Mother’s Day is Looking Beautiful!

It's been an exciting week at Bay Hill Florist leading up to Mother's Day. While some holidays like Valentine's Day are all about one big day, our customers tend to order flowers for delivery in advance of Mother's Day. We've been filling orders for mixed premium arrangements, dozens of roses and blooming plants, to name [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:05-04:00May 9th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Mother’s Day is Looking Beautiful!

The Beauty of Flowers

We fell in love with this beautiful video of flowers in bloom, and just had to share it with you. We feel pretty lucky that we get to spend our days around flowers, unpacking them when they first arrive; cutting them and placing them in buckets of water; and watching as they slowly unfold. This [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:05-04:00June 12th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on The Beauty of Flowers

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|Comments Off on Surprising Uses for Eucalyptus

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|Comments Off on Bridal Bouquet Styles: Tropical Flowers

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|Comments Off on The History of Mother’s Day

Tips for making cut Freesia last

We almost always have freesia in our coolers because it is so fragrant, and we love to include a few in our garden-style vase arrangements. The only problem is that the first bloom on the stem tends to wither and die, and we have to pluck it off. Or that's the way it was until recently [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:06-04:00February 22nd, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Tips for making cut Freesia last

Spring in Florida

Spring is right around the corner, and here at Bay Hill Florist in Orlando we’re celebrating with flowers. There are a flower varieties that come available this time of year that are worth highlighting. One of our favorites this time of year is the Florida snapdragon. They are locally-grown, and have perkier blooms and more [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:06-04:00February 18th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Spring in Florida

Valentine’s Day Blog

We want to send a big giant hug out to all our fantastic customers, who made Valentine's Day so fun and busy. We appreciate and love you all! Our shop, full of Friday's Valentine's Day deliveries. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ever feel like you need a bit of inspiration when you're writing a note to attach [...]

By |2017-04-25T16:46:07-04:00February 10th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Blog


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