Fun Gifts for Wine Lovers
Friday, May 23, 2014 2:09PM

Kenny spends most of his time at Evergreen creating our floor displays.  Today we photographed him as he added a new wine product display.  If you haven't done so already, visit one of the five wineries at the Lake of the Ozarks listed below for lunch or to purchase local wines to accompany your wine related products from Evergreen.Sugar Loaf Vineyard / www.sugarloafwinery.comGolden Rock Winery / www.goldenrockwinery.comSeven Springs Winery / www.sevenspringswinery.comShawnee Bluff Winery / www.shawneebluffwinery.comCasa De Loco Winery / www.casadelocowinery.com Products at Evergreen Today        Green Gauze / Mesh Rolls $5.00 for a 5 yard roll           hand-painted wine glasses from local artist, Terry Wilmes   

Summer Door Piece
Friday, May 23, 2014 1:17PM

Marge added color to this week's door idea:  yellows & oranges!  Enjoy and let us know what you'd like to see next.Evergreen Items Used:Green Grass Bush (1 @ $5.00)Yellow Gerber Daisies (2 @ $3.00 each)Orange Gerber Daisy (1 @ $3.00)White Hydrangea Stem (1 @ $5.00)zip ties or taped floral wire to bindtaped floral wire (hanging loop)optional:  peat moss to cover zip tie          1.  Divide the green bush in half (without cutting) and fold one half upwards to the top.2.  Carefully trim the daisy & hydrangea stems. 3.  Place one of the yellow gerber daisy stems just a bit right of center on the lower half.  Bend the daisy head upward to showcase.4.  Place the white hydrangea stem on the lower portion as well (stem upward) but just to the left of the yellow daisy.  Adjust the head to point forward for viewing.5.  Lay the orange daisy higher and to the left of the white hydrangea head and bend the orange head forward for better viewing.  6.  Lay the second yellow daisy onto the upper section with its stem pointing downward (opposite the former stems which were placed upward).  Adjust the head.7.  Bind all together tightly using a zip tie (or taped floral wire).  Trim the tie.   8.  Add a hanging hook using a taped floral wire. 9.  Cover ...

Faux Succulent Door Piece
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:13PM

Marge was in a green and vertical mood this week when asked to share her design skills via our latest tutorial.  She chose a door piece due to requests for unique door ideas.  We used artificial foam succulents which are best suited for doors with overhang coverage to prevent moisture and direct sun damage.  Read below to see how you can create this piece yourself, keeping in mind the shapes can be replaced with similarly shaped florals should you want to add more color.   Please share your feedback as well as theme ideas for Marge and / or Steve's next tutorial.  Steve's at Brimfield as we type so stay tuned for more fun floral design ideas when he returns.  If you haven't already, sign up to receive our how-tos via email.  The sign up box is to your right.  Thanks! Evergreen Items Used:Senecio Serpens x 1 ($7.50 ea.)Eva Cactus x 1 ($9.00 ea.)Silver Waves x 1 (10.00 ea.)Wooly Rose x 2 ($7.00 ea.)Flax Grass x 1 ($12.00 ea.)Taped Floral Wire x 1hot glue                1.  Open up / shape each piece to gain full size and dimension.  2.  Start with the Senecio Serpens stem as the "back" piece and lay the Eva Cactus stem against it and adjust the heads to stagger a bit.  3.  Place the Silver Waves head to the left of the Eva Cacti, centered in between ...

Easy Autumn Cones
Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:58AM

Sometimes the prettiest things can be so simple.  This is one of those times.  We've sold a ton of these beauties in the store.  See how we make them below and create your own.  Great for fall centerpieces, these would also be beautiful hanging in pairs of twos or sets of threes, connected by pretty ribbon.  We have them hanging from our outdoor light fixtures in staggered pairs.  Create your own and send us photos of how you use them.  We'd love to share them on our Facebook page!               

