Florists in Alva, OK
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Jun 14, 2018
Flowers, notes and messages placed at mural of Savita in Dublin
Sorry, really sorry,” said another, while one woman wrote: “It is the biggest shame that your death galvanised repeal of our 8th Amendment that failed you. I’m so sorry Savita. Love Annie”.
Other messages included: “I voted for you Savita. May you rest in peace. You’ll never be forgotten along with all the other women who have suffered. All my love.”; “You should be here. We are so sorry”.
One young man laid a bunch of sunflowers at the make-shift shrine, reached out to touch the mural briefly before walking on, tears in his eyes.
Marcus Bradshaw (32), who returned home from the Czech Republic to vote Yes, wrote a note: “We came home in our droves for you.”
He said being in Ireland for the referendum was like “watching the Velvet Revolut... Jun 14, 2018
Flowers and feminism
Mellersh (Addison Turner), who treats her like a child. When Lotty sees an advert in the newspaper seeking to rent San Salvatore, a medieval castle in Italy, for the month of April to anyone who “appreciates wisteria and sunshine,” she jumps at the opportunity.
She soon enlists a woman from her church, Rose Arnott (Teresa Hurley-Miller), to join her and help defray costs. Rose is even more dissatisfied than Lotty, though it’s only later that we learn the cause of her pain. Two other women join the crew: the beautiful but melancholic Lady Caroline Bramble (Samantha Lucas) and the hilariously snooty Mrs. Graves (Mary Burns), who, when unable to understand someone speaking Italian, declaims “I speak only the Italian of Dante.”
Act I is set in a dark, dreary and rain-soaked London, but following intermission the curtain is drawn to reveal a world of flowers, colorful furniture and, in the distance, mountains and the ocean. TOTR’s stage is tiny—I call it “Plays in a Box”—but set designer Jerry Miller, who also directed and plays Rose’s husband, Frederick—did a remarkable job of opening it up and evoking the spirit of San Salvatore, whose name suggests joyful salvation.
Hilsee, as Lotty, was absolutely delightful on the night I attended (Friday, June 6). Playing a woman who expects everything to turn out well and shares that optimism freely, she made us fall in love with her.
In some ways, Hurley-Miller had a more difficult role; her Rose is a complex woman who is hiding secrets, and Hurley-Miller let us see into her psyche while keeping her secret from the other characters.
As Lady Caroline, Lucas was terrific—and she’s only 16! She seemed much older in her role as a troubled “modern” woman (read: flapper) struggling to process a great loss in the war.
The male actors gave creditable performances in roles that were basically setups for the women. I especially enjoyed Andy Hafer as Anthony Wilding, the castle’s owner, who showed up mostly to flirt with the women and provide comic relief with Costanza the cook (a very funny Natalie Valencia).
When the men arrive at San Salvatore, the characters resolve their issues so that everybody can go home happy and in love. For the women, this means they have relationships with their men that are based on equality. And those who have experienced loss are able once again to smile at life.
... Apr 20, 2018
Pacific Grove gets a pub, Eddison & Melrose does flower arrangements.
Some shakeups coming to the downtown dining scenes in Monterey and PG. In Monterey,Aabha Indian Grill is teasing a new location on Alvarado where My Attic was previously situated. And MidiCi still has plans to bring Neapolitan pizza to Alvarado St. this summer. In Pacific Grove, longtime favorites Favaloro’s Big Night Bistro, Mauricio’s, and 17th Street Grille may have shuttered, but like the city’s iconic monarchs, these dormant cocoons will soon metamorphose into Wild Fish, Poppy Hall, and Monarch Pub & Restaurant, respectively, this spring.Join Eddison & Melrose for tea – and a creative flower arranging class on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30-7:30pm. Carmel Valley Floral Farm’s Sally Voss lead a floral demonstration paired with tea and warm scones from Eddison & Melrose chef-owner Anne Murray. $25. Flowers available for purchase. 601-4851.CASA of Monterey County hosts “Cucina Classico” at Joyce Vineyards Saturday, April 14, 6-9:30pm. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, craft beer, Joyce wines, olive oil tastings, live entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds support foster children served by CASA of Monterey County. $100. Tickets at casaofmonterey.org/events.Feast on the foraged flavors of spring at Quail Lodge on Saturday, April 14. The night begins with foraging through Quail’s gardens with Executive Chef Brian Kearns at 4pm, followed by a reception at 5pm and dinner at 5:30pm. Kearns will offer a four-course dinner featuring a spring salad, stinging nettl... (Monterey County Weekly)Apr 20, 2018
Indian Startup Fights Pollution By Upcycling Rotting Temple Flowers
