Plants in March!

hyd springtime bloomWe will be having some beautiful Spring Bulb Plants such as Tulips, Daffodils & Paper Whites (Narcisus). They will be featured throughout our Flower Markets this month. They are the perfect seasonal house warming gift or just something to brighten your day. Along side these beauties we will be featuring full Hydrangea plants, Easter Lilies and mini Violet plants. Stop by soon and enjoy these incredible plants with us!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

DIY: Glitter Vase

DIY Glitter VasesHere is a simple way to glitter up your vases! This is perfect for that girly birthday party or for fun home decor for Spring.

What you’ll need:
Mod Podge, any color glitter, your favorite vases with a wide enough mouth opening, and your favorite flowers.

How to create it:
Cover the inside of the vase with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Be sure to cover all areas where you want the glitter to hold. Don’t let the Mod Podge dry, pour glitter inside the vase & rotate vase around so glitter covers all the glue area. If you miss a spot, just re apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to that area & cover with glitter as desired.

Follow the directions on the container about drying times.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Inspiration to Grow On

Blooming shrubs such as azalea and rhododendron are in spring’s forecast. Plant a variety of early to mid and late to season hybrid plants from this shrub family to stage a colorful show that lasts from spring to summer!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

Flowering Facts: Tulip Mania

Field of Flowers' Tulips in Glass Block

Flowers to go with your light foods and pastas:

While the food you serve is the showcase at your table, the flowers you choose will complete the setting.  The colors and types of flowers you choose will set the tone for your gathering.  Whether it is an elegant affair or a family picnic, flowers finish the setting with style.

For the lighter fare and with the coming of spring, we suggest tulips arranged simply in a clear vase.   Nothing says spring like tulips and otherHollandflowers.  Simple to make, yet graceful and elegant, take a bunch of tulips in your favorite color, cut ½” off the stems and drop in an 8” bubble bowl.  Tulips will last at least 3 days and  can still be displayed when fully open for a casual look.

Tulips have quite a story to tell.  Over a thousand years ago, Tulips grew wild in Persia and near Kabul with 33 different species.  The word tulip is thought to be a corruption of the Turkish word for turbans.

There are people who eat some varieties of tulip bulbs and Japan makes flour from them.  The Dutch have eaten tulips when no other food was available.

The wealthy began to purchase tulip bulbs that were brought back from Turkey by Venetian merchants.  In 1610, fashionable French ladies wore corsages of tulips, and many fabrics were decorated with tulip designs.  In the seventeenth century, a small bed of tulips was valued at 15,000-20,000 francs.  The bulbs became a currency, and their value was quoted like stocks and shares.

Tulipmania flourished between 1634-1637.  People abandoned jobs, businesses, wives, homes and lovers to become tulip growers.  It is recorded that a Dutchman paid 36 bushels of wheat, 72 of rice, 4 oxen, 12 sheep, 8 pigs, 2 barrels of wine and 4 of beer, 2 tons of butter, 1000 pounds of cheese, a bed, clothes, and a silver cup…for one Vice-Roi bulb!  Hopefully, he didn’t eat it!

The best story…after paying for a bulb with its weight in gold, the new owner heard that a cobbler possessed the same variety.  He bought the cobbler’s bulb and crushed it, to increase the value of his first bulb.

The wealthy speculated on tulip shares.  Bulbs were traded like stock using paper representation of ownership.  About ten million bulbs were represented in the market.  In 1637, speculation became illegal and many people, especially in Holland, were ruined as prices fell.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your tulips by the bunch or in a designer created bouquet or flower arrangement.  In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

(Note: This blog post, written by Donn F. Flipse, originally appeared as an article in Gold Coast Magazine)