Bloom and Wild – Firenze Camere http://www.firenze-camere.com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:15:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.firenze-camere.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/firenzecanere-icon-70x70.png Bloom and Wild – Firenze Camere http://www.firenze-camere.com/ 32 32 TV Talk: CMU grad plays executive in TV comedy on Hulu’s ‘Reboot’ http://www.firenze-camere.com/tv-talk-cmu-grad-plays-executive-in-tv-comedy-on-hulus-reboot/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.firenze-camere.com/tv-talk-cmu-grad-plays-executive-in-tv-comedy-on-hulus-reboot/

Trib Total Media TV writer Rob Owen offers a viewing tip for the week ahead.

With all the sequel series and reboots on TV and streaming services in recent years (see NBC’s “Quantum Leap,” premiering at 10 p.m. Monday), it’s no surprise that some writers/producers of television want to criticize the phenomenon.

Writer/executive producer Steve Levitan, who co-created “Modern Family” and Pittsburgh, the short-lived Fox comedy “Back to You,” said he got the idea for Hulu’s “Reboot,” at About Hulu rebooting an early 2000s sitcom, after seeing ABC’s “Roseanne” revival train wreck.

“I just remember thinking, well, this is the show I want to see: what’s going on on this set?” said Levitan, a fraternity brother of KDKA-TV news anchor Ken Rice during their days at the University of Wisconsin. “For me, the reboot is also metaphorical, that these people have a second chance to restart their lives. One of the themes of the show is when life gives you one of those rare second chances, do your best not to waste it.

“Reboot,” which airs on Hulu Tuesday, stars Keegan-Michael Key (“Schmigadoon!”) as a serious actor (think: Robert Reed) who agrees to star in a sitcom revival, “Step Right Up! ” (think: “Step by Step”) because he’s impressed with a gritty script from a new showrunner with indie experience (Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”).

“Reboot” boasts a great cast — Judy Greer and Paul Reiser are among series regulars — and some fun moments. But sometimes it feels like something is missing.

“You know how on the old show they always did the right thing?” says the Bloom writer. “I want them to always do the wrong thing (when rebooting).”

As often happens in Hollywood, its approach is watered down, and in the first three episodes, viewers never see the show’s cast in “Reboot” do the wrong thing. Or if they do, it’s fixed too quickly and “Reboot” crosses the line into the kind of sentiment the show poked fun at moments earlier. Still, “Reboot” is successful enough that I’ll stick around to see how it develops in later episodes.

Carnegie Mellon University graduate Krista Marie Yu stars in “Reboot.” Brendon Ford

2011 Carnegie Mellon University graduate Krista Marie Yu (“Dr. Ken,” “Last Man Standing”) stars as Elaine Kim, a Hulu executive loosely inspired by the former “Modern Family” writer. “, Elaine Ko.

“My character wears 6-inch heels because Elaine Ko wore 6-inch heels,” Yu said in a phone interview in late August, “In episode four, when Elaine Kim is riding a bicycle, it’s a homage to how (Elaine Ko) learned to ride a bike on the Fox lot.

During his time as an acting major at CMU, Yu, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, didn’t necessarily see his career path unfold the way he did with several multicam sitcoms ( the genre with a laugh track) on his resume.

“I never thought of myself as a funny person, so I think at school I had a lot of trust issues,” and coming out of school, she had no expectations or expectations. ego about what kind of job she could get. Yu cites hard work, a bit of luck, and gratitude for the opportunities that followed.

“In terms of comedy, I’ve learned a tremendous amount and that stems from ‘Dr. Ken.’ Every person I’ve worked with, from Ken Jeong to Suzy Nakamura to Jonathan Slavin to Tisha Campbell and Dave Foley to Albert Tsai, they’ve all been very bold in their choices Now sometimes when I don’t know what what I’m going to do, I channel them, like, ‘That’s something that Jonathan taught me, like, in pearl clutching.’ These are things that I might not have thought of on my own, but grew from how wild and hilarious people are on ‘Dr. Ken.'”

When she joined the multicam comedy “Last Man Standing” for its final seasons as foreign student Jen, Yu worked alongside Wilkinsburg native Jonathan Adams (“The most handsome man, the best laugh,” a said Yu) and exchanged notes about their time in Pittsburgh.

“It’s always very exciting to meet someone who is from Pittsburgh or who has gone through the CMU program, like Ming Na Wen,” Yu said. ‘one I looked up to on the ‘Last Man Standing’ set because he really understood how to stand up for himself as a black actor. He just did. He wasn’t showing me how to do anything, but just being who he was, I learned a lot from him.

While “Reboot” is a single-camera comedy about a multicam sitcom reboot — with Yu’s Elaine being more of a part of the single-camera element and not a performer on the multicam show within the show — Yu was literally surrounded by familiar walls.

