Florists in Brandywine, MD
Find local Brandywine, Maryland florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Brandywine 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.
Brandywine Flower Shops
15912 Crain Hwy Unit B
Brandywine, MD 20613
Brandywine MD News
Mar 23, 2018
America's Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens
Idea Garden and Flower Garden. Gracefully situated across nearly 1,100 acres in the Brandywine Creek Valley, Longwood Gardens is located about an hour’s drive west of Philadelphia, which among others, call itself America’s Garden Capital, with much of the credit going to these magical gardens within the small community of Kennett Square.Missouri Botanical Garden4344 Shaw Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63110(314) 577-5100www.missouribotanicalgarden.orgHome to one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids, the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is definitely worth at least one visit during the springtime. The country’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation, the award-winning 79-acre Garden is currently presenting its annual Orchid Show through March 25 and will host additional Signature Events during this colorful season, such as the spring kickoff celebration – Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend April 7 & 8, a Sake and Sakura event under the Garden’s cherry trees and Chinese Culture Days April 21 & 22, featuring a Grand Parade complete with a crowd-pleasing 70-foot long dancing dragon. The 14-acre Japanese Garden is one of the largest in North America and in addition to its more than 230 cherry trees that bloom in March to early April, also has on display a vast number of other flowering plants like the early arriving azaleas, gloriously abundant rhododendrons, and the carnation-like pink and red peonies. Among the other points of interest at the Botanical Garden are th... (CBS Sacramento)Dec 29, 2017
Gardening: What I learned this year
Company called Brandy Boy. I met the CEO of Burpee, George Ball, at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. He told me that Brandy Boy was earlier than Brandywine, my favorite heirloom tomato, and that it had disease resistance that heirlooms don’t have. He said that the flavor was comparable to Brandywine, and I agree. Very tasty.In order to get Brandy Boy this year I had to buy plants from Burpee — I only learned about it in late May, much too late to start plants from seed. But I’m glad I did, it gave me a chance to try it this year. Next year I will plant seeds indoors in April, which is much more economical. I checked my local nurseries for plants last May, but no one had any.Over the years my vegetable garden has gotten shadier and shadier. Now I don’t get direct sun until mid-morning, and it gets behind trees in late afternoon. So I get about six hours of prime sun, with sun filtered through trees at other times. I compared notes with other growers who get bigger yields, and know that sun is a major factor. I would cut down the offending trees, but most are on my neighbors’ property. Sigh.I planted strawberries last summer, the first time in years. Strawberries are short-lived perennial plants; three years is about all one generally gets from a planting. The first year the plants will bloom, but growers advise picking off all the blossoms so that the roots and plants will develop better. I did that, and anticipate a good crop next June.Most strawberries are sensitive to length of day, and produce heavy crops only in June. But now there are day-neutral plants, and everbearing plants that will produce some berries all summer and into the fall. This time I chose a June-bearing variety as there is a new insect pest, the spotted-winged drosophila, that is mostly present late in the season. Hopefully this fruit fly won’t arrive until my crop has finished producing.In the flower garden I tried a new biennial, angelica (Angelica archangelica) and was delighted with it. This is a tall plant that produces deep purple florets in globes about two to three inches across. Not only is it gorgeous, it attract... (The Providence Journal)Dec 15, 2016
Longwood Gardens brightens holiday season in style
Longwood Garden has been essential to the holiday experience. In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm in the Brandywine Creek Valley near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory.
This year the nighttime holiday tradition continues as more than 500,000 outdoor lights adorn 124 trees, with the tallest tree topping over 90 feet. The Wildlife Tree encourages local animals and birds to munch on edible ornaments made from wheat, apples and birdseed. The Gardener’s Tree showcases handcrafted ornaments and garland made with angel vine and burlap draping the 26–foot Concolor Norway.
Throughout the season, Longwood’s grand Ballroom will feature free and ticketed holiday-inspired performances as well as daily holiday sing-alongs performed on Longwood’s grand 10,010-pipe organ. Strolling Olde Towne Carolers sing on Thursday – Sundays, from 4:30 – 8:30 pm. On New Year’s Eve, Longwood offers a variety of performances for the entire family. Organ music will fill the Ballroom from 3–9 pm, Rob Dickinson and the Brandywine Christmas Minstrels perform from 2–8 pm throughout the Gardens, Galena Brass will create a festive atmosphere at the Peirce du Pont House from 4–9 pm, while rhythmic Steel Drums take center stage at the East Plaza.
Guests should buy their tickets before arriving at the Gardens to ensure admittance because there is no admittance to the gardens without a timed admission ticket. Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org or call (610) 388-1000.
