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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

fettforbranning

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

fettforbranning

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

Seattle Flower Workshop

SIGN UP HERE

Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Seattle Flower Workshop

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Continue reading here: Seattle — The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop — February 1st!!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

Flower Care Tips:

Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
~Alicia

Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

fettforbranning

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry in Vermont, <a href=no rx
hand-tied bouquet of Roses” src=”http://flirtyfleurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Alison-Ellis.jpg” width=”650″ height=”281″ />

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

Flower Care Tips:

Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
~Alicia

Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

A Presidential Presentation
A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry in Vermont, <a href=no rx
hand-tied bouquet of Roses” src=”http://flirtyfleurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Alison-Ellis.jpg” width=”650″ height=”281″ />

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

Flower Care Tips:

Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
~Alicia

Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

A Presidential Presentation
A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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We’ve got a short one for you this week, patient
folks. Our florists are, medstore
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a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
Wedding Flowers

A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
“Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
Special Occasion Flowers

The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

Flower Care Tips:

Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
~Alicia

Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

A Presidential Presentation
A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
Wedding Flowers

A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
“Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
Special Occasion Flowers

The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
Order Valentine’s Day Flowers Now
Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
It’s Not Too Late!
So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
Wedding Flowers

Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
Special Occasion Flowers

A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
Sympathy Flowers

A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

Valentine’s Day Card Poems
1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
have set my heart a racin’.
Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
is lovely, stark and sweet,
And yet it pales compared to you
unable to compete.

3. My love for you like yours for me
is vibrant, strong and pure.
These chocolates may not last the week,
but our affection will endure

4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
can with you compare.
neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
can hold to you a prayer.

5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
will find our passion advancing.
Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month
The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

#4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

#5. February. Birthdays
Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

Well, advice
there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

The winter may be long, viagra buy
but flowers can remind you spring is near! Use them to cozy up your house, pharm
send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

Another week, troche
another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
Wedding Flowers

Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
Special Occasion Flowers

“Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
Sympathy Flowers

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

The FG Market Sales Team!
From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

January, somnology
you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

“Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

Dear Flower Expert, herbal

I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
Tamika
__________________________________________________
Flower Expert Reply:
Tamika ,
This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
Hope this information helps!
Jamie Jamison Adams

See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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Alison Ellis of Floral Artistry in Vermont, <a href=no rx
hand-tied bouquet of Roses” src=”http://flirtyfleurs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Alison-Ellis.jpg” width=”650″ height=”281″ />

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

Flower Care Tips:

Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
~Alicia

Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

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A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

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A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
“Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
Special Occasion Flowers

The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
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Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
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Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
It’s Not Too Late!
So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
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How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

Name: Peach Finesse
Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
Vase Life: 9 Days
Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

Name: Campanella
Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
Vase Life: 5 Days
Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

Name: Cinnamon
Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
Vase Life: 12+ Days
Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

Name: David Austin Juliet
Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
Vase Life: 7 Days
Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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Name: Peach Avalanche
Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
Vase Life: 10 Days
Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

Name: Tiffany
Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
Vase Life: 10 Days
Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

Name: Versilia
Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
Vase Life: 12+ Days
Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

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A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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    Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
    and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
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    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
    but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
    we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

    #1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
    sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

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    there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
    No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

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    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

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    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
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    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

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    January, somnology
    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
    Jamie Jamison Adams

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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

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    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

    Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
    1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
    but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

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    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

    Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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    a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
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    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
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    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
    perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
    No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

    See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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    Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

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    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

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    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche


    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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    Your name: Anne Bradfield
    Your Business name: Floressence
    Your Location: 5628 Airport Way South, salve Suite 240, this web
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    How did you start your business?
    11 years ago, I was fed up with a job that had nothing to do with my skills or interests. A friend told me that a woman she knew was selling her floral design business, and I was intrigued… I shadowed the woman for a couple of weeks, found that I had a knack for the job, and took the plunge. Therein began my career as a florist!

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    How many years have you been in business?
    11 years.

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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
    People in the Northwest are not afraid of a little “rustic elegance.” Scratchy textures never seem to go out of style – whether it’s scabiosa pods, lichen branches, or a more exotic “blushing bride” protea. The color trends do seem to vary over the years; we’re in a muted tones thing right now (peach, blush, ivory, sage, silver), but a couple years back it was all peacock kapow.

    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

    Your contact information:
    206-286-7850
    www.floressencedesign.com
    www.facebook.com/Floressence
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    www.instagram.com/floressencellc

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    Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
    and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
    after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
    but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
    we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

    #1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
    sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

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    there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
    No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

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    send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

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    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

    See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

    January, somnology
    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
    Tamika
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

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    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

    Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
    1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
    but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

    A Presidential Presentation
    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

    Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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    a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
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    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
    Order Valentine’s Day Flowers Now
    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
    perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
    No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

    See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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    Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

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    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

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    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche


    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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  • Floressence Seattle Washington

    Your name: Anne Bradfield
    Your Business name: Floressence
    Your Location: 5628 Airport Way South, salve Suite 240, this web
    Seattle 98108 — in Georgetown – Seattle’s floral district!

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    How did you start your business?
    11 years ago, I was fed up with a job that had nothing to do with my skills or interests. A friend told me that a woman she knew was selling her floral design business, and I was intrigued… I shadowed the woman for a couple of weeks, found that I had a knack for the job, and took the plunge. Therein began my career as a florist!

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    How many years have you been in business?
    11 years.

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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
    People in the Northwest are not afraid of a little “rustic elegance.” Scratchy textures never seem to go out of style – whether it’s scabiosa pods, lichen branches, or a more exotic “blushing bride” protea. The color trends do seem to vary over the years; we’re in a muted tones thing right now (peach, blush, ivory, sage, silver), but a couple years back it was all peacock kapow.

