter.Truth is, your wedding is all about starting the rest of your life with your significant other. You want the flowers to fit the mood. Peonies will probably put your guests in the happiest of tears, so be sure to pack some tissues for your event, too.4Foxglovesa href="https...
Corpse flower at Cornell could bloom in temperate climate for first time - The Ithaca VoiceTuesday, August 01, 2017
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Minns Garden. It’s believed to be the first time a corpse flower has ever bloomed outside in a temperate region, according to Kevin Nixon, professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS).Titan arums, native to the sweltering tropical forests of Sumatra, produce the largest unbranched inflorescences in the plant world, reaching heights more familiar to the tallest professional basketball players. They have captured the fascination of the public around the world for their huge size and extraordinary reproductive strategy: When flowering, the plants create high heat, and produce purple coloring and strong odors that mimic rotting flesh, to attract pollinating insects that feed on carrion.This Titan arum, named Carolus, is one of two in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory’s collection. When Carolus last bloomed in 2015, it reached 76 inches at flowering.As of July 26, Carolus stood 41 inches tall and was growing about three inches per day. But predicting exactly when the inflorescence will peak will be especially difficult as the cooler temperatures outside could slow its progress. Cornell’s plant experts estimate that Carolus could flower in early to mid-August, but there is no prior data with which to predict how it will acclimate to conditions and variables such as rain, changing light, and the risk of severe weather that could disrupt growth or even cause the plant to not fully develop.That uncertainty is part of the fun, says Karl Niklas, the Liberty Hyde Bailey professor in the Plant Biology Section of SIPS.“Whatever happens, we’ll learn something new this year,” says Niklas. “The Titan arum’s extravagant characteristics never fail to capture people’s attention. These plants are wonderful teaching tools to showcase to the public just how fantastic th...
Hutto Flower Market opens on FM 1660 - Community Impact NewspaperSunday, February 09, 2020
Taylor Jackson Buchanan is the editor for the Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from The University of Texas. ... https://communityimpact.com/austin/round-rock-pflugerville-hutto/business/2019/11/12/hutto-flower-market-opens-on-fm-1660/
You Can Pick-Your-Own Strawberries At A Magical Flower Farm Near Houston This Spring - NarcitySaturday, January 18, 2020
Spring is coming a lot sooner than we think so that means it's time to start looking into what cute plans we want to make as soon as the flowers start blooming again. Texas is home to many beautiful fields of flowers and here in Houston, there is a flower and strawberry farm with pick-your-own fruit and bouquets.Atkinson Farms is located just outside of Houston and is about to open back up on March 1. It is a "Pick-Your-Own" farm where you can go out to the strawberry and flower fields and pick your own pail of fresh berries or your own bouquet of colorful flowers... or both!While you're there, you can also pick up the freshest produce possible in their market so you don't have to worry about grabbing groceries later.The strawberry fields open back up on March 1 but we recommend keeping up with their Facebook for updates so you know when flowers will be ready for picking, which opened back up in May last year.Visiting their sprawling strawberry and flower fields is the best way to spend a sunny spring day.It would be such a cute date, picking fresh strawberries to take home and use to make a yummy strawberry cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, or... https://www.narcity.com/things-to-do/us/tx/houston/a-houston-flower-farm-has-pick-your-own-strawberries-this-spring
Taos event planner helps make holidays, weddings about you - taosnewsWednesday, December 11, 2019
Palmer.Palmer has worked with wedding parties who come from all over the world for a destination ceremony in Taos. She coordinated weddings for residents from Texas, Colorado and Africa, among other places. Many of her clients favor garden weddings, and Palmer enjoys such events because of the color and texture they provide.An interesting challenge in this realm includes a wedding at Old Martina's Hall in which the couple requested an outdoor garden theme in an indoor setting. "When I receive such a request, I strive to rely on visions of nature, especially the forest, for various types of flowers. I keep in mind whether people have allergies, especially sage," Palmer related.Palmer rightfully earned the name Taos Floral Diva, and under this title one may seek her website. Her business also uses the title Margaret Palmer Floral Design. Some of the brides and grooms become her friends and they invite her to their wedding as a guest.FamilyPalmer experienced some firsts in her genealogical lineage. Her late father Giuseppi Vitulli arrived in this country from Italy, thus making his children first generation Italian American. Her late mother, Evelyn, on the other hand, was a first-generation citizen herself because her parents came to the United States from Calabria, Italy.Her father worked as a Merchant Marine and came to this country with a strong work ethic. He arrived in America illegally, to escape Mussolini's Italy during World War II, and later became a naturalized citizen.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?
Have yourself a Katy little Christmas: a guide to Katy gift giving - ChronWednesday, December 11, 2019
Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious smell, but this Texas shaped candle is unlike any other candle out there. The candles are available in soy or paraffin wax, depending on your preferences. Their most popular fragrances are Orange Marmalade and Creme Brulee, but fair warning, the smells are so delicious they might make you hungry. less 1. Texas Candle in Creme Brulee, Katelyn’s Korner CandlesKaty’s oldest candle company has been hand crafting candles for over 20 years. All their candles are beautiful and have a delicate but luxurious ... more Photo: Courtesy Photo Photo: Courtesy Photo ... https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Have-yourself-a-Katy-little-Christmas-a-guide-to-14846842.php