Florists in Alpine, CA
Find local Alpine, California florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alpine 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.
Alpine Flower Shops
1730 Alpine Blvdste 103
Alpine, CA 91901
2101 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901
2530 Alpine Blvd Ste E
Alpine, CA 91901
Alpine CA News
Oct 12, 2018
Registration Open for Fall Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop Oct. 23
Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley.
Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Sep 10, 2018
Plant of the Month: Pua Kala
The species decipiens had a native habitat limited to the dry sub-alpine areas on the Big Island leeward of the saddle between Maunakea and Mauna Loa from 2,000 to 6,500 feet. It is distinguished by the number of prickles on its capsules. It has twice as many as glauca. The botanical name decipiens relates to the Latin word deceptum that means deceptive or misleading, probably referring to its very specific and somewhat inaccessible native habitat.
The Hawaiian name pua kala literally means thorny flower, thus the apt common name in English of "prickly poppy." This Argemone shares a Hawaiian name with the native lobelia (Cyanea solenocalyx) that also has prickly leaves. The native habitat of the lobelia is the gulches of Molokai, however.
Pua kala has an herbaceous growth habit and can grow in clumps that may reach 4 feet tall in some locations. The individual plants can be somewhat sparse. Growing them close together can make a nice hedge, however.
The spiny stems of the pua kala are erect and branched and can spread up to 4 feet wide. The leaves are alternate and deeply lobed with whitish veins. They are also covered with small spines as are the seed pods. The blue green color of the leaves, stems and seed capsules lend the plant an overall glaucous blue-green cast. The ubiquitous sharp prickles actually make this an ideal plant for protecting an area in your landscape from foot traffic.
Pua kala's attractive flowers appear sporadically year round. They usually measure about 3 inches across with six bright white crinkly petals and a yellow-orange center. The center's numerous yellow-orange male stamens surround a dark purple, lobed female stigma. The flowers stay open for a single day and once pollinated become attractive seed pods. New flowers will usually open daily during blooming periods.
The seed pods are erect, oblong, gray-green capsules that are prickly. They eventually dry to a dark brown and split open, exposing numerous dark brown seeds. You can collect the seeds or allow them to fall and germinated on site.
Seeding is the best propagation method for pua kala. Though the seeds take a long time to germinate, they eventually will do so when conditions are ideal. Seedlings initially need regular watering when the top of the soil dries out. Full sun is pref... Sep 10, 2018
Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers
A section follows on "How To Use This Book": description, names, abundance, bloom season, growth cycle, height. Then one must recognize life zones: alpine, subalpine, montane, foothills, pinyon-juniper, sagebrush steppes, intermountain parks (especially in Southern and Middle Rockies), high plains, wetlands - with photos to help.
Then, how botanists classify plant families, with some clues about appearance. Finally, 1,200 well-organized photographs and descriptions, divided by color: green, maroon and brown, red, blue, white, yellow.
And finally, a section on what scientific names mean, a glossary of descriptive words, a section on sources and resources.
The authors include: Sonya Anderson, Mike Bone, Nick Daniels, Dan Johnson, Panayoti Kelaidis, Mike Kintgen, Sarada Krishnan (director of horticulture), Cindy Newlander, Savannah Putnam, Jen Towes, Katy Wieczorek.
"Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region" is available at the Denver Botanic Gardens and at bookstores for $27.95.
Jul 26, 2018
Jeff Mitton: Elaborate elephant's heads flowers require buzz pollination
Cimarron River, and they made a good showing in Yankee Boy Basin and Governor Basin above Ouray.
Elephant's heads are found in subalpine and alpine habitats in western mountains from New Mexico to Alaska and throughout Canada, except for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. They were first described from Greenland, where they are found in one or a few tiny populations.
The common name elephant's heads aptly describes the shape of the flowers. Each has a bulbous, silvery head, flared and draping ears and a curving trunk held high. Inflorescences are columns composed of dozens of flowers. A plant may have one or many inflorescences and attain a height of 30 inches.
Their unusual flower shape has attracted the attention of pollination biologists, who discovered that this species is an obligate outcrosser, incapable of self-pollination. In Colorado, the primary pollinators are at least seven species of bumble bees in the genus Bombus. Advertisement
Pollination biologists described specific bumble bee behaviors and floral morphology that convincingly suggest a long-term pattern of coevolution between bees and flowers. The flower has two lateral petals that suggest ears, and a median lower petal. Two upper petals are fused dorsally but not ventrally to form a galea (the elephant's domed forehead) with a rostral extension (the elephant's trunk).
The style, or female portion of the flower, extends through the trunk so that the stigma, which receives pollen, protrudes from the end of the trunk. The four anthers are hidden in the galea and they shed pollen through a small ventral opening at the base of the elephant's trunk.
