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June Card Messages ’17

June is the official start of summer. Bright days and balmy nights. Send some flowers to share the sunshine this month and celebrate summer with some of these hot card messages!  [Read more…]

Celebrate Summer With Flowers!

Summer is a time for basking in the sunlight, enjoying long walks at the park, beach trips, and cooling off in the pool. School is out and it’s time to relax, recharge and spend time with family. It’s also the perfect time of year for gorgeous flowers. Today is officially the first day of summer and we have some beautiful flower arrangements to start your summer right!

Who doesn’t love waking up to a bright blooming floral centerpiece adorning their kitchen table?  Enjoy nature all day long by bringing the outdoors in. Here are five arrangements that will compliment your home and give it a warm summer feeling.

1. Summer Song
With yellow tulips, peach roses, and blue iris this stunning bouquet lights up a room.

2. Bring on the Happy
This red, yellow and pink arrangement is a crowd favorite. The hot pink gerberas and yellow lilies instantly bring a smile!

3. Lemon Drop Roses
Capture the sunshine with this gorgeous arrangement. You can’t go wrong with blooming yellow roses. This arrangement looks great on a window sill or in an area with natural light.

4. Jubilation!
Add some color to a space with this summer arrangement. The purple carnations and lavender stock give this design a beautiful calming feeling.

5. Hooray for Summer!
This arrangement stands tall and welcomes the warm summer weather. The beautiful bicolored orange circus roses and red mini carnations sing a sweet summer song.

Summer is definitely the season for flowers, and as always, the best place to get those flowers is from your local florist. Pick one of our favorite summer arrangements or customize a design just for you. If you have a vision for it, your local florist can create it.

Find a local florist near you and order your favorite bouquet today!


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7 Yellow Summer Arrangements

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Bring sunshine to your home with these bright yellow summer blooms. These seven fresh arrangements are guaranteed to light up your space. Embrace the energy of bright summer days by bringing the outside, in!

1. Sunny Flower PatchThis adorable basket is a flower-lover favorite with yellow gerberas, alstroemeria, and cushion poms.

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Flower Spotlight: Heather

Summer is here and so are this season’s flowers! Heather is a beautiful and versatile evergreen shrub whose blooms look great in any arrangement. Here is a brief history about this lovely plant.

Origins and Symbolism

Colluna vulgaris, better known as Heather, is native to Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Russia, and northern North America. In Scotland, however, Heather is one of the national flowers, growing across an estimate of five million acres of moorland and hills. Legend has it that Heather only grows on land where blood hasn’t been shed.

Heather is the flower of unbridled passion and protection. White Calluna is a symbol of luck and known to be very effective. Often it is said that Heather opens portals to the faery world and that Fae of this flower are attracted mostly to shy people.

Medicinal Properties

Heather isn’t just beautiful to the eye, but a very effective herbal medicine too! Here are some of its benefits:

  • Add the flowering tips to a bath to tone muscles and soothe rheumatic pain.
  • Heather has antiseptic and diuretic properties.
  • Treats nervousness and anxiety, cardiac palpitations, migraines, digestive issues, poisoning, blindness, arthritis, coughs and problems associated with menstruation.
  • Because of the diuretic properties, it serves as an internal cleanser and detoxifier.
Availability

Heather blooms in pink, white, lavender, magenta, purple, amethyst, red and many shades of green. Tones of copper, gold and silvery gray are not too common, but are also available. This shrub gives a boost of color to any wedding centerpiece. White Heather is commonly used by brides on their bouquets as a token for good luck.

Heather is one of those plants that does a little bit of everything! Head to your local florist and fall in love with the beautiful tiny blooms on this delicate plant.

August Newsletter: Keeping It Classy

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The kids put on their backpacks. Mom and Dad give them a lift or make sure they get on the bus without incident. Teachers stare across their classrooms at a sea of new faces, excited to educate fresh, young minds. What’s missing from these images? Flowers! In a stressful first few weeks, a beautiful bouquet or magnificent arrangement can do wonders, and every person in this scenario is deserving.

So whether you’re a student, a parent, a teacher or just friends with some, give the gift of flowers and keep school classy!

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July Newsletter: Pick Up Some Summer Sunshine

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Summer is a beautiful time of year, and that makes it the perfect time for flowers!

As the temperature heats up and Mother Nature spreads her wings, florist shops are filled to bursting with beautiful summer blooms. It’s the perfect time to stop by and pick up a creative arrangement for your significant other or even for yourself. After all, there’s nothing like fresh cut flowers adorning your breakfast table or sitting by your bedside when you wake. So head on out to your local florist shop and pick up some summer sunshine!

