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Hurry and Order Those Easter Flowers Today!

Easter is almost upon us, and if you’re wanting to get that corsage for your mom or wife or that beautiful Easter arrangement for your Significant Other, time is running out. Most florists won’t be open on Easter Sunday, so you’ll want to get those orders in as soon as possible.

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Easter Flowers

And don’t forget your Easter lilies! There’s nothing better as a centerpiece for that Easter dinner than a lovely arrangement with an Easter lily as its focal point. But the lily isn’t the only flower you want this time of year. There are a plethora of gorgeous flowers to help celebrate the rebirth of spring, and most of them should be available to purchase from your local florist either individually or as part of an arrangement. Here are a few of those options:

  1. Daisy
  2. Azalea
  3. Daffodil
  4. Chrysanthemum
  5. Tulip
  6. Hyacinth

The Beauty of Local

You can pick up what you need, even at this late date, because you use your local florist. And that’s only one of the fantastic reasons to buy local! With a local florist, you also get fresh flowers arranged by a local artist, and you know what you’re getting when you pick it up. So pick up the phone and give your local florist a call!

Easter Flower Traditions

Easter is on the way, and there are several holiday traditions of which you need to be aware. Some are religious, some are family-oriented but all of them are centered around flowers. And why not? Easter is a spring holiday and spring is all about nature coming back to life after a long, cold winter. What better way to celebrate a return to life than with flowers?

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Flower Traditions

  • The Corsage – The Easter corsage is an older tradition, but it is an important one for those who still honor it. The corsage is most often worn to church services and are given as a sign of love, most often given to a wife by her husband or a mother by her children. The flower used is not important unlike Mother’s Day corsages which have different meanings assigned to different flowers and colors.
  • The Lily – Or, as it is more commonly known, the Easter Lily. This white flower is considered a symbol of purity and goodness and can be gifted either singly or as part of a larger arrangement.
  • Passion Flower – These flowers are full of symbolism for the Christian faith. The three stamens represent the Holy Trinity or the three nail wounds of Christ. The circle of petals is said to represent the crown of thorns that Christ wore, and the pointed leaves are supposed to represent the spear that went into Christ’s side as he hung on the cross.
  • Flower Festivals – Churches all across the world hold flower festivals on Easter. The entire church is filled with spring flowers in a celebration of the renewal of life that spring brings as a symbolic testament to Christ’s resurrection.

Flowers are an important part of most holidays, but never more than Easter. The return of beauty, warmth and life to the world are perfectly captured in the fragile beauty of spring flowers. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate Easter the right way this year. Celebrate with flowers!

Don’t Wait to Order Your Easter Flowers

Easter is a great time of year for fabulous flowers!

Greet the Spring

Spring ushers in warmer days, those fabled spring showers moisten the ground making it perfect for sleepy plants struggling out of their winter hibernation and your local florist begins to receive her first shipments of gorgeous spring blooms. It is that breathtaking beauty which makes flowers so popular this time of year.

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Get Your Order in Early

That’s why I know you’ve already ordered that traditional corsage for your mom, the gorgeous Easter Lilies for your significant other to find on her bedside table Easter morning and the amazing purple centerpiece for the dinner table, right? No? Well, there’s no time like the present! Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th this year, and time is ticking.

Your local florist will do everything in her power to meet your needs, she’s awesome like that, but it’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to place your order. Believe me, advance notice is always appreciated.

Art and the Local Florist

When you buy local you are not only contributing to your local economy, but you are also working with a local artist that can offer you so much in terms of quality and style. You will get the arrangement you want and the service you deserve while getting full value for your dollar. Once you buy from your corner florist, you’ll agree that local florists do it better!

Easter is a time of celebration, and the best way to celebrate is with flowers. Contact your local florist for more information about how they can help you make this Easter one to remember!

Celebrating Easter with Flowers

Easter will be here the very last day of this month, March 31st. Can you believe it? Whether you’ve been stocking up on egg dye, or completely forgot (it happens), we’re taking a look at how you can perk up your Easter activities with the aid of flowers!

The Easter Lily

Photo of an Easter lily houseplantFirst of all, we can’t forget the spiritual significance of the holiday. For many, the white Easter Lily symbolizes purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. According to the legend, lilies were found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies spring up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and distress. You will find white lilies gracing pulpits, churches, and other places of worship. (Learn more history and fun facts about lilies here.)

Easter lily poem:

Easter morn with lilies fair
Fills the church with perfumes rare,
As their clouds of incense rise,
Sweetest offerings to the skies.
Stately lilies pure and white
Flooding darkness with their light,
Bloom and sorrow drifts away,
On this holy hallow’d day.
Easter Lilies bending low in the golden afterglow,
Bear a message from the sod
To the heavenly towers of God.

