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Setting Your Table for Spring

Photo Courtesy: Aiken House & Gardens

Spring will be here in a few short days! Nature will be coming into bloom which makes this a wonderful time to decorate your home for the new season. One of the best things about spring? Fresh flowers! Take advantage of those blossoms that are only available during this time of year and freshen up your home with a gorgeous centerpiece. [Read more…]

March Card Messages ’17

March marks the beginning of Spring. A time for new beginnings and creating new memories. Whether you are sending flowers for St. Patrick’s Day, or just because, we have a card message that will make your gift even more memorable. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers March ’17

Put a spring in your step, and have the number to your local florist handy, because the reasons to send flowers in March will have you jumping for joy! [Read more…]

Spring Flower Arrangements You Need

It’s time to break out the shorts and loose the jackets because it’s finally springtime! Bring the blooming outdoors inside this season with these beautiful spring flower arrangements. Browse through some of our favorite arrangements and find the perfect flowers to brighten up your home.

Spring is in the Air
This floral arrangement is guaranteed to light up a room with its beautiful pink tulips, pink gerbera, yellow daffodils, pink spray roses, purple button poms, and yellow solidago flowers. This floral combination is great to display in the kitchen where family and friends gather.

 

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Spring Wedding Floral Inspiration

With winter just around the corner, now is the time to hit the spring wedding planning hard! Here is a great post from HeyWeddingLady.com featuring some beautiful floral design inspiration for spring Weddings!

Photo courtesy of HeyWeddingLady.com

Unique Floral Design Inspiration for Spring Weddings!
by HeyWeddingLady.com

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking, I know. But in the midst of one of the strangest winters I’ve ever experienced – with record breaking sunny days in the West while the East Coast is buried in snow – I thought a round up of unique floral design ideas would get everyone in the mood for spring!

To read the full article from HeyWeddingLady.com,  click the link below! Don’t forget to call your local florist to help you plan your wedding flowers!

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Give Flowers for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, and we have the perfect gift idea. You guessed it … flowers!

Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is a yearly commemoration when events are held to show support for environmental protection. It began in 1970 and has been going strong ever since, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. The popularity of this day, and the worldwide awareness of the need for environmental protection, is only growing larger each year.

Earth Day’s importance cannot be overstated. There is no doubt that environmental awareness has grown tremendously since the 1970’s, and Earth Day deserves some credit for that fact.

Early Spring MorningGarden of GratitudeButterfly Garden

Celebrating Flowers

This is the perfect day to go outside and plant a tree, start a garden or review your recycling plan.

It’s also the perfect day to give and receive flowers. Flowers are a physical and real-world example of why the environment needs protecting. They are a living product of nature that not only serves many extremely important purposes in the natural world, but also provides humanity with beautiful adornment, decoration and joy.

So this Earth Day, join in the activities, find another way to reduce your own environmental footprint and give your friends and loved ones some gifts of the natural world. This Earth Day, give flowers.

Flower Spotlight: Gerber Daisies

For this month’s spotlight, in honor of the first official day of spring on March 20th, we are highlighting the Gerber Daisy or Gerbera. Gerberas received their name from the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerber who died at the age of 33 in 1743. Exactly why this flower received Gerber’s name remains a mystery.

AvailabilityCelebrate the Day

The Gerber Daisy is kept on-hand at most flower shops, and is easily accessible year round. It is a popular flower, and so growers make it a priority, allowing florists to keep their stock levels high. It is a bright and colorful flower, blooming in every color except true blues and purples, and is the perfect gift for a first date or just to brighten someone’s day!

Care

These beautiful blooms will last a week or more in the vase, and so are excellent for fresh-flower bouquets. As with all cut flowers, in order to keep them looking fresh as long as possible you’ll want to keep them away from doorways or other areas of the home that will experience dramatic changes in temperature. If you want to pot them yourself, they prefer evenly moist soil, but not overly wet.

MeaningGerber Daisies

  1. Innocence – A meaning associated with all varieties of daisy.
  2. Purity – Another meaning attributed to all varieties of daisy.
  3. Cheerfulness – This one is specific to the Gerbera and is derived from the vast spectrum of colors in which this flower is available. A handful of brightly colored gerberas will lift anyone’s spirits!

