Florists in Adel, IA
Find local Adel, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Adel 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.
Adel Flower Shops
611 Nile Kinnick Dr S
Adel, IA 50003
815 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Adel IA News
Feb 1, 2020
‘In the Dark’ podcast host Madeleine Baran on Curtis Flowers’ release, season three, and funding investigative journalism - Fortune
In the Dark' podcast host Madeleine Baran on Curtis Flowers’ release, season three, and funding investigative journalism Fortune
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Science, creativity meet at St. Michael School's flower show - CatholicPhilly.com
Best of Show” winners who receive tickets to the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show where their work will be displayed.
Teachers from St. Michael School incorporated Junior Flower Show projects into their classroom learning. Each class chose a project outlined by PHS, but students were encouraged to work on additional projects on their own. Principal Stephen DiCicco referred to the project as “educational” and “creative.”
Eighth graders honed research skills and expressed creativity with their bouquet floral arrangements. Students were asked to choose flowers that “resembled the vibrancy of Mediterranean colors,” said eighth-grade student Noel Cresbo.
Flowers were arranged in vases or recyclable material.
“Most vases that are typically used are glass, which is recyclable and easy to find,” said eighth grader Logan O’Keefe. “Some students chose other recyclable material like plastic and cardboard, which really gives variety and shows how much thought went into the project.”
Because of the amount of research required, the project was included in the school’s science and history curriculum, according to eighth-grade teacher Florence Viola, who has been teaching for 41 years.
Thome, along with volunteer judges from the West Trenton Garden Club, awarded ribbons and placed encouraging notes on each horticultural project that lined St. Michael’s school gymnasium. Two students were awarded “Best of Show” and will have their projects displayed at the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show.
“What we’re looking for here is really both the creativity and ideas of the students, as well as the care and attention that they gave to the plants … but we really just want t... Feb 1, 2020
Roses for Kobe and Gianna as Lakers return to action - Rome Sentinel
Fans interrupted the silence with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” and “MVP! MVP!” Boyz II Men, from Bryant’s hometown of Philadelphia, sang the national anthem. “In some ways the whole night did not feel normal,” Vogel said. “This week has been about life more than basketball wins and losses. We’re all just trying to pick ourselves back up.” The crowd stood for 24.2 seconds of silence as the shot clocks ticked off the time until the horn blared. Spotlights shone on the empty seats set aside for Bryant and his daughter. His was a No. 24 jersey and hers was a black-and-white Mamba jersey from her team that Bryant coached. The emotion carried over to halftime when Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth teamed on their poignant hit “See You Again.” After the final notes sounded, Bryant’s name rose up again in chants from the crowd. In the couple of hours leading up to the game there was mostly silence. The electric atmosphere that surges through the arena before NBA games was nowhere to be felt. Media talked quietly among themselves without the usual music playing. Somber ushers took up their positions with black ribbons attached to their purple work shirts. Grief counseling was offered to arena staff and one female usher pulled tissues out of her pocket that had been provided. Inside the Lakers locker room, Bryant’s No. 24 gold jersey hung on a wooden hanger from a fire alarm next to James’ locker. It was Bryant’s locker when he helped the team win five NBA championships during his 20 years in Los Angeles. “He’s been really a tower of strength for all of us,” Vogel said of James. “We’re following his lead.” Back in the arena, Jeff Nadal was among the early arriving fans. Nadal rolled up a giveaway No. 24 T-shirt in his hand and rested his chin on it, staring into space. “It doesn’t really feel like you’re here for a game,” the 26-year-old middle school teacher from Whittier said. “It feels like you’re here for something a lot bigger than that. We didn’t even know the guy, but we feel like we did.” The music began playing once the public flowed through the doors. Several fans donned the gold T-shirts at their seats; others took pictures of the video board and the electronic ribbon scrolling the victims’ names around the upper level. Across the street from Staples Center, large crowds continued to gather for informal public mourning at a plaza loaded with flowers, balloons and hand-written messages, many on the pavement, honoring Bryant and his daughter. Large poster boards covered in signatures and messages were moved to the middle of the blocked off street separating the arena and the LA Live entertainment district. The memorabilia will be collected, inventoried and given to the Bryant family at their request. The flowers will be composted and used in plantings around the arena. Feb 1, 2020
Gardening: The days and nights of blooming chrysanthemums - OCRegister
Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia, and the New York Botanical Garden have succeeded in growing such chrysanthemums and, yes, they do have over 1,000 blooms, trained onto a metal dome and glittering like so many closely spaced stars.
