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Florists in Iola, KS

Find local Iola, Kansas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Iola 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.

Iola Flower Shops

Diamond Daisy

1 E. Madison
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-7447

Duane's Flowers

5 S. Jefferson
Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-7756

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Sep 7, 2020

The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers - The New York Times

Kniola’s black purple morning glory, castor bean, sago palm, woolly morning glory, rhubarb, Kniola’s black purple morning glory and horn of plenty, all grown by the horticulturist Dennis Schrader of Landcraft Environments.Credit...Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Flower design by Emily Thompson. Production by Silka Rittson-Thomas. Set design by Haidee Findlay-Levin. Background image: Roelandt Jacobsz Savery (1576-1639), “Forest With Deer,” circa 1608-10, oil on panel, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, U.S.A./Museum Purchase/Bridgeman ImagesThe Dual History of Poisonous FlowersFrom ancient times through today, the same blooms used to harm have also proved healing.By Aug. 27, 2020THE FLOWERS POINT straight down, a chandelier’s worth, turned ostentatiously away from the sun. They are Brugmansia by genus and angel’s trumpet in parlance, with elongated buds that open into blaring mouths. In South America, the tree that bears them is called el borrachero, or “the drunk-maker,” in part because of the blooms’ dizzying nigh...

Sep 7, 2020

Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover -

Siranian family at 103 Stark Ave. had a small greenhouse, and just down the road, beyond the current Dover Chevrolet complex, John Viola, who worked many years for the Lees, had two small greenhouses behind his family home.A larger, longer-lived business was Meader's Greenhouses at 21 Back River Road (the remains of some of the greenhouse buildings are still visible). The Meader family had deep roots in the Dover area. John lived at the corner of Back River and the Durham Road. Herbert lived just beyond the greenhouse property at 31 Back River Road (the house with the stone wall), and his son, David, lived at number 43. (Herbert, for a time, was a trustee of the Merchants Bank.) For many years, Meader's retail flower shop was at 10 Third St., then a large addition was built in front of the greenhouses, under David's management, and later became Sweet Meadows. The business was sold to William Hopkins, and subsequent owners have been at the current Portland Avenue location for many years since. (The original Sweet Meadows space is now Deco Dogs dog day care and grooming.)Just across the line in Madbury, close by the Durham Road, was Colpritt's Nursery, and much of the area today is likely supplied by the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, which has grown over the years as other wholesale dealers in the area have declined and new neighborhoods have been developed with landscaping becoming a major business enterprise. Locally, in addition to the still active Garrison Hill and Sweet Meadows, there is the Flower Room on the Upper Square, guaranteeing at least that Dover's flower retail remains alive and well.Tony McManus is a Dover native. He is a former trustee of the Woodman Institute and an amateur student of Dover’s past. He can be reached at ...

May 1, 2020

12 Native Flowers Are Easy from Seed -

Don’t Pull These PlantsSome high-value natives seed themselves. All we need do is avoid pulling them.Consider the virtues of the violet (Viola soraria) in and around neighborhood lawns, for instance. They’re so common that some consider them weeds. These natives form dense mats, persist through the growing season, are very deer- and rabbit-resistant, and grow in various site conditions. They provide critical early forage for queen bumblebees. What is more, standard lawn violets are larval hosts for great spangled fritillary butterflies. For more information about the ecological value of native violets, see Penn State Extension’s fact sheet at There are other native violets worth considering, including American dogtooth violet (Viola labradorica).White yarrow (Achillea millefolium) pops up everywhere along the shoreline. It’s a high-value plant for multiple native bees, according to pollinator ecologists at the Xerces Society ( It is also a nectar source for numerous butterflies and moths.Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) is another frequent roadside and garden volunteer. Its long-lived flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds, bees, moths, and butterflies, and, when the flowers die, seeds for birds.Seed SourcesHere’s the irony: Because native plants are still newcomers to many parts of the horticulture trade, seeds can be hard to find. One of the very few companies that collect and sell regional-ecotype seeds is of Portland, Maine. Regional seeds often have valuable adaptations and are considered a gold standard for ecological restoration.Native plant seeds are the centerpiece of several catalogs, including and If you need to buy in bulk, try in Meadville, Pennsylvania, which carries some regional ecotypes.Don’t forget to search the online catalogs of Connecticut seed companies, which also feature a wide variety of native plant seeds:,, and Finally, if you want to check the native status of any plant, visit and enter the common or botanical name. Are you ready for success with seeds? You’ll love the results from these 12 native flowers, and so will your fellow creatures.Be Sure to Get the Right OnesIn the order they appeared in this article, here are 12 natives to sow directly into prepared soil. Be sure to check the botanical names, both genus and species, to get the plants described in this article.• Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)• Spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata)• Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)• Wreath goldenrod (Solidago caesia)• Downy goldenrod (Solidago puberula)• White wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)• White snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)• Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)• Orange forget-me-not, a.k.a jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)• Common violet (Viola soraria)• White yarrow, (Achillea millefolium)• Anise hyssop, (Agastache foeniculum) Kathy Connolly is a writer and speaker on horticulture, landscape design, and ecology from Old Saybrook. Reach her by email or join her newsletter through her website

