All posts by Florist Jessica

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The Right Get Well Flowers for Flu Season

Flu season is here and people are dropping like flies! Flowers are an excellent pick-me-up to let a sick loved one know that you are thinking of them. Here our favorite get well flowers for flu season! Continue reading [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 November Birth Flower, Chrysanthemums

The right November flowers can be flowers in the color of the November birthstone, or you can opt for giving the actual dedicated November birth month flower: the chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums are perennial flowers in the Asteraceae family, which are native to northeastern Europe and Asia. Continue reading [...]

The Right November Fall Birthday Flowers

The right November birthday flowers are a fun and beautiful way to honor the special day of that November baby! November flowers and plants bring some of the most gorgeous colors that the earth has to offer - bright oranges, muted peaches, vibrant reds, deep burgundies, harvest yellows, and pretty plums. Here are some of our favorite November birthday flowers! 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Right Flowers for Remembering September 11th

September 11th remains a heart-wrenching time in our history, especially for those who were directly involved. From survivors, to loved ones of those who died from the attacks, to the search and rescue personnel, it is a day that will always be in our heads, and those involved will always be in our hearts. Flowers can be a wonderful sentiment to offer remembrance to all whose lives were affected by this tragic day. 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 [...]

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 [...]

All About Violets

The violet is a beautiful flower that is rich with meaning and history. The flower for the month of February, the violet is the state flower of New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Illinois. It is also the flower of Greece, largely because it appears in Greek mythology, such as the story of Apollo constantly chasing one of his twin sister's, Artemis, nymph friends. The nymphs are supposed to stay chaste so, to protect the nymph, Artemis changed her into a violet. Because of this, some equate the violet to modesty. Continue reading [...]

All About Lavender

Lavender is a plant that has numerous uses, from beauty to culinary, and for that lavender is a widely used and hugely popular plant. A member of the mint family, lavender is found all over the world, including parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean. Lavender are the right flowers to give someone who is stressed, or sick. Continue reading [...]

All About the Sunflower

The sunflower is loved for its vibrant color and cheerful presentation, and it has a lively history to rival that of its looks. Symbolizing loyalty and longevity, the sunflower is a North American native flower and was used by American Indian tribes throughout the continent for a variety of purposes. Native Americans were the first to domesticate the plants, and from that they produced flowers in black, red and white, among others. They also took care to use every bit of the flower after harvest. Seeds were used to make flour, seed meal to mix with vegetables, or to be eaten whole. They also squeezed oil from the seeds to use in cooking. Continue reading [...]

The Beautiful Iris Flower

The Iris flower has long been appreciated for its exotic and delicate bloom. So beautiful that it has graced several pieces of Vincent Van Gogh's artwork, the Iris is named after the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love. The word "iris" means rainbow, and while it is best know for the lovely shades of blue and purple in which it comes, it is also available in white, peach, yellow, pink, red, brown, and many other colors of the rainbow. The varied colors of the iris mean different sentiments: yellow means passion, white means purity, blue means hope, and purple means wisdom. 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 Flowers To Cheer Someone Up

When choosing beautiful flowers to cheer someone up, the natural inclination is to get yellow flowers, but actually, yellow is not necessarily the best color for cheering up someone who is down. In fact, studies show that people are more likely to lose their temper in a room that is painted yellow. Yellow can be a very bright color for the eye to process, causing people to become aggravated, so it is best to pair it with other colors, or omit it all together. Studies show that the best colors for cheering up that loved one are the colors orange, green or blue. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for an August Birthday – Gladiolas

August is quickly approaching and the birth flower for August is the gladiolus. Symbolizing sincerity and strength of character, the gladiolus is available in a range of colors such as white, red, pink, orange, fuchsia, lavender and yellow. Known for its graceful long stems and soft billowy blooms, the gladiolus is a romantic flower that looks like a water painting. 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 [...]

