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Florists in Ames, IA

Find local Ames, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Ames 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.

Ames Flower Shops

Ames Greenhouse Floral Ia

3011 South Duff Street
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-1332

Coe's Campus Floral & Gifts

2619 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 292-5432

Holub Garden And Greenhouses Inc

22085 580Th Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-4769

Hy-Vee Floral Shop

640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-1407

Mary Kay's Flowers & Gifts

3134 Northwood Dr
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-3993

Ames IA News

Jul 5, 2019

Summer Solstice Marks Beginning Of Fun In Apple Valley-Rosemount - Apple Valley, MN Patch

Olympic games. 4. The summer solstice is steeped in pagan folklore and superstition. According to some accounts, people wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers to ward off evil spirits that appear on the summer solstice. Among the most powerful, according to, was "chase devil," known today as St. John's Wort because of its association with St. John's Day. Lore also holds that bonfires on Midsummer, as the solstice was known among northern Europeans, would banish demons and evil spirits and lead young maidens to their future husbands. Also, the ashes from a summer solstice bonfires not only protected people against misfortune, but also carried the promise of a bountiful harvest. 5. June 21 marks the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The forecast high temperature for the first day of winter in Esperanza, located on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula (the coldest place on Earth), is 8 degrees, with a low of minus 3. However, at the height of summer in December, January and February, the average temperature is only around 32 degrees.

Jul 5, 2019

Live a little, eat a flower | Sweet Basil and the Bee - Chico Enterprise-Record

More modern is Melissa Clark’s un-fried appetizer presentation, and even more interesting are the Oaxacan squash blossom quesadillas by James Beard award-winning writer and Texan, Lisa Fain. Fain writes, “While I’m always a fool for anything fried, my favorite preparation with squash blossoms is in a quesadilla. Diana Kennedy has written about this dish, found all over Oaxaca. In true Oaxacan fashion, these quesadillas are made with fresh corn tortillas and Oaxacan cheese also known as asadero or quesillo. This stringy cheese has a mild flavor, and while it melts smoothly its thickness for some is a bit too chewy. If you don’t have access to quesillo, Monterrey jack or Muenster works just as well. And while I enjoy the flavor of grilled corn tortillas with the squash blossoms, being a Texan I still prefer to use flour tortillas for my quesadillas rather than corn.” Diana Kennedy insists they be sautéed with epazote — that quintessentially Mexican herb which is fairly easy to find dried in Mexican grocers. Epazote is like cilantro in that people either love it or hate it — there’s no middle ground with this herb. I find its mintiness adds a certain brightness to a dish. And with tomatillos and green hot chiles such as jalapenos and serranos in season, my favorite topping for my quesadillas is a bright, fresh salsa verde. Squash blossom quesadillas Adapted by Lisa Fain from a Diana Kennedy recipe — serves six. First, prep the blossoms by clipping away the pointed sepals where the stem meets the flower. Blow into the flower so the petals separate naturally, check for bugs, and pluck out the stamen or pistils from inside. Use a pastry brush to gently remove any dirt or pollen. Ingredients: 1 poblano pepper 24 squash blossoms, stems and stamens removed. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 half medium-yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried epazote (can substitute with 1/4 fresh cilantro) 1/4 teaspoon kosher 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 pounds (3 cups) Oaxacan, Monterey Jack, or Muenster cheese, grated 12 corn or flour tortillas 6 tablespoons unsalted butter Salsa verde for serving Instructions: Put the poblano under the broiler for about 10 minutes, turning once until it blackens. Place in a plastic bag, close it and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After this time has passed, take poblano out of the bag, peel it (skin should shred off easily), remove stem and seeds and dice. Gently wash squash blossoms (there might be bugs inside) and remove stems and stamens. Roughly chop. Heat skillet to medium and add the olive oil. Add onions and diced poblano and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add garlic, epazote, squash blossoms, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes or until all the liquid from the flowers has evaporated. Remove from heat and set squash-blossom filling aside. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. In a skillet heated to medium, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add a tortilla and cook it on one side until it puffs (about 30 seconds). Flip tortilla...

Jul 5, 2019

Gloucester County Certified Gardeners to Sponsor Herb and Flower Show at Red Bank Battlefield - SNJTODAY

Herb and Flower Show, sponsored by the Gloucester County Certified Gardeners, will take place on Sunday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the James and Ann Whitall House and Gardens, Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue, National Park. The theme this year is The Whitall’s Home. A ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m., will feature a new colonial garden that the Certified Gardeners have completed at the site. The Colonial Garden reflects the time period and contains heirloom varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The plants in the garden would have been used by the Whitall family for food, medicinal remedies, and dyes for clothing. “The gardens at the James and Ann Whitall House are cared for and maintained by a group of talented volunteers, and the Herb and Flower show is one of the best times to come and visit the gardens as well as to show your growing skills from your own garden,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said in a press release. Visitors to the flower show will be able to vote for Best in Show for Artistic and Horticultural Exhibitions and the winners will be announced at 3 P.M There will be free workshops on gardening topics, and Certified Gardeners on hand t...

