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Friday March 4th 2016

March's Birth Flower: The Dapper Daffodil

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The daffodil is the official flower of March. I can't think of a better choice, can you? Daffodils are one of my favorites because they are hardy blooms with a delicate appearance. I walked outside my home the other day to see a light covering of snow on a patch of daffodils near a tree. I had to admire them for pushing to get the spring season under way! So this week, I thought I'd dig up some facts on this tenacious flower. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Monday September 8th 2014

The Best Flowers for People With Allergies

Until I became a florist, I assumed that anyone would love to receive a bouquet of beautiful flowers; then, I learned that for people with allergies, sending certain flowers is like sending sickness. For an allergy-sufferer, the wrong flowers can trigger sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, and sinus symptoms. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably quite familiar with these unpleasant effects. To understand what plants to avoid, it is good to know the science behind pollen allergies.

Plants can be monoecious, which means they have male and female flowers on the same plant, or they can be dioecious, which means the plants are strictly male or strictly female. It is the male plants and male flowers that are responsible for allergies. The male parts are the filament and the anther; together, they are referred to as the stamen. The anther is what produces the pollen that causes us so many problems. Both monoecious and dioecious plants depend on wind to move the pollen from the male to the female plant, and when the pollen becomes airborne, it causes allergies.

Photo via GollyGforce-Living My Worst Nightmare (Flickr)

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Tuesday May 20th 2014

7 Great Flowers to Give Your Graduate

Flowers have been given to mark all great events in life, so it is no surprise that they should be given for graduations. This rite of passage is a time of great celebration, and the right flowers add to the ambiance of the day. Perhaps you are wondering how to incorporate flowers into graduation day other than giving a bouquet, or perhaps you need help in choosing the right flowers. Don't worry: I've got you covered - there is something for everyone and every budget. If you are sentimental, don't forget that many flowers can be pressed and dried; a dried flower from graduation would look great in a scrapbook or frame along with some graduation pictures.

Image via Flickr from Caomai

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Thursday May 15th 2014

The Best Flowers To Say Thanks

Pink Hydrangea

Giving flowers has been a way to communicate emotions since ancient times. Rome, Egypt, Greece, and China - all of these great civilizations gave flowers as gifts. The Turks originally assigned a special meaning to each flower, and these meanings spread throughout the world. There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to say thank you, but which flowers should you choose? I'm sure that any flower would be welcomed by the recipient, but some are even more special than others for saying thanks.

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas say "thank you for a lovely time" in the language of flowers. These little beauties smell just as sweet as they look and can be used as filler for a bouquet or used by themselves in a large bunch. They are a perfect gift to thank someone for taking you out to lunch or to the ballet.

Image via Flickr from Sarah

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Tuesday February 18th 2014

Flowers that mean Love and Romance

Last week I wrote about the most popular flowers for Valentine's Day; I figure that now is a good time to continue on the topic of love and discuss some lesser known romantic flowers and flower meanings. If you recall, roses, tulips, carnations, daisies, and orchids were the stars presented last week. Indeed these flowers have very romantic meanings, but they aren't the only ones as you shall soon find out. Break out of the ordinary by giving some of these meaningful and love-infused beauties.


Purple lilacs represent the beginning of love or a first love, and are a perfect gift for new couples. The recipient of lilacs is sure to recall this bouquet given early on in the relationship every time she smells lilacs, and every spring while lilac shrubs are in bloom. A lilac shrub would also be a great gift for those with the land to plant it on.

Image via Flickr by Pineapple XVI


Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
Monday October 15th 2012

Halloween Flower Arrangement Ideas

Halloween FlowersHalloween is just a few weeks away, and as one of the most popular holidays celebrated in the United States that means that it’s time to get your home or apartment ready for that costume party you throw every year!

 Read up for the right types of flower arrangements to prepare your home for the slew of neighborhood trick or treaters that are sure to come by to steal your candy or try and scare you with their elaborate costumes and promises of a trick without a treat.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Flowers Gift Ideas
Saturday August 11th 2012

Daisies: The Perfect Flowers for Any Occasion

Daisy BouquetSay it with flowers, even with no occasion at all.  Daisies are the most perfect flowers for a quick pick-me-up gift for neighbors, friends, family and special people. The bloom is a variety of wildflower coming from the aster family that has long been bringing sunshine in recipients’ lives. It helps that the flower closely resembles the shape of the sun.

History has it that daisies symbolize innocence. Beautiful maidens used to wear them in their silky hair to express liberty from guilt and sin. These flowers also represent loyal love. Long before roses became popular among hopeless romantics, daisies have been delivered to show devotion and intense affection.

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Thursday July 12th 2012

Summer Time Flowers

Summer comes in tune with colorful spectacles of flowers and blooms. This season marks not only a parade ofSunflowers wet suits and water sports, but also the prevalence of flower arrangements featuring blossoms with astonishingly vibrant colors that you're sure to come across throughout your summer vacation this year at barbeques and other events.

Roses are one of the most popular summertime flowers. They are considered a woody perennial and are omnipresent in the celebration of summer every year. Roses are often combined with ethereally striking lilies. These two flowers blend together to make a stunning sun catcher, especially when placed by a window.

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Monday June 4th 2012

Perfect Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Father's Day is an American tradition where we spend the day honoring what it means to be a good father.  The holiday dates back to the early twentieth century and was most likely created to contrast the ever popular Mother's Day. 

Sausage and Cheese BoardFrom the influence of father's on children, to the importance of fathers in our society, this June 17th show the man that helped bring you into this world a little appreciation with a thoughtful gift tailored to his liking.

If you're looking for the perfect gift come this Sunday, you have undoubtedly come to the right place. No matter what types of things that your father enjoys, we're sure that we have something that he will love and appreciate.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Flowers Gift Ideas
Tuesday April 10th 2012

Secretaries Day

The role of administrative assistants has been recognized since as early as the 50's, when industry in the United States exploded following the end of the second World War. Bouquet

Calling upon many women to take on roles as assistants in industries, that until that point, they had virtually been unable to attain. Since then, the role of administrative assistants has become increasingly more important with the day-to-day operations of companies not only in USA, but worldwide as well.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Flowers Gift Ideas