Florists in Arden, NC
Find local Arden, North Carolina florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Arden 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.
Arden Flower Shops
2120 Hendersonville Rd
Arden, NC 28704
Arden NC News
May 1, 2020
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens delivers daffodils to community recipients - Wiscasset Newspaper
Last fall, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens joined a host of other Mainers in planting daffodils, a flower chosen by the Maine movement in 1919. Suffragists would take bouquets to lobby legislators, hand them out at rallies, and supporters of the cause wore daffodils in their lapels.While Maine was early in its support of the 19th amendment, it wasn’t officially adopted as part of the U.S. Constitution until August, 1920. However, the daffodils are blooming now and would have made a stirring anniversary tribute had the Gardens been able to open as usual on April 15.
Undaunted by delays caused by a global pandemic, essential staff at the Gardens aren’t letting those blooms go unseen. Staff horticulturist Lesley Paxson and Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Erika Huber, cut a variety of daffodils and jonquils this week and devised a delivery plan.
“I got the idea for sharing our flowers with others in our community from the Tulsa Botanic Garden who had done something similar with their tulips at the end of March,” Hu... May 1, 2020
Average frost and freeze dates for plants - WHSV
With so many people working from home or staying at home now, you might be taking on more spring projects, like getting the garden ready.
Even with warm sunny spring days, it's still too early for those new plants though. That includes most vegetables (anything that's not cold hardy) and any new flowers or plants.
Arlene Reid, with Glenhaven Greenhouse, explains why you'll want to resist that temptation and wait.
"Plants that are planted when the ground is warmer will grow, they take off when the soil finally warms up. The roots do not like to be in cold soil. Plants just don't like cold feet."
"One of the dangers in planting now, is if we have a freeze instead of a frost, there's not much you can do. You can cover or protect plants from a frost, but a freeze gets into the plant and damages it."
The average last freeze for the Shenandoah Valley is the end of April; for West Virginia, this is into mid-May.
We can typically get frost through at least mid-May in the Valley, and late May for West Virginia.
What if you want to to take the risk? Reid says if you do that, and the plant gets damaged to the point where you have to buy new ones, that's depleting the supply of that plant for other people.
So what if you've already planted? Pay close at... May 1, 2020
Albany to hold a virtual Tulip Festival - Times Union
Residents are asked to use the hashtag #518TulipTracker to join in with photos of their gardens as the two groups feature flowers across the city each Tuesday for the next few weeks.
Discover Albany has also created a self-guided tulip and garden driving tour of Albany County as well as other social-distancing activities. The tour will be released April 30.
Typically the city sees over 80,000 visitors to Washington Park for its annual Tulip Festival.
The 72-year-old tradition dates back to July 1, 1948 when Mayor Erastus Corning II passed a city ordinance declaring the tulip as Albany's official flower. In the spring of 1948, Albany officials asked Queen Wilhelmina of Holland to designate a variety of tulip to be Albany’s official flower. She chose the ‘Orange Wonder,’ a Mendel strain of tulip, now also known as the “The Tulip of Albany.” The city held its first Tulip Festival was held in May 1949.
For more information about Virtual Tulip Fest content, visit albany.org.
