Floral Occasions & Holidays

Why August is the Best Birthday Month

August 16, 2017

Let’s face it — any day that it’s your birthday is a great day. After all, what more could you want in a day than presents, cake, and good friends? But those of you lucky enough to have been born in August enjoy a few extra perks that some of us will never know. From the beautiful weather to the freedom that summer brings, here are just a few reasons why August birthdays are wonderful.

You’re one of the youngest of your friends.

When you had to wait an excruciating six months to turn 21 after all of your friends, your August birthday seemed like a curse. But once your friends started turning 30, you realized that an August birthday is basically a blessing. Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

All About August’s Flowers: Gladiolus and Poppy

August 4, 2017
Gladiola

Just like every month has a birthstone, it also has a flower (sometimes two) associated with it! And like birthstones, each month’s birth flower comes with its own unique significance. It seems only natural that we honor the last full month of summer with two incredibly vibrant flowers — the gladiolus and the poppy.

Gladiola

This August, add a personal touch to a friend’s birthday flowers or special flower arrangement by incorporating these summer flowers into their gift.

Gladiolus

Gladioli are an incredibly popular outdoor plant. Standing at an impressive four feet tall, gladioli were commonly placed in the back of flower beds to add height and texture. But while these flowers may have lived most of their life in the background, they’re anything but ordinary. Their blooms range in height, thickness, and color, making them incredibly diverse.Red Gladiolus

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Fun Flower Facts

How to Incorporate Plants into Your Small Apartment

August 2, 2017
Cozy living room with plant

From purifying the air to making your home feel warm and inviting, there are numerous reasons why you should start incorporating greenery into your home decor. But in small apartments, plants and flowers can take up valuable counter space. That’s why we’ve got a few tips on how you can have the best of both worlds — beautiful greenery and plenty of space in your apartment.

Cozy living room with plant

7 Tips for Decorating with Plants

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Floral Events & News

Now Blooming: Double Bloom Lily

July 27, 2017
Double Bloom Lily

This month, as a part of our “Now Blooming” collection, we are proud to feature and sell the Double Bloom Roselily! With their fuller and fluffier petals, this limited edition double-flowered creation puts a modern twist on the traditional Oriental lily. As one of the most popular flowers across the globe, there is no doubt that the lily is fabulous! After all, the lily has been a revered symbol of purity, virtue and humility for centuries, and is a recognized staple for wedding, funeral and Easter occasions today. But, thanks to horticultural breeders, we are able to enjoy this flower even more! See why this new-and-improved take on a classic flower is so unique – and our new favorite – with these double bloom lily facts.

Double Bloom Lily

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Thank Your Parents on National Parents’ Day

July 23, 2017

They were there when you took your first steps, when you moved into your college dorm, and when you walked down the aisle on your wedding day. Yup, we’re of course talking about your parents! Needless to say, they’ve been there through it all, so it seems only right that they deserve a little something extra this weekend, in honor of National Parents’ Day.

Woman giving her mom flowers for parents day

A Bit About Parents’ Day

The United Nations may have proclaimed June 1 to be Global Parents’ Day, but hey, don’t our parents deserve two days? In 1994, President Bill Clinton declared the fourth Sunday of July to be Parents’ Day, for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Continue Reading…

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Celebrate Friendship Day with These Inspiring Quotes About Friendship

July 20, 2017

Like flowers, friends are a colorful addition to our lives, adding beauty, inspiration, and happiness to our day to day lives. To celebrate this unique bond, we’ve put together some of the most inspiring quotes about friendship, from Hollywood to literature.

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Friendship Day 2017 is August 6, so grab your favorite pals and celebrate your special relationships and memories! If your friends are close at heart but far in distance, pick your favorite quote about friendship and pair it with a heartfelt card about friendship delivered straight to their inbox!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

DIY Gifts for Parents’ Day

July 20, 2017

Looking for a creative Parents’ Day gift Mom and Dad will love? Take inspiration from your famous macaroni frames and create a one-of-a-kind handmade gift with a grown-up twist!

Here are some of our favorite DIY gifts for Mom and Dad that they’ll love showing off! Pair these gifts with a home-cooked meal and a wow-worthy bouquet of Parents’ Day Flowers to make you their favorite.

DIY Gifts for Mom and Dad

Make it Cozy with Permanent Marker Mugs

Using cheap mugs and permanent markers, create one-of-a-kind mugs for Mom and Dad to use at home or take to work! Decorate your mug according to Mom and Dad’s personalities; they’ll treasure this unique gift for years to com.

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Floral Events & News

Top Rose Festivals in the United States

July 20, 2017
Rose Covered Archway

No flower is more beloved or recognizable in the United States than the rose — after all, it’s our National Floral Emblem and the most common state flower (with Georgia, Iowa, New York, and North Dakota all claiming the rose). So whether you live in one of these states, or are looking to take a road trip, here are six of our favorite U.S. based rose festivals.

Rose Covered Archway

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How-To's

“Think Outside the Vase” for Unique Summer Flower Arrangements!

July 18, 2017

Whether you’re cutting flowers from your garden or picking up a pretty bunch of blooms from your local florist, here are a few “vase hacks” that will take your summertime arrangements to a whole new level!

Kitchen Colander

New or vintage, I think colanders make great containers for fresh, farm-to-table-looking arrangements.

Flower Arrangement in ColanderFirst, choose a variety of colorful garden flowers with different textures.

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