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
3011 South Duff Street
Ames, IA 50010
2619 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
22085 580Th Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
3134 Northwood Dr
Ames, IA 50010
Ames IA News
Jan 25, 2019
Saving SF's Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park's grandest building - San Francisco Chronicle
Chronicle front pages at SFChronicle.com/vault.
It all started with James Lick, one of the richest men in San Francisco in the 1870s. He ordered the 12,000-square-foot Victorian greenhouse made of wood and glass from England, shipped to him in pieces.
Lick died in 1876, before he could assemble the structure. A group of local businessmen, including Leland Stanford and Charles Crocker, bought the greenhouse and donated it to the San Francisco Parks Commission.
The building opened in 1879. In August of that year, hundreds of San Franciscans went to the conservatory to get a glimpse of one famous flower.
"A large concourse of people visited the Golden Gate Park Conservatory to pay their tribute in admiration of the Victoria Regia, the colossal lily that blooms in the night only," The Chronicle reported on Aug. 28, 1879, describing "THE MARVELOUS LEAVES" and the "delicious pineapple odor" the flower "exhales" upon beginning to bloom.
It was a popular attraction, with The Chronicle reporting 700 visitors on the first night of the bloom, "with another thousand arriving Tuesday evening."
By the next year, the conservatory and its grounds were already drawing crowds. On Feb. 29, 1880, The Chronicle described a rush to visit Golden Gate Park after the Geary Street railroad was finished. The conservatory was "thronged all day" with visitors, some picnicking "al fresco," some taking romantic walks, some reading their "novels or newspapers" on benches at the conservatory's entrance.
By 1934, the conservatory's gardeners were well known for a large and ever-changing d... Jan 25, 2019
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Updates Their 'Love and Romance' Catalogue of Floral Designs - Press Release - Digital Journal
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One of their happy customers commented, "We have used McLennan Flowers and Gifts for all of our florist needs for over 20 years. From client gifts to photo shoots to numerous special occasion arrangements, McLennan Flowers has always provided us with a great product and even better customer service. Their pricing is great, and we have always seen a lot of value for what we receive."
About McLennan Flowers and Gifts:
Since 1995, McLennan Flowers and Gifts has been supplying beautiful floral arrangements that suit any occasion at an affordable cost. Visit https://www.mclennanflowers.com/ for more information.Media ContactCompany Name: McLennan Flowers and GiftsContact Person: Mary Ann VerberneEmail: Send EmailPhone: 519-652-2042Address:2445 Main St City: LondonState: OntarioCountry: CanadaWebsite: www.mclennanflowers.com... Jan 25, 2019
How Florists Delivered 25,000 "Freedom" Roses to Nancy Pelosi - Washingtonian
South America. They came in through Florida and were driven up the coast to DC. According to King, red roses come in 20-50 different varieties with names like “Red Paris” and “Sexy Red.”
By coincidence, the 25,000 destined for Pelosi were all of a single variety, “Freedom.”
Here's the thing about ordering a large quantity of flowers wholesale: they don't show up arranged in a cute vase. The blooms come straight from the fields, wild and packed into large cardboard boxes.
In order to make the flowers presentable for their Capitol Hill debut, Daily Kos hired Angela Brunson of Blue Iris Flowers in Eastern Market to process the blooms; That means picking them up, unpacking them, cutting the stems, removing excessive foliage, arranging them in buckets, and delivering them. Brunson began working on the flowers on the Tuesday that they arrived. "To my knowledge it was like an all-day, all-night process," says King. "Someone had to work all night and get very little sleep."
The following day, an additional 15,000 flowers arrived, and the first 10,000 were delivered to Pelosi's office. Rather than overwhelm her office with the second delivery of 15,000 stems, Pelosi's office asked Daily Kos to deliver the remaining shipment to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Thursday morning. According to Daily Kos, Pelosi has made the choice to deliver excess blooms to the Walter Reed multiple times in the past. Potomac Floral was pleased with this arrangement, as they also donate flowers to Walter Reed annually. The arrangements go to patients and caregivers to take home.
The coordination of such a large gift went through Pelosi's office, but it was the delivery to Walter Reed that was the more complicated gifting process, says Hogarth. Unloading buckets upon buckets of the red blooms created a sea of crimson “Freedom” roses at Walter Reed this morning, the choice of vibrant red making a powerful visual impact.
In selecting a flower that has come to epitomize big romantic gestures, the choice of bloom was intentional, says Hogarth. "Red roses is love."
Assistant EditorHayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.
Dec 14, 2018
Flower truck blossoms in downtown Utica - Utica Observer Dispatch
To take the “weirdness” out of buying flowers.To that end, LaBella said customers have taken to the names she uses for her product. A “Tommy Bouquet” was a special for Thanksgiving week — a reference to tom turkeys. She enjoys Aerosmith, and it shows with her standard bouquets assorted by size: Sweet Emotion, Rock Star and Big Bang.“You don’t have to know about flowers. All you've got to know is that you want to send flowers or to give flowers. And then it takes that bringing flowers to someone from my experience to yours,” LaBella said. “Because when you walk in with flowers, I don’t care who it is – that person lights up. You get a rush out of it and they get a rush out of it.”Contact reporter Greg Mason at 315-792-5074 or follow him on Twitter (@OD_Mason).
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Dave Roberts Says He'll Send Flowers to Paul Goldschmidt for Leaving NL West - 12up
Dodgers pitching, posting a .302/.376/.551 slash line against the Dodgers while hitting 31 homers and driving in 98 runs in 130 games. Mercy.Assuming Goldschmidt doesn't sign with another NL West team when he becomes a free agent after the 2019 season, Roberts picked a good time to sign an extension.
While Roberts may miss getting to see Goldschmidt play on a regular basis, he probably won't long for the days of seeing the Dodgers get burned by him. If Dave Roberts was relieved enough to send flowers to Goldschmidt after seeing him leave the division, I can't imagine what former Mets manager Bobby Valentine would've given to former Atlanta Braves star and notorious Met killer Chipper Jones, had he been traded to another team outside the NL East. Dec 14, 2018
Beautiful antiques, collectables and flower shop opens in Old Market - Bristol Post
Old Market Assembly and Exchange. Back in October The Sunday Times named it as the second coolest place to live in the UK, highlighting just how far it's come, and the new arrivals don't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. The latest will be of interest to anyone with a passion for interior design - particularly those with green fingers.
Ellen Kenny, owner of Pretty Wild
(Image: James Beck/Freelance)
Replacing Westworld Vintage & Antiques, Pretty Wild sells a stunning selection of flowers, antiques and collectibles and in the future will also host flower-arranging workshops. It's being headed up by florist Ellen Kenny, from Wexford in South East Ireland, whose journey over the past year has been - as her shop name highlights - pretty wild.
"I worked in advertising in Dublin for 7 years and got a hankering to up sticks and change pace. I wound up in Berlin and after a little more than a year, a friend made a joke about my becoming a florist. It stuck. "So I signed up for a course at the Tallulah Rose Flower School in Bath and after flying down south I stopped off i...