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Jun 29, 2017

Patriotic planters show off your true colors

What: Patriotic planter workshopWhen: 9 a.m. July 1Where: Armstrong Garden Centers at 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo or 1430 South Novato Blvd., NovatoAdmission: $15.99, includes planter, soil, plants and decorationsInformation: armstronggarden.comOn July 1, Armstrong Garden Centers in San Anselmo and Novato will create “patriotic planters” as prototypes to inspire Marin residents to make their own in a fun make-and-take workshop. The all-inclusive event costs $15.99.“These planters are an excellent way to dress up the porch or patio for the Fourth of July and beyond,” says Ellen Santoni, marketing manager of Armstrong Garden Centers. “Plant it right and it will last until Labor Day.”They would also make a creative hostess gift if you’re heading to an Independence Day barbecue or even a cheerful present for a friend whose porch could use some color.For those who can’t make the class, you can make your own at home with these tips from Santoni.• You don’t need to stick to just annuals or just perennials. “You can do a combination of b... (Marin Independent Journal)

Jun 22, 2017

Cal Poly SLO & Pomona win a trophy and wow the crowd at the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena

Learn by doing’ is on display for all the world to see,” Cal Poly university President Jeffrey D. Armstrong said in press materials. “Students from a variety of majors across our entire university use creativity, ingenuity, and more than a little perspiration to produce a marriage of art and engineering covered in beautiful flowers.“The entries over the years have been fan favorites,” Armstrong continued, “but they also serve to unite our entire Cal Poly family—alums, family, and fans—who take pride in watching the float in action in beautiful Pasadena.”The awards were announced at 6 a.m. Friday, just hours before the start of the two-hour-long New Year’s Day to enlarge PHOTO BY TOM ZASADZINSKI; COURTESY OF CAL POLY SLO & POMONA BYE-BYE, PASADENA!: Cal Poly universities’ float makes its way down the 5.5-mile parade route with a gummy bear waving goodbye to about 700,000 live spectators. “We’re thrilled and overjoyed,” Josh D’Acquisto, Cal Poly’s Rose Parade float advisor, said in a statement. “A year’s worth of hard work has paid off. We’ve got some super-excited students.”Since 1949, students from both Cal Polys—some 240 miles apart—have teamed up to create a float viewed by about 700,000 live spectators and an internationally televised audience of more than 100 million, including one with a very sore tooth but a whole lot of local pride. Go Mustangs!Glen Starkey takes a beating and keeps on bleating. Keep up with him via twitter at, friend him at, or contact him at

Apr 13, 2017

Gardening: Gardenias, while difficult to grow, have a beautiful payoff

Shari Armstrong ( “A gardenia bush with yellow leaves is a common problem and can be very difficult to ultimately fix. If, after your best efforts, your gardenia still does not survive, don’t be too hard on yourself. Even master gardeners with years of experience can lose gardenia bushes despite their best efforts. Gardenias are a beautiful but fragile plant.”Let’s stop here for just one moment. Many gardeners who have gone through the stages of gorgeous gardenia selection at the nursery through painstaking planting where soil was meticulously prepared to precisely match gardenia soil needs, only to helplessly watch as those efforts went for naught, may well bristle at the suggestion that they should consider planting gardenias again.Gardenias are somewhat like orchids, however, in the sense that you may see any number of them die before catching onto what their proper care involves: part art, part science, part experience, part love.Let’s say you planted your gardenia in a recommended soil mix. But the soil seems to be constantly wet, which could be due to fine-textured soil mix ingredients, especially peat moss. Gardenias like a somewhat moist soil but abhor wet soil since good drainage is crucial to them. In such a case surround your plant with a 3-inch layer of finished compost. This will help to open up the soil below.I was prompted to write about gardenias after receiving emails from correspondents in Florida and in San Diego, much more favorable locales for growing gardenias than Los Angeles. Yet both expressed enormous frustration. Based on the dialogue conducted and photos received from each, it became apparent that both had erred in exposing their plants to insufficient light.Gardenias should receive half a day of sun and a bit more. If you can surround them with plants of similar stature, it will help in increasing ambient humi... (The Pasadena Star-News)

Mar 23, 2017

Cleveland Botanical Garden's 2017 Big Spring celebration starts Saturday (photos)

