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Apps to Identify Flowers

Have you ever come across a flower in the wild and wished you knew what it was so you could give it to someone? Many people have, which is why there are apps to identify flowers. More than a handful of helpful mobile applications will let you snap a photo of a flower to find its name, or access a large database to match your find with a picture in the app. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Fall

It’s fall! Time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and fall flowers!Decorating the house for fall is so much fun. There are many beautiful ways to bring the warmth of fall’s best blossoms into the house or scatter them about a patio.One of the best things about fall is that the season is perfect for cuddling up indoors around a fire, but also getting out to enjoy the crisp cool air. So, why not decorate indoors and out for fall? Choose some beautiful blooms in shades of yellow, orange, Continue reading [...]
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Why You Should Give Lavender

William Turner, an English divine, physician, and natural historian discovered the magic of lavender centuries ago. But, since the time of the ancient Greeks, the world has had a love affair with the aromatic and healing properties of lavender. This fragrant beauty, with soft billowy flowers of violet, blue, and even white, has graced palace doorsteps and anointed kings and queens throughout history. Continue reading [...]
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Do You Know About These 3 Unique Sunflower Colors?

The kids are back in school and the weather is getting cooler, which has us looking forward to fall, but not wanting to be there completely until we’ve had our sunflower fill. Sunflowers, of course, can be enjoyed year round, and their warm color certainly makes them perfect to give as an autumn gift. But, we do associate sunflowers with summer and we suspect many others do too. Continue reading [...]
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Sunflower Trivia: 5 Things You May Not Know About Sunflowers

Summer, the season of sunflowers. It’s in full swing here in North America and our beloved blossoms are showing up in farmers’ markets and flower shops all over. If you love seeing and celebrating the sunflower as much as we do, you might enjoy a little sunflower trivia. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Summer: Send Flowers That Purify Indoor Air

During summer, many people spend a great deal of time indoors because it’s too hot to be outside. With the air-conditioning on, you may feel nice and comfortable. But, things could turn around if you’re constantly breathing stale and recycled air. Continue reading [...]
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Shop the Denver Cherry Creek Farmers Market for Flowers

The Cherry Creek Farmers Market is considered “tops in the field” out of all farmers' markets in Denver and in Colorado. In fact, Colorado Biz Magazine says that the Cherry Creek Farmers Market is the “Cadillac of farmers’ markets among nearly 50 markets throughout Colorado.” If you’re looking for fresh flowers in Denver, and the chance to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and meet people while you’re at it, wake up early and shop for flowers and more at the Cherry Creek Farmers Market. Continue reading [...]
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Visit Marguerite Gardens in Chicago

How does shopping in Chicago in an enchanted garden sound? Imagine you're tucked away in a tiny little flower shop where Belgian wrought-iron grates rim the ceiling and old Dutch shutters hang on the windows. You wander past Parisian bistro tables that spill over with flower buckets – all displaying a dazzling array of some of the most gorgeous blooms in the world. This is a scene almost indicative of what you’ll find at Marguerite Gardens, a top destination for shopping in Chicago for unique flowers and gifts. Continue reading [...]
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Why You Should Visit Boston Public Gardens and Revere House

Boston Public Gardens first opened to the community in 1837. From the beginning, the botanical garden was decorated with beautiful flowers to enliven the spirit, which it still does today for many Boston visitors. With tranquil meandering paths and floral exquisites of all kinds, the Public Garden has a long history of treating Boston visitors to showy annuals and greenhouse plants that vividly display breathtaking colors and structure. Continue reading [...]
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Make These 5 DIY Spa Treatments Using Flowers

Flowers are gifts to us in so many ways. They’re beautiful to look at, they filter our air and they provide nourishment. In addition to using flower recipes to give the inside of our bodies’ nutrients, we can use them topically to heal and soothe.The following are some ways you can incorporate flowers into DIY spa treatments.1. Lavender Massage OilIf you have aches and pains, and even if you don’t, you may like getting a massage from time to time. And, you might love the massage Continue reading [...]
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Make Your Own Body Scrub With Flowers

 Basic homemade body scrub recipes start with a carrier oil. You can use the oils in the recipes we’ll give you or swap them out with an oil of your choice. Some of the best oils include almond, coconut, apricot and olive. For the scrubbing ingredients, use sugar or salt of you want something that will exfoliate gently and eventually liquefy, which is good because you don’t want large particles of your body scrub clogging up your drain. Finally, pick your favorite flower essences and Continue reading [...]
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It’s Almost Time for the Portland Rose Festival

The annual Portland Rose Festival takes place this year from May 26th to June 11th, in Portland, Oregon. The flower-filled event will give tourists and residents the chance to enjoy parades, marathons and, of course, roses like never before. Continue reading [...]
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How to Make a Hibiscus Agua Fresca

Hibiscus flowers are beautiful to keep in the house or to give as a gift. They’re also stunning as decorations on cakes and cupcakes, and they taste amazing in a traditional Hispanic drink known as a Jamaica agua fresca. Continue reading [...]
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3 More Weeks of the 2017 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Every spring at Epcot Walt Disney World Resort, the theme park blooms with color and inspiring shapes as the International Flower & Garden Festival takes over. This event typically runs from the beginning of March until the end of May, and it allows flower lovers and Disney guests to delight in a seasonal explosion of brilliant blooms and interactive exhibits. Continue reading [...]
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Flower Ideas for Mother’s Day 2017

It’s Mother’s Day in just a few weeks, which means there will likely be much exchanging of flowers as gifts. If you’re one of the many who are planning to give flowers to your mother, wife, sister, or other mom in your life, you have several options to choose from. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers in Seattle: Terra Bella Flowers and Mercantile

If you find yourself shopping for flowers in Seattle, either for yourself or to give as a gift, pop into Terra Bella Flowers and Mercantile. This florist runs an earthy little shop that finds inspiration from the “nearby woodlands where we collect moss covered branches, fallen lichen, and mushroom fronts.” Shop owner, Melissa, searches for “jewel toned blooms,” “soft grasses,” and “berry laden branches” to combine them into stunning arrangements that are unlike anything we’ve seen.Welcome Continue reading [...]
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The Poppy: The Official Flower of August

Did you know that the poppy is the official flower of August? It seems like a perfect official flower for a summer month, as it has a warm hue and petals that open up to the sun. Continue reading [...]
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Find the Right Flowers at the WASCO Rose Festival

What do you think about visiting the "Rose Capital of the World?" How about heading to these unique place when it's overdone itself with roses, standing as more of a rose ambassador that one would think possible. Wasco, California will once again hold its annual Rose Festival, which includes a parade and is a perfect event for all ages. The fun takes place on September 10th, in Barker Park. The Festival is held every year on the first Saturday after Labor Day Weekend, a time when usually the weather has cooled a bit and all kinds of fun can be had. Continue reading [...]
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Mississippi Residents and Visitors: Find the Right Flowers at the Fall Flower and Garden Fest

The 2016 Fall Flower and Garden Fest takes place on October 14th and 15th, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. The festival, which focuses on "Healthy Living" and "Healthy Gardening" will fill the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs with flowers, people who love flowers, and ideas for bring more flowers into your life. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers and Kids: Planting for a Fun Summer Project

Looking for fun summer projects to do with your little ones? Consider planting flowers with kids. Continue reading [...]
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All About the Sunflower: A Perfect Bloom to Give for Summer

What kind of flower is perfect to give for a summer occasion? A bloom that looks like the shining sun and encourages people to be joyful, just like summer can. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for the 4th of July: Party Ideas for Food and Home Decoration

Throwing a 4th of July party this year and need ideas for pretty flowers that you can set out on a table? Looking for flowers that you ca incorporate into your 4th of July food spread? We have some suggestions for you, and of course they focus on patriotic red, white, and blue. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers for Summer

How do you choose the right flowers for summer? You opt for any of the following beautiful blooms. Continue reading [...]
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Fresh Flowers at the Santa Fe Farmers Market

If you live in Santa Fe, or if you’re visiting, you have to visit the Santa Fe Farmers Market for fresh summer flowers. Seasonal blooms are on display throughout the market, and many of the local vendors who sell these flowers are happy to help shoppers make the best decision for their flower needs. Continue reading [...]
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View Stunning Flowers at Monet’s Garden at Giverny in France

When visiting France, you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy flowers as those who walked on earth before you did – one quite famous person, in particular. In France, you can head to the Fondation Monet at Giverny, a magical destination where guides will show you Claude Monet’s stunning garden and help you understand the impact that flowers had on the leader of Impressionist art. Continue reading [...]
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Reasons to Give Flowers During June

Any time is a good time to give flowers. But, if you’re looking for a specific reason to gift them during June, we have some ideas for you. For all of the occasions listed below, you can pick up whatever kind of blooms appeal to you (and you think will appeal to your recipient) at your local farmers market. You can also cut some from your garden, or order them online and have them shipped to someone special. It doesn’t matter what type of flowers you give or where you buy them, as long as you’re gifting from your heart. Continue reading [...]
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California Flowers that are in Season this June

What’s in season in California this June? Many, many beautiful flowers that you can give to someone special or display in your home. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers for Graduation

It’s graduation month! What flowers are you going to give the graduate in your life? Will they be fun flowers that will induce a smile? Perhaps formal blooms that will set the stage for a serious future? There are so many flowers that are perfect for giving for a graduation. Consider some of the following when you go to buy your bouquet or arrangement. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching. Do you know what you’ll be giving dad? Have you thought about offering him flowers? Continue reading [...]
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June Wedding? Popular Flowers for Bouquets and More

It seems like this year has flown by quickly. It’s June already, and it’s time to start thinking about warmer weather in the U.S. - and maybe flowers for those of you who have June weddings coming up. We recently wrote about some flower ideas that are perfect for late-spring nuptials, but since there are so many blooms that can potentially add beauty to a casual or formal wedding, we thought we’d offer more suggestions. Continue reading [...]
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International Flower and Trade Expo 2016 in Kenya this June!

