Florists in Alpine, TX
Find local Alpine, Texas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alpine 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.
Alpine Flower Shops
301 E. Holland Ave
Alpine, TX 79830
409 East Ave E
Alpine, TX 79830
106 W Sul Ross Ave
Alpine, TX 79830
Alpine TX News
Oct 10, 2019
Mitton: Unique native wildflower prairie smoke resembles Dr. Seuss’ fictional truffula trees - Boulder Daily Camera
I am a little puzzled that I did not notice these until this summer. Within this wide geographic range, prairie smoke grows in prairie, montane, subalpine and tundra environments, though it seems restricted to montane and subalpine environments in Colorado. It is a long-lived perennial that spreads by rhizomes.
While prairie smoke’s flower form, specifically the feathery plumes, is unusual, it is not unique. Three other species produce feathery plumes to loft their seeds, and all three are woody shrubs that grow from 5-9 feet tall. All four species are native to at least the four-corner states, and all four are in the rose family. But none of the others has the pendant urns produced by prairie smoke. Alder-leaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) bears trumpet-style red flowers that flare at the end, with protruding golden stamens and a long, thin style. Both Apache plume (fallugia paradoxa) and cliffrose (Purshia stansburiana) have the simple rose cup of white petals. So, while all four species disperse seeds from flowers that resemble Seuss’ truffula trees, none of the other species could be confused with prairie smoke.
Oct 10, 2019
Leaves are falling all around. Time you were on your way to a regional show garden - Tacoma News Tribune
Ohme Gardens: rocks, groundcovers, pools and alpine plants
A drive over the pass can be a beautiful change of scenery, and, often in October, a sunny escape from autumn rains.
This year the nationally acclaimed Ohme Gardens just outside of Chelan near Wenatchee is celebrating 90 years of mountaintop serenity and a celebration of what humans can grow on a rocky hillside. The story of the indomitable Ohme family that created the gardens (by hand with little money) lives on now that the place is managed by Chelan County.
A popular site for weddings, concerts and group tours, there is a $8 charge to enter the gardens, but the views and inspiration are priceless. On a recent visit we had the gardens almost to ourselves and hiked the stone steps to view fish ponds carved into rock, wishing wells and rustic lookout towers built into the hillside.
There are assorted outbuildings made from rustic cedar and burl wood that lend a magical storybook quality to this unusual garden. No wonder they offer a fairy hunt to visitors. The spring season is when the thyme, wildflowers and hardy groundcovers offer more color, but fall is the season of cool, green mountain magic.
Visit www.ohmegardens.org for more information.
Rhododendron Species Garden: Fall foliage, plant sales and a huge conservatory
There is more than rhododendrons in this garden just off of I-5.
For seekers of bargains and cool wild plants, the annual plant sale and festival will be held the weekend of Oct. 19-20. This is the same weekend that the garden waives the $8 entrance fee, so not only can you purchase unusual native groundcovers, perennials and of course wild or species rhododendrons from all over the world, but you can explore the grounds and get to know the best trees and shrubs for fall color in our climate.
Don’t miss the gigantic glass conservatory with tree-sized tropical rhododendrons and spectacular water features. The shaded woodland trails are peaceful any time of the year.
I am rather obsessed with the English inspired stumpery — fallen trees with their roots in the air that have become home to a fern collection. If I lose any trees this winter in my own garden, a stumpery with ferns could be in my future.
Reach Marianne Binetti through her website at binettigarden.com or write to her at P.O. Box 872, Enumclaw WA 98022.
Sep 19, 2019
Cooking With Edible Plants And Flowers In Abergavenny, Wales - Countryliving (UK)
Some of the garden favourites you can easily plant at home include...Alpine pinks (great for cakes)Bergamont (good for tea or eaten with bacon, poultry, rice and pasta)Chrysanthemum Daisy (garnish for cakes)
Wild chamomile growing for tea
On the day of our course, the main lunch dish was a courgette, complete with its bright orange flower. To go with it, we made couscous (something Amy already had at home), freshly-picked tomatoes and ricotta cheese.
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Registration Open for Fall Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop Oct. 23
Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley.
Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Sep 10, 2018
Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers
A section follows on "How To Use This Book": description, names, abundance, bloom season, growth cycle, height. Then one must recognize life zones: alpine, subalpine, montane, foothills, pinyon-juniper, sagebrush steppes, intermountain parks (especially in Southern and Middle Rockies), high plains, wetlands - with photos to help.
Then, how botanists classify plant families, with some clues about appearance. Finally, 1,200 well-organized photographs and descriptions, divided by color: green, maroon and brown, red, blue, white, yellow.
And finally, a section on what scientific names mean, a glossary of descriptive words, a section on sources and resources.
The authors include: Sonya Anderson, Mike Bone, Nick Daniels, Dan Johnson, Panayoti Kelaidis, Mike Kintgen, Sarada Krishnan (director of horticulture), Cindy Newlander, Savannah Putnam, Jen Towes, Katy Wieczorek.
"Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region" is available at the Denver Botanic Gardens and at bookstores for $27.95.
Sep 10, 2018
Plant of the Month: Pua Kala
The species decipiens had a native habitat limited to the dry sub-alpine areas on the Big Island leeward of the saddle between Maunakea and Mauna Loa from 2,000 to 6,500 feet. It is distinguished by the number of prickles on its capsules. It has twice as many as glauca. The botanical name decipiens relates to the Latin word deceptum that means deceptive or misleading, probably referring to its very specific and somewhat inaccessible native habitat.
The Hawaiian name pua kala literally means thorny flower, thus the apt common name in English of "prickly poppy." This Argemone shares a Hawaiian name with the native lobelia (Cyanea solenocalyx) that also has prickly leaves. The native habitat of the lobelia is the gulches of Molokai, however.
Pua kala has an herbaceous growth habit and can grow in clumps that may reach 4 feet tall in some locations. The individual plants can be somewhat sparse. Growing them close together can make a nice hedge, however.
The spiny stems of the pua kala are erect and branched and can spread up to 4 feet wide. The leaves are alternate and deeply lobed with whitish veins. They are also covered with small spines as are the seed pods. The blue green color of the leaves, stems and seed capsules lend the plant an overall glaucous blue-green cast. The ubiquitous sharp prickles actually make this an ideal plant for protecting an area in your landscape from foot traffic.
Pua kala's attractive flowers appear sporadically year round. They usually measure about 3 inches across with six bright white crinkly petals and a yellow-orange center. The center's numerous yellow-orange male stamens surround a dark purple, lobed female stigma. The flowers stay open for a single day and once pollinated become attractive seed pods. New flowers will usually open daily during blooming periods.
The seed pods are erect, oblong, gray-green capsules that are prickly. They eventually dry to a dark brown and split open, exposing numerous dark brown seeds. You can collect the seeds or allow them to fall and germinated on site.
Seeding is the best propagation method for pua kala. Though the seeds take a long time to germinate, they eventually will do so when conditions are ideal. Seedlings initially need regular watering when the top of the soil dries out. Full sun is pref...