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Flowers that are Safe for Companion Animals

Having companion animals and flowers together in a house can make for a happy life. But, choosing animal friends and flowers that can coexist is essential to bring about all of this happiness.If you have cats or dogs who live with you, and you want to have a bit of floral beauty in your home, the following is a guide to which flowers you should choose and which should stay at the florist. Continue reading [...]

Pet-Friendly Houseplants for “Love Your Pet” Day

After all the hearts and flowers of Valentine's Day have passed, February 20th offers the opportunity to celebrate the relationship you may have with a furry, four-legged friend on national "Love Your Pet" day. This odd holiday makes purr-fect sense to those of you who count animals among your favorite company and should be celebrated with some tasty treats and a good scratch behind the ears. If, along with being an animal lover, you also have a penchant for green plants, keep in mind that some houseplants may not mix well with cats or dogs. Take a look at the list below before heading to the florist or garden center to make sure your pets and potted plants live in harmony. Continue reading [...]

3 Ways to Say Thank you With Flowers

Gracias, merci beaucoup, dumo agrigato, danke: there are hundreds of ways to say "thank you", but few have the quite the heartfelt sentiment as a handful of flowers. Whether you are grateful for someone's time, someone's effort or simply their understanding, a wrapped bouquet or vase of blooms are a great way to express gratitude when words just don't seem like enough. Here are three fabulous flowers for saying grazie that are sure to please. 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 [...]

February Flowers

This flower guide for the month of February gives you the meaning of flowers (violet and primrose for February), so that if you send flowers you can be sure of the message you're sending with them. Continue reading [...]