Amazing Flowers & Events
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Amazing Flowers & Events
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Apr 27, 2019
Column: My grandmother's rose blooms each Easter - Valley News
She made sure I wrapped it well, first in burlap and then a sheet of plastic, so it would weather the flight back to San Francisco.A couple of months later, my mother died. She collapsed while pruning her roses, red-handled secateurs in her hands.For the past seven years, I have tended to her rose in my garden. But it’s not just hers.This rose — which began its life under my immigrant grandparents in Chicago’s Greek community — has lived through three generations of women in our family, in a half-dozen gardens. And it’s about to bloom another year in mine. Every Easter as the rose comes back to life, I think about the hands of those who have tended it.America has a long tradition of heirloom plants kept alive and passed through generations.“In pioneer families moving to the West, and families that came to the early colonies, the things they brought with them are roses that now go back 100 to 150 years that have been maintained in a family,” Gregg Lowery, curator of the Friends of Vintage Roses, told me.While roses are not listed on the Mayflower bill of lading, as early as 1621, the pilgrims planted roses at Plymouth Plantation. Among these were “reds, whites and damasks,” as John Carver, their first governor, wrote in his journal. Some of these were found in the wild, others possibly brought as slips, cuttings and even roots from England. Wyck, a historic house in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, has what some consider to be “the oldest rose garden in original plan in America,” as its website describes it. Jane Bowne Haines, who lived at Wyck, introduced roses to the garden in 1824. The “Bella Donna” and “Beautiful Woman” roses were among those passed on through generations.Later immigrants who flooded into our country brought the roses they treasured along with them.Our rose started here. The patriarch of my family, Papou, came from Greece around 1910 as a boy with nothing — certainly not a flower. For work, he shined... Mar 29, 2019
Bay Nature Magazine: Why Do Flowers Exist? - Bay Nature
Reyes Peninsula. Pussy ears, a lily that lives up to its name, are a favorite there, along with lots of Douglas irises and goldfields. Just south of San Francisco, San Bruno Mountain offers several unique plants and insects. Mitchell Canyon on the northeast lower side of Mount Diablo has fantastic displays of mariposa lilies. Edgewood Park in Redwood City is a small refuge with an abundant display of native flowers, including many adapted to the park’s rocky serpentine grasslands. Among these flowers are a few serpentine endemics—plants that can only grow on serpentine soil. Henry Coe State Park south of San Jose is HUGE!! But the rangers recommend Manzanita Point Road for the best display. Hiking here anytime is great, but the chance to see the gorgeous wildflowers of spring is dessert.
Mar 15, 2019
Petaluma Profile: Tali Bouskila spends long hours with flowers - Petaluma Argus Courier
Bouskila was 6-months pregnant when she opened her Petaluma flower shop in the fall of 2015."My brother and I had an events company doing weddings in San Francisco, but I had always wanted a brick and mortar retail flower shop," she says. "I knew Petaluma pretty well, and we have several friends who live here. So we found this little spot in the theater district across from the candy shop, and it's perfect."Originally called 2nd Street Flowers, that name proved to be a little problematic since the shop is actually located in the pedestrian courtyard that runs between 2nd Street and Petaluma Boulevard. It sits under a striped awning, with a painted sign saying "Flowers," and with succulents and cut blossoms on shelves outside. Using the size of the shop as a talisman, the store's new name is Flower Casita (Spanish for "little flower shop"). As Bouskila points out, the compact inside space is well used."We have a designer's studio, and retail display space, as well as room to support the preparations for events and celebrations, to hold workshops and educations, and meet and serve the community," she says.One surprise this close to Valentine's Day is the limited number of red roses that are visible in the shop."We've learned that our clientele doesn't want a ton of roses," Bouskila says. "They are very appreciative of the locally-sourced flowers and buds provided by our neighboring farms - some from growers who only use an acre or less to focus on specific species and colors. We in the business know that there are flower people and not-flower people. As a rule, men want to take home something showy, while women often have a color palette or fragrance in mind. For people who aren't sure what they want, we work with them or suggest our ‘Designer's Choice' arrangeme... Jan 25, 2019
What Marin’s landscape pros plan to do in their own gardens this year - Marin Independent Journal
Courtesy of Scott ColumboScott Columbo's New Year's resolution includes finishing the gardens of his new Kentfield home.