The Right Flower Arrangements for a Housewarming Gift

A new house is an exciting time in anyone’s life, and a housewarming arrangement is a great way to say “congratulations.” Giving that special someone such a housewarming gift is a great way to celebrate their new home and let them know that you care. 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 [...]

The Right Flower Bouquets for Decorating in a Pinch

When you think of flower bouquets, you often think of buying them for events and loved ones: birthday flower bouquets, congratulatory flower bouquets, sympathy flower bouquets and “get well” flower bouquets. But flower bouquets can actually be a way to save you time when planning a party or gathering! Simply order one or two bouquets of flowers, and set to work making them do the decorating for you. 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 [...]

Elegant New Baby and Baby Shower Flowers

A new baby is such an exciting time in the lives of their parents and flowers are a lovely way to express your excitement for them. Whether you are attending a baby shower or sending flowers to the new parents, choosing just the right flowers lets the parents know that you are celebrating right along with them. While there are many flowers out there that are baby-specific, such as flowers in teddy bear vases, or with little baby feet painted on the vase, there are also great options for the elegant and sophisticated parents who appreciate style. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Brunch

Brunch has grown in popularity throughout the years and now people are looking for just about any excuse to plan a fun brunch! Brides have opted for brunch bridal showers, and brunch birthday parties are growing in popularity as a fun way to honor someone’s special day. Part of the fun of a good brunch is the beautiful and cheerful bouquet that tends to accompany a brunch. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to Give Someone After a Performance

Beautiful flower bouquets are a classic way to honor someone after they’ve given a theatrical performance. Whether the intended recipient is dancing, singing or playing a musical instrument, a flower bouquet is a great way to say, “Job well done!” While there are flowers that are considered traditional for giving someone after a performance, there is no hard rule, and the sky is the limit. Any arrangement of beautiful flowers will be appreciated as a loving gesture. Here are a few of our favorites! 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 to Give a Woman on Independence Day (the 4th of July)!

Although colors like pink and purple are typically considered feminine colors, don’t despair, there are still some beautiful flowers you can get the special lady in your life for Independence Day! With the right shades of red, white and blue, and the right types of flowers, you can get some beautiful, feminine flowers. Here are a few of our favorites! 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 [...]

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 [...]

Get Well Flowers and More

It is allergy and cold season and it seems like everywhere you turn these days, someone has the sniffles or a cough. Get well flowers and more, flowers plus those extra little cheerful touches, can make the day of someone who is not feeling well. With nasty bugs making their way around the office, school and home, a little pick-me-up is warranted for those who are down for the count! Continue reading [...]

Same Day Delivery Father’s Day Plants and Flowers

Uh oh, it is the day before, or even the day of, Father’s Day and you need something delivered to Dad! There are several same day delivery Father’s Day plant options out there, although you may end up paying a bit more. Whether you got caught up with work, have been busy chasing your own kids around, or just plain forgot, we can help you out if you are in a pinch! Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Flowers for Tribute

Losing a loved one is never an easy time in one’s life, but beautiful flowers for tribute are a wonderful way to commemorate their lives. To really honor the life of the departed, displaying a personalized tribute flower arrangement is a way to keep their memory alive. Flower companies are becoming increasingly better at creating tribute arrangements that are meant to pay tribute to the likes and hobbies of those who have passed, to offer a special touch to their memorial celebration. 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 [...]

Sympathy Flowers for the Home or Office

When we think of sympathy flowers, we often think of the big wreaths and standing arrangements that are present at the funeral service. If you are looking to send something personal to the home of someone who is grieving the loss of their loved one, a large arrangement can overwhelm a personal home. Likewise, if your office wants to give a coworker sympathy flowers at work, a small, tasteful arrangement is in order. Continue reading [...]

Send Plants and Flowers for Father’s Day

Flowers for Father’s Day are a great way to celebrate Dad’s special day and show him how much you love him. Flowers and plants are an excellent way to brighten Dad’s day and there are plenty of arrangements available that are designed with men in mind. Whether you are honoring your biological dad, step-dad, grandfather, father-in-law or the mom who played both mother and father, there are some excellent options for their special day. 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 [...]

