Florists in Hammond, LA
Find local Hammond, Louisiana florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Hammond 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.
Hammond Flower Shops
1801 W Thomas St
Hammond, LA 70401
Hammond LA News
Jun 14, 2018
Norfolk and Suffolk flowers on way to Chelsea Flower Show
Regional flowers off to Chelsea. Allium. Pictures: supplied by Sarah Hammond
Some of the finest flower growers from our region will be exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Regional flowers off to Chelsea. Arugula. Pictures: supplied by Sarah Hammond
The national volunteer-run Flowers from the Farm group is making its first appearance at the show, which starts on May 22.
And flowers growers from Norfolk and Suffolk are involved including Moat Farm Flowers, Hillcrest Flower Garden, Gabriel's Garden, and Forever Green Flower Farm.
The transport will also include flowers from Sarah Hammond, of Knapton-based English Peonies, who said: "The transport will include a selection of seasonal flowers grown in the region.
"Flowers from the Farm promotes the use of seasonal, British-grown flowers, whi... May 24, 2018
Region's flower growers represented in gold medal exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show
Flowers from the Farm's 'Going to Market'' exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Pictures: Sarah Hammond
A nationwide co-operative of artisan cut flower growers, including many from our region, won a gold medal for an exhibit on its debut appearance at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
As part of Flowers from the Farm (FFTF), 94 growers from the length and breadth of the UK, provided an estimated 14,000 stems for the winning ‘Going to Market' exhibit.
Sarah Hammond, of Knapton-based English Peonies, whose flowers were used in the exhibit, said: "Incredibly, the group won a gold medal for its first stand."
Flowers involved in the exhibit also came from Hillcrest Flower Garden, Lingwood, Gabriel's Garden, Gissing, and Forever Green Flower Farm, from Ormesby St Margaret.
The great flower migration took place last Saturday when FFTF members from Inverness to the Isles of Scilly finis... Apr 6, 2018
Discover the Rare Blooms of Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay Hills
Michele Hammond, a botanist with the East Bay Regional Park District, says the pale soil in the chaparral areas at Huckleberry is comparatively free of the invasive plant species that clog up many other open spaces in the Bay Area. But California plants adapted to unique soils and fog thrive here.The first time she, as a botany student, saw the park, Hammond says, “I was amazed and surprised at the diversity of plants along this trail. We were using the Jepson Manual to key out species and as you walk through the oak woodland and into the upper loop chaparral sections there is a lot to see, making it stand out among East Bay locations.”After about a mile of following the creek, Huckleberry Loop Trail doubles back toward the hill and climbs sharply. Osaka and I hike up out of the dense bay forest into an oak-bay woodland. We detour onto a spur trail that leads us to a “manzanita barren,” an exposed, rocky outcropping, where we warm up under the bright sun and can see the canyon below and Mount Diablo in the distance.Manzanitas, with their smooth bark and striking sculptural forms, have garnered attention from gardeners and botanists alike. “Few native plant groups are as symbolic of the California landscape as the manzanitas,” horticulturist Nevin Smith wrote in Native Treasures, his 2006 California native gardening handbook. The California Floristic Province (which spans most of the state) is home to more than 100 manzanita species and subspecies, with an incredible diversity of shapes and sizes ranging from low sprawling ground covers to plants reaching the height of small trees. Manzanitas readily adapt to demanding, site-specific conditions, evolving into species that exist only in limited areas. One of the rarest and its cousin grow in Huckleberry: pallid manzanita and brittleleaf manzanita, both flowering in profusion on our visit.The two species typically grow near each other and can look similar, but the rare pallid tends to have almost heart-shaped, grayer leaves, with lobes that appear to clasp the branch. And at the base of a brittleleaf sits a lumpy, woody mass known as a burl...May 7, 2017
7 butterfly-loving plants to add to your summer garden
Although other verbena cultivars may be promoted as more cold tolerant and heat tolerant, trials at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station indicate that they are not. Homestead Purple is still better than the new perennial verbenas being sold today.Homestead Purple verbena was discovered by two nationally known University of Georgia horticulturists, Alan Armitage and Mike Dirr. The two were driving together in Georgia when they noticed a low-growing, purple-flowered plant near the road. They collected cuttings of the plant and Armitage named it Homestead Purple after the old homestead where it was found. From a chance discovery has come one our best garden flowers.When planting Homestead Purple perennial verbenas, place the plants about two feet apart. This may sound like a considerable distance, but once growth begins, this will be an ideal spacing. These plants need a well-drained site, and full sun is preferred. Plants will do well in part sun, but excessive