March 12th, 2015
Today we’re celebrating National Plant a Flower Day. March 12 is the day that is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. And if that’s not reason enough to get your gardening going let’s think about the bee.
March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day.
Plant for the bee
These small and hard-working insects actually make it possible for many of your favorite foods to reach your table. From apples to almonds to the pumpkin in our pumpkin pies, we have bees to thank. In the United States alone, more than 25 percent of the managed honey bee population has disappeared since 1990. Bees are called pollinators. Pollinators transfer pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. Cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive. Without bees to spread seeds, many plants—including food crops—would die off.*
Bees do more than make honey.
Flowers in your landscape will encourage their presence. Plant in clusters and in color. This is key to making your garden attractive to bees. The colors yellow, blue, purple, and white are incredibly eye-catching to bees. They feed on one variety at time so planting three to four bunches of one type of blossom makes foraging more efficient.**
Now that daylight savings time is in effect and the grounds are starting to thaw, take the time to plan your garden or better yet start planting one. Not only will you enjoy its beauty but you’ll be contributing more to the environment than you probably realize.
* Reference: National Resources Defense Council www.nrdc.org
** Reference: www.ecolandscaping.org
March 9th, 2015
Fragrant Hyacinth Bouquet
Fragrant * Spring * Flowers
It won’t be long before spring gardens begin to come alive. Why wait? Experience the joy of fragrant hyacinth blooms in your home today. Hyacinths, with their showy florets, are recognized for their intense, sweet fragrance. In ancient Greece a yearly festival called Hyacinthia was held to celebrate the resurrection of vegetation in the spring.
We’re featuring these lovely bulb flowers in our new spring collection. The Fragrant Hyacinth Bouquet is perfect for your own home decor or to send as a fun birthday gift or Easter surprise.
- 12 assorted stems featuring blue, pink and yellow flowers
- Include our adorable green egg ceramic vase
- Did you know hyacinth are members of the Liliaceae (lily family)?
March 5th, 2015
Floral Gables Bouquet
Rich * Colorful * Gorgeous
No more winter hibernation! Our newest signature spring bouquet is rich in color and quite gorgeous. The Floral Gables Bouquet was designed to give its lucky recipient a jump start on spring with its fresh colors and vast variety of flowers. It’s perfect for every occasion from birthdays to just because.
Check out our newest spring bouquets today in our Debut Designs gallery.
- Coolwater lavender roses
- Brilliant White Star & Lovely Lydia spray roses
- Euroblue delphinium
- Fragrant double-bloom stock
- Peach hypericum berries
- Bi-color Peruvian lilies
- Green foliage
- Gold-cast vase
February 18th, 2015
Outrageous star-shaped blossoms. Strong, sweet fragrance. Vivid colors. We love Oriental lilies.
Our customers often ask us if they should leave the stamens on their flowers when their lilies open up. There are two good reasons to remove these orange or yellow pollen filled lily stamens.
- Lilies last longer when their stamens have been removed. Use a fork or your fingers to gently lift and remove them from the lily.
- Lily pollen stains. If left on the bloom, the pollen from the stamen can stain not only the bloom but your clothing, furniture and linens.
Remember not to crowd your lily bouquet. Give the flowers room to open up in full glory. You’ll have many days of beauty. Enjoy!
February 18th, 2015
Exotic * Stunning * Dramatic
Exotic blue orchids will captivate your Valentine. These blue blossoms celebrate the special holiday with a touch of drama that classic red roses can’t achieve. Orchids are favored by our Flower Lovers for their distinct beauty and impressive vase life. This beyond-beautiful bouquet of dendrobiums is a perfect gift to give your wife or girlfriend, your husband or best friend or even your grandmother.
Paired with our petite flourish vase, these Stunning Sapphire Orchids appear to glow from within.
- 10 (shown) or 20 color-enhanced dendrobium orchids
- Petite aquamarine flourish vase, a Calyx exclusive
February 18th, 2015
Dazzle * Romance * Love
Featured on the cover of our Valentine’s Day catalog, the new Bejeweled Rose Bouquet is sparkling way to say “I Love You” or “Be Mine”. A bevy of bright red Freedom roses creates an unforgettable expression of love in our bejeweled glass vase. The rhinestones that adorn the vessel add a glamorous allure that she’s sure to love.
- 24 long-stemmed red Freedom roses
- Rhinestone bejeweled glass vase
February 17th, 2015
Leave * Her * Speechless
She’ll be left speechless at the site of this extravagant surprise. More than 8 dozen roses delivered to the door makes for a very passionate Valentine’s Day. Three different varieties of roses are shipped straight from the grower. We suggest including our large wine chiller to display the long-stemmed beauties. She’ll LOVE it!
- 100 (shown) or 50 roses available
- More than 8 dozen roses
- aluminium wine chiller, 10″ high
February 13th, 2015
Timeless White Roses
Transcends * Styles * Trends * Occasions
Timeless elegance is a look that is easily conveyed by this classic bouquet of white roses and berries. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate your love at Valentine’s Day when you don’t want to give the gift of red roses. Our Timeless White Roses features the pure white rose variety named Akito.
- White Akito roses
- Vanilla hypericum berries
- Green pittosporum
- Silver abbott urn
February 12th, 2015
Vivacious * One-of-a-Kind * Fun
Another Valentine’s Day, another red rose. Not necessarily! We were very inspired by this oh-so-different rose variety called “Crazy One” and created the bouquet, Valentine Frenzy Roses. Right away you’ll see this is not your average rose. It makes a very strong statement of beauty in a more casual, less traditional way upon arrival. Each petal is defined differently by shades of rouge, pink and white.
This variegated flower is an unconventional novelty and one that will be remembered for years to come by your loved one.
- Crazy One long-stemmed roses
- Available in 12 or 18 stem bouquets
- Curved corset glass vase