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Top 10 Flowers to Send for Friendship Day

National Friendship Day takes place the first Sunday in August. According to the Friendship Day website, “Friendship Day is a revered occasion for friends all over the world. It is a day when people express love and heartfelt feelings for their best friends and buddies and promise to stand by them at all times in all circumstances.” If you are looking for the perfect flowers to send to your best friend, here is our list of Top 10 Flowers to Send for Friendship Day. [Read more…]

Pets and Plants

 

Plants and flowers are great for the home and outdoors. They help purify the air, can repel pests, and also brighten up living spaces and yards. When it comes to plants and pets, some may choose not to have plants in the home or in their landscaping because of the potential risk to their pet. If you want to have your pet and plants too, check out this list of 5 plants and flowers that are okay to have around pets and which ones you should keep away. [Read more…]

Simple Ways to Decorate for Easter with Flowers

Have you been making plans for Easter? You probably have a menu full of tasty food planned out and know the perfect hiding places for all those eggs. But have you thought about how you’re going to decorate your home for the holiday? [Read more…]

10 Reasons to Send Flowers No Matter What Day It Is

It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, and you decide to take a stroll. You pass by your local florist and think, “Man! Those are some beautiful flowers. Too bad there’s not really a reason for me to buy some…”

Think again! Flowers aren’t just for special occasions! Here are our top 10 reasons you should send flowers, no matter what day it is. [Read more…]

Annuals VS Perennials: What’s the Difference?

What do annuals and perennials have to do with flowers from your florist? Understanding the difference between the two will help explain why some of your favorite flowers are more easily found during some parts of the year, and why some flowers are almost always available. [Read more…]

5 Flowers to Send on International Women’s Day

Women have made great strides since the early 1900’s. This isn’t only in the United States, but all over the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8th, is a global celebration of all the achievements of women. Flowers are often sent to commemorate this day, so why not send a bouquet full of flowers that represent strength, liberty, and admiration? [Read more…]

5 Gorgeous Valentine’s Day Arrangements

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

2016 Color of the Year Flowers

Last month, Pantone announced the color of the year for 2016. For the first time, it was the blending of two shades: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Looking for flowers in the year’s colors? Here is a quick guide so you can head to your local florist for an arrangement in the new year shades.

Serenity and Rose Quartz

Both of these colors give the feeling of peace and gentleness. Perfect for an intimate spring wedding or for a “just because” arrangement for an old friend! This combination of colors  make a beautiful bouquet of blooms that will make a loved one smile!

Flowers in 2016 Colors

Here are some flowers you can mention to your florists that are close to this year’s colors:

  • Pale Pink Asiatic Lilies
  • Pink Spray Roses
  • Blue Delphinium
  • Misty Blue Limonium
  • Blue Lilac
  • Blue Hydrangea

Head to your local florist today and have them create a beautiful arrangement in Serenity and Rose Quartz!

Flower Spotlight – Gerbera Daisy

The Gerbera Daisy is the 5th most popular flower in the world. This flower comes in a variety of bright and pastel colors, making it perfect for any occasion.

Origins & Symbolism

The Gerbera Daisy was first discovered by a Scotsman named Robert Jameson near Barberton, South Africa. It was found in 1884, but it wasn’t until 40 years later that this type of daisy was cultivated. The scientific name for this flower is Gerbera Jamesonii, named after the German botanist Traugott Gerber and Robert Jameson. Other names include African Daisy, Barberton Daisy and Transvaal Daisy.

The Gerbera Daisy is a symbol of innocence, purity and cheerfulness. It is a member of the family of daisies, asters and sunflowers. Legend has it that the Gerbera is a symbol for modesty. According to the legend, a nymph, so incredibly beautiful, was never left alone by suitors. She was so tired of being followed that one day the nymph, in order to have peace, decided to turn herself into a Gerbera Daisy.

To Consider

It’s better to plant Gerbera Daisies in areas where it will get full to partial sunlight. Gerberas aren’t affected by high temperatures and can stand harsh sunlight. In cooler months, like November through May, make sure to only water when the soil becomes dry. This will ensure the flower’s growth is successful.

Note: The ASPCA listed Gerbera Daisies as non-toxic. They pose no danger to cats, dogs, or horses.

Availability

Gerbera Daisies come in many different colors. From orange to soft creams or blushes, each color holds a special meaning of beauty. Bright colors radiate positive energy and soft breams whisper innocence. In the United States, California and Florida produce a great amount of Gerbera flowers, but Netherlands and Columbia are the primary distributors of the cut version. These flowers often measure 7 inches across and remain fresh for 7-14 days, making them great for centerpieces and bridal bouquets.

Head to your local florist today and select a beautiful arrangement of Gerbera Daisies. You will be stunned by their beauty! Check back with the Bloomin’ Blog for more flower spotlights!

Flower Spotlight – Ranunculus

There is beauty in everything coming from nature, but Ranunculus flowers simply go above and beyond expectations. With their incredibly radiant colors, it is true to say that they will brighten anyone’s day!

Origins and Symbolism
Ranunculus are best known as Buttercup Flowers, but some may also know them as Coyote’s Eyes. Legend has it that the Native American mythological figure “Coyote” was throwing his eyes up in the air and catching them every time, when suddenly “Eagle” snatched them. Coyote not being able to see grabbed two buttercups creating a pair of new eyes, allowing him to see the beauty of this world once again.

This isn’t the only legend surrounding this beautiful flower. Another legend tells of a shy, handsome Persian prince who lived longing to declare his love for a nymph. Not being able to do so, he died of heartbreak and turned into a giant Ranunculus flower.

Turban Buttercup is another alternative name for this flower. It derives from a species that originated in the Middle East. The Victorian meaning of Ranunculus is “you are rich in attractions,” making this a very romantic flower choice.

To Consider
Ranunculus use a lot of energy for they produce complex, multi-petal flowers. Make sure to add all purpose fertilizer when you plant them and every two weeks supplement with half strength fertilizer while the plants are growing.

Also note that these flowers are poisonous when eaten fresh by cats, dogs, horses and cows. They contain juices that can irritate or damage their digestive systems. So, make sure to keep you little friends away from these blooms.

Avalability
Ranunculus come in a variety of vibrant colors such as yellow, red, pink, orange, copper, and white with dark or yellow centers. Once cut, these flowers last for a week. This makes them perfect for bridal bouquets or centerpieces. They are most popular in the mild-winter regions of the South and West.

If you want to put your hands on these beautiful flowers, head to your local florist today! Check back with the Bloomin’ Blog for more tips on flowers!

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