The Centerpieces of Thanksgiving

While pumpkin pie with whipped cream may signal a final wrap to the Thanksgiving extravaganza, the floral centerpiece sets the stage initially for beauty, color, texture and glorious dining. You can make your own centerpieces from natural twigs, bittersweet, Indian corn and baby pumpkins, but fresh flowers from must take center stage.

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November 14, 2017 / Blooms Today

Veterans Day: Honoring the Brave

At the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the big battles of World War I were halted, marking the conclusion of what was thought to be “the war to end all wars.” If only. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States and previous president of Princeton University, proclaimed November 11 as the first holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice … .”

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November 7, 2017 / Blooms Today

Flower Textures a Delight to Touch and See

The whole concept of texture deals with surface characteristics not only in terms of touch, but also visual attributes that transmit texture traits like soft, ridged, velvety, bumpy, swirled, rubbery, nubby and much more. The word comes from Latin “textura” meaning “web, texture, structure” descended from the root “texera” meaning “to weave”.

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November 1, 2017 / Blooms Today
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