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How to Thank Your Parents on National Parents’ Day

July 23, 2017

They were there when you took your first steps, when you moved into your college dorm, and when you walked down the aisle on your wedding day. Yup, we’re of course talking about your parents! Needless to say, they’ve been there through it all, so it seems only right that they deserve a little something extra this weekend, in honor of National Parents’ Day.

Woman giving her mom flowers for parents day

A Bit About Parents’ Day

The United Nations may have proclaimed June 1 to be Global Parents’ Day, but hey, don’t our parents deserve two days? In 1994, President Bill Clinton declared the fourth Sunday of July to be Parents’ Day, for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Continue Reading…

Floral Events & News

Top Rose Festivals in the United States

July 20, 2017
Rose Covered Archway

No flower is more beloved or recognizable in the United States than the rose — after all, it’s our National Floral Emblem and the most common state flower (with Georgia, Iowa, New York, and North Dakota all claiming the rose). So whether you live in one of these states, or are looking to take a road trip, here are six of our favorite U.S. based rose festivals.

Rose Covered Archway

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Floral Events & News

Top Sunflower Festivals in the United States for 2017

July 17, 2017

Sunflowers have quite the storied history here in the United States. Though they originated in North America, sunflowers spent centuries traveling throughout Europe, before ultimately returning to America on their journey to become one of the most beloved flowers — and for good reason! One look at a sunflower’s bright, yellow bloom and you’ll understand why cities all across America are celebrating this bold flower.

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Fun Flower Facts

How to Make it Feel Like Summer in Your Office

July 12, 2017
Desk with laptop and plants

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ice cream man can be heard in the distance, it can be hard focusing on your work in the office. While summer may not be the blissful three month long vacation that it was when you were a kid, that doesn’t mean it still can’t be amazing. So instead of spending your days longing for the great outdoors, bring the spirit of summer right into your office.

Add Greenery

What’s the number one way to make your office feel like paradise? Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Place a vase full of tropical orchids, lilies, or sunflowers on your desk for a sight and smell that’s truly relaxing. And since studies have shown that plants can improve the productivity of an office, you may even be able to convince your company to cover the cost of some of your greenery!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Say “Happy Birthday” in 50 Different Languages

July 6, 2017
Birthday party

The words may be different, but the love you feel when someone wishes you a happy birthday is universally known. Birthdays aren’t just about streamers, balloons, and cake (though those certainly don’t hurt!), they’re about coming together to celebrate your loved one’s past, present, and future.

Friends Celebrating at a birthday party

The next time it’s your friend or family member’s birthday, surprise them by wishing them a happy birthday in one of these 50 different languages. Continue Reading…

Romance

How to Wow Her on Your Anniversary

July 3, 2017
Young man surprising woman with flowers

When it comes to planning the perfect anniversary, I think we can all agree that women tend to take the lead. So before your special day even arrives, surprise your wife by letting her know that you’ll be taking care of all the anniversary festivities this year. Not only will she be impressed that you really want to take charge, but it will give her the chance to be surprised by you. So now that you’re calling the shots, what are you going to do? If you’re stuck on finding fun and original ideas, we’ve compiled a list of five surefire ways to wow her throughout the day!Young man surprising woman with flowers

Step 1: Start with Breakfast in Bed

Instead of your usual morning routine of jumping out of bed, chugging coffee, and heading for the door, take time to make this morning special. Set your alarm for a bit earlier, sneak out of bed, and prepare breakfast for her. Then, wake her up with the sweet smell of pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

The Ultimate Summer Birthday Theme: Birthday Luau

July 1, 2017
Aloha written in sand

No matter how old you are, there are some birthday party themes that will always be classics. Case in point — a Hawaiian luau! So if you can’t take the party to Hawaii this summer, bring Hawaii to the party! With these tips on everything from traditional food dishes to creative decor, here’s everything you’ll need to to create an extravagant luau birthday party.

Aloha written in sand

The Menu

Give your guests a taste of what life is like on the islands by updating traditional Hawaiian dishes.

Make Your Own Kabobs

Kabobs are a staple on the main lands of Hawaii and there are hundreds of ways to make them. The day of your party, cut marinated meat into cubes and let everyone create their own appetizer. For guests who prefer more vegetarian options, you can throw a few pieces of fruit on the grill and make tasty fruit kabobs. Continue Reading…

Gifting

Housewarming Gifts That People Actually Want

June 26, 2017

Few moments are more exciting than moving into a new home. Every empty room marks a fresh start and promise of new adventures. So it’s only natural that everyone christens their first night in a new house with a housewarming party! Whether you were the friend helping out on move-in day, are the new, next-door neighbor, or a long-time family member, these are a few gifts that will land you the title of ‘best guest ever.’

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Fun Flower Facts

9 Reasons to Buy Someone Carnations

June 23, 2017

Looking for something delicate, durable, and delightful to decorate your home with this season? Don’t be too quick to overlook carnations — one of the oldest and historically rich flowers around today. If you’re in the market for flowers, here are just a few of the many reasons why you should choose carnations.

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Romance

Most Popular Anniversary Dates & Ideas

June 7, 2017

Remember your first wedding anniversary? Odds are, it was celebrated with flowers, champagne, a nice dinner, and countless other romantic gestures. But as the years passed and your family grew, there’s no shame in admitting that your anniversary is one of the things that started to get pushed aside. But that’s why we’re here — to put a spark back into your anniversary! Whether it’s your 5th anniversary or your 50th, every year that you and your significant other spend together is worth celebrating. So here is a list of unusual (and actually fun) date ideas that won’t leave you and your partner sitting through dinner and a movie for your sixth anniversary in a row.

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