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Birth Month Flowers – October – Calendula and Marigold

The October Birth Month flower is a colorful representative of the changing from Summer to Fall, a perfect fit: the Calendula and the Marigold. While this bloom is not typically found as a cut flower, it is similar to our Gerbera Daisies, Mums, and Asters we carry at the shop throughout the fall. It may┬ábe […]

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Fall Wedding Trends 2015

Fall weddings are some of the most exciting and enjoyable weddings. The rush of summer has slowed down and everyone is changing with the seasons, along with the new fall trends. Many of this years trends (as seen in our February Blog Post) such as lush and romantic bouquets, large tablescapes, etc. are still relevant […]

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Birth Flower of the Month – August – Gladiolus

We enjoy highlighting a favorite flower and especially sharing the meaning behind some of these flowers. The Birth Flower of the Month post is a great way to do that! Gladiolus are a genus of species┬ánative to sub-saharan Africa, “Gladiola” meaning sword lily. They grow from a corm rather than a bulb and are only […]

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Birth Flower of the Month – July – Delphinium

While you may only see a couple types of delphinium at the florist or nursery, there are over 400 species of Delphinium! Native to the Northern Hemisphere and the mountainous African tropics, these tall and colorful flowers are actually part of the Ranunculus Family. The name Delphinium originates from the Greek word for Dolphin based […]

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Birth Month Flowers – June – Roses

While roses may be one of the most well-known and common flowers, they are one of the most fascinating in the history of floral cultivation. They have been used as symbols of love, war, beauty, and policy. The “Rosa” genus has 150 species, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Mexico, and including Northern […]

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Birth Month Flowers – May – Lily or Lily of the Valley

Lilies have been bred and re-bred into multiple hybrid forms for many years. Combining complex genetic knowledge and horticulture experience, parent plants are selected and hybridized, using techniques such as tissue culture, embryo rescue, polyploidization and in-vitro pollination. To ensure success, detailed planning and chromosomal study across different lily groups are carried out by commercial […]

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Birth Month Flowers – April – Daisy

Nothing says spring like a bouquet of bright and cheery daisies. Wile in the floral world we call these flowers daisies or poms, they are actually chrysanthemums. Where as Chrysanthemums are typically considered a fall flower, the availability of many varieties year-round make seasonal color choices perfect for any time of year. They are an […]

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In Focus: Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland or “shell flowers” have been cultivated since the 1500’s. While native to Turkey, their color and bell shape have helped lend to their symbolism of luck. They are available all year long and are long-lasting making them popular in the cut flower industry. While they can be grown as an annual or […]

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In Focus: Alstroemeria

The Alstroemeria aurea, also known as the Peruvian Lily, are a species of flowering perennial in the Alstroemeriaceae family native to South America, particularly Chile and Brazil. There is also an annual species of this plant, Alstroemeria graminea, that grows in the Atacama Desert of Chile. (see below) They grow from a cluster of tubers […]

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Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale!

Get your Hospice Spring Bouquet here now thru Saturday! All proceeds benefit Hospice Buffalo – Hospice Foundation of WNY! $8 and $30 bouquets available now!

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