Florists in Aiken, SC
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Aiken Flower Shops
608 Old Airport Rd
Aiken, SC 29801
128 Laurens Street Sw
Aiken, SC 29801
511 Richland Avenue West
Aiken, SC 29801
655 Silver Bluff Rd Ste B
Aiken, SC 29803
770 E Pine Log Rd
Aiken, SC 29803
Aiken SC News
Dec 29, 2017
The perfect poinsettia: How to pick and care for the 'Christmas flower' throughout the season
Experts at Clemson University and Cold Creek Nurseries in Aiken say when selecting a poinsettia to purchase, buyers should look for a full cluster of cyathia, the true flower; the cyathia can be found in the center of the bracts, which are the leaves of the plant that can be a variety of colors.The flower should be tightly budded when the plant is purchased as opposed to being open, which signals a more mature plant, said Cold Creek greenhouse manager Joy Abbott.Jim Faust, an associate professor of horticulture who has been studying poinsettias since he was in college in the 1980s, shared similar thoughts in a news release issued by Clemson University. "... If the cyathia have fallen out, then the plant has passed its peak performance," he said. "Also, the lower leaves of the plant should look fresh and dark green. Yellow, faded leaves are indicators of plants that are nearing the end of their potential shelf life."Poinsettias are available in several colors. They range from red, white, pink, peach, yellow as well as marbled and speckled bracts, but the most popular are red, Clemson reports. Red poinsettias account for 80 percent of the sales in the United States, according to the university.
When purchasing a poinsettia, Jim Faust, an associate professor of horticulture at...Sep 22, 2017
Annual Fall Home and Garden Show returns this week
Homeowners looking to upgrade their homes and gardens can attend the upcoming Fall Home & Garden Show.The sixth annual show, presented by the Aiken Standard, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.The event will be held in gym two at the center."We will have top-notch exhibitors with experts in their fields ready to help and engage with potential customers face-to-face," said Diane Daniell, event coordinator and Aiken Standard's sales and special projects manager. "This event brings exhibitors their target audience, homeowners ready to build, renovate, decorate and landscape."There are more than 50 vendors showcasing products and services for the event, which Daniell said is the largest number of vendors in event history.Several of the vendors are new this year.This year's DIY sponsor is DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen owner JD Norris.Presentation times for "how-to" topics are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.Door prizes will also be be drawn Friday and Saturday, but participants do not hav... (Aiken Standard)Apr 7, 2017
Spring flowers fill Home & Garden show with color
Pink azaleas, white spirea and yellow tea olive shrubs in full bloom greeted home improvement enthusiasts Saturday at the entrance to the Aiken Standard’s Home & Garden Show at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center.Adam’s Nursery in Barnwell created the garden for the annual show, which also included other businesses to help residents spruce up their kitchens, bathrooms, pools and yards for spring.“The Encore azaleas are a big thing every year,” said Altman, who owns the business with her husband, Adam. “They bloom more than once at different times of the season.”The flowering cherry, cascading with delicate pink blossoms, also proved to be popular.“It’s a weeping, flowering cherry,” Altman said. “Everyone is just adoring it.”And the geraniums Altman brought were a hit, too.“We sold them right off the truck,” she said. “We didn’t even get to bring them into the show.”A few booths down, sisters Peytin Diana and Atalie Apida spun a wheel and won peanut-pretzel protein bars from Bee Healthy Medical Weight Loss, which has a clinic on Silver Bluff Road in Aiken.“We try to do local events throughout the year,” said their mo... (Aiken Standard)Mar 2, 2017
Day of Caring benefits Aiken County's public schools
Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School on Wednesday morning.The two men, who are supervisors at The Home Depot in Aiken, were putting up a little lending library that they built, for Oakwood Windsor, for the Aiken County Public School District’s first-ever ONE K-12 Community Day of Caring.The School District teamed up with the United Way of Aiken County and Security Federal Bank to organize the event.At 40 of the 42 schools in the district, volunteers completed various projects that were designed to enhance educational environments and to improve the visual attractiveness of the buildings and grounds.“The School District does as much as they can for us,” Shrader said. “But when it comes to the extra little things, we need the community for help because we don’t have the resources and we don’t have the manpower to do them.”Shrader wanted the little lending library at Oakwood-Windsor to help improve literacy among people who live near the school.“We’ll have some books in here for the students and some books in here for the parents,” Shrader said. “The whole concept is to bring a book and get a book. It’s about providing an opportunity. Out here, we’re a good ways away from any of the public libraries. (Aiken Standard)Dec 8, 2016
Arbor Day celebration leaves impression on Kennedy Middle students
Michelle Jones, Aiken’s new director of Public Works, has been in town only three months, but she put down strong roots Friday as part of the city’s annual Arbor Day program at Kennedy Middle School.
Jones, with help from teacher Sarah Burnham and students in her Gardening and Beyond class, planted a Kousa dogwood in the school’s courtyard. Tom Rapp, the city’s horticulturalist/arborist, and Diane Holler, his assistant, prepared and oversaw the planting.
“The City of Aiken is known for its trees,” Jones said. “They give the city its unique character, its ambiance, that people are attracted to because of the magnificent trees. The trees on South Boundary are iconic.”
Jones said the city is making an initiative to focus on the tree-shaded parkways in Aiken.
“We want to attract people, pedestrians, in the downtown areas,” she said. “We’re very excited.”
The city’s Arbor Day celebration is part of the Tree City USA program, which is “greening communities across the country,” according to its website at... (Aiken Standard)Nov 3, 2016
Polo 'resurrected' at Stono Ferry on Sunday after 10-year hiatus
Flowers is one of eight players slated to compete Sunday, and one of just two women. Teams are split into four people each with players hailing from Aiken, Bamberg, Georgia, Chicago, New Zealand and France.
Vann Flowers, a 47-year-old mother of two, started playing professionally when she was 36. She owns a polo club in Ravenel, Hyde Park Farm & Polo Club. Her grandfather owned the farm and left it to Vann Flowers and her brother when he died. Vann Flowers bought out her brother’s share, turned the farm into a polo club, went to school to learn how to sell timber and made enough money to start playing polo professionally.
She now travels 2,000 miles a week to play the sport. Vann Flowers is on the cover of an upcoming book about Charleston’s 50 most interesting people.
She maintains that polo flies under the radar when it comes to the most dangerous "extreme sports" that people traditionally think of.
“People get hurt and die playing polo more than any other sport in the world,” she said.
“Your horses are 75 percent of your game and it can be very, very tricky. We play on a co-ed league, so these guys, it’s a contact sport. If you’re not touching somebody you’re not doing your job, and so a lot of people don’t know that. They think that it’s just riding around hitting a ball.”
Between the eight players competing Sunday afternoon, there will be nearly 50 horses. Polo matches are divided into six chukkers, or periods. Each chukker lasts about 7½ minutes of playing time, which equates to about 20 minutes in real time. Players will have at least one horse for each chukker. The horses can’t physically handle much more than that.
Because Vann Flowers competes so often, she might change out horses once every 3½ minutes, which means she could go through 15 horses over the course of the match Sunday.
Polo also has no goalies. “It’s hard to find someone dumb enough to stand in the way of eight galloping horses,” Amigone said.
Tickets for Sunday's match are $15 per person, with field tailgate spots running at $100.
Vann Flowers said Charleston is the perfect place for a sport like polo to reintroduce itself.
“Charleston is so historically bred for the sport. … I really think Charleston loves it, they want to see more of it and they want to know more about it.”
... (Charleston Post Courier)