Florists in Allen, TX
Find local Allen, Texas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Allen 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.
Allen Flower Shops
410 N Greenville Ave Ste 106
Allen, TX 75002
201 W Main St Ste B
Allen, TX 75013
1545 E Main St Ste 260
Allen, TX 75002
102 W Belmont Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Allen TX News
Aug 22, 2019
Air quality a concern after fire engulfs St. Catharines flower farm - CBC News
Structure collapsed before crews arrived When firefighters arrived on the scene one structure had already collapsed and fallen, making it immediately difficult for trucks to reach the fire. McCormick said there are no municipal fire hydrants in the area, which he described as the rural end of St. Catharines, and tanker tanks were called from neighbouring departments to set up a water supply. Thick black smoke billowed from buildings as fire crews on ladders tried to douse the flames. (David Ritchie) Thick black smoke billowed from buildings as fire crews on ladders tried to douse the flames. Ontario's Office of the Marshal was on scene Saturday to investigate. Firefighters from St. Catharines, Thorold, Pelham, Lincoln and Niagara-on-the-Lake were involved in efforts to bring the blaze under control. Early Saturday, firefighters from Fort Erie relieved crews that worked through the night. As for residents sheltering in place, McCormick could not say how many are affected. A fire at a flower farm in St. Catharines, Ont., is now contained. (Angelina King/CBC) Residents told to stay put until further notice Stephanie Sabourin, spokesperson for the Niagara police, said the shelter-in-place warning applies to a "large area" south of Queen Elizabeth Way, near Seventh Street South. The wind shifted early Saturday and Sabourin said the shelter-in-place order was adjusted accordingly. "We are asking residents to stay inside, close their windows, close their doors, turn off their air conditioning and just stay put and to wait for further instruction," said Sabourin, who ??? could not say when the shelter-in-place would be lifted. "There is some concern with the smoke. It's a pretty dynamic situation. We do have resources on the scene examining and monitoring the scene." Deputy Fire Chief Dave Upper tweeted this photo, saying crews were still working on hot spots Saturday afternoon. (Dave Upper/Twitter) Cause of fire still unknown Van Geest ?????said he knows how de... Aug 22, 2019
Nell Nolan: Floral Trail, Rotary Club Metairie, Imperial Woods Gourmet Club - NOLA.com
Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Ayres Cruze, Mr. Bryant Bernard Hedrick and Mrs. Tracie Roddy Senior, and Mrs. Jennie Ann Sciarrotta and the late Mr. Kirk Allen Koppens and stepdaughter of Mr. Charley Gerard Hassinger, her escort. The demoiselles and their parents were Misses Sophia Margaret Dusang, Mr. and Mrs. Chad Paul Dusang; Emily Bernard Hedrick, Mr. Hedrick and Mrs. Senior; Mia Catherine Henry, Mr. Tommy Brian Henry and Mrs. Glenda Marie Grabert; Mercedees Mary Hernandez, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Joseph Hernandez; Zoe Grace Hernandez, whose mother is Ms. Deborah Lynn Hernandez; Shelby Marie LaSalle, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Paul LaSalle Jr. (Dr. Marija LaSalle); Ainsley Claire Liles, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Liles III; Chloe Caroline Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Robertson; and Isabella Grace St. Philip, Mr. Vincent Joseph St. Philip and Mrs. Faith Ann Boudoin.The five princesses and their parents were Misses Avery Caitlin Liles, Dr. and Mrs. Liles; Jillian Annalise Orellana, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Orellana; Lily Elizabeth Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson; Kaelynn Marie Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Joseph Steltz; and Meadow Cecelia Waltemyer, Mr. and Mrs. Cory Tait Waltemyer. Completing the court were the nine flower girls, namely little Misses Anniston Rose DiBenedetto and Ava Anne DiBenedetto, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Anthony DiBenedetto; Ella Claire Langlois, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Christopher Langlois; Adriana Elizabeth Orellana and Caitlin Alise Orellana, Mr. and Mrs. Orellana; Liv Elise Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Steltz; Mary Kate Elizabeth Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Michael Steltz; and Emery Lynne Tantillo, Mr. and Mrs. Jed Alan Tantillo.More features of the festival of Flowers were music by Carnaval, under the direction of B.J. Perez III; the return of former queens; centerpieces of geraniums and light pink roses; and the legacy of royalty, which her majesty Emma will behold and experience through the years.InstallationThe Metairie Country Club was the site for the night when the Rotary Club of Metairie held its 66th annual installation of officers. Prominent was the motto, “Service Above Self” in the dining room that was aglow with candles and blooming white orchids. Past cocktails, master of ceremonies Jim Ray (with Janice) welcomed everyone and introduced outgoing President Randy Martin (with Gayle), who reported on the achievements of the year. Guests then dined on turtle soup, a main course choice and pecan pie.Honored during the formalities was Citizen of the Year, Messina’s Catering and Events, which sponsors the annual Thanksgiving lunch for the Harahan Senior Citizens. From the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, were honorees Deputy Elizabeth Walker from the 1st district and Detective Breadon Cohen, 4th district. Accompanying them, in turn, were Lt. Andrew Walsdorf and Lt. Brian Karcher. Lamar “Trip” Jones, Katie Buchler, Harold Buchler Jr. and Michele Morel received Paul Harris Fellow achievement awards.In addition to new President Harold Buchler Jr., the officers — as installed by past District Governor Greg Lier — are Jones, Luke DeLouise and Steve Mogle (with Joy), while Katie Buchler, Jennifer Esler, Glen Higgins and Clif Rhodes will answer to directors.Cheering them were Skip and Na... Aug 22, 2019
