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Florists in Alto, TX

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Alto Florist

360 S Marcos St
Alto, TX 75925
(936) 858-4143

Alto TX News

Oct 12, 2018

Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program

VA Hospital, local senior centers and other health facilities. "Just making these floral arrangements gives me so much joy," said Los Altos resident Robin Bantz while sorting flowers on a recent Wednesday. "You're not only doing something positive for the individual receiving it ... but there's something magical about putting color in your hands, putting flowers and greenery together." The following morning, Bantz's floral creations landed at the Rose Kleiner Center in Mountain View, where clients in the memory-care program could admire them and choose one to take home. Krause, Bantz and the other volunteers came together earlier this year to form the group when the nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers of Silicon Valley called it quits after its monthly rent doubled to $8,000. During its three years of operation, the nonproft - which was part of the national Random Acts of Flowers organization that is still in operation elsewhere - delivered nearly 32,000 bouquets and recycled more than 39,000 vases, according to its website. The Silicon Valley group also developed a cadre of exceptionally enthusiastic volunteers, some of whom were working as many as four days a week and participating in every step, from picking up leftover flowers, rearranging them and personally delivering them to the bedside. "When it closed its doors, people were broken hearted," said Klause, who had been four-day-a-week volunteer. "It was awful, just awful. There were several people who said, 'We've got to keep this up. Even if we make only five bouquets and deliver them to the VA once a week, that's what we'll do.'" Klause was among the volunteers who came knocking on the...

Oct 12, 2018

America in Bloom recognizes Joliet for 'Celebrating Heritage'

Judges noted that historic districts are marked with signage and hold house walks. They mentioned guided tours at the Rialto Square Theatre. The Joliet Area Historical Museum also was commended for "compelling displays" and outreach to the community. Rita Renwick, chairman of the Joliet Tree Board and a local coordinator along with city Arborist Jim Teiber for the America in Bloom rating, said the judges' visit provided a unique perspective on the city. "It was real eye-opening," Renwick said. "You get to see the city from somebody else's eyes, and it's really neat." The city's participation in the America in Bloom program was a condition of a $25,000 grant from CN EcoConnexions. The money was used for the city's tree-planting program with a focus on Forest Park. America in Bloom is a national program that sends judges to communities to rate them on several criteria: flowers, landscaping, urban forestry, community involvement, overall impression, celebrating heritage, community vitality and environmental efforts. Judges Bill Hahn and Stephen Pategas were in Joliet for two days in July.

Jul 26, 2018

Easy-care flowers can become a part of your garden

Liz Calhoun's Los Altos yard is part hot sun and part shade, but that hasn't stopped her from filling every inch, including the driveway, with low- or no-water easy-to-grow flowers. No picky pansies or wilted impatiens in sight. She appreciates natives, allowing a buckwheat bush to grow wide and tall (nearly 8 feet across by about 6 feet tall) with its delicate whitish gray flowers. She also knows when which plants flower and what colors to add to areas of her garden that are too green. Calhoun, a master gardener with the University of California, said making your garden colorful with blooms is deceptively simple. You can have rainbow of colors, textures and shapes, flowers that climb, clump, spread, tiny or large. The biggest obstacle to growing flowers in our area, Calhoun said, is the clay soil. The soil itself is nutritious enough, she said, it's just hard to plant in because it doesn't drain well. "Clay is packed tight, so tight it 's waterproof," she said. The best thing you can do to fix...

Jul 26, 2018

Ciaran: How to Water Your Plants During a Heatwave, or Not

So I had to make an emergency dash to the canal. Fingers-crossed it survives. And thanks also to the local chipper for the new tray.A stretch of Rialto, where I’m from and live, got a recent upgrade by Dublin City Council. That meant reducing the South Circular Road to one lane, putting in some parking, and a painted cycle lane.The most pleasing thing for me was the 15 ginkgo biloba trees, also know as the Maidenhair tree. It's the best-known example of a living fossil. The leaves of the plant today exactly resemble fossilised leaves that are 270 million years old.The trees planted in the commercial part of the village’s centre are young. You might call them saplings still.It’s been dry these past three weeks, and I’ve been worried about them drying out. Normally, their roots would get some rain as it runs down from the road to drain away. But there’s been none of that.Photo by Ciaran O'ByrneThus, the value of skip scavenging. I rescued two water-cooler bottles recently and put them to good use ferrying water from the canal nearby. The nearest access point is between Suir Bridge and Ann Devlin Bridge at the junction of the Grand Canal and the Circular Line.I filled each bottle with two watering cans worth of water. Then I filled my eight-litre watering can too, and drenched the five trees in about eight litres of water each. I even had a bit left over.p class="zw-paragraph" data-textformat="{&qu...

Jul 26, 2018

Bouquets from Blossom Buddies help patients 'feel so much better'

Blossom Buddies, a group of volunteers who put together bouquets of leftover flowers and give them to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. Los Altos Hills resident Sheela Veerina started the organization in the spring, prompted by the closing of Random Acts of Flowers in Menlo Park. "We were all very sad that it stopped," Veerina said of Random Acts, "and we thought that it was very important for the community to have it." So did the hospitals and nursing homes, whose representatives continued to request bouquets on behalf of their patients. Veerina felt an obligation to help them. "Nothing was happening," she said, "so I said OK – I will just make five bouquets at home every week and just deliver them to somebody, to the VA hospitals." Other former members of Random Acts of Flowers soon joined her, along with local residents inspired by her work. The organization has blossomed, growing to 25 members. They devote several hours each week to crafting the bouquets and delivering them. Blossom Buddies receives flowers donated by Safeway, Trader Joe's, Draeger's Market and Ladera Garden and Gifts. Volunteers collect the flowers each Monday and house them in Veerina's garage. The organization currently visits one hospital or nursing home each week – including Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center, the Palo Alto VA Hospital and Stanford Hospital – but Veerina said she hopes to do more when Blossom Buddies finds a permanent space. Blooming blessings On a recent morning as volunteers assembled bouquets in Veerina's garage, many of them said delivering the flowers is the best part of their day. "Usually, the reaction I get is a reaction of appreciation," Bantz said. "Reactions of feeling blessed, thankful and happy. I am uplifted by being able to shine some light into someo...

Jul 26, 2018

Altoona, Meet your Market: River Prairie hosts new Monday farmers market

Monday Jul. 23rd, 2018Lauren Fisher The very first Altoona farmers market opened for business Monday, July 23 at River Prairie Park. In an attempt to balance existing markets rather than compete with them, the new weekly event will take place in the evenings from 4-7pm. This will allow shoppers to grab locally grown groceries on the way home from work, just in time for supper. The market is scheduled to run every week through the end of October, with the exception of Labor Day. Roy Atkinson, management analyst for the City of Altoona, is one of the market's organizers, along with Debra Goldbach, recreation manager. The market idea has been thrown around for some time, according to Atkinson, but the supportive response to the vendor market of the June P10 festival indicated that people were excited about the idea. "It really put a hop in our step to get it going," he said. "I think it's the perfect space to have a farmer's market," Atkinson said. Organizers expect 8-10 vendors at each market, featuring flowers, vegetables, meat, and bak...