Floral Events & News

Desert Flowers Erupt in California ‘Super Bloom’

April 26, 2017

California deserts provide a home for a number of animals and insects, and have some of the most nutrient-rich soil found on Earth. But one thing they’re not exactly known for is their blooming flowers — or at least, they weren’t until now.

The once barren, grey landscape of California’s deserts has transformed into a colorful “super bloom” of flowers. So if you were ever thinking of taking a spontaneous trip to the desert, now is the time!Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

What is a “Super Bloom?”

Typically, dry, hot climates are the last place you would expect to find flourishing flowers, but thanks to California’s recent unseasonably wet weather, deserts across the state are experiencing a super bloom — a term used to describe an explosion of flowers that surpasses typical spring blooms.

 

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Make Your Wife Feel Special on Mother’s Day

April 23, 2017

Whether she’s celebrating her first Mother’s Day as a mom or her thirtieth, it’s always a good idea to get your wife a Mother’s Day gift. When your children are young, getting your wife a gift “from” your daughter or son is a sweet gesture that she’s sure to remember. Of course, if your children are older they can send their own gifts to mom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pamper her a little extra!

Mother's Day breakfast in bed

Being a mom is a 24/7 job, so this Mother’s Day, let her call in sick. If you’re in need of some Mother’s Day ideas for your wife, here are a few that are sure to sweep her right off her feet.

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Floral Events & News

NOW BLOOMING: Tulips

April 21, 2017

As Featured on Facebook Live Today

Tulips are the go-to flowers of spring! At 1-800-Flowers, we absolutely love tulips. In fact, we love tulips SO much that even our logo has a purple tulip in it!

During our Facebook Live event today st 1 p.m./EST, we will be talking all about tulips! In case you don’t know how to attend, just visit the 1-800-Flowers Facebook page to join the discussion! From different types of tulips like our Margarita and Monsella tulips, to tulip care, and fun tulip facts, our 1-800-Flowers experts Liz  and Lisa will be sharing knowledge about everyone’s favorite spring flower.

Just in case you can’t tune in live, we wanted to write this blog post to make sure you don’t miss any of the tulip details we’ll be sharing today! Thank you in advance for “Petal Talking” with us!

 

Fun Tulip Facts

  • There are over 3,000 species of cultivated tulips
  • Tulips come in a wide variety of colors and each has a special meaning
  • Even in a vase, tulips follow the sun
  • Tulips will continue to grow even after they are cut
  • During the 17th century, tulips were so valuable as they increased in popularity that they began a craze known as Tulip Mania. In six months tulips increase 20x their price.
  • “Tulip” is derived from the Persian word “delband” which stands for turban

If you’re interested in learning even more about tulips, click here for our blog post called “All About Tulips”!

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Floral Events & News

Best Tulip Festivals in the World 2017

April 21, 2017

March 20th marks the first day of spring, and that means warmer weather, barbeques, and tulips in full bloom! Cities and towns all around the world have already started gearing up for festivals honoring spring’s favorite flower. This uniquely colored flower only pops up for a few weeks every year, so you’ll want to make the most of this year’s tulip bloom by visiting some of the most beautiful tulip festivals.

Tulip Festivals Around the World

Keukenhof

Where: Holland
When: March 23rd – May 21st

Known as “The most beautiful spring garden in the world,” the Keukenhof holds more than 800 varieties of tulips and a total of 7 million bulbs! But amazingly, there’s even more to see here than just the beautiful flowers. Visitors can also witness a collection of artwork and plethora of outdoor cultural events. And have no fear, children are welcome here! If you’re out with the family, the Keukenhof also has a treasure hunt, petting zoo, maze and playground to keep your little ones entertained for hours.

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Flower Care & Handling

Tulip Care Tips

April 21, 2017

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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Fun Flower Facts

The Meaning Behind Each Tulip Color

April 20, 2017

You probably know about the language of love, but have you heard of the language of flowers? Because tulips bloom in the spring, they are commonly used to represent new life and warmth, but every color also carries its own meaning and interesting superstitions. Let your flowers do the talking the next time you give someone you love one of these wonderfully meaningful colored tulips.

Colorful Field of Tulips

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

April 19, 2017

Between work, school, and extracurriculars, every mom knows that your day-to-day routine often leaves little room for quality mother-daughter bonding. However, time between mothers and daughters is incredibly important, even if it isn’t Mother’s Day. Studies have shown that daughters who spend one-on-one time with their mothers have more empathy for others, better grades, and are overall more satisfied with their lives. So whether your daughter is 5 or 35, these mother-daughter bonding activities will help strengthen your relationship.

Mother and daughter hugging

No-Cost Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

Bake Something Special

Even if you don’t technically have an event to go to, throw on a couple of aprons and bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with only the ingredients you already have in the house. Continue Reading…

Gifting

Etiquette for Alternative Wedding Registries

April 19, 2017

Whether or not and where to have their gift registries are two of the thousands of decisions that engaged couples need to make before their big day. There are some rather amazing gift-registry choices for couples today. Everything from mutual funds to island honeymoons can be tagged as gift possibilities. But what’s appropriate and how should guests be made aware of your gift suggestions?

Wedding Gift Table

The whole point of registries is to make gift selection convenient for guests, especially those who have little time for shopping or don’t know a couple’s tastes. Note the following: Continue Reading…

Gifting

Anniversary Party Etiquette

April 17, 2017

Parties are usually held for milestone anniversaries: first, tenth, fifteenth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth and seventy-fifth (congrats!).

The couple’s children and their families often host anniversary celebrations; however, it is perfectly fine for close friends to host and arrange the shindig; and many couples host their own parties (you certainly get exactly what you want that way!)50th Anniversary cake

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