Florists in Bastrop, LA
Find local Bastrop, Louisiana florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Bastrop 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.
Bastrop Flower Shops
2016 E Madison Ave
Bastrop, LA 71220
Bastrop LA News
Dec 8, 2016
Get your holiday plants ready
Some options to consider are Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress. If you live in the Elgin-Bastrop area then the Afghan Pine is a good choice. It will grow west of that area, but will not grow quite as strong because of our alkaline soil.
Hollies and asparagus fern are two other outdoor plants that look pretty when decorated for winter and are then planted in the landscape. Just make sure you give them even water while still in the containers, and remove any decorative sleeves that prevent water from draining (or punch holes in the bottom).
If you’re looking for a permanent indoor or porch tree, then the Norfolk Island pine can be a nice addition that you can decorate for Christmas and then use as a centerpiece of your indoor greenery for the next year.
Rosemary Christmas trees are always available this time of year and many people buy them for centerpieces in their home. However,W there is a problem with this: rosemary absolutely has to be in the sun and will crash if kept inside for more than a few days (at most).
But in a sunny spot on the porch it will thrive and then you can plant it as a full sun, evergreen anchor piece in your landscape after Christmas.
Greenery on your porch can also add to your outdoor decorations and looks beautiful when it’s decked out in lights and ribbons.
A native of Mexico, poinsettias have been an important part of the Christmas tradition in that country for nearly 500 years. Brought into the United States in the mid-19th century, we have enjoyed their colorful bracts in our homes each December now for generations. Poinsettias are typically grown for the holidays and... (Hays Free Press)May 18, 2016
Moms and mementos: The Mother's Day to remember
Mother’s Day in 1958 by my oldest daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Forman Coxe. Becky was 6 years old and in the first grade in Bastrop. I am now 86 and Becky is 63, and the recipes in it are still used often. — Carol Forman, of Baker
There are three treasured gifts I always kept on my desk at work and, now retired, at home. During my workday as a young working mom, I could look at the pencil holders and be assured that my children, Gene Settoon age 6 in 1992, now 30; and Christine Settoon, age 6 in 1995, now 27; were happy in their first year at St. Philip Neri. They each came home with their kindergarten project so very proud. When they would visit my office they noticed their gift on my desk and beamed when a coworker would admire their artwork! The “Mom” rock was painted by my daughter at about the same age during a craft lesson from her Granny, my mother Dolores Dollar, and reminds me that parents are the “rock” for their children all of their lives. — Debbie Settoon, of Kenner
My son Graham made this cut-out card when he was in grade school — probably about first or second grade. He is left-handed and you will see from the inside of the card that it opens from the left. You will see from oldest son Greer’s card, it opens to the right and, rather than a cut-out, he drew a teddy bear, cut it out and pasted it on top of the card. The cards are unique, so different and special, as are my sons. I keep the cards taped to my bathroom mirror. Graham is now 20 and a freshman at LSU. Greer is now 21 and a senior at LSU. — Lisa Gardner, of Baton Rouge
I love being a mom just to get these gems! — Cheri Olinde, of St. Amant, says of the pictures colored by 6-year-old son Bryson
This is one of my favorite drawings by my daughter Emmy Miller (age 13). She gave me it to me last year for Mother’s Day when she was 12. It is very special to me for several reasons. First, you can see the thoughtfulness and effort she put into it, w... (The Advocate)Apr 22, 2016
Looking for wildflowers in 20 steps
12. Again, nothing spectacular to report. Flowers were supposed to be a sight to behold southwest of Austin.
13. So they went to Bastrop, Brenham, LaGrange and back to Bastrop.
14. After watching the severe weather reports, they decided to head home.
15. But not before they made "the required trip to Fredericksburg," Marge said.
16. "Wildseed Farm was gorgeous, as usual," she added.
17. They chose to come home on U.S. 87, and when they got to Mason the wildflower show began!
18. "If anyone wants to see bluebonnets, now is the time," Marge said.
19. The drive Between Mason and Brady put the rest of their trip to shame, Marge said. "Pretty much solid blues, yellows and reds were on both sides of the road and in the median all the way from Mason to Brady."
20. "The drive from Brady to Mason is worth (it) for anyone," Marge said. But, she added, "I wouldn't wait too long. I think they are at their peak."
... (San Angelo Standard Times)Jan 8, 2016
William (Bill) L. Powell July 6, 1928-Dec. 25, 2015
BASTROP, Texas – Bill Powell, 87, died Dec. 25, 2015 from complications of COPD and pneumonia. Bill, born to William Carlisle and Bertha Lee Powell on July 6, 1928, was the loving husband of June Crawford Powell. He went to heaven from his earthly residence in Bastrop, Texas on Christmas day, to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus.Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, June Crawford Powell; three daughters, Jean (Jim) Barth of Portland, Ore., Barbara (Paul) Pape of Bastrop, Nancy (Johnny) Burrell of Panhandle, Texas; and two sons, Bruce (Julie) Powell of Waxhaw, N.C. and Chris Powell of Aloha, Ore. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.He worked as a rancher, a farmer, owned and operated a redi-mix cement plant and an engine overhaul business in Torrington. He was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed giving his projects to friends and family.Bill served six years in the Nebraska Army National Guard, Company L of the 134th Infantry Regiment w... (The Torrington Telegram)Jan 8, 2016
Officials: Two killed in Bastrop County mobile home fire
A 57-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man died in a mobile home fire early Sunday morning off South Shore Road in Bastrop, officials said.
Melinda Goehrs and Lawrence Hernandez, Jr. were prounounced dead at the scene. The preliminary cause of death appears to be smoke inhalation, Bastrop County sheriff’s spokesperson Sissy Jones said in a statement.
Bastrop fire officials responded to a double-wide mobile home fully-engulfed in flames at 110 Pinewood Drive near Texas 21 after 4 a.m. on Nov. 29, said Josh Gill, fire chief for Bastrop County Emergency Services District No. 2. The Paige Volunteer Fire Department also helped fight the blaze.
A teddy bear and flowers lay in front of a mobile home that burned down early Sunday morning, killing a 57-year-old woman and an adult male. JILLIAN BECK/BASTROP ADVERTISER
When officials arrived on scene, they were originally told there were four people in the home at the time the fire started and one woman was still unaccounted for, Gill said. Three of the people escaped the home unharmed.
Officials located Goehrs in the home where she was pronounced dead at t... (Austin American-Statesman)