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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
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Like Hodge, Bachman was born and raised in Battle Creek. After high school, he planned to pursue a career as a physician and attended the University of Colorado, but a Chemistry class did him in and his father suggested a focus on Elementary Education. He taught school and worked at funeral homes in Colorado before in 1975 to work on and earn a Mortuary Science degree.Five years later he moved back to Battle Creek and joined his dad in the family business. “Coming back, you know a lot of people, having grown up in the area. I was making a lot of nice contacts with people in Colorado,” Bachman says, “but getting back in touch with all of the people I knew -- like the different babysitters that my folks had for my sister and I -- was special because they trusted us and we’ve taken care of them.”The funeral home owned by Bachman’s father relocated to Urbandale from downtown Battle Creek in 1988 after the city wanted to build the Cereal City Museum on the corner of West Michigan Avenue and Carlisle Street. That gave Bachman and his family the opportunity to relocate to a 375-acre space in Urbandale that has proven to be the right place for them and their business.“It’s a peaceful neighborhood in a residential area and we had green grass and birds and rabbits,” Bachman says. “It felt like you were in an area where if people looked outside it could distract them which is important because they are here under difficult circumstances.”That trust has gone beyond customers to other Urbandale business owners who Bachman has formed deep connections and friendships with over the years. This has led to collaborations designed to both benefit the neighborhood’s profile and elevate it.Churches, restaurants, and businesses, including Plumeria, have banded together on efforts like a sweater drive organized by Bachman, the Fall Festival, and an annual Pancake Supper. Longtime Urbandale resident Patricia Graw, who is a self-described cheerleader and one-woman Welcome Wagon, says there was a great turnout this year for the Fall Festival that included a number of people from outside of Urbandale. A fourth-generation Urbandale resident, Graw says the neighborhood is fortunate to have established businesses because they serve as examples of what is possible for newer entrepreneurs like Hodge.“It makes me feel very excited and hopeful because Urbandale has lost its share of businesses over the years, but as soon as I saw that Elisha had opened her business I went in and told her about our Neighborhood Planning Council and welcomed her,” Graw says. “We have empty buildings, but there’s a lot of talk about new businesses coming in. We’re never going to be like Lakeview, but I think we’ll get it back.”Bachman, who is a member of Urbandale’s Neighborhood Planning Council, says he thinks a lot of bus... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018 - Big Island NowTuesday, April 16, 2019
KaliloaBronson KaliloaJanuary 26, 1972 – July 18, 2018Bronson Kaimana Weimun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born January 26, 1972 in Colorado, he was a 10 year Police Officer for the Hawaii County Police Department.Services to be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:30am visitation, 10am service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow approx. 2:45pm at Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.comArrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Donations can be mailed to:Casey KaliloaATTN: Major JelsmaPahoa Police Department15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778... http://bigislandnow.com/2018/07/29/obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Lafayette Florist introduces Make Your Own Bouquet for Bridal Parties - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 06, 2019
One of the leading florists in Lafayette offers help in hosting a memorable wedding party for bridesmaids.Lafayette, Colorado - February 11, 2019 - Lafayette Florist Gift Shop & Garden Center recently introduced their Make Your Own Bouquet Party, exclusively meant for bridesmaids. As the name suggests, bridesmaids get the liberty of choosing flowers that they want in their bouquets together.Brides select an assortment of flowers in colors that they like. They then bring their bridesmaids to the Lafayette florist gift shop and have a fun get together, one or two days before the wedding. Bridesmaids can choose the flowers they want to be added in their bouquets.A spokesperson for the company explained, “We are delighted to offer a memorable experience for brides and bridesmaids with our Make Your Own Bouquet Party. We let people customize their bouquets with their favorite flowers. We are sure the bridesmaids will love this floral-themed party. Friends can chat, compare and de-stress as they have fun together at the shop. It’s a way for the bridal party to relax and get to know each oth... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4151727
Floral Nightmare: A warning about a website to stay away from - KRDOWednesday, March 06, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A special warning for those romantic online shoppers: a site called "Troy's Florist" is reportedly scamming victims across Southern Colorado.The company, which has been active for four years, is accused of stealing thousands from consumers nationwide, according to the Better Business Bureau.If you're in the market for a special gift and you're looking online, it's easy to come across scam sites by doing a simple Google search.Troy's Florist is a perfect example of one that looks completely legitimate. It has pictures, prices, and the promise of a quick booking.Rubisel Carranza from Colorado Springs used the site to buy his wife, Judith, two beautiful bouquets for their anniversary. "I got a receipt, but days later nothing ... no flowers," Carranza said, who filed several complaints on the website.It turns out, he's not alone. There are multiple sites with hundreds of complaints from different consumers who paid for flowers, but got nothing in return.Our team sat down with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado CEO Jonathan Liebert, who explained the company has an 'F' rating with their site. ... https://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/floral-nightmare-a-warning-about-a-website-to-stay-away-from/1040065847