Fun Flower Facts

All About Peonies

April 7, 2016

Peonies are some of the most popular perennial flowers out there – just take a peek at any garden you pass and you’ll see what we mean! We’re certainly not surprised at this though, considering the amount of beauty they can add to any landscape. Not to mention, they have one of the longest lifespans of any flower, making them one that any gardener can rely on.

Pink Peony Flowers

But just in case you’re new to gardening, or if you’re just looking to learn a little bit more about these timeless beauties, we’re breaking things down for you below. Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

Best Places to See Spring Flowers

April 5, 2016

In our opinion, there’s no better way to spend a beautiful Spring day than by heading outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer – that includes surrounding ourselves with some of the season’s most beautiful blooms! Now, while you’re probably most likely to bask in the beauty of flowers seen in your local parks and gardens, the world outside of your immediate surroundings has so much to offer as well. If you’re ever feeling adventurous, here are a few of the top spots you need to visit to see some of the most incredible Spring flowers:

The Netherlands

Keukenhof, also known as The Garden of Europe, is said to be one of the largest flower gardens in the world. Here, there are approximately 7 million bulbs planted each year, which you can bet makes for a pretty amazing sight. The tulip festival here lasts for about two months each year, and this year, over 800 different varieties of tulips can be found! Continue Reading…

Flower Care & Handling

Tulip Care Tips

April 4, 2016

In honor of tulip season and tulips being one of my favorite flowers, I wanted to share some tips and tricks to help you care for your cut tulips! Check out my videos below for how to straighten bent tulips or for an easy way to arrange tulips in a vase using a grid:

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How-To's

How to Make a Flower Crown

April 4, 2016

Floral crowns seem to be blossoming everywhere you turn these days… and with good reason!  They’re delightfully charming, they’re romantic, and they can be worn anywhere from a wedding to a birthday celebration to a music festival. They’re also surprisingly easy to make. There are just a few basic steps to creating your own amazing flower crown!

Two Flower Crowns- Completed

I’m going to show you how to “wire and tape” using a single floral variety (in this case white waxflower) that can be worn on its own.

Flower Crown on Girl

And how easy it is to take it up a notch simply by gluing in your choice of additional flora (and even “fauna”)! You can also do a combination of wiring and gluing. Wire the larger flowers and glue the smaller ones. So let’s get started! Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

The Meaning of Spring

April 1, 2016

After a long, cold Winter, there’s nothing better than hearing birds chirping and being able to open up your windows to let in a breath of fresh air. Not to mention, the first sign of a warm Spring day is the perfect excuse to get back outside and start enjoying all of those seasonal activities you missed so much. But before you head outdoors to start planting, taking walks, riding your bike, and all of the other fun things you do during this stunning season, let’s take a look at how it got its name and what it means.

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Flower & Plant Care

Tulips: How and When You Should Plant Tulip Bulbs

March 28, 2016

If there’s one way to know that Spring has finally arrived, it’s by the incredible blooming tulips you can find in your garden, your neighbor’s garden, or even the landscaping of commercial properties in your community. In fact, some people even believe that Spring doesn’t officially begin until the first tulip pops out of the ground. But regardless of how you associate them with the Spring season, one thing’s for sure – tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers you’ll see all season long.

Now, we know what you might be thinking – for tulips to thrive in Spring the way they usually do, when do they originally need to be planted? Let’s find out.

Colorful Cut Spring Tulip Flowers and Flower Shears

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Flower & Plant Care

Easter Lily Care

March 24, 2016

The Easter lily, a beautiful white blossom that is said to symbolize the purity, hope and new life of Spring, is a classic flower found in both homes and churches during this time of year. With such a rich history that dates back to 1777, the Easter lily has become one of the most popular flowers associated with the Spring season, and is certainly one that you’ll want to have in your home for Easter Sunday.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Happy National Puppy Day!

March 21, 2016

National Puppy Day is on March 23, 2016! Not only is National Puppy Day a day to celebrate your pup, but it’s also a day to promote adoption of dogs and cats looking for a good home.

To celebrate the occasion, some of our employees brought their furry friends in to hang out with some dog flowers from our a-DOG-able® collection. See the cuteness below:

Max the Rescue Pug and Mr. Bojangles with the Party Animal™a-DOG-able®

Max the Rescue Pug and Mr. Bojangles with the Party Animal™ a-DOG-able®

Zooki-national-puppy-day

Zooki, 5 month-old, Bichon Frisee & Schnauzer Mix with 1800Flowers’ a-DOG-able® in a Basket

Reese, 1 year-old, Pit Terrier-Boxer Mix with the Princess Paws™ a-DOG-able!®

Reese, 1 year-old, Pit Terrier-Boxer Mix with Princess Paws™ a-DOG-able®

Max, 3 year-old Weimarane with the Sick As A Dog™ a-DOG-able®

Max, 3 year-old Weimaraner with the Sick As A Dog™ a-DOG-able®

Pia, Adopted 3 year-old, Mixed Breed with the Doggie Paddle™ a-DOG-able®

Pia, 3 year-old, Mixed Breed with Doggie Paddle™ a-DOG-able®

 

Floral Events & News

Top Tulip Festivals In The U.S

March 17, 2016

Although it’s where most of us probably look, our gardens aren’t the only place where we can view some of the spring and summer’s best blooms – there are festivals and events for that too. Tulip festivals in particular, which are held not only in the U.S but also around the world, provide visitors with the opportunity to see some of the greatest varieties of this popular spring flower. Below, we’ve listed five of the best festivals right here in the U.S for you to consider attending this year:

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Gifting

What To Get Mom For Her Birthday

March 14, 2016

We all have a few select people in our lives that we couldn’t live without, and though some of those people may differ from person to person, one thing we all have in common is our moms. As one of the most important women in the world to each and every one of us, it seems only natural that we treat her like a queen, especially on special occasions; after all, she did give us the gift of life!

Kids giving wrapped birthday gift to mom

For those of you who have a mom with a birthday coming up, we’re here to share some of our favorite gift ideas that you can give her in return for all she’s done: Continue Reading…