Florists in Alabaster, AL
Find local Alabaster, Alabama florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alabaster 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.
Alabaster Flower Shops
76 Fulton Springs Rd Ste B
Alabaster, AL 35007
Alabaster AL News
May 7, 2017
Flowers for Every Month
S. obassia, also a small tree, with large leaves undercoated with silver. The white flowers are followed by fruit that reminds me of alabaster grapes.The Japanese stewartia is relatively popular here. Its large white camellia-like blossoms open from late June into July, but its handsome exfoliating bark makes it appealing throughout the year. Less frequently encountered is the orange bark or tall stewartia, S. monodelpha, covered with small white flowers in late June. The spent flowers carpet the ground, an outstanding feature. When the sun hits the tree, especially in early morning, the cinnamon colored bark glows. When I was planning my woodland garden, I knew instinctively this tall stewartia should be the focal point at its heart, and it has more than lived up to expectations.Last June on a garden tour I nearly swooned on encountering another, the beaked stewartia, S. rostrata, from China. Its soft pink, cuplike flowers were like nothing I’d seen before. It seems to be offered only by Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut, which says the pinkish-red fruits extend its ornamental value. If you have space in the sun for a tree that grows from 6 to 12 inches a year, run, don’t walk, to get one.The fringe tree is one of the most striking and beautiful of all spring-flowering trees, but it is all but never seen, except in botanical gardens. It is covered with white froth in May and June. To see one in flower is to want it. Like many woody plants there is an Asian species and a second, native to the East Coast. Also like others, the Asian species makes a better garden plant, flowering earlier and lasting longer, and not needing a partner to fruit. If you opt for the native, your best bet is to select a male because its flowers are larger and last longer.In high summer when our senses are overloaded in our gardens, you might add to your delight with a number of excellent shrubs and vines new to our area.We are drowning in hydrangeas, but a couple of newcomers are worth noting. Big-leaf hydrangeas like the ubiquitous Nikko Blue have suffered these last few years and most of mine either succumbed to the weather or the deer. I’ve turned to the native smooth hydrangea, H. arborescens, of which Annabelle is the best known. What I like about Annabelle is that the bushes are cut back in autumn or winter so they aren’t destroyed by deer. In addition, it flowers on new growth so is not damaged by late frosts.Incrediball, growing at the entrance to the Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden behind Clinton Academy on Main Street in East Hampton Village, has huge white mopheads that stand upright on strong stems, and it does well in either sun or shade. Haas Halo, a new introduction I am keen on trying, has oversized white lace-cap flowers, also on strong stems.After the bitter cold winter two years ago I was surprised to find a group of hydrangeas, lush with velvety purple leaves, in Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith’s garden in Mattituck. We don’t expect this type of hydrangea, H. aspera, from the mountains of China, to be vigorous and hardy in our climate, but there they were, in shade and shielded from wind. Called Plum Passion, it was discovered and introduced by Dan Hinkley for Monrovia (carried by local garden centers), and is a must-have shrub.Also from China is a trumpet vine, Campsis grandiflora Morning Calm, with very large peach flowers with yellow throats. Thanks to climate change it has become hardy here. Unlike the invasive, suckering, clinging native... (East Hampton Star)Dec 28, 2016
Experienced decorator brings new life to Daffodil Hill Florist
Longtime residents of the beach community have told Richardson they were unaware of the 18-year-old business until the New Yorker stepped onto the premises.
He has combined three small units into one 40,000-square-foot shopping mecca and brightened the exterior with a nod to its sunny-flower name. The out-front sign mentions florist, antiques, gifts, floral and event decorators.
Neighbors here and from neighborhoods to Homosassa and New Port Richey are now counted among Richardson's customers. Noting the appeal to locals, he explained, "If they're going out to dinner, they can stop and grab a flower or a candle or a (hostess) gift and never have to leave the beach."
As for those farther afield, the 50-something entrepreneur pointed out, "We're a premier shop for FTD."
Daffodil Hill boasts a staff of three certified floral designers and enough business to keep them busy.
"Darren's the more creative," designer Rose Rose said. "If you give Darren a box of stuff, he can make something of it."
Richardson said his 30-plus years in the industry enable him to compose an arrangement in minutes. But he might have turned over in his mind a design, its inclusions and enhancements over a period of days before he picks up a stem.
"This is a whole lot more than a florist," Richardson pointed out. "It's not your grandma's flower shop. Because of the uniqueness of the stock, it's a must-see store."
The offeri... (Tampabay.com)Feb 3, 2016
From yoga rooms to calming colors, reflective spaces on the rise in home decor
At Sherwin Williams, for example, Director of Color Marketing Jackie Jordan selected alabaster as the 2016 color of the year.
She and her team chose the white shade after studying trends in fashion, art and literature, and considering national and world events. Ultimately, alabaster was the answer to a world that bombards the senses, Jordan said.
"It's something we need and are desiring right now," she said. "It's almost a spiritual environment with this beautiful, serene white. It is soothing and very comforting."
If white seems too stark, Jordan said, colors such as blue, gray, green and dusty rose are relaxing options.
Malveaux used a soothing green for the walls when she designed a foyer in an Ellicott City show house in 2014. In that project, like the yoga room, she used accents of orange in murals and flowers arrangements because the color is supposed to represent healing.
Lighting is another easy way to create a more peaceful atmosphere. Albano notes that many of the early generation energy-efficient light bulbs were harsh, but newer versions give a warmer glow.
Clean-burning candles offer a soft light that appeals to an almost primal instinct, Xu said.
"Whenever cultures around the world celebrate something important, they always burn a fire," she said. "When you are looking at that flame, you are a more centered person."
Candles can also offer soothing scents. In February, Xu's company will launch a line of candles in fragrances that respond to the appetite for calm and peace. The new line aims to evoke the tranquillity of a walk on the beach with fragrances of ocean, lily of the valley, jasmine and bergamot blossom, she said.
Xu said she came up with the line after reflecting on her busy life.
"With all the cellphones and apps, we seem to be more and more organized, but are we happier or are we becoming a slave to our organized life?" she said.
When designing a space for reflection, it's important to remember that interior design alone cannot bring peace, Brich cautioned. In fact, finding tranquillity can require a lot of effort, time and practice.
"You can have the prettiest altar or a highly decorated room, but if you don't put in the work, it might not do the trick," she said.
However, soothing decor can be a good place to begin.
"Peacefulness comes from within," Xu said, but "to get there, we can use a little help."
... (Baltimore Sun)