Jul 5, 2019

Feature: Florists aim to boost business during flowers fair in Damascus - Xinhua | - Xinhua

Damascus. At one corner in the Tishreen Park, Bashar Qatil coordinated a number of plants with names on them. "Our participation is special and our prices are symbolic. We have more than 50 types and our focus is on the medical and aromatic plants," Qatil, owner of a plantation in Hama city, told Xinhua. He said that their participation is special this year after they managed to strike deals with Iraqi merchants last year, hoping that he could boost his business through foreign contracts. "Our benefit from the fair is that we showcase our products to foreign companies taking part in the fair and we could strike deals with them," he said. Fahed Muhammad, another florist, said that the participation of Iraqi and Lebanese florists in the fair also helps the local ones to learn new things and enhance their relations with foreign markets to export the Syrian medical and aromatic herbs. Visitors have been thronging the park since the opening of the fair earlier this week, some of whom are attached to this fair which has been taking place in Damascus since 1940. "The Flowers Fair is something beautiful in Damascus and it represents our culture. The green color we see here is relaxing," Wissam Najjar, a victor, told Xinhua. The woman said that she had missed the fair when it was closed during the war, as it has become a cultural activity in Damascus throughout the years. "We missed the fair during the war and when we heard that it re-opened last year, we came. This year, we came again," she added. During the crisis, large swathes of agricultural land were either burned or damaged by the war. The Syrian army has so far secured Damascus and Daraa, but the al-Ghab Plains in Hama are yet to be secured. Syria's Agricultural Minister Ahmad al-Qadiri was cited recently as saying that the losses that have affected the animal and agricultural sectors in Syria between 2011 and 2016 amount to 16 billion U...

Jul 5, 2019

12 annual flowers that thrive in full sunlight - The Daily Courier

Backyard gardeners love them for their chenille-like blooms and colorful foliage. Celosia: The flower heads of Celosia are as brilliant as flames in a fire pit. The flowers remain attractive for weeks, and most varieties also make great cut bouquets and dried flowers. Chili Peppers: These plants generally are not grown for their flowers, but for their spicy to extremely hot peppers. Most are small and challenging to harvest, but someone noticed how beautiful they are and thought to try them in the flower garden. The shapes of the plants and their pretty blossoms also are fine additions to vegetable gardens. Cosmos: For cutting flowers, cosmos are about as easy to grow as it gets. You can find them in vibrant, bright shades of pink, purple, orange, red, soft pastels, and even white. The flowers are 2 to 3 inches in diameter and just keep on blooming right through summer. This flower is sturdy against mountain winds and intermingles well with other summer bloomers. This is another enthusiastic self-seeder, but not to the point of becoming a nuisance. Cypress Vine: Tubular, star-shaped, red flowers and ferny leaves make this vine an ornamental climber. It’s in the same family as Morning Glory and grows just about as quickly, reaching 10 to 15 feet in no time. This vine will grab onto other plants or a trellis, so make sure to guide it where you want it and secure it with ½-inch green tie-tapes. Lantana: For desert blooms through summer’s heat, Lantana’s fame is wide-spread. Miss Huff Lantana is the only variety that comes back perennially in the mountains of Arizona. This orange bloomer likes as much sun and heat as she can get! No animals bother, or eat lantana, including destructive javelinas. Marigolds: Because marigolds are so ubiquitous, we don’t give them their due. These are extremely tough workhorses in mountain gardens. They do best in full sun and prefer being on the dry side. Deadhead spent flowers for endless waves of mop-top blooms well into autumn. An added benefit is their ability to repel mosquitos around the patio, as well as asparagus beetles, bean beetles, nematodes and even rabbits! SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl Sunflowers: This jewel for a backyard garden offers amazing summer color with large, vibrant blooms. An award-winning, multi-branching, heat-loving flower, it produces 1,000 flowers in a single season! Sunny yellow petals with a dash of rich red surround the large brown center of each sensational flower. Excellent in borders and containers. Nierembergia: The difficult to spell name, Nierembergia, is from the name of Spanish Jesuit and mystic, Juan Eusebio Nieremberg. While the name is a mouthful, “Nierembergia” remains more popular than its common name, “Cupflower”. It’s a favorite in containers, but equally at home in the garden and makes an excellent edging plant. Cleome: Its common name, Spider Flower, is appropriate for the long “legs” ...

Jul 5, 2019

Wildflower season is here! These will be the best spots to see them across Southern California in 2019 - OCRegister

Courtesy of California State Parks, 2017) Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Location: 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster What to know: The namesake poppies at this High Desert state park started blooming just in time for the March 1 opening of the visitor center, park interpreter Jean Rhyne said. (The center is open through Mother’s Day.) The wildflower peak should run from mid-March through April, depending on the weather. Frequent updates about current conditions are available on the park’s website, social media sites and hotline. Rhyne encourages carpooling or coming early because the parking lot can fill up on weekends; if it’s closed, people can park along the road and walk in for free. Hours: Sunrise to sunset daily year-round Cost: $10 per vehicle ($9 with someone 62 and older; $5 with DPR Disabled Discount Card) More information:, wildflower hotline: 661-724-1180,, Instagram: @poppy.reserve, Twitter: @poppyreserve Flowers bloom in Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in February 2019. (Courtesy of Courtesy of California State Parks, 2019) Flowers bloom in Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in February 2019. (Courtesy of Courtesy of California State Parks, 2019) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsimg class="lazyload size-article_inline" data-sizes="auto" data-src="" data-srcset=" 620w,