Florists in Alfred, ON
Find local Alfred, Ontario florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alfred 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.
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Oct 26, 2018
Don't limit your choices when planting spring-blooming bulbs
February Gold and Tete a Tete start the show by flowering in February, followed by the large cupped classic trumpet daffodils such as King Alfred and closing the season with the fragrant white poet's narcissi, such as the elegant Pheasant's Eye.
Q. What bulbs will do well in the shade? I have a mostly wooded garden with mossy areas that I want to plant with spring color. C.B., Maple Valley
A. Just say no to tulips and head toward the hyacinthoides.
This deer-and-rodent-resistant family of bulbs includes the wood hyacinths, panish bluebells and what previously were known as Scilla.
Botanists keep changing the genus names of this determined-to-flower bulbs but Scilla is one of the few spring-flowering bulbs that prefers a bit of shade. You might get foliage and no flowers in deep shade, however. The garden gossip on this prolific bulb is that it does some bed hopping as it spreads gradually into larger drifts as the years go by.
A planting of wood hyacinths can turn your woodlands into an enchanted forest of deep blue, purple or white bell-shaped blooms but after the flower show the strappy leaves can look a bit messy.
The trick is to use hosta, brunnera or other perennials with huge leaves to spread out over the fading foliage of the past-their-prime bluebells.
Q. I am working at adding more native plants to my landscape, both to make the pollinators happy and to create a sustainable garden. Can you tell me the name of the spring-flowering native bulb with tall stems and blue flowers? W., Tacoma
A. You must mean the native Camassia or quamash, a 2-foot-tall spring bloomer native to the mountain meadows of the Cascade Mountains.
Oct 26, 2018
How a flower farmer found her way after a heartbreaking loss
Fitzgerald's bedroom opens out to an external balcony that looks over parts of the garden and serves as an upper support for the climbing Madame Alfred Carrière rose that must be spectacular in full bloom. Even in late September there is an abundance of colour in the garden below.
"When we first viewed the place the previous owner said, ‘Oh I never managed to get anything to succeed in the garden here. Nothing will grow.'" Fitzgerald points to the full flower beds. "I think I proved them wrong."
Fitzgerald certainly took that personal challenge to heart. She's created a garden that at its highest point features a pond she created with the help of a Bulgarian farm worker who came in with a track machine and used it to mirror a process used in the tillage of rice paddies known as puddling, where oxen would tow a weighted harrow back and forth over ground to cause soil compacting that would let water rest on the surface.
Skirting around the pond and onto the downward slope, she has worked in imaginative planting over the length of a meandering path that zig-zags through copses of trees, banks of exuberant wild grasses and more cultivated sections and raised beds. Throughout are the flowers and foliage that go into the bouquets she sells in the weekly market in Tramore. Since she officially launched her business earlier in the year she has been taking orders for individual bouquets and remembrance flowers. And since she did a photo shoot over the summer, she has been getting a number of orders for wedding bouquets and more elaborate displays as well.
"I hope to use all my own homegrown flowers, but in the depths of winter I may have to use some imported produce, but my emphasis is on grown, not flown. Seasonal flowers have a scent and a more natural look about them. That's more my style."
Liz Fitzgerald in her garden at Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne
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These miniature flowers are perfect for small spaces (and budgets)
I saw a whole drift of King Alfred types the other day (probably the ubiquitous Carlton) in front of a country house hotel in Ireland. Planted along the entrance lawn by the hundreds, they had a pleasing presence and scale — their yellow brilliance was a match for the veil of drizzle. But as a cut flower in a table arrangement, they were a bit frightening. I looked away and asked for the cheese board.It took me a long time to fully understand the delight of small daffodils, but now I wouldn’t be without them, either in autumn planting season or in April, payoff time.Everything about them is delicate and refined, from their buttonlike cups to their grasslike leaves. Many are intensely fragrant. What they lack in bloom size, they can make up in the sheer number of flowers.[Chase away the winter blues with these lovely early-blooming trees and shrubs]Brent Heath, the daffodil deity from Gloucester, Va., says one of his new hybrids, Sunlight Sensation, has as many as five stems per bulb, each with four or five blooms. A dozen bulbs might give you 300 flowers. “It has a lovely fruitlike fragrance,” he said.Even long-established varieties combine delicacy with abundance. Minnow, white with yellow cups, has been around since the 1960s and still deserves to be in every garden. Apr 20, 2018
Queen Victoria and the Orange Blossom Flower
Queen’s nine children – the Princess Royal, Prince Albert Edward, Princess Alice and Prince Alfred. The orange blossom jewellery is exquisite, with white flowers created from porcelain, oranges of green enamel and gilded leaves. The brooches were given first, and the full ‘parure’ followed later; one of these brooches is preserved today in its original green box, with a gilded plaque on its lid reading: “Sent to me by dear Albert from Wiesbaden, Novr. 1839”.Queen Victoria loved the jewellery suite and usually wore some of it on subsequent wedding anniversaries.Orange trees have long been a feature within royal gardens, not least at Versailles, where their fragrance was adored by Louis XIV. Queen Anne’s orange trees had been intended to winter in the Orangery at Kensington Palace – Queen Victoria’s birthplace – but instead, the Orangery became a more popular choice for balls and court entertainments, during her reign. The Orangery at Hampton Court Palace is still used today, to house the beloved orange trees of William III, England’s joint monarch from the House of Orange.©Elizabeth Jane Timms, 2018... (Royal Central (blog))Feb 8, 2018
Funeral notices for Wednesday, Feb, 7
St. N., Auburn, ME 04210. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-8 p.m. prior to the service at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston 784-4023.AdvertisementCHRETIEN — Sandra L., 75, of Livermore Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Finley Funeral Home, Livermore Falls. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050.COLVIN — Robert C., 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, at his home in Lewiston. A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Fortin/Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. A committal will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.DAGGETT — John Francis, 32, of Paris, died Friday, Feb. 2, in Paris. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Paris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norway, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Among John’s favorite causes were Catholic Charities and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.FOURNIER — Leo R. “Pep,” 90, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Holy Cross Church. Committal prayers with military honors to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations in Leo’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.LAMORE — Claire C., 82 of Auburn died Monday, Feb. 5, at Clover Manor. Visitation at Fortin/Auburn on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her me... (Lewiston Sun Journal)Feb 8, 2018
From Fragile to Funky: Flowers in Fashionable Fabrics, 1500-2000
Christian Dior Spring-Summer 1963. Printed silk/linen plain weave & silk organza flowers. FIDM Museum Collection (77.116.3 ), Gift of Mrs. Alfred Bloomingdale.Fashions may come and go, but as guests will hear from FIDM Museum’s Leigh Wishner, floral motifs in textiles are perennial.This colorfully illustrated lecture at Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) on Thursday, February 8, at 6:00 pm, will span five hundred years of flowers that never fade in apparel and furnishing textiles. PMH is located at 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Parking is free in the Museum lot and on Walnut St.Tickets: $10 Textile Arts Council; $15 PMH Members; $20 General. Tickets include entrance to the Exhibition Galleries (now showing Royals of Pasadena: Rose Queen® and Royal Court) starting at 5:00 pm and a wine and cheese reception. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended; purchase online at https://flowersinfashion.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 1.800.838.3006, ext. 1.About the LectureWhether woven or printed, embroidered or embellished with trompe l’oeil petals and three-dimensional bouquets, or pushed to their abstract limits in design, flowers continually captivate and provide endless sources of natural inspiration to fashion designers and interior decorators. Carnations, pansies, and roses decorated the most sumptuous Renaissance fabrics i... (Pasadena Now)