Florists in Alta, IA
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Alta Flower Shops
103 South Main Street
Alta, IA 51002
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Aug 17, 2018
Happy birthday Boler: 100s of cute campers in Winnipeg for anniversary gathering
J.J. McColm's Boler-Chevy combo unit called 'C' Plus catches the eye of everyone passing by. The Lloydminster, Alta., resident bought the 1975 Boler to travel to car shows with his 1938 Chevy Master Sedan. But soon the little trailer was stealing the limelight.
"The car without the trailer, people walk right by it. With the trailer, they tend to walk right to it."
The Boler's birthday party includes demonstrations from experts, the first 3D-printed trailer and musical acts every night. The camp is open to the public on Saturday.
Bolers have been about creating memories for the last 50 years, Giles said. That's why campers from as far away as Texas, California, Newfoundland, Yukon and Vancouver Island have made the journey for the party.
"When you park in a campground, you have people coming up to you telling you stories about when they were youngsters and a relative or friend had a Boler," he said.
"And they are still making memories today."
... Aug 17, 2018
America in Bloom judges see flowers, historic sites, more
City of Mansfield's Engineering Department, and Josh Maurer of the City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission and Alta Greenhouse employee, talked about urban forestry with the judges.
Maurer said 13 new hawthornes and Swedish aspens were planted in the fall of 2017 in the city.
"I just think it's amazing how it brings the community together," he said of beautification efforts.
Maurer was busy Thursday preparing the floral centerpieces at the Carriage House at Kingwood Center Gardens for the community dinner with judges Thursday night.
"The theme is pink and gold," said Maurer.
Judges are looking at dozens of projects, not just flowers, including the Mansfield Blockhouse, Mansfield Memorial Museum's Daisy Thomas House and the Third Street murals at Crowe's Shoes - and that's just for starters.
It is the second year Mansfield has been involved with the America in Bloom project.
Judges will visit some unusual sites, including The Ohio State University Mansfield's microfarm, the sunflower garden at Fifth and Main streets, the Mechanics Bank Courtyard and the Nature Park at the Richland County Fairgrounds.
Mansfield joins Saratoga. California; St. Charles, Illinois; and Henderson County, North Carolina in America in Bloom's 25,001-50,000 population category, according to the organization.
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Versaw said groups and organizations have been doing a lot of things over the last six to eight years and now want to bump it up and do more. "Everybody has been doing their part," he said.
Judges will be looking at seven categories: flowers, landscaped areas, urban forestry, celebrating heritage, environmental efforts, community vitality and overall impression, he said.
Woodard, who lives in West Jefferson outside Columbus, said she has been involved in America in Bloom for the past three years.
"I just love what plants can do to a community," Woodard said. "It creates a lot of pride and the beautification efforts brings together a lot of people in the community. It's very rewarding," she said.
Waller of Arroyo Grande, California, said as an America in Bloom judge she loves seeing the transformation of cities and towns all over the United States becoming the best thing they can be.
To date, more than 250 communities from 45 states have participated in the program and more than 22 million people have been touched by it. Awards will be announced on Sept. 27-29 at AIB's National Symposium & Awards Celebration, held this year in Lexington, Kentucky, according to America in Bloom's news release.
... Jul 26, 2018
Flowers and fireworks: How Rome celebrates its patron saints' day
In St Peter's, a bronze statue of the eponymous saint – the one kept on the right of the nave as you approach the main altar, and which has lost its toes to centuries of rubbing by pilgrims – is dressed for the occasion in full pontifical vestments, including the papal tiara and ring.
The current pope celebrates a mass in St Peter's Square on the morning of the 29th (free tickets are required to attend), at which he blesses the pallium, a white woollen stole to be given to newly appointed archbishops as a symbol of the authority granted them by the Holy See.
Photo: P. Darius Lebok OFM - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0/Wikimedia
... and spectacular
Aside from the liturgical celebrations, Rome lays on quite a show in honour of its two patron saints.
The most unique festivity takes place outside the Vatican: starting in St Peter's Square, volunteers build a spectacular carpet of flowers that leads down Via della Conciliazione and towards the River Tiber.
Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP
Known as the Infiorata, it's a tradition started by a master florist in the 17th century and not much changed today. Beginning the day before and working through the night to have the floral artworks ready for the pope's celebrations on June 29th, participants from all over Italy scatter bright petals, salt and coloured sawdust to create a new range of designs each year.
The results are visible to the public throughout the day.
Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP
The other highlight is a massive firework show the same evening. Dubbed the Girandola ('pinwheel'), legend has it that it began during the Renaissance when Michelangelo designed a grand fireworks display lit from the Castel Sant'Angelo, culminating with an enormous fountain of sparks that poured over the round fortress like a giant Catherine wheel.
