Are You The Next AIPH International Grower Of The Year?Thursday, August 2, 2018
AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.For further details visit www.aiph.org IGOTY AwardsBrought to you by AIPH in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the IGOTY awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the sector since 2010. They recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe, celebrating the expertise and energy they give to horticulture. In 2018 ornamental growers, from Canada, China, Columbia, Ethiopia, Israel and The Netherlands reached the finals, with Ter Laak Orchids - the Netherlands, winning AIPH IGOTY 2018.For more information including brochures, past winners and a video of the 2017 awards visit www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear
Source: International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) ...http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0069714
Laura Elizabeth Burkett - Richard Harrod Blank IIIThursday, August 2, 2018
Little Rock; Abbey Atwill of Cleveland, Miss.; Taylor Richmond of Nashville, Tenn.; Mary Katherine Baldwin of Fayetteville; and Mollie Wildmann of Memphis. They wore champagne gowns of douppioni silk and carried bouquets similar to the bride's.
Also assisting the bride were Cory Bolton of Boston and Julia Kyser and Maggie Turner, both of Little Rock. Flower girl was Eva Louis Gutierrez of Little Rock, niece of the groom.
The father of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were Mark Holt, Michael Bailey, David Gutierrez, John Jones Jr. and Joseph Doramus, all of Little Rock; Jackson Reeves of Tampa, cousin of the groom; Talbot Quinn of Wilmington, N.C.; William Brown of Jackson, Miss.; and Morin Scott of Austin, Texas.
Guests were seated by Emmery Cary of Carrolton, Ga., and John Young Jr. of Salt Lake City, cousins of the groom.
A reception at the Clinton Presidential Center was held after the ceremony. Tables held arrangements of hydrangeas, blush and white roses, snapdragons and gladiolus. A hand-tied garland of greenery with hydrangeas and roses centered the head table. Music was by FunkyTown.
The bride has a bachelor's degree in hospitality and restaurant management from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is an account executive at Magna IV.
The groom has a bachelor's degree in management from UALR and is a bonds assistant at Stephens Inc.
The couple will live in Little Rock after a wedding trip to Pasitano and Florence, Italy.
High Profile on 07/22/2018
Oriel Park is to host its 27th Euro fixture tomorrow night, but did you know Dundalk FC haven't been ever-presentsThursday, August 2, 2018
Bohs, whereby they were prevented from hosting a European match at any venue within a 100 mile radius of Dublin.
League champions that same season, the punishment meant their 1978/79 European Cup opener against Omonia - who, coincidentally, are from Cyprus and league colleagues of Thursday’s visitors to Oriel, AEK Larnaca - was played at the Leeside venue, Flower Lodge.
It was a disaster. Just £446 was taken at the gate, with Bohs left £7,000 in the red having missed out on the maximum takings of a potentially money-spinning tie.
They progressed to face East Germany’s Dynamo Dresden, three-in-a-row champions in their native land, and upon appeal, had their sentence reduced to a 50 mile radius of Dublin, which brought Oriel Park into the equation.
“Oriel Park is again to be the venue for a European game this year, though Dundalk are not engaged in any of the European competitions,” wrote The Democrat in October of ‘78, when news of the pending encounter broke. Tickets were priced at £3 for the stand and £1 into the ground, with concession options also available.
The game itself finished scoreless, though it was a success for the Phibsborough club financially as, with the match now much closer to home, £2,300 was the gate receipt income, a healthy increase on that of Flower Lodge.
No Dresden supporters travelled, of course, due to the ‘Iron Curtain’, though the team stayed in the Ballymascanlon Hotel, having arrived on the Monday before the meeting.
Despite drawing a match that they would have expected to win, the East German congregation were full of praise for the condition of Oriel Park, with groundsman Micky Fox having been singled out for kudos.
The Democrat wrote: “Surely, we in Dundalk have every reason to be proud of Oriel Park whose playing surface, stand and patron accommodation, and general facilities cannot be approached by any provincial club.”
Such was the ground’s impression, the FAI are believed to have straight away taken the decision to arrange the following February’s Youths international, between the Republic and the North, for Dundalk.
Bohs were beaten 6-0 in the return leg, bowing out of Europe on a heavy aggregate account.
