Archive for Holiday Flowers

With all the designs, colors and materials out there, it can be hard to settle on a certain theme for a Christmas dinner. Some families opt for a rustic look, while others prefer their table gilded in reds and golds. If you’re at a loss for what to do to incorporate your favorite aspects of Christmas decor into your holiday table, it may be best to stick with a white and silver scheme – this way, you can add touches of color and sparkle without going overboard. Read More→

By Dr. Leonard Perry
Extension Greenhouse and Nursery Crops Specialist
University of Vermont

Are you a trivia buff? If so, perhaps you’d be interested in knowing a little bit more about the poinsettia plant you buy every Christmas.

For example, did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center. The colored leafy parts are actually bracts or modified leaves. Read More→

By Hazel Jennings

You might buy the newest trend in dresses or jewelry for mingling at holiday parties every winter, but local florists are keeping it classic with traditional flowers for their customers.

Lisa Keith of Bloomers Floral Studio is sticking with the demand for traditional holiday design concepts this season.  Read More→

Christmas Floral Facts and Fancies Christmas Trees and Wreaths Winter was a time of celebration to pre-Christian Romans and they decorated fir trees in honor of this seasonal change.

The Votayk tribe of Finland believed that certain branches of the evergreen were family gods and they made sacrifices to these branches with bread, meat and drink. Traditionally, these items were placed under the tree. The tribesmen further believed that a new house would have bad luck unless a pine tree was placed under the roof. Each tree was complete with cloth spread and a feast was laid in sacrifice to the family gods dwelling with the tree.                                                               Christmas Rose Read More→

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