Florists in Armstrong, IA
Find local Armstrong, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Armstrong 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.
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Oct 26, 2018
Bargains, gifts and more at Novato warehouse fall sale
Trick-or-treaters can make their own Halloween planter to take home and learn basic garden principles in a free class from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Armstrong Garden Centers at 1430 S. Novato Blvd. in Novato. Advance registration required. Call 415-878-0493 or go to armstronggarden.com.
• Children can decorate a pumpkin with paint and air plants in a Kids Club Make-and-Take class at Sloat Garden Center at 10 am. Sunday at 401 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley. The fee is $20 for members or $30 and includes all materials. Class registration is required. Call 415-388-0365 or go to sloatgardens.com.
• Take this advice and sign up today if you want to learn how to (make and) “Eat Za Pizza” in a Fermentation Nation class in the Creekside Room from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Mill Valley Public Library at 375 Throckmorton Ave. in Mill Valley. Registration for these fun and free classes closes quickly. Call 415-389-4292 or go to millvalleylibrary.org.
• Find new plant favorites for your garden at the “End of Season Sale” in the entry garden near the main entrance of the San Francisco Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way in San Francisco. Admission to the sale is free. Call 415-661-1316 or go to sfbotanicalgarden.org.
• Travel back in time to learn about King Louis XIV’s favorite artist, Charles Le Brun, from author Wolf Burchard, furniture research curator at Britain’s National Trust, who will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “The Sovereign Artist,” at an Institute of Classical Architecture & Art wine reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the James Leary Flood Mansion at 2222 Broadway in San Francisco. Tickets cost $45 with discounts for members and students. Go to classicist-nocal.org.
PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, design and entertaining topics every Saturday and also on her blog at DesignSwirl.co. She may be contacted at P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct 12, 2018
Autumn planting tips and ideas to liven up the garden
Let's get some ideas for your fall garden from a few experts.
According to Cristin LaFromboise, color and foliage buyer, at Armstrong Garden Centers, 2200 E. Route 66, Suite 200, in Glendora, now is the perfect time to get busy with outdoor planting.
"Going into the tail end of summer, sometimes the garden starts to look a little tired," she said. "It is a great time to pop annual color into pots for instant color. Vinca and zinnias are the best choices to stand late summer heat.
"In Southern California, you can also put herbs in year-round. Basil, parsley and thyme are popular ones right now."
She said as summer turns to fall, it is wonderful time to plant cooler season veggies such as lettuce, kale, broccoli and cauliflower, which are all edible fall favorites.
As for what kinds of bulbs, she suggests homeowners plant spring-flowering bulbs in the fall. Freesia and hyacinth are fragrant, and ranunculus, daffodils and iris make great cut flowers, she said.
LaFromboise said fall is also the best time to plant trees and shrubs.
"With our mild winters, it gives time for plants to develop roots, and acclimate to their surroundings. Also, fall is the time for the best selection of annual color in Pansies and Snapdragons."
Echinacea is a perennial of the Asteraceae family and known for its medicinal properties including enhancing the immune system. Courtesy photo.
Of course, if you want to create a special fall garden that will be easy to maintain, LaFromboise recommends planting perennials now. You can also plant gaillardia, rudbeckia and echinacea, all of which provide vibrant fall color and can come back for multiple years.
