20 Low-Maintenance Plants & Flowers

There are so many great things about having plants around the house. They smell wonderful, they clean the air, and they often provide a much needed burst of color. But sometimes plants just feel like too much responsibility. You have to remember to water them and make sure that they have enough light and nutrients. These things alone can scare people away from keeping plants in their homes, but if you pick the right plants, there’s nothing to fear!
We’ve put together a list of twenty of the easiest plants and flowers to take care of. read more


Shop Small – FTD Supports Our Local Florists

FTD is an Official Supporter of Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 28th, 2015. This is a day dedicated to strengthening every community by supporting the small businesses that provide delightful goods and services as well as jobs to strengthen local economies.

We’d like to say thank you to all of our FTD Florists … we wouldn’t be FTD without you.

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How to Preserve and Repurpose Flowers

Fresh flowers hold special memories. They remind you of the time you spent choosing your wedding flowers to create that perfect centerpiece. They take you back to prom when pinning on a boutonniere seemed like the most daunting task. They signify favorite holidays, exotic travel destinations, and people close to your heart. Because flowers are so sentimental, you always wish you could do something to make them last a little bit longer. Well, you can! Pressing and drying flowers is a great way to preserve them. If you’re not sure how, here’s a quick reminder on how to press and dry flowers.

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10 ways to reuse your vases

10 Ways to Reuse Your Vases This Fall

Your boyfriend sent a bouquet to the office for your anniversary, you bought flowers specifically for your sunshiny kitchen windowsill, or you had a centerpiece delivered for a dinner party.

After about a week, you’ve enjoyed the blooms but they’re past their prime. Toss the flowers but don’t toss the vase. Here are 10 ways to reuse, revamp and revise those containers.
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What Flowers Are In Season?

Seasons seem basic, right? They’re one of the first things you learn about when you are young. As soon as you understand them, you have to pick a favorite. Maybe you live to splash in the ocean and bask in the sun, or maybe you love watching the leaves change colors as you sip on warm apple cider. Perhaps you eagerly await the first snowfall, or you might long for April showers (and May flowers). But though we all understand seasons, and are attached to one in particular, we experience and respond to seasons differently depending on where we live, and so do flowers.

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Herb and Wine Pairing Guide

There’s nothing quite like gathering for a meal with your favorite people. Whether it’s a family celebration, a group of your closest friends, or people you’re just starting to get to know, breaking out the perfect bottle of wine is sure to lighten the mood and win you the best host award.

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ikebana arrangement

The Art of Ikebana

What is Ikebana?

Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower.’ The practice of using flowers as offerings in temples originated in the seventh century when Buddhism was first introduced to Japan from China and Korea, but the formalized version of Ikebana didn’t begin until the Muromachi period around the 15th or 16th century. These arrangements have since become more secular, displayed as art forms in people’s homes. However, Ikebana is seen as more than just decorative, it is a spiritual process that helps one develop a closeness with nature and merge the indoors and outdoors.
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butterfly on pink flowers

How to Attract Butterflies

Watching butterflies dance around colorful flowers in the garden makes everything come to life a little bit more. There’s something magical about the way they flutter to and fro, choosing each landing spot carefully. But the most special thing about butterflies is their lifecycle—the way they transform from a caterpillar to a butterfly in a matter of weeks.

You can create the perfect environment to watch this transformation (and keep butterflies coming back) by planting a combination of host plants for the caterpillars and nectar plants for the adults, and by decorating your garden with butterfly feeders and puddling spots.
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