Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

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Bringing Spring Inside

by Carol Caggiano on March 18, 2015 at 4:37 am

Well, it is March and we are ready for spring. The only problem is that the weatherman isn’t always ready for spring, but there is a quick fix. We can’t control spring outdoors, but we sure can bring it indoors. With a few simple additions, spring is in the air.

We immediately associate bulb flowers such as iris, tulips, hyacinth and daffodils, with spring. Fortunately, both as cut flowers and plants, these gorgeous blooms are readily available and just waiting to become part of our introduction to spring. The great thing about bulb flowers is they are splendid on their own and don’t need a lot of fussing to make them look fabulous.

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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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Succulent Garden Corsage - Emily Gorg and Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFARemember how special you felt the last time you wore a corsage? Maybe it was for prom or homecoming, a wedding, or maybe you wear them every year on Easter and Mother’s Day, or to celebrate your birthday. Wearing flowers have long been part of human history dating back to ancient civilizations in Greece, Egypt, Africa and South America. Flowers were worn to denote prominence, allegiances and ward of spirits. Nowadays, flowers are worn as fabulous accessories to express yourself and celebrate special occasions as well as the everyday.

With spring being the time of year when we’re thinking about new fashions and styles, Easter and Mother’sArdith-Fascinator-Pink-CROPPED Day, and prom and weddings, here are a few ways to add personal flowers to your wardrobe this season:


Kate Middleton and the Royals brought fascinators to the forefront of fashion. Consider a flirty pink fascinator for a bridal shower or prom.

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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.,

– Photo Courtesy Lafayette Florist & Greenhouses in Lafayette, Colo.,

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

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Get Ready for Easter, March 31

by Leanne Kesler on March 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

Easter GerberasI love the holidays. Thank goodness I am a florist. It allows me to celebrate each and every holiday multiple times. Not only do I decorate my own home, but I get to do the store displays and flowers for all my customers.

Easter is early this year, falling on Sunday, March 31. I’ve been saving eggshells since January. Quick tip on eggshells: Rather than break the egg in half, carefully tap the top and pour out the egg for use in cooking. Then, carefully, rinse the shell and let it dry. This is “re-use and recycle” at its finest. If you want to make your florist love you, take them cleaned eggs for designing — there are only so many eggs we can eat! And we florists will take your egg trays, too. Read More