Florists in Santa Barbara, CA
Find local Santa Barbara, California florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Santa Barbara 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.
Santa Barbara Flower Shops
1601 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
1731 Hillside Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
P. O. Box 6867
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
335 South Milpas
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
3623 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
1015 De La Vina Street Suite D
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
135 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Barbara CA News
Mar 15, 2019
Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, March 15-22 - LA Daily News
March 16-17. Check website for daily lectures on growing tomatoes. 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino. 818-905-6155. www.tomatomania.com
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show: The annual show includes garden exhibits, floral arrangements, marketplace of orchid plants, orchid art and growing supplies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, also March 16-17. Admission $14; $12 ages 65 and older; free for ages 12 and younger; three-day pass, $22 and $18. Earl Warren Show Grounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. www.sborchidshow.com
Armstrong Garden Centers class: "Fragrant Garden," 8 a.m. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. Upcoming: “Growing Perfect Tomatoes,” 8 a.m. March 23. www.armstronggarden.com
Night Garden – Plant Power: Variety of activities on the theme of plant usages including making potpourri, learning about essential oils, oak lore and meditation in nature, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Advance tickets required, $15. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. descansogardens.org
Geraniums A-Z: Master flower show judge and floral designer Gundrun Kimmel discusses the topic at a meeting of the Southern California Garden Club, 11 a.m. The meetin... Jun 14, 2018
Growing pains: From cut flowers to cannabis, Lompoc grapples with its past while eyeing economic opportunity
Mark Lovelace, a former Humboldt County supervisor and now a consultant for the firm HdL-which advises Santa Barbara County on marijuana regulation-told the Sun that the debate about cannabis in Lompoc and other municipalities often came down to a two-pronged ideology.
"It's a little of, ‘What kind of conservatism do you fall on,'" he said, "pro-business or anti-cannabis?"
Growing PainsFrom cut flowers to cannabis, Lompoc grapples with its past while eyeing economic opportunityPHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM
Most Central Coast cities have already picked their side: Santa Maria, one of the largest, banned cannabis in all forms with the exception of medical delivery earlier this year.
"I feel strongly about eliminating marijuana in Santa Maria as much as we can," Councilmember Etta Waterfield said the night the pot ban passed.
Then there's Lompoc, roughly 28 miles south, with less than half the population of its northern neighbor and the polar opposite when it comes to marijuana regulation. With virtually zero restrictions on retail, processing, manufacturing, and cultivation, the city aims to be a hub for tourism bolstered by the nascent cannabis industry.
But despite the actions of its council and the promises of economic growth, marijuana business owners still have their opponents in Lompoc, ranging from its a href="https://lompocrecord.com/news/local/lompoc-residents-aim-to-put-brakes-on... Jun 14, 2018
Dream Foundation Holds Flower Empower Campaign Event
On June 2, Dream Foundation held a lovely event for donors of its Flower Empower Spring Bouquet Campaign on the picturesque grounds of Hospice of Santa Barbara. In light of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, the foundation skipped its annual Flower Empower Luncheon, but to raise needed operating funds, it launched the campaign. About $25,000 was raised for this volunteer-driven program that delivers floral bouquets and other goodies to those in need.
While Dream Foundation's main program of granting dream requests to terminally ill adults is national in scope, only residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are fortunate enough to benefit from the Flower Empower program. According to Dream Foundation, the program delivers hope and compassion in the form of fresh-cut flowers, homemade cookies, fine chocolates and hand-made cards to those in need.
In place of the open bar and gourmet appetizers at many events, Dream Foundation kept this simple so all funds raised in the campaign could go to the program. Over lemonade and donated cookies, guests mingled and had the opportunity to join volunteers in making floral arrangeme... May 24, 2018
What's that smell? Flower town's shift to pot creates stink
Carpinteria, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Los Angeles, is in the southeast corner of Santa Barbara County, a tourist area famous for its beaches, wine and temperate climate. It's also becoming known as a haven for cannabis growers.
The county amassed the largest number of marijuana cultivation licenses in California since broad legalization arrived on Jan. 1 - about 800, according to state data compiled by The Associated Press. Two-thirds of them are in Carpinteria and Lompoc, a larger agricultural city about an hour's drive to the northwest.
