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
Apr 27, 2019
On Gardening | Chilean flora can be challenging, but rewarding - Santa Cruz Sentinel
With only a little searching, a gardener can find good plants from the first four of these regions; finding Chilean plants can be challenging. That search can be motivated by the potential of discovering unusual botanical treasures.
Cantua buxifolia – blossom cluster. (Tom Karwin — Sentinel correspondent)
A few Chilean plants are readily available in garden centers. The most familiar example, perhaps, is the so-called Peruvian Lily (Alstromeria sp.). There are some 122 species within this South American genus, and only four are native to Peru, while at least thirty-three are native to central Chile, which is the center of distribution for this genus. We’re told that Chileans take offense at having their plant called Peruvian Lily!
Other Chilean plants that are not hard to find include (in no particular order): Chilean Jasmine (Mandevilla laxa), Chilean Guava (Ugni molinae), Chilean Puya (Puya chilensis), Shining Pink Rock Purslane (Calendrina spectabilis), Maiden’s Wreath (Francoa sonchifolia), Hummingbird Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica), Purpletop Vervain (Verbena bonariensis), Chilean Potato Vine (Solanum Crispum), and others.
Interested gardeners can find descriptions of these plants by searching the Internet for their botanical names.
A less common Chilean plant that is particularly attractive in early spring, is the Sacred Flower of the Andes (Cantua buxifolia). This is an upright shrub that produces “a profusion of orange to magenta-pink flowers that have a long tube with a flaring mouth held on thin pedicels so the flowers dangle beneath” (quoting San Marcos Growers). The blossoms are “outrageous,” but the plant sprawls in a way that calls for staking. The older stems can be pruned to improve the plant’s overall form, but because blossoms are produced on the previous season’s growth, pruning should be done only after flowering.
My continuing quest for interesting these plants focuses currently on the Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea), a beautiful flowering vine that is Chile’s national flower. A few nurseries list this plant on their websites, but it’s generally out of stock.
Persistence should produce results.
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Mediterranean flowers that thrive locally - Prescott Daily Courier
Many Mediterranean plants thrive in the Prescott area, as both present the same challenges of growing flowers in regions that are beautiful yet harsh. Rocky soil, windswept mountain tops, and drought are a few of the conditions these 10 rugged Mediterranean flowers shrug off in local gardens.
California Poppy seems to take over entire Arizona mountainsides. How can blooms with such ethereal beauty be so tough? This welcome harbinger of spring adds its vivid orange hue to any garden with ample sunshine and light soil. Although the plant is an annual, it self-seeds and every year the bluish-green foliage makes newly emerging seedlings easy to recognize.
Crepe Myrtle, with its breathtaking flower colors, is a welcome sight during every garden’s late-summer lull. This is the perfect summer bloomer for gardens enhancing Prescott’s summer homes. With so many varieties available, it is popular to plant several of the different neon colors. Plant where you can enjoy a “close up” view of its beautiful multicolored bark and sinuous branches.
Daphne is for the Mediterranean garden that receives shade from oak or cypress trees; the shrub is a flattering flowering companion to the trees. The highly fragrant shrub demands good drainage, and likes protection from t... Apr 27, 2019
Lower Cape Fear Hospice to host 2nd Annual Festival of Flowers - WWAY NewsChannel 3
Anne Hewett. “We’re here for people at their end of life, for a quality end of life, its about transitioning people and helping them at the most challenging time of their life.”
LCFH serves people as far north as Duplin County and as far south as Georgetown County, SC.
The Festival of Flowers is a major fundraiser that helps the nonprofit raise money to continue helping people throughout our area.
“We had a great turn-out for our first event and we’re hoping this year’s event is even bigger and better and its such a great cause because everyone has been affected by hospice at some point or another,” said John Dowless who is with the presenting sponsor of the event, Strand Termite & Pest Control Company.
The event will feature the work of Floral Designer Steve Taras who is from Raleigh.
“He’s going to show folks how to design flowers and what’s in right now,” Hewett said.
More than 200 people are expected to attend the event and tickets are still available. There will also be more 30 prizes valued at $500 or more raffled off at the event.
