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Winter Blues1—The Rittners School of Floral Design, BostonMany folks get the “winter blues.” The condition is so prevalent that it even has a name: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Researchers argue as to its cause and treatment. Some suggest it has something to do with light. Others argue a genetic predisposition. Flowers have an amazing ability to reduce depression and make people feel happier. Regardless of the cause, it makes sense that a relatively easy and pleasant way to combat the winter blues is to have flowers both at home and at work. But how can you have flowers constantly around you and do it economically? The answer is simple. Bud vase designs. Great for the do-it-yourselfer, or easy to buy completed from your local florist.

You can’t go wrong with the traditional bud vase

The traditional bud vase solution is still quite viable. Take a container and drop in a flower or two. Accompany with a little foliage if you wish. Easy to buy from your local floral outlet. These are very affordable, and quick and easy to maintain. You can buy single flower stems, multiple stems of one item, or little mixed bunches. Keep them at your desk or workstation, as well as on your kitchen counter. Read More

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Sure-to-Please Christmas Gift Ideas

by Shelby Shy on December 19, 2015 at 8:26 am

White Centerpiece —Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., in Rogers, Ark.Create happiness for yourself and others this holiday season with festive gifts from your neighborhood florist. The bells have been ringing and jingling in our flower shop and I’m excited to show you the top Christmas décor and gift ideas we have been seeing.

My favorite thing to do this year for Christmas décor is hanging floral installations!  In this seating area, we created an armature out of birch branches and hung silver dusted pinecones, icicle ornaments and fresh white calla lilies from it. It’s a perfect way to make a real statement at your next gathering. Read More

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Hardy Garden Mum —Brian Wheat, AAF, PFCI, of Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, ColoradoI’m blessed to live in an area of the country with four distinct seasons, where the trees and shrubs begin to notice the changing temperatures; their shadows grow longer, their leaves preparing for the inevitable change that’s lurking just around the corner. Across the country, fun-times abound with autumn festivals of pumpkins, hot apple cider and hayrides for many families’ weekend destination. A longstanding tradition of loading up the kids in the car and heading off to a farmer’s field to pick the perfect pumpkins and to make jack-o’-lanterns, connecting with Mother Nature and respecting her bounty. Fall is a time to be thankful, to reflect and show your appreciation by planting and by giving flowers.

Some wonderful traditional fall flowers to plant are the hardy garden mums with their palette of classic autumn hues of golds, yellows, bronze, purples and orange. Read More