This June, the fifth annual International Flower and Trade Expo (IFTEX) takes place in Kenya and it promises to be one of the best cut-flower trade fairs ever. The event will be held at the Oshwal Center in Nairobi, Kenya, and it’s already set to be the largest cut-flower expo on record in Africa. It’s also likely to become the biggest expo of its kind in the world. Continue reading [...]
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Looking Ahead to June: Graduation Party Flower Ideas

If you’re planning a graduation party and want to incorporate flowers in your décor, you likely only have two to three weeks left to finalize your arrangements. Need helping putting everything together, or want ideas on where to begin? The following are some of our favorite ways to decorate for a graduation party using beautiful flowers that you can probably get near you. If you can’t find flowers where you live, read up on what you’ll need and order them today! Continue reading [...]
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Celebrate the Lily This May!

We have about two weeks left of May, which means there are about 14 days remaining to celebrate May flowers. Of course, we love flowers and think that any variety is perfect for enjoying anytime. But, it’s often fun to give flowers – and to keep them in our homes – during a certain month that are associated with that month. Continue reading [...]
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About the Dahlia

The dahlia is a flower that we love to grow and give during summertime. Its beautiful shape reminds us of a shining sun and its colors are cheerful and bright, which is perfect when we want something to perk up our garden or our home – or flowers to bring joy to a friend or family member. Continue reading [...]
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Visit the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival this June

Do you live in Michigan or are you visiting Michigan this June? Looking for a place to vacation to during spring? Consider visiting the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, which will take place from June 3rd to the 12th. Continue reading [...]
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Asters for Summer

Summer’s coming, which means we get to decorate our homes and gardens with beautiful summer flowers – like the aster! The aster is one of our favorite summer blossoms because it’s cheerful like we feel during summer and it looks like a shining sun. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers for a Pesticide-Free Garden

Are you interested in growing a garden that doesn’t require any harmful chemicals for maintenance? Consider a garden grown through the organic practice of incorporate flowers with specific abilities to keep bugs (and other critters who would enjoy feasting on your flowers) away naturally. Continue reading [...]
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Mother’s Day Recipes You Can Make with Flowers

Looking for ways to make Mother’s Day special for a special someone? Consider whipping up some of these Mother’s Day brunch recipes that include flowers as ingredients. Then, serve them to your mom, wife, or other special mom in your life. Continue reading [...]
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Visit the Portland Rose Festival this May and June

Portland residents – or anybody visiting Portland from late May to early June – the Portland Rose Festival is coming and you won’t want to miss it! Continue reading [...]
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Visiting Boston: The Boston Public Garden and Revere House

Visiting Boston and want to find somewhere to look at beautiful flowers? Head to the Boston Public Garden and Revere House. Not only will you be able to view stunning floral gardens and arrangements, you'll have the opportunity to learn a bit about Boston's history and the history of the United States. Continue reading [...]
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Perennials That Bloom All Summer Long

Now is the time to start planning flowers so that they’ll be ready to offer you a spectacular show for summer. The weather is relatively mind through most of the United States, which makes for easy planting when it comes to you and your flowers. You, the gardener, can enjoy the task of sowing a garden before temperatures are scorching. Your flowers will benefit from being planted now, because there are more possibilities for rain and little intense summer sun to wither them before then take a stronghold Continue reading [...]
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Growing Flowers with Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a great way to easily grow flowers indoors. It provides a means to enjoying their beauty without having to worry about obtaining soil or keeping soil at a specific balance.If you’ve ever wanted to bring flowers into your home (perhaps even edible flowers), but don’t want to set aside a lot of time or space for them, consider growing blooms hydroponically. Continue reading [...]
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Water-Wise Flowers for Summers in So Cal

Live in Southern California and planning your summer garden? Concerned about how you’ll be able to live with beautiful flowers through scorching temperatures, or with water restrictions that are in place in many areas?There are some great ways to maintain a garden that has a big impact visually, but that keeps weather in mind and doesn’t use up precious resources. The following are some water-wise ideas for gorgeous summer gardens. Continue reading [...]
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Need Flowers for a Spring Wedding? Opt for These In-Bloom Selections

Doing last-minute flower shopping for a spring wedding? Wondering what’s in bloom so you’ll have the freshest, most springtime-ish blossoms to decorate your wedding ceremony or reception space?There are tons of gorgeous flowers springing up right now, and depending on where you live, you may be able to get your hands on all of them.Use the following spring flower guide to find floral sections that are readily available right now in North America. If you live somewhere else in the world, but want these flowers at your spring wedding, we’re guessing you’ll be able to find a floral seller online who can ship them to you quickly. Continue reading [...]
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Use Flowers to Make Ice Cream

Bring the beauty of flowers into your kitchen, and the goodness they can provide the body, by making a lovely lavender or rose ice cream on a warm day this spring.Flowers have a way of lightening the spirit and promoting a cheerful attitude, like ice cream does. So why not combine the two and whip up a treat that has the potential to turn around a bad day or make a good day even better. Make a batch of the following flower-infused frozen deserts for yourself, or your family, and enjoy flowers in yet another delicious way. Continue reading [...]
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5 Spring Flowers to Plant in Your Garden

Wondering what flowers to plant to give your garden a great springtime show? Consider the following five blooms.Depending on where you live, it may be too late to plant these flowers for a display this season, but keep these gorgeous blossoms in mind so that next spring you’ll be graced with their beauty in abundance. Continue reading [...]
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Coyote Family Farm in the East Bay for CSA Flowers, Produce, and More

If you live in the East Bay Area of California, you can buy flowers (in addition to produce and nuts) through several CSAs. If you don’t know what a CSA is, we highly recommend you do a bit of research on these cooperative farming groups to find out how you can become part of a collective that brings locally sourced food and flowers into households on a regular basis.CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it’s a structure for farming that allows community members to contribute monetarily to local farmers to help them grow their crops. In return for their investment, CSA participants become members of the farming group and they get first-hand, direct access to the farm’s harvested crops daily, weekly, or at times set by the CSA. Continue reading [...]
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Gorgeous and Green Floral Studio on Oakland, California

Oakland residents who need floral delivery (or anyone who wants to send quality flowers to someone in the East Bay Area,), can call Gorgeous and Green Floral Studio for perfect care with all their floral needs.Gorgeous and Green Floral Studio delivers flowers and special gifts to homes and business in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville. The company actually bike-delivers its lovely creations, so turn to this eco-friendly business for reliable and sustainable purchasing of flowers for a birthday, holiday, or other event. Continue reading [...]
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Organic Lavender Farming at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Even in places that are typically dry and void of a lot of color, you can sometimes find floral abundance of the most glorious kind if you look hard enough. This is what’s possible for those who live in, or who visit, Albuquerque, New Mexico.The city is home to an organic lavender farm that provides healing and aromatic oils, by way of organic lavender blossoms grown on land that also houses a historic inn. Guests staying at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm get to use the lavender oil-infused bath products as part of their stay. Continue reading [...]
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Looking for Flowers in Hawaii? Visit the Oahu Flower Mart

For our flower-loving friends who live in Hawaii, or will be visiting Hawaii, we want to share a beautiful place to pick up gorgeous native Hawaiian flowers. The Oahu Flower Mart is a premier destination for cut-to-order and just-harvested flowers that will make your home, hotel room, business, or event space look stunning. If you already know about the Oahu Flower Mart, you certainly understand what we mean when we tell you that this is the top place to buy flowers on the island of Oahu. Continue reading [...]
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More Unusual Spring Flowers to Give During Springtime

We recently told you about some unusual spring flowers that you can include in a bouquet or arrangement that you’re giving someone. Since there are so many stunning and surprising spring flowers, we decided to share a few more with you. Continue reading [...]
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Unusual Spring Flowers to Give

If you want to give flowers to someone during springtime, you’ll probably have an easy time finding traditional spring blooms like lilies, daffodils, and tulips. But, what if you want to send a bouquet or an arrangement that’s a bit different? What if your idea of the ideal floral gift is something unexpected and hard to come by?There are quite a few spring flowers that perfectly represent the newness of spring because they’re fresh and unusual. When you want to impress with flowers that are special because of their surprise factor, consider the following: Continue reading [...]
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Celebrate Spring with Flowers at Biltmore Blooms in Asheville, North Carolina

Throughout April, and until the end of May, Asheville, North Carolina will be bursting with flowers as part of Biltmore Blooms. The celebration will bring more than 100,000 colorful flowers to the Biltmore Estate, in Conservatories, Gardens, and many other gorgeous spots. Continue reading [...]
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Visiting Amsterdam This Spring? Attend the Annual Amsterdam Tulip Festival

If you have plans to visit Amsterdam this spring, make sure you set aside some time to attend the annual Tulip Festival. No plans for a visit? Think about vacationing to the city, because there will be beautiful tulips blooming (and on display) all over the place and livening up public and private spaces like you may not have seen before. Continue reading [...]
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The Cincinnati Flower Show to be Held From April 13th to the 17th

If you live in Cincinnati, or will be visiting the city, consider attending the Cincinnati Flower Show, which will take place from April 13th to the 17th. Even if you’re not in the area or don’t have a trip planned, if you’re close by, think about paying the show a visit.The Cincinnati Flower Show is an international celebration of fantastic flowers and fine foods. It’s a five-day adventure in floral design, lectures, and entertaining that’s paired gourmet cuisine, fun kids’ activities, and much more. Continue reading [...]
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Will You Catch the Rare Superbloom in Death Valley This Spring?

