Florists in Ames, IA
Find local Ames, Iowa florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Ames 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.
Ames Flower Shops
3011 South Duff Street
Ames, IA 50010
2619 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
22085 580Th Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
640 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
3134 Northwood Dr
Ames, IA 50010
Ames IA News
Feb 1, 2020
Obituary: Richard E. Michaud Sr. - Press Herald
Scarborough; two daughters, Andrea and her husband, Joseph Reali of Portland, and Tara Michaud and her fiancée, Larry Leighton of Hollis; a stepson, James and his wife, Diane Godfrey of Windham; a brother, Dana and his wife, Maureen Michaud of South Portland; also, his grandchildren, Maria, Joseph, Angalee, Monique, Nathalie, Chelsey, Kathryn, Michael, Mark, Ryan, Jake, Emily, Christine and Caitlin; great-grandchildren, Skylar, Taylor, Lailah, Damian.Dick was predeceased by his stepdad, Walter Lee; aunts, uncles; and cousins.Visiting hours celebrating Dick’s life will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m. at the Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Rd., Scarborough. Burial will be in the spring at Highland Memorial Cemetery, South Portland. The family wishes to extend the celebration Dick’s life following the ceremony at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave, Portland. To view Dick’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.comIn lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dick’s memory to:Maine Kidney Foundation470 Forest Ave. Suite 302Portland, ME 04101
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Master Gardener: M is for Michaelmas daisies — asters for fall color - The Daily World
Schafer Meadows, east of Montesano. Visit her during the 2020 WSU Master Gardener Garden Tour on July 18.
Ramesh NG photo
The New York aster (Aster novi-bellgii) grows 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall with full clusters of bright blue-violet flowers.Patrick Standish photo
Among the many varieties of New York aster is the Professor Kippenburg, which has lavender-blue blooms. Feb 1, 2020
Local flower shop continues to bloom | News - Fauquier Times
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David and Virginia Gerrish purchased the florist business on Oct. 31 and decided to keep the business’s well-known name. Former owner Teresa Bowles has been helping out during the transition, but she’ll be stepping aside to enjoy a well-deserved retirement.The two full-time employees and one part-timer are continuing in their roles. “It’s the same people delivering the same service and high-quality product,” said Virginia Gerrish during an interview during the week after Christmas -- when the business was closed.She and her husband bought the shop as well as the building it occupies at 7 Main St., which includes office space and an apartment upstairs.Bowles explained it was time to enjoy life outside of running the florist shop. “I’ve been doing the same thing for 51 years. I worked for my aunt for 16 years and as soon as she passed away, I opened my own shop. I never had another job,” said Bowles.Retirement gives her a chance to do some things she never had time to do … simple things like getting together with friends, for example.“I actually have got time to go out to dinner with friends,” Bowles said. “Friends of mine would ask me to take trips with them, but sometimes I would have to say, ‘I have two weddings that weekend.’” Still, “I feel very blessed to think I never opened eyes not knowing I had the flower shop to go to. I never had to look for another job,” Bowles said.Bowles has been living in the apartment above the shop at 7 Main St. in Old Town Warrenton, but she’s building a new house on North Chestnut Street.Longtime employees remain“I’m glad someone local has taken over,” Bowles said. Her daughter, Tina Culver, is one of those continuing to work at the shop.“Tina is definitely an artist” when it ... Feb 1, 2020
Gardening: Four winning flowers from All-America Selections - Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Gold Rush’ black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia x) can’t help but draw your eye with its profusion of bright golden-yellow, two-inch blooms with their namesake black centres. A compact selection (up to 24 inches tall), it flowers from mid-summer to frost. A perennial rated to USDA zone 4 (protected location, mulch), it tolerates both heat and drought. Choose a location in full sun with well-drained soil. Or grow it in a container to add height and drama to your deck or patio. In addition to being yet another pollinator-friendly plant, it can be used as a fresh or dried cut flower. One of the judges declared this selection ‘one of the very best rudbeckias I’ve trialled and one of the very best perennials, too.’ High praise indeed.Like all newly introduced plants, these four may be in short supply in 2020, but look for them in seed catalogues and at garden centres this spring anyway. In addition, take time this summer to visit the AAS demonstration garden on the North side of the Agriculture Building on the University of Saskatchewan’s campus in Saskatoon.Erl gardens in Saskatoon and tweets about it on occasion @ErlSv.This column is provided courtesy of the Saskatchewan Perennial Society (SPS; firstname.lastname@example.org). Check our website (saskperennial.ca) or Facebook page (facebook.com/saskperennial) for a list of upcoming gardening events. Boffins Garden by Rob Crosby — Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., Emmanuel Anglican Church, 607 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon. Free and open to the public.Related
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Flowers for Drew: Remembering the life of an editor, writer and friend - Delaware State News - Delaware State News
In 1999, he did an amazing piece on “The Dual” – what Delaware old-timers used to call U.S. 13. It was then that he met James E. Clark, the proprietor of a service station in Dover.
