What Type of Flower is Appropriate for What Occasion?

Flowers have always offered a lot of meaning with different varieties symbolizing various feelings. Since many flowers do carry so much symbolism, it is important to consider these meanings when planning to include them in a special occasion like a holiday, event, or party. Here we have put together some of the most common flowers, their meanings and where they might be used. Weddings and Anniversaries Seasonal flowers work best for weddings as these tend to coordinate well with the theme of the wedding and the season when it is held. For weddings and anniversaries, it does not necessarily matter what type of flower you use; just make sure it is something that fits your personal style and taste. Of course, roses always represent love and are traditionally a favorite anniversary flower arrangement. Christmas The poinsettia is traditionally seen at Christmas as is the amaryllis and the Christmas cactus. You will also see red berries and many red and white flower combinations. Easter Most often seen at Easter are the calla lily as well as other white flowers, including white roses and carnations. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving brings a bounty of fall flowers in rich, deep hues, including roses, carnations, alstromeria, lilies, [...]

Memorial Day is May 26th

Also known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of every May. It is a time to memorialize and pay tribute to all the fallen men and women who have died serving our country while in the military. Atlanta Memorial Day Celebrations Beyond specific military events and parades that salute the troops and remember the fallen, there are also numerous events in the Atlanta that are geared toward family fun over the three-day weekend that typically announces the kick-off to summer. Some Memorial Day events in the Atlanta area include the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Decatur Arts Festival, and the Run Walk and Blue 1K and 5K. Of course, Atlanta also has many parks that are perfect for enjoying the three-day weekend, including barbecues. There are also many block parties and picnics this time of year, which is a great opportunity to enjoy friends and family. Flowers for Memorial Day Flowers are a great idea for Memorial Day, including flower arrangements, bouquets, or wreathes for the graves of soldiers at local Atlanta cemeteries. Flowers can also be used for Memorial Day floats in parades, wreathes placed at local government buildings, and [...]

It’s National Wildflower Week!

From May 5 through May 11th, our nation celebrates the beauty and wonderment of wildflower. Throughout the United States, we have a wild array of stunning wildflowers on display. To continually be reminded of just how special these flowers are, National Wildflower Week was created by the American Wildflower Society in 1988. Since then, it has been celebrated each May as a way to remember that we must protect our precious natural resources and take care of wildflowers so that future generations will be able to enjoy them. What are Wildflowers? Wildflowers are typically defined as any flower that grows in the wild without being intentionally planted. Although you sometimes can buy seed packets that state that they are wildflowers, these are typically mixed species or some type of hybrid. It is often a catch-all term for flowers that may not be typically found in a specific area but have been found in the wild. There is a long list of wildflowers listed just for the Georgia area. If you are interested in finding out more about wildflowers found in our area, here is an interesting web site that provides pictures and information about wildflowers in Georgia. You can create [...]

Celebrate Mom with Flowers, Plants, and Gifts

It’s time to give Mom her special day. Although we love our moms, stepmoms, and mother-in-laws the whole year round, it’s great to set aside a day to honor Mom and show her just how much we appreciate what she does for us. This Sunday, May 11th is that special day, and we want to make sure you have all the gifts you want to give Mom. That’s why we have put together this Mother’s Day gift guide that you can take advantage by calling in your order, visiting any of our Atlanta flower shop locations, or ordering online through our virtual flower shop. It includes something that will appeal to any mom as well as match your budget. Fresh-Cut Flowers All moms really do love flowers, and we have an array of varieties and colors to show your love for her. This includes customer favorites like roses, tulips, carnations, orchids, lilies, and hydrangea. Our Mother’s Day collection features some new floral designs this year to enjoy, including some unique vases, baskets, and containers. Of course, you can also come in with your ideas for your mom so that she can enjoy a one-of-a-kind, custom Mother’s Day flower arrangement that [...]