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16 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

August 21, 2017

No day is more anticipated by dog lovers (and probably the entire internet) than National Dog Day! Colleen Paige founded the August 26 holiday back in 2004, and every year it seems to become even more popular. While many of us use it as a way to celebrate man’s best friend, the goal of the day is also to raise awareness about the importance of adopting dogs, and caring for them properly.

In honor of National Dog Day, here are a few ways you can celebrate as a dog owner or enthusiast.

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Now Blooming: High & Magic Roses

August 19, 2017

Do you believe in magic? We do – and that’s why we’re introducing the High & Magic Rose as our Now Blooming flower this month! With bright yellow petals and bold burnt red-orange trim, this bi-colored bloom puts an enchanting twist on the classic rose. Its rare and radiant color combination features a hue that can only be compared to fierce flames or a hot summer sunset. Known for its sophistication and brilliance, this multi-colored rose is sure to leave you spellbound!

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Now Blooming: Double Bloom Lily

July 27, 2017
Double Bloom Lily

This month, as a part of our “Now Blooming” collection, we are proud to feature and sell the Double Bloom Roselily! With their fuller and fluffier petals, this limited edition double-flowered creation puts a modern twist on the traditional Oriental lily. As one of the most popular flowers across the globe, there is no doubt that the lily is fabulous! After all, the lily has been a revered symbol of purity, virtue and humility for centuries, and is a recognized staple for wedding, funeral and Easter occasions today. But, thanks to horticultural breeders, we are able to enjoy this flower even more! See why this new-and-improved take on a classic flower is so unique – and our new favorite – with these double bloom lily facts.

Double Bloom Lily

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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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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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Passport Day is July 11th!

July 10, 2017

With plenty of birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions happening everyday, we understand that calendars fill up quickly and gifting can be difficult! As a solution, we developed Celebrations Passport®, a yearly loyalty program, extending across our family of brands, that provides access to Free Shipping or No Service Charges on eligible orders. In the spirit of easy and stress-free gifting, we decided to celebrate our loyal customers with a day filled with even greater discounts, deals and offers. Whether you are new to Celebrations Passport® or a returning member, learn more about what makes Passport Day so special – and why it is something we will look forward to year after year!

What is Passport Day?

Passport Day is a way to say “Thanks!” to our loyal customers by offering a special day this summer filled with exclusive deals and offers, prizes, and social giveaways. Here’s what to look out for on July 11th:

  • Special discounts on best-selling products across our family of brands: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Fruitbouquets.com, Harry & David, The Popcorn Factory, and Wolferman’s.
  • Special offers when you shop early on Passport Day
  • Special offers when you shop eGift Cards on Passport Day
  • Product giveaways, free Passport memberships and more on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Desert Flowers Erupt in California ‘Super Bloom’

April 26, 2017

California deserts provide a home for a number of animals and insects, and have some of the most nutrient-rich soil found on Earth. But one thing they’re not exactly known for is their blooming flowers — or at least, they weren’t until now.

The once barren, grey landscape of California’s deserts has transformed into a colorful “super bloom” of flowers. So if you were ever thinking of taking a spontaneous trip to the desert, now is the time!Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

What is a “Super Bloom?”

Typically, dry, hot climates are the last place you would expect to find flourishing flowers, but thanks to California’s recent unseasonably wet weather, deserts across the state are experiencing a super bloom — a term used to describe an explosion of flowers that surpasses typical spring blooms.

 

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NOW BLOOMING: Tulips

April 21, 2017

As Featured on Facebook Live Today

Tulips are the go-to flowers of spring! At 1-800-Flowers, we absolutely love tulips. In fact, we love tulips SO much that even our logo has a purple tulip in it!

During our Facebook Live event today st 1 p.m./EST, we will be talking all about tulips! In case you don’t know how to attend, just visit the 1-800-Flowers Facebook page to join the discussion! From different types of tulips like our Margarita and Monsella tulips, to tulip care, and fun tulip facts, our 1-800-Flowers experts Liz  and Lisa will be sharing knowledge about everyone’s favorite spring flower.

Just in case you can’t tune in live, we wanted to write this blog post to make sure you don’t miss any of the tulip details we’ll be sharing today! Thank you in advance for “Petal Talking” with us!

 

Fun Tulip Facts

  • There are over 3,000 species of cultivated tulips
  • Tulips come in a wide variety of colors and each has a special meaning
  • Even in a vase, tulips follow the sun
  • Tulips will continue to grow even after they are cut
  • During the 17th century, tulips were so valuable as they increased in popularity that they began a craze known as Tulip Mania. In six months tulips increase 20x their price.
  • “Tulip” is derived from the Persian word “delband” which stands for turban

If you’re interested in learning even more about tulips, click here for our blog post called “All About Tulips”!

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Best Tulip Festivals in the World 2017

April 21, 2017

March 20th marks the first day of spring, and that means warmer weather, barbeques, and tulips in full bloom! Cities and towns all around the world have already started gearing up for festivals honoring spring’s favorite flower. This uniquely colored flower only pops up for a few weeks every year, so you’ll want to make the most of this year’s tulip bloom by visiting some of the most beautiful tulip festivals.

Tulip Festivals Around the World

Keukenhof

Where: Holland
When: March 23rd – May 21st

Known as “The most beautiful spring garden in the world,” the Keukenhof holds more than 800 varieties of tulips and a total of 7 million bulbs! But amazingly, there’s even more to see here than just the beautiful flowers. Visitors can also witness a collection of artwork and plethora of outdoor cultural events. And have no fear, children are welcome here! If you’re out with the family, the Keukenhof also has a treasure hunt, petting zoo, maze and playground to keep your little ones entertained for hours.

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Best Orchid Shows in the U.S.

March 25, 2017

There’s something about an orchid’s soft, elegant petals that make them almost addicting to look at. Their ability to bring a sense of tranquility and love to any room has made them a beloved flower by people of all occupations and backgrounds. Whether you’ve been growing orchids for years, or just love to admire their beauty, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at any one of these national orchid festivals.

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