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 bloomstoday.com must take center stage.

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November 14, 2017 / Blooms Today

Halloween Now and Holidays on the Horizon

This is the time of year when holidays come along ~ bing bing bing ~ one after another, and the sharpest of holiday planners is ready for instant changeover once Halloween exits, Thanksgiving comes and goes, Christmas moves through and a New Year is ushered in. Going too fast? Well, with your proverbial ducks in a row, holiday transitions will go smoothly all fall, and you’ll look like a very close cousin to Martha Stewart.

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October 24, 2017 / Blooms Today

Fall Flower Show in a Vase

The colors of the harvest season are some of nature’s most beautiful for their depth and richness. They are found in the falling leaves as well as in myriad gemstones and fresh flowers. Consider the brilliant, crimson reds of rubies and garnets, exciting oranges of coral, fire opal and agate, along with lovely yellows in citrine and yellow diamonds.

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September 20, 2017 / Blooms Today

Remembering Grandparents and 9-11

September 10 and 11 this year present wonderful opportunities to send flowers, with love. National Grandparent’s Day on the 10th is a sweet occasion to honor one or all of your grandparents or older folks who have been like surrogate grand people in your life.

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September 5, 2017 / Blooms Today

Back to School Blooms

The “Back to School” mantra conjures up images of new outfits, backpacks, lunch boxes and Facebook photos, along with school work, homework, parents’ work and a teacher’s work. It seems fitting that “Back to School” falls around Labor Day, as school begins mid or late August in some parts of the country and after Labor Day in others.

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August 29, 2017 / Blooms Today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back-to-School Flowers: Celebrating New Beginnings

Now that the first day’s outfit has been selected and most kids have pencils, notebooks and hand sanitizer at the ready, it’s time to consider creative ways to honor parents as well as teachers. Not much is more beautiful or creative than the colorful bouquets of complementary flowers and stems from bloomstoday.com.

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August 22, 2016 / Blooms Today

Big, Bold and Beautiful ~ Sunflowers

Native to North America and cherished for its immense blossoms, as well as oil and seeds, the sunflower is one of the largest, most beautiful and easily recognized flowers. The buds follow the movement of the sun from dawn to sunset, and once in full bloom, the flower faces east. Many of the cultivated varieties have one blossom per stem, and wild sunflowers have several. Kansas is the Sunflower State for its abundance of multiple-headed plants, so much so that it is considered a weed.

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July 12, 2016 / Blooms Today

Blooms Today™ Announces Launch of Halloween & Fall Flower Collection

Blooms Today™, America’s leading provider of discounted flowers and plants, has launched a new website just in time for the Halloween season. The expanded Halloween gift ideas selection is just the beginning as they have also added more gift offerings across the board, from amazing fall flowers selection to what will be available for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Check out all of the tantalizing Halloween flower bouquets and gifts including the FTD® Boo-Quet® and the Happy Halloween Tower of Sweets.

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October 30, 2015 / Blooms Today

Fall Is In Full Bloom!

It’s October now and fall is in full bloom. The leaves are beginning to change colors and fall off of the trees, the weather is starting to cool, and everyone is in the fall spirit with sweaters, pumpkin flavored foods and drinks, and new, seasonal flowers.

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October 2, 2014 / Blooms Today

Celebrating Fall with Colorful Arrangements

Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, which marks the first day of fall. Along with the first day of fall comes some chilly autumn weather. Some people are ready to break out their sweaters, go apple picking, start choosing their pumpkins, and begin celebrating the season.

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September 23, 2014 / Blooms Today
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