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Cooper's Flowers blooms with girls powerlifting team - ReporterNews.comTuesday, March 28, 2017
Cooper girl to win a region powerlifting title when she won the 148-pound weight class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Associations’ Region I Division I meet on March 4 in Levelland.“I was really, really shocked, to be honest,” Flowers said of the region title. “There’s a lot more girls on other teams. They had higher squats and higher benches than I did. I ended up coming back around with the dead lift. It’s a blessing, to be honest. I thank God and I thank my coaches and teammates for pushing me.”Flowers won the title with a 745-pound total to beat out San Angelo Lake View’s Leezet Paez by 30 pounds. After lifting 270 in the squat and 135 in the bench press, Flowers vaulted to the top with a personal-best lift of 340 in the dead lift. Not only was it 15 more pounds than she had ever lifted in the event before, it also was a region record.“I didn’t know I could do that much,” Flowers said. “I underestimate myself a lot.”One person who doesn’t underestimate Flowers’ ability is Cooper girls powerlifting coach Danny Dudgeon.“She’s here every day, and she works her tail off in that weight room,” he said. “She enjoys lifting, which is a little unique. I have to run her out of the weight room, which is a good problem. She’s a great kid.”Flowers also runs track. She’s a sprinter, while she also competes in two field events — high jump and shot put. But her first love is powerlifting, which, like Dudgeon said, is unique. Most athletes lift because they have to. Flowers lifts because she wants to.“I like to lift because I feel like to get faster and stronger, you need to lift more often,” she said. “I like the thrill of the crowd cheering you on and all the adrenaline. I guess I’m just different.”Buy PhotoCooper junior Tatiana Flowers works with barbells in the school's weight room. Flowers, who won a region title in the 148-pound weight class earlier this month, will compete at the state powerlifting meet Friday, March 17, 2017 in Waco. (Photo: Joey D. Richards/Abilene Reporter-News)Flowers’ approach to the sport is refreshing for Dudgeon, an assistant football coach who’s been coaching the girls powerlifting team the last two years.“It’s a little different, and she takes a lot of pride in what she does in the weight roo... http://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/03/16/coopers-flowers-blooms-girls-powerlifting-team/99243862/
HS roundup: Cooper's Flowers, AHS' Osborne win region powerlifting titles - ReporterNews.comMonday, March 06, 2017
Cooper logo(Photo: none)LEVELLAND - Cooper’s Tatiana Flowers won the 148-pound weight class and Abilene High's Aliyanna Osborne won the 198-pound class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association’s Region I-Division I Meet on Saturday at Levelland High School.Flowers set a region record in the deadlift with a lift of 340 pounds en route to a 745 total. The junior advances to the state meet March 17 at Waco’s Extraco Events Center.Osborne lifted a total of 780 pounds as Abilene High had four lifters qualify for state and five medalists. Also earning a state berth were Britni Starr (second in the 132-pound class, 680 total), Jasmin Mendez (fourth at 105, 480 total) and Mya Ramos (fourth at 220, 655 total.Abilene High's Zenaida Renteria was fourth in he 259-plus class with a total of 655. Cooper’s Christina Swanner finished fifth in the 97 weight class (375).BASEBALLBulldogs finish Red River Classic perfectBURKBURNETT - The Wylie baseball team capped off an undefeated trip to the Red River Classic... http://www.reporternews.com/story/sports/high-school/2017/03/05/hs-roundup-coopers-flowers-ahs-osborne-win-region-powerlifting-titles/98749660/
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 Best Spring Flowers to Plant of Display - Gotham MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Tulips grow best with full or afternoon sun and water weekly. The tulip planting process begins in November, so if you want a simple but beautiful display, your best bet is to stop by your nearest florist.DaffodilsDaffodils are an easy perennial flower grown in most regions of North America, excepting the hottest and most humid. If planting, begin in the winter so blooms can arrive at the start of spring. Water when the weather is dry. If kept in a vase, they should be kept alone, as their stems release a liquid that can wilt other flowers. We recommend a bouquet of golden ducat, petit four and rip van winkle - all types of daffodils.HyacinthsKnown for their intense fragrance and bright colors, Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They do well in full sun and require frequent watering if there's no regular rain. They come in a wide variety of colors, from Blue Jacket, to blue-purple, Carnegie, pure white, City of Haarlem, buttery yellow, Delft Blue, soft blue, Jan Bos and fuchsia.ForsythiaBelonging to the olive family, Forsythia are low-maintenance flowering shrubs that grow quickly in an upright, arching form. They can grow to be up to 10 feet tall, so if planting, choose your spot wisely. Forsythia grow best with at least six hours of direct sun and moderately moist soil, so only water if experiencing a drought.RhododendronRhododendrons are often tubular, funnel or bell-shaped and very fragrant. These beauties do well in climates with adequate rainfall and moist springs and summers, so water pretty frequently if you live in a dry area. Place your rhododendrons in a slightly shaded area, but avoid deep shade or full sun.See also: The 5 Best Yoga Mats to Unroll in 2021PeoniesPeonies typically loom from late spring to early summer, depending on your location and variety. There are six variations of Peonies, including anemone, single, Japanese, semi-double, double, and bomb. The sweet fragrances ... https://gothammag.com/best-spring-flowers
7 Important Things to Consider Before Ordering Flowers Online - Hurricane Valley TimesWednesday, March 31, 2021