Fast Company.According to the company’s website, 335,000 kilograms of flowers have been salvaged from temples and upcycled into Help Us Green’s incense. This means almost 1,000 kilograms of arsenic, lead and cadmium have been prevented from entering important bodies of water such as the River Ganges.Aside from incense, the company also creates Mitti, a 100% natural fertilizer created by vermicompost. Specific strains of nematodes, pesticides and harmful chemicals in the flowers are broken down into benign nutrients for new plants. The fertilizer is priced at $3.80 for a kilo and is marketed primarily for use in flowering plants.The ingenuity doesn’t stop there. Help Us Green is also developing a better way of packing products. In India, packaging often contains religious imagery, making it inappropriate to throw in the trash. Many people resort to throwing packaging in rivers or below trees. As a solution to this waste, Help Us Green has developed packaging you can plant.[embedded content]The paper container of their Yagyan Bamboo-less “Havaan” Incense isn’t only 100% biodegradable, but is also embedded with seeds of the Tulsi plant. After use, the packaging can be directly planted in the ground.Help Us GreenLead image via Facebook...Mar 23, 2018
Double flowers twice as nice in pink 'Victorian Lady' abutilon
Abutilon is an 18th century New Latin word that derives from Arabic.Meet the family Abutilon is one of about 245 genera belonging to the Malvacea family. Notable genera in this group include the expected — alcea, fremontodendron, hibiscus, lavatera and sidalcea — as well as the unexpected — cotton (gossypium), cocoa (theobroma cacao, also called the cacao tree) and bombax (large trees found in western Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia).s...Dec 29, 2017
How an impoverished flower man inspired Richmonders to give back
Flower Man going out like that!Within days an anonymous donor - and there were several offers - paid for a flower-filled funeral and burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.A fund was set up to help support his beloved wife.And, a little more than a year after his death, his little monument was in place.The day after its October 7, 1989 dedication, the following editorial about it appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch:“Monument Avenue, with its statues of heroes whose names children learn in school, runs only a block or two from Mr. Robertson’s stone. His monument is neither imposing nor large, but its humble simplicity raises it to a grandeur of its own -- for it is written that the meek shall inherit the earth.”The Times-Dispatch follow-up story about the reaction to Robertson’s death:CITY'S FLOWER VENDOR DIED POOR, BUT WAS RICH IN FRIENDS AND LOVERichmond Times-Dispatch (VA) (Published as Richmond Times-Dispatch) - September 29, 1988* Author/Byline: Mark Holmberg; Times-Dispatch staff writer"I ain't going to die rich," Gilbert Robertson, Richmond's most beloved flower vendor, predicted several years ago.But if love and caring can be measured, Robertson will go to his grave a wealthy man.When Richmonders learned yesterday that the body of the man who sold flowers at the corner of the Boulevard and Kensington Avenue for half a century was in a funeral home awaiting state funds for a pauper's funeral, the response was spectacular.Within hours after sunrise, an anonymous donor paid for a burial at the Mount Calvary Cemetery."There were a couple of people who were willing to pay for the whole thing," said Joseph Jenkins Jr., director of O.F. Howard Funeral Home, where Robertson's body has been since he was killed by a stroke Friday.That was only the beginning.Calls flooded the funeral home and The Times-Dispatch. Several of the callers were tearful. "We care!" one woman said.The early morning also found Claire Shaffner, vice president and general manager of WRXL-FM, trying to figure out how she could raise funds to bury Robertson, who was disabled, and help his widow, Virginia.Then Annette Dean, who owns a shop in Shockoe Slip, called the station with a $500 pledge to bury the flower man and aid his widow -- along with a challenge to other area merchants to match the amount.Before the sun went down, WRXL's impromptu appeal had collected more than $13,000 in pledges for the Robertson fund."They're wonderful," said Ms. Shaffner of her listeners. "I've always known they were wonderful."In another part of town, Kate Hansen, a longtime Robertson friend, started getting calls.On the advice of one of her first callers, a lawyer, she left her office at the Medical College of Virginia and opened a trust fund for Robertson's widow at a nearby bank.In a few hours, she had received more than 40 calls from area residents. Ms. Hansen said she had no idea how much money she will be able to place in the fund because many callers didn't specify how much money they would be sending."It feels good that everyone shares a common regret," said Ms. Hansen. "I just wish we had thought to do something sooner."Calls also came to The Times-Dispatch from all over the area. One woman recalled buying flowers from Robertson when... (wtvr.com)