Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. Although the business began in 1944, its location at 118 S. Forest Road, Williamsville, has hosted greenhouses since 1910, according to David Mischler.
“I was here when the business started. I just turned 80 on Mother’s Day,” David said. “I was 5 years old when [my parents] bought this property as a foreclosure, left over from the Depression.”
When the previous generation of Mischlers purchased the space for their business, the greenhouses needed repairs, including a new boiler, David recalled. Since then, the business has blossomed into a two-fold endeavor, with the greenhouse and flower shop complementing each other, his brother Frank Mischler explained.
“Flowers are such an important part of people’s lives — and they don’t always realize it,” Frank said. “You give a single flower to somebody and you can make their day. It brings a lot of happiness to people.”
In terms of the flower shop, Mischler’s sees demand surrounding birthdays, anniversaries and expressions of sympathy. For floral arrangements, demand transcends growing seasons and calendar time, according to Frank. On the other hand, Frank noted that the garden shop and greenhouse sales typically concentrate in the springtime planting season, as well as around specific holidays, like poinsettias at Christmas.
“We have both departments open year-round,” Frank said. “Both have their busy periods and quiet period... https://www.amherstbee.com/articles/mischlers-florist-and-greenhouses-celebrates-75-years-in-business/
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Big Island. As of last year, it was found to have affected 50 percent of the ohia trees across 6,000 acres of forest, but it's believed to have spread further since then. To date, it's been found primarily in Puna but also in Kona and Kau. It hasn't been seen anywhere else in the world.
Robert Hauff, the forest health coordinator at the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, said the state is planning aerial surveys next month to learn how many acres are affected by the fungus. A world expert in similar diseases is also expected to visit the islands to advise the state on how to control the outbreak.
"Worst case scenario is that it spreads statewide and it decimates all of our ohia forests. It's a pretty bleak picture," Hauff told reporters at a news conference in Honolulu.
Ohia is important to the water supply because it's so effective at soaking water into the ground and replenishing the watershed. It's critical for native birds because the animals feed on its nectar. It provides a canopy to native plants growing underneath it in the forests.
The state Department of Agriculture has created rules prohibiting moving wood, flowers and other parts of the ohia tree between islands. The state is also encouraging people to clean tools used on ohia and clean shoes and clothes used near ohia.
Christy Martin, a s... http://www.register-herald.com/region/fungus-killing-tree-critical-to-hawaii-s-native-forests/article_1d7ddbf2-11e1-5a96-93d7-ce3c5c9eaa5a.html