How does the bee coax pollen from the anthers, which are inside the galea, or the elephant's ... Apr 6, 2018
Flowers play vital role for Easter
Easter.The significance of flowers “just evolved” over the years, said Angela Hamill, owner of Hamill’s Flowers on Alpine Road in Longview.Hamill, who has been in business 38 years, said the Easter lily is popular and is more of a traditional flower.“A lot of churches typically get Easter lilies,” she said.Being white, lilies are a mark of purity and grace, said Scott Link, director of communications for Mobberly Baptist Church.“It is a flower that blooms around spring,” Link said.Other flowers come into play as well with Easter, Hamill said.“Tulips are more fashionable, more updated, more friendly,” she said.Bulb plants such as daffodils and hyacinths are “a little bit more contemporary,” Hamill said. “They are always bought at springtime.”Another bulb plant, the iris, is popular for Easter because it is a seasonal flower, said Patty Fair, floral designer and design manager at Casa Flora Flower Shop on Magnolia Lane.Hamill said people who seek flowers other than lilies for Easter do so because they love flowers.“They can be a gift or they can be a centerpiece for their Easter dinner table,” she said.Like Hamill, Fair said her shop handles flower arrangements for Easter din...Sep 22, 2017
Hiking in Colorado: 5 hikes, 4 wildflowers and a dozen places to apres near Vail
Nolan LakeThis hike is almost entirely uphill on the 6-mile trek in, but the reward of reaching this alpine lake is well worth the effort. The trailhead is near Eagle, off of Brush Creek Road on the way to Yeoman Park Campground (the trail will be on the right before you get to the park). It takes 3,000 feet of elevation gain to reach this spot, which sits right at the base of the New York Range. It's where the wildflowers are abundant now, too.4 Wildflowers You May SeeJaymee Squires is the director of graduate programs at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, and she also really knows her wildflowers. Head into Walking Mountains to peruse their flower books, and take advantage of their guided nature walks and hikes throughout the valley. Learn more at WalkingMountains.org.Here's some insight from Squires on some local blooms. All flower images by local photographer, Rick Spitzer.1. FireweedThis plant flowers from the bottom-up, and it's said that when the last bit flowers on the top, we have reached the end of summer. You can also peel off the outer stem of fireweed and fry up the inner stem with garlic. Find these flowers growing along Gore Creek and other wetland areas.2. Cow ParsnipAnother flower that likes being near water, cow parsnip is very tall with a bunch of tiny white flowers on top. While the leaves on these look tempting to use as toilet paper, Squires said the seemingly soft surface actually has little barbs, so beware.3. MonkshoodA family member to the revered columbine (Colorado's state flower), monkshood generally grows in marshy areas and is often spotted on trails in alpine areas. These purple flowers actually resemble a monk's hood. They are poisonous to eat but beautiful to see.4. Wild RosesThe flowers of the wild roses may be gone for the season, but their rose hip fruit is still available to harvest. These are said to have as much vitamin C as an orange, and you can pick them to steep for tea.Hot Spots To Apres-HikeWe polled some of our locals online to get a feel for where people are enjoying post-activity replenishment. Here's the intel on where the locals go:Vail"Up The Creek, it's amazing and right on the Gore." — Jenny Klingmueller Hochtl"Sure do like that deck at Pendulum for a post-hike glass of vino and a snack!" — Cathy Cohn"Bol … great food, great cocktails and fun people watching!" — Paula Turner"Mountain Standard!! It's a beautiful covered patio close to Gore Creek. I have many guests sit and drink and nosh while they watch their kiddos play in the creek." — Arianne HughesEagle-Vail and Avon"VBC (Vail Brewing Company) — the Eagle-Vail location has a great food truck and the Vail location has an awesome deck. And there is beer there." — Walt Bleser"Boxcar — great patio and cocktails! Plus I treat myself to their soft pretzel and trop of dipping sauces post hike. Nomnomnom." — Lauren CiaralloEdwards"eat + drink patio lounge is perfect after Lake Creek or any other Edwards hikes. Six roses by the glass and hula hoops to loosen up those hips!" — Pollyanna Forster"Hovey & Harrison in Edwards recently opened and it's the best thing that's happened to this valley in a long time! I'm sitting here now writing this article (yes, this one), post hike, on the patio alongside many happy customers. As they say here, Eat Real Food!" — Kim FullerEagle"Well post bike I love Bonfire because of their Glutart Ale." — Kristen Caples"Dusty Boot Roadhouse because they give money and muscle to support trails! Also, Tiki Bar." — Amy Berger Cassidyp class="STND-STND... (Vail Daily News)