Florists in Union, WV
Find local Union, West Virginia florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Union 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.
Union Flower Shops
42 Main Street
Union, WV 24983
315 Main St
Union, WV 24983
Union WV News
Apr 4, 2021
Old Roses bring breathtaking beauty, scent, history - Bonner County Daily Bee
They are named for the Isle of Bourbon (now Reunion) in the Indian Ocean. It was a port of call for French ships returning from the Far East, and the lavish rose gardens inspired a gathering of seeds by plantsmen to add to the abundance of other roses brought by the returning Crusaders. They are hardy to -20F and best for zones 5-9.
Rosa x centifolia – also called the Cabbage Rose, is a 16th Century hybrid between a Damask and a form of Alba. Generally blooming in very pale pink to full pink, these large-headed, fragrant beauties do not make a good single-plant statement because of the huge floppy blooms. They do best in a container or rock garden or other venue that allows for full appreciation of the glorious blossoms and scent. They should be pruned after flowering . They are hardy to -20F and best for zones 5-9.
China Roses were thought to be growing in Chinese gardens from AD 965, but showed up in John Tradescant’s garden at Lambeth in 1656. Not reliably hardy, they grow only in US Zones 7-10 where they thrive on rich feeding and ample warmth and humidity. Of all the Old Roses, they are – to me anyway – the least attractive, showing a lot of bare stems and with less petal coverage, somewhat resembling our own wild Nootka Rose.
Damask Roses – from “Damascena” or Damascus where they were originally cultivated, and later identical varieties from Persia – have the special gift of being extremely shade tolerant. This makes them a boon for folks with wooded areas or brick or rock fences . They also do fine in sunshine, thus making them one of the best all-around Old roses. They need little pruning other than cutting off the dead flowering flower heads and encouraging the new summer shoots. Their fragrant essential oil is extracted and distilled in certain areas of Turkey to make Attar of Roses. They appear in shrub or rambling varieties as well as color variations from white through all shades of pink to wine. They are hardy to -20F and best for zones 5-9.
Gallicas are usually short with rather floppy branches and rich maroon-red flowers. Not as heavily petaled as the Bourbons, their superb scent and intense color made them a favorite in medieval gardens. Brought to France from Damascus in the 13th Century, they were cultivated not only for their beauty and hardiness but for medicinal properties and perfumes as well. A well-known and sought after color variation is “Rosa Mundi”, a dazzling red/pink and white striped form free flowering over a long period in mid-summer. Garden varieties need rich soil; unlike many of the Old Roses, they do not thrive in poor light soils. Their growing habits lend themselves to trellises or fence supports so as to produce a graceful cascade. Hardier than many Antique Roses, they accept temperatures to -30F, and US Zones 4-8. Apr 4, 2021
Obituary for James "Jim" Lowell Henderson, of Mabelvale, AR - Arkansas Online
He married Wanda Sue (Lewis) Henderson on May 6, 1966, and they shared 54 years of marriage. Jim worked until retirement as a locomotive engineer for Union Pacific Railroad. In his free time, he loved spending time with his beloved family and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a member of Park Place Baptist church in Bryant. Jim leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Wanda Sue Henderson, his daughter Sheila Head and husband Donny of Little Rock, his grandchildren Nicole Anderson and her husband Joseph of Little Rock, Brandon Head and his wife Jordin of Perryville, great-grandchildren Lilianna Gonzalez and Riggs Head, three sisters Betty Henderson, Vangalee Brown, and Rita Hardin and her husband Clifford, all of Searcy. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Virgil and Rick Henderson.Visitation will be held at Pinecrest Funeral Home in Alexander on Monday, April 5, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park, with military honors being rendered by the Unites States Army. Jim's family suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in his honor be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Published April 4, 2021
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No 'super bloom' but wildflowers still coming to Anza-Borrego - Los Angeles Times
Desert sunflowers were some of the early bloomers at the Arroyo Salada in the Anza-Borrego desert in 2019. (John Gibbins / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Those rain-fueled super blooms occurred in 2017 and 2019, and they each drew an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 visitors during peak season. The 2017 bloom, nicknamed “flowermageddon” by some, was such a legendary tourist magnet that weekend traffic backed up 20 miles on Montezuma Valley Road (County Highway S-22), the road that leads into the 630,000-acre state park in east San Diego County. Knaak said visitors arriving this month won’t see fields of color, but they will spot pockets of flowers and annual blooming shrubs, especially if they venture to the shadier areas that retain some moisture, such as Box Canyon, Rainbow Canyon and Hornblend Canyon. “We don’t want people to get their hopes up too high,” she said. “Right now people are reporting patches here and there, especially in the area we call south of Scissors Crossing. They’re seeing some nice blooms. Not big fields or anything, but people who are into botany are finding them.”
