7 Long-Lasting Flowers for Bouquets and Gardens

Whether you like flowers in bouquets, beds, planters or pots, it’s always a treat to expand your gardens with a few flowers and plants you wouldn’t usually try. There’s nothing like experimenting with your garden or flower arrangement, adding colorful blossoms that celebrate the coming of spring and warmth of summer. Here’s a collection of springtime perennial flowers and greenery that will bring the joy of sweet smells and colors to your life after a long winter.

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Evergreens Make the Holidays Last

As winter sets in, activities come inside and preparations for the holidays begin. Indoor spaces are invigorated when the essence of the outdoors is brought along. Since ancient celebrations, evergreens have been used as a reminder that life will be sustained through the darker months and will return with the blossoming of spring. Their lasting green color helps keep spirits alive during this period.
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Gratitude

I know many people talk about gratitude during November. Heck nearly everyone I know took part in that 3 days of gratitude challenge on social media a few years back.

For me, November is special because on November 1, 1999, I signed the papers to buy Dietz Falls Florist. I remember the lawyer grabbing me by the shoulders and shaking me saying “BREATH!
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