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The Best Buy on Blossoming Iris

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Flower Lovers rejoice! Not only is Spring finally upon us, we’re celebrating here at Calyx Flowers with a fabulous discount on one of the quintessential flowers of the season, the blooming iris.

Now thru April 1st, we’re offering the Spring Iris Bouquet at the special price of $49.95. Enjoy the Luxury Rewards savings of $30 off the regular $79.95 price for this bright bouquet and vase. Simply use coupon code CFGS311 at checkout to apply the savings. All orders must be delivered by Saturday, April 2nd.

What makes iris so special? Well for starters, the lovely iris’ symbolic meaning is ascribed as faith and wisdom, inspiration. The flower is also referred to as the Fleur-de-Lis because of its very different look as compared to other flowers. The predominant season for iris is Spring but we offer them year round at CalyxFlowers.com.

One of my favorite books, Flowers A-Z (Abrams) by talented floral designer and author Cecelia Heffernan talks about the great beauty of the iris. She writes, “Iris are exotic flowers with intensely colored blossoms of unusual shape. The flower is made up of three inner petals arching up and three outer petals falling down with tall sword-like green foliage surrounding its stem. Iris blossoms are beautiful arranged in their natural state.”

So attractive when displayed in a bright vessel and perfect for any kind of special occasion take full advantage of our Luxury Rewards offer today!

Spring Iris Bouquet & Vase for only $49.95

Spring Iris Bouquet & Vase for only $49.95

Say it with Style!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Inspired by the one time a year when you get really excited or perhaps, feel a little down depending upon the number that will be reached on your birth date, our NEW Birthday Party Bouquet was designed to lift the spirits high! Friends and family really respond to the delivery of fresh-cut flowers.  The burst of joyful colors combined with your best wishes celebrate the day and many days after. Afterall, you want your recipient to have the brightest day possible. When you have something to say, say it with style and send a gift from Calyx Flowers. You’ll definitely get your point across and your recipient will be more than impressed.

The brand new Birthday Party Bouquet

The brand new Birthday Party Bouquet

Cute Thanksgiving Decor is Buy One, Get One Free

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
November's Luxury Rewards Special Offer

November's Luxury Rewards Special Offer

Our November Luxury Rewards special is here and it’s a really great offer to take advantage of for the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays. Calyx Flowers is offering a Buy One, Get One Free offer on the adorable Pumpkin Chrysanthemums.

 Now through November 23rd, you can send two Pumpkin Chrysanthemums for the price of one. Your recipient will receive one pink and one purple chrysanthemum, each nestled sweetly in our ceramic pumpkins cachepot. These petite plants look stunning when displayed in multiples on your dining table, sideboard or even mantel. They also make beautiful hostess gifts and are the perfect way to remember distant family and friends on this special holiday.

 Order today to save $39.95. Limited quantities are available, so don’t delay!

Special Delivery

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

As I always like to say, “Nothing can match the joy of receiving fresh flowers.” That’s why I love to surprise my friends and family members with a colorful creation from the Calyx Flowers’ birthday collection. It’s easy to find just what you’re looking for as we have so many different variety of flowers in wonderful color combinations.

 Today’s featured bouquet is the Happy Birthday Orchid Bouquet. Here we’ve used three different varieties of orchids that are flown in from the growers in Thailand.  It’s very striking and the cute “Happy Birthday” sentiment stick included with our as shown bouquet (left) makes a thoughtful statement.

Send your best birthday wishes today! And one more tip for today, orchids are extremely easy to arrange so do not fret as we’re sure your special recipient will find joy in arranging them as well. Have a great day!

Exclusive Luxury Rewards Special on the fabulous Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet

Monday, October 18th, 2010

It’s Monday morning and we have quite the deal for our favorite Flower Lovers! We’re offering the very beautiful Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet for only $39.95. This type of savings does not happen very often at Calyx Flowers so if you’re even thinking about sending flowers this week – DO IT NOW!

The bouquet is fifteen stems and comes with an adorable ceramic vase that has a quilted like exterior. What’s great about this bouquet is that its occasion neutral – meaning you can send it for any occasion whether it be a birthday, anniversary, get well, thank you or just because reason. It’s great for all ages too!

