Florists in Alva, OK
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Sep 7, 2020
Anita Cote 1929 - 2020 - Obituary - Legacy.com
Main Street in Ventura. She enjoyed watching the daily activity and parades downtown. In 1996 she thought it would be fun to manage a Salvation Army Thrift Store and she did that for 6 years. After the Salvation Army, she worked one more year for a Title company and retired in 2004. Over the next 15 years Anita made almost 2,000 items to sell at the Senior Craft Shoppe located in downtown Ventura. She loved to sew, knit, and crochet so the shop gave her a creative outlet and she enjoyed meeting new people at the shop. Anita is survived by her daughter, Christine Cote Ring, of Ventura and one grandson, Benjamin Cote, of Bakersfield. Anita was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Cote. She was the youngest of 6 children and they also all predecease her. Due to COVID-19 regulations and restriction, a private funeral service will be held for family members only. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in her honor to the Ventura County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 2186 Knoll Drive #A, Ventura, CA 93003. Anita was entrusted to the care of the JOSEPH P. REARDON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 757 East Main Street, Ventura, 805-643-8623.
Published in Ventura County Star from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2020.
Sep 7, 2020
These colorful, resilient plants can withstand the blistering summer heat - OCRegister
Tim Burton's ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas' Live With Danny Elfman” at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday. Royals catcher Salvador Perez, left, and relief pitcher Wade Davis celebrate after defeating the Blue Jays in Game 6 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Friday. SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds Jason Woodward's tattoos include stars that run the length of his arms. The Army veteran who served in Iraq 2003-2004, says from early military days, stars represented a sailors way home. Now, he says, they signify his "gay pride and guide me in my gay life." The Huntington Beach resident was at the U.S. Open surfing competition.
The other plant with non-stop bracts – known as spathes in this case – is Anthurium. Its bracts are also mostly in red but now and then in pink or white. You all know about Anthurium even if its name is not on the tip of your tongue. It’s the plant with those large plastic-textured hearts with tail-like structures known as spadixes protruding from where the heart lobes meet. It is upon these spadixes that the plant’s tiny flowers are embedded. Anthurium (anthos = flower, oura = tail) varieties with miniature bracts are also available, and I have seen them used as summer ground covers in the shade, a dazzling sight like none other.
I got to thinking about the resiliency of plants after receiving an email from Susan Buffington, who wrote: “I was so surprised to see my Hoya in full bloom so soon again after it bloomed just a few months ago. It has six full flower clusters open. I inherited this plant from my mother twenty-six years ago and I have only repotted it once. The plant has always lived outdoors and it has always hung in the same spot. It is on the west side of the house under a patio cover. It gets some light from the south but no direct sun. I try to feed my potted plants once a month but not in winter. For blooming plants, I use Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster food. During cooler weather, the pots get watered every 3-4 days but that’s not a rigid schedule. With this heat, I am watering some of them every day and a half. We live in sweltering Woodland Hills.”
Where potted flowering plants are concerned, none is more durable than Hoya, named for British botanist Thomas Hoy. Watering only needs to be done when its soil is bone dry and it is even rec... Aug 3, 2020
Obituary: Ann Hope Crawley - Montclair Local
Hope served as president of the Parish Council and taught Christian Formation classes when her children were young. She volunteered weekly at the Salvation Army, where she helped its guests get clothes and soap for showers and cooked regularly for Meals on Wheels.Hope was a writer and photographer, who liked to share her love of travel with her readers. She wrote and developed her own photographs, in a little attic dark room, while raising eight children in Montclair. Her articles appeared in Family Circle, Woman’s Day and Yankee Magazine. Later, she worked as a newsletter editor and publicist for trade organizations, including Hobby International, and the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. After she retired, Hope hosted bi-weekly book groups, participated in a Montclair meditation group, volunteered weekly at the Salvation Army on South Fullerton street, and attended daily mass at Immaculate Conception. She was a devoted member of the early-morning water classes at the Montclair YMCA, where she enjoyed a close community of Y enthusiasts.Hope was born in Morristown, N.J., and spent most of her childhood in Waterbury and Watertown, Conn. She attended Trinity Washington University (Class of 1954) in Washington, D.C., and was active in their alumni community.Hope Crawley was known for her generous hospitality — her dining room table was crowded at holidays — and her careful listening.Hope is survived by her eight children: Patricia D’Ambrosio and husband John of Andover, Mass.; Frank Crawley and wife Kries of Kessel-Lo, Belgium; Anne Mernin and husband Michael of Montclair; Michael Crawley and wife Agnes of South San Francisco, Calif.; Joseph Cra... Aug 3, 2020
Howard Dungan - Obituary - Legacy.com
The Mother of Governors," former teacher and counselor with the San Diego Unified School District, passed away July 12, 2020, in Alvarado Hospital of complications of a pancreatic mass and congestive heart failure.Howard was born in Newark, Nebraska August 2, 1920, raised on the family homestead farm there, rode a pony to a one-room schoolhouse, did homework by kerosene lamp, drew water from an outdoor hand pump, and graduated from high school in Kearney, Nebraska where he lettered in sports and set pins in a bowling alley at night. He completed a semester of college in Kearney, picked apples in Colorado, was a carpenter's helper, worked with poultry, tried out fora farm club of the St. Louis Cardinals, and went hungry sometimes as it was the Great Depression. He later learned banking at an uncle's bank in Ilwako, Washington, and helped his parents move off the Nebraska farm in a packed car with little more than the change in their pockets and had to leave his beloved dog, Fritz, behind in the care of a tenant. By 1940 he joined his parents and other relatives in San Diego and did clerical work for Cadahy Packing Company.It was during a day trip to Tijuana when he and his high school sweetheart and future wife, Anita, learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After consid... Mar 19, 2020
Plant of the Month: ‘Mahogany Splendor’ hibiscus - West Hawaii Today
The wonderfully rich red hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) is a member of the large hibiscus genus, that includes several hundred species in the malvacea or mallow family. All grow best in warm climates and are mostly grown for their attractive flowers.
Likely native to the Congo-Angola-Zambia region of Africa, the red-leafed hibiscus was popular in African villages as both an edible and medicinal plant. It was later brought to Brazil and Southeast Asia where its leaves continue to be used as a raw or cooked vegetable in salads and stir fries.
The “Mahogany Splendor” hibiscus was first recognized as a distinct species in 1896 by French botanists and given the botanical name acetosella. The word acetosella is actually derived from the old Latin name for the sorrel plant which is similarly sour in taste. Sometimes H. acetosella is known by the common name cranberry hibiscus, because of the tasty sour tartness of the leaves.
“Mahogany Splendor” is grown here for its stunning beauty as a plant and because its leaves and flowers are edible herbs. They are often used to make a lemony pink tisane that mixes well with other juices or can be consumed alone or made into a tasty jelly. The flowers can be used when open or just closed and still fleshy. They soon dry into a pointed calyx, so are best harvested during or just after blooming.
Unlike many deeply colored leaves, those of “Mahogany Splendor” retain their color when cooked as a vegetable. Their ability to hold their color makes it possible to use the leaves and the flowers to make dyes.
This red-leafed hibiscus is a fast growing perennial shrub here in Hawaii. It can grow to nearly 6 feet and 3 feet wide in a... Feb 1, 2020
Valentine's Day in the valley: Ways to celebrate romance, or not - Desert Sun
Amaray D. Alvarez
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Published 7:24 PM EST Jan 31, 2020
The end of cuffing season is here: Valentine's Day.
Some are eager to celebrate it, pass out grams (who doesn't love receiving those) and receive flowers. Others totally ignore it.