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Flower Spotlight: Poinsettia

The Poinsettia is an icon of Christmas and can be found in many homes across the United States during the holidays. Do you know why the Poinsettia is associated with Christmas? Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful flower and how it became so popular!

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Holiday Party Decorating Ideas

Getting together with friends and family is tradition for many during the holiday season. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to start preparing for your holiday party! Keep reading to learn the latest decorating trends and tips this holiday season. From D.I.Y. custom card holders to show-stopping centerpieces, these festive decor items will wow your guests!

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Your Christmas Guide To Evergreens

The holidays are coming up fast and it’s time to put up your last-minute decorations! We put together a quick guide on how you can incorporate these three evergreens into your holiday decor.

If you are looking for the smells and textures of Christmas, then look no further than the three popular holiday greens: Fir, Pine, and Cedar.

Fir

Firs are very fragrant and shiny evergreens with dark green needles. Two popular firs are the Douglas Fir, which has beautiful soft needles, and the Pacific Silver Fir, which have a silvery-white color under its needles.

Pine

Pines are known for their bright green color and long needles. The Princess Pine is popular due to its soft texture. The shore pine has long needles and small pine cones that add to the overall rustic look.

Cedar

The Port Orford Cedar is the most popular of cedars and it is recognized by its long stems and lacy tips. It is also one of the most long-lasting greens. It maintains its vitality and color for many weeks.

If you are looking to incorporate these wonderful evergreens in your holiday decor, head to your local florist for a beautiful holiday design!

Floral Magic For New Year’s Day

Chill Out

The old year is fading away as a new one finally begins to push its way through the soil. All those good things (and maybe a few not so good things) from the last 52 weeks are drawing to a close leaving nothing but opportunity and newness of life ahead. So what’s the best way to celebrate this new dawning? Flowers, of course!

Floral StunnerEarly Spring FlingWinter Dreams

An Explosion of Color

Flowers are infinitely versatile. They are capable of expressing deep emotion, but they can also showcase the life of the party. (And what’s New Year’s Eve without a party?)

So even if you don’t have access to the cool, fire-based fireworks in your area, you can still get an explosion of color with flowers from your local florist. They make a gorgeous display of breathtaking beauty, and the perfect gift for any friend or loved one. (Feel free to provide the sound effects yourself. Pop … zoom … bang!)

Loving Local

As always when buying flowers, you want to head down to your corner flower shop. The folks there not only work hard to bring you the most beautiful arrangements available, the value is sure to be better than anything you’d find online.

And the opportunity to speak with your flower designer and plan your arrangement face-to-face cannot be overstated. You know you’re getting exactly what you want … every time!

This year, before you head to the party, don’t forget to stop by your local florist and pick up some flowers!

DIYers, Florists & Flowers – Creating Amazing Holiday Decor

You have the stuffing, the pumpkin pie and the turkey. What’s missing? Seasonal decorations to enhance your holiday table. This year, use the only simple Thanksgiving table decoration that achieves the ultimate in holiday decor: flowers!

Do It Yourself Flowers (With A Little Help)

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

When creating your own table decor, you can find decorations and flowers at your local florist. But flowers aren’t the only items you can purchase from your florist. You can also find fun and colorful accessories, like gourds, berries and other seasonal options like cornucopia baskets or pumpkin-shaped vases. Whatever matches the rest of your decor, your florist can help you find what you need. When it comes to DIY and table decorations, they will be happy to help you as much or as little as you want.

Tip: Make sure to meet with your florist ahead of time so they can offer suggestions and advice on your decorating ideas.

Holiday Decoration Ideas

Vintage wheat table decor

Draw inspiration from your own backyard. Gather fallen leaves, pinecones and greenery to add to the fall-colored daisies, lilies and bright sunflowers provided by your local florist. Thistles and berries are good autumn elements that intensify the “pulled from the garden” look. For a rustic down-home effect, try putting all of your flowers in a decorative clay pot.

A bundle of barley or wheat wrapped in shiny copper wire can also look very autumnal sitting on plates or arranged with your tablescape flower offerings. Make sure to shake the loose bits out before using the grains on the table, or you’ll end up with a bit of a mess. Don’t forget the chrysanthemum!

Used by itself as a potted plant or as cut flowers in a centerpiece arrangement, this flower is the epitome of fall and Thanksgiving.

floral-bouquet

You Don’t Have To Do It Alone

Creating your own Thanksgiving table decor doesn’t mean you can’t rely on the experts for help. Your local florist can provide the quality flowers and expert advice you need to wow your guests this Thanksgiving holiday.

With a little help and before you know it, there’ll be a fall flower extravaganza to go with the bounty already on your table.

Valentine’s Day At Your Local Flower Shop

Valentine’s week is in FULL SWING right now. (If you haven’t ordered your flowers yet, what are you waiting for!?) Local florists all over the country have decked out their store interiors in all the colors of love. Red hearts, chocolates, stuffed animals and, of course, flowers abound! We asked our florist friends on Facebook to give us a peek into their stores.