Festival of Flowers takes place Wednesday, May 1, from 4-6 p.m., at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. You can get tickets by going LCFH.org or call 910-530-2479.
Apr 27, 2019
Los Altos resident's Flower Run changes location but maintains objective helping foster children - Los Altos Town Crier
Advocates,” Crouse said. “I’ve learned about the struggles children go through when they don’t have stable parents in their lives, as well as the challenges parents go through when they are separated from their children. It just makes you get out of your own world and remember that there are so many people out there living difficult lives.”
To register for the Flower Run ($40), visit run4fosterkids.com.
For more information on Child Advocates, visit bemyadvocate.org.
... Apr 27, 2019
Charlotte's Florals trucks in 'happiness' bouquets - Herald & Tribune
Julian to put her creativity to work.
“I get a lot of guys who need my help and are buying a bouquet for someone,” Julian said. “I like to challenge myself too. If someone asks me, I try to make a different bouquet each time from the selection that we have. But a lot of the girls enjoy doing it themselves, which is really cool to see.”
Bouquets range anywhere from $10 to around $50, depending on the size of the bouquet and what kind of flowers are chosen. This way, guests can find freedom in their selection as well as how much they pay for their selected bouquet.
“I think people enjoy the freedom,” Julian said. “They don’t have to spend a certain amount. It’s not a locked-in price. The first thing I ask people is, ‘Okay, what’s your budget?’ and then we go from there. Anytime someone comes up to me, they’re not spending more than they want to.”
Before the flower truck owner came up with Charlotte’s Florals, Julian was searching for her own freedom that would bring her out from behind a receptionist’s desk and behind the wheel of her own business.
“I had a hard time finding my niche,” she said. “I went to college for two years, didn’t really know what direction I wanted to go in, so in the next phase, I was just a receptionist. I felt held back being behind a desk all day doing that. And so thankfully when this opportunity came about, we just went for it. I’m very blessed to be able to do it full time.”
But it’s not just about showing up at public events: Julian, who is often assisted by her husband, Andrew, said her favorite part of running Charlotte’s Florals are the weddings.
“That’s probably my favorite part,” Julian said. “We can bring the truck to an event or wedding and your guest can build bouquets as a party favor and the host can pick the type of flowers and the color scheme for the event.
“Then we also do build-your-own-bouquet with the bride and her bridesmaids. So we bring the flower truck to their venue either the evening before or the morning of the wedding and they get to build their own for the day. It’s really fun. It’s a special moment and for photos too.”
Whether she’s at a farmers market assisting in the creation of a summer bouquet or parked at a wedding venue assisting a group of bridesmaids in their flower selections, Julian plans to keep spreading the joy her flowers bring anywhere her vintage van will take her.
“I feel like the business itself brings a lot of joy to people’s lives and I love being able to see that firsthand,” Julian said. “So it would be kind of silly to stop spreading that joy. I’m very thankful for it — and I plan to do this as long as I can.”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/charlottesflorals/ or https://www.instagram.com/charlottesflorals/.
... Apr 27, 2019
Artist crafts flowers from paper for Kingwood Gardens exhibit - Mansfield News Journal
She then realized she had a business.
"I didn't want to do origami anymore. I wanted something that was challenging and fun and that was never going to end as far as design aspects. It was sort of like origami on steroids," she said with a laugh. "It was like sculpture and still to this day it challenges me every single day."
She said there are a lot of challenges to running a business for any artist and month after month there are tears and meltdowns, but she keeps going because she loves it.
She has a lot of patience and has a lot of fun, she said.
Gray chooses branches and river rocks to incorporate into her work.
"Those are the only two things I incorporate into my work and the reason I use those things is it builds upon the illusion. For me, running a business, I don't want to spend a lot of time recreating a branch," she said.
For example, a yellow, flowering forsythia branch in the exhibit makes people look twice.
"A lot of people came into the gallery thinking I had just bought something as like a display for myself and then when I told them, they got up close. So it's kind of fun to play a trick; using the resin made it look like it was in...