“The actual set (“Step Right Up”) is taken from “Last Man Standing”. The back of the (walls) will say things from “The Last Man Standing” like “Mike Baxter’s Office”. is our ‘Last Man Standing’ lounge. There’s a lot of meta going on,” Yu said. back of one of the walls, and his name is there.”

Other than returning to film a role in the 2015 holiday comedy “Love the Coopers,” Yu doesn’t return to Pittsburgh or the CMU campus much — if she did, she says, she’d return to Girasole in Shadyside and Rose Tea Café and Ali Baba in Oakland – but she takes on a “little sister” who comes out of the CMU drama program every year. She is particularly keen to help them move from the highly structured environment of conservatory training at CMU to the real world where each graduate “tells their own story”.

“It’s a big step for anyone who’s 21,” Yu said. “I had an amazing big sister named Angela Lin. for Love’ with Ray Romano, and she really put her heart into it and helped me navigate not just industry and agent issues, business issues, but life issues, like What do you do when you feel a little out of it I also have a big brother from Carnegie Mellon Lea Coco who just wrapped “Queen Sugar” He got me my first job at the Midtown Bar and Kitchen as a hostess. Both of them still give me life advice, boyfriend advice – all kinds of advice – and I aspire to be the kind of older influence that they have been for me. .

You can reach TV editor Rob Owen at rowen@triblive.com or 412-380-8559. Follow Rob on Twitter or facebook. Ask questions about TV via email or phone. Please include your first name and location.

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How to grow wisteria – Bob Vila http://www.firenze-camere.com/how-to-grow-wisteria-bob-vila/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:57:01 +0000 http://www.firenze-camere.com/how-to-grow-wisteria-bob-vila/

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Wisteria, with its typically purple flower cluster-like clusters, is often identified with the South. However, hardy wisteria varieties such as ‘Blue Moon’ can grow as far north as USDA zones 3 or 4, although late frosts can freeze flower buds there.

Of course, advice on how to grow wisteria would not be complete without the warning that it is a vigorous vine, which can grow 10 feet or more per year, and should therefore be kept where it cannot strangle other garden plants. If possible, choose native types of wisteria over Chinese wisteria, as the latter are particularly invasive and listed as “noxious weeds” in some states.

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Wisteria cultivation at a glance

Common name: Wisteria
Scientific name: Glycine spp.
hardiness zone: Varies according to species
Floor: Slightly acidic, moderately fertile, well drained
Light: Full to partial sun
Water: Medium
Food: Fertilizer rich in phosphorus
Spread: layering, cuttings or seeds
Security: Toxic

Characteristics of wisteria

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Climbing wisteria vines can grow 20 to 100 feet in length—or as far as they’re allowed to spread—and survive for 50 years or more. In spring or early summer, they produce pinnate leaves and clusters of sweet pea-like flower clusters. Wisteria colors are most commonly shades of purple, but they can also be white, pink, or red. Their scent has been compared to that of grape chewing gum.

Chinese wisteria flowers appear in mid to late spring before the vine sloughs off, while Japanese and Native American types wait to occur until the foliage emerges in late spring to early spring as well. the summer. On Chinese cultivars, all the flowers in a cluster open at once, while on most other varieties they open gradually, starting with a wisteria flower at the top of the cluster. The vines of Japanese cultivars wind clockwise around supports, while most other types of wisteria grow counter-clockwise.

  • American wisteria (Glycine frutescens): This native variety grows up to 30 feet long, and is a larval host plant for skipper butterflies in USDA zones 5 through 9. Cultivars such as ‘Amethyst Falls’ produce flower clusters up to 5 inches long.
  • Chinese wisteria (Glycine sinensis): Once the most widely grown purple wisteria in USDA zones 5 through 8, it is now considered too invasive. This variety offers nearly a foot long clusters of purple or white flowers on vines that can reach 100 feet if left unchecked.
  • Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda): This oriental variety can climb at least 60 feet in USDA zones 4 through 9, with fragrant purple, white, pink, or red flowers in 18-inch clusters.
  • Kentucky wisteria (Glycine macrostachya): The hardiest type, this wisteria native to the United States grows up to 25 feet with flower clusters up to 12 inches long in USDA zones 3 through 9, with some cultivars, such as ‘Blue Moon’ , providing repeated flowering.
  • Silky Wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys): Another Japanese variety, this white wisteria is easier to control than floribunda, reaching about 20 feet in USDA zones 5 to 9, with silky leaves and fragrant flowers in 4 to 6 inch clusters that appear in early summer and maybe even in the fall.

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Plant wisteria

If possible, buy a plant that has already flowered, proving that it is mature enough to do so. Make sure it is a grafted or cutting plant, as seedlings can take 5-20 years to flower.

