Category Archives: Florist

Is It an Herb or a Spice?

You might be surprised at how often that question comes up. The answer is quite simple, and at the same time complex. Generally speaking, herbs are made from the leafy part of a plant, while spices come from any other … Continue reading

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How To Handle Those Easter Plants

Calls this week have mostly been about how to handle those Easter plants that arrived 10 days ago. Here are some things to think about. Enjoy them. I hope that you have kept them in the coolest part of the … 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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Hawaii is a plant lover’s paradise

Let’s go back to Hawaii. I wish I was still there. Everywhere you turn, there are plants and shrubs and vines in full bloom in gardens and parks — here are all the things that we struggle with in our … 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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Water Those Potted Plants

It is mid-July, time to catch up on some little things before they slip through the cracks. First and foremost, I want to talk about you and your health. Sure, gardening is fun. It is great to be out of … 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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