Your Own Home Hotel Room: Preparing for Father’s Day Guests

It’s summertime and those lazy hazy days that call for ice cream, fresh lemonade and backyard BBQs also bring overnight guests. Maybe Dad is coming for Father’s Day, or perhaps a high school chum is passing through, or a family who moved away is back for a visit, or even a business colleague you know well enough to offer accommodations. Whoever it is, you can easily prepare a charming guest room that will rival your local hotels and B&Bs and embrace a wow factor for your visiting friends.

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June 13, 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

Mother’s Day …. sweet collection for sweet souls!

The Mother’s Day Collection at has been creatively designed so there’s something for everyone here that’s personal, distinctive and original for the mom and motherly souls in your life. The biological mom is the best, yet there are many “moms” who provide, love, guidance, joy, encouragement and a listening ear when it’s needed most.

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May 3, 2017 / Blooms Today

Pink Flowers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The top-selling single song in 1973 was “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”. The ribbon was loaded with emotion in the song, and six years later, the wife of a man taken hostage in Iran tied yellow ribbons around her trees. It made national news and launched the ribbon as a sentimental symbol. The New York Times even declared 1992 “the year of the ribbon” for its use to promote compassion and concern.

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October 13, 2016 / Blooms Today

Mother’s Day Flowers: something perfect for everyone

A flower garden evokes images of bright, beautiful colors, large, medium and small blossoms and flowers that hug the ground, stand proudly medium tall and others which wave in the breeze several feet high in fresh air under blue, sunny skies. This connotation of garden and beauty is the reason some of the top floral bouquets for Mother’s Day from have that simple word “garden” in the title.

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May 6, 2016 / Blooms Today

Mother’s Day: Love and Memories

Some things begin well and go downhill along the way. Others, like Mother’s Day, rise in purpose and meaning across the decades. A Mother’s Friendship Day began in 1868 following the Civil War for moms of both Union and Confederate soldiers to gather and mourn their fallen sons. Two years later…

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May 4, 2016 / Blooms Today

Mother’s Day …. for ALL the Motherly Souls!

Mothers are special. Mothers connote unconditional love, nurturing, guidance, friendship, joy, confidentiality, encouragement, wisdom and tender loving care. At least, they should. But not all do. Women of all stripes fall short, sometimes burdened by circumstances seemingly beyond their control.

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May 2, 2016 / Blooms Today

Fresh Flowers ~ TLC easy tips for making your fresh bouquet last longer

One of the most glorious and simple delights in life is a fresh flower bouquet. The colors, fragrance, texture, symmetry and beauty lighten up any face and any space, and with a little tender loving care, you can preserve the life of your flowers and your joy for having them.

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February 16, 2016 / Blooms Today

Creative Flower Arrangements for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day flowers don’t have to come in a traditional cellophane bouquet or basket. You can still demonstrate your love and appreciation while tapping into your creative side. Consider changing the shape of the bloom, style of the vase, or incorporating uncommon flowers for a customized gift.

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May 8, 2015 / Blooms Today
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