Memorial Day Flowers to Honor Heroes During Super Bowl

The Super Bowl, arguably one of the biggest live television events of the year, should draw an estimated 111 million viewers on Sunday.  Seizing on an occasion that draws people together (minus, perhaps, a few thousand Saints fans this year), the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation will share photos and names of fallen military heroes on …

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NYC Designers, Event Planners Learn Art of ‘Tropical Nouveau’

On Monday, December 17, most shops throughout New York City sported a very similar aesthetic: evergreen boughs, twinkling lights, shiny baubles, snowflakes, etc. But not Maison Gerard. The high-end furniture atelier and gallery featured a decidedly tropical vibe for “Passion, Petals, and Purpose,” an event hosted by Designer Cut Flowers, a Miami-based importer of premium …

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Growing Hollyhocks from Seeds

Once upon a time hollyhocks had grown in every rural garden, then became slightly forgotten, only to come back stronger now. These flowering plants are easy in cultivation, but it is worth to learn their preferences in order to provide them with the appropriate growing conditions so they can become the pride of your garden.

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Georgia Designer Shares Holiday Tips on National Program

Earlier this month, thousands of fans of PBS star P. Allen Smith learned the value of fresh product for holiday decor, and how to transition designs from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Georgia-based floral educator Sharon McGukin, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, joined the gardening and lifestyle expert at his home, Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas, for an …

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Shirley Lyons Wins Tom Butler ‘Floral Retailer of the Year’ Award

Shirley Lyons, AAF, PFCI, the recently retired owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene, Oregon, received the fourth annual Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of the Year” award earlier this month during the American Floral Endowment fundraising dinner in conjunction with SAF Palm Springs 2018, the Society of American Florists 134th annual convention. Established in …

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