Florists in Alexandria, IN
Find local Alexandria, Indiana florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alexandria 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 12, 2018
Three wines to stock up on for Thanksgiving, plus 2 more to sip on warm days
Bar, Le Diplomat. Available in Maryland at Balducci's in Bethesda; on the list at Addie's in Potomac. Available in Virginia at Balducci's (Alexandria, McLean); on the list at Hummingbird in Alexandria.
Left Foot Charley Blaufrankisch 2017
Blaufrankisch, also known as Lemberger or Blue Franc (a proprietary name), is best known for the lush red wines of Burgenland, in Austria. It has long made cameo appearances in New York and Washington states. This beauty from Michigan is silky and lithe, bursting with flavors of black cherries and blackberries, with just a hint of caraway spice (my identifier for the grape, this note can be overpowering if the grapes were underripe). If I can find more, it will be on my Thanksgiving table. ABV: 13 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue). Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Left Foot Charley Old Orchard Vineyard Kerner 2016
Leelanau Peninsula, Mich., $20
Kerner is an obscure grape that resembles gruner veltliner, but perhaps with a little more body. I've had a few from northern Italy, and David Ramey makes a California kerner for his Sidebar label. This example from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula grew on me, its flavors and aromas of white flowers, ripe peaches and apricots expanding as the wine shrugged off the refrigerator's chill. New to the Washington-area market, this may take some hunting, or you could ask your favorite retailer to order it for you. ABV: 12 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue); on the list at Maxwell Park, Momofuku CCDC. Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Domaine de Mus Rosé 2017
Pays d'Oc, France, $13 in 750-milliliter bottle, or $28 in three-liter box
This blend of grenache and cinsault is a delicious Provencal rosé, with racy flavors of melon and herbs and a slightly tart finish. The importer has sold out of the bottles, but the wine is still available in three-liter boxes, with more on the way. Consider that a nearly 50 percent discount on four bottles. That's a steal. Keep the boxes in mind for holiday parties, from Oktoberfest through New Year's. This is fun, food-friendly, delicious wine. ABV: 12.5 percent.Imported and distributed by Kysela: Available in the District at Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits, Magruder's, Rodman's. Available in Maryland at 5 O'Clock Wine... Aug 17, 2018
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm Springs
The Society of American Florists Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:26PM EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Society of American Florists will celebrate the longevity of four floral industry businesses with the SAF Century Award during SAF Palm Springs 2018, the association's 134th Annual Convention at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The Century Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years or more.
The 2018 Century Award honorees are: City Line Florist in Trumbull, Connecticut; Gould's Flowers in Lockport, New York; Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska; and Lake Forest Flowers in Lake Forest, Illinois.
"Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit," said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. "But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat."
City Line Florist Trumbull, Connecticut
City Line Florist has been owned ... Jul 6, 2018
Gardens run the gamut: 2018 tour features exotics and natives, commercial displays and private retreats
University of Minnesota Extension's Master Gardener program.On one end of the tour, the Alexandria Golf Club accents its beautiful course with flowers and landscaping. Meanwhile in Farwell, Tara and Dennis Bitzan tend big country gardens and tuck flowers, birdhouses and wooden and iron items along a walking trail. Perry Evans specializes in cut flowers, while Country Blossom Farm grows apples and berries for market. Native plants dominate Bill and Jessie Blanchard's 1,300-square-foot garden."All of these natives were chosen because they were attractive to various pollinators," Bill Blanchard said.Each year, 300 or more people take the Tour of Gardens, Gaffaney said. Gardeners answer questions, and two master gardeners are always at every property.At just a third of the way into the growing season, the gardens still have plenty to offer."Things have grown so much in the last week, I'm amazed," she added.The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour participants visit the gardens in the order they wish, paying $5 at the first garden they visit. Children are admitted free. Pets are encouraged to remain home.For more information or a tour brochure, call University of Minnesota Extension, Douglas County, at 320-762-3890 or stop at t... Apr 20, 2018
These miniature flowers are perfect for small spaces (and budgets)
