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!

Fall Harvest Floral Inspiration

Have you been searching for the perfect fall decor for your home? The table, your porch, or front yard, fall flowers can steal the show with their bright colors. The fall harvest gives us cooler temperatures, funky design elements, and beautiful foliage that lasts through November (if we’re lucky). [Read more…]

October ’17 Card Messages

It’s a spooky time of year. Instead of handing out tricks this October, send the ones you love a few treats! There are lots of gorgeous flowers that bloom in the fall, like chrysanthemums and dahlias. Embrace the fall foliage and send an arrangement in shades of red, orange, and yellow. To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness, send a vase of pink roses and don’t forget to add a pink ribbon! Now that the flowers are taken care of, check out these card messages to make things even sweeter. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers October ’17

It’s October, and that means the return of pumpkin everything, leaves falling, and friends gathering together. Flowers in season are also changing, but there are still plenty of gorgeous blooms to be found. Now you just need a reason to send them!  If these 5 aren’t enough, here are a couple of extras: Boss’s day is October 16th, and Sweetest day is October 21st. [Read more…]

What’s Blooming Now? October Flowers in Season

When we think of flowers blooming our minds typically go to spring and summer, but now it’s time to trade in those blush and pastel tones for rich reds and lively orange hues. In their vibrant blooms and pleasing scent, the flowers of fall portray the warmth of the season.

Choosing flowers that are in season come at a more affordable price because they are easily available. Whether you are looking for the perfect wedding flowers or simply want to spruce up your home, here is a list of ten beautiful flowers that are in season this month.

1) Alstromeria

2) Gerbera

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

Fall Flower Shows and Festivals 2016

Are you a flower enthusiast? If you are, here are three flower events in the fall that you should know about! Grab some of your friends and plan a trip to see some beautiful flower displays.

Phipps PlayGardens – Pittsburg, PA

This garden show is perfect for families! The Phipps’ Summer Flower Show: Playgardens comes alive with the colors of summer with each room offering interactive features.

“From the brilliant red hibiscus to the eccentric Amaranthus tricolor, each plant has its own personality – and they all come together in awe-inspiring displays that offer something for everyone. A bronze statue of Mercury will stand prominently in Palm Court, where you can record memories of their visit in shared journals. Children will interact with the gardens like never before with Rube Goldberg-inspired machines in our winding Serpentine Room.”

The Summer Flower Show runs through October 2. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $11 for children (2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free.  

Visit Phipps PlayGardens website to learn more about their Summer Flower Show and how to plan your visit!

[Read more…]

5 Reasons To Send November ’15

November is all about enjoying time with family, attitude of gratitude and turkey! Here are five holidays to celebrate this month with the ones you love.

1. Forget-Me-Not-Day – November 10th

Often we take for granted the people present in our lives, so this day is to make us remember family, friends and loved ones. Perhaps you want to recognize a relative you haven’t seen in years or an old high school friend? Flowers are the perfect way to let them know “you are always on my mind.”

2. Veteran’s Day – November 11th

This day is dedicated to everyone who has served in the United States military. If you know a veteran, make sure to say a big “Thank You” for their service. Thinking about doing something special? Flowers will certainly bring a smile to their face.

3. Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day (LuLu) – Novemer 14th

Today loosen up and lighten up! The daily routine can be tiring, frustrating and stressful. Let it go and help others lighten up too! Have a friend or relative that needs to lay back and relax? Nothing better than a beautiful flower arrangement to create a stress-free environment in any home or office.

4. Beautiful Day – November 20th

The origin of this day is a complete mystery, giving us the opportunity to give it our own meaning. Perhaps a beautiful day consists of a pretty flower bouquet to make this day extra special!

5. Thanksgiving – November  26th

There are times in which we forget to express gratitude. Today, make it a point to say “Thank You” for everything good in your life. Headed to a Thanksgiving dinner? Make sure to bring the host a beautiful arrangement in a basket or cornucopia to add the finishing touch to their dinner table.

Happy November! Visit your local florist for ideas on creating the perfect floral arrangement for the occasion of your choice!

Flower Spotlight: Wheat

Wheat is not only good for making bread, but can also be used for decoration. Here is a brief history and ideas for making beautiful fall arrangements using this grain!

History & Origins

Wheat is a cereal grain grown more than any other crop in the world. It is believed that wheat originated in southwest Asia, but now grows in almost every state of the U.S. Wheat is a mix between three different species of grass and is dated back to about 10,000 B.C. The grain has been a source of food since the very beginning of civilization and continues to play a big role in today’s society.

Availability

Wheat can be found anywhere, especially this fall season. Dried wheat automatically give any type of arrangement a touch of “fall glow.” We tend to only think about flowers as centerpiece arrangements, yet this little grain has continued to trend on its own in the wedding scene. Mix arrangements with lavender, fall colored flowers and herbs like chamomile for a more dashing look.

If you have an idea in mind, don’t hesitate to run it by your local florist! Even something as unthinkable as a grain can make a long lasting impression on your special day or as a unique fall arrangement!

Fall Flower Foliage

It’s October and our friends at the Society of American Florists know the best in fall flowers! Here is a great article coming from SAF’s blog, aboutflowersblog.com.

Fall is a Great Time for Fun, Foliage…and Flowers
by Brian Wheat

I’m blessed to live in an area of the country with four distinct seasons, where the trees and shrubs begin to notice the changing temperatures; their shadows grow longer, their leaves preparing for the inevitable change that’s lurking just around the corner. Across the country, fun-times abound with autumn festivals of pumpkins, hot apple cider and hayrides for many families’ weekend destination. A longstanding tradition of loading up the kids in the car and heading off to a farmer’s field to pick the perfect pumpkins and to make jack-o’-lanterns, connecting with Mother Nature and respecting her bounty. Fall is a time to be thankful, to reflect and show your appreciation by planting and by giving flowers.

Some wonderful traditional fall flowers to plant are the hardy garden mums with their palette of classic autumn hues of golds, yellows, bronze, purples and orange.

 

To read the full article and check out the other fall floral trends, click the link below!

Read More

Fall Flower Trends

We are finally in the autumn season and our friends at the Society of American Florists have put together an article describing this year’s fall flower trends! We wanted to share this great article coming from SAF’s blog, aboutflowersblog.com.

Fall Flower Trends
by Leanne Kesler

The seasons are changing … the hot and dry days of summer are cooling. Mother Nature has her paintbrush at work adding vibrant color to the woodlands. Florists, too, are embracing the changing seasons. The traditional favorites, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, berries and late harvest garden roses are abundant. Add to this the new and fabulous floral treasures of thornless blackberries, textural celosia, autumn-hued orchids and exotic pincushion protea, and you have found the delights of the season. Colors for autumn 2015 are rich and lustrous. Fire hues of red, orange and yellow are updated with sophisticated touches of metallic copper, gold and silver.

Chrysanthemums bloom in fabulous autumn hues. Creative design pairs the traditional bloom with trendy metallics. These are certainly not your mother’s chrysanthemums.

To read the full article and check out the other fall floral trends, click the link below!

Read More