Posts Tagged ‘Sunflowers’

Sunflowers!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

 

August is the month of the Sunflower – beautiful sunshine and sunny skies!  We’re proud to offer several bouquets featuring the late summer flower such as Tuscan Sunflower Bouquet.

Did you know? These native American flowers were originally grown more for their usefulness than their beauty, as the oil from sunflower seeds is used for food, soap, paint and cosmetics.

Radiant sunflowers!

Check out Calyx Flower’s selection and bring some sunshine into your home today!

Would You Like Some Pepper on That? Edible Flowers

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Did you know you can eat some flowers? We are not exactly talking about the beautiful, sugary flowers that decorate a cake. Melissa Breyer shares some edible flower facts from the book “True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You”. Check out this interesting article and if you do decide to go down the edible flower path, make sure you research it thoroughly!

Sunflowers!

 

Ode to the Sunflower

Monday, July 26th, 2010
Sunflowers!
Snapped a Close Up of Sunflowers!

Warm yellows with bronze and black centers make it easy to see why sunflowers are such a wonderful, showy summertime flower. I love to see them mixed in a bouquet with fun flowers like Gerbera daisies or sassy roses but I’m also partial to a big bunch of sunflowers in an interesting pitchers. I’ve created a look for our Summer catalog that will be finding its way to your mailboxes next week – check out the Sunflower Sensation Bouquet.

Sunflower Trivia
  • Did you know that there are over 100 different varieties of sunflowers?
  • Sunflowers are native to North America and Kansas is the Sunflower State (wild sunflowers are a weed issue there).
  • Sunflowers are grown in all shades of yellow, some varieties are rust and brown in color while others can be dyed a certain shade (we call those color enhanced).
  • It’s possible to purchase sunflowers in three of the four seasons (sorry winter) with summer being their predominant season.
  • A sunflower grown in the Netherlands holds the record for being the tallest sunflower in the world. It measured 25 feet, 5.4 inches. (Source: 2004 Guinness World Records)
  • For more information visit the National Sunflower Association website.

 

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