San Mateo Flower Shop News
Check out the 4 most popular spots in Albuquerque's McKinley neighborhood - HoodlineTuesday, July 23, 2019
Company Rueben with corned beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, red onions and sauerkraut. 2. Art AttackPhoto: art attack/YelpNext up is Art Attack, situated at 3137 San Mateo Blvd. NE With 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. The paint-your-own-pottery and mosaic tile studio also offers canvas and fused glass mediums. There are also special events that are scheduled for both adults and children, including a Harry Potter paint night and wine bottle painting.3. Albuquerque FloristPhoto: Albuquerque florist/YelpAlbuquerque Florist is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3121 San Mateo Blvd. NE, four stars out of 31 reviews. The florist shop offers hand-delivered flowers and custom floral designs. It also features a floral "cake," as well as gift baskets and plants.4. Great China RestaurantPhoto: florence v./YelpGreat China Restaurant is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 52 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3143 San Mateo Blvd. NE to see for yourself. The menu offers egg drop, won ton and Chinese vegetable soups, as well as chop suey, lo mein, egg foo young and sweet-and-sour dishes with chicken, pork or shrimp, among other options.This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback. https://hoodline.com/2019/07/check-out-the-4-most-popular-spots-in-albuquerque-s-mckinley-neighborhood
Obituary of Donald McNaught - The Union of Grass ValleyTuesday, March 05, 2019
Alta Sierra Country Club. Light refreshments will be served.Don was born to Herbert and Luetta McNaught on May 31, 1933 in Berkeley, California. He attended schools in Salinas, Fresno, and San Mateo, and received a BS from UCSF Pharmacy School in 1957. Don loved pharmacy and was president of McNaught Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Foothill Medical Pharmacy in Sunnyvale, California for 30 years. After retiring and moving to Grass Valley to build their dream home, Don worked for several pharmacies in the area. Pharmacy was in his blood.Don was also a former member of the Los Altos Golf and Country Club, Fairbrae Tennis, Palo Alto Elks, CA Pilots Association, CA Pharmacist Association, Alta Sierra Country Club, Music in the Mountains, and a Nevada County Volunteer Deputy Sheriff.He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Priscilla; children Jeffery and Lisa; grandson Brycen; and several nieces and nephews.The family wishes to thank Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. https://www.theunion.com/news/obituaries/obituary-of-donald-mcnaught/
Home front: free compost; cover-crop classTuesday, July 31, 2018
A roundup of home and garden news and events on the Midpeninsula.
FREE COMPOST WORKSHOP ... The County of San Mateo's Sustainability Academy is holding a compost workshop on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Collective Roots, 1785 Woodland Ave., East Palo Alto. Come and learn how to compost your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves and plant cuttings at this free event. County residents are eligible for a $65 discount off compost or worm bins ordered through the Office of Sustainability. Workshop attendees will be eligible for an additional $25 discount. Go to smcsustainability.org to register for the free event.
COVER-CROP CLASS ... On Thursday, July 25, the UC Master Gardener program will host a free workshop on "Cover Crops for Home Gardeners." Cover crops are an often underutilized method for improving garden soil. Easy-to-grow legumes add nitrogen, grasses and other crops add carbon and some cover crops contain chemicals that have other advantages. Learn what to grow for either summer or winter cover crops, easy ways to incorporate them and how they can help you produce more a... https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/07/12/home-front-free-compost-cover-crop-class
From flowers to housing: Family-owned Ah Sam property for sale in San Mateo - San Mateo Daily JournalTuesday, May 23, 2017
Samantha Weigel/Daily JournalA new housing proposal is anticipated for the 2.34-acre Ah Sam property along El Camino Real in San Mateo, which the family-owned florist recently been listed for sale. A long-standing family-run florist is planning to hop aboard the push for transit-oriented housing developments by selling an underutilized parcel abutting the Caltrain line.
Owners of Ah Sam Florist are looking to sell their nearly 2.34-acre property at 2645 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo, and a mixed-use housing proposal is expected to follow.
Zoned transit-oriented development and within the rail corridor, the site just north of 27th Avenue could have around 160 housing units and at least 8,000 square feet of commercial space, said Bruce Paris, first vice president with CBRE, which is listing the property.
