Florists in Alex, OK
Find local Alex, Oklahoma florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alex 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.
Alex Flower Shops
115 S Main
Alex, OK 73002
Alex OK News
Sep 10, 2018
Pathhead Flower Show
Jubilee Trophy) Anna Gowans, Isla Gowans, Sophie McCormackTrophy Winners 2018Pathhead Premier Award: pot plant & vase of flowers - Andy BanksDr Alexander Laurie Quaich: 2 geraniums - Willie PuntonCallander Cup: Best garden - Vince & Veronica MarkieDr Colin Hogg Trophy: Sunflowers - Sophie McCormackRosemains Rose Bowl: Most points open classes - Jim WilliamsRoderick Murchison Trophy: Most point confined classes - Billy KnoxCranstoun Trophy: Best Chrysanthemum - Gordon MitchellSociety’s Trophy: Best Dahlia (open) - Gordon MitchellCraik Trophy: Best cut flower (confined) - Fiona MeikleSociety’s Trophy: Best vegetable (confined) - Fiona MeikleLogan Vase: 4 rose blooms - Billy KnoxScott Trophy: Best decorative exhibit - Aileen BanksSociety’s Rose Bowl: Most points in cookery - Janette CrichtonGeorge Moir Rose bowl: Best handicrafts exhibit - Margaret McMahonSociety’s Trophy: Most points in handicrafts - Margaret WinthropSociety’s Trophy: Best cookery exhibit - Janette CrichtonWahlberg Trophy: Best exhibit in show - Margaret McMahonChalmers Trophy: Sing... (thhead Flower Show)Sep 10, 2018
MGM Springfield donates $25000 to Square One, chef teaches kids about wheat grass, edible flowers
MGM General Manager Alex Dixon, Marikate Murren, vice president of human resources and Jose Delgado, director of government affairs, participated in the lesson and awarded Square One with a $25,000 donation.
"Square One's programs and initiatives are key to this city's future. From child care to job placement and teaching (children) about healthy eating, Square One offers viable tools to the city so they can find success for their families," Dixon said. "It is our hope that this ($25,000 donation) will help support the important work that they are doing to make Springfield a great place to raise kids."
Joan Kagan, president and CEO of Square One and Kristine Allard, vice president of development gave the MGM executives a tour of the center.
Of the 500 children Square One serves every day, 100 percent are living at or below the poverty line. Many are living in homeless shelters; struggle with food insecurity; have a parent who is in addiction recovery or post-incarcerated; have suffered from abuse and neglect; and/or are in custody of an appointed legal guardian or foster parent.
"The care and education we provide for many of our children leaves us at a deficit of $6,000 per child each year," she said. " That is why we rely so heavily on donations and programs like adopt a classroom, to provide children with the safe, engaging, educational environment they deserve."
Kagan said she is grateful to MGM for their support of community organizations.
"We share a common vision of a bright and healthy future for Springf... (M Springfield donates $25000 to Square One, chef teaches kids about wheat grass, edible flowers)Sep 10, 2018
Limits on hours and graveside memorials at San Jacinto cemetery has upset some families
Tuesday, Aug. 14 – about half spoke out on the issue.
Many got emotional about why they don’t like the changes.
Alex Olivas, whose sister Elizabeth Olivas is buried at the cemetery, said the lack of flowers and other items makes the cemetery look lonely.
“It doesn’t look lively,” he said. “We did lose our loved ones, but we want to keep them alive.”
Veronica Ontiveros said she has a number of family members buried at the cemetery. The changes are difficult because everybody grieves differently, she said.
“You will not stop us from our religious rites,” Ontiveros said, objecting to not being able to pray all night, especially on Dia de los Muertos. Others said they wanted to be able to visit a site to pray in the middle of the night.
“You cannot deny us that,” Ontiveros said.
Other speakers said they paid for their plot and should be able to do as they please.
Because the flower policy was not on the agenda, the cemetery board did not address the comments, except for a statement read by Vice Chairman Ben Cheeseman that explained the policy.
The policy now allows for artificial and fresh flowers to be placed in two cemetery-installed flower vases on the grave and one 8-inch or smaller potted unbreakable container on the marker.
Families may place statues, toys or other items at a gravesite as long as they are in an approved container. Items will no longer be removed weekly for mowing, as had been the policy, Griese said.
“They get to keep it as long as they want, as long as they are in one of the three receptacles,” Griese said.
