Florists in Adams, MA
Find local Adams, Massachusetts florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Adams 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.
Adams Flower Shops
249 N. Summer St
Adams, MA 01220
Adams MA News
May 24, 2018
As May Flowers Bloom, A Closer Look at White House Gardens Past and Present
War of 1812, or burned in the White House fire of 1814. President John Quincy Adams used Jefferson’s plans as guides for refurbishing the grounds. He hired John Ousley to help—the first of a small string of long-tenured White House gardeners. Ousley himself would serve for the next 30 years.
Large changes came during James Monroe’s presidency. Charles Bullfinch, architect of the Capitol, drew up plans for grading the grounds, and Charles Bizet, former gardener of the Madison family’s Montpelier estate, became the White House gardener. Bizet and his assistant Thomas McGrath oversaw the construction of a stone wall on the north, and the same wrought iron gates hung between two sandstone gateposts from 1818 until 1976.
President Monroe made garden improvements during the Era of Good Feelings while also completing Lafayette Square (later changed to Lafayette Park). The Square was named after General Marquis de Lafayette, the French military leader who helped American forces win the Revolutionary War.
The Ellipse on the south end of President’s Park was first laid out by President Rutherford B. Hayes in the last quarter of the 19th century. It was called the “White Lot” up until the 1930s, a name that most likely originated from the white fence surrounding it from 1849 to the 1870s.
By the time Ulysses S. Grant served as president after the Civil War, the marsh was drained, allowing for an extension of the South Grounds. Due to the expansion, Downing’s circle was flattened into an ellipse, which was finished in 1881. It held events such as militia drill competitions and the 26th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1892. Today, the Ellipse is a popular spot for people to walk, picnic, and view the South Portico of the White House.
One item of significance to the White House gardens that does not survive today is the conservatory. In 1835, Jackson created an orangery in an old archives storage room that had been in use as a horse stable. The prized tree specimen was a Malayan sago from George Washington’s own orangery.
Keeping up the extensive collection of indoor plants was costly, and President Martin Van Buren was admonished by Congressman Charles Ogle of Pennsylvania for lavish spending on the White House grounds. When the U.S. Treasury required expansion, President Franklin Pierce had to demolish the orangery and greenhouse, although a new one was built on the roof of the White House’s West Colonnade. A subsequent greenhouse President James Buchanan completed in 1857 became a favorite private escape for the Lincoln family during the Civil War.
The remaining conservatory burned in 1867, after which President Grant added back... Mar 23, 2018
Flower entrepreneur's lavish lifestyle, prior convictions described in sentencing documents
A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to send businessman David M. Adams to prison for a long time, asserting in a sentencing document that he is "one of the biggest federal tax cheats in Connecticut history."Adams, 57, of East Lyme pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in October to six tax-related crimes, and was scheduled for sentencing last week. His attorney, William T. Koch Jr., was on trial elsewhere and was granted an extension. Adams' sentencing is now set for May 30 before Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford. He faces decades in prison.Adams is the founder of Flowers USA and another online floral business, both of which he has sold. He is a principal of Saybrook Realty Partners, which has an interest in the Saybrook Junction plaza near the Old Saybrook train station.In a sentencing memorandum submitted to the court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan L. Wines says Adams has been a "tremendous drain on federal resources for 20 years" who appears to have no intention of ever repaying the government.As of October 2016,...Mar 23, 2018
Barton Goldsmith: The re-blooms of spring
The flower lady kept moving them around the house, looking for the right light, like Ansel Adams in Yosemite, and her efforts were rewarded. A tiny new stem grew from one of the old ones that she hadn’t let me cut off. Then another one grew, and another plant, and now nearly all are flowering!Yes, you can lose everything you think is important — your beauty, your wealth, even your family — but as long as you are alive, you can find new life within the one you thought was never going to bloom again.(Dr. Barton Goldsmith, a psychotherapist in Westlake Village, Calif., is the author of “The Happy Couple: How to Make Happiness a Habit One Little Loving Thing at a Time.” Follow his daily insights on Twitter at @BartonGoldsmith©2018 Barton Goldsmith—————PHOTO (for help with images, contact 312-222-4194):... (Twin Falls Times-News)Mar 23, 2018
2018 Wildflower Season Expected To Be Typical, But Still Terrific
Center’s new Texas Wildflower Central website at wildflower.org/texas.Contributing Experts: Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Ryan Middleton, Neil and Nan Adams, Olivia Sievers Ross, Suzanne Chapman, Toni and Benito Treviño, Sam Kieschnick...Mar 8, 2018
Portland Flower Market coping with shortage after semi crash
Angie Lopez.Lopez is a buyer with Frank Adams Wholesale Florist, one of several wholesalers inside the Portland Flower Market running low on supplies.Lopez got a call Saturday that the semi full of flowers crashed south of Redding, California. One of the truck drivers died.Lopez says her heart goes out to the family during this difficult time, and at the same time she’s hard at work, even working together with others at the Portland Flower Market, piecing together flowers from various parts of the country to make up for the lack of flowers.“Everyone was very understanding, had really kind words for us to get through everything. What can we do? Maybe we take a collection for the driver’s family,” Lopez said. “Then, just keep going. It’s all wheels going at all times. We just have to push forward.”Lopez says while there was a shortage of flowers Monday and Tuesday, she expects it to be business as usual by Wednesday. © 2018 KGW... (kgw.com)Feb 8, 2018
Funeral notices for Wednesday, Feb, 7
County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Muriel’s life. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.THERIAULT — Rodney E., 57, died Thursday, Feb. 1. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amedisys Foundation (Beacon Hospice), 245 Center St., Suite 10A, Auburn, ME 04210 or to the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240.WHEELER — Stanley E., 72, died Monday, Feb. 5. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the West Bowdoin Baptist Church in Bowdoin, followed by a celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 54 W... (Lewiston Sun Journal)