All posts in Holidays

flower-arrangement

DIY Flower Arrangements to Give This Thanksgiving

If you want to give flowers for Thanksgiving but feel like being creative instead of sending a pre-arranged bouquet, you can make your own floral gift. Head to the grocery store, farmers market and craft store to gather the supplies you’ll need for these DIY flower arrangements. Continue reading [...]
pumpkin

Have You Seen Pumpkin on a Stick?

Have you seen those pretty little Pumpkins on a Stick at Trader Joes and the farmers’ markets? They’re the most beautiful fall decorations; simple and providing a look of warmth for the fall season, yet elegant enough to adorn the table at a fancy Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading [...]
file000808224349

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 [...]
slide01

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 [...]
file0001058376399

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 [...]
file361272918360

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 [...]
file8881271538957

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 [...]
file8591310291873

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 [...]
DSC_4705

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 [...]
file2601263581113

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 [...]
_DSC3291-2

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 [...]
hilltopfarm

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 [...]

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 [...]
Christmas flowers

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 [...]
flowers for holiday hostess gift

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 [...]
fun christmas flowers

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 [...]
flowers for hanukkah

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 [...]
flowers for thanksgiving

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 [...]
Fall Flowers

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 [...]
Mini Christmas tree

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 [...]
2015 Christmas Flowers Guide

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 [...]

A Brief (Bloody) History of Valentine’s Day

While many may be tempted to call Valentine's Day a Hallmark holiday, the origins of this day set aside for lovers has a history that dates far back into antiquity. While February 14th is set aside nowadays for flowers, candy and cards with little hearts drawn on them, the first celebrants of this holiday used the bloody hides of sacrificed goats and dogs to flog their paramour. Sounds sexy, right? Continue reading [...]

Be a Great Guest with a Gift of Gardenias

Traveling during the holidays can be stressful and we often arrive with arms full of packages and not quite enough patience. After a whole lot of hassle dealing with weather, crowds and not quite enough time, however, being with friends and family is well worth the trouble. Whether you're arriving for a party or staying the week during the holidays, it's always nice to bring a little gift for your hosts. While the holiday season is full of thoughtful little baubles and stocking stuffers, a plant is the perfect present to bring pleasure the whole year through. The glossy leaves and gorgeous flowers of the gardenia plant will be beautiful on the table or windowsill long after other presents have been regifted. Continue reading [...]

Holiday Cactus Will Bloom through the Season

Eating season is here! Cold weather has come to visit and soon, too, will friends, family and full days dedicated to nothing but cooking and eating. Along with lots of tasty recipes circling around on Pinterest and lots of hungry people around the table, add some fresh blooms that will brighten the room from Turkey Day until the new year with a holiday cactus. Called everything from Thanksgiving cactus to crab cactus, the succulent Schlumbergera truncata and several of its related species are fantastic plants for your own home or that of a hostess during the winter season. Just starting to bloom in late November, these easy to grow houseplants are festive, fun and readily available at your local florists. Continue reading [...]

Alternatives to Paper Poppies for Veteran’s Day

The tradition of wearing a poppy on one's lapel to honor veterans of war dates back to just after World War I. A Canadian physician, Lieutenant colonel John McCrae, had penned a poem after presiding over the funeral of a friend who had been killed in the Battle of Ypres, where over 120,000 casualties were estimated. The new graves of the many young men who had died stretched on through a field of bright red poppies, and his poem, in Flanders Fields, used the flowers as a metaphor for the spilled blood of war. Published back in London in 1915, the poem quickly became the most popularly recited verse of its era and the red poppy the symbol for the great sacrifices of the armed forces. In 1919, exactly one year after the war ended, November 11th was designated as Remembrance Day (in Commonwealth countries) by King George V and Veteran's Day in the United States, to honor members of the armed forces- particularly those that gave their lives in defense of their country. The red poppy was worn in recognition of the holiday, but since November is not the typical season for this summer flower, most are made out of paper. If you'd like to honor the service of veterans, past and present, with a fresh flower instead of paper, consider the following blooms that make excellent boutonniere's to pin to the lapel on this day of remembrance. Continue reading [...]

Celebreate the Senses on White Cane Safety Day

Celebrated worldwide on October 15th of every year, White Cane Safety Day is a time to recognize and honor the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and to appreciate the tools available to help them navigate the world. First established in 1964 with the help of the National Federation of the Blind and approved by Congress, this holiday was set aside as a time for people and organizations to celebrate the independent travel the white cane allows while also bringing national attention to issues around safety and accessibility. Some events include hosting a dinner in the pitch dark or organizing a walk in the community to raise funds for training seeing eye dogs or research. While flowers are visually pleasing to those of us with the gift of sight, they are no less lovely to enjoy with our other senses. Below are several flowers that can touched, smelled or otherwise appreciated more than just in the eye of the beholder. Continue reading [...]