    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

    Your contact information:
    206-286-7850
    www.floressencedesign.com
    www.facebook.com/Floressence
    www.blog.floressencedesign.com
    www.instagram.com/floressencellc

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    –If you recognize the two pieces above and who they were designed by, please let me know so that I can credit them! Thanks :)

    Go here to read the rest: Wedding Wednesday :: Bride & Groom Chairs

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    Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
    and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
    after all, their business. That’s the reason we collect these photos every week and most likely the reason you look at them. So scroll down and check out this week’s oodles of floral beauty!
    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
    but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
    we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

    #1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
    sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

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    there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
    No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

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    send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

    Another week, troche
    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

    See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

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    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
    Tamika
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
    Jamie Jamison Adams

    See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

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    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

    Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
    1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
    but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

    A Presidential Presentation
    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

    Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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    a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
    Wedding Flowers

    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
    Order Valentine’s Day Flowers Now
    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
    perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
    No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

    See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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    Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche


    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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    Your name: Anne Bradfield
    Your Business name: Floressence
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    How did you start your business?
    11 years ago, I was fed up with a job that had nothing to do with my skills or interests. A friend told me that a woman she knew was selling her floral design business, and I was intrigued… I shadowed the woman for a couple of weeks, found that I had a knack for the job, and took the plunge. Therein began my career as a florist!

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    How many years have you been in business?
    11 years.

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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
    People in the Northwest are not afraid of a little “rustic elegance.” Scratchy textures never seem to go out of style – whether it’s scabiosa pods, lichen branches, or a more exotic “blushing bride” protea. The color trends do seem to vary over the years; we’re in a muted tones thing right now (peach, blush, ivory, sage, silver), but a couple years back it was all peacock kapow.

    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

    Your contact information:
    206-286-7850
    www.floressencedesign.com
    www.facebook.com/Floressence
    www.blog.floressencedesign.com
    www.instagram.com/floressencellc

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    –If you recognize the two pieces above and who they were designed by, please let me know so that I can credit them! Thanks :)

    Go here to read the rest: Wedding Wednesday :: Bride & Groom Chairs

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    It’s the monthly blog spotlight, health
    and we’re back with yet another content-rich blog for you! We scour the internet every month to find a florist blog that provides both good content and valuable ideas. This week we’d like to introduce David Levine of Central Square Florist in Cambridge, MA. Here’s a very informative post to wet your whistle.
    THE RUSTIC HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE DIY
    Whether you are hosting a celebration or visiting as a guest this holiday season, make it beautiful with flowers. Let us help you find ideas for how to create the perfect holiday interior with our DIY Tablescape recommendations. This is the final of our four tablescapes we will be featuring this month, the Rustic Tablescape.

    To create this table, you will need:
    A beautiful centerpiece
    Baby’s Breath
    Evergreen Branches
    Willow Branches
    Burlap fabric
    White tulle fabric
    Twine
    Mini candy canes
    Strands of mini white lights
    Candles
    Scissors
    Bringing the snow and evergreens inside will make your house feel like a rustic cabin in the woods. We use tulle and burlap to emulate these textures and lights to create a dreamy landscape that will help your guests get into the winter spirit. If you are not setting your table this holiday, you can bring a host gifts that will fit with the decor.
     

    To make the table runner, we took a long piece of burlap, roughly 1.5′ wide and cut it to fit our table lengthwise. We lined the sides of the burlap with tulle and used twine scissors to create a scalloped look along the edges. We used a variety of candles to add drama and richness to the setting. Wrapping the candles in fresh evergreens helps make them pop off of the table. Down the center of the table, we placed a gorgeous centerpiece which uses a variety of fresh flowers mixed with evergreens, willow branches, and wood to compliment the tablescape perfectly.

    Using twine to tie the napkins, we placed a sprig of evergreens, a sprig of Baby’s Breath, and two mini candy canes. The evergreens add a touch of green, the Baby’s Breath compliment the tulle and add a feminine note, while the candy canes add a punch of color and whimsy.
    Central Square’s Golden Holiday Centerpiece would be the perfect arrangement to accompany this rustic tablescape. Check out our selection of hand picked holiday flowers and gifts to find the perfect centerpiece for your table or a beautiful arrangement to present to the host.
    Don’t forget to enter our Pin to Win Holiday Contest and follow us on Pinterest.
    Also see our holiday video, which features this tablescape!

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    What an excellent example of a DIY post! It was both informative and entertaining, and I especially enjoyed the video. But that’s not all David has to offer on his blog. He also ran a Valentine’s Day contest and posted some gift ideas for those still looking for the perfect item for their significant other.
    If you’re in the Cambridge, MA area, you definitely need to see what Central Square Florist has to offer. But even if you’re not, you can still get some excellent and useful information!
    Are you a florist with a blog that you’d like to see featured? Leave us your information in the comments below!

    More: Blog Spotlight: Central Square Florist

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    Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
    and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
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    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
    but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
    we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

    #1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
    sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

    Well, advice
    there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
    No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

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    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

    Another week, troche
    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

    See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

    January, somnology
    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

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    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

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    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

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    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

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    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
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    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
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    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
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    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

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    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

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    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

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    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

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    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

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    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
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    How many years have you been in business?
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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
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    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

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    THE RUSTIC HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE DIY
    Whether you are hosting a celebration or visiting as a guest this holiday season, make it beautiful with flowers. Let us help you find ideas for how to create the perfect holiday interior with our DIY Tablescape recommendations. This is the final of our four tablescapes we will be featuring this month, the Rustic Tablescape.

    To create this table, you will need:
    A beautiful centerpiece
    Baby’s Breath
    Evergreen Branches
    Willow Branches
    Burlap fabric
    White tulle fabric
    Twine
    Mini candy canes
    Strands of mini white lights
    Candles
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    Bringing the snow and evergreens inside will make your house feel like a rustic cabin in the woods. We use tulle and burlap to emulate these textures and lights to create a dreamy landscape that will help your guests get into the winter spirit. If you are not setting your table this holiday, you can bring a host gifts that will fit with the decor.
     