Once in a while, beauty overcomes situations that one would deem nearly impossible. This is what happens every decade or so in Death Valley, California, as a superbloom of Desert Gold wildflowers covers stretches of earth that doesn’t usually see much life. Actually, the area is know for it’s share, plus some, of heat-related misfortunes – hence it’s name.This year, Death Valley is expected to see the rare and stunning super bloom, and park rangers say that it could come in the next couple of months. An abundance of gorgeous wild blossoms have already popped up in Death Valley as a precursor to the main event and given people passing through the region quite a show. Continue reading [...]
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Places to View Spring Wildflowers in Arizona

Did you know that the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona tracks wildflower blooms to let flower lovers know where to view the amazing natural displays during springtime? The Garden partners with many parks, and other gardens, in the state to give locals and tourists up-to-date information on where spring wildflowers are in abundance.Since we’re in the middle of wildflower season right now, we thought we’d tell you where the Garden says you can view these beautiful blossoms. If you’re living in Arizona or will be visiting, consider making a trip to see them in all their glory. Even if you can’t make it to view these pretty flowers this year, the list below will help you to know where you can probably marvel at wildflowers next year.Use the following guide to find out where you can view spring wildflowers in Arizona on car rides, walks, hikes, and many outdoor adventures. Continue reading [...]
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Places in the United States to View Spring Wildflowers

We’re well into spring, which means there are opportunities all around to view beautiful wildflowers. Landscapes from the east to the west are bursting with color as pretty poppies, daisies, and other gorgeous flowers cover miles of ground and bring beauty to those who are privileged to walk or drive by.Where are the best places to view these stunning wild blooms? We’ll tell you, and we’ll let you know a bit about each region you can visit in hopes that you’ll be tempted to go and view the grandeur for yourself. Continue reading [...]
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7 Great Botanical Gardens in the United States

Where do you go in the U.S. to view beautiful flowers? There are dozens of places, but the following are 7 of the top spots to admire gorgeous blooms. Continue reading [...]
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About the Easter Lily

Thinking about giving an Easter lily to someone for the holiday? It makes sense to gift this flower, since the white, trumpet-shaped blooms represent purity, newness, and virtue – the same characteristics that come to mind when many think about Easter.To give you a little background on the Easter lily, so that you can know more about the gift you might be giving and so you can perhaps share some lily tradition with your giftee the following are a few myths, legends, and bits of trivia associated with the flower. Continue reading [...]
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Spring Lemonades You Can Make With Flowers

If you’re planning a get-together for the upcoming Easter holiday, or for Mother’s Day or a spring bridal shower, you can use flowers to beautify your beverages and make them taste amazing.Flowers go great in lemonades, in particular. They offer a bit of lovely spring color and flavor that’s perfect for sharing with others. The following are some floral lemonades we love the most. Consider making these in small or large batches. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers to Add to a Spring Salad

Did you know that you can gather pretty spring flowers and put them into a salad? Not any spring flowers, but those that are of course edible and those that taste incredible.We love to prepare flowers with salads to bring to Easter potlucks, Mother’s Day brunches, and any special events that are happening during springtime. Usually guests at these gatherings are surprised, and delighted, to find our beautiful salads and to learn that they can eat what looks like mere decoration.We love sharing the fact that many edible flowers not only provide beauty, they also offer nutrition by way of vitamins and minerals and they give the body powerful doses of antioxidants. Continue reading [...]
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Choose Amaryllis for Spring

You can make a lovely spring bouquet, for yourself or someone else, with beautiful and colorful amaryllis. The go-to bloom spring bloom is also perfect for any arrangements you might want to send for Easter or even Mother’s Day.Amaryllis are showy flowers that look stunning on their own or mixed into a group of other blossoms. They can be arranged traditionally, casually, or in a modern way to bring joy and smiles to anyone in contact with them. Continue reading [...]
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Consider the Tulip for Spring

If you’re putting together a spring floral arrangement, or looking to buy a spring bouquet for someone special, consider tulips. Tulips are popular flowers that have come to symbolize spring and the new life that comes along with the season. They’re gorgeous flowers that are available in many colors, and they’re ideal for modern or traditional bouquet and arrangements. Continue reading [...]
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Popular Flowers to Give During Springtime

Thinking about giving a spring bouquet to someone, perhaps for Easter or Mother’s Day? Wondering what flowers you should include in your gift? There are so many amazing spring blooms to choose from, so you really can’t go wrong picking anything that’s in season. We do have some favorites blossoms though that you might want to look for as you assemble an arrangement, pick one from the store, or order a bouquet online.Our favorite spring flowers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, but generally they’re lively blooms bursting with cheerful hues and inspirational design. Nature produces some incredible flowers during spring that encourage us to start fresh with tasks and relationships, approach each day with a newness in attitude, and keep a light spirit that always searches for the beauty in things. Continue reading [...]
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How to Grow Flowers You Can Eat

If you want to grow a flower garden that will supply you and your family with yummy food to eat, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to grow some flowers that you can mix into salads, teas, lemonades, and even baked goods. Most of the flowers we’ll introduce you to can be cultivated easily in a home garden or indoor window garden. They don’t need a lot of care, they’re cheap to grow from seed, and they’ll give you colorful blooms that are nourishing and gorgeous to add to meals and drinks. Continue reading [...]
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Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Each spring, Carlsbad, California residents and tourists flock to the city’s Flower Fields to enjoy a brilliant display of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus. The colorful show lasts about six to eight weeks, typically beginning in March. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers for Awesome Cocktails

Did you know that you can make awesome cocktails out of flowers? It’s possible to create beautiful and tasty drinks, from popular blooms like roses and lavender, for events and occasions or whenever you want to turn an average day into a special one.The following three cocktails you can create from flowers that are easily found at a store, garden center, or in your own home: Continue reading [...]
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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Coming to Washington D.C.

What began as a simple flower ceremony on March 27th, 1912, when First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two trees from Japan on the north bank of the West Potomac Tidal basis, has turned into a national treasure. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. now sees more than a million attendees each year who come to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms and to gather in the spirit of community. Continue reading [...]
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Kauai Orchid & Art Festival Marks the Arrival of Spring

On April 1st and 2nd, residents and visitors of Hanapepe, Kauai will be able to attend the Kauai Orchid & Art Festival at Hanapepe Town Park and surrounding areas. The Kauai Orchid & Art Festival showcases beautiful, exotic, and tropical orchids as well as gorgeous art by Plein Air painters (outdoor paint artists) from all over Hawaii, and it features many fun festivities to welcome the arrival of spring. Continue reading [...]
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Spring Brings the Epcot International Flower Festival to Walt Disney World Resort

The annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns this year to celebrate flowers with themed events and gorgeous displays in Walt Disney World Resort. The event again will feature interactive areas for kids, the popular Flower Power Concert series featuring live music, and much more. Continue reading [...]
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The 2016 Boston Flower and Garden Show Coming This March!

The Boston Flower and Garden Show is the biggest indoor spring flower show in the United States and one of the Top 30 Flower and Garden Events in the U.S. It returns this year with more stunning garden displays curated by renowned landscape professionals, and with lectures from some of the top local nursery owners and industry experts. Continue reading [...]
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Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival Coming This March!

Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival will bring a series events to Macon, Georgia, during March, to celebrate the beauty of a pink and white-blossomed tree that symbolizes springtime in the United States. Beginning on March 1st, Macon will host several contests, concerts, and plant sales – among other fun things activities – in honor of the beloved cherry blossom.Macon, Georgia – according to Congressional Records – is considered the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. Every March, more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees burst with blossoms that seem to turn the city into one big cottony paradise. Cherry Blossom Festivalgoers will get to experience the spectacle as they participate in events meant to promote fellowship and city pride. Continue reading [...]
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Ideas for Creating Flowering Succulent Displays

Do you love the clean and streamlined look of succulents? We do, and since we love flowers, we especially love flowering succulents that bloom in various colors. If you want to incorporate flowering succulents into your home like we’ll be doing, inside or outside of your house, consider the following arrangement ideas: Continue reading [...]
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Creating a Dramatic Orchid Display

Orchids are great flowers to include in arrangements for a variety of occasions. They can be perfect for bridal showers, weddings, corporate events, and even get-togethers with friends and family because they are versatile in design.You can use orchids to create casual and earthy arrangements, but we especially love them in formal dramatic displays. The following are some ways that you can incorporate orchids in sophisticated, classy centerpieces or bouquets. Continue reading [...]
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Water-Saving Flowers for Your Garden

Many places in the world right now are experiencing draught, which means that it’s a good idea for people living in those water-depleted areas to think about the flowers they choose for their yard.If you live somewhere that’s challenged by draught conditions, but you love flowers and want to enjoy their color and energy in your yard, consider growing the following water-saving blooms. Continue reading [...]
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Choosing the Right Flowers for Your Home if you Have Pets

The ASPCA recommends that people with companion animals living in their home be careful about the flowers kept in the house, or in the garden. If you have pets, do you know which flowers are safe for you to have around your animal friends and which have the potential to cause serious harm?Because we love flowers, and animals, we want to share with you some of the best flowers to keep in your home if you have pets and tell you which ones might be toxic if you don’t know. It’s completely possible to reside harmoniously with plants and furry critters; it simply takes a bit of planning to get the right balance so do consider setting aside some time to think things through. Continue reading [...]
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Creating a Romantic Bouquet

What are the right flowers to use when you’re creating a romantic bouquet? Any blossoms, really, since flowers are a universal symbol of love. But, for a super-feminine, soft, flowy, and ethereal kind of romantic bouquet, we suggest the following: Continue reading [...]
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Modern Flower Arrangements for a Bridal Shower

Looking for the right flowers to create a modern arrangement for a bridal shower? There are several blooms you can choose from, and several ways that you can go about arranging those flowers to create a display that’s perfect. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Plant During Spring for a Summer Garden

