Florists in Montpelier, VT
Find local Montpelier, Vermont florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Montpelier 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.
Montpelier Flower Shops
10 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602
36 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
Montpelier VT News
Oct 12, 2018
Three wines to stock up on for Thanksgiving, plus 2 more to sip on warm days
Severna Park; Hunt Valley Wine, Liquor & Beer in Cockeysville; Maple Lawn Wine & Spirits in Fulton; Montgomery Plaza Liquors in Catonsville; Montpelier Liquors in Laurel; Old Farm Liquors in Frederick; Wine Bin in Ellicott City; Wine Cellars of Annapolis; Wine Source in Baltimore. Available in Virginia at Screwtop Wine Bar & Cheese Shop in Arlington, Streets Market and Unwined in Alexandria, 3 Chopt Mart and Libbie Market in Richmond, Bon Vivant Market in Smithfield.
Stobi Rosé 2017
This is an unusual wine, not just because we don't see many from Macedonia. It is a blend of the white rkatsiteli grape (native to Georgia) and the native Balkan red vranec. The mash-up is delicious, a basketful of fresh-picked berries with a squirt of citrus. ABV: 12 percent.Imported by Winebow, distributed by Winebow in the District, Country Vintner in Maryland and Virginia: Available in the District at Rodman's, Town & Country Market, U Street Wine & Beer; on the list at Ambar, Bistro Boheme, Hank's Oyster Bar (Pennsylvania Avenue), Sospeso. Available in Virginia at Dominion Wine and Beer in Falls Church, Euro Foods in Alexandria; on the list at Ambar in Arlington, Bastille, Cosmopolitan Grill, Old House Cosmopolitan and Society Fair in Alexandria.
Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be sold at additional stores. Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to verify availability, or ask a favorite wine store to order through a distributor.
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... May 24, 2018
As May Flowers Bloom, A Closer Look at White House Gardens Past and Present
Charles Bullfinch, architect of the Capitol, drew up plans for grading the grounds, and Charles Bizet, former gardener of the Madison family's Montpelier estate, became the White House gardener. Bizet and his assistant Thomas McGrath oversaw the construction of a stone wall on the north, and the same wrought iron gates hung between two sandstone gateposts from 1818 until 1976.
President Monroe made garden improvements during the Era of Good Feelings while also completing Lafayette Square (later changed to Lafayette Park). The Square was named after General Marquis de Lafayette, the French military leader who helped American forces win the Revolutionary War.
The Ellipse on the south end of President's Park was first laid out by President Rutherford B. Hayes in the last quarter of the 19th century. It was called the "White Lot" up until the 1930s, a name that most likely originated from the white fence surrounding it from 1849 to the 1870s.
By the time Ulysses S. Grant served as president after the Civil War, the marsh was drained, allowing for an extension of the South Grounds. Due to the expansion, Downing's circle was flattened into an ellipse, which was finished in 1881. It held events such as militia drill competitions and the 26th Annual Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1892. Today, the Ellipse is a popular spot for people to walk, picnic, and view the South Portico of the White House.
One item of significance to the White House gardens that does not survive today is the conservatory. In 1835, Jackson created an orangery in an old archives storage room that had been in use as a horse stable. The prized tree specimen was a Malayan sago from George Washington's own orangery.
Keeping up the extensive collection of indoor plants was costly, and President Martin Van Buren was admonished by Congressman Charles Ogle of Pennsylvania for lavish spending on the White House grounds. When the U.S. Treasury required expansion, President Franklin Pierce had to demolish the orangery and greenhouse, although a new one was built on the roof of the White House's West Colonnade. A subsequent greenhouse President James Buchanan completed in 1857 became a favorite private escape for the Lincoln family during the Civil War.
The remaining conservatory burned in 1867, after which President Grant added back a larger greenhouse-and a billiard room. President Hayes replaced that billiard room with a palm court, and started displaying tropical plants along the lawn in the summer months.
When President Theodore Roosevelt remodeled the White House in 1902, the conservatory and colonial restoration did not mesh, and it was replaced with a small greenhouse that stood where the Smithsonian American History Museum is today.
The East Garden
The East Garden is also called the First Lady's Garden or the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. First Lady Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, was the first White House occupant to pay much attention to the plot of land on the East Wing of the property. Mrs. Wilson was an educated painter who had studied botany, and she had designed a garden for their New Jersey home when Woodrow Wilson was pr... Oct 13, 2016
Autumn festivals celebrate apples, flowers, animals and agriculture
Culpeper has a rich farming heritage that’s worth a visit. Free admission. Culpeperfarmtour.com
FALL FIBER FESTIVAL: James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County hosts the 29th Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The earthy day features a beautiful menagerie of sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and rabbits on display as well as various workshops and demonstrations for adults and children such as spinning cotton, rug braiding and yarn spinning. 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)Jun 10, 2016
Town, School Partner To Develop 17-Acre Wood / Migratory Bird Day Saturday
He has gotten volunteer help in basic concepts from both the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and Keith Robinson of Black River Design Architects in Montpelier regarding making the trails, the bridges and the prospective tree houses ADA compliant.
