Every day is a gift from Mother Earth. Today is Earth Day and that means giving back. A popular Earth Day activity is planting a tree. But what if you don’t have a yard? What do you do as an urbanite with less than a green thumb and not much in the way of outdoor space? Succulent and cactus gardens are a city dwellers alternative to large scale, outdoor gardening. Succulents and cactus plants are very low maintenance, which translates to very easy to keep among the living. They are slow growers and are drought tolerant. They are very adaptable and can thrive on their own or in clusters of multiple plants. That’s what makes succulent and cactus gardens a fun activity for Earth Day.
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Freytag’s creative director Denise Gehrke, AIFD, PFCI had the honor of coaching three students from Laneir High School for the Houston Rodeo Cup Floral Design Competition. And it looks like that extra help paid off. Please join us in congratulating Chris Pham and Ceasar Hernandez for their huge wins this weekend. Chris placed 2nd out of 100 exhibitors at the Houston Rodeo Cup which involved creating a bridal bouquet, interpretive design, and a center piece on site at the rodeo while being timed and observed by judges. Ceasar placed 3rd out of 95 entries in the Dining with a Texas Flair category with his arrangement that was themed "Keep Austin Weird". Ceasar took a risk with his design that paid huge dividends. Each of them took home the coveted Rodeo Cup belt buckle and prize money. Read More about Denise Gehrke, AIFD, PFCI Helps Laneir HS Students Win the Houston Rodeo Cup, Floral Design Event
What is International Women's Day, you ask? Well, it was originally called International Working Women's Day, and is celebrated on March 8 every year. In various parts of the world the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. What started as a Socialist political event has blended into the culture of many countries.
The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York; it was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. There was no specific strike happening on March 8, despite later claims. Read More about What is International Women’s Day?
Add a little extra romance for FREE with our printable Valentine’s Day Love Coupons. They’re a fun, romantic way to pamper someone special and they’re perfect for Valentine's day. It's free and easy! Just print them and cut them out. You can leave them loose, or create a booklet. See our easy to follow booklet assembly instructions below the download link. Read More about Valentine’s Day Free Printable Love Coupons
A popular trend on or near Valentine’s Day is the classic ‘Sisters before Misters’ celebration with your BFF’s. A Galentine’s Day party requires take-out or delivery dinner and chick-flicks, plus wine/champagne as standard fare. However, we think this celebration calls for something… Read More about Make your Galentine’s Day Party Memorable
It’s Valentine’s season and love is on everyone’s mind. If you want to make a lasting, good impression or just make the day memorable, now is the time to get started. Planning is everything on Valentine’s Day. After more than forty years… Read More about 7 Romantic Austin Valentine’s Day Dates
The best part about buying fresh holiday wreaths and centerpieces is the fresh evergreen scent filling your home with the aroma of the holidays. We know you would rather spend more time with your family and friends than taking care of… Read More about Holiday Wreath & Centerpiece care tips
Red Glitter Poinsettia, from the Jingle Bell Rock family. The Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) is the ultimate Christmas flower and the December birth flower. In traditional red, white, pink, or a hybrid of any color, a Poinsettia flower… Read More about Poinsettia Care Tips