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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 [...]

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 [...]

The Right Flowers for Graduation

It’s graduation month! What flowers are you going to give the graduate in your life? Will they be fun flowers that will induce a smile? Perhaps formal blooms that will set the stage for a serious future? There are so many flowers that are perfect for giving for a graduation. Consider some of the following when you go to buy your bouquet or arrangement. Continue reading [...]

The Right Flowers to Add to a Spring Salad

Did you know that you can gather pretty spring flowers and put them into a salad? Not any spring flowers, but those that are of course edible and those that taste incredible.We love to prepare flowers with salads to bring to Easter potlucks, Mother’s Day brunches, and any special events that are happening during springtime. Usually guests at these gatherings are surprised, and delighted, to find our beautiful salads and to learn that they can eat what looks like mere decoration.We love sharing the fact that many edible flowers not only provide beauty, they also offer nutrition by way of vitamins and minerals and they give the body powerful doses of antioxidants. Continue reading [...]

How to Grow Flowers You Can Eat

If you want to grow a flower garden that will supply you and your family with yummy food to eat, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to show you how to grow some flowers that you can mix into salads, teas, lemonades, and even baked goods. Most of the flowers we’ll introduce you to can be cultivated easily in a home garden or indoor window garden. They don’t need a lot of care, they’re cheap to grow from seed, and they’ll give you colorful blooms that are nourishing and gorgeous to add to meals and drinks. Continue reading [...]

The Most Popular Flowers to Give

If you’ve ever wanted to give someone flowers, but didn’t know which ones to choose, we just made things easier for you. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular blooms that people give to those they love, want to thank, or wish to send good thoughts to. We’ve also noted a bit of information about each one in case you need help determining which flower might be best for your offering. 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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Long-Lasting Holiday Flowers

Wondering what blooms you can give that will last your flower recipient more than couple of days. There are several.Giving flowers often takes a lot of time and money, so it’s nice to think that your gift will provide pleasure for someone for longer than 48 hours. Of course, your giftee will likely remember your thoughtful deed after the flowers are gone, but it’s still fun to find flowers that might live for a week or longer. 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 to Send to a Teenage Boy

In between the video game systems, basketballs, computers, musical equipment, and collectibles, flowers can be an appreciated addition to a teenage boy’s bedroom.If you know a teenage boy that is graduating, celebrating a birthday, going through a rough time, or just being an all-round special kid, consider sending a gift of flowers to offer your heartfelt thoughts.Teenage boys aren’t typically marketed to by florists and flower shops, but they’re humans capable of enjoying beauty too. Continue reading [...]

5 Flowers for Fat Tuesday

Every February, Mardi Gras gives us a chance to kick convention to the curb and fatten up with a day of drinking and debauchery before settling in to the Lenten season of austerity and repentance. Around the world, versions of this crazy carnival are happening in the streets with dancing, parades and elaborate costumes. Traditional colors of purple, gold and green decorate the streets and perhaps a King Cake on your kitchen table. Whether you celebrate this Fat Tuesday before Ash Wednesday for Continue reading [...]

Alternatives to Paper Poppies for Veteran’s Day

The tradition of wearing a poppy on one's lapel to honor veterans of war dates back to just after World War I. A Canadian physician, Lieutenant colonel John McCrae, had penned a poem after presiding over the funeral of a friend who had been killed in the Battle of Ypres, where over 120,000 casualties were estimated. The new graves of the many young men who had died stretched on through a field of bright red poppies, and his poem, in Flanders Fields, used the flowers as a metaphor for the spilled blood of war. Published back in London in 1915, the poem quickly became the most popularly recited verse of its era and the red poppy the symbol for the great sacrifices of the armed forces. In 1919, exactly one year after the war ended, November 11th was designated as Remembrance Day (in Commonwealth countries) by King George V and Veteran's Day in the United States, to honor members of the armed forces- particularly those that gave their lives in defense of their country. The red poppy was worn in recognition of the holiday, but since November is not the typical season for this summer flower, most are made out of paper. If you'd like to honor the service of veterans, past and present, with a fresh flower instead of paper, consider the following blooms that make excellent boutonniere's to pin to the lapel on this day of remembrance. Continue reading [...]

