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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 [...]

Bring Home a Yellow Rose for Texas Independence Day

Leave it to a state as big as Texas to have two independence days. Each year, along with shooting off fireworks on July 4th, the Lone Star State also sets aside March 2nd to honor the day back in 1836 when the state declared its independence from Mexico, sparking the Texas Revolution which ended in its annexation to the United States. What better flower to celebrate this historical holiday than one that appears in a song about a key battle for Texan independence- the yellow rose. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate Singlehood this Valentine’s Day with Sweetheart Roses

Valentine's Day conjures up all sorts of emotions in the life of a single person. From dredging up memories of crepe paper shoeboxes in the classroom to reflections on the last relationship gone wrong, it's hard to look forward to a holiday hell-bent on canned sentiment and the rather public pronouncement of your status as single. While reflecting on what is wrong with a holiday dedicated to lovers can leave one bitter, it's also an opportunity to celebrate what is so right about singledom. The best flowers to do this with are sweetheart roses. Small but mighty, these sprays of gorgeous rosebuds will help you count your blessings for being with the one person who knows you best and loves you for who you truly are- you. Continue reading [...]

6 Flowers for When you Can’t Stand Another Second of Winter

If the thought of having to scrape ice off another windshield while the hair in your nostrils slowly freezes makes you want to push the snooze button until spring, it's time for a little flower therapy. Winter can be tough. The days are dark and you might not see the sun between punching the clock in the morning and making your way precariously home through icy streets. It's hard to remember that this too shall melt and your frozen toes will one day walk barefoot on soft, spring grass. When you can't stand one more day of sub-zero weather, try one of these hothouse flowers that will melt your heart (even if they can't do much for your heating bill). Continue reading [...]
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Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with a Bouquet for your Bookworm

You know that their light will be on late into the night, just finishing that one chapter...that leads to the next...and the next. Book worms are a rare breed and this August 9th, we get to celebrate them with National Book Lover's Day. Whether they enjoy reading Flowers for Algernon or The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a bouquet full of bookish blooms are a great way to join in the celebration. Consider one of these flowers for your next floral and literary foray. Continue reading [...]

3 Ways to Welcome Someone Home with Flowers

Bienvenido, willkommen, ahlan wa sahlan, shalom or aloha; words of welcome are some of the sweetest any language has to offer, and even more so if they are welcoming a person back home. If someone you love has been away, the occasion of their return is a joy that will be anticipated and celebrated and there are several great flower choices that will help you communicate just how great it is to see them. The following flowers work well in a bouquet brought to greet them at the airport or in a vase left in the most wonderful place of all- their own front door. Continue reading [...]
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Roses for Ramadan

Much like the rose, which can be found growing in gardens and on the hillsides of almost every continent, Islam's most holy holiday, Ramadan, is celebrated all around the world this month through fasting, prayers and special events and traditions. Observed on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims from many different parts of the planet look forward to breaking their fast each evening with family and friends and spending time contemplating spiritual matters. The end of this holy month is celebrated on Eid, which is a time of festivities and parties. Flowers, not surprisingly, play a role in Ramadan traditions across the world and are used to honor the graves of loved ones and are a welcomed gift at any iftar (the sunset meal) or Eid celebration. Steeped in history and recognized worldwide for its symbolism and myth is the perfect flower for this high holiday- the rose. Continue reading [...]
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5 Best Flowers for a Best Friend’s Birthday

"A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world"- Leo BuscagliaFew things in life are as singularly pleasing as the love and companionship of a true friend. The opportunities to let them know how much you value them come at least once a year on their birthdays when you can let the language of flowers tell them just how much you appreciate having them in your life. The following five flowers are ways to say "thank you for your friendship" in the Victorian language of floriography. Continue reading [...]
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3 Ways to Say Thank you With Flowers

Gracias, merci beaucoup, dumo agrigato, danke: there are hundreds of ways to say "thank you", but few have the quite the heartfelt sentiment as a handful of flowers. Whether you are grateful for someone's time, someone's effort or simply their understanding, a wrapped bouquet or vase of blooms are a great way to express gratitude when words just don't seem like enough. Here are three fabulous flowers for saying grazie that are sure to please. Continue reading [...]

