Pretty Poinsettias

Credit the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Joel Roberts Poinsett with bringing this vibrant red and green plant to the USA. He was a botanist and physician who may have seen it in Central America where, as a perennial shrub, it that can grow 10 to 15 feet tall. December 12 is Poinsettia Day, the date on which Mr. Poinsett died in 1851.

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December 12, 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

The Long-Lasting Carnation

Many a youngster and adult has crafted a carnation with a tissue and bobby pin or
tissue paper and pipe cleaner. Thousands of them may be made annually to fill chicken
wire on floats for parades, and thousands more real ones are part of floats in the annual Tournament of Roses or Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day.

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August 15, 2017 / Blooms Today

January – The Door to the Year

The word January comes from the Latin word for “door.” There is something fresh and energizing about a new year, and anyone can sort of “begin again” any time in January. It’s also the designated month for positive awareness causes like National Eye Care Month, National Mentoring Month, Dental Awareness Month, International Creativity Month, and Weight Loss Awareness Month. Consider not only consistent care for your eyes and teeth, but perhaps 2017 is the year you take someone under your wing at work, in the neighborhood or at church.

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January 18, 2017 / 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

Better to Give than Receive

It is “better to give than receive” is often cited as a mantra that connotes the emotional benefits of the giver over those of the receiver. In fact, there is great value to the well-being of people when they give. Right off the top, the mental and emotional focus of the person who gives is outside of self. In a world where some folks have been labeled “the me generation”, it’s refreshing to note that the U.S. is still the most giving nation on the planet.

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August 16, 2016 / Blooms Today

The DIY Advantage for Wedding Flowers

Flowers may be second only to the bride for making a stunning appearance in the wedding ceremony and at the reception. One of the most satisfying and rewarding ways to incorporate flowers into the wedding and reception is to do-it-yourself, with assistance, of course, from a few good friends and relatives.

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August 1, 2016 / Blooms Today

Celebrate Independence Day ~ with Flowers and Fireworks!

Always on the 4th of July, Independence Day commemorates the day in 1776 — not of our independence, but of the final wording of our Declaration of Independence and the commitment of 56 men who signed it. Most were well-educated and wealthy ~ 24 lawyers, 11 merchants, nine farmers and plantation owners among them.

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June 28, 2016 / Blooms Today

Pure Elegance of White Roses June Birthday Flower

A white rose bouquet exudes beauty, extravagance, purity and creativity for the monochromatic appeal. The eye is drawn to the intricate flower composition, while the single, creamy-white color presents a strong emotional element. Roses are the June birthday flower, and pearl is the birthstone, so a white rose arrangement seems fitting.

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June 10, 2016 / Blooms Today

Roses are red ~ Violets are blue ~ Sugar is sweet ~ And so are you!

While many variations of this poetic verse have been crafted, this may well be the most popular and likely comes from lines of “The Faerie Queene” written in 1590 by Sir Edmund Spenser. Of course, roses ~ the birth flower for the month of June ~ come in many colors, but red is the most popular and signifies devotion, love, affection and emotion in stunning strength and abundant beauty. It is cherished for its fragrance, gorgeous petals and majestic shape.

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June 8, 2016 / Blooms Today

I Love You … in 12 words or less!

There are creative ways to say I Love You and express friendship, devotion and everlasting love in a dozen words or less. Actions may speak louder than words — after all, that is why you have ordered romantic flowers in the first place! But you can extend your sentiment with a few well-chosen words. Here are three dozen ways to use 12 words or less.

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February 9, 2016 / Blooms Today

Bouquets on a Budget: Quick and Easy Bouquets From Your Yard

Flowers make wonderful gifts and are great additions to dinner parties and date nights. They’re also an integral tradition at weddings, baby showers, and other special events.

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February 10, 2015 / Blooms Today

Why is the Red Rose a Symbol of Love?

Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day is observed worldwide on 14th of February each year. This holiday is celebrated in many countries and is associated with love and romance. To celebrate this day, many loved ones buy roses online and other gifts to show their love and devotion. Red is universally believed to be the color of love and during Valentine’s Day lovers are seen sporting red attires and red wrapped gifts

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May 23, 2014 / Blooms Today
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