Florists in Bristol, CT
Find local Bristol, Connecticut florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Bristol 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.
Bristol Flower Shops
121 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Bristol CT News
Oct 15, 2020
Kenosha, Wisconsin Farmer Plants Two Million Sunflowers To Make People Smile - Good News Network
Scott Thompson is a fourth-generation berry farmer based in Bristol, Kenosha County. Speaking with Patch, he said this year people have been coming from Milwaukee, from Chicago, and everywhere in-between.
“A lot of people are saying, ‘We just needed to get out of the city and come out to a place where I could take my mask off for a couple of hours.'”
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Thompson and his family are welcoming of everyone, including budding Instagrammers and professional photographers.
In fact, they’ve planted fields of short sunflowers precisely because “it makes for pretty awesome pictures. We grew shorter ones for the perfect selfie so you can get that sea of yellow behind you.”
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For Thompson, the goal is simply for people to enjoy a nice day in the country and bring home something beautiful.
Wisconsin seems especially enamored with the power of sunflowers. In 2015, a man planted a four-mile stretch of sunflowers to honor his late wife. Then he began selling their seeds to raise money for cancer with his Seeds of Hope.
Sunflower season should last till the end of September, meaning it’s probably time to scoot on over to Thompson Strawberry Farm and get some blooms for yourself.
Don’t forget th... Sep 7, 2020
Obituary: George A. Hall - CentralMaine.com - Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – George A. Hall, 92, of New Port Richey, Fla., passed away Aug. 14, 2020 at Solaris Heathcare in Hudson, Fla. He was born in Bristol on Sept. 18, 1927, the son of Dana and Estelle Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hall; stepdaughter, Lynn Brown; grandchildren, Ty Brown, Jody Pollack; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and his cousins, Tekla Truman, Linda Coiller, and Pat Chickering.
He is predeceased by his parents, Dana and Estelle Hall; brothers, Bobby and Authur Hall; and stepson, Stephen Schriver.
He retired from Health-Tex in Farmingdale. He was quite a jokester and such a kind and loving man. He was loved by so many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements under direction of Michaels and Lundquist. Visit http://www.Michaels-Lundquist.com/Obituaries
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the
Dementia Society at https://www.dementia
... May 1, 2020
A city's secret weapon: flowers - Kitsap Sun
Getting your hands dirty is a natural antidepressant -- researchers at Bristol University and University College London have found that a bacteria in soil, Mycobacterium, causes the brain to release the “happy hormone” serotonin when it comes into contact with skin. A study by Aarhus University found that people living in settings filled with greenery are less likely to develop many forms of mental illness. For me, gardening has opened up a process of observing more closely and taking less for granted.You might have everything you need to get started in your own cupboard. You can learn how to propagate onions, potatoes, and garlic on YouTube, and fruits like tomatoes and strawberries have seeds that can be planted. Common mosses can be scraped off and put in a blender with water and buttermilk (or some other nutrient base), and painted on a new surface to grow. If you’ve got the itch for more established plants, many local nurseries, like Bremerton City Nursery, Valley Nursery, and Rodgers Country Nursery are delivering. While I’m not a gardening guru by any means, here are some questions to ask to get started:Where’s the sun? This is the big question that dictates what goes where. Fruits and vegetables generally like hot evening sun from the west. I’ve had success growing tomatoes on the west side of a fence where they only get light for the hotter half of the day, and I’ve had success with strawberries and blueberries under a big tree where they only get direct sunlight for the coolest three hours and the hottest three hours of the day. What “rooms” do you want outside? Most gardens are broken into different area with different purposes by hedges, low walls, swales of groundcover, or different surfaces. Examples of outdoor “rooms” could include a purpose-built outdoor dining area, grill area, flower garden, vegetable garden, or lawn. Breaking up your yard gives more “destinations” within your own property - something suddenly very important.How do you feel about lawns? Is maintaining a lawn a labor of love for you, or just something you do by default? I think lawns have their place, it just isn’t every place: my yard has a dedicated grassy “play area” for picnics and pets, but it’s surrounded by low-maintenance shrubs that I find more rewarding. Slowly but surely, I’m replacing my front lawn entirely with strawberries. Personally, I much prefer pruning, mulching, and harvesting to mowing and fertilizing. That said, a well-manicured lawn