Bringing the Thanksgiving Table Together

A full cornucopia in Great Gathering.

A full cornucopia in Great Gathering.

What would Thanksgiving be without a table? Between all the travel, catching up with family, and food preparation, there’s time set aside for loved ones to gather around the table and give thanks. Make that special moment with family all the more memorable with the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Bright and lively colors in Autumn Blaze.

Bright and lively colors in Autumn Blaze.

Here at Radebaughs, we have plenty of options for your Thanksgiving table. Our designs range from rustic to modern and our sizes vary between small, medium, and large. Great Gathering showcases the quintessential Thanksgiving look, a grand cornucopia with an abundant spread of vibrant fresh flowers and other fall accents including grapes, wheat, and a miniature pumpkin. Autumn Blaze offers a classical design, a two candle centerpiece with bright yellows, reds, and autumn leaf accents. For lovers of softer jewel tones and a country autumn atmosphere, there is Bronze Beauty, a lovely Thanksgiving-in-the-country themed centerpiece.

Soft textures in Falling Feathers.

Soft textures in Falling Feathers.

Falling Feathers presents a more unique approach to your Thanksgiving table. This design has an airy and magical ambiance with clean greenery, lilies, berries, graceful feathers, and a miniature white pumpkin. Turning Leaf is another creative solution for your Thanksgiving table; it has carnations, gerbera daisies, and cattails to create a warm and cozy fall garden. Whatever way you spend Thanksgiving this year, whether it’s enjoying a meal with your family, watching football at night, or simply being thankful for what you have, make it a Thanksgiving to remember with an elegant centerpiece. Browse our website and check the Thanksgiving flowers tab to see all of these wonderful designs and more!

Our Prize Pumpkin, A Radebaugh’s Seasonal Specialty

We love everything about autumn here at Radebaugh’s Florist and Greenhouses. Our feelings for this time of year really show through one of our seasonal designs, Prize Pumpkin, which blends flowers with fall.


A jewel tone color scheme in a clean white pumpkin.

Each year, we work hard to craft a different floral creation to go with our special pumpkin “vase.”  Unlike pumpkins we’ve used in the pa
st, this year’s pumpkin is white, which is more durable a
nd longer-lasting than orange pumpkins. The color also makes for a great complement to the flowers, which for this year, include roses, hypericum, and a bright and full orange lily, all in a lovely mix of jewel tones to fill our pumpkin. This delightful seasonal design is unique in its construction; first, we prepare the pumpkins by carving a hole at the top to fit the flowers. We make sure to save the cut top and its stem for the pumpkin’s “lid,” which hangs to the side of the pumpkin to leave the effect that it is open. Next, we clean and prepare them for our designers, who then complete the perfect look by filling the pumpkin with lush greens and flowers. The process requires a fair amount of teamwork and creativity. We keep a couple pumpkins on hand so customers can place their orders for these special designs.


Perfect for your autumn doorstep or porch.

These one-of-a-kind pumpkin and flower designs are the ultimate autumn sensation. They look lovely on porches, decks, and front steps, and can go great with a tub of blooming mums or asters from our greenhouses. The pumpkins are also safe to move inside for all of your indoor fall decoration needs. Along with the real pumpkin used in this design, we also offer ceramic pumpkin containers for our other beautiful autumn designs. Be sure to check out this charming Prize Pumpkin before autumn is over, and come visit our shop in Towson for more fall flowers and gifts, and stop by our greenhouses for pumpkins, green and blooming seasonal plants, and more fall fun!


The Arrival of Autumn


Our store has lovely autumn accents for your wardrobe.

Autumn is approaching, and with it brings some of our favorite memories. The crisp cool air, the leaves crunching under our feet, the tastes of cinnamon and pumpkin, the anticipating aroma of a pie baking in the kitchen oven. Autumn takes us back to a time of simplicity and nostalgia, the season for taking a hayride to the pumpkin patch, drinking apple cider at the local fall festival, and even putting on that cozy sweater that you just can’t seem to get rid of.


Visit the greenhouse to see our striking purples and ravens-themed gifts.

