Posts Tagged ‘Gerbera Daisies’

Happy Summer! What we love…

Monday, June 24th, 2013

 

Well, Flower Lovers, it’s officially Summer!  Here in Vermont, it seemed like a long road to get to the season of beach days and cookouts but it’s finally here.  We have the windows open and the sweet smells of the gardens wafting into our office – something in the air definitely changed and it is Summer!

We would like to know what is your favorite thing about summer? Is it the beach?  Is it having the kids home from school?  Is it the smell of sunscreen or perhaps the taste of fresh watermelon?  Let us know!  Also, what is your favorite summer bouquet?  If you had your choice what fresh flowers would you buy at the farmers market?  Do you prefer a DIY bouquet or one perfectly designed for you? At Calyx, we like to know what our customers like so that we can be inspired to create bouquets we know everyone will love!

This summer, we have several floral obsessions.  For the Fourth of July, we’re going gaga for the All American Orchid Bouquet.  We can see it on a beach wood table outside near sand dunes, the ocean within eyesight, adding a pop of color to a 4th of July picnic. It says ‘Cape Cod’ with a pinch of fun and a whole lot of class. We also can’t seem to get over Blue Heaven Hydrangeas – they’re perfect in a window in a cottage near the shore or on a bedside table so the first thing you see in the morning are these fresh and gorgeous flowers.   Mango Delight Callas in our funky bubble glass vase are the perfect statement to put on a dinner table for a summer eve’s dinner party where your guests eat at dusk and spend the rest of the night dancing beneath the stars.  The Calyx Enchantment Bouquet makes us think of hot summer days in the country, picking strawberries and making pies!  Lastly, we can’t get enough of Jewel Orchids.  These tropical and exotic beauties make us want to go for a swim in a clear pool with a pina colada in our hand!

OK, so now we’ve shared ours – it’s only fair for you to share yours!  Tell us what summer flowers you’re mooning over and we’d love to use your ideas!

Happy Summer to our Flower Lovers!

 

5 Fantastic Flowers Men Should Send at Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Calyx Flowers  decided to make it simple for the men this Valentine’s Day. We put together a short list of fantastic flowers they could send to their special someone for this year’s Valentine’s Day holiday. So read through our list and get busy ordering! Don’t wait until the last minute…again.

Finally! An easy, short list of 5 Fantastic Flowers men can send this Valentine’s Day.

1) Roses 

Tried and true, this flower is the ultimate symbol of love to send on February 14th. Today there are hundreds of rose cultivars. With names like “Ingrid Bergman,” “Hot Princess,” “Engagement”, “Blush” and “Vogue,” we are reminded of what the image of the rose evokes—feelings of romance, passion, enchantment and fascination. You cannot go wrong making a loving statement with roses. (shown: center)

2) Dutch Tulips

The tulip itself means “perfect love” and it’s the second favorite flower variety after roses given for the Valentine’s Day occasion. During the 17th century in Holland, the popularity of tulips resulted in “Tulipomania” and bulbs were incredibly expensive and the subject of financial speculation. In the Victorian language of flowers, red tulips are a declaration of love. (shown: top right)

3) Orchids

These long-lasting beauties with their star-like blooms are a spellbinding and unusual Valentine gift. 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. (shown: bottom left)

4) Gerbera Daisies

A vibrant Valentine this perky flower will make. Not only are they cheerful, Gerbera daisies have become very popular in recent years as women love how easy they are to arrange. It won’t be a question of “he loves me, he loves me not” when you give the gift of Gerbera daisies she will absolutely know you’re saying, “Be Mine.” (shown: bottom right)

5) Calla Lilies

With its straight-stem and glossy green leaves, the flower itself could remind us in a way of Cupid’s arrow. The word “Calla” comes from the Greek word for “beautiful” which makes it very Valentine appropriate. Native to South Africa, calla lilies make for an exotic and different type of bouquet than most women expect to receive but one she’ll surely admire (and so will her co-workers if you send it to the office). It’s a great choice if you’re daring to be different. (shown: top left)

See more great Valentine flowers like these by visiting CalyxFlowers.com. We have a fabulous Valentine gift gallery with tons of bouquets and plants for men to choose from. But if you’re still feeling stuck, never fear the Calyx Concierge is only a phone call way. Call 1-800-800-7788 and let us know you need help selecting the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We would be more than happy to assist you.

My Top 10 Favorite Summer Flowers

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

From the sassy hot pink of blooming roses to the silky orange blossoms of the hibiscus, there are so many picturesque flowers blooming during the summertime that it’s hard to pick just one favorite. So I’ve compiled my first “Top 10 Favorites” for all our flower lovers – I’m not saying these are my all-time favorites but they hold a special place in my heart during the summer season.

Each are offered by Calyx Flowers to send as a gift or for self-purchase. In no particular order I bring you…

  1. Island Orchids – from the viscaya shell vase to the exotic orchids I love putting these on display when company is over. Many floral conversations ensue.
  2. Pink Sorbonne Lilies – lilies last forever and these are no exception! The beautiful blooms captivate while their fragrance fills the room.
  3. Butterfly Gerbera Daisies – cheerful, colorful and always fun. You just can’t go wrong in displaying gerbs. Plus, our Lynn Chase “Butterfly Paradise” vase makes the day even brighter.
  4. Sunflower Sensation Bouquet – it’s a wonderful way to bring the outside sunshine inside.
  5. Fair Trade Pink Intuition Roses – such a unique rose with its two shades of pink on every petal, plus feel good about displaying them since you’re helping make a difference.
  6. Enchanting Lisianthus Bouquet – purple perfection! I love giving these as a hostess gift as they’re frilly, a little untamed and rich in color but best of all they are memorable.
  7. Wild Anthurium Plant – just try and tame this tropical delight. And you know everyone needs some sort of animal in the home. Why not a zebra?
  8. Blue Hydrangea Bouquet – always a favorite, always satisfying. I could stare at hydrangea for hours admiring all the little blooms that make up a single stem. Every time I walk by them I want to give them a little pinch.
  9. Sago Palm Bonsai – if you can’t be in the tropics simply bring them to you. Nothing says “Island Time” like this little feathery palm. Is it 5 o’clock yet?
  10. Hibiscus Plant – you know summer has arrived when the hibiscus are in bloom. It’s so much fun to watch them unfurl throughout the day in bright vivid colors. I always plant mine outside after I’ve enjoyed them indoors.

Purple LisianthusBlue HydrangeasSorbonne Oriental LiliesOrange Gerbera Daisies