Posts Tagged ‘Orange’

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Turkeys and Cornucopia

by Stephen Rittner on November 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Two major symbols for Thanksgiving are Turkeys and Cornucopia. It is amazing and fun to combine these symbols with flowers for wonderful floral designs for the holiday.

T&C1 — The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

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Halloween Flowers

by Stephen Rittner on October 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

Spiders—The Rittners School of Floral Design, BostonHalloween began as a very somber and serious holiday. The Celts viewed it as the end of summer and the start of winter. They called it Samhain. It was a time when the boundary between our world and the “otherworld” became thin. It was believed that the dead and fairy folk could cross over into our world.

Today, Halloween is far removed from its Celtic roots. It is a time for parties and enjoying being a little bit spooked. Trick-or-treat, ghosts, spiders, witches and things that go bump in the night are part of the overall party atmosphere — enjoyed by the young and old alike. Read More

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Enjoy Dinner Time Together

by Leanne Kesler on October 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

Garden-Rose-Centerpiece— Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, OregonOh, what is the world coming too? I saw a survey recently that said 20% of meals are eaten in the car.  What?! That cannot be. Just how do you have a life, with friends and family, if you are eating in the car?

It’s time to take charge and reclaim life. Start with flowers on the table. Yes, it is that simple.

Make sure there are flowers on your dining table. Visit your local florist and get flowers. Flowers on the table command attention to living. And, living life is what it is all about.

It’s a simple circle. Eat. Laugh. Love. Repeat. That’s life. 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