Luxury Rewards Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet
Luxury Rewards Telstar Blue Iris Bouquet

And if you’ve always been intrigued by these blue beauties here’s a bit of Iris trivia for you from the Calyx Flowers Floral Library

  • Iris was the messenger of the gods and goddess of the rainbow linking earth with other worlds. The reference of the Greek word is to the colors of the iris flower. Iris, from the Greek for rainbow, in fererence to the wide range of flower colors.
  • The iris has been the symbol of France as far back as the 6th century AD. It became known as the “fleur-de-lis” or flower of Louis, in honor of the kings of France.
  • Remember quantities are limited so don’t wait too long to take advantage of these special savings. To sign-up for email notifications on all Calyx Flowers’ special offers simply click here. Enjoy!

    Congratulations to our Fair Trade Certified Rose Winners!

    Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

    Yesterday we were the featured partner with FairTradeUSA to celebrate our adopted Fair Trade Day.  They highlighted our beautiful selection of Fair Trade Certified roses that make gift giving easy and meaningful. We offered three lucky people a chance to win a bouquet of these lovely roses by telling us who they would like to give them to and why on their Facebook page. Here are the 3 winners’ entries – so inspiring. We hope their recipients enjoy the roses!

    Betsy Ann Brinson My Mother. I am disabled, and she has always been there for me and loves me unconditionally. She has been through a lot in her life, yet she is very strong, kind, and generous. She always will offer help, even to strangers, and genuinely expects nothing in return. She is loving and never judgmental of others. I can’t do many nice things for her, so it would be fantastic to be able to do something for her as a nice surprise.

    Erik Stordahl I believe my wife deserves some roses. Next Monday she has her final CT scan to determine if her ovarian cancer is in full remission. What a way to celebrate! We also run a coffee roasting business that only uses fair trade coffee, so this surprise would provide a huge impact on her.

    Gloria Kaley I would give them to my dearest friend,Lisa. She has suffered so much loss and tragedy the past year..the loss of her beloved mother,a brother,her lively hood.Had a stroke followed by brain surgery and has had no follow-up care or rehab,a devastating flood ruined her home,still in disrepair,and now,she faces news on a condition of health that has rocked her to her very soul..she gets the prognosis today. Thru all of this and more,she has kept a positive attitude,been a source of strength and comfort to those around her who struggle and cares for her family and many pets without complaint or hesitation.She has never lost her sense of humor. One of the finest Women I have had the good fortune to meet in his life,I would give them to her. She deserves some beauty and happiness in her life. I would give her the world if only I could. Thank you. Blessings,Gloria.

    October is Fair Trade Month

    October is Fair Trade Month

    Special discount on the New Calyx Flowers Fall Collection

    Monday, August 30th, 2010

    Save 15% on any order placed by September 2nd – use code CF8115

    Introducing the Fall Flower Collection by Calyx Flowers. Stunning bouquets, blooming plants and brand new preserved wreaths and centerpieces are ready to send for special occasions or to decorate your home this Fall season. As a special offer to the readers of The Flower Lover’s Blog, enjoy 15% off any purchase when you order online at http://www.calyxflowers.com/ or when you call 1.800.800.7788. Now through September 2, 2010. 

    Check out our Debut Designs gallery and choose from a variety of beautiful orchid bouquets, happy sunflower wreaths and stunning roses. We’re so excited for the new Fall season and we hope you will be too. Have a wonderful week!

    Earthen Elegance Bouquet featuring a Simon Pearce Barre vase
    Earthen Elegance Bouquet featuring a Simon Pearce Barre vase

    Luxury Rewards August Lily Promotion

    Friday, August 20th, 2010

    Attention all Calyx Flowers Luxury Rewards members! Our August Summertime Lilies Promotion is running now through Friday, August 27. Enjoy a special savings of $30 OFF fresh Summertime Lilies with a perfectly coordinating pastel vase. Lily bouquets are simply wonderful flowers to send for any occasion – birthdays, anniversary, get well or just because. Hurry! Quantities are limited.  

    Summertime Lilies by Calyx Flowers

    Summertime Lilies by Calyx Flowers

    Did you know? With more than 100 species, the Lily has been in cultivation for centuries, and has acquired many religious and mystical associations. Known as the flower of the Virgin Mary, the Lily has long been thought to represent purity.

    Calyx Flowers & Social Media

    Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

    Hello Social Media, Hello New Conversations -

    It’s time for Facebook and Twitter and The Flower Lover’s Blog to become part of our company’s core. It’s funny to reflect on the journey that has brought Calyx to the year 2010. Way back in 1988, the company was founded as the very first to ship flowers “in a box” direct from the growers. Our means of marketing – the catalog.

