A.D. After moving here in 2014, Mary Gary-Merrell left her mark: beautiful flower arrangements – around New Bern.
She moved from Wilmington to work for Harris Tater and immediately became a florist as a store manager, adding beauty to homes and events.
Part of her work has made her a trusted expert on flowers – cut, grown and prepared.
For years she has been decorating the Heart Ball Executive Team for the Heart Association, New Bern Women’s Club Holly and Ivy Home Visit, Spring Home Tour, Ghostwalk, Hope Journey and many other local fundraisers. Organizations.
She is active in parades and lectures in local gardens and women’s clubs.
“My love for flowers came from my immigrant Italian grandfather,” she says. “He was a beloved gardener. Every yard in Queens Village (New York) was planted with fruit trees, vegetables and beautiful flowers.”
She received training in design, trade, administration, and horticulture.
After graduating from design school, she worked in various florists in London, England.
Mary then began 38 years in the flower industry. It has a flower market in La Prominade in Virginia Beach and shops in Norfolk, Virginia, including flowers and gifts.
She is the mother of four children and has six grandchildren.
Mary has other interests, including music, writing, singing, boating, hiking, and hiking.
With tips and advice, she has compiled this list of the best spring flowers for the Sun Journal.
This flower has a bright color – perfect as an accent or as an integral part of any event. Exercises and frequent water changes are required for this empty-beauty beauty.
It varies in color and variety. Sunflowers are a major event in any event. One of the most popular summer / autumn flowers. The faces of the flowers follow the light and drink plenty of water. They can be used in bubble arrangements, but they often stay in flower pots, with frequent lifting and water changes.
3. Daisy / Mother Plants
There are many colors and varieties. It can be grown for cut flowers or for landscaping. Seasonal used for fall decoration. If planted and pruned, the plants will return the following year.
There are many species. The blue thorn is the perfect complement to any style. It can be sprayed with black flowers for Halloween to look like spiders or metal to add to Christmas decorations.
Thick, woody stems drink a lot of water. Easy care.
Many colors. It can be used in events or installed outdoors. Large flowers will surely be the centerpiece of an event.
It stays in the flowerpot for a long time, but the stems break down quickly and produce thin water, so changing them daily is a must.
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