Friday, September 9, 2011


This warm, colorful arrangement of yellow and red dahlias and roses, with white daisies, represents the warm and cheery colors from the summer garden beds.  To use dahlias in arrangements, sear the ends of the stem with a match, or crush with a hammer.  Always cut first thing in the morning before the sun is out before the sugars in the blooms are high, making it longer-lasting in the vase.  And, as always, use a floral preservative.  You can make your own floral preservative by taking 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon bleach, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and adding 1 quart lukewarm water.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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