Florists in Surprise, AZ
Find local Surprise, Arizona florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Surprise 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.
Surprise Flower Shops
14515 W Grand Ave Ste 122
Surprise, AZ 85374
12801 W Bell Rd Ste107
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Oct 15, 2020
New York City's ‘Flower Flash’ Florist Designs a Display for Ralph Lauren - Architectural Digest
Any attention we can bring our fair metropolis right now is really a good idea,” says Lewis. “We all need a little bit of a surprise these days, in a positive way. The whole country needs it, the whole world needs it.”... Oct 15, 2020
How These Surprise Quarantine 'Flower Bombs' Are Helping Families in Need - Baltimore Magazine
Known as “flower bombs,” they’re often sent from loved ones to a friend or family’s house and “planted” under the guise of surprise.
The paper flowers and hearts come in different sizes, colors, shapes and patterns—but all are handmade by volunteers. And all of their proceeds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore, which provides a home away from home to families with seriously ill or injured children.
Kim Meagher, a longtime Ronald McDonald House volunteer, got the idea for the Quarantine Flower Bombing Project after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the state.
“I teach a women’s art class at my church, and a lot of young moms attend,” Meagher says. “When quarantine hit and school was canceled, everyone was kind of in a panic, so I started posting online crafts to do with your kids daily. I came across the paper plate flowers and thought it would be an awesome thing to do as a ding dong ditch-type of activity—where you decorate someone’s yard, but they don’t know it’s you.”
The government shutdowns also prevented volunteers from being at the Ronald McDonald House in Jonestown, where 10 families are currently quarantined. That meant volunteers could no longer help provide meals to the children and families there. Meagher had a hunch that ... Oct 15, 2020
Florists 'bomb' Philly mailboxes for 2020 election ballots - WHYY
They had to completely retool their businesses. I didn’t think people would jump at this opportunity,” said Carpenter.
She was surprised by how many florists signed on to United By Blooms, and how quickly. The call went out only six weeks ago. “The community of designers, florists and flower farmers is really strong,” said Carpenter.
Florist Kate Carpenter launched the United by Blooms project because she wanted to do something positive for her community and encourage people to vote. She decorated a mailbox at the corner of Carpenter Lane and Greene Street in Mount Airy. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
One of the participants is Jennie Love, owner of Love ‘N Fresh Flowers. She created an autumn-colored rainbow of flowers arching about six feet high and plunging toward the slot of a postal box at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike in Chestnut Hill.
The arch starts at the bottom with deep copper-colored amaranth tassels, moves through a gradient of orange and dark yellow hues, and ends with a spear of bright golds and buttery yellows pointing toward the mailbox.
“We have lots of dahlias. It’s prime dahlia season in October,” said Love. “They start deep and rich at the bottom of the arch, then it gets the bright happiness close to the mailbox. That’s the goal: be bright and happy at the mailbox.”
Love is both a farmer and florist. She grows everything she uses on a five-acre, certified natural farm in Roxborough. The bread and butter of her business had been weddings, but that dried up this year. Last April, her prospects were dire.
Over the summer she launched a flower delivery service where people can pre-order a box of flowers and have it delivered weekly to their door. Called Porch Petals, Love keeps the delivery radius tight – she only services Philadelphia’s Northwest neighborhoods near her farm.
To her surprise, it worked. Porch Petals caught on and saved her business.
Floral designer Diane Floss (left) and Jennie Love of Love and Fresh Flowers decorated the mailbox at Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike with a rainbow of flowers for the United by Blooms event. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
“Porch Petals is a COVID pivot, but it proves our community here in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy – they are phenomenal. I would start weeping if I think about it too much,” she said. “This community saved our farm.”
Love is fortunate that she is both a grower and an arranger: she supplies herself. Other florists who rely on shipped flowers have fared much worse as international supply chains have broken down during the global pandemic. Flowers, after all, cannot sit in warehouses.
United By Blooms is ostensibly a get-out-the-vote campaign addressing anxieties about voting by mail and the tenuous financial position of the Postal Service. Love says, “I don’t have answers to any of that.”
