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How Can Flowers Improve Your Health?

September 23, 2015

September is Self-Improvement Month! What have you been doing to enhance your life in positive ways? If you haven’t started yet, don’t worry – there is still plenty of time to work on doing so this month, especially when it comes to your health! Did you know that flowers can help?

While most people may think of flowers as being the perfect addition to their garden or a nice gesture to send a message to a friend, family member, or significant other, they can also bring many health benefits to those who keep them around the house. Here are a few examples of how:


Often referred to as a symbol of love, roses may be able to aid your body in being able to ward off conditions like a cough or cold (just in time for fall and flu season!). How so? Since the petals are known to be a source of vitamin C, they can help with strengthening your immune system! But that’s not all they can do – if you’re looking to improve your appearance, such as your skin, roses can help in this area too as they can assist with your body’s process of creating collagen.

Pink Rose Bouquet

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State Flowers in Alphabetical Order

June 25, 2015

From Alabama to Wyoming, each of the fifty states boasts a special bloom to represent their unique region. While some state flowers are chosen simply because they are common in that area, others were chosen due to historical significance or from popular vote from the community.

Fun fact: while each state has its own unique flower, so does each country! The United State’s national flower is the rose. Find out more in our article about different countries and their national flowers!


State Flowers in Alphabetical Order

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How to Say Mom in Different Languages

April 27, 2015

mugable-mom-gift-143164There may be a million different ways to say her name, but there’s only one special mom your heart belongs to. So this Mother’s Day, show her how one-of-a-kind she is: Instead of calling her the usual “Ma” or “Mom,” impress her by saying her name in her native language! Here’s how to say mom in different languages:

  1. Afrikaans: “Moeder” or “Ma
  2. Albanian: “Nene” or “Meme”
  3. Arabic: “Ahm”
  4. Belarusan: “Matka”
  5. Bosnian: “Majka”
  6. Brazilian: “Mae”
  7. Bulgarian: “Majka
  8. Catalan: “Mare”
  9. Croatian: “Mati” or “Majka”
  10. Czech: “Abatyse”
  11. Danish: “Mor”
  12. Dutch: “Moeder” or “Moer”
  13. Estonian: “Ema”
  14. Filipino: “Ina”
  15. Finnish: “Aiti”
  16. French: “Mere” or “Maman”
  17. German: “Mutter”
  18. Greek: “Mana” or “Mitera”
  19. Haitian Creole: “Manman”
  20. Hawaiian: “Makuahine”
  21. Hindi: “Ma” or “Maji”
  22. Hungarian: “Anya” or “Fu”
  23. Icelandic: “Mamma”
  24. Indonesian: “Induk,” “Ibu,” “Biang” or “Nyokap”
  25. Irish: “Mathair”
  26. Italian: “Madre” or “Mamma”
  27. Japanese: “Okaasan” or “Haha”
  28. Latin: “Mater”
  29. Latvian: “Mamma”
  30. Lithuanian: “Motina”
  31. Malay: “Ibu”
  32. Norwegian: “Mamma” or “Mor”
  33. Persian: “Madr” or “Maman”
  34. Polish: “Matka” or “Mama”
  35. Portuguese: “Mae”
  36. Punjabi: “Mai,” “Mataji” or “Pabbo”
  37. Romanian: “Mama” or “Maica”
  38. Russian: “Mama”
  39. Samoan: “Tina”
  40. Serbian: “Majka”
  41. Slovak: “Mama” or “Matka”
  42. Spanish: “Madre,” “Mama” or “Mami”
  43. Swahili: “Mama,” “Mzazi” or “Mzaa”
  44. Swedish: “Mamma,” “Mor” or “Morsa”
  45. Turkish: “Anne,” “Ana” or “Valide”
  46. Ukrainian: “Mati”
  47. Urdu: “Ammee”
  48. Vietnamese: “Me”
  49. Welsh: “Mam”
  50. Yiddish: “Muter”

If you really want to show Mom that she means the world to you, find out how to say “I love you” in 50 different languages too!

In what language will you be telling your mom how extraordinary she is on Mother’s Day?

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All About Roses

March 16, 2015

With their unparalleled beauty and versatility, it’s clear why roses are amongst the most popular flower around the world. From being showcased around homes to being a key ingredient in perfumes to being the subject of works of art throughout history, the rose has been immortalized from a flower to an iconic part of human culture.


History of Roses

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Valentine’s Day Flower Facts

February 10, 2015

Eblooming-love-red-rosesvery year, Valentines around the world send their sweethearts millions of flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears to show their love and affection. People of every age celebrate Valentine’s Day, and you don’t have to be in a relationship to enjoy the perks of this holiday! Giving gifts to friends and family to show them how much you care is common, too! Remember when you exchanged Valentine’s Day cards in elementary school?

Having been around for many Valentine’s Days, as an expert in the field of delivering flowers and love, we wanted to share some interesting Valentine’s flower facts!
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Sweet Scented Sophistication: 8 Flowers That Come in White

December 15, 2014

Simple, elegant, and always in style, the color white not only brightens a room but has a significance in everyday lives – from weddings to, in certain trades, professional attire.

