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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
11-year-old boy gives flowers to King Soopers employees - ABC NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
People are taking action, and that's awesome."March 26, 2021, 7:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe day after the mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, Jody Witmer had to explain to her 11-year-old son, JJ, that a gunman had killed 10 people, including three employees.JJ said he felt incredibly sad for the victims and couldn't imagine how King Soopers workers across the state were feeling having to return to work the next day.To brighten their day, JJ asked his mother if they could distribute flowers at supermarket locations in Brighton, where they live and which is about 30 miles from Boulder, and in Commerce City. Witmer said she wasn't surprised given how often JJ spends time volunteering to help neighbors with chores such as putting out their trash.With money he made as a dog walker, JJ Witmer bought dozens of flowers for King Soopers employeesA florist at the Brighton King Soopers offered JJ a discount to purchase dozens of flowers, which he spent about 45 minutes sharing with every employee at the store, telling him that he appreciated their hard work. They shared hugs and smiles, and some of the employees teared up.Jo... https://abcnews.go.com/US/11-year-boy-flowers-king-soopers-employees/story?id=76708231
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
September, she emerged with a spark of inspiration.The experience she had in the hometown-feeling store and the accompanying flower truck outside the store gave her an idea to open a business in Colorado Springs with the same vision.And with that short seven-day trip, “Sweetwater: A Flower Market” was born. The floral and mercantile store that opened this week is named for Sally, Cline’s mother, who passed nearly three years ago. The logo features lavender, Cline’s favorite scent, and something that calms and attracts her, and she hopes others as well. Cline bought a building at 2419 W. Colorado Ave. in Old Colorado City for the brick-and-mortar business, where she felt the market would fit in with the historic vibe while growing the neighborhood.Cline, 52, created Sweetwater because she wanted to share her experience with a southern charm mercantile store in Nashville with the Colorado Springs community.“It was something about being there, the country, the music, the people,” she said. “It somehow got into my heart and inspired me to bring this to Colorado Springs, where we don’t have flower trucks, and we don’t really have interactive flower markets.”Cline wants Sweetwater to be a place where people can go and have a unique experience. Part of the shop is dedicated to bouquets, and customers are also ... https://gazette.com/cheyenneedition/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-brings-flowers-and-charm-to-old-colorado-city-with-sweetwater-a-flower/article_7dbaedde-77a5-11eb-8fe3-1b45ec1a2d2e.html
CBS2 Investigates TerrysFlorist.com: ‘Of Course I Didn’t Get Any Refund’ - CBS New YorkSunday, February 28, 2021
CBS2 searched online for a “local florist,” Terry’s pops up, claiming it has been “serving our community for over 20 years.”Mike Havens thought Terry’s was located near his mother-in-law in Colorado. He said he ordered a bouquet, but that it arrived as “basically three flowers and a bud vase.”(credit: CBS2)Hundreds of online reviews of TerrysFlorist.com include comments like “We ordered Daisy Delight Deluxe, we received no daisies” and “I got a phone call 1 hour AFTER funeral that they (flowers) couldn’t be delivered.”“So I ordered flowers from the funeral home to be sent to his gravesite,” said Georgia resident Crystal Briggs.“They said that, ‘No, they tried to deliver it, and no one was there,'” said Minnesota resident Lauren Kriz. “Of course I didn’t get any refund.”The Better Business Bureau gives Terry’s an F rating.An attorney for Terry’s says “unsatisfied customers represent a small fraction of one percent of all its transactions.”One unsatisfied customer compares Terry’s to a florist we first told you about last year, TroysFlorist.com. It turned out not to be a flower shop at all, but an office space in East Brunswick.Troy’s business registration certificate included Kadri Erturk, also known as Atil Erturk, as a principal. Erturk created TerrysFlorist.com in 2019, according to his lawyer.Rozner tried to speak with him at his home in Colts Neck, New Jersey. His wife Yasemin Erturk, who’s listed as a registered agent on Terry’s business certificate, came to the door.“Hi, I’m looking for Atil,” Rozner said.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Asks AG Letitia James, Top Judge To Launch Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations“Uh, he’s not here. Who’s this?” Yasemin Erturk said.“I’m Lisa Rozner with CBS2 News and I was told he’s behind Terry’s Florist,” Rozner said.“No he’s not,” Yasemin Erturk said, and shut the door.Terry’s lawyer says the Erturks sold the Terry’s domain and website to ... https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/02/12/cbs2-investigates-terrysflorist-com-of-course-i-didnt-get-any-refund/
Obituaries for October 8 - Hawaii Tribune-HeraldSunday, February 28, 2021
Private services at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by son, Ryan (Christina) Cordoban of Honokaa; daughter, Royalan Cordoban of Colorado Springs, Colo.; companion, Linda Anahu of Honolulu; sisters, Loretta (Doug) Whitaker of Charleston, S.C., and Alona (Alan) Kondo of Kohala; seven grandchildren. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.Eric Moani Hori, 55, of Kailua-Kona died July 26 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he was a heavy equipment operator and cook for Meals on Wheels. Services at later date. Survived by wife, Tammy Awai-Hori of Hilo; daughter, Maluhia Awai of Kailua-Kona; son, Sam Awai of Kaneohe, Oahu; sisters, Kehau Hori of Washington, Gloria Santiago of Hilo, Rose (Gabriel) Edrado, Dayna Gaspar and Brenda Makaila of Oahu; brothers, Ron Hori of Kailua-Kona, Michael Gaspar, Kimokeo (Ramona) Gaspar, Gordon Gaspar, Nelson (Janice Kawai) Gaspar and Michael (Sara) Gaspar of Oahu, Darrel Rodrigues of Hilo and John (Debralynn) Villarimo of Maui; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.Ronald H. Nagata, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, died Sept. 22 in Honolulu. Born in Kealakekua, he was an architect and sole proprietor of his own firm. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts). Survived by wife, Irene Nagata; son, Dr. Robb (Kelly) Nagata; daughters, Dr. Rene’e Nagata and Rochelle (Jesse Wu) Nagata-Wu; brothers, Raymond Nagata, Larry Nagata and Harvey Nagata; seven grandchildren.Stanley Yasuo Yasuda, 85, of Holualoa, formerly of Kaneohe, Oahu, died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Honolulu, he was a retired carpenter and commercial fisherman, member of Kona Jaycee’s Club, instructor for Hawaii Hunter Education Program and U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran. Private services at later date. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by w... https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2020/10/08/obituaries/obituaries-for-october-8-6/