Florists in Chaska, MN
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May 24, 2018
This local botanical garden was just voted one of the best in North America
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Brookgreen Gardens "Night's of a Thousand Candles" started Thursday, Dec.1, 2016. Patrons walked the paths of the sculpture gardens amid over 5,500 hand-lit candles and lighting decorations. The event also includes live music acts, and food available from local restaurants. -
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Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles
... Apr 22, 2016
Prince's final days included a party at Paisley Park after his brief hospitalization
Martha Weaver, a spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiners, during a news conference in Chaska.On Friday, new details emerged about the final hours of a star — notoriously private, and devoted to a vegan lifestyle — at his sprawling residential complex and recording studio in Chanhassen, about 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
But many questions remain. An unconfirmed report from the news site TMZ said the singer was treated for an overdose of Percocet, a painkiller, when his jet diverted to the Quad City airport a week earlier.Prince, 57, was last seen alive at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when someone dropped him off at Paisley Park, authorities said during the news conference. Prince was apparently left alone that night, without staff members or security.Prince was “a very private person,” said Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. “I don’t think it would be unusual, for him to be there by himself.”When members of his staff couldn’t reach him Thursday morning, they went to Paisley Park.An employee found the singer unresponsive in an elevator on the first floor of the building. A transcript of a 911 call released by the sheriff’s department provides a hint of the frantic scramble that followed.“Yeah, we need an ambulance right now,” a man told a 911 dispatcher. “Um, we're at Prince's house.... The person is dead here.”The caller said he didn't know the address of Paisley Park and apologized for the delay, saying everyone with him was “just distraught.”The dispatcher asked: “Are you with the person who's — ”“Yes, it's Prince,” the caller responded.Sheriff's deputies arrived at Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m. Olson said he did not recall seeing a phone in the elevator or a cellphone near the body.Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m., but the time of death is still under investigation. He did not appear to have died in the minutes before officials arrived, Olson said.“We have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide,” he said. “But again, this is early on in this investigation.”Earlier this month, Prince postponed several shows, and his spokeswoman told reporters that he had the flu. But he returned to the stage, performing in Atlanta twice in one night on April 14, the night before his flight back to Minneapolis.Unconfirmed reports from the news site TMZ indicated that Prince was treated for an overdose of the painkiller Percocet after the emergency landing. His jet took... (Los Angeles Times)Feb 2, 2016
Mary Ann Crook
Gresham. Great-grandchildren are Quinn Soulliere, Ellie Ann Crumrine, Avery Lee Crumrine, Hudson Swenson and Brennan Swenson. Siblings are Helen Prochaska of Ulysses, Paul Vavra of Rising City, Dorothy (Ronald) Ruth of Rising City, Maxine Reinke of Columbus and Doris (Randy) Henderson of Maricopa, Arizona; along with her brother-in-law Alton Crook and wife, Lois, of Fremont; daughter-in-law, Linda (Terry) Bartunek; and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Keith Crook; mother-in-law, Gladys Crook; and son, Bruce Keith Crook.
Arrangements by Kracl Funeral Chapel-David City.
Condolences may be sent online at www.revbluejeans.com.
(Columbus Telegram)Feb 2, 2016
Bees at risk: Protecting native pollinators is priority
More than 90 crops rely on the pollinators' help to create seeds.
Colony collapse disorder
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum near Chaska is preparing its new Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center to open this summer. One of its exhibits features information about a Sibley County family’s honey business that lost about one-third of its bees about 10 years ago.
Their bees were dying and the Honls did not know why. There was a name for the widespread phenomenon their business experienced: colony collapse disorder.
Honey bee hive populations dwindled. Bee keepers were not finding dead colony members inside or nearby the hives. The insects' couldn't be found.
Bert Honl recently was reached by phone as he was en route to Texas with a load of bees. His family's business farms out its colonies as commercial pollinators.
“Our business has been doing OK. Every year is different. We’ve had some problems in 2015 with mites and low-pollen count. It's the fungicides that really hurt. They don't hurt the bees but they kill the broods."
Beekeepers understand crops need to be protected from destructive insects.
"Farmers have to spray for aphids. They are only controlling what they have to control."
Honl considers mowed and sprayed ditches as the biggest problem for Minnesota honey operations and shortages of nectar and pollen. Roadside vegetation is being cut before his bees are done harvesting.
“Lots of flowers still are blooming in the fall, but we end up buying man-made mixes for our bees. It keeps them healthy, but the queens aren’t stimulated to make eggs. It's costing us a lot more money to keep bees,” he said.
Unlike this Green Metallic, most sweat bees are dark and drab. Halictida are encountered often in summer gardens, but rarely recognized as bees — the tiny native pollinators don't fit the widely accepted image. Photo courtesy Heather Holm The Free Press
The Honey House, which the Honl family operates in Winthrop, has seen benefits from hobbyists who want thei... (Mankato Free Press)Jan 8, 2016
Prep scoreboard: Nov. 28 results
Others in Top 30): 10. Brown (LCC) 17:56.1, 17. Boisvert (Uni. City) 18:17.0, 20. Fahy (LCC) 18:19.0, 29. Ereso (LCC) 18:39.6, 30. Prochaska (LCC) 18:41.2.
Division IV — Team: 1. La Puente Bishop Amat 98, 2. Santa Cruz 139, 3. Pasadena Mayfield 146. Ind.—1. Ratliff (Santa Cruz) 17:03.7, 2. Coonfield (McKinleyville) 17:07.2, 3. Satterlee (Visalia Central Valley Chr.) 17:44.0, (Others in top 30): 25. Rippey (Coronado) 18:39.7, 26. Phillips (Coronado) 18:39.7.
Division V — Team: 1. Flintridge Prep 67, 2. Alameda St. Joseph-Notre Dame 143, 3. Francis Parker 155. Ind.—1. Bowen (Sonoma Aca.) 18:12.3, 2. Marshall (St. Joeseph-ND) 18:18.3, 3. Stashyn (Vacaville Chr.) 18:19.5 (Others in top 30) 9. Trossen (Parker) 19:02.9, 10. Watkins (LJCD) 19:12.4, 21. Gamboa (Parker) 19:31.2, 29. Miralles (LJCD) 19:41.9.
(The San Diego Union-Tribune)Sep 28, 2015
Spring flowers with no fuss-Easy Bloompad
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.(Photo: Ben Garvin, KARE)
MINNEAPOLIS - Do you plant tulips and spring blooms without any hassle at all? Are you someone that loves the spring blooms but doesn't know what to do when you walk up to the boxes and boxes of bulbs at your favorite garden center?
There is a new product on the market that does just that. It is called Easy Bloompad and it is created in the Netherlands and distributed out of a Minnesota company.
The Easy Bloompad was invented by Jan van der Sman of the Netherlands. The product is distributed in the United States by Bloompad North America under the parent companies Gardenworld, Inc. of Minnesota, owned by Dave van der Sman (Jan's son who lives in Woodbury).
A patented, biodegradable paper pad containing flower bulbs that will change the way bulbs are planted. Bloompads were developed with a new generation of gardeners in mind. These new gardeners want planting to be fast and easy. Bloompads will reduce planting time to only 30 seconds per pad, and tak... (KARE)