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Father’s Day Flowers – Deliver a Message of Love and Appreciation

We've written previously about the best flowers to give to a man , and here we are with perhaps the most appropriate occasion coming up. Father's Day is, in the United States and many (but not all) countries around the world, June 20th this year; a day for us to honor and celebrate the male parents in our families. What are the best flowers for Father's Day, and what's the best way to have Father's Day flowers delivered if you live out of state? Continue reading [...]

Memorial Day Flowers to Honor our Fallen

Memorial Day, May 31st this year (2010), is the time for the U.S. to commemorate servicemen and women who died while serving in one of branches of the military. This Memorial Day, honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country with flowers of gratitude, showing your appreciation with patriotic bouquets of red, white and blue flowers. Continue reading [...]

Choose the Best Graduation Flowers to Acknowledge Hard Work and Happiness

Graduation is an important life event. Your graduate could be graduating from high-school, college, or even graduate school, and you want to acknowledge this important transition. Flowers are always appropriate, but what are the right flowers for graduation? Continue reading [...]

What are the Best Mother’s Day Flowers?

Sending flowers for Mother's Day in an arrangement or bouquet is always a popular choice, and the 23,000 florists in the United States report the run up to this day to be among their busiest of the year, with Mother's Day flowers delivery keeping them on their toes. But what are the best flowers for Mothers Day? Read on, and discover the best place to order flowers online for Mothers Day. Continue reading [...]

Mother’s Day Flowers – Roses Send Mom a Message of Love and Appreciation

What are the right Mothers Day Flowers? The best flowers for Mothers Day are those that show how much you love and appreciate her. But what Mothers Day flower bouquet do you send the mothers in your life? Roses for Mother's Day (May 9th this year) symbolize love and beauty. Send the right color roses, and be sure to send the right message. Continue reading [...]

The Zinnia; Zesty and Elegant Flowers in Profusion

Zinnia flowers are members of the Asteraceae family, also known as aster, daisy or sunflower family, known for their single long-stemmed flowers that come in a wide variety of bright and cheerful colors, and occasionally bi-colored. The message sent by the zinnia flower varies with the color, and in general signifies fond remembrance of absent friends. Continue reading [...]

Be Sure to Send the Right Flowers This Secretary’s Day

Secretary's Day, or Administrative Professionals Day, falls in 2010 on Wednesday April 21. Recognizing the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, and receptionists is something you probably do every work day, with a thank you and a smile of genuine appreciation. Administrative Professional's Day is a wonderful opportunity, although an unofficial holiday, to acknowledge all the unsung administrative support professionals who do their best to ensure your work day is safe, smooth and productive. But what are the best flowers for Secretary's Day? Continue reading [...]

What’s the Cheapest Way to Send Flowers?

We are often asked what is the cheapest way to send flowers, or which is the cheapest online florist. The good news is that there are many ways to send flowers cheaply; you don't need to spend a lot of money to order cheap bouquets and have a cheap flower delivery of beautiful freshly-cut flowers. Continue reading [...]

Delightful Daisies: Many Kinds Mean Many Meanings

There are two types of daisy flowers, the Common or Lawn Daisy (the one you'll find populating lawns throughout much of Europe and the Americas), and the other members of the aster family that include chrysanthemums, dahlias, zinnias, gerbera daisies and calendula. So many types of daisies, so many flower meanings. Continue reading [...]

Sakura, or Flowering Cherry Trees: Japanese Treasures

Many in Japan consider the national flower of Japan to be the "sakura", or the flowering cherry tree. These glorious blooms are enjoyed by all as a sign that spring is here. Outdoor parties are arranged every cherry blossom season, to view and smell the blossom, consider the transient nature of life, and have fun while eating food and enjoying good company. In Japan today, cherry blossoms symbolize innocence, simplicity, and spring time. Continue reading [...]

National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

In Japan, cherry trees, called "sakura," and cherry blossom flowers themselves are held in high regard. Parties are arranged every cherry blossom season, to view the blossom, consider the transient nature of life, and have fun while eating food and enjoying good company. In Japan today, cherry blossoms symbolize innocence, simplicity, and spring time. Continue reading [...]

Asters For Love, Patience and Devotion

Asters are ancient wild flowers, stretching back 4000 years, and with many alternative, common names. Michaelmas daisies (they bloom around the time of Michaelmas, September 29th), starwort, and Frost flowers. Asters usually have small to medium-sized flower heads, with some as much as a foot across. They're similar in shape to a daisy, or the star after which they're named, and available in a wide range of colors. And their meaning? Read on to find out. Continue reading [...]