    To make the table runner, we took a long piece of burlap, roughly 1.5′ wide and cut it to fit our table lengthwise. We lined the sides of the burlap with tulle and used twine scissors to create a scalloped look along the edges. We used a variety of candles to add drama and richness to the setting. Wrapping the candles in fresh evergreens helps make them pop off of the table. Down the center of the table, we placed a gorgeous centerpiece which uses a variety of fresh flowers mixed with evergreens, willow branches, and wood to compliment the tablescape perfectly.

    Using twine to tie the napkins, we placed a sprig of evergreens, a sprig of Baby’s Breath, and two mini candy canes. The evergreens add a touch of green, the Baby’s Breath compliment the tulle and add a feminine note, while the candy canes add a punch of color and whimsy.
    Central Square’s Golden Holiday Centerpiece would be the perfect arrangement to accompany this rustic tablescape. Check out our selection of hand picked holiday flowers and gifts to find the perfect centerpiece for your table or a beautiful arrangement to present to the host.
    Don’t forget to enter our Pin to Win Holiday Contest and follow us on Pinterest.
    Also see our holiday video, which features this tablescape!

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    If you’re in the Cambridge, MA area, you definitely need to see what Central Square Florist has to offer. But even if you’re not, you can still get some excellent and useful information!
    Are you a florist with a blog that you’d like to see featured? Leave us your information in the comments below!

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    A wedding arrangement from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Wedding bouquet from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Gorgeous hand-held bouquet from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A spring bouquet from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A beautiful design from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

    A 3ft tall martini glass and a dozen roses from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greenville, OH

    Beautiful arrangement from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Elegant design from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Some Valentine flowers from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greeville, OH

    A lovely piece by La Petite Jaune Fleur of Red Deer, AB

    Excellent design from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A touch of passion with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Showing some Valentine’s Day love with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A Valentine’s Day mix from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Pinks and purples in a cube from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, VT

    Elegant standing spray from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
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    See the original post: Friday Florist Recap 2/15 – 2/21: Load’s of Floral Love

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    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
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    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
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    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
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    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

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    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
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    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

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    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

    See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

    January, somnology
    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
    Tamika
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
    Jamie Jamison Adams

    See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

    Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

    Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
    1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
    but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

    A Presidential Presentation
    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

    Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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    a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
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    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
    Order Valentine’s Day Flowers Now
    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
    perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
    No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

    See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

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    Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche


    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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  • Floressence Seattle Washington

    Your name: Anne Bradfield
    Your Business name: Floressence
    Your Location: 5628 Airport Way South, salve Suite 240, this web
    Seattle 98108 — in Georgetown – Seattle’s floral district!

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    How did you start your business?
    11 years ago, I was fed up with a job that had nothing to do with my skills or interests. A friend told me that a woman she knew was selling her floral design business, and I was intrigued… I shadowed the woman for a couple of weeks, found that I had a knack for the job, and took the plunge. Therein began my career as a florist!

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    How many years have you been in business?
    11 years.

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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
    People in the Northwest are not afraid of a little “rustic elegance.” Scratchy textures never seem to go out of style – whether it’s scabiosa pods, lichen branches, or a more exotic “blushing bride” protea. The color trends do seem to vary over the years; we’re in a muted tones thing right now (peach, blush, ivory, sage, silver), but a couple years back it was all peacock kapow.

    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

    Your contact information:
    206-286-7850
    www.floressencedesign.com
    www.facebook.com/Floressence
    www.blog.floressencedesign.com
    www.instagram.com/floressencellc

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    –If you recognize the two pieces above and who they were designed by, please let me know so that I can credit them! Thanks :)

    Go here to read the rest: Wedding Wednesday :: Bride & Groom Chairs

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    It’s the monthly blog spotlight, health
    and we’re back with yet another content-rich blog for you! We scour the internet every month to find a florist blog that provides both good content and valuable ideas. This week we’d like to introduce David Levine of Central Square Florist in Cambridge, MA. Here’s a very informative post to wet your whistle.
    THE RUSTIC HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE DIY
    Whether you are hosting a celebration or visiting as a guest this holiday season, make it beautiful with flowers. Let us help you find ideas for how to create the perfect holiday interior with our DIY Tablescape recommendations. This is the final of our four tablescapes we will be featuring this month, the Rustic Tablescape.

    To create this table, you will need:
    A beautiful centerpiece
    Baby’s Breath
    Evergreen Branches
    Willow Branches
    Burlap fabric
    White tulle fabric
    Twine
    Mini candy canes
    Strands of mini white lights
    Candles
    Scissors
    Bringing the snow and evergreens inside will make your house feel like a rustic cabin in the woods. We use tulle and burlap to emulate these textures and lights to create a dreamy landscape that will help your guests get into the winter spirit. If you are not setting your table this holiday, you can bring a host gifts that will fit with the decor.
     

    To make the table runner, we took a long piece of burlap, roughly 1.5′ wide and cut it to fit our table lengthwise. We lined the sides of the burlap with tulle and used twine scissors to create a scalloped look along the edges. We used a variety of candles to add drama and richness to the setting. Wrapping the candles in fresh evergreens helps make them pop off of the table. Down the center of the table, we placed a gorgeous centerpiece which uses a variety of fresh flowers mixed with evergreens, willow branches, and wood to compliment the tablescape perfectly.

    Using twine to tie the napkins, we placed a sprig of evergreens, a sprig of Baby’s Breath, and two mini candy canes. The evergreens add a touch of green, the Baby’s Breath compliment the tulle and add a feminine note, while the candy canes add a punch of color and whimsy.
    Central Square’s Golden Holiday Centerpiece would be the perfect arrangement to accompany this rustic tablescape. Check out our selection of hand picked holiday flowers and gifts to find the perfect centerpiece for your table or a beautiful arrangement to present to the host.
    Don’t forget to enter our Pin to Win Holiday Contest and follow us on Pinterest.
    Also see our holiday video, which features this tablescape!

