Florists in Cairo, IL
Find local Cairo, Illinois florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Cairo 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.
Cairo Flower Shops
4000 Sycamore St
Cairo, IL 62914
Cairo IL News
Oct 26, 2018
Flower shop 'petals' for a good cause
CAIRO - A Cairo florist plans to participate in a nationwide random of act of kindness by handing out flowers across Greene County today. Karen's Flower Shoppe at 271 Main St. is part of Petal It Forward, started by the Society of American Florists. In 2017, Karen's handed out bouquets of flowers to 100 people. This year, shop employees plan to hand out 300 bouquets to 150 people, owner Karen Gallo said."When we were out giving these away people, thought it was the most fantastic thing they ever heard of," Gallo said. "We were going to get more involved and spread more flowers this year." Petal It Forward's mission is to hand out two bouquets of flowers per person - one for them to keep and the other to give away, National Society of American Florists Marketing Vice President Jennifer Sparks said."I consider it to be a gesture of communication - some people just need human connection," Sparks said. "We want to give people the surprise and delight of receiving flowers."Shop employees wi... Oct 12, 2018
Three wines to stock up on for Thanksgiving, plus 2 more to sip on warm days
It would be a great wine for the Thanksgiving feast. Alcohol by volume: 13 percent.Distributed by Country Vintner: Available in the District at Cairo Wine & Liquor, Chat's Liquors, Potomac Wine & Spirits, Rodman's, Schneider's of Capitol Hill; on the list at Daikaya, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Le Diplomat. Available in Maryland at Balducci's in Bethesda; on the list at Addie's in Potomac. Available in Virginia at Balducci's (Alexandria, McLean); on the list at Hummingbird in Alexandria.
Left Foot Charley Blaufrankisch 2017
Blaufrankisch, also known as Lemberger or Blue Franc (a proprietary name), is best known for the lush red wines of Burgenland, in Austria. It has long made cameo appearances in New York and Washington states. This beauty from Michigan is silky and lithe, bursting with flavors of black cherries and blackberries, with just a hint of caraway spice (my identifier for the grape, this note can be overpowering if the grapes were underripe). If I can find more, it will be on my Thanksgiving table. ABV: 13 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue). Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Left Foot Charley Old Orchard Vineyard Kerner 2016
Leelanau Peninsula, Mich., $20
Kerner is an obscure grape that resembles gruner veltliner, but perhaps with a little more body. I've had a few from northern Italy, and David Ramey makes a California kerner for his Sidebar label. This example from Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula grew on me, its flavors and aromas of white flowers, ripe peaches and apricots expanding as the wine shrugged off the refrigerator's chill. New to the Washington-area market, this may take some hunting, or you could ask your favorite retailer to order it for you. ABV: 12 percent.Distributed by Siema: Available in the District at Wagshal's Deli (Massachusetts Avenue); on the list at Maxwell Park, Momofuku CCDC. Available in Maryland at Wine Bin in Ellicott City, Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at City Vino in Fredericksburg, Department of Beer and Wine in Alexandria, In Vino Veritas in Keswick, Unwined (Alexandria, Belleview).
Domaine de Mus Rosé 2017
Pays d'Oc, France, $13 in 750-milliliter bottle, or $28 in three-liter box
This blend of grenache and cinsault is a delicious Provencal rosé, with r... Apr 6, 2018
Funds needed for Philipsburg flowers
At the movies — The CINEMAtech film series continues through Friday, March 30, in the Montana Tech library auditorium. “Cairo Station”, a 1958 Egyptian drama that deals with one man’s deadly obsession with a woman he meets at the train station, will be featured. Admission is free.Fun run set for last day of March — Bruce’s Big Butte Challenge Fun Run is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. The distances are 1 Mile, 5k and 11k. Race day registration is from 8:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Montana Tech HPER Building Lobby, 1301 W. Park St. The entry fee is $10 for children 14 and under; $20 for those 15 and older. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and is $25 after March 28. Shirts will be given on a first come, first serve basis. For forms and race information, go to www.butteexchangeclub.org, www.bbbsbutte.org, or buttespissandmoanrunners.com. Mail your registration to Fun Run, P.O. Box 62, Butte, Montana 59703 (checks payable to “BBBS”). Pre-registration and packet pickup is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Metals Bank.Talent show at the Rialto — The 58th annual Deer Lodge Rotary Talent show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Rialto Theater, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge. Lots of talent will be on tap. Details: 406-846-7900.Learn about Elk Park — The annual meeting for the Jefferson Valley Museum will be a 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Whitehall Methodist Fellowship Hall. The museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the Jefferson Valley, and has become a repository of artifacts, genealogy and general history of the area. The evening includes a free history lesson about a part of Jefferson County that is not so well known, and will be presented by Elk Park resident Joe Sologub. He will enlighten attendees about this outlying part of Jefferson County. The all-volunteer museum staff will be on hand to serve refreshments and answer questions about the museum. (Montana Standard)Aug 25, 2017