Choosing Get Well Soon Flowers; Sunny and Serene

Our previous article gave advice on choosing get well soon flowers that are bright and bold, to cheer and enervate. In this article we'll talk about sending serene and calming flowers to say get well soon. There's no doubt that flowers make people happier, and happier people recover from sickness or surgery faster and with fewer complicating issues. So what are the best get well soon flowers, sunny yet subtle? Continue reading [...]
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Alstroemeria Sends a Message of Friendship and Devotion

Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas (and sometimes Ulster Mary, a perhaps deliberate mispronunciation) is a delightful shape, resembling a small lily, and comes in a wide variety of single colors and bi-colored blooms. With the flower meaning of friendship and devotion, you will want to include alstroemeria in a floral gift to someone close to you, to show them the strength of the bond between you both. Continue reading [...]

How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh Longer

Fresh cut flowers bring beauty and pleasure wherever they are, and keeping cut flowers fresh longer gives you longer to enjoy them. How to keep fresh cut flowers fresh as long as possible is fairly straightforward, and this article will explain the process you should go through to extend the life of your flowers, to extend your enjoyment of them. Continue reading [...]

Which Cut Flowers Last The Longest?

Which cut flowers last the longest, and how can you prevent cut flowers wilting and fading? If you're looking for cut flowers that keep the longest, along with some tips and tricks for how to get the best out of your blooms, read on. Continue reading [...]

What Flower Represents Easter?

With Easter fast approaching, we've recently been asked which is the flower that represent Easter. There are more than one, as we described in a recent article, but the flower that most represents Easter is the Easter Lily, a flower that is most often white in color, and has come over the centuries to represent a sign of the purity and goodness of Christ. Continue reading [...]

Send Love With the Lilac Flower

The lilac is often considered the herald of spring, with flowering lilac trees and lilac bushes foreshadowing the arrival of the season. Early lilacs mean an early spring, and vice versa. Lilacs are related to the olive, and are native to Europe and Asia, with small flowers grouped in large panicles, blooming in spring time. Continue reading [...]

Sending Flowers Without a Vase

When you order flowers in an arrangement, they usually come in a vase, basket or some other container. We were recently asked if sending flowers with no vase is possible. Why would you want to send flowers with no vase? Maybe you don't want to clutter up the recipient's house with yet another vase. Maybe they have their own ideas on interior design. Or, maybe you're having the flowers delivered to them at the end of their triumphant performance on stage. Whatever the reason, you'll be delighted to hear that sending flowers not in a vase is indeed possible, and here's how to do it. Continue reading [...]

Choosing the Right Flowers For a Man

Wondering what flowers to give a man in your life? Worried about sending flowers to a man? Don't be! Men love receiving flowers just as much as women do. 60% of the men surveyed by The Society of American Florists said they would like to receive flowers for Valentine's Day. Sending flowers to a man tells them you're thinking of them, that you care about them, and who wouldn't like that message? With a little care, you can send another positive message along with the gift of beauty, fragrance, and pleasure. Continue reading [...]

Iris, the Rainbow, for Faith, Hope and Wisdom

With so many colors of iris flowers, and a tradition stretching back to the Ancient Greeks, the iris carries deep sentiments and many flower meanings. To learn more about this most spectacular bloom, and to learn what message you send when you pick iris flowers to send, read on. Continue reading [...]

Wishing Someone Well; Bold and Bright Get Well Soon Flowers

Flowers are a natural gift to show someone you're thinking of them and wishing them well. Picking the right get well soon flowers, and sending the right message to encourage a full and fast recovery is the subject of this article. Continue reading [...]

For Friendship and Innocence, Gift the Fragrant Freesia

When you pick the right flower to convey a special meaning, you add an extra thoughtfulness to your gift. The freesia best symbolizes innocence and friendship, and what better way is there to acknowledge your sweet friendship than with the gift of the sweet-smelling delicately blossomed freesia? Available in a range of colors, you're sure to find a favorite. Continue reading [...]

Send the Right Flowers for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is a special day to recognize and celebrate the women in our lives who are mothers; our mothers and our grand-mothers; our mothers-in-law; our wives, our daughters and our sisters. But what are the right Mother's Day flowers? If you want to send a pure and perfect bouquet or floral arrangement to show how much you love and appreciate your mom, what do you send? What knock-out Mothers Day flowers show your gratitude and adoration? Continue reading [...]