-Louise Lewin Matthews

Easter Baskets

Basket Garden FlowersWho says Easter baskets have to be for kids? Why not send a colorful basket of flowers to your favorite far-away relative? Or maybe ones not-so-far away? And who says you can’t order flowers for yourself? No one! A lovely basket full of beautiful flowers not only enhances home decor, but also puts you in a springtime mood.

There are many different options when ordering Easter baskets from your local florist. You might choose something like what’s pictured left — a colorful, springtime treat. Or you could go with something a little more elegant, such as an all-white basket of flowers with a braided vine handle. Stop by your local florists’ or friend them on Facebook to preview their Easter collections. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask! (Read more about how baskets make all the difference.)

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The Easter Lily

Easter Lily

Easter Lilies (Lilium longiflorum)With Easter just around the corner, we had to highlight the holiday’s favorite flower – the Easter lily!

Easter Lily History

The lily has long symbolized purity, virtue and faith for Christians. Medieval depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary often show her holding these flowers and even in King Solomon’s Temple there were designs of lilies on the columns.Lilies were also found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress. For this reason, you will see Easter lilies on decorating pulpits, alters and more in churches all across the world.

Easter Lily Today

The regal, white lily is a fitting symbol of the greater meaning of Easter. Gracing millions of homes and churches, the flowers embody joy, hope and life. Whether given as a gift or enjoyed in your own home, the Easter Lily serves as a beautiful reminder that Easter is a time for rejoicing and celebrating.

By Louise Lewin Matthews, this poem captures the spiritual essence of the Easter Lily:

Easter morn with lilies fair
Fills the church with perfumes rare,
As their clouds of incense rise,
Sweetest offerings to the skies.
Stately lilies pure and white
Flooding darkness with their light,
Bloom and sorrow drifts away,
On this holy hallow’d day.
Easter Lilies bending low in the golden afterglow,
Bear a message from the sod
To the heavenly towers of God.

-Louise Lewin Matthews

Whether you’re tending an Easter lily from years past, buying a new one for yourself, or sending a lily as an Easter gift, always always always use a real local florist when you buy plants and flowers. You can use Flower Shop Network’s handy florist finder to find a florist near you!

Have An Egg-cellent Easter — Don’t Forget The Flowers!

It’s a hip-hoppin’, egg-cellent Easter this year with festivities lined up for everyone to enjoy. Smiles shine brightly through each activity. Waking up to Easter bunny gifts, sunrise service on Easter Sunday, watching children hunt for eggs, and the delicious Easter dinner with the family — regardless of how the holiday is spent, it is a time for reflection upon the simple pleasures in life that make friends and family such important parts of life.

Meaningful Easter Gifts Means The World To Someone

Lily Easter BasketIt is always exciting to receive a gift, but a meaningful gift means so much more. Gifts with a certain meaning sent by a loved one express respect, honor, love, friendship and validation. When Easter comes around this year, celebrate your loved ones by honoring them with a meaningful gift, such as Easter flowers.

Easter flowers from a local florist mark the awakening of spring and the celebration of it’s most highly regarded holiday. Easter lilies are a standard gift during the Easter holiday and for good reason. Easter lilies symbolize purity and grace, which succinctly fit the meaning of Easter. Those beautiful, trumpet blooms outshine any other flowers when paired in an arrangement. Swing by your local florist on the way to the big dinner with the family and pick up a beautiful, Easter lily centerpiece. What better way to share the true meaning of the celebration with best friends than with a touching sentiment like these?

Making Easter Last With Potted Easter Plants

Easter Lilies (Lilium longiflorum)If you’d like an Easter gift that’s a little more permanent, sending potted Easter flowers is a great choice! Order potted Easter lilies, potted hyacinth or daffodils. Sending potted houseplants are a great way to share your love of Easter flowers with your someone special.

Sending flowers through a real local florist is the best way to send Easter gifts to loved ones far away. So, share some love with grandma, one state over, by sending Easter flowers through your local florist.

Don’t know your local florist? Get connected with Flower Shop Network!

The Lavish Lily

It’s easy to see why the lily is a popular favorite during spring, considering it’s used as a symbol of Easter.


The genus Lilium includes over 100 different species. Lilies are a favorite among gardeners and florists for their large, showy blooms. Lilies thrive in many types of landscapes and even do well in potted containers.

Where Did The Name Come From?
The Latin name for Lily is the botanic name Lilium, this is derived from the Greek word leírion, (λείριον). This word has an unusual history, it comes from a mix of Greek and Egyption words. Linguists, or language specialists, believe that both the Egyptian and the Greek word are possible loans from an extinct, substratum language of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Speaking of names, ‘lily’ tends to get thrown around a lot in the flower world. Calla lilies, water lilies, lily of the valley — none of these are actually in the lily family.

Lilies in the Kitchen?
Lilies are also very important to cultural and even culinary traditions to much of the world. That’s right! In many areas, especially in Asia, lily bulbs are eaten as root vegetables, much like potatoes! (Although bulbs of some species may be very bitter.) Below is a picture of a bag of lily bulb noodles.

