Florists in Amherst, MA
Find local Amherst, Massachusetts florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Amherst 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.
Amherst Flower Shops
172 N. Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst MA News
Aug 17, 2018
Best place to buy garden flowers
Amherst Greenhouse features spectacular variety. Richard Parrish The Lima News
1. Amherst GreenhouseLocation: 644 county Road 126, HarrodPhone: 419-648-6527Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SaturdayHighlights: If you have not driven to Amherst Greenhouse, well then, you are just missing out on Hardin County’s best kept secret. Your neighbors will be raving about your gorgeous flowers. The only distressing thing about Amherst Greenhouse is, when you get there everything is so beautiful you want to take home every variety in every color. Don’t forget to get your mums there this fall. The sizes and colors are truly unbelievable.2. Indian Trail Garden CenterLocation: 205 state Route 65, Columbus GrovePhone: 419-659-2885Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun... Aug 17, 2018
AMONG FRIENDS: Couple continues to grow business in beef, cut flowers
We've seen what you can do with enough time. Next year is going to be so much better," he promised.
Neither Allan, who is from Amherst, nor Kaloc, who grew up in Pictou County, come from farming backgrounds but they have become passionate about organic growing, from meat to vegetables to flowers.
"We want to have healthy food for our own family and we also sell our beef. Our goal is to avoid chemicals and at least leave the land to the next generation in the condition we found it, if not considerably better," said Kaloc.
Allan, a world traveler, spent time with an organization that provides work opportunities on organic farms and also studied organic growing methods at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She was thrilled to later get an internship at West River Gardens.
"I learned so much working with Bob (Parker) and he is still a great mentor. I've made my share of mistakes but his knowledge has saved me from many more," she said.
From there she spent a summer looking after the gardens at Pictou Lodge, developing her sense of what particular plants need to thrive and planning her own garden.
She started growing from seed under lights in her West River Station basement but soon learned wood heat did not provide a consistent enough temperature for many plants.
"For my birthday, James built me a growing bench; a heated, insulated propagation bench. Since then I can rotate plants in and out and the results are much better."
Kaloc, a mechanic with his own tow truck business, has found plenty of use for his skills in the garden business.
"I'm always building something, trying to find a better way. We've learned there is a lot of problem-solving in gardening."
It was four years ago he jumped into the highland cattle business but he admitted to needing a push toward commercial flower growing.
"I had my doubts. Niki was talking flowers and I was thinking maybe tomatoes, maybe cucumbers. But flowers, seriously? The market for flowers has been a big surprise to me. Another thing I've learned is that the people who buy flowers tend to be really sweet people."
Allan credits a Northern Opportunities for Business program with allowing her to get her market garden started.
Kaloc, who loves draft horses, used his Percherons to break ground for the flower bed.
"I like to do as much work as possible with the horses but no, we have no plans to give up our tractor," he added.
Much of the pasture land on the Rocklin property has grown over through the years but that makes it a good place for raising highland cattle.
"James has done some clearing, but it suits highland cattle because they are good grazers and will chew the alders down and return it to good pasture land," said Allan.
Once they are settled at one location, they expect life will be simpler an... Jul 6, 2018
This pretty plant is dangerous — and it's growing in more than a dozen Mass. communities
New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Oregon, and Washington, according to research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It first landed in the United States from Asia and Europe in the early 20th century as an ornamental garden plant, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation said.Fortunately, Forman Orth said, the number of cases in Massachusetts is slowly decreasing.