The cemetery is not gated, but visitors will not be allowed after 10 p.m. for safety reasons. Griese said there have been issues at night.
Speakers mentioned seeing homeless people sleeping a... (mits on hours and graveside memorials at San Jacinto cemetery has upset some families)Aug 17, 2018
Gardening: These plants thrive in the dog days of summer
Then there is that fiery waterfall known as coral fountain or firecracker plant (Russelia equisetiformis), native to Mexico.
The plant is named for Alexander Russell, an 18th-century Scottish physician and botanist. In those days, doctors were often botanists, if not pharmacists, too, since medications were invariably herbal and a knowledge of plants and how to extract their healing components was vital to a successful medical practice.
Coral fountain, once established, is drought-tolerant and even when not in bloom is noteworthy due to a plethora of thin, arching stems covered with minuscule, bright green leaves. Plant it in full to half-day sun.
Like coral fountain, euphorbia "Diamond Frost" blooms most of the time, including now, but in white. It forms a billowy mound in full to partial sun exposures.
Ornamental peppers start to appear this time of year at the nursery. They come in a number of forms and may be orange, red, pink, yellow, purple or black. Use them as houseplants or plant them in the garden.
You can eat the peppers but they are extremely hot and do not have a true pepper taste, having been bred for looks, not flavor. When the peppers have lost their luster, this means the seeds inside have matured to the point where you can extract them, store them in a paper bag in a cool, dry place, and plant them out next spring.
Question: During the blistering heat, my avocado really got hit! Leaves are fried and the avocados burnt, turned black and fell off. I am assuming this is from the heat. Will the tree recuperate and how should I be treating it? - Patti Faucher, Northridge
Answer: Yes, your avocado tree definitely suffered heatstroke. Water it as you normally would and it should recover. Resist the temptation to overwater and do not apply fertilizer until next spring when strong new growth is visible.
For more information about area plants and gardens, go to Joshua Siskin's website, thesmartergardener.com. Send questions and photos to Joshua@perfectplants.com.
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Karen Mansky, who gardens in Oak Park, wonders why her mandarin orange tree has suddenly sprouted thorns.
Fruit trees consist of the scion variety that you eat (a mandarin in this case) grafted onto a rootstock species, which is meant to impart vigor to the scion. If the graft is imperfect, the scion is damaged in some way, or the tree's productive years are over, rootstock growth may engulf the tree.
The growth Mansky sees is that of a flying dragon (Poncirus trifoliata) rootstock, a species upon which mandarin oranges are often grafted.You can allow your flying dragon to remain as an ornamental. Its spring flowers and autumn fruit are fragrant. It is a rare citrus species since it loses its leaves in the winter.
On the plus side, it is extremely ha... Aug 17, 2018
Four Floral Businesses To Receive The Century Award In Palm Springs
The Society of American Florists Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:26PM EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Society of American Florists will celebrate the longevity of four floral industry businesses with the SAF Century Award during SAF Palm Springs 2018, the association's 134th Annual Convention at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The Century Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years or more.
The 2018 Century Award honorees are: City Line Florist in Trumbull, Connecticut; Gould's Flowers in Lockport, New York; Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska; and Lake Forest Flowers in Lake Forest, Illinois.
"Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit," said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. "But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat."
City Line Florist Trumbull, Connecticut
City Line Florist has been owned ... Jul 6, 2018
Gardens run the gamut: 2018 tour features exotics and natives, commercial displays and private retreats
University of Minnesota Extension's Master Gardener program.On one end of the tour, the Alexandria Golf Club accents its beautiful course with flowers and landscaping. Meanwhile in Farwell, Tara and Dennis Bitzan tend big country gardens and tuck flowers, birdhouses and wooden and iron items along a walking trail. Perry Evans specializes in cut flowers, while Country Blossom Farm grows apples and berries for market. Native plants dominate Bill and Jessie Blanchard's 1,300-square-foot garden."All of these natives were chosen because they were attractive to various pollinators," Bill Blanchard said.Each year, 300 or more people take the Tour of Gardens, Gaffaney said. Gardeners answer questions, and two master gardeners are always at every property.At just a third of the way into the growing season, the gardens still have plenty to offer."Things have grown so much in the last week, I'm amazed," she added.The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour participants visit the gardens in the order they wish, paying $5 at the first garden they visit. Children are admitted free. Pets are encouraged to remain home.For more information or a tour brochure, call University of Minnesota Extension, Douglas County, at 320-762-3890 or stop at t...