Evergreen Christmas Open House 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:30PM

Mark your calendars!  Evergreen's Christmas Open House is November 1st, 2nd & 3rd (special Sunday opening), 2013.  Please note the change in our special Sunday hours.  

Dream Floral Design Contest Winner
Saturday, August 10, 2013 3:13PM

Congrats are in order for Patti Carver Ferguson of the St. Louis area who entered her dream floral design idea (a beautiful burlap wreath shown below) via Facebook last month.  She won a $30 Evergreen Gift Certificate to use during her next visit.  Thanks again, Patti!  We loved her burlap wreath concept because it's so earthy and natural, great for all seasons including impending autumn.  Steve selected items carried here at Evergreen to mimic Patti's photo and here are the results along with diy instructions.  Send us photos of your final products and we'll share them with our customers via Facebook & e-blast.What you'll need:(1) Deco Mesh Work Wreath Frame @ $12.00(1) Burlap Deco Mesh @ $15.00 p/pkg(1) Moss Covered Vine @ $9.00(1) Assorted Package Earthen Spheres @ $10.00(2) White Berry Stems @ $3.50 each(1) Green Berry Stem @ $4.00Bow(s) of your choicefloral wirehot glue(Steve's interpretation of Patti's floral design entry)(above photo is the Pinterest photo Patti shared as her dream floral design idea)      1.  Begin with a pre-made deco mesh work wreath form as pictured here.  (empty wreath)    2.  Apply deco mesh burlap fabric to the wreath, gathering the fabric and then attaching it by twisting the pre-placed pine work wreath pieces around each gathered section.  8 to 10 inches of ...

Bountiful Burlap
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:53PM

Burlap is everywhere!  We have always appreciated burlap for its great texture and stiff shaping abilities.  With Steve traveling throughout the summer and with Jason busy with new inventory and July market planning, we are left missing our latest tutorial.  Thus today, I bring you a compilation of fun ideas for using burlap found on Pinterest and elsewhere. There are a billion things you can do with it!  I'll add link info to each photo so click those that interest you for more info.  I have also posted the burlap that we carry at Evergreen at the bottom with pricing and size information.  Stop by soon to take advantage of all Evergreen and burlap have to offer.  Enjoy and stay tuned for more beautiful design work from Steve & Jason in upcoming posts.                           3" Wired Burlap Ribbon at Evergreen:  $10 per bolt of 10 yards  Large Burlap Panels 36" wide by 15 feet long for $15.00 - super deal!!! at Evergreen. www.EvergreenMfg.net 2.5" UNwired burlap ribbon in 10 yard bolts for $4.00 per bolt at www.EvergreenMfg.net twine burlap $6.00 per roll at www.EvergreenMfg.net 

Something Pretty for Your Table
Friday, May 17, 2013 9:16AM

Every now and then, one needs a smaller piece to accent a table, shelf or bookcase.  Along comes our sweet and pretty moss "baskets."  We've made these for restaurants as well, to help ease space concerns on their tables.  In multiples or alone, these would be amazing to accent real florals at a wedding as they look amazingly realistic.  If you love to design and create, be sure to sign up to the right of this tutorial to receive our how-to's directly, via email.  We also post product photos to our Facebook page daily.  www.Facebook.com/EvergreenAtTheLake and have over 1,000 items posted to our Pinterest board at www.Pinterest.com/skylightphoto/evergreen-at-the-lake-of-the-ozarks.  Have a great weekend!What you'll need:Small Mossy Base Rustic Fern Bush (1)Hydrangea Stem (1)Wire CuttersHot Glue (we use a glue skillet rather than glue gun) 1.  Start by cutting the leaves from your hydrangea, then snip the head, leaving approximately 2" to 3" of stem for insertion.  Keep the long stem as an option for step 5. 2.  Dip hydrangea stem into glue and place centrally into our mossy base.  3.  Next, add glue to the tips of your leaf stems and place three pieces in a triangular fashion around the hydrangea head.4.  Cut 5 or 6 stems (choosing multiple colors for variation) from the rustic fern bush. ...

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