October 2008


Repurposing the Fall Wreath
Ten imaginative wreaths and wreath alternatives for tabletop display.

Icons of Christmas
Traditional seasonal elements provide the foundations for these distinctive centerpieces.

Container Guide 2008
Our annual showcase of containers, from basic to unusual, from nearly 30 manufacturers and suppliers.

Connecting with Community
“Retail Florist of the Year” category winner Scott’s Floral, Gift & Greenhouses repays the community for its support through sponsorship of approximately 20 area organizations and events.

Final Flourishes
These techniques help you package gift baskets for a polished presentation.

Gift Basket Bonanza
Top gift basket experts share practical tips for buying, packaging, selling and more.

Cruise-Winning Design
Creative garden-rose topiary nets trip for two to the Caribbean Islands.





on the cover:
MATERIALS: 
Gloriosas (glory lilies) and miniature callas from Z Callas/Oregon Coastal Flowers; lilies, tulips, and green Chinese lanterns from The Sun Valley Group; Gerberas and Croton leaves from favorite suppliers; 9 3/8” Footed Gathering Vase from Syndicate Sales; walnuts and crab apples from local market. To contact these companies, see “Product Source Guide” on Page 97.

Photography by Stephen Smith


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