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The Thistle

11/20/20
(journalstar.com) There are all Sorts of Different Thistles that Vary in Appearance and Use. Are they Commonly Used in Bouquets? Thistles belong to the Asteraceae family but are also a part of the group “Cynareae” (which is also a part of the daisy family). There are many different varieties such as “milk thistle” and spiky sea holly, which is another form of “Alpine” thistle. These . . .
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Fall Floral Décor: Mums, Pumpkins, and Gourds Mums are synonymous with fall. There’s nothing more charming than a front porch or window box decorated with colorful potted mums (in all our favorite autumnal hues—burgundy, yellow, orange, cream and purple). And, of course, we cannot forget well-placed gourds and a fat pumpkin! So, why chrysanthemums (“mums” for short)? They actually prefer the cooler autumn . . .
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Celebrate the vivid hues of the season. These bouquets from Chelsea Flowers celebrate autumn’s exquisite varied colours and make for the perfect present. Whether on your dining room table as a stand-out centerpiece or atop a mantle, these flowers are ones you’ll really wish to show off. One Colour of Choice: This monochromatic blend of red garden roses, skimmia (an Asian flowering shrub), . . .
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