7 Tips for Moving Your Plants Outdoors

7 Tips for Moving Your Plants Outdoors

A few months back, when winter started to rear its ugly head, we discussed how to move your plants indoors. Now, however, with the temperatures rising and spring on the horizon, it’s time to think about how to move those same plants back outside where they belong. Changing environments can be a real shock to… Read more »

Why Do We Give Roses on Valentine’s Day?

Why Do We Give Roses on Valentine's Day?

Valentine’s Day is a day to express our love to those we care about most. One way to express our affection is through gifts such as chocolates, teddy bears, and, of course, flowers. The red rose is the quintessential Valentine’s Day flower, a symbol of love throughout the Western World. But how did it come… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Gifting Valentine’s Day Flowers

The Dos and Don'ts of Gifting Valentine's Day Flowers

Picking out the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers is one thing, but actually giving them to your significant other is another. There are a lot of unspoken rules when it comes to gifting flowers for Valentine’s Day. Should you send them to their office or at home? How big should the flowers be? When should you… Read more »

6 Tips for Picking the Perfect Valentine’s Day Flowers

6 Tips for Picking the Perfect Valentine's Day Flowers

Roses are red, violets are blue…but which Valentine’s Day flowers should you choose? Picking the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day can be a tricky task. While you could just go to your local grocery store and pick a random bouquet, this hardly has the same effect as a personally crafted bouquet from your local florist…. Read more »

How to Make Your Christmas Wreath Last Longer

How to Make Your Christmas Wreath Last Longer

We’ve talked about how to make our freshly cut flowers last longer, but as the Christmas season rolls around, we also have to worry about making our wreaths last longer as well. One of the most popular ways to decorate our homes for the holidays is to hang a Christmas wreath on our front door…. Read more »

Why Are Mistletoe and Poinsettias Christmas Plants?

Why Are Mistletoe and Poinsettias Christmas Plants?

When you think of Christmas, there’s likely a lot of images that run through your mind. Presents, snow, Santa Claus…the list goes on. Two of the things that might also be on that list, though, are mistletoe and poinsettias. Mistletoe is known for the heartwarming tradition of standing under this beautiful greenery and receiving a… Read more »

How to Make Freshly Cut Flowers Last Longer

How to Make Freshly Cut Flowers Last Longer

Everyone loves getting a bouquet of flowers. What they don’t like, however, is seeing those flowers wilt and die after only a few days. While freshly cut flowers won’t last as long as planted ones, there are ways to make them last longer in your house. Trim the stems regularly Cutting the stems will allow… Read more »

7 Health Benefits of Keeping Houseplants

7 Health Benefits of Keeping Houseplants

Whether it be a vase full of roses or a pot of succulents, houseplants can brighten up every room they enter. Yet, they can do more than simply make your space look more attractive. In fact, houseplants have real, tangible health benefits to your mind and body. Plants reduce stress If you’ve ever sat in… Read more »

10 Flowers That Bloom in Winter

10 Flowers That Bloom in Winter

When we think of winter, we imagine snow, cold, and pine trees. The occasional plant might bloom (such as hollies or mistletoe), but most, we assume, are dead or dormant until spring comes around again. This, however, is a common mistake. While we think of spring as the time for flowers to bloom, there are… Read more »

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Tips

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangement Tips

A beautiful Thanksgiving table has many things: food, chinaware, table linens, and, of course, a Thanksgiving centerpiece. The centerpiece will be one of the most obvious part of your Thanksgiving table (second only to the food, of course), so you want to make sure it’s perfect. If you’re still deciding on what kind of centerpiece… Read more »