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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

Nov 9, 2019

The Floral Tonics One Designer Relies on to Stay Balanced - The New York Times

In November, she will expand her namesake perfume line — also made with flower waters, in single-note distillations — to include a trio of green vetiver, woody oud and bright ylang-ylang essences, which can be layered on the skin for a customized result.Similarly, the beauty of the floral tonics, she says, is that it’s easy to adjust the ingredients depending on the body’s needs and the season. For more spirited occasions, for example, she suggests swapping the water used to dilute each elixir for champagne to create a festive aperitif. Here, Sarafpour shares three recipes that capture the flavors, and medicinal properties, of the garden.Calming Jasmine, Apple & Honey TonicServes 4? 1 cup wildflower or orange blossom honey? ½ cup water? ? cup apple cider vinegar? 1 cucumber, peeled and grated (or 4 smaller Persian seedless cucumbers, which Sarafpour prefers)? 2 teaspoons jasmine water1. In a heavy pot, combine honey, water and apple cider vinegar and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes until everything is combined and reduced to a syrup consi...

Nov 9, 2019

MYSTERY PLANT: Mystery Plant closely resembles holly | Features - Aiken Standard

All of these plants are placed into the laurel family or "Lauraceae," which also includes the true laurel and avocado.One of the old-timey common names for this shrub is "Benjamin-bush." I've tried to figure out how it got that name, and here's my idea: The whole plant is aromatic and pleasantly fragrant. One of the compounds producing this fragrance is an organic substance referred to as "benzoin," which is found in a number of different plant groups. The name "benzoin" was also applied to a fragrant gum used medicinally. Now, since our Mystery Plant has a long history of folk use as a medicinal plant and is in fact a source of the compound benzoin, many people began calling this plant "Benzoin bush." But that got gradually corrupted into the name "Benjamin bush," which was perhaps a bit less clinical than using the chemical name. However that name became established, the plant has been used as a source of tea and for medicinal tonics. And for flavorful toothpicks.(NEWS FLASH: There is a relatively new plant disease out there now called “laurel wilt,” known now from the coastal counties of the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and all of Florida. It kills members of the laurel family, including native species such as red bay. Our Mystery Plant is susceptible to this disease, as are other species in the same genus. This is a serious problem now for ecologists and forest managers. You will probably start hearing more about it, unfortunately.)[Answer: “Spice bush,” Lindera benzoin] .ctct-form-embed.form_7 .ctct-form-defaults {background-color: #f2f2f2;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults {font: 14px 'Open Sans', sans-serif; padding: 10px 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius:0px;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults h2.ctct-form-header {font: 18px 'clarendon_fsbold'; border-bottom: solid 1px #cccccc; padding-bottom: 8px;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults p.ctct-form-text {font: 14px 'Open Sans', sans-serif ;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom div.ctct-form-field {margin: 0 0 12px 0;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom label.ctct-form-label {margin-bottom: 5px;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom input.ctct-form-element {height:30px;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom button.ctct-form-button {padding: 8px;} .g-recaptcha {display:none;} ...

Nov 9, 2019

Longtime Princeton area public servant Janet Pellichero dies at 54 - Planet Princeton

Nicholas, Benjamin and Zachary Pellichero; her three brothers Joseph Lahovich, Stephen Lahovich and Andrew Lahovich (Elysa); two brothers-in-law James Pellichero (Patti) and Michael Pellichero (Pamela); Edna Walton and the Walton family; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and too many close friends to name. Memorial visitation services will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Association of New Jersey Recyclers, 120 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Share this:Like this:Like Loading...

