Florists in Blackfoot, ID
Find local Blackfoot, Idaho florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Blackfoot 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.
Blackfoot Flower Shops
93 E Bridge St
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Blackfoot ID News
Apr 27, 2019
Growth in gardening: The Wildflowers of Texas - San Marcos Daily Record
Butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors, and goldfinches and other songbirds eat the seeds.
The last plant I want to mention is the Blackfoot daisy. It blooms in early spring and stays with us through fall, thriving on the calcareous soils we have here in Central Texas. A low-growing plant, this species often grows twice as wide as it is tall. This plant is very drought and heat tolerant. It is also a good source of nectar for many different insects and seeds for birds while still being highly deer resistant.
Bluebonnets are the most popular Texas wildflowers in Central Texas and people come from hundreds of miles to view the Bluebonnets. The Bluebonnets started bloom in the middle of March and will usually peak about the second week of April. It is a beautiful sight and since by the end of April the Bluebonnets are usually fading away, I suggest you get out now and enjoy them, that is if you haven’t already.
Joe Urbach is the publisher of GardeningAustin.com... Mar 2, 2017
20 White Flowers for a Brighter Garden
U.S., west to Minnesota and south to TexasWater requirement: None once establishedLight requirement: Full sun or mostly sunWhen to plant: SpringBlackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)The delicate flowers of blackfoot daisy thrive in areas with hot, reflected sun, where other plants may struggle to survive. This low-mounding perennial can be planted to fill small crevices or allowed to spread out.Bloom season: Spring and fall in the low desert; will bloom in summertime in cooler zonesCold tolerance: Hardy to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 28.9 degrees Celsius (Zone 5)Origin: Central Plains and southwestern U.S., on into northern MexicoWater requirement: LowLight requirement: Full, reflected sun to filtered shadeWhen to plant: Spring or fallEvergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)In spring, masses of small white flowers cover evergreen candytuft for up to six weeks. At only 10 to 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide, this low-growing plant can be used to enhance a variety of garden areas, from edging a planting bed to tumbling between boulders in the rock garden or acting as a small-scale ground cover. A variety of cultivars are available to suit your garden needs, including one that grows up to 3 feet wide and another that reblooms in fall.Bloom season: SpringCold tolerance: Hardy to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 34.4 degrees Celsius (zones 4 to 8)Origin: Southern EuropeWater requirement: Moderate to low once establishedLight requirement: Full sunWhen to plant: Spring or fallConfederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)You’ve most likely seen Confederate jasmine in many garden settings, and for good reason. This versatile plant can be trained up a trellis or allowed to spread as a ground cover, with its bright white flowers perfuming the air from spring into summer. While it can be considered invasive in warm, humid climates, it thrives in dry gardens and can be grown as a container plant in colder regions and brought inside over winter.Bloom season: Spring into summerCold tolerance: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 18 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Origin: Eastern Asia, including Japan, Korea, southern China and VietnamWater requirement: Moderate; water deeply every 10 days in summer and twice a month the rest of the year. In inland and low-desert areas, water weekly in summer.Light requirement: Full sun to filtered shade (avoid western exposure); partial shade is best in low-desert zonesWhen to plant: Spring or fallGaura (Gaura lindheimeri)Gaura produces beautiful whitish-pinkish flowers that appear to float above the foliage like little butterflies. Though delicate in appearance, this Texas native isn’t fussy and can be used throughout the United States to edge a perennial bed, or in a rock garden or containers.Bloom season: Spring through fall; will stop flowering during summer in desert climates and continue again in fall.Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 28.9 degrees Celsius (Zone 5)Origin: Southeastern Texas and northern MexicoWater requirement: Drought-tolerant once establishedLight requirement: Full sun (provide afternoon shade in desert climates)When to plant: Spring or fall from transplantsFoxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)Gardeners in the eastern half of the U.S. who want to give native flowers a try have... (Fox News)Jul 5, 2016
Public Service For West Glacier Man Killed by Bear Scheduled for Thursday
If it was indeed a grizzly bear, Treat’s death would be the first fatal attack in Northwest Montana since 2001, when an elk hunter was killed on the Blackfoot Clearwater Game Range near Ovando.
Grizzly bear attacks are rare in the Glacier region but not unheard of. Since Glacier National Park was created in 1910, there have been 10 fatal grizzly attacks in the national park, the most recent in May 1998 when a 26-year-old man was killed hiking in the Upper Two Medicine Valley.