Bend writer highlights Oregon’s flower power - Bend Bulletin
FalconGuides to write the book as part of its new state specific series of wildflower guides, he realized he had a sizable challenge. Due to the planned page count of “Wildflowers of Oregon,” Fagan had to select just over 400 of the state’s roughly 3,000 flowering native plants to be featured in the book. “I was trying to find a bit of representation from all the regions of Oregon, but I had to exclude some groups of plants,” Fagan said. “So there are no conifers, and I only featured a couple of flowering trees and small selection of shrubs. I focused more on common wildflowers and also tried to put in a few unusual or rare plants.” Fagan had about a year starting in September 2017 to find and document all the wildflowers he wanted to include. He was able to use some of the research and photographs of plants from one of his previous guides, “Pacific Northwest Wildflowers,” and spent around 75 days in the field searching for and photographing his remaining subjects. But despite his careful planning, there were a number of plants on his wish list that still didn’t make it into the book. “I had some on my target list, but I just couldn’t find them, or by the time I got to them, they were past their prime or no longer blooming,” Fagan said. “During wildfire season, some days were just too smoky to go shoot photos, so I was trying to get really tight closeups or had to come back after fire season and hope I could still find them.” Fagan also decided to exclude some endangered plants and plants found in sensitive habitats that could be damaged by people searching for them. The writer turned to technology to help find and identify some of the plants in the book. He checked social media groups such as the Oregon Wildflowers Facebook group for information about recent sightings of the plants he was hunting. He also used the Oregon Wildflowers app developed by Oregon State University’s Oregon Flora Project. One of the other challenges facing anyone writing a botanical guide or field guide to flora, is that while the scientific or Latin names for plants are fairly set, there are not always standard common names for those plants. In some cases this means a single plant can be known by several different standard names, causing difficulty organizing the plants within the book. “There’s not an overarching organization that sets the standards for the common names of plants in the U.S.,” Fagan said. “Even many of the scientific names have changed over time. Recently, researchers studying certain plant families will break them out into more subgroups, adding to the confusion.” Fagan says 2019 in Oregon has been a great year for flowers due to the cooler and wetter weather experienced in many parts of the state during winter and spring. At elevations from around 5,000 to 8,000 feet near Central Oregon, hikers should be able to see blooming lupine, lilies, paintbrush, larkspur, cow parsn... Jul 26, 2019
Plant a flower, embrace a community: Sun Messages - cleveland.com
All the flowers of all our tomorrows are in the seeds of today." For some, just a slogan. For others like Perry, a challenge she joyfully takes on. I asked her to respond to some additional questions by email, and she generously responded. I am offering her comments here, lightly edited for space.“What I like about this (Hillcrest) area is the sense of community -- the neighborhood feeling,” Perry wrote in response to my question about her view of our region. “I grew up right on Mayfield, went to St. John’s, Greenview and Brush. I worked at Victory Park Pool during my high school and college years, and after that I worked at University Suburban Health Center. Many of the friends I made back then remain my friends today.”And yet, moving within the region led to an adjustment -- less space and, initially at least, fewer familiar faces. “When I moved into the Colony apartments (on Richmond Road north of Mayfield), I didn’t know anybody there," Perry recalled. "My kids had gotten older and the oldest two were on their own -- although they both live in Lyndhurst, along with my younger son’s wife and new baby, my first grandchild.” It was then, in the heart of change, that inspiration struck for the resident who has an eye for beauty. Downsizing does not have to mean drabness, and perhaps strangers are, as the saying goes, just friends we don’t know yet.She took action.“When I lived in my house I had a huge garden,” Perry continued. “I love color and design. I love working with natural projects and design art with seashells under the name ‘Perry’s Place.’ So, when I saw this small, maybe 5-foot-by-2-foot empty plot of dirt near the back door of my apartment building facing the courtyard ... it was calling my name.”Oprah Winfrey, in a talk given... Jul 5, 2019
This Week in the Garden | Add a water feature to your garden - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Garden centers carry many ready-to-use pool forms and fountains as well as pumps and other essentials if you prefer to design and create your own.
