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Wednesday December 13th 2017

How The Poinsettia Became The Flower of Christmas

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Poinsettias are a popular favorite around Christmastime. Going to church and seeing red poinsettias with their pots wrapped in shiny green foil makes me feel festive at this time of year. Chances are good that you have a lovely gathering of poinsettias in your home or office already. But have you ever wondered how this distinctive plant became so closely connected with the Christmas season? This week, I took a closer look at the poinsettia and its interesting history, and here's what I found.

Posted by Ava Rose in Holiday Flowers
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Wednesday December 6th 2017

8 Crazy Facts About Hanukkah

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This year, the celebration of Hanukkah begins on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 12, and ends on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Even if you're not Jewish, you probably know about the lighting of the menorah. You may even be familiar with some of the foods eaten during this celebration. But there are some things that may surprise you about Hanukkah. This week, I'm letting you in on some interesting facts connected with the celebration of Hanukkah.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Thursday November 30th 2017

Get Your Shovels Ready For A Snowy Winter In 2018

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Are you going to get a lot of snow and extremely cold temperatures this winter? The answer to that question depends on where you live. As always, the Old Farmer's Almanac has a lot to say on the matter. What sort of weather are you likely to see outside your window while we're waiting for the spring growing season to arrive? Let's find out if you'll need your snow shovel, snow blower, salt, or all of the above for winter 2018.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Wednesday November 22nd 2017

Bulbs To Plant Now For Beautiful Spring Flowers

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We've been blessed with a fairly warm autumn, so I hope you've been spending lots of time outdoors with family and friends. While there's still a little time before the ground freezes, why not dedicate an afternoon to a little gardening work? This week, I have some tips for planting bulbs this month that will yield a gathering of beautiful spring flowers next year.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Wednesday November 15th 2017

How Other Countries Celebrate Thanksgiving

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I love getting together with family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving. I like to combine traditional favorites like turkey, stuffing, and cranberries with new dishes like rosemary sweet potato stackers and crescent rolls stuffed with veggies and cheese. Most of us think of Thanksgiving as a uniquely American holiday, but days of gratitude are celebrated all over the world. Check out how other countries celebrate Thanksgiving around this time of year!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Wednesday November 8th 2017

Our Favorite Fall Flower, The Chrysanthemum

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This time of year, chrysanthemums can be spotted on walkways, patios, and porches and in window boxes and yards. They are such cheerful flowers, and they look so gorgeous in the autumn light. I think the chrysanthemum is the perfect choice for November's birth flower; don't you? In celebration of the chrysanthemum, I dug up a few facts you may not know about these personable blooms.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Thursday October 26th 2017

15 Unexpected Ways To Use Pumpkins

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Carving a pumpkin into a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween is something you might do around this time every year, but there are plenty of other fun, creative ways to use pumpkins, too. Check out these 15 unexpected ways you can use pumpkins this fall.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Tuesday October 17th 2017

8 Ways To Incorporate Flowers Into Your Halloween Decor

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Halloween is a time for ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns, mummies, witches, and other scary figures. There's a good chance you don't think of flowers when envisioning traditional Halloween decorations, but I want to challenge you to put a twist on some traditional items of Halloween d├ęcor. Consider these eight ideas.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Thursday October 12th 2017

8 Vegetarian Dishes Straight From The Garden

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October is Vegetarian Awareness Month! It starts with World Vegetarian Day on Oct. 1 and ends with World Vegan Day on Nov. 1. Becoming a vegetarian, or simply adding more vegetables and fruits to your daily diet, can benefit your health. If you maintain a backyard garden, then you already have the ingredients necessary for countless vegetarian recipes. Check out these eight examples to get you started as we celebrate Vegetarian Awareness month!

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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Wednesday October 4th 2017

Marigolds: The First Sign Of Fall And October's Birthflower

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Seeing marigolds appear here and there around my neighborhood is something I look forward to every fall. These brightly colored blooms never fail to inspire me, so it was no surprise to me when I learned that marigolds symbolize creativity. For this week's post, I looked a little deeper into the story behind this brilliant flower of October.

Posted by Ava Rose in General
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