Florists in Anna, IL
Find local Anna, Illinois florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Anna 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.
Anna Flower Shops
215 West Vienna Street
Anna, IL 62906
Anna IL News
May 1, 2020
Shop Local: Great Gift Ideas to Order Now for Mother's Day - Baristanet
Montclair Brewery will deliver Mom’s favorite local craft beer.
Buy her a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant.
Johanna Howard Home. — which sells gorgeous pillows, throws and scarves — is teaming up with her tween daughter’s company Rose and Co. Candlemakers to offer a special Mother’s Day gift. With every order from Johanna Howard Home they will send a Rose & Co. Herstory candle free with free standard shipping. Plus, they will donate to our local food pantry Toni’s Kitchen and to Feeding America.
In addition to books, Watching Booksellers has the best gifts for Mom, like co... May 1, 2020
Coronavirus hit California's cut-flower industry at the worst time - Los Angeles Times
Growers could switch crops or hedge their bets, as some of the financially strapped greenhouse operations did by leasing space for cannabis cultivation when that crop was added to the California agricultural portfolio in 2016.Cut flowers are a $1.3-billion industry nationwide, though most of that revenue comes from the sale of imported flowers, predominantly from Colombia, according to the UC Davis Agricultural Issues Center. Domestic growers account for about 27% of national sales, down from 37% roughly a decade ago. California-grown flowers account for three-quarters of the national domestic sales, according to the UC Davis researchers.
Trade deals that favored Andean nations in South America as part of the war on drugs are largely responsible for the decline of California’s flower industry. While Colombia and Ecuador dominate the market for bouquet mainstays such as carnations, chrysanthemums, gerbera and roses, California growers shifted to species that can’t be grown in the cool upland valleys of the Andes.Longtime California growers switched to Continental’s specialty — the “supporting cast” of greenery in traditional bouquets including ferns, eucalyptus and Israeli ruscus, as well as Christmas trees and holly. That stock can be sustained through the shutdown. Eufloria’s roses, likewise, can survive. But they all have to be nourished, pruned and protected from weather and insects.“As long as we irrigate and we do pest control, they’re still in good shape for sales when this opens up,” Mellano said. “Probably 35% of our crop mix are annual crops, and those have to be picked when they’re ready, within days, or else they’re lost.”Among the victims are the ranunculus that carpet the Flower Fields near the San Diego Freeway in Carlsbad — a working farm that also is an important agritourism destination. It closed on March 17, two weeks into its season.
“We are absolutely dependent on the partnership between both tourists and cut flowers in order to make that work,” Mellano said of the Carlsbad farm. “And this year, all of our orders for the ranunculus got canceled by the supermarkets. And the tourism was shut down due to social distancing requirements.”Only a small portion of the fields will survive in hopes that social distancing rules will relax before summer. Then, people might again be able... May 1, 2020
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens delivers daffodils to community recipients - Wiscasset Newspaper
Edgecomb Green and The Lincoln Home as well as to essential workers who are taking care of all of us.”
Recent recipients include Hannaford and general stores, Pinkham’s Seafood, Lincoln Health, the Boothbay Region Health Center, and Boothbay Region Elementary and High School cafeteria employees. “We are also distributing daffodils to community members through the Boothbay Region Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, school lunches, the weekend lunch distribution at the YMCA, and customers at Nathan’s Pharmacy,” continues Huber.
Future plans include sharing tulips and other blooms. “We’re so grateful for the people on the front lines,” Paxson says. “And we’re grateful we can do something in return, dropping off these bright yellow thank-you blooms.” With so many worthy recipients, “the list seems to grow every day,” concludes Paxson. “This is such a challenging time for everybody, and we’re just so very happy to be able to bring in a little bit of brightness with some flowers.”
The Gardens will remain closed, due to COVID-19 and out of concern for the safety of the community, until at least May 31. Working in accordance with Governor Janet Mills’ four-stage plan for restarting Maine’s economy, CMBG will reopen when it safely can. Until then, it continues its “CMBG at Home” initiative, a new online collection of classes, tours, blog posts, articles, photos, and Facebook groups, ensuring that garden lovers can grow their knowledge from home. Visit MaineGardens.org to explore all of CMBG’s online offerings.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a nationally recognized public garden located in Boothbay, Maine. The mission of the Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research. Its annual visitation includes guests from all fifty states and 65 foreign countries.
