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Detroit priest squirts holy water from water pistol to maintain social distancing

Detroit priest squirts holy water from water pistol to maintain social distancing

A Roman Catholic priest in Detroit has solved the problem of blessing his parishioners while maintaining social distancing by shooting holy water from a water pistol.  Pictures of Father Tim Pelc squirting water into his congregations’ car windows at Easter

Interview: Linda Porrett, flower-festival designer

Interview: Linda Porrett, flower-festival designer

I’m partly retired now, but I still work two days a week as a medical secretary. These are very trying, very challenging times. We’re all separated in different offices now in our cottage hospital — it’s not an acute hospital, but if we’re not there, the

Masks blossom among roses at French perfume capital

Masks blossom among roses at French perfume capital

May roses are blooming in Grasse, the birthplace of French perfumes, but out in the fields, some of those who pick them face a problem this year. "Working with a mask and not smelling," the flowers, "is pretty frustrating," horticulturist Carole iancalana

Tablescaping: Escape into Event Designer Rebecca Gardner's Floral Fantasy

Tablescaping: Escape into Event Designer Rebecca Gardner's Floral Fantasy

If you're anything like event planner Rebecca Gardner, you may love any excuse to throw a party. "If I’m bored, I throw a party. If I’m sad, I throw a party. If I want to do something for others, I throw a party. It’s my love language," she tells us. The

36 thoughtful condolence gifts to show your love and support

36 thoughtful condolence gifts to show your love and support

Dealing with the death of a friend or family member is one of the hardest things to deal with in life. And as a friend, being there for someone and surrounding them with love is one way to help heal. If you're not able to be with them physically, you can

The Coronavirus Economy: The mother-daughter flower business that keeps on trucking

The Coronavirus Economy: The mother-daughter flower business that keeps on trucking

Diane Hill and Courtney Clark are the mother and daughter duo who run Dahlias Flower Truck, popping up at birthdays, bridal and baby showers, weddings, and corporate events all over central Florida. When customers book the flower truck, it will

Two crises, two gardens

Two crises, two gardens

It was wartime. Death stalked the skies over Britain as my grandmother taught me the names of the flowers in her country garden, a litany of the seasons: bluebells, snowdrops, and aconites in the spring; roses and clematis in summer; dahlias and

Local florists find ways to adapt, overcome as pandemic stretches busiest season

Local florists find ways to adapt, overcome as pandemic stretches busiest season

Inside the walls of Flowers By Bert & Peg, Pam Shea has spent 37 years searching through a sea of vibrant colors to find the exact shade that matches her customers’ needs best. Sometimes her flowers are meant to bring joy, be it for the celebration of

15 Easy Spring DIYs the Whole Family Will Love

15 Easy Spring DIYs the Whole Family Will Love

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched Home Love, a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more

We have not stopped': N.S. florists busier than ever despite COVID-19 restrictions

We have not stopped': N.S. florists busier than ever despite COVID-19 restrictions

While many local businesses are struggling to stay open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, florists appear to be flourishing. Though customers may not be able to walk into a shop and smell the roses, a bouquet is a call or click away. 

Flower shop notes offer glimpse into New Yorkers connecting during coronavirus pandemic

Flower shop notes offer glimpse into New Yorkers connecting during coronavirus pandemic

Michael Sclafani didn't previously pay much attention to customers' personal messages as he hand-wrote cards to accompany the flowers they ordered from his Brooklyn shop.  That is, until the pandemic hit. Now, in addition to dashing off happy

Mother's Day a bright light in difficult spring for florists

Mother's Day a bright light in difficult spring for florists

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the doors of Hearts and Flowers in Charlottetown in mid-March, owner Alan Preston had no hope of keeping anything going. "I really thought that we'd be closed down completely," said Preston. "That first week I

Is CanadaFlowers a business to buy flowers from during covid

Is CanadaFlowers a business to buy flowers from during covid

Flowers and gifts for any event in your life

Flowers in the life of any person, occupy a special place. They make us happy on holidays and help us get through difficult moments more easily. Canadaflowers company offers you to choose a unique bouquet of fresh flowers from a large assortment presented on the website pages www.canadaflowers.ca 

Mother’s Day Flower and Delivery Disruptions Mean You Should Order Bouquets Yesterday

Mother’s Day Flower and Delivery Disruptions Mean You Should Order Bouquets Yesterday

Covid-19 has disrupted the floral industry much like everything else—meaning things look different for Mother’s Day bouquet deliveries this year. The good news: as of now, you still have time to order lovely blooms for mom, and there are plenty of loca

4 tips for sending Mother’s Day flowers during the pandemic

4 tips for sending Mother’s Day flowers during the pandemic

The coronavirus has brought florists a veritable bouquet of problems this Mother’s Day, but shops are doing their best to keep up with demand. More than eight in 10 people still plan to celebrate the holiday despite the pandemic probably keeping them

San Francisco florist gives back by 'flower flashing' closed storefronts

San Francisco florist gives back by 'flower flashing' closed storefronts

New murals on boarded-up storefronts have become a common means of beautifying San Francisco neighborhoods during shelter-in-place. Now, a Mission-based florist is upping the ante by covering the exteriors of closed businesses in flower

Celebrating Mother's Day during the pandemic: What will the effects be on sales?

Celebrating Mother's Day during the pandemic: What will the effects be on sales?

It will be a Mother's Day like no other. In many countries, it will be celebrated on May 10 this year, and in every country, the run-up to this Mother's Day has been or still is different and more challenging than other years. But how will the sales be? Will

Niagara flower grower one of thousands across Canada impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Niagara flower grower one of thousands across Canada impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

 

Beneath the panes of his greenhouse, Jan VanZanten surveys a sea of sun star flowers rising up from plastic pots, ready to ship but without a buyer. In past years, the Niagara Region grower had no trouble selling to wholesalers by the thousands. 

Floral attraction in the gardens

Floral attraction in the gardens

Multiple open houses for the public and the horticultural industry were held at the trial sites in Guelph, Milton and Burlington, Ont. during the first two weeks of August 2019. Grown in either containers or ground beds, the annual plants described here

Is It Safe To Send Flowers For Mother's Day Amid Coronavirus?

Is It Safe To Send Flowers For Mother's Day Amid Coronavirus?

Mother’s Day 2020 is going to be a bit ... different compared to years past. There will be no group brunches at restaurants or other big in-person family gatherings. Kids won’t be bringing home cute crafts they made with their art teachers at school. And the holiday may feel less festive for families dealing with loss, economic hardship and other trauma amid the COVID-19 pandemic.