Florists in Blue Ridge, TX
Find local Blue Ridge, Texas florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Blue Ridge 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.
Blue Ridge Flower Shops
8470 Fm 545
Blue Ridge, TX 75424
108 W James St
Blue Ridge, TX 75424
Blue Ridge TX News
Apr 6, 2018
Tips for photographing flowers with your phone
California Poppies.Hikers making the steep climb up to Blue Ridge Loop might see a few Shooting Stars, distinguishable by their pointed petals and striking bands of color.It is important not to pick the wildflowers. Not only is it illegal in some areas, but it has the potential to disrupt native plant growth that is already recovering from fires. Instead, capture the flower permanently with an image.Traditional cameras are well-equipped to photograph flowers. Many have a macro setting, which is often indicated with an image of a tulip. Taking a good picture with a smart phone can be trickier. In order to avoid the mistakes that lead to unfocused, uninteresting photos, take these simple steps:Photograph wildflowers in mornings, evenings or on overcast days. Soft light is the best for capturing flowers. The bight afternoon sun will create harsh shadows and wash out the petals’ color. Shadows can be dramatic, but will not capture the softness of a flower’s petals. Some flowers, like California Poppies, won’t open until the sun is high in the sky. Try to find some in shaded areas in order to shoot them in soft light.Cut out the background clutter. The flower should be the most interesting part of the picture, and a busy background can distract from the subject. Crop the picture so that the flower fills the frame.Get up close and personal with the flower, don’t use the zoom. The phone’s zoom feature changes the quality of the image, and can smooth and flatten the image. Instead of using the zoom, bring the phone as close to the bloom as possible. This is the best way to capture details in a small flower.The wildflower bloom ends as quickly as the season changes and temperatures rise. Step out onto the trails if you want to catch it.Related...Apr 6, 2018
Stop and smell the roses this weekend at the NC Museum of Art's 'Art in Bloom' flower festival
New York City, to promote the events. Displays, made by Taras, were spotted at cans in Five Points, in downtown Raleigh in front of Artspace, Blue Ridge Realty's condo building on Glenwood Avenue, Chavis Park and Dix Park. For a full schedule and costs, go to ncartmuseum.org/bloom or call 919-715-5923.The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. (News & Observer)Mar 30, 2017
Nature Journal: Know the secrets of spring wildflowers
Principle of verticalityThe Appalachian system as a whole reaches its greatest elevation, largest mass and most rugged topography in the Southern Blue Ridge Province, where 125 peaks rise 5,000 feet or higher, with 49 of them surpassing 6,000 feet. (From Mount Rogers in Virginia northward to the Gaspe Penninsula, only Mount Washington in New Hampshire exceeds 6,000 feet.)This topography profoundly influences the region's average temperature — and thereby its plant and animal life, which exhibit strong northern affinities. The principle of verticality states that for each 1,000 feet gained in elevation, the mean temperature decreases about 4 degrees Fahrenheit, equivalent to a change of 250 miles in latitude.This means that if you travel from the lowest elevations in the SBRP at about 1,000 feet to the higher elevations above 6,000 feet, it's the equivalent of traveling more than 1,200 miles northward in regard to the habitats you will encounter.So that’s why so many plants have their southernmost range extensions in the SBRP. And that’s also why so many plants (i.e. spring beauty) have extended flowering periods whereby they are blooming in the lower elevations in early spring and will still be blooming in the highest elevations in early summer.Location, location, locationCertain areas are more floristic than others. For instance, if you happen upon a hillside or small cove literally covered with flowers (especially t... (Asheville Citizen-Times)Mar 23, 2017
Rosenthal Morris, Frances Childs
Frances Childs Rosenthal Morris, age 97, of Charlottesville, Va., died on March 16, 2017, at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. Born on February 3, 1920, in Tiffin, Ohio, she was the daughter of Harvey and Celeste Rosenthal. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edmund (Ned); her sisters, Nancy Perrizo and Joan Coulter; and her daughter, Joan-Harvey Morris Bentson. Fran and Ned lived in Cranford, N.J., for many years, with a two-year interlude in Memphis, Tenn., in the early 1970's. Fran was loved by all as the hostess of the most welcoming home in the community, and likewise she was appreciated for her commitment to social service activities. In 1978 they retired to Crozet, Va., where Fran was an active member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood, Va. Both Fran and Ned were proud founders of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, and she loved the cottage she designed into which they moved in 1990. She is survived by her sister, Celeste Hocs of North Haven, Conn.; her daughters, Susan C. Morris (Don Wolford) of Barrington, Ill., and Margaret R. Morris (Chuck Dorr) of Brooklyn,... (The Daily Progress)Feb 3, 2017
Arvo A. "Gus" Saarnijoki, 96, plant manager, WWII Navy veteran
Church of Hamburg.
Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Bedford, Va., where they built their dream home on a mountain overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. There he was a member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors from 1988 to 1996 and served as its chairman.
His wife died in 2000, a year after they returned to live in Williamsville. He was remarried in 2001 to the former Mildred Carlson. She died in 2015.
An accomplished carpenter, he was a dedicated volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Buffalo. He was given Habitat’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Toles and Linda; three stepdaughters, Lynn Carlson, Cheryl Edgren and Nancy Carlson; a sister, Sylvia; three grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.
A private memorial service was held Nov. 26 in Cockeysville, Md.
(Buffalo News)Oct 13, 2016
Autumn festivals celebrate apples, flowers, animals and agriculture
Food and crafting vendors will be on site and there will be music by The Blue Ridge Irish Music School and Woodberry Forest Pipe Band, among others. And don’t forget to check out a highlight – the (working) sheep dog competitions sponsored by the Virginia Border Collie Association. Admission for adults is $5 and free for aged 16 and younger. Fallfiberfestival.org
GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL: This weekend kicks off the 47th annual fall fruit-themed event at Graves Mountain Lodge in scenic Syria in Madison County. It happens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday featuring bluegrass music, cloggers, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, hayrides, a hay mountain and a hay maze as well as horse and pony rides, farm animals and apple picking in an onsite orchard. Free admission and parking. Gravesmountain.com
WOLLAM FLOWER FEST: Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton, Culpeper County is hosting a weekend celebration starting at 10 a.m. both days and continuing into the evening. Visitors are welcome to bring their tent and camp out while enjoying a stroll through fields of more than 80 kinds of trees, shrubs and flowers. Local food truck, wine and beer for sale as well as workshops, drumming, visual art, campfire, hayrides, farm tours, yoga, meditation, belly dancing, live music and more. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Park at the nearby Jeffersonton Community Center for a short walk through a forest path to get to the festival.
Get tickets in advance for the whole weekend for $18 or $30 at the farm. $10/day in advance or $15 at the farm. Children 9 and younger get in free. Wollamgardens.com
... (The Daily Progress)