Florists in Stanford, KY
Find local Stanford, Kentucky florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Stanford 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.
Stanford Flower Shops
102 Portman Ave
Stanford, KY 40484
Stanford KY News
Sep 19, 2019
Barbara Wood Obituary - Menlo Park, CA | San Francisco Chronicle - Legacy.com
Bob Wood in San Francisco via a mutual friend, and it was almost love at first sight. They were married six months later in 1956 at Stanford Memorial Church and honeymooned in Hawaii. Their first home was on Wood Street in San Francisco.In 1961, Barbara and Bob moved to Menlo Park where they raised three daughters, Carol, Sally, & Wendy. Barbara created a happy home for her family and was active in the Traditional Shop of the Allied Arts Guild and the Guild's major fund raiser, TallyHo, which supported Stanford Children's Hospital. She was an active member of the Stanford Committee for Art supporting the Stanford Museum, now the Cantor Art Center.Barbara introduced Bob to the world of golf. They joined the Stanford Golf Course in 1966 and later played other courses in the United States and Mexico and took two "People to People" golfing tours of Europe. Barbara's hobbies included French cooking, flower arranging, and oil painting. She sheparded her daughters to competitive gymnastics, tennis, and theater, made costumes, and drove neighborhood car pools. Annual summer family trips were a high spot of the year. The family piled into the station wagon, north to the Canadian Rockies, east to Sun Valley, or south to La Jolla. Barbara loved these adventures, and would always search along the road for a dimly lit dinner with candles.When the girls were grown, Barbara helped her neighbor set up M&T Publishing, an American subsidiary of a German publishing company, that was later acquired by CMP Media, Inc., a global software publishing group. She became its Director of Operations and retired with a big party at age 75.Foreign travel was a large part of her life. She and Bob made 46 trips to ma... Jul 26, 2019
Plant a flower, embrace a community: Sun Messages - cleveland.com
Oprah Winfrey, in a talk given to Stanford business students, defined luck as “preparation meeting the moment of opportunity.” Lucky for Lyndhurst that Perry had a eureka moment, then “started with a few plants and a few herbs.”“That was about five years ago,” she added, noticing that there were some spots with flowers here and there.“Since then my garden has grown -- mostly flowers and herbs, but I have one tomato plant.”And the display leads to conversations and connections. “So many people have told me how wonderful my little garden looks and what a great job I’m doing,” she said. “In the apartment across from me, there are two women in their 90's. ... I’ve added flowers in front of their building and I’ve been told how much they enjoy looking at them.” Although Perry has lupus with severe arthritis, having the garden and working outside comes naturally and lifts her spirits. She has had more than 50 surgeries, which could sideline a less determined individual. But this self-described “people person,” who enjoys meeting and talking with others, designed a way to make a difference -- aesthetically and emotionally.“A few years back, in the midst of some very bad health issues, I told my doctor that I didn’t understand how I could help others, but I couldn’t help myself. He replied, ‘When you help others, the one that gets the most help is you.’”“I can sit back in a wheelchair and watch the world go by or I can be a part of it," Perry reflected.This column is dedicated to the memory of my friend Susan Brachna, who had a zest for life.Write on! Tell me what is new in the Hillcrest area. An award? An event? An achievement? An opportunity? Maybe all four! Write to email@example.com and put “Sun Messages” in the subject line for quickest reply. Submissions in the body of an email or as a Word attachment are preferred. No PDFs, please.For more information about the Hillcrest area, check out stories in the Sun Messenger online. Jan 25, 2019
Saving SF's Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park's grandest building - San Francisco Chronicle
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 display on the grounds, as featured in the "Say It With Flowers" spread in The Chronicle's pictorial section.
In December 1995, Golden Gate Park and the conservatory was severely damaged by a violent winter storm. Storm winds of up to 100 mph shattered the great octagonal dome and threatened the creaky structure.
There was even talk the conservatory would have to be torn down.
"We just don't have the money to rebuild it," Jim Cooney, assistant superintendent of parks for San Francisco, told reporter Nanette Asimov.
Oct 12, 2018
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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... Sep 10, 2018
Inside Golden Gate Parks Conservatory of Flowers
It's built in the Victorian style
The conservatory was built thanks to donations from philanthropists, including Leland Stanford
The greenhouse was once on the 100 most endangered world monuments list
The conservatory's design was inspired by London's Kew Gardens
It's a national, state, and local landmark
The conservatory's Garden of Fragrance exhibit was designed in 1965 as a way for disabled people and the visually impaired to enjoy the space via touch and smell
It contains the world's largest public collection of high-altitude orchids
A massive fire destroyed the structure's dome in 1883
The conservatory has 16,800 window panes
The greenhouse features carnivorous plants
Flower Piano, happening four weeks in the summertime, turns the outdoor area into an alfresco concert hall where everyone is invited to play on several pianos
There's a special-exhibit gallery that changes twice per year
The conservatory's facade lights up during the summer and winter months
Sometimes it stinks
You can get married here or host other private events
The Conservatory of Flowers is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The admission fee for adults residing in San Francisco is $9, but the attraction is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of each month.
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Deep field set for Bridge of Flowers 40th anniversary
Tesfaye, of West Roxbury. Tesfaye won the Bridge of Flowers in 2016 in 39:03.Another major challenger is newcomer Aisling Cuffee, who graduated from Stanford but now lives in North Grafton and runs for Saucony under coach Ray Treacy. Cuffee has a 15:11 personal record in a 5K.The third, fourth and fifth-place finishers from a year ago also return in the women's field. Apryl Sabadosa, of Westfield, took third. Karen Bertasso, of Albany, New York, is a two-time Bridge of Flowers winner. She was fourth last year. The fifth-place finisher from a year ago was Jenna Giglioti, of Northampton, who joins Sabadosa as two of the top female runners in the Western Mass. Distance Project.Another person to keep an eye on is newcomer Kim Nedeau, of Leverett, who is a top hill runner in New England and placed second at the Mount Washington Road Race in 2016.Ashley Krauss, of Easthampton, recently placed eighth at the James Joyce 10K in Dedham, which served as the U.S. championship for the Master's (ages 40-49) Division. Sidney Letendre, of Florence, returns after running an 8:11 pace on the course last season at the age of 62.