Springtime is a perfect time for planting flowers that will bloom during summer. Spring is ideal for gardeners because it offers moderate temperatures for doing physical work, and it’s beneficial for flowers because the weather lends to a nice growing environment for blooms that need to stay out of scorching sun as they grow strong. Continue reading [...]
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Creating a Whimsical Spring Bouquet

There are many ways to create and style a spring bouquet, from casual to formal. While formal arrangements can be stunning for spring weddings and bridal showers, sometimes casual and whimsical pieces can be appropriate even in the most elegant of situations. Whimsical spring bouquets reflect the freshness of the season. They’re fun, light, and playful, but they’re also beautiful so consider them for any centerpieces, bridal bouquets, or other flower arrangements that you might need. Continue reading [...]
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How to Make a Spring Bouquet

Spring is approaching, which means that many of you might be wondering how you can incorporate the season’s blooms into your home. We’re going to show you exactly how. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to making a beautiful spring bouquet. To get started, you need to gather your favorite spring flowers and conjure up a bit of imagination. Then, dive in to your fresh spring bouquet. While you’re making one for yourself, think about making an arrangement for a friend too. A lovely bouquet with brilliant blossoms could be exactly what someone needs to have the spirits lifted or a day made better. Continue reading [...]
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Growing Bulbs Indoors

Do you love the idea of growing bulbs but lack garden space to do so? As long as you have an area indoors where you can put potted plants, so that they’ll receive adequate sunlight or temperatures, you can grow bulbs.Growing bulbs inside of your home, or your in your place of business, can bring a bit of spring or summertime to you if you’re not able to enjoy it outside. It’s easy to make this happen, you just need to plan ahead. Continue reading [...]
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Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles

Where do you go in Los Angeles to view beautiful flowers? There are dozens of places, but some of the best are at museums and botanical gardens. The following are destinations that we think any Los Angeles resident, or tourist, who loves flowers should visit at least once. These spaces are filled with gorgeous blooms, and they offer other fun surprises to delight and discover. Continue reading [...]
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About the Los Angeles Flower District

Wondering where to find amazing flowers in Los Angeles? Many people who live in the city know that the LA Flower District is the place to go for flowers for a wedding, special event, or even the home. If you happen to be from LA and you haven’t heard of the LA Flower District, or visited it, we suggest you get yourself there right away because the selection is outstanding and the prices are great.If you don’t live in Los Angeles, but will be visiting, head to the Flower District while you’re here and enjoy choosing beautiful blooms from hundreds of vendors or just looking around a bit to admire the view. Continue reading [...]
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Bulbs to Plant During Spring

Many gardeners like to plant bulbs during fall for spring arrival, because the bulbs breathe new life into a space that might have been dull during winter. And, because they give forth blooms that are perfectly suitable companions for spring-blooming wildflowers.But, spring-planted bulbs also give off a show and it’s one that we think is worth consideration. These bulbs dazzle with color during summertime, and they offer a welcome surprise during a season that’s not known for offering abundance in a garden.The following are some of the best bulbs you can plant during spring, if you want to enjoy the beauty of brilliantly colored and shaped flowers during a time when many landscapes are looking a bit torched. Continue reading [...]
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Creating a Spring Bouquet

Spring brings so many amazing flowers to life, which makes us want to play designer and create beautiful bouquets with them. If you like to turn springtime blossoms into lovely centerpieces or window arrangements, or if you think you might want to toy around with spring blooms and create a bouquet to give to someone, use the following guide to creating a perfect spring bunch: Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Bloom During Late Spring

Have you checked out our lists of flowers that you can expect to bloom during early and mid-spring? We’re celebrating beautiful blooms that pop up during the season, and we have one more batch of these gorgeous blossoms to share with you. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Bloom During Mid-Spring

We recently wrote about flowers that you can expect to bloom at the beginning of spring. Today, we’ll give you a heads up on mid-spring blooming blossoms, so that you can plan for a garden or know what’s going to be available to make magnificent floral bouquets with a couple of months (or, tell your florist you want these flowers in your spring bouquet). Continue reading [...]
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Springtime Flowers for an Early Spring Bloom

Wondering which beautiful flowers you have to look forward to for springtime arrival? There are many! We love spring and we anticipate the freshness that comes with the season. After a long, but beloved, winter filled with poinsettias and pines, spring delivers bright and cheery blooms that burst with pastel colors and pretty shapes.If you’re looking for floral abundance to fill your house with during spring, or to gift to someone, the following are some springtime blossoms you should look for: Continue reading [...]
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Macy’s Flower Show

The dates have been set for one of the most anticipated events in New York City, Macy’s Flower Show. While we don’t yet know the theme for this year’s show, it’s sure to be as amazing as in years past.If you’re not familiar with Macy’s Flower Show, it’s a spectacular extravaganza of flowers that fills up Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. Each year, the show brings dozens of varietals of flowers together, in brilliant colors, to offer a theme of floral celebration to attendees. Continue reading [...]
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New England Grows 2016

New England residents, and anyone visiting Boston later this year, mark your calendar for one of the most fun landscape and gardening shows in the country. New England Grows is returning to Boston in 2016, and it will bring fresh floral displays, new vendors, and more opportunities to celebrate flowers and nature.New England Grows is a popular flower and garden show that takes place minutes from Downtown Boston. It’s combing back for three days of flower and gardening thrills, from November 30th to December 2nd, and it will take place again at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. New England Grows will feature horticulture shows, vendors, and many chances to learn about beautifying your home with flowers. The event gives show visitors access to a huge showroom filled with contemporary exhibits as well as many products that will help you become an expert gardener, if you’re not already a pro. Continue reading [...]
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The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is one of many beautiful spaces to relax and enjoy nature in the city. The beloved local gem, and top tourist attraction, is a place where you can connect with the abundance of the Earth and join the San Francisco community in a shared love.The Conservatory is a historic landmark where San Francisco residents, and city visitors, have gone for more than a century to view Victorian architecture and gorgeous flowers. It’s a place worth visiting at least once in a lifetime so that one can take in the stunning sight of perfect wood and glass building design along with a tale of San Francisco history, as told by brilliant blooms and blossoms. Continue reading [...]
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About The San Francisco Flower Mart

Flower lovers who live in San Francisco, or are visiting the city, should make their way to the San Francisco Flower Mart at least once to purchase flowers or simply checkout the amazing offerings. The San Francisco Flower Mart is a wholesale mart that dates back to the late 1800’s, when nature’s floral abundance filled the Bay Area’s land with a variety of flowers and flower growers came to sell their bounty near Lotta’s fountain in Downtown San Francisco.For three days out of the week, the growers would pedal their flowers to local flower shops and they would gather, in an ethnically diverse group, to fill the needs of a growing market. Continue reading [...]
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The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2016

If you live in San Francisco or will be visiting the city during the middle of March, consider attending the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The 2016 show takes place from March 16th to the 20th, at the San Mateo Event Center, and it will feature some amazing designer gardens as well as a beautiful collection of artfully arranged plants, flowers, and trees.If you live in San Francisco or will be visiting the city during the middle of March, consider attending the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. The 2016 show takes place from March 16th to the 20th, at the San Mateo Event Center, and it will feature some amazing designer gardens as well as a beautiful collection of artfully arranged plants, flowers, and trees. Continue reading [...]
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Sunflower Fun Facts

It’s easy to see the beauty of the sunflower when you look at it, but some of what makes the flower special remains a mystery to many people. For instance, do you know tall a sunflower can grow or all the ways in which a sunflower can provide for a human? If you do, keep reading because we’re going to give you a more sunflower trivia that might surprise (and delight) you. If you don’t, read on as well, and find the answers to these questions, and others, as you learn about the beautiful sunflower. Continue reading [...]
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About the Daisy

Have you been thinking about new beginnings and fresh starts like we have? Maybe because spring is almost here and the chill is going from the air, which means we’ve had more time to linger outside and notice the beauty that is all around, we’ve been appreciating the blue sky, the beach, and the flowers that are filling up the flower shops and farmers’ markets close to where we live.We’ve been noticing daisies, wrapped in bunches in plain brown paper or placed carefully into more formal arrangements. Thoughts have been going through our minds about how the daisy perfectly represents innocence and purity, and how it seems like the flower guides us into times that are ripe for whatever happiness we want to create. Continue reading [...]
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Top Florists in Las Vegas for Weddings, Conventions, and Other Occasions

Getting married in Las Vegas and need a florist? Visiting Vegas and want to pick up flowers for your hotel room, or for someone special? Maybe you’re in charge of planning your company’s conference in Las Vegas. There are tons of florists in Las Vegas to help you out with nearly any flower need, which is great because there’s a lot of demand for flowers when you consider an average of 315 weddings take place in the city each day and an average of 22,103 meetings are held there every year. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Love the Rain

Do you live in an area that gets lots of rain? If so, take advantage of the situation and grow flowers in your garden that love rainy weather.The following flowers soak up rain like we soak up beauty. Which means, they’re like a sponge so plant them in your yard or on your patio, and then delight in them as they grow through the rain and sunshiny days. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Valentine’s Day: Flowers that are Shaped Like Hearts

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you might be looking for the perfect floral gift to give your loved one, we thought we’d write about some pretty flowers that look like hearts.If you’re part of a couple, you may want to consider sending some of these flowers to show your love. If you’re not, it’s okay. You can send them to a son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother, or other family member. Or, you can buy a little bunch of them and give yourself a heart-felt gift for the holiday. Continue reading [...]
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Floris Hiroko Flower Shop in Shinagawa Tokyo

