Category Archives: Florist

How to use garden flowers in your home.

August is one of my favorite times of the year. Flowers are in bloom everywhere. Gardens are full of color and, if you planted the right things, your plants are giving off a very pleasant aroma. There are so many … Continue reading

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How to make hydrangeas blue, and other questions.

Thought that I would answer a few of the questions I frequently get, mostly at Wegmans, about plant problems and gardening in general. It is too late to prune your hydrangeas this year? That question persists through the summer and … Continue reading

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The lasting value of lavender

Let’s talk about lavender. It is one of our most overlooked and versatile of all herbs. It is easy to grow, though it does take some patience. It can be used to add flavor to food or to dry and … Continue reading

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The perks of gardening in pots

I do hope that the garden is coming along well. So far, I think that other than the need for a little rain, the weather is cooperating with us. If you haven’t completed your planting, this week is a good … Continue reading

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Why mulch matters.

If you do not believe that mulching is important, or if you wonder if you’ll be the only one in your neighborhood to do it, I would say, “take a ride.” Drive by Home Depot or Lowe’s and see the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Meghan Markle’s royal wedding bouquet

Yes, the royal wedding is over and done with. It was a real bash. Reportedly, it cost some $45 million to pull it off. Just like your daughter’s wedding? I understand, and believe, that a major part of the money … 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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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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