Florists in Alamo, CA
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Dec 29, 2017
Alamosa Flowers: Berries for wildlife
Happy New Year! It seems we have a lot of birds in Alamosa this winter. We have no snow cover and temperatures have been higher than usual. This year, December temperatures have been over 50 deg. F on eight days. Most other highs have been in the 40’s. Average highs in December for Alamosa are all in the 30’s.I hope the birds are getting enough to eat. I often think of crabapples and rose hips as winter food for wildlife, but recently I’ve been thinking about berries.I have a snowberry shrub (Symphoricarpos albus) that had beautiful white berries until the middle of November. As I walked around my garden today, I realized the snowberry is being taken over by another, more aggressive shrub that I can’t identify in its winter state. I would like the snowberry to thrive so entered a note into my “check it out” list for next spring to remove some of the encroaching shrubs.According to the Wiki website, the common snowberry is an important winter food source for various birds but is considered somewhat poisonous to humans. It is one of the...Sep 8, 2017
Valley Gardening: Plants outwitting people & vice versa
Barberry, a few Rocky Mountain Sumacs and spreading Cotoneasters. I’m also giving a couple of Knockout Roses and Hibiscus a chance to survive in Alamosa. Even though I think Karl Foerester grasses are being WAY over planted, I purchased nine and will plant them only for a background plant. Did I mention that they are being way over planted?! Thank you, thank you Big R of Alamosa for working with me.Okay…I mentioned Society Hall so here’s some news on what is happening there. On Sunday and Monday (they don’t call it Labor Day for nothing), Larry Brown, Kenny Koenig and I will be painting the ramp at the front of the hall. It’s going to look so fabulous! Kenny helped paint the back ramp because he is familiar with automotive type painting—that’s his business. I had started the job with cans of spray paint—what was I thinkin’!?We will be hosting a fine concert next Friday with Buddy Mondlock and then on the 16th of September, watch out! The board of SH decided a new roof was in order, so we need to raise some money and thus, we decided to have a Raise the Roof Celebration. We are closing off part of Fourth St. and the parking lot at the SLV Federal Bank (thanks Duane Bussey). The entire area will be fenced. At high noon, the festivities will begin, with bands — six of them — alternating between the inside hall and the outside stage. We will have hamburgers for sale AND beer and wine, and cheesecake. I’m also hearing that three, that’s three, class reunions will be gathering, so it promises to be fun. If you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours, please give me a call at 719-580-7838. Thanks!How tough are plants you ask? Well…down in front of the Bistro Rialto, where the curb is pulling away from the sidewalk, a tomato is growing! Who knows where the seed came from, or if a bird dropped it—good aim, I guess. But it’s growing. Maybe I will purposely plant early next year and see what happens. And then where the curb is pulling away in front of Hospice, I might plant beans. Next for tough plants are the elms growing in the gutter at the Thai House Restaurant—2nd floor! I’m thinking they have been there for at least three years, maybe longer. When Society Hall was first purchased there were a couple of little rips in the roof where elms were growing. If you wanted them to grow in a specific place, they wouldn’t...Aug 10, 2017
The smell of citrus flowers is intensely divine!
Temperature is very more important. Most varieties tolerate light frosts; kumquats and calamondins are the hardiest and lemons and limes are the most susceptible. High temperatures promote sweet grapefruits, oranges, and tangerines.In cooler summer climates, give them full sun, plant against a hot south wall, or place them along a sunny patio that absorbs the heat and reflects it back to the plants. Also, consider citrus for hedges along the driveway or across the lawn. Placement near a patio or bedroom window provides an immediate sweet aroma in the spring. The smell of citrus flowers is intensely divine! And, citrus flowers are also a haven for butterflies.Shrubs and trees (such as the grapefruit, lemon, and orange) in the genus Citrus are evergreen, flowering plants usually with spines, leathery and aromatic leaves, and juicy edible fruits surrounded by a leathery aromatic rind. Citrus is a common term for these plants and there are two types (sweet and acid) that be grown in our landscapes for fruit and aesthetics. Environmental conditions, cultural practices, and pest activity can dictate the degree of success achieved in growing citrus in this area.The sweet types of citrus include grapefruit, mandarins and sweet oranges which grow into appealing, medium to large trees. Grapefruit do not withstand cooler temperatures very well. The farther the site is from the warm coastal areas, the more difficult they are to grow and survive. Redblush and Star Ruby (red fruit) and Marsh (white fruit) are seedless cultivars which are often planted with favorable su... (Moultrie Observer)Dec 2, 2016
Allen was the face of longtime flower shop
McCullough and Ashby, Allen provided arrangements and props, including a 50-foot long replica of the Alamo, for some of the biggest events in the city.
Overseeing up to a dozen full-time employees, and countless part-time workers, Allen made sure nothing left the store without her approval.
“She knew her customers, knew what they wanted,” Lisa Marie Allen said. “She always wanted them to get what they wanted.”
Though they rarely vacationed, Allen loved spending time at the family’s home on the Texas coast.
“She truly loved the coast, and swimming,” her daughter said.
Grace Louise Mauermann Allen
Born: Sept. 8, 1924, San Antonio
Died: Nov. 21, 2016, San Antonio
Preceded by: Husband Charles H. Allen; son Gus Mauermann Allen; parents Gus B. and Julia Mauermann; two sisters.
Survived by: Daughter Lisa Marie Allen; two grandchildren; daughter-in law Ann Arneson Allen; and two sisters.
Services: Funeral was private.
(mySanAntonio.com)Nov 18, 2016
Favorite trees, shrubs, vines for local gardeners
Around our cactus, several Penstemons (Beardtongue) provide long season color: Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus), and Alamo Penstemon (Penstemon alamosenis).
How are we doing?
Three more of our “few” favorites. Can you tell we love plants?
Desert Four O’Clock (Mirabilis multiflora) dies back each year and returns each spring. Pink blooms cover the plants from April to September, opening in the afternoon (which explains the name).
Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) is a late summer and fall blooming groundcover with deep purple, almost blue blooms. Autumn leaves falling on deep-hue blooms is a gorgeous contrast.
And for the last – but not last place – consider Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina). This small tree has interesting spring foliage, deep red flowers and bright red berries in summer, fall color, and forking branches in winter that resemble antlers.
Most of these plants are on display at the Cattail Crossing Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Come, take a stroll and see how many you can find. Plant lists are available by the Giant Sacaton grass. Or look them up online for more information. We hope you have discovered some new favorites for your garden.
Maureen Van Ness is a Colorado Master Gardener and a volunteer member of The Pueblo West Xeriscape Gardeners at Cattail Crossing, now on Facebook. Or, contact The Gardeners at email@example.com.
(Pueblo West View)Nov 9, 2016
Add fall color to your garden
Don’t forget citrus trees when searching for trees with attractive fall fruit. The kumquat and Calamondin orange are particularly effective. They will survive mild winters in the ground in north Louisiana or they can be grown in pots. In south Louisiana, all citruses add color to the landscape with fruits of orange and yellow.
I have just scratched the surface. Look around, and you will be inspired by many other outstanding late year performers.
-- Dan Gill is an associate professor in consumer horticulture with the LSU AgCenter and hosts a radio show Saturday mornings on WWL-AM. You can reach him at DGill@agcenter.lsu.edu or 225-578-2222.