Florists in Adel, IA
Find local Adel, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Adel 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.
Adel Flower Shops
611 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, IA 50003
815 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Adel IA News
May 24, 2018
The Outside Story: Mountain Laurel Is Special, In Bloom or Not
Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Mass.Laurie D. Morrissey is a writer in Hopkinton, N.H. The illustration for this column was drawn by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside Story is assigned and edited byNorthern Woodlandsmagazine: northernwoodlands.org, and sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: email@example.com. May 24, 2018
Local blooms abound in Madison area
The husband-and-wife team now co-owns Mad Lizzie’s Flower Farm, named after their daughter Madeline Elizabeth, who is named after Madeline Island in northern Wisconsin. Katy does the bulk of the arranging, designing, marketing, event planning and dreaming while Dale helps maintain farming operations.“He’s a total work horse,” Katy says. “[Dale] lives to be on his tractor. He loves to make things efficient and easy on us, so he’s always looking for the next best implement.”The easiest way to get the couple’s flowers is through a Bouquet CSA, which takes inspiration from the Community Supported Agriculture model, now common throughout Madison for purchasing locally grown produce. The idea is the same as with traditional CSA: pay in advance of the season for a share of what the farm grows that year, and you'll receive elegant, seasonal flower bouquets. Mad Lizzie’s spring share is already sold out, but you can sign up for the Summer Bounty CSA (delivered weekly, biweekly or monthly through June, July, August and September) or Sunflower Power (delivered for six weeks beginning in mid-July) offerings. Deliveries occur at local businesses in Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains. Madeline Elizabeth (the namesake of Mad Lizzie’s) holds a dainty bouquet. Photo by Feathered Arrow Photograph Madeline Elizabeth (the namesake of Mad Lizzie’s) holds a dainty bouquet. In addition to the Bouquet CSA subscription, you can find loads of other options in the “What’s Bloomin’?” section of their website, including custom floral design, buckets of blooms for the flower arraigning DIYers, succulent gifts and living frames.Sunborn GardensSunborn Gardens, a local institution, has been providing flowers to the Madison community since 1975 when Carol Larsen attended her first Dane County Farmers' Market under a bright yellow patio umbrella. Larsen, a pioneer in using organic growing practices for cut flowers, has left a large footprint in the local flower scene since then. Alongside running her own business, she founded the University of Wisconsin–Madison Beginning Flower Grower School and initiated the development of Fair Field Flowers, which is a cooperative partnership of flower growers in south central Wisconsin. She's also an active member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flowers and has helped them grow in Madison. Hans Larsen harvests blooms in a greenhouse at Sunborn Gardens. A series of three greenhouses were built in the last 15 years to extend their growing ... May 24, 2018
Flower power for hungry folks
PANCAKES WITH DANDELION FLOWERS
n one cup of flower
n 1 tsp. sugar
n 1/4 tsp. salt
n 1 tsp. basking soda
n 1 egg
n 1 cup of milk
n 3/4 cup dadelion petals
Note: Remove yellow petals from green base
n 2 tbsp. melted butter
Sift dry ingredients together, beat in egg, milk and dandelion petals. Melt butter and add to mixture. Makes about a dozen pancakes.
If dandelion root coffee appeals to you, dig up one pound of dandelion roots. Scrub thoroughly under cold water. Dry roots on a cooking sheet in 225 degree oven for five hours or until they are discolored and brittle. Grind roots in coffee mill and brew as coffee using about three-fourths as much as you would with regular coffee.
... Apr 20, 2018
They created the Uber of flower delivery. Then disaster struck. Could they find redemption?
