Gardening

Our Favorite Gardening Quotes

September 22, 2016
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There’s just something about gardening that we can’t get enough of. Maybe it’s the health benefits we reap from gardening activities, the joy that we get from spending time outdoors, or the excitement that is watching our gardens grow – no matter how we look at it, gardening is something that we’ll always love! Do you share similar feelings?

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In honor of this passion of ours, today we’d like to share some of our favorite gardening quotes with you – take a look below! Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

The 7 Best Plants to Use in Your Office

September 20, 2016
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Our homes certainly aren’t the only place that could use a little décor to help create a peaceful and serene environment – our place of work also requires the same! Aside from hanging pictures with positive sayings and decorating our desks with photos of family members that make us smile, another tactic we believe in is adding plants throughout the office. Not only can they make you feel good, but studies have shown that employees are more productive when workplaces are decorated with some houseplants!

All that said, could your office use a pick-me-up or two? If so, here are some plants to consider using for this purpose:

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Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

Get a Free 30-Day Trial of Celebrations Passport® (Our Loyalty Program With Free Shipping/No Service Charge!)

September 19, 2016
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passport-iconDo you feel like you always have a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion that you need to buy gifts for? We sure do, which is why we’ve created Celebrations Passport®, our loyalty program that gives you a bunch of perks, including FREE Standard 2 Business Day Shipping/No Service Charge on eligible orders. Celebrations Passport® works across our family of brands, which means you have thousands of gift options from flowers to gift baskets & more. With your yearly Celebrations Passport® membership, there is no minimum on any orders and no limit on how many gifts you can send. So whether you’re sending gifts near or far, know that you’ll always find the perfect gift for any occasion!

How to Sign Up for the Celebrations Passport Free Trial

Celebrations Passport®  Free Trial members enjoy all the same benefits as paid members.

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Flowers in the Arts

Flowering Cacti: An Interview with Greg Krehel, the “Echinopsis Freak”

September 16, 2016
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Here at 1-800-Flowers.com, we love cacti and flowers, which means we especially love flowering cacti. We came across some of Greg Krehel’s amazing timelapse videos of echonopsis cactus flowers during their blooming cycle and had SO many questions. Luckily, Greg was able to answer some of these for us and we thought you may be interested in Greg’s impressive artwork, too!

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

Message Ideas for Birthday Cards

September 13, 2016

birthday-card-messagesPicking out a birthday card for someone is the easy part – the messages are already in there, so you just have to find one that you like. It’s when it comes time to write your own message inside that people often struggle!

Although birthdays come once each year, giving us many opportunities to write something special to our friends, family members and loved ones, we know that most people want their message for this year to be better than the last – that’s where it gets tricky. Lucky for you, today we’re here to help. Below are some of our favorite birthday messages that you can reference as you write your next card – enjoy! Continue Reading…

Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

Winning Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

September 8, 2016

We all get to celebrate a birthday every year, but let’s face it – some of those birthdays are a bigger deal than others! From reaching double digits to sweet 16’s, becoming legal, turning 21, and then of course celebrating decades from 30 years old and on, there are going to be years when our birthdays mean a little bit more to us.

Now let’s focus on friends and family for a moment – do you know someone who is reaching a milestone birthday soon? If you’re looking for the perfect gift idea (after all, these milestones aren’t just another birthday), we’ve got you covered.

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How-To's

Flower Jewelry: How to Make a Fresh Orchid Necklace & Earrings

September 1, 2016

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this stunning blue orchid necklace and earring set!

I don’t know about you, but I have tons of costume jewelry. I can’t help myself! When I see a great piece at a great price, I buy it. I find great deals at garage sales in particular. (Maybe after this post, when people see how simple it is to transform these vintage finds into stunning one-of-a-kind accessories, those deals will be harder to find!)

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

September Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

September 1, 2016

To all of you September babies – Happy Birthday! Did you know that in the Roman calendar, September was once regarded as the seventh month of the year? After all, septem, which was the month’s original name in Latin, means seven! So when did it become the ninth month, you ask? Well, the truth is that it officially became month number nine when King Numa Pompilius added the first two months to the calendar.

More September Fun Facts

Due to the calendar’s alignment each year, September always starts on the same day of the week as December. Additionally if you were born in September, you share the same birth month as Beyonce, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith and even Prince Harry! How cool is that?

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Known to provide protection, the sapphire is the beautiful birthstone for all those born in September. With its popularity growing around the Middle Ages, many medieval clergy were known to wear this precious gem as a symbol of heaven. Do you wear one today?

September Sapphire Birth Stone

Although sapphires are available in multiple colors (like July’s Ruby), September is typically represented by variations of blue stones. And which ones are most sought after? Those that are found in medium or medium/dark blue, and those that display a hint of violet.

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