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
Feb 8, 2018
Sustainable shopping: your guilt-free guide to flowers this Valentine's Day
Australia alone, there are more than 900 flower farms intensively cultivating 4,470 hectares in order to supply almost 2,000 florists. However, the majority of cut flowers sold in Australia actually originate overseas, with imports from Ecuador alone valued at A$1.9 million in 2015. If you’re asking yourself “why are delicate flowers shipped halfway around the world?” this is a great question.For a sustainable take on the floral Valentine, try a banksia bouquet.Emily Orpin/Flickr, CC BY-NCCountries near the Equator, like Ecuador, benefit from good growing conditions, including 12 hours of daylight all year round. In these regions, the contribution of the flower industry to the economy of small or less developed countries is often significant.
The secret of the world's smelliest flowerIn eastern Africa, for example, flowers account for more than 10% of total exports, second only to tea. Lower wages in countries like Ecuador and Kenya also contribute to the economics of flying cut flowers around the world. Unfortunately, this often comes at a cost for local growers and pickers, who experience poor working conditions.The thorny carbon issueIn the United States, the roughly 100 million roses grown, shipped and purchased on a typical Valentine’s Day produce some 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, from field to florist. But, as with most things in our complex and busy world, the question of a flower’s carbon footprint isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. The Netherlands is one of the world’s biggest exporters of cut flowers, where the majority are grown in heated or refrigerated green houses.
Should you be my Valentine? Research helps identify good and bad romantic relationshipsMaintaining the controlled environmental conditions inside these buildings requires artificial light, heat and cooling, so each rose grown in The Netherlands contributes an average of around 2.91kg of CO2 to the atmosphere. In contrast, a single rose grown on a farm i... (The Conversation AU)Feb 8, 2018
Norwalk Symphony offers orchestral bouquet for Valentine's Day
Roles have included King Arthur in “Camelot” and Bernardo in “West Side Story,” and Count Almaviva in “Figaro” and the Major General in “Pirates of Penzance.”Participating choruses are the Norwalk Community...Feb 8, 2018
Korge matriarch celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends
Korge was president of the church’s Lady’s Guild and was a founding member of the feast of St. Jude’s annual festival which “to this day is still a major church event,” said family friend John Kiskinis, president of Kiskinis Communications. She also was extremely active with her husband in all of Congressman Dante B. Fascell’s campaigns, he said.She’s been like a second mother to him, Kiskinis said, and to so many others.“I’ve been attending school and been close friends with Andrew Korge, Josephine’s youngest, since second grade — including high school and college. We are now 57 so I figure I’ve known her for about 50 years!”For Chris Korge, his mother saved him. “I have a reading disability and she never gave up. She was very tenacious and found out that it was caused by a simple problem with moving my eyes. She found me the right kind of help and it made all the difference in my ability to advance in my life,” he said.“I used to bring her flowers when I was maybe 6 or 7 years old. I picked them for her from around the neighborhood and she was extremely happy. The neighbors didn’t mind, but I don’t think my arrangements were that good.”Tom Korge said his mother “taught me practically everything about being a good person.”“She taught me about being a great example, like my father. She held us to a higher standard. She is the foundation of our family,” he said.Josephine Korge served in many leadership positions throughout her life including being president of Bethany‘s House, an agency for social services for women, children and families. Family friend Kiskinis said she also served on the board of directors and chaired the board for Catholic Charities, an organization that helps the poorest and most vulnerable. And she was an active member of the Miami Junior Woman’s Club and the Miami Woman’s Club with a focus on promoting civic involvement. She was a volunteer guide at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for more than 20 years.Chris Korge and his two daughters have made a 30-page hardcover book with pictures and stories about his mother’s life that they will present to her for her birthday. She has 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.While her energy is limited now, Josephine Korge tells family members that the greatest accomplishments in her life have been raising her children.“All you had to do to make my mom happy was to call her. When we were growing up she’d tell us to call collect and to find a payphone,” Tom Korge said. “I call her on my way to work every day just to talk about the day’s events.”“We’ve been blessed,” he said. “She’s loved us a lot.”A city proclamation will be given to Josephine Korge after the 11 a.m. Sunday mass at St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church, 126 SE 15th Rd. Chris Korge said everyone who knows his mom is invited to join the family in celebrating her 100 years. Romantic Valentine’s Day concertPianist Mia Vassilev will be accompanied by the Alhambra Orchestra’s... (Miami Herald)Feb 8, 2018
