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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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Picnic Time: Take Time to Smell the Roses

As we grow older, our summers are no longer long days in the sun, and we tend to hope that time will slow down. Now that our youthful days of running around, picking flowers and rope swings by the lake aren’t what they used to be, it’s time to relive these memories by arranging a picnic.

Plan a Pop-up Picnic!

Work and school is stressful, but if there is still some sun left in the day, why not enjoy it?

Enthusiasm BlossomsPlan a surprise date under a shady tree. Picnics combine our favorite things all in one: food, beautiful weather and conversation. You could even surprise your friends with a pop-up picnic! Who doesn’t love a surprise? This is especially good for a quick, yet romantic date. There are several ways to plan a picnic, but for those who are picnic planning-impaired I have a checklist prepared for you.

  • Bring a blanket. Make sure the blanket isn’t very important to you; grass stains can ruin grandmother’s quilt. Make sure the blanket does not have a fluffy texture. Grass, mud, bugs and other, outside items stick to the texture. It is unreasonably hard to wash. The best bet is to go with an old quit.
  • Plan favorite foods. This date is a great way to show how well you pay attention to details. Bring fresh fruit, sandwiches and drinks. P.S. Don’t forget napkins and utensils.
  • A quiet, shady place. The less noisy the environment is, the more conversation. This is the perfect time to let your personality shine through.
  • Picnic flowers. Flowers will make a beautiful centerpiece, this extra touch will lead to even more brownie points.

Kickstart Your Picnic With Flowers!

For an extra special touch, surprise your significant other with flowers at work with an invitation to a surprise dinner after work. She will be so surprised by the romantic gesture, the picnic will be easy to keep hidden.

Don’t let this summer fly by without creating memories that will last a lifetime. Make a spur of the moment trip to your favorite shady tree with your favorite person and a bouquet of flowers.

Add A Taste of the Tropics To Your Summer Luau With Tropical Flowers

Summer is finally here! Time for block parties, grilling, BBQs, pool parties and summer luaus. Who doesn’t love to get together with friends and eat food?! Summer luaus are always a huge hit! Don your grass skirt, break out those coconuts, crank up the Hawaiian music and you’ve got yourself a good time!

If you want your summer luau to be talked about for years to come, step up the decor and add some fresh tropical flowers!

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Tropical flowers are always so unique compared to the flowers we are used to from our gardens. Tropical Flower CenterpieceTheir intensely-colored blooms are sure to set off any summer luau centerpiece. Plus, cut tropical flowers generally last much longer than traditional flower arrangements.

Keep in mind, not all florists carry tropical flowers in their every day supplies (although a lot do!). Don’t fret, they can special order them just for your luau. Contact your florist at least 2 weeks ahead of your party, and they will be able to help you pick out the best tropicals to make your party a huge success.

Go beyond centerpieces and order fresh-flower leis. If you’ve never worn a fresh-flower lei, you don’t know what you’re missing! The heavenly smell of flowers never leaves your nose, and the colors rival anything plastic you can buy. You may think leis are only made in Hawaii, but your local florist might just surprise you with incredible lei-making skills of their own — just ask!


FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement for July


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This beautiful Yellow Aglow bouquet is beautiful and summery! With it’s yellow roses and daisies it is proudly the FSN Favorite for July. This would be a great addition to any summer party or picnic! The curly willow and ivy create a peaceful garden atmosphere and the bright yellow will definitely remind one of this sunny summer!

Summer is here to stay! Send summer flowers to a friend or use in your decor to celebrate the beginning of summer. Corporate picnics and family reunions aren’t complete without a beautiful a festive summer centerpiece! Yellow Aglow would be a perfect table topper!

Use Flower Shop Network’s handy 100% local florist directory to find your city florist and ask about the Yellow Aglow today!