National Teacher Appreciation Day Tuesday, May 6

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 6:18pm by Rhonda No Comment

National Teacher Day is always the Tuesday of the first full week of May. An Arkansas teacher, Mrs. Mattye Whyte Woodridge, began corresponding with political and education leaders as early as 1944 about the need for a national day honoring teachers. One of the leaders she wrote to was Eleanor Roosevelt, who persuaded the 81st Congress…

Campanula

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:49pm by Rhonda No Comment

Campanula is one of several genera in the family Campanulaceae with the common name bellflower. It takes both its common and its scientific name from its bell-shaped flowers—campanula is Latin for “little bell”. The genus includes over 500 species and several subspecies, distributed across the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest diversity…

Baby’s Breath

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:23am by Rhonda No Comment

Baby’s Breath Gypsophila Baby’s Breath Gypsophila are annual and perennial herbs often growing from a thick taproot or a branching caudex, sometimes with rhizomes. The stems are usually erect and branching or sprawling, or in a few species prostrate along the ground. The leaves are variable in shape. The inflorescence is usually a cyme or a thyrse, branching intricately. Each small flower has a cup-like calyx of white-edged green sepals containing…

Spring Bulb Flowers-Care and Handling Tips

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:16am by Rhonda No Comment

Spring Bulb Flowers-Care and Handling Tips for Splendid Long Lasting Blooms Proper care of these lovely blossoms will ensure that they last beautifully in fabulous spring floral designs. Daffodils are the first to pop up in the spring months. These flowers are part of the narcissus family and come in a verity of colors including…

How to make your lilies last longer

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 1:49pm by Rhonda No Comment

How to make your lilies last longer                 By removing the stamens you stop pollen production (and nose staining). The flower’s purpose is to attract a pollinator, facilitate seed production and then fade away when the mission is accomplished.  By plucking the stamens off of lilies, you circumvent…

Azalea

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 4:17pm by Rhonda No Comment

Genus: Rhododendron An Azalea bush, is a popular flowering bush and foundation plant, with bright spring blooms. Azaleas bushes are members of the Rhododendron family. The biggest difference between the Rhododendron plant and an Azalea plant, is the Azalea is a deciduous bush. It sheds its leaves in the fall. The Rhododendron plant is an evergreen….

March 10th is Middle Name Pride Day

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:46am by Rhonda No Comment

Middle Name Pride Day Always March 10th Middle Name Pride Day honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it. Here’s two big reasons to be proud of your middle name: First, there are plenty of John Smiths and…

Employee Appreciation Day

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 4:13pm by Rhonda No Comment

Employee Appreciation Day   When : First Friday in March   If the boss can get a Bosses Day, then it’s only fair and appropriate that you, the employee, gets a day in your honor. Employee Appreciation Day honors employees everywhere. Celebrations today should be created and executed by your company. Recognitions vary widely, and…

Penstemon Gloxiniodes

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm by Rhonda No Comment

The flower of the day….Penstemon Gloxiniodes People love Penstemon. And, so do hummingbirds. Do you suppose that gardener’s and homeowners alike, love these trumpet shaped flowers because they attract hummingbirds!? Native to hills and mountain regions of California, there are a couple hundred species of Penstemon plants. Penstemon is a highly attractive and popular flowering…

Floral Design Day Feb 28th

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 2:01am by Rhonda No Comment

Floral Design Day Floral Design Day is the perfect day to appreciate and create floral arrangements. Flowers are loved by all, especially the ladies. It seems only fitting that we have a day set aside to appreciate the creativity and artistic quality of flower arrangements.         The perfect activities for today include:…