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High school notebook: Vaughn Flowers stepping in larger role for Rolling Hills Prep boys basketball team - The Daily BreezeTuesday, February 27, 2018
Southern Section Open Divisions are on Saturday.The L.A. City Section semifinals start at 1 p.m. at Roybal Learning Center (1200 Colton St., Los Angeles) with the two girls games, El Camino Real-Granada Hills Charter and Fairfax-Westchester, at 3 p.m.The boys games start at 5 p.m. with Taft taking on Fairfax, followed by Westchester-Granada Hills Charter.The Southern Section semifinals will take place at California Baptist University. The first girls game is at 2 p.m. (Mater Dei-Windward, followed by Etiwanda-Harvard-Westlake). Bishop Montgomery opens the boys schedule at 6:30 p.m. against Sierra Canyon, followed by Etiwanda-Mater Dei.San Pedro’s Barrios heading to stateSan Pedro sophomore Sydney Barrios finished second at 143 pounds at the L.A. City Section wrestling finals on Saturday to qualify for CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday in Visalia.Barrios will join Mira Costa’s trio of Sasha Medvidovic (150), Allysa Nocum (121) and Viviana Ramirez (189) as South Bay wrestlers competing. Wrestling begins Friday at 9 a.m.Mira Costa water polo moving onThe Mira Costa girls water polo team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs with Saturday’s 8-4 win over Rosary.The fourth-seeded Mustangs (20-10) will take on top-seeded Harvard-Westlake (23-4) in the semifinals on Wednesday at the William Woollett Aquatics Center (4601 Walnut Ave., Irvine). http://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/02/20/high-school-notebook-vaughn-flowers-stepping-in-larger-role-for-rolling-hills-prep-boys-basketball-team/
Gardening: Pink powder puffs are not always that particular color - San Bernardino County SunTuesday, February 27, 2018
This year, for the first time, we have a single white bloom among the red. It’s quite unusual. I have attached pictures. Can you explain this?— Antonia Salzman, Granada HillsAnswer: Your plant is Calliandra haematocephala or pink (even though flowers are more red than pink) powder puff. I believe the white flower came from a “sport” which, in botany, refers to a mutation in a chromosome within a leaf or flower bud that results in an unexpected leaf, flower, or fruit. Nectarine varieties, for example, began as peach tree sports. Nectarines are fuzzless peaches, identical to peaches in every way except for a single mutated chromosome.If you cloned or took a cutting from the stem from where your white flower is growing, you could possibly grow a plant with only white flowers. In fact, there is a white-flowered variety of your Calliandra species known as ‘Alba’ that was probably produced from a sport mutation just like yours.This variegated Schefflera foliage has reverted to green. (Photo by Joshua Siskin)Many plants with variegated foliage are sports. Often, however, the mutation that caused the sport is not strong enough to endure as the plant grows. The result i...
Santa Clarita florist Steve Hanauer dies at 76 - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Steve had been a friend of Jan’s father, and Jan had been a student in a Regional Occupational Program floral design class at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills.In 1986, Jan called to order flowers, “and we were both newly single,” Jan said. “He had a certain charm, a way of joking with people. And he was tall, and I’m tall, so that helped.”When they started dating, Steve sent Jan a single rose the first day, two the second day, and more each day until she received a dozen.Steve Hanauer, owner of Steve’s Valencia Florist, died Wednesday at age 76. Courtesy photo.By that point, Steve Hanauer had been running the shop on Lyons Ave. for twelve years, having moved up from San Fernando, where he’d also run a flower shop.Hanauer got started in the flower business in junior college, when he and a friend got jobs driving a florist’s delivery truck. The friend ended up going into business selling supplies to florists, and Steve ended up becoming one.Hanauer made the move to Santa Clarita because “I think he liked the small town feel that existed here back then,” Jan Hanauer said. “It was just Newhall and Saugus really, but it was growing, and it was just nice out here.”Over the years, Steve’s grew with the community, adding a second store on Bouquet Canyon Road, which he sold in the early ’90s and a third, which closed in 1996, in the V...
