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The Wreath ~ a circle of harmony

Once upon a time, fresh, green Christmas wreaths were hung upon the front door for the season. Homes in Colonial era-style may have had smaller green wreaths on the front facing windows. Fast forward, and we find wreaths year round, not only on the front door, but as decorative accents throughout the house.

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September 28, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Planting in Fall for Spring Beauty

In real estate, value is often described as location, location, location. In gardening, the mantra is planning, planning, planning, and now is the perfect time to both plan and plant bulbs for early spring blossoms. Bulbs are interesting objects for their growth sequence. They come to you all dried in a bag in a dormant state. They like a little warmth in the soil first to get a few roots established. Then they go dormant again in frozen ground. As soil warms in spring temps, voila!

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September 21, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Fall in the Flower Garden

As the lazy hazy days give way to crispy mornings and glorious shades of autumn’s earthy golds, crimson and orange, the flower gardens beckon attention for the coming winter. Start with taking photos so you can analyze your successes and frustrations. It’s a bit early in September for frost, but stay alert as October rolls around. First frost in parts of South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming fall in September, many more are experienced in October, with Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia having November first frost dates. Nothing is set in concrete, so preparation is key.

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September 15, 2016 / Blooms Today
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