The word “chrysanthemum” is derived Greek words for gold (khrusos) and flower (anthemon). The plant was first cultivated 3500 years ago in China and two thousand years later was introduced into Japan where its likeness soon adorned the emperor’s seal. Roots, leaves, and flowers have medicinal properties.
Carol Proctor, who holds a degree in ornamental horticulture from Cal Poly Pomona, had some words of wisdom following comments I made on the glorious weeping peppermint tree (Agonis flexuosa), which can live for more than a century.
“This tree grows best in well-draining, sandy soil,” she wrote, “Otherwise it can be subject to root rot. Agonis flexuosa cv. After Dark is a great-looking, purple-leafed variety but struggles to thrive over time.”
I would add here that Cercis canadensis cv. Forest Pansy, a redbud, is another seductive tree with purple leaves that has no business being planted in the Los Angeles area, where it invariably dies after two or three years in the ground.
Bea Drake, who gardens in Mission Viejo, inquired about pruning her Leucodendron. Individual Leucodenron stems should be cut back by half to encourage new growth from below. You can place the cut pieces in a vase, making sure to remove leaves that would otherwise be submerged and then change the water every other day. You can also dry the stems, which can be used for everlasting arrangements, by hanging them upside down or standing them up in an empty bucket for three weeks. The best time to prune a Leucodendron is after it flowers in the spring.
Tip of the Week: Jacqueline Franklin, who gardens in Banning, was wondering if she could grow a cherimoya tree from seeds in a store-bought fruit, realizing she would need to wait three to five years before her tree produced. Yes, you can. Soak your seeds in a bowl of water for four days. Seeds that float should be discarded. Seeds that sink should be placed in 6 inch deep pots no more than an inch below the soil surface. Soil mixture should be half peat moss and half sand. Keep seeds indoors in a room where temperatures stay between 64 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Water only to prevent desiccation of soil mix. Germination should occur in three to five weeks.
Feb 1, 2020
Gardening in January? Here are some tips for shopping seed catalogs - Grand Forks Herald
When spring arrives and we get busy outside, we’ll be ready. Americans have loved their winter seed catalogs since Philadelphia’s Landseth Seed Company published the first edition in 1784. Through history, seed catalogs were sometimes the only link rural areas had with the outside gardening world. Receiving a colorful catalog filled with flower and vegetable varieties creates a light at the end of the winter tunnel. Do mail-order seed companies take business away from local garden centers? Not really. Seed catalogs and the inspiration they provide tend to increase total market demand for gardening products. Local garden centers can’t possibly stock the tens of thousands of seed and plant varieties available, so mail-order companies and locally owned garden centers coexist quite well.
Many of us buy most of our spring plants locally, but also enjoy shopping catalogs for items or seeds not found elsewhere. The familiar list of favorite seed catalogs includes Burpee Seed, Gurney Seed, Jung Seed, Territorial Seed, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Totally Tomatoes, Park Seed, Twilley Seed, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed and Seeds ‘n Such. Websites of these companies can be fou... Dec 18, 2019
Ombud report reveals SA council spent thousands on flowers, meals, roof climb - The Mandarin
Code of Conduct for council employees was enacted in 2018.
Lines reported the council spent $4,923 on a roof climb at Adelaide Oval as part of a strategic planning day.
“Whilst it may have been an enjoyable, morale-building experience for the council employees, I do not consider that the public gained any benefit from the inclusion of the roof climb as an activity. Mr Dowd has acknowledged that community sentiment was opposed to the expenditure associated with the roof climb,” he wrote.
He concluded the former mayor Lorraine Rosenberg did not commit maladministration in public administration, and recommended the council amend its Purchase Card Procedure by removing a provision that allowed staff to not record the reason for an expense when making a purchase.
The acting CEO Kirk Richardson has apologised on behalf of the council.
“The expenditure was out of step with our community’s expectations and we acknowledge that,” he wrote in a statement.
“We’re continuing to work hard to regain the trust of our communities and acknowledge that more transparent and accountable work practices are required to achieve that.
“The purchases highlighted as inappropriate by the ombudsman should not have been made at the expense of ratepayers and he has advised that improvements were necessary to our policies and procedures.”
He said the council has been looking for a new CEO, and has “stronger policies and procedures in place that continuously remind us we are here to serve our communities and their best interests”.