Where to Buy a Lei for Graduation

If you are wondering where to buy a lei for graduation, we have you covered. Graduation leis are a popular choice for new grads because they can proudly wear them as they march down the aisle. Typically made out of purple orchids, graduation leis look fun and celebratory. After graduation, the new grad can hang the lei on a hook to dry the flowers, and keep the lei as a memory of their happy day. Here are some sources for finding a graduation lei! Continue reading [...]

Inexpensive Graduation Flowers

If you have a big family or circle of friends, you may have several loved ones graduating around the same time. Inexpensive graduation flowers are important because, after a few bouquets, it can start to add up! Paying less for flowers doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality and beauty, there are plenty of gorgeous arrangements for under $35. Here are a few of our favorites! Continue reading [...]

Graduation Flowers for Girls

It is the time of year when graduations are taking place all over the country, and beautiful graduation flowers for girls are a great way to say “congratulations.” In vibrant pinks, yellows and oranges, these flowers are a cheerful and stunning way to show the new grad how proud of her you are. Whether she is graduating from junior high, high school or college, congratulate the special lady in your life for a job well done! 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 [...]

Flowers for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is June 17th this year, which means it is right around the corner! Flowers for Father’s Day are a great way to surprise Dad and show him how much you appreciate all that he does for you throughout the day. When we think of sending flowers we typically think of feminine colors such as pink and purple, but there are plenty of options for dads that won’t leave them wondering what you were thinking when you picked out the arrangement. Plants are an excellent option for Father’s Day and a great way to spruce up his office or the home. 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 [...]

College Rose Flower Bouquet Continued

This is part two of our college rose flower bouquet series and it is just in time! College graduation has begun all over the country, and a college rose flower bouquet is the perfect way to honor that new grad. FTD has developed a new line of flowers personalized to various universities throughout the country. The bouquets are presented in a gift box decorated with the college colors and logos, and include a matching vase. Continue reading [...]

Congratulate a New Graduate with a College Rose Flower Bouquet

It is graduation season, and the perfect time to say “congratulations” to the grad in your life with a college rose flower bouquet. FTD has unveiled a stunning collection of flowers that are personalized to some of the most well-known universities in the country, and they’re continuously adding more! Each college rose flower bouquet comes in a stunning gift box that displays the college colors and logo, with the option of including a keepsake vase that also features the college colors and logo. Continue reading [...]

Birthday Flowers for Cheap

Just because you’re low on cash doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the birthday of your loved one, there are some great options to get birthday flowers for cheap! With the economy being in a tough spot these days, many are looking for ways to honor the special people in their lives without breaking the bank, and the floral community has answered the demand! We’ve compiled some of our favorite birthday flowers for cheap; all under $35! 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 [...]

The Right Mother’s Day Roses and Their Meaning

Roses are a classic and elegant flower to give as a gift, so Mother’s Day roses are a perfect way to show Mom just how much you love and appreciate her. The great thing about roses is that each colors has a meaning, and so you can have fun in picking the color of roses you present to Mom. Whether you give her one uniform color to drive home your point, such as a bouquet of dark pink roses to say how much you appreciate her, or pick a mix of colors to convey all of the reasons you love her, roses are sure to make Mom feel special on this day devoted to her. Continue reading [...]

Mother’s Day Flowers and Chocolates

Mother’s Day flowers and chocolates are a way to delight Mom’s senses! With fragrant flowers and decadent chocolate, this combo is a great way to spoil mom and make her feel like queen for a day. Mother’s Day flowers are always a perfect option to let Mom know that you are thinking of her, but a combination of Mother’s Day flowers and chocolate is an excellent option for that extra added touch. Continue reading [...]