At the time, Kori was in a long-distance relationship with a woman in Philadelphia and, naturally, sent her a lot of flowers. “I just kept having bad experience after bad experience,” he recalls. “It crescendoed on her birthday. I sent her this bouquet and held off on calling because I thought the flowers would surprise her. Late into the day, it hadn’t shown up. I called the company and they just told me, ‘It’s coming, it’s coming.’ ”The flowers never came — and Kori later learned that his experience was common. Flower-delivery services are among the worst-ranked industries in customer reviews. E-commerce was supposed to make everything cheaper, faster and more efficient, but Kori argues that the opposite happened with online flower delivery. Major companies like 1-800-Flowers and FTD (also known as Florists’ Transworld Delivery) operate essentially as aggregators. When you buy a bouquet through them, your order is placed on what the industry calls the “flower wire,” a practice that dates to 1910, when a group of florists formed a cooperative to trade orders nationwide via telegraph. A local florist fills the order, but without that florist’s branding and with the aggregator taking a cut.Those local florists, the thinking goes, will prioritize the buyers who walk through their door, pay full price and take home a bouquet stamped with their logo. “It’s often why you hear that flowers [ordered through an aggregator] got delivered at the end of the day, or they didn’t survive that long,” Kori says. “The florists are going to use their best stems on their core customers.”A 1-800-Flowers spokesperson called the notion that its ordering system may compromise bouquet quality “ridiculous,” adding that the company’s wire service “has established and maintained the industry’s most stringent business standards for participating florists and conducts audits regularly for quality.” FTD did not respond to requests for comment.Linda Bolton Weiser, a senior analyst for financial services firm D.A. Davidson who follows the floral industry, is skeptical of the ability of a small start-up like UrbanStems to take on established players like 1-800-Flowers and FTD. “These little companies come in and out over the years,” she says, “and they all have a solution to a different thing.” But the industry has especially thin profit margins, buoyed by holidays like Valentine’s and Mother’s Day, she explains. As such, companies like 1-800-Flowers have pivoted to selling a large portfolio of gift items, not just flowers.Undaunted, Kori and Sheely set out to disrupt the middleman-laden industry by buying their own stems from farms in South and Central America, designing their own bouquets, and hiring delivery couriers as salaried employees. This approach was tested on the company’s first Valentine’s Day in 2014. Two days earlier, a storm had dumped six inches of snow onto Washington, rendering the roads treacherous and prompting changes to many delivery destinations, as offices closed for snow days. The co-founders and some friends took to...Apr 20, 2018
International Day of Flowers celebration
Mexico and try some yoga in India. The event will also include a flower market, art making activities, gallery tours and more.Nestled amongst the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse and a spring pop-up garden, the Beer Garden will return Thursdays through Sundays with an expanded menu. Rotating taps will feature seasonal beer and wine, including Among the Leaves, a custom brew from Sun King Brewery. There will also be an eclectic bottle and can list that includes additional beer, cider and canned wine. Last year’s crowd favorite—a giant grilled pretzel from Pat’s Philly Pretzels—is back on the menu, as well as shareable charcuterie boards. A mint iced tea and herbed goat cheese invites visitors to sample herbs grown on the Newfields campus. New this year, a weekend pop-up “Garden bar” will host special tastings, workshops and demonstrations from local chefs and brewers. The second Saturday of each month, revelers can enjoy live music and classic board games from 5:30-8 p.m. Every Sunday in April and May, food trucks will be on-site to provide some extra nourishment. Support for the Beer Garden is provided by the Bud Brehob Family.Guests are invited to stroll through thousands of blooms at their leisure from a garden path, featuring information about the various plants and displays, or take a guided tram tour of the display. The seasonal tour highlights what’s currently in bloom, the history of the Lilly House, and offers a chance to taste what’s cooking in the...Apr 20, 2018
Want to fight crime? Plant some flowers with your neighbor.
This finding is similar to data from other cities. From 1999 to 2008, for example, the city of Philadelphia cleaned up 4,436 vacant lots, signaling “ownership” with fencing, benches, plantings and the like. Gun assaults in areas where the interventions occurred dropped by 29 percent over three years. Nuisance crimes like loitering and vandalism declined 30 percent.Philadelphia also saw economic gains from maintaining empty land and fixing up abandoned properties. According to an economic analysis published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016, for every dollar spent reoccupying an abandoned building, taxpayers saved $5 in potential criminal justice costs. Cleaned-up vacant lots saved the city even more: $26 per dollar spent.People in areas of Philadelphia with newly greened lots also reported exercising more and experiencing less stress, presumably because they felt more comfortable being outside.Resilient citiesOne likely reason that crime drops after joint neighborhood improvement projects is community engagement. Residents in the University Corridor intervention area reported participating more in neighborhood watches, block associations and community events than in the area where residents didn’t undertake improvement projects.In other words, when neighbors work together to clean up, say, an empty lot, they don’t just eliminate a href="http://www.nytim...