Hershey Children's Garden and plant society shows. See butterfly releases, tortoises, chameleons, birds, and other animals in the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, then venture outside to enjoy hydrangeas, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and hundreds of spring flowers.The Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum are part of Holden Forests & Gardens.Here are a few highlights of Big Spring:Ladybug Labyrinth: Families who explore this elaborate indoor hedge maze will find ladybug facts, a beautiful gazebo and a magical fairy garden.Mad Hatter's tea party: This area is furnished with pint-sized tables, chairs and colorful teapots and teacups, ready for tea-party fun.Toadstool Theatre: Kids can dress up in insect wings and antennae, and put on a show for their friends and family. The stars of the show and the audience will learn about why bugs are important to the ecosystem.Critter Corner: This area's Discovery Log allows guest to learn about insects and spiders, and cheer on mealworms at the mealworm race track. Kids can crawl through the Discovery Log to look at fascinating creatures up close.Puddle bug boats: Play with small boats in an indoor pool of water.Plant Society Shows: The botanical garden will host plant shows dedicated to cacti and succulents, African violets and Japanese flower arranging. All shows are free with regular Big Spring admission. See the website for hours.Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale: Saturday-S... (

Mar 9, 2017

How a club for people who like arranging flowers has kept going for 60 years

Plymouth Flower Club at a luncheon, held at The Holiday Inn Hotel.Florist and demonstrator for over 30 years, Derek Armstrong gave a demonstration to guests at the event entitled, Diamonds Are Forever, described as "breathtaking".The first officers of the club were Dame Lucille Sayers as chairman, Margaret Robertson as secretary, treasurer was Mrs Blundell and president was Lady Mount Edgcumbe.So popular was this new hobby that Plymouth Flower Club outgrew venues and when the total membership reached 300, had to use Trinity Church Hall, Torr Lane in Hartley, where they have been meeting for over 40 years.Such a large membership, meant that meetings were held both in the morning and afternoon.With the popularity of flower arranging growing, other clubs were formed, the first of these being Plympton and Plymstock.In 1966 members of Plymouth travelled to Brest, Plymouth's twinned town, to demonstrate the art of flower arranging.Flowers from their gardens were used and all drapes, pots, vases, etc were taken - quite an adventure over half a century ago.Mrs Colborne-Mackrell, a founder member, was one of the demonstrators, and her daughter, Mrs Susan Foster, is still a valued member of the club.Plymouth Flower Club is part of the Devon and Cornwall Area of NAFAS.NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) was formed in 1959 and Plymouth is affiliated.Demonstrators, judges and speakers are trained by NAFAS and affiliated flower clubs have the benefit of engaging such trained people to educate and entertain members.The Plymouth club can boast officers at area level with three area presidents, two area chairman's and two area treasurers.At the 2015 AGM Val Clarke was honoured to receive a NAFAS Area Award of Honour.Daphne Jago, current chairman, now holds office as president of the Devon and Cornwall Area of NAFAS.Plymouth Flower Club meet in Trinity Church Hall on the first Friday of each month at 2pm (with the exception of August). Guests are welcome, at a charge of £5 or £7. For further details contact Sue on 01752 265242. (Plymouth Herald)

Mar 9, 2017

Coastal gardening made easy

Enjoy free hot dogs, soft drinks and potato chips at “Grilling in the Garden” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday while supplies last at Armstrong Garden Centers at 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in San Anselmo (415-453-2701) or 1430 South Novato Blvd. in Novato.• Prune citrus trees for disease resistance and fruit production with tips from garden designer Elizabeth Ruiz at Sloat Garden Center at 10 a.m. Sunday at 700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield (415-454-0262); noon Sunday at 2000 Novato Blvd. in Novato (415-878-0493); or noon March 12 at 401 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley (415-388-0365). Free for members, $10 for non-members. Go to• Learn the basics of planting tomatoes and how to choose and grow them with tips from master gardener and vegetable grower Joe Jennings, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 10 at the San Rafael Public Library at 1100 E. St. in San Rafael. Free. For information, call 415-485-3321. • Ask anything about geraniums when a geranium specialist speaks at the Novato Garden Club at noon March 8 at the Margaret Todd Center at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. Free, but reservations are appreciated. Call 415-897-9822.PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, design and entertaining topics every Saturday and also on her blog at She may be contacted at P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or at (Marin Independent Journal)