Because we love flowers so much, we’re always eager to share the flower love and help people get their hands on gorgeous blooms wherever they are. We’ve been showcasing some of our favorite places to buy flowers, in some of our favorite cities like San Francisco and Paris, and today we thought we’d virtually visit Tokyo and offer a tour of a great florist’s space.We wanted to give Tokyo residents, and visitors, a source for stunning flowers in case they didn’t have a go-to flower shop for impulse purchases or holiday gifts. We recently found the amazing Floris Hiroko in Tokyo, and we thought you might want to read about this family-run shop and find out what’s happening in the world of flowers there. Continue reading [...]
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The Best Flower Shops in Paris

Imaging the prettiest, most romantic, most wonderful flower shops in Paris. The ones that call to you from the street, begging you to pick up a single bloom to hold for the day or a bunch to take back home for your kitchen table. The shops that spew color and charm, and the ones that have the friendliest of proprietors selling the blossoms inside.These are the flower shops we’re highlighting in this post. We’ve been on a hunt for the top flower shops in some of the cities we love, and we had to include Paris and its offerings in our quest. Continue reading [...]
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Fleurt Flower Shop in Seattle

We were on a hunt for the top flower shops in Seattle and we found Fleurt, a shop that specializes in wedding and event flowers but crafts some amazing flowers for the home and office too.We thought we’d dedicate an entire post to Fleurt to tell you about all of the shop’s offerings and to give you a bit of background into the shop’s founder. Fleurt is definitely a florist we’ll be turning to when we’re visiting Seattle and need flowers for our hotel room, or when we want to give flowers to someone in the area. Continue reading [...]
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Fabulous Flower Shops in San Francisco

Looking for an amazing flower shop in San Francisco? There are dozens, but a few come to mind when we’re thinking about the best places to buy single blooms for your apartment or pretty bouquets to take somewhere as a host or hostess gift.When you’re visiting what we think is the most beautiful city in the world, or if you’re lucky enough to live there, visit the following flower shops for floral beauty for yourself or someone special that’s absolutely beyond compare. Continue reading [...]
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Top Flower Shops in Los Angeles

Living in Los Angeles and looking for an amazing flower shop? Visiting the city and searching for a fantastic florist? We have a few ideas for you.The City of Angeles is full of fabulous flower studios, in the downtown area, by the beaches, and in many places in between. Whether you’re shopping for flowers for your home, the office, or someone special, you’ll be able to pick up beautiful blooms at many beautiful shops in LA.The following, however, are some of our favorite flower shops in Los Angeles. These florists incorporate gorgeous studio design into their collection of offerings, which always includes an incredible array of flowers. We love buying flowers at these places, but we also enjoy lingering to soak in perfection and beauty. Continue reading [...]
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3 Fun Flower Shops in New York City

Scouring the streets of New York City for anything can be fun, especially when you have so many beautiful and amazing sights to look at as you walk. Going on a treasure hunt for gorgeous flowers, and finding the perfect ones to take back home, can be absolute heaven though.We went searching for the best flower shops in NYC, so that you’ll know where to go if you need to pick up flowers for a dinner party, a gift, or your apartment. Maybe you’re staying in New York and could use some beauty Continue reading [...]
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Why Grow and Buy Organic Flowers

We love flowers. But, we love them most when they’re organically grown. Organically grown flowers are clean (and beautiful) flowers grown without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides, which means they help keep our environment and us healthy.Whether you’re purchasing flowers from a flower shop, ordering blossoms online, or growing your own flowers, you can have stunning options of the organic variety quite easily. Continue reading [...]
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Your Guide to Giving Flowers for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be thinking about giving flowers to someone might be wondering about how to go about the whole process. Unless you buy flowers close to where you live, and then give them to someone who is near you, it can be a bit of an ordeal to choose flowers and then make sure they get where they need to go.We’re here to give you a guide to picking and sending flowers for Valentine’s Day, so your giftee can receive your beautiful blooms without any issues. We don’t want anything standing in the way of you expressing your love to your beloved, or to your close friend or family member. Continue reading [...]
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Rose Trivia

In honor of Valentine’s Day, and because there will likely be many roses sent and received for this special holiday, we thought we’d give you a bit of rose trivia to celebrate.Roses are universal symbols of love. Most everyone knows that roses represent adoration, desire, friendship, and other forms of love that one person can have for another. But, roses offer more meanings and they come with some interesting stories. The following are some pieces of rose trivia we thought you’d like to know about. Continue reading [...]
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how to choose valentine’s day flowers

Do you know you want to give someone flowers for Valentine’s Day, but don’t know which blooms you want to send? There’s a world of gorgeous flowers waiting for sending, and receiving, this Valentine’s Day so dive in and explore all of the amazing options. The right flowers for you to give for Valentine’s Day will depend on what message you want to give to your special someone for the holiday, and what you think your intended would love.You can send flowers that signify deep and forever adoration, or you can give blooms that offer casual or familiar kind of love. There are surely flowers out there that anyone, whether they’re your lover or close friend, will appreciate this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading [...]
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Single Blooms to give for valentine’s day

Instead of a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day, consider giving just one dramatic bloom. Sometimes, simple is best when it comes to showing your love for another. You can offer your purest desire or adoration for a beloved, or a special person in your life, with a single beautiful token of affection and enjoy a good probability that your gift will be well accepted.The following flowers look stunning when given in solo form, so consider these. You can offer these blossom on their own, tied with a ribbon around the stem, or wrapped in pretty paper. Continue reading [...]
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Blooming Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

 African VioletsAfrican Violets are a popular blooming plant, probably because of their lovely little purple and pink flowers as well as their fuzzy heart-shaped leaves. Some varieties of African violet have light green foliage, and others offer a view of red-violet leaves and stems. You’ll find many African violet plants with serrated leaves and some with smooth ones. All of these flowers are easy to care for and they can last for a long time with adequate sunlight.AzaleasLying Continue reading [...]
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Popular Flower Arrangements for Valentine’s Day

If you’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, and wondering what the perfect flowers would be to give to someone, consider the following blooms.These flowers and bouquets make lovely gifts for a loved one, whether your intended is a partner, friend, or family member. Continue reading [...]
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More Good Reasons to Give Flowers

Sometimes, a gift of flowers can be just what a person needs to make his or her day a better one. If you know someone who’s going through challenges, and you’d like to offer a bit of cheer, consider sending flowers. Continue reading [...]

Reasons to Buy Flowers Just Because

Have you ever thought about buying flowers for someone “just because?” Just because you love a person, or because you wanted to brighten up his or her day? Maybe because you had a great time on a date or because the way someone makes you feel compels you to give a special gift?These, and more instances like them, warrant “just because” flowers and the giving of flowers in circumstances other than on a birthday or holiday. Anytime someone inspires you to do a good deed, or inspires you to celebrate what’s good about the world, is a perfect time to involve flowers. Continue reading [...]
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Reasons to Give Flowers as a Gift

If you want to give a gift to someone, but you’re not sure what to buy, consider flowers. Flowers can be perfect gift for a person you know well or hardly at all. Flowers are beautiful, thoughtful, and cheap if you cut them from your own garden or purchase small arrangements. They’re ideal gifts for people young and old, near and far.The following are some of the reasons you might want to choose flowers for a gift for someone, but there are many more (and actually any occasion is suitable to offer flowers). Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Picnic

Planning a picnic and wondering which flowers would make a perfect centerpiece for your table or blanket? There are many blooms you can turn to, but we think the following are perfect.The flowers listed below are ideal for creating a peaceful, romantic, or relaxing setting that’s idyllic for a picnic meal.DaisiesDaisies are lovely flowers for a picnic because they seem to speak of the beauty of the outdoors. Daisies, either big or small ones, are carefree and just what’s needed for Continue reading [...]
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Climbing Flowers

If you’re looking for ideas for climbing flowers to decorate a wall, trellis, or other garden feature, you have many beautiful blooms to choose from. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular, and stunning, climbing flowers that you might want to include in a front yard, back yard, or patio garden. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Grow Well in Alaska

It’s often easy to find flowers that grow well in warm climates, but if you want to grown beautiful blooms where it’s cold you’re sometimes hard pressed. We were wondering which flowers thrived in Alaska, a place known for extreme cold and a locale that would certainly look lovely with some color strewn about.So, we researched and found that the following flowers do excellently in Alaska, when given the proper attention. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Soak in a Bath

Whether you suffer from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, or just like to take luxurious care of your skin, you might want to soak the following skin-soothing flowers in your warm bath water. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Can Soothe Skin Rashes

Have you ever had a skin rash and looked for something effective, but gentle, to treat it? We have. We usually turn to natural sources of healing for issues that arise with our body, so we love the fact that the following flowers can be used in ointments, masques, and bath soaks to relieve skin rashes. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Eczema Relief

Did you know that if you suffer with eczema, you can turn to flowers for healing? The following are some flowers that you can use to make soothing ointments, masques, and bath soaks to help relieve the discomfort associated with eczema.To use these flowers as an ointment, cut them into small pieces and then crush them, then mix them with a pure plant oil like almond oil or coconut oil. Apply your ointment and let it sit on the skin for as long as you can. Just pick the flower petals off when you feel like it. Flower masques are made like ointments and they work pretty much like ointments, but you can use larger flowers in a masque (and lots of them) and leave them plastered to your itchy skin for about 30 minutes. Then, you’ll want to rinse your masque off. Sometimes, soaking in a warm bath with the following flower petals inside can be what’s needed to soothe red and sore skin. Continue reading [...]
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More Flowering Herbs for an Herb Garden

We recently told you about some flowering herbs that we like to keep in our home or in our garden. But, later we realized that there were more herbs we wanted to share with you.Herbs are amazing plants because they offer so much beauty, and benefit, for us. They’re ideal for using in cooking, they provide healing in the form of natural medicine, and they lift our spirits when we think about the beautiful way nature provides for us through them. Continue reading [...]
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Creating a Flowering Herb Garden

