Valencia Flower Shop News
Santa Clarita florist Steve Hanauer dies at 76 - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Florist and community leader Steve Hanauer died Wednesday at age 76, due to complications from a fall. He opened Steve’s Valencia Florist on Lyons Ave. in 1974.Steve and his wife Jan’s paths had crossed long before they started dating in 1986. 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 end...
Santa Clarita Florist, Community Fixture Dies After Complications From Fall - KHTS RadioTuesday, August 15, 2017
By Pearl ObispoLongtime Santa Clarita resident Steve Hanauer – the “Steve” in Steve’s Valencia Florist – died Wednesday night from complications stemming from a fall he sustained the previous day.Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox.Not just a florist, Hanauer was also a fixture in the Santa Clarita community, known for his generous support of local charities including the SCV Senior Center and the SCV Boys and Girls Club.“He was very proud of this valley,” said his widow, Jan Hanauer. “He loved the people. He was very prominent with the ‘old-school Santa Clarita’ community and was always willing to help.”The local entrepreneur owned and operated Steve’s Florist since 1974 – which makes it the oldest full-service flower shop in Santa Clarita. Prior to the Santa Clarita location, Hanauer owned flower shops in San Fernando and Brentwood.The business expanded at one point to three locations in the Santa Clarita Valley, but Jan Hanauer said they later decided to dwindle it down to one – the original and current locati... http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/community-news/santa-clarita-florist-community-fixture-dies-after-complications-from-fall-200557
Santa Clarita Facebook Group Organizes Gift Basket Collection For First Responders - KHTS RadioTuesday, April 11, 2017
Scanner),” is a closed Santa Clarita online group that allows citizens to post and ask questions concerning local news, held a gift basket collection event on Saturday, April 8 at Meadows Park, Valencia.The gift baskets were assembled and given to the SCV Sheriff’s Station and California Highway Patrol officers stationed at the Newhall Office.“We are collecting donations for baskets that we are putting together for the sheriff station to say thank you for their hard work,” according to Jenn Dumars, an administrator for the online community group. Christine Hart-Horwitz created and organized the event, which was hosted by the admins, she added.The collections are starting up again next month, Dumars added.“Beginning May 1, we will begin pro-actively collecting donations for the (Los Angeles County) Fire Department,” she said.“Helicopters, Lights & Sirens” is a 12,000-plus-person social media group that shares information about emergency situations as they’re occurring.The group also allows regional news articles and self-posts concerning community news and events that affect local residents. http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-latest-news/santa-clarita-facebook-group-organizes-gift-basket-collection-for-first-responders-188620
Feature Film Florist Jenny Tobin Joins Queen Victoria's Festival of Flowers Voyage - PR Newswire (press release)Tuesday, April 11, 2017
VALENCIA, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury travel brand Cunard has today announced leading film and TV floral designerJenny Tobin will join its first-ever Festival of Flowers voyage this summer on Queen Victoria, giving guests the opportunity to explore some of the Atlantic Isles' most awe-inspiring gardens and floral landscapes. Jenny Tobin is renowned for her work on blockbuster films such as "Allied" and "Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them," as well as for her floral arrangements at the most soughtafter hotels around the world and even for the British Royal Family. Jenny will be imparting her knowledge, tips and insight into her career during the voyage, which departs following Queen Victoria's refurbishment this June. Jenny Tobin and her original bouquet created for Cunard.
Cunard bellman showcasing Jenny Tobin bouquet in London.
"With the increasing popularity of gardening and flower arranging, we felt it was important... http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/feature-film-florist-jenny-tobin-joins-queen-victorias-festival-of-flowers-voyage-300428119.html
2017 Rose Parade Participants Will Be “Teammates in Life” Aboard the 14th Annual Donate Life Rose Parade® Float - Business Wire (press release)Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Keenan Cheung, an Asian American father of three from La Canada, California, who experienced kidney failure. Keenan’s wife, Jeanne Cheung, continued the chain by donating her kidney to Sonia Valencia, a Hispanic teacher from Commerce, California, who was suffering from Berger’s disease. This chain has continued matching incompatible pairs over and over, transcending all barriers of skin color, gender or religion. The Nick Damon Memorial Kidney Chain is a true testament of the power of altruism and organ donation to save lives.Fact: There are nearly 120,000 people currently listed on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) national list, as they wait for a lifesaving organ donation. Nearly 80 percent of people on the national transplant waiting list are in need of a kidney. It is medically impossible to meet this need with deceased donations, making living donations even more crucial.Float Rider: Turia PittTuria Pitt, a tissue recipient and rider on the float, is joining us from Australia. A fitness enthusiast, mining engineer and model, Turia found herself caught in a firestorm while competing in a 100 km ultra-marathon in Western Australia. With burns to 64 percent of her body, doctors turned to the U.S. to find the tissue needed to save her life. Post skin grafting and extensive physical therapy, Turia continues to compete in triathlon and iron-man events.Fact: Every year, there are about 20,000 tissue donors nationwide. Nearly a million tissue transplant surgeries are performed every year in the United States. It is estimated that one in 20 Americans will need some type of tissue transplant.Floragraph Honoree: P.J. WolfFloragraph honoree Philip John “P.J.” Wolf was a handsome 8-year-old who passed away more than 25 years ago, and his family decided to donate his organs and tissue. One of his heart valves was transplanted to Katy Portell, a float rider who received her life-saving transplant when she was 4 years old, during an open-heart surgery. Born in Houston, Texas, with several heart defects, Katy Portell was not expected to live. Now, 22 years later, Katy has graduated college, lived in Alaska, volunteered for multiple Donate Life affiliates, and has worked in the donation and tr... http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20161219006143/en/2017-Rose-Parade-Participants-%25E2%2580%259CTeammates-Life%25E2%2580%259D-Aboard
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/
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/
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/