Essential Summer Tropicals

July 23rd, 2014
Summer Sands Bouquet by Calyx Flowers

Summer Sands Bouquet by Calyx Flowers

Even if you don’t live in the Caribbean or another tropical climate, chances are still good that you love the bright colors and casual elegance of what we here at Calyx Flowers call “tropical style”. Sometimes it’s hard to find a way to bring a taste of the tropics into your home environment but we’ve solved that dilemma. Imagine bold pink and purple orchids alongside of breezy palms with amazing orange parakeet heliconias poking through the gathering. These tropical delights are all found in our new Summer Sands Bouquet.

Plus if you’re really into color we’ve added a vase with lots of visual charm and a sense of modern quirkiness. The glass vase is a work of art by Fringe Studios. Its round rectangular shape is tall and thin to support the diverse collection of tropical flowers. Its sleek sides are beautified by a wavy transferware print resembling streaks of multi-colored sand.

All together — tropical perfection!

 

Our 5 Favorites for Birthdays

June 24th, 2014

Looking for great birthday gift ideas? You can find them all at CalyxFlowers.com and we’ve selected five of our very favorites to showcase.

#1 Birthday Dream Roses Hatbox Bouquet ~ beautiful roses arriving in a silk brocade hatbox is not your everyday flower delivery

 

#2 Happy Birthday Wreath ~ everyone will know its time to celebrate your special day

#3 Life of the Party Orchids ~ exotic and bold, could you ask for a better birthday bouquet?

#4 Key Lime Bouquet ~ a delicious way to say “Happy Birthday” to someone special

Key Lime Bouquet

#5 A Year of Flowers ~ the ultimate gift of flowers means a new bouquet is delivered every month of the year

 Year of Flowers

Great bouquets right out of the box

May 15th, 2014

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What’s an easy bouquet to arrange right out of the box?

It’s a question we’re asked sometimes when a sender feels flowers are the perfect gift yet they do suspect the floral recipient might be a tad bit, how can we say this delicately, “design challenged”. First, know there are plenty of options for those flower lovers that feel they’re not up to the task of arranging flowers themselves. We’ve created an easy-to-arrange-collection of bouquets that take only a little effort next to filling your vase with water and adding the flower food.

One of our most recent creations is the bouquet, Watercolor Iris. Ten stems of these exotic flowers arrive boxed and ready to bloom. We’ve paired the iris stems with a unique pocket vase. The vase is a work of art by Fringe Studios, its round rectangular shape tall and thin which supports the flowers perfectly. The vase makes its presence known with its sleek sides beautified by a transferware floral print.

Iris have a very special bloom shape and size. They make arranging a snap since the stems can be spaced in a free-form manner. As they open the spaces are filled with brilliant, intensely colored blossoms.

To view the Watercolor Iris, click here. We also invite you to check out our Orchid gallery which we categorize as another easy-to-arrange flower type.

The Easiest Rose Centerpiece Ever!

March 26th, 2014

DIY Rose Bowl

Twelve roses is all it takes to create a stunning rose centerpiece. That’s it…we promise. Our do-it-yourself Rose Bowl gives you time to focus on all the other aspects of your party, wedding or special get-together. What’s wonderful about this unique vessel is you choose what to display in its center. We’ve shown you how elegant a bottle of wine looks on tabletop and how you can customize your centerpiece with unique seasonal offerings like these blue robin’s eggs. The skies the limit. Fill your rose bowl’s middle with a single floating flower. How about a candle? Candies make for a functional floral arrangement.

Check out the red rose bowl by clicking here. If you prefer the look of yellow roses, click here.

Five Reasons to Love Delphiniums

March 13th, 2014

Many parts of the country are emerging from a very snowy winter, while others are still being hit hard by Winter Storm Vulcan.  Yet, the first day of Spring is only one week away.  We’re taking the leap into the new season and highlighting one of our very favorite flowers — the delphinium. Here’s a list of why you should like this striking flower, and think about including delphinium in an upcoming spring floral arrangement:

Blue Delphiniums

Blue Delphiniums

  1. They’re blue. Mother Nature didn’t spawn a vast variety of naturally blue flowers. In fact, there are very few blue specimens. Delphinium rank as one of the best true blue flowers.
  2. They’re chic. Delphiniums are grown in pale and dark shades of blue as well as pinks, lavenders and creams. These multi-blossomed flowers mix well with all other floral varieties, especially those in shades of pink, green, white and yellow.
  3. They’re inspirational. Blue delphiniums remind us of the skies and the seas. When a fresh bouquet of these blue beauties is added to our living space its almost as if we’ve added a splash of the sea, sky or salty air to the room.
  4. They’re statuesque. Delphiniums are tall flowers. They will stand out in any arrangement with their spires of beautiful blossoms. They are not shy about making their presence known.
  5. They’re always in style. Just like the color blue is never out-of-date, neither is the delphinium. With over 250 species grown, the flowers make the perfect casual bouquet yet are equally at ease in a formal centerpiece.

One Sniff & You’ll Know Why This Lily Is Irresistible

March 5th, 2014
Sorbonne Oriental Lilies

Sorbonne Oriental Lilies

LILIES

They are soft, star-shaped and simply irresistible. Sorbonne Oriental lilies are adored for their large blooms and intoxicating fragrance. In fact, this sugar pink lily with white-edged petals is known for making a statement whether displayed in a big bouquet or among other flowers in a beautiful arrangement. Lilies are easy to arrange and you can gain much inspiration from this flower.

The Sorbonne Oriental lily is a part of our Weddings & Events collection where the variety is offered year round in bulk quantities.

FUN FACT

Each wedding anniversary has a designated flower.The Lily is the traditional 30th Anniversary flower.

In sympathy gifts

February 19th, 2014
Earthen Treasures Cross

Earthen Treasures Cross

Whenever someone loses a loved one, you can usually count on their home being besieged with food from well meaning friends and neighbors. Being that we are a flower company, we also know that bouquets and special arrangements are always appreciated. For some a keepsake gift means most.  With that in mind we created a beautiful, long lasting reminder — the Earthen Treasures Cross.

Inspired by some of the most naturally beautiful, yet wonderfully uncomplicated, treasures offered up by earth’s diverse landscapes, the cross can be hung in the home or at a service. It’s a unique offering that’s ideal for for sending your sincerest sympathies.

Our Friday wish to you…

February 14th, 2014

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It’s February 14th Flower Lovers! Have a wonderful day filled with love and of course, flowers.

 

Let the Shopping Begin for New Looks!

January 8th, 2014

We’re starting 2014 off with a trip to the AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. Our objective is to find as many new and exciting looks for the upcoming seasons as possible. We’re on the hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day vase, the got-to-have-it cachepot for an orchid garden and much, much, more. Now if the weather would warm up just a tad we’ll really be on the move from showroom to showroom.

 

The Atlanta Buyer's Guide

The Atlanta Buyer’s Guide

Whoa! It’s Cold Outside.

January 6th, 2014

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With much of the US seeing some of the coldest weather in years, Calyx Flowers will not be shipping any orders on Tuesday, January 7. This is a preventative measure to ensure that we only ship the highest quality flowers and plants from our growers. We try not to be in the business of delivering frozen flowers. Stay warm Flower Lovers!