Florists in Clay, WV
Find local Clay, West Virginia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Clay 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.
Clay Flower Shops
Clay, WV 25043
602 Main St
Clay, WV 25043
Clay WV News
Sep 7, 2020
Deryn Davidson: Award for demonstration garden is a bright spot during tough times - The Daily Camera
It can be a little tender during harsh winters, but with an extra layer of mulch, ours have been going strong even in tough clay soil. The chocolate daisy is so called because when the sun warms the yellow blooms, they truly smell like a milk chocolate bar. This cheery plant is tough as nails, needs very little water once established and blooms all summer. Other showstoppers include grasses that provide beautiful fall and winter interest once the flowers are done. Among these are Undaunted Ruby muhly, a bunch grass that grows 20 inches tall and 24 inches wide. In autumn it has brilliant tiny red flowers (Yes, grasses bloom!) that en masse look like delicate pink-red clouds. Standing Ovation little bluestem is another grass that is stunning in fall and winter. During the growing season it has upright, spiky, blue-green leaves that transition to shades of red, orange and deep purple in the fall. We leave it standing all winter, and seeing those warm colors kissed with frost and surrounded by snow can be stunning.
We are honored to have our gardens recognized and would love for you to stop by and visit them (9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 80501). Offices are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and employees are working remotely. You can also visit plantselect.org for more information on Plant Select plants, get design ideas and find other demonstration gardens in your area.
Aug 3, 2020
Daisies bring a sunny look to the garden - Sumter Item
Transvaal daisies (Gerbera jamesonii), which blossom in shades of salmon, pink and apricot in clay pots on my terrace.
A green thumb isn't required to enjoy daisies. Most are hardy plants, free from pests, and able to tolerate poor, dry soils.
If daisies have captured your fancy, sow seeds of perennial forms now. Sow seeds of annual daisies next spring.
Daisies are adaptable plants that can bring their sunny disposition to the formal garden, cottage garden, meadow or abandoned lot. After all, the name daisy comes from a reference to the sun, "day's eye."
Lee Reich writes regularly about gardening for The Associated Press. He has authored a number of books, including "The Ever Curious Gardener" and "The Pruning Book." He blogs at http://www.leereich.com/blog. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
... May 1, 2020
North Shore Floral Designers Bring Spring to You - nshoremag.com
Sandra Sigman is doing arrangements for curbside pick up these days as well as local “no contact” delivery. Pulling vessels from her shop, such as clay pots, wicker baskets, and silver urns, she is filling them with the best she is able to source as shipments from Holland and other global floral markets have been scarce.
She is sourcing beautiful tulips from California and creating vibrant arrangements with roses and blossoming branches for the Easter table. The flowers she is unable to use during the day, go to making arrangements for local senior centers in and around Andover such as Atria Marland Place, an assisted living community in Andover. Check out Sigman’s instagram for tips on how to decorate your Easter table.
27 Barnard St., Andover, 978-475-9669, lesfleurs.com, @lesfleursandover
Katie Rocheford is the owner and lead designer of Sweet Annie Event and Floral Design, a boutique floral design studio located in Newburyport. She has an incredible passion for working with clients to understand and bring their floral design vision to life. She is inspired by the seasons and nature and, appropriately so, is offering tulips for curbside pickup for the Easter holiday.
Newburyport, 781-424-8190, sweetanniefloraldesign.com
Bella’s Floral Design/ Petries Flower Shoppe
Elyse Gaynor has been creating beautiful floral arrangements for several of Northshore magazine’s events, including BONS, the Winter Gala, Grand Tasting, and North Shore Night Out. She has also designed arrangements for our fall and s... Feb 27, 2020
Master Gardeners of Shelby County announce 2020 gardening series - sidneydailynews.com
Creating compost at home, even with limited space, is easier than people think. Compost nourishes the soil as it breaks up clay, helps prevent disease, fertilizes plants and is totally organic. Hipple will discuss a variety of methods to make compost, when to apply it and how to accelerate the process of making “black gold.”
On Oct. 20 Master Gardener and Botanical Researcher Katrina Smith will discuss the differences between bulbs (like tulips), corms (like crocuses) and tubers (like sweet potatoes). She’ll also throw in a few rhizomes for good measure. Examples will include those grown in this area plus some favorites from other countries.
... Feb 27, 2020
Ask a Master Gardener: Choices abound to encourage pollinators - Duluth News Tribune
Filipendula rubra. It is deer resistant and tolerates the clay soils common in our region. When mine is blooming, everyone who walks by asks what it is. Some other flowering plants that tolerate shade and are good for pollinators are astilbe, bleeding heart, goat’s beard, Joe-Pye weed, meadow rue and turtlehead.
Almost anything that will flower in shade is worth considering, but do note that some plants have been bred for their looks, not for what they can provide pollinators. You’re often better off choosing native plants. If you’re trying to attract pollinators, it’s best to plant in clusters, creating a mass of one variety, rather than putting in one each of many different plants. Clusters of the same plant will look prettier in the garden, too. Written by U of M Extension Master Gardeners in St. Louis County. Send questions to email@example.com. Feb 1, 2020
Master Gardener: M is for Michaelmas daisies — asters for fall color - The Daily World
Michaelmas daisies grow best in full sun and in good soil but can tolerate sandy and clay soils as well. They can be divided every three years. Tall asters can be pinched back hard in midsummer, promoting branching and flowering on shorter stems that need no staking.
Asters can be planted anytime from spring through fall and can be placed in containers using a lightweight potting mix with good drainage. They require minimal watering unless there are drought conditions, or if they show signs of stress.
Taller stemmed varieties may require staking. A light application of an organic fertilizer at the start of the growing season is all that is necessary.
Propagation by division is a way to increase your plants. Do it in spring just as new shoots are emerging.
New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) are native from Vermont to Alabama and west to North Dakota, Wyoming and New Mexico. Stout-stemmed plants 3 to 5 inches tall and almost as wide have blooms that are violet blue in basic form with others in blue shades, white, pink, nearly red and deep purple. Two favorites are Alma Potschke and Harrington’s Pink, each with clear pink single flowers.
The New York aster, Aster novi-bellgii, is native to eastern North America (Zones 1-24). It grows 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall with full clusters of bright blue-violet flowers.
Among the many choices of A. novi-belgii are Persian Rose (rose pink) and semi-double Professor Kippenburg (lavender blue). The robust Climax variety bears large sprays of single medium-blue blossoms on stems 6 feet tall.
Aster x frikartii Monch, native to the Himalayas, is planted in other parts of the perennial beds in my garden. It is upright 16 inches tall and wide with purple blue sprays of 2-inch-wide flowers. Their growth habit differs a bit from many of the above plants and are the finest, most useful and widely adapted of perennials.
In large borders or among shrubs, tall asters with their abundant color are invaluable as companion plantings. Hardy chrysanthemums and asters are complementary with their contrasting colors of peach, yellow and rusty reds. Clouds of coreopsis, switch grass and other grasses, black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) and the burgundy seed pods of penstemons add to the color until frost arrives. Massing several plants of some of these varieties together creates a delicate balance.
At season’s end, a carefully planned palette transitions to blue, gold a...