Ohio based,” she said.The business partners with Thorsen’s in Delaware for all its plants, in addition to Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in Columbus and Red Twig Farms in Johnstown.“We have others we get zinnias and dahlias from,” Martini said. “We’re trying more and more to do local based versus through the wholesaler or direct from a grower that’s elsewhere.”Chandler, a 1981 Westerville North High School alumna, said she grew up in a “jungle” because her late mother, Barbara Price, loved plants.“I’ve done silks for a really long time,” she said. “I always loved the design aspect of flowers and plants.”Chandler said her mom is her inspiration.“She always talked to them (plants),” she said. “I do name certain ones. They hate to tell me when something is gone. It’s like, 'It’s OK, he can go.’ I get kind of attached, but we’re here to sell them.”Chandler said she wants to provide customers with what’s relevant to today.“The older generation totally understands and gets what a florist offers,” she said. “We have a generation that just isn’t too savvy about that. They’ve grown up with their influences – grocery stores. We want to promote how wonderful designed arrangements are for your home and how they can be updated to meet... https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/communities/westerville/2022/01/06/iconic-westerville-businesses-westerville-florist-around-since-1958-strives-cultivate-happiness/9115281002/
Red Planet explorers could sink their teeth into juicy Red Robin tomatoes instead.
The Veggie growth chamber inside the station’s Columbus module has already produced two crops of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce, the second of which Kelly and his crewmates tasted over the summer after lab analysis determined it was safe to eat.
Zinnias are edible — online recipes suggest opportunities for tea, tacos and pancakes, among other dishes — but these are not meant to be eaten.
In addition to hopefully being pretty, they offer practice growing more complex flowering plants like the Red Robin tomatoes that KSC hopes to start growing on the station within two years. Dwarf tomatoes will take three times longer to grow than lettuce.
In a Dec. 27 Twitter message, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly expressed concern about the health of zinnia flowers growing aboard the International Space Station as part of Kennedy Space Center's Veggie experiment. (Photo: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly via Twitter (@StationCDRKelly))
“The leafy greens, they’re pretty easy,” said Gioia Massa, lead scientist for the Veggie project at KSC. “But when we’re talking tomatoes, which will take maybe 90 days, that system needs to really provide enough water for the plants over a long period of time.”
And watering plants in space has proven a challenge.
The relatively simple Veggie chamber lacks active irrigation systems, so astronauts have been injecting water into the seed pillows. It’s difficult to tell if they have too much water or not enough, striking the right balance of moisture and air in the root zones, Massa said.
Since they were first installed and watered on Nov. 16, only three zinnia plants have flourished, with at least one developing a flower bud.
“We’re not sure why three are doing really well and three aren’t,” said Massa. “It’s kind of random, but we’re trying to figure that out.”
The photo Kelly tweeted nearly a week later showed two plants hardly growing at all. The leaves of several others appeared to be drooping.
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Spanish Influenza pandemic, which killed millions worldwide.
“Col. Charles Stolzenbach, dean of the Lima Board to Health, returned this morning from Columbus where he visited state health authorities,” the Daily News reported Oct. 16, 1918. “’Columbus is filled with the flu and it seemingly is increasing,’ said the colonel. ‘Every office you visit has from one to five clerks missing. No strict measures seemingly were taken in time. I believe Lima is doing well and if the people follow the rules as laid down, we may escape lightly and stamp out the plague.’”
Apparently not everyone followed “the rules as laid down” by Stolzenbach and the health board. On Dec. 15, 1918, the Daily News reported the arrests of 69 people for not wearing flu masks. “On the whole,” the Daily News noted, “it was announced citizens of Lima were abiding cheerfully by the edict and most of them were wearing their masks, which now are becoming less of a novelty and attract less attention.”
After the war, as the flu pandemic burned out, Stolzenbach’s attention returned to his bakery. On Aug. 11, 1919, the News reported Stolzenbach had added “a two-story brick addition to their plant at 219 N. Union St. … The new addition will house a retail store, offices, laboratory and a garage in the rear, all for the company’s use. The addition will be joined to the present plant which is just east of Main Street.”
In January 1922, the News noted that Edward Stolzenbach, Charles Stolzenbach’s son and, like many members of the family, a bakery employee, had used the laboratory to perfect “a special flour containing everything that’s needed” for making waffles “except the moistening ingredients.”
Stolzenbach, meanwhile, remained engaged in city health issues, calling for construction of an incinerating plant in September 1923 and, two months later, urging the cleanup of “vile housing conditions in certain sections of the city.”
In 1925, Stolzenbach retired from his bakery after 37 years. In January 1927, the News reported that the newly incorporated Lima Bread Company had purchased the Stolzenbach Baking Company. The Lima Bread Company folded a year later and the property was purchased by The Lima News, which was located just south of the bakery.
Stolzenbach died in January 1931 at t...