Florists in Bethlehem, CT
Find local Bethlehem, Connecticut florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Bethlehem 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.
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Oct 15, 2020
Florists 'bomb' Philly mailboxes for 2020 election ballots - WHYY
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 that this floral arrangement be a love letter to the community that proves, even during a pandemic, flow... Dec 18, 2019
Obituary: Hall of Fame High School Athlete Passes At 84 - Danbury, CT Patch
Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT. The funeral will be held at 11:00am Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 44 Portland Avenue, Georgetown, CT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810. Sep 19, 2019
24-year-old motorcyclist dies after Bethlehem Township crash, authorities say - lehighvalleylive.com
A Florida man was pronounced dead Monday evening after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a dump truck on a Bethlehem Township corridor, police and the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office confirmed.Kyle Caton, 24, of Port Orange, Florida, was pronounced dead at 4:12 p.m. at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill, according to Bethlehem Township Police Sgt. Shaun Powell. Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Rick Pender said Caton died from multiple blunt force trauma. The manner of death was accidental, he said. Immediately prior to the crash Caton was headed east on Freemansburg Avenue approaching Second Street, Powell said. A dump truck being driven by a 37-year-old Allentown man was headed north on Second Street, proceeded to turn left, onto Freemansburg Avenue west. The front of the motorcycle then collided into the driver’s side of the truck, Powell said.Witnesses found Caton lying in the road. He was later taken by ambulance to the hospital. About a half dozen people Monday evening gathered at the intersection, where a memorial with flowers and several candles were set up in tribute. Aug 22, 2019
Frederick Costello Obituary - Lee, MA | The Berkshire Eagle - Legacy.com
Nancy and their six children and spouses, Fred Costello Jr. and Ann Nobis of Bonita Springs, FL; Catherine and Ronnie Bennett of Bethlehem, GA; Daniel Costello and Kerry Bernard of Maynard, MA; Suzanne Costello and Jeff Keffer of Arlington, MA; James Costello and Candy Chan of San Antonio, TX, and Amy Costello and Gregory Watt of Austin, TX. Fred was predeceased by his son-in-law Jim Christmann, his grandson Peter Keffer-Fries and granddaughter Stephanie Kay Bennett. He leaves his siblings and their spouses, Dorinda and Don Moffatt of Vero Beach, FL and John and Sandy Costello of Bradenton, FL. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, at 10 AM at St. Mary's Church, 140 Main Street in Lee, MA. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 208 Spring Street in Lee. Visiting hours will be on Monday, August 5th, from 4-6 PM at the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main Street in Lee. There will be a Memorial Service for Fred at a date to be determined in Bonita Springs Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the "James V. Costello Scholarship" which supports low-income students at his beloved alma mater: Please send in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home 3 Main Street Lee, MA 01238. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures with the family, please visit our web site at www.kellyfuneralhome.netPublished in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 3, 2019.
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Martha's Vineyard News | Star of Bethlehem is Fleeting Floral Feast - The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Star of Bethlehem takes its name from the heavens. As the story goes, God created a star in the sky to guide the wise men to the Christ child. The star was too beautiful to banish from the universe after the child was found, so the star burst into thousands of pieces and descended to earth. These bits gave rise to the flower Ornithogalum umbellatum, commonly called star of Bethlehem.
That is not this plant's only religious affiliation. In 2 Kings 6:25, mention is made of "dove's dung," a plant believed to be star of Bethlehem that was valued as food during the great famine in Samaria and during later pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Some further explanation of these stories would be helpful, not only for the choice of a plant with that name as food, but its effectiveness as food at all.
Star of Bethlehem is known to be toxic to livestock and pets, and is questionable as a human foodstuff despite these historic references. Though some sources cite the bulb as having medicinal and edible qualities, others maintain that even small amounts can cause death. It might just take an act of
God to save you should you consume it. Even skin contact with this plant can be problematic, causing dermatitis to those with sensitivities.
Dove's dung is only one... Nov 28, 2018
The Christmas flower - The Hutchinson News
Mexico included poinsettias in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to remind people of the Star of Bethlehem, while the red color represents the blood sacrifice of Christ’s crucifixion.Poinsettias might have remained south of the border were it not for the intervention of the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett. Poinsett, a botanist, was so enchanted by the plant he discovered in Mexico that he sent cuttings back to his home in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828. The rest is, as they say, history. Poinsettia is often capitalized because it is named after a person. Joel Poinsett died on Dec. 12, 1851. To honor him, Dec. 12 is now celebrated as National Poinsettia Day.Poinsett was an intriguing personality. Besides being a first-rate botanist, he excelled in politics and diplomacy. He served in the South Carolina legislature and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as an advisor to five consecutive presidents from James Madison to Martin Van Buren in the first half of the 19th century. In his capacity as Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration in 1838, Poinsett presided over the United States Exploring Expedition, the first circumnavigation of the globe sponsored by the U.S. Poinsett insisted that the expedition should collect geological, biological and anthropological specimens. The specimens were displayed at the Patent Office building.Somewhat coincidentally, the U.S. was debating how to best use a $508,318 bequest—about $15 million in today’s money—from a British subject, James Smithson. Joel Poinsett was the first to argue that the money should be used to fund a national museum. Any visitor to the Smithsonian owes Joel Poinsett a big thank you.Joel Poinsett was a man with a prodigious intellect and many accomplishments, yet today, he is best known for being a devoted gardener. And for that, we are especially grateful.Jim Schinstock is a retired teacher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org