Florists in Alto, TX
Find local Alto, Texas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alto 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.
Alto Flower Shops
360 S Marcos St
Alto, TX 75925
Alto TX News
Aug 22, 2019
A critic looks at the best gardens near the National Mall in DC - Washington Post
Metro to their destination, avoiding the Mall altogether. The Mall can be beautiful, and it offers postcard views of the city’s most recognizable buildings. But it is also open, barren, exposed and terribly formal. It is a powerful landscape but not a charming one.For charm, you must cleave to the edges of the great greensward, where there is a horticultural memory of what the Mall once was, and might have been. Clustered along the Mall and its surrounding parkland are small gardens. Some fill interstitial spaces, others are attached to museums or institutional buildings, and others are part of a new generation of memorials that have been redirected by planning rules off the Mall itself. The best of them break with the early 20th-century imperialistic grandeur of the Mall to offer amenable urban escapes, quiet spaces with shade and a sense of leafy enclosure. And in that, they recall what much of the Mall looked like in the 19th century: a romantic landscape of trees, flowers, curving paths and carriage ways.
[32 things to see on the Mall — in the Smithsonian museums and beyond ]
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The courtyard garden of the Freer Gallery of Art.
Today, these gardens feel like pockets of resistance. To understand their power, walk the Mall for a half-hour on a hot day, then duck into the
Mary Livingston Ripley Garden
, which fills a narrow strip of land between the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and ... Jul 26, 2019
House of the Week: Flowers engulf this English inspired cottage in Pompey - Syracuse.com
Agent: Kathleen N. Cole Howard Hanna Real Estate ServicesAddress: 6866 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, N.Y. 13066Phone: 315-263-9545Email: email@example.com House of the Week: Completely renovated lake house on DeRuyter Reservoir The owner said when you're spending all day on the lake, this small bungalow is perfect. To nominate a listing for House of the Week, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org/a... Jul 26, 2019
A. Gregory Obituary - Los Altos, CA | San Francisco Chronicle - Legacy.com
Merchant Teller. Together, they moved to Santa Clara County, started their family and owned and operated Gregory's Pharmacy in Mountain View and Los Altos for over 40 years. Very often you would see them working together in the Pharmacy or in the Vineyard in her later years. She enjoyed helping people and teaching the art of cosmetics. She was a member of Soroptimist for many years and contributed to the community around her. As an accomplished pianist, she enjoyed playing the piano most of her life and enjoyed a lively atmosphere, hosting wonderful parties at her home and ranch, where she lived until her death. Lorraine experienced many adventures in her life, including Go Kart Racing in the 1960's; winning races across the United States in her purple fiberglass covered Kart. The 70's brought horses, her daughters riding and showing in events. The 80's brought the Vineyard, where she enjoyed making wines with her husband, and traveling, especially to Hawaii and Hong Kong. Lorraine loved her gardens; filled with Orchids, Begonias and other favorites. You would often see her sitting on her porch in the afternoon watching her large Hummingbird Colony with Orchids and other flowers blooming around her. Lorraine was predeceased by her Beloved Son Marshall, Husband Norris and Daughter Tracee. She is survived by her Daughters; Valeree (Rick) Kruger, Janelle (Alan) Day, Darleen (Bill) Eagleton, Colleen (Steve) Mills, her 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, her sisters Judith Lewis and Lorna Brodie and brother Pat Beattie. Lorraine lived a wonderful life, she wi... Jul 26, 2019
Wollerton Old Hall rose is a fragrant highlight - Los Altos Town Crier
In short, if you love modern roses, you must have one of David Austin’s roses.
Julia Isaac contributed to this column.
... Jul 5, 2019
Tropical Gardening: Summer brings flowers for fragrance and color - Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)
Of course, park officials would probably prefer it if residents adjacent to the park avoided planting Kahili ginger altogether.
For answers to your questions about fragrant plants, call the UH Master Gardener Helpline at 322-4893 in Kona and 981-5199 in Hilo.
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... May 31, 2019
Holland's Keukenhof Gardens—the Largest Flower Garden in the World—Is the Perfect Spring Destination - Mental Floss
The Burj Khalifa houses a massive art collection.
Any building as large as the Burj Khalifa is bound to have a lot of wall space to fill. Altogether, the building’s art collection is enormous: There are more than 1000 pieces from some of the world’s best-known artists (with a focus on Middle Eastern artists) hanging within the property—many of them specifically commissioned for the building.
