Happy Mother’s Day

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 Mother’s day is one of the busiest day in a flower shop.  Gorgeous hyacinths, lavish hydrangea, and colorful tulip plants also make great gifts for Mom to show how much your appreciate her.  After you have given mom her favorite flowers, now it’s time to take on a mother daughter/son date. Here are some great ideas to do with mom:

  1. Going on a fun wine trail to local wineries and sampling some chocolate and cheese, is a great way to spend the day with mom.
  2. Taking a spa day and enjoying some mani pedis and cocktails is a fun bonding time with mom
  3. Go on a hike with mom.  Nothing is like mother nature to help you and your mom get some one on one time to talk.
  4. Take a fun cooking class.  Enjoying eating delicious meals, while learning how to cook some delectable dinners, is a great way to create some new memories with mom.

Lastly, take an easy day, by staying in and baking with mom.  Making cookies and cupcakes are a fun way for you and her to relive your childhood

5 Perfect Gifts for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom

We searched high and low Etsy to find cute and creative gifts that moms are sure to love on the big day.  They have been with you (or your spouse) from the start, and a special token to say, “thanks” will really put a smile on their face.

1. Whiteliliedesigns creates a charm that can be tailored to both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.  It has a sweet thank you message with the wedding date engraved at the bottom.

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2. Mugable Mugs creates a pretty tote bag that moms can use before, during and even after the wedding.  It features a lovely floral pattern with a script font.

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3. Imprinted Thoughts offers a bracelet that is sure to bring a tear to the eyes of any momma out there.  The message is engraved on the underside of the bracelet as a special note for them to keep with them forever.

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4. Susabellas offers a jewelry box that has a simple, yet sentimental design.  The outside features “MOM” with a cute little heart.  When mom opens the box, the inside features a message for her.

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5. FancyType offers a funny spin on the traditional mother of the bride/mother of the groom gift.  This mug features a message saying “Thanks Mom, I turned out awesome.”  What mom wouldn’t love to hear that?

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Another gift for moms is floral preservation.  You can preserve flowers from the wedding inside a shadow box.  Include a wedding invitation or photo to create a memory mom is sure to love.  For more information on floral preservation call us (856) 547-1090 or visit our website

Not your average prom flowers

It is prom season! We know  you have to first find the right dress — and then the accessories. And the best accessory is always flowers. Your florist can create the perfect floral accessory for you to match your prom dress and unique style. You’ll be surprised at the options. Below are a few to get you started.

Floral necklaces make a beautifully sophisticated statement, perfect for the trendy personality.

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Flower rings are a simple and unique accent that you can wear all night!

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Accent your up-do with some hair flowers

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The classic hand held posy bouquet

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A wrist corsage on a upscale pearl or beaded  bracelet. Once the party is over, you have the keepsake bracket to remember the evening.

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Create a set of floral accessories! Including an arm cuff, ring and of course a matching boutonniere for your date.

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Check out our online collection and call us to place an order!

Prom Trends For 2017

Prom dress trends and the flowers that make them pop!

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Crop Tops!

Crop tops are all over the runway as well as the red carpet. 2017 Prom will definitely be the year of the crop top. A bright and bohemian bouquet or a petite floral ring pair perfectly with the crop top dress.

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Flower Power

Bold floral prints come on strong this year. Seen in both long and short silhouettes.  Match the flowers in your bouquet to the florals on your dress!

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Crystal and Rhinestones

Crystals and Rhinestones are a trend that will continue in 2017. These shimmering dresses will have you standing out in the crowd.  Incorporate crystals in your bouquet to add that touch of sparkle!

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Shades of blue.

Blue is a classic and timeless color.  Tranquil and calming, it looks great on everybody. Pair blue-plum orchids into your prom flowers to add that pop of blue!

Check out our dance and prom collection for 2017 on our website!

Ranunculus

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Ranunculus  is one of nature most gorgeous flowers.  There are over 400 species of Ranunculus .  Their bright and vibrant petals come in different shapes and sizes.  Ranunculus  heads range from 3”-6” large.    Their beautiful ruffle edged petals make this flower sought after by many brides to add Ranunculus to their bridal bouquet and centerpiece.  The receiving of Ranunculus from your admirer means that you are young and radiant, attractive, and charming.

Hanging Flower Arrangements

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A fabulous trend going from coast-to-coast is hanging flowers.  From the ceremony to the reception, these hanging blooms, are making a statement.

  1. One of the trends is called the upside-down garden.  It’s where you take hundreds of flowers, and hang them from the ceiling, making a sea of  of flowers, transforming your ceremony or dance floor into a lush garden above them.  Almost like your floating above the ground.
  2. Another flora trend is flower chandeliers.   Imagine gorgeous blooms, overflowing and draping down off of a chandeliers, or circle hoops over your heads, or dance floor.  They are sure to set the mood, to your nuptials and will have your guests staring in awe!
  3. Inverted Centerpieces.  Does your venue have tall ceilings? A great idea is to have inverted centerpieces, which where you suspend your table center pieces above your guest, drawing their eyes upward.  These look great with long tables, and can really take your wedding to the next level!
  4. Curtain of flowers.  Have a curtain of flowers draped as your backdrop for your ceremony looks stunning.  You can even have it as your back drop of your sweetheart table.  Flowers draping from top to bottom, add a bit of modern flair.  A great idea is to have them monochromatic, and start lighter at the top, and grow dark, as it goes to the bottom.  Another idea is to hang them in picture frames.  They will look like framed works of art.
  5. Hanging glass globes look very modern, and look absolutely amazing.  You can have them as your backdrop of your ceremony, or suspend them across guest tables.  In each globe your can put a single flower for bright glam look, or add more lush greens and succulent for a more of a garden look.

Easter Lily

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Easter Lilies are a symbol of Hope, peace, and tranquility.  The large, trumpet-shaped, fragrant white flowers are mainly grown in the United States. The meaning of Easter is about the resurrection of Christ.  The Easter lily’s re-birthing from their bulb, year after year, and its bright white blooms symbolizes His resurrection. Making the Easter Lily a meaningful gift for the holiday that is highly regarded as a joyful symbol of beauty, hope and life.

Those pretty indoor Easter lilies are really hardy perennials, so don’t throw them out after the Easter holiday has passed, plant them outdoors to beautify your landscape instead.

Prolonging Indoor Bloom

To prolong bloom time indoors, be sure to pinch off the yellow anthers as soon as the flowers open.  This prevents pollination (un-pollinated flowers last longer), and keeps the flowers white.  Daytime temperatures in the 70’s and nighttime temperatures in the 40’s will also prolong bloom time.  Warmer temperatures negatively impact bloom time.

Preparing for Outdoor Bloom

If grown indoors as a houseplant, it’s difficult to get an Easter lily to re-bloom, but if planted outdoors, they readily re-bloom each year.  To prepare for planting outdoors (once your Easter lilies flowers have faded) remove all of the plant’s flowers.  This forces the plant to enlarge the bulb rather than producing flower seed.   Then, keep it in bright, indirect light until nighttime temperatures stay above 40 degrees outdoors.

Planting Outside

Plant it about 6 inches deep, in a partially-sunny site with well-drained soil.  Cover with several inches of mulch in cold winter areas  for winter protection. Easter lilies planted this way should bloom mid-summer next year.

Read the whole article on Better Hens And Gardens 

Pansies

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Pansies are a petite, delicate flowers the you will mostly find growing in flower beds. The pansy’ is well-loved for its charm and versatility that comes from its tri- color Petals of white, purple, and yellow.  Originally a European flower, The name “pansy” is derived from the French word pensée, which means “thought”.   Pansies have a meaning of remembrance, free thinking, and loving thoughts. In Victorian England, suitors would give pansies to their lovers, as a sign of a secret courtship. It would be given in a bouquet of greens, with flowers in the middle, as to not be detected.  It would be a sign to their beloved, to not forget them and that their love was true.  Read about natures Fibonacci’s Sequence here.

Do blue roses exist?

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 Blue Roses have been sought after for hundreds of years.  People’s love for the true blue color have them searching, but they have always been out of reach. Blue roses are also a common symbol  in literature, representing impossible prosperity and unrequited love. This is because nature has unfortunately made it so roses can not get that blue pigment in its petals.  People have tried to imitate nature, and have created blue roses..but by dying them.  This process is done by either cutting white roses and placing them in water with blue food coloring, or injecting blue dye straight into the stems. A company in Japan has believed to genetically modify a rose making it blue, but the color turned to be more lavender in color, making this color still unattainable.

Read about the white rose here 

Stephanie & Jarrett – The Bradford Estate

Stephanie was so much fun to work with. Her designs definitely reflected her sweet personality. Stephanie loved succulents, so we added a few into her mix of hydrangea, roses, tea roses, eucalyptus, and sweet touches of silver brunia pods. She rented our “Welcome to our wedding” chalk sign, which added a cute personalized touch to their ceremony entrance. We couldn’t of imagined a happier couple, and we wish them all the best!

Photo credit: Atlas Wedding Photography 

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