Florists in Arcadia, FL
Find local Arcadia, Florida florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Arcadia 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.
Arcadia Flower Shops
209 W Magnolia St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Arcadia FL News
Dec 29, 2017
Need a fresh fruit, flowers or cheese fix? Farmer's Market will return on December 22
December 19.”The following new vendors have been accepted for the 2017-2018 season:Aloe Organics – certified organic farmer from Arcadia; Angelic Desserts, a local baker selling Key lime pies and cheesecakes; Blue Pagoda Orchids; BushDogs – Maryland crabcakes, crab bisque, Chesapeake shrimp salad; Butcher’s Gourmet – local butcher from Osprey; Cedar Whiskey Sauces – fruit-based, flavored sauces.Other vendors returning from last season include Sweet Treats by Cherie, Dominga Flowers, Dusty’s Produce, Euro Bakery, Farmer Mike, French Artisan, Good Boy Treats, Hats of Madagascar, Herbeque BBQ,I Love Oils, Island Seafood, Jimmy’s Java, Kokokahn, Lakonia, Ernesto & Luigi Sauces, Mota’s Munchies and Mr. Fun Guy mushroom grower.Pasta Machine, also new this year, will be offering freshly made pastas. Savoury Spoon will offer waffles on a stick, grilled cheese, smoothies and pressed juice. New York Bagels will be selling freshly baked bagels and muffins. Pilar’s Empanadas will have Argentinean empanadas and Chimichurri sauce, and there will also be a new gluten-free baker.Paradise Fisheries will also return to offer locally caught stone crabs and shrimp, and Stamper Cheese will be returning with a great selection of Wisconsin cheeses.Sipping Cottage dried teas, Presto Pesto, Twisted Acres air plants and Watermelon Green Tea will complete the list of vendors.The Boca Grande Farmers Market will held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday through April at the ballfield on Wheeler Road.For more information and for a complete list of markets, go to BuyLocalLee.comPosted by Marcy ShortuseMarcy Shortuse is the editor of the Boca Beacon, and has been with the paper since 2007. She is also editor of the Boca Beacon’s sister publication, Gasparilla Magazine.She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing local newspapers and is originally f... (Boca Beacon)Mar 23, 2017
Spring gets underway with these plant sales
Free with $9 admission to arboretum. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24 through March 26. (626) 821-3222. arboretum.orgMarch 26Tomatomania! @ Descanso GardensTomatomania! @ Descanso Gardens. Because you can never have enough Tomatomania! This one at Descanso Gardens is free with $9 admission to the gardens, discount online at tomatomania.com. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (818) 949-4200. descansogardens.orgApril 1-April 30Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens Spring Native Plant SaleA month-long sale in the Garden Growers Nursery featuring only California native plants. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with gardens admission, $8-$10. 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara. (805) 682-4726. sbbg.orgApril 1-April 2UC Riverside Botanic Gardens Spring Plant SaleOfferings include plants that are drought-tolerant, California natives, fragrant or suitable for cut flowers and attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. $5 suggested donation. 900 University Ave., Riverside. (Follow signs to Botanic Gardens.) (951) 784-6962. gardens.ucr.eduApril 8-April 9 The South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society’s 45th Annual Show & SaleSale is free with $4-$9 admission to the Botanic Garden. (Admission to the gardens is free the third Tuesday of every month). South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (310) 378-1953 or (310) 618-9886. southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/south-coast-cactus-succulent-society-show-sale-2/2017-04-08/April 20-April 23Mt. SAC Plant Sale @ Descanso GardensStudents from the Mt. San Antonio College horticulture program are selling a variety of potted plants. Admission to the sale is free with $9 admission to the gardens, members enter free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200. descansogardens.orgApril 22-April 23 Green Scene Plant and Garden ExpoExpo includes specialty plants, artwork and pots, workshops, demonstrations, food court and beer garden. All proceeds support the Fullerton Arboretum. Admission $8, (free to members). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (members only entry at 9 a.m. Saturday). Fullerton Arboretum, California State University at Fullerton, 1900 Associated Road at Yorba Linda Boulevard, Fullerton. (657) 278-4010. fullertonarboretum.orgLet us know in the comments below if we missed an upcoming gardening firstname.lastname@example.orgJeanette.Marantos@latimes.comFollow me @jmarantos on Twitter... (Los Angeles Times)Mar 2, 2017
How an Old Newspaperman Who Loved Flowers Created One of LA's Most Beautiful Attractions
Brown emphasized how lucky nature lovers are in Los Angeles. “In L.A. we have four major gardens, which is pretty unusual: the Arboretum in Arcadia, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont, the Huntington of course, and Descanso. But to most Angelenos, La Cañada is pretty remote,” he says.Well, the founder willed it so. Manchester Boddy was a kind of miniature William Randolph Hearst in L.A., except that unlike Hearst, he was born poor, a genuine old-fashioned self-made man. In New York, young Boddy was an encyclopedia salesman, selling them door-to-door. But as you know, everybody in the 1920s was ambitious, so he headed out West and finagled his way into becoming the editor of a failing Los Angeles newspaper: the L.A. Illustrated Daily News. “I started the Daily News on … a ‘borrowed shoestring,’” he claimed years later. He turned the Daily News, a tabloid-format paper, into a mildly left-leaning forum when all the other newspapers here were solidly Republican and anti-union; it was one of the few that challenged LAPD corruption during the extremely corrupt 1930s. The Daily News also boasted, after WWII, a staff more noticeably diverse than other Los Angeles papers, including at least two Latino columnists. Pretty unusual back then.But like America, Boddy turned rightward after WWII, and in some circles he is remembered (i.e., blamed) for giving a leg up to one of the most, uh, questionable politicians California ever produced: President Richard Nixon. The story is that Boddy himself tried a run for the U.S. Senate in 1950 (as