Category Archives: Flowers

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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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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