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Flowers: The Perfect Gift for Any Occasion

It’s your mom’s birthday!

The next door neighbor just had a baby!

You’re invited to a backyard barbecue!

These or any number of other life events, celebrations or parties happen everyday. And what do they have in common? What one thread wends through them all? The need to bring a gift, of course! When just showing up isn’t an option, what do you do?

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Flowers Always Fit the Bill

There’s no need to wrack your brain to think of the perfect gift when flowers always fit the bill. What makes them perfect for any situation?

Flowers are:

  • Always in style
  • Infinitely customizable
  • Used for home decoration
  • Worn for personal decoration
  • The perfect thing to brighten someone’s day

There’s a reason flowers are traditionally used at weddings, on first dates, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, beside hospital beds and at funerals. These gorgeous gifts of nature provide amazing decoration that can’t be matched. They symbolize new love, deep passion and even embody sizzling romance when the occasion calls for it. Flowers can offer comfort and support in a time of emotional distress and provide a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dreary day. In fact, there’s little flowers can’t do!

Support Your Local Florist

And that includes help out the local economy! Every time you walk into your local florist shop to buy that next floral masterpiece, you’re not only getting a beautiful piece of local art, you’re supporting a local business. And the best part? The flowers you get from that local shop are sure to be fresh cut and hand-arranged, and you will have the opportunity to get that arrangement customized to fit your specific need!

So when you find yourself searching for the perfect gift, remember your local florist and the beauty they offer. And it doesn’t matter why you need the gift. Flowers are perfect for any occasion!

 

July Flower Spotlight: Sunflower

When you think of Summer, think of the sunflower!

Aptly named, the sunflower not only looks like a mini replica of the sun, but it is also heliotropic. That means its buds and leaves follow the sun as it travels across the sky. Once a bud has fully bloomed, it no longer follows the sun and instead always faces East where the sun rises every morning. The sunflower is native to the Americas, but that hasn’t impacted its rich history and symbolism.

Sunflower History

Remember WhenThe sunflower was first discovered by Europeans when they discovered the Americas. Native Peruvians worshiped the sunflower as a symbol of the Incan sun god and their priestesses would wear clothing adorned with sunflower representations recreated in solid gold. Other Native American cultures worshiped the sunflower in their own ceremonies as well as used it as an important food source. Its seeds were supposed to represent strength and endurance and they would often place those seeds on graves of those who had recently died. [Read more…]

Make Summer Sizzle with Flowers

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Perhaps you’re looking to start a new relationship, or you’re just trying to kindle the flames on an existing one. Maybe things are wonderful and you’re just looking for a way to keep the home fires burning. No matter your relationship status or its current state, flowers are always the best way to heat things up. 

The Power of the Flower

They say that love is the universal language, but I say that language is most easily communicated in flowers. Want to express your passion? A few red blooms will send an unmistakable message. Do you want to exhibit a more chaste expression of love? White flowers represent honesty, innocence and purity. What if you are looking to show happiness and joy? Orange flowers are the choice for you.

Pink expresses innocence, playfulness, and sensitivity while yellow exudes trust, compassion and respect. Blues speak to serenity and intimacy, perfect for the long-standing couple wishing to express their mature love.

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The Lure of Local

If the goal is gorgeous flowers that will take his or her breath away, you want to contact your local florist. She will not only provide you with amazing, fresh cut flowers, but she can produce a heart-stopping arrangement sure to raise the temperature a few degrees. These local flower artists are exactly what you need to make the perfect gift for the one you love.

Don’t be satisfied with lukewarm. Make your summer sizzle!

Celebrate Summer with Flowers

Summer Love

The summer solstice happens on June 21st!

Summer is the perfect time to bask in the glorious sunshine, warm weather and always present beauty of nature. It’s the season for grass stains on your knees, dirt in your hair and a smile on your face. It’s for cookouts, family reunions and white, sandy beaches, as well as an excellent opportunity to indulge in some camping, water-sports and the good old American past time, baseball.

It’s also the perfect time of year for gorgeous flowers. Either grown in your garden at home or purchased from your local florist, there is no better way to show some summer love.

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The Perfect Compliment to Summer

If you’re looking for an excellent decoration for your home, look no further than your local florist. Flowers are a beautiful and natural compliment to summer, and your local florist can put together some absolutely fantastic centerpieces for your table, arrangements for your living area or floral accents for your kitchen. Who doesn’t love waking up to fresh cut flowers adorning the breakfast table?

As you can see, there’s no better way to glory in nature’s beauty than flowers. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the beginning of summer, and all season long, with gorgeous blooms from your local florist!