Monthly Archives: August 2012

The INTERNal Perspective of Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley

In her second post for the INTERNal Perspective, Public Relations Intern Sarah Melley shares her experience interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and her involvement in the Imagine the Smiles and Summer of a Million Smiles initiatives. Here’s Sarah in her own words: … Continue reading

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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Make a Simple Floral Bouquet Last Up to Three Weeks It has been scientifically proven that flowers make people feel good. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple … Continue reading

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1800Flowers’ Creative Team Creates Crafts with Kids

The East Williston Summer Recreation program at North Side Elementary School in East Williston, NY was the latest stop during our Summer of a Million Smileswhere the 1800Flowers’ Creative Team creates crafts with kids. On Friday, August 3rd the  creative … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Email Marketing Intern James Hoge

Who works on the emails sent out to our valued 1-800-FLOWERS.COM customers? James Hoge explains his role in creating those emails as an Email Marketing Intern this summer in his own words: “As the proud new owner of a marketing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Gabrielle Bacarella

Gabrielle Bacarella, an Interactive Marketing Intern, also of previous “Petal Talk” fame, talks about her experiences interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Her are Gabrielle’s insights in her own words: “When I entered my first year at Boston … Continue reading

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Fall Wedding Flower Ideas, Trends & Themes

There are so many options for flowers and décor for fall weddings that it can be difficult deciding on one theme or direction. Here are just a few fall wedding flower ideas to help you with the perfect autumn combinations … Continue reading

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Labor Day Picnic Gift Baskets

Labor Day is the celebration of the many workers in our country and all that they contribute to our society. As so, this holiday is meant to give workers time away from the workplace to enjoy themselves. Labor Day often … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott

Even she’s majoring in public relations, Web Marketing Intern Kirsten Knott describes how interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has her thinking about her future career path: “I have learned so many valuable insights from my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, but the main thing … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Matthew Keenan

Matthew Keenan, a talented Marketing Intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, reveals what surprised him about his internship this summer and the impact this experience will have on his future: “When I first started my internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I expected to be doing … Continue reading

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Colorful Wedding Bouquets

Need ideas for lovely wedding bouquets? Adding color to your bridesmaid bouquets alongside an elegant and white bridal bouquet can really make the bride stand out, even more than she already does! One of the 1800FLOWERS franchise stores in Fairfax, … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Remington Zience

Remington Zience, a Florist Design intern in the Merchandising Department, gives his insights into his summer experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM: “When I first arrived at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I had no clue that I would be involved in so many different initiatives. As … Continue reading

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Caring for Cut Flowers in Five Easy Steps

Care for Cut Flowers In Order to Keep Them Fresh  Step One: Always use clean vases or containers. Bacteria in the water will shorten the life span of your flowers. Household bleach is an excellent cleaning agent for your floral containers. Step Two: … Continue reading

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Homemade Floral Food

How to Make Your Own Food For Flowers There are 3 ingredients that are helpful when trying to keep your flowers fresh and long-lasting. They are: Sugar – provides nutrition for flowers Citric acid – acts as an acidifier and … Continue reading

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Cooking With Zucchini Flowers

Cooking with zucchini flowers is a delicious delicasy, especially in Italy.  They can be found in pasta dishes, risotto and even with ricotta cheese. But the dish that is most popular is fried zucchini flowers.  Zucchini flowers are commonly battered and fried … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner

Who works in the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM BloomNet Department? What do interns there do? BloomNet Marketing Intern Jonathan Wagner explains: “As a History major at St. Lawrence University, interning at the world’s leading floral company does not exactly tie back to my … Continue reading

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How To Create a Love Altar

Did you ever want to tell someone just how much they mean to you and how much joy, comfort, and passion they have brought into your life? Sometimes it’s easier to show someone how much you love them than to … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Chris Hopkins: Interns at 1800Flowers Volunteer

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Interns volunteer their time and effort to the Imagine the Smiles campaign. Chris Hopkins, a Marketing Intern here, shares his view of the experience of creating floral arrangements to be donated as part of the initiative, complete with … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Own Olympic Flowers

It’s only been a few days but we already miss the olympics! In this past 2012 London Summer Olympics, nearly 4,800 Victory Bouquets were given to medal winners. Designed by Susan Lapworth, the Creative Director at Jane Packer, the bouquet consists of … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Vendor Relations Intern David Kobbe

Our vendors may recognize the name of this author! In his second year operating as the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Vendor Relations Intern, David Kobbe explains his responsibilities and the successes he has built the last two years here: “I’m back here as the … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru

Hailing all the way from Miami, Florist Operations Intern Alan Croitoru shares his experience from inside the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Florist Operations Department: “As a student majoring in financial economics and psychology, I can truly appreciate 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s caring team who is obsessed … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Michigan State University W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan is fortunate enough to have one of the oldest and most beautiful collegiate botanical gardens in the United States: The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden.In fact, it is the oldest continuously operated university botanical … Continue reading

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The History of Flowers at the Olympics Games

Every four years the overwhelming event known as the Olympic Games captures the entire world as all of the greatest athletes gather together to proudly compete for their home country. With almost 300 events in 26 different sporting events, sometimes … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Sarah Melley: Delivering Smiles to Local Island Harvest Food Pantry

This is our first intern activity post! It’s written by Sarah Melley, one of our incredible Public Relations Interns! Here’s Sarah as she shares the experience of some of our fantastic interns delivering flowers to the Island Harvest Mobile Food … Continue reading

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Baby Sloths Eating Hibiscus Flowers

Did you know baby sloths LOVE to eat hibiscus flowers? It’s like “chocolate for them” according to this beyond adorable video from Animal Planet, which was too cute for us not to share the love!

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Phil Kubiak

What is Floral Direct? How is it related to Merchandising? Hailing from the Floral Direct section as a Merchandising Intern, Phil Kubiak shares his experience for the INTERNal Perspective: “While I’m interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer, during the school year … Continue reading

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The Olympic Games Past & Present

Seeing all of the Olympic Bouquets has really got us in the Olympic spirit! The idea of the Olympic Games was conceived in ancient Greece but ended around the time of 393 and 426 AD. The Games started up again … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Logistics Intern Thomas Cox

Who makes sure that products are transported and tracked correctly? Our Logistics Department! Thomas Cox tells his story about his summer as a  1-800-FLOWERS.COM Logistics Intern: “I’m a Marketing major going into my junior year at St. John’s University. This … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Emily Bahr

Our second Merchandising Intern, Emily Bahr, shares her observations from interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for the second consecutive summer. Here’s Emily’s story in her own words: “I was certain that I would never feel such a strong sense of community and family … Continue reading

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College Gardens: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichol Arboretum

Some colleges are lucky to have either a botanical garden or arboretum located on or near their campus, however the University of Michigan has the great fortune of having both within walking distance of campus. The Matthaei Botanical Gardens which … Continue reading

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Delivering Smiles and Treats to Thank Local Firehouses

    On Friday July 13th, the 1-800-Flowers.com team visited local firehouses on Long Islandto deliver smiles and express our gratitude. Firefighters from Engine 275 Ladder 133 NYFD, Syosset FD, Valley Stream FD and Hempstead FD were greeted with Cheryl’s … Continue reading

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