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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]
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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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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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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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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 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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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 [...]

Help Out a Harried Mother with Hyacinth

There is no job more fulfilling, or certainly more demanding, than that of raising children. For every endearing moment there are twelve others that have even the most dedicated parent wondering why they've chosen to breed. While flowers won't help with the early mornings, endless tasks and constant demands of childrearing, a vase full of fragrant hyacinths can be a spot of peace and beauty where little ones run amok. These spring-blooming bulbs are small but mighty and a little vase in just the right place can have all the rejuvenating effects of a mid-day nap. Continue reading [...]

Express Wintertime Warmth and Affection with Camellias

Cultivated in the gardens of Asia for centuries before coming to Europe and the United States as an import from the Orient, the camellia is a flower steeped in history, culture and amor. With the commercially important Camellia sinensis grown for tea around the world, the ornamentally spectacular species such as C. japonica and C. reticulata have found their way into gardens around the globe and into flower shops near you. Blooming at their brightest in December when the days are short and the nights are long, thousands of different cultivars of this winter bloom have appeared in everything from artwork to operas over the century and carry with them the message of adoration and affection. Continue reading [...]

Dianthus for December Birthdays

Ask anyone born between mid-December and New Year's Day and they'll tell you that birthday cake and party hats simply can't compete with the gingerbread and jingle bells of the holiday season. As a child, it was hard not to feel cheated out of your special day, and even adults with a yuletide birthday may still feel the slight of a winter's birthday. With all the seasonal festivities, treats and sparkly lights, a few birthday candles are hard to notice. If someone you love has a birthday that falls during this bustling holiday time, you probably already know that it's important to separate celebrations and give their day its due. Dianthus are the perfect flower for December birthdays. Delicate, diaphanous and definitely not poinsettias, these stems stand out among all the holiday trimmings for the people you know born in December. Continue reading [...]

Gilded Foliage makes Sensational Seasonal Accents

All that glitters is not gold, but it's certainly easy to add a bit of golden sparkles to your flower arrangements this winter. Aside from the glimmer and cheer a bit of gilded leaves will add to vases, garlands and wreaths, a simple can of florist's spray paint can add glitz to everything from pine cones to plain, plastic containers- transforming your home into a shining example of the holiday spirit. During the winter months, florist may have several different greens that have been gilded in gold or glitter available to add to any arrangement. If not, one small can of gold or silver floral spray paint (available at craft stores and some florists) is easy to apply and fun to use. Here are some tips for adding a bit of the Midas' touch to your holiday decor. Continue reading [...]

Kiss the Night Away Under Fresh Mistletoe

A symbol of the season, mistletoe is the iconic plant of Yuletide affection. Tied with a ribbon and hung above a door or threshold, tradition holds that lovers (or those who time their entrances wisely) smooch under the sprigs of mistletoe hung there. While this might make the plant a favorite for paramours, it is actually a slightly poisonous, parasitic plant that sucks the sap from trees in which it grows. How then did this leeching evergreen find its way down from the boughs of host trees an into the lore of Christmastime lovers? 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 [...]

Alternatives to Poinsettias

Not to be a Scrooge, but the typical potted poinsettia plant is a little over done. Each December, literally millions of these traditional Christmas time blooms are sold around the country and have become not only the staple flower of the holidays, but they account for almost one quarter of all flowering potted plant sales in the US. Ironically, the red iconic blooms of the poinsettia are not actually flowers, but highly pigmented leaves. The real flower are the tiny yellow ones at the center of the red bracts that now also come in white, pink, marbled, speckled and curled. Even with all the new and different varieties to choose from, it can sometimes be a bit repetitive to buy the same plant year after year. If you are looking for something a little different this holiday season, you have several lovely choices that are lovely and festive- and not poinsettias- to choose from. Continue reading [...]

Add Flare to Fall Arrangements with Chinese Lanterns

Like tiny, orange paper lanterns strung together along a stem, the hanging fruit of the Physalis alkekeng, (called Chinese lanterns, winter cherry or Japanese lantern) will light up a bouquet of autumn flowers. These uniquely shaped plants offer a wonderful harvest look to any arrangement and are fun to tuck into a vase or add along the edges of a table or wreath. In great fall colors like burnt umber and pumpkin orange, these long-lasting stems are the perfect choice for an autumnal bouquet. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate the Jewish New Year with Statice

Dust off the shofar and pick up some challah bread because Rosh Hashana falls between September 24th and September 26th this year. A time of both remembrance and renewal, the Jewish New Year is a time to ponder one's actions from the preceding year and seek resolution for any conflicts or settle any debts, both figuratively and literally, so that one might start the year anew. In the language of flowers, the humble statice flower is symbolic of both remembrance and forgiveness and is the perfect bloom to bring home to the table to set out next to the apples and honey. Wrap up the last year and start the new one off right with a few stems of statice. Continue reading [...]
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Hypericum Berries are the Perfect Accent Flower for Any Bouquet

Like a well-placed scarf or just the right shoes, accessories can transform one's clothing into a certain "look." So, too, can just the right accent flower in a bouquet or vase arrangement. With their cosmopolitan distribution and elegant, round fruit, the hypericum berry is the perfect addition to any floral arrangement. Sleek, yet natural looking, a few stems of these green, red or orange berries can add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to a bouquet of roses or a fistful of daisies. Add them to almost any bunch of flowers for a look that's sure to be in style Continue reading [...]

A Lyrical Bouquet for National Poetry Day

Putting together words to form a poem that moves and inspires is not unlike creating a lovely vase of flowers, with each stem coming together to form an arrangement that delights or comforts. On August 21st, National Poetry Day, why not compose your own floral sonnet with some of the profound flowers below that can speak volumes in the <a href="http://www.therightflowers.com/the-language-of-flower Continue reading [...]
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Make the French Connection this Bastille Day with 3 Fabulous Flowers

While the well-coiffed Marie Antoinette was telling the starving peasants of France to eat cake if they had no bread, the French populace was reeling from two spendy wars and several years of bad harvests. The lavish lifestyles of both the aristocracy and clergy of the times had led to discontent and a call for reform that landed many protestors and dissenters in prison- the most notorious of which was housed in the medieval Parisian fortress known as the Bastille. Considered the flashpoint of the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille (which only housed 7 prisoners the morning of July 14th, 1789 when it was attacked) is a day to celebrate the rise of nationalism and democracy in France. If you or other Francophiles are looking for an opportunity to break out the champagne and baguettes, be sure to include these perfectly Parisian pairings of flowers to add a little n'est-ce pas to your Bastille Day celebrations. Continue reading [...]
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Celebrate a Change with Daffodils

Change is inevitable in life and can come upon us gradually or like a storm at sea. Whether it's a welcome change to smoother sailing or a squall that must be weathered, the bright, yellow blooms of the daffodil flower are a great way to mark the changing tides of life. These springtime blooms are rich in symbolism and the perfect flower to help remind anyone switching careers, leaving a relationship, retiring after many years or moving apartments, that changing the course of one's life is the only way to grow. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to Have Beautiful Flowers for Fall

Autumn is upon us and fall flowers are an excellent way to signify this! With autumn comes changing leaves, warm apple cider, bonfires, and pumpkin lattes! We love fall, and the gorgeous colors of fall are what make it feel like the holiday season is upon us. The warm browns, rich burgundies, and bright yellows grace all of the trees and bring about the happiness of the start of this time of year. Here are a few ways to bring those colors indoors! Continue reading [...]