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Astoria Characters: The Fake Flowers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I moved to Astoria on a February day, when the daffodils were in full bloom and the snow was on the red, red roses. I didn't need a green thumb to figure out what had been staring me in the face: These flowers were fakes.

PHOTOS: 7 Unexpected Uses For Flowers

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In their brief but expensive life, flower arrangements are often seen as impractical and even a waste of money. But flowers have a long and rich histo...