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The Ever Popular Easter Lily

Let’s look at the ever popular Easter lily. I’ve seen it called the St. Joseph’s lily as well as the Madonna lily. For many of us, those beautiful, pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers symbolize purity and virtue, hope and innocence; life … Continue reading

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Easter Time

Cosentino’s is a really exciting place this time of year. For a week or two after Valentine’s Day it was slow; a time to catch up on nearly completed winter projects. Then on March 8th it was International Day of … Continue reading

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The floral industry is about more than just flowers

On Feb. 28, Jessica drove to Washington, D.C. — actually to Alexandria, Virginia; the hotels are much less expensive there. She was headed to four intensive days of meetings. Jessica, as I have been, is very active in our national … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With My Plant

Okay, the holidays are over with and you are getting tired of the Poinsettia. Chances are it is still in good shape. But it seems out-of-place now that the tree is gone and the decorations are down. Personally, I am … Continue reading

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Deep Roots

Cosentino’s Florist in Auburn celebrates 80 years in the community by GREG MASON | GREG.MASON@LEE.NET Cosentino’s Florist is celebrating its 80th anniversary of service to the Auburn community this year. For owner Carmen Cosentino, who took ownership of the Dunning … Continue reading

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An Easy House Plant

Want an easy house plant? Like orchids? Orchids are the largest of all the plant families: more species and more genera than any other plant. They are distributed, not just in the tropics, but world wide. How do you select … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bouquets

Here are a couple of good rules to remember when you receive a beautiful bouquet. Different flowers last for different lengths of time. That’s right even flowers from the same plant will last for different lengths of time. So, as … Continue reading

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The Stately Glad

Can a summer pass without your enjoying the beautiful gladiolus at least a half-dozen times? No flower is more masculine than a bold, tall red spike, or more delicate than the lovely, small flowered pink Friendship variety. Few other bulb … Continue reading

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Delphinium, the Queen of the Border

The Delphinium is and always has been the Queen of the Border, the back border in any perennial flower bed planting. They are stately, magnificent and beautiful. They are easy to grow; all they need is a loose soil, lots … Continue reading

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Therapy from Plants and Flowers

Don’t you get a sense of well being when you’re around flowers and plants. Think of the rush you got the last time someone brought you a bouquet of fresh flowers. Do you ever realize the great feeling, other than … Continue reading

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