(The Philadelphia Tribune)Dec 8, 2016
What To Do: Holiday season kicks off with fun events
Kennett Square’s downtown area featuring locally owned small businesses.
The event also features live performances of seasonal tunes by the Brandywine Singers on November 26 from 3-6 p.m. The free caroling events with the Brandywine Singers will also be held on December 3 and 10.
Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered on November 27, December 4, 11 and 18 from noon to 3 p.m. The rides begin on State Street at Union Street and tickets are $5.
Christmas at Longwood Gardens.
Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) has shifted into holiday mode with the arrival of “A Longwood Gardens Christmas.”
The festive holiday display at Longwood Gardens, which opened on Thanksgiving Day and is continuing through January 8, features spectacular lights, lavish decorations, holiday music and colorful displays featuring thousands of brilliant poinsettias, brightly-decorated trees and fragrant flowers — all inside the heated Conservatory.
Walking around the outdoor displays can be a chilly experience so Longwood has a solution – a trio of fire pits. The fire pits will be placed at the Hour Glass Lake Pavilion, Peirce-du Pont House Plaza, and Dogwood Plaza. They’ll be available every night from 4;30-10 p.m. throughout “A Longwood Christmas” — weather permitting.
The colorful annual event, which appeals to the entire family, also has a lot of outdoor attractions such as fountain shows and nighttime light displays. Longwood’s Christmas celebration also includes a wide array of seasonal music — holiday concerts, organ sing-alongs and carillon performances.
The organ sing-alongs will be featured in the Ballroom either three or six times a day. There will also be performances by choirs and musicians almost every evening throughout December 20.
When darkness arrives at Longwood, a night-blooming garden of more than a half-million lights strung on close to 100 trees with approximately 40 miles of wire comes to life. A carillon with 62 cast bells plays holiday music every half hour during daylight hours. Longwood’s Open Air Theatre fountains dance to holiday music each half hour — temperature permitting.
As always, admission by “Timed Ticket” — tickets issued for specific dates and times. Timed ticketing limits the number of people in the Gardens at any given time and allows guests to enjoy minimal lines and a better viewing experience. There are different prices for “Peak” and “Off Peak” times.
Visitors to “A Longwood Gardens Christmas” can also check out Longwood’s Garden Railway — a whimsical display set into motion with G-scale model trains. This is the 15th year that the railway... (The Times of Chester County)Dec 8, 2016
Holiday events light up Delaware this weekend and beyond
Broom St., Wilmington. $4-7, plus non-perishable food for food pantry. Crafts, games, shopping and photos with Santa.
Breakfast with Santa 9-10 a.m. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington. $12-$18. Registration required at www.brandywinezoo.org/special-events.html. Photos with Santa, making decorations and animal e... (The News Journal)Oct 27, 2016
Unsuspecting residents surprised with flowers on Petal It Forward Day
Several people who made a quick stop at the Wawa in White Plains were very emotional about receiving flowers. Brandywine resident Fannie Zee, who was seen leaving the Wawa, said she was not expecting to receive a bouquet of flowers — but it truly made her day.
“I felt really special,” said Bowie resident, Monica Coggins. “My first thought was, ‘What’s the catch?’ But I love flowers and I really appreciate this. It was so sweet. They gave me two beautiful bouquets so now I’m going to bless somebody else with the second one.”
“It was a very nice surprise,” said Jasmine Haynes, a Hyattsville resident. “I was definitely not expecting one [and] especially not two bouquets of flowers, and not for free. Minus the sticker, I had no idea it was National Petal it Forward Day, but I think it’s a really great thing to do and a good cause.”
A few residents leaving the Panera Bread in Waldorf were caught off guard but pleasantly surprised about receiving their bouquets.
“I had no idea what was going on and then they told me it was free and I got a coupon,” said John Swann of Nanjemoy. “I love cut flowers. I always buy them and put them in my house. Today I’m going to give the extra flowers to my daughter.”
Evelyn Bradshaw of Clinton said she was truly surprised by the act of kindness and will “Petal It Forward” to her “wonderful” sister-in-law.
“I love this and I’ve been looking for flower shops in Waldorf for a very long time,” said Waldorf resident Mya Westray. “I thought I would have to pay for them and I was so shocked. I will be buying some flowers from Country Florist from now on and I will give both of these bouquets away to my mom and my older cousin because they are the role models in my life.”
Anderson said National Petal It Forward Day was a success in Charles County, and she hopes to continue to bring smiles to the faces of local residents through the beauty of flowers.
... (So Md News (subscription))