Category: ‘Halloween’

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Decorating Home for Halloween

by Leanne Kesler on October 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

Autumn Pumpkin — David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.I am certainly one to fill my house with seasonal decorations, and Halloween is no exception. Corn stalks, spiders and web. Pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn, too. Dahlias, sunflowers and hydrangeas. Oh! I get so excited just typing the words.

My home is an “autumn” home. Its red walls, warm woods and black furniture welcome the traditional Halloween look. A pumpkin hollowed out and filled with fiery colored flowers, rose hips, cattails and autumn leaves greets guests at the front door. Read More

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Get in the Halloween Spirit With Flowers

by Carol Caggiano on October 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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Ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns and witches are appearing everywhere in the spirit of Halloween. What used to be a simple time for children to Trick or Treat has turned into a major holiday with all the trimmings. Young and old alike enjoy this crazy time and the more festive the better!

In addition to elaborate costumes, outdoor decorations and displays, you can have a great time for Halloween with flowers. Simple but clever arrangements can be just the right touch to complete a table setting, cheer a friend at work, or maybe sit on your favorite teacher’s desk. Fun or ghoulish, it’s up to you and your personality which interpretation you choose. Read More

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Flowers on Fright Night

by Jeanne Benedict on October 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

Oh, Halloween! It’s creeping up on us with gruesome visions of how we’d look as zombies or pirates, and dreams of nightmarish themes that will top last year’s Monster Mash.

Breathe life into your Halloween party by accenting the grim and gory décor with flowers. Surround a tombstone with a bed of roses or carnations or brighten up the mundane macabre of witch and vampire garb with striking orange floral arrangements that will pop amidst a sea of black costumes.

Bright green and purple are also great colors to add a ghouly atmosphere. There are lots of flowers in these color schemes to choose from:

For oranges, try roses, gerbera daisies, calla lilies, Asiatic lilies, dahlias. Read More

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5 Halloween Floral Party Ideas

by Shelby Shy on October 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Bewitching AffairBefore you know it pumpkins, gourds, ghosts and goblins will be everywhere and you’ll be planning your annual Halloween Bash. Here are five of my favorite floral ideas sure to wake up the dead at your party.

Bewitching Affair. A colorful witch’s boot makes a fun container to hold flowers.  It is a fun theme piece and will get your guests talking.

Pumpkin Patch Party. Keep it traditional and incorporate pumpkins into your floral arrangements. Ask your local florist what other fun gourds they have to make interesting floral arrangements for you. Read More