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Mother's Day at Rose of Sharon

We design for more than just weddings at Rose of Sharon. At Mother’s Day, we work with you to design something perfect for every mom — grandmoms, step-moms, those who are like a mom to you! Flowers are sure to make these wonderful women feel special and loved.

Farm & Garden Grown Collection

Now that spring is in full swing, we’ve brought back our popular FARM & GARDEN GROWN COLLECTION.

We love partnering with local growers to use locally grown, FRESH flowers in our creative, one-of-a-kind designs. Each unique arrangement in this collection is made with at least 75% locally grown items!

The local blooms and foliage change from year to year. For example, last year at this time anemones and ranunculus were perfect and peonies weren’t quite blooming yet. This year, the anemone and ranunculus crops are almost done blooming, but peonies are perfect! No matter what’s in season, local blooms are always perfect for Mother’s Day arrangements.

When you order from our Farm & Garden Collection, you’re supporting TWO local businesses while celebrating Mom: your local flower farmer AND your local floral artist!

We have a wide array of fresh flowers and fresh flower arrangements available — something for every mom! We deliver to Fayetteville, Springdale, Farmington, Greenland, Johnson, Tontitown, and Lowell.

Caring for Your Poinsettias

Remember when caring for your poinsettias that they are a tropical plant. They are accustomed to the tropical climate of Southern Mexico. There are a few things to know about caring for these tropical plants:

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They like direct sunlight. It is ideal to keep your plants in 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. But take care to keep them from getting too close to cold windows.

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Keep them in temperature from 65-75 degrees F during the day and no lower than 55 degrees at night. They like the slightly lower temperatures at night.

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Water the plant when the soil is dry to the touch. Water until the excess water drains from the plant. Do not let the plant sit in this excess water.

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Make sure your plants are not in the path of a warm or cold breeze from radiators, windows or open doors. This breeze will hurt the plant and any direct contact with too high or too low temperatures will hurt the plant as well. Do not let your plant touch a cold window.*

Follow these few tips and your poinsettias should last long past the holiday season.

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http://urbanext.illinois.edu/poinsettia/care.cfm

Switch Up the Thanksgiving Decor this Year

There may not be another holiday that is more based in tradition than Thanksgiving. Between the family, turkey, filling, sweet potatoes, football, parade and décor scheme there is little that changes from year to year. While the rest of the year the formal dining room may gather dust and the kitchen table may be a rotating door of friends and family, one day a year everyone gathers in the dining room, that same person carves the turkey and the family over eats. In the background there may be the sounds of the first sounds of Christmas music on the radio, the announcements from the Thanksgiving parade or the whistles, grunts and cheers from a football game.

Take a small step away from tradition this year and switch things up a little. Before you panic, I am not talking about swapping out the turkey for tofu; I am talking about the color scheme on your table. Instead of focusing on the darker oranges, plums and burgundy this Thanksgiving, switch it up and use more peach, violet and yellow to brighten up your house as the family arrives to carve the turkey.


Traditionally the day’s color scheme tend to mimic the food that covers the table. Fall has come with beautiful burgundies, burnt oranges and rich plums, colors as rich and delicious as the foods of the season. We hold no grudges against these rich colors, in fact, we used them many times in the spring, but since we have already broken the “laws” of seasonal colors, why not bring a little bright onto the Thanksgiving table.


Try replacing out some of those rich burnt oranges for a softer peach and those rich plums for a brighter violet. Add some sunny yellow to bring that earthy atmosphere to your table. You can even add a touch of magenta to hold on to that deep rich color while keeping it bright and light.

HolidayAlthea WilesComment