The Best New Birth Flowers

The birth of a baby is an exciting event for new parents and new birth flowers are a perfect way to say congratulations to the happy parents. Flowers are especially a great way to brighten a hospital room and can make hospital stays a bit more cheerful. There are tons of great floral arrangements out there that are specifically geared for the birth of a new baby and we have assembled a few of our favorite. Whether you are able to bring them to the hospital personally, or have to have them sent from afar, new birth flowers are an excellent way to let the couple know that you are thinking of them at this happy new beginning in their lives. Continue reading [...]

Beautiful Flowers for Mom

If you really want to “wow” Mom this Mother’s Day, there are beautiful flowers for Mom that will knock her socks off if you have a little extra cash to spend! Perhaps you want to make this Mother’s Day an extra special event this year, or your whole family wants to pool their resources to get her one big arrangement of beautiful flowers as a token of love, here are a few of our favorite luxury bouquets. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flower for Nurse’s Week

Whether you work in a hospital or have a special someone in your life who is a nurse, Nurse’s Week is a great time to let them know how much you appreciate all that they do in helping others. While it may be tempting to go down to the hospital gift shop, take an extra step to let that special nurse know that you are thinking of her. Continue reading [...]

The State Flower Series: Alabama, Alaska and Arizona

The first installment of our state flower series is here! While we could just do one big state flower list like other websites, we wanted to give a bit more time to each flower, including its history. State flowers are a great way to honor your state at a dinner or event, or a lovely sentiment when sent to a loved one with state pride. 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 [...]

Mother’s Day Corsages

Mother’s Day flowers are a great way to show mom that you care, but a Mother’s Day corsage is a unique way to allow her to keep her special flowers with her during fun Mother’s Day festivities. We love the idea of getting mom a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers with a matching corsage that she can take with her. When people think of corsages, they think about the big, flashy corsages that adorned the dresses of 1960s prom queens, but corsages have come a long way since their gaudy carnation counterparts, and are now a pretty, vintage throwback to the corsage. 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 Perfect Mother’s Day Bouquet and Gifts

Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 13th, and flowers are a lovely option to show Mom how much you care. For some, they want a little extra to show their appreciation, and flower bundle gifts can be a great option! Flower bundle gifts provide a beautiful arrangement of flowers, along with other gifts and edibles to give Mom an extra special treat. 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Flowers on a Budget

Flowers are a classic way of expressing any emotion: happiness, love, sympathy or appreciation. But in today’s economy, many are finding that flowers are a luxury that they can seldom afford. Just because your budget is on a diet doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to sending flowers to those you love. There are several tips and tricks to finding flowers for under $30 that are still gorgeous, fresh and convey whatever it is you need from them. Continue reading [...]

Traditional Wedding Boutonniere Designs

Boutonnieres have been the traditional wedding accessory for grooms and their wedding party for centuries. The wedding boutonniere was traditionally inserted into the top buttonhole of the groom’s jacket lapel. These days lapels are typically missing that top buttonhole, so the boutonniere is pinned to the lapel directly. Continue reading [...]

The Right Mother’s Day Plants

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let Mom know how much you love her and flower bouquets are traditionally the gift chosen to present to Mom on her special day. If you want to give your mom a gift that will last longer and bring her more cheer than a bouquet, a potted flower plant is an excellent option. Continue reading [...]

Dazzling Daisies for Mothers Days

If you are looking for daisies for Mother’s Day, you are in good company! Daisies are an extraordinarly popular flower choice, and springtime blooms bring about some of our favorite daisies! Did you know that the Gerbera Daisy is the most popular bouquet flower choice in the world? With large a large open structure, and bright petals, the daisy is beloved for its cheerful and sunny look. Continue reading [...]