Homecoming Flowers for a High School Dance

An American tradition for a century or more, homecoming was first celebrated at universities and colleges to welcome back alumni, but for many high school students it's the first dance they'll attend. Along with parades, football games against rival schools and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, is also the first time many nervous young men will wait at the door with corsage in hand as their date comes down the stairs. Meet her (or him) with flowers that look fresh and fabulous all night long by choosing some of these spectacular stems that are the perfect choice for a corsage or boutonniere. Continue reading [...]

A Touching Bouquet for International Teacher’s Day

Falling on October 5th this year, World Teacher's Day has been held annually since 1994 to commemorate education professionals around the world for their contribution in preparing future generations for success. Few professions touch as many lives as teaching, though this time of year is often so busy it is hard for many teachers to remember why, exactly, they decided to go into education in the first place. Teaching takes patience, creativity, a thick skin, and a whole lot of love. Return the love this October 5th by planning a very special flower delivery for your child's homeroom teacher or the educator in your life. By bringing in a flower for each student to walk into the classroom with to hand to the teacher, you will help create a bouquet they will never forget. Here are 3 different stems that are hardy, affordable and easy to create a lovely bouquet with- one flower at a time. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate Senior Citizens Day with Carnations

They say growing old is not for whimps and this August 21st is an opportunity to admire those who have accomplished it with flair on National Senior Citizens day. Whether someone you love has reached a ripe, old age or you'd like to brighten the day of a silver hair in your community, consider the comely carnation as the right flower to honor a person getting along in years. Said to represent both admiration, affection and pride in the language of flowers, it is the perfect pick for National Senior Citizens Day. Continue reading [...]

3 Ways to Say Happy Armed Forces Day

Men and women of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guards, National Guards and Reserves serve our country every day; on the third Saturday in May, we have our change to honor them. While these folks in uniform don't expect to be thanked for their commitment to country in times of peace and times of war, flowers are a great way to let them know that you appreciate their dedication to the cause of peace, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Here are three great plants to help you salute the service men and women in your life. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Carnations

While traditionally the colorful flowers used to celebrate this Mexican holiday are made of tissue paper, add a special touch with real carnations this May 5th. The bright red, soft pink, glowing yellow, frilly white and (recently) pretty purple petals of this long-lasting and readily available flower will add fun and flair to any fiesta. Cut short and strung up as a garland or arranged in tall vases of hand-painted pottery, these inexpensive blooms are the perfect flower to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Continue reading [...]

Perfect Flowers for Passover (in case you forgot to send any)

Even with 8 days to celebrate, it's easy to let Passover pass by without sending flowers to help set the Sedar table, but there is still time this year to pick the perfect centerpiece filled with flowers, plants and foliage typically used to celebrate Pesach. For a holiday that is focused around the table, a long, low arrangement filled with bright blooms, bitter herbs and your heartfelt sentiment is the best way to celebrate a high holiday if you can't make the pilgrimage home. 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 [...]

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 [...]

What are the Best Mother’s Day Flowers?

Sending flowers for Mother's Day in an arrangement or bouquet is always a popular choice, and the 23,000 florists in the United States report the run up to this day to be among their busiest of the year, with Mother's Day flowers delivery keeping them on their toes. But what are the best flowers for Mothers Day? Read on, and discover the best place to order flowers online for Mothers Day. Continue reading [...]

Which Cut Flowers Last The Longest?

Which cut flowers last the longest, and how can you prevent cut flowers wilting and fading? If you're looking for cut flowers that keep the longest, along with some tips and tricks for how to get the best out of your blooms, read on. Continue reading [...]

Send Carnations to Send Love, Gratitude and Affection

Carnations are popular because they come in a wide variety of colors, and carry a delicious clove-like scent; the carnation also lasts for a long time after being cut. Carnation flowers are also very pretty, and most often send the recipient a message of love, gratitude and admiration. Some colors send other messages, though, so to be sure you're sending the right message, read the rest of this article. Continue reading [...]