An Ocotillo plant with some red flowers sits on the western edge of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in 2013. (Charlie Neuman / San Diego Union-Tribune)
In a phone interview last week, Knaak said the forecast for the rest of the peak season wasn’t looking great. Then she called back 20 minutes later with joy and excitement in her voice.
“Do you hear that?” she asked, holding the phone to the window at the history association’s office, where a roar of rain was coming down. “It’s pouring. This is a game-changer.”According to the National Weather Service, a little under a quarter-inch of rain fell in the Borrego desert Wednesday afternoon. That may not sound like much, but the Borrego region averages only 5.3 inches a year, and more rain is in the forecast this week. Knaak said it takes from three to six weeks for flowers to emerge after a good rainfall like last week’s. The flowers now blooming in the park were germinated in a late January storm, so Knaak said the soonest these new flowers will arrive is late March or early April.
Silver-dollar-sized blossoms can be seen in the crown of a barrel cactus near the top of Yaqui Pass Roa... Apr 4, 2021
Gardening April 2021 – FishersIsland.net - fishersisland.net
In closing, I would like to draw your attention to two lovely articles in the latest Union Chapel newsletter about two parishioners who are gardeners, Diane Dexter and Janelle Senator. The articles about them are truly inspirational as is the new Union Chapel bulb garden that we will all enjoy. READ THEM HERE
... Apr 4, 2021
After taking most of 2020 season off, Flower Fields set to bloom again - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Carlsbad on Wednesday. After spendingmuch of the 2020 season closed, the floral attraction will reopen March 1.(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Clarke said the county approved the venue’s safe reopening plan under the purple tier requirements for outdoor recreational facilities. Online-only ticket sales, timed ticket entry, reduced capacity rules and face mask requirements will be implemented for the first time. But Clarke said visitors will be in for a spectacular show, because the flower seeds germinated so well during the fall planting season.“We had a fantastic germination this year, so it’s going to be really beautiful here,” Clarke said, during a walk around the property Wednesday, where a handful of staff gardeners and volunteers were busy getting things ready for next week.Staff gardener Judy MacKenzie was trimming up greenery in the artist gardens near the Flower Fields’ front entrance. For the third year in a row, she’s creating scenic spots where visitors can pose for selfies. This year, she’s created garden archways with hanging mosaic artwork. Last year, she created an elaborate “Pot Head” garden featuring pots resembling ancient Greek busts that have plants growing out of their “heads.” She said it was heartbreaking putting so much work into the potheads last year, only to see the attraction close.“I came back to look at it a few weeks later and it looked so good but there was nobody here to enjoy it,” MacKenzie said.
To ensure safe social distancing, The Flower Fields in Carlsbad will reopen March 1 with online-only ticket sales, timed entry and marked queues out front for visitor check-ins.(Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Over the past quarter-century, the Flower Fields have become one of the region’s most-photographed tourist attractions. In the early years, Clarke was thrilled to welcome 75,000 visitors between March 1 and Mother’s Day weekend. But with the advent of Instagram and other social media platforms, business exploded. In 2019, the attraction drew nearly 300,000.The long sloping hillside, which stretches for on...