Florists in Aztec, NM
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Aztec Flower Shops
1409 W Aztec Blvd Ste 6
Aztec, NM 87410
Aztec NM News
Nov 28, 2018
The Christmas flower - The Hutchinson News
Central America and Mexico, where they grow from 10 to 15 feet tall. The showy flowers are really bracts (modified leaves). Aztecs used the plants to make a reddish-purple ceremonial dye and utilized the sap from the plants as a fever reducer. Montezuma, the last Aztec ruler, even had the plants delivered to him by caravan because they would not grow in the high altitude of Mexico City.The Nov. 25 issue of the Hutch News featured a Sandra Milburn photographic spread of poinsettias. Poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the U.S. and Canada, accounting for more than $250 million in annual sales, mostly in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Although there are over 100 shades and colors of poinsettias, my personal favorite is still the bright crimson one.That color ties in with one of my favorite legends about poinsettias and their association with Christmas. In 16th century Mexico, a poor peasant girl named Pepita wanted to take a gift to the Christ Child to celebrate his birthday. Having no money, she gathered some weeds from a ditch, fashioned a small bouquet and placed them in front of the crib on Christmas Eve. That evening the scraggly bouquet of weeds burst into brilliant red blooms. All who saw them were convinced they had witnessed a Christmas miracle. In Mexico and Guatemala, poinsettias are referred to Flores de Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night.Beginning in the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included poinsettias in thei... Nov 15, 2018
Day of the Dead celebration set for Friday at Valley Hazen and Jaeger
European tradition – a time that we honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on," Bocanegra said. "It was originally an Aztec tradition held in August, but when the Spanish arrived, they matched it with All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2. You will see a lot of Mexica tradition mixed with symbols of Spanish Catholicism."
Día de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents), the day to honor children and infants who have died, is Nov 1. The actual Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is Nov. 2, so Bocanegra and her crew will create three altars; a children's altar, an adult altar and a community altar.
"Members of the community are invited to bring their own photos, food or mementos and place them on the community altar," she said.
The brightly-colored altars feature pictures of deceased friends or family members, as well as things they loved, whether coffee or beer or special baked goods.
Valadez said, "The altar is beautiful and a true tribute to the dead, and is full of symbolism. You will see lots of marigolds."
According to Bocanegra, the orange and yellow flowers represent the sun's rays denoting life and light, and their strong scent guides the deceased to their altar.
Sugar skulls are a central feature of the altar, and kids and adults will be able to decorate their own skull masks at craft tables during the event.
"Death can be both bitter and sweet," said Bocanegra. "Remembering our loved ones is very sweet. This is a time to share stories and anecdotes about them – a time of tears and sadness, but also joy."
Pinatas will be plentiful and a screening of "Coco" is planned.
Valadez said hosting the Día de los Muertos event is a great way to share traditional culture and also to let the community know more about the organization.
Formed in the early 1990s, the Hispanic Business/Professional Association is open to anyone.
"We have a saying, ‘If you say you're Hispanic, you're Hispanic,' " Valadez said. "We also welcome anyone from any profession, not just business people or professional people and our membership reflects this."
The group focuses on nurturing budding Hispanic scholars.
"The main purpose of our organization is to raise money for scholarships for lo... Apr 6, 2018
Xtabentún flower, the favorite of bees in Yucatán!
