September: The Season For Sunflowers
No matter how hot it gets, summer is always a favorite time of year. The outdoor fun, cookouts, shorts and flip flops — what’s not to love? As summer draws to a close, its easy to catch the blues. This year, savor summer til the very last drop.
A great way to do this is by bringing the joy of summer indoors to enjoy at all times. How? Sunflowers! The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape is often used to represent the sun. Adding sunflowers to your decor will bring you happiness and warm-summer feelings during all hours of the day. They are also a great decor addition as we descend into fall.
Think of where you could use a little sunshine, perhaps the office? Of course! Pamper yourself with a little sun; send yourself sunflowers! It’s okay to spoil yourself once in a while.
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What Do You Get A Gold-Medal Gymnast? Puppy Flowers!
Like many others this August, I couldn’t get enough of the Summer Olympics. Not only was I watching, I was keeping up with my favorite athletes on social media. One of my favorites to follow is McKayla Maroney, the American gold medal gymnast. Recently, she posted, “NO WAY.. puppy flowers!! tooo cute” in response to receiving a puppy flowers arrangement! That’s right, McKayla Maroney loves puppy flowers! (But who can resist their cuteness?)
Although a special request, puppy flowers are available at many flower shops across the nation. This is a great gift for girls from 5 to 50.
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Take Her Breath Away – Bring Home Roses Tonight
Take her breath away by bringing home the beauty and romance of roses, the traditional gift of romance. Your local florist will always have exactly what you need to show your sweetie how much she means to you. It’s so easy to stop by your flower shop on the way home from work and pick up a bouquet in her favorite color.
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Facebook Friday: August Favorites
We recently started a Friday recap of all the wonderful posts and pictures from active florists on our Facebook Page. It’s been so much fun seeing all the completely different designs every day. We hope you enjoy these favorites and continue through to see more from each Friday this month:
Monday Morning Flowers,
Fort Worth TX
Buds & Blossoms,
See all Facebook Recap pictures in these posts:
- Recap 7/28 – 8/3: World-Class Florals
- Recap 8/4 – 8/10: Truly Inspiring
- Recap 8/11 – 8/17: Back to School
- Recap 8/18 – 8/24: Ritz & Glitz Summer Florals
FSN was on the road a lot during the month of August. So many great florist conventions, and you’re in luck, we had a camera ready!
- The Tennessee State Florist Association Convention was held in Franklin TN this year.
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- The North Carolina State Florist Association Convention was in Greensboro, NC. Don’t miss our pictures from “Fantasies, Dream, Imagine and Create.”
- The Arkansas Florist Association hosted their 60th Diamond Jubilee celebration as well as the Mid-America Cup Competition this year in Hot Springs AR.
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We always have a great time when visiting florist shows and conventions. Seeing our florist friends who we rarely see once a year, as well as fresh faces of the industry is always an exciting time. We hope to see you at our next stop!
Flower Ideas For September Birthdays
For an September birthday, celebrate the end of summer with warm colors and a mix of summer and fall flowers. Office flowers are an instant mood changer, and bright, cheery flowers always do the trick!
How do you send flowers for a September birthday?
The official birthday flower for September is the aster. It’s a cute little accent flower, but when sent for a September birthday, the aster makes a big impact! Ask your florist to add extra asters for your September birthday buddy! Below are examples of beautiful arrangements with asters you can send from your local florist.
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