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Flower spotlight: alstroemeria

Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily, is a beautiful small flower than can be used to add color and fullness to any bouquet.  There are more than 50 varieties of this beautiful flower that originated in South America. It’s sometimes called the parrot lily as well.

Each bloom is about two inches and resembles a miniature lily with a trumpet-like flower, but they grow from tuberous roots rather than bulbs like Asiatic or oriental lilies. When used in cut arrangements, these blooms can last up to two weeks. When planted in a garden, alstroemeria is a colorful, long-lasting perennial in the southern United States.

Dish gardens are a unique floral gift

Dish gardens are a great low-maintenance and lasting gift option! They work well in office or home settings, and they can be given for birthdays, anniversaries, or even as sympathy. Dish gardens have been around for a long time, but they’ve certainly increased in popularity in recent years.

Halloween floral ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! While it’s not quite the floral holiday of Valentine’s Day or Christmas, you can still have some festive fun with flowers for Halloween, too!

Here are a few options to consider for Halloween floral ideas.

Orange flowers

There are so many orange flowers to choose from for a Halloween bouquet! Whether you choose bright orange lilies, creamy orange roses, or deep orange chrysanthemums, you’ll add festive cheer to your holiday bouquet. Other options include carnations, Gerber daisies, and alstroemeria.

Black flowers

Flower spotlight: chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums, commonly called mums, are the queen of fall flowers, and they come in many varieties and colors.

Mums can be traced back to the 15th century B.C. in China. They made their way to Japan in the 8th century A.D., where the emperor adopted a single chrysanthemum as the crest and official seal. It’s still a highly revered flower throughout Asia today.

Great gift ideas for your boss

Every year in October, there’s a special day to celebrate our bosses. Of course, you can choose any other day of the year to say thank you to a great boss as well. Here are a few gift ideas to consider for your boss.

Snack and gift baskets

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