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For the Love of Floral Design

Floral design day takes place each year on February 28th. It is a day dedicated to floral design as an art form. To celebrate this year, we are bringing you some tips to help create your own floral artwork! [Read more…]

Why Gamble? Order Local!

“I can’t thank Poplarville Floral enough for the beautiful flowers my brother and sister-in-law received. I tried to go through [online floral retailer] but had to do a $100 order to get them delivered. So, I took a chance and ordered local. I will be ordering Christmas arrangements from this shop in the future.” – Dorothy Tasker

“So, I took a chance and ordered local…” [Read more…]

5 Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Arrangements

Are you looking for some floral inspiration this Valentine’s Day?  Check out these five arrangements! You’ll find everything from the traditional, to whimsical. [Read more…]

5 Jaw-Dropping Winter Centerpieces

Yes, your dining room table CAN look like that!

With the help of your local florist, of course.

This winter see how your local florist can totally transform a space. Take a look at these five gorgeous designs and how they bring a sophisticated style to the home.
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Succulent Inspired Trends

From home decor to fashion and especially weddings, succulents with their unique textures and bold forms have quickly become the hottest new trend. These durable little plants are easy to care for and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Keep reading to see some of the latest surprising succulent trends this season!

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How to Decorate for Fall With Flowers

A new season means new opportunities to decorate. Add a floral centerpiece to your dining room table and a few fall flower arrangements around the living room and it will feel like you have redecorated your home! Here are some easy ways to incorporate beautiful fall flowers and the shades of the season into your home decorations.

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Wedding Trend: Suspended and Hanging Flowers

Photo by: Ginger Lily & Rose

Bring innovative design and breathtaking views to your wedding day with the use of suspended and hanging flowers. This dramatic wedding trend can instantly add depth and elegance to an outdoor or indoor space. Find ideas for your wedding venue with these inspirational images. Remember to save the pictures you like so your florist can make your vision come to life!

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This beautiful photo shows how hanging flowers can give your space an intimate feeling.

Photo by: Mod Wedding

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Florists’ Tools of the Trade

Every job requires some type of tool.  A writer needs a pen and paper (or laptop). An artist needs a brush and paint.  A florist also needs a specific set of tools.  This not only makes life easier, but allows for the proper care of the flowers.  Daydreams

Have you ever tried to cut flower stems and ended up with a horrible mess?  Florists avoid this and are able to have nice clean cuts because they use specific cutters.  Knives, shears, scissors, and wire cutters are all used.  Each one has a different job and serves a unique purpose.  Knives and floral shears are used to cut stems.  They allow for a clean cut without damaging the stem.  Scissors are usually saved for ribbon and wire cutters are used for…wire.lilyrosecarnationdaisy

There are also several ways florists are able to make arrangements stay exactly how they want them.  Floral foam, wire, tape, and glue are just a few examples.  Several flower stems can be taped together to create a fuller look.  Foam can be soaked in water, allowing the flowers to last longer after they are placed.  Wire adds stability, and can also be used to create a unique look in the design.

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Creating beautiful flower arrangements is tough work.  There are many elements of design that are applied.  These tools help florists make sure your arrangement is perfect. Only at your local florist will you find beautifully hand-designed arrangements. Find a florist near you to order some fresh flowers today!


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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!

 

New Beginnings from The About Flowers Blog

Ready for the new year? We are too! Time for new adventures, new ideas, and more reasons to celebrate with flowers! Here is an article about 2016 floral inspiration from our friends at SAF’s blog, aboutflowersblog.com.

Old Rituals and New Beginnings
by J. Robbin Yelverton

Celebrations are used to mark significant dates and occasions and New Year’s Eve is certainly no new face to the party!  In fact, the celebration of Winter Solstice and the beginning of the New Year is one of the oldest. For most Westerners, that day of celebration has evolved and moved from the original December 21 to the beginning of the Gregorian calendar, January 1st. Other cultures celebrate the New Year on various dates, however, with all the diversity, there are some underlying themes.  The New Year is seen as a time to set things straight, wash the slate, out with the old and in with the new, and reflection and renewal.


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In recognition of the many symbols and rituals used to usher in the New Year, this arrangement has been carefully and thoughtfully created. A golden long and narrow rectangular container serves as the base of the design to represent the prosperity of the New Year…

To read the full article click the link below! And don’t forget to ask your local florist for an amazing arrangement to start your new year off right!

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