Calla Lilies for a Classy Broad

Chic, charming and always in style, calla lilies are the perfect flower for the classy lady in your life. Be it a birthday, anniversary, thank you or yoo-hoo sort of occasion, these elegant blooms have panache and character that make them stand out from the rest of the bunch. When you just can't seem to think of a good gift, the gift of flowers is always one she'll be sure to use. Continue reading [...]
Dish Garden

DIY Dish Gardens are a Delightful Office Gift

Shopping for coworkers is never easy, but promotions, retirements, new babies and get well soon's happen a lot in a busy office. One of the joys of giving plants or flowers is that there is not an occasion when they won't be received as a thoughtful and appreciated gift. Flowers dazzle and delight for the week or two they remain fresh, but why not pick up something for your colleague that the whole office can enjoy for many years to come with a few houseplants? Green, indoor plants not only add aesthetic value, they are also shown to reduce indoor air pollution by filtering toxins out of the ambient air during the process of photosynthesis. A mixture of several different kinds of houseplants together in a container is called a dish garden, and whether your office is bright and sunny or a little limited on windows, these do it yourself combination of houseplants are easy to put together and sure to please. Continue reading [...]
Zinnia

Say Hello to Summer and So Long to Friends with Zinnias

Found at the end of the alphabet and the last part of spring as it fades into summer, zinnias are the perfect flower for saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. This brightly-colored and festive annual flower has a way of welcoming what's to come while wishing a fond farewell to that which has come to pass. Long, green stems topped with the fiery orange, red, yellow or pink petals of this full-figured sunflower relative has a way of marking both time and place and will make a wonderful gift for graduates, teachers, new business owners and prodigal visitors who come and go in your life. Continue reading [...]
Poppy

Poppies are the Perfect Flower for Honoring Memorial Day

In World War I, soldiers from all over the world came home weary from a war they hoped soon to forget. As veterans, many brought with them the memory of wild poppies growing in the fields where fallen comrades lay; an image that was captured in a famous poem by Lt. Col. John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields." Taken up by the American Legion and recognized all over the world, the image of a poppy pinned to the lapel served to remind us of the service and sacrifice of soldiers everywhere. On the last Continue reading [...]

Perfect Flowers for Passover (in case you forgot to send any)

Even with 8 days to celebrate, it's easy to let Passover pass by without sending flowers to help set the Sedar table, but there is still time this year to pick the perfect centerpiece filled with flowers, plants and foliage typically used to celebrate Pesach. For a holiday that is focused around the table, a long, low arrangement filled with bright blooms, bitter herbs and your heartfelt sentiment is the best way to celebrate a high holiday if you can't make the pilgrimage home. Continue reading [...]
Cherry Blossoms

The Best Alternatives to Easter Lilies

Not everyone can handle the pungent perfume of the traditional Easter Lily, but don't swear off springtime flowers for your congregation or annual Easter egg hunt without an opportunity to explore some lovely Easter lily alternatives that many florist have on offer this time of year. While the long, white, pendulous blooms of the Lilium longiflorum may still outnumber any other flowers on hand, they will definitely be outshone by some of these amazing alternatives. Continue reading [...]

Anemones for Administrative Professional’s Day

Secretary, administrative professional, office support staff- whatever their title, this person deserves more than a vase of flowers once a year for putting up with you every day, so make it count with beautiful anemones. These spring-time lovelies are delicate and sweet, but can handle the day-to-day pressure of being a cut flower in a vase full of crazy leaves and will look stunning on that desk, even as it piles up with paperwork. At their prime in April, just in time for Administrative Professional's Day, anemones will light up the office and the faces of your support staff. Continue reading [...]
Anthurium

Best Flowers to Send a Man to Celebrate a Promotion

Congratulating a man on his promotion may call for some slaps on the back and brews after work, but the best way to welcome him to that corner office on the first day is a vase full of anthuriums. These tall, tropical flowers, sometimes called Flamingo Lilies, have a certain stateliness to them and a rather masculine appearance that makes them appropriate for tough guys and softies alike. While the bright red variety gives off a sense of power, the meaning of this bloom in the language of flowers symbolizes hospitality. A vase or potted container full of anthuriums sends the message that he's the guy in charge, but the door is always open. Continue reading [...]
bells of ireland seashells

