Monthly Archives: May 2012

How to Pick the Perfect Prom Flowers

A Guide to Prom Flowers, Corsages, and Boutonnieres Prom is that magical day high school girls have fantasized about since the beginning of freshman year.  Much like a wedding day, prom is all about the girl and making her look … Continue reading

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Cute Flower Girl Baskets

It’s a little known fact that the flower girl is one of the most photographed members of the bridal party. Not only is she adorable with her flower basket and beautiful color-coordinated dress, but she also has one of the … Continue reading

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The Magic of Flowers in the Movies

“Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep,” the Wicked Witch of the West cackles in The Wizard of Oz. And put them to sleep the poppies certainly did. But how did the filmmakers put that field of poppies on the … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Your Graduate’s Corsage

Tips on Choosing Your Grads Corsage! The summer weather is here and that can only mean one thing; graduation time! Whether graduating kindergarten or college, it is a blissful, bittersweet celebration. This is their day to shine, and what is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day History & Floral Traditions

Memorial Day 2012 is on Monday, May 28, 2012. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed each year on the final Monday of May. The history of Memorial Day goes all the way back to the Civil War. … Continue reading

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Congratulate New Parents with New Baby Gifts

A new baby is a blessed event. If a friend or family member has recently welcomed a new member of the family through birth or adoption, you may be considering the best way to extend your congratulations. New parents will … Continue reading

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How to Make a Container Herb Garden

Herbs love sunshine and warm weather. That means they really don’t like it in the refrigerator, so when you buy a bunch of basil, use what you need and carefully store the remainder in your crisper, it turns into black … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation: Gift Ideas to Celebrate Favorite Teachers

Each day for the past few months, your child’s teacher has spent hours patiently instructing, guiding and assisting a classroom full of impressionable children. Whether it’s Teacher Appreciation Day or not, you may wonder how to say thank you to … Continue reading

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South California’s Huntington Gardens in May

Something is always in bloom at this legendary public garden in Southern California, whatever the season, but May is probably the most glorious month for flowers. Founded a century ago, when Henry Huntington bought the 600-acre San Marino Ranch and … Continue reading

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New Moms Get a Special Flower Delivery for Mother’s Day

Some proud new mommies got a big surprise this Mother’s Day when caring members of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM community stopped by the newly-built Katz Women’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park to spread smiles—and a whole … Continue reading

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What Are Garden Roses?

Did you know that there are more than 15,000 different types of rose species and cultivated varieties worldwide?  Among these is the Garden Rose; a luxuriously timeless classic, known for its frothy petals, vintage look, and sweet fragrance.  Not to … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Ideas: Plant Your Own Sunflowers from Seeds

Spring is the time to celebrate nature’s gift of sweet perfumes and vibrant blooms. Take advantage of this season’s activities and grow some of your very own sunflowers with the kids in your life. This wonderful springtime craft is a … Continue reading

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Sharing Smiles at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Recently, 1800-FLOWERS.COM® employees made a special delivery to “the House that Love Built”: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. We dropped by on Mother’s Day and handed out over 40 arrangements to the families living there as well as the … Continue reading

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From the Flower Farms to You for Mother’s Day 2012

With the inability to control Mother Nature, Kevin Cochran, Vice President of Procurement at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has a tough job year round to ensure our flowers safely and beautifully get from the flower farms to you. In this Petal Talk flower … Continue reading

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Blooming Flowers Video for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day the 1800Flowers team put together a blooming flowers video to resemble the beauty of a blossoming mother-child relationship from early stages to the full bloom.

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From Our Mothers to Yours: Meet the 1800Flowers Moms

To help celebrate Mother’s Day around the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offices, we honored 10 fabulous moms from our 1800Flowers family with their favorite Mother’s Day flowers! Check out their floral arrangement favorites and what they love most about being a mom. Chandra … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell for Mother’s Day

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Founder and CEO, Jim McCann, had an exciting morning as he rang the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate Mother’s Day!  Flower friends from the 1800FLOWERS team … Continue reading

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The History of Mother’s Day

Celebrating Moms from Ancient Times to Present Mothers have been celebrated and honored in cultures since the beginning of human history.  In ancient Egypt festivities were routinely held in honor of the goddess Isis, who was otherwise known as the … Continue reading

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A Flower in Your Hair from Billie Holiday to Effie Trinket

People have been wearing flowers in their hair since… well, perhaps since Eve spotted the first fig blossom and tucked it behind her ear.  It’s probably the oldest form of adornment in the world, and it’s a custom that’s found … Continue reading

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Our Pet Loving Mom: Wendy from Paw Luxury

Spotted! I’m so excited to share with you one last mom! Wendy from Paw Luxury is a Pet Loving Mom! How cute is this super creative floral arrangement? Phil, one of the talented designers at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has been revisiting a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50

Are you looking for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift, but you’re lacking in funds this year? Have no fear, below is a list of clever gift ideas that can be purchased for less than $50.  Another great idea to cut … Continue reading

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Identifying Different Types of Roses

You may have heard the names: hybrid tea rose, shrub rose, floribunda, grandiflora, moss rose, centifolia, Gallica, old garden rose…. What exactly are these types of roses? Roses grow wild all over the world, and people have cherished them for … Continue reading

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Unique Ways to Include Flowers in Your Wedding

Are looking for new ideas for incorporating flowers in your wedding?  Just as there are endless varieties of flowers, there are endless ways to use them to add beauty to your special day.  Try one of these ideas to wow … Continue reading

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Sometimes planning Mother’s Day gifts in advance is not always possible. People get busy, lose track of time and before you know it, the day to celebrate the women who gave us life is here. Don’t let mom feel unappreciated. … Continue reading

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