Feb 27, 2020

Mass. Lawmaker Used Campaign Funds for Golf, Rental Cars, Flowers for Girlfriend: FBI - NBC10 Boston

It is safe to say that Rep. Nangle has violated the public trust," Lelling said. Nangle, 59, had no comment as he walked out of Boston's federal courthouse. Nangle, who was heavily in debt, allegedly deceived campaign authorities by using an acquaintance as a straw campaign vendor who was paid for false services and gave the money back to Nangle, according to Lelling. Nangle was allegedly an extensive gambler who used the campaign funds to cover golf club dues, rental cars to get to and from casinos, flowers for his girlfriend, gas, hotels and restaurants, Lelling said. He also allegedly lied on loan applications at a Lowell bank, forging a fake consulting agreement and Form 1099 showing extra income for consulting work he never performed. According to the indictment, Nangle filed false tax returns for tax years 2014 to 2018 by reporting fictitious business deductions for purported “consulting” work that he did. He allegedly double dipped on deductible expenses arising from his work as a state legislator, fraudulently claiming thousands of dollars in false deductions for alleged charitable donations, and misleading his tax preparer. Moreover, he allegedly disguised gambling expenses and winnings — including paying someone else to collect his winnings — so that he wouldn't appear on a casino's required disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service for people with winnings over a certain amount, Lelling said. He also allegedly concealed the income he received through goods and services from business owners and other sources. This included $7...

Feb 27, 2020

Kirsten Gillibrand campaign spent $57,000 on flowers - New York Post

PO Box 2014. That box is used by the DC Department of Motor Vehicles for “parking, photo enforcement, or minor moving violation[s],” a DMV spokesman confirmed to The Post. “There is a prohibition on using campaign funds of a federal candidate committee for personal use purposes,” an FEC spokesman told The Post, saying the charges would only have been kosher if racked up in the service of some official responsibility. At least 25 such tickets were recorded. But they were the tip of the disbursement-berg. The 53-year-old junior senator dropped at least $57,300 on flowers — including $227 for flower deliveries in France. The lawmaker tends to favor upscale city shops, largely eschewing florists from from her native Albany — or anywhere upstate. Gillibrand’s largest single flower expenditure was to New York City’s PlantShed, where she dropped $1,833.17 in January 2012. Her favorite New York florist was Manhattan’s Zeze Flowers — where she spent roughly $16,850 over the years. The flowers were offered as gifts for supporters and fundraiser hosts, according to the campaign, which declined to provide further details. Gillibrand’s Senate fund also shelled out $12,500 for tickets on British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iceland Air. The senator’s husband, venture capitalist Jonathan Gillibrand, is originally from England and his family still lives there. “Her husband’s parents, who are loaded, live in London and they go there to spend the holidays, Kirsten and her family,” one former Gillibrand staffer told The P...

Feb 27, 2020

Edible flowers: fragrant, tasty treats | The Real Dirt - Chico Enterprise-Record

Calendula officinalis), garden sage (Salvia officinalis), scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus), nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) and pansies (Viola x wittrockiana) are perhaps the best-known annuals that can be used in this way.Before eating any flowers make sure you have properly identified them as being edible. Since many plants have similar names, always use the scientific name when choosing a flower for an edible purpose. If you are not sure, do not eat them, because many flowers are poisonous or toxic. You should also be certain that the flower is free of pesticides and herbicides. For a detailed list of edible flowers, consult the following online document: Edible flowers have been used in cooking for thousands of years. During the Victorian era candied flowers were used in salads, sweets and pastries. Rose water and orange flower water are still being used daily in Middle Eastern and South Asian homes. We often use edible flowers today without even thinking about it: saffron strands are the dried stamens of crocuses (Carthamus tincorius), lavender is the secret to Herbs de Provence and the flowers of the hops plant are crucial to the production of many kinds of beer. Take a walk through your backyard garden to inventory what you might be able to use in the kitchen. If you are lacking appropriate flowers, spring is a good time to plant annual flower see...