Iris: Regal Flowers Fit for a King -- or a Sorority Sister


If you’re a Kappa Kappa Gamma girl like my grandma, you and the Iris (and owls and keys!) have a special connection. But, the rest of us need not worry: This showy flower, named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, has enough love for everyone. So, be sure to include a few of these dark purple beauties in your Spring Bloom basket.  (We may even have white and yellow varieties available, too!)

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Lilies: Oh, Now You’re Just Showing Off


Lilies are no shrinking violets. These tall flowers are often floral showboats with flamboyant, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors, freckled petals that curl outward, and strong fragrance. They definitely want to be noticed.  

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips — and Snag a Bouquet While You're At It


We may not have windmills or wooden shoes, but we do have Tulips. And they are much easier to put in a vase on the hall table, anyhow. Come see Standard, French, Parrot, Fringed — and a new variety this year, Double, with double the petals.  Central Market’s Spring Bloom event has all the Tulips you need to brighten a room, give as a gift, decorate for a patio party, or if you’re like me, take a trip down memory lane.

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Fill Your House with Ridiculously Gorgeous Spring Flowers


Hooray! It's the kick-off of our Spring Bloom event that runs April 6-12. This is wonderful news to me because spring is hands-down my favorite time of year, and it's in no small part because of the flowers. Can you relate? Do you pull over on the side of the road and just * inhale * the scent of a flowering tree’s fleeting blooms? Does your significant other call you Hummingbird because you’re always sticking your face in flowers? Do you fill your house with colorful bouquets that bring the unmistakable smells and colors of spring indoors? Yes? Oh good! Because the joy of it all is too much not to share. And Central Market knows exactly how we feel.     

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Baked Goods & Desserts Politely Request Inclusion in Fresh Herb Fun


Your favorite baked goods and dessert recipes are calling out to be included in the fresh herb festival you have going on in your kitchen right now. They know pasta sauce gets to experience fresh oregano right off the potted plant you bought. They saw you garnish your lemonade with mint and toss a little extra in your salad. And now they want in on the flavor fun.

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Fresh Herbs Brighten Beverages


Herbs add interesting and sometimes delightfully unexpected flavor to everything from tea and punch to bourbon cocktails. You can even freeze them with fruit in easy-to-make ice cubes. Your summer beverages have never looked — or tasted — so good! 

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Discover Which Herbs and Foods Are BFFs


Herb Fest kicks off today and runs through Monday. We have quite a variety of fresh cut and potted herbs for you to choose from, so head over to your store and select an assortment to liven up your favorite recipes. To help you decide which herbs to take home, we’ve matched them with some of their food BFFs. Pick up a few you’re familiar with, and then grab one to try something new. For example, do you love fresh Mexican food? Take home cilantro, oregano and chives for cooking — and mint for a new twist on your margaritas. Have fun experimenting with fresh herbs in new recipes and old favorites, alike!

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Fresh Herbs: Cooking & Storage Tips


Herb Fest kicks off on Friday, so your cart is sure to be full of fresh and potted herbs. But what to do with those pretty herbs when you get them home? Here are some cooking and storage ideas to help you make the most of your Herb Fest finds. 

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Herb Fest Is This Weekend: April 1-April 4


Join us for Herb Fest this weekend and check out the best organic herb program in the nation. Herbs like basil, mint, tarragon, thyme, sage, rosemary, savory, lemon grass, dill, chives, marjoram, oregano, and lavender are brought to our stores fresh each day from Generation Farms in Rice, Texas. (Just as they have been for more than 20 years!) During Herb Fest we’ll highlight fresh cut and potted herbs with special sales, recipe ideas and maybe even a few tastings. Here’s a little guide to a few of our favorite herbs to help you get ready for the weekend fun!

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