As the calendar turns to September 23rd, the season of fall graces us with its presence, prompting delightful thoughts of fall festivities and gift-giving. Flowers and plants stand as timeless tokens of affection for any occasion. Amidst our diverse selection, you’ll discover the perfect match for your needs, thoughtfully crafted by our team of Professional Floral Designers. Continue reading
Here at George Thomas Florist, we take immense pride in being the go-to florist for the enchanting city of Noblesville, Indiana. Our commitment extends beyond just flowers; it’s about creating unforgettable moments. We offer an array of exquisite options, from handcrafted local floral designs by our personal artisans to thriving plants, elegant planters, captivating dish gardens, and thoughtful gifts. Our unwavering dedication even extends to providing services to esteemed local Noblesville funeral homes such as Randall & Roberts, and Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers. Continue reading
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In the language of flowers, the sentiment behind I’m Sorry blooms transcends words, expressing heartfelt regret for words spoken or actions taken. At George Thomas Florist, we’ve curated a unique collection of I’m Sorry Flowers and plants that speak volumes of remorse and sincerity. Whether they’re intended as gifts, adorning your balcony, or gracing your table in a vase, our thoughtfully crafted arrangements convey the depth of your apologies. Continue reading
This Father’s Day, go above and beyond to delight your dad with our exceptional selection of fresh and caring plants. Show him your love and appreciation in a unique way by gifting him a plant that will bring joy and beauty to his life. Our carefully curated collection is designed to make this day truly special and memorable. Continue reading
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As winter comes to an end and spring begins, people all over the world are gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day, a festive holiday that celebrates Irish culture and traditions. While many associate the holiday with wearing green, the true story behind this beloved celebration lies in the luck behind the four-leaf clover.
Traditionally, the shamrock was the symbol of the holiday, representing the holy trinity. However, the rare four-leaf clover, which is a unique variation of the three-leaf clover, became associated with good luck in Irish culture. Some interpretations suggest that the other three leaves represent faith, hope, and love, while the fourth leaf is a true symbol of luck for those who are fortunate enough to find it.
Poinsettias are a popular favorite around Christmastime. Seeing red poinsettias with their pots wrapped in shiny green foil makes us feel festive at this time of year. But have you ever wondered how this distinctive plant became so closely connected with the Christmas season? Took a closer look at the poinsettia and its interesting history.
A Practical Plant
Poinsettias are native to Central America. These plants, called “cuetlaxochitl,” meaning “brilliant flower,” were used by ancient Aztecs to make purple dye for clothing and makeup. Also, the sap of a poinsettia was used to treat fevers.
A Mexican Treasure
In southern Mexico, poinsettias flower for a short amount of time in the winter. In 1828, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett, visited southern Mexico and became enchanted with the poinsettias he saw there. He brought some of the plants back to his greenhouses in South Carolina, and he nurtured his poinsettias and shared them with friends as well as botanical gardens. These plants got their English name from Poinsett.
Poinsettias and Christmas
There are many connections between poinsettias and Christmas. For one, the poinsettia plant has a similar shape to the star of Bethlehem. Also, the plant is red and green, which are colors associated with Christmas.
Caring for Your Poinsettia
Do you want your poinsettia to last beyond Christmas? If so, there are some care tips to remember. For one, water your plant only when its soil is dry. Gently stick your finger about an inch down into the soil to make sure it’s dry before watering. Also, keep it in a cool room (about 55 degrees) in the evening so it will bloom longer. With the right care, you can even get your poinsettia to rebloom!
Fascinating Facts About the Flower of Christmas
- Along with using the poinsettia as medicine for fevers, the Aztecs believed the plant had magical properties like causing a baby to be born crosswise.
- Poinsettias grow as shrubs in southern Mexico. They can sometimes grow up to 12 feet tall!
- Poinsettias are the national emblem of Madagascar.
- At least $200 million worth of poinsettias are sold each year during the Christmas season.
- The red petals of a poinsettia are really its leaves, or bracts, while its small yellow bulbs are its flowers.
- Though the bracts of a poinsettia are not deadly to people or animals, they can make you sick.
Your friends at George Thomas Florist will help you find the right Poinsettia and delivered to the proper place, at the proper time.