    Today we still mail those beautiful catalogs to your home via the US Postal Service but we now email and tweet and talk to our fans on Facebook, oops I mean those who “Like” us. The fabulous part of it all is that we can gather inspiration from all these new areas and really get to know our customers. Case in point – it made my day to read on May 8th a post from a Calyx recipient thanking us for delivering beautiful Mother’s Day flowers from her babies. It’s our hope to keep these conversations going, expanding and becoming more inspirational!

    Check Calyx Flowers out on Facebook (bit.ly/bnOQBW) or Follow us on Twitter @calyxflowers and share, share, share!

    Tips On Ordering Flowers

    Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

    1. Determine how much you want to spend.

    Finding the perfect bouquet does not mean that you have to empty your wallet. Sometimes, it’s the simple arrangements that grab the most attention. A small arrangement of tulips is appropriate for any occasion and will add a sweet touch of spring to any room.

    If expressing your undying love through flowers, no matter the cost, is important, then a large bouquet of roses will be sure to leave her breathless no matter the occasion.

    2. Choose the appropriate flower for the person.

    Certain flowers and plants require a little more care and attention than others, and depending on the person who will be receiving the flowers, you might want to gauge their expertise before choosing a flower.

    For those with little flower experience, start with something small and simple. Flowers arranged in a small bouquetare always elegant and easy to care for. Just be sure to cut the bottom stems about a 1/2 inch under water. Fill a vase with warm water and place the bouquet in the vase, making sure the stems are submerged. Remember to change the water every couple of days to extend the life of your flowers.

    A good florist will send care instructions with your order. Be sure to read the instructions because certain bouquets might require a few extra steps to ensure that they last longer.

    3. Choose the appropriate flower for the occasion.

    Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, a graduation, a birth or a holiday, there is sure to be the perfect flower for the occasion.

    Roses are a traditional way to show love and appreciation. Gerbera daisies are a great, versatile flower that can be sent in celebration of a birthday, a new baby, or even just to brighten someone’s day. A nice plant makes a great house warming gift.

    Keep in mind that some flowers will arrive in bloom and will just need some water, but other flowers or plants will arrive in bud and may take some additional time to bloom. Be sure to inquire which ones will arrive in bloom and which ones arrive in bud when you place your order.

    4. Choose a Florist and order on time.

    Today most online florists guarantee the freshness and quality of their flowers and plants. If you order from a “direct-from-the-grower” flower service, you cut the amount of time that the flowers spend in a delivery van or truck, which makes for fresher flowers. Or, visit your local florist, where you can personally check the bouquets for freshness.

    It’s also wise not to wait until the last minute to order your flowers – - especially if you need fresh flowers to arrive on a Monday. For the sake of freshness, most online flower services do not ship flowers over the weekend.

    5. Be sure someone will be there to receive the flowers.

    Flowers and plants don’t stand up well to extreme temperatures. Be sure to send your flowers to an address where someone will be able to receive them and take them inside, remove from the packaging, and rehydrate. Over a year ago, Calyx & Corolla introduced its “Weather Wrap” packaging, an insulating layer of air to protect fresh cut flowers from freezing air in the winter or extreme, or wilting heat in summer. That extend’s a bouquet’s life considerably, but they still don’t want to be sitting on a doorstep for hours!

    Plant and Flower Care Tips:

    Plant Care

    1. Place your plant, orchid or bonsai in a dry area with sunlight and good air circulation.
    2. Check your plant daily, keeping it watered and properly drained which is very important.
    3. As flowers fade, pinch them off in order to encourage new blossoms.
    4. After blooming you may wish to plant or keep your gift outdoors in a sunny area (weather permitting).

    Bouquet Care

    1. Fill a vase or container with warm water and add flower food as directed. We suggest a warm water temperature, as a flower does not readily absorb cold water. Hot water can shock the flower.
    2. Submerging them in fresh, warm water for 5 to 10 minutes can revive wilted flowers.
    3. Always cut stems (minimum of ½”) diagonally under water, which allows water to flow more readily through the stem. Begin arranging immediately.
    4. Most bouquets will fit nicely in a 6″- 8″ tall vase. Place flowers in vase or container and keep them out of direct sunlight and away from hot or cold drafts.
    5. Be patient. Buds will gradually open from the base of the stem in 2-4 days. Certain flowers bloom quicker than others do. A few upper buds may not open. Trimming blossoms and leaves encourages other blossoms to open and your bouquet will last longer.
    6. IMPORTANT! Add fresh water daily and recut stems every other day.
    7. To enjoy your flowers for the longest possible time, trim away or discard spent blossoms as your bouquet ages to allow the flowers to channel their energy correctly and rearrange if necessary.