The designs for Mobile Porch Parade are spectacular and unique!
Mobile started Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States in 1703. This is only one of creative selections that are found around Mobile to celebrate Mardi Gras!! When the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled Mardi Gras in Mobile for 2021, Mobile Porch Parade was formed to keep Mardi Gras alive this year. Revelers began to decorate their home porches as floats. Throughout the city, more and more decorations are celebrating Mardi Gras. The Spirit of Mardi Gras can not be smothered!
Techniques4Flowers.com would like to Thank the creators, organizers and all who participated to keep our Mardi Gras Spirit alive. Check out mobileporchparade.com for more details. Visit #mobilemask for more posts and videos.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!
In Mobile, we still have the Mardi Gras Spirit!
Just because we can not gather in large groups, still decorate to lift the spirits! Decorate your porch for the Porch Parades. Have food and drinks on the ready for friends. Decorate and have a Mardi Gras centerpiece on the table for refreshments.
An arrangement can last for a week. The biggest problem is making sure that the flowers are not in direct heat. During the day, when guests are not present, place the arrangement in a cool dark room. Make sure the water levels are high in the vase.
Happy Mardi Gras!
Begin the Valentine’s Day weekend with special pampering!
After staying at home at length, make Valentine’s Day special by having flowers delivered from your local Florist! Flowers are always special. But, there is something unique when accepting a delivery! Prefer to have your selection delivered on Friday or Saturday
Look early at the flower assortments. Talk to the salesperson in the florist. Ask about the variety of flowers that will be available. Preview the fresh flower arrangements or a dozen roses arrangement.
Flowers are special. Support your Local Florist.
Bring the aromas of Spring into your space!!
One of my biggest pleasures of fresh flowers is the aroma. There are many different scents of flowers. For me, this is a major reason to showcase fresh flowers.
As winter carries on, there is hope of spring with the aroma of flowers. Fragrances are heavy in Roses, Gardenias, Lily of the valley, Hyacinth, Peony, Freesia, Orchids, and Lilies. There are many varieties of Lilies. The most popular are Stargazer Lilies, and numerous varieties of Oriental Lilies.
I preferred this Lily because of the light color and the scent. I am new to this lily, it was in a shipment of many different colors. The aroma has a spicey hint. It is a bit strong, but I need that to brighten the day! I placed this budvase of the Lily and Eucalyptus in front of the air intake of the central unit. This allows the aromas to fill the environment.
It may be spring yet, but aromatic fresh flowers remind me that it’s not far away!
After Christmas, the Mardi Gras season begins.
2021 is going to be a different year! Due to the Pandemic, public Mardi Gras celebrations are cancelled. We are finding unique ways to observe the season!
This is the first time I have decorated a tree for Mardi Gras. After Epiphany, Mardi Gras season begins and lasts until Ash Wednesday.
The traditional Mardi Gras colors are green, gold and purple. The colors have a symbolic meaning. Green stands for faith, gold represents power, and purple symbolizes justice. Decorations are not limited to these colors. We decorate with bright colors of red, pink, yellow, blue and silver.
I used garlands, masks, Fleur-de-Lis ornaments, Jester Hat, and miniature lights in Mardi Gras colors. A garland of foil decorations in purple, gold and green emphasizes the Mardi Gras motif. A gold foil garland adds dimension. I also used beaded garlands in silver.
Ornaments are silver, gold, blue, purple, green, and iridescent. Small masks of white, silver, gold, and purple are mingled throughout the tree. The tree topper is a Jester’s Hat in Mardi Gras colors.