Nov 9, 2019

Here Are The Best Native Plants For Lake Norman Gardens -

Head Coneflower, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and pink azalea. Here's a roundup of some other great local options: Purple Passion Flower Also going by the names Maypop and Apricot Vine, this is a fast-growing, herbaceous climbing vine that features dark green leaves and fragrant, fringed flowers with white petals and a central crown of wavy, pinkish-purple filaments. The flowers bloom in the summer and are followed by fleshy, edible fruits that appear in July and mature to yellow in the fall. Purple Passion-Flower grows up to 25 feet long in full sun to partial shade and dry to moist soils; its roots can spread aggressively so it is best for informal settings. Birds they attract: Chickadees, Titmice, Waxwings, Cardinals, Finches, Sparrows Redbud Redbud, or Eastern Redbud, is an understory shrub or small tree that grows up to 30 feet tall. It often has a short, crooked gray-barked trunk and a wide-spreading, irregular crown of heart-shaped and smooth leaves. The flowers are bright pink while buds become light pink as they bloom in their clusters, transforming during the summer into flattened, brown seedpods. The seedpods can stay on the tree through fall and sometimes into winter. This tree does best in partial shade, and in moist, well-drained, fertile soils. Birds they attract: Hummingbirds, Finches, Wood Warblers, Waxwings, Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens, Crows and Jays, Thrushes, Woodpeckers Swamp Sunflower Also called Narrowleaf Sunflower, this perennial grows 3 to 6 feet tall with a many-branched stem and rough, sandpapery leaves 3 to 6 inches long. The yellow flowers, 2 to 3 inches across, bloom profusely in late summer and autumn. It grows best in full sun to partial shade and in wet, sandy, loamy, and clayey soils. Birds they attract: Sparrows, Nuthatches, Orioles, Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Chickadees, Titmice, Mockingbirds, Waxwings Wild Hydrangea Sometimes also called Sevenbark, Wild Hydrangea is a perennial, deciduous shrub that usually grows 3 to 6 feet tall, infrequently reaching 10 feet. It produces dense, flat-topped clusters of greenish-white flowers from June to August as well as a few larger flowers on the s...

Nov 9, 2019

'Place between heaven and earth:' Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland delivers flower ministry - Clarion Ledger

A June 14, 1999 photo Clarion Ledger photo shows Bishop William Houck of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, with the Rev. Jerry McBride of St. James Episcopal Church and the Fortenberry of the Mississippi Area of the United Methodist Conference by his side, sprinkling blessed water during the dedication of the Ridgeland facility. “Hospice Ministries has developed a reputation for quality, compassionate care of people at the end of life,” said Fortenberry, who served on the board at Whispering Pines Hospice and chaired the Hospice Ministries Board for several years. “People who go to work there and stay for many years see it as a ministry. That makes all the difference in how they help people deal with impending death.” In addition to care at its facility in Ridgeland, Hospice Ministries also offers in-home hospice care as well as hospice care for patients in nursing homes, assisted living homes and other residential care settings. The McLean Fletcher Center at 12 Northtown Drive in Jackson provides programs for grieving children and teens and also falls under the umbrella of Hospice Ministries. The in-patient facility of Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland has room to care for 40 patients and that care extends to emotional support for their families. Care is focused on the patient’s priorities, needs and values, and services are designed to ease pain and alleviate symptoms. “Thirty years ago, hospice was something new,” said Houston. “More people understand it but it’s still new to some people.” Hospice Ministries accepts private insurance and Medicare and uses Medicare guidelines for admitting patients. “A patient has to have a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less,” Britt said. The in-patient facility in Ridgeland includes a chapel with windows designed by Andy Young of Pearl River Glass Studio in Jackson. The chapel was named in honor of Fortenberry after he completed his service on the board. “The chapel represents the religious base of the facility as does the name,” Fortenberry said. “It’s a very pretty setting that can be used for memorial services.” Community organizations have assisted with updates to the facility, Britt said. Int...

Oct 10, 2019

Growth in Gardening: Fall flowers - San Marcos Daily Record

Crisp, blue-sky days that are the perfect time to kick back and enjoy all that life can offer — crisp Friday night high school football games and watching the leaves change. And yes, October is often the time for jackets, pumpkins and changing leaves. But hold on a second, October can really fool you if you are not careful. Last Halloween it was warm enough that when I took my youngster trick-or-treating, I was in shorts and a t-shirt. What I am saying is that even though the calendar may say that fall has arrived, if the weather is still at triple digits and the days are still hot and dry, it is not yet fall in the garden or flower bed. The annual autumn work that needs doing in the garden and yard can wait another week or two – so no need to rush things. Another thing about this time of year is that many folks don’t think of it as a planting season, especially for garden flowers. However, October is the ideal month to plant a wide array of flowers that will add bright colors and fragrant blooms to your garden in the spring. I am talking about Bulbs. Bulbs are awesome. Plant them now and they will come up year after year. Bulbs are perennial plants that have fleshy, underground structures that store nutrients during the plant’s dormant period. Bulbs can be narrowed into two categories; spring bulbs, which bloom in the spring, and fall bulbs, which b...