5. You don’t have to be in Dubai to admire the Burj Khalifa’s architecture.
One of the most recognizable architectural features of the Burj Khalifa is the “telescopic” spire that tops it, which is made from more than 4000 tons of steel. On a clear day, that spire can be seen from up to 60 miles away.
6. The spire is a controversial element of the Burj Khalifa.
Though the Burj Khalifa’s spire is one of its most defining features (and has a practical use: housing the building’s communications equipment), in architectural circles, it’s somewhat controversial—as are spires in general.
In 2013, the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat issued a report on what they deemed “vanity spires,” claiming that these uninhabited spaces are simply used to make a building stand that much taller. According to the report, 60 percent of the world’s tallest buildings wouldn’t be so tall at all without their spires. The Burj Khalifa in particular would lose 700 feet of its height.
7. The Burj Khalifa is home to one of the fastest elevators in the world.
It makes sense that the world’s tallest building would need to keep its visitors moving, and quickly. While it doesn’t hold the record for the fastest elevator, it reportedly ranks third (moving at a speed of 22 mph). It takes just one minute to get from the ground floor to the observation deck on the 124th floor.
8. The Burj Khalifa holds a number of world records.
Yes, it's world’s tallest building, but the Burj Khalifa holds a number of other world records, too. According to CNN, these additional superlatives include: the world’s tallest freestanding structure, the highest number of stories, and the highest occupied floor.
9. The Burj Khalifa may not be the world’s tallest building for much longer.
While the Burj Khalifa has enjoyed a nearly 10-year run as the world’s tallest building, it’s about to get some competition—from yet another Dubai construction project. In 2013, construction began on the Jeddah Tower, which will tower over the Burj Khalifa by an estimated 236 feet … if it ever opens.
Originally, the project was set to be completed by 2020 but has been plagued by a series of construction setbacks and other issues that have slowed development. At the moment, it’s expected to be completed in 2023, giving the Burj Khalifa a few more years to wear the “world’s tallest” crown.
Apr 27, 2019
No rules apply: Flower arrangments make magic in the home - Los Altos Town Crier
Flowers can do amazing things for your home and for your mood.
Celeste Randolph is an interior designer in Los Altos. Visit celesterandolphdesigns.com for more information. m
... Apr 27, 2019
Los Altos resident's Flower Run changes location but maintains objective helping foster children - Los Altos Town Crier
This year’s event is scheduled Sunday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale.
Debbie Crouse has a passion for bettering her community. Since moving to Los Altos in 2004, she has immersed herself in volunteering and advocating for foster children.
One way she does it is by organizing the annual Flower Run 5K, which she started three years ago. The event benefits Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization that supports foster children and on whose board Crouse serves.
The Flower Run has moved from Los Altos Hills to Sunnyvale this year, scheduled 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Baylands Park, 999 E. Caribbean Drive. The event’s growing popularity – it has experienced an increase of 50 runners each year – led to the move, according to Crouse.
“I know there’s room for the Flower Run to grow, and I hope we’ll one day reach more than 1,000 runners,” she said.
Crouse and fellow organizers chose Baylands for its convenient location, picturesque scenery and ability to accommodate many more runners.
“It’s an amazing place to host a run since it’s so beautiful out there,” Crouse said. “When you run out near the wetlands, you are near the water, so there’s plenty of birds and geese. You’re out of the madhouse of the bay and away from the tr... Apr 27, 2019
A walk through the history of roses as a wedding flower - Los Altos Town Crier
Their versatility and true beauty bring a wedding romance and make it an unforgettable moment.
... Nov 28, 2018
A 'festive holiday experience' | News, Sports, Jobs - Altoona Mirror
Ho Ho Expo at The Grand Hotel from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25.“The Altoona Grand is the perfect venue to offer a holiday shopping experience,” said Candy Holliday, event marketing manager of the Altoona Mirror. “The hotel is decorated beautifully for the holidays putting you in the holiday spirit from the moment you enter. Christmas trees are beautifully lit and decorated throughout the venue, brunch, lunch and dinner specials, complimentary hot beverages or a glass of wine will be offered to our shoppers.”
Attendees will enjoy free parking and free admission to the hotel at 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona.
“Unlike other vendor events,” said Holliday, “it will be a very festive holiday experience that our guests will want to make a tradition with family and friends. Shoppers will definitely be able to cross off some people from their lists and will also find something for themselves.”
A very special guest, Santa, will be available from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m. for photos and visits.
Vendors attending hail from across Pennsylvania and include crafters, direct sales companies and businesses.
Claysburg business owner Jill Knisely who owns Simply Celebrating Crafts & Gifts said she has participated in several Altoona Mirror marketi...