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J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom

Host J Schwanke shows how to bring the beauty of flowers into your surroundings and demonstrates how living a life surrounded by colorful blossoms can reduce stress, instill wellness, and enhance happiness. Season two features techniques for flower arrangement, delicious floral food and cocktail recipes, and fun conversations with guests – from dahlia growers to chiropractors.

Flower's Care

26m 45s

Host J Schwanke educates viewers on flower care and the ways in which flowers contribute to self-care. J explains using flower food for bouquet longevity and learns the benefits of elderberry syrup from an expert.


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    Autumn Harvest

    S4 E414 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke welcomes Autumn with flowers accented by the bounty of the season. Pumpkins, ears of stained glass corn, chrysanthemum, and even roses crafted from colorful leaves, all play a part in inviting flower arrangements.

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    What Goes Around

    S4 E412 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke finds ways to re-use, re-purpose, and recycle - including upcycling thrift store vases. Also included: how to recycle a flower arrangement, and building a garden bench from palettes.

  • Hooray for Hydrangeas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hooray for Hydrangeas

    S4 E411 - 26m 45s

    Hydrangeas are the focus. Host J Schwanke visits a flower farm that grows the big and beautiful blooms, and arranges with garden hydrangea. J also creates both simple and elaborate bouquets - as well as a hydrangea cocktail.

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    Simply Flowers

    S4 E410 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke shows viewers that arranging flowers can be nice and easy. Simple techniques for flowers are featured, along with a floral simple syrup, and a sunflower field visit with a friend.

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    Birds of a Feather

    S4 E409 - 26m 45s

    Birds and flowers combine for a flight of fancy. Host J Schwanke learns tips for photographing hummingbirds, shows off vintage vases, and explores sculpting with willow branches.

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    Patron Saint of Merriment

    S4 E408 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke shares his love of dogs, specifically an affinity for Cocker Spaniels. Topics include collecting, terrariums and planters, garden stones, wearable flowers, and a minty treat.

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    Glad Tidings

    S4 E407 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke brings you glad tidings - literally. Gladiolus are in the spotlight with tips on care and handling – and planting of the spiked blooms. Included: both simple and impressive glad arrangements

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    Fiore Italia

    S4 E406 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke arranges flowers with an Italian flair, exploring facets of Italy. Della Robbia style centerpieces, lemons for arranging and limoncello, and a visit with Chef Jenna Arcidiacono are included.

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    From the Earth

    S4 E405 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke takes inspiration from the earth, including a visit to a family farm, creating a berm for managing rainfall, and arranging flowers from the garden.

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    Waltz of the Flowers

    S4 E404 - 26m 45s

    Music is the theme, as host J Schwanke welcomes the show’s composer to perform as J arranges flowers. Crafting, and arranging flowers with a musical twist. J visits Sacred Springs, where beverages created with flowers are infused with sound and intention.

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    Flower Spice

    S4 E403 - 26m 45s

    Host J Schwanke spotlights the fragrant flower known as stock. Included: a visit to Joseph & Sons flower farm, the array of colors available, and a cocktail with a similar spicy scent.

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