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
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.
... Sep 10, 2018
Not a rosy affair, but flowers bloom
Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia and Trans Nzoia. Besides Celosia, other varieties of summer flowers that can do well in the region include Mobidique, Ammi, Arabicum, Cubarol, Ryngium, Allium, Claspedia, Mollucella, Scaboisa, Agapanthus, Ornis and lilies, a majority which are used in blending roses.Blue Agapanthus, according to Florence, has been doing well in the European market.Claspedia gets high demand during Mother's Day celebration and is also used when making bouquets. The small headed yellow flower has shelf-life of one month. "We have favourable temperature and humidity in western to help in fast maturity of the flowers. You don't need greenhouses or shade nets to plant them," says Florence.CLIMATE FAVOURS FAST MATURITYSummer flowers grow better in well-drained soils. The seedlings are planted at a spacing of 30cm by 60cm. She advises farmers to use organic manure, which retains moisture and helps in solving the acidity of the soil.One advantage that farmers in the region have is the high temperatures that favour fast-maturity of summer flowers. The flowers mature in three months and are ready for export."We planted the Celosia flowers on May 17 on the demo farms, and they are now flowering in full bloom," she says.She asked farmers to invest in irrigations systems to have continuous supply of water for the flowers."It is essential to have uniform growth of the flower stalks. This calls for enough water supply. The longer the flower stalk, the better the quality." Success of floriculture, according to her, begins with securing the market before planting the flowers on the field."The best approach is finding the buyer first in a system where you sell before you produce. Often the buyer will guide you on the right propagation for the flower depending on the end market," says Florence."Every exporter has his own desired variety that suits the market demand. Usually, the farmer receives seeds, and chemicals on credit. So that by the time they start harvesting, the farmer pays back for the inputs," she adds.Florence says buyers like Wilmar Flowers are already interested in the venture. "Ours is to link farmers with buyers and make sure that they are protected from rogue buyers who exploit them." The... Jul 26, 2018
Flowers and fireworks: How Rome celebrates its patron saints' day
The show starts at 9:30 pm, but get to the square early to catch other entertainment including a Carabinieri marching band.
... Jul 6, 2018
Star of Bethlehem is Fleeting Floral Feast
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.
Apr 20, 2018
Spring Surprises: Edible Flower Season in Barcelona
Al-Andalus, the territory of southern Spain governed by Muslims during the medieval period. Influenced by the Arabs, Andalusian cooks used rose and azahar (orange blossom) to aromatize water and make syrups, jams and pastries.More widely used were squash blossoms, which then, like now, were typically battered and fried. The practice of preserving saffron flower stems and clove buds and using them as spices also has a long history on the Iberian Peninsula. And in the lavish Renaissance and Baroque culinary traditions, flowers like violet, borage, elderflower and rose were candied with sugar, used to aromatize dishes, or added simply as decoration.But over time, edible flowers mostly disappeared from the Spanish cuisine, with a few exceptions like cauliflowers, artichokes and capers – all of which are technically flowers but rarely thought of as such. As a result, over the last 20 years, only a very few restaurants in Barcelona regularly cooked with flowers.It didn’t help that with the introduction of an EU regulation on “novel” foods in 1997, certain edible flowers that “had not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU” prior to the passing of the regulation were, for a time, forbidden in Catalonia. (A 2015 amendment to the regulation further specified the definition of a novel food, which placed edible flowers, whether wild or cultivated, outside of its scope.)Despite these legal troubles, a few producers continued to offer as wide a range of...Apr 6, 2018
How do flowers know when it's time to bloom?
Some plants flower in short days and others in long days.It was previously known that in Arabidopsis plants, long day-length starts a process where leaves synthesize and transmit FT in the plant’s vascular tissue, called the phloem, which carries sugars and nutrients from leaves to the rest of the plant. FT travels to the shoot apex, the highest point of new leaves and stems, where it promotes the formation of flowers.Flowering regulation is complex, with the release of FT controlled by more than 30 proteins in interacting cascades. “There’s a complicated network and you can’t unravel it until you realize what is going on with these particular cells, so the geography is very important,” says Turgeon.Because leaf veins are very small and covered by photosynthetic cells rich in green chlorophyll, identifying the FT-producing cells was difficult. In the study, Turgeon and colleagues used fluorescent proteins to identify the cells in the phloem (veins) where FT was produced.Finally, the mysterious first part of photosynthesis comes into viewThe researchers discovered that FT was also produced in the same type of companion cells in the phloem of Maryland Mammoth tobacco. Furthermore, when they killed these companion cells, it delayed flowering in both Arabidopisis and the tobacco plants.When they looked more closely at the pathways that lead to flowering, they found that killing these companion cells stopped the process downstream of FT, but not upstream, confirming that FT originates in these cells and that the synthesis of FT is regulated by an extensive intercellular signaling system.The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Funding for the study came from the National Science Foundation and Purdue University.Source: Cornell University...