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Box Road 488Browning, mt 59417
307 Harmon StreetGlendive, MT 59330
8160 Us 27Dewitt, MT 48820
1301 1/2 Dakota AveLibby, MT 59923
157 Main StShelby, MT 59474
Montana Flowers News
Feb 28, 2019
A treasure in Kalispell, Bibler Gardens a geologist's wonderland and legacy - Great Falls Tribune
Persian rugs, some historic French furniture, animal mounts, Inuit carvings and prints and 20th century Montana artists.
The gardens, though, steal the show.
Seven gardeners work for eight months a year to "paint" with flowers in a way that would do Bibler proud.
Every fall they plant 10,000 to 14,000 bulbs, with 300,000 already in the ever-changing garden.
By mid-May, seas of tulips emerge. Daffodils, hyacinths, alyssum, aubretia and candy tuft add to the scene. Apple, plum, pear and other flowering trees are in bloom.
Perennials are emerging and getting ready to take over where the tulips leave off. Gardeners will plant another 30,000 annuals during the month of June. Jun 14, 2018
'Field Notes:' All About The Bitterroot, Montana's State Flower
Field Notes:' All About The Bitterroot, Montana's State Flower (June 3 and 8, 2018) Enter the high country of Montana in late May or early June and you may see a striking pale pink flower. Few plants can rival the lovely bloom of the bitterroot, a low-growing perennial herb with a blossom that ranges from deep rose to almost white. The bitterroot grows on the dry slopes of the Rockies, ranging from southern British Columbia and Alberta to the high-altitude deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. Dormant for nearly ten months of the year, the bitterroot flowers in May or June and blooms only briefly. The plant uses stored energy from nighttime moisture to open its flowers in the morning. The flowers close during the sunny afternoons and evenings to preserve their energy. Each ... Apr 6, 2018
Funds needed for Philipsburg flowers
Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce. As always, there will be fabulous cuisine, interesting presentations and dancing to King Friday, one of Montana’s most popular bands. Tickets are $50. For more details, call 406-683-5511.Dance at the Anaconda Elks — The John Fox Sound will play for a public dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Anaconda Elks Lodge. Dance to music from the Big Band Era, polka, swing, Latin and waltzes, as well. Admission is $10 for the general public.At the movies — The CINEMAtech film series continues through Friday, March 30, in the Montana Tech library auditorium. “Cairo Station”, a 1958 Egyptian drama that deals with one man’s deadly obsession with a woman he meets at the train station, will be featured. Admission is free.Fun run set for last day of March — Bruce’s Big Butte Challenge Fun Run is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. The distances are 1 Mile, 5k and 11k. Race day registration is from 8:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Montana Tech HPER Building Lobby, 1301 W. Park St. The entry fee is $10 for children 14 and under; $20 for those 15 and older. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and is $25 after March 28. Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. For forms and race information, go to www.butteexchangeclub.org, www.bbbsbutte.org, or buttespissandmoanrunners.com. Mail your registration to Fun Run, P.O. Box 62, Butte, Montana 59703 (checks payable to “BBBS”). Pre-registration and packet pickup is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Metals Bank.Talent show at the Rialto — The 58th annual Deer Lodge Rotary Talent show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Rialto Theater, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge. Lots of talent will be on tap. Details: 406-846-7900.Learn about Elk Park — The annual meeting for the Jefferson Valley Museum will be a 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Whitehall Methodist Fellowship Hall. The museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the Jefferson Valley, and has become a repository of artifacts, genealogy and general history of the area. The evening includes a free history lesson about a part of Jefferson County that is not so well known, and will be presented by Elk Park resident Joe Sologub. He will enlighten attendees about this outlying part of Jefferson County. The all-volunteer museum staff will be on hand to serve refreshments and answer questions about the museum. (Montana Standard)Sep 22, 2017
Where are all the flowers grown?
The Westside Flower Market is a sign that things are changing for Montanans in the flower business. In fact, the flower industry is changing nationwide. Currently, 80 percent of flowers bought in the United States are sourced from foreign markets. Colombia produces about 78 percent of those, Ecuador contributes 15 percent, and the rest come from China, Europe and Africa. Over the past five years, many American flower growers and sellers have conspired to change those numbers in an effort known as the "slow flower" movement, the principles of which mimic the already thriving local food movement that's been growing in popularity for more than a decade.Debra Prinzing, a Seattle journalist, master gardener and host of the Slow Flowers podcast, writes about the movement's three-pronged philosophy:First, as a flower arranger, she works primarily with flowers that are in season. "So, come December and January," she writes, "my commitment to sourcing locally-grown floral materials sends me to the conifer boughs, colored twigs and berry-producing evergreens—and the occasional greenhouse-grown rose, lily or tulip, just to satisfy my hunger for a bloom."Second, it's artisanal by nature, the kind of know-your-farmer ideal that excludes mass-market operations and big-industry brokers.Finally, the slow flower movement is about taking the time to enjoy beauty in a manner conjured by the phrase "stop and smell the roses." It's about approaching flowers with care and deliberateness."When I say the phrase 'slow flowers,'" Prinzing writes, "there are those who immediately understand it to mean: I have made a conscious choice."The Westside Flower Market is becoming a space where local florists and flower growers can make conscious choices and, at the same time, build relationships and share knowledge. Consumers too, can play a role in the slow flower movement."Maybe Valentine's Day doesn't mean a dozen pink roses," Jenkins says. "Maybe it can mean something different.""It might be unromantic to call a flower a commodity or a manufactured product, but flowers are both," writes journalist Amy Stewart in her new book, Flower Confidential. "They are ephemeral, emotional and impractical, but we Americans buy about four billion of them a year. We buy more flowers than we do Big Macs. Flowers are big business. It just happens to be a gorgeous, bewitching, bewildering business."Flowers that are shipped to the U.S. from overseas are cut long before they blossom. They end up blooming inside metal containers around the time they land at the airport, usually in Miami.And most flowers are shipped to the U.S. from overseas, in large part because of a U.S. government policy. In 1991, two decades after then-President Richard Nixon declared "war on drugs," the U.S. entered into the Andean Trade Preference ...Jun 29, 2017
Just in time for summer: Wildflower bloom on Rogers Pass draws crowds
The 30-minute walk from the high point on Montana Highway 200 to the ridgeline transforms from thick forest colored by red Indian paintbrush, yellow glacier lilies and lavender lupine stalks. Beargrass blooms the size of softballs jostled between tree trunks.Within 10 minutes, the trail breaks into an open, rocky meadow littered with yellow blanketflowers with their red centers, pale pink prairie smoke and cushion Townsend daisys with their purple petals and yellow centers. Ten minutes more, and all vegetation drops below shoelace level. At the rocky ridgeline, tiny blue forget-me-nots and Yellowstone graba cushioned the ground while occasional monster pale evening primrose defied the wind with flowers big as silver dollars.“There are lots of wide-open meadows all along the Continental Divide," Lattin said. “At Granite Butte off the Marsh Creek Road, there’s a unique ribbon forest. The snow melts 15 feet into the woods, and it holds water so well, you get a high-elevation riparian area. There are 4-foot, 5-foot, 20-foot drifts that slowly melt out and you see flowers that you typically see along a creek.”That meadow lies at the end of the Marsh Creek Road near Stemple Pass, south of Lincoln. The U.S. Forest Service considers it a Resource Natural Area for its unusual characteristics.Visitors may not pick wildflowers on Forest Service land, but they can certainly enjoy them. The only challenge is not stepping on the thousands of blooms now appearing. (The Missoulian)