Category Archives: Bouquets

Why the royal wedding probably featured peonies

 As you read this column, the festivities are probably already underway in London for the marriage of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. I would guess that it will be quite a bash. Although there are only about 600 … Continue reading

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Let the Buyer Beware

To begin with, let me explain. I am not writing this to build my own business because there are four other reputable florists in this community. Yes, this is the time of they year when I write a few words … Continue reading

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Flowers, Plants and Things —-Sex in the Garden

And you thought that it was we humans who had all the fun. When it comes to attracting partners to getting someone to help fertilize those eggs, most of us don’t have the allure that many plants do. They use … Continue reading

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Birds of paradise and other Hawaii flowers

I almost can’t believe I am writing this in an airplane as I return from Hawaii! I have just attended the annual meetings of the Society of American Florists and of the Professional Floral Communicators International in Maui. I am … Continue reading

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Fascinating Roses

Over the past several months I have become fascinated with roses; garden roses. While cut roses are my favorite flower in the whole world I have not had a lot to do with any in my garden. And, since I … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is always an exciting day for all of us at Cosentino’s. Actually it began for us in October when Jessica was in Bogota, Colombia. She met the folks that we would be buying our roses from for this … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day almost here

So it is nearly over with. Staff is exhausted. But, all of us will be on deck Saturday and half of us on Sunday to be of service to all the guys who forgot. So far, it has been a … Continue reading

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