There are few flowers quite as sought after and elegant as that of the orchid. Even those who claim they do not love flowers will stop in their tracks when they spot a stunning orchid in their line of vision. While orchids are one of the less common plants gifted on special occasions, they are one of the most common plant groups found in the world. Read on and learn more about this stunning bloom!
June is National Rose Month! Not only does this popular flower come in a variety of colors, but there are also 100 different species found all over the world! Here in the U.S, the rose is renowned for its beauty and meaning, and was even chosen as the official National Floral Emblem of the United states as well as the state flower for New York, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.
Celebrate this sweet scented flower with these rose-inspired crafts and activities!
Rose Crafts and Activities:
Make art with pressed roses. Create your own crafts or framed art with pressed roses using our how-to make pressed flowers tutorial. Once your roses are pressed, the possibilities for creativity are endless.
Preserve flowers in paraffin wax. Use our tutorial for preserving your flowers, and use these waxed beauties to create centerpieces, framed art, and even wearable accessories!
Create recipes using rose water. Did you know with a few cups of boiling water and a handful of rose petals, you can make your own rose water?! Make a batch and then get crafty in the kitchen by trying out different rose water recipes, like our homemade rose water ice cream.
Make your own rosey arrangement. Stock up on fresh roses in a variety of colors and gather the family for a fun floral activity! Get creative with not only the arrangements but also with the vessels; think outside of the vase! Be sure to check out our rose care tips to make yours last.
A true fashionista knows that’s it’s the smallest of details that can have the biggest impact; This is especially true for prom when all of the belles of the ball are competing for best dressed! Here are some of awesome and inspiring prom corsage ideas to take that prom ensemble above and beyond.
Keep it Cool with Contrasting Colors
Make a statement by adorning a bold and eye-catching corsage in complementary colors to your wrist. Opt for one warmer, lighter shade mixed with a vivid and cool pop of color or choose colors opposite each other on the color wheel (classic combinations include shades of orange and blue or yellows and purples). If you’re really looking to make a statement, add a third pop of color in careful amounts.
NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Jim McCann, spread the Mother’s Day cheer as he rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in the heart of Times Square in honor of this special holiday. Mr. McCann was joined by an enthusiastic crowd of 1800Flowers.com moms and team members to mark this exciting occasion.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the ticker symbol is ”FLWS.”
To add a festive touch to the celebration, we decorated the NASDAQ floor with some of our most creative and popular Mother’s Day flowers such as our Handbag of Blooms™ and sophisticatedly sweet Mom’s Tea Party™.