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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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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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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 [...]

3 Fabulously Affordable Flowers You Should Resolve to Keep On Hand in 2015

Fresh flowers are a little bit of luxury most people reserve for special occasions and events, but recent studies from several leading research universities confirm that just looking at a vase of flowers can have a positive impact on emotions, creativity and productivity. Perhaps 2015 is the year you begin to incorporate fresh flowers into your health routine and budget a tiny bit each week towards this simple pick-me-up that can positively influence everyone in the room. Whether you start adding blooms to a little vase on your breakfast table or bring in an arrangement to the front office for the whole crew to enjoy, there are quite a few flowers available these days that will look fresh all week without biting into your budget. Try one of these three fabulously affordable flowers that will bring you 52 weeks of awesome in 2015. Continue reading [...]

Eight Crazy Nights of Flowers for the Festival of Lights

Bust out the dreidels and latkes- it's Hanukkah time! Celebrating the successful rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and the long-lasting one-day's supply of oil that burned for eight, count 'em, eight crazy nights, Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights, as each evening a candle is lit on the menorah and left to burn all night. Gathering with family and friends is the kosher thing to do during this winter-time holiday, and a small gift of flowers will look lovely as you sing Hanerot Halalu. Here are eight fabulous flowers that will light up the night. Try bringing home one each evening for a bouquet of blessings worth their weight in gelt. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for an October Birthday

Finding the right flowers to send an October birthday bouquet can be tricky because the birth flower for October is the marigold. Marigolds are not typically found in bouquets and definitely not the easiest flower to track down if you want the convenience of calling a floral shop and sending a bouquet. A great alternative to marigolds are blue flowers since the birthstone for October is the sapphire. In fact, many October birthday flower recipients are more likely to know the symbolism of the color of their birthstone than to receive their actual birth flowers. Continue reading [...]

Mother’s Day Flower Arrangements

As we’ve previously mentioned, flower arrangements for Mother’s Day are a great way to show Mom how much you appreciate her. We’ve recommended several Mother’s Day flower arrangements, and today we wanted suggest some of our favorite garden variety flowers. While roses, orchids and lilies are always a classic and beautiful option, garden-fresh mixed bouquets offer a stunning option that look lush and bountiful. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

Flower allergies can keep even the most enthusiastic flower lover from enjoying their favorite blooms. Low-pollen flowers for those who have flower allergies can be a great option, depending on the severity of their allergies. Remember that, while sending low-pollen flowers to allergy sufferers is a great thought, you want to be absolutely sure that the allergy sufferer has only mild allergies, because those who suffer form severe allergies can become sick if exposed to even low-pollen flowers. Here are a few low-pollen flowers that will work well for mild allergy sufferers. Continue reading [...]