More important to her is ... Sep 7, 2020
These colorful, resilient plants can withstand the blistering summer heat - OCRegister
I got to thinking about the resiliency of plants after receiving an email from Susan Buffington, who wrote: “I was so surprised to see my Hoya in full bloom so soon again after it bloomed just a few months ago. It has six full flower clusters open. I inherited this plant from my mother twenty-six years ago and I have only repotted it once. The plant has always lived outdoors and it has always hung in the same spot. It is on the west side of the house under a patio cover. It gets some light from the south but no direct sun. I try to feed my potted plants once a month but not in winter. For blooming plants, I use Miracle-Gro Bloom Booster food. During cooler weather, the pots get watered every 3-4 days but that’s not a rigid schedule. With this heat, I am watering some of them every day and a half. We live in sweltering Woodland Hills.”
Where potted flowering plants are concerned, none is more durable than Hoya, named for British botanist Thomas Hoy. Watering only needs to be done when its soil is bone dry and it is even recommended to wait until the leaves start to pucker before watering. Hoya is typically grown as an indoor plant. Under such circumstances, it needs excellent light and is ideally placed adjacent to an east-facing window. The more light the better as long as the rays of hot afternoon sun are not allowed to reach it. Hoyas are famous for staying comfortable in the same flower pot for decades.
I had never heard of Hoyas being grown outdoors in the San Fernando Valley – or anywhere else for that matter! — prior to receiving Buffington’s testimonial. You will not find Hoya listed in the Sunset Western Garden Book, the so-called Bible of gardening, because that esteemed volume does not include indoor plants and Hoyas are invariably classified as such. Generally speaking, Woodland Hills is hotter in the summer and colder in the winter than any other part of the San Fernando Valley. You would think that its occasional hard winter frosts and consistently dry and hardly humid summers would spell disaster for growing tropical Hoyas outdoors, yet Buffington has kept hers thriving in precisely such conditions for 26 years without a single moment of indoor respite.
Even more remarkable is the fact that Buffington’s cultivar – Hoya carnosa variegata cv. Tricolor — is considered one of the more difficult ones to grow since it especially craves humidity. Tricolor is distinguished by its leaves being outlined in cream, yellow, or pink.
Stories like that of Buffington and her Ho... Sep 7, 2020
Howell Lacy - Obituary - Legacy.com
He was an avid fisherman - fly-fishing and bass fishing in particular. He could surprise you with a classical guitar rendition of "Malaguena" if you asked him, and he was hands down the best girls' softball coach anywhere. Kent was known as a private person, but there was no hiding that mischievous look in his eye, or his rebellious streak. He was passionate, irreverent, funny, extremely smart, and fiercely loyal to those he loved. Kent, like his beloved Healeys, was an original - through and through. He was, and will continue to be, deeply loved, admired, and missed every single day.In honor of the care Kent showed to animals of all kinds, in lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to ARC - Animal Rescue Corps. www.animalrescuecorps.org/donate. Please visit www.Omanfh.com to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 7, 2020.
Sep 7, 2020
Edible Flowers: Put the Bloom on your Plate • Salt Lake Magazine - Salt Lake Magazine
Crystallized petals or flowers add surprise to sweets and drinks.At Cucina, Chef Joey Ferran makes a pesto with dandelions. The Rose Establishment honors its name with rose petals in pastries. At Hell’s Backbone Grill, you’ll find flowers sprinkled exuberantly on everything and the Jamaica (hibiscus) margarita at the late Alamexo was a best-seller. So get with it and go grocery shopping in your garden.THE RULESWester Garden Center offers guidelines:Only consume organically- grown flowers.If you’re not sure something is edible, look it up before eating.Use flowers in moderation— don’t serve a whole bowl of blossoms. Duh.Only use the petals—not the pistils, stamens or stems.Here are some wild and garden flowers you can harvest for the dinner table: Dandelion, Indian Paintbrush, Rose Petals (Great in spinach salads), Nasturtiums, Hibiscus, (Find dried hibiscus, or Jamaica, in Hispanic or Latino grocery stores), Violets and Pansies, Herb Flowers (basil, lavender, wild mustard.)Western Gardens, 1550 S. 600 East, SLC, 801-364-7871; 4050 W. 4100 South, 801-968-How to crystallize flowers: Wash flowers or petals and let them dry thoroughly on a paper towel. Be...