Memorial Day and the Red, White and Blue

Memorial Day declares the unofficial start of summer with picnics, camping, backyard barbecues and perhaps the season’s first trip to the beach or the mountains. Among all the summer kick-off festivities is the remembrance of those who gave their lives that we might relish in precious freedom. It’s a time to raise the flag of the red, white and blue, whether you have a mighty high flag pole or a wee Old Glory on a stick.

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May 23, 2017 / Blooms Today

Mother’s Day Memories ~ flower care, rose petals and keepsake vases

If you missed sending flowers for Mother’s Day, it’s never too late … it’s just one specially designated day in a lifetime of “mother’s days” because, in reality, once a mother, she is a mother every day of the year. So, click over to’s floral arrangements and choose one, chat with one of the professionally-trained consultants and send flowers and love ~ right now.

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May 16, 2017 / Blooms Today

Mother’s Day ~ Flowers and More

The first real Mother’s Day occurred in West Virginia in 1908, the same year Henry Ford released his first Model T. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. The official flower is the red carnation and the unofficial flower of Mother’s Day is the white carnation. Carnations are stunning for their swirling petals and long lasting blossoms, but all fresh flowers speak beauty, love and thoughtfulness.

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May 9, 2017 / Blooms Today
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