19Nov 2018
The Connection of Love and Roses

There’s no flower more classically associated with love than a rose. In particular, red roses have come to signify passionate love, which is why they are the most popular flower gifted to romantic partners on Valentine’s Day. The connection between roses and love dates back to ancient times, and has strengthened over the centuries through […]

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15Nov 2018
What Flowers Are in Season in the Fall?

Flowers are so traditionally associated with spring, when plants come to life from their winter dormancy, or the summer, when warm days and long hours of sunshine beckon us outdoors, that it can be easy to forget these aren’t the only seasons when flowers are in bloom. One of the charms of working with flowers […]

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08Nov 2018
Best Flowers and Plants to Gift a Host

The holiday season is nearly here, and for many of us, the period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s can be a frantic whirl of preparations and celebrations. Part of the joy of this time of year comes from spending it with friends and family. When you’ve been invited to a get-together at someone else’s home, […]

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01Nov 2018
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Favorites

Whether you celebrate surrounded by family or amid your friends, Thanksgiving is a holiday that invites us to take a step back from the pressure of our hectic daily lives for a moment of togetherness. We reflect on the things we feel thankful for, the tangible and intangible blessings such as a roof over our […]

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19Sep 2018
History of the Lei

Gifting a flower lei is one of the most recognizable floral traditions, even for those who have never been to Hawaii. The custom was brought to the island chain by the ancient Polynesians, who navigated across the ocean in sailing canoes to settle there. With them they brought the art of adorning their bodies with […]

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30Jul 2018
Three Messages to Say with Flowers

There’s a long tradition across many cultures of using flowers to mark significant life events. This isn’t simply because flowers are beautiful—it’s because gifts of flowers convey a message as well. In fact, you can find both eastern and western folklore assigning meanings to individual flowers, which have often been used to add layers of […]

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23Jul 2018
Tips for Choosing Get-Well Flowers for a Loved One

When a close friend or family member is recovering from an accident, illness, or surgery, flowers are a traditional gift to express our hopes for their speedy recovery. This tradition has a solid foundation in science—flowers have been shown to promote a positive mood and reduce stress, just what someone who isn’t feeling their best […]

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09Jul 2018
Plants that Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

The summer months bring long, warm days that encourage us to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately, this is also prime season for mosquitoes and other unwelcome insects. These pests can be more than just an itchy annoyance—mosquito bites are linked to the transmission of the Zika and West Nile viruses, among other diseases. If you […]

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02Jul 2018
Best Flowers for People with Allergies

Allergy sufferers can end up in a love-hate relationship with flowers. The beauty of a bouquet is much easier to enjoy if you’re not worried about pollen triggering a bout of sneezing or giving you red, itchy eyes. Thankfully, there are quite a few floral options to choose from if you’re looking to send flowers […]

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08May 2018
What Kind of Flowers Should I Give for Mother’s Day?

Every May, we take a day to honor the mothers in our lives and the hard work they do throughout the year. Giving flowers to express our love and appreciation has been part of Mother’s Day since 1907, when Anna Jarvis distributed white carnations, her mother’s favorite flower, to all the mothers in the church […]

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