Hayward Flower Shop News
Flower show takes on Elvis theme - Daily SentinelTuesday, September 12, 2017
Inside Linda Fargo's Epic Grey Gardens–Themed Birthday Party at Hayward House - Vogue.comWednesday, July 05, 2017
Linda Fargo’s Grey Gardens–themed birthday party held Friday night in New York City. Inspired by the Maysles brothers’ 1975 cult classic documentary, Hayward House was transformed into the Beales’ dilapidated East Hamptons compound. Cohosted by Marin Hopper and John Goldstone, the occasion called for decadent attire that followed suit. “In the spirit of Edie Beale, this is all DIY,” Fargo said of fashioning a black turtleneck into a turban and a mink fur coat around her waist like a ball skirt. “I think that’s what everyone remembers about Little Edie—how she took her old finery and recycled it. And brooches with everything.” Fargo made the look her own with custom mink earrings: “These are Ranjana Khan, and speaking of, here are Ranjana and Naeem Khan now,” she said just as the designer husband and wife walked through the door.Upon arrival, a pair of drag performers masquerading as Big Edie and Little Edie greeted guests. Little Edie took turns reading horoscopes, while Big Edie pointed out table assignments that had been given such names as Mother Darling and Cat Land. Past the replica of Big Edie’s rickety twin bed (where several lifelike kitt... http://www.vogue.com/article/linda-fargo-grey-gardens-themed-birthday-party-hayward-house
From flowers to housing: Family-owned Ah Sam property for sale in San Mateo - San Mateo Daily JournalTuesday, May 23, 2017
Developers of those two projects have cited the proximity to the Hillsdale Caltrain station and future grade separations as prime perks for the infill sites.
Further north, the Hayward Park Caltrain station has also spurred a flurry of redevelopment activity. Construction at Station Park Green is underway where 599 housing units will be located adjacent to the nearly complete Hines office complex along Concar Drive. Caltrain is also looking to redevelop a portion of its surface parking lot at the Hayward Park station into a mixed-use housing project as well.
Long gone are the days when neighbors were scattered and development sporadic as Ah Sam first got started in the 1930s. Now, traffic, parking and density are often cited as concerns by neighbors living nearby when housing is proposed.
But as one of the few remaining infill sites that’s completely underutilized, Paris noted he can’t imagine the city approving something other than a TOD housing proposal for the Ah Sam property. Plus, there are extensive planning documents such as the Hillsdale Station Area Plan that call for these types of projects, he said.
“Transit-oriented residential development is a premier use for any of these types of site,” Paris said. “Residential, in our market, is the highest and best use.”
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Sensible signings pay dividends for Chargers GM Tom Telesco - ESPN (blog)Tuesday, March 14, 2017
NFL)Total contract value: $149,635,588 (20th in NFL)Three-year W-L: 18-30Biggest hit: Brought in to play nickel defender and add depth at cornerback, former Green Bay Packers defensive back Casey Hayward signed a three-year, $15.3 million deal with the Chargers during the offseason last year. Hayward developed into the Chargers’ best defensive back in 2016 after injuries sidelined starting cornerbacks Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers. Hayward led the NFL in interceptions last season with seven, which earned him an invitation to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his five-year NFL career. With Verrett, who earned a Pro Bowl invitation in 2015, returning from an ACL knee surgery, the Chargers should have one of the best cornerback tandems in the league in 2017.Biggest miss: The Chargers inked veteran return man Jacoby Jones to a two-year, $5.5 million deal during the 2015 offseason. However, Jones struggled to stay healthy, and his lack of production on the field prompted the Chargers to release him eight games into the regular season. Jones averaged 21.4 yards per return in 2015, his lowest output since his rookie season in 2007 with the Houston Texans. And Jones had minus-4 punt return yards for the Chargers that season. The Chargers finished last in the NFL in 2015 with 84 punt return yards.Sneaky-good move: In search of stability at the center position since longtime anchor of the offensive line Nick Hardwick retired after the 2014 season, the Chargers finally found someone in vetera... http://www.espn.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/19724/focus-on-sensible-signings-pays-dividends-for-chargers-gm-tom-telesco
10 Things to Watch: What's the Plan for Verrett, Flowers and Hayward? - Chargers.comTuesday, July 26, 2016