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    What an excellent example of a DIY post! It was both informative and entertaining, and I especially enjoyed the video. But that’s not all David has to offer on his blog. He also ran a Valentine’s Day contest and posted some gift ideas for those still looking for the perfect item for their significant other.
    If you’re in the Cambridge, MA area, you definitely need to see what Central Square Florist has to offer. But even if you’re not, you can still get some excellent and useful information!
    Are you a florist with a blog that you’d like to see featured? Leave us your information in the comments below!

    More: Blog Spotlight: Central Square Florist

    With Valentine’s Day in the books (and I hope yours was a successful one), human enhancement
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    A wedding arrangement from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Wedding bouquet from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Gorgeous hand-held bouquet from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A spring bouquet from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A beautiful design from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

    A 3ft tall martini glass and a dozen roses from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greenville, OH

    Beautiful arrangement from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Elegant design from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Some Valentine flowers from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greeville, OH

    A lovely piece by La Petite Jaune Fleur of Red Deer, AB

    Excellent design from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A touch of passion with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Showing some Valentine’s Day love with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A Valentine’s Day mix from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Pinks and purples in a cube from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, VT

    Elegant standing spray from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post: Friday Florist Recap 2/15 – 2/21: Load’s of Floral Love

    I’m having a lot of fun with the new series – Wedding Wednesday! Such a fun way to get to showcase a lot of floral designers and lots of pretty flowers!!
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    Friday has finally returned and here’s another round of the Friday Florist Recap. This week we have a beautiful collection of submissions from across the country, dosage
    and yet regardless from whence they hail, buy cialis everyone seems to be looking ahead to spring. It’s not surprising that florists are ready for the beauty that spring brings. Beauty is, urticaria
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    Wedding Flowers

    Bird’s nest bouquet with Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A heart shaped bouquet from Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A lovely arrangement by The Pink Flower Shop in Los Fresnos, TX

    Decorating with a daisy at Helen’s Flowers in Greenville, OH

    A masculine mix from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Magnificent arrangement from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL

    Beautiful lavendar roses with Floral Design in Post Falls, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts in Chandler, TX

    Stunning arrangement from Bud’s in Bloom Floral & Gift in New Albany, IN

    Beautiful wreath from North End Florist in Pottsville, PA

    A lovely standing spray from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    More here: Friday Florist Recap 2/1 – 2/7: Oodles of Floral Beauty

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    Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous bouquet for your Significant Other, Breast
    but what about that pesky card? It can be difficult to come up with the perfect words. Knowing what to say or how to say it is not always the easiest of tasks. If you’re struggling to find your voice, ask your local florist for a suggestion. Or you could scroll down and read 5 Valentine’s Day card poems to help you send the right message!

    Valentine’s Day Card Poems
    1. Cobalt blue, your sparkling eyes
    have set my heart a racin’.
    Ne’er will be seen our love’s demise,
    ‘Tis forever that I’m chasin’.

    2. This rose of dark and crimson hue
    is lovely, stark and sweet,
    And yet it pales compared to you
    unable to compete.

    3. My love for you like yours for me
    is vibrant, strong and pure.
    These chocolates may not last the week,
    but our affection will endure

    4. No flower, though the blooms are lovely,
    can with you compare.
    neither the rose, the iris nor the lily,
    can hold to you a prayer.

    5. Tonight we’ll celebrate our love,
    we’ll dine and dip while dancing.
    A passionate kiss or variation thereof,
    will find our passion advancing.
    Card messages are not always easy, but hopefully these poems have helped or at least inspired you to find the exact words to let her know how you feel. Have some original poems of your own you’d like to contribute? Leave them in the Comments below!

    Continue reading here: 5 Valentine’s Day Card Messages (Poem Edition)

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    February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, Sildenafil
    we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

    #1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th
    As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is  “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

    #2. American Heart Month
    The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, seek
    sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

    #3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd
    It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

    #4. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Feb. 17th
    Join in a growing worldwide holiday that challenges you to do something kind to a friend or stranger for no reason at all. This is a perfect time to give a cheerful bouquet to that barista that goes above and beyond or your elderly neighbor who doesn’t get out much. By doing something kind for someone else, they are likely to act out of kindness as well. So a small heart-warming deed can perpetuate.

    #5. February. Birthdays
    Anyone with a birthday in February needs a bright pretty arrangement to celebrate the warmth and love of their special day! Early spring flowers are just coming in stock and your florist will have breathtaking options that will say “Happy Birthday” better than anything else. The birth flower for February is the violet which symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

    Read the rest here: Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in February

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    there you have it folks. 6 more weeks of winter according to everyone’s favorite weather-predicting rodent. Yesterday was Groundhog’s Day and the official word from Punxsutawney Phil is we are in for more winter weather. Brrrr! How are you planning on facing the continuing chill? Another bright scarf? Lots of soup and hot chocolate? Try bringing spring just a little sooner with a fresh-cut flower arrangement!
    It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to order up a bright bouquet. Chasing away the winter blues is reason enough whether you are sending flowers to a friend or as a special treat to yourself. A perfectly crafted floral creation from your local florist will lighten up your house and fill the room with warm smells of spring freshness. Your mood will be lifted every time you enter. And florists are ready for you.
    No flower shop needs groundhog prediction to deliver the best nature has to offer. They stay ahead of the curve and already have beautiful spring blooms in stock. So take a look at what spring has in store by clicking any of the photos below.

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    send a warm hug to someone far away, and spread the scent that promises greener brighter days are coming.

    Read more here: Forget the Groundhog. Bring In Spring Right Now!