One of the pieces of autumn we treasure most is its natural beauty. The changing colors of the leaves may signal colder weather, but at Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses, it reminds us that we should appreciate change. The array of reds, oranges, and yellows also make for a brilliant color scheme in our flowers and plants. From rustic country designs to tie your classic kitchen table together, clean cut modern displays for your office, and full, healthy fall plants like mums and pansies for the perfect autumn look on your doorstep, Radebaugh’s has much to offer for the upcoming season.


From jewelry, scarves, and of course flowers, our store has everything you need for autumn!

Come see the rich reds, striking yellows, and vibrant oranges in our greenhouse for all your autumn color needs, and be sure to check out our blooming plants in deep purples, a great idea for your Ravens party. Our shop offers more than fall flowers; browse our store for jewelry, chocolates, purses, and a lovely collection of scarves in various autumn colors. The warm color palette represents not only the changing leaves, but the beauty of harvest, of cooler days where families and friends come together to watch football, dress up for Halloween, jump in leaf piles, and sit around the table and share what they’re thankful for at Thanksgiving.

So come visit us at Radebaugh’s and help us celebrate the changing season. We love the rich beauty of autumn and would love to share it with you.

Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces

Fall has just about passed us by but there is no time like Thanksgiving to enjoy the warmth and texture of fresh fall centerpieces!  A beautiful cornucopia or classic two candle centerpiece can help to enhance the holiday ambiance at your family gathering.  If you are hosting a Thanksgiving feast, Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses can help to make this year one to remember!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses!

Welcoming Fall with Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses

Autumn is upon us and we hope you are as excited as we are!  Our greenhouses are full of all the colors that make the fall season come to life.  Refresh your home with mums, asters, pansies and much more!  Then sit back and enjoy all that fall has to offer.

At Radebaugh’s, We Are Always Growing

Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses has operated as a family business at its current location at 120 E. Burke Avenue in Towson for four generations over the last 90 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Over the past several years, we have made numerous changes to enhance our business as well as to provide our customers with a better overall sales experience. These changes include building a new state-of-the-art greenhouse at our wholesale farm in Northern Baltimore County, interior renovations to our floral shop, expanded merchandise lines and enhanced accessibility in our retail greenhouses. All of these changes are all part of our vision and plan to carry us into the next generation.

The surrounding communities and our loyal customers are familiar with our retail floral shop and greenhouses located on Burke Avenue. What many may not know, however, is that the Radebaugh Family operates wholesale greenhouses and a Design & Delivery Center on family-owned property located at the end of Aigburth Avenue. These greenhouses have been in operation since the 1940’s. While they hold a good bit of nostalgia for the family and our employees, they are certainly not the most energy efficient and require a great deal of maintenance. We have struggled for the past few years about what do to with the old greenhouses on that property. There was talk of residential development, but when Baltimore County began a search for open space, it seemed like it may be a better fit. An introduction of a new park at this location seems like a wonderful idea for the community that has supported our family and our business for decades.

As you may have read in the County’s press release and in various news articles, we are currently in the early stages of negotiations with the County; however we want to make it clear that any potential sale of the portion of the property located at the end of Aigburth Avenue will in no way affect any of our daily operations.  In fact, the potential sale will help us facilitate our growth and further renovations in the near future.

Proposed location of new green space.

Proposed location of new green space.

The Radebaugh family has strong ties within the Baltimore community, especially in Towson, and we are here to stay. We look forward to seeing you in the greenhouses, filling your landscaping order, making your holiday tables complete with a gorgeous centerpiece, discussing your wedding flowers, brightening up your office entry, sending the perfect gift basket to a client, and celebrating our 100 year anniversary with you in 2024.   

Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, where “Only Nature Has More Experience” ®

Spring is in full bloom!

We hope you are as excited as we are that the spring planting season has finally arrived.  Our greenhouses are bursting with all the colors spring has to offer.  Liven up your outdoor living space with gorgeous annuals and perennials that you can enjoy for months to come!

90th Anniversary of Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses!

In 1924 George W. Radebaugh established Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses in Towson, MD.  Four generations later the business is still blooming!  It has been our pleasure to help provide the Baltimore metro area with the highest quality plants and fresh flowers possible.  We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal customers and employees who helped make our business what it is today.  Thank you!

Tips for Spring Vegetable Planting

There is something rewarding in growing your own food. Perhaps, it has something to do with residual hunter and gatherer feelings or perhaps we just want to save some money on groceries.  Either way, planting your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be an exciting adventure during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.