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A city's secret weapon: flowers - Kitsap Sun
With such emphasis on Turkish flora, I was surprised one day to realize that I’ve grown a very American garden: informal, naturalistic, and pragmatic. Like all gardens, it’s a function of its gardener.We find ourselves in a strange situation where streets and sidewalks are about the only places we can go, but this time of year our humble yards put on a show that’s hard to match. They aren’t usually formal gardens containing frilly things. They’re weird and interesting. They’re full of personality and individualism. Where much of modernity seems robotic, mass-produced, and lacking in the personality and imperfections that make us beautiful, “Old” Kitsap in the spring is chaotic and expressive.So go for a walk, if possible. Stretch your legs. Get some fresh air. When I lived in Turkey, people often took to the streets in the cool of the evening to see and be seen. There’s a Turkish word I particularly love: gezinmek. It means something like “meandering for pleasure” or “strolling for entertainment and socializing.” Sometimes, a journey can be a destination in its own right, which sounds very esoteric - but sometimes we also just need to get out of the house without touching anything, so if treating our neighborhood sidewalks like destinations helps us stay sane, so be it.Every city has some attempt at high culture -- museums and galleries and concert halls -- but the human partnership with local flora is one of those things that makes a location truly unique. Kitsap has some quality formal gardens, like Bloedel and Albers Vista and Elandan Gardens, but there’s a democratic quality to the gallery of small individual gardens that line our streets.That’s why I consider gardening to be an act of “tactical urbanism.” It’s something we can all do to make a more humane habitation, one filled with street-level local culture. Refreshingly, it has nothing to do with public decision-making of any kind: it’s completely in our hands.Getting your hands dirty is a natural antidepressant -- researchers at Bristol University and University College London have found that a bacteria in soil, Mycobacterium, causes the brain to release the “happy hormone” serotonin when it comes into contact with skin. A study by Aarhus University found that people living in settings filled with greenery are less likely to develop many forms of mental illness. For me, gardening has opened up a process of observing more closely and taking les... May 1, 2020
3 Tips For More Flowers In The Garden - Prescott eNews
Plant breeders have done a fabulous job creating flowers that bloom non-stop with little to no help from their gardeners. Whether they be old classics or new designer varieties, these 3 tips will help keep your annuals looking fresh while flowering.
#1 What, When, Where to Plant
Look for young, bushy plants that have many flower buds. Young plants acclimate better in the garden than pot-bound plants already going to seed.
Choose annual plants to fit into your gardens’ growing conditions. Sun-loving plants need 6+ hours of sun or they will st-r-e-tch reaching for more light. Shade lovers want no more than six hours of sun, as no amount of water will keep them from baking in our summer sun; they just aren't meant to tolerate the stress of mountain heat.
Plant annuals ASAP! Don't let them outgrow their pots. They need time to adjust to the garden while they are young. Water immediately with Root & Grow after planting, even if rain is predicted. This organic rooting solution stabilizes young plants and encourages deeper roots for more flowers.
#2 Water and Feed Often
Annuals don't have deep root systems. Water whenever the soil feels dry about 1 inch below the surface. This is a good reason to own a Moisture Meter. Even drought-tolerant annuals bloom better with regular water. Everyday watering in the heat of summer is not uncommon in mountain gardens.
Flowers need to breathe, as they tend to rot when sitting in wet soil. This is why a good quality Potting Soil is essential, as it allows plants to grow without root rot. Good potting soil retains water long enough for roots to soak it up, while permitting any excess to drain away.
Annuals expend a lot of energy setting buds and blooms. Even in soil rich in organic matter, it he... May 1, 2020
12 Native Flowers Are Easy from Seed - Zip06.com
Dan Jaffe Wilder. He is co-author of the 2018 book Native Plants for New England Gardens, as well as a horticulturist and propagator for Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in Wales, Massachusetts (www.norcrosswildlife.org).“My top three plants for direct seeding would be black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata), and partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata),” Jaffe Wilder says. “There are several goldenrods that could make the list as well. Two of my favorites are wreath goldenrod (Solidago caesia) and downy goldenrod (Solidago puberula).”All those plants do well in average sunny to partly sunny settings. Once past the seedling establishment stage, furthermore, they are remarkably drought tolerant. (Note: Goldenrod is not the source of fall allergies. Ragweed takes that honor!)Jaffe Wilder continues, “If you need some shade species, I’d add white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata) and white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima). For wetter sites in part shade, I suggest cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) or orange forget-me-not (Impatiens capensis).” Aside from the bees and butterflies they attract, both plants are nectar sources for hummingbirds. Also, some people use orange forget-me-not (often called jewelweed) as a mosquito repellent as well as a salve for poison ivy.Don’t Pull These PlantsSome high-value natives seed themselves. All we need do is avoid pulling them.Consider the virtues of the violet (Viola soraria) in and around neighborhood lawns, for instance. They’re so common that some consider them weeds. These natives form dense mats, persist through the growing season, are very deer- and rabbit-resistant, and grow in various site conditions. They provide critical early forage for queen bumblebees. What is more, standard lawn violets are larval hosts for great spangled fritillary butterflies. For more information about the ecological value of native violets, see Penn State Extension’s fact sheet at extension.psu.edu. There are other native violets worth consider...