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    another beautiful collection of floral goodness. We have so many different fun and exciting arrangements for you this week. From a nod to Super Bowl excitement to a sports themed sympathy piece, viagra sale we’ve got a little bit of everything. It’s not just a collection of flowers, it’s a floral wonderland.
    Wedding Flowers

    Beautiful piece by Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    Special Occasion Flowers

    “Wonderland” by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

    Beauty in yellow from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

    Tropical fun with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Floral elegance from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Gorgeous arrangement by Designs by Vogt’s Floral & Gifts in Sturgis, MI

    Excellent arrangement by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Getting vertical with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A creative piece from Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts in Lyons, WI

    A place for a pug by The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Longing for spring with Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Beauty in pink from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    A celebration in yellow from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Creative design from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    More tropical goodness from Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL

    Feeling the Valentine’s spirit with Divine Ideas and Flowers for You in Edinburg, TX

    Purple explosion from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Tropical beauty with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Super Bowl frenzy with A-1 Flowers & More in Cottonwood, ID
    Sympathy Flowers

    Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

    Cremation service tribute from West End Florist in Rome, GA

    Sympathy arrangement from Holtz Garden Center in Ham Lake, MN

    Sympathy wreath from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Outdoors tribute by Klamath Flower Shop in Klamath Falls, OR

    Sympathy heart from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Casket spray from The Cottage Florist in Riverview, FL

    Sympathy arrangement for a Yankee fan from Montgomery Florist in Montgomery, NY
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post here: Friday Florist Recap 1/25 – 1/31: Floral Wonderland

    Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, ophthalmologist
    and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

    Congratulations to our Salesperson of the Year, there Amy Hall, and FSN Rookie of the Year, Irving Casiano!

    Representing Wedding and Party Network we want to congratulate Kelly Roberts (left) sporting not one but two awards and Christy Rawls (right) as the WPN Rookie of the Year.

    Congratulations to FG Market’s Rookie of the Year, Craig Johnson, while Patti Jones cleaned up with the other two honors.

    The Flower Shop Network Sales Team!
    Back Row From Left: Leslie Cox, Joe Hays, Lynn Reavis, Irving Casiano
    Front Row From Left: Amy Hall, Cathy Stormes, Shelly Anderson, Nick Costner

    The Wedding and Party Network Sales Team!
    From Left:  Christy Rawls, Crystal Rawls, Julie Dunbar, Secret England, Kelly Roberts

    The FG Market Sales Team!
    From Left: Craig Johnson, Patti Jones, Keatra Loyd
    Below are more photos from the FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony!

    See original here: FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

    January, somnology
    you have been a harsh one. In most parts of the country, winter is still going strong with freezing temperatures, blustery winds and dull gray skies. Thankfully we have incredibly talented florists to remind us that warmer days are coming!
    While browsing Instagram this week, these arrangements from our florist members leaped right out of the screen and brightened our day. With bursts of green, splashes of orange and cascades of pink, we know you’ll be thinking warmer thoughts after taking a moment to stop and smell these roses.

    A vivid bridal bouquet featuring showstopping fuchsia, purple, pink, and lime green.
    A Fantasy in Flowers – Saint Augustine, FL

    “Looking for #Valentines Day ideas? A lily topiary makes such a unique & romantic gift! Call us at 800.534.LULU to pre-order & select your custom color scheme!”
    Lulu McCabe Florist – Ellisville, MO

    A breath-taking arrangement with rose, lichen, hazel and galax.
    Petals in Thyme – Wasaga Beach, ON

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com. Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    See the original post: Warm Up With Instagram Inspiration

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    I got this picture from Google unlabeled. I am not sure if it is real or photoshopped! If it is photoshopped what flower do you believe it’s modeled after? This is the only picture of this flower.
    Tamika
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    Flower Expert Reply:
    Tamika ,
    This plant is a type of Sempervivum, and that is exactly how they look though the coloring in this photo may be slightly enhanced. I think this specific plant is Sempervvivum cultivar, otherwise known as ‘Lilac Time,’ which has a green center that fans out to a purplish color ending with rosy tips.
    Hope this information helps!
    Jamie Jamison Adams

    See the article here: Ask the Flower Expert: Help Identify This Flower!

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    Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and you should buy flowers.

    Whether we’re talking about weddings or holidays, stuff
    flowers sometimes get a bad rap simply because they don’t “last forever”.

    I personally think we have enough stuff in our lives that will last forever and the fact that flowers die should not make them worthless.

    I hear slogans that refer to “gifts that won’t wilt” and it feels like flowers get picked on (pardon the flower pun). Food gets consumed & wine gets drunk…and perhaps so do you!, chocolates get devoured, but flowers light up your life for a few days reminding you of the thoughtful friend or lover who brought them to you and THEN, they are compostable.

    Flowers say I love you without the need for perfect words or too much planning.

    You can instantly be transformed from thoughtless to thoughtful with a bouquet in hand. In my experience, flowers are a perfect gift and are usually very much appreciated. I should know…I have delivered flowers for years and people are always happy to see me! I like to think it is my winning smile, but the warm welcomes I receive are attributed to the fresh flowers in my arms.

    While I took a different route with my business than the traditional flower shop, it is where I grew my roots so I have a level of respect & sentimentality for the importance of the retail florist. As is true with any business that caters to you and your Valentine, florists will have higher prices around the holiday, but keep in mind that your prix fixe dinner menu probably follows the same trend.

    Florists raise their prices not simply in an effort to gouge you, but because their costs also increase.

    A single rose will cost your florist nearly twice as much the week before Valentine’s Day than they will the rest of the year. That is why they double the cost of their roses to the customer.

    Not only are the roses more expensive during this time, but because of the high volume of cutting that is done in anticipation of the Valentine’s rush they are not as easy to get from flower growers during the upcoming weeks which keeps the price a bit higher than normal (that whole supply and demand thing!), but you will find that the price for you, the customer, will promptly return to pre-holiday pricing. The additional staff and overtime hours required to fill all the special orders from design to delivery is also a big factor in the cost of doing business on V-day.

