Tips on Flowers and Floral Arrangements

Make Your Own Floral Water Preservative
Try this home made recipe for a floral preservative. For an average-sized vase mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of sugar with the water. Mix thoroughly. The vinegar will slow the growth of the scum that develops on the surface of the water. The sugar will feed the flowers. You can also use a lemon-lime soda mixed into equal parts with water for a preservative. The sugar will feed the flowers, and the acid in the lemon-lime will help prevent bacteria from forming.

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The 18th Annual Bucks Beautiful Garden & Home Show.
Friday – March 20, 2009 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – March 21 & 22, 2009, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delaware Valley College, Route 202 South, Doylestown, Bucks County.
Exhibit Area Cost: $8 per person, children 12 & under free.

The Biggest Garden & Home Show in Bucks County to get you ready for spring’s arrival!
• Beautiful landscape, room and window box displays on view!
• Over 60 exhibitors featuring the latest products and services for the garden and home!
• Free workshops with tips and techniques for gardening and home projects.
• Free children’s programs.
• Plenty or free parking!

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If you long for spring and love anything Italian then I have the ideal escape for you. Escape from this long cold winter and go to the world famous Philadelphia Flower Show.

The classic Roman gardens and architecture of Italy inspire the 2009 weeklong Philadelphia Flower Show opening on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

You enter the Flower Show through a palace garden with opera singers, street musicians and folk dancers. The floral displays include various themes such as a coastal resort hotel located on the Italian Riviera. Gondola on a Venetian canal or shop in Milan. Marvel at the clothing, jewels and shoes made of flowers.

Other attractions and activities include book signings, garden and culinary demonstrations, activities for the kids, and wine and cheese tastings. There is a wine and spirits shop stocked with Italian labels. Visit the large marketplace with more than a 100 booths of plants, seeds, and tool.

Show hours:
March 1 – Sunday (8 am. to 6 pm.)
March 2 – 6 Monday – Friday (10 am. to 9:30 pm.)
March 7 – Saturday (8 am. to 9:30 pm.)
March 8 – Sunday (8 am. to 6 pm.)

Tickets: $22-$28; $17, ages 17-24; $13, ages 2-6
The Philadelphia Convention Center is at 12th and Arch streets

Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2009 is rapidly approaching guys. Did you know the U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. Who does all of that counting?

Finding the right Valentine’s Day gift is probably the most difficult shopping experience in a guy’s life. After all this is the “Day of Love”.
After a few years I am all out of ideas. I did the flowers thing, then there was the candy year. Last year was the stuffed teddy bear. Two years before that it was the teddy bear with candy. That one was good – I sure know how to pick candy. Jewelry was a winner but I can’t do that this year I need to save that one for her birthday.

Oh, I give up – I guess it will be flowers this year!

Say it with flowers