Posts by Thom Mendonca

Florists Turn Abandoned House Into Flower Sanctuary (18 Photos)


In mid-October, florists from across the country filled every nook and cranny of an abandoned house in Detroit with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend-long installation that attracted over three thousand visitors. Flower House was created by Lisa Waud, who says she was inspired by the large-scale artworks of Christo and Jeanne-Claude…

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A History of White House Flowers and Florists

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Flowers abound in the White House conservatory, depicted in this illustration as it was in 1858. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper April showers might bring May flowers, but White House florists keep the executive mansion in bloom year round. Today the White House Chief Floral Designer and her staff have a flower shop in the basement…

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How to fix Gerbera Daisy bent necks


Gerbera Daisy Techniques Don’t you hate it when you order gerbera daisies, and they have to that unique color, and then you get them in, and their necks are already bent. What do you do? There are many techniques out there, some work well most of the time, some don’t work well at all. Which…

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How to extend your floral bouquet


The floral arrangements always look so beautiful when they first get delivered and after a few days, they lose the spark. What can you do? One of the first things to do is to keep the water level to the top. Sometimes when floral designers are designing your beautiful arrangement, they have to use blooms…

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