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Heather's Helpful Hint

Spring Your Easter Flowers to Life
April 21, 2011

It's wonderful to give and receive Easter flowers. You can't help but think of spring when hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and Easter lilies start appearing. Many people ask, "What can I do with my flowers after Easter?" After you enjoy these hardy bulbs indoors, you can plant them outdoors in a well drained area that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Dig approximately 6" deep and place the bulb at the bottom. Fill in the hole slowly with soil to ensure the foliage is receiving sunlight.

Easter lilies are probably one of the most popular flowers sent as a greeting or gift for Easter. With a large, trumpet-shaped white flower, the Easter lily symbolizes purity, hope and life. If you plant them outdoors, they will rebloom in August for another beautiful show of flowers.

Florist hydrangeas can be planted outside after the danger of frost has passed. Plant them in part shade to full sun and feed with Espoma Plant-Tone. They will bloom once a year. If you want to change their color to pink, add lime. If you are looking to make your hydrangea blue, add sulfur. However, florist azaleas cannot be planted outside.

We have a wonderful selection of high quality Easter flowers, as well as other goodies to fill baskets with, including Vera Bradley, gourmet chocolate, jewelry, and more!

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