Florists in Broken Arrow, OK
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Broken Arrow Flower Shops
935 N. Elm Pl
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Broken Arrow OK News
May 24, 2018
The Outside Story: Mountain Laurel Is Special, In Bloom or Not
He developed at least 25 during his career at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and at his Broken Arrow Nursery. The flowers of cultivars offer varied coloration, including bicolor. I've always heard that mountain laurel is poisonous, but it is frequently browsed by deer. Kalmia leaves contain andromedotoxin, which is poisonous to livestock, particularly sheep (leading to one of its common names, lambkill). According to Jaynes the plant is also toxic to deer. "But they use it as a condiment. Somehow they know not to eat enough at one time to be poisoned by it." He explained that deer typically eat laurel when they're short of other food. "In my experience, they like the cultivars best."Wood carvers also appreciate the plant. It is the favored wood of Dan Dustin, a New Hampshire spoon carver. He often goes out with a pack basket in search of a "spoony" laurel - an old one with branches as thick as his arm. Mountain laurel also has the name spoonwood, and legend has it that Native Americans carved it for this purpose."It's lovely carving wood," Dustin says. "It's very stable, meaning it doesn't like to crack as much as some other woods. That makes for easier carving, because it can be carved green. It's white in color, strong and light and without any taste or perfume." He estimates that he's carved 20,000 spoons out of mountain laurel, and plenty from the wood of its relative, blueberry. Mountain laurel is lovely wherever you find it, but some of the larger stands are worth a planned visit. Timing of the bloom is affected by elevation and latitude, as well as spring temperatures: an unusually warm, sunny spring moves the flowering season earlier by one to two weeks. There are very large specimens at The Fells, also known as the Hay estate, on the banks of Lake Sunapee. New Hampshire's Russell-Abbott State Forest, Pisgah State Park, and Wontastaket State Forest have thick stands, as does Vermont's Black Mountain Natural Area. Maine's largest stand is in the Bijhouwer Forest in Phippsburg. Spectacular collections are found at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Mass.Laurie D. Morrissey is a writer in Hopkinton, N.H. The illustration for this column was drawn by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside Story is assigned and edited byNorthern Woodlandsmagazine: northernwoodlands.org, and sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apr 6, 2018
Down To Earth: Spectacular Colors And Winter Flowers Make Witch Hazel A Garden Delight
However, during a quick online search of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, Connecticut, I found they list 38 cultivars and many are quite spectacular. I may have to make a trip this spring!...May 7, 2017
Flowers for Every Month
S. rostrata, from China. Its soft pink, cuplike flowers were like nothing I’d seen before. It seems to be offered only by Broken Arrow Nursery in Connecticut, which says the pinkish-red fruits extend its ornamental value. If you have space in the sun for a tree that grows from 6 to 12 inches a year, run, don’t walk, to get one.The fringe tree is one of the most striking and beautiful of all spring-flowering trees, but it is all but never seen, except in botanical gardens. It is covered with white froth in May and June. To see one in flower is to want it. Like many woody plants there is an Asian species and a second, native to the East Coast. Also like others, the Asian species makes a better garden plant, flowering earlier and lasting longer, and not needing a partner to fruit. If you opt for the native, your best bet is to select a male because its flowers are larger and last longer.In high summer when our senses are overloaded in our gardens, you might add to your delight with a number of excellent shrubs and vines new to our area.We are drowning in hydrangeas, but a couple of newcomers are worth noting. Big-leaf hydrangeas like the ubiquitous Nikko Blue have suffered these last few years and most of mine either succumbed to the weather or the deer. I’ve turned to the native smooth hydrangea, H. arborescens, of which Annabelle is the best known. What I like about Annabelle is that the bushes are cut back in autumn or winter so they aren’t destroyed by deer. In addition, it flowers on new growth so is not damaged by late frosts.Incrediball, growing at the entrance to the Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden behind Clinton Academy on Main Street in East Hampton Village, has huge white mopheads that stand upright on strong stems, and it does well in either sun or shade. Haas Halo, a new introduction I am keen on trying, has oversized white lace-cap flowers, also on strong stems.After the bitter cold winter two years ago I was surprised to find a group of hydrangeas, lush with velvety purple leaves, in Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith’s garden in Mattituck. We don’t expect this type of hydrangea, H. aspera, from the mountains of China, to be vigorous and hardy in our climate, but there they were, in shade and shielded from wind. Called Plum Passion, it was discovered and introduced by Dan Hinkley for Monrovia (carried by local garden centers), and is a must-have shrub.Also from China is