shade will reduce flowering. Soil pH is not critical - plants will do fine in slightly acid, neutral and even slightly alkaline soil. Mulch them with your favorite mulch after planting, and fertilize with a slow-release fertilizer for best results.Trailing verbenas like Homestead Purple are very drought tolerant. Irrigate during the first few weeks to aid the plants in establishment, and during excessively dry periods in summer. Watering too often and too generously can cause powdery mildew and root rot and stem rot problems (this may also occur during extended periods of heavy rainfall, make sure beds are well-drained).Verbena will flower profusely from early spring through early summer and then again in late summer through fall. Some flowers also are present in midsummer, but during the hottest part of the summer, verbenas tend to take a break. The plants are evergreen, staying green through the winter and summer even when not in bloom.Cutting back plants after each flowering cycle is completed encourages new growth that will produce flowers when the next ideal time comes. Stem cuttings from the pruning process will root easily.You can see more about work being done in landscape horticulture by viewing the LSU AgCenter's Hammond Research Station website at www.lsuagcenter.com/hammond. In addition to information on Louisiana Super Plants, you can find an abundance of landscape information for both home gardeners and industry professionals. (NOLA.com)Mar 2, 2017
Krystal Huggins Flowers, Valencia Wilson implore McKinley, Lee High to make the most of LHSAA tourney berths
Semifinals continue through Thursday. Twelve title games — six each Friday and Saturday — close the tourney.“To go to Hammond and experience that atmosphere are truly some of the great memories of my life,” Wilson said. “You know, I’ve got married and had a child, but that experience. Playing in the state tournament ranks right up there, and it is something I cherish to this day.”It is about possibilities as well as the experience for Huggins, who won three Class 1A titles as a player at Southern Lab.“We were so young. … Most of us were sophomores that first year,” Flowers said. “We had not won a state title, and I’m not sure people thought we could. The situation then is a lot like it is now for McKinley. It’s important for them to stay focused and make the most of this opportunity.”Second-seeded Lee (23-11) plays hometown favorite St. Thomas Aquinas (17-10), the No. 3 seed, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in a Division III semifinal. McKinley (20-6), also a No. 2 seed, plays local rival Scotlandville (13-15), the sixth seed, in a Division I semifinal at 4:45 p.m. Thursday.McKinley and Scotlandville are from different 5A districts but have played twice this year. McKinley won both those games, but Scotlandville beat the Panthers to open the 5A playoffs last year.The local contingent also includes one defending state champion, a 2016 runner-up team, another recent champion and other teams with tradition and their own stories.Holden (27-4) ousted Florien 42-34 to win its first state championship in Class B since 2006 a year ago. The fourth-seeded Rockets meet No. 1 Florien (39-2) in a Class B semifinal set for 6:15 p.m. Monday. HHS coach Pam Forbes has four state titles to her credit.Holden is not the only Livingston Parish team with a championship pedigree competing. Sixth-seeded Albany (22-14) plays No. 2 Iota (28-6) in a 3A semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday.It is the second tourney appearance for AHS coach Stacy Darouse, who coached the Hornets to the semifinals in Lake Charles in 2014. Darouse played for her mother, legendary coach Jo Ann Smith, on Albany’s unbeaten 1992 title team.The other intriguing local duo is top-seeded Parkview Baptist (27-4) and No. 3 University High (30-6) of Division... (The Advocate)Feb 23, 2017
Crape myrtle bark scale, a pest native to Asia, has been spotted in Louisiana, could diminish blooms
Louisiana. It's been found recently in New Orleans, Mandeville, Covington, Houma, Hammond, Baton Rouge, Alexandria and the Shreveport areas. The sap-sucking insects can stunt the trees' growth, reduce the number of flowers, cause branch die back and create an unsightly appearance with sooty mold on trunks and branches.So far, the insects have been found only on crape myrtles here, but they've been reported on fig, quince, pomegranate, persimmon and brambles in other parts of the world. Locally, four species of predatory ladybeetles feed upon crape myrtle bark scale, but the spread of the scale into new locations indicates the ladybeetles aren't containing this new pest.Scale insects get their moniker from the waxy shell-like covering that conceals and protects their soft bodies. The insects have a simple life cycle. Eggs are laid underneath the scale covering of the adult female. When the eggs hatch, tiny immature insects, known as nymphs, emerge. Nymphs have legs and antennae and are called "crawlers" because they walk away from the maternal scale to settle at new feeding sites. This is the only stage in which the insects crawl, and it's the time when efforts to control the insects are most effective. When the crawlers arrive at a suitable location, they insert their mouthparts into the plant and begin to feed on the plant's sap. The legs and antennae of most species are lost as the nymphs grow. The nymphs and adult females of most sc... (NOLA.com)