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“FIND PRODUCTS” with the NEW uBloom Resource Guide!

I’m Thrilled to announce our NEW uBloom Professional Resource Guide! (Premiering on uBloom September 4, 2013) You’ll see a NEW Feature on EVERY Page of uBloom… a Big PURPLE “Find Products” Button… that will take you to the NEW Guide. This Guide was developed to make it Simple and Easy to find the products you … Read J’s Complete Post

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The Last Carnation Grower in the USA... Isamu and Ben Akiyama at Akiyama Nursery in Watsonville CA.

Endangered Species – USA Grown Carnation!

Endangered Species: The Last American Carnation Grower Written by Robert Kitayama, Kitayama Brothers, Watsonville CA. Last week I visited Akiyama Nursery in Watsonville and talked to Isamu and Ben Akiyama, the last carnation grower in Watsonville and possibly America. Isamu has been growing carnations since 1978 after moving here from Japan. Kitayama Brothers (KB) is … Read J’s Complete Post

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How to arrange flowers- Flower Field Arrangement- American Grown

Grown in the USA- Wedding Workshop – SOLD OUT x 2

I just finished up TWO Sold Out Hands On Classes at Mears Wholesale Florist in Springfield MO! We offered a Special Grown in the USA Wedding Bouquet Workshop where the students were able to create TWO Wedding Bouquets (one Hand Tied Cascade…and one in the Gala Bouquet Holder from FloraCraft!) out of Flowers and Foliage … Read J’s Complete Post

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Aspidistra leaves growing at Ronald Jones Ferneries

A Visit to Ronald Jones Ferneries… “the King of Aspidistra”!

Our Final Stop on the Florida Fresh Tour took us to Ronald Jones Ferneries… and gave us the opportunity to visit with Stacy Jones, his Brother Scott! Ronald Jones is known by many as the “King of Aspidistra”. Also known as the “CAST IRON” Plant… Aspidistra foliage is a very popular foliage and it has … Read J’s Complete Post

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A Visit with Jennifer and Joe… Alpha Fern Company!

This week on the Florida Fresh Tour we visit the Family Foliage Farm of the Stricklands at Alpha Fern Company! I can’t mention this tour stop… without first mentioning Jennifer and Joe Strickland. This Father Daughter Team… well… They’re just so darned charming… and epitomize an American Farm Family! Jennifer and I worked together for … Read J’s Complete Post

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Flowers are meant for sharing… Farewell to Lisa; uBloom Community Gardener!

uBloom is like any Garden… there are certain flowers that are robust and grow tall, like sunflowers… there are others that might grow in clumps along the edge providing a border… Marigolds or Petunias, still others provide fragrant or colorful blossoms that can be picked and added to arrangements or even shared… carried away to … Read J’s Complete Post

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