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National Flower Day

Happy National Flower Day! National Flower Day acts as a great early spring reminder that there is never a bad time for giving or receiving flowers! This special holiday occurs on March 21st each year, just in time to get your home gardens or flower beds ready for the coming of warm weather. Whether you look forward to a sp... Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

St. Patrick's Day

When thinking about St. Patrick's Day, you probably associate it with the color green, leprechauns, a pot of gold, and the luck of the Irish. Unlike some other holidays, St. Patrick's Day isn't typically associated with flowers, and the opportunities for gifting flowers on this holiday are usually overlooked. Let's dive into the... Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

Non-Toxic Plants for Pets and What to Avoid

Pets are surely one of the best parts of life! They are lovable members of the family and it is important that any plants you decide to have in your home are safe and non-toxic to your furry friends. Even the most well trained cats and dogs may decide to nibble at a plant, and a lot of common house plants, when ingested, can cau... Continue Reading

March 08, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

March Birth Flower

Happy March 1st, and as always, a very Happy Birthday to all those born in March! March seems to officially ring in the beginning of warm, bright days ahead. So it is no surprise that the birth flower for this month is one that embodies new beginnings. Daffodils symbolize the spreading of joy, happiness, and positivity... Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

NSFW Valentine's Day Card Messages

As florists, we are privy to some very important moments in a person's life. Weddings, funerals, graduations, birthdays, etc. are just some of the occasions that we have a hand in. As you can imagine, these events all provoke strong feelings, whether they be positive or negative. Valentine's Day is no stranger to strong emotions... Continue Reading

February 21, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

How to Keep Your Flower Bouquet Fresh

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, you're hopefully enjoying a beautiful fresh arrangement! In a perfect world, these flowers would last forever, and while they unfortunately cannot, there are certain steps you can take to prolong their life and ensure you're able to enjoy them for as long as possible. Here's a few help... Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

Guide to Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and with that you'll hopefully be placing an order soon at your local florist. When picking out what floral arrangement you'd like your special someone to recieve, you might be looking for something a little different or unique. Roses are a classic like Marilyn, but what if your sweetheart ... Continue Reading

February 06, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

February Birth Flower

Happy February 1st! And a very "Happy Birthday" to all those with February birthdays! The Birth Flowers for this month are Primrose and Violet, two lovely flowers that have rich and interesting histories, which we'll explore in this post.  Primrose The word “primrose” comes from the Latin word, “primus.&rd... Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

Picking a Rose? What Each Color Symbolizes

Roses. When you think of flowers, I bet roses are one of the first to come to mind. Whether they catch your eye or not, roses have become one of the most popularly gifted flowers in the world. A lot of that has to do with its ability to work for many occasions, due to its variety of colors. With Valentine's Day rapidly approachi... Continue Reading

January 25, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

January Birth Flower

Capricorns and Aquariuses, it's your time to shine! If you or someone you know has a birthday in January, we are going to be sharing all the details on this month's birth flower! The official January birth month flower is the carnation. Carnations are also known as "Dianthus Caryophyllus" and it translates to "Flower of Love".&n... Continue Reading

January 16, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

2023 Floral & Plant Trends

With a new year upon us, we've got all the insight on what flowers and plants are expected to be trending for 2023! Whether you're a professional florist, or a DIY hobbiest, we'll help you get prepared for what blooms will be popular this upcoming year.  1. Climate-Friendly Plants Going greener is defintely in season, and p... Continue Reading

January 11, 2023

AuthorBy: Isabelle Hardcastle

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