Florists in Ball, LA
Find local Ball, Louisiana florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Ball 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.
Ball Flower Shops
4311 Monroe Highway
Ball, LA 71405
Ball LA News
Oct 15, 2020
Florists 'bomb' Philly mailboxes for 2020 election ballots - WHYY
They act as a reminder for people to send their votes by mail, if they choose.
About sixteen mail boxes have been “bombed” – dressed up with extravagant flower arrangements. Many of them cascade with the yellow marigolds, orange dahlias, and golden zinnias of autumn.
“If you are a local grower, this is the end of the season,” said Kate Carpenter, creator of the United By Blooms campaign. “We’re lucky that it stayed so beautiful recently. Nice, warm sunny days keep the flowers going. But if we get a frost, it’s all done. We’re expecting that any day now.”
Carpenter is the co-owner of a small flower growing and arranging business East Mt. Airy Blooms. Her inspiration for United By Blooms came from several forces converging: the U.S. Postal service faces possible cuts (which were recently blocked), Pennsylvania is allowing anyone who wishes to vote by mail in a presidential election for the first time, and the end of the growing season puts a period on a very difficult year for the local flower industry.
“Florists and designers and farmers have had a tough year. They had to completely retool their businesses. I didn’t think people would jump at this opportunity,” said Carpenter.
She was surprised by how many florists signed on to United By Blooms, and how quickly. The call went out only six weeks ago. “The community of designers, florists and flower farmers is really strong,” said Carpenter.
Florist Kate Carpenter launched the United by Blo... Oct 15, 2020
Floral Entrepreneur Keeps Her Business Blooming - Spectrum News
Oftentimes you’ll find Marie Campbell up to her eyeballs in work, but that's the way she likes it. All morning, it’s back and forth to her car until the stage is perfectly set for her mobile shop, Blooms by Marie.“I'm very blessed with this business,” Campbell said. “I've been doing it for four years.”
The full-time nurse dedicated her weekends to this once she realized she had a gift to putting bouquets together like nobody's business.
“The natural fresh, beautiful flowers kind of take over,” she said. “Basically the business has picked up and it’s very, very busy.”
Campbell will tell you that her floral creations are far from a solo effort.
“My best friend Marie, said, ‘why don’t you come and see what I do?’ and I came and I got so obsessed with the flowers and here I am,” said Campbell’s friend Marie McDowell.
McDowell helps out at the Washington Park flea market
“This is my fun time on the weekend to be around the flowers,” McDowell said.
While her best friend works the Guilderland Park flea market, sometimes they both work in tand... Sep 7, 2020
Robert Mercer, CEO who helped win Goodyear War, dies at age 96 - Akron Beacon Journal
He had a twin brother, Richard, and older brother Donald, both of whom had successful careers in advertising and broadcasting.Mercer won a baseball scholarship to Ohio University but left after one semester when the U.S. entered World War II and he and his twin were drafted into the Navy. Mercer attended officer candidate school at Yale University and received an officer’s commission, and served on the USS Cleveland. He graduated from Yale in 1946 with a degree in mechanical engineering.He is survived by his wife, Mary (Deuel); they married in 1947. That same year he joined Goodyear as a sales trainee, selling conveyor belt and industrial hose in the company’s Duluth, Minnesota, territory that included Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.He was promoted throughout his years at Goodyear and was named company president in 1978, chief operating officer in 1980 and then chairman and CEO in 1983, succeeding Charles Pilliod. He retired as CEO at age 65, with Tom Barrett taking over the top position."It is not an exaggeration to say that the Goodyear of today would not exist without Bob Mercer," said Rich Kramer, Goodyear chairman, president and chief executive officer."As our CEO during the attempted takeover of the company in 1986, Bob stood firm in his commitment to our associates, to the company, to our customers and to the city of Akron. He not only saved the company from an uncertain fate but used the experience to reposition us for growth in the future. Bob added to the legacy of a great American company and planted the seeds for the Goodyear of the future. Everyone in the Goodyear family owes Bob Mercer a debt of gratitude and appreciation."Other activitiesMerce... Sep 7, 2020
Howell Lacy - Obituary - Legacy.com
He could surprise you with a classical guitar rendition of "Malaguena" if you asked him, and he was hands down the best girls' softball coach anywhere. Kent was known as a private person, but there was no hiding that mischievous look in his eye, or his rebellious streak. He was passionate, irreverent, funny, extremely smart, and fiercely loyal to those he loved. Kent, like his beloved Healeys, was an original - through and through. He was, and will continue to be, deeply loved, admired, and missed every single day.In honor of the care Kent showed to animals of all kinds, in lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to ARC - Animal Rescue Corps. www.animalrescuecorps.org/donate. Please visit www.Omanfh.com to share memories and offer words of condolence with the family.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 7, 2020.
Sep 7, 2020
9-year-old boy earns praise for helping struggling flower vendor: ‘You are one awesome kid!’ - Yahoo Lifestyle
KTLA reports.Jeremiah Reyes was on his way to basketball practice with his sister Stephanie when the two came across 57-year-old Israel Parra, who was selling flowers on the side of the road in Santa Ana. Reyes, a fifth grader, told the station that was when he noticed that Parra seemed to be having trouble in the heat with only one arm.“I felt really sad,” he said. “I really wanted to help him out.”When the boy later learned that Parra, who doesn’t have health insurance, was also struggling financially, he decided to take matters into his own hands and created a GoFundMe with a goal of raising $20,000.“It just stayed in my heart and it just made me sad, kept on thinking about it and I really wanted to help him out,” Reyes explained.The generous act caught Parra, who picks up bouquets six days a week from Lupita’s Flowers and tries to sell them, off guard. According to the station, the vendor had lost his arm in an accident in 1999 and initially sold ice cream with a prosthetic arm for a while.“I started selling ice cream, but it was too hard to push the cart with one arm, so I sw... Sep 7, 2020
'Victoria Longwood' water lilies at Hudson Gardens in Littleton are a pretty big deal - parkerchronicle.net
Hudson Gardens. The day before the plant flowers, a tennis ball-sized bud rises from the water and will open to reveal as many as 50 petals. Its fragrance resembles tuberose, pineapple and banana. In its native setting, the bloom reopens a second night, admitting pollinating scarab beetles, which don't live here — only in South America. The flower closes on the beetles, changes from female to male and opens to release the insects that have fertilized the plants.
Hudson Gardens' information also says that the Victoria water lily is over 160 million years old — it appeared when South America was still connected to Africa and Antarctica. There are two species: Victoria Amazonica and Victoria Cruziana.
Natives of South America make flour from the seeds of the Victoria water lily to bake cakes.
Hudson Gardens' Water Lily Pond was created in 2012 to house the Victoria water lily collection. It also presents other types of water lilies and duckweed, the smallest flowering plant in the world, which looks like a dense green mat. Flowers are tiny and dangle beneath the water's surface, as do the roots. We are told that duckweed, often thought to indicate an unhealthy pond, actually helps balance the ecosystem and provides shade for the underwater wildlife. It also provides a source of fat and protein for birds.
While visiting the Water Gardens, take time to look for the lotus, which, like the water lilies, is rooted in a natural soil bed under the water.
Hudson Gardens, at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, is open sunrise to sunset daily. Admission is free. Parking near entrance. In addition to ponds, flower gardens are in full bloom. Visit HudsonGardens.org for information about classes and special programming. The popular Sunday concerts are not being held this summer.