Florists in Amherst, MA
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Amherst Flower Shops
172 N. Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst MA News
Jul 5, 2019
Amherst Garden Walk planned for Saturday - Amherst Bee
This weekend, 25 gardens with colorful flowers and different features can be viewed at the annual Amherst Garden Walk, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
The self-guided tour attracts not only residents from the area but also people from around the world who visit Buffalo in the summertime to tour the region’s gardens.
According to Chuck Hidy, who co-chairs the event with Darryl Moden, the garden walk includes houses located throughout the town. Residences on streets such as Longmeadow Road, Reist Street, Woodshire South and North French Road are showcasing their gardens.
Hidy encourages residents to attend the event, especially after the delayed start to spring and summer.
“It’s a chance to experience the great outdoors, and what better way to get inspiration,” Hidy said, adding that there will be a mix of different styles and something to suit everyone’s taste.
Some of the garden features include a rock garden and pond, English gardens, annuals, perennials and garden decor, among others.
The event also allows garden enthusiasts to socialize and share... Jul 5, 2019
Smelly 'Corpse Flower' Has Bloomed at UMass Amherst Natural History Collections - UMass News and Media Relations
WHAT: Public viewing, corpse flower bloomWHERE: Morrill Hall South Greenhouse, 627 North Pleasant Street, Amherst Metered parking on nearby Thatcher Way and next to Franklin Dining; Also free in Lots 62 and 63 after 5 p.m.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Natural History Collection is the latest in the nation today to welcome a blooming Amorphophallus titanum, or 6-foot tall corpse flower, one of the world’s biggest flowering structures. Shortly before the corpse flower opens, it emits the stink of rotting flesh in order to attract pollinators such as carrion beetles and blow flies in its native Sumatran rainforest.
Botanist and assistant biology professor Madelaine Bartlett, whose research interests include plant development and evolution, with greenhouse manager Chris Phillips, say the campus had its last blooming corpse flower about four years ago. Bartlett says, “These plants are sophisticated chemical factories; they have an amazing ability to produce chemicals to attract pollinators. It’s biological mimicry of a fascinating kind.”
She adds that the corpse flower is just one of the many examples of biomimicry, un... May 31, 2019
Mischler's Florist and Greenhouses celebrates 75 years in business - Amherst Bee
Chamber of Commerce, Frank currently serves as president of the Williamsville Business Association.
In terms of outreach, the business supports the Amherst Symphony Orchestra with plant sales and on-stage floral displays. Mischler’s, likewise, has formed partnerships with Scout troops, particularly to assist with Boy Scout and Eagle Scout projects. As pillars of Amherst, both David and Frank belong to the Jolly Boys charitable organization.
For more information, visit www.sales.mischlersflorist.com.
... Apr 27, 2019
Sally Cunningham: The first best flowers - Buffalo News
Chris Lavocat, of Lavocat’s Greenhouse & Nursery, East Amherst, showed me some of his discoveries and told me how he went about choosing: “People want what’s new and exotic, but you have to choose what will really grow here ... I look for something unique, like this ‘Storm Cloud’ Amsonia. Just look at the black stems,” he said.
Each garden center has different choices, and I’m betting you and the pollinators will love them all.
Here is a sampling to see now, take home, harden off, and plant in May.
• Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar) ‘Storm Cloud’: This cultivar of a native plant has dark stems and masses of star-shaped periwinkle blue flowers in spring. Another Amsonia (A. hubrechtii) turns bright gold in fall. Average size: 20 by 24 inches.
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Bluestar) ‘Storm Cloud’ (Photo courtesy Proven Winners, provenwinners.com)
• Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox) ‘Emerald Blue’ (plus many cultivars in many colors): Typically people ask for this in garden centers after spotting it in a front yard, but they are disappointed to find that it has finished flowering. Get it as soon as you see it, so you will have a lovely spread next year. In the yard, on the edge of a wall or border, it makes a sea of color very early, and a pleasant green groundcover all summer; about 4 inches tall, mats spreading to 2 feet.
• Lysimachia atropurpurea (Burgundy Gooseneck Loosestrife) ‘Beaujolais’: I first spotted this one at Lavocat’s Garden Center and stopped in my tracks. It is stunning, with silvery-green wavy edged leaves and burgundy flowers. I must have it. Its size: 20 by 18 inches. It is the same genus as old-fashioned Gooseneck Loosestrife, but all reports say it will not spread like the relative, and the common name “loosestrife” should not confuse people. It’s no relation to the invasive loosestrife correctly called Lythrum.