"People should be aware of what it looks like, and if they see it they should report it," Forman Orth said, "but as long as they avoid contact with it, there shouldn't be any significant issues."Elise Takahama can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
... Jan 26, 2018
Between the Rows: Emily Dickinson's inspired world of poetry and flowers
Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent Amherst family, so everyone knew who she was. She attended the Amherst Academy and went on to the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (as Mount Holyoke College was called at the time) for a period before she went back home to garden and write poetry. She was more known for her gardening than her poetry in those days; now she is more known for her poetry and her reclusiveness than her gardening. In the spring of 2010, both sides of her were showcased at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) exhibit titled Emily Dickinson’s Garden — The Poetry of Flowers. This exhibit presented Emily Dickinson as gardener and botanist as well as a poet, and the ways her observations of nature and love of flowers fed her poetry. The original garden was no longer in existence at the time of this exhibit, but research and a close reading of her poems were the basis for recreating the gardens around the Dickinson house. The exhibit also included a conservatory, a reminder of the small conservatory Emily’s father Ed... (The Recorder)May 25, 2017
Chestnut Hill's Home & Garden Festival celebrates 21
Besides the Philadelphia area, they come from locations such as Brooklyn, NY; Rehoboth Beach, DE; Fletcher, NC; Amherst, MA, and Tampa, FL.Look for interesting variety in vendors and their wares. For instance, Nick Gomez, of Chestnut Hill, will have skateboards; Megan Fitzpatrick, of Wyndmoor, and Charles Todd, of Mt. Airy, will be displaying furniture, and Dana Rapoport, also of Mt. Airy, will feature children’s books.For honey lovers, the Philadelphia Bee Association will have a display featuring, of course bees, and a look at how these busy critters make honey.“A number of farms will be participating, bringing fresh food and vegetables for purchase,” said Miller. As usual, there will be numerous gardeners will beautiful plants and flowers, perhaps even orchids, for sale.Returning this year will be Eco Alley, sponsored by PECO Smart Ideas, featuring vendors offering sustainable products from organic plants. This display is courtesy of GRINCH (Green in Chestnut Hill).If you are bringing youngsters, be assured there will be plenty to do. There will be all day amusement rides at 8340 Germantown Ave.; arts and crafts all day in the 8300 block of Germantown Ave., and face painting all day at Germantown Avenue and Gravers Lane. The Manatawna 4H Club Petting Zoo will be open from noon to 4 p.m. at Bethlehem Pike and Germantown Avenue. The popular little train rides will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 8100 block of Germantown Avenue.A daylong festival like this always has plenty of music and food.Soul City will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 8600 block of Germantown Avenue; Rich Posmontier Ensemble will follow from 2 to 5 p.m. in the 8600 block of Germantown Avenue; the Dukes of Destiny will play in the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and be followed by City Rhythm Orchestra from 2 to 5 p.m.Plenty of delicious food will be available. Locations are as follows:8600 block of Germantown Avenue — McNally’s Outdoor Café, Cosimo’s Pizza Café, Mica, Thai Kuu, Tavern on the Hill, Banjara, Trade Winds, Osaka, Bredenbeck’s Ice Cream;8500 block of Germantown Avenue — Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop, Starbuck’s Coffee, Funnel Cakes & Smoothies;8400 block of Germantown Avenue —Weavers Way Co-op, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant;8300 block of Germantown Avenue — Roller’s Express-o, Campbell’s Place, Fiesta Pizza, Old Fashioned Kettle Korn;8200 block of Germantown Avenue — Paris Bistro, Chestnut Hill Grill & Sidewalk Café, Green Soul, Poppy’s Café, King’s Garden, Night Kitchen Bakery, El Poquito, Cin Cin, the Fresh Market;8100 block of Germantown Avenue — Roller’s Restaurant at Flying Fish, Bredenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream Parlor... (Chestnut Hill Local)Mar 16, 2017
8 tricks to make your cut flowers last longer
Sprite and 7-Up can prolong the life of your flowers, according to US scientists. Susan Han, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s plant, soil and insect science department, recommends a three-to-one ratio of water to soda, but with a couple of drops of bleach to stop bacteria from growing.[Read more: How to arrange flowers like a pro]
5. Clean the vase
Bacteria is the biggest baddie when it comes to bouquets, so make sure you thoroughly clean out your vase before placing a new bunch in it.
6. Keep fruit away
Michelle says: "Keep fresh flowers away from ripening fruit, it gives off a gas called ethylene and will cause your flowers to lose their longevity."
7. Pop a penny in
You’re bound to find one down the back of the sofa – so next time you get given a bunch of flowers, drop a penny in the vase – the copper is thought to stop bacteria from growing.
8. Bleach them
Sounds crazy, but Michelle explains: "Did you know that Gerberas are quite susceptible to bacteria. If you do not have suitable flower food you can use a tiny amount of household bleach in the water."Have you got any tips for boosting cut flowers? Tell us in the Comments section below. (BT.com)