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Florists in Alto, GA

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Alto Flower Shops

Bow Surprises Florist

7515 Old Cornelia Hwy
Alto, GA 30510
(770) 869-0064

Alto GA News

Jul 26, 2018

Easy-care flowers can become a part of your garden

Liz Calhoun's Los Altos yard is part hot sun and part shade, but that hasn't stopped her from filling every inch, including the driveway, with low- or no-water easy-to-grow flowers. No picky pansies or wilted impatiens in sight. She appreciates natives, allowing a buckwheat bush to grow wide and tall (nearly 8 feet across by about 6 feet tall) with its delicate whitish gray flowers. She also knows when which plants flower and what colors to add to areas of her garden that are too green. Calhoun, a master gardener with the University of California, said making your garden colorful with blooms is deceptively simple. You can have rainbow of colors, textures and shapes, flowers that climb, clump, spread, tiny or large. The biggest obstacle to growing flowers in our area, Calhoun said, is the clay soil. The soil itself is nutritious enough, she said, it's just hard to plant in because it doesn't drain well. "Clay is packed tight, so tight it 's waterproof," she said. The best thing you can do to fix...

Jul 26, 2018

Ciaran: How to Water Your Plants During a Heatwave, or Not

So I had to make an emergency dash to the canal. Fingers-crossed it survives. And thanks also to the local chipper for the new tray.A stretch of Rialto, where I’m from and live, got a recent upgrade by Dublin City Council. That meant reducing the South Circular Road to one lane, putting in some parking, and a painted cycle lane.The most pleasing thing for me was the 15 ginkgo biloba trees, also know as the Maidenhair tree. It's the best-known example of a living fossil. The leaves of the plant today exactly resemble fossilised leaves that are 270 million years old.The trees planted in the commercial part of the village’s centre are young. You might call them saplings still.It’s been dry these past three weeks, and I’ve been worried about them drying out. Normally, their roots would get some rain as it runs down from the road to drain away. But there’s been none of that.Photo by Ciaran O'ByrneThus, the value of skip scavenging. I rescued two water-cooler bottles recently and put them to good use ferrying water from the canal nearby. The nearest access point is between Suir Bridge and Ann Devlin Bridge at the junction of the Grand Canal and the Circular Line.I filled each bottle with two watering cans worth of water. Then I filled my eight-litre watering can too, and drenched the five trees in about eight litres of water each. I even had a bit left over.p class="zw-paragraph" data-textformat="{&qu...

Jul 26, 2018

Bouquets from Blossom Buddies help patients 'feel so much better'

Blossom Buddies, a group of volunteers who put together bouquets of leftover flowers and give them to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Los Altos Hills resident Sheela Veerina started the organization in the spring, prompted by the closing of Random Acts of Flowers in Menlo Park. "We were all very sad that it stopped," Veerina said of Random Acts, "and we thought that it was very important for the community to have it." So did the hospitals and nursing homes, whose representatives continued to request bouquets on behalf of their patients. Veerina felt an obligation to help them. "Nothing was happening," she said, "so I said OK – I will just make five bouquets at home every week and just deliver them to somebody, to the VA hospitals." Other former members of Random Acts of Flowers soon joined her, along with local residents inspired by her work. The organization has blossomed, growing to 25 members. They devote several hours each week to crafting the bouquets and delivering them. Blossom Buddies receives flowers donated by Safeway, Trader Joe's, Draeger's Market and Ladera Garden and Gifts. Volunteers collect the flowers each Monday and house them in Veerina's garage. The organization currently visits one hospital or nursing home each week – including Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center, the Palo Alto VA Hospital and Stanford Hospital – but Veerina said she hopes to do more when Blossom Buddies finds a permanent space. Blooming blessings On a recent morning as volunteers assembled bouquets in Veerina's garage, many of them said delivering the flowers is the best part of their day. "Usually, the reaction I get is a reaction of appreciation," Bantz said. "Reactions of feeling blessed, thankful and happy. I am uplifted by being able to shine some light into someo...

Jul 26, 2018

Altoona, Meet your Market: River Prairie hosts new Monday farmers market

Monday Jul. 23rd, 2018Lauren Fisher The very first Altoona farmers market opened for business Monday, July 23 at River Prairie Park. In an attempt to balance existing markets rather than compete with them, the new weekly event will take place in the evenings from 4-7pm. This will allow shoppers to grab locally grown groceries on the way home from work, just in time for supper. The market is scheduled to run every week through the end of October, with the exception of Labor Day. Roy Atkinson, management analyst for the City of Altoona, is one of the market's organizers, along with Debra Goldbach, recreation manager. The market idea has been thrown around for some time, according to Atkinson, but the supportive response to the vendor market of the June P10 festival indicated that people were excited about the idea. "It really put a hop in our step to get it going," he said. "I think it's the perfect space to have a farmer's market," Atkinson said. Organizers expect 8-10 vendors at each market, featuring flowers, vegetables, meat, and bak...

Jun 14, 2018

New volunteer group blooms after closure of Random Acts of Flowers

March when costly rent made continued operations at its Edison Way site untenable. Blossom Buddies was started by Sheela Veerina of Los Altos Hills, formerly an active volunteer with Random Acts of Flowers. She runs the flower-arranging workshop out of her garage. "I was hoping somebody else would start it, but nobody else did. So I had to," she says. With a group of volunteers, many recruited from Random Acts of Flowers, Veerina has relaunched the initiative, partnering with some of the same vendors who previously donated their blooms. Currently, she says, she's collecting flowers from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, Draeger's in Los Altos, Safeway in Los Altos and Ladera Garden and Gifts. Blossom Buddies is not yet a formally recognized nonprofit. (There's a lot of paperwork involved, she notes.) Veerina said she got involved as a volunteer at Random Acts of Flowers in 2015 and found the volunteer work to be a meaningful way to connect with veterans and do something to boost people's mental health. She said recipients like veterans are often surprised to be presented with bouquets, and men one wouldn't expect to care about flowers at all even fight over which bouquet they get. "It's very sweet," she said. "When we went back to the Palo Alto VA, they were so excited, and so happy to see us again." Plus, in the time the volunteers spend arranging the flowers, many develop friendships and camaraderie. Veerina says she is accepting vase donations. People who want to get involved or help out can email her at -- • Sign up for Almanac Exp...

May 24, 2018

Home front: modern home tour; Filoli flower show

Filoli flower show. NAVIGATING PERMITS ... The city of Palo Alto's Building Division will hold an informational workshop for residents, designers and contractors interested in pulling building permits for residential kitchen and bathroom remodels. The Building Division staff will instruct participants on how to navigate the city's website to find the forms needed for a permit as well as checklists with inspector tips to pass field inspections. The workshop will be held Thursday, May 31, from 8 - 9 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room on the ground floor of City Hall located at 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto. FILOLI FLOWER SHOW ... The Woodside estate will hold its annual flower show Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Filoli's Annual Flower Show is a showcase of floral arrangements and exhibits by professional designers and amateurs in the Bay Area. This year's theme is "California Kaleidoscope" in honor of the rich history and environment of California. Food, beer and wi...