Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Fun Flower Facts

Best Indoor Plants for Your Home

August 1, 2019

Feel like it’s time to update your home’s look, but not sure where to start? Turn to the great outdoors for your inspiration! Houseplants are the hottest thing in interior decorating, and it’s not hard to see why. Indoor plants make functional decorations that add color and life to your space, while simultaneously cleaning the air. With so many to choose from, finding the right plant for you can be intimidating. To help, here are our picks for the best indoor plants.

Bring the tranquil nature of the garden inside this season by growing these indoor houseplants in your bedroom, kitchen, living room—any room!

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

Best Birthday Wishes & Quotes

July 31, 2019
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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! 

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Lifestyle

This Plant Decor Trend Just Keeps Growing

July 30, 2019

I don’t know if you have noticed but houseplants are back in a BIG way!  It’s true what they say about everything “old is new again”.  The last time people were this plant crazy was back in the 70’s.  This time around however, there is a new affection for cactus, succulents, and air plants.  If you don’t believe me just do a quick search on Pinterest, where according to Garden Media’s 2019 Plant Trends Report, searches for indoor plants are up 90% compared to previous years. And at the top of that search list is “succulents”.

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Fun Flower Facts

Most Popular Flower Types

July 30, 2019
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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

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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Flower & Plant Shop Corner

The Best Houseplants for Different Amounts of Light

July 22, 2019

It’s time to start thinking about this year’s garden. Before you get too wrapped up in the plants and flowers that you’re going to grow outdoors, don’t forget you can also freshen up your home by growing your favorites houseplants indoors too.
We encourage you to make room for one, two, or maybe even a few, houseplants. Use this guide to determine which species is best for you depending on the amount of light your home receives.

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Fun Flower Facts

Best Summer Flowers and Plants

July 20, 2019
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Looking for a blooming flower arrangement or green plant that’ll stand up to the sun’s scorching rays? Here’s our list of the best summer flowers and plants that really know how to flourish on even the hottest of days. Plus, we’ve recommended our top arrangements for each flower, so you can get your home summer-ready with gorgeous blooms even quicker!

Popular Summer Flowers

Sunflower: Fields of Europe for Summer

Inspired by the colorful charm of the European countryside, our best-selling summer bouquet is gathered with fresh-picked blooms, revealing the rustic and classic beauty of nature. The shades of golden yellow sunflowers and rich blue delphinium pop against lush greenery, creating a timeless gift for someone special to enjoy.

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Fun Flower Facts

Health Benefits of House Plants

July 20, 2019

Plants—they’re alive, colorful, scented , and did we mention just plain beautiful? While many people are aware of the many decorative benefits of plants, few realize that they have the ability to improve your mental and physical health. Whether you live in the “Concrete Jungle” or the vineyards of Northern California, every home can benefit from bringing the great outdoors inside.

They Reduce Stress Levels

Have you ever noticed that the minute you step out into a lush forest or beautiful park, you instantly feel at ease? It’s not your imagination—people actually feel calmer when surrounded by greenery. Continue Reading…

Floral Events & News

Passport Day is July 15th & 16th!

July 15, 2019

With plenty of birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions happening everyday, we understand that calendars fill up quickly and gifting can be difficult! As a solution, we developed Celebrations Passport®, a yearly loyalty program, extending across our family of brands, that provides access to Free Shipping or No Service Charges on eligible orders. In the spirit of easy and stress-free gifting, we decided to celebrate our loyal customers with a day filled with even greater discounts, deals and offers. Whether you are new to Celebrations Passport® or a returning member, learn more about what makes Passport Day so special – and why it is something we will look forward to year after year!

What is Passport Day?

Passport Day is a way to say “Thanks!” to our loyal customers by offering a special day this summer filled with exclusive deals and offers, prizes, and social giveaways. Here’s what to look out for on July 15th & 16th: 

  • Special discounts on best-selling products across our family of brands: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Fruitbouquets.com, Harry & David, The Popcorn Factory, and Wolferman’s.
  • Special offers when you shop early on Passport Day
  • Access to a members-only exclusive 25% off discount when you shop on Passport Day

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Flower & Plant Shop Corner, Gardening

Top 10 Mosquito Repelling Plants

July 13, 2019
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All winter we look forward to having the chance to sit outside once again, lounging with a cool, refreshing drink in hand, surrounded by friends and family. But while each summer brings new opportunities, new memories and new experiences, one thing that stays the same are those pesky critters creeping up on us, biting us until we can’t take the itch any longer. Yep, you guessed it, we’re talking about mosquitoes. While some bug spray may hold you over for a while during your time outdoors in the summer, we have something else that can be helpful in keeping these blood-sucking pests away – plants! Here are the top 10 mosquito repelling plants that we recommend:

Marigolds

Marigolds are known to give off a rather distinct smell that mosquitoes aren’t a fan of. You can either plant new seeds or grab a potted marigold from a nursery nearby – either way, just make sure you place your marigolds in the area where you and your guests are probably going to spend most of your time.

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If you usually keep a citronella candle on your deck or patio, you know how helpful citronella can be in deterring pests. In fact, citronella is known to be one of the most commonly used ingredients in various insect repellents! Instead of a candle, this time try using an actual citronella plant to keep mosquitoes away – either plant it in the ground or place it in a pot.

Lavender

Lavender can be your biggest saving grace when it comes to keeping any type of pest out of your garden – other insects and rabbits are just a few things that tend to stay away from lavender plants in addition to mosquitoes. Although you might enjoy their smell, mosquitoes can’t stand it! For the best results in growing a lavender plant of your own, make sure it’s placed somewhere that receives full sun. Continue Reading…

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

Summer Garden & Plant Sale

July 7, 2019

The recent surge in plants being incorporated into interior design can appeal to anyone in any space. After all there are over 300,000 identified plant species on earth which pretty much guarantees that you will be able to find the right fit for you. Not only do plants bring some color into your room, but they also have great health benefits including reduced stress and improved air quality. Here at 1-800-Flowers, we’ve been falling head over heels for all things green – from succulents to trees to foliage. If you’re looking to become a new #plantparent or are a seasoned expert, our plant sale has something for you (with products starting at only $19.99)!  

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