Monthly Archives: July 2012

Flower Face Painting DIY

How To Face Paint Flowers Birthdays, carnivals, bat mitzvahs, flower shows and block parties are perfect events to offer flower face painting. Painted flowers look beautiful on every skin tone and will help brighten a customer’s day. Before face painting … Continue reading

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Official 2012 London Olympic Flowers

The pageantry of the Olympics is unlike any other. It is a spectacle that puts the host country on display. The host country is able to show off to the world its cities, its people, and even its agriculture. The … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Strategic Marketing Intern Megan Molloy

Our Smile Days for the Summer of a Million Smiles campaign are wildly successful in and out of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM office. That’s all thanks to Megan Molloy, our Strategic Marketing Intern, who shares her own take on arranging smiles:   “My summer at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has revolved … Continue reading

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National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: Your Ticket Out

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day is a day for apologies and sweet words to get yourself out of the doghouse. Maybe you forgot to clean the dishes one night, much to the chagrin of your spouse. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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‘It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding’ with White Wedding Flowers

Elegant Suggestions for a Classic & Unique White Wedding Lauren had the perfect summer wedding. The beautiful bride was married on June 1, 2012 surrounded by serene white floral arrangements and the smell of love and roses. Lauren, a florist herself, has … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Interactive Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp

You may recognize the author of our second INTERNal Perspective blog entry. Already famous for her many incredible ”Petal Talk” posts, Interactive Marketing Intern Chelsea Ripp gives her insights from an inside view of interning at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in her own words: “My name is Chelsea Ripp and … Continue reading

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How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

Not too long ago, I was asked to put together an elegant wine tasting event. It was such a treat to design a party with the sole purpose of saying “Thank You” to some of our local 1-800-FLOWERS customers! I … Continue reading

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How To Repot A Plant

The tendency to transplant a plant, in most cases, is premature; however, if it is done properly the plants will not be adversely affected.  If the plants are from a dish garden that you’ve had for a while, you may … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Merchandising Intern Drew Grombala

What is merchandising? What do merchandising interns do? Intern Drew Grombala explains and shares his perspective on his merchandising internship at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM in his own words for our first intern post: “If you had told me before I walked through … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Furman University Asia Garden

Furman University Asia Garden brings an Asian feel to Greenville, South Carolina. The university’s Asia Gardens feature authentic Asian horticulture. The university has an exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Osakawa, Japan which is how they are able … Continue reading

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Flower Flavored Dessert: Homemade Rose Water Ice Cream

Persian restaurants and markets serve a lovely floral ice cream, fragrant with the scent of roses. Once you taste it, you’ll know that you have discovered the essence of summer. Unfortunately, not everyone has a Persian market nearby—but this rose … Continue reading

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The “INTERNal Perspective:” Welcome 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns

Beautiful, bright and vivacious, and for once, we’re not talking about our flowers! The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2012 Summer Interns hail from 27 colleges and universities across the country. Working in departments such as product development, marketing and finance, among others, our … Continue reading

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How To Arrange Flowers With A Gridded Vase

Interested in learning how to arrange flowers like a professional florist? Well you’re in luck! With our gridded vase trick, you can make your own arrangement with these simple and easy-to-follow steps. Creating an arrangement like a professional florist can be … Continue reading

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How to Dye Flowers

Do you want to experiment with coloring flowers a vibrant pink or an unnatural blue? Follow this step-by-step guide to adding some pizazz to an ordinary white flower and learn how to dye flowers! 1) Start with a white flower with … Continue reading

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14 Cute Animal Pictures to Make You Smile!

In A Bad Mood? Cheer Up With Cute Animal Pictures! Are you in need of a smile? Look no further than this page. I can guarantee you will be smiling by the end of it! This puppy is ready for … Continue reading

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Keeping It Green: How to Keep Plants Alive

Flower Care Tips from Expert Florist Jerry Rosalia House plants are the air-purifier you don’t “plug in.”  However, to keep them alive and growing is another story. The #1 killer of house plants is over watering.  There are several ways to prevent … Continue reading

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Smiles Delivered to Local Veterans for 4th of July

In honor of the 4th of July, the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM team was excited to deliver smiles to our local veterans as part of Summer of a Million Smiles. Employees donated red, white and blue bouquets to deserving veterans at the Northport … Continue reading

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The World’s Biggest and Smallest Flowers

Flowers are little touches of color that make the world a more beautiful place in which to live. Scientists will probably never catalog and study every flower in the world because there are millions of types of flowers. Flowers come … Continue reading

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How to Make Red, White and Blue Dipped Strawberries

Making your Fourth of July a patriotic one can be simple and sweet with these red, white and blue dipped strawberries. Follow these simple steps to make your sweet treat look decadent and delicious at your Fourth of July barbeque. Ingredients Needed … Continue reading

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Turn That Frown Upside Down: Tips on How to Snap Out of a Bad Mood

Identify the Problem Wrapping your mind around whatever is getting you down will help you think about the problem in its entirety. When figuring out exactly what it is that is getting you in a rut, you’re more likely to … Continue reading

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