Choose the Right Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day

If you're getting ready to celebrate the day "fer the wearin' o' the green", and you'd like to pick the right St. Patricks's Day flower arrangement, read on. It's not all about green beer, boiled beef and cabbages, you know. This article will help you choose the right flowers for St. Patrick's Day, following the themes of Ireland and the color green. Continue reading [...]

Choosing the Right Flowers for Any and All Occasions

Choosing the right flowers for a social occasion can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you buy them online your choice may be greater, but you've got to be careful that your message is clear. A florist may be able to offer advice, but your flower choice says a lot about you, the giver, and with some understanding of the meaning of flowers, you can be very clear about the message you're sending along with your special gift. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate the Women in your Life on International Women’s Day (March 8th)

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day for us all to acknowledge and celebrate the women, young and old, in our lives. This year, 2010, is the 99th year that International Women's Day has been marked, celebrating the achievements of women, in all areas of life, political, social and economic. In several countries, the flower given is the yellow mimosa. Continue reading [...]

Send Carnations to Send Love, Gratitude and Affection

Carnations are popular because they come in a wide variety of colors, and carry a delicious clove-like scent; the carnation also lasts for a long time after being cut. Carnation flowers are also very pretty, and most often send the recipient a message of love, gratitude and admiration. Some colors send other messages, though, so to be sure you're sending the right message, read the rest of this article. Continue reading [...]

The Pensive Pansy Sends Loving Thoughts

Pansies send loving thoughts to the recipient, and always brighten the mood and lift the spirits, with their delicate structure and bold colors. Read this article to learn more about these delightful flowers. Continue reading [...]

The Fuchsia: Friendly Free-Flowering Flowers of Good Taste

Fuchsias - often misspelled fuschsias or fuschias - are beautiful, delicate flowers that droop delightfully from the parent shrub in great profusion during the summer and fall. They make a wonderful arrangement; read on to see what flower meaning you're sending when you give the gift of fuchsias. Continue reading [...]

The Dignified Dahlia and its Many Messages

Dahlia flowers are dignified and elegant, but carry many messages. As well as being the flower for the 14th wedding anniversary, dahlias are a glorious flower, bold and colorful, and fit for any occasion. Read on to see what possible message you could be sending with your gift of a flower bouquet or floral arrangement including dahlias. Continue reading [...]

Funeral Flowers: How to Express Sympathy, Send Condolences and Offer Solace

Flowers express so many feelings, and funeral flowers can be chosen to show respect for the deceased while also offering support, concern and love for the bereaved. Carefully-chosen funeral floral arrangements can help to ease some of the pain at the visitation and during the service; and it's always appropriate to send flowers even some time after the service, to show the bereaved that you're thinking of them, that you care for them, and you understand that loss takes time to come to terms with. But which flowers send appropriate messages at such a difficult time? Continue reading [...]

December Flowers

Different flowers symbolize different wishes; this article about the meaning of flowers for December describes what message you'll be sending when you give this birth month flower to someone (the delightful narcissus is the birth month flower for December; the alternative is the holly.) Continue reading [...]

November Flowers

Different flowers symbolize different wishes; this article about the meaning of flowers for November describes what message you'll be sending when you give this birth month flower to someone who has a birthday or other event in November (the charming chrysanthemum is the birth month flower for November.) Continue reading [...]

October Flowers

Different type of flowers symbolize different wishes; this article about the meaning of flowers for the month of October describes what message you'll be sending when you give October's birth month flowers to someone who has a birthday or other event in October (the calendula is the birth month flower for October; the alternative is cosmos flowers.) Continue reading [...]

September Flowers

This flower guide for the month of September gives you the meaning of flowers (the aster or as an alternative, the morning glory, are the birth month flowers for September.) Send flowers of either type, and this flower guide explains the message you'll be sending along with your bouquet or arrangement. Continue reading [...]

August Flowers

This flower guide for the month of August gives you the meaning of flowers (gladiolas or as an alternative, poppies are the birth month flowers for August.) Send flowers of either type, and this flower guide explains the message you'll be sending along with your bouquet or arrangement. Continue reading [...]

Easter Flowers

Easter flowers celebrate new life, rebirth and hope. Full of religious symbols, Easter flowers (including the Easter lily) warm the hearts of all, not just those who follow the Christian faith. This article discusses the right flowers for Easter, including Easter flower meanings, so you can be sure to send the right message at this important celebration. Continue reading [...]

July Flowers

This flower guide for the month of July gives you the meaning of flowers (larkspur flowers are the birth month flowers for July. An alternative July birthday flower is the water lily). Read on to discover what message you're sending when you include these flowers in a bouquet for some who has a birthday in July. Continue reading [...]

