Friday, March 23, 2012
It's hard to believe it's only March with the pretty daffodils, tulips and magnolia trees in bloom. Please share your favorite photos of spring.
With high temperatures in the 80s this week, it feels more like summer than the beginning of spring. But'll we'll take it, right? Crocuses have come and gone for the most part already, but the wide variety of daffodils and tulips along with flowering spring trees are putting on a show now. We'd like to see the pretty show of spring around town, so please share your favorite spring photos here. Click on "Add your photos and videos" or check out this "how to" on adding photos to Patch
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Giving flowers Feb. 14? With value in mind, we sniff out which last the longest, and get to the heart of the best way to keep them in bloom.
A Valentine’s Day bouquet of fresh flowers is typically so beautiful that you wish it would last forever. Obviously, cut flowers do have an expiration date, but by choosing specific varieties and performing various maintenance procedures, your bouquets can be your “best buds” for a good while. Carnations, alstroemeria and roses top the list of longest-lasting cut flowers, said Jocie Rogers, corporate floral coordinator for English Gardens. “Carnations can last up to 15 days in a vase,” explained Rogers. “They come in an array of colors; white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, striped and so on.” They also are two sizes: standard and miniature. “Consumers should look for carnations that are in tight bud form,” Rogers said. Alstroemeria…
Monday, February 6, 2012
We're on a quest to rate the best of the best in Berkley and Huntington Woods. This week, the topic is florists.
Valentine's Day is the top holiday for giving flowers, with an estimated one-third of all holiday flower purchases taking place for that No. 1 day for lovers. And florists in Berkley and Huntington Woods will be busy, no question. So what's your favorite place to buy some blooms for your sweetie? We're on a quest to rate the best of the best in Berkley and Huntington Woods. So far, we've asked you about gyms and coffee or tea shops and nail salons and barber shops. Today the topic is florists. Visit Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch Places to learn about local flower shops and write reviews. Just in time to help others shop for Valentine's Day, click through to the profile pages of these businesses and leave your comments: Do you own or …