Florists in Alma, MI
Find local Alma, Michigan florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alma 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.
Alma Flower Shops
123 East Superior St
Alma, MI 48801
Alma MI News
Feb 27, 2020
Carl Jones, Laurel School's man of many hats, dies at 62 - The Almanac Online
Half Moon Bay, worked for the school for 15 years before he retired in 2009.
He grew up in Chicago, the oldest of six children, Jones told The Almanac in a 2001 interview. After moving to California from Minnesota in 1990, he worked in construction.
In an unusual career trajectory, Jones helped build Mountain Mike's Pizza & Pasta in Redwood City, then was asked to stay on as a cook when the building was completed. He eventually became the restaurant's manager before leaving to work on construction projects in the Burlingame Elementary School District.
Jones began working at Laurel in 1994, according to the district.
"Carl was most noted for his charismatic personality and the wearing of many fun and different hats, while performing his duties as a crossing guard at Ringwood and Edge roads," according to the school's memorial announcement. "He was a wonderful person who will forever live on in our memories."
Jones started wearing a tall, red and black Dr. Seuss hat for his crossing guard duties because he wanted to make sure motorists would see him and the children, according to a past Almanac article. His collection of outlandish hats, from wizard to cowboy to Cat-in-the-Hat, swelled to over 100, and were stored in the school's multi-use room.
Outside of his regular school duties, Jones donated a barbecued rib dinner to the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation's annual auction that, over the years, generated about $100,000 for the school community, said Shari Conrad, a member of the f... Feb 27, 2020
The meaning of different flowers - The Concord Insider
Victoria defined the snapdragon as “presumption” whereas the Farmer’s Almanac defined it as “deception, graciousness.” How can it represent both of these one must ask. (And it is all a bit of a dichotomy don’t you think)?
The opposing definitions of lavender also brought me pause: the earlier version is “mistrust” whereas the latter version is “devotion, virtue.” Hmmm.
Following are some “ABC’s” of interesting definitions of some of the flowers you may be familiar with. Some may surprise you, others may not:
Coreopsis: “Always Cheerful”
Evening Primrose: “Inconsistency”
Geranium: “True Friendship”
Kalanchoe: “Endurance and lasting affection”
Queen Anne’s Lace: “Sanctuary”
Sweet Pea: “Delicate Pleasures”
Tulip (Red): “Declaration of Love”
Umbrella Plant: “Good luck”
Yarrow: “Cure for a broken heart”
Zinnia: “I mourn your absence”
There are definitely some things here you might want to consider when selecting flowers for a person or occasion. You can always assume that your floral gifts will be graciously accepted and appreciated for the thoughtful and meaningful gestures they are. The recipients will probably never think to check out their meanings on Google.
Seriously, there is a wonderful assortment of books about flowers, their meanings, origins, etc. that you might enjoy as you await spring and the ability to see these beautiful flowers for yourself.
Special Meaning of Flowers
There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
The Language of Flowers, London, 1875
... Feb 1, 2020
Bea Koch | Obituary - La Crosse Tribune
Holsteins, Bea and Owen relocated to the Viroqua-Westby area. Following retirement from farming, Bea worked at Walmart for 27 years and formed many enduring relationships. Walmart was in some ways her "happy place." Bea was a thoughtful, humble and elegant woman, who was well known for her chocolate fudge, pineapple upside down cake and various other sweets. She loved desserts and ice cream bars and never turned down a good strong cup of black coffee. A lover of "all things to do with shopping," Bea was always conscientious and wanted to do the right thing. Bea had many friends from her days on the farm and card clubs, to her Oak Knoll and Walmart friends and Maplewood/Bethel Oaks. Surviving Bea are her three children, Randy (Heidi) of Gardnerville, Nev., Patricia (Dennis) Sobik of Merritt Island, Fla., and David (Julie) of Wayzata, Minn. Further surviving are six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Sigurd (Cinda) Molland; two sisters, Joan Hayhurst and Emma (John) Oleski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen; parents, Oscar and Myrtle; brothers, Oscar and Peter; as well as sisters, Ernestine Koch, Danna Helgerson and Kathryn Nederloe. The family would like to thank the staff at Maplewood Terrace, Bethel Oaks, and the Bland Bekkedal Hospice House, for their tender loving care of Bea. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 504 South Main St., in Viroqua. Pastor Yvonne Marshall will officiate. A visitation will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. A reception and lunch will be served at the church following the service. A private burial will be held for the family at the Sylvan Cemetery following the church lunch. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bethel Oaks Memory Care o... Feb 1, 2020
Master Gardener: M is for Michaelmas daisies — asters for fall color - The Daily World
Two favorites are Alma Potschke and Harrington’s Pink, each with clear pink single flowers.
