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Virginia State Featured Florists
5801 Bremo RoadRichmond, VA 23226
25313 Ritchie AvePetersburg, VA 23803
364 South Pickett StreetAlexandria, VA 22304
215 Kings Hwy Ste 102Fredericksburg, VA 22405
1904 Kirby RdMc Lean, VA 22101
Virginia Flowers News
Oct 26, 2018
Plant Lovers' Almanac: Enjoy the leaves, flowers and fruits of fall
Ohio seasons, though our winter witch hazels are of different species. Now showing is Hamamelis virginiana, its soft yellow flowers combining with fall foliage.• Seven-son flower. The beauty of this large shrub or small tree (Heptacodium miconoides) is that its inflorescence lasts for several months. First come the cheery white petals for a few weeks, then after these fade, the sepals beneath them turn from green to salmon, lasting for up to two months. Sometimes you see both the petals and sepals occurring at once, as I did last week at Cornell University in New York.• Flowers out of season. Each year we see a few examples of this, from rhododendrons to crabapples. For October of this year I saw two wonderful yellow-flowering spring shrubs — forsythia and kerria — celebrating their March/April spring bloom early. As usual, only a few blooms popped out, so next year’s display will be fine without them. Unless winter is severe.• A sweet-smelling rose. There are a few roses still blooming out there and still time for you to complete one of a plant-lover’s greatest acts. When you see a flower, smell it. It is one of the odd things about being in an arboretum or garden giving a tour and having to remind everyone to step forward and inhale. Pachysandra is lovely; Callery pears are foul. Who knew? You can. And the yellow rose I smelled at Cornell the other day was exquisite.• Leaves, roots, and bark. Not quite the best-selling grammar book from 2006, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," but do not forget these plant parts, if not participles. Enjoy the fall color of smoketree,... Oct 26, 2018
Narcotics professor, florist found faith
Putting in the extra effort is how the 66-year-old
approaches her work as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community
College, and how she treated her patients as a nurse and how she mentored women
in jail. Her wide-ranging interests became pieces that all fit together when
she found the Catholic faith two years ago, said Sale. "Putting faith with my experience and my
knowledge and my passions is crucial for me," she said. "I waited a lifetime to
get to where I am." Sale grew up in Philadelphia and has one
younger brother, Robbie. They were baptized in the Lutheran faith, but as she
grew up, Sale said she never connected with one particular Christian
denomination. She earned a degree in nursing in 1979 and started work at Prince
George's Hospital Center in Cheverly in the intensive care nursery, often caring
for drug-addicted infants. She also cared for addicted mothers who were
encouraged to abort. "I said, ‘Why are you making these women feel so bad?' If
we want them to stop using drugs, then don't make them feel bad - lift them up."
Sale loved the work, but after a while was laid off. Her friend encouraged her to work with
detoxing adults at Fairfax Hospital. She told her friend, "I work with babies;
I don't know how to work with adults.' She said, ‘Same thing, they just talk.'
" So Sale became licensed through the state as a substance abuse treatme... Oct 12, 2018
Three wines to stock up on for Thanksgiving, plus 2 more to sip on warm days
Daikaya, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Le Diplomat. Available in Maryland at Balducci's in Bethesda; on the list at Addie's in Potomac. Available in Virginia at Balducci's (Alexandria, McLean); on the list at Hummingbird in Alexandria.
