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Making the Most of Supermarket Bouquets
The carnations didn't show any signs of decline until about a week later.When I went to throw them out, I noticed that there were new buds opening.So I just began snipping off the faded flowers, and the bouquet lasted another week.Except for over-long...
California
El Segundo
Places to Buy a Single Red Rose
A favorite for Valentine's Day, anniversaries and birthdays, the red rose has made it the most commercially available flower on the market. Around the 1800s, the familiar gift of the red rose came into vogue when introduced into modern European society...
California
Santa Monica
Flowers Similar to Peonies
You can find the trees in nurseries in the spring.Camellias are large shrubs with both single and double peony-like flowers, usually in white or shades of pink or red. They need a cold spell in winter and excellent drainage to do well in the garden.
California
Santa Monica
Growing Cyclamen
If temperatures consistently rise about 70 degrees, they may fail to develop buds or drop any existing buds.Because of these requirements, many homeowners find that an east or west facing bathroom window is ideal place for cyclamen.
California
El Segundo
Why Are Roses So Expensive?
It is the most expensive of the essential oils; pure essential rose oil can sell for more than $70 for a bottle containing six-hundredths of an ounce. Unless you know that your beloved prefers another flower, you can't go wrong with roses.
California
Santa Monica
How to Care for a Cyclamen
Water the plants thoroughly and let the soil or mix partially dry out before again watering thoroughly. The plants need moisture when they are actively growing but shouldn't be kept soggy.
California
Santa Monica
The Investment Garden
Or you could consider Hosta cultivarsgardening friends join you in a tall, frosty glass of iced tea garnished with fresh mint.Or you can follow Jill M. Other types of silver dollars are more readily available to the ordinary gardener., or florist's Eucalyptus,...
California
El Segundo
It\'s St. Valentine\'s Day - say thanks to plants
This is not because your local florist is trying to make a killing; your local florist is suffering because the wholesalers want to make a profit too, and so do the growers. It's DEFINITELY a day to give that special someone chocolate (a known aphrodisiac*).
California
El Segundo
How to Keep White Roses From Turning Brown
Taking special care when handling your roses can delay the process, allowing you to enjoy the flowers longer.Don't touch the blossom petals, to avoid bruising and browning the flower.Keep the roses in a cool location, away from heat sources, and avoid...
California
Santa Monica
How to Refrigerate Flowers
Return the new arrangement to the refrigerator for long-term storage. Prolong the life of your freshly cut flowers by taking a tip from the florists and putting them in cold storage.
California
Santa Monica
How to Get the Gladiolus Blossom to Open Up
This ensures that the flowers will be freshly blossomed when they are placed in floral arrangements. Gladiolus stalks are cut and shipped to florists when they are in bud. The best time to harvest a gladiolus spike is when the second floret has blossomed...
California
Santa Monica
The Meaning of Blue Orchids
Like many types of orchids, blue dendrobiums come in two types: ground-growing terrestrials and tree-blooming epiphytes. In Victorian-era England, the orchid was a symbol of luxury and decadence.
California
Santa Monica
Learn About Cyclamen Seed Propagation And Division
Spp.) grows from a tuber and offers bright flowers with inverted petals that make you think of hovering butterflies. These lovely plants can be propagated by seed and also by division of their tubers.
Ohio
Willoughby
A Simple Floral Design for Christmas
Place more stems in the floral foam to fill out the design. Cut stems from juniper, spruce, fir, or other greenery you can find in the woods or in your landscape. They are easily inserted in a design to add some glitz.
California
El Segundo
How To Start A Lavender Farm
Here are some varieties you may want to consider as you begin farming lavender: English Lavender ( Lavandula augustifolia ): A perennial in USDA zones 5B through 8, this is the most widely grown lavender species.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Ship Potted Plants
Add bubble paper or packing peanuts inside of the box to fill any remaining space and add extra protection.Close the box and secure it with packing tape. Check with a local flower shop or university extension about restrictions against shipping certain...
California
Santa Monica
Alstroemeria: Exotic Peruvian lilies make themselves at home in your garden
Plant Peruvian lilies deeply in a well drained location. Add that up and you may feel that these flowers are too picky for you. Refrigerator temeprature (32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit) is best.
California
El Segundo
Dyeing Carnations: A Fun Project With Kids
Twenty or thirty drops is necessary, and more will not hurt. Make sure that you have a good workspace, enough room for the little ones to observe the process, and of course make sure that they can ‘help'.
California
El Segundo
How to Make a Pecan Picker
Picking pecans is not difficult, but it can leave you with a sore back. Continue wrapping the wires around the bamboo pole until they just meet. When the pecans are ripe they fall to the ground, and they must be picked up right away so that they don't...
California
Santa Monica
Learn More About Long Stem Roses
Due to their long sturdy canes and stems with large well formed blooms, such Hybrid Tea roses are sought after by florists worldwide.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });One of the reasons for their ongoing...
Ohio
Willoughby
Flower Food Recipes: What\'s The Best Flower Food For Cut Flowers
Keep the flowers cool, if possible, and in indirect light.If you use florists foam for the arrangement, allow it to soak in the solution before inserting the stems. Warm water that is around 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C.) helps stems adjust and increases...
Ohio
Willoughby
Can I Plant Keepsake Azaleas Outside?
While you can plant your keepsake azalea outside, it is unlikely the plant will survive a cold winter.The keepsake azalea was developed by Yoder Brothers, Inc. If you want to keep the plant alive perennially, you will have to keep it indoors in a spot...
California
Santa Monica
How to Make Roses Open
Only 1/2 to 1 inch of a stem needs to be taken off, but the shorter you cut a stem, the faster its rose is likely to open. Soak cutting tools in denatured alcohol, too, and keep the cutting blades sharp.
California
Santa Monica
Carnations ~ Much More than a Boutonniere
It will be held August 7-17, 2008. Usually you will have more choices if you start from seed.If you would like more information on seed starting, there is an excellent series of articles by DG's own Jill Nicolaus (links are available at the end of the...
California
El Segundo
Do Purple Roses Exist?
Cardinal Hume roses provide deeper purple tones than hybrid teas, but they are more difficult to grow.Purple roses require specialized breeding, so they are more expensive to purchase at a florist.
California
Santa Monica
Pachelbel In The Garden
Ironically, I am the guy without the flower.Every bride is different and depending on their traditions and personal taste, you will almost always find something different when it comes to flower choices.
California
El Segundo
How Long Do the Flowers on an Anthurium Plant Last?
In general, these plants have heart-shaped evergreen leaves and heart-shaped flowers that bloom year-round, although plants typically bloom more in summer.Anthuriums thrive as houseplants because they prefer low light situations.
California
Santa Monica
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By cutting the stems frequently, changing the water completely every 5 to 7 days, snipping off all spent flowers and adding my own garden flowers and foliage as needed, I can keep a beautiful arrangement going for nearly a month--all for a few dollars.'Plum...
California
El Segundo
Floral Design the NGC Way
This, however, is not the idea. Anyone can make a plain old cake out of a box, just as anyone can place a bouquet of flowers in a vase. Exhibitors spend days planning their designs and entering them into competition.Those of us who are bitten by the floral...
California
El Segundo