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Thanksgiving Social Graces for Guests

If you’re the lucky one to host Thanksgiving over this uniquely American holiday, start with your own thankfulness. Consider it a delight to serve family and friends who may come from next door or across the country. With a little planning for all ages, the day can run smoothly, fill the air with love and laughter and tummies with yummy food and drink.

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November 21, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces and More

The ubiquitous autumn floral centerpiece, with or without candles and a glass hurricane, in a vase, woven seagrass cornucopia, glass lantern or basket, is imperative throughout the long Thanksgiving weekend. The really cool part of centerpieces is their versatility in placement and arrangement. The “center” part of a bloomstoday.com Thanksgiving centerpiece is not relegated to the center of anything, and can be expanded or positioned elsewhere with a little imagination.

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November 8, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Fall in Love with Fall Wedding Flowers

There are many reasons for choosing a fall wedding like personal schedule convenience and cooler temps, but the flowers of the season are magnificent for color, texture and style, and that alone can influence the decision for an autumn ceremony and reception. Everything about fall nests nicely into vintage, shabby chic, rustic and country wedding themes which never go out of style. Connections to our past are indelibly intertwined with our futures, so embrace your wedding day in style with fall flowers that make a dramatic statement of enduring love and commitment.

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November 3, 2016 / Blooms Today
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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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September and Asters ~ just right!

The word September has come down from the old Roman word “septem” meaning seven, and indeed, it is the seventh month. Anglo-Saxons called this “Gerst monath” for “barley month” because it was the time of year to harvest barley into barley brew. Other cultures refer to September as Harvest month, and it does definitely evoke images of harvest, home, hearth and warm shades of red, brown, orange and gold. It’s also a beautiful transition period of winding down from summer, yet not quite revving up for winter.

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September 12, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Doing Something Grand for Grandparents Day ~ Sept. 11, 2016

Just around the corner rests the opportunity to honor the wisdom, counsel, love and compassion of grandparents and older folks who have contributed like grandparents in your life and the lives of your children. It’s a blessing of magnificent proportion to show appreciation with one of Mother Nature’s most exquisite, most stunning displays of beauty: Fresh flowers.

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September 8, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Pompons and Yoko Ono

The pompon (or pom pom or pom-pom or Pom Pom or pom) from Mother Nature has inspired many copycat items across generations. One of the most easily recognizable is the ubiquitous cheerleader pompom. Early ones, in the 1930s, were crafted from paper, but of course, that’s not a very durable for outside shaking and waving in all kinds of weather. In 1953, Lawrence Herkimer founded a cheerleading supply company, and he acquired a patent for pom poms, which he re-named pompons because he learned that pom pom connoted something negative in Hawaii.

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August 31, 2016 / Blooms Today
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Fall into Fall Decorating

It’s that time of year when evening temps sink a little and mornings have a refreshing coolness to them. It’s not yet sweater weather, but the autumn transition between summer and fall is one of the most glorious decorating opportunities for its casual style and warm colors. All shades of red and crimson can promote energy and a sense of well-being, while orange is incredibly warm and versatile wherever it rests.

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August 25, 2016 / Blooms Today
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