Florists in Paradise, NL
Find local Paradise, Newfoundland florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Paradise 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.
Paradise Flower Shops
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Jun 19, 2020
Uptown Flower Shop Sustained By Strong Saint John Roots - country94.ca
Australia, Africa and Lebanon are a few other places where the shop gets its flowers, with Birds of Paradise and Protea flowers being some of the most popular selections.
“Ontario does have locally grown flowers so those are the closest local flowers we get,” said Dean. “Sometimes there’s someone on the Kingston Peninsula or Hampton that’ll bring in garden flowers that we can buy.”
The business was founded by the late Guy G. Keirstead whose passion for flowers led him to first rent a stall at the City Market in 1925.
Keirstead’s operated out of the market from 1925 to 1946, until he purchased property on the corner of Charlotte and Princess Street where the shop still operates to this day.
A piece of family history (Image: Elizabeth MacLeod)
The building survived the Great Saint John Fire of 1877 and used to be a hardware and butcher shop, which were later combined to make Keirstead’s.
“You have some of the old coolers that we still have from back when they opened up this shop in the 40’s,” said Dean, showing where some of the flowers are stored now.
The shop has been run by Guy’s great grandson, Brian Keirstead since 1999, who turned the building’s upper level into a museum and gift shop, selling works of local artists such as Fred Ross and Mary Galbraith until it closed a few years ago.
From Mid-March to Easter Keirstead stayed open at reduced hours throughout the pandemic, then closed for a few weeks until they reopened before Mother’s Day on May 9.
“It’s really difficult getti... Feb 27, 2020
It's prep time for the Philadelphia Flower Show - The Intelligencer
Riviera, along the southern coasts of France and Italy, is known internationally as a beachy paradise full of sun-drenched greenery.The Kremps will sell “10 times the number of roses” they normally sell for Valentine’s Day at their market booth at the flower show, Scott said. At $7.99 a dozen, the fresh, high-quality flowers are quite an attractive deal.“We know it’s an expensive ticket,” to attend the show, he said, so the Kremps try to keep the price of their roses as low as possible with the idea that pleased show-goers will return to Kremps Florist for other floral needs.“The flowers are beautiful. We try as best we can to give great value.”In years past, the Kremps entered into the exhibition contests, but found it was better for their business to focus on the show’s marketplace where floral vendors offer their products to plant lovers, homeowners and gardeners.Since 250,000 people regularly attend the show, it’s an ideal location to sell flowers.Roses are the perennial favorites at the market, as are eucalyptus. The sweetly scented plant can be dried and added to flower arrangements or displayed on its own.Pussy willows that bloom in the early spring are another favorite at the March event as they will grow roots in water and then can be planted outside. They also will have tropical plants to go along with the show’s sunny theme this year. When Holland was the theme, they sold lots of tulips.Kremp Florist won the National Retail Florist of the Year Award from the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association and Florists’ Review several years ago. The business acquires most of its flowers from wholesalers who purchase them from growers in South America, Holland and California and have them shipped dry to the Philadelphia area. Imported flowers can stay as fresh as daisies for a couple of weeks when shipped the proper way, Scott said.In the years they display flowers at the show for judging, Scott said the planning begins about a year ahead when the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announces the theme for the next year’s show.Floral businesses and garden clubs that plan to enter the competition will pick one of several topics under the theme, so hey’re not duplicating the same type of arrangement.For example, one year the theme was national parks, so the clubs each chose a different one so the flower show would have a unified yet diverse variety of displays. Then it was full steam ahead build... Feb 27, 2020
Growth in Gardening: Feeding the bees - San Marcos Daily Record
The following eight flowers are especially attractive to bees and can make your garden a paradise for these beneficial insects.
• Catmint - Along with being incredibly hardy and easy to grow, catmint has beautiful purple flowers during its blooming season and lovely silvery-green foliage the rest of the year. Be sure to contain catmint in a pot or plant it somewhere that you don’t mind it spreading.
• Bee balm - As the name would suggest, bees and other pollinators such as butterflies love this vibrant plant. It also provides a wonderful fragrance and an eye-catching pop of color for your garden.
• Foxglove - If you are looking for a flower to add a bit of height to the back of your garden, foxglove is a great choice. It does well when planted in moist, shady conditions which means that it will flourish under an overhang against the side of your house or under a tree.
• Anise hyssop - Another vertical wonder, anise hyssop produces tall shoots with lots of flowers that allow bees and butterflies to congregate. Deadheading the spent flowers will encourage more blossoms later in the season. Plus, the leaves have a wonderful anise scent when disturbed.
• Crocus - Often the tiny crocus blooms are the first hint that spring is on the horizon, not so much here in Central Texas, but in many parts of the country they are often found popping up even when there’s still a dusting of snow on the ground. When planted in clusters, these flowers make an appealing target for all types of bees and give your eager flying friends a dose of nectar when other plants haven’t begun to bloom.
• Calendula - If you live in an area with cooler temperatures or have an area of your yard with a cooler microclimate, calendula or “pot marigold” as it is sometimes referred to, could be an excellent addition to your garden. Bees love this yellow plant, and since it reseeds, it will be a source of beauty and bee sustenance for years to come.
