Mother’s Day Memories ~ flower care, rose petals and keepsake vases

If you missed sending flowers for Mother’s Day, it’s never too late … it’s just one specially designated day in a lifetime of “mother’s days” because, in reality, once a mother, she is a mother every day of the year. So, click over to bloomstoday.com’s floral arrangements and choose one, chat with one of the professionally-trained consultants and send flowers and love ~ right now.

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May 16, 2017 / Blooms Today

Plant a Flower Day and L-o-n-g-e-r Daylight

There’s a good reason some 35 million people in the U.S. are gardeners. It’s exciting to see something grow from a tiny seed to blooming flowers or a mature plant which yields berries or other fruit or vegetables. Tomatoes are the favorite for most popular vegetable, though it can be argued it’s a fruit. That may be splitting hairs, and it is the state “vegetable” of New Jersey and state “fruit” (and vegetable) of Arkansas. Peas, beans, carrots, zucchini and leafy greens are also found in abundance in home gardens. Popular fruit includes apples, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

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March 9, 2017 / Blooms Today

Keeping Roses Fresh ~ Drying Petals to Extend the Love

Roses are the most popular Valentine’s Day flower and a luxury symbol of love and romance the world over. According to the National Retail Foundation, 250 million roses will be purchased by more than a third of the population, and total Valentine’s Day spending (including flowers, jewelry, chocolates, dinner out, etc.) will top $18 billion. Rose blooms are stunning and fragrant, and to keep that expression of love close to your heart all year long, you can dry the petals.

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February 14, 2017 / Blooms Today

Long-lasting Flowers

The longest lasting flowers, which can thrive up to or a whisker beyond three weeks, are both those whose blossoms enjoy longevity over some of their counterparts and those which have been cared for the best. An A, two C’s and a surprising letter O top the list for longest lasting blooms:

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August 12, 2016 / Blooms Today

How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garden

When you put hard work into planting a beautiful garden, it is frustrating to see your effort destroyed by common pests. Insects and animals can wreak havoc on your ornamental plants and vegetables, destroying weeks of work in a day. Garden pests are an age old problem, but fortunately there are several remedies for you to choose from.

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July 20, 2016 / Blooms Today

So You Want to Be a Floral Designer: Advice for the Aspiring

Arranging flowers is a living art that changes every day and has the ability to evoke feelings and memories from the people who see or receive the arrangement. It is a job that may be passed down through the family or that someone develops a passion for during life. If you are interested in becoming a professional floral designer, there are many different approaches you can take to become part of the trade.

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May 31, 2016 / Blooms Today

Easy Daisy Bouquet: Creating a Simple Daisy Display

Daisies make lovely arrangements with their bright colors and small, overlapping petals. They are also very forgiving flowers for anyone who wants to try his or her hand at creating a lovely spring or summer bouquet. With many different types of daisies to choose from and a range of supportive greenery and small flowers, you can make any flower bouquet look great.

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May 19, 2016 / Blooms Today

Flowers for Teacher Appreciation Day

The black chalkboard may have yielded to the white marker board, and wood desks to metal and plastic, but nothing can replace the value of a teacher who opens young minds to a world of possibilities. From the 3 R’s — still the foundation of the future, though word-wise, one is a “w” and one an “a” — to geography, civics, science, technology, literature, arts, culture and way more, a teacher is one of the most important people in countless lives.

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April 29, 2016 / Blooms Today

Plan Ahead for Admin Professionals Day – April 27

The person who keeps the business running smoothly is often the organized, perceptive, efficient, trusted administrative assistant type, along with the receptionist(s), secretaries, gal or guy Friday or anyone else in the support staff who makes life easy for the boss. These employees are like the foundation of a building or columns supporting a pavilion.

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April 25, 2016 / Blooms Today

Best Indoor Plants: Increasing Efficiency and Air Quality in your Office

There is a grant out there to study almost anything, and evaluating the value of green plants in office settings is on the list. Professors at Texas A&M University, Washington State University and Surrey University in England have all concluded that plants do lower stress and enhance work productivity. Workers are less tense and more focused with fresh, live, green plants in their work environments.

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March 29, 2016 / Blooms Today
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