In their selection were a number of future Dundalk stars, including Eamonn Gregg, Paddy Joyce, Turlough O’Connor, Terry Eviston and Gino Lawless, while Joey Malone and Mick Shelley were li...https://www.dundalkdemocrat.ie/news/sport/326077/oriel-park-is-to-host-its-27th-euro-fixture-tomorrow-night-but-did-you-know-dundalk-fc-haven-t-been-ever-presents.html
Roma lay flowers at Auschwitz gas chamberThursday, August 2, 2018
August 2, 1944, the Germans liquidated the the so-called 'Gypsy Family Camp' at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In all, 2897 Roma men, women and children were put to death in the gas chamber.The main Remembrance Day anniversary ceremonies will begin on Thursday afternoon on the territory of the former 'gypsy camp' at Birkenau. Among those in attendance will be surviving German Roma Rita Prigmore, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Beata Szydło and EU Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic as well as representatives of the Roma communities of European countries, and diplomats.The Roma constituted the number-three group by number transported to Auschwitz, after Jews and Poles. They were transported to the death camp from 14 countries, mostly to the gypsy camp. Between February 26, 1943, and July 21, 1944, Germany transported almost 21,000 Roma to the camp.Around 23,000 Roma were imprisoned in Auschwitz, of which the Germans murdered around 21,000. It is estimated that as a result of persecution and terror in the years of the Third Reich, half the Roma population living in Germany and the countries it occupied were killed.
Antique watering can made in Aesthetic style in 19th centuryThursday, August 2, 2018
Kent County, England, in 1857. It became the Kent Police in 2002. Kent Constabulary buttons are fairly common and sell online for about $1 to $5.
Q: I have eight plates marked “Thomas, Bavaria.” They are about 13 inches in diameter. I have no clue what I have. Can you help me?
A: Your large plates are service plates, which are used during the first course of a formal dinner under a smaller salad plate, appetizer or soup bowl. They were made by Porcelain Factory Thomas & Co., a factory started by Fritz Thomas in Marktredwitz, Bavaria, Germany, in 1903. The company became a subsidiary of Philip Rosenthal & Co. of Selb, Bavaria, in 1908. Most production moved to Speichersdorf in 1960. Thomas porcelain still is being made. You have part of a set of 12 service plates. A full set sells for $100 to $300. Just eight are worth $100.
Tip: The more elaborate the interior fittings for a desk, the more valuable the piece.
On the block
Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.
Depression glass, cherry blossom, cake plate, pink, footed, Jeannette Glass Co., circa 1930, 10½ inches, $30.
Doll, Madame Alexander, Sonja Henie, black dress, gold tirm on bottom and neck, ice skates, blonde hair, 1939, $120.
Music box, jewelry, black forest, oak, ram, rocky ground, flowers, leaves, circa 1920, 13 by 7½ inches, $196.
Copper cauldron, iron bail handle, rounded bottom, dovetailed, 1800s, 17 by 25 inches, $258.
Lap desk, pine, mixed woods, reticulated brass mounts, hinged lids, ink wells, 1800s, 4 by 13 by 10 inches, $319.
Fischer figurine, deer, with fawn, seated, green fishnet, white, gilt highlights, signed, 3½ by 5 inches, $393.
Microscope, R & J Beck, brass, adjustable, inscribed London Hospital, Marie Celeste, circa 1900, 12 by 6 inches, $516.
Vase, porcelain, blue, white, flowers, bands, birds, narrow neck, Chinese, 1¾ by 7 inches, $2,856.
Sculpture, pottery, slab, black, gray, white drip, Jun Kaneko, 29 by 22 inches, $4,000.
Vase, porcelain, puppy, seated, white, wavy fur, Jeff Koons, 17½ inches, $10,625.
!-- div class="entry-...https://www.heraldnet.com/life/antique-watering-can-made-in-aesthetic-style-in-19th-century/
Flower vases, urns, fountains prove popular with collectorsSaturday, July 14, 2018
Q. Can you give me any information about a devil creamer? It’s red-orange and is shaped like a devil on his knees. The cream pours out of his mouth. The bottom is marked “Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria,” with a lion holding a shield with the letter “T” on it. The date 1794 is below the shield.