The Valentine's Day interior of La Pine Florist, La Pine OR

The Valentine’s Day interior of La Pine Florist, La Pine OR

East Coast Florist, Chelmsford MA

Who doesn’t want to visit this Valentine’s Day wonderland at East Coast Florist, Chelmsford MA?

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Happy Kwanzaa!

Flowers for Kwanzaa Celebrations Flowers For Kwanzaa "Ruby Red Regalia" Vase Arrangement

Make your Kwanzaa celebration beautiful and memorable this year with a special flower arrangement in the traditional Kwanzaa colors of red, green and black. Kwanzaa celebrations last 7 days; observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.

Kwanzaa Decor

Celebrating Kwanzaa means focusing on family and community, so you know there’s going to be food involved. Why not decorate your food table with a beautiful arrangement of Kwanzaa flowers? Talk to your florist about ways to interpret the Principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba) for the arrangement. For instance, you might have a candle with two or more wicks to represent Unity (Umoja).

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a unique celebration that really bonds a family and community together. During the week of Kwanzaa, observers light candles for each of the 7 days. The candles are displayed in a candle holder called, Kinara and are usually surround by 7 symbols. The main colors of Kwanzaa are derived from the Pan-African flag. However, all bright colors are welcome. No matter what your race, religion or background, the principles of Kwanzaa are values we can all support. They not only are building blocks for ourselves, our family and community, but serve to reinforce and enhance them.

For more information on Kwanzaa: the principles, colors & symbols, click here.

Turn Holiday Frazzle Into Holi-dazzle!

Send Holidazzle with flowers from your local florist

In the last few years Christmas style has changed dramatically. We’ve moved away from the traditional green and red to something completely unique. You now see Christmas trees in every color, holiday decorations in all sorts of styles, and so much more non-traditional decor than ever before.

Holiday Sparkle Christmas FlowersTurn Holiday Frazzle Into Holi-dazzle!

Who says holiday flowers still have to be traditional red and green? This year, ask your florist to create a holiday arrangement in yours or the giftee’s favorite colors! You can combine brightly c0lored flowers with matching ornaments and other holiday decor. What a great Christmas gift for that oh-so-hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

Ritz & Glitz Holiday Centerpiece

Go even bigger with your holiday flower arrangements and order a custom-designed holiday centerpiece in your favorite colors and styles. If your style is very specific, bring your own decor accessories to your local florist to create a 100% custom centerpiece just for you. You might choose ultra-modern style ornaments to be arranged with lush tropical flowers in electric colors. Or you may bright, shimmery teal ornaments with rustic branches and snow-coated evergreens to create a semi-natural, yet stylish Christmas design. The limit is your imagination, but if you’re short on creativity, your local florist is sure to help you out!

How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?

Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend! You’ve probably already made plans for a trip to the lake or some other outing with the family. Sure, you’ve made your picnic list and checked it twice… but what ways are you truly celebrating Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a day to honor soldiers who gave their lives in all wars. It is our time to honor the nation’s fallen military men and women. We all know someone who has given their time and even their life to this country, whether it be a grandpa, aunt, uncle or friend, they deserve to be remembered as heroes.

Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day Heroes

  • Visit a Hero – If you have a family member or friend who has paid the ultimate hero’s price, honor them by visiting their graveside. Order patriotic flowers to celebrate their special day.
  • Red White & Blue Theme – If you’re Memorial Day weekend schedule is jam-packed with activities already, red, white and blue party decorations will help keep our heros in everyone’s thoughts.
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Jazz Up your Christmas Decor With A Little “Holidazzle” From Your Florist

Send Holidazzle with flowers from your local florist

By now you’ve probably got all of your Christmas decor up, shopping mostly done, and are looking forward to the last of the holiday parties. Have you gotten a hostess gift yet? If not, your florist has you covered! Skip the busy mall and visit your local flower shop for the best selection of holiday flowers and gifts.Think flowers are a bit old fashioned? Think again!! Contemporary Christmas floral styles are incredible and will have your hostess’ jaw on the floor!

From traditional red and green, to bright and colorful, your florist can do it all! Going to a themed Christmas party, or know the specifics of your hostess’s decor? It’s not to late to order something completely custom! (But you better hurry)

Need a last-minute gift for the person who has everything? Flowers of course! Order now and your florist will take care of all the hard work for you! Your beautiful Christmas arrangement will be delivered right to their door. No wrapping, on time and hassle free — what could be better than that!?

Just check out these DAZZLING styles:

Contemporary Christmas Fun Christmas Flower Arrangement  Contemporary Christmas Flowers

Flower Shop Network is dedicated to helping you connect with your local florist. When you select any arrangement on our website, you instantly are connected with the closest florist in your area. You can also use our handy florist finder to find your florist directly! Either way, we encourage you to use a real florist; it’s the best deal for you and your community!

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