As flowers, they represent purity, loyalty, and remembrance. White flowers pair beautifully with almost all other flowers and colors, and when placed prosaically in a room, can even make it appear larger! There are hundreds of flower types that come in this classic color – below are a few of our favorites.

Flowers Found in White

White Roses
A traditional wedding flower, roses are also one of the most popular flowers for gifting. Learn all about identifying different types of roses here!

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The Life Cycle of a Sunflower

July 22, 2014

sunflowersTowering over the fields and adding a burst of happiness to the gardens, sunflowers are one of the most recognizable and beloved flowers in nature. In fact, artist Vincent Van Gogh painted an entire series of still life paintings around the flower entitled “Sunflowers.” But just how does a tiny seedling turn into the awe-inspiring flowers of sunshine we know and love? Read on for the full life cycle of a sunflower – from seedling to petal.

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Popular Spring Flowers

March 20, 2014

The first official day of spring, March 20th, is a date worth celebrating! Examine your garden closely and you’re sure to find the first signs of the season peeking through the ground, awaiting those first rays of sunshine to help them grow to their full potential. Look for the many crocuses popping up their colorful heads as the first true sign of spring.

While spring is known as the season of rebirth and growth, there are a few floral superstars that definitely stand out from the rest. Whether you prefer yellow flowers, blue flowers, purple flowers, or simple white blooms, spring flowers bloom in all sorts of different colors!

Types of Spring Flowers:

Here are some of the most popular spring flowers; use them to create stunning spring bouquets or to simply add some freshness to your home!


One of the first signs of the approaching spring season includes daffodil heads rising from the depths of winter. There are many different varieties and shades of daffodils, from golden yellow to combinations of yellow and white. Fun Fact: this popular spring flower used to be called the “affodil.” The “d” in “daffodil” was first added in 1538.



Whether you want to use these bright blooms for a bouquet or are planning to grow your own irises to add some vibrancy to your garden, these popular spring flowers will look stunning aside any backdrop or landscape.



This recognizable spring flower has been cultivated for over 1000 years, with a history as rich as the flower is beautiful. With so many unique tulip types, you’re sure to find one that perfectly compliments your garden. Did you know that tulip bulbs at one time, were used as currency? In the 17th century, they were monetary phenomena, becoming so highly priced, that they sent markets both soaring and crashing.



The bloodroot’s beauty may be hidden during the winter, but once the bloom gets kissed by sunshine, this spring flower opens up to expose a charm that few can resist. Blood root was even used by Native Americans as not only a medicinal herb, but also as war paint and for ritualistic purposes. Pay close attention to the petals throughout the day, as they tend to open fully in the sun and close partially in the evening.


This bushy elongated cluster of small blooms, in colors from white to lilac, is the perfect colorful addition to any spring bouquet! As the groundhog symbolizes a short or long winter, the timing of this bloom may signify whether spring will come early or late.


One of the first flowers to bloom during spring, the primrose is a perennial plant that can be found all over the world, in all sorts of climates and conditions. This popular spring flower comes in a variety of colors, many with a bright yellow center.


This beautiful spring flower is bright and color and uniquely shape, making for the perfect floral touch to any garden! The white hyacinth has a stronger, sweeter fragrance than the other colors. Be sure to wear gloves when handling hyacinth bulbs, as they can cause a mild skin reaction.



With its woody stems profusely covered with yellow blooms, the forsythia is one of the most popular spring blooming shrubs. It is also one of the first shrubs to bloom after daffodils and hyacinth.

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Flowers That Are Naturally Green

March 16, 2014

green-dublin-cocktailThe color green represents growth, harmony, and balance. A reoccurring hue in nature, this calming color is commonly associated with spring and growth. From the tiniest blades of grass to stunning green flowers, this versatile color has flooded the earth in shades that vary in color, not beauty.

Here are several types of green flowers that can be found in nature – use them for your St. Patrick’s Day decorations, spring themed centerpieces, or even for wedding flowers!

Types of Green Flowers

Button Flower

The green button pom flower, sometimes referred to as the Yoko Ono pom, is a green variety of chrysanthemum that sports a bright color and unique shape. This fragrant flower is sure to add a touch of energy and fun to any room or arrangement.

Anastasia Spider Mum

With its one-of-a-kind look, the green spider mum is a sure to turn any floral arrangement into a show stopper. Just like its namesake, this green flower will send chills up your spine.

Bells of Ireland

Cultivated since the 1500s, this flower variety is a stunning addition to any bouquet or garden. Although these green flowers originated in Turkey, the combination of color and its association with luck led to the Irish-inspired nickname.

Green Cymbidium Orchid

This decorative plant blooms from spring to fall, producing beautiful lime green flowers for the perfect contrasting touch to your garden. Orchids make for the perfect addition to a centerpiece or corsage, so stock up and decorate with fresh flowers!

“Green Star” Gladiolus

Uniquely colored with petals blooming along a tall stem, this green flower is slowly regaining popularity and popping up in gardens across the world. Plant in early spring for the most impressive blooms.


One of the most popular tropical plants, the anthurium plant blooms into a stunning flower with unique heart shaped petals.

Stinking Hellebore

The stinking hellebore, also known as the Christmas Rose, sprouts bell shaped flowers from late winter into the beginning of spring. This plant is known for its toxicity to both humans (when ingested) and deer.