When is the best time to plant wisteria?

Install a wisteria plant while it is still dormant in the spring or after it has gone dormant in the fall, keeping in mind that spring planting of perennials is generally safer in northern areas. Be sure to select an area with the proper growing conditions for wisteria, as the plant does not like to be moved once it is established.

Where can wisteria grow?

Choose a location where the soil is slightly acidic, well-drained and only moderately fertile – too much nitrogen can promote vigorous foliage growth at the expense of flowers. The planting site should receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, preferably more, and include some support, such as an arbor, pergola roof, or horizontal wires over which the wisteria can spread about 10 feet from its base. .

How to plant wisteria?

Be sure to plant your wisteria vine where there is no chance of it escaping into the wild, as it can be very invasive.

  1. After you have watered your wisteria plant well, take it out of its container.
  2. Dig a hole the same depth as the plant’s root ball and three times as wide as this ball near the base of a post or other vertical support.
  3. If you plan to install more than one wisteria vine, place them at least 10 feet apart.
  4. Place the crown of your wisteria at the same level it grew in its container, unless it is a grafted plant, in which case the graft should be an inch below ground.

Can you grow wisteria in containers?

Any of the smaller wisteria, like the American species, should be able to grow in a container, provided it has some type of trellis to support the wisteria in or near the container. However, if you plan to leave this container outside – which will likely be necessary since dormant outdoor plants through the winter don’t make good houseplants – your wisteria should be listed as at least hardy. two zones north of your own zone to be able to survive surface conditions.

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Water the wisteria

A wisteria plant will need an average amount of water, about 1 inch per week, to thrive. If your climate does not provide enough moisture for growing wisteria, you may need to provide the equivalent yourself via irrigation or a watering can.

Mulch the plant with a few inches of chopped bark so that the soil retains some moisture at all times. However, avoid overwatering it, which will encourage the type of lush foliage growth that is thought to inhibit flowering.

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Fertilize Wisteria

Wisteria plants usually grow fairly quickly without supplemental feeding and can acquire all the nutrients they need from the soil; container-grown plants could use a boost. If you must fertilize your wisteria, do so only once a year in the spring and use a type of high phosphorus fertilizer, such as a bloom booster rose fertilizer, instead of a high phosphorus fertilizer. nitrogen. Too much nitrogen can cause the plant to put all of its energy into producing too much foliage and “distracting” it from flowering.

Cut the wisteria

Prune the wisteria after it blooms in summer. Shorten the shoots to about 6 inches so that each contains only two or three buds.

To turn a wisteria vine into a tree, plant it next to a stake and train a single shoot on the stake like a trunk, removing all other shoots. The following year, cut the top of the trunk at the top of the stake to force the tree to branch there. These wisteria will require constant shaping.

Propagate wisteria

A mature wisteria vine will root wherever it touches the ground. So the easiest way to get a new plant is to pin a shoot to a bare patch of soil in a process called layering.

When considering growing wisteria from seed, keep in mind that a seedling typically takes 5-20 years to grow into a vine capable of flowering. If you still want to try germination, soak the seeds overnight before sowing them ½ inch deep. Keep their container at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit until you see sprouts, which often takes 30 days or more.

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Security Considerations

Make sure the wisteria structures you plant your vines on, such as pergolas or porch roofs, have strong supports. Vines can become very heavy over the years, so much so that they can buckle poles that aren’t strong enough to support all that weight.

These vines are also toxic to people, pets and horses. The pods and seeds – which make popping noises when opened – are said to be the most poisonous part of wisteria. It is therefore a good idea to remove them as soon as they appear, so that the children are not tempted to taste the “beans”.

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Potential pests and diseases

Being such vigorous vines, wisteria rarely suffer from pests and diseases, so their most reproached problem is sterility, the refusal to bear flowers. This tends to happen the most with Chinese wisteria, as it takes longer to reach maturity than native varieties.

If a wisteria refuses to work, even after receiving the fertilization and pruning specified above, try fall root pruning. To do this, use a shovel to “draw” a circle a few feet from the trunk of the vine, then plunge the blade of the shovel at least 10 inches into the ground around the perimeter of that circle. Root pruning puts the plant into survival mode and increases flower (and therefore seed) production.

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Preparing wisteria for winter

If you’re gardening in a northern state, it’s a good idea to plant a wisteria against a building wall. It’s not really about protecting the plant – which will usually survive the winter without a problem if it has enough mulch – but about protecting its flower buds from late spring frosts. Be careful, however, that the vines do not sink under the facing.

If your wisteria is growing in a pot, once the plant has gone dormant in the fall, move the pot to an unheated shed or garage for the winter, making sure its soil stays moist during this time.

