Month: November 2012

Christmas Flowers and Plants – Inspiring Us From Past to Present

Many traditional Christmas flowers and plants originated in pagan celebrations that long preceded our modern Christmas: Some claim that the use of candles to decorate trees can be traced to the Roman celebrations of Saturnalia. Decorating with evergreen trees and boughs was later believed to evoke thoughts of spring, good cheer and hope. The use …

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Thanksgiving Flowers – An Inspired Addition to Your Home

Why send Thanksgiving flowers? Thanksgiving is a holiday with a long history in North America. It is often associated with the Pilgrims of Massachusetts, but some claim the first Thanksgiving actually held on this continent took place in 1578 in Newfoundland, when English explorer Martin Frobisher held a ceremony to give thanks for having survived …

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Make Flowers and Plants Last Longer – Part 2

Making Loose Bunches or Boxed Flowers Last Longer: Keep your flowers in a cool place until you can get them in a flower food solution. Don’t forget how important it is to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet. Fill a clean (washed with a detergent or antibacterial cleaning solution), deep vase with …

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