“To do this right for the students and the public, and to avoid legal and liability issues, we know we are going to have to engage professionals to oversee both design and implementation of our plans,” Moreno said.
Neither he nor Ms. Waite have an idea yet how much funding will be required to complete the projects they have in mind. She mentioned applying for grant money once the designs and costs are known. Resident Andrea Ambrose, who said the Hartland Winter Trails Association would love to provide volunteers to help do the trail work, since they would expect to be able to ski and snowshoe on them during the winter months, suggested the town should really have a grantwriter available to seek funding for projects like this one, and others, so taxpayers don’t have to shoulder the burden alone.
Hartland has a capital reserve fund, according to Town Manager Bob Stacey, that locals refer to as “the MBTE money.” Stacey said in 1997 an Irving Oil Co. truck loaded with gasoline drove off of the Quechee-Hartland Road near Merritt Road and tipped over into the ditch, spilling what Irving said was approximately fifty gallons, but which bystanders thought was considerably more. Subsequent evidence of well contamination involving a gasoline additive referred to as MBTE enabled Hartland to join a class-action suit from which they received approximately $550,000. The Select Board decided to set up a capital reserve fund that is used to finance various projects and needs – the 17-acre wood development might qualify, Stacey said, but it would have to be approved by the voters at Town Meeting if an application was made.
Clyde Jenne, Hartland Town Clerk and unofficial historian, said the parcel was once called “Steele Meadow” as the heirs of David Sumner owned it. The Steeles used a hydraulic ram to pump water from the swamp to supply the Sumner mansion. In the early part of the 20th century Hartland’s Progressive Grange staged an annual fair where the school now stands, and they also drew water from the parcel, according to Jenne.
In its recent history a developer named Martin Jefferson Davis carved off all of the buildable lots and, left with 17 acres of unusable land, ceased paying real estate taxes on the parcel, which was assessed at $34,000 according to Bob Stacey. In 2002, faced with an imminent tax sale, Davis transferred the land to the town for $1.
Besides access through the HES campus there is a small amount of frontage on Martinsville Road. At one time the Conservation Commission considered providing trail access from a small parking area there, but concerns about safety for the children dictated “gating” that access. According to Moreno entering the land from the road is made very difficult by terrain and thick overgrowth, and HES hopes to leave it that way to discourage questionable visits. The property has been posted prohibiting hunting and trapping, and public access, Moreno said, will be limited to non-school hours for the children’s protection.
(The Vermont Standard)Apr 28, 2016
April snow showers fall on flowers in northern New England
Maine and New Hampshire coast were expected to get 1 or 2 inches of snow, with up to 4 inches possible in higher terrain areas farther inland. In Montpelier, Vermont, a blanket of wet snow covered the grass and blooming daffodils on the State House lawn.
The weather was unusual, but it's not unprecedented to see snow in late April in northern New England.
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(Odessa American)Feb 3, 2016
History roundtable reunites former Laurel mayors
Prince George's County. I lived in Riverdale from '59 to '65 and in 1965 my parents moved to South Laurel. They are still in the Montpelier area. I went to Montpelier Elementary, went to Eisenhower Junior High School, and then graduated from Laurel Senior High School in 1977. So been in the city of Laurel for over 30 years.
Dani Duniho: I came to Laurel in 1964 and met my husband at NSA.
Before your first campaign, what made you want to be mayor?
Duniho: I did not want to be mayor. I jumped in from the City Council because I didn't want the other person to ruin things. I thought there was a need.
DiPietro: I'd gotten involved with the city back in my teen years. I went on to the Council to replace Frank Casula, who had gotten elected at the County Council level. There were two other young men on the Council at the time, Jim Cross and Craig Horn. The average age of the Council changed pretty dramatically so after four years the opportunity presented itself to run for mayor. So we got together and ran as a ticket and came on board in 1978.
Robison: Craig, Steve Turney and I ran for City Council in 1988 and all three won. I decided I was going to stay on the Council as a council member and Steve Turney was going to run for mayor. [But] he decided he wasn't gonna run, I was gonna run for mayor. I was the only one available out of the group. So I ran for mayor.
Leszcz: We were standing outside the Barkman Building — a tornado came through and Mayor Casula said to me, "I don't feel too good. I'm going home." And the next thing I know I'm being sworn in as mayor by Judge Nichols up in Upper Marlboro because Frank was pretty sick.
DiPietro: I have to tell a story about Craig. When I was mayor I was also a member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. I gave a speech about us not discussing Fire Department business in public because I'm hearing stuff on the street that shouldn't be out on the street. A guy in the back of the room who was a lot younger than I was rose to be recognized — a guy by the name of Craig Moe. And he said, "The one thing we don't need around here is politicians telling us what to do."
Moe: I ran for mayor because I thought I could make a difference after serving on the Council and the way that we are structured here in the city of Laurel — the way our government is structured. A lot of it starts with the mayor and the mayor's office.
What part of being mayor did you hate?
Leszcz: If you have a full-time job, it's very difficult because there's not enough time. The reading for both a councilperson and the mayor is extraordinary. As mayor, you're dealing with the additional administrative problems and the executive problems.
DiPietro: There was absolutely not a thing I hated. [But] I had ... (Baltimore Sun)