Delivery AreaEven though online florists provide an extremely accessible flower buying experience, not every florist can ensure delivery to every single part of the US. For example, if you or your giftee live in a more isolated part of the country, like in a remote area or a rural location, florists can’t guarantee that your flowers can be delivered in the best condition.Not all florists have the same exact shipping capabilities. Some can deliver to more addresses than others, so it’s important to look at more than one online store. Before you officially place your order, be sure to confirm that the provider you want can actually send it over to your target address.2. Delivery SpeedGift giving is certainly no easy task. That’s why flowers always come in as the most reliable solution anytime you’re stuck on what to do. They make for an easy grab on a quick trip to your local florist or supermarket.However, the situation might be a little different for ordering online. That’s because not all websites can provide fast last-minute flower deliveries. If you’re running out of time and need your bouquet to be shipped as soon as possible, ensure that your selected vendor can do same-day or next-day delivery.3. Professional AffiliationThere are plenty of florists that are involved with a floral wire service such as FTD, Teleflora, and several others. These wire services are essentially established companies that work at the center of all the order exchanges and fulfillment between local florists and third-party sale agents.Additionally, many other vendors are also affiliated with other industry groups and trade organizations, such as The Society of American Florists.When it comes to picking out a vendor, it’s in your best interest to rank those that professionally affiliate with these floral wire services, groups, and organizations higher. That’s because they can signify a commitment to the craft, a level of professionalism, and heightened credibility.4. Payment OptionsNowadays, there are far more options to pay for gifts than cash alone. That’s especially true for online purchases. While you can always use the most popular method of using a credit card to pay for your flowers, some flower delivery services have actually expanded the number of payment methods they can accept. How about that for inclusivity and convenience?If you’d rather pay with PayPal, Bitcoin, or in whatever alternative way you prefer, you can scout out some of the flower vendors that can accommodate you the best.5. PricingWithout a doubt, pricing should be one of the top factors to consider when ordering flowers on the web. That’s where you may need to step in with a little research, because not every flower vendor will offer the same prices.Some may be conveniently cheaper than others, but never sacrifice good quality for a low bargain. Don... https://hvtimes.com/7-important-things-to-consider-before-ordering-flowers-online/
Florists keep busy during pandemic | News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
Chrest said.Chrest said although the position can be demanding, one of her most meaningful goals as a florist is to make each customer smile.“It’s a lot of hard work, especially during those extremely long days; But the results achieved at the end of the day are advantageous,” she said.The same went for Niki Nygaard of Flower Central in Minot as her business has been busy during the pandemic since people are steadily sending flowers and plants to their loved ones. “During the week of Mother’s Day, I stood on my feet for over 80 hours designing flowers,” said Nygaard. “Being a florist is fun as it keeps you busy, but it’s very demanding as the holidays are crazy.”When operating during non-holidays, Flower Central regularly staffs nine employees. During holidays Nygaard said she fluctuates due to high demand. To meet the needs of the customers, she employs 16 workers to have more hands available for deliveries and curbside assistance. For example, in the week of Mother’s Day, she had six vans running concurrently each day to help deliver to customers.Following strict guidelines during the pandemic, Flower Center has limited the shop to two to three customers inside at a time. Upon arrival, if customers decline curbside assistance, they are offered rubber gloves or hand sanitizer before entering the shop.“We have to change how we do things now and then,” said Nygaard. “Like when we hand out deliveries, we call ahead to have the customers meet us at the door. We set down the order on their doorstep, so there’s no hand-to-hand contact.”Flower Centrals’ hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.Flower Central, Peony Petals Floral & Gifts and Perfect Petals are gearing up for Memorial Day and the festivities of graduations. Each shop is up and running and ready to deliver special requests for the desired families. Jill Schramm/MDNThrivent Action Team volunteer Abby Haff carries a load of items from a motel room Saturday during cleanup of the grounds and buildings at 1901 S. Broadway, the site of the future Broadway Circle project. Submitted PhotoA B-52 bomber from Minot Air Force Base will fly over medical facilities in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot today for an Air Force Salute to essential workers. Photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny. Submitted photoIn preparation for Memorial Day next Monday, a Wall of Honor display was erected at the bell tower this past weekend in Rosehill Memorial Park that lists more than 400 names of those who have participated in the annual Wreaths Across America since 2014. A statue of a soldier kneeling by a cross is shown in front of the wall. dt class="gallery-icon lan... https://www.minotdailynews.com/life/business/2020/05/florists-keep-busy-during-pandemic/
How to care for gifted Easter flowers - WTOPWednesday, March 31, 2021
Soon, it will be time to hit your local florist or grocery store to pick out flowers for your holiday celebration — whether you’re seeing someone in person, or simply dropping off well wishes.This year, florists have seen more curbside deliveries and loose flowers as gifts, opposed to traditional centerpiece orders for family dinner tables, but the desire for customary flowers like Easter lilies, tulips and hyacinths has not changed.“Potted Easter lilies and tulips are very popular this time of year,” said Missy Willson, owner of My Enchanted Florist in Sandy Spring, Maryland. “Stock flowers in lavenders, pinks and soft pastel shades are also popular. It’s a very fragrant flower and the colors are perfect for Easter.”Willson said if you end up with potted lilies, they like to be in bright light, but they need to be kept in a cool area.“The soil should be dry to the touch — because if you overwater them, you’ll kill the plant. Leaves will start to turn yellow and then they start to die.”Other popular flowers available for Easter include daffodils, hyacinth, grape hyacin... https://wtop.com/holidays/2021/03/how-to-care-for-gifted-easter-flowers/