a Democrat) against Helen Gahagan Douglas, labeling her “the pink lady,” i.e., a communist sympathizer.Mrs. Douglas beat Boddy in the primary, but then she had to face the Republican Nixon, a native of Whittier and a decorated U.S. Navy war vet. Boddy, it seems, advised him to publicly compare Douglas’ voting record to a pretty much full-on Communist politician from New York, Vito Marcantonio. The tactic worked, and Nixon was on his way. So we might never have had Nixon as president had it not been for Manchester Boddy. (Um, you could always go chain yourself to the ticket window at Descanso and protest, I guess ...)Feeling bored with the newspaper business by the late 1940s and already selling his custom-bred camellias as a side business, Boddy left the paper in 1952, devoting all his time to his beloved acres, which he’d purchased back in 1937. Eventually he sold the gardens to the city of L.A. in 1953 and retired down near San Diego. The paper folded in ’54; there’s no connection to the current Valley paper of the same name.Among the other features at Descanso Gardens (besides a Patina’s restaurant, open only on weekends), Boddy’s own home still stands, on a secluded corner of the grounds. You’re free to wander... (L.A. Weekly)Feb 23, 2017
Meet Morgan Anderson, Flori.Culture's Self-Described 'Flower Nerd'
The self-described “flower nerd” holds a Ph.D in horticulture from Texas A&M University. She grew up in Arcadia and left to attend college, returning only last July to launch Flori.Culture, which offers unconventional floral arrangements to clients both residential and commercial, as well as classes in everything from centerpiece design to the history of flowers in medicine. Leaving town had been on her short list for a long time, she admits. “I was always attracted to greenscapes as a kid, and since we have very little of that here, I moved away. Having green, and spring, and tulips and hyacinth was important to me.” Returning to the desert as a grownup floral designer has meant creating a new aesthetic, and Anderson finds herself using a color palette of different sands, juxtaposed with the spring blooms she was inspired by in her youth.She does not, she explains, “like to go all desert,” however.“I’m drawing from environments found all over the U.S. I’ve got a teddy bear cactus set into some sand, and then I’ll put it next to a hydrangea, or a tulip. A peony from Alaska, next to a succulent or a barrel cactus from the Sonoran Desert.”EXPANDA Flori.Culture arrangement.Deegan LemieuxFlowers are great to look at, to be sure. But there’s more to them than just smelling nice and being pretty, says Anderson. She thinks of flowers as a gateway to visual art and cultural history.“Egyptians were the first to use flowers for ceremonial purposes,” she says, a little apologetically, clearly used to being the only one in the room who cares about the deeper meaning of a mum. “Every flower has its own history — how it was used in medicinal ways, what its meaning was in ancient cultures, how it shows up symbolically in art history.”Much to Anderson’s surprise, she’s not the only flower nerd out t... (Phoenix New Times)Feb 9, 2017
Postbloom fruit drop still a threat
Kevin Bouffard @polkbizbeat
ARCADIA – The fungal disease postbloom fruit drop seems like the classic middle child in a family, according to Brazilian citrus researcher Geraldo Silva.
“The oldest child receives the rewards,” Silva told more than 110 growers Wednesday at a University of Florida agricultural extension seminar on the disease, also known as PFD. “The youngest child gets all the love. The middle child gets nothing.”
The oldest “child” in this scenario is the bacterial disease citrus canker, which growers in both countries have battled for decades, he said. The youngest child is citrus greening, a fatal bacterial disease discovered in Brazil in 2004 and in Florida a year later.
In between came PFD, a fungal disease that affects trees during the blooming stage, causing the tree to shed fruitlets before they can mature.
Greening has garnered the most “love” in terms of research dollars during the past decade. That’s appropriate because the disease still poses the greatest threat to commercial citrus in th... (The Ledger)Jan 5, 2017
Grey Skies and Bright Flowers: 2017 Rose Parade Goes Off Without a Hitch
Rose Queen Victoria Cecilia Castellanos and her court—Audrey Mariam Cameron, Blair High School; Maya Kawaguchi Khan, Arcadia High School; Shannon Tracy Larsuel, Mayfield Senior School; Autumn Marie Lundy, Polytechnic School; Natalie Rose Petrosian, La Cañada High School; and Lauren ‘Emi’ Emiko Powers, Arcadia High School—began their reign over the parade at 8:10 a.m., waving bravely in the cold weather.
Twenty-four of the floats in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda received official honors from the Tournament of Roses in a variety of categories and specifications. The entire process is another one of the Tournament’s components implemented over a greater part of the past century.
This year’s judges – Carol Togneri, Phil Rulloda, and Ronnie Siegel– reviewed each float during judging sessions that take place during the decorating stages before the parade. The judges used their scores from the judging sessions to determine the trophy recipients.
Two judging sessions took place during the decorating stages before the parade. Scores from each judging session were then combined to determine the trophy recipients. Results were released to the media immediately prior to the start of the Rose Parade. Banners for each trophy-winning float were carried in the parade by select members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.
Dole Packaged Foods took home the Sweepstakes Prize for the “most beautiful” entry with its ‘Spirit of Hawaii” float.
Among the other winners were the longest float ever entered in the parade—Lucy Pet’s Grarnly Krankin’ Wave Maker, which featured dogs surfing machine-generated waves on a float decorated with surfers and surboards.
China Airlines was awarded the International Trophy for its float, “Return to the Beauty of Taiwan.”
A full list of the winning floats is available here.
The formal parade was trailed by a noisy but peaceful protest organized by native American groups protesting the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
Following the parade, the floral and animated masterpieces will be parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards, beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, and closing for admissi... (Pasadena Now)