Flowers for Mothers Day

Looking for the best flowers for Mothers Day? We previously featured some of our favorite bouquets for different personality types, but we wanted to take a look at mothers day flowers that put a flair on the traditional, without compromising the cheerful, bright flowers that so many moms love. Give mom an extra little flare with these beautiful mothers day flowers! Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Roses that Aren’t Red

Love the idea of roses for your wedding but want a color more unique than red or white? Wedding roses are a timeless tradition that can be made modern by incorporating fun and unexpected colors. Unique wedding roses can be a beautiful, fragrant way for modern couples to compromise with traditional relatives. Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Red Wedding Flowers

Red flowers for a wedding can seem incredibly cliche to some, but put aside your visions of red roses adorned with baby’s breath and flanked by silver plastic vases. If red is one of your favorite colors then contemporary-looking red wedding flowers are a realistic option for you. Red flowers for a wedding can look great alone, or with other accent colors, and just need to be taken beyond the overdone rose. Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Green Wedding Flowers

Green flowers for a wedding can be a challenge because the most popular flower choices are colors that contrast from green flower stems and green bouquet fillers. If your wedding theme or color choices include green, then green wedding flowers would be a likely choice for your wedding decor. Green flowers for a wedding do not have to include the unnatural, neon-dyed carnations that we usually see when searching green flowers. Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Pink Wedding Flowers

Pink wedding flowers are a classic flower color and a color that many brides, especially springtime brides, opt-for in their wedding color-scheme. While pink flowers for weddings are being over-shadowed by this seasons unique color schemes of bright oranges, grays and navy blues, pink-loving brides can breathe a sigh of relief that their tried and true standby is still available in lush, dreamy bouquets. Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Purple Wedding Flowers

Today in the “Flowers by Color” series we are taking a look at purple wedding flowers. The color of royalty and the favorite color of many engaged couples, purple wedding flowers are cropping up everywhere this wedding season. We have you covered if you are looking for purple flowers for a wedding, whether you are eyeing a soft lavender color, or looking for a deep purple! Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to say “Congratulations”

Any occasion that arises to say “Congratulations” is a happy occasion. The sky is virtually the limit on happy flowers available to express your well wishes and it can be overwhelming to decide on one bouquet. Typically bright, big blooms are the preferred way to express congrats, but flowers that are personalized to the recipient are also a great option to consider. Here are some of our favorite congratulatory bouquets! Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Blue Wedding Flowers

Blue is proving to be a hot color for weddings and events for 2012. Paired with vibrant oranges, bright yellows, or left as a dramatic monochromatic theme, blue is a fun color no matter what hue you choose. Continue reading [...]

Flowers by Color – Orange Wedding Flowers

When looking for the right flowers for an orange-themed wedding, it can seem a daunting task for those who are new to the flower world. With so many white, pink and lavender flowers being featured, it can seem an impossible task to find some of the less-traditional colors. Here is a roundup of our favorite orange and peachy-colored blooms! 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 [...]

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Flowers are a great way to show your appreciation to mom on Mother’s Day. Whether you opt for a simple arrangement, or something more lush, it is a reminder for mom that you appreciate her and all she does for you through the year. If you are coming up short on flower ideas for Mom, here is a lineup of our favorite bouquets for 2012! Continue reading [...]

Edible Flowers for Cakes and Desserts

With Easter and Mother’s Day soon gracing us, pretty pastel pastries and desserts will be reflecting the changing season. Edible flowers are a great way to easily transform a plain looking cake or cupcake into something elegant. Not all flowers are edible and proper care should be taken to purchase flowers that are specifically labeled as such. Continue reading [...]

7 Tips for Buying Quality Flowers

Are you looking for an exquisite bouquet of flowers for someone special, but not sure where to start? Have you decided to finally try your hand at flower arranging, but unsure how to purchase flowers like a pro? Here are 7 easy steps to help you ensure that you are buying the healthiest, highest quality flowers that you can find. Continue reading [...]

Unique Wedding and Bridal Bouquets

Wedding season is quickly coming and many brides and grooms are looking to add a unique flair to their weddings. Gone are the days of bridesmaids who match from head-to-toe, red rose petal decor and prom-style picture poses. Young couples want their weddings to reflect their own personal style and ensure that those wedding pictures capture both the wedding, and the essence of who the couple is. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Unique Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres have made a bit of a comeback in the wedding world as more brides in this economy are embracing the “DIY wedding” mentality. Weddings are becoming more personal and unique than ever, and boutonnieres are not excluded in this. Continue reading [...]

