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Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace. See five emotional color palettes and the flowers that bring them to life.
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Serenity and relaxation are the essence of this color scheme. A floral arrangement featuring a vase of tranquility is perfect for busy moms, harried professionals and those who seek a moment of calm from life’s stressful situations.
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Common names: geranium, ivy geranium
Description: Geraniums have scalloped leaves and clusters of five-petalled flowers. Variations include double flowers and dark or white leaf variegation. Ivy geranium leaves resemble English ivy; shoots cascade over the edges of containers. Colors include red, pink, salmon, orange, magenta, purple, white and bicolors. Different species have fragrances including rose, lemon, peppermint, apple and nutmeg scents. They make excellent bedding and blooming plants.
Special care: Water when the soil is fairly dry and remove excess water. They do best in direct sunlight but grow well in partial sun also. Give potted plants all-purpose plant food monthly. Cut back a third of the growth from plants kept over winter. Keep foliage dry.
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