Saturday against No. 21 California.
CS Northridge: The Matadors (2-9) beat Penn State 81-73 on Nov. 27 but have won just one other game over Portland on Dec. 18. Tessa Boagni, a 6-2 post from New Zealand, averages 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and Serafina Maulupe, a transfer guard from Virginia Tech, 11.6 points. Under coach Jason Flowers, Northridge reached the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2015 but is rebuilding this season.
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The topsy-turvy December temperatures — on Christmas, Bangor tied its record high of 54 degrees and Portland broke the record with 62 degrees — meant that some plants got confused and decided to start to bloom earlier than normal, according to University of Maine Cooperative Extension horticulturist Kate Garland.
“It’s basically jumping the gun on the next season,” Garland said, adding that the unseasonable blooms shouldn’t be a big deal to the plant in the long term.
According to the horticulturist, plants such as forsythia and rhododendrons require a certain amount of cold for the flowers to develop. Then, the blooms will open up with the right amount of warmth. This fall, both of those things happened.
“In some years, we have this wacky series of days,” Garland said. “The bud has met its chilling requirement, and all of a sudden, we get this window of enough warm degree days for that flower to open.”
The flowers that have opened will not bloom again next spring, she said. However, it doesn’t mean there won’t be flowers come spring — whenever that is.
“It’s usually not a high percentage of the flowering plants. It’s not a huge deal,” Garland said. “Those flower buds will not rebloom in the spring, but probably there will be plenty more f... http://bangordailynews.com/2015/12/30/living/higher-than-normal-temperatures-cause-plant-confusion-in-maine/
Strandberg. “We are a full-service floral and gift shop, with the added convenience of being part of our grocery store. We offer delivery to the Portland metro area and FTD wire service.”
Strandberg has been working at the market for the past four years and brings more than 30 years of experience in wedding and event planning and the floral industry. She has worked in greenhouses and as a floral designer for more than 20 years.
Floral team member Holly Goble also brings decades of experience to the floral department. She owned Seasons Nursery in Tualatin for seven years and has extensive floral design and retail experience. Custom wreaths and garlands are her specialty, and she loves all aspects of holiday décor.
“We are fully prepared to help with corporate and private parties,” Strandberg said. “We work closely with our catering, meat, cheese and wine departments, taking care of every detail of your party.”
The women shop the flower market daily and can offer customers fresh flowers for every occasion. They say their arrangements last longer than most because they buy the freshest flowers and then give them special hydrating treatment before creating the arrangements.
The new outdoor wreath house showcases the variety of custom-made wreaths, garlands, swags they offer, as well as other seasonal flowering plants, such as poinsettias, paperwhites, lemon cypress and more.
“I love wreaths,” Goble said. “We customize them with quince, nuts, pomegranates, magnolia, lotus pods, sparkling ornaments, real ... http://portlandtribune.com/lor/54-my-community/284633-159228-palisades-floral-is-full-service