Two things that we love about spending time in our homes are eating and enjoying the fresh flowers we’ve surrounded ourselves with. We figured out a way to combine both of these delights into one treasure, one that we think you’ll love to have around.We created a flowering herb garden. We made one that will supply us with beauty for the eyes, and for the palate, for a long time to come.A flowering herb garden can offer a pretty view when looking out the kitchen window. And, it can offer a delightful scene in a yard or on a patio. Flowering herbs make for tasty ingredients in homemade meals, both sweet and savory ones. They can also be used in healing juices, teas, and elixirs. Continue reading [...]
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Winter Wedding Flowers

Whether you have a winter wedding coming up and still haven’t chosen flowers for it, or you’re planning a wedding for next year at this time, we have some winter flower arrangement ideas you might love.Winter is a fun time for displaying flowers because there are so many types you can put on show, which means there’s an abundance of combinations of blooms that can offer elegance, warmth, or winter cheer – whatever feeling you want to convey at your wedding. Continue reading [...]
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Fall Wedding Flowers

Many brides like to get a jump-start on choosing flowers for their wedding, so we thought we’d offer some suggestions for great flowers for a fall wedding. Since fall just passed, we still have memories of the season’s prettiest blooms in our head.We’re vividly remembering warm orange and yellow-hued flowers like daisies and carnations. And, we’re envisioning these colors, plus others like lilies and orchids in shades of red and white, as stunning flowers for a fall wedding. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Bloom During January in North America

If you’re trying to put together a seasonal bouquet from flowers that are readily available in North American during January, you’re in luck. We’ve been thinking about flowers and the season, and we thought you might want some suggestions for great January booms. We’ve put together a list of flowers that people living in North America should be able to source with no problems to create a beautiful home, or garden, display during this winter month.We came up with a collection of flowers that we’re going to try to bring into our houses and yards this month, including flowers that represent the restorative power of winter and those that give us a sneak peak into what spring will offer. Continue reading [...]
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Perrenials that Can Survive Harsh Winter Weather

Many parts of the world experience harsh winters, which means these regions are sometimes challenged when it comes to maintaining beautiful flowers. But, despite frigid temperatures, and snowfall that can completely cover the land, there are some perennials that manage to survive and thrive.Depending on where you live, you might be able to get away with planting the following perennial flowers in your garden. While you may not see blooms during winter, don’t give up on these plants! They’re likely lying dormant for the winter, and they’ll soon burst to life during spring. Like people, flowers often prefer to lay low and holed up during extreme weather. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Grow Fruit for Your Garden

What do you think about having pretty flowers around your garden that will turn into something even more special? We think the idea for double the pleasure sounds divine, so we’re committed to bringing some fruit-bearing flowers into our garden this spring.There are many kinds of flowers that will provide sweet fruit for you to eat. You can grow these flowers in your yard, in hanging baskets, and even in vertical gardens on patios. Continue reading [...]
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Easy Flowers to Grow Indoors

If you live in an apartment, condo, loft, or other home without out a lot of outside living space, you may be attracted to keeping flowers indoors. Flowers bring a bit of beauty and oneness with nature into our lives, so we completely understand a desire to have these things despite not having an outdoor area to enjoy them in. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Make Healing Ointments

Did you know that many flowers can be made into healing ointments? We love to keep flowers like lavender and calendula around because they offer relief for a variety of conditions, such as dry skin, burns, and rashes. In addition to offering a bit of natural medicine for some of our ailments, these flowers (and several others) are quite beautiful to look at, so we make sure we frequently have some in our garden in or a vase indoors. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Give on a First Date

Some people like to follow tradition when it comes to first dates and offer a bunch, or a single bloom, of flowers as a kind gesture. We love this tradition. We think it speaks a lot of a person to give a simple, beautiful gift from nature to express the beauty of a potential new relationship.Flowers given to a first date show thought. They display generosity of spirit and a desire to please someone else, which is a great foundation for any partnership.If you’re going on a first date and are thinking about bring flowers, you don’t have to choose anything elaborate or expensive to make an impression. You can find flowers to fit almost any budget in a grocery store, or at a florist, that will due just fine because they’ll provide a bit of beauty for your recipient to enjoy. If you have access to a garden, you can simply cut a few flowers and wrap them modestly, and still show your appreciation for the chance to spend time with someone. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that Thrive Indoors During Winter

Are you looking for indoor flowers to replace your Christmas tree and mistletoe when the holiday season is over? We are, so we searched for some blooms that can thrive inside during winter.We found quite a few. The following are the indoor, winter-loving flowers that most piqued our interest. We’re going to check our local farmers’ market and nursery in the next week or so to see if they’re carrying these gorgeous flowers. If they aren’t, we’re thankful that we can always buy flowers online. Continue reading [...]
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A Guide to Wildflowers

Even though it’s winter, and we still have our house filled with Christmas trees and holly, we’re thinking about wildflowers. Wildflowers seem to come to mind for us whenever we need a bit of a pick-me-up in spirit or a bit of encouragement of the goodness that's in the world. Lately, as we look back on 2015 and ahead to the new year, we’re thinking about the things that make us most happy so we can bring more of them into our lives.Flowers make us happy. Especially happy and cheerful-looking flowers like wildflowers, which is probably why they’re floating around in our brain right now.If you love wildflowers too, we’d like to offer you a gift for the holiday season. Take this guide to wildflowers and start planning the perfect wildflower garden for planting in spring. Or, go out and buy yourself some of these beautiful blooms from your local market or florist and enjoy them now. Continue reading [...]
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Fragrant Flowers for Winter

Winter brings many delights, including the chance to bundle up and the opportunity to take in delicious smells. The experiences and aromas of winter are precious, and they’re things that we look forward to all year. As you throw on your favorite boots and sweater this season, and step out into the brisk air or chilly snow, consider bringing the following flowers into your home or garden for a perfect fragrance of winter. These blooms may not be what some people think of when they imagine a winter blossom, but their smell fits right in with sugar and spice and everything nice. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers that are Safe for Companion Animals

Having companion animals and flowers together in a house can make for a happy life. But, choosing animal friends and flowers that can coexist is essential to bring about all of this happiness.If you have cats or dogs who live with you, and you want to have a bit of floral beauty in your home, the following is a guide to which flowers you should choose and which should stay at the florist. Continue reading [...]
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Some Popular Flowers and Their Meanings

If you’re trying to choose flowers that say something specific to your recipient, whether it’s “I love you,” “Thank you,” “Get well,” or “I miss you,” there is a special bloom that will perfectly express your sentiment. Continue reading [...]
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More Ways to Wear Flowers in Your Hair

We recently wrote about pretty flowers that you can wear in your hair. Today, we’re thinking of even more flowers to adorn the hair and some specific ways that you can wear them.Even if you have the most beautiful bloom for your hair, you need to find a way to secure it to your head if you want to go out and show if off. We’ve put together a few methods for fixing flowers in your hair so that they’ll stay with you all day long, or into the evening if you want to look flowery for a night affair. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Put in a Flower Crown

Are you making a flower crown for a wedding, a festival, or just because? We’ve often wanted to create a pretty floral crown for an event, or simply to wear because we want to feel pretty.We’ve found that any flowers look stunning when turned into a crown, but the following are some suggestions we have if you want specific ideas for blooms to make a flower crown: Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Leave in Your Airbnb Rental

Do you rent out your home on Airbnb? If so, why not leave a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your next houseguest? There are several blooms that can offer a welcoming spirit and a gift of generosity for someone staying in your home. These flowers can be just what’s needed to help a traveler feel comfortable in a new place and to give them a bit of human connection in a city where they might not know anyone. Continue reading [...]
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Choosing Flowers at the Grocery Store

If you’ve ever been in a pinch to buy flowers and thought about making a last-minute purchase at the grocery store, this guide is for you. Usually, the best quality flowers, and the cheapest, are not the ones found at the supermarket. But, sometimes, in a crunch, these are the only ones that are available and we realize this.If you ever need to buy last-second flowers at the market, consider choosing bouquets and arrangements from a natural foods market like Whole Foods or Sprouts. Flowers sold there are often the freshest and they’re sometimes grown without dangerous pesticides, which we appreciate. Continue reading [...]
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Celebrate the Rose for New Year’s

In California, and in many other parts of the United States, the thrill of the Tournament of Roses Parade is little more than a week away. In celebration of the annual Rose Parade, we thought we’d feature the rose and talk a bit about why it’s such a beloved bloom.Just as roses bring beauty to the floats in the Tournament of Roses parade, they can bring loveliness to your home, your hair, or the life of someone special to you. Why are roses such cherished blooms in events like the Tournament of Roses Parade, and when given as gifts (to yourself or a loved one)? We think it’s because roses are the perfect representation of delicateness, strength, adoration, and friendship. Who doesn’t want to see more of these things being shared in the world? We absolutely do, so let’s explore more about the power of the rose. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Cheer You Up

Have you ever felt down, but been drawn to the beauty of flowers so much that your spirit was lifted? We have. It seems that even in the darkest of times, the delicate appearance of a flower or its sweet fragrance has been all that was needed to perk us up.We can’t count the number of times we’ve felt blue and then walked past a rose only to be lured in for a sniff. Why? Why do flowers call to us, even when we’re dead sure we’ll never see happier times? Perhaps it’s the symbolism of the flower as something that keeps focus on the good, even when chaos surrounds it. Maybe it is the smell of some, and the way that the fragrance notes affect our brain physically? Continue reading [...]
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About the Cheerful Daisy

