Archive: January, 2014

Crazy for Corn Flower

News from Niagarathisweek.com: Grimsby Lincoln News GRIMSBY — A century after WJ Hughes first began pedalling his glassware, collectors are still crazy for Corn Flower. The glass pieces etched with the distinct flower design have bidders going into war at auction — which is no bother to organizers of the annual What’s In Your Attic [...]

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Jim Lewis, Rocky River florist: Five Questions

News from The Plain Dealer: Q: For Valentine’s Day, will roses have any competition? A: Gerbera daisy bouquets and pink and white oriental lilies are very popular as are bunches of tulips. Jim Lewis Photo courtesy of Bob Dumbrys Q: What is it about flowers that uplifts people and draws florists to the profession? A: [...]

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Street Smarts: Florist with knack for transforming desert into oases named …

News from Arizona Daily Star: A florist with a penchant for land ownership and a knack for transforming the desert into an oasis named a northwest-side street that bears the name of the city of his birth. Francis Hallett “Hal” Burns Sr. was born to William B. and Lucy (Hallet) Burns in Sumter, S.C., in [...]

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Jesse H. Jones Park to hold flower, vegetable gardening classes

News from Houston Chronicle: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center in Humble is offering gardening classes in February. An antique roses class will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. According to a press release from the park, “Roses are often thought finicky and difficult to grow, but antique roses are hardy plant [...]

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BloomNation Returns to its Roots with Chicago Launch

News from Michigan Avenue Magazine: January 16, 2014 | by elle eichinger | Pursuits An arrangement for BloomNation by Dilly Lily.  After two successful years in Los Angeles, BloomNation launches in Chicago, the city where the idea for the online floral service originally took root. When co-founder and chief marketer David Daneshgar was studying for [...]

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All in the family tree: Greenhouse Florist and Nursery is still going strong …

News from Whidbey News-Times: Henry Vanden Haak and his sister Audrey Butler still own and run the business their parents bought 60 years ago. — image credit: Sara Hansen/Whidbey News-Times For 60 years the Greenhouse Florist and Nursery has been a fixture in the Oak Harbor business community. Siblings and owners, Henry Vanden Haak and Audrey [...]

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Start your flower garden now

News from TheChronicleHerald.ca: Looking for a fun project to take your mind off winter? You can start to work on your flower garden by planting seeds indoors for some perennials, and then look forward to blooms this summer. Although most flowering perennials will not bloom until the second season if you start them from seed, [...]

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NYC florist hit by car that plowed through his shop has died

News from New York Daily News: The June 19 scene of the accident in which six people including Mohammed Akkas Ali were injured after allegedly drunk and high driver Shaun Martin plowed his rented Nissan Altima through a tree, a fire hydrant, a phone booth, a parking meter, a light pole and Ali’s flower shop. [...]

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Flower Sales Roses And More Valentines Day Gift Ideas

News from GroundReport: At times, the most “overrated” Valentine’s gift ideas are still the sweetest. Many people are so busy looking for fresh gift ideas that they don’t consider the importance of tradition. While spa dates, romantic dinners and weekend getaways are great, nothing sets the mood better than a tangible gift, one (or two) [...]

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Vendors sought for HCC Flower and Garden Show

News from Herald-Mail Media: The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association is seeking vendors and exhibitors for its annual Flower and Garden Show, which will be Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, at the college’s Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, and [...]

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