Looking for more climbing plants? Check out our articles on growing flowering vines, vines and vegetable vines.

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Bogaerts acknowledges this could be the last season with the Red Sox http://www.firenze-camere.com/bogaerts-acknowledges-this-could-be-the-last-season-with-the-red-sox/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 01:45:00 +0000 http://www.firenze-camere.com/bogaerts-acknowledges-this-could-be-the-last-season-with-the-red-sox/ Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts accepts that his 10th season with the team could be his last. When the current MLB season ends in November, Bogaerts can opt out of his contract and forfeit the last three years and $60 million. it remains from the six-year, $132 million deal he signed with the Red Sox in 2019. Bogaerts, 29, and the team have talked about reworking his contract before the start of the season, but these discussions went nowhere. -time All-Star said he hadn’t heard anything from the organization about revisiting those talks until the end of the regular season and would “probably continue to do so.” In a one-on-one interview with SportsCenter 5, Bogaerts said he thought he made it pretty clear early on that he would like to stay with the Red Sox. “It sucks it’s at this stage right now,” he said. “I’m trying to focus on the game at the moment and trying not to think about it too much.” of a place of joker, the Sox are therefore far from qualifying for the playoffs with 21 games to play. Boston’s final regular season game is scheduled for Oct. 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. “I just want to finish strong and I know where we are in the standings,” Bogaerts said. “Anything can happen, you know? It’s September baseball.” a lot for me, of course, and my family too. I have a lot of good memories here,” Bogaerts said. there’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but we’re still hoping we can keep him in our uniform for a long time,” Bloom said. Going into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Bogaerts was leading the American League with a .319 from batting average.His 158 hits and 37 doubles ranked fourth in the AL and he was tied for eighth in the league with 80 runs scored.He also had 13 home runs, 66 RBIs and eight interceptions In the evening.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts accepts that his 10th season with the team could be his last.

When the current MLB season ends in November, Bogaerts will be able to opt out of his contract and void the last three years and the remaining $60 million of the six-year, $132 million deal he signed with the Red Sox in 2019.

Bogaerts, 29, and the team talked about reworking his contract before the start of the season, but those talks came to nothing.

The four-time All-Star said he hadn’t heard anything from the organization about revisiting those talks until the end of the regular season and would “probably continue that way.”

In a one-on-one interview with SportsCenter 5, Bogaerts said he thought he made it pretty clear early on that he would like to stay with the Red Sox.

“It sucks it’s at this stage right now,” he said. “I’m trying to focus on the game at the moment and trying not to think about it too much.”

The Red Sox entered Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees 16 games behind the Yanks in the American League East and 10 games on a wild card, so the Sox are a long way from making the playoffs. with 21 games to go. Boston’s final regular season game is scheduled for Oct. 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

“I just want to finish strong and I know where we are in the standings,” Bogaerts said. “Anything can happen, you know? It’s September baseball.”

Bogaerts, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series titles, said he felt the appreciation from Boston fans.

“I’m very grateful. I know the city means a lot to me, obviously, and my family too. I have a lot of great memories here,” Bogaerts said.

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said he “absolutely” wants Bogaerts to be Boston’s shortstop of the future.

“There’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but we’re still hoping we can keep him in our uniform for a long time,” Bloom said.

Going into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Bogaerts led the American League with a .319 batting average. His 158 hits and 37 doubles ranked fourth in the AL and he was tied for eighth in the league with 80 runs scored. He also had 13 home runs, 66 RBIs and eight interceptions on the night.

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Glass Onion’s Rian Johnson Confirms Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cameo In Knives Out Sequel http://www.firenze-camere.com/glass-onions-rian-johnson-confirms-joseph-gordon-levitt-cameo-in-knives-out-sequel/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 01:43:42 +0000 http://www.firenze-camere.com/glass-onions-rian-johnson-confirms-joseph-gordon-levitt-cameo-in-knives-out-sequel/

Some filmmakers are known to frequently collaborate with the same actors, like Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, and Martin Scorsese. Director Rian Johnson also falls into this category, as he is known for his close working relationship with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And Johnson recently confirmed JGL’s cameo in the highly anticipated Knives out sequel, titled Glass Onion.

Rian Johnson’s thriller Knives out was a massive hit when it arrived in theaters in 2019. A sequel was quickly ordered, with Daniel Craig reprising the role of Detective Benoit Blanc. This project Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheads recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Johnson doing a Q&A with the audience afterwards. This is where the Star Wars: The Last Jedi The director has revealed that the hourly chime heard on the island from Edward Norton’s character, Miles Bron, was actually recorded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As Johnson said,

This is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s cameo in the film. He said the word “dong” and we turned the i into a musical note. Easter eggs!