A roundup of local home and garden news and events, including SummerWinds Nursery closing two of its stores and a flower arrangement class incorporating roses and foliage.
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS NAMED ... The Silicon Valley Realtors' Charitable Foundation has named its 2017 scholarship awards to 18 recent high school graduates. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. Local students who received the scholarship include Archer Olson, Gunn High School; Simge Yildiz, Los Altos High School; Megan McDonnell, Menlo-Atherton High School; Shayla Tonge, Mountain View High School; Zoe Dellaert, Palo Alto High School, Rogelio Sanchez, Woodside High School.
NURSERY CONSOLIDATING ... Palo Alto's SummerWinds Nursery will become one of the company's three remaining nurseries. The retailer announced this week that it will be closing its San Jose and Mountain View stores in the late fall. Palo Alto, Campbell and Cupertino will remain open. "We continue to invest in our stores in Campbell, Cupertino and Palo Alto, while we begin to close the others. The three remaining locations are just a neighborhood or two away from our loyal customers, and many of our outstanding associates will relocate to our remaining stores," said President and CEO Frank Benzing. SummerWinds Nursery has a long history in the South Bay, with many store locations opening under the banner of Woolworth Nurseries in the 1960s and 1970s. SummerWinds is a leading retailer of garden and nursery products headquartered in Boise, Idaho. It also operates retail nurseries in Phoenix, Arizona.
NEW ROSE BOUQUETS ... Gamble Garden will offer a morning class on how to use roses along with foliage found in woodlands and along roadsides to create flower arrangements. Instructor Joan Sanders will demonstrate how to combine these elements for a fresh approach that enlivens any setting. Sanders has been arranging flowers for over 40 years. She likes to add materials from the garden or the wayside as these add interest, individuality and personality to arrangements. The class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25 for members (use code IRIS) and $35 for non-members. To register, go to gamblegarden.org. Gamble Garden is located at 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto.