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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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Whimsical Floral Designs

Fun-loving, free-spirited, playful feelings are conveyed by the whimsical floral palette, which is characterized by flowers in bold, contrasting colors. Floral arrangements featuring these hues set an upbeat tone and are ideal for birthdays, graduations, promotions and other celebrations.

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AzaleaCommon names: azalea

Description: These low, woody shrubs have leathery, dark green leaves and 3- to 6-inch clusters of red, orange, coral, pink, white or purple flowers. They make excellent blooming plants.

Special care: Check daily. Keep the soil moist but not wet. Apply water directly to the root medium. Keep the foliage and flowers dry to prevent fungal diseases. Do not use fertilizer. Place azaleas in bright, indirect light. Blooming life is two to four weeks or more, depending on cultivar. Leaf drop may be caused by dry soil, intense shade or cool temperatures combined with intense light. Pinch off new, green shoots that extend beyond the flowers.

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-2 #2 Aboutflowers.com 2010-09-16 15:40
Azaleas are beautiful plants. Please ask your local garden or nursery center for suggestions on the best plants for your yard and climate conditions, as well as care instructions.
-3 #1 debbie 2010-09-01 16:45
i love these plants but every time i buy one it always die i would like to plant one in the front porch itdose get some light but not alot should i try again or schould i try a diffent place the plant im talking about is a azalea

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