    If you want to get the most for your money, then skip the “dozen roses delivered” and choose flowers from the cooler for a fresh cut bouquet—the most economical way to buy flowers! Because a wrapped bouquet is not considered an “arrangement” and does not require a designer’s time to arrange it you will get more flowers per dollar as compared to a vase arrangement (which also includes the cost of the vase, of course). I always think your best value is to select what looks fresh and if you are unsure, ask for help to get the best results.

    Keep it real. Keep it local. Keep it fresh.

    Small flower shops often struggle to keep their doors open and in an economy where grocery stores sell stems for less than florists pay for their product (yes, they charge less than wholesale in some cases!) and the internet satisfies all of our shopping needs, the brick and mortar flower shop could use a little back-up this year. So if you haven’t already you should order flowers for delivery to your sweetheart or swing by a local shop to pick up a fresh bouquet to deliver in person.

    If you know what you want, try to order it in advance and schedule a time for pick-up so the florist is sure to have it ready for you. You don’t have to spend $100…or even $50. Pick up a bunch of Dutch tulips or gerbera daisies or go for a half dozen roses if you are an old-school romantic. Whatever you choose you are sure to warm someone’s heart.

    Flower Care Tips:

    Fresh bouquets will require the recipient to trim at least ½” from the bottom of the stems with a sharp knife or garden clipper—not a scissor—before arranging in a vessel filled ¾ of the way with clean water.
    No foliage should fall below the water line and the water should be changed daily or every other day at which time the flowers should also receive a fresh cut.
    If the temperature outside is 34o F or less you should be sure that the flowers are wrapped in plastic bag or heavy paper to protect them from freezing…something that the grocery store often will not do properly for you!
    If you will have the flowers out-of-water for 2 hours or more you should ask your florist to put water tubes on the end of each stem…and Yes, you will still have to re-cut them before you put them in water!
    So make someone’s day and buy flowers this Valentine’s Day!

    Contact Information:
    Alison Ellis
    Floral Artistry
    Vermont

    Thank you, Alison, for sharing this article on why people should buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, and every day – we couldn’t agree more!
    ~Alicia

    Original post: Order Fresh Flowers For Your Valentine! by Alison Ellis

    Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, sick
    1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, look
    but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.
    But whether you’re celebrating Washington, Lincoln or all the President’s we’ve had, flowers are always your best option!

    A Presidential Presentation
    A patriotic bouquet is the perfect item to place on your desk in acknowledgement of the holiday, and it also makes an excellent gift! Planning a party? Contact your local florist for amazing and creative arrangements and other decorations that embrace the spirit of Presidents Day.
    Don’t neglect the opportunity to honor the leaders of our country, and don’t neglect the opportunity to buy flowers!!

    Follow this link: Presidents Day with Flowers

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    a little covered up with Valentine’s Day activities, but that doesn’t impact the beauty and quality of the pictures! Scroll down for some gorgeous floral talent and let them feel the love!
    Wedding Flowers

    A gorgeous bouquet from Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON
    “Rustic Valentine’s theme wedding bouquet with Tillandsia Xerographica, ‘Sweetness’ roses, hypericum berries, vibernum berries, spray roses and a sugar pine cone.”
    Special Occasion Flowers

    The “High Styling Lady” design from The Treehouse Florist in New Freedom, PA

    Valentine’s Day gift for a Stargazer lily lover from Blooming Art Floral Design in San Diego, CA

    Beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A lovely arrangement from Nate’ Flowers in Forestville, MD

    An exquisite arrangement from Seju Selektion Florist in Bridgetown, Barbados

    Another lovely arrangement from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    Read more from the original source: Friday Florist Recap 2/8 – 2/14: Feeling the Love

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    Maybe you had great intentions. Maybe you forgot completely. But if you haven’t decided on a Valentine’s Day gift by now – what are you waiting for?!
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    Don’t tell me you thought you could just pick something up at the drug store and be done with it. Your sweetheart deserves to feel special and pampered on this day of love. Nothing does that better than a thoughtful, neuropathologist
    perfectly selected gift from your local flower shop. Spend a lot or spend a little – whatever your budget florists can work with you to create something that will warm her heart and make her feel like the luckiest girl alive.
    It’s Not Too Late!
    So you waited until late in the game. That doesn’t mean forfeit! Our best suggestion is to go directly to your local floral expert. Take a look at what they have in stock and bring it home with you. Some shops might still be able to work in your delivery (because they are amazing like that.) But going in person at this zero hour is sure to get the fastest results and that warm smile you love to see when you walk in the door.
    No idea what florist to use? No problem.Check out our florist finder to locate the very best in your area!

    See the original post here: Nothing Like The Last Minute. Still Time To Order For Valentine’s Day!

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    How gorgeous are all of these Peach Roses?! Honestly, I cannot select a favorite one as they are all beautiful! For two weeks we watched these 7 beauties open into beautiful blooms.
    A special Thank-you to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing this nice selection of lovely peach beauties for the Peach Rose Color Study!

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche

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    Rosaprima Finesse Peach Rose

    Name: Peach Finesse
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 9 Days
    Details: Bright peach, outer guard petals have a green tinge. Each bloom can vary in color, in the 25 stem bunch some of the blooms will be a brighter peach than the others. Very packed petals and heavy head, petals stay compacted and do not open much. The petals can get creased during packaging and transport. Nonetheless, Peach Finesse does tend to be one of my favorite go-to peach roses as I love it’s bright peach coloring. It packs a lot of punch in those tight petals!