Mar 19, 2020
How the monkeyflower gets its spots - UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley video by Erin Patterson and Anna Greenlee)
In a previous study, the Yuan lab had found that a gene called NEGAN (nectar guide anthocyanin) acts as an activator in the monkeyflower petals, signaling the cells to produce the red pigment. Through detailed genomic analysis in both monkeyflower species, the two groups were able to pinpoint that a gene called RTO, short for red tongue, acts as the inhibitor.
The red-throated forms of the monkeyflower have defective RTO inhibitor genes, resulting in a characteristic all-red throat, rather than red spots. To confirm their findings, Holalu used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to knock out the RTO gene in spotted variants of the flower. The result was flowers with a flashy red throat. Further experiments revealed how the functional form of the RTO protein moves to neighboring cells and represses NEGAN to prevent the spread of pigmentation beyond the local spots. This study is the first reported use of CRISPR-Cas9 editing to research the biology of monkeyflowers.
The team also collaborated with Michael Blinov at the UConn School of Medicine to develop a mathematical model to explain how different self-organized patterns might arise from this genetic system.
“This work is the simplest demonstration of the reaction-diffusion theory of how patterns arise in biological systems,” said Yaowu Yuan, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UConn. “We are closer to understanding how these patterns arise throughout nature.”
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From flower shops to comic book stores, some ‘non-essential’ businesses stay open during coronavirus scare - PennLive
Tree, Bob’s Discount Furniture, AT&T and Ross Dress for Less as well as small businesses.Jim Martin, the owner of The Garden Path and Susquehanna Township also chose to stay open.“I’m a small business owner,” he said “We need our funds day by day.”Martin said that his store doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic. He only had a few customers in the store all day long. Most of his business is by delivery. He said that they’re keeping their distance.Martin said that a lot of the flowers at his shop are from foreign countries and right now he is able to get flowers daily from places like Chile and Holland but he expects he will be unable to get to get flowers from Holland soon due to travel restrictions.“We’ve so far have been able to get fresh flowers,” he said.And he hopes that will continue to be the case. Although he says some items for gift baskets have been hard to find.Martin and Diener both said that they know of multiple flowers shops that are staying open.On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf also ordered that all restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to offer delivery services.And one retailer, although not a restaurant is using those guidelines. For the Comix Connection on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township, the comic shop is taking a unique approach. It closed its shop but you can call in your order and pay ahead of time and pick up your order at the store from your car.“Shop this week’s new comics from a safe distance!” the store’s Facebook page said. “Then call in an order, pay by phone, and pick them up at your convenience without ever leaving your vehicle! We’re starting curbside pick-ups now, and will be offering them every day this week from 12 - 6. Please stay in your car and DO NOT line-up at the door; we want to minimize contact, not crowd you all together! Thanks!”Nicole Wagman, an employee at the Comix Connection said the service is basically like a carryout service, but in this case the carryout service is for comics.“ [Our] doors are locked,” Nicole Wagman, an employee at the Comix Connection said. “No customers [are] coming in -- but you can still get comics.”The store was offering this service from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday but Wagman says everything is day to... Mar 19, 2020
Family struggles with son's death as woman pleads guilty in fatal Littleton crash - Highlands Ranch Herald
The woman who killed a young couple in a car crash while fleeing police in Littleton in 2019 pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide on Feb. 13.
Deanna Bixby, 21, was one of two drivers fleeing police in stolen cars on Feb. 6, 2019, police said. Bixby crashed into a car at Mineral Avenue and Santa Fe Drive going about 100 mph, killing Ryan Carter and Jayne Davicsin.
Bixby pleaded guilty on Feb. 13 to two counts of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a felony. In exchange for the guilty pleas, prosecutors dropped numerous other charges, including vehicular eluding resulting in death.
Under the terms of the plea deal, Bixby will serve 20 years in prison, according to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. The office declined to comment on the case until the sentence is made official in April.
The families of Bixby's victims, however, are serving life sentences of a different sort.
“We no longer have a son,” said Rod Carter, whose son Ryan, 27, was killed in the crash. “We won't have a daughter-in-law. We won't have grandkids. The Carter name has ended. It's a complete loss for us.”