Do you love daisies? We do. We love them a lot, in fact, and we thought you might too. In fact, we kind of assumed that everyone loves the daisy and the uplifting energy that the flower provides.When we look at daisies, we can’t help but notice that a huge smile comes across our face. Daisies, in all their forms, bring such happiness and lightness to a day for us. Which are our favorite daisies? It’s hard to narrow a list down to just one. But, we love Gerbera varieties and we go crazy for small common daisies. Both look beautiful in a vase, and they make stunning additions to a garden or a bouquet. Continue reading [...]
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The Right Flowers for a Cutting Garden

One of the things that brings us great joy is growing flowers to cut and place inside of our home. We love the way fresh flowers offer joy, beauty, and gratitude to our day. We appreciate having the ability to cut flowers when we want, plop them in a vase or bowl, and instantly receive the good feelings that they provide.If you adore the idea of having fresh flowers available for your home, whenever you want them, consider planting a cutting garden. There are several blooms you can choose from to give you an endless supply of flowers for stunning bouquets, and even single-vase displays, in your living space. Continue reading [...]
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About the Rose: Everything You Wanted to Know

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This we know. But, the rose’s name has become synonymous with love and friendship, so we appreciate being able to refer to it when we’re pondering these thoughts for a special person.The rose is a flower that can be given to express innocent love, deep and true love, commitment, gratitude, and dozens of other feelings that we have for others. It’s long been referenced in history as a flower symbolic of many emotions, and it’s a bloom that takes on even more meaning when chosen in certain colors. Continue reading [...]
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Reasons to Give Flowers When You’re Dating

We recently shared some flowers that we think are wonderful to give to someone you’re dating. Today, we thought we’d offer some suggestions for when you could give flowers during the dating process.There are various degrees of dating. We know that. There’s a first date, a couple-of-months-in type of dating, the “we’re pretty serious” dating, and dating that’s obviously going to turn into something permanent in the near future. Continue reading [...]
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The Beautiful Anemone

Are you a fan of the anemone? Have you seen this flower and the gorgeous dark inky centers that make it unique?The anemone is one of our favorite flowers. It’s a go-to for us when we’re decorating for a dinner party, baby shower, Christmas gathering, or special luncheon.The anemone brings grace and class to any function. It comes in many colors, but the white and purple blooms are to-die-for in our opinion. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Hawaiian Wedding

Are you planning a Hawaiian-style wedding or a wedding in Hawaii? If so, we have some flower ideas that you might like. There are quite a few Hawaiian flowers that look lovely in a bouquet, corsage, or flower arrangement. These tropical blooms are perfect for casual or upscale weddings, weddings with most every color scheme, and weddings of almost any budget. Continue reading [...]
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Hawaiian Flowers

Hawaiian flowers are gorgeous flowers to give as gifts, keep in your home, or decorate a wedding venue with. They’re colorful, warm, and stunning and they offer a laid-back, welcoming attitude while also remaining quite elegant.We love Hawaiian flowers. We think they’re perfect choices for giving to the one you love, wearing in your hair, and using as a focal point when arranging a table for a meal. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Give When You’re Dating

Dating provides endless opportunities to give flowers. Throughout the course of a relationship, you can offer flowers for a first meeting, an anniversary, a birthday, and dozens of other occasions. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Beach House

If you live by the ocean and are looking for the perfect flowers for a beach house, there are many beautiful blooms you can choose from. You have some gorgeous blossoms available to you that will bring a laid-back feeling of shorelines and waves into your kitchen, living room, or bedroom. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Beach Wedding

If you’re getting married on the beach, or having a beach-themed wedding, there are some wonderful combinations of flowers you can use to set the right tone.You can choose colorful beachy flowers that bring to mind a beautiful sunset viewed over calm waters. Or you can opt for pristine-colored flowers that conjure images of immaculate, white sandy shores. Of course, you can always go with flowers in various shades of blue like the many colors of seas that cover the earth. Continue reading [...]
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Flower Meanings by Color

Many people choose the colors of flowers they give by how the colors make them feel. For instance yellow brings happiness to mind for a lot of people, while red makes one think romantic thoughts.Sometimes, a flower buyer wants to select blooms in colors that actually signify deep meaning. They want to pick flowers in colors that will pass on long-standing traditional messages, whether those messages be of loyalty, friendship, or gratitude. Continue reading [...]
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The Most Popular Occasions to Give Flowers

There are many occasions that make people want to give flowers, such as birthdays, graduations, holidays, and successful artistic or job performances.We love that men and women, young and old, enjoy the beauty of flowers so much that they want to share them with those who are special to them.Flowers make perfect gifts to express the feelings of the heart because they’re beautiful, just like the thoughts that go with them. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Say “Thank You”

If you’re looking for the perfect flowers to say “Thank You,” we have a few suggestions. Whether you want to offer your appreciation to your child’s teacher, a neighbor who house sat for you, or a friend who took care of you when you were ill, you have many beautiful choices for “Thank You” flowers to give. Continue reading [...]
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The Most Popular Flowers to Give

If you’ve ever wanted to give someone flowers, but didn’t know which ones to choose, we just made things easier for you. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular blooms that people give to those they love, want to thank, or wish to send good thoughts to. We’ve also noted a bit of information about each one in case you need help determining which flower might be best for your offering. Continue reading [...]
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Glamourous New Year’s Eve Flowers

Throwing a New Year’s Eve party and looking for flowers with a bit of glam? There are tons of options available.New Year’s Eve is a special occasion that many people feel calls for over-the-top attire and decorations. As you prepare to welcome people into your home for the party of the year, consider the following glamorous flowers paired with decorations for a stunning effect: Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Decorate Christmas Gifts

As you’re wrapping packages this Christmas, consider reaching for fresh flowers to top your gifts instead of bells or bows. Continue reading [...]
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Wedding Bouquet Flowers

Searching for wedding flowers can be fun, but it can also be challenging because there are so many beautiful choices.There are modern blooms and classic blossoms. There are big flowers and small ones. And, there are flowers in so many gorgeous hues. So, how do you choose? You look through tons of pictures, and you read a lot about flower combinations that will give you the look that you want for your wedding. Continue reading [...]
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The Best Flowers to Wear in Your Hair

You don’t have to be going to San Francisco to wear flowers in your hair. You can pretty yourself up with flowers when you head out to dinner, to a festival, or even to the park. Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Place a bloom or two, or a crown of them, in your mane and delight in the beautiful feeling that flowers offer. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Help Honey Bees Thrive

The fate of the honey bee is in question, as the decline in the honey bee population has been noted by scientists and brought to the public’s attention by filmmakers. The honey bee serves many important functions in our eco-system, including pollinating plants so that they might produce food for us to eat. This is one reason why it makes sense to help the honey bee thrive.In order to keep the honey bee population strong, there has to be an abundance of plants around that will give them pollen and nectar they need. And, these plants must not be heavily sprayed with pesticides, because these chemicals are detrimental to the bee. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Hanging Baskets

If you’re putting together a hanging basket for yourself, or ordering one to give as a gift, the following flowers are great choices. They’re boldly colored, have long and gorgeous stems, and thrive in baskets when watered appropriately. Continue reading [...]
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The Best Place for Flowers in New York City

If you live in New York City, you might know about a flower shop that’s a bit out of the ordinary. It’s a special spot that allows one to grab some pretty flowers for the house and then grab a drink. The place is called Sycamore, and it’s a fun destination in Brooklyn where you can choose the right flowers for any occasion and then celebrate your purchase with just the right cocktail. If you’re not from NYC, but will be visiting, make a point to hit up Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop. We think you’ll love it as much as we do. Continue reading [...]
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Festive Flowers for a New Year’s Eve Party

Are you having a New Year’s Eve party and looking for some festive flowers to decorate your home? There are some amazing ones that will add life, and love, to a gathering meant to usher in new beginnings. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Bring Color to Winter

In the dead of winter, when most everything is white or a shade of gray, there are certain flowers that burst through the monochrome with bold, vivid color. Which flowers are these? They’re the following beauties, and they’re ones you should consider planting if you live in an area with mild winters. Continue reading [...]
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Companion Flowers for a Garden Border

Did you know that using specific flowers to create a border around your garden can benefit the plants inside? Certain flowers offer perks to a garden, such as keeping birds or bugs away, or bringing beneficial critters to the garden. We’ve made a list for you of some of these flowers, so you can choose ones that you think might best suit your particular situation. Continue reading [...]
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The Best Flowers for People with Allergies

Do you live with allergies but love flowers? Do you want to give some beautiful flowers to someone who’d appreciate them if not for their allergies?There are some gorgeous blooms that you can keep in your home, or give as a gift, that likely won’t cause an allergic reaction. These blossoms are fragrance-free or mildly fragrant, which helps keep irritation at bay. Continue reading [...]
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Christmas Tree Delivery: You Can Send a Christmas Tree

Did you know that you can send a Christmas tree to someone? That’s right. You can order a Christmas tree online and have it shipped to a special person. Maybe that person is a friend or family member who can’t get out and shop for a tree on their own. Maybe it’s a loved one on a limited budget who would love a tree if he or she could afford it. Perhaps the special person who needs a super special tree is you? Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Companion Plant in a Vegetable Garden

If you have a vegetable garden and are looking for the right flowers to plant to keep critters away, we have some ideas for you. Continue reading [...]

