Florists in Augusta, KY
Find local Augusta, Kentucky florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Augusta 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.
Augusta Flower Shops
128 Main St
Augusta, KY 41002
Augusta KY News
Sep 7, 2020
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.com
Joe Ham). The size of the operation was such that he was able to open and supply retail outlets in Portland and Augusta, Portsmouth and Laconia. He put down more roots by marrying a local woman, Ellen "Nellie" Vittum, and he built a sizable home adjacent to the greenhouse complex. In addition to growing flowers he was an active member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a relatively exclusive organization, the Society of the Colonial Wars (perhaps the male equivalent of the Daughters of the American Revolution?).In 1921, Howe sold the business to Elwill Shortridge, a prominent Dover entrepreneur, owner of the C.E. Brewster Co., wholesale druggists, which was located in a building at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets, now the site of St. Mary's Parish Hall. At one time Shortridge also served as president of Merchants National Bank and president of the Dover Realty Co. He and his wife, who had been Ada Massingham, lived at 4 West Concord St., and he remained active in the business until his death in 1946. Ada then took over and with her nephew, Tom Massingham, managed the operation until her death in 1958.Tom Massingham had been born in England, but at age 5 was sent by his family to Dover to live with the Shortridges. As a young man he worked in the business, served in World War II, and upon his return and at Ada's death, became the owner of the Garrison Hill Greenhouses. In 1950, he was one of the first to construct a building on the nascent Miracle Mile, at what was then called Page's corner, opposite Glenwood Avenue. It was originally intended to be a retail flower and gift shop, but on Nov. 25-26 Mother Nature intervened at the Garrison Hill site with close to hurricane force winds that shattered greenhouse glass, entirely uprooting one building which landed on another, and causing an estimated $50,000 damage, well over a half million dollars in today's money.As a result, production at that location was limited and a much-reduced greenhouse space was grafted on to the building at Central Avenue. Over time the original greenhouse structures were dismantled and removed, the space eventually covered by apartment buildi... Feb 27, 2020
How Azaleas Became the Signature Flowers of the South - HowStuffWorks
Masters Tournament at Georgia's Augusta National golf course every year. Plus, one of the world's largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas — more than 20,000 of them — can be viewed each spring at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, which was originally developed in the 1950s after the owner, Carson Callaway, discovered a rare native azalea on the property.
These colorful plants originated in China and Japan, and made their way to the U.S. via England, France and Germany around the 1830s. The first American azaleas were planted on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, called Middleton Place Gardens, and have been associated with Southern gardens ever since. The oldest landscaped garden in the U.S., Middleton Place was created in 1741 by Henry Middleton using the design principles of Andre' Le Notre, who crafted the gardens at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte and Palace of Versailles in France. Among its highlights: a stunning view of blooming azalea gardens covering the hillside beneath the trees that is said to take your breath away.
Some other Southern s... Feb 1, 2020
Winning poster design for 2020 Common Ground Country Fair highlights native flowers, pollinators - Bangor Daily News
This year’s design will highlight a pollinator and a native flower.
On Tuesday at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta, MOFGA revealed the winner of its annual Common Ground Country Fair poster contest. The winning design by Portland-based artist Joy Grannis features blooming stalks of scarlet and magenta Monarda flowers, commonly known as bee balm, surrounded by three hovering yellow bees.
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The 44th annual Common Ground Country Fair's winning poster design.
“The whole image really pops,” said April Boucher, director of the Common Ground Country Fair. “When we unveiled it at the [Maine Agricultural] Trades Show, people would stand in front of the image and take it all in. It’s a very stop-the-traffic kind of design.”
Grannis said that finding out her design had been chosen was “thrilling.”
“I wanted this for a long time,” she said. “I grew up knowing about the fair and going to the fair. Winning felt so gratifying. I feel so honored.”
Grannis grew up on a homestead on the coast in Washington County. She moved to Portland to study art and environmental planning at the University of Southern Maine.
“I knew that I wanted to do something to do with pollinators and native plants,” Grannis said. “It’s such an important part of healthy farms and gardens. I thought it would be a fitting subject at this time.”
The art features honey bees as “a nod to all of our beekeepers in Maine.”
“They are not native to Maine but are an important pollinator and producer of honey,” Grannis said. “I wanted to highlight [that] area of agriculture.”
Grannis chose Monarda not only because it is native to Maine, but also because it is “a useful and striking flower, [and] I thought it would work well on posters and T-shirts.” Grannis spent time field sketching the flower and its pollinators around her neighborhood of East Bayside, in her own garden, her neighbor’s garden and the nearby Mount Joy Or... Sep 10, 2018
Funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 18
Albert & Burpee Funeral Home from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Burial will be at a later date at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.
BLONDIN - Marie Anna, of Lewiston, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Visitation Fortin/Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 20, 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. in the lower chapel of the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul. Committal at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240, (207) 784-4584.
CONLEY - Sylvia A., 86, of Poland, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, in Windham. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Windham Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 434 River Road. Interment and prayers will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the West Poland Highland Cemetery, 230 Megquier Hill Road, Poland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alvan Ricker Library, 1211 Maine St., Poland, ME 04274.
COOK - Anita R., of Lisbon, passed away in Lewiston on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug... May 24, 2018
Don't be fooled by these pretty invasive flowers that are bad for Maine
Damariscotta and Newcastle. But it is on the move.
"Unfortunately, it's making its way inland," she said. "It's been located in Augusta, and people found it in the Sebago Lake region last summer. Because the seed is so small, it's easy to transport."
What to do if you find them
If people notice these plants in Maine, there are different strategies to take, the experts said. If they find them on municipal, state or federal property, they are encouraged to take photos and make a public report on the iMapInvasives website.
"Public reports are super helpful for us to understand where plants are distributed in the United States," Olmstead said.
If the plants are on their own property, people can take a more aggressive approach. According to Jackson, the best thing to do as soon as a homeowner notices a plant they've never seen before is to get it identified. If they can't do so on their own, they can head to their local University of Maine Cooperative Extension office to consult with the horticulturists there. Then, as soon as the plants hav... Feb 8, 2018
Funeral notices for Wednesday, Feb, 7
Family Church in Lewiston. A committal will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.DAGGETT — John Francis, 32, of Paris, died Friday, Feb. 2, in Paris. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., Paris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Norway, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Among John’s favorite causes were Catholic Charities and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.FOURNIER — Leo R. “Pep,” 90, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Holy Cross Church. Committal prayers with military honors to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations in Leo’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.LAMORE — Claire C., 82 of Auburn died Monday, Feb. 5, at Clover Manor. Visitation at Fortin/Auburn on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her memory may do so to The Alzheimer’s Assoc., 383 US Rt. 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.LAROCHE — Paulette, died Monday, Feb. 5. A Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Sacred Heart Church, 24 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn. Committal at St. Peter Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.LEMM — Joseph C., 76, of Poland, died Monday, Feb. 5, in Auburn. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Affordable Cremation Solution, Lewiston.MAIN — Sandra J., 65, of Lewiston, died Thursday, Feb. 1. Family and friends may attend visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. Interment will be in the spring at Highland Cemetery in West Poland. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, c/o Maine Medical Center Development, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102.MARTEL — Germaine P., 88, of Lewiston, died Monday, Feb. 5. A celebration of life event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at DaVinci’s Restaurant. Committal services will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Germaine’s memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.MCCARTNEY — Robert D., 77, of West Bethel, died Saturday, Feb. 3, in Norway. A memorial serv... (Lewiston Sun Journal)