Splurge: Floral edition

While the home-gardening seasons of spring and summer are most commonly associated with flowers, these three local businesses have vibrant fall florals to offer.

While the home-gardening seasons of spring and summer are most commonly associated with flowers, these three local businesses have vibrant fall florals to offer.

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Anderson’s Flowers

John Anderson of Anderson’s Flowers, in business since 1953, spoke enthusiastically about elements of fall arrangements.

“Fall leaves are always really popular,” he said. “We like to use mums, yellow and orange roses, sunflowers and hypericum, especially in red. You want bright, rich colors. We can use cattails, wheat and other dried materials. Container-wise, you can do anything. A lot of people like baskets because it’s a country look. Sometimes we use pumpkin containers for Halloween and Thanksgiving, too. From time to time, people will ask for a cornucopia (basket) with a fresh arrangement in it. It’s nice to have a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table, and you don’t have to spend $100.”

Twigs & Twine

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At Twigs & Twine, “we pride ourselves on things that are a bit different,” said Laura Woofter, owner of this 3-year-old
sister store to Paper Allure.

For autumn floral creations, “we like to use berries, fruit, air plants and succulents with the addition of some fall favorites,” Woofter said. “We use sunflowers, mums, Billy balls and a lot of foliage such as agonis. All the girls (who work) here have small gardens, and we like to use flowers we grow ourselves. For containers, we like to get a feel for what our clients like. We use a lot of birch for fall, and a lot of rustic metals.”

Rice’s Nursery

Mums are big business at Rice’s Nursery, a local operation since 1941. Between its retail, landscaping and commercial operations, Rice’s sells about 3,000 chrysanthemums each fall, all grown on premises. They typically are available in about 10 colors.

“They’re not that difficult to grow, but we give them a lot of tender loving care, ample water and fertilizer to keep that healthy root system going,” Julie Crawford said. Mums are sold starting in mid-August. “We want them at peak blooming state by the end of August. They typically will get you through the September-October blooming period. The cooler the weather, the longer they bloom

LOCATIONS

Anderson’s Flowers

413 12th St. NW, Canton | 330-452-4077 | johnandersonsflowers.com

Twigs & Twine

5562 Fulton Dr. NW (in 91 Plaza), Jackson Twp. | 330-499-3350 | paperallure.net

Rice’s Nursery

1651 55th St. NE, Plain Twp. | 330-499-9622 | ricesnursery.com

 

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass