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Birthday Fun Facts

August 18, 2017

Ask any little kid what their favorite day of the year is and they’ll probably say, “My birthday!” Though your love for birthdays may have soured a bit since you were a kid (especially when you hit the big 3-0 or 4-0), birthdays are a universally beloved tradition that nearly everyone on the planet celebrates in one way or another.

Other than the fact that yours comes around once-a-year, how much do you really know about birthdays? Don’t blow out the candles too soon, and check out these birthday fun facts: Continue Reading…

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 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…

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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Floral Events & News

Top Sunflower Festivals in the United States for 2017

July 17, 2017

Sunflowers have quite the storied history here in the United States. Though they originated in North America, sunflowers spent centuries traveling throughout Europe, before ultimately returning to America on their journey to become one of the most beloved flowers — and for good reason! One look at a sunflower’s bright, yellow bloom and you’ll understand why cities all across America are celebrating this bold flower.

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Fun Flower Facts

How to Make it Feel Like Summer in Your Office

July 12, 2017
Desk with laptop and plants

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ice cream man can be heard in the distance, it can be hard focusing on your work in the office. While summer may not be the blissful three month long vacation that it was when you were a kid, that doesn’t mean it still can’t be amazing. So instead of spending your days longing for the great outdoors, bring the spirit of summer right into your office.

Add Greenery

What’s the number one way to make your office feel like paradise? Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Place a vase full of tropical orchids, lilies, or sunflowers on your desk for a sight and smell that’s truly relaxing. And since studies have shown that plants can improve the productivity of an office, you may even be able to convince your company to cover the cost of some of your greenery!

Desk with laptop and plants

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Say “Happy Birthday” in 50 Different Languages

July 6, 2017
Birthday party

The words may be different, but the love you feel when someone wishes you a happy birthday is universally known. Birthdays aren’t just about streamers, balloons, and cake (though those certainly don’t hurt!), they’re about coming together to celebrate your loved one’s past, present, and future.

Friends Celebrating at a birthday party

The next time it’s your friend or family member’s birthday, surprise them by wishing them a happy birthday in one of these 50 different languages. Continue Reading…

Romance

How to Wow Her on Your Anniversary

July 3, 2017
Young man surprising woman with flowers

When it comes to planning the perfect anniversary, I think we can all agree that women tend to take the lead. So before your special day even arrives, surprise your wife by letting her know that you’ll be taking care of all the anniversary festivities this year. Not only will she be impressed that you really want to take charge, but it will give her the chance to be surprised by you. So now that you’re calling the shots, what are you going to do? If you’re stuck on finding fun and original ideas, we’ve compiled a list of five surefire ways to wow her throughout the day!Young man surprising woman with flowers

Step 1: Start with Breakfast in Bed

Instead of your usual morning routine of jumping out of bed, chugging coffee, and heading for the door, take time to make this morning special. Set your alarm for a bit earlier, sneak out of bed, and prepare breakfast for her. Then, wake her up with the sweet smell of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Continue Reading…