Jul 6, 2018
Our Town: Solar flower power more than a cute art installation
Cute, right? But it's also a symbol of the increasing solarization of Calgary. It's been a long time coming.Daniel Armstrong saw his first roof panel as a kid growing up in Nova Scotia. "Our neighbours put one on their camp out in the sticks where we had no electricity," he says. "My dad was a science teacher so he explained it to me-I just thought it was the coolest thing, that they could generate their own energy." Thirty years later, Armstrong's passion for renewable energy hasn't waned and, three years ago, he shifted his siding business into a full-time solar-installation operation. This week alone, he'll power up homes in Auburn Bay and Springbank and over the course of the summer he and his crew will install systems in churches, schools and homes around the province.For all sorts of convoluted reasons we're not up to unpacking here, Canada is way behind, globally speaking, when it comes to capturing solar power. Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, China and the U.S. harness the sun to a degree that Canada hasn't yet come close to. To boot, Alberta, despite being the sunniest place in the country, is a laggard nationally. If you ask Armstrong, however, he'll tell you that's about to change-and fast.RelatedBusiness is booming for his company, Longday Solar, and, he says, for other local specialists. "We're the new hub for solar," he says. "Calgary has the most sun after Medicine Hat, and people are starting to realize that if you w... Apr 20, 2018
A la carte: Wine, cheese and flowers at these spring events
Guerneville School Historic Community Garden and enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Crista Luedtke. 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.___CALISTOGA: The big cheeseSterling Vineyards will hold an Artisanal Cheese Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the winery’s Diamond Mountain Terrace.The event includes more than a dozen cheeses, plus charcuterie and limited production Sterling wines.Tickest are $45. To reserve: sterlingvineyards.com. 1111 Dunaweal Lane.___HEALDSBURG: Raw milk cheeseCheese expert Janet Fletcher will lead a tasting of some awesome American cheeses made with unpasteurized milk at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, which happens to be Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day.Although regulatory pressures are making raw-milk cheeses increasingly rare, many cheesemakers continue to fight for their rights to make these cheeses.Tickets are $65. To reserve: healdsburgshed.com. 25 North St.Staff Writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or email@example.com. On Twitter @dianepete56. (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)Mar 8, 2018
Gardener author advises grow what you love
Don’t-miss events• Enjoy a hotdog, chips and soft drink while you shop — and while supplies last — during Armstrong Garden Center’s Grilling in the Garden event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday when you can also meet staff garden designers (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and get 20 percent off purchases all day. Armstrong Garden Centers is at 1430 S. Novato Blvd. in Novato. Call 415-878-0493 or go to armstronggarden.com.• Prepare your spring garden with help from Sloat Garden Centers at 10 a.m. Sunday at 401 Miller Ave. in Mill Valley (415-388-0365) or 1 p.m. Sunday at 700 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield (415-454-0262) or 10 a.m. Sunday at 2000 Novato Blvd. in Novato (415-897-2169). Free for members or $10. Tuition includes a moss hanging basket, plant, soil and fertilizer. Go to sloatgardens.com.• Join San Rafael volunteers to help clean up the park from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 10 at Albert Park in San Rafael, between Lonatese Patio and the Redwood Grove. Gloves, trash bags and trash sticks will be provided. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.• Find magnificent magnolias for your garden, including a limited supply of the special Magnolia campbellii, at Strybing Arboretum’s Magnolia & Companion Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Free. Call 415-661-1316 or go to sfbotanicalgarden.com.• Join Dawn Marin Carlson for a class on container gardening 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sandalwood Estates Clubhouse at 576 N. McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma. Admission is $10. Call 707-559-5651 or go to dawntoduskenterprises.com/blog.PJ Bremier writes on home, garden, design and entertaining topics every Saturday and also on her blog at DesignSwirl.co. She may be contacted at P.O. Box 412, Kentfield 94914, or at email@example.com.If you goWhat: Emily Murphy’s “Grow What You Love” book signingWhen: 1 p.m. April 21Where... (Marin Independent Journal)Jun 29, 2017
Patriotic planters show off your true colors
What: Patriotic planter workshopWhen: 9 a.m. July 1Where: Armstrong Garden Centers at 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo or 1430 South Novato Blvd., NovatoAdmission: $15.99, includes planter, soil, plants and decorationsInformation: armstronggarden.comOn July 1, Armstrong Garden Centers in San Anselmo and Novato will create “patriotic planters” as prototypes to inspire Marin residents to make their own in a fun make-and-take workshop. The all-inclusive event costs $15.99.“These planters are an excellent way to dress up the porch or patio for the Fourth of July and beyond,” says Ellen Santoni, marketing manager of Armstrong Garden Centers. “Plant it right and it will last until Labor Day.”They would also make a creative hostess gift if you’re heading to an Independence Day barbecue or even a cheerful present for a friend whose porch could use some color.For those who can’t make the class, you can make your own at home with these tips from Santoni.• You don’t need to stick to just annuals or just perennials. “You can do a combination of b... (Marin Independent Journal)