Idaho Flower Shop News
'Dancing with the Stars' judge Julianne Hough weds in North Idaho, features local caterers at her festivities - The Spokesman-ReviewTuesday, July 18, 2017
When “Dancing with the Stars” star Julianne Hough got married in North Idaho over the weekend, a few local food providers shared in the festivities.“Stars” judge Hough married NHL star Brooks Laich in an outdoor wedding Saturday near Coeur d’Alene after announcing their engagement in August 2015.Chef Adam Hegsted’s Le Catering company created the menu for the celebration, according to a People magazine exclusive. He posted the People story on his Facebook page Sunday, and shares the complete menu here.Appetizers: Crispy Pork Belly with Rhubarb Sweet-and-Sour Sauce and Yuzu Pickled Strawberry, Mini Spaghetti-Stuffed Meatballs, Barbacoa Jackfruit with Pickled Red Onions and Avocado Crema, Albacore Tuna Ceviche Tostada with Serrano Chilies and Coriander, and Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Skewers with Thai Basil Pesto.Table snacks: Sea Salt Pistachios, Chili-Lime Almonds, Bacon Cracker Jacks, Candied Walnuts and Mole Peanuts.Entrees: Soy-Braised Shortribs with Pear Kimchi and Grilled Cucumbers, and Smoked Steelhead with Chili Aioli, Ginger Glaze and Apple Slaw. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/10/dancing-with-the-stars-judge-julianne-hough-weds-i/
Here's a great wildflower hike near Boise - Idaho StatesmanTuesday, July 18, 2017
Some of flowers you’ll see: Coville’s Indian paintbrush, Oregon sunshine (also known as wooly sunflower) taper-leaved penstemon (1 of 6 species growing up there, says Idaho Botanical Garden botanist Ann DeBolt) and arrowleaf balsamroot.From the trailhead, the hike is uphill most of the way, but not too steep. It should take 15 to 20 minutes at a moderate pace to get to the site from the trailhead. A bit more than half-way there the trail curls around a small cluster of wildflowers. “A perfect little rock garden,” says Wintauna Belt, recreation specialist at the Mountain Home Ranger District, which administers the trail. “A perfect little rock garden,” says Wintauna Belt, recreation specialist at the Mountain Home Ranger District, which administers the Mores Mountain trail, about 60 minutes from Boise. And it’s natural. Growing here are Coville’s Indian paintbrush (red), arrowleaf balsamroot (yellow), and a splash of taper-leaved penstemon (purple). Bruce Whiting firstname.lastname@example.org That rock garden and the main field farther on look suspiciously like they’ve been planted. But they’re natural.Fields like these used to be more the norm than the exception, says DeBolt, the Botanical Garden botanist.“It is common to have that type of display in many different habitats,” she says. “It is just that so much of our world has been altered, particularly by invasive plant species, we don’t get to see it as of... http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hiking/article157641724.html
Abundant places to see wild state flowers - Ontario Argus ObserverTuesday, June 20, 2017
As we head into June, there are still plenty of wildflowers to see across eastern Oregon and southern Idaho. Wildflowers track behind the melting of winter snows and rains. With plenty of snow and rain this year, we have had the chance to enjoy an abundance of flowers in the lower elevations of the Treasure Valley and surrounding rangelands. And there will be more to follow both in the valleys and higher up mountains as the snow finally melts there.Two flowers that are in bloom now across Oregon and Idaho share a common thread. Those are Oregon grape and the Syringa. Those are, respectively, the state flowers of Oregon and Idaho. This far east in Oregon, you are more likely to see the creeping Oregon grape than the official Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium), but the creeping Oregon grape (Mahonia repens) is every bit as beautiful as its official state cousin is. It is just a smaller version that is better adapted to our drier climates. Both are perennial shrubs with leathery, holly-like leaves that sometimes have a rusty tint to them. In the spring, they have clusters of fragrant, yell... http://www.argusobserver.com/valley_life/abundant-places-to-see-wild-state-flowers/article_fec953fc-53c8-11e7-ba80-dfaf9fd0aeac.html
Shop Talk: College Terrace Market to open, flower shop could close - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, June 13, 2017
I hope we're going to have someone to take it over," said Wong, who is in talks with real estate agents and plans to sell the building after Dieffenbach moves to Idaho with her husband next month. Dieffenbach, who began her career as a florist at Stapleton's in 1987, described her retirement as bittersweet. "I have to admit, I've started crying when I've started telling some of my customers that I'm leaving," said Dieffenbach, whose customers have seen her grow up, get married and have a son and then watch him grow up, too. Wong, who joined Stapleton's in 1982 as a delivery driver before becoming Dieffenbach's business partner, said Dieffenbach has overseen the shop's daily operations over the years. He described her as "the hardest worker. She never takes a day off. (She's) very dedicated." -- S.M.