Northwest Montana is home to the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states with approximately 1,000 bears living in the region.
There have been six fatal grizzly bear attacks since 2010 in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.
(Flathead Beacon)Dec 30, 2015
GV Gardeners: What happened in this year's garden?
After frost danger passed, planted were damianita, blackfoot daisies, gaura, “Red Velvet” salvia, bulbine and Mount Lemmon marigold.
The “real deal” in April is the blooming of trichocereus cactus flowers. Camera buffs stop by the garden daily to check on which blooms are showing color, indicating flowers opening that evening. Thanks to the generosity of White Elephant, paving of gravel paths for safety and ease was begun.
May, hot and dry as usual, made it necessary to cover several cactus with shade cloth for protection from the blistering sun. Variegated agave near the entry showed brown leaf spots. Professional grower Greg Starr suspected fungal attack, so volunteers started broad-spectrum fungicide applications.
June brought 100 degree days, hot winds, and mid-month monsoon season. Although only one bunny now lived in the garden, his appetite increased with his size, so more wire cages were added. Basins to retain rainwater were built around plants, especially those on slopes.
July brought a number of good nighttime rains and more sticky heat. Being the sturdy and caring folks they are, the garden volunteers worked each Friday until tasks were completed, often in extreme heat and humidity.
During August, volunteers continued gathering mesquite pods, suckers from trees, dried-up flowers and windblown litter. The lone palm tree was fertilized. Eight Texas ranger seedlings were transplanted into the parking lot area. Several mornings it was necessary to finish tasks in the rain.
Official end of a good monsoon season came in Septembe... (Green Valley News)Sep 28, 2015
GV Gardeners: October premier time to plant
Desert perennials that can last many years include damianita daisy, two varieties of fairyduster, blackfoot daisy, several verbenas, ornamental grasses, desert marigold, brittlebush, rosemary and any of the many salvia hybrids. Larger shrubs available for October planting are hopbush, jojoba, woolly butterfly, aloysia, yellowbells, and red, yellow or Mexican birds-of-paradise.
In the vegetable garden it is time to start setting out transplants of garlic, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, shallots and onion sets. Seeds of cool-season arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, radishes, or any of the various lettuces can be planted now.
Don’t forget to add a few favorite herbs to either the garden or decorative patio containers. Chives, Mexican tarragon, oregano and thyme transplants can be set out now. Cilantro, parsley and dill seeds may also be sown. Add to your leafy green vegetables and enjoy many garden-fresh, mid-winter salads.
Plants need less water in the autumn and even less in winter. As temperatures cool toward the end of October, the guideline is to double the number of days between waterings. However, do not adjust the length of watering time. If now watering for two hours every seven days, continue for two hours, but do it every 14 days.
In October, premier planting conditions exist here. Weather is mild, the desert soil continues to be warm, and there is still time for plants to become established before cold weather appears.
Mary Kidnocker is a University of Arizona Master Gardener who lives in Green Valley. Her articles are featured weekly.
(Green Valley News)Sep 2, 2015
Seeing butterflies is like seeing flowers in flight
The Blackfeet Indians of the west believed that dreams were brought to them in their sleep by butterflies. It was the custom for a Blackfoot woman to embroider the sign of a butterfly on a small piece of buckskin and place it in her baby’s hair hoping it would fall asleep.
In Ojibwe folklore, for a wish to come true, one must first capture a butterfly and whisper his or her wish to it. Since the butterfly cannot make a sound, it could only reveal the wish to the Great Spirit. Once the butterfly is set free, the wish will be granted.
Butterflies have a fascinating natural history as well. Butterflies are classified as insects. They have three body parts including the head, thorax and abdomen. Unlike spiders, they have six legs instead of eight. Perhaps a butterfly’s most noticeable feature is its wings. These wings are covered with thousands of colorful scales which overlap like shingles on a roof.
All insects go through metamorphosis. Butterflies go through “complete” metamorphosis. Butterflies begin life as an egg. After five days pass, the egg hatches into a tiny larva or caterpillar. These caterpillars feed heavily on foliage and grow rapidly; shedding their exoskeletons many times.
After the caterpillar goes through its final molt, it enters its third stage as a pupa or chrysalis. This is also called... (DL-Online)