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Flower centerpiece for Canada's Thanksgiving, October 11

by webdev

October 07, 2010

It's that time of year again, and soon families will be gathering around the table to feast, thankful for food and family. To make the dinner spread even more festive, many hostesses may want to place a bouquet of autumn flowers as their centerpiece.

When selecting flowers for your central bouquet, aim for autumnal hues such as burgundy, deep orange and marigold, which represent the harvest season, recommends NsNews.com.

In order to make the bouquet last as long as possible, condition flowers overnight in a homemade floral preservative after stripping the leaves from the stems. To make the homemade preservative use 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon household bleach, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and a quart of lukewarm water, according to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The news source advises flower arrangers to use big chrysanthemums in the middle of the vase and add other flowers one at a time, alternating color and type around the center. Bind them together with a wire to ensure all stems are at an equal length of 10-12 centimeters long.

This year Canada celebrates its Thanksgiving on October 11. The occasion is the ideal time to send a pumpkin bouquet to a Canadian friend or family member.

 

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