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Category archive: Floral

Festival of Flowers 10th Anniversary

Festival of Flowers 10th Anniversary

Hard to believe Festival of Flowers is turning 10 in 2019!  It all started when our friend and customer Midge McDermott came into Waukesha Floral–well, 10 years ago!–and told me about a great flower shop up in Minneapolis she visited called Bachmann’s.  Midge was impressed with their large floral showroom and greenhouses, and she had…

Alstroemeria is Awesome–Just Wait!

Alstroemeria is Awesome--Just Wait!

Forty years ago, Canadian florists started receiving shipments of alstroemeria.  If you’ve ever seen the flower also known as Peruvian Lily when it’s just picked, all you see are tight buds, which are not very beautiful.  With time, this pretty flower will open into a show of blooms that last an average of 2 to…

Don’t Give It Up! Change Your Garden As You Age

Don't Give It Up!  Change Your Garden As You Age

Studies show that being outside, in nature, or even viewing a well-maintained landscape can have positive mental and physical effects, especially as we age.  Too often, limitations in strength, mobility and stamina can reduce our enjoyment of our yards and gardens.  Why not begin to change your garden to accommodate your future needs?  Adapting your…

Mid-summer Container Garden and Hanging Basket Care

It’s always sad to lose a good friend, especially in just one day.  That’s the feeling many folks experience during a hot July when it comes to their mid-summer container gardens and hanging baskets.  Oh what sorrow at forgetting to water that formerly perky petunia or gee-whiz geranium just one day!   Well, not all plants are…

Men Like Flowers Too!

Men Like Flowers Too!

Men are often the givers of flowers, however men also like to receive flowers too.  Perhaps because they are unexpected… an expression of love, gratitude or for any reason.  Flowers prove that someone thinks enough of them to make them feel very special.  Although sending flowers to work may cause a little embarrassment, deep inside…

Crazy for Succulents!

Crazy for Succulents!

It seems everyone these days is crazy for succulents!  These plants are great for indoors or outdoors, and with minimal effort, you can easily have success with these interesting plants. What is a succulent? Any plant with thick, fleshy water storage capabilities Succulents have adapted to dry conditions throughout the world, from Africa to the…

Outdoor Plant Inspiration 2018

Outdoor Plant Inspiration 2018

Oh spring, where are you?  Perhaps you need a little outdoor plant inspiration for the 2018 season.  Even though the weather hasn’t been ideal, we are on the countdown to PLANTING SEASON, with less than a month until Memorial Day.  Step into the Waukesha Floral greenhouse, and you’ll see the sunshine has been just a…

Hanging Basket Preview for 2018 at Waukesha Floral

Hanging Basket Preview for 2018 at Waukesha Floral

It is really April, and time to preview the hanging baskets growing in our greenhouse for summer of 2018.  Only a month ago, hundreds of tiny seedlings found their way from DGI Propagators to Waukesha, and already we have seen serious growth.  The warmth of the sun, the warmth of the greenhouse heaters and the smell…

Prom Flower Trends for 2018

Prom Flower Trends for 2018

What’s hot in prom flower trends for 2018?  The latest trends in flowers follow the latest trends in dresses, and for 2018, there’s a lot of variety!  Dresses are trending towards pastels, lace, animal prints, embellished with sparkle, solid black and floral prints.   Styles are short or long, slim or high-waisted, cut-out or mermaid hem. …

Successfully Forcing Spring Branches

Successfully Forcing Spring Branches

Success!  Spring branches have been forced!  Here is an update on the branches taken from my yard back on Feb. 23rd, brought into the greenhouse and re-cut, stripped of the lower bark, and put into warm water.  The greenhouse was unheated when the branches were brought in, however now it is fully heated because planting…

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