Some years ago, when the San Francisco Flower Show was at its height at the Cow Palace, patrons were treated to the most wonderful and memorable display gardens on the main floor.
One of my favorites was an Italian-style "villa courtyard" with giant pots of fragrant lemon trees, intricate stonework, a refreshing water feature and sensuous lighting.
The garden was envisioned and executed by landscape designer Scott Columbo, the principal of Scott Columbo Designs (scottcolombodesigns.com), a longtime design-build company in Marin.
At the time, he had purchased, and was living in, his grandparents' former home in the West End of San Rafael.
There, his large Mediterranean-style garden, which was featured in Metropolitan Home in the late 2000s, exhibited some of the lush aesthetics of his display garden - lots of substantial stonework, antique French limestone walls, multiple water features, large specimen citrus trees and boxwood hedges.
Last year, he moved his family to a smaller property in Kentfield where both the home and garden will be renovated.
While his San Rafael garden took years to complete before he was satisfied, he hopes to finish his Kentfield garden by the end of 2019.
His front yard will feature a contemporary slant with lots of stonework, including a long "waterwall" feature, and a series of contemporary wooden arches to link the front space to the back garden, where he's planned a pool and spa.
There will be boxwood hedging around the property and a long hedge of arborvitae, "but it will be more constrained than my work in the past. There will be flowering perennials but it will be more crisp and modern."
However, unlike his San Rafael garden that evolved over time, he says, "this one is smaller and I would just like to finish it completely and be able to enjoy it now."
Ive Haugeland, Petaluma
Landscape architect Ive (pronounced Eva) Haugeland is the founder and principal of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture (shadesofgreenla.com), which was established in 2008 in Sausalito.
She and her partner, San Francisco-based architect Mark Cavagnero, share a home in Mill Valley where she says there's little gardening to do as they "only have a little deck.”
Her real gardening is done on acreage in Petaluma, purchased two years ago. They had been looking for a while before finding it. "It had an old 1890s house and a big meadow," she says. "It's a great getaway for both of us. We lower our shoulders when we drive in, and have fun making and designing things there."
They retreat there with Baci, her canine company mascot, and her horse, Rhapsody, in tow, as they oversee the remodel of the home and landscape that will eventually include strategic hardscape, plantings and a swimming pool.
"It's not a 100 percent completed; it's a work in progress," she says. "My New Year's resolution is to get it somewhat finished."
This year, she plans to add some palm trees and succulents, and ma... Jan 25, 2019
Saving SF's Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park's grandest building - San Francisco Chronicle
It all started with James Lick, one of the richest men in San Francisco in the 1870s. He ordered the 12,000-square-foot Victorian greenhouse made of wood and glass from England, shipped to him in pieces.
Lick died in 1876, before he could assemble the structure. A group of local businessmen, including Leland Stanford and Charles Crocker, bought the greenhouse and donated it to the San Francisco Parks Commission.
The building opened in 1879. In August of that year, hundreds of San Franciscans went to the conservatory to get a glimpse of one famous flower.
"A large concourse of people visited the Golden Gate Park Conservatory to pay their tribute in admiration of the Victoria Regia, the colossal lily that blooms in the night only," The Chronicle reported on Aug. 28, 1879, describing "THE MARVELOUS LEAVES" and the "delicious pineapple odor" the flower "exhales" upon beginning to bloom.
It was a popular attraction, with The Chronicle reporting 700 visitors on the first night of the bloom, "with another thousand arriving Tuesday evening."
By the next year, the conservatory and its grounds were already drawing crowds. On Feb. 29, 1880, The Chronicle described a rush to visit Golden Gate Park after the Geary Street railroad was finished. The conservatory was "thronged all day" with visitors, some picnicking "al fresco," some taking romantic walks, some reading their "novels or newspapers" on benches at the conservatory's entrance.
