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173 Ambriar PlzAmherst, VA 24521
6 West Boscawen StreetWinchester, VA 22601
106 Mcnair Rd Bldg 450Fort Myer, VA 22211
109 S Stuart AveElkton, VA 22827
1108 Westbriar Dr Ste ERichmond, VA 23238
Virginia Flowers News
Aug 17, 2018
A pollinator's paradise: Thousands of flowers delight the senses in Kenwood backyard
I was working?'"The middle of Bonovitz's backyard is grass. Surrounding it are hundreds of stems sprouting thousands of flowers. Virginia bluebells and daylilies fill the peripherals, while voluminous ferns and more than a hundred potted plants growing dahlias and cosmos occupy the central field of vision.From gazanias and gerberas to petunias and papyrus, dozens of species occupy the many flower beds and pots. A bench placed next to the house offers the sound of water falling on stone and a view of the ridge that towers over western Duluth in the distance.Even when it rains, Bonovitz still waters his plants. Many of the larger leaves higher up act as an umbrella to the shorter flowers. He said it takes him about four hours to water the entire garden - and that's just summer work. Preparation in the spring takes much longer."The maintenance is not difficult; it's the early part from mid-April to mid-June that's long," he said. "That's when I'm putting in annuals, perennials, working my vegetable gardens. It's good contemplative time. It's good for the soul."The gardening bonanza begins long before the warm months start. Usually he starts his indoor planting in the middle of March. Under grow lights in peat pots, he buries vegetable seeds like tomato, artichoke and different eggplants, as well as flowers such as Datura, in varieties with names like Evening Fragrance, Black Currant Swirl and Ballerina White.Most of these plants will be moved into plastic cold frames on his patio in April, before getting transferred to the vegetable gardens, flower beds or one of the terra cotta pots dotted throughout the yard. Any plants he saved over the winter or purchased from local greenhouses might be planted directly into the garden later in the summer.Fo... Jul 26, 2018
Grieving families protest 'duplicitous' website that reposts death notices to sell flower deliveries
The site offers the chance to post free messages of condolence, and it advertises flower deliveries through Bloomstoday, a florist based in Virginia that coordinates with local flower delivery services.
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 bouq... Jul 26, 2018
Invasive plant a toxic 'horror'
Good Housekeeping were among them.
The attention, Powers said, likely stems from the recent discovery of giant hogweed for the first time in Virginia.
According to Scientific American, giant hogweed has now been found growing in 12 states.
The news of a Virginia sighting — coupled with the severity of injuries that can be caused by physical contact with the plant — created a situation ripe for social media attention, Ford said.
Searches for the term “giant hogweed” on social media platforms like Twitter show dozens, if not hundreds, of users posting photos of the plant and linking to articles while warning “do no touch.”
“Social media drove it,” Ford said of the ongoing story of giant hogweed.
But that is a good thing, he said.
Getting information out about toxic or harmful plants is a good way to prevent injuries or even deaths, Ford said.
Ford specifically referenced stories about children who were killed because they used hollow stalks of poison hemlock as whistles, and foragers who mistook young giant hogweed for wild carrot tops.
Because of those cases, Ford said he welcomes ongoing media attention.
“I think it’s a good thing because it keeps you aware,” he said.
If you suspect giant hogweed
– Call 1-877-464-9333
– Email RAfirstname.lastname@example.org
... Jul 26, 2018
Floral Design Class for Adults and Teens July 24
Tuesday, July 24 from 10am-noon at the Silver City School House at 385 High Street, Silver City, Nevada, located 3 miles from Virginia City; 7 miles from Dayton and 12 miles from Carson City.
Floral Designer Lynnette Edmondson brings over a decade of experience to Community Roots & Shoots as a previous Floral Manager for Albertson's/ Savemart, and she also previously owned her own floral business. Community Roots & Shoots is Healthy Communities Coalition's nonprofit garden center, floral and gift shop. Proceeds benefit school gardens, job training programs and more.
Jul 26, 2018
Throwback Thursday: First wine festival in Warrenton
Five Virginia wineries and a dozen local restaurants will offer samples of their finest wines and gourmet foods at café tables beneath striped tents. Tom Cunningham and his 10-piece orchestra will play big band favorites.Panel recommends closing 2 schoolsA community task force Monday advised the school board to close Central Elementary in Warrenton and Northwestern Elementary near Rectortown.Central should get converted to offices for the school administration, the panel suggested. It offered no recommendation for Northwestern.The 35-member committee of citizens and school administrators also recommended major renovations for Fauquier High School in Warrenton, Margaret M. Pierce Elementary in Remington and W.G. Coleman near Marshall.The committee estimated the repairs and construction would cost $26.9 million over five years.Bed-and-breakfast wins town approvalThe Warrenton Town Council this week granted a special use permit for a bed-and-breakfast inn on Culpeper Street.Barbara H. Wilson received approval to operate a small-scale inn at Mecca, her 19th-century Italianate home at 194 Culpeper St.As a condition of approval, Mrs. Wilson agreed to post no sign and do no advertising of the inn. She will open no more than three rooms to guests, because of insurance limitations, said Mrs. Wilson, who owns Loveladies Antiques on Main Street.Habitat for Humanity to dedicate first homeFauquier Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its first completed home for a local family at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in Warrenton.The ceremony will take place at the new 91 Haiti St. home of Charles and Annabell Gibson. The Rev. Decker Tapscott Sr. of Warrenton's Faith Christian Chur...