Entertaining and Decorating with Christmas Flowers

If you’re looking for ideas for entertaining and decorating with Christmas flowers, you’ve come to the right place. We love a beautifully decorated home at Christmastime, and we spend quite a bit of the holiday season figuring out which flowers will look most amazing when our friends and family visit. Continue reading [...]
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More Flowers to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

We love Christmastime, which is why we’ve written a few posts for you already on how to decorate with Christmas flowers. We’re guessing many of you enjoy filling your home with beautiful flowers at for the holiday too, so we wanted to give you every opportunity to do so with a new list of Christmas blooms.In the spirit of the season, we have a few more Christmas flowers to share that we think will look festive in your home or in your garden. These flowers are colorful, bright, and sometimes dramatic. They’re perfect additions to a Christmas decoration display, whether you dress your home casually or with the ultimate of elegance in mind. Continue reading [...]
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Long-Lasting Holiday Flowers

Wondering what blooms you can give that will last your flower recipient more than couple of days. There are several.Giving flowers often takes a lot of time and money, so it’s nice to think that your gift will provide pleasure for someone for longer than 48 hours. Of course, your giftee will likely remember your thoughtful deed after the flowers are gone, but it’s still fun to find flowers that might live for a week or longer. Continue reading [...]
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Holiday Flowers to Give as a Host or Hostess Gift

If you’re going to a holiday gathering and looking for flowers to give as a host (or hostess) gift, we have some ideas for you. Any flowers would certainly be appropriate to offer someone having you over for a party, but there are a few blooms that we think will surely delight.Flowers are little luxuries that some people don’t think to pick up for themselves, so grab a bouquet of one of the following beauties and give some happiness this holiday season. Continue reading [...]
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Fun Christmas Flowers

We have a few fun Christmas flowers to tell you about today! Even through we’ve already talked about Christmas blooms in our 2015 Guide to Christmas Flowers and our Holiday Flowers to Give to Service Providers posts, we wanted to share some fun flowers with you that weren’t mentioned. The Christmas flowers on today’s list of holiday blooms are stunning, like the others, but they’ve got something special about them. They’re fun flowers! Yes, fun flowers that bring smiles to those who look at them just because they’re, well fun to view. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Attract Wildlife

Do you love the idea of wildlife hanging out in your garden, or stopping by to visit your patio? We do. So, we did a little research to find out which flowers wildlife are attracted to.We wanted to get an idea of flowers that would be great for planting, or giving to someone, so that beautiful creatures would be enticed to come to our home or to our friend’s house. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

There’s something about a hummingbird that brings joy to a moment. When we see a hummingbird, in our garden or as we’re going about our life, we take pleasure in watching the little bird’s seeming playfulness and in feeling the joy that it appears to have as it goes about its activities.Without being inside the mind of a hummingbird, we can’t say for sure that it flits from here to there (and from flower to flower) with joy on its mind. But, it sure looks that way. In may cultures, in fact, hummingbirds do represent joy and they serve as a reminder to savor each moment. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Attract Butterflies

Do you love the sight of a beautiful butterfly? We do. They’re so graceful and light in their ways. They’re perfect examples, in our opinion, of how we might transform into people filled with grace and loving light. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Hanukkah

Do you decorate your home with flowers for Hanukkah? Do you know someone who does? If so, you may want to turn to the following beautiful blue and white blooms to bring the spirit of Hanukkah into your living space this holiday season. Continue reading [...]
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Indoor Flowers for a Modern House

Are you looking for contemporary flowers to decorate your modern house? We have some ideas for you. We’ve put together a list of flowers that look stunning as part of a modern decorating scheme. All of these flowers do well indoors, which means you don’t necessarily need to get a lot of light in your house for them to thrive. But, if your house gets quite a bit of sun, these flowers will surely be okay too, and they’ll likely flourish. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Modern Wedding

If you’re looking for stylish flowers for a modern wedding, you have many beautiful blooms to choose from. Some of our favorites flowers for a modern wedding include those with an exotic look, but you can find modern wedding flowers that are classic and even playful.Modern wedding flowers can be found in most colors, so you can coordinate them with your décor and wedding attire. And, they’re available in many shapes and sizes, which means you’ll surely be able to find the perfect floral look for tabletop, hanging basket, or other display that you want at your nuptials. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Make into Tea

Do you like to drink tea? Have you ever had a flower tea? We suppose you probably have, because there are so many wonderful teas with calendula, chamomile, and other botanicals available at the grocery store. But, have you ever made your own tea out of fresh flowers?We have, and it’s divine. We’re going to tell you about a few flowers that you can use to make delicious, and healing, hot and cold teas. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for Healing

Do you know that there are some sicknesses that can be treated with flowers?Certain flowers offer healing because flowers they can lift the spirit and bring a positive mindset to an ill person. Which will surely help the regenerative process. But, flowers can also be consumed to health the body. Some flowers, after ingestion, can help you get well. And, there are particular flowers that, when applied to the body topically, promote healing. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers You Can Eat

Did you know that you can eat flowers? Many people grow flowers specifically to use them in salads, teas, cakes, and other foods. If you love flowers and are wondering how you might be able to enjoy them even more by eating them, you’ll definitely want to read on.Flowers can look and taste great, and they can be good for you. Many flowers, such as nasturtium and roses, contain powerful compounds that can bring you healing when you’re ill and keep your body healthy overall. Continue reading [...]
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2016 Guide to Thanksgiving Flowers

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means many of you may be wondering which Thanksgiving flowers would be perfect to decorate your Thanksgiving dinner table with. We were contemplating this very thing, so we thought we’d put together a guide to festive flowers for this special holiday.We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Thanksgiving flowers, all of which would look stunning at a casual Thanksgiving dinner or a full-blown elaborate affair. The Thanksgiving flowers that we’re suggesting for you will surely look beautiful at your holiday celebration, whether you eat on Thanksgiving-themed paper plates or fine china. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Send to a Teenage Boy

In between the video game systems, basketballs, computers, musical equipment, and collectibles, flowers can be an appreciated addition to a teenage boy’s bedroom.If you know a teenage boy that is graduating, celebrating a birthday, going through a rough time, or just being an all-round special kid, consider sending a gift of flowers to offer your heartfelt thoughts.Teenage boys aren’t typically marketed to by florists and flower shops, but they’re humans capable of enjoying beauty too. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Say “I Love You” to Yourself

Have you ever had a day, or week or longer, where things got tough and you got down on yourself? Maybe you’ve been trying to keep a positive attitude, but the people around you are coming at you negatively. It can be challenging to keep love in our hearts for ourselves when we feel like we’re getting rocks thrown at us.This is when “I Love You” flowers sent to ourselves are in order. If you’re ever going through times that make you question your worth, send some of the following flowers to yourself. They’re perfect for treating yourself to a big dose of self-love. They’re beautiful, worthy, and special. Continue reading [...]
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Real Estate Agents and Mortgage Officers: Perfect Flowers to Give as Closing Gifts

If you’re in the real estate or mortgage business, you may be wondering about the perfect closing gift for your client. There are many options, from new appliances to gift certificates for dinner, but a classic and thoughtful gift can be a nice arrangement of flowers.What better way to say “Congratulations,” “Good Luck,” and “Thank You” than sending flowers that will add to the beauty, and positive energy, of your clients’ new home. Continue reading [...]
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Giving Flower Seeds as a Gift

If you’re wondering about a unique gift that you can give someone instead of flowers, consider flower seeds. Flower seeds can be a fun replacement to the standard bouquet of roses or other flowers, because they have the potential to be a gift that keeps giving.Long after cut flowers would have died, flower seeds can provide beauty and fragrance for a room or garden because they turn into a living plant. Giving a gift of flower seeds can show love, friendship, or endearment on a long-term basis by offering the recipient a constant reminder of your thoughts. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers for a Fall Party

Flowers add a bit of magic to any occasion. They have the power to transform a room, a spirit, and an occasion. Some flowers that we think are most transformational can make gorgeous centerpieces on your fall party table.The perfect flowers for a fall party include those that evoke emotion and create a sense of warmth. They’re flowers in rich hues and dramatic lines. The ideal fall flowers for a party make people take notice of their beauty, which begins the shift to the magical side. Continue reading [...]
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Fragrant Flowers to Give as Gifts

Want to give flowers that will fill your recipient’s home with a strong and beautiful fragrance? We thought you might. Some flowers are more fragrant than others, so if you want to offer an experience for your giftee that’s like being surrounded by fresh blossoms in an abundant garden, you should know which flowers to choose.Sweet smelling flowers conjure up thoughts of romance, peace, and innocence. They’re perfect for giving when you want to say, “I love you,” “You’re special,” or “I think I’m falling in love with you.” Continue reading [...]
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How to Send Flowers Online

Flowers make beautiful gifts. They’re a simple, yet thoughtful, token of appreciation, condolence, or any other emotions that sometimes convey messages that words cannot.If you have someone you’d like to tell “Congratulations,” “I Love You,” or even “I Miss You,” send a bouquet of flowers or a potted flower online. It’s easy to do and your intended will usually get your gift within a matter of a day or two. There are so many flower companies offering to send flowers for you these days, so you’ll surely be able to find one that offers affordable services and the right flowers you want to give. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Give Service Providers for the Holidays

Do you usually give the people who provide you with services during the year a gift for the holidays? Many people do. They like to offer a token of holiday cheer to their mail carrier, manicurist, banker, bellman, or other person who often goes out of their way to make their lives better. Continue reading [...]
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Your 2015 Christmas Flower Guide

Ready to deck your halls for Christmas? We are too, so we put together a list of popular Christmas flowers that we think would make lovely additions to a home of the holidays. Our guide to Christmas flowers includes blooms that would look amazing on a front porch or door, in the center of a holiday dinner table, and even under the Christmas tree as a gift to be given. Continue reading [...]
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Flowers to Send After a Breakup

Unlike the song says, we don’t believe breaking up is always hard to do. It can be difficult, for sure. But, it can be a relief and a blessing.Something that does ring true for us, though, is that breakups are often best done with closure. And, sending flowers after a breakup could offer just the finality you need to strengthen your heart.Sometimes, letting go by sending flowers may be the selfless act that actually heals a relationship.Whether you find yourself wanting to say farewell in a respectful way, offer your generosity to mend a broken bond, or even celebrate your newfound singleness, there are flowers that are just right for the situation. Continue reading [...]