By 1934, the conservatory's gardeners were well known for a large and ever-changing display on the grounds, as featured in the "Say It With Flowers" spread in ... Nov 28, 2018
Holiday Events 2018: Tree lightings, ice skating, craft fairs and more - San Francisco Examiner
Betty Yu and Franco Finn. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 23, free. 900 North Point St., S.F., http://www.ghirardellisq.comMacy's Tree Lighting: The cast of San Francisco Playhouse's "Mary Poppins," Darlene Love and Bay Area choirs perform at the 29th event. 6 p.m. Nov. 23, free. Union Square, Powell and Geary streets, S.F., www.macys.com
Winter Walk: The holiday pedestrian plaza offers food trucks, lunchtime fitness classes, seasonal cocktails and special performances. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Dec. 31, free. Stockton, between Eliis and Geary streets, S.F., https://www.winterwalksf.com/
SF Etsy Holiday Emporium: Some 200 artisans and small-batch food vendors sell their work; shoppers should bring their own bag. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25, free. Pier 35, S.F.,, www.eventbrite.com
Snovember Holiday Market: The flea market is the site for 20 tons of snow, Santa Claus and other holiday festivities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-25, $5. TreasureFest, 500 Ave N, Treasure Island, S.F., treasureFest.com
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Dozens of artists sell from their studios in the 28th self-guided event. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Nov. 24-Dec. 16, and Dec. 22-23, free. Map at Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth St., #24 A, Berkeley, www.berkeleyartisans.com
Winter Carousel Lighting: Rides on the Bay Area's oldest carousel are offered in Yerba Buena Gardens, presented by the Children's Creativity Museum. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, free. 221 Fourth St., S.F., www.creativity.org
Asian Art Museum Holiday Artisan Market: The second annual event features one-of-a-kind handmade goods by more than 30 local makers. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 28, free. 200 Larkin St., S.F., http://www.asianart.org/holiday-market
Christmas at Kohl Boutique: The Mercy High School Alumnae Association presents the event with dozens of vendors. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 28, $10. Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, https://www.mercyhsb.com/alumnae/christmas-at-kohl
Jingle and Mingle: Children of Shelter, an organization serving homeless children, hosts its annual benefit, featuring the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind designer wreaths. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29, $350 and up. General's Residence, Fort Mason, off Bay and Franklin streets, S.F., www.childrenofshelters.org
Winter Park at Civic Center: Debuting this year, the "ice experience" near San Francisco's City Hall is an ice rink and 400-foot skating track in a "lighted tree forest." Noon to 10 p.m. daily Nov. 30-Jan. 6, $15-$20. 355 McAllister St., S.F., winterparkicerinksf.com
Jack London Square Tree Lighting: Gasia Mikaelian of KTVU hosts the festivities, including music, a market and an appearance by Santa. 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30, free. Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, www.jacklondonsquare.com
Holiday Crafts Day: Activities for the family, especially little ones 12 and under, include making beeswax candles, lip balm, gift soaps, toy trains and candy houses. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1, free admission, low-cost crafts. Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, S.F., www.randallmuseum.org
Redwood City Hometown Holidays: Family-friendly activities include a parade, live entertainment, carnival rides, snow, Santa Claus photos, arts and crafts and a 5:45 p.m. tree lighting at City Hall. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1, free. Courthouse Square and surroundings, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, www.hometownholidays.org
Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair: Art, crafts, jewelry, gourmet treats and knick-knacks are for sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, free. Community Center, 19 Seacape Drive, Muir Beach, www.muirbeachartsfair.com
Union Street Fantasy of Lights: Festivities at the 28th event include face painting, reindeer, Santa and holiday lights. 3-7 p.m. Dec. 1, free. Union Street between Van Ness Avenue and Steiner Street, S.F., www.eventbrite.com
Holiday Textile Bazaar: The one-day market of textiles, ornamentation and unique gifts is presented in connection with the exhibit "Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem." 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, free. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F., www.thecjm.org
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