Left Foot Charley Blaufrankisch 2017
Blaufrankisch, also known as Lemberger or Blue Franc (a proprietary name), is best known for the lush red wines of Burgenland, in Austria. It has long made cameo appearances in New York and Washington states. This beauty from Michigan is silky and lithe, bursting with flavors of black cherries and blackberries, with just a hint of caraway spice (my identifier for the grape, this note can be overpowering if the grapes were underripe). If I can find more, it will be on my Thanksgiving table. ABV: 13 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue). Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Left Foot Charley Old Orchard Vineyard Kerner 2016
Leelanau Peninsula, Mich., $20
Kerner is an obscure grape that resembles gruner veltliner, but perhaps with a little more body. I've had a few from northern Italy, and David Ramey makes a California kerner for his Sidebar label. This example from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula grew on me, its flavors and aromas of white flowers, ripe peaches and apricots expanding as the wine shrugged off the refrigerator's chill. New to the Washington-area market, this may take some hunting, or you could ask your favorite retailer to order it for you. ABV: 12 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue); on the list at Maxwell Park, Momofuku CCDC. Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Domaine de Mus Rosé 2017
Pays d'Oc, France, $13 in 750-milliliter bottle, or $28 in three-liter box
This blend of grenache and cinsault is a delicious Provencal rosé, with racy flavors of melon and herbs and a slightly tart finish. The importer has sold out of the bottles, but the wine is still available in three-liter boxes, with more on the way. Consider that a nearly 50 percent discount on four bottles. That's a steal. Keep the boxes in mind for holiday parties, from Oktoberfest through New Year's. This is fun, food-friendly, delicious wine. ABV: 12.5 percent.Imported and distributed by Kysela: Available in the District at Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits, Magruder's, R... Oct 12, 2018
Tom Flowers and family share passion for art in Furman's new exhibit
Tia Flowers; son, Mark Flowers; Mark's wife, Kristy Higby; their children, Carson Higby-Flowers and Morgan Higby-Flowers; as well as Morgan's wife, Virginia Griswold.
Each artist focuses on a variety of subject matters and ranges greatly in his or her preferred medium; however, their love of art and observation proves to be a common thread among them all.
"Dad has always been an observer. He is someone who has seen a lot and turns it into art," Mark Flowers says.
At 90 years old, Tom Flowers still creates every day, and most recently returned from a trip to Rome, where he sketched many of the faces and details he observed.
"When I just flipped through this sketchbook from his recent trip to Rome, I saw how he studied the people that he saw. He has always been fascinated by a person's story. You see studies of people all the time in his work," Kristy Higby says of her father-in-law.
As Mark Flowers explains, the role of an artist is to see things and digest them and allow that to come back as something new.
Tom Flowers attended Furman University starting at age 18, and played football for two years before being sidelined with an injury. He continued to study there and was offered a teaching position at Ottawa University in Kansas, where he taught for two years before going to East Carolina University, eventually replacing his own professor at Furman, where he taught from 1959-89. Tom Flowers was able to travel the world through the Fulbright Program and leading study-abroad programs for his students. He additionally created and executed the Mace of Furman University, a symbol of the president's leadership.
The Flowers family has always loved and supported one another's work, because it... Oct 12, 2018
CARSON ARTHUR: Grow a beautiful, weed-free garden
There are raspberry canes creeping into our yard and spreading throughout. There is Virginia creep in their yard coming into ours, also.
We want to cut everything out of this back yard border space, dig it up and plant some shrubs and flowers. But I don't know how to get rid of these invasive plants."
There is a really simple answer as to why I haven't touched this subject until now ... there is no solution. Truth be told, invasive plants are the bane of most gardens because of their ability to grow in the harshest of conditions. There isn't a proverbial silver bullet solution that will work for all the different species out there. That said, I can give the options that I would use if they were creeping into my yard.
First, start with a barrier. Many invasive species, including wild raspberries, travel under the ground via rootlets. When you try to rip them up, the rootlet will naturally break off and form a new plant from the remaining tissue in the soil. If you can create a barrier under the soil that is at least 10 inches down, you will effectively stop a majority of these weeds from getting into your space.
In Linda's case, given that she wants to remove everything and start over, this might be the perfect time to trench along the property line and put in a vertical piece of solid black plastic sheeting or even landscape fabric to create that barrier.
My other solution is one I have talked about a few times when it comes to weed prevention and control - newspaper or cardboard between the plants. All plants in the yard need three things to successfully grow. They need soil (o...