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Manuel Rose, retired Delta municipal judge, dies at 95 - East Bay TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
Delta Municipal Court Judge Manuel C. Rose has died after a long illness. The longtime judge and former Antioch resident was 95.Rose died on June 20 in Walnut Creek. He grew up in San Pablo, graduated from Richmond High School and later UC Berkeley and Boalt Hall law school, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before going to work as a lawyer for Winters and Winters, an Antioch firm he later bought.In 1951 his life would take a turn when the state Legislature decided justices of the peace and city judges should merge in what would be called “justice courts.” At 29, Rose took up the challenge and edged out the current city judge to become one of the youngest judges elected in the state at the time.The job was part-time so he maintained his downtown Antioch law practice, but by 1969 the Antioch and Pittsburg courts consolidated and he went to work full-time in what was first called the River Municipal Court and later the Delta Municipal Court, based in Pittsburg. He remained there for 30 years until retiring in 1983 and later filling in for vacationing judges throughout the county.Thomas Rose, Manuel’s son, watched him in action and said... https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/07/02/manuel-rose-retired-longtime-municipal-judge-succumbs-at-95/
Jacaranda trees: Invasion of the purple flowers bring peace, beauty (and some mess) to SoCal - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, June 25, 2019
Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Some say the jacarandas are the West Coast’s version of the cherry blossom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Walnut High students roam Cal Poly Pomona, Calif. before graduating. The campus is dotted with jacaranda trees Monday, May 28, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Walnut High students get picture ready under a towering jacaranda tree at Cal Poly Pomona, Calif. before graduation Monday, May 28, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)Jacaranda trees bloom along Del Mar Boulevard as pedestrians and vehicles cross the Pasadena street on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Some say the jacarandas are the West Coast’s version of the cherry blossom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)img class="lazyload size-article_inline" data-sizes="auto" data-src="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PAS-L-JACARANDA-0530-04-SR1.jpg?w=620" data-srcset="https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PAS-L-JACARANDA-0530-04-SR1.jpg?w=620 620w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PAS-L-JACARANDA-0530-04-SR1.jpg?w=780 780w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PAS-L-JACARANDA-0530-04-SR1.jpg?w=810 810w,https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/PA... https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/05/29/jacaranda-trees-invasion-of-the-purple-flowers-bring-peace-beauty-and-some-mess-to-socal/
Here Are The Best Native Plants For Fremont Gardens - Fremont, CA PatchTuesday, June 25, 2019
National Gardening Survey. The average household spent more than $500 on gardening. Among the companies reaping the benefits is Walnut Creek's Central Garden & Pet, climbing the Fortune 500 list. And while older adults accounted for 35 percent of all gardeners, millennials were getting their hands and knees dirty at all-time high levels. Adults 18-34 accounted for 29 percent of all gardeners, the survey found. Among the recent trends — more people are investing in raised beds as opposed to digging holes, and they're spending money on apps rather than glossy gardening books. Patch national staffer Dan Hampton contributed to this report. Also See:... https://patch.com/california/fremont/here-are-best-native-plants-fremont-gardens
Cincinnati top 5 florists to visit now - HoodlineSunday, February 10, 2019
Eden Floral BoutiquePHOTO: KELLY D./YELPOver in Over-The-Rhine, check out Eden Floral Boutique, which has earned four stars out of 16 reviews on Yelp. You can find the florist at 1129 Walnut St. https://hoodline.com/2019/02/cincinnati-s-top-5-florists-to-visit-now
Georgia flower shop owner sends flowers to every single teacher at school | WSB-TV - WSB AtlantaMonday, December 17, 2018
Owner of April’s Rose Garden, Sandi Williams, made special flowers for every single employee at Walnut Grove Elementary School in Walton County. Her co-workers contacted Channel 2 Action News about her story and said she has been working non-stop for days making the arrangements. In total, Williams made arrangements for 150 staff at the school. The flowers were delivered Tuesday and judging by the smiles by the staff members, they loved it. TRENDING STORIES: © 2018 Cox Media Group. ... https://www.wsbtv.com/news/national/hot-topics/georgia-flower-shop-owner-sends-flowers-to-every-single-teacher-at-school/808141823
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html