Allen's Hummer bathing in a fountain. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)Erythranthe cardinalis (Streamside Monkeyflower). (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)A Wilson's Warbler bathes in my fountain. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)Speckled canna. (Sharon Hull -- Sentinel correspondent)
A big part of the appeal can be the specialty plant palette that a water garden provides. Water plants not only add beauty and texture, but they also play a vital role in keeping the water clear and the various elements of the pool in balance, adding oxygen and filtering impurities from the water. As they cover the water’s surface, they can also slow down evaporation. Find aquatic plants and expert assistance at local garden centers. Before you go plant shopping, know your water element’s size and depth, whether it is in sun or shade, and your approximate high and low temperatures (or Sunset zone.) These facts will determine which plants will thrive for you.
Water plants are categorized according to how and where they grow. Some plants float on the water’s surface; many of these are excellent oxygenators. Others grow submerged, with only the tips protruding through the water’s surface; these can also be good oxygenators. Another group likes to grow in bogs or very wet soils and is suitable for the damp margins of a pond.
Most of the bloomers require sun but you can choose from several with colorful foliage to substitute for flowers if your pool or bowl is in shade. Tolerating shade or partial shade are the following: floating Water Hyacinth with blue flower spikes (note: it may not bloom well unless in some sun), Parrot’s Feather with fluffy fern-like foliage and outstanding oxygenator qualities, Chameleon Plant with foliage that is mottled pink, cream and green, graceful Papyrus that comes in several mature sizes, Water Clover whose patterned leaves are good in shallow water, and Golden Sweet Flag that adds bright leaf color in a shaded... Jul 5, 2019
The ceremony featured a parade from White Plains Road and Van Nest Avenue to the memorial where participants placed flowers to honor our service members' memories. The event also included the public r
Avenue to the memorial where participants placed flowers to honor our service members’ memories. The event also included the public recollection of fallen World War I coxswain Dominick Farina.
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Barazotto Lawrence dropped flowers at the Van Nest War Memorial, honoring Thomas Barry, who fell during WWI.
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Fallen WWI sailor Dominick Farina’s relatives (front, l-r) Tom and Victoria Farina and Virgina Farina-Hollis spoke during the ceremony.
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John Fraser Bryan American Legion Post 19 commander Earl Menard held a photo of coxswain Dominick Farina, who fell in the closing days of WWI.
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Old Glory and the POW MIA flags were raised during the Memorial Day ceremony.
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(l-r) Gene DeFrancis, Earl Menard, Anthony Ferrara and Ricardo Garcia bear the American flag.
Posted 12:00 am, June 8, 2019
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Miss Floribunda: Flowers for shade - Hyattsville Life & Times
Hyattsville's tree canopy can present challenges to gardeners, but many experienced local gardeners know how to bring their "shade gardens" to bloom.
Dear Miss Floribunda,
I know where you live! Now that I have your attention, I want you to know this is not a threat. But I do know where you live because someone pointed your yard out to me, and I also know that you are gardening all wrong but getting away with it. Your yard is full of trees and shaded by trees from neighbors, yet you have irises, peonies and roses blooming their heads off, and lilies in bud. I know enough about gardening to know these plants need full sun. Please tell me the secret. I spend my time weeding out unplanted vines and wishing I could get rid of some of the things I did plant.