• Baptisia (False Indigo): This valuable genus is a legume, with flowers that please many pollinators, presented in a compact, upright perennial with season-long pretty foliage. Older Baptisias offered lovely blue/indigo blossoms. New cultivars have emerged in recent years leading to the Decadence® Deluxe series (Proven Winners) that includes ‘Pink Truffles, ‘Pink Lemonade’, ‘Blueberry Sundae’, ‘Vanilla Cream’, ‘Dutch Chocolate’ and ‘Cherries Jubilee.’ (Does anyone feel hungry?)
Baptisia (False Indigo) 'Cherries Jubilee'. (Courtesy Proven Winners, provenwinners.com)
• Pansies: These are technically perennials, and efforts in the last decades pursued their winter hardiness, producing cold and snow-tolerant ones such as ‘Icicle’ and ‘Snow Angel’ among others. Whether or not they perennialize, they like the cool weather of spring and fall, so get them going now.
Pansies. (Robert Kirkham /News file photo)
Garden centers don’t all have the plant departments filled out yet. They have to be careful, as do we, about putting plants outside too soon. April weather... Oct 12, 2018
Flower season comes to an end in Amherst
AMHERST, N.S. – Summer in Amherst has drawn to a close and the hanging flower baskets lining the streets, along with flowers in flower beds, have been taken down.
"It's always sad to see the end of the season," said Vaughn Martin, while pulling annuals out of a flower bed at the entrance to Amherst. "I jokingly tell people that when they see me at start the season you know spring is here, and then when I go around like this and pull the flowers out, you know old man winter is coming."
Martin is the head nurse of flower care with the town of Amherst during the spring and summer.
"I'm usually the one who gives the flowers their daily care, so a lot of people associate me with the flowers," said Martin. "There's people that do more lawns than I do, and others who clean and pick up litter, so, yeah, I guess I'm the duty nurse that comes around and sees the flowers every day."
More flower baskets were hung along Amherst streets this summer than in previous years.
"I really found... Aug 17, 2018
AMONG FRIENDS: Couple continues to grow business in beef, cut flowers
We've seen what you can do with enough time. Next year is going to be so much better," he promised.
Neither Allan, who is from Amherst, nor Kaloc, who grew up in Pictou County, come from farming backgrounds but they have become passionate about organic growing, from meat to vegetables to flowers.
"We want to have healthy food for our own family and we also sell our beef. Our goal is to avoid chemicals and at least leave the land to the next generation in the condition we found it, if not considerably better," said Kaloc.
Allan, a world traveler, spent time with an organization that provides work opportunities on organic farms and also studied organic growing methods at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She was thrilled to later get an internship at West River Gardens.
"I learned so much working with Bob (Parker) and he is still a great mentor. I've made my share of mistakes but his knowledge has saved me from many more," she said.
From there she spent a summer looking after the gardens at Pictou Lodge, developing her sense of what particular plants need to thrive and planning her own garden.
She started growing from seed under lights in her West River Station basement but soon learned wood heat did not provide a consistent enough temperature for many plants.
"For my birthday, James built me a growing bench; a heated, insulated propagation bench. Since then I can rotate plants in and out and the results are much better."
Kaloc, a mechanic with his own tow truck business, has found plenty of use for his skills in the garden business.
"I'm always building something, trying to find a better way. We've learned there is a lot of problem-solving in gardening."
It was four years ago he jumped into the highland cattle business but he admitted to needing a push toward commercial flower growing.
"I had my doubts. Niki was talking flowers and I was thinking maybe tomatoes, maybe cucumbers. But flowers, seriously? The market for flowers has been a big surprise to me. Another thing I've learned is that the people who buy flowers tend to be really sweet people."
Allan credits a Northern Opportunities for Business program with allowing her to get her market garden started.
Kaloc, who loves draft horses, used his Percherons to break ground for the flower bed.
"I like to do as much work as possible with the horses but no, we have no plans to give up our tractor," he added.
Much of the pasture land on the Rocklin property has grown over through the years but that makes it a good place for raising highland cattle.
"James has done some clearing, but it suits highland cattle because they are good grazers and will chew the alders down and return it to good pasture land," said Allan.
Once they are settled at one location, they expect life will be simpler an...