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'Virus gardens' sprout up across coastal Orange County for spring - Los Angeles TimesMonday, April 27, 2020
Usually, 6-year-old Matthew Perez, who is autistic, isolates himself during family activities.But when his parents took his older siblings outside to their Costa Mesa backyard a couple of weeks ago to plant some tomatoes, peppers and flowers, he joined them.As the end of the stay-at-home order stretches farther away, residents in coastal Orange County have turned to nature — even as cities close off beaches and parks. The Perez family’s backyard recently became a welcome reprieve.They received a garden tray from Olga Parra, director of community development for the Wilson Street Learning Center. Rain prevented them from gardening for a few days, but as soon as the weather allowed, the family trooped outside. Siblings Kathy, 18, left, and Matthew Perez, 6, planted tomatoes, peppers and flowers in their Costa Mesa backyard.(Courtesy of Lety Perez) “It’s either our phones or watching TV,” said Lety Perez, 34, Matthew’s mother. “Having them to do something out of the ordinary … it’s pretty neat to watch them just have fun with it.”Since the planting day, the seedlings have flourished and the flowers h... https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2020-04-24/virus-gardens-sprout-up-across-coastal-orange-county-for-spring
It's alive! Orange Coast College 'corpse flower' blooms — and stinks — to life - Los Angeles TimesTuesday, November 19, 2019
Thursday night, a day later than horticulturists’ initial estimates. It’s called the corpse flower because it’s often said to smell like rotting flesh. But as visitors gathered at the Costa Mesa campus Friday morning to get a whiff for themselves, there didn’t seem to be a consensus on its actual scent..Jamie Hitchings, an instructor of film and television at OCC, said she previously lived in New York City and said the corpse flower’s odor reminded her of the city’s garbage in the middle of summer. Advertisement “It smells like stinky. Stinky!” said Hitchings’ 2-year-old daughter, River Zahringer.Her older daughter, Juniper Zahringer, 5, thought it smelled good — almost like strawberries.Costa Mesa resident Kathleen Tsai said she thought it smelled like a flower, but her husband, Albert Liao, disagreed.“I’m not sure exactly what a corpse smells like, but [the plant] definitely smells like rotting trash. Like maybe rotting meat inside a trash can,” Liao said. Advertisement Juniper Zahringer, 5, of Costa Mesa takes a whiff Friday of the Amorphophallus titanum, or “corpse flower,” that bloomed at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, giving off its pungent odor. It is about 4 feet tall, and the small one next to it is expected to bloom in about a week.(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer) The Amorphophallus titanum plant is native to Sumatra, Indonesia, and is considered ... https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2019-08-16/its-alive-orange-coast-college-corpse-flower-blooms-and-stinks-to-life
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fleurs de Villes: Free self-guided walk through downtown Vancouver's Christmas floral trail - Vancouver Is AwesomeWednesday, March 31, 2021
December with a stroll in downtown Vancouver highlighted by 30 beautiful fresh floral installations.It's the second annual Fleurs de Villes Noel Vancouver, a holiday celebration featuring top florists from around the city and their stunning displays, set up along Robson and Alberni streets. Use the map to follow the 'Floral Trail' as you walk past the stunning creations, displayed outdoors for all to enjoy. Be sure to adhere to social distancing best practices as you enjoy your self-guided stroll.Fluers de Villes takes places at various times of year in cities across the globe, from London to Seattle, as well as in several Canadian cities. Other Fleurs de Villes events have been curated around Vancouver over the past few years, though this is the second time there's been a Christmastime display. (Great news, too, as Fleurs de Villes has pinned down June dates for a return to Robson and Alberni with springtime blooms!)Running December 4 through 13, Fleurs de Villes Noel is a chance to get some fresh air and exercise, do a little shopping, and enjoy the talents of our local florists.You'll find the map and details about each of the presenting florists online here.Here are some images of last y... https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/events-and-entertainment/walk-free-floral-trail-pop-up-installations-fleurs-de-villes-christmas-vancouver-2020-3152912
Belvedere Square's Dutch Floral Garden to close permanently - - Baltimore FishbowlWednesday, March 31, 2021
Dobbe-Maher, who is from the Netherlands, moved to Baltimore in the 1990s when she married. Long before she opened her shop, she trained under European master florists in the Netherlands, Germany and England, and brought to her designs a distinctive European aesthetic.She told one customer today that she plans to move to Holland, but not before saying goodbye.“I would like to invite all of my customers to come and give me the opportunity to thank you for all you did for me and my business,” she wrote in her Facebook letter.“We may not be able to hug, but we can smile at each other above our masks. My eyes will tell you that I will miss my flowers a lot, but I will miss you the most.”All merchandise at the store, including display fixtures, is on sale at 40 percent off until the closing on Thursday. Susan Gerardo Dunn is the founding editor and publisher of Baltimore Fishbowl.Latest posts by Susan Dunn (see all)Share the News... https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/belvedere-squares-dutch-floral-garden-to-close-permanently/
10 Best Spring Flowers to Plant of Display - Gotham MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Tulips grow best with full or afternoon sun and water weekly. The tulip planting process begins in November, so if you want a simple but beautiful display, your best bet is to stop by your nearest florist.DaffodilsDaffodils are an easy perennial flower grown in most regions of North America, excepting the hottest and most humid. If planting, begin in the winter so blooms can arrive at the start of spring. Water when the weather is dry. If kept in a vase, they should be kept alone, as their stems release a liquid that can wilt other flowers. We recommend a bouquet of golden ducat, petit four and rip van winkle - all types of daffodils.HyacinthsKnown for their intense fragrance and bright colors, Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They do well in full sun and require frequent watering if there's no regular rain. They come in a wide variety of colors, from Blue Jacket, to blue-purple, Carnegie, pure white, City of Haarlem, buttery yellow, Delft Blue, soft blue, Jan Bos and fuchsia.ForsythiaBelonging to the olive family, Forsythia are low-maintenance flowering shrubs that grow quickly in an upright, arching form. They can grow to be up to 10 feet tall, so if planting, choose your spot wisely. Forsythia grow best with at least six hours of direct sun and moderately moist soil, so only water if experiencing a drought.RhododendronRhododendrons are often tubular, funnel or bell-shaped and very fragrant. These beauties do well in climates with adequate rainfall and moist springs and summers, so water pretty frequently if you live in a dry area. Place your rhododendrons in a slightly shaded area, but avoid deep shade or full sun.See also: The 5 Best Yoga Mats to Unroll in 2021PeoniesPeonies typically loom from late spring to early summer, depending on your location and variety. There are six variations of Peonies, including anemone, single, Japanese, semi-double, double, and bomb. The sweet fragrances ... https://gothammag.com/best-spring-flowers
Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson - CapeGazette.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association alz.org or the Surfgimp Foundation surfgimpfoundation.org (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive eq... https://www.capegazette.com/article/lorraine-lucille-layton-florist-craftsperson/216239