Impatient with Impatiens, Hostile to Hostas, Weary of Periwinkle and Tired of Liriope on Livingston Street
Dear Impatient, Hostile, Weary and Tired,
I’m almost afraid to tell you this, but you will need to make a little effort to find out what specific varieties of sun-lov... Jul 5, 2019
Gardening with Allen: Mulch effectively stymies weeds - The Columbian
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I have a lot more problems with weeds than my neighbor. He says that bark dust mulch is the main reason he has fewer weeds. Does bark mulch make that much difference?
Yes, a 1 1/2 – to 2-inch layer of mulch will reduce weed seed germination by about 90 percent. Weed seeds can live in the soil for many years. As soon as they are turned up to light it stimulates germination. Placing any kind of mulch on the soil will have the effect of preventing light from reaching the weed seeds. Perennial weeds which sprout from underground stems or roots such as Canada thistle are only controlled by a physical barrier such as weed barrier fabric.
Volcanic rock, coarse gravel and other kinds of decorative rock can also be used to reduce weed growth. A new artif... Jul 5, 2019
Garden View: Plant for pollinators - Monitor
Growing Growers Farmers Market, at Fireman’s Park, located on the corner of First Street and Business 83 in McAllen.
Ashley Gregory is the horticulturalist for Hidalgo County with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She can be reached at the Hidalgo County Extension Office at (956) 383-1026 or by email at email@example.com.
Jul 5, 2019
12 annual flowers that thrive in full sunlight - The Daily Courier
Chili Peppers: These plants generally are not grown for their flowers, but for their spicy to extremely hot peppers. Most are small and challenging to harvest, but someone noticed how beautiful they are and thought to try them in the flower garden. The shapes of the plants and their pretty blossoms also are fine additions to vegetable gardens.
Cosmos: For cutting flowers, cosmos are about as easy to grow as it gets. You can find them in vibrant, bright shades of pink, purple, orange, red, soft pastels, and even white. The flowers are 2 to 3 inches in diameter and just keep on blooming right through summer. This flower is sturdy against mountain winds and intermingles well with other summer bloomers. This is another enthusiastic self-seeder, but not to the point of becoming a nuisance.
Cypress Vine: Tubular, star-shaped, red flowers and ferny leaves make this vine an ornamental climber. It’s in the same family as Morning Glory and grows just about as quickly, reaching 10 to 15 feet in no time. This vine will grab onto other plants or a trellis, so make sure to guide it where you want it and secure it with ½-inch green tie-tapes.
Lantana: For desert blooms through summer’s heat, Lantana’s fame is wide-spread. Miss Huff Lantana is the only variety that comes back perennially in the mountains of Arizona. This orange bloomer likes as much sun and heat as she can get! No animals bother, or eat lantana, including destructive javelinas.
Marigolds: Because marigolds are so ubiquitous, we don’t give them their due. These are extremely tough workhorses in mountain gardens. They do best in full sun and prefer being on the dry side. Deadhead spent flowers for endless waves of mop-top blooms well into autumn. An added benefit is their ability to repel mosquitos around the patio, as well as asparagus beetles, bean beetles, nematodes and even rabbits!
SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl Sunflowers: This jewel for a backyard garden offers amazing summer color with large, vibrant blooms. An award-winning, multi-branching, heat-loving flower, it produces 1,000 flowers in a single season! Sunny yellow petals with a dash of rich red surround the large brown center of each sensational flower. Excellent in borders and containers.
Nierembergia: The difficult to spell name, Nierembergia, is from the name of Spanish Jesuit and mystic, Juan Eusebio Nieremberg. While the name is a mouthful, “Nierembergia” remains more popular than its common name, “Cupflower”. It’s a favorite in containers, but equally at home in the garden and makes an excellent edging plant.
Cleome: Its common name, Spider Flower, is appropriate for the long “legs” that jut out from the blooms. The plants flower from the bottom up, extending the bloom period for weeks. Cleomes are prodigious self-seeders, but because most are hybrids, you never know what colors will show the following year! These are tall flowers that branch out, most supporting themselves without staking.
Verbena: Blooming begins early in the season with bright purple flowers that continue well into cool weather. Several are Arizona natives with leathery foliage that critters find utterly detestable, so plant many where ...