Get the Luck of the Irish with the Perfect Flower for St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re searching for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day flowers, but don’t want to spend a pot of gold, consider adding Bells of Ireland to that bouquet. Sometimes known as Shellflower, this unique Mediterranean native may not be from the Green Isle, but it’s come to represent the luck o’ the Irish in the language of flowers and is a wonderful choice for a St. Paddy’s Day arrangement. Continue reading [...]
unusual Christmas flowers

The Right Non-Traditional Flowers for Christmas and the Holidays

The Christmas and holiday season abound with color red, but not everyone likes the traditional Christmas color scheme. It is easy to be festive without sticking to the old red standby! Here are a few of our favorite options! Continue reading [...]
holiday flowers for Christmas

The Right Flowers For a Holiday Christmas Party

Christmas parties can be so much fun to plan, and attend, but when you have your hands full cleaning your house, hanging decorations and cooking appetizers, table settings can be a small detail that feels like a big headache. All you really need is a beautiful flower bouquet to provide an elegant and pulled-together table that will dazzle your guests. Here are some of our favorite Christmas holiday flower arrangements! Continue reading [...]
Thanksgiving flowers

The Right Flowers to Give as a Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving Dinner

To be invited to someone's home for Thanksgiving dinner is an honor, not only because it means that they want to spend the holidays with you, but also becuse they are most likely going out of their way to cook a big Thanksgiving dinner to make your holiday more enjoyable. A hostess gift is an excellent and tasteful way to show gratitude and honor the host or hostess who has invited you to share a Thanksgiving meal with them. Continue reading [...]
Thanksgiving centerpiece flowers

The Right Flowers for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table Centerpiece

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house, finding the right flowers for your Thanksgiving dinner table centerpiece can be overwhelming, especially if you are already thinking about food preparation. Ordering a Thanksgiving dinner table centerpiece is a great way to beautify your table, while giving yourself one less thing to worry about. Just order it, wait for it to arrive at your door, and put it on the dinner table! Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Halloween

Halloween flowers are a fun and festive way to celebrate the spooky holiday. The right flowers for Halloween bring extra flare to your decor and adds a beautiful emphasis to the overall look of a decorated home or office. If you work in a conservative office, a Halloween bouquet is a fun, but subtle, way to acknowledge the day. If you are having a Halloween party, the right Halloween flowers bring an upscale and elegant look to your beautiful decor. Continue reading [...]

The Right Same Day Flowers

Needing same day flowers happens to all of us. We suddenly remember that it is a dear friend's birthday, Father's Day, or, God forbid, your anniversary! Fear not, a same day flower bouquet does not mean that you will have to pick through a sad collection of limp gas station flowers. There are many beautiful options for same day flowers through reputable flower companies, and often for a minimal extra fee as low as $1.99. Continue reading [...]

All About Stargazer Lilies

Lilies are a beautiful and versatile, and a perfect flower to give for so many different occasions. Calla lilies, Lily of the Valley, and the Casa Blanca lily, are just a few examples of the dozens of lily varieties that make beautiful bouquet additions. The Stargazer lily is a beautiful lily that has become wildly popular as additions to floral arrangements, or even as the main attraction. Continue reading [...]

The Right Summer Flowers: Mokara and Dendrobium Orchids

The great thing about summer flowers is that, because they are in season, you can often snag them up for a bargain! One fantastic bargain to grab are orchids, specifically, mokara and dendrobium orchids. Unlike their planted counterparts, mokara and dendrobium orchids are spectacular for a perfect summertime bouquet. Continue reading [...]

The Right Summer Flowers: Monte Casino Asters

Asters are an unassuming flower that many don't think of when they are considering flower bouquets to send to someone. It could be because Asters are one of the few flowers whose symbolism is not necessarily as cheerful or loving as other flowers. Some believe that giving someone Asters means that you are questioning their faithfulness to you. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Everyone and Anyone

You may know the perfect flower for your child, your spouse and your best friend, but picking out flowers for someone you don’t know well can be tough. The right flowers for one person may not be the right flowers for everyone. What happens when you want to send a flower bouquet to someone you don’t know very well? Perhaps a congratulatory flower bouquet or a sympathy flower bouquet is needed for someone you know, but don’t know well enough to know their taste. Continue reading [...]

Honoring the 4th of July Independence Day with the USO Collection

To return to the true meaning of Independence Day, FTD has unveiled an impressive collection of flower arrangements in collaboration with the United Service Organization, Inc. (USO). The USO is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting American troops and their families by lifting their spirits through donations and any needed personal items. With each USO flower arrangement purchased, FTD will donate 15% of the purchase price to the USO, with a minimum donation of $10,000 guaranteed. Continue reading [...]

