Category: ‘Easter’

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Spring Flowers and Plants Celebrate Easter

by Lisa Greene on April 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Easter Flowers by Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI: Blue hydrangea, peach hypericum, green roses, blue delphinium, iris and cymbidium orchids accented with pussy willow, eucalyptus and English ivy fill a ruffled white cache pot.For many, thoughts of Easter signal a feeling of new beginnings. Whether you look at spring in nature or to your inner self for an emergence of new hope for humanity, a glance at bright flowers reassures the psyche. Flowers bring peace, wonder and comfort in their simple beauty.

Celebrating Easter with flowers and plants is as simple as stopping by the florist shop. Pick up loose flowers to fill a favorite vase. Ask for a customized centerpiece, buffet arrangement or foyer piece with spring flowers to complement your home interiors. Here, blue hydrangea, peach hypericum, green roses, blue delphinium, iris and cymbidium orchids accented with pussy willow, eucalyptus and English ivy fill a ruffled white cache pot.

Great choices in blooming plants for Easter include azaleas, hydrangea, cyclamen and, of course, spring bulbs. The queen of Easter plants is the Easter lily with its stately white blossoms and once a year scent.

Easter lilies are easy to care for and can be enjoyed for several weeks. Place your lily in an area where it will get indirect or bright diffused light. Water your plant when the soil surface is dry; do not allow the soil to dry completely or conversely to waterlog it. It is recommended that you remove the pollen anthers when the flower first opens to save having to clean the yellow stains that they cause.  Read More

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Spring Flowers by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.Easter is coming early this year on March 27, and it makes me break into song:

“Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way”

Tulips, iris, daffodils, euphorbia and more — flowers are blooming. Spring is an exciting time of the year. Nothing makes me happier than the blooming cherries, plums and magnolias. I’m smiling even as I type!

Are you ready for Easter fun and festivities? Peter Cottontail knows what’s needed. Come along and sing with me…

“Bringin’ every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too”

You can help Peter with a visit to your favorite florist. Stop by today and gather floral gifts for everyone — your mom, sister and all your friends. A basket of flowers gets a contemporary update with luxurious garden roses and textural accents. Best of all, this is a fragrant gift – swoon.

Easter Basket by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.

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On the Monday after Easter, the First Family hosts the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. https://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll More than 35,000 will gather on the South Lawn for the festivities, including Easter classics like the egg roll, egg hunt, music and storytelling. Watch this video for highlights of last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll:

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My friend Sherry, a florist in Indiana, and I have been honored to be part of the floral design team decorating the White House Easter Roll for a number of years now. We’ve created some beautiful spring arrangements to delight and welcome visitors.

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Celebrating Easter with Forsythia

by Shelby Shy on April 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

A popular trend this spring for décor is flowering branches. One of my favorites is the forsythia with its bright yellow flowers. Here are a few ways to use forsythia branches to welcome family and friends to your home this Easter and celebrate the spring season.

Forsythia  - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.

Welcome guests with a wreath in spring colors. Here a few branches of forsythia artfully circle a curly willow wreath decorated with happy pops of pink spray roses, succulents, kale and yellow craspedia.

 Spring Wreath - Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.-NEW

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Celebrate Spring with the Easter Lily

by Brian Wheat on March 26, 2013 at 8:03 am
- Photo Courtesy Lafayette Florist & Greenhouses in Lafayette, Colo., www.lafayetteflorist.com

– Photo Courtesy Lafayette Florist & Greenhouses in Lafayette, Colo., www.lafayetteflorist.com

When I started working in our family greenhouses 30 years ago, my father-in-law, a respected and renowned grower, shared his floral wisdom. The perfect Easter lily, he told me, is one that when you knock on the door to deliver it to a customer, the vibration of the knock opens the first bloom for them to enjoy.

Along with colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, jellybeans and baskets, Easter lilies are a traditional part of the holiday celebration. The lily symbolizes purity, virtue and hope. As a gift or enjoyed in your home, it is a fitting symbol and tribute to the meaning of Easter — a time of rejoice and celebration.

This year, Easter is Sunday, March 31. Easter lilies make festive gifts. Call your florist or stop by the shop and pick one for yourself. When selecting Easter lilies, choose plants with healthy dark green leaves and one bloom opened with other buds puffy. Read More