San Pedro, but the name “xtabentún” in maya means “vine that grows on the stone”. It is also known as “ololiuqui“, which was the name given by the Aztecs to identify some groups of plants.Its large leaves and white bell-shaped flowers are very characteristic of this vine in the region.Its seeds are known to cause a sense of euphoria, followed by drowsiness, used in rituals by ancient Mexican and Mesoameircan civilizations.The name “xtabentún” in maya means “vine that grows on the stone”Bees love this plant for its nectar, for which it is a favorite in the manufacture of a Yucatecan drink, with anise and keeping the honey flavor that comes from this flower.The Maya legend tells that in a village lived “Xtabay”, a woman who gave her love to anyone but helped others, and also lived “Utz-Colel”, another virginal woman but not empathic with people.When Xtabay died, her body smelled like this plant and then, when Utz-Colel died, her body had a rotten smell, so full of rage and envy, she returned to Earth to kill all men in the form of the legendary Xtabay.Source: laverdadnoticias.comComments comments... (The Yucatan Times)Dec 29, 2017
Flowers for Lisa Wires Claiming Crown Jewel
Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2. The win capped off a solid day for trainer Jorge Navarro, whose trainee Sharp Azteca earned his first grade 1 victory in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) about an hour earlier. "Jorge told me the day he claimed him that this was our Claiming Crown horse," owner Jason Provenzano said of the 4-year-old Flower Alley gelding who was claimed for $20,000 at Monmouth Park in July. "This is a dream for me," he added. "The phone hasn't stopped. I got in this game a long time ago. My father was a jockey years ago, he rode down at Bowie, Timonium, Pimlico, Marlboro—tracks that don't even exist anymore, some of them. I fell in love with horses at a young age but I never thought I'd have the money to own them. I got in a good position in my life and we started claiming horses."The 19th running of the Claiming Crown marked opening day of Gulfstream's championship meet, and record handle on the 11-race program was $11.9 million, up 7% from last year when $11.1 million was wagered. Handle in 2015 was $10.3 million. Handle on the Claiming Crown has gone up every year since Gulfstream began hosting the event in 2012.In the 1 1/8-mile Claiming Crown Jewel, Flowers for Lisa and jockey Paco Lopez took con...Dec 8, 2017
Poinsettia: the Christmas plant
A tropical plant native to Central America and Mexico, the poinsettia was originally considered a weed. The Aztecs used the milky liquid, known as latex, found in the stems and leaves for medicinal purposes. They used the colorful parts as dye for textiles and cosmetics.
South Carolina connection
In 1825, Joel R. Poinsett, a plantation owner from Charleston, South Carolina, was appointed the first United States ambassador to Mexico. As an amateur botanist, he became enamored with the bright red plant flourishing in the Taxco area.
Poinsett sent samples to his plantation in 1828, and began propagating the plants in his greenhouse. Sharing samples with fellow botanists, one made its way to John Bartram of Philadelphia. Bartram gave it to local nurseryman Robert Buist, the first commercial grower to sell it under its botanical name Euphorbia pulcherrima.
In1837, the plant was renamed poinsettia to honor the botanist who brought it to the United States.
Depending on what part of the world you live in, this plant is also known as Mexican Flame Leaf, Winter Rose, Noche Buena, Crown of the Andes or Atarkur’s Flower.
Today, more than 100 varieties of poinsettias are grown. They come in traditional red and white colors, and you’ll also find pink and burgundy poinsettias. Plus, there are marbled and speckled colors available.
Colo... (News - GoUpstate - Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg Herald Journal)Mar 23, 2017
Daffodil Days fundraiser takes place this week
Church in Farmington Monday to assemble the flowers for orders and prepare for booths that will sell daffodils later this week.Nine businesses in Aztec, Bloomfield and Farmington will join the First Presbyterian Church in selling the daffodils in bunches, small arrangements, arrangements and buckets on Friday and Saturday.The bucket is new this year and contains 200 flowers for $100, Crawford said.The First Presbyterian Church at 865 N. Dustin Ave. in Farmington will also sell daffodils from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.Cost: $6 for a bunch or two bunches for $10; $10 for a small arrangement; $30 for an arrangement or four arrangements for $100, $100 for a bucketSam's Club: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4500 E. Main St. in FarmingtonWalmart East: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4600 E. Main St. in FarmingtonWalmart West: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1400 W. Main St. in FarmingtonTJ's Downtown Diner: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 119 E. Main St. in FarmingtonCitizen's Bank: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 500 W. Broadway Ave. in FarmingtonSmith's Food and Drug: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 600 E. 20th St. in FarmingtonSafeway: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3540 E. Main St. in FarmingtonAztec Safeway: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 415 N. Main Ave. in AztecFarmer's Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 401 W. Broadway Ave. in BloomfieldFirst Presbyterian Church: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at 865 N. Dustin Ave. in FarmingtonDelivery: Delivery is available for orders of $50 or more within Farmington city limits. For more information, email Lisa Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read or Share this story: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/bloomfield/2017/03/13/daffodil-days-fundraiser-takes-place-week/99027088/... (Farmington Daily Times)