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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 décor. Consider these eight ideas.

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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!

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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.

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Wednesday September 27th 2017

Tips To Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

As a florist, I understand why people want their bouquets and arrangements of cut flowers to last as long as possible. For one, they are a beautiful addition to a home. Also, a gift of flowers is meaningful, especially if they're given to someone in celebration of a wedding anniversary, a birth, a graduation, or another important occasion. Plus, when you order a lovely bouquet, you want to get the most enjoyment from your purchase. This week, I've come up with some simple things you can do to keep your cut flowers looking fresh and colorful.

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Wednesday September 20th 2017

Why Leaves Change Color In The Fall

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At this time of year, the leaves on the trees in my area seem to change color overnight. The brilliant yellow, orange, and red leaves are a pleasure to see. Not surprisingly, many people travel to the northeastern part of the United States to go leaf-peeping. Living here in New York City, I only have to walk outside to see the changing leaves. In fact, I have a mature sugar maple in my neighborhood that inspires me with its yellow-orange symphony of leaves. Today, my post is all about trees and why their leaves change color in the fall.

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Tuesday September 12th 2017

11 Interesting Facts About The Autumn Equinox

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The autumn equinox is coming up later this month. You may think of it as simply the beginning of fall, but did you know that this event is celebrated in different ways by different cultures? This week, I've found some interesting facts about the autumnal equinox that will help you appreciate the changing seasons even more.

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