June 9, 2006
Which cut flowers need to be burned before they're put into water or a vase? Gail, Corona del Mar Some flowers exude a sap when cut, sometimes this is milky-white, but often it is clear. Common examples are poppies, tulips, zinnias, asclepias and poinsettias. For these to last longer in a vase it is best to sear them for a few seconds. Burn the cut stem ends right away with a lighter, match or candle flame, then plunge them immediately into cool water for a lasting display.
July 30, 2010
Ten years ago, my daughter Kristin, then just 7 years old, and I were exploring Strybing Arboretum, the famous botanical garden in San Francisco. There, on a back wall were several enormous passion vines, with flowers of purple, blue, white, red and coral. My daughter was already fascinated with the amazingly intricate flowers, which to this day remain her favorite of all flowers. But on that summer day in San Francisco I went one step further. I plucked a ripe fruit from a Passiflora edulis and opened it. The fruity, tropical aroma was overwhelming and added another element to her passion flower addiction.
September 30, 2010
Sam Simonoff, 83, of Newport Coast, passed away Sept. 24, 2010. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sam’s name to Hoag Hospital Foundation ( www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org ). He will always be in our hearts.
February 14, 2012
Red rose sales are on the rise this Valentine's Day, with florists Kathy and Jim Lyon of Artistic Florists working around the clock to meet holiday orders. "Everybody is excited," said Jim Lyon, co-owner of the Costa Mesa shop with his wife since 1973. "The economy is doing better, so we're seeing that it's certainly true this year that people are coming out and buying their sweethearts flowers. " Long-stemmed red roses are the top seller this year for the shop at 2925 College Ave. Orders begin trickling in as early as a month before, with the rush period really starting two weeks before the big day, Jim Lyon said.
July 2, 2001
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- Every summer at shopping centers, hotels and apartment buildings all over the city, there is a changing of the guards. Old flowers bow their heads to new ones in tribute to the new season. The bright petunias and snapdragons of summer appear in place of the azaleas and pansies of spring or the ferns and orchids of winter. "Everybody likes flowers," said Steve Mensinger, president of Arnel Management Co., which manages apartment complexes including The Cape and Wimbledon Glen at Metro Pointe, and South Point in South Coast Metro.
May 6, 2001
In the world of fragrance, lavender is royalty. Lavender is the basic ingredient for potpourris. Lavender is marvelous in scented soap. Lavender-filled sachets and pillows are sold to soothe body and spirit. These easy-to-grow, sun-loving plants are sorcerers of scent in your garden as well as in the house. Most varieties of lavender are easy to find in local nurseries and easy to grow at home. Planting this hard-working herb in your garden, window box or patio container is akin to having your own perfumery.
December 4, 2012
Pat and Jay - Together again Pat McCormick, our beautiful, artistic, funny, sexy mother passed from this life on November 2, 2012. She is once again with our dad, the love of her life, who passed on November 16, 2004 Private family graveside services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, or to a charity of your choice.
August 24, 2012
JUNE L. PRESCOTT June Prescott 89, a resident of Corona del Mar, California for the last 43 years, passed away on August 22, 2012. June lived with courage, dignity, and grace. She is survived by her children, Robert Robison, Brad Prescott, of Corona del Mar, and Robbie Grange of Henderson, Nevada. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
January 22, 2013
Victor M Matloff 5/26/1928-1/17/2013 Born Los Angeles, graduate of the University of Southern California, served as a fighter pilot in the Korean War and was a retired United Airlines Captain. He is survived by his wife Susan Matloff, daughter Julie Conway, and 3 grandchildren, Corinne, Colette and James. In lieu of flowers, please be generous to Canine Companions for Independence (cci.org).
May 28, 2002
--Interviews and photos compiled by Christine Carrillo The Daily Pilot went to International Christian Montessori Academy in Costa Mesa to ask students, 'What does Memorial Day mean to you?' "It reminds me of all the people that died for us to save our country." DAVID KIM, 7, Costa Mesa "It reminds me of every person there was in the war that died to save a bunch of other people. I think we should respect that a lot." PHOENIX HOLMES, 7, Costa Mesa "It reminds me about all the people that died in the war for us, and we should give the families presents to make them happy because their fathers died in the war."