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Flower Spotlight: Zinnia

Zinnias are a fascinating sunflower variety within the daisy family. Native to scrubby grasslands in Mexico, South America, and the southwestern United States, zinnias get their name from Johann Gottfried Zinn, who was a German Master Botanist.

These annual blooms are grown in either mounding shrub or upright stem form. The plants range in height from 4" to 40" tall, and the leaves are usually linear or ovate in shape. They can feature a single row of petals or a dome shape and come in white, yellow, red, orange, and purple.

Celebrate the new school year with gifts for all

Back to school means change for parents and children alike. Whether it’s their first day of kindergarten or first day of their senior year, these times of change can be challenging and maybe even a little scary. Sometimes a thoughtful gift can help ease the tension and offer encouragement for a great year ahead.

Wedding flowers: beyond the bouquets and boutonnieres

When most people think of flowers at weddings, their first thought is generally the bride’s bouquet. She’s the star of the day, of course! But there is so much more that goes into building a floral plan for a wedding. Here are a few floral pieces to consider when you’re planning your big day.

Pedestal flowers for the ceremony

Flowers and gifts for the Leo in your life

What could flowers and astrology possibly have in common?! Glad you asked! Just as there are flowers to go with each month and each anniversary year, there are flowers commonly associated with zodiac signs as well.

Leos are babies born between July 23 and August 22. They’re confident, strong, loving, and warm. At the same time, they love the spotlight and are generally creative, dominant, and known as the most extroverted of the zodiac signs.

Flower spotlight: Goldenrod (Yellow Solidago)

Yellow solidago, also known as goldenrod, is a perennial herb commonly found in North America, Mexico, and some parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The flower consists of radiate blooms, which are tiny yellow florets that clump together at the top of the stem.

It primarily blooms in late summer and can grow over three feet tall. Their nectar attracts bees, flies, wasps, and butterflies and produces a spicy honey that can be fairly harsh both in smell and taste before it fully matures into a milder, more palatable flavor.

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