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    Nevado Roses, Campanella Peach Garden Rose

    Name: Campanella
    Grower: Nevado, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 5 Days
    Details: The blossom opens up very large, a good 3+” in width, perfect for taking up a lot of space in an arrangement & a very ruffly petal structure like a garden rose. This particular batch had a yellowish-peach tone to it. I’ve been a fan of Campanellas for some time and would say that normally they are a more solid Peach than the roses shown in these photos. Nevado Campanellas are packed 10 Stems to the bunch, so be careful when ordering that you order by Stem Count.

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    Sisapamba Roses, Cinnamon Peach Rose

    Name: Cinnamon
    Grower: Sisapamba, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: Rich, dark Peach – borderline Orange color, opens very nicely into a large head and fades into a Salmon color after a week or so. Very long lasting, tied with Versilia for the longest vase life. Ruffly outer petals and almost 3″ in width, sturdy stems. 25 Stems to the bunch. This was my first experience with Cinnamon and I’m quite impressed with its bright color and pretty bloom.

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    David Austin Peach Juliet Garden Rose

    Name: David Austin Juliet
    Grower: Rosaprima, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 7 Days
    Details: The perfect pale peach color, opens to a nice 2.5-3″ in width with a lovely garden rose shape. Delicate stems and the outer petals can tear easily, handle with care! Juliets are packed 12 stems to the bunch.

    Eufloria Peach Avalanche

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    Name: Peach Avalanche
    Grower: Eufloria, California, USA
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Peach with a yellowish tinge to it. Solid and consistent coloring on all petals. Nice Rose shape, doesn’t open very wide. Good amount of foliage and thorns to clean on the stems, slightly soft stems and petals. 25 Stems to the bunch.

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    Royal Roses, Tiffany Peach Roses

    Name: Tiffany
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 10 Days
    Details: Very pale peach with a pink hue to it, stays in a tighter rose shape and doesn’t open into a wide bloom. The color is solid through all petals, even the guard petals on individual blooms. Yet, each blossom in the bunch of 25 stems can differ some, some roses will be a paler peach and some a brighter peach. The stems are strong with almost no thorns and the foliage is easy to remove.

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Royal Flowers, Versilia Peach Rose

    Name: Versilia
    Grower: Royal Roses, Ecuador
    Vase Life: 12+ Days
    Details: By far the longest lasting rose in the bunch! Day 12 and I’m looking at about 10 of the original 25 still blooming. The guard petals are a light green, outer petals are a very pale peach and the inner petals are a blush peach. Very delicate peach color. Strong stems with a very few thorns.

    Flirty Fleurs Peach Rose Color Study, Versilia, Campanella, Cinnamon, Juliet, Tiffany, Finesse, Peach Avalanche


    A few notes:

  • I did not use any flower food or any other ‘helpers’ such as quick dip. These roses were placed in fresh water after processing.
  • I do not cut stems under water.
  • These roses were never placed in the cooler, they’ve sat out on the table for the entire study. The temperature ranges from 65-69 degrees.
  • On Day 17 I still have 6 stems of Cinnamon Roses sitting in a vase at my desk.

    What do you think? Which Peach Rose is your favorite? Which one do you want to try now?

    A very big Thank-You to Amato’s Wholesale in Denver, Colorado for providing the roses for the Peach Rose Study.

    Contact Information:
    Amato Wholesale Florist
    http://www.amatodenver.com
    CALL US TOLL-FREE: 1-800-447-3825
    Tel: 303-287-3329
    6601 Downing Street, Denver CO 80229

    Original post: The Peach Rose Study

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  • Floressence Seattle Washington

    Your name: Anne Bradfield
    Your Business name: Floressence
    Your Location: 5628 Airport Way South, salve Suite 240, this web
    Seattle 98108 — in Georgetown – Seattle’s floral district!

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    How did you start your business?
    11 years ago, I was fed up with a job that had nothing to do with my skills or interests. A friend told me that a woman she knew was selling her floral design business, and I was intrigued… I shadowed the woman for a couple of weeks, found that I had a knack for the job, and took the plunge. Therein began my career as a florist!

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    How many years have you been in business?
    11 years.

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    What is your design aesthetic?
    I can never get enough of texture and color – the more unusual the combinations the better. That said, my heart will always belong to “pretty.” I don’t like odd designs for oddity’s sake – the graceful, gorgeous, ephemeral nature of flowers has to come through for the design to resonate with me.

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    How do you create your style and where do you draw your inspiration?
    Just looking at flowers is often enough inspiration — seeing what they do in their natural state. Getting my hands on them is crucial, too — letting them “talk” to me. But I get huge inspiration from other designers as well. I’m currently in love with Florisity in New York City. The balance of lushness and minimalism in their designs is really interesting to me.

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    What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
    People in the Northwest are not afraid of a little “rustic elegance.” Scratchy textures never seem to go out of style – whether it’s scabiosa pods, lichen branches, or a more exotic “blushing bride” protea. The color trends do seem to vary over the years; we’re in a muted tones thing right now (peach, blush, ivory, sage, silver), but a couple years back it was all peacock kapow.

    Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
    Floressence is a private studio within the historic Rainier Brewery complex.

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    Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
    I happily assist with design services like specialty linen selection, and offer a wide range of rental props (vases, candles, arbors, chuppahs, etc.).

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    What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
    The radio! And I’ve recently become better and better friends with chicken wire, in my quest to become floral-foam-free.

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    What’s your favorite flower?
    If it isn’t ranunculus or garden roses, it might just have to be the peony. I know! It’s so predictable! But so so so darn gorgeous.

