Florists in Corte Madera, CA
Find local Corte Madera, California florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Corte Madera and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Corte Madera Flower Shops
215 Corte Madera Ave
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Corte Madera CA News
May 31, 2019
Novato Girl Scouts troop plants seeds of recovery for monarch butterflies - The Mercury News
Marin County used to be a haven for western monarch butterflies when they would travel to areas such as Novato, Corte Madera, San Anselmo and Mill Valley in search of milkweed plants on which to lay their eggs and for nectar plants to build up their fat reserves. The combination of these plants is critical to giving monarchs a fighting chance at recovery and was also a requirement to be recognized as an official butterfly waystation.
Given that this was the troop’s Bronze Star project — the highest award a scout in grades four and five can receive — it needed to be carefully planned. The troop enlisted the help of Charlotte Torgovitsky of Home Ground Habitats and the California Native Plant Society to aid in finding the right plants.
“She gave us lists of nectar flowers and milkweed flowers and deer-proof plants, and we had to pick them out,” said Anne Schmidt, 12, one of the scouts who worked on the project.
Monroe said residents in areas such as Corte Madera, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Novato and other east Marin communities can follow the same guidelines to play their role in preserving monarch butterflies.
A year after the troop finished construction on three garden boxes in May 2018, the plants were thriving. Anne Schmidt’s younger brother, Spencer, pointed out a large, yellow-striped monarch caterpillar sitting lazily on a shaded leaf. The troop will continue to maintain it and eventually pass it on to other troops.
Molly Schmidt, who serves as one of the scout leaders along with Julie Mund, said the significance of a Bronze Star Award is that it creates a long-lasting benefit to the community and requires the troop to work with the community to do so.
“I think being a Girl Scout, it’s pretty amazing you get to help the world and get to make the world a better place,” said Jessica Mund, 11, one of the eight scouts who worked on the project. “And meeting all these new people, it’s been just a wonderful experience.”
Darlene Blackman, Marin Humane’s community engagement director, said Marin Humane plans to integrate the waystation and monarch butterfly education in its summer camp.
While monarch butterflies’ situation seems dire, Monroe is hopeful that efforts like those of Troop 31068 will continue.
“Last year everything stacked up against monarchs,” she said. “This year we’re hoping everything is going to go well. That’s typical of insects; they go for boom and bust cycles. So stay tuned.”
Girl Scout Troop 31068 members Avery Palacios, Brianna Dagnino, Sophia Chiminello, N’dira James and Maizey O’Neill also worked to build the waystation. Novato Builders, Waste Management, Marin Chapter Markerspace, Marin School of Environmental Leadership and troop parents also contributed to the project.
To learn more about creating monarch butterfly gardens and for information about recovery efforts, visit https://www.savewesternmonarchs.org/
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Holiday craft fairs in Marin County
Town Center Corte Madera: 320 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; pennathur.com/treasures. Through Nov. 11: Sudha's Treasures offers Sudha Pennathur’s collection of jewelry, scarves, Christmas ornaments, and decorative objects. All proceeds benefit Bay Area nonprofits. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.San Geronimo Community Church: 6001 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo; sgpchurch.org. Nov. 9 and 10: Holly Fair features a silent auction, antiques, jewelry and handmade preserves. 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10.
Mill Valley Lumber Yard: 129 Miller Ave., Mill Valley; eventbrite.com. Nov. 10 and Dec. 8: Makers Market’s holiday craft fair featuring more than 30 local artists. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northgate Mall: near Victoria’s Secret, 5800 Northgate Drive, San Rafael; shopatnorthgate.com. Nov. 10 and Dec. 8: Artisan’s Fair features locally made jewelry, art and clothing. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere; 415-435-4501; telli. Mar 8, 2018
Gardener author advises grow what you love
What: Emily Murphy’s “Grow What You Love” book signingWhen: 1 p.m. April 21Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera Admission: FreeInformation: 415-927-0960, bookpassage.comEmily Murphy was working in a school garden once when a parent, helping students harvest lettuce, turned to her and said, “My children have been bugging me to start a garden for years. If I had known it was this simple, I’d have started a long time ago!”That revelation, backed by the work on her garden and food blog, Pass the Pistil (passthepistil.com), inspired Murphy, a garden designer and school garden educator, to write “Grow What You Love” (Firefly Books, $24.95), a book that gently guides both novice and experienced gardeners to explore and improve their skills with edibles.“We’re wired to grow,” she insists. ”But I’ve discovered through my work with (garden) teaching that somewhere along the way things such as planting seeds, digging and harvesting, have been lost to more than a few of us.“I also know growing anything can be downright terrifying for some, mostly for fear of killing the very things you’re tryi... (Marin Independent Journal)Jan 12, 2017
Magnolias feted at San Francisco Botanical Garden event
Hill Road in Novato. Reservations required; call 415-897-9822.
