Florists in Cascade, MT
Find local Cascade, Montana florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Cascade 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.
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Apr 4, 2021
Old Roses bring breathtaking beauty, scent, history - Bonner County Daily Bee
Old Roses, they do not thrive in poor light soils. Their growing habits lend themselves to trellises or fence supports so as to produce a graceful cascade. Hardier than many Antique Roses, they accept temperatures to -30F, and US Zones 4-8.
Moss Roses appeared in the late 17th Century. Sports or Mutants of Centifolia, the twigs and sepals are covered with sweet-scented sticky glands. Multi-petaled, they are lavish bloomers, available in white or several shades of pink. Many Mosses are of mixed parentage, often Damask or Bourbon-Damask hybrids. All are beautiful, fragrant and hardy to -20F, best for zones 5-9.
Noisettes – which combine the scent and late flowering of the Musk Rose, and the large flowers of the Chinas – also offer a gorgeous color choice; yellow. And a gamut of choices from pale yellow to yellow-orange, golden-yellow and creamy apricot, along with soft yellow to white. Tender and hardy only in US zones 7-10, their various growing habits – from shrub to rambler and/or climber – and sweet scent make them a treasure for greenhouse growers in colder climes. They are not truly Antique Roses, but their color – along with a prestigious heritage – decided me to include them.
There are many more wondrous roses – Old Teas and many cultivars of Antiques, but today’s list gives fanciers a good selection and information to work with. As previously mentioned, area nurseries (NOT superstores or big supply outlets) are the places to enquire about availability. You wouldn’t buy a toothbrush or a vacuum cleaner at a nursery; plants, flowers, gardens are their realm. Support them.
In a couple of weeks, this column will offer planting and growing tips for your roses and other flowering shrubs. Meanwhile, Happy Easter and Happy Spring!
... Feb 1, 2021
San Rafael woman’s garden goes to pots - Marin Independent Journal
Filoli. One was Pelargonium sidoides, which is a silvery-leafed plant with tiny deep purple flowers, and a smaller ivy called ‘Cascade Appleblossom.’ “This baby pink charmer is finally picking up speed and growing,” she says. “I really enjoy caring for them, although I find geraniums a most forgiving plant. If they dry out in the potting medium, I soak them in plain water to rehydrate. They actually bloom better when pot bound, so there’s no need to keep repotting unless you want to.”
Photo by Anna P. PetersonAnna Price Peterson relies on geraniums and containers to keep her Spinnaker Point garden in full bloom.
She insists on good drainage, often drilling extra holes in plastic pots, which she says are lighter to move around.
Every 10 days or when a pot is feeling dry or light, she removes the potted plant from the decorative pot and soaks it into a basin of Miracle Go solution, using that time to talk to them, remove dead leaves and inspect for pests.
“I call it the plants’ spa day and I know that’s why I’m rewarded with abundant blooms,” she says. “I do this regularly to encourage repeat blooms.”
She watches for budworm, reaching for Bt spray as a last resort.
“I’ve had to remove pitted blooms to remove the budworm from plants,” she says. “Otherwise, I usually remove any yellow leaves and water well, and the plant cheers itself up.”
When the plants get leggy, she shapes them and takes cuttings.
“I remove anything growing from a joint section and place six to eight pieces of similar lengths in a 4- to 6-inch pot with regular potting soil,” she says.
She places them on her ledge with morning sun, alongside cuttings she roots in water, and she says they bloom in a few weeks. While both methods work, she finds that planting them in soil works faster.
“They have been so easy to propagate that they make quick gifts to other gardener friends,” she says. “I usually give a growing rooted plant but sometimes, they want to root it themselves.”
Gardening has been a wonderful conversation starter in her work in senior care and she immerses herself in her garden once she returns home.
“I literally feel myself relaxing when I step out and tend to my plants,” she says. “Staying at home these few months has really made me appreciate my garden and the many lessons I’ve learned from growing one.”
Her lessons are universal ones.
“You have to grow the right plant in the right light,” she says. “You can’t rush things. Everything will grow at their own time. And that adage, ‘bloom where you are planted,’ is right, especially if your own self is in its own happy pot. I have moved 18 times in my life, and I’m happy to plant myself and my hundreds of pots in the sunshine of San Rafael.”
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Please send an email describing what you grow in your garden, what you love most about it and a photograph or two. I will post the best ones in upcoming columns. Your name will be published and you must be over 18... Feb 1, 2021
Possumhaw: The power of plants - The Dispatch - The Commercial Dispatch
Interestingly, the plant is neither Swedish nor an ivy. It sits by a window on a plant stand and cascades to the floor. A nickname for Swedish ivy is "Creeping Charlie."
From the grocery store, I planted the tops of pineapples. They are easy to grow and require little care. Research shows it is unlikely a grocery store pineapple plant will produce any fruit. However, I have one pineapple plant that has grown quite large and twice produced a pineapple. The second one is still growing and is currently about six inches. I've been reluctant to harvest it but rather see how large it will grow. Also from the grocery is an avocado tree from an avocado pit. Avocado pits are not as easy as pineapples. Only one of many pits has been successful.
Airplane plants are another gift from a neighbor; one that keeps on giving. The "mother" plant sends out long stems carrying baby plantlets that can be planted, thus starting the process all over again. The angel wing begonia is a beauty and also easily propagated. The leaves are shaped like angel wings and underneath the wing the pink flowers fall like a cluster of grapes.
There's nothing fancy or special about these plants except they require some attention and, in exchange, lift the human spirit.
... Oct 15, 2020
Florists 'bomb' Philly mailboxes for 2020 election ballots - WHYY
About sixteen mail boxes have been “bombed” – dressed up with extravagant flower arrangements. Many of them cascade with the yellow marigolds, orange dahlias, and golden zinnias of autumn.
“If you are a local grower, this is the end of the season,” said Kate Carpenter, creator of the United By Blooms campaign. “We’re lucky that it stayed so beautiful recently. Nice, warm sunny days keep the flowers going. But if we get a frost, it’s all done. We’re expecting that any day now.”
Carpenter is the co-owner of a small flower growing and arranging business East Mt. Airy Blooms. Her inspiration for United By Blooms came from several forces converging: the U.S. Postal service faces possible cuts (which were recently blocked), Pennsylvania is allowing anyone who wishes to vote by mail in a presidential election for the first time, and the end of the growing season puts a period on a very difficult year for the local flower industry.
“Florists and designers and farmers have had a tough year. They had to completely retool their businesses. I didn’t think people would jump at this opportunity,” said Carpenter.
She was surprised by how many florists signed on to United By Blooms, and how quickly. The call went out only six weeks ago. “The community of designers, florists and flower farmers is really strong,” said Carpenter.
Florist Kate Carpenter launched the United by Blooms project because she wanted to do something positive for her community and encourage people to vote. She decorated a mailbox at the corner of Carpenter Lane and Greene Street in Mount Airy. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
One of the participants is Jennie Love, owner of Love ‘N Fresh Flowers. She created an autumn-colored rainbow of flowers arching about six feet high and plunging toward the slot of a postal box at the corner of ... Dec 18, 2019
Red Bluff Garden Club: Holiday greens and flowers - Red Bluff Daily News
The program is “Time for Bare Roots” by Peter Statton, co-owner of The Rock Garden in Proberta.
Red Bluff Garden Club, Inc. is a member of the Cascade District, California Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc., & National Garden Clubs, Inc.