The practice became an annual tradition for four centuries, until killjoys in the 1880s decided it was too dangerous. It was revived – with better safety standards – in the 2000s and now takes place on the Pincio Terrace overlooking Piazza del Popolo, ensuring the sparks can be seen all over Rome.
The show starts at 9:30 pm, but get to the square early to catch other entertainment including a Carabinieri marching band.
... May 24, 2018
What Harry said, the queen's greens and Lady Di's flowers: The very best moments from a royal wedding for the ages
You look amazing" - could very well turn into the pickup line of the year, as Prince Harry was seen uttering those casual words to his bride at the altar, then biting his lip and adding, "I'm so lucky." We were collectively on the floor:
THE WAY PRINCE HARRY LOOKS AT MEGHAN AFTER HE SAYS "you look amazing" IM SOBBING THEY ARE SO IN LOVE #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/GTzlbNq1Ak- Sarah (@MissSarahLouise) May 19, 2018
Anyone else just catch Harry say 'you look amazing'? 😭😭😭 #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/5Sgo6BfjFV- British GLAMOUR (@GlamourMagUK) May 19, 2018
The fiery sermon of Episcopal cleric Michael Curry, like Markle an American, may have upstaged the whole affair with references to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., slavery and the power of love. The Internet could not get enough of brother of the groom Prince William cracking a smile with the queen looking on, deadpan:
Prince William is feeling this sermon. Not so sure about the Queen #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/lN6NGXi1Qq- Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) a href="https://twitter.com/ChukaUmunna/status/997801295670120450?... May 24, 2018
Royal wedding flowers shared out to charities
Buckingham Palace, to create the wedding displays at St George's Chapel and for St George's Hall in Windsor.
Flowers and foliage at the High Altar of St George's Chapel (Danny Lawson/PA)
Kensington Palace has said the floral displays in St George's Chapel were created using locally sourced foliage, much of which was taken from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.
These included branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves.
Father Peter-Michael Scott, the hospice's lead chaplain, felt the flowers were a special gift from the royal couple and noted they had already made several people at the hospice smile.
He said: "It (the flowers and the ceremony) connects with a celebration of love and life and in the midst of all that, this newly married couple have been thinking of others and are demonstrating that by donating to others.
"It is about the energy of love. We are absolutely thrilled by the flowers and wish them (Harry and Meghan) all the best for the future."
Mrs Clayton said she was 19 when she worked for 49-and-a-half hours on the train of Queen's wedding dress.
Only half-joking, she recalled: "To a certain extent it was exciting and my dad was over the moon. I could not say anything to anybody or else I could have been prosecuted or something at the end of the day."
She remembered working on the design, shrouded in secrecy, in Bruton Mews near Sir Norman's extraordinary salon in Bruton Street, in the heart of London's West End. She recalled that "people used to try to rent the rooms in the pub opposite to try to see what we were doing."
The Royal Collection Trust notes that the Queen also requested that in addition to the four national emblems, those of the Dominions of which she was now Queen should also be added to her coronation dress.
Mrs Clayton said she worked on the embroidery for lotus flower of Ceylon, which later became Sri Lanka, which appeared on the coronation dress.
Meghan wore a five metre-long white silk veil at her wedding which included floral detail representing all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
The bride suggested the design because the Commonwealth will be a central part of the official work that she and Harry are set to carry out.
May 24, 2018
A First Look at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Fairy-Tale Wedding Flowers Inside St. George's Chapel
Palace tweeted a picture of the decor hours before the newly christened Duke and Duchess of Sussex were set to walk down the aisle.Placed at the altar were two grandiose vases, which were overflowing with greenery. Then, the structure separating the chapel's nave and quire was outlined with extravagant white-and-green dotted garlands. And it wasn't just the interiors-the chapel's West and South Doors were also surrounded with flowers and other greenery.What are these beautiful blooms? Back in April, Kensington Palace tweeted that "Philippa will use flowers and plants that are in season and blooming naturally in May, including branches of beech, birch, and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies, and foxgloves." Peonies, for one, are said to be Markle's favorite.Flowers won't just be in the church today: The couple's lemon elderflower wedding cake, made by London baker Claire Ptak, will also be decorated with fresh flowers. Like the floral decor, the cake is also made up of local ingredients when possible.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the 16th royal couple to be married at St. George's Chapel. After the service, they will take a carriage ride through the town before heading to a lunchtime reception at Windsor Castle. Later, there is to be an evening affair at Frogmore House.See All the Guest Arrivals From the Royal Wedding:AdvertisementPhoto: Getty ImagesWatch Hamish Bowles on the Dos and Don'ts of Royal Wedding Etiquette:...