Florists in Ajo, AZ
Find local Ajo, Arizona florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Ajo 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.
Ajo Flower Shops
31 W Pajaro
Ajo, AZ 85321
933 North 2Nd Avenue
Ajo, AZ 85321
Ajo AZ News
Jul 5, 2019
Tropical Gardening: Summer brings flowers for fragrance and color - Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)
Many come from Malaysia, Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia.
There are almost 50 genera and more than 1,300 species in the family, the majority of which are native to tropical regions of the eastern hemisphere. More are being discovered every year.
Most genera are well adapted to Hawaii’s varied climate. Many grow in the tropical zone, but some will thrive at 6,000 feet or higher elevation.
Gingers are rhizomatous perennials, generally with simple unbranched above-ground stems. Flowers vary considerably, from small to very showy, and are usually borne in heads. Many of the ginger flowers are very fragrant, so fragrant in some cases that they are overpowering in a small room.
Flowers and foliage of many species are excellent for use in floral arrangements.
Gingers are relatively easy to cultivate, and once established require little care. They grow well in a wide range of soil types, as long as the soil is moist at all times. Riverbanks and land adjacent to ponds or boggy spots are choice locations, and will support the best growth. If gingers are planted in high dry soils, frequent applications of water are necessary.
Handle gingers the same as bananas. They do best in moist soil high in organic matter. An application of fertilizer in early spring when growth begins, and two more applications at the same rate during the growing season will be sufficient. The fertilizer applications should be spaced eight weeks apart. Also, compost and well-rotted manures applied every three months will help keep the soil sufficiently rich.
Planting or transplanting can be done during any season. The parent clump can be divided like any rhizomatous herb. The fleshy underground rhizome can be severed at any point, as long as each piece has at least one good eye to produce a new plant.
Other gingers to consider for your garden include the torch ginger, red ginger, Tahitian red ginger, and are just a few you will find at local nurseries.
You will sometimes see a plant called blue ginger. It is attractive and easy to grow, but is not a ginger. It is Dichorisandra thyrsifolia from Brazil and is related to wandering Jew.
The butterfly lily, or white ginger, with its heads of white butterfly-like flowers, is commonly found. The extremely fragrant flowers last but a day and are constantly being replenished by a new supply. The flowering period lasts several months.
Although common in the wild, this is still one of the best for garden fragrance and lei flowers. The yellow ginger, or Hedychium flavescens, from India is another fragrant species common in wet forests and along East Hawaii roadsides. There appear to be hybrids among species. Some are particularly attractive and excellent for long-lasing flower arrangements.
Work should be done to select better hybrids and name them much like we have with hibiscus, crot... Jul 5, 2019
Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, June 7-14 - LA Daily News
Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.info
The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $15. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu
Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission $25/$29; $21/$24 ages 65 and older and ages 12-18; $13 ages 4-11 (first price is weekday; second is weekend). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org
The Japanese Garden: Stroll through the “dry” Zen meditation and the “wet” gardens. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours by advance reservation Monday-Thursday mornings. Call to check for unscheduled closures; closed if it rains 24 hours before opening and during open h... Jun 22, 2019
More than just a pretty petal: How flowers feed the world around us - Vernon Morning Star
Pretty petals in various colors and arrangements are a major part of how flowering plants attract animals as pollinators.
Another part of the attraction game in most flowers is the offering of a food reward, usually nectar, although some flowers (such as Calypso orchids) just look like they would have nectar and fool naïve insects into making pollinating visits.
Structure of the flower often determines what animals can obtain the nectar. Simple, saucer-shaped flowers (e.g., salmonberry, or a buttercup) are open to any hungry visitor, although some may be better pollinators than others. Some flowers are more specialized and complex. For example, columbines keep the nectar reward in long spurs at the “back” of the flower, away from the entrance. Only hummingbirds or long-tongued bees can reach that nectar from the entrance, and in so doing, they contact the sexual parts of the flower and achieve pollination. (Of course, some animals have figured out how to rob the flower of its nectar, without pollinating; short-tongue bees bite the end of th... May 31, 2019
Memorial Day Volunteers to Lay 220000 Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery - ARLnow
The foundation began decorating back in 2012, after part-Ecuadorean founder Ramiro Peñaherrera rustled up donations from Ecuador’s major rose growers for his and other family members buried at the cemetery.
Today, the flowers are donated from growers across the U.S., as well as Ecuador and Colombia, and the event is sponsored by several companies, including FedEx, Cisco, and TD Bank.
A spokeswoman for the foundation told ARLnow that family members interested in a flower for a loved one’s grave at the cemetery can request one by contacting the foundation at [email protected] and a volunteer will send a photo of the flower once it’s placed at the gravestone.
Yesterday, the Arlington National Cemetery also hosted its annual “Flags-In” tradition of placing American flags at the gravestones — despite the storm that felled trees and pelted rain and hail down in the area.
The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as the The Old Guard, returned later that day to reset the flags after the storm passed.
Soldier from @USArmyOldGuard takes a knee during a thunderstorm while participating in Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery. For 55+ years, soldiers from The Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen by placing U.S. flags at gravesites. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser) pic.twitter.com/0NeAAXZF2g
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) May 24, 2019
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the ceremony yesterday where 250,000 flags were placed at gravestones.
May 31, 2019
Flowers and flutters at the Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival - pacificsandiego.com
Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon. Free. (619) 660-0614, Ext. 10. springgardenfestival.com... Apr 27, 2019
Lower Cape Fear Hospice to host 2nd Annual Festival of Flowers - WWAY NewsChannel 3
LCFH serves people as far north as Duplin County and as far south as Georgetown County, SC.
The Festival of Flowers is a major fundraiser that helps the nonprofit raise money to continue helping people throughout our area.
“We had a great turn-out for our first event and we’re hoping this year’s event is even bigger and better and its such a great cause because everyone has been affected by hospice at some point or another,” said John Dowless who is with the presenting sponsor of the event, Strand Termite & Pest Control Company.
The event will feature the work of Floral Designer Steve Taras who is from Raleigh.
“He’s going to show folks how to design flowers and what’s in right now,” Hewett said.
More than 200 people are expected to attend the event and tickets are still available. There will also be more 30 prizes valued at $500 or more raffled off at the event.
Festival of Flowers takes place Wednesday, May 1, from 4-6 p.m., at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. You can get tickets by going LCFH.org or call 910-530-2479.