Florists in Arab, AL
Find local Arab, Alabama florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Arab and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Arab Flower Shops
10047 Us Highway 231
Arab, AL 35016
Arab AL News
Feb 8, 2018
Corpse plant flower opens in Dunedin
The corpse plant flower at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has opened.Famous for producing one of the world's largest flowers and a nauseating smell, comparable to rotting flesh, the flower is expected to draw large crowds.Dunedin City Council says people can visit the plant at the winter garden glasshouse, which will be open for extended hours until 8:30pm on Saturday, and on Sunday from 9am to 8:30pm.Botanic Garden team leader Alan Matchett said the flower began opening just after 12pm on Saturday. By the evening the flower wasn't yet fully opened but the smell was there.The plant was gifted to the garden 10 years ago and this is the first time it has flowered."There's not much time to see it; the flower only lasts around 24 to 36 hours," Dunedin Botanic Garden Collection curator Stephen Bishop has said.He said it was worth a visit because the gardens had no idea when it might flower again in the future.The first time a corpse flower opened in New Zealand was at the Auckland Domain Wintergarden in 2013 and thousands of people flocked to see and smell the rare plant.NZN... (Newshub)Dec 29, 2017
Gardening: What I learned this year
Brandywine, my favorite heirloom tomato, and that it had disease resistance that heirlooms don’t have. He said that the flavor was comparable to Brandywine, and I agree. Very tasty.In order to get Brandy Boy this year I had to buy plants from Burpee — I only learned about it in late May, much too late to start plants from seed. But I’m glad I did, it gave me a chance to try it this year. Next year I will plant seeds indoors in April, which is much more economical. I checked my local nurseries for plants last May, but no one had any.Over the years my vegetable garden has gotten shadier and shadier. Now I don’t get direct sun until mid-morning, and it gets behind trees in late afternoon. So I get about six hours of prime sun, with sun filtered through trees at other times. I compared notes with other growers who get bigger yields, and know that sun is a major factor. I would cut down the offending trees, but most are on my neighbors’ property. Sigh.I planted strawberries last summer, the first time in years. Strawberries are short-lived perennial plants; three years is about all one generally gets from a planting. The first year the plants will bloom, but growers advise picking off all the blossoms so that the roots and plants will develop better. I did that, and anticipate a good crop next June.Most strawberries are sensitive to length of day, and produce heavy crops only in June. But now there are day-neutral plants, and everbearing plants that will produce some berries all summer and into the fall. This time I chose a June-bearing variety as there is a new insect pest, the spotted-winged drosophila, that is mostly present late in the season. Hopefully this fruit fly won’t arrive until my crop has finished producing.In the flower garden I tried a new biennial, angelica (Angelica archangelica) and was delighted with it. This is a tall plant that produces deep purple florets in globes about two to three inches across. Not only is it gorgeous, it attracts bees like crazy.Like all biennials, angelica only blooms at the end of its second year of growth, then dies. I planted some of the seeds this year, but if I want it to flower next year I will have to buy another plant, and this one cost even more than a perennial flow... (The Providence Journal)Dec 8, 2017
Holiday traditions continue with The Nutcracker at Bridges
Returning principal dancers include Allynne Noelle as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Thomas Garrett and Evan Swenson as the Cavalier, Cameron Schwawz as Arabian, Jonathan Sharp as Drosselmeyer, Reece Taylor as Mouse King and Arabian. Principal character artist Brandon J will perform as Mouse King and Dragon Master. Soloists Michael Milligan will take the roles of Dr. Stahlbaum and Dragon Master with Hannah Leah Oeding as Snow Queen and Spanish, and Chanel Tekin as Arabian and Spanish.New principal dancers include Madison Morris, a southern California native recently returned from dancing with Houston Ballet, who will grace the roles of Dew Drop, Snow Queen and Mrs Stahlbaum. Gracie Holway, who hails from Michigan, will dance the Sugar Plum Fairy, among other roles, and Jessica Gadzinski will perform the role of the Arabian Princess and Dew Drop.IPB’s two new soloists are Kelsey Dorr from Lake Forest in Orange County, who among other roles will dance a Rose in Waltz of the Flowers, and Lawrence Chen—a young artist from Chino Hills who is also pursuing a mathematics degree at Pomona College—will be dancing The Nutcracker Prince, the Spanish Soloist, Russian and the Soldier Doll. “We are always excited to share our beautiful production of the Nutcracker with loyal fans and new audiences,” Artistic Director Victoria Koenigs said. “This year we are thrilled to introduce five outstanding new dancers who have just joined the company. You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles.”The Nutcracker was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by E.T.A. Hoffman. The ballet was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than Sleeping Beauty.”At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companie...Oct 5, 2017
Cal Poly Pomona rose garden: a quiet haven
Instagram, the Rose Garden is a great place to go. Another interesting point on campus is the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. The horse center was established in 1925 by Will Keith Kellogg and currently houses many Arabian horses.A lot of the horses are in the stables, while others are roaming around the fields at various times throughout the day. Students and faculty can also be seen tending to the horses, which is a sight to see. Many of these attractions are exclusive to CPP, so sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses, literally and figuratively. (The Poly Post)Jul 27, 2017
Groomsmen die in wreck a day before wedding
Wiebe’s family and addressed to him described him as a “content young man” throughout his life and said he and his cousins were “inseparable best friends.”His two years at Calvary University were filled with personal growth, love, and a deepening of his faith, the tribute said. It ended with a final affirmation of the family’s faith:“God had the perfect plan for you, Kameron, and a future and hope far beyond anything we could have ever dreamed or desired for you. We know you are loving the plan God had in store for you. We love you, Kameron Dean, and we cannot wait to see you again! Until heaven… your loving family.”Visitation for Wiebe was Tuesday at Emmaus Mennonite Church in Whitewater, with services scheduled for 10:30 today, also at the church.Visitation and services for Neal will be Saturday and Sunday at Waxahachie Bible Church in Waxahachie. (Marion County Record)Jul 27, 2017
Fragrant daphne: the right variety for every garden
Princess' was released in Australia in 2015 and won Plant of the Year at Australia's Nursery and Garden awards. It has much larger blooms than comparable Daphne odora varieties, a longer flowering season and can even flower down the stem.
Daphne odora varieties form rounded shrubs about a metre high or they are available as standards from Wairere Nursery.There are many other daphnes with different growth forms. Plants can be tall or prostrate, flowers of various sizes can be pink or creamy white but they all have wonderful scent.BLUE MOUNTAIN NURSERYDaphne bholua 'White Ice' has small flowers but lots of them all winter long.Not all varieties are commercially available in New Zealand but it is worth seeking out a different daphne for a special spot in your garden.At Blue Mountain Nursery in Tapanui, Denis Hughes grows several varieties of Daphne bholua all of them upright in habit to around 2m. These include 'Jacqueline Postill' which is deep pink and white, and 'White Ice' which is Denis' favourite and is a feature of his own garden. It's strategically positioned by the front door and flowers prolifically all winter and into spring.At Larnach Castle near Dunedin, Margaret Barker grows Daphne blagayana, a dainty prostrate plant with heavenly perfumed creamy flowers in August. It hails from southeast Europe and throws out long, somewhat straggling branches. Margaret wires the long branches down, inducing them to layer. Leaves from overhead trees supply natural mulch and the daph...