Pine sap, which turns your hands black after it has dried, can be removed easily with hand sanitizer applied generously and wiped off with a paper towel before it dries on your hands. Olive Oil is another liquid you can use to remove the sap.
Change the water in your vase of cut flowers and greenery daily. Especially those vases with pine sap, this is important.
Poinsettias are NOT poisonous. Yes, if you eat it, or your pet eats it, it will probably make your stomach upset.
Mistletoe IS Poisonous..to humans and animals...as is holly berries.
Centerpieces should have water added daily as well...this helps keep the oasis foam wet and keep your greenery looking fresh. You can even spray the evergreens with water if you want. Keep centerpieces away from heat, flame, and dry rooms.
Panty hose are great for adding the shine back to your decorative candles. Slip hose over your hand and run your hand over the candle. Voila!
If you have a candle in your centerpiece- do not leave a burning candle unattended. Clip any greenery that may interfere with the candle once it burns down. Don't burn the candle down all the way, use only during a dinner then extinguish the flame.
Poinsettias brightly colored "flowers" are actually brightly colored bracts, or leaves. The actual "flower" is the yellow circular flower in the center of the bracts.
Flowers DO have a freezing point....32 degrees...do not place any fresh flowers in the freezer...EVER.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so next week is the last week to get orders placed and delivered anywhere in Frederick and Clarke counties! Sometimes the best gift for someone who has "everything" is a fresh flower arrangement...for a side table, centerpiece or to brighten up their apartment or assisted living room! Order today!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Today is the very special 12.12.12! Lots of weddings about town today and everywhere in the US. I had 2 weddings today, both very different. The first is shades of purples:
The second wedding echoed the winter season:
The attendant carried white Freesia, Roses, Stock and accents of deep red Hypericum berries with fresh local evergreens
for the Bride:
Congratulations on your wedding day Ladies!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
I've had the pleasure of decorating the gorgeous mantle in the GW Hotel Ballroom several times, and every time is different. For my wedding I opted for and arrangement to flank either side of the mirror, and several low cylinders with roses and floating candles in the middle.
I was able to "test drive" a new product available to me for the wedding. LED submersible light strands. The strands are flexible and perfect in this application.
(All photographs courtesy of Julie Napear Photography. A big thank you to the other vendors: Flowers by Snellings, George Washington Hotel, Stephanie Novak Artistry, Frosted Crumbs Bakery)