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Personalities & Flowers: The Commander (ENTJ)

The Commander is decisive and loves accomplishment. They gather information to shape their own creative visions, but rarely hesitate before acting on them. They’re natural-born leaders, embodying the gifts of charisma, confidence, and authority. Commanders are able to draw crowds together behind a common goal. Looking for the perfect flowers to send an ENTJ? We know just the ones! [Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Freesia

With its sweet fragrance and colorful look, this flower is perfect for weddings, showing friendship, and making any arrangement gorgeous. Learn more about the history and meaning behind the freesia flower. [Read more…]

Scientists Have Discovered a NEW Flower

Last month on a Polynesian island, a team led by a renowned scientist, Dr. F. Rizzle, discovered a rare flower. Sponsored by Walker University, the team had been working on the island to collect data of plants and flowers that could have potential healing elements. [Read more…]

Flower Spotlight: Poppy

The poppy is one of the flowers with the most history and meaning. They were used by doctors for centuries to treat patients and often served as inspiration to poets. No flower compares to this beauty, not even the rose!

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Helpful Hints for Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets are a great way to quickly beautify outdoor spaces. Petunias, begonias, moss rose, fuschia, sweet potato vines, pansy, the list of annuals, perennials, and green plants for hanging baskets is a long one! The care for your baskets will vary depending on what types of plants you have, but there are some general guidelines you can follow to help you keep your outdoor hanging baskets beautiful all summer long. [Read more…]

7 Houseplants You Probably Won’t Kill

Do you love the extra greenery that plants bring to a space but don’t have the patience to care for a houseplant? Don’t give up just yet! We’ve compiled a list of seven low-maintenance plants that are perfect for newbie houseplant owners. They’re durable and can withstand a little neglect every once in awhile.

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Mosquito Repellent Plants

Get rid of those pesky mosquitoes so you can finally enjoy a nice evening outside! Keep reading to see what natural plants and flowers are pros at keeping mosquitoes away.

Marigolds

Marigolds are known to repel mosquitoes and even rabbits. Marigolds prefer full sunlight so place your potted plants near open entries to your home. Marigolds contain a compound commonly used in insect repellents called, Pyrethrum. Not only will this plant work as a great barrier for your outdoor spaces but it will be beautiful addition to your home.

Lavender

The sweet scent of lavender is pleasing to our noses but works as a strong deterrent for mosquitoes. This herb is also known to repel fleas and moths. Some people even make their own natural insect repellent with lavender leaves.

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Emotional Power of Flowers

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or worried? Our fast-paced lifestyle is taking its toll on our emotional health causing high levels of stress and anxiety. If you or someone you know is going through a tough season of life, considering sending them flowers to boost their mood! Science has proven that nature provides us with a simple way to improve mental health. According to research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the presence of flowers triggers positive emotional feelings and improves life satisfaction.

A group of behavioral scientists studied the link between flowers and lifetime satisfaction over a 10-month period. Dr. Haviland-Jones said, “Common sense tell us that flowers make us happy. Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.” Here are the three key findings from their study.

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Send Luck!

This Sunday don’t forget to send luck with St. Patrick’s Day flowers. This holiday is a great opportunity to encourage loved ones that need some extra support. If you know someone that’s changing jobs,  moving, or just going through a hard time, receiving a lucky green floral arrangement is sure to lift their spirits.

Choose your favorite green flowers to send or pick out a pretty green vase. Green plants are also always a great gift for that leprechaun on your list. Ask your florist if they can add some decorations like four-leaf clovers or a pot of gold to really get into the holiday spirit.

Remember you’re not just sending luck, you’re also showing how much you care.

If you need help writing your card message here are some clever ideas:

  • Wishing you all the luck of the Irish! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • I’m lucky to have a friend like you! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Find your local florist at our florist directory and send a lucky gift today!

Baby Shower Flowers

A new baby is on the way and now it is time to celebrate! Along with the honor of hosting your loved ones baby shower comes the challenge of finding the right flowers to compliment your theme and satisfy the mom-to-be. With hundreds of flower options and arrangements it’s difficult to know which flowers would look the best. Here are some flowers we suggest using to make any baby shower perfectly beautiful!

Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
Baby’s breath, also known as Gypsophila, is a simple delicate flower that symbolizes innocence and purity. This flower is extremely budget friendly and long-lasting. From necklaces, to centerpieces, to chandeliers this flower is so versatile it can be used for decoration in so many ways! This flower has the “just picked from the garden look” and is typically paired with light colored roses, carnations, or lisianthus.

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