• Lavender - Plant lavender in areas with welldrained soil and full sun. Not only is this fragrant herb an alluring bee attraction, but it can also be used in many ways in the kitchen and aromatherapy. Even better, deer and rabbits tend to leave lavender alone which is essential if you’ve had a problem with these destructive guests in the past.
• Basil – I grow loads of basil, much of it goes into pesto, pizza and other food favorites but I always allow about 25% of my basil to go to seed. Pretty flowers, white to pin and purple depending on the variety, are a real favorite of the bees in my neighborhood.
How about some tips for choosing flowers that attract bees?
Of course, this list is far from exhaustive and there is a myriad of other plants that bees love. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind as you cultivate your bee-friendly garden.
• Fragrant blooms - Many of the flowers on the list above are distinctly known for their delightful scent. There is a reason for that. Bees are strongly attracted to the sweet scent of flowers and will frequent your garden more often if it is home to delightful natural perfume.
• Bright Flowers - Pigmentation in flower is solely to attract pollinators. Sorry folks but it is true, flowers look lovely, not for us but solely to attract pollinators. Be sure to plant bright flowers in your garden, espe... Feb 1, 2020
'A tropical paradise:' Families escape cold at the Floral Conservatory - News Talk 980 CJME
Lorelai Camphog said with a laugh.
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week the conservatory transformed into a summer paradise for dozens of families with children aged one to five enrolled in the Lil’ Gardener’s Club.
“The kids just absolutely love it. They can hardly wait to come, they’re just so excited,” Camphog said, noting all 70 spots filled up within two days of registration for the winter session. “It’s a place to get a little bit of summer in the wintertime. It’s nice to be able to play in the sand and play in the dirt.”
For Candy Hui and her son Carson Lee, who is almost three, the dirt table is always a highlight.
“It’s like a tropical paradise on a freezing cold day,” Hui commented. “Even though it’s cold outside it’s nice in here. You get to enjoy being outside in an indoor space.”
While a change of scenery is always a good escape for parents and caregivers of kids who are tired of being cooped up indoors, Hui really appreciates the learning aspect. Along with free play stations and crafts, the kids also get to take home a potted plant they help transplant.
“I love it because I don’t have a green thumb at all and this is teaching him about life, plant life,” Hui said. “We were reading an Elmo book about where food came from and there was a quote that said fruit and vegetables come from a plant’s flower or roots, and Cheryl just showed us roots today so he can kind of get the concept from t... Feb 1, 2020
Sarasota orchid show, now in its 63rd year, has a flower for everybody - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Saturday and Sunday, featuring hundreds of orchids from the Sarasota, Venice and Englewood societies. With the theme “Orchids in Paradise,” the show featured a variety of vendors, informational talks and lectures, as well as award-winning and prized flowers on display.But more than anything, the two-day event served as a gathering place for professionals and hobbyists alike to come together and share their love for one of the world’s largest families of flowering plants.“This is a place where you walk in and it smells beautiful. The color is beautiful. It’s hard to walk out of here without an orchid. You always tell yourself, ‘Just one more orchid,’ because it’s never enough,” said Susan Felber with the Sarasota Orchid Society.The best thing about orchids is that beauty can be enjoyed by hobbyists of all levels, according to Felber, who added that the show is the perfect introduction for people looking to add a little botany to their list of hobbies.Paula Polen, who runs Art Stone Orchids in St. Petersburg alongside her husband, Michael, said that most people looking to get into orchids for the first time tend to overestimate the difficulty in keeping them. “Leave them alone and don’t water them too much and a lot of them will do fine. When most people first start out, they tend to water them too much and that can kill them” said Polen.The event had informational classes on orchids for just such an occasion. The workshops covered topics such as how to build a plant collection in this climate, deciding which orchids are best for your collection and how to go about purchasing them, while... Jan 4, 2020
Sunken Gardens Celebrates 100 Years As Roadside Attraction - St. Pete, FL Patch
Old Northeast neighborhood in 1902 and planted tropical flowers, lush plants and fruit trees in its fertile soil, turning a sinkhole into a botanical paradise. Turner started out selling fruit, vegetables and other plants grown on the property, charging visitors 5 cents to stroll through the gardens. In the fall of 1935, he fenced off the property and started charging a 25-cent admission fee. The property included a large Mediterranean-style building with Moorish towers, stone trim and a tile roof, originally known as the Sanitary Public Market. Constructed in 1926, it was designed by architect Albert Lee Hawes. In 1940, it was given an Art Moderne facelift and converted into the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Then, in 1967, the Turner family turned the building into the World's Largest Gift Shop and the King of Kings Wax Museum. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Sunken Gardens, famous for its iconic roaming pink flamingos, was among the top 10 tourist attractions in Florida. Turner's son continued to run the gardens after his death in 1961. When Sunken Gardens was on the verge of closing 20 years ago, St. Petersburg residents voted to purchase, preserve and restore the landmark tourist attraction for $2.26 million. On June 27, 2002, the former Sanitary Public Market was added to National Register of Historic Places. It now houses Great Explorations Children's Museum. It is now one of Florida's few remaining kitschy roadside attractions along with The Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, Gatorland in Kissimmee and Monkey...