Take Care Of Your Flowers: A Quick How-To

I can only count on one hand (maybe even less) the number of times I’ve received flowers in my life. However, I have kept these moments locked safely away within the library of my romantic mind. A clear indication of the significance I place on receiving flowers as a gift. Taking care of flowers, however, is a learned skill that needs practice!

Receiving flowers is to experience the most chivalrous gesture. And, taking care of your flowers is how you make that precious moment last a lifetime. If you’ve just received a colorful arrangement, you’re surely budding with excitement. Keep reading to find out how you can keep it blossoming for longer.

Take Care Of Your Flowers: Pink Tulips, hand wrapped in brown paper with a smiley face
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We Support Peace And Humanitarian Efforts To Help Ukraine

Past this point can be a challenging read. We ask if you are just looking for HOW you can help Ukraine that you check out our landing page with information on how you can donate through us, or directly.

Update March 22, 2022

The money we have earned now is going directly into the hands of our local team members and florists to help those who can not leave get food and medicine delivered to them. To date over $8000 dollars has been donated by our company to get supplies.

If you would like to help people in need get vital supplies (food, clothes, medicine) you can donate through us using the following PayPal Link – Please make sure that you put in the note “Donation for Ukraine”. 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/giftbasketsoverseas

If you’ve decided to keep reading, please know you will see some first-hand pictures of Ukraine cities under attack.

People Waiting in line for a warm drink and help in Odessa Ukraine
People wait in line for a warm drink and help in Odessa Ukraine
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National Flowers of Moldova – Basil & Dog Rose

When you hear the word “Moldova” what comes to mind? While you may not be familiar with this incredible and exciting country, we highly recommend checking it out and adding it to your travel bucket list. A small country in the heart of Europe that is often overlooked, Moldova’s history can be followed all the way back to the 1350s where it was formerly known as “Bessarabia”, an important piece in the Romanian principality of Moldovia all the way up until 1812! 

It wasn’t until 1991 that this small country was finally granted independence as the Republic of Moldova. Despite dealing with certain historical tragedies, it is now a gorgeous country with its government and citizens working hard to beautify it even more so. Moldova boasts hiking trails with breathtaking views, comforting food in charming cafes, and miles of gorgeous flower fields in the summertime. This leads us to the topic at hand; the national flowers of Moldova; the Basil and Dog Rose. 

National Flowers of Moldova: View of the Triumphal Arch in Chisinau - Moldova
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Secret Life of Flowers – A Variety Of Things You Didn’t Know About Chrysanthemums

All around the United States, Chrysanthemums, also called Mums for short, stand firm as the undisputed queen of fall flowers. Unlike most other flowers, they grow beautifully in cool, autumn weather. By the time September gets underway, Mums start popping up in flower beds and on the stoops of suburban homes everywhere. I mean, who can blame them? 

With over forty varieties and dozens of colors, they are the perfect choice for gardens, potted plants, or cut bouquets. However, while common, these brilliant blooms are anything but ordinary. They have a rich history. Are you interested to learn more about Chrysanthemums? Stick around, and I’ll drop some fun facts about these hardy fall flowers.

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Heat Up 2022: Your Guide to Romance in the New Year

Throughout history, everyone longs to hear those three little words. (No, it’s not “I brought pizza,” although, when you’ve been married as long as I have, it’s undoubtedly a very close second). It’s “I love you.” 

But what happens when the words aren’t enough? As an author, “show, don’t tell” has been burned into my brain from day one. Showing someone you care is a custom that dates back centuries. Even the animal kingdom has ways of showing love without making a sound. 

Now, before you throw up your hands in defeat, I’m going to share a few little secrets about how to send your loved one a gift they’ll really love – almost as much as they love you!

Guide to Romance: Man in a hat holding a bouquet of flowers and a gold wrapped gift with red bow

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Secret Life of Flowers – Illuminating Irises

Irises are exotic flowers that bloom in late spring, a show-off in many gardens, with their vivid purple blooms and tall stems. Along with the tulips and daffodils, the iris has become synonymous with spring. It can be found in just about every part of the world, growing naturally and in farms. But where did this extravagant bloom originate? Read on to learn more about this sensational, hardy plant.
Secret Life of Flowers – Illuminating Irises. Beautiful Blue Iris on a greenery background

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Autumn Flowers and How To Make A Halloween Wreath

Take a deep breath. Do you smell that? As the summer sun begins to fade, the relaxing smell of fresh cut grass makes way for the light fragrance of falling leaves. It’s a bittersweet scent that blooms in Fall, when nights get longer, days get cooler, and vibrant reds and pinks become bold shades of orange and yellow. So, take out your cardigans and pour yourself a Pumpkin Spice Latte (or Apple Cider, we don’t judge!) because we’re going to take you on a little hike through a fresh Autumn garden.

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Secret Life of Flowers – Revealing A History of Roses

Is there anything more romantic than a rose? With blooms available in virtually any color of the rainbow, the rose has become a staple in bouquets and lush garden landscapes since as far back as I can remember. But this dreamy flower is anything but ordinary. Stick around and learn a little more about the amorous rose and how you can elevate your rose bouquet game. 
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Exploring the National Flower of Estonia – Cornflower

Estonia is a country in Northern Europe that borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. Formerly part of the Soviet Union, it includes more than 1,500 islands, and its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, lush forests, and sparkling lakes. Whether or not you’re familiar with this alluring country, I’m sure you’ve heard of the national flower of Estonia: the Cornflower. A brilliant blue flower with soft double blossoms, the Cornflower is certainly a stunner!. Have you ever wondered where it came from? Well, now’s your chance! Read on to learn more about this beautiful bloom. 

Fresh cornflower

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Secret Life of Flowers – Taking A Gander at Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies are bright, colorful flowers that bloom in the spring and last all summer long. A round, sunny face encircled with a crown of long petals found in a variety of vibrant colors, the Gerbera Daisy is a popular addition to any flower bed, bouquet, or centerpiece. It ranks as the fifth most used cut flower in the world; however, these brilliant blooms are anything but ordinary. Stick around and learn a few more facts about these fabulous flowers.

Gerbera Daisy Bouquet

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