How to Significantly Lower Your Wedding Flower Costs

Written by Candice Barrigher

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2) Purchase flowers that are in season atrepparttar time of your wedding. The prices and choices available may vary acrossrepparttar 113393 country, but,repparttar 113394 guide below is general and may apply in most states.

Summer Blooms

Lilies Asters Straw Flowers Stephanotis

Winter Blooms

Holly Poinsettias

Fall Blooms

Sunflowers Orange Blossoms

Spring/Summer Blooms

Calla Lilies Freesia Magnolias Lily ofrepparttar 113395 Valley

Annual Blooms

Baby's Breath Gerbera Daisies Daisies Freesia Carnations

Spring Blooms

Lilacs Tulips Violets Irises

3) Use decorations that do not require flowers. With a little bit of creativity and compromising, you can create gorgeous centerpieces that are not floral at all. Candles have made some ofrepparttar 113396 best centerpieces I have seen yet. One idea is to place pillar candles in hurricane lamps of varying sizes and place tulle and glitter/confetti aroundrepparttar 113397 setting. Candles can create a romantic ambience and will cast a warm, peachy glow onrepparttar 113398 smiling faces of your guests!

Candice Barrigher is a Home Entertaining expert, as well as a Certified Bridal Consultant. She has been assisting clients offline for 4 years now and has decided to take her presence on the web in February. The web presence of UniqueEntertaining will contain a plethora of entertaining tips, ideas, advice and many wonderful items that will allow clients to have beautiful and memorable events. She can currently be reached at

Carnivorous Plants and Black Bears

Written by Jacob Farin

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1. Cut off all dead leaves. With any ofrepparttar Sweet Pitchers (Sarracenia rubra), trim allrepparttar 113392 leaves right down torepparttar 113393 rhizome. This will help reduce moisture loss. There is no need to do this other species.

2. Giverepparttar 113394 plant a good spraying with a sulfur-based fungicide. (We use Safer brand.) Followrepparttar 113395 instructions as directed byrepparttar 113396 manufacturer.

3. Place your plant in an unheated shelter, and keeprepparttar 113397 soil moist at all times.

This is perhapsrepparttar 113398 simplest method of protecting your plant fromrepparttar 113399 dry freezing Arctic wind. Just remember that it is not frost that destroys outdoor container plants. It is dry freezing wind.

In April, it will be safe to bring your plants out of dormancy, which happes to be aboutrepparttar 113400 same time black bears come back out and begin foraging.

If you live in zones 6 and above, wind protection is necessary when there is a brief cold snap, bringingrepparttar 113401 temperature down below 20F. In this case, wind protection is usually temporary and covering your plants with a tarp or sheets of plastic will dorepparttar 113402 trick.

Jacob Farin is co-owner of Sarracenia Northwest, a nursery specializing in the cultivation of carnivorous plants. More information about the cultivation of carnivorous plants can be found at

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