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

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

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

Bridal Showers: Celebrating with Abundant Flowers

With June, August and May – in that order – being the most popular wedding months, then April and May are some of the most prominent times for bridal showers. Each bridal shower event is different, with many themed ones and others embracing the colors and preferences of the bride, even matching her floral choices.

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April 7, 2016 / Blooms Today

Blooms Today Achieves Teleflora President’s Club Status for 2015

Blooms Today has achieved Teleflora President’s Club status for 2015! This elite program was created to recognize the top 1% of all florist shops who remain successful and loyal to Teleflora. Those who achieve this status have met a goal that propels them into the category of best florists in America. Blooms Today has sent a combination of outgoing florist-to-florist and eFlorist orders totaling 5,000+ during the calendar year of 2014.

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May 13, 2015 / Blooms Today
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