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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!


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 – 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

Florist Friday Recap 2/16 – 2/22: Spring Is Coming

It’s Friday! Time for our favorite post of the week, the Friday Recap! We have some incredible flower arrangements in today’s lineup created by real local florists all across the country. You can tell florists are READY for SPRING!! We have lots of fun, spring colors in every design! So, let’s get on with the pictures!

Spring Every Day Flowers

Cute bubble bowl design by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH Mixed floral arrangement by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

Mixed floral arrangements by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

Daisy design by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

Daisy design by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

“Gorgeous, mixed Valentine’s Vases!”

Vibrant daisy design by Eleventh Hour Flowers, Caldwell ID

Vibrant daisy design by Eleventh Hour Flowers, Caldwell ID

“This was our favorite this week!”

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However Long The Winter, Spring Will Soon Follow

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. Those are re-assuring words to us all as we shiver through the last leg of winter. According to groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, earlier this month, spring will be arriving early. However, the weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating.

At any rate, spring is guaranteed to follow the cold of winter. You might have already noticed a few yellow heads of daffodils perking up early already. Why not spring into spring early with spring flowers?

The winter blues can really get you down; bounce back early by ordering spring flowers for yourself and your family. Sure, it may sound a little cheesy, but it works!

Yellow Spring Tulips Yellow Spring Flowers Spring Green Flowers

Click on any of the above pictures of flowers to see our spring flower collection and be connected with a real local florist in your area. You can also use our handy local florist finder to find a genuine local flower shop in your city.

Savor Spring

Savor Spring

The last days of spring are upon us; summer officially begins on June 20th.

While it already feels like summer in a lot of places, it’s not official yet! Why not celebrate the remaining days of spring while you can? This year is going by quick enough, it’s time to settle down and pay more attention to the changing seasons.

5 Ways You Can Savor Spring

  • Ordering Spring Flowers – You know I have to suggest it, but it’s true! Nothing shouts SPRING more than spring flowers. Don’t think you have to send them to anyone either, order them as a treat for you and your family. However, if you have a friend who needs a boost in spirits, spring flowers are the way to go!
  • Spring Picnic – While you can enjoy these in summer, it’s often too hot. Spring is the perfect time for picnics and family get-togethers. [Read more…]

Miniature Flower Arrangements? Okay!

Miniature Flower Arrangement

Some of the first flowers of spring come from tiny grasses. As I walk my dog every day, I always notice new types of grass flowers that only get the chance to bloom between mowings. The tiny, yet beautiful flowers foreshadow all the colorful blooms of spring. As florists, it’s easy to overlook these little gems. They simply cannot be used in floral design… or can they? Above is my attempt at trying!

For the miniature flower arrangement above,  I used violets, Johnny jump-ups (as we call them in the South), Pepper weed (as my grandmother called them), and Popcorn weed (What I call it because the seeds pop out when you touch it). For the vase, I used the lid to a spray bottle, I think it was a spray hair conditioner bottle. To control the flower placement, I actually cut a piece of tape into strips and made a grid across the open top of the ‘vase’. I put a few dimes into the vase to keep it weighted. From the quarter next to it, it was only about 2 inches tall.

What could you do with a tiny flower arrangement like this? I have no idea! It is so small, it’s hard to notice as decoration. However, I sat it on my vanity near a tiny mirror so that I could enjoy it as I was getting ready in the mornings. I can’t help but love anything miniature, and this was just impossible not to attempt!

I’m sure our florists would have lots of ideas of how to use such a tiny floral design. Maybe they will take the challenge and try to make their own mini arrangement? *wink wink, nudge nudge* If so, I’ll add the pictures to this post!