Florists in Albany, NY
Find local Albany, New York florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Albany 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.
Albany Flower Shops
475 Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211
231 Osborne Rd
Albany, NY 12205
1561 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Albany NY News
Jun 14, 2018
Funeral today for police officer from Fishkill killed in crash
SUNY New Paltz police, said her department would be represented at the wake and will be attending the funeral with officers from SUNY Albany and Purchase College.
“For those of us who had the chance to work (with) and know Gary, he was a great officer and friend to all,” SUNY New Paltz police said in a Facebook post on Friday. “We will miss Gary’s never-ending smile, professionalism and caring attitude. His tenacity for law enforcement was unparalleled and admired by his peers. Our prayers are extended to his family and friends.”
Pietropaolo had been riding his motorcycle on Route 301 when he collided with a mail truck that was backing out of a driveway, Kent police said. He was taken to Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, where he died.
The community has come together to support Pietropaolo's family, including raising more than $101,000 for his fiancée through a gofundme page.
In addition to his father and fiancée, Pietropaolo is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Wellington) Pietropaolo; sisters, Kristin and Maria; and grandmothers, aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Carmel Police Benevolent Association, P.O. Box 101, Mahopac, N.Y., 10541.
Apr 6, 2018
Out of flowers? Flour? Businesses contend with supply crises
While shortages are an obstacle for many small businesses, some owners have actually made materials in short supply the heart of their business.Albany Woodworks uses reclaimed wood from demolished houses, barns and other buildings to make flooring and paneling. When Richard Woods started the business more than 40 years ago, reclaimed wood was easy to find and he had no competition. But demand has grown from renovating homeowners and groups restoring historical sites, and so has the number of rival firms."We are constantly having to network to find new suppliers that may have quality wood," says Woods, whose company is located in Tickfaw, Louisiana. His suppliers are demolition companies, and most sites with the wood he needs are in industrial revolution-era towns in New England and along the Mississippi River. "We go wherever we have to," Woods says.At Widespread Electrical Sales, owner Scott Vaughn also travels the country in search of equipment that may be decades old."We rely on big industrial plants that are closing, buy the right to their power distribution systems, and rip them down," says Vaughn, whose company is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. He also gets obsolete equipment from decommissioned call centers and data centers.Widespread Electric sells about half a million breakers a year, with some costing as much as $25,000. The cost is worth it for a business that otherwise would have to retrofit its power systems.Supply shortages are an inherent part of the electrical business, Vaughn says."It's directed by the manufacturers themselves," he says. "They put out a product line and sell it with a planned obsolescence program behind it."_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenberg...Apr 6, 2018
Flowers killed dinosaurs, the asteroid just finished them off
University of Albany professor, evolutionary psychologist and co-author Gordon Gallup says dinosaurs may have been too slow to evolve a learned taste aversion that would allow them to associate the taste of certain foods with danger. Instead, they just kept chomping on the toxic plants despite gastrointestinal distress. "Though the asteroid certainly played a factor, the psychological deficit which rendered dinosaurs incapable of learning to refrain from eating certain plants had already placed severe strain on the species," Gallup said in a statement this week. Gallup and his former student Michael J. Frederick also studied whether birds and crocodilian species, which are both considered to be descendants of dinosaurs, could develop taste aversions. They found birds learn to avoid things that make them sick by recognizing them visually, while the crocodilians, like their larger ancestors, just kept chowing down. So remember, next time you're threatened by a crocodile, the best way to fight back could be with a bouquet of Foxglove and Wolf's Bane. Thanks, science! ...Jan 26, 2018
Gardening: Flower shows offer spring in deep winter
