Florists in Adel, IA
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Adel Flower Shops
611 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, IA 50003
815 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Adel IA News
Jul 5, 2019
Smelly 'Corpse Flower' Has Bloomed at UMass Amherst Natural History Collections - UMass News and Media Relations
Botanist and assistant biology professor Madelaine Bartlett, whose research interests include plant development and evolution, with greenhouse manager Chris Phillips, say the campus had its last blooming corpse flower about four years ago. Bartlett says, “These plants are sophisticated chemical factories; they have an amazing ability to produce chemicals to attract pollinators. It’s biological mimicry of a fascinating kind.”
She adds that the corpse flower is just one of the many examples of biomimicry, unusual pollination methods and botanical oddities found in UMass Amherst’s “very special teaching and research collection” that is used regularly to teach students about some of the more unusual plants found around the world.
Phillips notes that once a flower blooms, its “peak stinkiness” lasts about 24 to 48 hours depending on environmental conditions. Although the name ‘corpse flower’ is descriptive, it’s misleading. Instead of being a single flower, A. titanum actually bears hundreds of individual flowers; about 400 to 500 male and female on one structure, which grows about three inches per night.
Phillips says the Morrill Greenhouse will extend its public open hours, normally 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., into the evening so that the public can come in and see it, along with other special botanicals in the collection.
Jul 5, 2019
Master Gardener: Four Generations Bloom at Adeline's Peonies - Yakima Herald-Republic
Adeline’s Peonies was established in 1933 by Adeline McCarthy in Toppenish, and her family has been raising peonies there ever since.Born in North Dakota in 1896, Adeline Klinger eloped with Frank McCarthy when she was just a teenager and traveled with him to Toppenish in a covered wagon. They arrived in 1915 and built their home on 2.5 acres, right next to the railroad tracks, at what is now 502 Asotin Ave. Looking at the neighborhood today, it seems as if the city of Toppenish grew up around the McCarthy home.There, in a charming cottage painted a sunny shade of yellow, the McCarthys raised nine boys and one girl. Frank, a mechanic, built a shop on the property. Adeline planted a vegetable garden to feed her family, and a flower garden for herself. Perhaps peonies reminded her of home. Native to dry, frigid mountainsides in China, all peonies require a long period of winter chilling (400 hours of temperatures below 32 degrees) before they will bloom. The quintessential “old-fashioned... May 31, 2019
Tributes | vindy.com — ELEANORE J. 'ELLI' FLOWERS GETCHY - Youngstown Vindicator
Rock; Herbert and Janet Allen Flowers of Poland; and her parents, Bert and Margaret Flowers. She will be deeply missed by her ?adopted kids,? Dr. Adele Marcotuli, Dr. Alyce Marcotuli, Marilou Allen and Arnie Vance; nephews Rusty (Cheri) Ward of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Jarvis (Nanda) Ward of Louisville, Ky.; nieces Deborah Troy of Sky View Farms, Mercer and Gail Stahura of Westerville, Ohio; grand-nephews Dr. Josh (Sarah) Ward of North Carolina, Tyler Ward of Bloomfield Hills and Dr. Jarrod Troy of Washington State University; grand-niece Kiley Troy of Mercer; and cousin, Christine White. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Stanley Keehlwetter of Plain Grove Presbyterian Church officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Castle View Memorial Gardens. Visit www.cunninghamfh.com to offer online condolences.
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Soggy planting season leaves growers dripping with concern - The Intelligencer
They seem to understand the weather patterns better than Doppler,” he said referring to radar.Last year was the second wettest recorded in Philadelphia and both the Farmers’ Almanac and the National Weather Service expect more of the same this growing season. That has farmers, gardeners and veterinarians anxious, as all the dampness isn’t healthy for plants and animals alike. “Right now, it definitely has been a wet spring. The ground is holding a lot of moisture,” Brunt said. “The fields are wet.”Master gardener Pauline Myers, with the Penn State Extension Service in Montgomery County, agrees. “It’s absolutely saturated,” she said of the soil. And with all the wet weather, the bees aren’t as busy pollinating the fruit trees and other plants that depend on them. “Bees don’t work in the rain.”Animals have also been affected. At the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Laura Weis said she’s seen about a dozen cases of leptospirosis this year, most likely because of the ground not drying out. The rare disease is spread in the urine of dogs and wild animals. Because it’s been so wet, dogs that come in contact with the urine of another animal can acquire the infection which affects their kidneys and can be fatal if not treated, she said.“We haven’t seen much of it until we’ve had this incredibly wet weather,” she said. A vaccination prevents the illness, but previously there wasn’t much need for dogs to be vaccinated. The vaccine costs about $20 to $25. The disease also can affect people but most of those cases are from swimming in ponds or other untreated waterways, she said. Farm animals such as sheep can also be ... May 31, 2019
Kauai researchers rediscover native Hawaiian flower once thought extinct - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
COURTESY NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Kauai scientists came across a small colony of native plant Hibiscadelphus woodii, which was reportedly last seen alive on Kauai in 2009.
Kauai scientists recently rediscovered a relative of the hibiscus, once believed to be extinct 10 years ago, along the remote vertical cliffside of Kalalau Valley on Kauai.
National Tropical Botanical Garden researchers flew a drone to survey Kalalau Valley for rare and endangered plants. Scientists came across a small colony of native plant Hibiscadelphus woodii, which was reportedly last seen alive on Kauai in 2009.
Native honeycreeper birds and ‘amakihi likely pollinate the nectar-rich, bright yellow flowers that turn purple-maroon with age.
Hibiscadelphus woodii is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as an extinct relative of the hibiscus. The flower faces threats from rock slides, invasive plants and animals such as goats and feral pigs.
In 1991, NTBG botanists first discovered the plant growing on a sheer cliff in the Kalalau Valley. The new species was officially given a scientific name, which was published in 1995.
During the late 1990s, falling boulders severely crushed the plant’s colony and led to its presumed extinction.
Researchers made many ... Apr 27, 2019
Column: My grandmother's rose blooms each Easter - Valley News
England. Wyck, a historic house in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, has what some consider to be “the oldest rose garden in original plan in America,” as its website describes it. Jane Bowne Haines, who lived at Wyck, introduced roses to the garden in 1824. The “Bella Donna” and “Beautiful Woman” roses were among those passed on through generations.Later immigrants who flooded into our country brought the roses they treasured along with them.Our rose started here. The patriarch of my family, Papou, came from Greece around 1910 as a boy with nothing — certainly not a flower. For work, he shined...