A. Royal Bayreuth is known for its creamers, pitchers, cracker jars, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, and other items made in the shapes of fruit, tomatoes, lobsters, shells, flowers, animals, birds, clowns and more. The red devil is part of a group of pieces known as “Devil & Cards,” a group that was shaped like a devil, playing cards or both. The red devil alone was made as a 31/2-inch creamer, a 41/2-inch milk pitcher and two different ashtrays. A black devil also was made. The mark on your creamer, in blue, green or black, was used after 1900. The date on the mark is the year Royal Bayreuth was founded in Tettau, Bavaria. The company still is in business, now making dinnerware. There is a club for collectors, the Royal Bayreuth Collectors Club (RoyalBayreuth.org), which has an annual convention. A creamer like yours sold for $360 last year.
Q. I bought this cuff bracelet years ago at a yard sale. It’s about 2 inches wide and I don’t know what metal it is, but it has an antiqued finish. The inside has a mark for Miriam Haskell, but it doesn’t look like her typical costume jewelry. Can you help and maybe give me a value?
A. The finish on your bracelet is called Russian gold. Other designers of vintage costume jewelry used similar finishes, but Miriam Haskell’s company used a secret signature Russian gold plating recipe developed just for them that resulted in patinas ranging from dull to bright. It was a type of gold plating on brass, and the plating solution is said to have 24-karat gold among the secret ingredients. Pieces were hand-dipped and then sealed. Many were further embellished with glass beads, faux seed pearls and other decoration. Haskell’s Russian gold also is found on many their filigree pieces. Asking prices for Miriam Haskell hinged bracelets like yours range from $100 to $250, but we’ve found selling prices to be less than $100. Embellished examples are worth more.
Q. I have my great-grandfather’s accordion, a Pre-1900 Hohner two-row button diatonic. It was appraised and I was told it would fetch four figures. I’d love to keep it, but no one in my family wants it. It’s normal fifth scalar organization, 20 plus treble buttons and 12 bass buttons in very good condition. Where should I start?
A. You probably will get the highest price by selling the accordion at an auction of other antique musical instruments. Expect to pay the auction gallery a commission, a percentage of the hammer price. Fees a...http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/jun/24/flower-vases-urns-fountains-prove-popula/
Keukenhof Gardens: Discover a wealth of flowers - United States Army Friday, April 13, 2018
Dutch growers and a wealth of flowers, sorted by color. The Keukenhof, translated to Kitchen Garden, owes its name to Countess Jacoba van Beieren (Jaqueline of Bavaria), who had a castle at this location in the 15th century. She stayed there very often, because the area provided good hunting grounds. Herbs and vegetables were grown in the yard for her kitchen and these have given way to more colorful plants and flowers. Over six million flower bulbs provide beautiful scenic spots throughout the park. Large flower palaces are filled with oceans of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and smaller varieties of their species as well as orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many more flowers. As the season progresses, the emphasis shifts to different groups of flowers. It is a display of colors and an overwhelming perfume.Endless varieties of tulips can be seen most of the time, but the best time to view them is mid-April. Other flowers bloom again at a different time. However, the park is always a colorful sight. The flower shops in the park can actually mail flower bulbs to the U.S. for customers.The park is open only in the spring time. This year, you can visit from March 22 to May 23. The Keukenhof is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ticket office closes at 6 p.m. Entry is €16 for adults and €8 for children age 4 to 11. Keukenhof is easy to reach via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). Follow the Keukenhof s...
What's in a Home? - CityLabFriday, April 13, 2018
He was astonished by Peru’s diversity, both in terms of geography and inhabitants, as he traveled around the country.Thomas Dworzak travelled around the world—Bavaria, Georgia, Iran—to capture the places he had called home: places that he says still burn within him. Of Tblisi, Georgia, in particular, Dworzak wrote in the forward to his photo set, “I force myself away for longer periods but am sure to always come back. And still, I will always remain a foreigner…I think I will never gain the same level of understanding, the language, the dialect, the humor, than whenever I return to visit my father in that place I left so desperately 30 years ago.” Dworzak photographed his father in the Bavarian village from which he was deported as a child; his wife in Tehran; his friends in Tblisi. While Dworzak also included images of location and scenery, it is clear that, for him, home is haunted by the people who inhabit it.It is impossible for “home” to be interpreted exactly the same way by different people, influenced as we are by entirely different things: the way light strikes the wall of our favorite diner, the curve of our grandmother’s cheek, the way it feels to walk the same street for years. But the book proves that there are many ways to think about a home, and even more ways to visualize it.Home is available for purchase at the Magnum shop.