Monthly Archives: May 2012

How to Pick the Perfect Prom Flowers

A Guide to Prom Flowers, Corsages, and Boutonnieres Prom is that magical day high school girls have fantasized about since the beginning of freshman year.  Much like a wedding day, prom is all about the girl and making her look … Continue reading

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Cute Flower Girl Baskets

It’s a little known fact that the flower girl is one of the most photographed members of the bridal party. Not only is she adorable with her flower basket and beautiful color-coordinated dress, but she also has one of the … Continue reading

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The Magic of Flowers in the Movies

“Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep,” the Wicked Witch of the West cackles in The Wizard of Oz. And put them to sleep the poppies certainly did. But how did the filmmakers put that field of poppies on the … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Your Graduate’s Corsage

Tips on Choosing Your Grads Corsage! The summer weather is here and that can only mean one thing; graduation time! Whether graduating kindergarten or college, it is a blissful, bittersweet celebration. This is their day to shine, and what is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day History & Floral Traditions

Memorial Day 2012 is on Monday, May 28, 2012. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed each year on the final Monday of May. The history of Memorial Day goes all the way back to the Civil War. … Continue reading

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Congratulate New Parents with New Baby Gifts

A new baby is a blessed event. If a friend or family member has recently welcomed a new member of the family through birth or adoption, you may be considering the best way to extend your congratulations. New parents will … Continue reading

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How to Make a Container Herb Garden

Herbs love sunshine and warm weather. That means they really don’t like it in the refrigerator, so when you buy a bunch of basil, use what you need and carefully store the remainder in your crisper, it turns into black … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation: Gift Ideas to Celebrate Favorite Teachers

Each day for the past few months, your child’s teacher has spent hours patiently instructing, guiding and assisting a classroom full of impressionable children. Whether it’s Teacher Appreciation Day or not, you may wonder how to say thank you to … Continue reading

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South California’s Huntington Gardens in May

Something is always in bloom at this legendary public garden in Southern California, whatever the season, but May is probably the most glorious month for flowers. Founded a century ago, when Henry Huntington bought the 600-acre San Marino Ranch and … Continue reading

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New Moms Get a Special Flower Delivery for Mother’s Day

Some proud new mommies got a big surprise this Mother’s Day when caring members of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM community stopped by the newly-built Katz Women’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park to spread smiles—and a whole … Continue reading

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