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Tropical Flowers to take the Chill Off a Winter’s Night

There are times in life when you simply must close your eyes and think of your happy place. Does yours involve warm sand, lapping waves and exotic fruit cocktails? Perhaps tanned people wearing few clothes walk by under swaying palm trees as somewhere, far off, the sound of sea birds and the faint strumming of a ukelele? A real beach vacation may not be in your stars this month, but a vivid imagination and a few stems of tropical flowers will certainly help take the chill out of winter and make a "happy place" out of where ever you are. If you or someone you love is in desperate need for a little R & R to somewhere sunny and warm, consider bringing the beach to them with these exotic flowers found only in lush lands where the palm trees sway. Continue reading [...]

Steal the Show Opening Night with Gladiolus

The lights dim, the curtain rises and the show begins. Make sure to be there when it ends with a bouquet of flowers for the star in your life that gave it their all on opening night. While mixed bunches of roses, carnations and lilies are common to give performers at the end of a show, make them feel anything but ordinary with several tall and stately stalks of gladiolus when the curtain comes down. Whether their performance earned them a standing ovation or a few rotten tomatoes, they will know you are proud of them with this show stealing flower. Continue reading [...]

DIY Guide to Farmers’ Market Bouquets

Nothing says summer quite like a lively bouquet of flowers picked fresh from the farm. Strolling through the stalls and sniffing on blooms brought in just that morning and tied with string is as much of a pleasure as the flowers themselves. Supporting local farmers and bringing a bit of the farm to your table is a great tradition May through October, but now you can put together these bountiful bouquets year round by following the advice below. Continue reading [...]

6 Summertime Flowers that can Handle the Heat

Some summer days can really sizzle, cooking fresh cut flowers to a handful of wilted greens, but with all the lovely stems available when the weather is warm, summer is a great time to buy flowers. Choosing the right stems for when temperatures flare can be a challenge now that flowers can be flown in from around the world no matter what the season. Whether you are looking for the perfect bloom for a June wedding, a July birthday, or an August anniversary, these 6 stems will look fresh and fabulous on even the most sweltering days of summer. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Funeral Flowers: How to Express Sympathy, Send Condolences and Offer Solace

Flowers express so many feelings, and funeral flowers can be chosen to show respect for the deceased while also offering support, concern and love for the bereaved. Carefully-chosen funeral floral arrangements can help to ease some of the pain at the visitation and during the service; and it's always appropriate to send flowers even some time after the service, to show the bereaved that you're thinking of them, that you care for them, and you understand that loss takes time to come to terms with. But which flowers send appropriate messages at such a difficult time? Continue reading [...]

August Flowers

This flower guide for the month of August gives you the meaning of flowers (gladiolas or as an alternative, poppies are the birth month flowers for August.) Send flowers of either type, and this flower guide explains the message you'll be sending along with your bouquet or arrangement. Continue reading [...]