Archive: May, 2012

Abergavenny florist ‘thrilled’ at Chelsea flower show prize

News from Free Press Series: Abergavenny florist ‘thrilled’ at Chelsea flower show prize 5:25pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in Monmouthshire news By Hayley Mills Charlotte Cook with her silver award Two Monmouthshire competitors at the Chelsea Flower Show have come away with prizes. A young florist from Abergavenny won silver at the show, while Penhow [...]

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New Zealand’s Leading Florist Goes Wild in Queenstown

News from Seattle Post Intelligencer: Auckland-based gift store and flower delivery company, Wild Poppies, has bought Renaissance Florist in Queenstown, combining the famous Wild Poppies offering with Renaissance’s local ties. (PRWEB) May 31, 2012 Wild Poppies co-owner, Kerry Bradburn, says of the expansion, “I’ve always had a love affair with Queenstown. It’s one of the [...]

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Two Young Butterflies Discover Flower Garden In New Children’s Book

News from ParamusPost.com: By Mel Fabrikant    Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 08:11 PM EDT    Written for children ages 3 to 8, “The Butterfly Adventure” by Nancy Lorraine reveals the world of butterfly buddies who venture out and learn the value of friendship. In “The Butterfly Adventure” (ISBN 1470006065), Nancy Lorraine introduces two young butterflies as they [...]

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UK florist forced to remove Olympic display or face Coca-Cola lawsuit

News from MyFox Washington DC: HANLEY, England – A florist in central England was ordered to take down a tissue-paper window display featuring the Olympic rings, over fears it could invite lawsuits from the Games’ sponsors, including corporate titan Coca-Cola. UK regulators warned Lisa Cross, of La Rose Florists in Hanley, that her unauthorized window [...]

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UK florist forced to remove Olympic display or face Coca-Cola lawsuit

News from MyFox Washington DC: HANLEY, England – A florist in central England was ordered to take down a tissue-paper window display featuring the Olympic rings, over fears it could invite lawsuits from the Games’ sponsors, including corporate titan Coca-Cola. UK regulators warned Lisa Cross, of La Rose Florists in Hanley, that her unauthorized window [...]

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Garden flowers evolved velcro petals to help bees cling on

News from Telegraph.co.uk: Lead researcher Dr Beverley Glover, from Cambridge University, said: ”Many of our common garden flowers have beautiful conical cells if you look closely – roses have rounded conical petal cells while petunias have really long cells, giving petunia flowers an almost velvety appearance, particularly visible in the dark-coloured varieties.” A ”shaking platform” [...]

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Shop told to remove Olympic display

News from FOXSports.com: Updated May 28, 2012 3:17 PM ET A florist in central England was ordered to take down a tissue-paper window display featuring the Olympic rings, over fears it could invite lawsuits from the games’ sponsors, including corporate titan Coca-Cola. OLYMPICS NEWS USOC, IOC reach revenue-sharing deal Subway glitch raises concerns USOC, GE make [...]

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: a barge perfumed by flowers

News from Telegraph.co.uk: That vision, she explains, was inspired by royal iconography – especially the golden state coach, and the coronation gown, designed by Norman Hartnell. While varieties and precise colours will remain a secret until the Sunday afternoon, we do know that the splendour of the royal barge, with its golds, crimsons, purples and [...]

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM Announces Special Offer for Military Members in Recognition …

News from Sacramento Bee: NEW YORK, May 25, 2012 – /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Leading Points Corporation and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC., the world’s largest florist and gift shop, announced a new Military Special Offer in recognition of Memorial Day, aimed to support and honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces. PHOTO: (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120525/CG14318) “We are delighted to announce this [...]

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Florist making special Memorial Day deliveries

News from phillyBurbs.com: MEDFORD — The staff at Richardson’s Flowers is taking extra care with the 400 roses shipped to the shop last week. The bright-orange flowers from farms in South America aren’t any more delicate than the usual inventory, but their recipients make them a cut above the rest. During Memorial Day weekend, the [...]

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