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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ranunculus, not Roses, for a February Birthday or Anniversary

With Valentine's Day putting flower prices at a premium, there's a good chance that those of us born in February may have never received a single stem for a birthday. For those of you with anniversaries this month, there's a darn good chance any bloom brought home will be a red rose, since it's hard not to walk into any florist or grocery store not decked out in Valentine this month. With the lightening speed of life these days, it makes sense to double up on holidays and special occasions, but taking the time to recognize someone's special day in the midst of the month where everyone is buying flowers and balloons can make it even more special. If you want to honor a birthday or anniversary in February, ranunculus are the perfect pick. 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 [...]

Asters for an Anniversary After a Challenging Year

In sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer- they certainly at least warn you that some years are going to be better than others. In a way, celebrating an anniversary after a particularly challenging year can be more meaningful because your vows have been tested through trials and tribulations and here you are, still together. Whether you have fought about money, struggled through loss or grief, or had health scares or trust issues, an anniversary provides a time for reflection to honor how much you've grown both individually and as a couple. Celebrate how this year's challenges have helped you grow together as a couple with the simple, yet striking, aster. Continue reading [...]

Fabulous Fall Flowers for September

The pastel blossoms of May and the big, showy blooms of June are all lovely and fragrant, but the deep colors and unusual shapes of fall flowers have exactly what is needed to stand out as more than just "pretty" in a bouquet or floral arrangement- character. When the days start getting shorter and the nights a little crisper, the following 3 flowers are at their prime. They may be late bloomers, but all of them are well worth waiting for and, along with warm sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and the sound of leaves crunching underfoot as you walk, are a part of autumn to look forward to every year. 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 [...]

Celebrate a Summer Anniversary with Sunny Cosmos

Whether you said your "I do's" just last summer or so long ago you sometimes lose count, celebrating an anniversary with flowers is easy to do in this season of long, sunny days and you'll have plenty to pick from this time of year. Much like your spouse, it is worth putting a bit of effort into the choice, and a perfect pick for celebrating an anniversary is the bright and lovely cosmos flower. In a fresh bouquet or vase arrangement, cosmos are an excellent option for the person you've chosen to share your life with. These perfectly perky, daisy-like flowers are at their finest this time of year and will brighten up a room the way your partner has brightened up your life. Continue reading [...]

3 Flowers for a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare had a way with words, but some of us need flowers to woo our women. When the days are long and the nights hang with languid stars in the humid sky, a fresh bouquet of flowers that reflect the moonlight are the perfect way to entrance a lover. Chocolate melts, words may soon be forgotten, but the subtle scent of a summertime bloom will stay in the memory long after the flower fades and dreamer awakens. Choose one of these 3 midsummer flowers for a whimsical night when words alone simply won't do. Continue reading [...]

Make a Woman Feel like a Queen for a Day with Lily of the Nile

Few flowers reflect a sense of sensuousness and luxury quite like the lovely Lily of the Nile. Agapanthus, as it is known in Latin, or sometimes the African Lily in the UK, is a large, lush flower that would make anyone feel like royalty. This is the perfect flower to indulge someone with for a birthday, anniversary or cheering up occasion and will last longer than one would expect for such a large bloom. Wrap a few slender stalks up in ribbon or stand them up in a tall, elegant vase for a woman in your life that's earned a little adoration. Continue reading [...]

Select a Stunning Flower for a Summer Anniversary with Stephanotis

Whether it's your first year, fifth one or fiftieth, anniversaries should be celebrated with flowers. Few stems say I'd marry you all over again like the stephanotis. This glossy leaved, heavenly scented, evergreen vine is a common flower found in wedding bouquets for a good reason. Along with lovely, white flowers, this plant carries the meaning of "marital bliss" in the language of flowers and is a great gift for symbolizing another year together. Continue reading [...]

Tulips are the Perfect Flowers for Any Anniversary

Paper, wood, ivory, china: the best gift for an anniversary is one that requires water, a vase, and a sweet card from you. While cut flowers may not last, tell your spouse that your love always will with the lovely and elegant, cream-colored tulip. In the language of flowers, tulips are symbolic of a variety of things. The ivory shade of tulip sends the message "I will love you forever" and will look amazing in a vase made of wood, glass, china or any other material you may have picked up from a past anniversary. Even though they come every year, make this year's anniversary one of beauty and grace with fresh cut tulips from your local florist. 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 Romantic Flowers

When deciding upon romantic flowers for your loved one it can be easy to fall back on red roses. Sometimes, though, red roses can get old, especially if you've given them to that special someone before. Romantic flowers come in a variety of sizes, types and colors and the true art of choosing a romantic flower arrangement comes with how the flowers are arranged. Romance in flowers can be found in flower petals that are delicate, like tissue paper, accentuation with whimsical spray flowers, and the incorporation of beautiful colors. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Rose Alternative Anniversary Flower Bouquets

While roses are the traditional flower to give your loved one on your anniversary, the trends are changing as we see quirky and off-beat weddings bucking tradition. Roses are always a classic and beautiful way to honor a special day, but perhaps your significant other has unique taste and a style that is all their own. We love the idea of sending a floral arrangement with alternatives to roses because it shows that a lot of time and thought went into choosing the perfect flowers. Continue reading [...]

Eucalyptus in Flower Bouquets

Eucalyptus is a favored addition to bouquets because they are beautiful and wonderfully fragrant. They are used in a variety of decor, and are prized by brides who are having rustic weddings, as the eucalyptus' shade of green offers a gorgeous vintage feel, and the scent has aroma therapeutic properties. The scent of eucalyptus is used for many purposes in aromatherapy, such as in saunas and hospital rooms for its antiseptic properties, and it is great for personal use to perk you up if you are tired. 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 [...]

Peonies: Beautiful Flowers for Your Wedding or Just Because

It is the season of peonies! Peonies are one of the most ancient revered flowers, and are historically significant in many cultures. Peonies are known for their stunning, dense, lush blooms and are the preferred choice of wedding flowers among many wedding couples. Continue reading [...]

Vera Wang Mixed Flower Bouquets

Yesterday we brought you some of our favorite single flower-type and monochromatic arrangements and hand-held bouquets from acclaimed wedding dress designer, Vera Wang. Vera Wang teamed with FTD to develop a stunning collection of floral arrangements with the elegant touch for which Vera is famous. Today we are going to highlight a few of our favorite mixed flower and color bouquets in the Vera Wang FTD flower collection! 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 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 Luxury Roses for Your Occasion

Looking for luxury roses for your loved one? Roses are one of the most popular flowers that are given to the special someone in your life, and while many people aim to find the best price available for their expression of love, certain occasions in life call for nothing but the best. Whether you are proposing, expressing sincere apologies or simply want to tell that cherished loved one just how much you love them, expensive luxury roses can be worth the money! Continue reading [...]

Send Love With the Lilac Flower

The lilac is often considered the herald of spring, with flowering lilac trees and lilac bushes foreshadowing the arrival of the season. Early lilacs mean an early spring, and vice versa. Lilacs are related to the olive, and are native to Europe and Asia, with small flowers grouped in large panicles, blooming in spring 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 [...]