Florists in Alto, GA
Find local Alto, Georgia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alto 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.
Alto Flower Shops
7515 Old Cornelia Hwy
Alto, GA 30510
Alto GA News
Jan 26, 2018
Home front: botanical art class, small fruit-tree planting and exotic flowers
Filoli estate. The class will be held Saturday Jan. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Cost is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. To register, go to gamblegarden.org.
CAMELLIA SOCIETY MEETING ... The San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society will hold its monthly members' meeting on Monday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at 1435 Madison Ave. in Redwood City. The Camellia Society seeks to encourage greater use and appreciation of camellias and to offer the public helpful information on their cultivation and propagation. The society has donated camellia plants to public gardens and parks throughout the Peninsula including Holbrook Palmer Park in Atherton, the Menlo Park Civic Center, the U.S. Geological Survey, Gamble Garden and Lucie Stern Community Center. The society also rescues plants at risk of destruction or relocation, and tries to safeguard camellia collections of historical interest.
ORCHID SALE ... Now's your chance to buy orchids from the experts. The Peninsula Orchid Society will hold its Annual Show and Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27 and 28. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1400 Roosevelt Ave. in Redwood City. Check out everything from cymbidiums to terrarium orchids and ask vendors questions. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children 12 and under.Jan 12, 2018
Homestead band blossoms through Rose Parade
Connor Chow, a freshman who is part of the drum line. The Los Altos resident called the Rose Parade a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Patrick Anderson, a junior who plays the bass drum, described how he gained more self-confidence through marching in the Rose Parade. “When we went to the start of the parade, I was very nervous because I knew that so many people were watching me and counting on me,” he said. “Despite this, it also inspired me to keep pushing through because I knew that I would be making so many fans proud. In the end, the 5.5 miles was easier than I thought and was a great learning experience that I will never forget.” For Will Belford, a sophomore who plays tenor drums, the most memorable aspect was “definitely marching around TV Corner (the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards) and seeing the rest of the parade with people lining the streets to watch us. “That view is something I will remember forever,” he said. One of the head drum majors, Shani Zuniga, called marching in the Rose Parade an “honor beyond words.” “The whole experience didn’t feel real until we’d made the turn down Colorado Boulevard on TV Corner,” she said. “The 5.5-mile parade itself felt endless as we were marching it, but when we reached the end, the whole band was smiling and laughing regardless of the aching feet and sore muscles.” Zuniga added that “everybody was so happy with what we’d just accomplished, and we couldn’t be mo...Dec 8, 2017
Doors to Christmas wreath, tree auction raises $3200
Twenty-four wreaths decorated by businesses, groups and individuals were auctioned. Also, five 3-foot decorated trees were auctioned. Altogether, the wreaths and trees raised $3,200 for Main Street Martinsburg programs and projects.Doors to Christmas returned to the Martinsburg Public Library this year. The wreaths and trees were on displayat the library since Nov. 21.More than 100 people attended the auction to bid or enjoy the festivities. Doors to Christmas was sponsored by local State Farm agents Pam Neely, Kay Lewis and Dawn Newland. O’Roke Apartments Inc. sponsored the wreaths.Jimmy Edwards of Edwards Auction Services donated his time to handle the bidding. He was assisted by his son, Duke, and brothers Floyd and Jake Kursey.Mike Hoffmaster of Martinsburg, who had been in a bidding war with Lewis for the City National Bank wreath, was the high bidder for one of the trees, spending $300 for a tree donated by Kay Lewis State Farm Agency.“It’s for a good cause,” Hoffmaster said. “It’s going to sit in my living room. It’s my Christmas tree. I don’t have to decorate one.”The tree was decked out in subdued burgundy ribbons and ornaments.Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from Martin’s Distributing were served before the auction began, and the entertainment was supplied by the Berkeley County Public Schools Strings Program orchestra. At Monday’s Jingle Downtown, which was sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg, $3,000 was raised for Christmas Cash for Kids. A local charity that provides Christmas presents for families that might not have Christmas without the community’ generosity.Staff writer John McVey can be reached at 304-263-3381, ext. 128, or twitter@jmcveyJN. -- ... (Martinsburg Journal)Nov 17, 2017
Argentina president places memorial flowers at NYC bike path
We lament that we have to meet under these circumstances, but I am happy that this gives us the chance to reinforce the love and the work we do altogether," President Mauricio Macri, speaking in Spanish, told Argentine officials who attended an event to remember victims of the attack on a bike path in Manhattan.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, stood by his side and paid tribute by placing white flowers at the path where an Uzbek citizen steered a rented truck and sped down the path toward the World Trade Center, striking cyclists and pedestrians. He was shot by a police officer after crashing the truck into a school bus.
Sayfullo Saipov, 29, survived and was arraigned Wednesday on terrorism charges.
Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada, also placed white flowers at the site and hugged Guillermo Banchini, an Argentine who survived the attack, and Mariana Dagatti, the wife of Argentine attack survivor Martin Marro.
Banchini and Marro belonged to a group of 10 friends from the Latin American country who came to the city last week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. Their story of longtime friendship captivated many people, with media worldwide publishing a photo of most of them at the airport in Rosario, Argentina, looking giddy shortly before boarding their flight to the U.S.
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Valley Gardening: Plants outwitting people & vice versa
Thanks!How tough are plants you ask? Well…down in front of the Bistro Rialto, where the curb is pulling away from the sidewalk, a tomato is growing! Who knows where the seed came from, or if a bird dropped it—good aim, I guess. But it’s growing. Maybe I will purposely plant early next year and see what happens. And then where the curb is pulling away in front of Hospice, I might plant beans. Next for tough plants are the elms growing in the gutter at the Thai House Restaurant—2nd floor! I’m thinking they have been there for at least three years, maybe longer. When Society Hall was first purchased there were a couple of little rips in the roof where elms were growing. If you wanted them to grow in a specific place, they wouldn’t—go figure!Meanwhile, do you know that if you don’t “live” in Alamosa, you can’t vote on ANYTHING? You can’t even volunteer to serve on a city committee! One of my business friends suggested that this could be taxation without representation—hmmmm? I would think, maybe even hope, that just one city council member could help push this issue so that I, and many others could vote on city issues that affect us. Or do they not want us to vote? I wonder.Everybody…please be safe this weekend! Drive responsibly! Take a look at the beautiful, gorgeous vehicles in town for the 37th Early Iron Festival! Look, but don’t touch—unless you ask. Sep 8, 2017
Refuge Notebook: How invasive plants invade the landscape
I just returned from the Dalton Highway, a thousand-mile road trip from Soldotna that can take as long as you want. Sometimes I do this trip in a manic, coffee-infused 20-hour drive that’s a little reminiscent of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Other times I putz, camping wherever and whenever.It was different this time. I hit peak flowering for White Sweetclover (Melilotus albus), an invasive legume native to Asia and Europe that was introduced to the American colonies in the 1600s, likely as cattle forage. Now, four centuries later, I couldn’t help but notice its white flowers almost continuously marking the Alaska Highway for 700 miles between Girdwood and Coldfoot. Sweetclover was introduced to Alaska in 1913 as a potential forage crop and was foolishly cultivated to become more cold hardy.What’s troubling is that en route to the Brooks Range, the highway (and sweetclover) intersects some big river basins on both sides of the Alaska Range: Susitna, Nenana, Yukon, Kanuti and Koyukuk. Sweetclover seeds not... (Kenai Peninsula Online)