JMU students pick their favorite Valentine's Day date
Lydia Erickson, a junior writing, rhetoric and technical communications and communication studies double major, was one of two women who opted to enjoy a play on Valentine’s Day. She thoroughly enjoyed a play produced by the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, because of its quality and distinctiveness from the average date.“I like the dinner and a movie idea but I feel like that’s a normal, typical date,” Erickson said. “Seeing a play is something special for a special holiday.”Though Erickson traveled to Staunton for her theater experience, JMU also offers performances on campus at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The play “I and You” will be playing Feb. 13-17 at the Forbes Center. Tickets for JMU students are only $6, making this date original and affordable. Rebecca Harris, a junior WRTC major, shared an opinion similar to Erickson’s. Harris preferred an atypical Valentine’s Day date at an art gallery. While the art gallery option only received four votes out of 25, Harris made her choice while weighing the pros and cons of the other alternatives presented in the poll. “I like going to art galleries, and also, I thought it would be a nice place to potentially talk to the person you’re with,” Harris said. “Watching movies are nice, but I also want to be able to talk to the person the whole time and hear what they have to think.”There are several art galleries in Harrisonburg that showcase various pieces from a myriad of artists. Art shows are available on campus at Duke Hall and in downtown Harrisonburg. Going on a romantic hike was the most favored date choice among women and the second most favored option among men. This date idea is an accessible and often low-cost experience, especially in Harrisonburg and its surrounding areas. The Shenandoah V... (The Breeze)Jan 12, 2018
Floats, marching bands hit the street for 129th Rose Parade
Chief Phillip Sanchez said there were no known threats to the parade, and fan safety would remain the first priority and security would be tight. No major problems were reported. There were a handful of arrests, mostly for public intoxication, police said. (WeAreGreenBay.com)Jan 12, 2018
129th Rose Parade rolls in Pasadena; see the list of float winners
Chief Phillip Sanchez said there were no known threats to the parade, but fan safety would remain first priority and security would be tight. No major problems were reported. There were a handful of arrests, mostly for public intoxication, police said.The 104th Rose Bowl was scheduled later in the day just a few blocks away from the parade. The bowl will feature a College Football Playoff semifinal between Oklahoma and Georgia.Rose Parade float winnersThe Tournament of Roses on Monday announced the following award-winning floats:AwardDescriptionParticipantThemeBuilderSweepstakesMost beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainmentSingpoli American BDRising AboveParadisoAmericanaMost outstanding depiction of national treasures and traditionsFarmers InsuranceHonoring Hometown HeroesPhoenixAnimationMost outstanding use of animationUnderground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert)Making It Safe for AllFiestaBob Hope HumorMost whimsical and amusing floatLa Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses AssociationPanda-MoniumSelf-BuiltCrown City InnovatorMost outstanding use of imagination, innovation and technologyThe Grand Tour-An Amazon Prime OriginalMake Your Own MomentumParadisoDirectorMost outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materialsOdd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose FloatSacrifice to ServePhoenixExtraordinaire TrophyMost extraordinary floatThe UPS Store, Inc.Books Bring Dreams to LifeParadisoFantasyMost outstanding display of fantasy and imaginationSierra Madre Rose Float AssociationChivalry!Self-BuiltFounderMost outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organizationBurbank Tournament of Roses AssociationSand-Sational HelpersSelf-BuiltGolden StateMost outstanding depiction of life in CaliforniaCity of Riverside25th Annual Festival of LightsFiestaGrand MarshalMost outstanding creative concept and float designDole Packaged FoodsSharing Nature's BountyFiestaInternationalMost outstanding float from outside the United StatesChina AirlinesCaring for Our SeaAESIsabella ColemanMost outstanding presentation of color and color harmony through floral designCity of HopeTransforming Lives with HopePhoenixJudgesMost outstanding float design and dramatic impactAmerican Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc.Armenian RootsPhoenixLeishman Public SpiritMost outstanding floral presentation from a non-commercial participantUnited Sikh MissionServing KindnessPhoenixMayorMost outstanding float from a participating cityCity of TorranceProtecting Nature...The M...