Fun Flower Facts

Fall Blooming Flowers Pollinators Love

September 13, 2019

Crisp air, apple cider and pumpkin spice are just a few of the reasons we love Autumn. Just like how some love pumpkin spice, pumpkin décor and a good fall bouquet, pollinators love certain fall flowers.

You may have seen some of these fall blooming flowers before, but did you know these late-bloomers offer so much for your garden? Not only are these flowers in season in October, but they also attract and support butterflies, bees, and a wide range of other pollinators.

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Gardening

Top 10 Fall Flowers For Your Garden

September 9, 2019

Although the weather is starting to cool down, that doesn’t mean you have to put an end to your gardening efforts for the year. In fact, fall is one season in particular where some gardens look their best! Since outdoor conditions are different during this time of year, it’s important that you’re planting the right types of fall flowers if you want your garden to pop. Take a look at some of the flowers we recommend as you work on your garden.

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Home Decorating with Flowers

Color Schemes To Use When Decorating With Flowers This Fall

September 7, 2019

Believe it or not, autumn is already here, and that means it’s time to start getting into the spirit of the season! In addition to spending time partaking in traditional fall activities like apple and pumpkin picking, a popular task on the to-do list of many is to spice up the home with fall decor. However, pumpkin scented candles, garland-like leaves and spooky lights aren’t the only items that can be used to share your love for the season with your home – flowers can be too! Below, we discuss some of the best fall colors & schemes to use when choosing flowers as your fall home decor of choice.

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Though autumn leaves are seen falling from the trees in various shades of yellows, reds, even the occasional browns, the best color to use when decorating for fall with flowers is orange. From light to dark and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with this color in a floral arrangement! Here are some top shades for 2017: Continue Reading…

Wedding, Wedding Flowers

Best Fall Wedding Flower Ideas, Trends & Themes

September 1, 2019

There are so many options for flowers and décor for fall weddings that it can be difficult deciding on one theme or direction. Here are just a few fall wedding flowers and ideas to help you with the perfect autumn combinations to delight and inspire.

Fall Wedding Flowers – Rich Hues & Texture

Tap into what’s in season in the world of flora and fauna for bouquets and centerpieces that are unique and visually stunning.
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Floral Occasions & Holidays

National Grandparents Day Gift Ideas

August 25, 2019

Children and their grandparents have a special bond unlike any other. After all, who else are you going to turn to when mom and dad say no? But in addition to being the ones who take your side and sneak you extra cookies, grandparents offer unconditional and unwavering love and support. In honor of National Grandparents Day on September 8th, 2019, it’s time to flip the script and start spoiling them!

The History of National Grandparents Day

It wasn’t until 1978 that President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Though President Carter officiated the day, it was Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, a West Virginia native, who truly began and popularized National Grandparents Day. And it’s clear to see why — together with her husband, she had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild before passing in 2001.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner

Top 10 Most Popular House Plants

August 12, 2019
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House plants are a new addition to the latest millennial trend, and they’re all over Instagram. The hashtag #plants has already garnered more than 26 million posts! Combined with the trend of coziness in interior design, plants are the easiest way to spruce up any space in a flash. To get you started on your plant parent journey, here’s a short list of the most popular house plants that can fit into any room you choose.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, How-To's

Plant Care 101 – How to Repot a Plant

August 8, 2019
Family Holding a Young Green Plant in Hands

With all the “plant love” happening these days I thought it would be a good time to share this little plant care video demonstrating the step by step process for repotting a plant.

Back in June my daughter Meggie, a special education teacher, asked me to do a planting activity with her 6th grade class, I thought why not turn to the experts at Smile Farms for a little help? Smile Farms Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide developmentally disabled adults with meaningful work opportunities at farms, urban gardens, greenhouses and farm stands where they can grow and sell flowers, plants and produce in their local communities.

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