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Apr 27, 2019
The floral industry has a bad environmental track record. The 'slow flower' movement aims to change that - The Globe and Mail
In other words, as beautiful as flowers are, they come to us at an extremely high price. “Most of us haven’t got a clue,” says Becky Feasby, a Calgary grower and owner of Prairie Girl Flowers. “I had worked in the industry for 20 years – in landscape design and as a horticultural therapist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital – and when I found out [the flowers] were all imported it just blew me away. I felt so stupid. “At that point, I realized that the flower industry – as we know it – was unsustainable so I decided to grow my own, make sure everything I used was recyclable, and do my part to enact change.” Feasby is one of the growing number of eco-conscious petal pushers who have joined the “slow flower” movement, an initiative – akin to the slow food movement – that encourages people to buy in-season flowers from small growers in their area. “Floristry is big business worldwide and it’s hard to get people to rethink their ways,” says Natasa Kajganic, a member of the team behind Canadian Flowers Week, a week-long celebration of all things home-grown. “But in the last couple of years we’ve made progress. People are realizing there is a tremendous amount of waste in our industry and buying local is a healthier option for all of us.” The flower trade – which is estimated to be worth more than US$100-billion globally a year – has a miserable ethical and environmental track record. Heather Saunders Photography/Handout Last year, organizers of the first annual Canadian Flowers Week came up with innovative ways to grab peoples’ attention, wowing them with blooms in unexpected places. One group decorated the entry of Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel with a lavish spray of hydrangea, gladiolas, roses and more. On Salt Spring Island in B.C., environmental artist Ingrid Koivukangas created a giant sunflower spiral on her 10-acre flower farm and in Nelson, B.C., two women transformed an alleyway into a floral/foraged retreat. Story continues below advertisement “We put a sign on Main Street and told people there was a surprise for them just a few metres away,” says Sarah Kistner, owner of Stone Meadow Gardens who created the elaborate installation called Field, Farm and Forest: A Celebration of the Canadian Landscape, with florist Kyla Jakovickas of Bellaflora Floral Design in Nelson, B.C. 'Floristry is big business worldwide ... Mar 29, 2019
Panda Flowers Calgary Announces New Seasonal Floral Deliveries - Press Release - Digital Journal
Calgary, CA - Whether hosting an event, celebrating a holiday, or making someone’s day a little brighter, flowers are a perfect choice for any occasion. While some events are small enough that flower purchases made spur of the moment suit just fine, others require careful thought and planning. Panda Flowers carries a variety of floral arrangement options to best fit every need. Each piece is handmade using carefully selected flowers and tasteful arrangement, making them perfect for everything from holidays and birthdays, to weddings and condolences.
Panda Flowers has an expertly trained staff that know the key aspects of creating memorable moments for loved ones, regardless of the occasion. The company has spent years nurturing tasteful ideas for the best ways to convey each sentiment using colorful arrangements of flowers. Panda Flowers prides themselves on being the Calgary florists with passion, and believe that their flowers are able to deliver the exact message that each of their... Feb 28, 2019
A treasure in Kalispell, Bibler Gardens a geologist's wonderland and legacy - Great Falls Tribune
Bibler, a World War II B-17 bombardier, petroleum geologist, community volunteer and collector, and his wife, Jean. They moved from Calgary to Kalispell in 1966.
Their house, built in 1979, was meant to blend into the mountainside. Inside, it's an unusual mix of late 1970s aesthetics, European antiques from grand homes, stained glass, antique Persian rugs, some historic French furniture, animal mounts, Inuit carvings and prints and 20th century Montana artists.
The gardens, though, steal the show.
Seven gardeners work for eight months a year to "paint" with flowers in a way that would do Bibler proud.
Every fall they plant 10,000 to 14,000 bulbs, with 300,000 already in the ever-changing garden.
By mid-May, seas of tulips emerge. Daffodils, hyacinths, alyssum, aubretia and candy tuft add to the scene. Apple, plum, pear and other flowering trees are in bloom.
Perennials are emerging and getting ready to take over where the tulips leave off. Gardeners will plant another 30,000 annuals during the month of June. Aug 17, 2018
Happy birthday Boler: 100s of cute campers in Winnipeg for anniversary gathering
He wanted to make a couple of changes to his camper, but struggled finding fixes online or anywhere in Calgary where he lives.
Giles created a website to share what he'd learned about modifying his Boler and soon enthusiasts from across North America were reaching out with tips or asking questions. It quickly became a large and entertaining online community. A plan hatched to get together.
"When you buy one of these trailers, you are almost joining a sorority," he said.
"We are all very similar. Each of us want to make our trailer our own. We all have phenomenal memories of camping in these units and the friends we made."