There’s no need to search for a concrete reason to send these gorgeous flowers, they are wonderful for any occasion or no occasion at all!

Showers Bring May Flowers, But If Not, Give Your Florist A Call

Colors of Spring Through FlowersIt’s impossible not to love the feeling of spring. That first day when you are able to go outside without a jacket is always wonderful. When you can enjoy the night air without your teeth chattering, you know your heart feels light and free. It’s simply human nature to bask in this glorious season.

There is a part of spring that makes it somewhat difficult, however, and that is all the rain. They say April’s showers bring May flowers, and that is definitely true. The spring saturation enables summer flowers to grow with gusto. There are many spring flowers that don’t mind the showers: daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and irises. These perk their colorful heads up as soon as they feel the slightest amount of warmth.

Enjoy Spring Flowers Inside (Without the Rain)

Spring rain might stop you from enjoying spring flowers outside, but there is still a way to enjoy the colors of spring indoors. Simply contact your local florist and order yourself a bundle of spring! You can order something from their large selection of spring designs, or ask them to create something special just for you using their freshest spring flowers. Either way, flowers are the best way to enjoy this wonderful season.

Tiptoe Through Tulips This April

April Tulips

April already? The weather is just turning warm and the urge to get outside in the fresh air is becoming too strong to resist. The Latin name Aprilis is considered to come from the verb aperire meaning, “to open,” in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open.”

After a chilly winter with bare trees and the absence of flowers, it’s easy to see why spring is many people’s most favorite season. Tulips, irises, daffodils, hyacinths and all other flowers of spring are poking their brightly colored heads out for all to see. (April is also National Gardening Month.)

If you’re still waiting on your flowers to awaken from their winter slumber, why not order a bouquet of fresh spring flowers for your home? No need to wait for April’s showers to bring flowers in May with the help of your local florist. The Tip Top Tulip bouquet above is just one example of the many beautiful options for sending spring flowers.

Know someone who is unable to get out and see the emerging flowers themselves? Flowers are a great little pick-me-up that are sure to help anyone feel the joy of spring.

If you’re planning to send flowers for spring, always always always use a real local florist when sending.

First Day of Spring is March 20th – Celebrate Spring Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings more sunshine, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flowers everywhere.

Warsaw Equinox Festival PhotoThe first day of spring is also the Vernal equinox. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are both approximately 12 hours long, with daytime increasing afterwards. Spring is heralded by the blooming of deciduous magnolias, quince, tulips and daffodils. Life everyone seems to ‘spring forth’.

The celebration of spring takes place in all corners of the world — from India’s Holi color festival, to the hot air balloon festival at the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico, people everywhere celebrate this ancient solar holiday.

What do many of these celebrations have in common?

  • Spring Flowers – Flowers have been an steady constant in spring celebrations throughout time for people all across the globe. From the symbolic Easter lily that represents a person’s faith in western cultures, to gifts, offerings and blessings of flowers to gods and ancestors in many eastern cultures — flowers are an essential part of most spring celebrations.
  • Spring Cleaning – We do it every year to prepare for summer fun, and you know how great it makes you feel to clear out the junk that seems to pile up during the cold months. In many cultures, the spring clean is a crucial part of practicing their faith.

How can you celebrate spring?

  • Decorate your home – Use spring colors and lots of fresh flowers. Replace anything using dark, winter colors with a fresh new breath of spring.
  • Celebrate family heritage – Take some time to research how your ancestors might have celebrated the solar holiday. For instance, if you come from an ancient Celt background, you might light a bonfire to observe the ancient Gaelic spring festival of Imbolc, in honor your past.
  • Family reunion – That’s what they do in Japan for the vernal equinox, in addition to visiting family graves.
  • A day for Mom – Honor mom with springtime gifts, including flowers and plants. In many Arab countries, the period of the equinox is set aside to honor mothers. Yes, we have Mother’s Day for that, but why wait when you can double her joy?
  • Sunrise celebration – Throughout time, cultures all across the globe have celebrated during sunrise on the morning of the vernal equinox. Why not wake up a little early just to watch the sun rise, especially if the weather is warm enough?

There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the beginning of spring. Find your own way to welcome the new and highly anticipated season. If you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments below!

Photo via National Geographic