Florists in Alma, AR
Find local Alma, Arkansas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alma 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.
Alma Flower Shops
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Oct 26, 2018
Plant Lovers' Almanac: Enjoy the leaves, flowers and fruits of fall
We do not have enough room in 100 Almanacs to distinguish which are which, so remember the old maxim: There are old mushroom hunters. There are bold mushroom hunters. There are no old, bold mushroom hunters.Not only are there many clear-cut bad actors, but many mushrooms that are choice edibles for some are not a happy experience for others. So if you hope to eat any wild mushrooms, do your homework with guides such as the Audubon Field Guide and the many books and websites, seasoned by consulting with knowledgeable friends, experts, and your own physiology.Having said all that, I have seen a number of interesting fungi this fall, such as toothy coral mushrooms 20 feet up a tree rather than on the ground, to a convoluted puffball mushroom in my backyard, quickly itself rotting in a matter of a few days, and a carpet of another species of puffballs conveniently taking over the world at a fungal workshop I did at Morton Arboretum in Chicago with Davey Tree’s Chrissy Balk.Fungus finale: In New York City recently, I was impressed by the interplay of genetics relative to powdery mildew diseases. First, each powdery mildew fungus is specialized in its host range: the powdery mildew fungus on zinnia will not get on lilac, for example. Secondly, I was impressed while looking at a few examples in NYC of how intimate this susceptibility is: horse-chestnuts side by side, white with fungal growth on one right next to horse-chestnuts with no or very little powdery mildew, lilacs that looked whitewashed compared to lilacs next to them an unblemished green. Genetics, though not everything is a big player in disease.And now for something very different: I turn your attention to OSU’s Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (http://bygl.osu.edu). Tune in to the wondrous story told by Joe Boggs of OSU, talking about what he thought was an eriophyid mite infestation on wild sweet potato. This was right up Joe’s alley since he is an entomologist, and though mites have eight or four legs instead of six, they are still part of his interest zone.Then he thought it might be a fungus, then learned it was white rust, caused by Albugo, once thought to be a fungus, but now classified as an oomycete organism. It is a great tale, really, about diagnosing plant problems — and most importantly about being curious, even about something you thought you knew. Life, and Joe as Alice might say, are curiouser and curiouser.And as Mark Twain noted: “What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so.” Jim Chatfield is a horticultural educator with Ohio State University Extension. If you have questions about caring for your garden, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-466-0270. Please include your phone number if you write.
... Sep 10, 2018
Maui Obituary Notices: Week of August 12, 2018
Philippines at a later date. Norman's Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.Grace was a retired cashier at Walmart Kahului. She is survived by her loving husband, Palmarin Agres; son, Jan Marc Agres (Jessica Lorenzo); daughters, Danica Suerte Agres (Eric Lopez), Carmina Agres Lucas (Augie), Noelle Christianne Agres, Shaeanne Ocampo; sisters, Joybelle Agustin (Reynaldo), Leticia Rafada; nephew, Joel Anthony; sisters-in-law, Marina Pillos (Danilo), Aida Agres... Aug 17, 2018
U-pick flowers for a cause at Germantown Farms
The Secret Garden, 258 Church Avenue (one mile south of Main Street), Germantown; (518) 755-2086, www.germantownfarms.com.
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... Aug 17, 2018
Gardening: These plants thrive in the dog days of summer
July 3 until today, officially come to an end, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.These days are characterized by extreme heat along with the lassitude and indolence we experience when temperatures soar. They are called dog days since Sirius, the outstanding star in the Canis (dog) Major constellation (as well as the brightest star in the night sky), rises together with the sun during this period.
Certain plants really come into their own during summer's dog days, and several, ironically enough, are members of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae), recognizable by their five-petaled, pinwheel flowers.
Vinca, a popular bedding plant, is the most widely planted dogbane, flowering in white, pink, purple, apricot and red. Vinca is notoriously prone to fungus diseases that quickly spell its demise. You can minimize fungus issues by watering with drip irrigation, since overhead watering splashes fungal spores from the soil onto vinca leaves.
Plants in the dogbane family are toxic to dogs. Dogs generally know instinctively which plants to avoid but, to err on the side of ... Jul 26, 2018
OC Fair 2018: Eager to try new treats or see if they are winners, crowds pack the fair on opening day
Friday, July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA 16-foot tall mural of Martin Almanza, of Neff Ranch, sits near the Pacific Ampatheater at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 13, 2018. The mural was painted by John Cerney, who also painted the the larger-than-life farmers along Highway 68 near Salinas, CA. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Jake Fury, 8, and his mother, Kristy Fury, wait for the gates to open at the OC Fair during opening day in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Ray Garcia, of La Mirada, dons sunglass and a handkerchief passed out to visitors of the OC Fair during opening day in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Food blogger Sue Burns takes a selfie in front of a board that is advertising her talk at the OC Fair during opening day in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Fair-goers ride Tango on opening day of the OC Fair in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
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Flowers bloom at gallery, courtesy of Linda Salter
By Lauren Kelmar
Special to The Almanac
"A Summer Bouquet," a collection of pastel and oil flower paintings by Linda Salter, is the featured exhibit from July 3 to July 31 at the Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.
An artist's reception is set for Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Salter typically uses pastels for portraits and plein-air landscapes; however, in this exhibit, she uses pastels for still life and floral paintings.
"Using pastel for still life paintings demanded an approach very different from my previous work – a much looser, impressionistic style," Salter said in a written announcement from the gallery. "These new pastels then inspired and influenced a new style in my oil painting."
Salter has exhibited at community college art shows, Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, and the Museum Studios Gallery in Burlingame.
She also has a background as an executive in higher education. Salter served as president of Skyline College in San Bruno an...