How-To's

Tulips For Your Table

February 23, 2016

Tabletop Tips

Sometimes your inspiration starts with just a sprinkle of an idea, or some beautiful linens, or heirloom china. Sometimes it’s the season or the special occasion. And for me, more times then not it starts with the flowers… in this case tulips! My tulips are so bright, fresh and colorful you can almost hear them say “look at me”, so I kept everything else neutral and organic.

Burlap Table Runner with Tulip Arrangement Centerpiece

Using a burlap table runner instead of a full tablecloth keeps most of the warm wood of the farm table exposed, adding to the rustic feel. Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

What Do Flowers Symbolize?

February 22, 2016

Flowers are the perfect gift or offering for any occasion, but we all know that certain species are more appropriate for certain situations. For example, the rose is most commonly associated with a holiday like Valentine’s Day or an occasion such as a wedding anniversary. Why? Because it symbolizes love! But aside from the well known meanings, such as the one we just mentioned, are you familiar with what other types of flowers symbolize? If the answer is no, you came to the right place; we’re breaking down the meanings of several flower species below:

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Floral Events & News

Pantone Color of the Year 2016

February 18, 2016

Every year Pantone comes out with their “color of the year,” but this year they changed things up! For the first time ever, 2016 has two colors of the year: “Rose Quartz” in the pink color family and “Serenity” in the blue color family. These soft shades of pink and blue were selected based on trends in fashion and culture.

According to the Pantone website, these colors symbolize the gender blur in fashion and culture. In addition to the contemporary meaning of these colors, the balance of a warm rose and a cool tranquil blue symbolizes order and peace.

In honor of the “colors of the year,” we chose some of our favorite floral arrangements that remind us of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Check out some of our floral arrangements that best highlight these lovely colors of 2016!

Floral Treasures Bouquet

This Local Artisan floral arrangement (designed by talented local florists) is a perfect mix of both Rose Quartz and Serenity, featuring soft pinks and purples in lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, and more.

Flower arrangement with pink lilies, alstroemeria, daisies and purple accents

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How-To's

Revisiting The Waxed Roses

February 17, 2016

I know that some of you were curious as to how long the flowers that we waxed a few week ago would last on my How to Preserve Flowers with Wax blog post, so I thought I would share an update. This shot was taken almost 4 weeks to the day after I dipped each of the fresh fully-bloomed roses in melted soy wax. Isn’t it so amazingly gorgeous – still!

Waxed Roses 4 Weeks Later

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Valentine's Day

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 12, 2016

Picture this: it’s the day before Valentine’s Day and you’re going over the romantic evening you’ve planned for you and your special someone when you realize you’ve forgotten one, possibly two, of the most important things…the flowers and a gift. At this point, you imagine your local florist must be backed up and you have absolutely no idea what to do to prevent your celebration from turning into a complete disaster. Don’t worry, deep breaths! For starters, there’s always same-day flower delivery when you order from someone like us. But, we also want to let you know that there are tons of other solutions that can put your mind at ease – here are some examples:

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Valentine's Day

Unique Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2016

February 14th comes once each year, and every time the day is about to arrive, couples from all over can be found planning their Valentine’s Day dinner and perhaps a movie to follow. But who says you have to stick to tradition? Of course it’s always nice to get dressed up and spend the night out with the one you love, but your classic dinner and a movie date isn’t the only way to celebrate this romantic holiday.

That said, why not shake things up a bit this year? Below, we’ve compiled our very own list of unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your honey:

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Valentine's Day

How To Approach Valentine’s Day On A Budget

February 9, 2016

There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a beautiful pair of diamond earrings or that luxury watch you’ve been wanting on Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it – gifts like these are pricey! And they certainly aren’t the only items that can make or break a budget during this time of year – dinner, a huge bouquet of roses and a movie, followed by indulging in an assortment of delicious chocolates can add up too! But since we know you’re probably not just going to give your loved one a hug and move on, we’ve put together a few tips to help you approach this holiday even when things are tight.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Valentine's Day

How To Make Valentine’s Day Special For Kids

February 8, 2016

Although Valentine’s Day is usually associated with the romantic kind of love, husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends aren’t the only ones who deserve some special attention – children do too! Just think back to when you were in elementary school and had the chance to pass out your Valentine’s Day cards and candies to your friends – it’s something we remember most about our holiday experiences in school, what about you? Nothing is more exciting for children than the opportunity to do something that someone they care about will hold close to their heart, which is why it’s up to you to make their Valentine’s Day one to remember! But in case you’re having trouble with where to start, we have a few ideas for you:

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Flower Care & Handling

How to Arrange Roses Step-by-Step

February 7, 2016

Roses are a timeless symbol of love and beauty, and shared as gifts of affection for as long as anyone can remember. And Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl of rose giving! As a matter of fact over 300 million roses will be given as gifts this Valentine’s.

Are you one of the lucky recipients? Not sure how to arrange your bouquet of fresh cut roses? I thought so! That’s why I created this video on arranging roses just for you. I break it down to 3 basic steps to help you create a beautiful bouquet in no time!