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Madonna LilyThe Madonna Lily, Lilium candidum, is perhaps the best known lily species there is. The Madonna Lily symbolizes purity for Roman Catholics. In medieval times, depictions of the Virgin Mary often show her holding these flowers. Going back even further, Madonna lilies are depicted on wall paintings at the Minoan palace of Knossos.

There are translations of the Bible that identify the Hebrew word Shoshannah as ‘lily’ in Song of Soloman (Song of Songs) “As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.” Song of Soloman 2:2 (KJV), not as a rose as is customary to translate.

In King Solomon’s Temple there were also designs of Madonna lilies on the columns. [Read more…]

Doesn’t Everyone Love Easter Lilies?

I’d be thrown off if I ever met someone who didn’t like Easter lilies. I’m sure this person would have a good reason, but I can’t think of one off hand. Easter lilies are just that cool! Though not really a “plant” per se, I have decided that these springtime favorites should be the featured plant profile for March.

Buy Traditional Easter Lilies From A Local Florist

Buy Traditional Easter Lilies From A Local Florist

Easter is coming up soon. It’s one of my favorite times of year. Spring weather is gorgeous which means blossoming flowers, warm rain showers, and blogs that randomly break into rhyme. With Spring comes Easter and with Easter comes Easter lilies.

Everyone loves the Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum). It’s no surprise. It’s great! My favorite thing about Easter lilies is that they bring to mind so many different memories for each person. It doesn’t matter who is looking at them. Each year provides another memory and another reason to send Easter lilies to a loved one.

My favorite memory involving Easter lilies takes place in church. (Go figure, right?) My mother always loved attending the sunrise services held each Easter Sunday. One particular morning started out rather chilly because of a morning breeze.

We warmed up quickly, at least warmed our hearts, as my good friend and pastor began a short sermon. He began to discuss the many flowers that we see each Easter on the altar. After finishing the sermon he gave each of us a small Easter lily to drive his point home. We were all duly impressed. This simple gesturer along with the memory of his words solidified my opinion of the beautiful flowers.

Do you have a favorite memory that involves Easter lilies? Share it! We always love to hear how your life has been touched by flowers.

If Easter Flowers Could Talk…

Many of my fondest memories as a child with my mother and grandmother took place out of the window of a small, slowly creeping car as we drove by fields, stones, and structures of personal significance to the two older ladies. Few moments were as special as the first time we, along with my younger sister, stopped on the side of the road for our first view of the magnificent spring blooms. At that moment, neither my sister Shannon nor I could pronounce the name Narcissus for the beautiful daffodils (jonquils) lining the road ways. Neither did we know of the many stories that shroud these gentle blooms with popularity. What Shannon and I did know is that our mother and her mother seemed completely enamored by the sweeping flow of the delicate, pure white or yellow daffodil blooms. Both ladies meandered into the ditch to feel the petals for themselves and to pull one from the earth for each of us to hold. My sister and I, though then confounded at the sight of the women prodding through the dirt for a mere flower, now recall the story affectionately with each other and our friends.

Our grandmother, considering herself somewhat a story aficionado, regales us yearly with another story as we present her with the first blooms of the season. Sometimes new, sometimes not, Shannon and I never tire of the expression on her face as she first sees the brightly colored flowers and the smooth and gentle green stems. For just a moment our grandmother is a child again, as much a child as we ever were. The lines and age of her face fade and, even for just a split second, she’s a little girl standing with her sister and gazing in awe at the sight of her mother bending and stooping in a dirty ditch for just a simple Easter flower.

It was only when I began working for Flower Shop Network that I realized how many different flowers are called Easter flowers. Though I consider the dutch master daffodil my Easter flower, many other flowers herald the celebration of spring, purity, hope, and restoration and so are regarded as Easter flowers. Daisies, brightly colored tulips, hyacinths, crocus, potted azaleas, Easter lilies and a host of other flowers help welcome the new season.

Arguably the most popular Easter flower is the Lilium longiflorum or Easter lily. The graceful white blooms are spotted at Easter plays and spring celebrations across the nation and are widely accepted as the quintessential Easter flower. This is almost comical considering that this flower is naturally a June and July bloomer.

Easter flowers, whichever variety, probably hold a special story related to a beautiful occasion, cherished gift, or beloved friend or relative. As unique as each new spring day are the flowers that help celebrate birth in the new year, hope for a brighter morning, passing of the dreary gray season, the purity and miracle of life, and as many other beautiful emotions and memories as the pure white or yellow petals on along the roadside as viewed from a small, slowly creeping car.

Potted Daffodils (Narcissus) sometimes called jonquils Daffodils – My Grandmother’s Easter Flower.

Potted Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) Easter Lily know to many as the Easter flower.