Archive: June, 2011

Daniel Lee ‘Dan’ Martin, 81: Local florist had an international reputation

News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: By Rick Badie The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dan Martin applied his creative touches on floral arrangements for grand weddings, parties and special events for 53 years. Three clients in particular stand out. The largest funeral order he ever received was for the service of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in [...]

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Missing man found buried in wife’s flower garden

News from DigitalJournal.com: Raleigh – A North Carolina man, thought to be in a nursing home following a stroke over a decade ago, was found by police investigators buried in the backyard of the home where he had lived with his wife, in a well kept flower garden. Ruth Huber Bostic, 78, died last year [...]

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Angry Hot Dog Vendor Wants To Be Your Bridal Florist

News from Gothamist: Today The Post published a short article on Financial District hotdog vendor-turned-bridal florist Kohnoor Begum. “Business is very slow,” Begum explained of her decision to expand her cart offerings outside the city Marriage Bureau. “We need to make more money.” Intrigued by Begum’s unique business plan, we took a trip down to [...]

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Business Spotlight: Old Town Flowers & Gifts

News from Patch.com: Nikki Fields opened Old Town Flowers & Giftsin 2008. Located at 79 Main St. in Lilburn, Fields offers her customers an assortment of floral choices and gifts by local and national artists. I recently sat down with Nikki to talk about her flower shop. Patch: How did you become a florist? Nikki: [...]

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The return of the butler: How Paul Burrell is alone and back in England …

News from Daily Mail: By Helen Weathers Last updated at 1:37 AM on 25th June 2011 Her rock: Paul Burrell with Diana Had Diana lived, she would have been 50 next Friday. Her former butler, Paul Burrell, has more reason than most to reflect on what might have been. ‘If Diana were alive, I would [...]

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Terraced flower garden has a sad story to tell

News from Pocono Record: A coleus grows from a boot that belonged to Sonya Riley’s son Seamus, who died in a car crash in August 2009, not long after he signed his mom up for the garden tour.Keith R. Stevenson/Pocono Record By AMANDA TYLER June 25, 2011 Sprawled across a bank lies Sonya Riley’s luscious, [...]

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Florist keeps growing in her profession

News from Herald Sun: Rebecca Beckett, 24, from Bosky Blooms in Ripponlea is entering the Florist of the Year competition at Highpoint. Picture: Craig Borrow Source: Herald Sun FLORIST Rebecca Beckett is confident her bold creations will give her the edge over other competitors at this year’s Florist of the Year competition. The 24-year-old will [...]

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Diggin In: Grow your own cutting garden

News from MiamiHerald.com: NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Simple, natural and sustainable. It’s how organic gardener Lisa Ziegler grows healthy, prolific crops at her cut-flower farm in southeastern Virginia. For more than a decade, Ziegler has cultivated fields of flowers, harvesting thousands of stems weekly for fresh bouquets she sells at boutiques and farmers’ markets and [...]

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Mao as Marilyn, Louis Kahn’s Sketches, Strange Flower Garden: Chelsea Art

News from Bloomberg: “Interior, Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece” (1951), by Louis I. Kahn, is part of the late architect’s exhibition “Building a View” at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York. Source: Lori Bookstein Fine Art via Bloomberg “The White Church, No. 2, Rockport, Massachusetts” (1930-36) by Louis I. Kahn. Source: Lori Bookstein Fine Art [...]

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Father’s Day florist freed

News from Trinidad & Tobago Express: NO RECORD: Vijay Nanan, right, looks on as a police officer leaves the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday with some of the flowers shown to the court as evidence. —Photo: Innis Francis Story Created: Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 PM ECT Story Updated: Jun 21, 2011 at 10:44 PM ECT [...]

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