Master Gardener: How to make cut flowers last - Press-EnterpriseTuesday, January 08, 2019
There is a convenient substitute for commercial flower preservative. A number of years ago, University of California researchers discovered that a solution of one part lemon lime soda (regular, not diet) and two parts water works just as well as the commercial products. The acidity of the soda and the sugar in the solution work together to prolong flower freshness. Following these simple steps should ensure that your flowers will last their longest.Q: The raspberry vines I have produce wonderful berries. Several friends would also like plants of this variety but I don’t know its name. How can I help them?A: Cuttings usually can be rooted successfully as long as they are taken from canes that have not born fruit. For best results, select canes that are at least pencil-thickness. Cut them to six-inch lengths and remove the leaves from the lower half of each cutting. Insert the leafless half in a moist soil; raspberries root easily enough that rooting hormone is rarely necessary. Within four to eight weeks roots should develop.When grown under the same conditions as your plant, these new plants will produce the same fine berries as their parent. https://www.pe.com/2018/11/15/master-gardener-how-to-make-cut-flowers-last/
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - KABC-TVTuesday, January 08, 2019
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. ... https://abc7.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Protea flowers a rare treat from down under - West Hawaii TodayTuesday, January 08, 2019
Kula station three years earlier. As he was familiar with proteas being grown in California, he was inspired to explore the potential of a protea industry in Hawaii.This industry has indeed developed and continues to grow with partial funding for protea research coming from the Governor’s Agricultural Coordinating Committee, several College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources researchers have been able to solve some of this young industry’s problems and help improve production and handling. Dr. Parvin worked on the management aspects of the crop, such as the selection of superior cultivars, propagation, density spacing, pruning, and plant nutrition.Dr. I-Pai Wu, a professor of agricultural engineering, developed drip irrigation systems to meet water requirements in the field and to make better use of available water resources. John Cho, Stephen Ferreira, and Norman Nagata, plant pathologists, examined fungicides for the control of root rot, a disease problem in protea production.Ronald Mau and Arnold Hara, entomologists, helped to solve some of the pest problems, including those that could lead to the rejection of shipments to other areas. Dr. Philip Ito, a Hilo based horticulturist, worked on new types of protea for the world market.Dr. Robert Paull, a plant physiologist, solved problems arising during shipping and ways to extend protea shelf life. Of course, all these efforts became meaningful because of key protea growers who developed a good marketing system and took research to action.So you see that the intriguing protea blossoms on display in homes and places of business such as hotels didn’t just happen. They are the result of concerted efforts by Hawaii’s agricultural scientists and growers working toge... http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/10/21/features/protea-flowers-a-rare-treat-from-down-under/
Tropical Gardening: Protea flowers are a rare treat from Down Under - Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Proteas that were planted at the Kula station three years earlier. As he was familiar with Proteas being grown in California, he was inspired to explore the potential of a Protea industry in Hawaii.This industry has indeed developed and continues to grow.With partial funding for Protea research coming from the Governor’s Agricultural Coordinating Committee, several College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources researchers have been able to solve some of this young industry’s problems and help improve production and handling.Parvin worked on the management aspects of the crop, such as the selection of superior cultivars, propagation, density spacing, pruning and plant nutrition.I-Pai Wu, a professor of agricultural engineering, developed drip irrigation systems to meet water requirements in the field and make better use of available water resources. John Cho, Stephen Ferreira and Norman Nagata, plant pathologists, examined fungicides for the control of root rot, a disease problem in Protea production.Ronald Mau and Arnold Hara, entomologists, helped solve some of the pest problems, including those that could lead to the rejection of shipments to other areas.Philip Ito, a Hilo-based horticulturist, worked on new types of Protea for the world market.Robert Paull, a plant physiologist, solved problems arising during shipping and ways to extend Protea shelf life.Of course, all these efforts became meaningful because of key Protea growers, who developed a good marketing system and took research to action.So, you see the intriguing Protea blossoms on display in homes and places of business such as hotels didn’t just happen. They are the result of concerted efforts by Hawaii’s agricultural scientists and growers working together to develop another fine Hawaii... https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/10/21/features/tropical-gardening-protea-flowers-are-a-rare-treat-from-down-under/