Florists in Afton, WY
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Afton WY News
May 7, 2017
From a single Mother's Day carnation to a riot of flowers
Credit for our Mother’s Day holiday goes to Anna Jarvis, who in 1908 had her mother memorialized at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Decades later the church took advantage of the occasion by becoming incorporated as the International Mother’s Day Shrine — something to visit should you ever inexplicably find yourself in Grafton.Jarvis chose white carnations to put on her mother’s grave because they were her mother’s favorite flower. With the success of the Sunday service, Jarvis campaigned for a national Mother’s Day. It took a lot of work but by 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed a presidential proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers.Florists and card companies loved the idea and quickly touted their respective offerings as gifts. Jarvis was not amused. She argued that Mother’s Day was to be a moment for personal remembrance and acknowledgement — make your own cards and gifts — and not a money maker for others. When the nonprofit American War Mothers, founded in 1917, started selling Mother’s Day carnations to raise funds, Jarvis took to the streets and was arrested for disturbing the peace.Flower sellers quickly leaped upon the language of flowers, a concept known as floriography. While various attributes have been assigned to flowers for thousands of years, modern marketers carefully selected those for carnations.White carnations were said to symbolize the attributes of motherhood: purity, faithfulness, charity, and beauty. That seems a bit much, but these flowers are only to be used for mothers who have died and, thus, placed on their graves. Shou...Feb 23, 2017
Tammany Times: Garden shows and sales are in season
Parks and Recreation Complex, 13505 La. 1085 in Covington.This is one of the many community service projects Master Gardeners provide, said Will Afton, county agent for the LSU Agricultural Center. A new class of 29 trained gardeners graduated in November with a commitment to offer 40 volunteer hours, he said.Afton will speak at Spring Forward on common landscape problems and their solutions. Former Covington Mayor Keith Villere will speak on native plants, and Ron Straham, associate professor of the LSU School of Plant, Environment and Soil Sciences, will speak on weed control.Master Gardeners will host a panel discussion on spring garden and provide what they call Table Talk booths. Table topics will include bees, birdscaping, hydroponics, native plants, African violet propagation and a booth where the public can ask questions about their particular gardening needs.Registration is requested by March 3; the fee is $20. A box lunch and snacks are included. Registration and Table Talks begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program starts at 9 a.m. Forms are available at the LSU AgCenter offices, 1301 N. Florida St. in Covington, or mail the fee with your name, address, email and phone number to P.O. Box 5438, Covington, LA 70434.SHOW & SALE: Another highlight of the Master Gardeners' year will be the 2017 north shore garden and plant sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17-18 at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds in Covington. The event is held under the pavilion, rain or shine, and features more than 60 vendors.The... (The Advocate)Jul 27, 2016
Grandview Medical Center receives $1M gift | www ...
Nan Whaley, helped cut the ribbon in front of the new beautification project.
The monument sign and garden can be seen as drivers approach the Grafton Hill and Five Oaks communities on Grand Avenue, heading west. The monument is meant to “create an aesthetic entrance to the neighborhood,” Hall said.
The flowers and garden symbolize “growth and prosperity” in the area.
Hospital employees, as well as community leaders and members, helped fill the garden with flowers after the ribbon-cutting.
Thursday’s dedication also aligned with the celebration of Grandview Medical Center’s 90th anniversary. The medical center is one of the largest osteopathic, community-teaching hospitals in the U.S., according to the Kettering Health Network.
(MyDaytonDailyNews)Jun 10, 2016
Antiques, arts and flowers: five fab things to do, see and shop in Cambridge this week
From a selection at Accessorize, Petty Cury and The Grafton, Cambridge.
Read more: Take a virtual tour of Soham's most stunning garden
This is brilliant. Fashion designer Isobel Ridley – the brains behind British brand Lavender Hill – has launched a line of clothes and accessories which are as eco-friendly and ethically sound as they are lovely to look at.
Made from a bespoke-woven blend of cotton and Modal – a carbon-neutral fibre derived from sustainable beech forests – the T-shirts are a sure-fire wardrobe staple: super-soft yet promising to be tough as old boots, they come in various necklines and sleeve lengths and every shade of neutral, from white to cream to grey to black.
The collection also includes a selection of linen-mix striped scarves; a nice finishing touch.
If you're an art-lover, we've got a couple of diary dates for you. Cambridge Book and Print, the gallery on Newnham Road, has got a pair of exhibitions coming up – and both sound splendid.
First up (June 17-30) is a Michael Randall retrospective: a local artist with an international reputation, he's exhibited his colour-saturated paintings everywhere from Mayfair to Paris.
A showcase of the finest French prints will follow (dates to be confirmed); all published by Parisian lithographic studio Mourlot Freres, they will include works by modern masters Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and Miro.
Told you they sounded splendid.
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(Cambridge News)May 3, 2016
Local flower shops are wilting.
Wilson in 1914. The process had actually been attempted many years prior in the days of the Civil War. The place of original celebration is Grafton Virginia, the place that is purportedly the home of the first effort to make it a holiday. The flower of reference is a white carnation if your mother has passed on, and a pink one if your mom is still telling you to clean your room. The carnation was chosen mostly because it was the favorite flower and it's scarcity during the civil war and Ann Jarvis.
The Northern Pacific Railway's Mother's Day card in 1915
Some people would call this a "Hallmark Holiday" because roughly 50% of households send greeting cards on this day. So if you send greeting cards, you are likely to send flowers as well. I don't know if I would call this commercialization of a holiday. It truly is to honor the person that likely brought you into this world and cared for you. Your expression of that motherly bond is often represented in small gifts and perhaps relief of her chores for the day. Ann Jarvis' idea was to unite the families displaced by the Civil War.
Whatever your reason to send flowers to someone, or pur... (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog))Apr 28, 2016
Connie Alfred Peal, 78
Cedar Rapids, to Connie and Delight (Bigsby) Peal. After being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force, he married Kathryn Grafton on June 11, 1960. He then married Judith Maive Schoon on May 13, 1989, in Marion. Connie was a steel worker for many years and was employed at Hiawatha Metal Fabricators and Star Equipment. He was a member of Eagle Lodge #709 and Moose Lodge #304. Connie loved the outdoors, especially flowers and vegetable gardens. He also enjoyed going on hikes and bike rides.The family would like to thank St. Luke's Unity Point Cancer Center and Dr. Fusselman.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids.Please share a memory of Connie at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries. (Marion Today.org)