The Right Red White and Blue 4th of July Independence Day Themed Flowers

If you are looking to give red, white and blue Independence Day themed flowers, we have some great options for you! Whether you are bringing them to an Independence Day celebration, or simply sending them to someone special who loves their country, there are some beautiful options that are just brimming with American pride! Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to Bring to a 4th of July BBQ or Event

When thinking of the right flowers to bring to a 4th of July BBQ or event, there are a few things to take into account before making your decision. Is this an outdoor or indoor event? Will there be active sports or children at this event? The tone of the event sets the tone for the type of 4th of July arrangement you bring. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Independence Day: Great 4th of July Flowers

Independence day is quickly approaching and there are plenty of reasons to give flowers! Whether you want to honor someone who has fought for this country, or just know someone who loves to celebrate with style, flowers for Independence Day are fun and festive! Here are a few of our favorite patriotic arrangements! Continue reading [...]

Military Father’s Day Flowers

Father’s Day is a great way to honor your dad, but if your dad is in the armed forces, then military Father’s Day flowers are an even better way to honor both Dad, and his service to his country. There are some wonderful options available to brighten the day of the military man in your life, here are a few of our favorites. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Flowers for Memorial Day and Independence Day

Memorial Day and Independence Day are upon us and a perfect time to send beautiful flowers to a loved one who serves, or has served, in the military, as well as to leave as a token of appreciation and gratitude at the grave of someone who previously served. Flower experts FTD have partnered with the United Service Organizations, Inc. and rolled-out a line of beautiful patriotic floral arrangements. FTD has committed that 15% of the purchase price of these arrangements will go to the USO, and has guaranteed a minimum contribution of $10,000. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Flower Bouquets by Vera Wang

Vera Wang has proven that wedding dresses are not the only stunning pieces of work that she can create; her beautiful flower bouquets are equally breathtaking. Vera Wang is a New York-based fashion designer who is best known for her couture bridal creations. Her simple and elegant designs are favored by celebrities for their weddings including Jessica Simpson, Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton and Alicia Keys. Vera Wang has teamed up with FTD to design a line of breath-taking flower arrangements. Continue reading [...]

The Stock Flower; a New Look at Gilliflowers

Stock flowers are an elegant, unassuming flower that often gets overlooked in bouquets for more popular flowers such as roses, daisies and lilies. Stock flowers, also called gilliflower, gillyflower and matthiola, are a lush and fragrant flower, with generous blooms and a variety of color options. Native to the mediterranean, they come in pink, red, white, purple, lilac, yellow, peach and ivory. Their lovely scent is similar to the sweet and airy fragrance of carnations, and they symbolize happiness and contentment. Continue reading [...]

The Right Faux Flowers

Faux flowers often get a bad rap, but that is because when people think of fake flowers, they picture the hideous plastic flowers that adorned an elderly relative's home when they were kids. Dollar store fake flowers are a perfect example of the unattractive faux floral arrangements that we picture when we think of them. The truth is that there are a lot of high-end faux floral arrangements that are delicately crafted to look like the real thing. Faux floral arrangements are a great way to beautify a space without having to constantly replace real bouquets when they die. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Administrative Professional’s Week

April 22nd marks the first day of Administrative Professional’s Week and it is the perfect time to tell the administrative professional at your office just how much their contribution to the office means! Studies have shown that employees who receive recognition for their work perform better and report better overall job satisfaction, so a little token, like a gorgeous flower bouquet, can make all of the difference! Here are some of our favorite bouquet ideas for Administrative Professional’s Week! Continue reading [...]

The Perfect Flowers for Your Easter-themed Wedding

Easter is right around the corner, and some spring brides have opted for a cheerful Easter-themed wedding! With everyone pinching pennies these days, more brides are opting to have their weddings in the off seasons, avoiding the often more expensive June, July, August and September months. An Easter-themed wedding is brimming with possibilities for wedding decor, and with flowers blooming everywhere, the options are endless. 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 [...]

Easter Lilies

April 8th marks Easter Sunday this year and Easter flowers will be adorn celebratory houses and parishes everywhere. The most popular Easter flower is the Easter lily. The Easter lily has a long history of religious significances. Some say that when the tomb of the Virgin Mary was visited after her burial, it was empty except for a bunch of white lilies. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and celebrations will be taking place nationwide. Do you have a loved one who is proud of their Irish heritage, or simply loves the holiday? There are several options for bringing a little greenery to their day, and letting them know that you are thinking about them! Continue reading [...]

Inexpensive DIY Valentines Gifts

Looking for some inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day gifts? You don’t need to spend a fortune to express your love! Take your cues from some of these fun and creative craft ideas to create a wonderful Valentine’s Day for the special someone in your life! Continue reading [...]

Memorial Day Flowers to Honor our Fallen

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

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

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

What Flower Represents Easter?

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

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 [...]

Easter Flowers

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