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

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

The New Darling in Plant Decorating: Succulents for Style

Succulents have been around for centuries, and they have grown in popularity recently, taking center stage in homes, offices and cafes for stunning colors, unusual shapes, inexpensive cost, interesting textures, easy care – The largest are the saguaro cactus, native to Arizona and small sections of California and Mexico. Its blossom is Arizona’s state wildflower, and its life span can exceed 150 years. The largest one tops 45 feet tall.

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October 25, 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

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

Birthday Flowers by the Month

Like states have mottos, state birds and flowers, so months of the year have birthstones and flowers. All flowers are beautiful, but what fun to honor someone’s birthday with the flower of their month! Most everyone knows their zodiac sign and birthstone, but you can be the informant for birth flowers for all your family, colleagues and friends. What a lovely messenger of happiness that makes you!

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July 5, 2016 / Blooms Today

Should You Send a Flowers to a Guy?

Flower giving has been a custom that has remained constant through the years because it is a natural and often symbolic way of expressing emotion. Flowers¬†are not only¬†beautiful to look at, but they also have the power to send an unspoken messages of love, thanks, sorrow, congratulations, or encouragement. Both men and women love getting […]

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July 8, 2014 / Blooms Today
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