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Flower Spotlight: Stargazer Lily

Bold, beautiful, dramatic! These are just a few characteristics of the stunning Stargazer lily. Their exquisite scent and elegant look make them the perfect gift for any occasion! Want to learn more about this amazing bloom? Keep reading!

Symbolism & Origins
Stargazer lilies are a combination of Oriental and Asiatic lilies. They were named by Leslie Woodruff, a lily grower and breeder, in reference to the way the blooms of this flower point towards the sky. Stargazers have only been around for a couple of decades but have quickly gained popularity.

Stargazers are believed to symbolize innocence and purity but the meaning changes with the color of the flower. For example, a pink stargazer lily symbolizes prosperity and abundance. Yellow stargazers express joy and of course, white stargazers signify purity and innocence. Other meanings for this good-looking flower are success and determination, commitment, passion and the fulfillment of dreams.

To Consider
This stunning bloom is highly toxic to cats. If eaten, they can experience vomiting, kidney failure, lethargy and even death. Make sure not to leave this stunning bloom near children or pets!

Availability
Stargazers bloom from early summer through mid summer and can last from 14 to 20 days. They need full sun exposure, nutrient soil and well maintained water levels. This stunning flower comes in white, pink and yellow. They are perfect for birthdays and anniversaries, specifically 30th year anniversaries since they too symbolize the everlasting love between the couple. They are the ideal gift to say “I’m sorry” and also to express sympathy.

Stargazer lilies are not only beautiful but also packed with meaning! Head to your local florist and surprise the ones you love most with the world’s most elegant bloom!

FSN Shop Earns High Acclaim

Launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen, Goop was originally conceived as a weekly e-mail newsletter. Now it has transformed into a popular website where readers can find suggestions about where to shop, eat, and stay from a trusted friend—not from an anonymous, crowd-sourced recommendation engine.

Goop publishes articles about the best florists across the country and even overseas. Lotus Designs, a FSN member, made their list of the top six florists in Boston, MA.  Goop praised this flower shop for their inherent talent in floral design.

Visit Goop’s website to see the full article.

Lotus Designs is a neighborhood shop located in Boston’s South End. They welcome walk-ins and deliver all over town (about a 20-mile radius from the store) provided your flower order is a minimum of $60-plus. And you can place orders online, too. Their cut-off for same-day delivery is 3pm. Lotus Designs carries a little bit of everything but they specialize in fresh cut flowers and orchids. They also do weddings and events.

David, a dedicated and loyal Lotus Designs customer spoke highly about his experiences saying, “I always order my flowers from your shop. My wife is always completely thrilled with the beauty of your arrangements and she is a pretty avid gardener. The quality of the arrangements is outstanding.”

At Flower Shop Network we love to see our florists recognized for their dedication to superior design and quality. Congratulations and keep up the hard work!

 

Bridal Bouquet Inspiration

Flowers bring life to weddings and set the tone for the whole event. Choosing the perfect blooms to match your wedding colors and style takes careful consideration. Wedding season is here and our florists all over the country have been working hard to make bride’s visions come to life.  Browse through some of our florists latest designs to find bridal bouquet inspiration.

 This soft light blue and white bouquet was designed by Yacht Flowers in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This bright peach and green bouquet was designed by Flowers of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, FL.

This stunning bouquet of deep lavender, red and light pink was designed by Ann’s Petals in Longview, TX.

This colorful orange and light pink bouquet was designed by A Fruit Basket Southern Blossom Florist in Charlotte, NC.

This whimsical purple and white bouquet was designed by An English Garden Flowers & Gifts in Mokena, IL.

Flowers have become a way for brides and floral designers to display their creativity. Talk to your florist about exactly what you would like to see in your wedding bouquet and watch your vision come to life. If you want to continue to browse through wedding bouquet ideas visit our Wedding and Party Network Photo Gallery where you’ll find more beautiful arrangements from local florists all over the country.

Find Your Birth Month Flower

Did you know that your birth month has a special flower that corresponds with it? Each flower also holds a very unique meaning. Find your birth month flower in the list below and see what it means!

