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Florists Turn Abandoned House Into Flower Sanctuary (18 Photos)

By Thom Mendonca | Nov 10, 2016

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

By Thom Mendonca | Nov 9, 2016

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

By Thom Mendonca | Oct 15, 2016

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

By Thom Mendonca | Oct 10, 2016

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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What to expect when meeting your floral consultant for the first time

By Thom Mendonca | Sep 29, 2016

Congratulations! As a new bride to be you have many questions and we are here to help at least answer some of the floral ones. It can be a bit daunting being a bride to be. What to wear, where to have the ceremony, and whom to invite so say a few. One area that…

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