Admin Day Gift Ideas

Admin Day Gifts

Oh boy.  If anyone deserves a gift, Administrative Professionals do.  April 26,th 2017 is National Administrative Professionals Day (formerly known as Secretary's Day and Administrative Assistant's’ Day), which began in 1952 as a special day allocated to thanking and encouraging professionals in administrative positions.  

Field to Vase Dinner Tour

Field to Vase American Grown Tour

Roberto, Amy and I attended the Field to Vase Dinner in Minnesota last month and it was amazing!

The American Grown Council has been putting on these exclusive dinner tours since 2015, and this year there are only 8, click here to find if there is one near you.  

Attendees included, Farmers, Master Gardeners, flower lovers and folks just looking to enjoy a wonderful night out!  

What are French Tulips?

Send French Tulips

Springtime brings one of our most unique offerings to market, the elegant French Tulip.  French Tulips are highly sought after for their incredible height, strong stems, large, shapely flowers, and long vase life.   But what exactly are French Tulips and how are they different from standard tulips?

Spring Flowers

Send spring flowers

Spring is just around the corner; hints of it can be seen everywhere--fruit trees are blossoming, shrubs are sending out tender buds, and flowers are brightening up fields and gardens.  Hope is in the air, and with it, spring flowers.

U.S. Grown Eco Roses

US Grown Eco Flowers
“Life is a rose...more exquisite and precious when shared with others” - Jane Oechsle Lauer

Roses have been one of humankind’s most beloved flowers for millennia.  They are romantic, elegant, unmistakable in both scent and form, and, as quoted above, more exquisite when shared with others.  In fact, the only thing more precious than a gifted rose, is a gifted eco rose.

History and Meaning of the Iris

history of the iris

The long, elegant stems of the Iris and its complex, mosaic blooms gives it an aura of unique and charmed tranquility.  An iris has six petals–the 3 outer petals are called “falls” which drop away from the center, and the 3 upright inner petals are called “standards.”  This exquisite form has given the iris a rich history of meaning.

Women's Day Flower Bouquets

send women's day flowers

Women's Day is dedicated to celebrating women and honoring their achievements by expressing our respect, appreciation, and love. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York in remembrance of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union Strike a year prior.  As years passed, and women’s rights further advanced, Women’s Day became solidified as an international holiday on March 8th. Today, it stands as a great opportunity to honor and respect the woman in our lives.

How to Care for Daffodils

overnight flower care

Daffodils are one of those flowers that always bring cheer to any setting, and because they are a spring perennial, they are harbingers of more enjoyable weather and relief from the cold of winter. Once you have purchased (or cut your own) white or yellow-petaled flowers and brought them inside, you'll need to care for them--this will extend their indoor shelf-life, and get the maximum enjoyment from their cheerful display.

Here are some things you can do to ensure long life for your daffodils:

How to Extend the Life of Valentine's Roses

Valentine's Day Roses

As nice as it is to receive cut roses for Valentine's Day, keeping them alive is a challenge. When they are cared for properly, roses should last between seven and fourteen days. Here are some tips that will help you enjoy your roses for as long as possible.

Unique Protea Flowers for Valentine's Day

Protea Bouquet for Valentine's Day

If you are looking for creative and unique overnight flowers for Valentine’s Day, the singular and prehistoric beauty of Protea may be just the gift you are looking for.

Named after the Greek sea-god, Proteus, who was capable of assuming many forms, protea comes in several colors and shapes, and all are guaranteed to turn heads, making them incredibly special gifts for her.   In addition, Proteas boast an incredible vase life, providing an exceptional value as Valentine’s flowers.