San Carlos Flower Shop News
Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, March 28, 2017
BACK YARD FOUNTAIN CLASS ... Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos will hold a workshop on "Fountainscapes" on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Are you curious about how a rock can become a bubbling fountain? It's easier than you may think. This presentation will guide you through creating a pondless water feature, using a natural basalt column as an example. Lyngso's water feature specialist, Jake Persichetty, will demonstrate each step from start to finish. Learn how to choose the right pump and basin, get installation tips, and take away some fresh design ideas. Go to lyngsogarden.com to register. Lyngso is located at 345 Shoreway Drive, San Carlos.
FLOWER ARRANGING ... Learn how to create a flower arrangement for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free--wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. On Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. instructor Wendy Morck will demonstrate creating arrangements and then matching them with beautiful table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy. To register go to filoli.org. The fee is
$130 for members and $155 for non-members. Fee includes all plant materials and containers.
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This NYC florist absolutely rips on a skateboard - GrindTVTuesday, March 28, 2017
To have the practice of continually forging past the expectation of others brings you to sit more in the center of yourself. And that is really freeing.”Recently, she traveled to San Carlos, Arizona, to connect with skateboarders on an Apache reservation with her friend, Magda Love. The two had met when Love, a painter who does vibrant jungle murals with inspiring feminine compositions, was looking for female skaters to collaborate with. RELATED: The most inspirational photos we’ve seen of girls in action sportsThe women hit it off immediately and worked together on several projects before embarking on this most recent adventure.“We just wanted to bring our passion to a place that needed it. The reservation is underserved and not getting the support they need. We just wanted to bring a little light and love. We found Doug Miles, who owns Apache Skateboards,” says Dutton.Dutton and Love collaborated with Miles, who is also a muralist, focusing on colorful native portraiture and social-issue-focused pieces.“There was no budget for the trip,” says Dutton, “so Magda and I raised the money through a GoFundMe campaign. We didn’t know what to expect, but it was an amazing experience.”Cody Umans made an edit of the whole experience:Now, Dutton is preparing to tackle the next chapter of her life as she moves to Wyoming. She and her boyfriend are hitting the road in a truck with a makeshift bunk, headed for Jackson Hole.“It’s as good as Vail or Aspen with half the pretentia,” Dutton laughs. http://www.grindtv.com/skateboarding/this-nyc-florist-absolutely-rips-on-a-skateboard/
Review: Florist – Emily Alone - SLUG MagazineTuesday, August 13, 2019
Emily Alone.Written and recorded in the two years since Florist’s last LP, If Blue Could Be Happiness, the songs seem a documentation of Sprague’s life in this period. Sprague moved from New York to California, a place they had sung about wanting to visit on If Blue‘s “Glowing Brightly.”Emily Alone is not an exact departure from Florist’s previous form. The lo-fi tendencies still exist, as do the same intrinsic and vulnerable songwriting elements we’ve come to expect from them. There’s a bit of dimension lost, though, without the backing of the group’s other two main members, Jonnie Baker and Rick Spataro. Though the backbone, the rhythm section, is missing, the album never lacks any presence or fullness. The lost dimension here is somehow adding something new. Sprague’s delicate voice is often double-tracked, using much of the same studio tracking to create a similar emotional space that you would find on Simon and Garfunkel records.The first strings plucked on the album are dark, and much of it would come across that way were it not for Sprague’s quiet, unassuming voice. It fades out in the same way it begins, the last chord disappearing abruptly before the second track, “Moon Begins,” comes in—fingerpicked and at a faster pace than the opening track.“Celebration,” the third track, is reminiscent of Florist’s first LP, The Birds Outside Sang. Sprague speaks over the chirps of birds, a gentle string section and their plucked acoustic guitar. “My hair is dirty blonde now,” they say over t... https://www.slugmag.com/national-music-reviews/florist-emily-alone/
Slow Flowers Summit coming to St. Paul to spread the word about local blooms - Minneapolis Star TribuneTuesday, August 13, 2019
U.S. tend to be less regulated and use more pesticides and chemicals, and the carbon footprint of shipping flowers from Colombia is considerably higher than shipping from California. The slow flower movement encourages buying even closer to home, if possible. The first wholesale local flower market opened in Seattle in 2011. Now there are about 15 similar markets around the country, Prinzing said. Flowers shipped from overseas are chilled and cut up to seven days before they get here, she said. When local flowers are cut, they’re immediately put in buckets of water, so they’re fresher, last longer and retain their scent. Buying local doesn’t mean that what you buy is chemical-free, Prinzing cautioned. However, farmers who sell to the Twin Cities Flower Exchange do not use pesticides. http://www.startribune.com/slow-flowers-summit-coming-to-st-paul-to-spread-the-word-about-local-blooms/511637412/
Rose growers prepare for months for Valentines Day - KERO 23ABC NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Gabriel Kaehler. "This is the largest, biggest holiday and your whole year depends on it." Gabriel Kaehler is a buyer for the market and he says he's one of the biggest flower importers in central California for Leslies Flower Inc. According to Kaehler, the market imports most of their roses from Ecuador. "The only way to get these big head, beautiful roses is to grow them 3000 feet about sea level, so about 2000 feet," said Kaehler. "Pretty much the only place you can grow these is in Ecuador." Unfortunately, Valentines Day falls in the winter months making it almost impossible to source locally. The City of Wasco is known for 40% of the roses grown in the United States. However, a representative from Weeks Roses in Wasco says their roses are considered garden roses, which are much different from the fresh cut flowers used in a flower arrangement. Amanda Barter is a florist at Bakersfield Flower Market and she says there's more than meets the eye into the big day. "When you come in and see those roses that are half as tall as you.. 9 times out of 10 those come from across the world," says Barter. She says there is a science to the perfect quality rose. "When it comes to roses, you want to look for deep color, rich color, a nice large head, a tight spiral in the center, and a thick stem," says Barter. https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/rose-growers-prepare-for-months-for-valentines-day
A Guide to Florist's Emily Alone - TalkhouseTuesday, August 13, 2019
I Look up at every single bird? I feel desire grow away from comfort and crawl toward cavesThere where I find more interesting things.In Southern California I sing a Rain Song I still Dream about Western Massachusetts deep down I still dream About the left hand side of your face with a scar but it has no scarAnymore It looked like a river And Still my head turns toward sea If it claimed me I Would not be upset I know there Are deeper things But I do Just love the sound of One or two guitars And the Feeling of water as it Trickles down my spineSo comes now the Shadow Bloom after a long dredge in which shaded I accept the offerings of a mortal life. I can’t find the answers in the search but the search is why I’m alive and why... https://www.talkhouse.com/a-guide-to-florists-emily-alone/