Florists in Plaquemine, LA
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Plaquemine Flower Shops
57805 Plaquemine St
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Plaquemine LA News
Oct 12, 2018
Aldreamer Smith creates an oasis of flowers on her 'holy ground' in Old South Baton Rouge
Smith's love of flowers has been with her most of her 88 years, ever since she was a child growing up in Point Pleasant, south of Plaquemine."My great-grandfather owned acres and acres of property," Smith says. "My grandmother and all of my great-aunts had their little gardens around the houses on their family plots. Each family member had a lot with their little garden."When Smith was 11, she moved to Baton Rouge to live with her grandmother on East Washington Street, not far from where she lives now. She and her late husband, John, operated an upholstery business, John's Upholstery, in a shop behind the house. There wasn't enough room for a garden, but there was a vacant lot next door. "I started coming here and digging and planting, but I didn't know who the lot belonged to," she says. "I started planting flowers, all the time praying that the person who owned the lot would come forward."One day, her prayers were answered. The owner showed up."Believe it or not, I knew him, and I knew his mother," she recalls. The owner, who lived in Detroit, wanted to sell the lot."My husband and I went to the bank and got the money and paid cash for this lot," says Smith, who calls the lot "holy ground" because she worked and prayed there.The Smiths had friends who were bricklayers and carpenters. They laid a brick patio and built a covered deck at the center of the lot."My husband used to like to sit outside," she explains.The yard is laid out in flower beds around a manicured lawn. To one side are seasonal annuals like black-eyed Susans, zinnias and a huge stand of bright red coxcomb interspersed with an occasional azale... Jul 6, 2018
Master Gardeners share their knowledge on 'Edible Flowers'
Center assistant horticulture agent and Master Gardener coordinator Anna Timmerman said.
There are about 150 Master Gardeners in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemine and St. Bernard parishes. These volunteers are required to perform 40 hours of volunteer service the first year of certification and 20 hours a year thereafter.
To aid in their education mission, Master Gardeners sponsor 40 public teaching gardens in the area. Some of the gardens are located in LaSalle Park in Metairie, Rivertown in Kenner and Dutch Alley, Federal City, Botanical Gardens and Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
"We really try to be diverse with our projects," Timmerman said.
Abbott enjoys her role as a Master Gardener. She has accumulated knowledge, recipes, tips and more about the plants she grows which she wants to impart to others.
"Why keep it to yourself," Abbott said. "It is so much more fun to share it."
Rosalyn Eason writes about people and events in the East Jefferson community. To reach her, email email@example.com.
Jul 27, 2017
Greater New Orleans Floral Trail 81st Festival of Flowers names queen
Brittany Reynolds Thomas; and 75th queen Heather Schwab Isham. Visiting festival queens included Misses Nadia Mateja Cognevich, 70th Plaquemines Parish Orange Queen; Lyndsey Gabrielle Davis, Creole Gumbo Queen; Jeanne Marie Hidalgo, 81st Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Queen; Courtney Marie LeBlanc, 66th Delcambre Shrimp Queen; Caroline Gayle Marcello, 75th Louisiana Sugar Queen; and Katie Renee Robinson, Louisiana Strawberry Queen. *****To reach Sue Strachan, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.450.5904. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @suestrachan504, with the hashtag #nolasocialscene. Visit her on Facebook. And, come back to NOLA.com/society for more New Orleans area event and party news and photos. (NOLA.com)