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Home Front: fountain class, flower arranging - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, March 28, 2017
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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Gardening: Spring flowers all about one thing - New Zealand HeraldMonday, September 28, 2015
Prune Fijian hibiscus now that the risk of frost has gone, as flowering happens on new growth. Sprinkle basalt rock dust around their roots for a mineral boost, and they'll be away. Every couple of years I prune our hibiscus hedge hard back to thick stems to encourage lush new foliage. Flowering will occur later in the season, but the hedge will be much easier to clip the following year. The trimmings are spread underneath the hibiscus, helping feed the soil as the leaves break down. Prune straggly tall salvias if you haven't already, down by at least of the previous year's growth. Cut out spindly stems and old wood entirely. Prune mophead hydrangeas if you didn't in autumn. Cut last year's flowering stems hard back to fat buds. Cut new stems back a third - these will produce this year's flowers. Retaining Water Soil moisture levels are already low for this time of year, so take measures now to prevent the "big dry" in summer at your place. Start by mulching well around fruit trees, shrubs, perennials and flower gardens to keep the soil moist as we head towards summer, reducing the need to water. As mulch is broken down, it keeps the soil ecosystem kicking and your plants healthy. Arborists can supply bulk truck loads of mulch, so it makes sense to share with a neighbour. Now is also a perfect time to put in some rainbarrels or a tank. One year's seeding makes seven years weeding Tackle weeding now, as it is much less tiresome when the soil is soft and they're easy to dig out. You'll also be removing the weeds before they seed. Weeds are a good addition to the compost. If yours are seeding already, put noxious weeds in a garden refuse bin. Put less troublesome weeds in a barrel of rainwater and allow to rot instead. The resulting slurry can be poured on the soil as a fertiliser in around 6 months. Use this technique for Kahili ginger. Rampant grass weeds such as kikuyu and couch are best allowed to dry completely. Fill a large bag (old wool bales are good) and leave in a dry spot under trees, then use the resulting "hay" as a dry, carbonous layer in the... http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id%3D6%26objectid%3D11519755
Arvada flower farmer embraces 'Colorful Colorado' in business - The Denver ChannelTuesday, September 10, 2019
ARVADA, Colo. — In Colorado, there's a deep appreciation for locally made products and locally grown foods. Take, for example, this local up-and-coming urban farmer, who is spreading the love for our state with flowers.Gina Schley opened SheGrows two years ago on three acres in the heart of Arvada. Rows of rare and elegant flowers adorn the property.“You know, they're fragile flowers,” she said. “They're beautiful. But when you buy locally, and it's cut fresh, it's going to last a lot longer in your vase.”Schley is planting more than seeds at her urban farm. She's cultivating a community.She and her husband bought the land near 72nd Avenue and Kipling Street, and revived it from ruins.“So many people have come by and said, 'Thank you for not bulldozing that house. Thank you for keeping the house and farming the land,'" Schley said. She said the flower farm was built to bring people together, and she extends an open invitation for you to experience the peaceful setting.Her unique varieties have caught the... https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/arvada-flower-farmer-embraces-colorful-colorado-in-business
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Colorado Dahlia Society brings flower show to Loveland - Loveland Reporter-HeraldTuesday, September 10, 2019
Cindy Sprague’s yard on Aug. 21, 2019. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s yard is full of dahlias, which she will display Sept. 7-8, 2019, at the Colorado Dahlia Society annual show, "It’s a Picnic!" at the Loveland Public Library. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)The lavender dahlias in Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s yard include the Mystery Day, in the back, and Jean Marie, in the front, pictured on Aug. 21, 2019. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)Cindy Sprague has orange-colored dahlias called My Cindy growing at her Loveland home on Aug. 21, 2019. Sprague is a member of the Colorado Dahlia Society. (Shelley Widhalm/ For the Loveland Reporter-Herald)What normally would be a colorful landscape in Loveland resident Cindy Sprague’s backyard has just a few pops of brightness.Sprague, who grows dahlias and is down to 150 from 170 plants, cites tall trees and a late spring for a delayed bloom, but she’ll have plenty to bring Sept. 7-8 to the Loveland Public Library for the Colorado Dahlia Society 2019 annual show, “It’s a Picnic!”“They are a couple of weeks late starting to open,” said Sprague, past-president of the Colorado Dahlia Society and a dahlia grower for about 20 years. “By the Loveland show, most of them will be blooming. If not, they probably won’t bloom.”Dahlias are grown as annuals in Colorado and should be planted at the end of May. A sun-lovin... https://www.reporterherald.com/2019/08/31/colorado-dahlia-society-brings-flower-show-to-loveland/
Meet the Denver Florist Who Owns the Bright Pink House on South Pearl Street - 303 MagazineTuesday, July 09, 2019
Wash Park for nearly a decade, but we wondered who was the brains behind all the flowers and frill. Rodriguez is a Colorado native whose love for delicately crafting her floral designs originated in Fort Collins. Today, she juggles raising a family and making sure her customers smile when they receive one of her many exquisite arrangements. Her lawn has to be watered and manicured too.303 Magazine: How did you get started as a florist and open The Ruffly Rose?Emily Rodriguez: I always knew I wanted to have a store of some kind in high school, but I didn’t know what. I was living in Fort Collins and going to CSU (Colorado State University) and I started working at a flower shop there and it was such an awesome experience. The ladies took me under their wing and I knew this was what I wanted to do. After I got married, I moved back to Denver and worked at another store for about a year and it was still a dream of mine and I just told myself, “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.” I knew that if a store were to open, it had to be on South Pearl. I’ve always loved this street ever since I was a little. There’s something just about it — its charm. Then something opened up on Pearl and it just all worked out.303: Was the address for The Ruffly Rose a store originally or just a house you acquired?ER: So the house was built in 1880. It was a farmhouse. There was a family that lived here for a really, really long time and then it was a chiropractor I think before I moved in. It was set up like a doctor’s office.303: Did you paint the exterior pink and green?ER: Yep. We wanted to let people know we were here!Photo by Karson Ha... https://303magazine.com/2019/07/denver-florist-emily-rodriguez-ruffly-rose/