July 30.What is the Cornerback Rotation?From the moment the Chargers inked former Packer Casey Hayward on March 13, many have wondered how the team plans to use their top three cornerbacks in unison.With Jason Verrett fresh off his first Pro Bowl appearance and former Pro Bowler Brandon Flowers back to full health, what tricks does Defensive Coordinator John Pagano have up his sleeve to deploy the trio at the same time?After seeing glimpses of those plans throughout the offseason program, training camp will offer the best look yet at how they will be used. According to Defensive Backs Coach Ron Milus, it may actually change from week to week come the regular season.“Casey and Brandon have played both outside and inside, but I want Jason to be able to go in there also at any time,” he said. “If we ever get into a game where our matchup is best for Jason to be inside, we can put him in there. If we can get Jason to that point where he is comfortable as the nickel defender, and the other two guys can go outside, I think that helps us. We want those three guys to be able to play al... http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/07/22/10-things-watch-whats-plan-verrett-flowers-and-hayward
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 state of Wisconsin and has ... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Susan In The Sky with Spring Flowers - Ricochet.comTuesday, May 21, 2019
Madison Wisconsin, Spring 1975She was house sitting, that week, as memory serves. The teacher’s home had an adobe-style wall fencing in a plethora of dogwoods and cherry, plum and almond with an occasional Japanese maple thrown in. There were hydrangeas and rhubarb, the stalks of irises, and some jonquils so newly yellow peeking out from behind some type of vegetation.“I love it here, don’t you?” she asked. We, two young women, sat swinging on the porch couch, sipping our coffee and enjoying our lives. The sky above us yawned so that the silvery grey clouds revealed a slumbering sun. From the way things felt around us, it was hard to know if it would be sunny or rainy, chilly or warm. Being Wisconsin, it could be all of those things, in just ten or twelve hours!“We could bike over to the lumber yard, if you want.” She could tell I was battling simmering emotions. Friends always know these things.“Are you sure Dar hasn’t forgotten?” I asked, feeling nervous. The deal was, today was crib day. W... https://ricochet.com/623926/susan-in-the-sky-with-spring-flowers/
Make sure your Mothers Day flowers are what you paid for - WSAU NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch MADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network-WSAU) Mother's Day is Sunday. If you're looking to find a flower arrangement for Mom, make sure you're getting what you're paying for.State consumer protection director Michelle Reinen says one option you might have, if your mom lives here in the state, is to get a local florist to put together something with a Wisconsin touch. "If you are asking these questions and really looking, you may be able to get something special that's unique to our state, and give that as your gift as well."Reinen says ask about pricing and if a vase is included, and when possible work with a florist directly in your mom's area, rather than a floral service.Reinen said, "Other questions are what flowers are fresh and season in that specific area. In Wisconsin we're going to have different seasonal flowers right now than somebody in Hawai'i or Florida."= ... https://wsau.com/news/articles/2019/may/06/make-sure-your-mothers-day-flowers-are-what-you-paid-for/
Flowers Done Green - local flower shop keeps it unexpected - Volume OneMonday, December 17, 2018
Valley.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful. We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.” – Sarah Lambert, Hive & Hollow“What I’m trying to do that’s different is having all of my flowers sourced as locally as possible,” Sarah said. In the spring and summer that means using supplies from her own greenhouse and garden and supporting local flower growers. When the winter months restrict local options to willow branches, pine cones, and evergreens, rather than ordering carnations and roses from Central American farms, she brings out the best of the seasonal options, accentuating them with plants from a Minnesota greenhouse.“We don’t have to always go looking to the exotic to find something exceptionally beautiful,” Sarah said. “We’re celebrating what’s beautiful about Wisconsin.”Sarah is also celebrating sustainability through her choices in product. She recalls a conversation with a fellow florist from ten years ago, when her coworker expressed concern the effect of floral industry chemicals on fertility. Before then, she hadn’t realized the proliferation of carcinogenic chemicals in pesticides and plastics associated with flower arranging. Sarah aims to carry as many organic, recycled, and locally grown products as possible to avoid negative environmental impact.Many of Sarah’s arrangements are presented in thrifted tins, glassware, and pots. On a recent Friday, she placed a bridal bouqu... https://volumeone.org/articles/2018/11/28/27005_flowers_done_green