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February 2014

Wedding Flowers

How to Choose a Bridal Bouquet That’s Perfect for You and Your Wedding

February 18, 2014
Bridal Bouquet of Roses and Succulents
Bridal Bouquet of Roses and Succulents

Photo Courtesy of Twinbrook Floral Design

The bridal bouquet is more than a bunch of flowers that you carry down the aisle or use as a prop for your wedding photos. It’s a living, breathing symbol of a fresh start—the beginning of a beautiful, happy and exciting new chapter in your life with your loved one. That’s why picking the right arrangement is one of the most important decisions a bride has to make. But sometimes, finding a bride bouquet with the right size, shape, colors and flowers to match your wedding-day style is no easy task. Need some help making sure your wedding flowers are a match made in heaven for your big day? Here are a few tips from the pros on how to choose a bridal bouquet that’s perfect for you and your wedding.

Selecting Your Bridal Bouquet Shape and Size

To get started, the first step you need to take is to determine what shape and size bouquet will work best for you. “Brides should consider their size and body type along with the dress style when choosing the size and shape of the bouquet,” says Margaret Fleegal, owner and bridal director for Twinbrook Floral Design. “The bouquet should be appropriate for the overall vision of the wedding as well as proportionate to the bride’s size and height.” There are quite a few different options for you to choose from when it comes to the size and shape of the arrangement, and each one complements certain body and dress types better than others. You’ll want to pick something that flatters you yet doesn’t draw any attention away from you. Here are just a few shapes to consider:
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Winter Weather Update for Valentine’s Day Delivery | Petal Talk

February 13, 2014

As Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, we’re monitoring the severe weather on the East Coast and doing everything we can to keep you updated on delays.

While we can’t control the weather, as the leading floral & gifting company, we stand behind our 100% Smile Guarantee and will continue to keep you informed as new details become available.

We apologize for any inconvenience these unforeseen circumstances have caused and we thank you for your continued understanding.

Our goal is to provide everyone with a safe & happy Valentine’s Day filled with smiles.

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How Valentine’s Day is Celebrated Around the World

February 13, 2014

七夕– Valentinstag – Valentine’s Day — Día del Amor y la Amistad

how-valentines-day-is-celebrated-internationallyValentine’s Day is a beautiful holiday celebrated in many countries throughout the world. Although the name of the holiday and date observed may differ, the same spirit of affirming love, friendship, and giving thoughtful gifts remains the same no matter where you celebrate!

The most common Valentine’s Day gifts delivered globally are flowers and chocolates. Check out what Valentine’s Day is called around the globe, and learn about how each country celebrates this day of love and romance. Continue Reading…

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Meaning Of Valentine’s Day Symbols

February 12, 2014

Hearts and candies and flowers, oh my! During the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, red and pink hearts seem to flood the streets and the sweet song of love and romance buzzes through the air. Although by now celebrating these romantic symbols during February 14 has become second nature, it is not always clear as to why it resonates during this love-filled day!giant-i-love-you-heart-sugar-cookieRead on for some fun facts on the history of the most popular Valentine’s Day symbol and learn why we still celebrate with them today!

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Flower & Plant Care

The Care and Handling of Roses

February 11, 2014

how-to-care-for-rosesThe better you care for your roses, the longer you will enjoy their beauty. Roses can be purchased from many sources, but the best place is from a professional retail florist. Rose care starts at the farm and ends with you; it’s what happen in between that makes the difference.

How to Care for Roses Delivered in a Gift Box

If you receive your roses in a box, open the box immediately and place the roses in a vase with tepid water until you’re ready to arrange them. If the roses arrive already arranged, carefully unwrap and check their water level. The vase should be at least 3/4 filled; add water if needed.

With boxed roses, check to see if there are guard petals of the rose. “Guard petals” are protective petals on the outside of the rose head. They may appear as a green/white section of the petal. If unappealing to your eye, carefully remove these petals. New research states that by removing the guard petals, the rose may open faster than normal.
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1800Flowers Family Members Go Red for National Wear Red Day

February 7, 2014

American Heart Association Celebrates 10 Years of Going Red!

Here at we’re all about wearing red throughout the month of February for one of our favorite holidays Valentine’s Day, but today we wear red for a really amazing cause. In honor of the American Heart Association’s  National Wear Red Day® today, members of the family are wearing red to support the cause for heart disease awareness! Heart disease is the number one killer in women in the United States. More information about how you can “go red” can be found on their site


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#How2Wow & Impress Your Valentine

February 6, 2014

Traditional Valentine’s Day roses and chocolates always make the perfect traditional gift, but this V-Day, how about thinking outside of the box to sweep your sweetie off her (or his) feet!? With a little extra thought you can make this February 14 an unforgettable one by mixing tradition and innovation – I’ll show you how in this simple sentiments Valentines blog post to make them feel extra special.


Whether you’re planning a romantic night in or an exciting night out, show your Valentine just how much you care by taking the time to pay attention to the little things. It’s the tiniest of details that make the biggest difference, so here are some ideas for a truly special celebration of love.

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How To Reuse Valentine’s Day Flowers

February 6, 2014

Bundle-of-love-rose-plantValentine’s Day may be over, but you’re still left smiling over that stunning arrangement of flowers gifted to you by your special someone. Even though the flowers are slowly beginning to wilt, you can still continue to enjoy this thoughtful gift even when the month is through with a bit of forethought and creativity!

Whether your sweetie sent you roses or your favorite February flower, get inspired by these ideas for reusing fresh flowers to make the most out of your beautiful bouquet.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Card Using Pressed Roses

February 5, 2014

pressed-flower-cardA stunning bouquet of a dozen fresh roses may be the way to your sweetie’s heart on Valentine’s Day, but the card is your chance to convey the messages that flowers may not.

This year, combine the beauty of nature’s finest flowers with a bit of creativity and fun, and create your own floral-inspired DIY Valentine’s Day card! For this project, we used pressed flowers to create a one-of-a-kind card that will really touch your special someone’s heart. With a few simple alterations, we took this homemade card above and beyond by including a detachable bookmark as well – that way you’ll always be on their mind even when they are lost in their own world while reading their favorite book! Continue Reading…