Monday, April 23, 2012
Prom and Mother's Day are a few weeks away. Caledonia Patch readers, help us name the best place for flowers in town.
We asked... and you didn't answer. Patch was hoping for help naming Caledonia's best florist. While it's too late for you to chime in to help someone win, you can still give your opinion by leaving a rating or review on the business's directory listing. Just click the florist's name below, and you'll be taken to their page. Where do you go for flowers? Do you pick up a bouquet at the grocery store flower counter, or do you have a favorite flower shop? Help us name the best florist in Caledonia by rating and reviewing the business on their Patch Directory page (links below), or by commenting on this article. Are we missing your favorite? Let us know!
Monday, August 22, 2011
There is never a bad time to give flowers.
The home improvement stores may have shuttered their nurseries for the season and the flowers in your garden may be fading as fall approaches, but the area is still blooming with flowers. Patchers can find a bouquet of florists who sell floral arrangements and gift baskets for those special moments in life: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or even no occasion at all, which is really the best reason. Roses are by far the most popular flower to use in bouquets, said Joe Devine, lead designer at Flowers by Walter in downtown Racine, but he urges people to think beyond the rosebud when ordering a floral arrangement. Red roses are the “default choice,” he said, but there’s a plethora of other options. “Roses are beautiful and …
Monday, June 27, 2011
It's not too late to plant flowers you can enjoy year after year.
When planning your flower garden it’s a good idea to value the blooming cycle of the plants as much as the beauty of their blooms and foliage. A garden full of spring bloomers could be pretty boring come the warmth of summer, so understanding what plant blooms when is important if you want an eye-catching garden all season long. Summer is the time we’re outdoors enjoying ice tea on the patio, barbecues with friends and family and lawn games with the kids. It’s also the season we want our garden full of abundant color and beautiful blooms. Recently some of our local gardening experts shared their favorite summer bloomers with me. Rebecca Milaeger of Milaegers Garden Center suggested annual or perennial salvia, members of the mint family. …
Friday, May 13, 2011
A beautiful kick-off for warmer weather in Caledonia, Mt. Pleasant and Sturtevant. Mother Nature are you listening?
Racine AAUW Book Donation Day When and where? 9 a.m. to noon May 14 at (where), 1122 West Blvd, Racine, WI Why go? You get to feel generous and have your bookshelf back so that you can fill it up again! Gateway Horticulture Club Plant Sales When and where? 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and May 14, Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI Why go? Gateway Horticulture Club will host plant sales in May, at the greenhouses of the Kenosha campus. The money raised from the sales of these plants will benefit students through horticulture scholarships and the supply budget. Students make displays, work in customer service and apply their plant identification sales. Proceeds also benefit community outreach efforts. Hanging baskets, …
Monday, May 2, 2011
These garden divas are used to being the center of attention.
There comes a time for any gardener when the idea of planting something strange or exotic seems intriguing... when a garden filled with irises, roses, peonies, tulips, lilies, coneflowers and a host of other common garden flowers needs a unique plant or two that stand out from all the others. In our own garden, when the passionflower vine begins to bloom, you can’t help but appreciate each flower. We’ve watched them open before our eyes as if tiny springs were inside causing the petals to open, exposing the fascinating inner parts. Another recent addition to our garden that really stands out is the dinner plate hibiscus with their massive blooms. On the wildflower side we really love our jack in the pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, for its …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The weather can be uneven this time of year in Wisconsin, but the recent chill is not stopping some flowers from emerging.
Anyone who maintains a flower garden anxiously anticipates the first blooms of spring. Warmer days and the sunshine of April has gardeners exploring their yard to check on the progress of green shoots emerging from the ground. Beyond the daffodils, tulips and crocuses, there are a host of spring perennials that seldom appear in local gardens, yet they provide plenty of early season beauty. In our own yard we’ve already been enjoying the blooms of dwarf iris, Iris reticulata. I posed the following question to experts at some of our local nurseries: what is an early spring flower that you feel should be in more gardens? Rebecca Milaeger of Milaegers Garden Center in Racine and Sturtevant, favored one of the Hellebores, Lenten Rose, which can…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
As spring arrives, sprucing up a room can be as easy as replacing the curtains, and it's never a bad time for a pumpkin pie latte.
Great deals abound around town, including the last day of a great deal where shoppers trade clothes for coupons, curtains to brighten up a room, and spring seeds to get gardeners in the mood.