Archive for March, 2012

The Best Flowers: Happy Easter at Calyx Flowers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Bunny Calla Lily Plant
It’s a wonderful time of the year and the warmer winter most of us experienced has brought beautiful blooms to our gardens sooner than expected. Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner.
 
With the Easter holiday in mind we had to share this classic holiday look . We think everyone will love it. It’s the new Bunny Calla Lily Plant at CalyxFlowers.com and we’re giving  it “Best Flower” for the week. Don’t you just love a beautiful bunny rabbit? Aren’t calla lilies so intriguing? When we incorporated the two together it turned into a true celebration of Easter!
 
Although the “Easter Bunny” part of the holiday is separate from the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead, we like that we’ve filled it with a calla lily. White callas are believed to be a symbol of Jesus’ Resurrection, as the shape of the blooms bear a resemblance of trumpets, and the trumpets stand for victory.
 
So there you have it. The bunny gets best flower. Happy Easter!
 

The Best Flowers: Walt Disney World Style

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Best Flowers winner this week brings us a total floral experience for all the senses.

Best Flower is awarded to our friends at Walt Disney World as the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival sprouts into full bloom. This year’s event is all about flowers and is being presented by HGTV which makes it extremely popular for the flower and gardening enthusiast as a full series of educational and designer presentations are planned through May 20,2012.

We love this time of year at Disney because flowers are the focus. What could be better than finding a Tinkerbell topiary as you meander through the park? Our must-see, the Bambi Butterfly House!

A Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Discovery

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ShamrockCould it be the luck of the Irish? St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated this Saturday, March 17th and wouldn’t you know that we’ve discovered a way to save on our new Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums , a bouquet of fresh-cut orchids. Now through March 14th, enjoy great savings of up to $15 off your order. The more you send, the more you save.

We created the Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums as an homage to St. Patrick’s Day, a national holiday in Ireland that honors the patron saint of the country, St. Patrick. The bouquet of multi-blossomed orchids plays off the traditional emblam of this Irish holiday – the green shamrock. St. Patrick was known for using the 3-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity. The orchid blossoms have been color enhanced to the same bright shade of green as a shamrock. O’ so clever, don’t you think!

Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums

It's Irish! Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums

To take advantage of our St. Patty’s Day special, visit CalyxFlowers.com today and use code CFSPRING3 at checkout. It’s your chance to make someone feel lucky and loved this week when they receive their beautiful bouquet. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from us to you! Shamrock

Daylight Savings Time Special on Orchids!

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Spring Orchid Plant only $19.95

 

 
Daylight Savings Special Offer from Calyx Flowers

Being a Luxury Rewards Member definitely has it perks and this weekend is one of those times. Calyx Flowers is offering customers the chance to “Spring Forward” this weekend and send our fabulous Spring Orchid Plant for only $19.95.

This truly special orchid is of the dendrobium variety, yet it surprises with atypical blooms resembling those of the phalaenopsis. Nestled in a terracotta cachepot, the beautiful orchid makes a wonderful gift for any spring occasion. This is a limited time offer, so you need to hurry and shop now to receive this exclusive product and unprecedented savings!

Fun fact: Orchids have long been highly sought after, probably for the unusual beauty of their design. Orchid hunters in the nineteenth century collected them by the ton, and chopped down as many as four thousand trees at one time for the Orchids growing on them.

Best Flower in Creative Catalogs

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Lilly in Bloom

Natural Floral Inspiration
Natural Floral Inspiration

Being that Calyx Flowers was founded as a direct-from-grower flower catalog back in 1988, we love to see how different catalog companies use flowers in their catalog layouts. With that in mind, this week’s “Best Flower” goes to two catalogers who we think really used flowers to bring beauty and life to their product pages.

First we have Tea whose tag line is “for little citizens of the world.” This creative cataloger used fresh flowers in the hair styles of many of their darling models. We love the orchid ensemble of phalaenopsis and cymbidiums with greens that graced the March cover model. Fresh-cut orchids have always been a Calyx Flowers’ customer favorite and we wonder if our customers might use the blooms to fashion a new ‘do. 

Next up we have the vivacious Lilly Pulitzer whose Spring 2012 catalog was flower fierce. Titled “Lilly in Bloom”, this cataloger used flowers throughout the pages in bright hues of hot pink and green. A background of lush of peonies really caught our attention and added a lot of drama to their fashion designs in our opinion. Well done!