multiple colors of mums growing in a bush

What Flowers Bloom in Fall?

Although New Year’s Day is the official start of the year, for some, fall marks the unofficial beginning of the new year. Summer is over, schools are back in session, and the holiday season is not far behind. Harvests come in, with crops ready for picking. After the glory of spring and summer, keep in mind there are still plenty of flowers that bloom in the fall. At FTD, you’ll find beautiful fall flowers to send for every autumn occasion. Enjoy same day fall delivery from a local florist!

read more

Chrysanthemum Care Guide: Tips and Advice

The chrysanthemum flower is a beautiful fall staple known for its seasonality and variety of colors. These can make a stunning addition to any garden or can be used as a festive fall decoration, both inside and out.  

Chrysanthemums are one of the easier flowers to care for, mainly needing ample light and water. There are still a few things to keep in mind though, especially if you want to ensure that your garden mums come back year after year. We’ve created the ultimate chrysanthemum care guide to help you enjoy these beautiful flowers regardless of if they are in a container or in your garden. 

read more

Illustration of Oliver Flower Shop Owner Rick

Homegrown Stories: Pittsburgh’s Historic Oliver Flower Shop

Like many floral-filled storefronts, Oliver Flower Shop is a family business spanning three generations. Florist Rick Conley runs the show now, who has grown up with the business saying, “I’ve learned by osmosis since the age of 10 and would go straight after class throughout high school and college.” Working under three generations provides a unique learning environment, one that’s entrenched in all aspects of life. They recently added “pandemic” to a long list of other major world events they’ve managed the Oliver Flower Shop through, alongside the Great Depression, WWII, 9/11, and the Great Recession. Despite all these obstacles, the shop will celebrate its 91st birthday this November at its prime downtown Pittsburgh location!

read more

Drawing of MaryLynn Nichols-Arriola

A Fontana Family Florist: MaryLynn Nichols-Arriola

FTD’s heritage lends itself to fostering multigenerational shops like Nichols Florist. The Southern California-based shop opened in 1957 and is still family-owned & operated by MaryLynn Nichols-Arriola. “I’ve dedicated all my years to this one shop,” MaryLynn said. Her parents raised her alongside the business, letting her run among the flowers as they created bouquets for their friends and neighbors in Fontana. She continued, “I still enjoy my job after over 30 years in the business. I was born to be a florist!” read more

35 Most Fragrant Flowers For Your Home or Garden

Flowers come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and scents. That being said, deciding what is best for your home or garden can be an overwhelming task. Choosing a flower based on color can be easy, but if you want to know how the scents of your arrangements will work together, that can be trickier. Even more, if purchasing or growing flowers to give as a gift, you might want to have an idea of the scent profile. Researching your fragrant flower options ahead of time will help you when making your selections. 

read more

Room with many houseplants

Top 15 Indoor Flowering House Plants

When it comes to flowers and indoor house plants, FTD is a leading industry expert. So, of course it makes sense to say that we know our stuff when it comes to the best indoor flowering house plants! Since there are so many different house plants to choose from, it can be hard to choose one or two to add to your in-home garden without becoming overwhelmed by the many varieties to choose from. But, don’t worry, we have compiled a list of the top 15 indoor blooming plants to help educate you and to assist in figuring out which indoor flowering plants are the perfect fit for you and your green thumb capabilities.

read more

How to Preserve a Rose: Keep Flowers Fresh Forever

Roses are a great gift to give to loved ones regardless of the occasion. While fresh-cut flowers may look and smell amazing for a week or two, you unfortunately can’t keep them that way forever. However, there are various ways to preserve your roses so that they can last a lifetime. 

read more

delphiniums in a garden

Delphinium Care Guide: Instructions + Tips

The delphinium is a type of perennial plant known for its long stem and vibrant blue, purple, pink or white flowers. Although these plants make gorgeous additions to any garden, they can be tricky to grow — that’s why learning proper delphinium care is key.

read more

Woman pointing a handheld camera

When is World Photo Day?

Documenting memories has never been easier than it is in today’s world. Camera technology has advanced so rapidly in recent history, that taking pictures has gone from a rich person’s hobby, to something anyone can do, and something that everyone should do. The fact that nearly every cellphone has a camera (and a good one at that), has made it so that capturing images of our adventures, celebrations, and loved ones is more accessible than ever before. We of course can document our lives every day, but with World Photo Day approaching, it’s time to free up some space for photos on our phones, clean up our DSLR’s, and buy some more film for our instant cameras. That way we can take as many pictures as we want and properly celebrate World Photography Day. We’ve included 7 ways to help you celebrate, so keep reading and get camera-ready! read more