Flowers Are Not For Special Occasions Only

Flowers like roses, carnations, and mums are usually offered to anyone during special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and other events. But this is not the only time to give these pretty blooms. An act as thoughtful as flower giving must be done even during normal or average days. It can certainly make anyone’s day. 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 [...]

Loving Flowers Sent, Accidentally Meant Death

Sending flowers to a man is a tricky proposition. Although secretly I believe they all find it flattering, depending on the circumstances in public is a different story. Specially if the flowers you send him mean death. Continue reading [...]

Valentine’s Day Flowers Drawback

I met my girlfriend a few weeks before Valentine’s Day, and there was something really special about her. We met during college, where relationships don’t normally last very long. That’s why it was really important for me to go all out for Valentine’s Day, and I made a reservation at one of the nicer restaurants in our college town. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to Say “I Love You”

Sending flowers to the person you love can be a headache, trying to choose from the multitude of options out there. Simply going to any of the big flower websites will cause you to be inundated with hundreds of different bouquets and options. How can you possibly pick the right flowers to say “I love you”? Here are a few ways to narrow it down! Continue reading [...]

The Right Pet Sympathy Flowers

Pet sympathy flowers are an excellent gesture for someone who has just lost a pet. These days, many families consider their pets to be another member of the family. Because of this, the loss of a pet can be just as devastating to some as losing a human family member. Often, people who lose a pet feel a unique sense of powerlessness if they were dealing with a terminally ill pet with whom they were not able to verbally communicate. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers for Your Leap Year Wedding Proposal

The leap day of the leap year, February 29th, 2012, is quickly coming upon us and many will follow the tradition of women proposing to their men on this day. Like many proposals, yours may contain flowers for your male intended, but what are the right flowers to get for proposing to your boyfriend on leap day? Let us give you a few ideas! 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 [...]

What Kind of Flowers to Send when a Child Dies

When the unthinkable occurs to a friend or loved one, it can be difficult to know how to best express your sympathy. The death of children is especially difficult to deal with for all involved. When a parent loses a child, whether young or adult, it can be tough to know what flowers to choose, especially if dealing with the shock of an unexpected death. Here is our simple guide on the right flowers to send in sympathy of the death of a child, by age 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 [...]

What to do with Leftover Valentines Day Rose Petals

Valentines Day has come and gone and you may just find yourself with leftover Valentines Day rose petals. Don’t just let those roses die! Put those leftover Valentines Day rose petals to good use! Continue reading [...]

Same-Day Flower Delivery for Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentines Day, do you need same-day flower delivery? If you are empty-handed on the big day, here are a few delivery services who may be able to help you out with same day flower delivery! Continue reading [...]

Valentines Day Ideas for Him: 2012’s Hottest Ideas

Some find that men are much harder to shop for than women. Whether you are looking for last minute Valentines Day ideas for him, or planning in advance, we have the best picks for you! Continue reading [...]

Our Favorite Valentines Day Fabric Flowers DIY Tutorials

Valentines Day is fast upon us and many creative crafters are looking for fabric flower DIY options to show the special someone in their life that they put a lot into their gift. We have rounded up 5 of our favorite tutorials to share with you. Continue reading [...]

Edible Arrangements and Bouquets for Valentines Day

While flowers are always a fun and classic way to show appreciation to that special someone on Valentines Day, edible arrangements and bouquets are a unique way to surprise your love with the unexpected. 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 [...]

Bouquets and Alternative Bouquets for Special People in Your Life

Trying to find the perfect flower bouquet for the special people in your life for Valentine's Day? Looking for something more interesting than the typical bouquet? Consider a few of these ideas this coming Valentine's Day! Continue reading [...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Did February fly by before you knew it? Suddenly it is the day before (or the day of - eek!) Valentine's Day and you have nary a token of love for your beloved. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to help you out of this little pickle. 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 [...]