We found it odd that it remained opened, yet no longer had gas pumps thanks to an environmental regulation. His headline — “Running on fumes” — came naturally.
“Clarkie” was still offering service to locals, though. He would check oil and inflate tires, and sometimes he would drive his old customers to a nearby station to fill up their tanks because that’s what he always did for them.
After meeting him, Drew tucked away another idea after learning Clarkie had survived the Indian River Inlet bridge collapse in 1948. The man plunged into the icy waters and managed to swim to a bulkhead where he reached out for a tire that saved his life.
The lede of the story:
“James E. “Clarkie” Clark curls his left pinky finger toward his hand.“
“More than 50 years ago, it was the strength of that little finger that stood between life and death.“
Drew’s newspaper career took him from the Delaware State News to Delaware Today in the 1990s and then back to our newspaper. In 2005, he returned to the magazine so he could spend more quality time with his family and less time on the road and less time attached to a daily newspaper nights and weekends.
Craig Horleman, our features editor, was alongside Drew for much of his career, dating back to work at The Review at the University of Delaware. They reunited at The Daily Whale and spent many evenings playing trivia and talking shop at Grotto’s Grand Slam.
“We’d talk about the day’s events and discuss how we could make the paper better and brainstorm story ideas,” Craig said. “This turns out to be pretty common among us newspaper folks. We can never seem to turn it off.
“He had his nervous moments like any of us do from time to time but it was out of an abundance of care to get the job done. He knew when to make things light and knew when to take things seriously and that mix really made him what he was — a great journalist and a great friend.”
It was in the fall that I last talked with Drew.
Whenever he called, there was a jestful greeting. This time, he opened with “Why don’t you send me flowers anymore?”
It had been too long between conversations.
You can’t help but wonder what Drew’s headline for this column would have been.
“Flowers for Drew” seems right.
We’ll not forget him.
Feb 1, 2020
Figures, Flowers And Fire - South Pasadena Review
When she was 17, her childhood home in Pasadena burned down due to an electrical blaze. Sobieski’s two sons, James, 22, and Ollie, 20, work as emergency medical technicians, and her latest project, commissioned by the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture, involved designing windows for a new fire station in Santa Clarita.
“It was very serendipitous when they approached me for the project, because I’d had some fire paintings in my MFA show for graduate school,” Sobieski said. “I really enjoyed doing the collaboration, and I felt like I had a lot of kinship with the project. The thing I loved about this project was the purpose and the positive impact it has on the community. I feel like the project picked me.”
For the Santa Clarita fire-station project, Sobieski enlisted fellow ArtCenter graduate Tim Carey and Judson Studios in South Pasadena, who fabricated windows featuring Sobieski’s colorful images that capture the tradition and reflect the life of a firefighter. In the near future, there will be a dedication ceremony that honors the firefighters and unveils the windows to the community. Sobieski also is working on a related coloring book for kids that will be given out at the dedication.
Her May 17 solo show at Plan:d Gallery in Frogtown will combine her two main bodies of work — figurative paintings and florals — with the possibility of some glasswork as well.
“I like painting flowers because they’re so forgiving,” Sobieski pointed out. “It’s not like drawing people, where you can instantly tell if something is off. With petals, you can twist and manipulate the elements without it looking wrong. What’s more important is the vocabulary of the mark, the color and the distances between the objects — that’s what tells the story.”