All posts by Florist Margarette

Hibiscus is a Bold Statement of Beauty

Hibiscus are a family of five-petaled flowering plants often associated with exotic tropical locales. The hibiscus flower is considered to be quite feminine, as the petals are often ruffled and come in warm shades of reds, pinks, and lavenders. Continue reading [...]

Rose Water is an Essential Gift for Rose Lovers

Roses have been cultivated for medicinal, culinary and cosmetic uses for over two thousand years. Steam-distilling methods have been used to extract the essential rose oil throughout most of this time. The by-product of this technique is rose water, a versatile liquid that can be used in culinary, beauty, and even religious applications. Continue reading [...]
M McConnell blue iris flower

A Gift of Irises Sends a Regal Message

Irises are a popular cut flower, often found in mixed arrangements with roses or lilies. They are also quite striking on their own. Dating back several thousand years, the iris flower has long been associated with both royalty and heaven. Continue reading [...]
Roses with perfume bottle

Floral Perfume is a Bouquet You Can Carry with You

If you know someone special who loves flowers, consider giving them the gift of a floral perfume. With a floral perfume, they can carry their favorite flower's fragrance with them throughout the day. Continue reading [...]

Alstroemeria is the Right Flower for a Dear Friend

Popular in cut floral arrangements, alstroemeria are small lily-like flowers that are native to South America. They are one of the most common cut flowers in Europe with an increasing following in the United States. Continue reading [...]
Thomas Wolter lavender freesia

Freesia is the Right Flower to Give to Someone Sweet

Freesia is a popular multi-bloom flower with a distinctive sweet scent. Freesia is available in gentle pastel colors such as white, yellow, pink and lavender. It is among the most popular choices for floral bouquets. Continue reading [...]
Pink snapdragon closeup

The Long History of Snapdragons as Cut Flowers

Snapdragons have been a popular cut flower for thousands of years. Snapdragons have long been highly regarded for both their beauty and the legends that accompanied them. Continue reading [...]
Bess Hamiti daisy closeup

Daisies Send a Message of Good Cheer

Daisies, both wild and cultivated, have a rich history of folklore and symbolism. The word daisy comes from the Old English "day's eye" because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. Continue reading [...]
AeroGarden Harvest model

The AeroGarden is the Right Gift for Growing Flowers Indoors

Many people love growing flowers but have little or no green space in which to plant them. Others live in an area where their garden is dormant throughout the winter. An ideal gift for both of these gardeners is the AeroGarden and its companion seed kits. Continue reading [...]
pink flowering bonsai

Bonsai is the Right Gift for the Patient Gardener

Bonsai refers to a tree or shrub that is grown in a shallow vessel and pruned to retain a compact form. This process can take years or even decades to achieve the desired result. It is said to promote inner peace and tranquility. Continue reading [...]
Lily of the valley flower closeup

Lily of the Valley is the Right Flower for Special May Occasions

Lilies of the valley are the traditional flower for the month of May. This tradition began in the 1560s when King Charles IX of France was given a stem of lily of the valley as a May Day gift. The flower has since been said to bring good luck. Continue reading [...]
lavender flowers with bread

A Flowering Herb Garden is the Right Gift for Someone who Loves to Cook

Many gardeners who love to cook grow an herb garden. Few things make more of a flavor impact than fresh herbs. But did you know that many classic herbs also have edible flowers? Continue reading [...]
pink rose bush

The Right Perennial Blooms to Give for Mother’s Day

As Mother's Day approaches, many of us are looking for flowering gifts for loved ones. But many moms say they feel bad when the flowers fade after a few brief days of blooming. Consider giving them a perennial flowering plant instead of cut flowers. Continue reading [...]
Purple and white African Violet blossoms

Violets: A Popular Gift Since Ancient Times

Violets have been given as gifts of affection for hundreds of years. There are numerous myths about their creation and their significance as gifts going back at least two thousand years. Continue reading [...]
White Hellebore flower

Helleborus is an Early Messenger of Spring

Helleborus makes a thoughtful gift to a loved one's garden by providing color in winter and early spring. Usually found in shades of pinks and purples, their shape resembles a wild rose. Continue reading [...]

Daffodils Mean a Gift of Sunshine

Daffodils are considered by many to be an iconic symbol of spring thanks to their brilliant colors and fresh scent. Daffodils mean a gift of sunshine because of their cheerful colors in early spring. Continue reading [...]
Branch of forsythia

Forsythia are Beacons of Springtime

Forsythia are beacons of springtime. When the branches and buds start to turn a brilliant shade of yellow, we know that warmer weather is right around the corner. Continue reading [...]

Tulips and Their Meanings as Gifts

Tulips are so beautiful that one bulb was once worth one hundred times the annual wage of many of Holland’s residents. At the height of Tulip Mania in the mid-1600s, these highly coveted bulbs were exchanged for large quantities of food and livestock. Continue reading [...]

A History of Flowers as Gifts

There is a long tradition of giving flowers as gifts throughout history. People across the world have been using flowers to express their sentiments for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, Rome and China, flowers were believed to be divinely inspired and were laden with meaning when given as a gift. Continue reading [...]