Virtually all of Carpinteria's licenses are for small, "mixed-light" facilities, which essentially means greenhouses.
The result is a large number of licenses but small total acreage. Only about 200 acres of the county's farmland is devoted to marijuana, compared with tens of thousands sown with strawberries and vegetables, said Dennis Bozanich, who oversees the county's marijuana planning.
The area's greenhouses have their roots in Carpinteria's cut flower industry, which was sapped after the U.S. government granted trade preferences to South American countries in the 1990s to encourage their farmers to grow flowers instead of coca, the plant used to make cocaine.
In an ironic twist, some California flower growers weary of import competition have started trying to grow cannabis, a plant that, like coca, is deemed illicit by the federal government. Others have sold their greenhouses to marijuana investors.
"We have literally no carnation production in the United States any longer because South America grows them so cheaply," said Kasey Cronquist, chief executive of the California Cut Flower Commission. "Farmers had to move crops, and that is what we have seen happen over time - they've gone to crops that are more valuable or more difficult for Ecuador and Colombia to ship."
Domestic cut flower growers saw their share of the U.S. market drop to 27 percent in 2015 from 58 percent in 1991. Sales of imported cut flowers grew to more than $1 billion during the same period, according ... Apr 20, 2018
A super bloom it's not, but wildflowers are popping up in Southern California
Super bloom takes over parks: Ventura County super bloom: ’Get out there soon’Rare flower discovered: Biologists find rare flower on Santa Barbara Island“This time last year, I was telling people to get out to see the flowers,” said Joey Algiers, a restoration ecologist with the National Park Service.But then the rain stopped. Ventura County and much of Southern California were on track for one of the driest years on record. That is, until a few weeks ago.March turned out to be much wetter than normal. While it wasn’t a drought-buster, it just might save wildflower season.Watch this 2017 video of the local "super bloom":CLOSE
Joseph Algiers, restoration ecologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, looks at wildflowers in bloom at La Jolla Canyon Trail at Point Mugu State Park.
Algiers said he’s holding out hope for late bloomers and telling people to hang on a little bit longer.“What was looking like a bad year for wildflowers could turn around,” he said.A season of brightly colored fields might peak in mid- to late April.Take this wildflower quiz to test your skillsLast year, the super bloom had peaked and was fading by the end of March, according to the Thomas Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants.“This year, we are still waiting for any kind of bloom,” its annual spring wildflower hotline said. “Reports are hopeful for at least a moderate bloom in April and May. Timing is everything when it comes to our California wildflowers.”Last year brought a super bloom in Carrizo Plain National Monument. (Photo: COURTESY PHOTO/BLM)This year, the weather threw some curves.“We had a little bit of a weird season,” Algiers said.Winter months started off warm and dry and then came a cold spell and some fro...Dec 29, 2017
Roses & Raspberries: Flowers for those who help
So, roses to everyone who can contribute to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, which is the central distributor to more than 300 charitable agencies countywide.Roses and a vigorous thumbs up to the Santa Maria Humane Society for thinking of their “guests” this holiday season.The Thomas fire has left many pets homeless, and a lot of them showed up at the Santa Maria Human Society facility, whose staff hopes to "clear the shelter" before Christmas by placing each of the shelter's cats and dogs into permanent homes.The shelter was full at mid-week, but you can become a dog or cat’s hero by visiting the shelter up until 3 p.m. Sunday, and take home a new friend without charge. The Humane Society has waived the usual adoption fees.What do you say to a trip to 1687 W. Stowell Road? Pick a pet — or two — and earn a roseAs a matter of fact, roses to every person who has helped make this very difficult holiday season on the Central Coast more enjoyable for folks affected by the Thomas fire, many of whom lost everything but their lives in the blaze. And a special bouquet to local organizations that have helped those helpers in their quest to improve the season for those who have suffered near-catastrophic losses.We are nearing the end of what has been a very trying year for so many Americans — and so many of our neighbors here on the Central Coast — but it is truly gratifying to know we always have each other’s backs. (Santa Maria Times)