a trumpet vine, Campsis grandiflora Morning Calm, with very large peach flowers with yellow throats. Thanks to climate change it has become hardy here. Unlike the invasive, suckering, clinging native trumpet vine that rips shingles off buildings, Morning Calm behaves itself. At Swarthmore College it shares a strong upright 4-by-4 with a clematis in the sun; in my garden it is establishing itself well, growing on a native Virginia cedar in partial sun.Two very handsome butterfly bushes, again from China, are far better than those we are familiar with. Both begin flowering in July and continue for months. The weeping butterfly bush, Buddleia lindleyana, has two-foot-long panicles of purple-lilac flowers and interesting cinnamon peeling bark. The second, B. nivea, makes a large shrub (8 to 12 feet) with showy large leaves covered in white down with light pink flowers. Both are available from Landcraft Environments, so ask your garden center to order them.Three plants are especially valued in autumn. One is increasingly being used as a relatively deer-proof hedge, the false holly, Osmanthus heterophyllus. It flowers in October and November. You might not notice the clusters of small white flowers until the perfume captures your attention. In June the bushes are covered with fruit that looks like olives and is devoured by flocks of birds that swoop down and strip the plants bare.In Japan, just as they have spring cherry blossom festivals, in October they celebrate the flowering of bush clover, lespedeza. The large and sprawling bushes with lavender flowers are the most popular and arresting, but I prefer in a small garden situation the white form that is upright and elegant.The seven-son flower, Heptacodium, is my third choice for autumn for its spectacular clusters of red fruit in October, not for its flowers, which are small, white, and open in August. Walk into any garden in October and heptacodium competes, e... (East Hampton Star)Apr 13, 2017
New Gelateria Coming To Broken Arrow's Rose District
We have over $40 million worth of private investment and another $40 planned and who knows what will happen after that," said Mayor Craig Thurmond.BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -
The crown jewel in Broken Arrow is the Rose District; and Thursday, the City announced a sweet new business coming to Oklahoma's fastest growing city.Thursday, Mike Bausch of Andolini’s and STG announced they are opening a Gelateria in the Rose District, and there were free samples for everyone.The new store is going to open across from the pizzeria; they're even going to market a line of pasta.It just another sign that the Rose District is continuing to grow."We have over $40 million worth of private investment and another $40 planned and who knows what will happen after that," said Mayor Craig Thurmond.He said there used to be businesses on Main Street but in the 80s and 90s they began to disappear.“As I've said many times, you'd come down here on Saturday night and the only reason there was a car her is 'cause it wouldn't start," Thurmond said.Now you have trouble finding a place to park and there are small shops and restaurants everywhere.There are wide sidewalks, flowers, and plenty of lighting – a good example of what can be.As far as when you can get your gelato, it should be in the Rose Distr... (News On 6)Jan 5, 2017
Service for former BA native Dyer set for Thursday at First United Methodist Church
Betty Joanne Simms Dyer, 76, passed away December 28, 2016 in Norman, OK after a brief battle with cancer.
Betty was born July 18, 1940, in Broken Arrow to William Henry and Lucille (Parnell) Simms. She grew up in Broken Arrow, and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1958. She worked for CITGO Petroleum for many years before "retiring" to become the office manager of her daughter's dental practice in Norman, where she was well-loved by the patients for her genuine warmth and cheerfulness.
A celebration of her life will held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow. All who knew and loved her are invited to come and share memories and fellowship. A meal for everyone will be served immediately following the service.
Betty was a talented artist. She could draw, sketch or paint almost anything with the ability of a professional. Her creativity extended to many other skills including sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Her cooking and hospitality were remarkable, and she loved nothing better than preparing large meals for the holidays, gathering her extended family in ... (Tulsa World)Dec 15, 2016
Broken Arrow Police Officer Eugene Orr To Be Laid To Rest Thursday
Broken Arrow Police Officer Eugene Orr
BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -
Broken Arrow Officer Eugene "Gene" Orr will be laid to rest Thursday in Broken Arrow.
Orr died Saturday in a motorcycle crash in Coweta.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at The Church At BattleCreek at 3025 North Aspen Avenue, and burial will take place at Floral Haven Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 6500 South 129th East Avenue.
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The service is open to the public.
Orr's family is asking people to donate toys instead of flowers, and they plan to donate the toys to children in Orr's memory.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Orr's family. He is survived by his wife Andrea, son Josh and daughter Hailey.
... (news9.com KWTV)