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By Mary O’Keefe | June 5, 2008
Saturday morning at Descanso Gardens horticultural enthusiasts entered the world of the floral industry with the help from author Amy Stewart. Her book ?Flower Confidential, The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful in the Business of Flower? gave an insiders look at what takes to get a floral arrangement from the grower to the table and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. ?Green has become an issue in the floral industry,? Stewart said. ?When I started this book, in 2004, all these green issues were not such a big deal.
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By BY JOYCE RUDOLPH | January 21, 2010
Flower afficionados plucked the early blooms of camellia season from their bushes and carefully transported them to Descanso Gardens for judging in the Pacific Camellia Society?s show over the weekend. The delicate task was for the first of nine shows presented by member organizations of the Southern California Camellia Council. Three more are planned at Descanso later in the season. About 900 examples of the flower, from as small as a thumbnail to the size of a hand, were lined up on tables in Van de Kamp Hall.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 5, 2008
Saturday morning at Descanso Gardens horticultural enthusiasts entered the world of the floral industry with the help from author Amy Stewart. Her book ?Flower Confidential, The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful in the Business of Flower? gave an insiders look at what takes to get a floral arrangement from the grower to the table and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. ?Green has become an issue in the floral industry,? Stewart said. ?When I started this book, in 2004, all these green issues were not such a big deal.
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