Local Artisan Florist Corner

Local Artisan Spotlight

March 4, 2020

We’re celebrating some of our inspiring local florists, who are passionate about what they do and making a difference in their communities. Meet the women behind some of our new hand-crafted arrangements.

Sophie Clary

Sophie Clary has been an essential designer at David’s Flowers in Midwest City, Oklahoma for 35 years.

Sophie is a successful designer, getting support every day as well as on busy holidays from her family. Her husband does everything except design, and her daughter and son-in-law have been running the delivery department around the holidays for eight years.

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Fun Flower Facts

Most Popular Flower Types

January 4, 2020

Flowers come in thousands of different shapes and color combinations, each with their own name and classification. There are over 400,000 types of flowering plants, so there is sure to be a flower that speaks to your unique personality! If that seems like a lot to sort through have no fear – here is a quick list of some of the most popular flower types:


Alstroemerias are more often called either Peruvian Lilies or Lilies of the Incas and are native to South America. Peruvian Lilies come in a variety of warm colors like pink and orange and are symbolic of friendship, wealth and devotion. These flowers bloom in late spring/early summer when exposed to direct sunlight and watered weekly (water more often when you notice soil looking dry, water less when the soil looks soggy).


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Gratitude Near & Far Makes A Thanksgiving

November 15, 2019

Erika K., Local Artisan

To kick off the festive season of appreciation and gratitude, here at we reached out near and far—to some of our florists around the country, to workers at Smile Farms, and to people at our Long Island headquarters—and asked them to share what they’re thankful for, and how they enjoy counting and sharing their blessings.

“I’m most thankful for a very supportive and loving family,” says Erika Kiss of Sandra’s and Donath’s Florist in Manhattan. “Sticking together… nothing is impossible.”

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Fun Flower Facts

7 Secrets About Orchids: Orchid Meanings & Symbolism

September 24, 2019

The orchid holds a special place as one of the most alluring and captivating flowers. They have been known to symbolize luxury, love and beauty. The mystique surrounding orchids throughout history has positioned them at the top of luxurious gift lists, making them an exquisite choice as a thank you gift, congratulations gift or to simply say I’m thinking of you.

Their charm delights those who receives them, for few other flowers have the ability to impress their recipient in the same way that orchids do. Learn more orchid facts and secrets behind these stunning blooms.

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Fun Flower Facts

English Garden Roses, Fit for a Queen

September 19, 2019
hot pink English garden rose

Roses are known throughout the world as a symbol of love and romance. English garden roses, in particular, evoke images of a bygone era when silver vases would have bloomed with masses of pastel roses. These are the vintage beauties you could imagine adorning tables during high tea.

pink English garden roses

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Fun Flower Facts, Romance

Things you didn’t know about Roses:
Rose Meanings, Symbolism & More

September 17, 2019

Romance shouldn’t be limited to that one day a year in February. Love deserves attention all year long. In our busy day-to-day lives, it’s easy to forget to tell the ones we love how much we care. Surprising the one you love with a gift like roses at home or in the office will reignite the spark and magic you’ve always had.

Check out our facts about these romantic flowers that you may not have known that will give you a better understanding of rose meanings and symbolism.

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Fun Flower Facts

Fall Blooming Flowers
Pollinators Love

September 13, 2019

Crisp air, apple cider and pumpkin spice are just a few of the reasons we love Autumn. Just like how some love pumpkin spice, pumpkin décor and a good fall bouquet, pollinators love certain fall flowers.

You may have seen some of these fall blooming flowers before, but did you know these late-bloomers offer so much for your garden? Not only are these flowers in season in October, but they also attract and support butterflies, bees, and a wide range of other pollinators.

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

Best Birthday Wishes & Quotes

July 31, 2019
mother and daughter reading card message

Creating a whimsical and awe-inspiring birthday message, especially for someone special, can be challenging! When ‘happy birthday’ or ‘best wishes’ just isn’t going to cut it, fill a birthday card with words of wisdom from some of the greatest leaders, poets and movie stars of all time. With wit, humor and candidness, these birthday wishes will generate laugh and inspire the birthday boy or girl for the year to come! 

mother and daughter reading card message

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