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!

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

When Is the 23rd Really the First?

When it’s the first day of fall! September 23rd is the autumnal equinox and that means a return to cooler temperatures, an explosion of yellows and reds as leaves begin their annual turn and of course beautiful fall flowers. So what better way to celebrate than with an arrangement sporting a fall theme?

Homecoming HarvestColorful CanvasSunny Pumpkin

Some Local Color

And what better place to get that arrangement than your local florist? If you’re looking for an amazing design, fresh-cut flowers and service with a smile, you want to walk down to your corner flower shop. You’ll find the most beautiful blooms in season and a ready and waiting staff prepared to make your autumn dreams come true. That’s because the men and women behind the counter are not only flower experts, they’re flower artists.

Almost as good, your money stays local, and that helps your community.

Rustic Charm

But even so, the hands-down best reason to use a local flower shop is simply because they do the best work. Would you like a gorgeous centerpiece to place on your dining room table? You won’t find a better one than that which you can receive from the shop down the street. Looking for exquisite fall wreaths? Your local flower shop will make them to your exact specifications.

Go ahead, fill your home with the rustic charm that only natural decoration can provide. Don’t wait around to celebrate this burgeoning fall, go out and buy some flowers today!

Thanksgiving Decor Made Easy

Thanksgiving Day FlowersHave you found yourself preparing for the big day of turkey and gratitude?  Maybe hauling the good dishes down from the cabinet and digging out the nice tablecloths. Perhaps you’ve been thumbing through a few magazines to see if there are any good ideas for decorations … if only you could somehow manage to make time to get to the craft store!

If your whole family is headed to your house to celebrate, we know your To-Do list is extra long. With deep cleaning, special cooking, and trying to manage everyday tasks like work and school leading up to the big day, who has time for decorating?

You do! With just one call to your local florist, you can have your house looking warm and welcoming with no extra time spent! Your guests will instantly notice the lovely look of delicate blooms and earthy textures and definitely savor the fragrant aromas only possible with fresh cut flowers.

Heart of GoldOrder a breathtaking centerpiece for your dinner table. Maybe an eye-catching arrangement for your entryway. A seasonal wreath is perfect for your front door or the dining room. Whatever room needs a special touch, flowers are a great way to make a statement. And best of all, they can be delivered right to you. No need to fuss, stay up late or struggle to finish that idea you saw on Pinterest that honestly sounded a lot better 5 hours ago. With flowers, your Thanksgiving decor will be a snap!

No matter your style, there is an arrangement for you. Want traditional? Modern? Outdoorsy? Just ask your florist. Read more about different Thanksgiving flower styles and make sure to order early so you can enjoy checking one more thing off your To-Do list!

Headed to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving? This is your chance show your gratitude for all the hard work it takes to put a successful holiday meal together.  This year, be the thoughtful dinner guest who does more than help with the dishes. Order phenomenal blooms in seasonal yellows, reds and oranges to make someone else’s holiday decorating easy. Be sure to have the flowers arrive the day before and your hostess will reserve her biggest hug for you!

Enjoy everything this holiday has to offer and make your Thanksgiving decorating easy by bringing in nature’s bounty.

Leaves Of AutumnFall Centerpiece With CandlesWarm Cinnamon Spice

Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in October

There are so many reasons to send gorgeous flowers to brighten someone’s day – even your own! Here are our favorite reasons to send flowers this month.

#1. Celebrate Fall

The whole outside world is transforming into a canopy of passionate color so bring some of that beauty indoors! Enjoy all the yellow, orange, red and purple blooms that make their home in this new fall season! Potted mums are a real favorite for long lasting color and great decor. Your local florist has all types of flowers and plants that are perfect compliments to the season so start celebrating!

#2. Boss’s Day – October 16th

Your boss works hard and has to keep so many people in line all year round. Making decisions that are best for the business aren’t always easy. This is a day to show your boss that you care and appreciate the work they do. As well as the job they provide for you!

#3. Sweetest Day – October 19th

While it doesn’t always get much attention, this holiday is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of October. Though similar in nature to Valentine’s Day, it tends to focus not just on significant others, but more on those people in your life that need a reminder of how sweet they are. Candy baskets are a welcome sight to those near and dear people who are generous, kind and sweet all year around!

#4. Mother In Law Day – October 27th

This holiday is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of October. Mother In Laws get such a bad rap but truthfully they are a vibrant part of our families and deserve to be celebrated. They play an important role in our marriages and in our children’s lives. Even if you don’t have the best relationship with your mother in law, sending flowers is a perfect gesture of respect and appreciation. And might even smooth over some of those hard feelings!

#5. Halloween – October 31st

Only the most fun holiday of the year! Decorate your home with a bright bunch of flowers or send a BOO-itful bouquet to someone special. Flowers make for a great centerpiece at parties and bright orange and purple blooms help set the tone for when little ghosts and goblins start knocking on the door!

Remember, no matter what your occasion, always always always use a real local florist when sending flowers! Use our handy Local Florist Finder to find yours today!