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Jan 25, 2019
How Florists Delivered 25,000 "Freedom" Roses to Nancy Pelosi - Washingtonian
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. "Someone had to work all night and get very little sleep."
The following day, an additional 15,000 flowers arrived, and the first 10,000 were delivered to Pelosi's office. Rather than overwhelm her office with the second delivery of 15,000 stems, Pelosi's office asked Daily Kos to deliver the remaining shipment to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Thursday morning. According to Daily Kos, Pelosi has made the choice to deliver excess blooms to the Walter Reed multiple times in the past. Potomac Floral was pleased with this arrangement, as they also donate flowers to Walter Reed annually. The arrangements go to patients and caregivers to take home.
The coordination of such a large gift went through Pelosi's office, but it was the delivery to Walter Reed that was the more complicated gifting process, says Hogarth. Unloading buckets upon buckets of the red blooms created a sea of crimson “Freedom” roses at Walter Reed this morning, the choice of vibrant red making a powerful visual impact.
In selecting a flower that has come to epitomize big romantic gestures, the choice of bloom was intentional, says Hogarth. "Red roses is love."
Assistant EditorHayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.
(Washingtonian)Dec 14, 2018
BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS: A cassia tree, hibiscus bloom and bougainvillea bush - Daytona Beach News-Journal
His request was for a list of what deer like and don’t like to eat down here in Florida.Well, after a little research and asking around, the best we could find out was that John’s observation about sums up the eating habits of the deer population in Central Florida. Basically, they eat what is easily accessible.According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, deer are “primarily browsers, feeding on the leaves, shoots, flowers and fruits of trees, shrubs and forbs. Occasionally, they may browse and damage planted shrubs and landscaping.”And, interestingly, they seem to graze a little here and there as a protective measure, never lingering long in the same spot. Deer will munch on a little bit of something in one area, and then quickly travel over to the next without so much as a second thought. One second you see a deer, the next you don't.So, the fickleness that John has observed may not be a matter of liking or disliking a certain plant. It may be more about what may have spooked them while grazing.They do love fruits. If you’re from up north, you know how much they love apples. Down here in Florida, they will eat blueberries and blackberries. They seem to love all kinds of flowers, vegetables and ornamental trees. But, according to a few friends who hunt, they say deer are not picky.Hope this helps!So… until next week … thanks again to everyone sending in your Beautiful Blooms! Please keep them coming. If you send them, we’ll run them!— To submit Beautiful Blooms, email email@example.com. Include your name, city and don’t forget to tell us about your blooms or your green-thumb tricks. Photos must be high resolution (at least 1MB) and emailed as a .jpg attachment.
... Dec 14, 2018
Macadamia flourishes in Hawaii, but not native - West Hawaii Today
Another advantage is that it is resistant to lethal yellowing disease that killed millions of trees in Florida and the Caribbean.
When was the last time you had pili nut pie, pili nut brittle or pili nut cookies? Unless you have lived in the Philippine Islands, it is probably never. How about tropical almond cookies? Again, we don't see them here but tropical almond confections are popular in Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean. The tropical almond, or false kamani, taxonomically Terminalia catappa, is originally from the East Indies but now found all over coastal regions of the tropical Pacific.
The Philippine Islands are a fascinating and beautiful part of the world. They are rich in plant and animal life and are populated by many interesting indigenous people with diverse cultures. We are fortunate here in Hawaii to have a large Filipino population that has brought a lot of flavor to our multicultural mix. It is surprising that more of the fruits and nuts that are popular there are not mainstream here. For example, one of the tastiest nuts found in Manila is the pili. The pili nut, Canarium ovatum, is native to the Philippines and is the most important of about 10 nut bearing species. The tree reaches an ultimate height of about 60 feet. Leaves are compound like the African tulip. Flowers are yellow, fragrant and form in terminal clusters. Male and female flowers are born on separate trees, so two trees of opposite sexes are required to produce nuts on the female tree. The oblong greenish fruits are black when ripe and are almost 2.5 to 3 inches long. The nut can be eaten raw or roasted and some consider it superior to the almond. My favorite recipe is the same as making peanut brittle, substituting pili nuts for peanuts.
In the Philippines, the kernel is made into several products, including plain roasted nuts, sugar coated nuts, pudding and pili nut butter. They are great in nut chocolates and are a source of good cooking oil. The shell is an excellent source of fuel and is also used as a planting medium. In Indonesia the shells are also made into ornaments. Resin may be tapped from the tree as with the rubber tree. It is used in perfumes, adhesives, plastics, printing inks, paint, varnish and many other products.
The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has studied pili production for years and found it to grow very well at lower elevations. It is a beautiful tropical tree that should be protected from strong winds and given irrigation where rainfall is below 50 inches of well distributed rain per year.
The limiting factor in growing pili trees is availability of plants. Most trees in Hawaii and the Philippines are grown from seed. Grafting, and budding are difficult. Air layering has limited success. Since the University does have a number of trees, it would be possible to obtain seed by contacting our UHCTAR Agricultural Extension offices. Ask for one of the Master Gardeners to assist you. In Hilo the number is 981-5199 or in Kona, 322-4893. Seed are not always available, but may be obtained when in fruit.
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... Nov 28, 2018
Flowers, music and fair maidens headline a busy weekend - Daily Commercial
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
... Nov 28, 2018
One of the victims of fatal Black Friday crash was 16-year-old Anthony Martin, family says - TCPalm
Five people were killed in a three-car crash about 10:41 p.m. Friday just south of Fort Pierce, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The three vehicles were driving south on South 25th Street, approaching Midway Road, state troopers said.
Tanner Ray Dashner, 21, of Fort Pierce, drove a 2004 GMC Yukon, approaching the two other vehicles at the busy intersection. He was going much faster than the other two vehicles, according to FHP.
The SUV slammed into a 2002 Dodge Dakota, leading the pickup to crash into the 2003 BMW 325i in front of it.
State troopers said the Dakota burst into flames, killing all five people inside.
Anthony was in that vehicle, according to his grandmother.
"He was out riding with friends," Yearby said.
None of the victims had been identified by FHP as of Monday afternoon.
Dashner was listed Saturday in critical condition. His condition had not been updated Monday by FHP.
The crash remains under investigation.
Two occupants of the BMW, which was pushed several hundred feet from the initial impact, escaped relatively unscathed. The driver, Dalton Young, 27, of Port St. Lucie, was not hurt. A passenger, Sarah Anderson, 30, had minor injuries.
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