Saturday, June 30, 2012

UC Davis Students Visit KB Farms

At KB Farms it seems there is always something  going on. Here are 2 busloads of post-harvest Ag students from UC Davis spending a beautiful summer’s day touring our facilities and learning what growing and selling flowers is really like.

~ Tony Scalisi


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kitayama Cup Floral Competition Video

Kitayama Cup Floral Competition Winners!

The annual Kitayama Cup floral design competition was held June 16th during the KB Open House event.  This year there were two divisions, Open (professional with over 5 years of industry experience) and a Level 1 division for floral design students and young professionals.  Below are a list of the winners and participants.  To see a photo gallery of arrangements and photos of the entire event, see our web site at Congrats to everyone, and thanks for your beautiful work!
Open Division winner Greg Lum with his arrangement. Photo by Tony Scalisi

OPEN DIVISION       Affiliation
Greg Lum                   AIFD                       1st Place
Joseph Salingao          7 Victoria St Flr        2rd Place
Nixon Tran                 Michael Daigain         3nd Place
Gerry Gregg               AIFD
Emil Yanos                 AIFD
John Bagnall               KB
Fernando Musulem     Berkeley Bowl

Imelda Iraeta            City College of SF        1st Place
Oxana Sanukova      City College of SF        2rd Place
Shinta Arifin             City College of SF        3nd Place
Virginia Horta            Petals Florist               People's Choice
Kim Munson             City College of SF
Jae Eun Yun             City College of SF
Ariel Ermatinger        City College of SF

Arrangement by Virginia Horta, Winner of the People's Choice Award. Photo by Kim Munson.
Level 1 Division winner Imelda Iraeta with Robert Kitayama. Photo by Tony Scalisi.
Imelda Iraeta's prize winning arrangement. Photo by Kim Munson.

Friday, June 22, 2012

On June 2nd at the Sunset Magazine "Celebration" open house in Menlo Park, CA, Debi Lily the entertainment and decorating specialist for Safeway gave some fun tips for outdoor decor and entertaining.  She emphasized that flowers can be inexpensive and easy to use in creating a fun event.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beautiful Dahlias!

We have just received our first allotment of Dahlias for 2012. We have a super grower whose dahlias have vibrant colors and very thick stems. These must be seen and should be in every shop.