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What Pairs Best with Rosé Wine?

May 22, 2018

Come May 1st, rosé becomes a staple in nearly every home across America — and for good reason. Wine lovers like that it’s not as heavy as red wine but still packs enough punch to bring out the flavors of grilled meats. If rosé will be gracing your brunch, lunch, or dinner table this summer (and it really should) make sure it’s adding to your meal by pairing it with the right foods.

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

What to Get Your Sister for Her Birthday

May 17, 2018

You borrow each other’s clothes, spend your nights talking about boys, and sometimes get in the occasional fight — that’s right, we’re talking about your sister! Through thick and thin, she’s the one person who has had your back since day one.

With her birthday coming up, don’t you think it’s only right to get your sister something stylish, sensible, heartfelt, or maybe a nice mix of all three? We think so! Celebrate the day your best friend came into this world by getting her something that’s perfect for her lifestyle and personality.

Three girls holding and laughing loud on a rooftop party.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Everything You Need to Know About Corsages and Boutonnieres

May 15, 2018
A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

It’s a good thing April showers bring May flowers, because with prom, graduation, and wedding season officially upon us, we’re going to need all the flowers we can get!

If this is your first time buying a corsage or boutonniere, or heck, the first time you’re hearing these words entirely, have no fear! Their names may sound a bit intimidating, but they’re somewhat of a right of passage to buy — so long as you know a few key things.

A close up of pretty corsages on the writs of teenage girls at their prom.

What’s a Corsage?

A corsage is a small bundle of flowers that women typically wear pinned to their tops or around their wrist at special occasions. From bridal parties to prom-goers, corsages hit their peak popularity around May and June. Continue Reading…

Floral Events & News

Royal Wedding Flower Predictions

May 5, 2018
Close-up photo from a bride holding her pink wedding bouquet

The wedding you’ve been dreaming about is almost here — no we’re not talking about your wedding, we’re talking about the royal wedding! In just a few weeks, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle and, quite literally, the eyes of the world will be on them.

If there’s one thing the royal family has become well versed with lately, it’s keeping every detail of a wedding secret. Not until the bride walks down the aisle will we all know what her dress looks like, how her hair is done, and, most importantly, what flowers she chose! That being said, there’s no reason why we can’t take a peek at her past flower preferences and share our predictions for what flowers she’ll choose.

Royal Flowers Throughout the Years

Before we talk about Meghan and Harry’s wedding, let’s take a minute to look back at all of the marvelous flowers that have come down the aisle before them.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100, $50, $30, and $10

May 2, 2018

From scraped knees as a kid to high school breakups, your mom has been there for you every step of the way. So when Mother’s Day comes around, you know it’s the perfect opportunity to turn the tables and show mom how much you care about her. And what’s the best way to do that? By giving her something that she’ll cherish and remember for a lifetime.

And because mom is the beautiful angel that she is, odds are she doesn’t want you breaking the bank for her sake. That’s why we’ve put together a list of crafts, gifts, and experiences you can excite mom with this Mother’s Day, no matter what your budget is.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018

When the pressure is on to get mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift, it can be hard to find something that seems good enough for the woman who gave you everything. But lucky for you, we’re here to take some of the pressure off of your shoulders. When it comes to mom, keep these three words in mind: thoughtful, personal, and beautiful.

All mom really wants this year is to know that she’s loved and appreciated. Make her feel like the luckiest mom in the world (and score some major brownie points) by getting her: Continue Reading…

Flowers in the Arts

Beautiful Flower Tattoos and What they Symbolize

April 19, 2018
Rose arm tattoo

From love and friendship to joy and happiness, flowers have held symbolic meaning since before the Victorian Era. So it’s no surprise that over the years, flowers have been incorporated into everything from jewelry to clothing, and most recently, tattoos. And while they certainly look stunning on men and women’s skin, flower tattoos have exploded in popularity over the past few years for reasons beyond just their beauty.

Across different cultures, religions, and beliefs, flowers hold deeply personal meanings. So whether you’re looking to add some new ink to your body art collection or are just curious about the meaning behind these masterpieces, we’ve broken down the most popular flower tattoos below. Continue Reading…

Fun Flower Facts

The Meaning Behind Our Favorite Floral Phrases and Sayings

April 13, 2018

When it comes to phrases that live at the tip of our tongues, we’re sure you’ve got some personal favorites that are the bee knees and sound as pretty as a peach. But being florists and all, we’re pretty partial to floral phrases — can you blame us? This season, why not add some of our favorite phrases and sayings into your vocabulary?

“Stop and smell the roses”

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Overworked? If so, it may be time to “stop and smell the roses.” This means it’s time to break away from your hectic schedule and take a minute to enjoy the little things in life and the beauty of nature. And while there’s no denying that we love the expression, studies show there is some scientific truth behind it! Spending time outdoors among nature has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.

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Fun Flower Facts

Perennial Flowers that Bloom all Spring Long

April 11, 2018
Hummingbird Feeding at Bleeding Heart Bloom

If there’s one thing that remains a constant in this world it’s that April showers always seem to bring May flowers. With spring fast approaching, many perennials can’t wait to break through their dirt beds and stretch their leaves out in the world.

If you’re looking to save time, money, and energy on your spring garden, perennials are certainly the way to go, because when it comes to the world of flowers, perennials are the gift that keeps on giving. Check out this list of perennial flowers that will bloom all spring long!

Lungwort

Don’t let its less-than-appealing name fool you — lungwort is a marvelous, flowering plant that blooms at the first sight of spring. Starting off pink, lungwort gradually transitions to a dark purple flower, before dying once the sweltering temperatures of summer arrive.

Why We Love Lungwort

  • It’s a strong plant that’s highly disease resistant.
  • Even in partially shaded areas, it flourishes well.
  • Rabbits, deer, and other plants tend to leave it alone.

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