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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gerbera Daisies

The Gerbera Daisy flower, also sometimes known as the Gerber Daisy, is a bright, colorful, happy flower. Gerber Daisies are as equally at home dressed up in a Gerber Daisy wedding bouquet as they are in a whimsical vase at home on a table - in fact the Gerbera Daisy flower is one flower that is sure to make just about anyone smile. Gerber Daisy colors are so vibrant and beautiful that a Gebera Daisy bouquet is right for almost any occasion. Continue reading [...]

Rainforest Flowers for Bouquets and Vases

Give yourself, a loved one, or a hostess an instant virtual trip to the islands with a lovely bouquet of rainforest flowers! Rainforest flowers make the perfect bon voyage centerpiece for someone going off to the tropics, as well! Continue reading [...]