If you choose to start your crops from seed, it is best to plant them a few weeks before the last spring frost. is an excellent resource listing specific time frames.
Provides an excellent list of planting dates for all fruits and vegetables.

Starter plants are an excellent way to begin your garden especially for those who don’t have the time, room, or patience for seeds. When choosing any starter plants you should look for healthy, green foliage devoid of any fungus or insects. You may also inquire about the type of insecticides used in the garden center or nursery where your plants are being purchased. You want your plants to be harmless for eventual consumption.

After choosing the best way to start your garden, the location of the plants and the care are the most important part of food gardening.

-Broccoli is a cool weather plant and thrives in the early Spring and Fall. They should be planted in full sun and Broccoli is considered a superfood and is great cooked or freshly plucked from the garden!do best in a slightly acidic soil. Plants should be placed 1/2″ deep and in a row with plants 12″-24″ apart and 36″ between rows. Broccoli should be kept moist but take extra care not to get developing heads wet. Plants should be fertilized three weeks after planting.

-Cauliflower, like Broccoli, is a cool weather plant and should be planted in full sun. Cauliflower grows best in a soil that has a pH level between 6.5 and 6.8. The Farmer’s almanac recommends that you start cauliflower from plants rather than seed. Plants should be planted in rows 18″-24″ apart with 30″ between rows. Plants should be watered constantly and often require supplemental watering even after natural rainfall. Cauliflower should be fertilized when planted. They should be planted in an area where they will have an uninterrupted growth so as not to develop prematurely.

– Cucumbers will grow in any amount of space which makes them perfect for garden beds and pots. They should be planted in an area that receives full sun with an ideal soil pH of 7.0. Soil should be well drained but Cucumber is a cool, refreshing and healthy summer treat!kept moist and the Farmer’s Almanac recommends mixing compost or manure in the soil before planting. Using a trellis provides support for your plants and also adds interest to your garden. Plants should be watered constantly in the morning or early afternoon but make sure to avoid the leaves. Mulching around your plant with also help maintain soil moisture.

-Eggplants grow best in high temperatures but should be consistently watered and kept slightly moist. Plants should be placed 24″-30″ apart in beds but can also be grown in large pots. As plants grow they should be staked and fertilized every two weeks during the growing season.

-Peppers are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. They do well in the ground as well as pots. They should be planted in a spot that gets full sun and has well drained soil. Staking is necessary for maintaining your plants but should be done as the plants grow. Burpee recommends using nylon stockings to attach your plants to stakes instead of twist ties which can damage their delicate stems. Depending on the variety of pepper, plants should be placed 12″-18″ apart. Peppers should be watered often but should also be allowed to dry between waterings. Overwatering can damage the root system and lead to rotting. Fertilizing the soil before planting is best and peppers should not need to be fertilized again.

-Squash should be planted in full sun with moist but not soggy soil. The Farmer’s Almanac recommends mixing the soil with compost and fertilizer before planting and should be fertilized again with a small amount of fertilizer when the first blooms begin to show and fertilized occasionally during the harvest. Mulch can be used to protect the delicate roots of the plants which should be watered heavily once a week.

– Tomatoes should be planted in a spot that gets full sun and has well drained soil. It is recommended to till your soil one week before planting and make sure to add some type of fertilizer. Tomato plants need to be secured due to their top heavy nature.  It is best to place stakes or tomato cages at the time of planting. They should be Cherry tomatoes and basil are a perfect pair.planted two feet apart and deep enough for the lowest leaves to be just above the soil. Water well and often during the first few weeks or planting and maintain a steady watering schedule during the summer months. The Farmer’s Almanac recommends fertilizing two weeks before and two weeks after the first picking.

There are endless choices of annuals and perennials for you to plant in your garden but most fruits and vegetables can be easy and enjoyable to cultivate and can add to a happy, healthy, and Eco friendly lifestyle.

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Welcome To Radebaugh Florist

Back in 1924, George W. Radebaugh established Radebaugh’s Florist & Greenhouses at its present location in Towson, Maryland just north of Baltimore. The initial purchase of fifty “cold sash” provided the means to produce the first crop of garden plants and in 1928, the first two greenhouses were constructed for growing cut flowers and plants.

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