Florists in Alva, OK
Find local Alva, Oklahoma florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Alva 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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Aug 3, 2020
Obituary: Ann Hope Crawley - Montclair Local
Hope served as president of the Parish Council and taught Christian Formation classes when her children were young. She volunteered weekly at the Salvation Army, where she helped its guests get clothes and soap for showers and cooked regularly for Meals on Wheels.Hope was a writer and photographer, who liked to share her love of travel with her readers. She wrote and developed her own photographs, in a little attic dark room, while raising eight children in Montclair. Her articles appeared in Family Circle, Woman’s Day and Yankee Magazine. Later, she worked as a newsletter editor and publicist for trade organizations, including Hobby International, and the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. After she retired, Hope hosted bi-weekly book groups, participated in a Montclair meditation group, volunteered weekly at the Salvation Army on South Fullerton street, and attended daily mass at Immaculate Conception. She was a devoted member of the early-morning water classes at the Montclair YMCA, where she enjoyed a close community of Y enthusiasts.Hope was born in Morristown, N.J., and spent most of her childhood in Waterbury and Watertown, Conn. She attended Trinity Washington University (Class of 1954) in Washington, D.C., and was active in their alumni community.Hope Crawley was known for her generous hospitality — her dining room table was crowded at holidays — and her careful listening.Hope is survived by her eight children: Patricia D’Ambrosio and husband John of Andover, Mass.; Frank Crawley and wife Kries of Kessel-Lo, Belgium; Anne Mernin and husband Michael of Montclair; Michael Crawley and wife Agnes of South San Francisco, Calif.; Joseph Cra... Aug 3, 2020
Howard Dungan - Obituary - Legacy.com
The Mother of Governors," former teacher and counselor with the San Diego Unified School District, passed away July 12, 2020, in Alvarado Hospital of complications of a pancreatic mass and congestive heart failure.Howard was born in Newark, Nebraska August 2, 1920, raised on the family homestead farm there, rode a pony to a one-room schoolhouse, did homework by kerosene lamp, drew water from an outdoor hand pump, and graduated from high school in Kearney, Nebraska where he lettered in sports and set pins in a bowling alley at night. He completed a semester of college in Kearney, picked apples in Colorado, was a carpenter's helper, worked with poultry, tried out fora farm club of the St. Louis Cardinals, and went hungry sometimes as it was the Great Depression. He later learned banking at an uncle's bank in Ilwako, Washington, and helped his parents move off the Nebraska farm in a packed car with little more than the change in their pockets and had to leave his beloved dog, Fritz, behind in the care of a tenant. By 1940 he joined his parents and other relatives in San Diego and did clerical work for Cadahy Packing Company.It was during a day trip to Tijuana when he and his high school sweetheart and future wife, Anita, learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After consid... Mar 19, 2020
Plant of the Month: ‘Mahogany Splendor’ hibiscus - West Hawaii Today
The wonderfully rich red hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) is a member of the large hibiscus genus, that includes several hundred species in the malvacea or mallow family. All grow best in warm climates and are mostly grown for their attractive flowers.
Likely native to the Congo-Angola-Zambia region of Africa, the red-leafed hibiscus was popular in African villages as both an edible and medicinal plant. It was later brought to Brazil and Southeast Asia where its leaves continue to be used as a raw or cooked vegetable in salads and stir fries.
The “Mahogany Splendor” hibiscus was first recognized as a distinct species in 1896 by French botanists and given the botanical name acetosella. The word acetosella is actually derived from the old Latin name for the sorrel plant which is similarly sour in taste. Sometimes H. acetosella is known by the common name cranberry hibiscus, because of the tasty sour tartness of the leaves.
“Mahogany Splendor” is grown here for its stunning beauty as a plant and because its leaves and flowers are edible herbs. They are often used to make a lemony pink tisane that mixes well with other juices or can be consumed alone or made into a tasty jelly. The flowers can be used when open or just closed and still fleshy. They soon dry into a pointed calyx, so are best harvested during or just after blooming.
Unlike many deeply colored leaves, those of “Mahogany Splendor” retain their color when cooked as a vegetable. Their ability to hold their color makes it possible to use the leaves and the flowers to make dyes.
This red-leafed hibiscus is a fast growing perennial shrub here in Hawaii. It can grow to nearly 6 feet and 3 feet wide in a... Feb 1, 2020
Valentine's Day in the valley: Ways to celebrate romance, or not - Desert Sun
Amaray D. Alvarez
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Published 7:24 PM EST Jan 31, 2020
The end of cuffing season is here: Valentine's Day.
Some are eager to celebrate it, pass out grams (who doesn't love receiving those) and receive flowers. Others totally ignore it.
Jan 4, 2020
These trees offer the most colorful leaves in the fall for Southern California gardeners - OCRegister
One is blue potato bush (Lycianthes rantonnetii), clothed in deep violet, slightly funneled flowers, and the other is Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii), festooned with floral turbans, their scarlet petals tightly wrapped around extruding stamens. Nurseries typically sell potato bush after it has been trained as a Tootsie Pop or pompom since, in my opinion, they just don’t appreciate how this plant wants to grow, which is in a sprawl that extends to twelve feet tall and twelve feet wide. These dimensions, it so happens, are those of Turk’s cap, too. Both plants are ideal for creating an informal living screen along a property line. Get them started with a drip system and, after a few years, they will barely need to be watered, if at all. Their dense growth habit acts as a mulch, minimizing evaporative water loss from the soil.
Nov 9, 2019
Longtime Loveland pastor and police chaplain Harvey Ruegsegger dies - Loveland Reporter-Herald
Buckhorn Northern Railroad train in North Lake Park. He also worked with Volunteers of America, rang a bell at Christmastime for the Salvation Army and organized the Loveland Church Softball League in the mid-1970s, according to his obituary.
“He was just a very dedicated community servant,” Smith said.
Even from her...