May.Last week, I stopped by the Alexandria garden of Karen Cogar, president of the Washington Daffodil Society, to see some of the “minis” in action. In an area of only eight feet by six feet, she was growing approximately 200 varieties of miniature daffodils. The term applies to those that grow under six inches and are on an ordained American Daffodil Society list, but many exquisite, small (if taller) daffodils are found outside those boundaries as well. Most varieties of triandrus, jonquilla and cyclamineus daffodils fit the bill.When I arrived at Cogar’s, she had 20 or so varieties of minis that she had collected to show me. It was hard to pick a favorite. Angel’s Breath had three descending blooms on its single stem, all a soft lemon yellow and about an inch and a half across. Even after a few days in a vase, the fragrance was strong and spicy. Mitzy is a white-flowering cyclamineus type with its petals swept back against an unusually long and slender corona.You don’t have to have a balcony of pots for these smaller daffodils. Cogar led me through her woodland garden, where Minnow and Pacific Coast were flowering with hellebores and Virginia bluebells. Closer in appearance to species daffodils, they look at home in a woodland garden. Find a spot on the edge of the woods — they need sunlight to regenerate — and plant as many as you can. Heath, co-founder of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, suggests you plant at least 10 bulbs for an effect. “Ten makes a nice big clump, eight to 12 inches in diameter,” he said.I asked Heath to recommend three of his varieties for novices. He suggested Baby Boomer, a dwarf jonquil with loads of flowers and fragrance, and clusters of buttery yellow blooms; Tiny Bubbles, a short, nodding golden bloomer with petals that are swept back a little; and Snow Baby, a miniature trumpet growing to 10 inches with creamy white cups. I asked about powerfully fragrant varieties, and in addition to Baby Boomer, he recommended Baby Moon, a canary yellow jonquilla, and a variety named Canaliculatus, which is similar to Minnow but with more flowers and cups a stronger yellow.Cogar travels to shows across the eastern United States at this time of year — they start in the South and move northward with the growing season — and is heartened when she sees younger people growing and showing. “Now if we could get Taylor Swift to grow daffodils, the whole world would grow them,” she said. Meanwhile, think small.@adrian_higgins on Twitter
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Feb 8, 2018
A florist's advice for saving money on flowers
Chris Drummond, president-elect of the SAF in Alexandria, Va., says consumers shouldn't be embarrassed if they have questions. "There are so many hundreds of varieties of flowers. Even me, in the business, every year I find something I've never seen before," he said. "We certainly expect our consumers not to know about certain varieties. We expect you to have questions."It's helpful to understand, that pricing is not standardized in the floral industry, says Kayle Walker Burns, owner of Petal and Bean Floral & Event Planning in Breckenridge, Colo. What one florist charges likely is different from other florists, and you also can expect differences if you buy flowers at a grocery store, online or from a local florist.We asked professional florists to share their top tips for buying bouquets and other items during flower-centric holidays and events.Preorder for your best chance to get what you want.According to the Society of American Florists, the ideal window for preordering flowers is three to 10 days. Preordering helps florists make sure they have the right and freshest flowers for the consumers - and ensure first availability. The closer you purchase flowers to the holiday, the greater chance of availability and the price may be affected. Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday this year, so florists expect more flower pur... (KTVB)Jan 12, 2018
Florists Prep For Inspiring Day In Omaha
The Society of American FloristsPosted: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:42PM EST
ALEXANDRIA, VA — It's been more than two years since Rhonda Bullington attended SAF's 1-Day Profit Blast in Des Moines, an experience that expanded her skill-set and provided a boost in business. When the owner of Loess Hills Floral Studio in Council Bluffs, Iowa, saw the educational program is next headed to Omaha, Nebraska — a mere six miles away — she pounced on the opportunity.
"I got a lot out of the program the first time, both during the sessions and the networking opportunities in between," she said.
On Sunday, January 14, Bullington will be sitting front row and center with another employee in tow. SAF's first event of 2018 combines a blend of favorites and new presentations. Bullington said she's especially interested to hear headliner Laura Daluga, AIFD, discuss ways to connect with millennials.
"My business is largely weddings, so millennials are my clients," she explained.
First-time Profit Blast attendee Jack Fabbrini is ready to "soak it all in." A recent college gra... (PerishableNews )