Category Archives: Floral Design

Do Mums Come Back Every Year?

Chrysanthemums Roll Image

Is it really fall without mums on your patio and in your garden? Mums, or Chrysanthemums, are perfect to set in a pot on the front porch next to a few pumpkins

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The Sky is the Limit with Container Gardening

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Interest in container gardening continues to grow year after year because it’s so versatile. Use containers as accent pieces all over your garden, to liven up a balcony or to frame an entryway.

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Planting a Cut Flower Garden

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A bouquet of flowers is a wonderful way to freshen up any room and make it feel warm and inviting. But don’t just take our word for it.

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Five fall tablescape ideas to entertain with style

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no question that the main event each year is the hearty Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing dinner you share with loved ones. Sure, some people like to enjoy the …

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Container Posies and Parties

Be Inspired Seasonally with Rita Calvert
If you have the Valentine Vibe…give it a lot of love! Above all spread the love with something lasting like flowers and herbs in pots (NOT …

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Colorways via Plants at Homestead Gardens

 col·or·way  ˈkələrˌwā/      noun

plural noun: colorways any of a range of combinations of colors in which a style or design is available.

I was stopped in my photography tracks when cataloging …

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How to Care for Cut Flowers

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!  Even if you’re not a mother.  For me it’s a great day to remember my own mother, who passed on her love of gardening to me.  After she moved to a …

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Some things you may not know about Valentine’s Day – or cut flowers

Posted by Susan Harris

The Days of Wine and Frilly Paper

Valentine’s Day has its origins back in the 3rd Century but for most of history it’s somehow been celebrated without roses …

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Floral designers’ tips for Valentine’s Day

by Susan Harris

One day in mid-January I stopped by Homestead’s Floral Department to chat with award-winning designers Justine Marshall and Nancy Huffman.  Of course the BIG topic for all floral designers this time of …

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