My Grandpa used to keep alligators in the greenhouse when I was a kid!

Alligators in the Greenhouse- TRUE Story!

It was amazing growing up in a 4th Generation Family Flower Business…. not only did we have a flower shop but we acres of greenhouses… and they were pretty cool. These were not greenhouses like you see today… they were shorter because they were built into the ground to advantage the warmth of the earth … Read J’s Complete Post

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FARE Teal Pumpkins-

Teal Pumpkins Tonight!

I was on “My West Michigan” with my Flower Pal Jennifer Pasqua… showing how to decorate a pumpkin with Fresh Flowers for Halloween…  Click on the Picture above to see the VIDEO! and we also talked about how you can participate in the FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) Teal Pumpkin Project… Here’s more information … Read J’s Complete Post

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Mask flower- BOO!

Mother Nature’s Halloween Flower!

Even Mother Nature loves Halloween… and she’s got some pretty fun Halloween Flowers… It’s her way of doing “Trick or Treat”… This “Scary” Flower is the “alonsoa-unilabiata”… or “MASK Flower” aptly named for it’s appearance… It’s pretty fun to have something like this blooming in the garden for Halloween… it’s a full sun flower- and it … Read J’s Complete Post

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Fun Fresh Lemons and Flowers

Lemon Centerpiece Ideas… Pucker up!

When Life gives us Lemons… Let’s Make Lemon Centerpiece… hehehe I created this fun centerpiece using lemons for one of my appearances on Take 5 and Company on WZZM Channel 13 – the ABC Affiliate in Grand Rapids… I used a square Glass Tray (from Accent Decor) and filled it with Orange Deco Beads…from JRM … Read J’s Complete Post

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Youtube views reach 6M for uBloom!

6 Million Views on Youtube- Thank you!

WOW… 6 Million views… and in less than 2 years…  I’m so thankful for the over 40,000 subscribers that love our selection of videos we’ve placed at When we reached the 10 year mark on we decided to start placing our “Oldest” videos on youtube… just to see if people might be interested … Read J’s Complete Post

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Using Color Effectively is an easy way to insure a beautiful arrangement of flowers!

Color is the key to Beautiful flowers!

I’m often asked about the secret to creating a beautiful arrangement of flowers… And honestly… the secret is Color- or more accurately – using color to your advantage. Arranging your Flowers… by Color…will always result in a better looking arrangement. For example… when you use all one color … and mix up the flower types… … Read J’s Complete Post

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