Make History with Vintage Roses

After literally thousands of years of cultivation, the wild, five-petaled rose found growing on the hillsides of Asia and Europe has been transformed into the botanical behemoth it is today. While progressive breeding and specific selection has given the rose both girth and consistency, many have found that those features have come at a cost to both fragrance and form. Fortunately, roses live longer than most people and many an old bush has been found growing in churchyards and along roadsides. Gardeners and florist have propagated these vintage blooms into a new market, calling them antique roses. 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 [...]

Beautiful Flowers for Your Wife on Your Anniversary

Since June is famously the wedding month, it is also a big anniversary month! Beautiful flowers for your wife on your anniversary are an excellent way to honor the memory of your happy day. Whether you have flowers delivered to your wife at home, or at work, she will be thrilled to receive this fun and beautiful surprise. Continue reading [...]

Saying “I’m Sorry” with Roses

Saying “I’m Sorry” with beautiful flowers is sometimes necessary, and beyond that, you occasionally need to take it a step further with a beautiful bouquet of roses. When a simple mixed bouquet of beautiful flowers is not enough, you have to get out the “big guns” and really go for the luxurious bouquets. Here are some perfect apology rose bouquets. Continue reading [...]

Ombre Wedding Flower Bouquets

The ombre trend is on fire and we have seen it go from hair, to nails and home decor and now to weddings. In fact, ombre-themed weddings are quickly becoming all the rage and ombre wedding flower bouquets are in demand! Ombre means a graduation of one color, from light to dark (or dark to light). For instance, in hair it may look like dark brown roots, slowly graduate to lighter brown/caramel-colored hair, ending in blonde at the tips. In clothing, it can look like a skirt that starts off as light pink at the hem and slowly graduating into dark pink at the waist. 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 [...]

Flowers by Color – White Wedding Flowers

With wedding season quickly arriving, brides are in the full swing of things, planning their dream nuptials. Because most wedding flowers are picked to match the wedding colors, it is great to know some of the hot flowers by color. White flowers are popular because they can be incorporated into just about any color scheme, and is the most classic wedding color. Continue reading [...]

Alternative Easter Flowers

While Easter flowers tend to evoke the thoughts of the simple Easter lily or brightly colored tulips, some may be looking for a more subdued, elegant appeal to their Easter dinner tables. If you are a classy hostess extraordinare, or a foodie who wouldn’t dare allow easter-egg and bubblegum colors to accompany your crudite platter, we have a few suggestions for you! Continue reading [...]

Aisle Wedding Flowers on a Budget

Just when you think you have your flower budget all figured out, you remember you need flowers for the aisles! Flowers in a wedding can add up very quickly, and looking at the costs of flowers for the aisles can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you decorate your wedding aisle without depleting your bank account! Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is upon us and there is not a lot of information out there on picking the right flowers for Mardi Gras! There are a few reasons why you would want Mardi Gras flowers. Whether you are a business that wants to recognize Mardi Gras by sprucing up the office, have a friend from New Orleans who likes to celebrate and you want to surprise them with a bouquet, or are in New Orleans and want to join the festivities, you may find yourself looking for a Mardi Gras bouquet. Continue reading [...]

Perennial Spring Flowers

With spring upon us, many are excitedly awaiting the blooms of perennial spring flowers. Whether you are planning which arrangements you’d like to have at your spring wedding, or planning your own personal garden, there are plenty of beautiful perennial spring flowers from which to choose. Continue reading [...]

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

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

Which Cut Flowers Last The Longest?

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

Choose the Right Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day

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

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

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

Hiding Flowers Isn’t Always the Best Way to Give Them

I knew that my wife always got a glass of ice water from the refrigerator when she came home from work, so I put some roses and chocolates in the refrigerator so she would be surprised when she got her water. Continue reading [...]

June Flowers

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

These Roses are for Her – No, Really!

After my ex and I broke up, flowers arrived at work and one of my more socially-idiotic co-workers said, "Well, we know they aren't for Jessica!". Continue reading [...]

Why a Dozen Red Roses May Be Exactly the Wrong Thing to Give a Lady

There is hardly any worse feeling you can get in life than to have high expectations that your gift is going to be fawned over (or better yet that YOU will be for giving it) and then to be humiliated by finding out that you gave the exact wrong gift; worse yet that your gift offended a room full of people. It's happened to me many times, but by far the most humiliating was one cold evening in a beautiful restaurant in Moscow. Continue reading [...]

Flowers for a New Baby

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

Apologizing With Flowers

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

Valentine’s Day – Without Roses

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

Valentine’s Day Roses

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