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California couple hopes you reconsider how you buy Mother’s Day flowers

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This Mother's Day, a California couple is hoping to change the way you buy flowers. In this Zevely Zone, I went to Oceanside where Matilda's Bloombox is supporting local growers.

"Thank you for having us, yeah thank you for having us," said Emily and Matt Boschetto before giving their first television interview ever. I asked the married couple from San Francisco how they were feeling. "A little nervous but good," said Matt. Emily then said, "I feel like an English person that I have just made it in America!"

If you want to root, for a mom-and-pop operation, this is your chance. Matt is a California kid who fell in love with Emily who is from Yorkshire. In love, but hating their jobs, Matt and Emily started a business in their garage five years ago and named it after their first daughter, Matilda.

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Garden tour welcomes visitors to smell the roses (and other blooms)

in Local Roundup

From precisely manicured lawns to blooming bushes and plots of growing vegetables, this year’s Turlock Garden Tour has something for everyone.

Back after a COVID hiatus, the Turlock Garden Club is once again inviting the public to tour five different homes and, for the first-time ever, a community garden. The tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30.

Each stop on the self-guided garden tour has its own unique style.

The tour starts with a welcoming cottage that features meandering pathways surrounded by flowerbeds. This home also has a fish pond complete with resident turtles.

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The Almond Blossom Cruise Is a Modesto Must

in Community/Fun

A FRUIT TREE, around February, has a knack for stopping any flower fan in their beauty-seeking tracks. After all, a person wants to pause and admire this painting-perfect sight, which includes barky limbs bursting with frilly pink blossoms (and when we say "pink," we mean just about every shade of pink a person can imagine). Where, though, can you go to see a profusion of pink-a-tude, and several trees, or even rows of trees, in full-on February splendor? Venturing to where such specimens are cultivated is one primo idea, a place like Modesto. So many Central Valley farms are at their showy best during the second month, so much so that Visit Modesto created a map for those visitors and locals eager to take an Almond Blossom Cruise.

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