Monthly Archives: May 2014

Surprising Uses for Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus makes a beautiful addition to a flower arrangement (we keep it in stock all of the time), and its fresh scent perks me up. But there are many benefits to eucalyptus beyond how it pleases the senses. Last month, my indoor/outdoor cat came home with fleas, and I went through the hassle of washing all [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:05-04:00May 13th, 2014|Blog|2 Comments

Bridal Bouquet Styles: Tropical Flowers

Tropical flowers have such stunning shapes and bold colors that that simple bouquet designs show them off best. Try to upstage an anthurium or orchid with a complicated assemblage of many varieties of blooms and in the end you’ll wish you had left well enough alone. Case in point: a cluster of dendrobium orchids (pictured [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:06-04:00May 12th, 2014|Blog|8 Comments

The History of Mother’s Day

With all the planning and celebrating around Mother’s Day—the spa visit, nail salon, fine dining and flowers—have you ever wondered how this holiday began? Contrary to some beliefs, this holiday was not invented by Hallmark! In 1907, Anna Jarvis started a letter-writing campaign to ask ministers, businessmen and congressmen to make Mothers Day a holiday [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:06-04:00May 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments