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4 Flowers to Remind you Spring Will Come Again

If the novelty of freezing temperatures and sloppy morning commutes has finally worn off and you find yourself cursing that groundhog and his "six more weeks of winter," perhaps it's time to take the seasons into your own hands. Bring a bit of spring to your house or office with one of these five, fabulous blooms that will thaw the chill right off and remind you that spring is just around the corner. Continue reading [...]

Paperwhites are the Perfect Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving

Being invited to the Thanksgiving meal is a gesture of welcome and inclusion in American homes far richer than any giblet gravy- so don't arrive empty handed. After asking the hostess what you can bring (and picking up an extra bottle of Riesling when they say "just yourself"), be sure to include a small gift to thank the hosts for including you in this special tradition. On a day that's already filled with delicious foods and bordered by a holiday steeped in gift-giving, it is hard to find just the right thing to thank someone for all the thawing, brining, roasting and washing up they'll be doing. Make it easy by choosing flowers that will not only be lovely on Thanksgiving day, but will continue to have your hosts thankful through the coming weeks. Paperwhite bulbs (Narcissus papyrus) are the perfect plant to present on this day of gratitude and stuffing yourself. Continue reading [...]

Celebrate a Change with Daffodils

Change is inevitable in life and can come upon us gradually or like a storm at sea. Whether it's a welcome change to smoother sailing or a squall that must be weathered, the bright, yellow blooms of the daffodil flower are a great way to mark the changing tides of life. These springtime blooms are rich in symbolism and the perfect flower to help remind anyone switching careers, leaving a relationship, retiring after many years or moving apartments, that changing the course of one's life is the only way to grow. 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 [...]

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 [...]

December Flowers

Different flowers symbolize different wishes; this article about the meaning of flowers for December describes what message you'll be sending when you give this birth month flower to someone (the delightful narcissus is the birth month flower for December; the alternative is the holly.) Continue reading [...]

Easter Flowers

Easter flowers celebrate new life, rebirth and hope. Full of religious symbols, Easter flowers (including the Easter lily) warm the hearts of all, not just those who follow the Christian faith. This article discusses the right flowers for Easter, including Easter flower meanings, so you can be sure to send the right message at this important celebration. Continue reading [...]

March Flowers

This flower guide for the month of March gives you the meaning of flowers (the graceful daffodil is the birth month flower for March), so that if you send a bouquet of flowers to someone who's birthday is in March, you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]