A show I only recently heard about is near Albany in Troy, New York. In its 31st year, it is called the Capital District Garden and Flower Show and will be held March 23 to 25 at Hudson Valley Community College. I hope to go. From their photos and write-up, I imagine it will be similar in size and scope to the Vermont Flower Show — which is now an every-other year show, and is not occurring this year.Bangor, Maine, has an annual flower show, though I’ve never attended. This year it will be held in the Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, on April 20 to 22. If you go, please contact me so I’ll learn more about it.Last year I crossed one more item off my “Bucket List”. My partner Cindy Heath and I flew to London and attended the Chelsea Flower Show. It is in a league by itself, both in size and scope. Mostly outdoors, it includes displays with full-sized trees planted for the week. Under a big tent are displays of flowers of every ilk: hellebores, alliums, iris, narcissus, tulips, vegetables, carnivorous plants and much, much more. To see my article about the show and see a dozen photos, go to dailyuv.com/feed/905682.The Chelsea Show is held this year May 22 to 26. If you plan to go, join the Royal Horticulture Society to get reduced prices and access before the rest of the world (the first two days are just for RHS members). One member can bring in three guests. The Brits love their flowers, and know how to celebrate them. Bring a flowered dress or vest and bowtie, and walk around drinking champagne if you wish — many people do.I called my friend Jill Nooney of Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire, to talk about the flower shows. Jill has exhibited at the Boston Show seven times, winning many awards for her garden designs. I asked her, why go to the flower shows? “Nobody can resist the smell of humid mulch-filled air in the middle of March,” she said. I agree. We all need that taste of spring before all the snow has gone.— Henry Homeyer’s blog appears twice a week at dailyuv.com/gardeningguy. Write to him at P.O. Box 364, Cornish Flat, NH 03746. Please include a SASE if you wish a mailed response. Or firstname.lastname@example.org. (The Providence Journal)Nov 17, 2017
New Floral Business Opens on Broadway
Rich Coogan, a sales representative and cut-flower buyer for the wholesale Bill Doran Company in Albany. Martin gets most of his flowers from the Bill Doran Co.Coogan called Martin “an extraordinary designer,” adding that the wholesaler plans to help him be “as successful as he can be.”Originally from a small town in northeast Georgia, Martin explained that his passion for flowers was related to the fact that his grandmother and mother are “huge gardeners.”In his youth, Martin was fond of producing artistic sketches and paintings of flowers. Then, as he pursued various different work opportunities, Martin eventually met a man who revealed to him “the meat and potatoes” of the floral arrangement industry.In 2000, Martin relocated to California and “really started coming into my own,” staying there for 11 years. Every new opportunity elevated his experience, he said, and the “creativity” of the numerous designers he worked for further bolstered his interest in the wider floral industry.The highlights of his time in California include producing floral displays for popular films and television series, such as “Princess Diaries,” “Legally Blonde 2,” “Spider Man 2,” “The West Wing,” “Desperate Housewives” and “The Office.” For three years, Martin also prepared displays for the Golden Globes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hollywood Film Festival.Yet Los Angeles “gets really heavy,” Martin said. “After 11 years of being there I was just burned out.”Martin explained that his husband, public relations specialist Tas Steiner, hails from Loudonville, which brought the couple to the Capital Region for family visits or recreational excursions to lakes and the Saratoga Race Course.“There was something about Saratoga that I just loved,” Martin said. The couple eventually agreed to rent property on Railroad Place in Saratoga Springs.Steiner worked closely with Tracy Strann, the former chief marketing officer for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, who started her own public relations firm this year.Strann conducts media outreach for Simply Sidney Floral Design and other popular city businesses, including the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel. Martin, though busily making his final arrangements for the Nov. 17 ribbon cutting, was eager to open his new Broadway shop. “Yeah,” he said, “it just seems like this is the perfect little spot for my first foray into the business world.” [Readers are encouraged to post respectful comments regarding the article below.] ...Nov 17, 2017
Designer who arranged flowers for films opening Saratoga Springs shop
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN, Albany Times Union
Image 1of/47CaptionCloseImage 1 of 47Sidney Martin, who designed floral arrangements for the the sets of major films, prepares on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 to open his new floral design shop at 268 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Nov. 17. (Skip Dickstein/ Times Union) lessSidney Martin, who designed floral arrangements for the the sets of major films, prepares on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 to open his new floral design shop at 268 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Nov. 17. ... more Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN, Albany Times Union
Image 2 of 47Sidney Martin, who designed floral arrangements for the the sets of major films, prepares on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 to open his new floral design shop at 268 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Nov. 17. (Skip Dickstein/ Times Union) lessSidney Martin, who designed floral arrangeme... (Albany Times Union)