Home Shop Flowers Bloomin' Blog Find Florists About FSN Contact FSN Florists Only!
Find Your Local Florist:
Home Shop Flowers Bloomin' Blog Find Florists About FSN Contact FSN Florists Only!

Flower Spotlight: Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are some of the most popular flowers in the industry, standing just below roses, tulips, and lilies. With around 13 types of this mighty bloom, the possibilities for floral designs are endless! Keep reading to learn more about this late-season flower. [Read more…]

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!

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.

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

Card Messages April 2016

Do you suffer from writer’s block when attempting to express feelings in written form? No worries, we all do! Here you will find card message ideas to get you started, let them serve as inspiration or use them when sending flowers!

Happy Birthday!

For Mom: Happy Birthday to the most beautiful woman alive! Dealing with me isn’t easy and for that I give you this! Enjoy your day…and the flowers!

For Dad: Happy Birthday to the Superman of our lives! Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done to make this family be what it is today. I love you!

Birthdays are all fun and games when you are young, but after your 20s…well you know!
I hope these make you smile!

[Read more…]

5 Reasons To Send Flowers April ’16

There are plenty of reasons to send flowers each month! Whether it be just because, to celebrate a birthday, to congratulate someone, the reasons are truly endless! Below is a list of holidays in April to inspire the giving heart in you. Flowers are a fantastic gift for any age, a big smile is always guaranteed!

1. Siblings Day – April 10th
This is a day to celebrate the incredible bond between siblings. Surprise your crazy sister and/or protective brother with flowers! If you really think about it, the relationship between siblings is the longest relationship in a person’s life. A beautiful bouquet of colorful blooms is perfect for your sister, exotic flowers or a bamboo plant are a great gift for your brother!

2. Walk On Your Wild Side – April 12th
This is your chance to be unpredictable! Walk to your nearest local florist and buy a beautiful flower arrangement for your lover or relative. The greatest gift is that which no one expects!

[Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Daffodils

Spring marks the rebirth of nature! It is the season in which we see bright colored blooms, like daffodils, come to life once again. Let’s start the season by learning more about the beautiful flower of March!

Origins and Symbolism
Daffodils are native to North America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. They are some of the first flowers to bloom in spring, therefore symbolize “rebirth.” Other meanings are uncertainty, respect, unrequited love, regard, chivalry, modesty and faithfulness.

There is a Greek myth that talks about a beautiful boy named Narcissus. As you may know or for those who don’t, narcissus is another name widely used for this flower instead of daffodil. The myth says that this boy was so in love with himself that he just didn’t care about anyone else, he was indifferent to their emotions. The rejection to connect with people angered the gods, so they cursed him to one day fall in love and not have that love returned. The curse was fulfilled when one day, Narcissus, walked by a pool and unexpectedly saw an image looking back at him. It was his own reflection he saw but failed to recognize it. Lost in grief for not being able to fulfill his love, it’s been said, Narcissus laid next to the pool and “disappeared into the underworld.” People looked for him but all they found was a yellow flower, a daffodil, next to the pool where he last laid.

To Consider
The ASPCA says that daffodils are toxic to dogs, cats and horses. According to them the bulbs are the most poisonous part. If ingested by any of your pets they could cause vomit, diarrhea, low blood pressure and even convulsions.

Availability
Daffodils are most commonly found in the color yellow, other varieties have accents in colors white, lime green, pink and orange. They make beautiful hand-tied bouquets! Put some daffodils in a clear glass vase with other “spring looking” flowers to make a beautiful arrangement to brighten your home. The narcissus bloom usually grows from March to May, take advantage of the season and get your hands on this beauty!

Visit your local florist, you will find not only daffodils but many more astonishing blooms! If undecided as to what arrangement or flower to gift, ask for advice! The best part of dealing with your local florist is the personalized attention.  Check out our Bloomin’ Blog for more tips and ideas!

Card Messages March 2016

Another round of messages is here for the month of March! Along with flowers, these card messages are sure to make the recipient extra happy!

International Women’s Day

For all your hard work and unconditional love, I’ll forever be grateful. Enjoy your day!

Unbreakable and strong, yet delicate and gentle as a rose.
Wonder Woman is nothing next to you!!!

[Read more…]

5 Reasons To Send Flowers March ’16

Can you believe it’s already March? It seems like every year that passes goes by faster and faster! This month is full of great and unique holidays, even gives us the opportunity to create our own. Keep on reading if you’re looking for reasons to send flowers this month!

1. International Women’s Day – March 8th
Today we celebrate all the hard working ladies in our lives! Flowers show appreciation, a red rose symbolizes love and respect. Share a bit of sunshine in the form of flowers with all those wonderful ladies in your life!

2. Day of Awesomeness – March 10th
The title of this holiday says it all! Make this day an awesome experience for your lover, family or friends. Fill their day with little things like compliments, chocolates and flowers!

[Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Violets

Violets are beautiful and symbolize love! Here is a brief history of this month’s flower, learn more about this stunning bloom!

Origins & Symbolism
The word “Violet” derives from the Latin word “Viola.” True violets are native to the Northern Hemisphere and distributed in Hawaii, the Andes in South America and Australasia. Some varieties of violets are plants and others shrubs.

In ancient times, Greeks cultivated Violets and considered them a symbol of love and fertility. Other meanings of this flower are modesty, humility, possible happiness, faithfulness and virtue. A Roman legend says that goddess Venus had maidens, better looking than her, “battered and bruised until they turned into blue violets.” Yikes! Didn’t know that about Venus!

[Read more…]