Green Flowers at Florafino's!!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
PINK roses communicate happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship, sympathy.
LIGHT PINK roses denote grace, joy, gentility and admiration.
DARK PINK roses are to signify thankfulness.
LAVENDER symbolizes love at first sight and enchantment.
WHITE roses signify spiritual love and purity; but of the soul; bridal white means happy love. White roses can also signify secrecy reverence humility, innocence, or charm.
YELLOW shows "I care"; friendship, joy, gladness or freedom.
CORAL roses imply desire.
PEACH roses indicate modesty.
ORANGE roses display a feeling of enthusiasm, desire and fascination.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Caring For It Indoors:
- Choose a sunny or bright location so it will receive plenty of light during the day. Keep away from heat sources (like a heat register) since it prefers being cool at night.
- Water well each day.
- Once it blooms and the leaves begin to yellow, keep watering until ready to transplant outdoors (allow the leaves to die naturally before pruning them).
To Move Outside:
- When all danger of frost has passed in the Spring and the soil can be worked, plant the bulb 6 to 8 inches deep in the soil. Choose a location where it will receive lots of sun and make sure the soil is well-draining. Top the soil with about an inch or two of mulch to help keep the roots cool during the hot summer.
- It may bloom in the Fall of the same year it is transplanted but it more typically does so in late Spring of the following year (May to June).
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
- Planting Period: October until the end of April.
- Flowering Period: Late December until the end of June.
- Flowering time is 7-10 weeks.
- Larger bulbs produce more flowers.
- Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F.
Amaryllis-One of a Kind
Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can be accomplished indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. The amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. The large flowers and ease with which they can be brought to bloom make amaryllis popular and in demand worldwide. The amaryllis comes in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. There are also many striped and multicolored varieties, usually combining shades of pink or red with white.
Preparation for Planting
The base and roots of the bulb should be placed in lukewarm water for a few hours. Remember, if you cannot plant the bulbs immediately after receiving them, store them at a cool temperature between 40-50 degrees F.
Plant bulbs in a nutritious potting compost, many are available pre-mixed. Plant the bulb up to its neck in the potting compost, being careful not to damage the roots. Press the soil down firmly to set the bulb securely in place after planting.
Placement and Watering
Plant the bulb, or place the potted bulb in a warm place with direct light since heat is necessary for the development of the stems. The ideal temperature is 68 to 70 degrees F. Water sparingly until the stem appears, then, as the bud and leaves appear, gradually water more. At this point, the stem will grow rapidly and flowers will develop after it has reached full growth.
Bulbs will flower in 7-10 weeks as a general rule. In winter the flowering time will be longer than in springSet up your planting schedule between October and April with this in mind. To achieve continuous bloom, plant at intervals of 2 weeks for stunning color in your home or garden.
After-Flowering. After the amaryllis has stopped flowering, it can be made to flower again. Cut the old flowers from the stem after flowering, and when the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb.
Leaf Growth and Development. Continue to water and fertilize as normal all summer, or for at least 5-6 months, allowing the leaves to fully develop and grow. When the leaves begin to yellow, which normally occurs in the early fall, cut the leaves back to about 2 inches from the top of the bulb and remove the bulb from the soil.
Bulb Storage. Clean the bulb and place it in a cool (40-50 deg. F), dark place such as the crisper of your refrigerator for a minimum of 6 weeks. Caution: Do not store amaryllis bulbs in a refrigerator that contains apples, this will sterilize the bulbs. Store the bulbs for a minimum of 6 weeks.
Plant Again. After 6 weeks you may remove bulbs whenever you would like to plant them. Plant bulbs 8 weeks before you would like them to bloom.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson
The World is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Take time to smell the roses.
Earth laughs in flower.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
True friendship is like a rose: We don't realize its beauty until it fades
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Secretary week is April 24-30 and Administrative Professional Day April 27
Surprise your Secretary with Beautiful flowers, gift/candy basket, plants and more
check out our website www.florafinos.com or call 740-452-8285 and ask for our "in house" specials!
add a "Thank You" Balloon or "Great Job" to put that extra smile on your secretary's face!
National Secretaries Week was created in 1952 through the efforts of Harry F. Klemfuss, a New York publicist. Working in conjunction with the National Secretaries Association, later known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Klemfuss wanted to encourage more people to consider careers in the secretarial/administrative support field.
The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as "National Secretaries Week," which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. The first Secretaries Day was sponsored by the National Secretaries Association with the support of corporate groups.
In 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff.