Archive | January, 2013

Flower Of The Week

28 Jan

The flower this week is so pretty for spring. It is usually used as a filler and is very popular to use in arrangments with a wildflower feel.
Heather
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Heather can also be known as heath and can be white, lavender, pink, or magenta. The blooms are extremely tiny and are clustered together along a 9 to 12 inch spiked stem. It is usually used as a filler flower, but it can make a lovely line flower as well.
Meaning: Solitude
Pink: Good Luck
Lavender: Admiration, Beauty

Flower Of The Week

23 Jan

This flower of the week is a repeat from last year (from around the same time), but it is such a popular flower & we’re running a special on them.

Tulips
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The season for tulips has begun and they are beautiful. Tulips come in a wide range of colors and can also be two toned. They need to be kept in cool water to keep them from opening too quickly. When you get them home if they are too open you can put them in the refrigerator for a little while or put a few ice cubes in the vase. Tulips also grow toward a light source, so you may have to cut a few inches off the stems every few days. Since we talked about tulips once before here are some pictures of the different varieties of tulips. The picture above is of holland tulips which we keep in the shop all the time. We have bunches of 10 for $7.99 & our special during the month of January is $25 for 10 tulips in a vase with FREE local delivery!

Parrot Tulips
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Parrot tulips are usually two toned and the petals have a ruffled edge.

French tulips
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French tulips look basically the same as Holland Tulips, but they have a much longer stem. This quality allows them to make much larger, more showy arrangements than the Holland variety. They are however, quite a bit more expensive.

Tulip Meaning: Perfect Lover, Fame
Pink: Caring
Varigated: Beautiful eyes, Enchantment

Flower Of The Week

15 Jan

Our flower this week is a unique tropical flower that comes in two different varieties.
Torch Ginger
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Torch Ginger is usually just referred to as Ginger. It can be pink, magenta, or red. The flower head is a cluster of bracts that resemble a flame. The stems are very long and thick. Ginger is temperature sensitive and needs to be stored between 45 and 55 degrees F. Meaning: Proud; Strength; Red: Unlimited Wealth

Beehive Ginger
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Beehive Ginger can also be known as Shampoo Ginger or Pinecone Ginger. Unlike Torch Ginger, Beehive Ginger is fragrant. The bloom is honeycomb shaped and is usually 4 to 6 inches across. It is always orange. Beehive Ginger needs to be kept the same temperature as the Torch Ginger. Meaning: Proud

Flower Of The Week

7 Jan

It’s the first Monday of 2013 and that means it’s time for the first Flower Of The Week post of the new year!

Godetia
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Godetia can also be known as Satin flower, Silk flower, or Clarkia. Its peak season is January through June. Godetia can be red, pink, magenta, peach, orange or bicolor. The blossoms are papery and are clustered at the top of a foliage covered stem.
Meaning: Sincerity; Forgetfulness; Honesty; Am I forgotten?

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Flower Lovers!

7 Jan

Here’s a great, inspirational post about how flowers can improve your life in 2013!

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Girl with flowers.January is notorious for new beginnings. Resolutions are made by the young and the young at heart with hopes that these goals will improve one’s quality of life.

Whether they stick or not is another story, but they can certainly give a person positive things to look forward to in the new year. Or least the first few weeks, anyways.

Here are some new year’s resolutions to inspire you:

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