“Transit-oriented development is the hot button for a reason. To be able to use the transit corridor, with an electrified or more efficient Caltrain, is really the smartest thing we can do,” Paris said.
The site stretches to the train tracks just west of the massive Bay Meadows rede... http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2017-05-23/from-flowers-to-housing-family-owned-ah-sam-property-for-sale-in-san-mateo/1776425180695.html
Green-thumbed gurus spring into event center: Annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show kicking off - San Mateo Daily JournalTuesday, April 25, 2017
California native plants. From butterflies and chicken coops to California natives and drought-tolerant succulents, the 32nd annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show is sprouting up at the San Mateo County Event Center.
Wednesday through Sunday, green-thumb gurus, landscape architects, artists and sustainability experts will be on hand to educate attendees about the array of possibilities for gardens large and small.
As the state emerges out of a long-awaited hopefully drought-busting wet winter and bounces into spring, experts are flooding the event center in San Mateo to inspire attendees with artistic displays of flora and fauna.
This year, the focus of many exhibitors is on making sustainability and habitat restoration accessible for the modern urban dweller whether they’re just starting out or already a seasoned gardener. Visitors will see beautiful drought-tolerant landscapes designed to enhance wildlife habitat, green roofs, a new enclosed butterfly exhibit, a fully edible garden and examples of some of latest technologies in sustainable living from aquaponics to compostable toilets.
“This year we’ve taken a different approach, instead of being the big showy garden displays that most people come in and ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ at but can’t really do; we said let’s give the public what they can do and give them a little education on why to do it,” said garden show producer Sherry Larsen. “There’s a new generation interested in gardening, but they didn’t learn it from their grandparents. … They’re more interested in what they’re eating and how they’r... http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2017-04-05/green-thumbed-gurus-spring-into-event-center-annual-san-francisco-flower-and-garden-show-kicking-off/1776425178336.html
Silver Lake’s Tokio Florist climbing toward landmark status - Curbed LATuesday, September 24, 2019
Japanese-Americans in Los Angeles, a demographic that produced 65 percent of flowers grown in California after World War II and through the 1970s.It’s a marker that might not be around forever. The family has put the site up for sale, asking $3.98 million, and there is the “potential threat of development” that comes with the change of ownership, said Kristen Hayashi of the Little Tokyo Historical Society. A photo of the Tudor-Craftsman house, built in 1911. The historical society nominated the site for monument status. Hayashi told commissioners that Yuki Sakai opened the Tokio Florist on Los Feliz Boulevard just before the Great Depression. They were one of several Japanese-American flower businesses on Los Feliz, and many Japanese-Americans lived in the area between East Hollywood and Silver Lake at the time.Japanese-Americans dominated the flower industry for decades, though for many of those decades they could not legally own land or businesses, or rent in certain areas because of the state’s Alien Land Law and housing covenants that excluded non-whites. During World War II, the Sakais were sent to the internment camp at Manzanar near Death Valley. Through an arrangement with a neighbor, they were able to maintain their rented land on Los Feliz. Once the family returned, “it took years before they could reopen,” Hayashi said. In 1960, the Tokio Florist moved to the Hyperion property. Yumi Sakai, the daughter of th... https://la.curbed.com/2019/9/19/20872950/tokio-florist-landmark-silver-lake
Costa Mesa gardener has fruitful O.C. Fair competition season as he again rakes in the most ribbons - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, September 24, 2019
English and social studies at Ascension Lutheran School in Torrance.At age 48, his career swerved and he moved to St. Louis for a few years to attend a seminary. He returned to Southern California as a pastor at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Lake Forest and then Christ Lutheran Church in Costa Mesa.Since childhood, his love for plants has entwined with his love for God.“It’s such a miracle,” he said. “God takes those itty bitty seeds … you look at those plants and you just see him.” Joseph Strubbe holds a tomatillo he grew in his home garden. (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer) Advertisement Though he retired about 11 years ago, Strubbe remains active at Christ Lutheran, directing the choir, serving as a pastor to those who can’t make it to services, leading small groups and growing a family that supports his passion for plants.