Florists in Colon, MI
Find local Colon, Michigan florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Colon 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.
Colon Flower Shops
643 E State St
Colon, MI 49040
Colon MI News
Sep 7, 2020
Historically Speaking: Florists a big part of Dover - Seacoastonline.com
Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a relatively exclusive organization, the Society of the Colonial Wars (perhaps the male equivalent of the Daughters of the American Revolution?).In 1921, Howe sold the business to Elwill Shortridge, a prominent Dover entrepreneur, owner of the C.E. Brewster Co., wholesale druggists, which was located in a building at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets, now the site of St. Mary's Parish Hall. At one time Shortridge also served as president of Merchants National Bank and president of the Dover Realty Co. He and his wife, who had been Ada Massingham, lived at 4 West Concord St., and he remained active in the business until his death in 1946. Ada then took over and with her nephew, Tom Massingham, managed the operation until her death in 1958.Tom Massingham had been born in England, but at age 5 was sent by his family to Dover to live with the Shortridges. As a young man he worked in the business, served in World War II, and upon his return and at Ada's death, became the owner of the Garrison Hill Greenhouses. In 1950, he was one of the first to construct a building on the nascent Miracle Mile, at what was then called Page's corner, opposite Glenwood Avenue. It was originally intended to be a retail flower and gift shop, but on Nov. 25-26 Mother Nature intervened at the Garrison Hill site with close to hurricane force winds that shattered greenhouse glass, entirely uprooting one building which landed on another, and causing an estimated $50,000 damage, well over a half million dollars in today's money.As a result, production at that location was limited and a much-reduced greenhouse space was grafted on to the building at Central Avenue. Over time the original greenhouse structures were dismantled and removed, the space eventually covered by apartment buildings, and the only reminder we have of what was there is the name of the street, Floral Avenue. (The business remains in operation, however, with the next generation, Thomas Massingham as owner, located in the small plaza at the corner of Chestnut and Fourth streets.)This was not the only florist operation in town. Recently we mentioned the Elliott Greenhouses set back some distance from the Dover Point Road (the location of the present Ponte Place development). This was a major producer of roses, with a national, even international, clientele. For a time there was a retail store, Thornwood, in the building now occupied by Patty B's restaurant.Bob and Barbara ... Jun 19, 2020
The poppy field in Mantua is in bloom - Cache Valley Daily
Mantua on Monday.
Red poppy fields were inspiring back in WWI history. A Canadian physician, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields.” This poem describes a battlefield where red poppies grew and was the resting place of soldiers that died there. He wrote it in tribute to a fallen soldier and friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, after presiding over the funeral. It became one of the more popular poems of the World War I era.
The poppies are colorful; going to the fields are great for someone looking for a summer adventure with children. There are plenty of trails that go through the flowers and lots of room to take pictures, though parking may be limited at times.
... Mar 19, 2020
Vintage SoCal: An early bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak district - Los Angeles Times
The Roaring ‘20s were well underway, Calvin Coolidge was president and a first-class stamp cost 2 cents.An early Carr neighbor built this Spanish Colonial in 1929. Stylistically, it is somewhat of a rarity among the historic district’s defining Modernist houses, designed by architects including Richard Neutra and Lyman Ennis, that sprang up from the 1930s through the 1960s.The restored and updated multistory home is walled and gated at the street with a front-facing garage. The new garage door is an exact replica of the original.
A gated garden patio with an outdoor fireplace leads to the front door. Inside, the 2,856 square feet of living space features vintage architectural details such as interior archways, wood-beamed ceilings and wood floors. Balconies and banks of windows bring in views of the San Gabriel Mountains.Among the living spaces are an open living room, a sunroom/office, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a wine cellar, an artist’s studio/gym, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.The lower level has additional entrances, a second kitchen, a utility room and storage.Upgrades include seismic and foundation work, air conditioning, a security system, insulation, exterior concrete work and automatic irrigation.
The asking price for 1470 Poppy Peak Drive, Pasadena, is $1.65 million. Maureen Erbe and Henry Blac... Feb 1, 2020
As the Worm Turns: Honeybee forage flowers - Crestone Eagle
I didn’t grow many flowers during my early gardening years. If it wasn’t food, I wasn’t growing it. After we got our first colony of honeybees, I started growing lots of flowers because I realized they were food . . . for the bees! During the next few years I noticed which flowers the honeybees frequented and which ones they didn’t and started adding more honeybee-friendly varieties into the garden. I also realized that having the flowers also attracted pollinators to my vegetable flowers, thereby increasing my vegetable and fruit harvests.
Internet research provided websites that listed honeybee forage plants with the amount of pollen and/or nectar (listed below). One website listed the “Top 5 Honeybee Favorites” and two of them can be “noxious” or invasive: Goldenrod and Tansy. Motherwort is another great honeybee plant, but it easily spreads. Be mindful of these different characteristics when choosing forage plants.
There is a wide selection of plants that support honeybees. The photos show a handful of popular honeybee flowers at our homestead and here are a few more that could grow in our area:
• Fruit trees... Jan 4, 2020
Obituary for David Strode - Greeley Tribune
Civil Engineering. He joined Hensel Phelps Construction Company March 1986 working on local projects including the Union Colony Civic Center and Northern Colorado Medical Center as well as many long-term projects around the country, before retiring in 2013. Dave enjoyed golfing, reading, traveling, working in the yard, and gardening. He had a passion for cooking and his friends and family were always the recipients of his herb and tomato creations. Dave loved his time volunteering at NCMC along with his work with the Aims Community Foundation. Dave is survived by his wife, Leslie (Gordon Grissom) Strode, whom he married Aug. 22, 2014; adored children and grandchildren, Lydia (Heath) Boyes, Kennedy, Kambrie, and Emma, Micah (Katelyn) Strode and Ava; brother, Mark (Jill) Strode; nephews, Jackson and Cooper; stepchildren, Zachary Grissom, Jeremy (Katie) Grissom; Porter and Anson, Jessica (Casey) Roberts, Taegan, Caden, and Brogan, Jacob (Tia) Grissom; Bradly and Waylon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dave’s honor to the Strode Memorial Fund: http://www.gofundme.com/f/strode-memorial-fund-for-angelman-syndrome or The Piqua Education Foundation Scholarship Fund. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Allnutt Macy Chapel, 6521 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colo. 80634. Please visit http://www.allnuttgreeley.com to send condolences to the family. Dec 18, 2019
At Millbrook Farm in Concord, an early Christmas miracle - The Boston Globe
Farm from Boston, you must go out of your way. Take Route 2 west into historic Concord, past thickets of snow-drenched woods and picturesque Colonials. If you know where you’re going, you’ll find it, after a series of right turns, tucked back on the Cambridge Turnpike before the road abruptly closes to anyone passing through.The family-run nursery — which specializes in flowers and hanging plants in the spring, pumpkins and mums in the fall, and Christmas trees and wreaths in the winter — has survived its share of troubles.Sal Giurleo, 80, the brusque family patriarch, started the business 31 years ago, following in the footsteps of his father, an Italian immigrant who grew vegetables for First National grocery stores in the 1940s and ’50s. Big-box stores like Home Depot have taken a bite out of the gardening industry. For small growers, such as the Giurleos, it’s harder than ever to compete.But this year has been their worst. When construction began on the Cambridge Turnpike this spring, sales at Millbrook Farm plummeted. Although part of the turnpike remained open, roadwork made it virtually impassable. Construction vehicles and machinery fre...