With this list figuring out what birthday present to get someone doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply pick out their birth month flower and send a beautiful floral arrangement. The recipient will appreciate the thoughtfulness of your gift.

January – Carnation
Carnations are typically white, pink, purple, yellow or red. This beautiful flower symbolizes fascination, deep love and happiness.

February – Violet
Violets are various shades of purple and symbolize faithfulness, purity and modesty.

Violets

March – Daffodil
Daffodils are yellow and they mean cheerfulness, new beginnings, and wishes granted.

Yellow Daffodils

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Funeral Flower Etiqutte

Your Questions Answered! 
Flowers are the perfect way to express sympathy to those that have lost a loved one. Knowing what etiquette to follow though can be tough. Here are some answers to frequently asked funeral flower etiquette questions.

Does the type of floral arrangement matter?
The type of floral arrangement to send depends on your relationship to the deceased. Typically the immediate family selects a casket spray or shaped wreath to accompany the casket.

Some of the most popular flowers are carnations, chrysanthemums, glads, lilies or roses. The best advice is to pick flowers that you think the family will appreciate.

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Card Messages May 2016

It’s always nice to have a thoughtful message going hand in hand with an arrangement of stunning blooms. Below are card message ideas to inspire the act of giving and the writer in you!

I Love You
My love for you is indescribable! Words are not enough to express the way you make me feel.
I hope these flowers work transcribing my never-ending love for you.

The most wonderful moments in life have been with you by my side.
Rest assure knowing you’re the one and only love of my life.

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5 Reasons To Send Flowers May ’16

When we think about May, Mother’s Day is the first holiday that comes to mind. Today, I want to share other days of the month that also give us the opportunity to share the beauty of flowers with loved ones. Keep reading to learn about these other wonderful reasons to send flowers in May!

1. Military Spouse Appreciation Day – May 5th
This day was created by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The President’s intention was to “raise awareness on the importance the spouse’s commitment has in helping military personnel get through the worst of times.” Today, give that military wife or husband in your life a reason to smile! Make them feel loved, assure them that they are not alone on this journey. Delicate blooms always show love and appreciation! Know that in the darkest of times there still is sunshine.

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April Newsletter – Celebrations, Cascading Bouquets & Congratulations

See What Happened on the 
Bloomin’ Blog in April! 
We always send flowers for Mother’s Day but sometimes we tend to forget the reason behind the gift. You mom is special and it is important to think about why your mom deserves to be recognized. Consider these reasons when ordering your flowers this year. 
Flower and Flower Shop Spotlights 
60 Years of Flowers & Friendships
To kick off the anniversary the family was featured in the Watkinsville Christmas Parade. After the parade they celebrated with a, “60 years of Flowers and Friendships”  party. The Mayor, Charles Ivie, read and presented the flower shop with a Proclamation from the City of Watkinsville.

Flower Spotlight: Tulips
These flowers range from early, mid, to late season blooms so you can enjoy their beauty from March to May. Here are some fun facts and a brief history about this elegant bloom.

The Latest Tips
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Cascading Bouquets
Princess Diana’s cascading wedding bouquet of plush roses, white orchids, and myrtle stunned the world. Cascading wedding bouquets are back in style this year with a fresh new look.
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Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and remember, you can’t go wrong with flowers!  Flowers remain the most popular gift choice for Mother’s Day because they accurately show just how much you care.

We know that trying to pick out the perfect flowers for this special occasion can be difficult. Take a look at our flower guide designed to help you decide which type of flowers your mom will love. Being able to tell your mom why you chose a particular flower type and color will mean the world to her!

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Flower Spotlight: Tulips

Tulips are so unique because they come in a variety of colors, shapes, and flower forms. These flowers range from early, mid, to late season blooms so you can enjoy their beauty from March to May. Here are some fun facts and a brief history about this elegant bloom.

Origins & Symbolism
The tulip is a member of the lily family which is made up of 100 species. Tulips grow over a great territory in Asia Minor through Siberia to China. Turkish growers first cultivated tulips around 1,000 A.D. Tulips symbolize imagination, fame, and perfect love.

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