Florists in Ajo, AZ
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Ajo Flower Shops
31 W Pajaro
Ajo, AZ 85321
933 North 2Nd Avenue
Ajo, AZ 85321
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Jan 25, 2019
How Florists Delivered 25,000 "Freedom" Roses to Nancy Pelosi - Washingtonian
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"We wanted to express our love for all the work she does and how hard Speaker Pelosi worked to get a Democratic majority," Hogarth says.
The call for donations that Daily Kos sent out through its newsletter subscription service raised money at an astonishing rate. According to the Washington Post, within just a few hours they had the money to purchase thousands of roses. They ended up sending 25,000 roses at 89 cents a stem, or $22,000. And that doesn't include the cost of a local florist processing the shipment for delivery.
So how exactly does one procure 25,000 long-stemmed red roses in a pinch in the DMV? In this case, Daily Kos managed to go from collection to delivery in just a few days. Though in hindsight, Hogarth does suggest working just a few more days into your timeline. ("If I could do it all over again, I'd give it a minimum of a week," says Hogarth.)
The order was put in to Potomac Floral Wholesale this past Friday morning. By Tuesday, King had called to let Daily Kos know that 10,000 flowers had arrived from South America. They came in through Florida and were driven up the coast to DC. According to King, red roses come in 20-50 different varieties with names like “Red Paris” and “Sexy Red.”
By coincidence, the 25,000 destined for Pelosi were all of a single variety, “Freedom.”
Here's the thing about ordering a large quantity of flowers wholesale: they don't show up arranged in a cute vase. The blooms come straight from the fields, wild and packed into large cardboard boxes.
In order to make the flowers presentable for their Capitol Hill debut, Daily Kos hired Angela Brunson of Blue Iris Flowers in Eastern Market to process the blooms; That means picking them up, unpacking them, cutting the stems, removing excessive foliage, arranging them in buckets, and delivering them. Brunson began working on the flowers on the Tuesday that they arrived. "To my knowledge it was like an all-day, all-night process," says King... Jan 25, 2019
Warm winter prompts flowers to bloom in Okanagan - Vernon Morning Star
March. A weak el nino pattern means warmer temperatures for much of B.C., according to Sekhon.
But he cautions: "We could still see some major snowstorms come through."
See: B.C. braces for more rain, snow and wind storm warnings
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Dec 14, 2018
Dr. Emery Deserves All the Flowers While She Can Smell Them - Afro American
Baltimore City Public Schools. I discovered Langston Hughes, Oscar Wilde and learned critical thinking skills. I was a journalism major and the assistant editor of my school newspaper, the Communicator. At age 15, I wrote my first commentary, my observations on the presidency of Ronald Wilson Reagan. I was part of a group of interns from Walbrook at the now defunct News American, the first high school students to serve as interns at the newspaper. In three years I only missed one day of high school (I actually cut school that day to be with a very pretty girl named Shelby). I went to school every day not just because it was expected of me, but because I loved going to school; I loved going to Walbrook. I was so well prepared when I graduated on that glorious Spring day in 1983, I truly believe I could have made the leap from high school to writing for the AFRO.
Walbrook was the house that Dr. Emery built and I am one of her fortunate "children."
As my Grandmother would say, there were a lot of "big shots" in the room at the Forum over the weekend all presenting flowers to Dr. Emery, who is of course a very "big shot" in her own right in the minds of many. But, that's not who Dr. Emery is. The word I heard used over and over and over again at the Forum to describe this gentile Southern woman with an indomitable spirit was "servant."
At the end of the day after all the accolades and laurels laid at her feet, all the honors and titles and accomplishments she has garnered, they all fall short of that one simple word in describing this great woman; servant.
Since 1989 (just six years after I graduated from Walbrook), the year I became a professional journalist, at 23, as an education reporter for the AFRO, I've had innumerable conversations with Dr. Emery over the years. It is not hyperbole when I say every story she has ever told me was about what she was going to do for somebody else. Just think about that; every conversation was about how she was going to be of service to others. Every great leader has been a great servant, Dr. Emery is the embodiment of both.
I am a Walbrook Warrior and I will proclaim it with pride for the rest of my days because of the unsurpassed work, infused with love of Dr. Anne O. Emery. I am just one of thousands of men and women, all her children who owe her an enormous debt of gratitude.
Sean Yoes is the AFRO's Baltimore editor and author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America's Great Imperiled Cities.
Dec 14, 2018
Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade - Capital FM Kenya
Amsterdam airport, and being checked by customs agents at the warehouse.
Most flowers go on to Europe, with Russia and the United States also major destinations. Those headed for Britain are sent by ferry — 90 percent — or via the Channel Tunnel.
“It’s a fresh product so we have to keep it cool and we have to bring it within one or two days to the customers,” says Pasma.
But Brexit risks leaving some of those flowers — whether destined for vases in people’s homes, wedding bouquets or other blooms for special occasions — stuck at the border.
Political chaos in London has raised fears that Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal, which would mean the return of customs and regulatory barriers.
“We are working together with the fruit and vegetables industry on a ‘green lane’,” Pasma said, “a sort of paperless pre-clearance together with customs, so when you reach the harbour, the truck has a sort of private lane to get on the boat.”
“We’ve been preparing for two and a half years now, but still the uncertainty remains on what kind of scenarios it will be so we are waiting for the decision so we can really work on a solution.”
– ‘Things are changing’ –
With historically close trading links to Britain, the Netherlands has been one of the countries most worried about the fallout from Brexit.
A Dutch official report this month estimated the cost to the Dutch economy of a no-deal exit at 2.3 billion euros up to 2023, while Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was one of only three European leaders that British Prime Minister Theresa May visited this week as she tried to win support for changes to get a deal through parliament.