can be glorious, so to each their own. Some people find mowing to be a really zen thing. If you hate mowing, now’s a good time to tear the grass up and replace it with a more rewarding, low-maintenance landscape. Whatever you do, do it on purpose. Do it because you want to do it, not because you assume it’s the only way.What do you eat? Victory Gardens are making a comeback. Probably more of a pleasant distraction than a necessary survival tactic, watching the progress of my vegetables every day gives me a reason to get out of the house. Perennial berry bushes like blueberries are generally pretty low-risk, high-reward, and I think our native Evergreen Huckleberry is one of the most underrated plants there is. If you’re unsure what kind of plants would actually be useful in your kitchen, try a salsa garden with tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro. Googling companion plants always helps.Japanese gardening principles can be applied to any kind of garden. A good Japanese garden feels ancient, with half-submerged rocks and moss everywhere. They also make good use of conifer textures, with maples providing a bright contrast to a muted evergreen backdrop. Many Pacific Northwest natives are mainstays of the Japanese garden, which uses plants and stone to create miniature landscapes -- perfect for a small city lot. In this incredibly weird time in human history, stopping to smell the roses takes our minds off worries and into the present -- things we can see, touch, taste, smell. Working in my garden -- my imperfect, messy garden -- has been good for me in a way few other things have. I love the random goodwill of complimenting strangers on their yards -- from a distance, of course, and not touching anything.Kevin Walthall is a Bremerton resident and a regular contributor to the Kitsap Sun. He also writes for the blog Urban Br... Oct 10, 2019
Gardening datebook: Giving away free buckwheat plants to help save butterflies in Orange County - Los Angeles Times
Avery Road, Pilgrim Place in Claremont. claremontgardenclub.orgOct. 9-13The Fleurs de Villes’ floral couture exhibition at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St. in Costa Mesa, features a collection of mannequins dressed in fresh flower ensembles created by Southern California florists and floral designers, along with a fresh flower market. Open daily in the center’s Jewel Court. Free. southcoastplaza.comOct. 1213th Landscape & Water Conservation Festival includes a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, plant sale and the chance to create your own succulent-topped pumpkin while learning about ways to save water in your landscape and home. Free drawings for water-saving appliances for people who live in the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterwise Community Center, 4594 San Bernardino St. in Montclair. cbwcd.org
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants Fire-wise Garden Tour: Tujunga to Glendale includes two pre-tour talks on home hardening and fire-wise landscaping from 9 to 11 a.m. at Theodore Payne, 10459 Tuxford St., in Sun Valley, as well as self-guided tours of three home gardens, two fire stations with native plant gardens and the Sunland-Tujunga Welcome Nature Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-registration required. $12 for members, $18 non-members. theodorepayne.orgThe San Fernando Valley Rose Society Annual Rose Auction & Potluck starts with a potluck at 1 p.m. in the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave. in Northridge, where visitors can inspect the roses, tools and other items that will be auctioned off to benefit the organization. The potluck is open to all who bring a dish to share. Admission is free. sfvroses.orgThe Laguna Beach Smartscap... Jul 26, 2019
Norwalk garden tour set for Saturday - Norwalk Reflector
On tour day, tickets will be available at the two location starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Anna Bristol, at 419-872-0124 or email at [email protected]
Six gardens are selected for your pleasure; some large, some filled with homey flowers and some pretty much designed and cared for by professionals. Two are condo gardens connected by backyards with lovely plantings and one is two miles outside Norwalk on Schaffer Road. Don’t miss any of them; they are great.
On tour day, the Master Gardeners will present two demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Lanning-Young Research Center about using herbs and plants to discourse insect pests. Tour-goers are encouraged to complete the entry form on their ticket after visiting all six gardens. Two people will be awarded one of the demonstration planters.
Also on tour day, the public may drop off plant trays, pots and cell packs at the Landing-Young building for Master Gardeners to recycle.
Joel and Wende Mersereau’s home at 110 Norwood Ave. was once a farm and they have capitalized on that fact. They have a lovely old house, immaculate, with with a nice country look, yet contemporary, smart and full of curb appeal. The out-buildings, originally barns, stables or farm shops, are all carefully restored and painted white with green trim. Farm items from the past are found around the hou...