All of the 450 campers parked at Red River Exhibition Park for the weekend are either an original Boler or a trailer inspired by the Boler's design. Some still have the original paint job but others have been redesigned with bright colours and flowers.
There's a rumour swirling that No. 3 - the third Boler ever made - is going to arrive.
Giles said he figures it's the largest gathering of moulded fibreglass trailers in history.
J.J. McColm's Boler-Chevy combo unit called 'C' Plus catches the eye of everyone passing by. The Lloydminster, Alta., resident bought the 1975 Boler to travel to car shows with his 1938 Chevy Master Sedan. But soon the little trailer was stealing the limelight.
"The car without the trailer, people walk right by it. With the trailer, they tend to walk right to it."
The Boler's birthday party includes demonstrations from experts, the first 3D-printed trailer and musical acts every night. The camp is open to the public on Saturday.
Bolers have been about creating memories for the last 50 years, Giles said. That's why campers from as far away as Texas, California, Newfoundland, Yukon and Vancouver Island have made the journey for the party.
"When you park in a campground, you have people coming up to you telling you stories about when they were youngsters and a relative or friend had a Boler," he said.
"And they are still making memories today."
... Jul 26, 2018
Grieving families protest 'duplicitous' website that reposts death notices to sell flower deliveries
In the new Alberta case, Rick Laursen, who works in health and safety in the oil industry, moved into his parents' house in Calgary recently to help when his father Erik, 83, was diagnosed with cancer. Erik's wife and Rick's mother Margaret, 92, has vascular related dementia, and would often ask about her husband. Rick would explain that he was very sick, but then she would forget and ask again. He found he was causing her fresh grief over and over again, multiple times a day.
After consulting with her physician and an expert with the Alberta health system, he settled on a plan of telling her that Erik was tired and needed to rest. Rick recalled the doctor saying the "best you can do is tell her he's not here right now and eventually she will stop asking … You are causing her more harm than good by making her live (with) something she cannot process."
She still does not know he died last week, and she did not attend the funeral on the weekend. She has never used a computer, so the online aspect did not bother Rick.
He gave details to a local funeral home, but then a modified version appeared on Everhere.com: "Sadly, on July 4th, 2018, Erik Laursen of Calgary, Alberta left us for a better place. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one …"
Much of the text had been copied word for word. Rick said they "completely stole from the real obituary."
But that opening quotation was not only newly written, it also managed to misinform mourners about the dead man's wishes.
"He would far sooner see the money go to a charity than see money spent on flowers for him," Rick said of his father.
Kevin Rodrigues, a bioethicist with the University Health Network in Toronto, said this kind of deception about a spouse's death would be a "last resort" strategy. Medicine has a negative history of paternalism, he said, and the default modern position is to treat patients honestly, including those who are incapacitated by dementia. But as someone becomes incapable of grieving, there comes a point when there is no longer any sense in initiating grief repeatedly, with no hope of resolution.
At that point, the ethics flip, the experts say. Truth becomes harmful, and deception becomes good, in this extreme, narrow medical context.
Laursen's complaint is basically that Everhere.com has interfered with this delicate question about his mother by mining for obituaries on the internet to promote the sale of $100 flower bouquets with $20 shipping charges.
"What would be fraudulent (in the ethical sense) would be omitting the family's explicit request not to have flowers," said Arthur Schafer, founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.
"Certainly it's duplicitous."
... Jul 6, 2018
Our Town: Solar flower power more than a cute art installation
Hillhurst Exchange building, where it powers the internal lighting. Cute, right? But it's also a symbol of the increasing solarization of Calgary. It's been a long time coming.Daniel Armstrong saw his first roof panel as a kid growing up in Nova Scotia. "Our neighbours put one on their camp out in the sticks where we had no electricity," he says. "My dad was a science teacher so he explained it to me-I just thought it was the coolest thing, that they could generate their own energy." Thirty years later, Armstrong's passion for renewable energy hasn't waned and, three years ago, he shifted his siding business into a full-time solar-installation operation. This week alone, he'll power up homes in Auburn Bay and Springbank and over the course of the summer he and his crew will install systems in churches, schools and homes around the province.For all sorts of convoluted reasons we're not up to unpacking here, Canada is way behind, globally speaking, when it comes to capturing solar power. Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, China and the U.S. harness the sun to a degree that Canada hasn't yet come close to. To boot, Alberta, despite being the sunniest place in the country, is a laggard nationally. If you ask Armstrong, however, he'll tell you that's about to change-and fast.RelatedBusiness is booming for his company, Longday Solar, and, he says, for other local specialists. "We're the new hub for solar," he says. "Cal...
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