In fact Brexit has already hit the flower industry, said Pasma.
“We are already seeing that things are changing,” he said. “Because of the devaluation of the pound sterling, people in the UK can spend less on flowers in euros.”
However, he says he remains optimistic in the long run.
“People in the UK will still put flowers on their table and they will still come from the Netherlands,” he adds.
... Nov 28, 2018
Holiday Events 2018: Tree lightings, ice skating, craft fairs and more - San Francisco Examiner
Nov. 21-Jan. 1, free. Pier 39, Embarcadero, S.F., www.pier39.com
International Auto Show: In the 61st annual event, dozens of the world's major manufacturers display hundreds of 2019 model cars, SUVs, trucks and vans. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 21-24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 26, $10. Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., S.F., www.sfautoshow.com
Black Santa Holiday Pop-Up: Presented by NBA All Star Baron Davis, the seasonal event offers Black Santa merchandise, holiday treats, workshops and meet-and-greets with Black Santa and Mrs. C. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 24, free. Jack London Square, 54 Washington St., Oakland, www.eventbrite.com
Alameda South Shore Tis the Season: Festivities include carolers, jazz, a tree lighting, Santa and ice skating. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 23, free. Center Court, 2219 S. Shore Center, Alameda, www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com
Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland: In its 39th year, the event features a marketplace with arts and crafts, snow sledding, a tree-lighting ceremony and a 5:30 p.m. parade. Noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 23, free. Fourth Street, San Rafael, sresproductions.com
Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting: The 54th annual event showcases a 60-foot tree and hosts live music, Santa visits, snow and activities for kids, and hosts Betty Yu and Franco Finn. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 23, free. 900 North Point St., S.F., http://www.ghirardellisq.comMacy's Tree Lighting: The cast of San Francisco Playhouse's "Mary Poppins," Darlene Love and Bay Area choirs perform at the 29th event. 6 p.m. Nov. 23, free. Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F., www.macys.com
Winter Walk: The holiday pedestrian plaza offers food trucks, lunchtime fitness classes, seasonal cocktails and special performances. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 31, free. Stockton, between Eliis and Geary streets, S.F., https://www.winterwalksf.com/
SF Etsy Holiday Emporium: Some 200 artisans and small-batch food vendors sell their work; shoppers should bring their own bag. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25, free. Pier 35, S.F.,, www.eventbrite.com
Snovember Holiday Market: The flea market is the site for 20 tons of snow, Santa Claus and other holiday festivities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-25, $5. TreasureFest, 500 Ave N, Treasure Island, S.F., treasureFest.com
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Dozens of artists sell from their studios in the 28th self-guided event. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Nov. 24-Dec. 16, and Dec. 22-23, free. Map at Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth St., #24 A, Berkeley, www.berkeleyartisans.com
Winter Carousel Lighting: Rides on the Bay Area's oldest carousel are offered in Yerba Buena Gardens, presented by the Children's Creativity Museum. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, free. 221 Fourth St., S.F., www.creativity.org
Asian Art Museum Holiday Artisan Market: The second annual event features one-of-a-kind handmade goods by more than 30 local ... Nov 28, 2018
Flowers, music and fair maidens headline a busy weekend - Daily Commercial
Night of Extreme is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Learning Curve Academy, 480 W. County Road 44, Eustis. The card includes Fozo Fury against Sgt. Major Hardcore for the Mr. Wrestling Championship in a Taser Match; Salazar challenges Joe Blackburn in a kendo stick match for the LCCW Heavyweight Championship; Billy McCloud comes back from injury to face longtime rival Jai Murdah for the Lake County Championship; Fast Motion gets their rematch with Destructive Caliber for the LCCW Tag Team Titles and Koolaid challenges Sam "Too Damn" Slick for the Night Owl Championship. Plus many more exciting matches live.Cost: $10 adults, $5 for ages younger than 17 and ages 12 and younger are free with paid adult.Check out Facebook for more informationFinding Your African-American AncestorsA special genealogy event, “Finding Your African-American Ancestors, Yes You Can!” is being hosted by Kinseekers and the Leesburg Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday. The guest speaker, Adrienne G. Whaley, is a specialist in African-American studies and family history. This presentation will walk attendees through the basics of African-American family history research, with an emphasis on not only finding names, dates, and location, but on the stories that give this information meaning.Details: kinseekers.orgSantaFestSanta is making an early appearance at the Clermont Belk store, 270 Citrus Tower Blvd. from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be holiday crafts and refreshments.Florida Heritage DayStep back in time and visit a living historical timeline from Spanish conquistador days to World War II from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Enjoy and learn from hands-on demonstrations including cider making, cow milking, butter churning, corn grinding, basket making, weaving, chair caning, pioneer gardening, pioneer toys, candle-making, pioneer medicinal plants, flint-knapping, rag doll making and more. Also enjoy live music from the various eras and visit on-site food vendors.Cost is $5 per vehicle.Elvis TributeTed Torres performs an Elvis tribute from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Eustis Elks Lodge, 2540 Dora Ave. in Tavares. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.Details: 352-383-1266Leesburg Food Truck-n-Flick NightEnjoy an evening of cars, food and a movies at Food Truck-n-Flick Night from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Town Square in downtown Leesburg. Custom cars line up on Main Street and food trucks on Fifth and Sixth Streets. The movie starts at dusk in front of City Hall. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket.Lakeridge Holiday Open HouseWelcome the holiday season at the 28th annual Holiday Open House at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Local artists and crafters will be on hand for holiday shopping and live music is on the outdoor stage. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting.Cost: $5, children 12 and younger are free.Details: lakeridgewinery.com