“He’s got 10 green thumbs,” said the Rev. Glenn Shelton, an associate pastor at Christ Lutheran.Shelton said he and dozens of others from the church attend the fair every year — not to eat fried Oreos but to see Pastor Joe and his entries.“He kind of crushes his competition every year,” Shelton said. “Of course, he does it in love.”Bella Brown, receptionist for Christ Lutheran School, said she stumbled onto Strubbe’s exhibits this year for the first time. In addition to his other arrangements, Strubbe enters item collections — this year, carved eagles and miniature cottages.When she saw the many entry cards at the fair printed with his name, Brown thought, “Wow! That is a lot.”Strubbe usually attends the fair at least twice a week during its run: on Tuesday mornings to drop off two carloads of entries for the week’s competitions and on Wednesdays to see how he fared with the judges. Occasionally, he said, he overhears passersby discussing his work.“People will say, ‘Who’s this Joseph Strubbe? He needs to get a life!’ ” Strubbe said with a laugh.He sometimes worries that people will get the wrong impression and be too intimidated to try gardening themselves. He said he hopes his plethora of entries will inspire others — if he can grow something, someone else can too.Even after nine years and hundreds of awards, Strubbe said he still gets excited by each new ribbon.“I’ve been [winning awards] for a long time,” he said with a shrug. “I still love it.”Support our coverage by becoming a digital subscriber.Let's block ads! a href="https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptab... https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2019-09-11/costa-mesa-gardener-has-fruitful-o-c-fair-competition-season-as-he-again-secures-most-awards-of-any
The 7 Best Destinations To See Flowers Around The World, 2019 - CEOWORLD magazineTuesday, September 24, 2019
Some of these regions boast of rare species of flowers which are indigenous to only that region. We bring you the list of the world’s 7 best destinations to see flowers:Carlsbad- California, USA: For nearly sixty years, Carlsbad is one of the hottest tulip destinations in the world. The Flower Fields here comprises of The Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers which bloom every year from March through early May spanning over 55 acres of land. Carlsbad is a great place to enjoy an afternoon’s day out in the presence of beautiful flowers all around. https://ceoworld.biz/2019/09/21/the-7-best-destinations-to-see-flowers-around-the-world-2019/
Larkspur flower shop focuses on local, sustainable arrangements - Marin Independent JournalTuesday, September 24, 2019
I’m also writing proposals for weddings in 2020.Almost 95 percent of her blooms and fillers are sustainable and grown in California or on the West Coast, although she does purchase some from Japan or Holland if customers request them.Photo by Aimi DuongThe Little Flower Shop, a newcomer to Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur, opened in May.Besides receiving flowers from local farms, she also travels to the San Francisco Flower Mart three times a week to pick the freshest flowers and always looks for unusual blooms.Right now, her shop is stocked with garden roses, dahlias, zinnias, marigolds, strawflowers, lisianthus, amaranth, cedar, palms and dried plants and products, including special Japanese floral shears.She does not stock floral foam or flower food, however.“We do not use floral forms because they are toxic and not biodegradable,” she says. “It is totally unnecessary to use them. We use different mechanics for my floral design.“Also, we stay away from chemical products such as flower food,” she adds. “All you need to keep the flowers fresh is to cut the stems and change the water every other day.”Bouquet wraps at the Little Flower Shop cost between $25 to $65; orchid plants range from $40 to $160; and cut flowers cost between $3 to $12 per stem.The shop has partnered with B. Brooks Fine Flowers so her arrangements can be shipped nationwide.Business accounts are flexible, ranging from weekly, monthly, or quarterly and cost between $85 to $500 and include a site visit to determine the best-suited arrangements. “I would love to do a storefront install with dry flowers,” she says.Photo by Aimi DuongSachi Kuboshima Morlock was trained as a wedding designer and keeps her arrangements loose and airy.The Little Flower Shop is at 501 Magnolia Ave. in Larkspur. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 415-758-7045 or go to thelittleflowershop.co.Holiday shoppingIf you are want to get a head start on holiday shopping, you might be interested in a one-stop market that features beautiful art and artisan products made only in the Bay Area.The second annual Where Craft M... https://www.marinij.com/2019/09/13/larkspur-flower-shop-focuses-on-local-sustainable-arrangements/