The power of a plant can make kids want to garden
Models of it have been set up at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the White House, and in Dubai, Cairo, Medellin as well as cities across the United States and Canada.Teachers from six of the world's seven continents have visited CS 55's garden-in-a-classroom (still no visit from Antarctica)."We grow indoors and outdoors with big, burly teenagers and the most adorable little farmers you'll ever meet," says Ritz.He's found that the benefits of gardening go way beyond the obvious idea of getting kids to eat healthier.It's taught them how to think, how to learn, and given many of them skills that have turned into jobs, such as landscaping, green-roof installation, tree-pruning, and cooking.Graduation rates and attendance rates went way up.But most of all, Ritz says, it's given confidence to kids who started with none."No child rises to low expectations," he says. "We grow vegetables, but our vegetables grow students, schools, opportunities and resilient communities."Ritz says kids are sort of like seeds."My goal is to plant those seeds in the most fertile setting possible so that they all reach their full talents and genetic potential," he says.In five years, the kids in the Green Bronx Machine have churned out 50,000 pounds of food - much of it donated to local shelters and soup kitchens.In the process, Ritz has lost 110 pounds by eating healthier foods. He says he's even developed a taste for eggplant and arugula.But his favorite crop: "Organically grown citizens who are growing and eating themselves into good health and amazing opportunities."Learn more about Stephen Ritz's Green Bronx MachineWatch a video of Stephen teachingSee the Green Bronx Machine's gardening curriculumRitz suggests these 13 edibles as good starter plants to get kids interested in gardening. The list is adapted from his book.1.) Bibb or romaine lettuce. "Children of all ages are willing to nibble on lettuce. It's not a stretch for anybody's taste buds. I like Bibb and romaine because the leaves are big and crunchy."The plants are visually appealing, too. You can plant red and green varieties in a candy-stripe pattern, incorporating art."Bok choy is a cabbage-like plant often used in stir-fries.George Weigel 2.) Bok choy. "Some children like the crunchy white stems; others prefer the dark green leaf. It has more bite than Bibb, but it's not as spicy as arugula."You can eat it raw or stir-fry it with other vegetables. And the name itself is intriguing. A little mystery goes a long way to keep your students engaged."3.) Radishes. "Little farmers find them amazing. They'll watch the green shoots come up and wonder, where's the radish? That opens a conversation about what's happening underground and how the leaves feed the roots."When little ones see a radish come out of the soil for the first time, they are astounded. Children are surprised to learn that radishes come in a rainbow of colors, not just red and white."4.)... (PennLive.com)Apr 20, 2017
Planting flowers, shrubs and trees this spring? Here's where they were born
Fields with plants that “Grow Beautifully,” as the company boasts, are in Visalia; Dayton, Oregon; Cairo, Georgia; and Granby, Connecticut.Monrovia is one of the country’s largest growers of container perennials, trees and shrubs, with four growing areas chosen for a diversity of climates and conditions.“We want to be able to grow peonies that like the cold to water-wise plants for Southern California as well as to be able to ship all year long,” said Kate Karam, Monrovia spokeswoman.Southern California gardeners have Monrovia plants grown mainly in Visalia and Cairo, while boxwoods and Japanese maples, for instance, are from Dayton.“People are surprised at the scale of commercial growers when they know about it,” she said. “Many think local nurseries grow their own plants.”The meticulously cared for field/greenhouse plants of all the commercial growers, which generally are not open to the public, paint the fields in brightly colorful hues, much like what Mother Nature is doing naturally with expanses of wildflowers. Many of the commercially grown plants, though, are shielded from the humidity and heat or the cold and frost.The plant/horticulture industry is much the same as any other: Name recognition and reliability are key elements of success and that involves branding.“I think more customers are brand conscious. They read container labels to learn about the plants and how to care for them, but they also want to know where they’re from,” Karam said. “Two years ago, we started selling our premium brand at Lowe’s and found people were willing to spend a little bit more because they know it will take and be successful. It involves value and for plants, the most valuable part of one is age.”AdvertisementAnother company offering is Shop Monrovia, where customers can go online, select their plants and have them shipped to a nursery near them for free.“We are a 90-year-old comp... (LA Daily News)Aug 29, 2016
Flowers: Still voting this year, but not for president
My Catholic guilt is engaged as I think about people who marched through the streets of Cairo and Tehran and Baghdad, courageously saying, “We are here.” And I think of my father in Hattiesburg, telling those little white children with the dirty mouths, “I am here.”
So, I’m voting this year.
Not for him, and not for her. Both are so soiled and damaged as candidates that billions of “Hail Marys” would not wipe the stain from my soul if I supported either one.
But I am voting, for an as-yet undetermined person whose name will be written in that space left open for me by my father, and those who went before.
And, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee by even considering staying home.
Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.