• Bring your binoculars and bird field guide as Rich Cimino leads a free Corte Madera Creekside Waterbird Walk ,introducing bird lovers to the birds that surround some of our gardens, for the Richardson Bay Audubon Center from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 21 in Piper Park. Preregistration is required at www.richardsonbay.audubon.org/programs/waterbird-festival.
• Discover the best tools and techniques for planting and pruning fruit trees at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at Armstrong Garden Centers at 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Anselmo (415-453-2701) or 1430 South Novato Blvd. in Novato (415-878-0493) or go to www.armstronggarden.com. Free.
PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, design and entertaining topics every Saturday and also on her blog at DesignSwirl.co. She may be contacted at P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Marin Independent Journal)Dec 28, 2016
Wildflower pop-up full of floral fantasy
What: Wildflower holiday gift giving workshop
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: 419 Corte Madera Town Center
Admission: $85, preregistration required
Information: 415-205-3808, www.studiowildflower.com
Maria Lang had volunteered her floral arranging services for various North Bay nonprofits long before taking formal floral classes and leaving her corporate job four years ago to start her own floral business.
Just in time for the holidays, she opened Wildflower, a pop-up flower and gift shop at the Town Center in Corte Madera where, in addition to gorgeous floral arrangements and centerpieces, she sells lush holiday wreaths and garlands made of fresh pine, cedar, magnolia and berries, all olive or all magnolia branches or wreaths made of succulents.
Lang shops the San Francisco Flower market several times a week to find the freshest, and when possible, most local material for the modern and romantic arrangements she creates for celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, parties, and bar or bat mitzvahs.
While she’s there, she says, she looks for “something special, a... (Marin Independent Journal)Aug 15, 2016
Aug. 12-13: Hard Working Americans, Lou Evans, San Jose Summer Jazz Fest, Conservatory of Flowers Summer ...
Travel Writers & Photographers Conference. [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]
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Conservatory of Flowers Summer Series: In the free session, “orchid doctor” Paul Bourbin answers questions about ailing orchids, demonstrates potting and shares tips on the popular family of flowering plants. [1 to 4 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
Jacob Galdes: The young musician plays jazz guitar standards in a free concert presented by the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District. [12:30 p.m., Annie Plaza, 676 Mission St., S.F.]
Rosa los Santos: The Peruvian singer performs music of Peru in a free “People in Plazas” summer concert. [Noon to 1 p.m., 425 Market St., S.F.]
Israeli Innovations in Solving Big Problems: A panel, including Ravit Baer, deputy consul general for Israel for the Pacific Northwest, discusses contributions that Israel has made in addressing environmental, health and economic issues throughout the world. [Noon, Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Pistahan: The 23rd annual, two-day celebration of Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture highlights contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine and artifacts; the accompanying parade begins at 11 a.m. at Civic Center, and goes down Market Street to Fourth Street. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]
Chinatown Music Festival: The Chinese Culture Center’s seventh annual event boasts traditional and contemporary music and performances by composer-pianist Jon Jang, SF Guzheng Music Society, Jest Jammin’, chamber ensemble Melody of China and electronic music artist Gingee. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free. Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny St., S.F., www.c-c-c.org
Sex Worker Confidential: Gina Gold and Dr. Carol Queen hots the TMI Storytelling presentation with performance artist and feminist pornographer Madison Young and sex worker, writer and Pundit Andre Shakti. [7 p.m., Center for Se... (San Francisco Examiner)