Monday, November 23, 2009

Lighting a Christmas Tree

Whether it be a decorator Christmas Tree or your family Christmas Tree it's all the same. In my more than 30 plus years of decorating the family Christmas Tree to today I have learned many tricks to make the best of your tree. It's all about interest in ornaments and the textures, but foremost the lights. Lighting a tree is very important to have plenty of lights. I figure 100 lights per foot and add 300 to 500 additional lights. I like to light my own trees. Lighting a real or permanent tree the method is pretty much the same.
Always work from the center of the tree. I always run 100-200 lights through the center of 8-9' tree. This illuminates the center of the tree not to mention the ornaments we are going to add to the Christmas Tree.

I then begin at the bottom of the tree wrapping the branches closely. I do mean every branch. Since I added the lights in the center first I don't have to go as deep into the tree with the wrapping of the lights branch by branch. I repeat this process until I reach the top of the tree. Now it's time to decorate.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weatherproof Bows

Weatherproof red velvet bows for Christmas decorating. Large wired red velvet bow with gold edge $7.50 each. Order 10 and get 2 free for a total of 12 bows for the price of 10. These bows are Weatherproof and great for Christmas Wreaths and Garlands. When you store these bows properly you will get several years of use. Contact us at 813-985-6409 to place your order.

Smaller Bows available for $5.50 each.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Classic Bridal Bouquet. A collection of Calla Lilies, Lisianthus, and White Roses.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tampa Florist Transforms University

For the past 4 years Tampa Florist, Apple Blossoms Floral Designs & Gifts has transformed Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida into a Christmas Wonderland. From the more than 40 thousand twinkling lights to the miles of garland surrounding the beautiful gardens transforms this beautiful campus into a place that takes you back to your childhood. Scott Darhower the owner of Apple Blossoms Floral Designs & Gifts located in Tampa Florida begins collecting his crew in September to create this wonderland. It takes more than 450 man hours to complete the transformation. Each garland, wreath, tree, and ornament is lovingly placed. We start the first week of November wrapping more than 30, 10-30 foot palm trees and 14 Legustrum trees with clear LED lights. Scott's mother even comes from Pennsylvania to help. Scott has been transforming homes and businesses for more than 20 years with his own unique style and traditions. If you are in the Lakeland area from November 20th to January 5th you need to visit Southeastern University 1000 Longfellow Blvd. to truly experience the Splendor of the Seasons.

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