Florists in Weed, CA
Find local Weed, California florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Weed 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.
Weed Flower Shops
142 South Weed Boulevard
Weed, CA 96094
Weed CA News
Jul 5, 2019
Where there’s muck, there’s grass, flowers and vegetables - Financial Times
She has punctuated hers with a plant I have never considered for the purpose, the Himalayan knotweed. It is a favourite with planters of big wildflower landscapes as it is tall and easy to please. At Helmingham, clumps of it send up feathery white flowers to a height of 6ft from June onwards, fading to rosy pink before turning, in my experience, to a scent like fresh Saxon pig-dung. By then the late summer dahlias are out in force and its dying flowers can be cut without loss.In the 1960s, unwary London gardeners used to plant the tall giant hogweed as an architectural plant, 6ft high with a broad cartwheel of white flower, in their paved gardens. It looked good for a few weeks but was a very unwise choice. It scattered thousands of little hogweeds around nearby flowerbeds. Its leaves gave off a blistering juice that blackened the hands of anyone who gardened near it without gloves. Himalayan knotweed is much friendlier. It is not the invasive Japanese knotweed which is now a notifiable pest. The Himalayan’s botanical name has come to rest as Persicaria wallichii, increasingly used by nurseries that specialise in herbaceous plants. Xa Tollemache observes that it is much better value than the widely-used aruncus which has feathery white plumes of flower. Unlike the flowers of aruncus, those of Himalayan knotweed do not turn a dirty brown as they fade.
Parterre © Marcus Harpur
In her walled garden the long straight borders are backed by lines of plain wire, pulled tight on metal uprights, like the stanchions used around tennis courts. On these wires climbers make a green and flowery wall. In the beds below annuals are allowed to self-seed into the gaps of the early season. Superb de... Jul 5, 2019
Tropical Gardening: Summer brings flowers for fragrance and color - Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)
Gingers are among the easiest of plants to grow for this purpose. Many species have naturalized, and we tend to think of them as weeds. But we should consider that such plants give us beauty and have valuable uses.
Pharmaceutical companies have been studying the ginger family in recent years and found that many have medicinal qualities. Even the maligned Kahili ginger was found to have anti-cancer properties and was used by earlier cultures for a variety of ailments.
Edible ginger, or Zingiber officinale; turmeric, or olena; and cardamom are spices, but were originally used as medicines and have anti-oxidant properties. The ginger used in Thai cooking is galanga and we must not forget the awapuhi kuahiwi or soap ginger that early Polynesians brought to Hawaii many centuries ago.
The ginger family is noted for its many colorful and fragrant species. Gingers are related to the banana, palm and bamboo families in that they are monocots. 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 ... Jul 5, 2019
This Week in the Garden | Add a water feature to your garden - Santa Cruz Sentinel
To flower, water lilies need at least 6-8 hours of direct sun per day.) Want to attract butterflies? Choose Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incanata.) Or do you long for the most imposing water plant possible? Take a look at Gunnera manicata or Poor Man’s Umbrella. The enormous tropical-appearing leaves (up to 13 feet across!) make a bold dramatic statement like none other.
Garden tips are provided courtesy of horticulturist Sharon Hull of the San Lorenzo Garden Center. Contact her at 831-423-0223.
Jul 5, 2019
Miss Floribunda: Flowers for shade - Hyattsville Life & Times
I know enough about gardening to know these plants need full sun. Please tell me the secret. I spend my time weeding out unplanted vines and wishing I could get rid of some of the things I did plant.
Impatient with Impatiens, Hostile to Hostas, Weary of Periwinkle and Tired of Liriope on Livingston Street
Dear Impatient, Hostile, Weary and Tired,
I’m almost afraid to tell you this, but you will need to make a little effort to find out what specific varieties of sun-loving flowers can tolerate partial shade. Because of your lassitude, I will share what I’ve learned from experience, research and — most of all — the knowledge of fellow gardeners.
A wonderful Chinese proverb states, “A conversation with a wise person is worth ten years of study.” The most valuable advice I’ve gotten has come from members of gardening groups, most notably the Hyattsville Horticultural Society. My shade garden mentor is Dr. Fox-Glover, whose garden is beautiful every season of the year, although it lacks full sun.
After viewing his garden when his majestic tree peonies were in bloom, I decided to acquire some, and they are the royalty of my April garden. Tree peonies, which bloom before the herbaceous ones do, have enormous but delicate blooms that full sun will blight. Partial shade prolongs their blooms a full week longer. While their bloom time does not go beyond two weeks, the spectacular early spring show is worth it, and the foliage they retain after their flowers fall makes them attractive till winter. They can grow up to 10 feet tall, so give some thought to where you place them.
The herbaceous peonies that bloom in May ... Jul 5, 2019
Keep up on your gardening to-do list - Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
Edge and mow the lawn, but set the mower height between 2-3 inches. A higher cut lawn will shade out weeds in the summer and help conserve moisture. Weed often or your mature weeds will spread seeds all over the summer garden. Also, pinch out the extra green leaves growing in the crotch of your tomato plants. Some tomatoes produce so much foliage that it shades the flowers and fruit. Removing the extra growth also allows for better air circulation.
Q. I read your column about deer eating roses and I was surprised you did not mention the ultimate solution – just replace your common roses with one of the amazing varieties of excellent “Rosa Rugosa” varieties. I grow a number of Rugosa roses in my front yard and the deer leave them alone.
A. Thanks for the tip. The Rugosa roses are also tolerant of salt spray, severe wind, dry soil and resistant to insects and disease. In the fall they produce bright red rose hips for winter color. Some have long bloom times but most flower just once in early summer. They are very thorny and very large plants however. Rugosa roses are suitable for a hedge in a large garden, but they can be difficult to prune or keep under control. I am so glad the d... Jul 5, 2019
Gardening with Allen: Mulch effectively stymies weeds - The Columbian
I have a lot more problems with weeds than my neighbor. He says that bark dust mulch is the main reason he has fewer weeds. Does bark mulch make that much difference?
Yes, a 1 1/2 – to 2-inch layer of mulch will reduce weed seed germination by about 90 percent. Weed seeds can live in the soil for many years. As soon as they are turned up to light it stimulates germination. Placing any kind of mulch on the soil will have the effect of preventing light from reaching the weed seeds. Perennial weeds which sprout from underground stems or roots such as Canada thistle are only controlled by a physical barrier such as weed barrier fabric.
Volcanic rock, coarse gravel and other kinds of decorative rock can also be used to reduce weed growth. A new artificial mulch made from chopped-up tires is now available. It is chopped into uniformly small pieces and dyed brown to look just like coarse bark mulch.
Weed barrier fabrics will prevent all light from reaching the soil and are often used in new shrub plantings. They are usually covered with bark or some other material to give a more natural appearance.
Weed barrier fabric is porous so both water and air can flow through it freely. Do not use polyethylene as a mulch because it does not allow water or air to freely move into the soil.
Bark is the most popular mulch because it not only reduces weed sprouting but gives a natural appearance to shrub and tree beds and reduces water loss. As bark is broken down in the soil it improves the physical ch...