    Your contact information:
    206-286-7850
    www.floressencedesign.com
    www.facebook.com/Floressence
    www.blog.floressencedesign.com
    www.instagram.com/floressencellc

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    –If you recognize the two pieces above and who they were designed by, please let me know so that I can credit them! Thanks :)

    Go here to read the rest: Wedding Wednesday :: Bride & Groom Chairs

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    and we’re back with yet another content-rich blog for you! We scour the internet every month to find a florist blog that provides both good content and valuable ideas. This week we’d like to introduce David Levine of Central Square Florist in Cambridge, MA. Here’s a very informative post to wet your whistle.
    THE RUSTIC HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE DIY
    Whether you are hosting a celebration or visiting as a guest this holiday season, make it beautiful with flowers. Let us help you find ideas for how to create the perfect holiday interior with our DIY Tablescape recommendations. This is the final of our four tablescapes we will be featuring this month, the Rustic Tablescape.

    To create this table, you will need:
    A beautiful centerpiece
    Baby’s Breath
    Evergreen Branches
    Willow Branches
    Burlap fabric
    White tulle fabric
    Twine
    Mini candy canes
    Strands of mini white lights
    Candles
    Scissors
    Bringing the snow and evergreens inside will make your house feel like a rustic cabin in the woods. We use tulle and burlap to emulate these textures and lights to create a dreamy landscape that will help your guests get into the winter spirit. If you are not setting your table this holiday, you can bring a host gifts that will fit with the decor.
     

    To make the table runner, we took a long piece of burlap, roughly 1.5′ wide and cut it to fit our table lengthwise. We lined the sides of the burlap with tulle and used twine scissors to create a scalloped look along the edges. We used a variety of candles to add drama and richness to the setting. Wrapping the candles in fresh evergreens helps make them pop off of the table. Down the center of the table, we placed a gorgeous centerpiece which uses a variety of fresh flowers mixed with evergreens, willow branches, and wood to compliment the tablescape perfectly.

    Using twine to tie the napkins, we placed a sprig of evergreens, a sprig of Baby’s Breath, and two mini candy canes. The evergreens add a touch of green, the Baby’s Breath compliment the tulle and add a feminine note, while the candy canes add a punch of color and whimsy.
    Central Square’s Golden Holiday Centerpiece would be the perfect arrangement to accompany this rustic tablescape. Check out our selection of hand picked holiday flowers and gifts to find the perfect centerpiece for your table or a beautiful arrangement to present to the host.
    Don’t forget to enter our Pin to Win Holiday Contest and follow us on Pinterest.
    Also see our holiday video, which features this tablescape!

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    What an excellent example of a DIY post! It was both informative and entertaining, and I especially enjoyed the video. But that’s not all David has to offer on his blog. He also ran a Valentine’s Day contest and posted some gift ideas for those still looking for the perfect item for their significant other.
    If you’re in the Cambridge, MA area, you definitely need to see what Central Square Florist has to offer. But even if you’re not, you can still get some excellent and useful information!
    Are you a florist with a blog that you’d like to see featured? Leave us your information in the comments below!

    More: Blog Spotlight: Central Square Florist

    With Valentine’s Day in the books (and I hope yours was a successful one), human enhancement
    we have a ton of exciting arrangements for you this week! Florists wanted to show off some of their more creative holiday pieces, and we are starting to see a trickle of wedding bouquets making their way back into the line-up! So scroll down and enjoy the load’s of floral love!
    Wedding Flowers

    A wedding arrangement from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Wedding bouquet from The Petal Patch, Ltd. in McFarland, WI

    Gorgeous hand-held bouquet from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    A spring bouquet from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Special Occasion Flowers

    A beautiful design from Marshfield Blooms in Marshfield, MO

    A 3ft tall martini glass and a dozen roses from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greenville, OH

    Beautiful arrangement from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    Elegant design from The Flower Patch & More in Bolivar, MO

    Some Valentine flowers from Helen’s Flowers & Gifts in Greeville, OH

    A lovely piece by La Petite Jaune Fleur of Red Deer, AB

    Excellent design from The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A touch of passion with Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Showing some Valentine’s Day love with The Enchanted Florist in Taos, NM

    A Valentine’s Day mix from Wilma’s Flowers in Jasper, AL

    Pinks and purples in a cube from Dorothea’s Florist in Hobe Sound, FL
    Sympathy Flowers

    A gorgeous casket spray from Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, VT

    Elegant standing spray from Fancy Flowers & Gift Shop in Hialeah, FL
    Who knows what next week will bring? Be sure to like us on Facebook for even more beautiful floral designs. If you’re a florist, we want to feature YOUR favorite design of the week right here on the Friday Florist Recap!
    Learn how to submit! | See past recap posts!

    See the original post: Friday Florist Recap 2/15 – 2/21: Load’s of Floral Love

    I’m having a lot of fun with the new series – Wedding Wednesday! Such a fun way to get to showcase a lot of floral designers and lots of pretty flowers!!
    Today it’s all about Coral Florals, erectile
    enjoy!

    Botanic Art - Hochzeitsfloristik, Eventfloristik Coral Bridal Bouquet of peonies and graden roses

    Botanic Art – Hochzeitsfloristik, Eventfloristik

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    As florists everywhere are preparing for the busy bridal season just around the corner, tuberculosis
    we wanted to share some beautiful bouquet inspiration from Instagram.
    We love the variety of florals found on this popular photo-sharing site and just had to show you what talented florists from all over the world are creating for some very lucky brides.
    Take a look at the delicate color and incredible attention to detail evident in every photo. We think you’ll agree – nothing is sweeter than those soft pinks and vintage whites which offer up a classic look and a timeless feel in any design.
    Know that experienced florists have the skills and artistry to take your breathe away on special occasions like your wedding day!

    A Creative Touch – Wayne, doctor New Jersey

     Good Seed Floral – Eugene, visit this
    Oregon

    Fache Floral Design – Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Every Tuesday, we share inspiring flowers and exciting trends from amazing real local florists active on Pinterest & Instagram!
    Hey FSN Florists! Want your Instagram photos to be featured on our blog?Add your Instagram info in fsnF2F.com.Just use ‘Edit Social Media’ under the Marketing section of the orange side bar.

    More here: Sweet Bridal Bouquets From Instragram

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