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
Apr 27, 2019
On Gardening | Chilean flora can be challenging, but rewarding - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Central Chile’s summer-dry region extends from about 30 degrees to about 36 degrees south, making that region comparable in size to that of California, which extends from about 32 degrees to about 42 degrees north.
With only a little searching, a gardener can find good plants from the first four of these regions; finding Chilean plants can be challenging. That search can be motivated by the potential of discovering unusual botanical treasures.
Cantua buxifolia – blossom cluster. (Tom Karwin — Sentinel correspondent)
A few Chilean plants are readily available in garden centers. The most familiar example, perhaps, is the so-called Peruvian Lily (Alstromeria sp.). There are some 122 species within this South American genus, and only four are native to Peru, while at least thirty-three are native to central Chile, which is the center of distribution for this genus. We’re told that Chileans take offense at having their plant called Peruvian Lily!
Other Chilean plants that are not hard to find include (in no particular order): Chilean Jasmine (Mandevilla laxa), Chilean Guava (Ugni molinae), Chilean Puya (Puya chilensis), Shining Pink Rock Purslane (Calendrina spectabilis), Maiden’s Wreath (Francoa sonchifolia), Hummingbird Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica), Purpletop Vervain (Verbena bonariensis), Chilean Potato Vine (Solanum Crispum), and others.
Interested gardeners can find descriptions of these plants by searching the Internet for their botanical names.
A less common Chilean plant that is particularly attractive in early spring, is the Sacred Flower of the Andes (Cantua buxifolia). This is an upright shrub that produces “a profusion of orange to magenta-pink flowers that have a long tube with a flaring mouth held on thin pedicels so the flowers dangle beneath” (quoting San Marcos Growers). The blossoms are “outrageous,” but the plant sprawls in a way that calls for staking. The older stems can be pruned to improve the plant’s overall form, but because blossoms are ... Jan 25, 2019
Martha's Vineyard News | Star of Bethlehem is Fleeting Floral Feast - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Dove's dung is only one of star of Bethlehem's aliases - it is also called wonder flower, snow drop, Arabian star flower, or grass lily. But its scientific name is perhaps the most curious. Translation of Ornithogalum is bird milk, and may refer to its milk-colored flower. Or it may suggest that, like the rare bird that gives milk (there are a few), it is an incredible and wondrously rare thing.
This winter bulb of the lily family resembles wild onion or garlic with its thin, grass-like leaves, but is easy to distinguish since it lacks the allium odor associated with the crushing of the former varieties. Two identification clues are easily seen, and include the presence of a white line on the mid-rib of the leaf, and a green stripe on the underside of each flower petal.
Each plant boasts clusters of up to 30 flowers. Due to its ability to spread easily, these white blooms can appear to cover an area. Some even consider star of Bethlehem an unholy pest, as they aren't native to this country and can quickly consume an area through the spreading of their underground bulbs.
As a perennial, star of Bethlehem can be counted on to resurrect itself every year, and it clearly takes to heart the Biblical admonition to be fruitful and multiply in late spring. However, these flowers will fade before summer gets started in earnest, making for a fleeting floral feast that, too, shall pass.
Suzan Bellincampi is director of the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown, and author of Martha's Vineyard: A Field Guide to Island Nature.
Jan 25, 2019
Main Street Florist provides flowers for Illinois Senate inauguration - Macoupin County Enquirer Democrat
In terms of scale, LoBue said the inauguration is roughly comparable to a wedding. "That's the first time, obviously, that we've ever done that, but we are trying to grow into doing more corporate work like that, whether it be for offices or events. It's something people don't always know that we can do and that we offer."
The inauguration was also a learning experience for LoBue and her staff. "Anytime you have an event like that, we always learn something," she said. "We always come back to the shop and take notes of what we could have done differently, even if maybe it's just the way we pack the van or remembering what tools to bring to make sure it goes smoother next time. This one honestly went pretty darn smooth, but if we get the job again in two years, we'll know some other pieces they were thinking about adding or what we can do when setting up to save us some time… If anything, what we learned the most is to have the confidence that we can do jobs like that and to put ourselves out there more to offer the service. Customers don't know what you have until you offer it."
As for whether she'd like to decorate for the inauguration in the future, LoBue said, "If they'll have us, we'd love to do it again."
Main Street Florist's Trista Boehler hangs garland on the Senate floor in advance of the Jan. 9 inauguration. Photo provided by Sarah LoBue.
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Nov 15, 2018
Dawson County recognizes Veterans Day
County who served the nation in World War I, being called upon to do their
duty," said Brown, before explaining a parable fitting for "every Veteran in
"There was a sparrow who was told the sky was falling. He
laid down on his back. The horseman of the king came riding by and looked at
the sparrow and said, ‘Why are you lying on your back?' He said, ‘The sky is
falling and I am going to hold it up.' The horseman laughed and said ‘Do you
think you can hold it up?' The sparrow replied ‘We do what we can do,'" said
Brown. "And I think the veterans of this place, we do what we can do."
Current Veterans Affairs of Dawson County President Tim
Costley took a moment to explain the significance of the red poppy, the flower
that became the symbol of WWI remembrance due to the 1915 poem "In Flanders
Fields" by John McCrae.
"Long before the Great War the red poppy had become a
symbol of death, renewal in life. The seeds of the flower can remain dormant in
the earth for years, but will blossom spectacularly when the soil is churned,"
said Costley. "Beginning in late 1914 the fields of northern France in Flanders
became a scene of stupendous disturbances. Red poppies soon appeared."
In the poem, the red poppy flowers have grown in Flanders
Field, which was once covered in the blood of lives lost in World War I. Since
the poem's publication in 1918, the red poppy has become an international symbol
of the lives sacrificed and the hope that none had died in vain.
Costley also noted the honor of Dawson County being
nationally recognized as a regional site for Veterans Affairs in Georgia.
"Each year the Veterans Administr... Oct 26, 2018
GALLERY: Carnival of Flowers wraps up
Mariom Faint said.
"I really haven't seen anything like it - maybe the only thing that is comparable are the Butchart gardens in Canada."
"I've always wanted to see the gardens, I just never got a chance to visit before and let me tell you, I'm happy I made it this year," Sally Faint said.
The event maintained it's tourism pull, boosting in-town numbers and providing added business for local cafes and food outlets.
The 10 day event is expected to have brought in more than $30 million to the local economy.