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California State Featured Florists
1580 Barton Roadste BRedlands, CA 92373
299 W Olive St Ste AColton, CA 92324
1601 State StSanta Barbara, CA 93101
1760 W BullardFresno, CA 93711
1310 Yosemite BlvdModesto, CA 95354
California Flowers News
Nov 28, 2018
Tropical Gardening: Brighten fall gardening with flowering plants, trees - Hawaii Tribune Herald
South America is the silk floss tree, or Ceiba speciosa. This close relative of the Kapok tree is rare here but popular in Southern California. Some Hawaii nurseries will bring it in on request from California nurseries.
Your garden could be even brighter with the addition of crotons, bougainvillea and hibiscus, just to mention a few. Some large tropical trees such as false kamani and the blue marble tree begin to lose their old leaves as they put on new ones; thus, the ground underneath is littered with color.
Besides the many tropical ornamentals trees and shrubs available, you also might consider colorful annuals and perennials to brighten your winter garden or lanai. Many of the annual summer flowers that are prized most on the mainland are at their best here from November-May.
These annuals are usually tolerant of cool weather. Since the winter temperature never goes extremely low, they thrive here, especially at higher elevations such as in Waimea and Volcano. Some, such as the marigold, are great the year around. They are especially good for sunny dryer locations.
The marigold is native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico. It grows well and is popular in every state and also in every civilized country of the world.
When Cortez conquered ancient Mexico, he found marigolds growing there. The gorgeous golden marigolds were so beautiful that Cortez took seeds with him back to Spain. There, marigolds became the favorite flower of the devout to place at the altar of the Virgin Mary. Because of that, they were called Mary's gold and then became known as marigolds.
Seeds of marigolds were taken to every civilized country of the world. They were so easy to grow and so beautiful, they grew popular everywhere. In India, marigolds are the favorite flower to put in lei to place around a person's neck to indicate friendship, and because of that they have become known as friendship flowers.
Marigolds, zinnias, petunias and many other annuals with bright blooms are natural for adding color.
You might also expand the beauty and interest of your floral borders by including low-maintenance foliage plants. What are some of the best to add color and texture contrast?
Coleus immediately comes to mind and is probably the most popular. Little wonder, it's so versatile and vivid. The plants, with their brilliantly patterned leaves, are flashy in sun or shade. You will especially appreciate how coleus can transform problem shady... Nov 28, 2018
Endangered Brodiaea plant produces ‘super bloom’ in hills above Glendora - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Mountains are throwing a blooming party all their own.
They’re called Brodiaea filifolia, one of the most endangered plants in Southern California. In fact, the three hillsides above Glendora are the only places anyone can view these flowers, aside from a preserve in Riverside County and in a few coastal canyons in southern Orange County, according to state and federal environmental agencies.
“This is the last place in Los Angeles County where they exist. And they are flourishing at super-bloom status,” said Ann Croissant, a plant physiologist, botanist, professor emeritus from Azusa Pacific University and the founder and president of the Glendora Community Conservancy.
Listed as endangered by the state of California and threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, the shy plant that stopped a housing project in 1989 and sparked a community conservancy movement in this conservative town is now in the midst of the largest bloom in modern times.
When the Conservancy began buying land to preserve plant and animal species in the hills above Glendora and Azusa, it purchased property known as the Colby Trail at the top of Loraine Avenue in eastern Glendora. On a meadow badly damaged by agricultural activity, botanists counted 900 plants in 1993. That grew to... Nov 28, 2018
Spring flowers spring up in a north Los Altos garage - Los Altos Town Crier
I like a simple tall glass vase or pitcher, best filled halfway with water."
• Butterfly ranunculus. Grown in California, the delicate blush, orange, rusty-red and bright-yellow blooms "add a movement to an arrangement that makes it clear why they are called ‘Butterfly,'" Johnson said. "I have been using them as much as I can in my mixed arrangements."
On a visit to her studio earlier this month, ranunculi imported from Italy were opulent but expensive, likely to last longer than the local alternatives that were still tiny then but are now beginning to come into their own. Johnson had picked up some peonies on a special request, also still small this early, and had buckets filled with tulips, French tulips, sweet peas and fragrant mounds of lavender and sage. She had jasmine, which wraps itself around the ranunculi in a bouquet, dogwood blossoms and two unusual hydrangeas, a green "broccoli" variety and a wispy, lacy alternative.
Leaves and stems of business
The bulk of Johnson's floral work has grown up around weekly customers, but she also accepts one-off orders, when people call ahead to ask for an arrangement for a friend as a thank you, or for a teacher luncheon.
"They'll often call with just the size and price, and trust from knowing my overall look," Johnson said of how she mixes flowers and colors each week based on what's best in the markets. "You have to trust me a little bit to do that, but I think people appreciate it."
She's been customizing weekly flower designs for local businesses such as ASA and Bloom Skincare as well as residents who entertain often at home. But she's also hoping to build up a twice-a-month subscription option for those who want to pick up prearranged, seasonal bouquets for their homes or businesses.
"When I was a little kid, I would spend hours setting the dining room table and cutting little flowers from the garden," Johnson recalled.
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Los Altos resident Eryn Johnson heads home from an early-morning wholesale flower market each week with seasonal specialty flowers to arrange for local customers.
After a first career as a corporate event planner, she turned her focus last year to that earlier passion, fresh flowers. Her three children, the youngest now in kindergarten, helped shape the business.
Although she wistfully thinks of having a shop downtown someday, Johnson said she loves that her kids can come and go from her garage workshop at will. Her oldest son accompanies her to the Flower Mart and dreams up business ideas for her, while her youngest son has taken inspiration from her venture to start his own odd-job business. As Johnson's first official employee, he started cleaning flower buckets at 25 c... Nov 28, 2018
Man hit by train placing flowers for previous train victim - Ledger-Enquirer
Authorities say a man hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Southern California had been placing flowers on the tracks for another man fatally struck by an Amtrak train days earlier.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says a 47-year-old man died Monday after being hit by a northbound passenger train traveling through Moorpark at about 70 mph.
Witnesses told investigators the man had been on the tracks placing flowers for a 38-year-old man who was killed... Nov 28, 2018
Carnival Cruise Line to Kick Off Year-Long Celebration of New California-Based Carnival Panorama With Rose Parade Float | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasaden
Year’s Day with its first-ever float in the world-famous Rose Parade as part of a year-long celebration of its first new ship to homeport in California in 20 years that will arrive in December 2019.
Comprised of tens of thousands of flower petals meticulously applied by hand, the 55-foot-long float will sail the five-mile parade route and show off signature touches, such as flowers from more than 100 countries to represent the number of nations that Carnival employees hail from, snorkelers enjoying a shore excursion, and a RedFrog and a BlueIguana from their namesake poolside watering holes. Additionally, as a replica of the Carnival AirShip flies over the float, fitness enthusiasts will be jumping into the fun on a Sky Zone trampoline built directly into the front of the float.
Celebrating its role as the cruise line that carries the most military personnel, the float also salutes the brave men and women of the Armed Forces with a special appearance by Former Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, godmother of Carnival Panorama’s sister ship, Carnival Vista, and the first active member of the military to serve as Miss USA. Every Carnival cruise includes a special onboard tribute to honor guests that have served or cu...