Tag Archives: Plants

The Canadian Garden Show, Canada Blooms

Last week I had a long and wonderful conversation with Terry Caddo, the Managing Director of the Canadian garden show, Canada Blooms This is the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms. It Runs from March 11th through the 20th.The event has, … Continue reading

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Flowers, Plants and Things

On a personal note: As our busy season begins I thought we would send our newsletter 2 or 3 times a month. I want to let you know what is happening at Cosentino’s, give you some flower tips and talk … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Meeting

  What a week this has been! A lot of good things happened to me. Jessica and I attended the annual meeting of the Society of American Florists. It was held at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island near Jacksonville, Florida. … Continue reading

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Summer Cut Flowers

Here are a few bits of information that will add to your success with summer flowers. Some, like Dahlias, must be cut when about three quarters in full bloom. Once they are removed from the plant they just about stop … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Flowers

So often we see flowers and branches in our yards, from Spirea, Tulips and Daffodils in the spring to bittersweet branches, Marigolds, Salvia and Asters in the fall and don’t think of bringing a few to the table to brighten … Continue reading

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Fascination

The longer I am involved in flowers and horticulture, the more fascinating it becomes. Every time I turn around there is something new, something that I never realized, a story buried in a book, a writer who had something to … Continue reading

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Sycamore Hill Gardens

There is the open house at Sycamore Hill Gardens, let me tell you of event. This private 35 acre garden, owned by Karen and George Hanford, is located on Old Seneca Turnpike, just before the village of Marcellus. A couple … Continue reading

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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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Palm Sunday

This weekend Christians the world over will celebrate Palm Sunday. Churches will hand out bits of palms. In some areas and sects Pussy Willows will be used. We will take them home and weave the leaves into crosses and wreaths … Continue reading

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