Floral Occasions & Holidays

Diwali, The Festival of Lights: How to Celebrate

October 24, 2019

What is Diwali?

how-to-celebrate-diwali-candlesOnce a year in autumn, during the darkest new moon in the Hindu month Kartik, Hindu communities and temples will shine bright with millions of candles and lamps. This celebration, known as Diwali – or the festival of lights – dates all the way back to ancient times! Diwali 2019 is celebrated on October 27th and for several days after, depending on the family’s religion and traditions.

The traditional name of this holiday, Deepawali originates from the Sanskrit words deep, meaning light and avali, meaning row. Depending on the region and religion, the duration of the festival (3-5 days) as well as the history and origin of the holiday may vary. Although Diwali is mainly a family affair, Diwali is also a religious day for many Hindus. Many celebrate the holiday to bring prosperity and good health to their families.
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Halloween, Holiday Decorations

Candy Corn

October 20, 2019

Candy Corn Flower Arrangement

Let’s keep the iconic-Halloween-symbol-3D-floral-design thing going! This time, it’s all about the candy corn. Does anyone actually eat candy corn, or is it just for crafts and decor projects? Whatever people do with candy corn, they do a lot of it; according to the National Confectioners Association, approximately 25 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually! That’s a lot of kernels… so plug in those glue guns and get crafty! Here are a few decor ideas and a few candy-inspired beverages for young and old ghouls and goblins!

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Home Decorating with Flowers

Top Fall Wreaths For Your Home

October 17, 2019
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Your door is the first thing your guests see when they arrive to your home.  Express your style and decorate all year long with simple, one-and-done pieces like wreaths! These warm decorations filled with lush florals and ambient colors will make you wish that it’s Fall all year round. Take some inspiration from our top Fall Wreaths to get started on your own fall home decorating!

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Gifting

9 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Spice

October 4, 2019
pumpkin spice flower bouquet

The first day of fall is towards the end of September, but we all know the real cue for the start of the season is the start of Pumpkin Spice. The Pumpkin Spice flavor has captured the essence of fall since we’ve been drinking pumpkin spice lattes back in 2003. Whether you are brand new to the flavor or you’re a tried and true pumpkin fanatic, these nine pumpkin spice gifts are a great way to spice up your life or your friend’s!

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Fun Flower Facts

All About Roses

October 1, 2019

With their unparalleled beauty and versatility, it’s clear why roses are among the most popular flower around the world. From being showcased around homes to being a key ingredient in perfumes to being the subject of works of art throughout history, the rose has been immortalized from a flower to an iconic part of human culture. Read on to learn more about roses including their unique history, fun facts and care tips!

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Fun Flower Facts

A Dozen Strange Facts About Roses

September 27, 2019
pink-rose-flower

When it comes to roses, there’s more to them than meets the eye. Sure, roses are renowned for their beauty and symbolic meaning, but they’re also an incredibly interesting flower with a rich history. To help you enjoy your favorite flower even more, we’ve picked a dozen strange facts about roses that you probably didn’t know.

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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.

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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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