Florists in Alva, OK
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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... Aug 22, 2019
Nell Nolan: Floral Trail, Rotary Club Metairie, Imperial Woods Gourmet Club - NOLA.com
Miss Emma Gertrude Thibeaux now wears the 2019-2020 crown. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Alvah Thibeaux. She enjoyed a day of thrills that had her and her court arriving at 1 p.m. at the Sheraton before their transportation to Muriel’s Jackson Square and a lined-up entrance to Jackson Square for the crowning. Included there were board members, royal mothers, John Young, visiting queens, her majesty of last year, the new cortege and emcee Candice Steltz. After the coronation, a carriage procession returned to the Sheraton for the formal presentation and dinner.Members of queen Emma’s court were maids Sophia Dianne Cruze, Allison Mary Hedrick and Katherine Ann Koppens, respective daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Ayres Cruze, Mr. Bryant Bernard Hedrick and Mrs. Tracie Roddy Senior, and Mrs. Jennie Ann Sciarrotta and the late Mr. Kirk Allen Koppens and stepdaughter of Mr. Charley Gerard Hassinger, her escort. The demoiselles and their parents were Misses Sophia Margaret Dusang, Mr. and Mrs. Chad Paul Dusang; Emily Bernard Hedrick, Mr. Hedrick and Mrs. Senior; Mia Catherine Henry, Mr. Tommy Brian Henry and Mrs. Glenda Marie Grabert; Mercedees Mary Hernandez, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Joseph Hernandez; Zoe Grace Hernandez, whose mother is Ms. Deborah Lynn Hernandez; Shelby Marie LaSalle, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Paul LaSalle Jr. (Dr. Marija LaSalle); Ainsley Claire Liles, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Liles III; Chloe Caroline Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Robertson; and Isabella Grace St. Philip, Mr. Vincent Joseph St. Philip and Mrs. Faith Ann Boudoin.The five princesses and their parents were Misses Avery Caitlin Liles, Dr. and Mrs. Liles; Jillian Annalise Orellana, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Orellana; Lily Elizabeth Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson; Kaelynn Marie Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Joseph Steltz; and Meadow Cecelia Waltemyer, Mr. and Mrs. Cory Tait Waltemyer. Completing the court were the nine flower girls, namely little Misses Anniston Rose DiBenedetto and Ava Anne DiBenedetto, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Anthony DiBenedetto; Ella Claire Langlois, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Christopher Langlois; Adriana Elizabeth Orellana and Caitlin Alise Orellana, Mr. and Mrs. Orellana; Liv Elise Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Steltz; Mary Kate Elizabeth Steltz, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Michael Steltz; and Emery Lynne Tantillo, Mr. and Mrs. Jed Alan Tantillo.More features of the festival of Flowers were music by Carnaval, under the direction ... Aug 22, 2019
Lucas Dobson: Flowers left near River Stour where missing boy found - Kent Online
We have had great support from the community in terms of searching and support to officers. The Salvation Army and Red Cross have been absolutely amazing."The search and rescue teams and divers have done an absolutely amazing job and I am incredibly grateful."Thank you to the public who tipped out on mass and really helped to maximise our chances of finding Lucas at that early stage but unfortunately, it wasn't to be."We are looking after our officers as things like this are traumatic, but of course no where near what the family are experiencing right now.""No matter the expectation, when it's actually confirmed that this is the outcome it comes as a massive, massive shock."Mani Cook, Kent Fire and Rescue Service area manager, confirmed Lucas was found with in 100m for the incident, said: "It was a fairly long search but we would have continued had we not made that discovery this morning."The community has been phenomenal - it has been touching that they have taken such an interest in locating this little boy."Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and this community. There is a lot of emotion out there this morning but that's to be expected after such a long, intense search."It wasn't just professionals helping in the efforts. Volunteer organisations including the RNLI and Kent Search and Rescue(KSAR) have also helped with search efforts.Stewart Baird from (KSAR) said: "We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Lucas' family at this sad and difficult time."This was one of the largest search operations seen in Kent and involved over 100 of the emergency services including the volunteer specialists of Search & Rescue, HM Coastguard and the RNLI."The joint emergency service operation worked extremely well and co-ordinated by Kent Police with the support of Kent Fire & Rescue and Kent Search & Rescue, a huge area was searched systematically over the five days Lucas was missing."KSAR deployed teams each day from dawn until dusk and worked tirelessly with Police, Fire and Coastguard colleagues to bring Lucas home. KSAR crews are entirely volunteer and all took personal time from work to ensure the search operation was at full strength every day."We would also like to formally thank the residents of Sandwich, Deal and surrounding areas as well as the wider public as a whole."Their support, donations and practical offers of help was truly amazing and in the darkest times helped all the rescue teams keep the operation running. This has been a very distressing time for everyone involved and our thoughts are with everyone touched by Lucas and his family."Speaking this afternoon Ch Insp Mark Weller of Kent Police said: "Following the discovery of a body in the River Stour at approximately 9.15am on Wednesday 21 August, formal identification has taken place and I can confirm the body is that of missing Lucas."It brings an end to our search and I would like to echo Lucas’ family’s message of thanks to those who came out to help search for him in the last few days. The community support we have witnessed has been heart-warming, even in the most tragic of circumstan...