A Flower of Another Color

proteaProtea symbolizes courage.

With a sturdy stem and long lasting blooms, Protea make the perfect cut flowers.

Protea are grown mostly in South Africa on bushes or small trees. They are cultivated for cut flowers and can come with many different looks.protea

They are one of the easiest flowers to be dried, just hang them upside down for two weeks or until they have become completely dry.

How to arrange Protea once you’ve purchased them is very simple. Cut off about 1 inch of the stem, strip of any leaves below the water line.

CG Tip: Once you’ve put your Protea in the vase you like, add 1/4 tsp of bleach per quart of water to keep the water looking fresh and clean.

A Flower of Another Color

Let’s Talk Roses

Roses are one of the most popular flowers. Country Greenery is known as The Rose Place, so we know roses!

Did you know that no two varieties are the same? Each variety of rose can vary in color, head size, and even what they look like in full bloom.

Like most flowers each rose in bloom is unique; some roses start out with a tight head than open wide and large when they are in full bloom. Other types of roses may not look like have bloomed at all when in fact their full bloom isn’t much larger than when they were closed tight.

Take a look at a few examples:
rose1       rose2          rose3

Notice the vast differences between each rose!

Sometimes we forget that flowers are alive and just like people each one is different in how it looks and how it grows.

-Erin

CG Tip: Did you know each color of the rose has a meaning? Check out Passion Growers site, they have great list to help find the right rose for any occasion.

Let’s Talk Roses

Fall into Autumn

Here in the Midwest our first thought when img_SilkSunflowerwere hear that the Fall Season has begun we think, “oh no, that means snow is right around the corner.” Instead we should be enjoying the wonderful colors Autumn has to offer. Warm days and cool nights, it’s the perfect recipe for the leaves to change color. With each shade of red, orange, yellow, and green surrounding us they make beautiful and breath taking bouquets.

With the cool Autumn weather also comes warmth. We begin to think of hot apple cider with cinnamon, cozening up with family near a soft fire glow, taking a walk in the park with a comfy sweater and mittens, and of course surrounding ourselves with friends to enjoy the football season.

I love fall, it is my absolute favorite season.

-Erin

Fall into Autumn

Sunflowers!

img_sunflowersHow do we know summer has arrived? Sunflowers!

You can find sunflowers everywhere in the upper Midwest. Our fields become a beautiful golden yellow in a blink of an eye! Such a perfect time of year.

Did you know sunflowers in full bloom don’t actually fall the sun, they remain facing east all day. Sunflowers also have the ability to grow 8-12 feet tall. They are truly amazing flowers.

img_sunflowersFieldsAt Country Greenery our designers are truly amazing too! They can do awesome and unique floral arrangements incorporating sunflower. Just check out Sunflower Fields, it’s one of my absolute favorite arrangements incorporating sunflowers, and it exclusive only to Country Greenery.

We just can’t get enough. They are long lasting, keep their color for weeks and thy transition into each season so easily.

-Erin

Sunflowers!

Coming To A Blog Near You!

IMG_ErinHello, my name is Erin, Country Greenery’s Moorhead Store Managers. I’ve been working here four years now and have truly enjoyed coming to work each day.

I am starting this blog to keep everyone up to date on, what I like to call, the 4 T’s : Tips, Tricks, Trends, and Tutorials. I also will be including highlights on our arrangements, interior plants, and even a staff member or two!

Stop by our store sometime, it’s a great place to find a gift for friend or yourself, or just stop by to say hi, I can’t wait to see you!

Erin

CG Tip: We love the saying “two is better than one”, that’s why we have two great locations to shop, one in Moorhead and one in Fargo!

Coming To A Blog Near You!