Pressing Flowers to Preserve Summer Beauty

Everywhere you look, there are flowers of all heights and sizes, textures and colors. Buttercups and dandelions live in the lawn, cosmos and poppies along the highways, daisies and black-eyed Susans in neighborhood gardens, butterfly weed and coreopsis in fields and more. With every sighting, there is a small sigh of wishing it could last year round or at least much longer.

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July 12, 2017 / Blooms Today

Having a Ball Decorating with Ball Ornaments

Decorating for the holidays is a fun adventure in adding beauty, glamour and whimsy to any home, front porch or office. There are tons of traditional red and green ornaments, garland and lights, as well as what could be dubbed contemporary colors that pop with personal preferences for pink, purple and turquoise.

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December 12, 2016 / Blooms Today

Flowers in Art: Great American Flower Painters

While there have to be almost as many artists who paint flowers as they are kinds of flowers, only three Americans grace the list of top flower artists in the world. The remaining 16 are European.

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August 4, 2016 / Blooms Today

Photography: Flowers from Behind the Lens

Besides being some of the most alluring objects of beauty the world over, flowers are also one of the most popular images which are photographed. There are many ways to capture a gorgeous bouquet of flowers or single, perfect bloom. In the world of digital photography, the cost is minimal once you have a camera. Even a simple point-and-shoot model can produce excellence, as half the success can be measured in composition, flower subject and lighting.

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May 10, 2016 / Blooms Today

Creating a Beautiful Garden Fresh Centerpiece

In the spring and summer months and even into fall, a garden centerpiece can elevate your occasion from a nice gathering to a great event. The trick is deciding on what to include in your centerpiece and how to present it. There are so many options for your garden fresh centerpiece that you can have a new presentation every time you have guests to entertain.

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August 11, 2015 / Blooms Today

Working With Silk Flowers

Silk flowers are a lovely way to create a permanent piece of floral art for dresses, hair, and other arrangements meant to last longer than their fresh counterparts. High quality artificial flowers are much more than the mass-produced flowers that you see in a craft store.

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June 15, 2015 / Blooms Today

Totally Steal-able Centerpiece Ideas

There is always that one friend who pulls out the perfect centerpiece for any occasion. It’s original, it’s unique, and it’s relevant. So what are some ways to make your own enviable centerpiece? A few helpful hints can get the ball rolling toward centerpiece glory.

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March 19, 2015 / Blooms Today

Making Flowers Out of Veggies

Carving vegetables can be a fun and nutritious way to pass the afternoon. But how do you get started? Here are some great tips and ideas to get you on your way to making your very own beautiful and edible bouquet!

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March 16, 2015 / Blooms Today

The Process of Drying Flowers

Flowers are beautiful gifts. They are welcome accompaniments at all events, occasions, times of year, and just to say hello. Live specimens will only remain vivid and healthy for a period of time, and then the gift is gone.

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March 11, 2015 / Blooms Today

Reusing Your Flower Vase in Decorating

Many people simply store their vases in a cabinet, give them back to a local florist, or take them to a donation center. However, there are many other ways you can use your vases daily and while hosting events. Here are some of the most unique uses for your flower vase:

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March 4, 2015 / Blooms Today

6 Ways to Use Roses

Roses are among the most popular flowers. They are symbolic of romantic love, staples of Valentine’s Day and anniversaries, and cherished by virtually every culture on every continent. In fact, the rose has been cultivated by the Chinese for thousands of years, and in the United States alone over a hundred million roses are grown just for February. But beyond compiling bouquets and handing them out on dates, few know of additional applications for roses

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February 13, 2015 / Blooms Today

Decorating With Flowers: Creative Decorating Ideas

Everyone loves flowers; arranging them, smelling them, and even using them for medicinal purposes. However, not everyone knows how to use flowers decoratively beyond the normal floral arrangement in a vase. Flowers can be used in and out of containers to brighten a home or other indoor space. Today, we’ll look at a few key […]

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January 29, 2015 / Blooms Today

Preserving Your Flowers: How to Photograph a Flower

Flowers are beautiful, but their beauty often shortchanges them in some ways. That is, most people think of flowers as things you arrange and place on tables to sit and look pretty.

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January 22, 2015 / Blooms Today

Order Flowers to Add the Finishing Touch to Your Home

Maybe you recently bought a new house, just finished redecorating, or are trying to make your house look nice because you are expecting guests. No matter what the occasion, having that perfect finishing touch to tie everything together and make your home look complete is important.

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September 3, 2014 / Blooms Today

What Makes a Skilled Florist?

Those who are unfamiliar with the skills necessary to create beautiful flower arrangements may believe it’s as easy as tossing flowers together, putting them in a vase, and setting them out for display. The truth is, florists have a very particular skill-set when it comes to flower arranging.

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July 25, 2014 / Blooms Today
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