NEW BAKERY ... Downtown Palo Alto has lost a French restaurant but will soon gain a new bakery with the opening of Tuts Bakery & Cafe at 535 Bryant St., the former home of Bon Vivant. A message posted on Bon Vivant's website announced the closure: "After six wonderful years in Palo Alto, Bon Vivant Dining is now closed. We have exciting plans for the future and hope to see many of our customers join us in our new ventures to come." The restaurant did not return a request for comment. Windows of the Bryant Street space have been covered with bright yellow signs advertising Tuts Bakery & Cafe. Online job listings describe Tuts as an "up and coming new bakery and cafe" opening locations in Palo Alto and San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood. Koray Altinsoy, a partner with Tuts Bakery, has a background in retail and media but recently moved to Palo Alto from Boston and decided to invest in the bakery and cafe business, he said last week. Tuts will serve fresh pastries, bread made in house and "high-quality" coffee, Altinsoy said. They hope to be open in Palo Alto by the end of June and in San Francisco in September. More locations across California and the country are on the way as well, "but we will never lose the spirit of a local bakery," Altinsoy said. "That's our aim." -- E.K.
JAPANESE GIFT SHOP OPENS ... After quietly operating at the former site of Yea!Mac computer repair shop at 520 Bryant St. for six months, Loggon Stationery finally held its official grand opening at the end of April. And while the 575-square-foot Japanese stationery and gift store may be small, its inventory is anything but lacking. The family-owned shop carries everything from typical stationery items -- pens, pencils, handmade gift cards, origami -- to not-so-common items, like cow-shaped notepads, rubber ducks, a hamburger-shaped puzzle, stuffed cats carrying a pizza slice and a 41-inch jumbo Pusheen cat body pillow. Owner Dongyi Xiao said she wants customers to feel "immersed in a snapshot of Japanese culture," according to Loggon's Facebook page. The shop also carries the artwork of artists from Palo Alto, adding some community culture to the mix. Despite not celebrating its grand opening until last month, the store has been hugely successful over the past six month, Xiao said. She said there really isn't anything else like Loggon in the vicinity. Her family currently is looking to open a second store in Cupertino by early 2018. -- S.P.
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Flower and plant sale to benefit public education - Jackson Hole News&GuideTuesday, May 30, 2017
Three of the most popular culinary herbs — rosemary, cilantro and basil — go for $4 each.The flowers, Harris said, are from a reputable grower in Idaho. They are, she said, “the bee’s knees.”“They’re grown for our mountain weather and our climate,” she said. “They’re very hardy and they come bloomed so they’re ready to go out.”The herbs are all-natural, with no chemicals or herbicides.“My rosemary from last year lasted until spring break,” she said. “The only reason it died is because I was gone for two weeks and I didn’t water it.”Funds raised will support school programs like Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, or STEAM, as well as grants for classroom teachers and funding for live performances.“Some children in this community have never had a chance to go see a performance at the Center for the Arts,” Harris said, “and this might be their only chance to walk through those doors. That can be life-changing.”Purchases can be picked up from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1-2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 in the Jackson Hole Middle School parking lot. To place a large order or ask questions, contact Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, email@example.com or @JHNGschools. http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_hole_daily/local/flower-and-plant-sale-to-benefit-public-education/article_e7e9d232-9c5d-53e6-b3b5-05755168476e.html