The New York aster, Aster novi-bellgii, is native to eastern North America (Zones 1-24). It grows 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall with full clusters of bright blue-violet flowers.
Among the many choices of A. novi-belgii are Persian Rose (rose pink) and semi-double Professor Kippenburg (lavender blue). The robust Climax variety bears large sprays of single medium-blue blossoms on stems 6 feet tall.
Aster x frikartii Monch, native to the Himalayas, is planted in other parts of the perennial beds in my garden. It is upright 16 inches tall and wide with purple blue sprays of 2-inch-wide flowers. Their growth habit differs a bit from many of the above plants and are the finest, most useful and widely adapted of perennials.
In large borders or among shrubs, tall asters with their abundant color are invaluable as companion plantings. Hardy chrysanthemums and asters are complementary with their contrasting colors of peach, yellow and rusty reds. Clouds of coreopsis, switch grass and other grasses, black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) and the burgundy seed pods of penstemons add to the color until frost arrives. Massing several plants of some of these varieties together creates a delicate balance.
At season’s end, a carefully planned palette transitions to blue, gold and burgundy and a colorful finale as winter approaches.
This article, by Master Gardener Dolores Cavanah, is part of an occasional series in which she describes the plants she most admires at her expansive garden at Schafer Meadows, east of Montesano. Visit her during the 2020 WSU Master Gardener Garden Tour on July 18.
Ramesh NG photo
The New York aster (Aster novi-bellgii) grows 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall with full clusters of bright blue-violet flowers.Patrick Standish photo
Among the many varieties of New York aster is the Professor Kippenburg, which has lavender-blue blooms. Jan 4, 2020
Kriseman Endorses Flowers in Race for Pinellas County Commission - TB Reporter
St. Petersburg mayor. District 7 includes a portion of St. Petersburg, Gulfport, South Pasadena, Kenneth City and the unincorporated Lealman area.
The District 7 representative is chosen by voters who live within that district. Other announced candidates are Democrat Frank Peterman Jr. and Republican Chico Cromartie. The primary election is Aug. 18. The general election is Nov. 3.
The Pinellas County Commission has seven members who govern governs all unincorporated areas of the county directly; municipalities may call upon the county for specialized services. The seven set policy, adopt local laws, adopt a budget, and set property tax rates. A paid county administrator is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the county government and for implementing the policies set by the commission.
The commissioners also serve as other Boards for the County, such as the Emergency Medical Services Authority, the Fire Protection Authority, the Mosquito Control Board, the Countywide Planning Authority, and the Water & Navigation Control Authority.
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Obituary: Hall of Fame High School Athlete Passes At 84 - Danbury, CT Patch
The support that the Regional Hospice provided back to him at the end of his life was appreciated beyond words. Beyond all of the above, his love of alma mater, the University of Connecticut, was most important to him. He volunteered as the Treasurer of The University of Connecticut School of Business Advisory Board and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for many years. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center, located in Storrs, CT. And then there was basketball. A season ticket holder for the UConn Men's team since 1970, he later became a season ticket holder for the Women's team as well and went to Big East and NCAA tournament games to experience their championship seasons. However, his support for the teams went beyond watching them play. He also hosted alumni events locally on three occasions for Women's coach Geno Auriemma, creating a lasting bond between them. Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield, CT. The funeral will be held at 11:00am Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 44 Portland Avenue, Georgetown, CT. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Regional Hospice of Western CT, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810.