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
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
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/
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/
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/