Archive for May, 2012

Fun Facts about Blooming Hydrangeas

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Hydrangeas blooming in beautiful color
Thought it would be great to share some fun facts about hydrangeas as so many of these wonderful plants are in bloom. Read on and be sure to share if you have any facts or tips on hydrangeas.

The scientific name is from the Greek words “hydro” (water) and “aggos” (a jar) and refers to the fruits of the plant, which are cup-shaped.

The showy parts of the flowers are sepals, not petals.

Has small, flat flowers in dense, round clusters up to 6 inches in diameter at stem ends.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology lists this species as an allergy-safe pollen producing plant.

Native to Japan, Korea.

The flower color can be controlled by soil pH.

Mostly used as a potted plant.

For the most part flowers are not fragrant.



A New & Exciting Look for Birthdays

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Our newest gathering of birthday flowers

We know our Flowers Lovers love a great look to send for birthdays so we’re pleased to present our newest birthday bouquet of fresh-cut flowers! Introduced in our Mother’s Day catalog, the Bright Birthday Hatbox Bouquet has quickly become a favorite. With its bold color scheme and perky flowers it gets lots of oohs and aahs upon arrival. Plus it arrives in our sophisticated satin hatbox which gives it that little extra something special.

If you’ve never purchased a bouquet from our Flowers in a Hatbox collection you’re missing out. Each bouquet arrives “artfully arranged in a contemporary glass vase” so all your recipient has to do is remove the packaging and add water. It’s very easy and oh-so pretty. Here’s an example of how the bouquet arrives.

Flowers in a Hatbox Bouquet