June Flowers

This flower guide for the month of June gives you the meaning of flowers (the rose is the birth month flower for June. An alternative June birthday flower is the honeysuckle). Read on to discover what message you're sending when you include these flowers in a bouquet for some who has a birthday this month. Continue reading [...]

Why Do We Send Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Why do we send Valentine flowers? For how long has a Valentine bouquet been an accepted - some may say expected - way to declare the love we have for the special person in our lives? Do Valentine flower displays mean something? Read on to find out... Continue reading [...]

May Flowers

This flower guide for the month of May gives you the meaning of flowers (the lily of the valley, is the birth month flower for May. An alternative May birthday flower is the hawthorn). Read on to discover what message you're sending when you include these flowers in a bouquet for some who has a birthday this month. Continue reading [...]

April Flowers

This flower guide for the month of April gives you the meaning of flowers (the daisy and the sweet pea are the birth month flowers for April), so that if you send a bouquet of flowers to someone who's birthday is in April, you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]

March Flowers

This flower guide for the month of March gives you the meaning of flowers (the graceful daffodil is the birth month flower for March), so that if you send a bouquet of flowers to someone who's birthday is in March, you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]

Give a Gift of Perfect Tulips, to Delight Without Dazzling

The tulip can express a wide variety of meanings; red tulips for true love; yellow tulips for cheerful thoughts. Their distinctive elegant shape makes tulips a well-received gift on any occasion; they are (with apologies to Goldilocks) "just right." To learn more about the meaning of tulips, read on. Continue reading [...]

The Delicate and Exotic Orchid is Sure to Delight

How is it that the orchid, a flower so delicate and graceful, came to be a symbol of strength? It's understandable that orchids represent love, luxury and beauty; they are exotic and beautiful plants, with a wide variation of shape and color. Blue orchids, black orchids, white orchids, pink orchids, or the magical ghost orchids - read on to learn how to make the right flower choice to send your intended message. Continue reading [...]

Share Warmth and Happiness With a Gift of Sunflowers

The way they move their large, vibrantly-colored heads to follow the sun means sunflowers (Helianthus) bring messages of warmth and energy, faith and loyalty, and a desire for longevity to the recipient. Sun flowers never fail to cheer us up, and bring sunny thoughts and warm smiles to all who see them. Continue reading [...]

Flowers for a New Baby

There are many flowers for a new baby, and to congratulate the tired but happy Mom. But what flowers to give for a new baby? What color should you send the baby bouquet, and what flowers should it include to send the right message? Read on, and don't forget to check out our By Month category to learn more about new baby flowers and birth month flowers too. Continue reading [...]

Say “Thank You” With Flowers

There are many ways to say thank you; merci, danke, takk, arigato, teşekkür, and спасибо are just a few. There's also an international language to express gratitude and appreciation, and that is to show it with the gift of flowers. A bouquet of mature pink or peach roses expresses gratitude, but what other less-conventional flower choices carry a similar message? Continue reading [...]

Apologizing With Flowers

Flowers can, like pictures, speak louder than words. And sometimes it is better to let the flowers do the talking. Apology flowers, or I'm sorry flowers, send a sincere message of regret and contrition. Saying I'm sorry with flowers makes it easy. Continue reading [...]

January Flowers

This flower guide for the month of January gives you the meaning of flowers (carnation and snowdrop for January), so that if you send flowers you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]

February Flowers

This flower guide for the month of February gives you the meaning of flowers (violet and primrose for February), so that if you send flowers you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Super Bowl Sunday

You've been invited to a Super Bowl party. What do you take? Food, check. Liquid refreshments, check. What about a gift of flowers for the hostess? But what are the right flowers to take on this Super Bowl Sunday, as the Saints take on the Colts in Miami, FL? Find out in this article. Continue reading [...]

Valentine’s Day – Without Roses

Roses are the traditional Valentine's flowers. There are, though, many other flowers you can choose for your Valentine flower bouquet, equally capable of expressing profound meaning. What is the meaning of flowers? Read this article for some romantic non-rose flower symbolism. Continue reading [...]

Valentine’s Day Roses

With Valentine's Day drawing near it's time for us to start thinking about what Valentine flowers we'll be giving to the loved ones in our lives. Roses are always a sure-fire hit - romantic and delightful. But what is the meaning of the color of flowers? Read on to make sure you're sending the right message when you give or send flowers. Continue reading [...]