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Remembering Mama

Remembering Mama

I have vivid memories of being a small child in elementary school and making gifts for my mom for Mother’s Day. Every child wants to express his or her love for their mom. I guess maybe that is why those memories stuck so well. I recall a colored macaroni necklace, a handprint in tempera paint with a printed poem and a ... Continue Reading

May 03, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Wondering About Wandering Jews... Dudes and Dudettes

My mom has always had a green thumb. Our home and yard was always full of plants, flowers, and vegetable gardens.  The love of botanical form, texture, color, and bloom was planted inside me as I watched her work her magic.  Although I did NOT inherit her green thumb, I am convinced that being surrounded... Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

All Things Prom

Spring is here and that means prom season is upon us! So today we thought we would share a bit about the history of prom, the orgins of wearing flowers and the correct placement of corsages and boutonnieres.  We discovered some interesting details and we can’t wait to share those with you!    Prom,... Continue Reading

April 13, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Easter Lily

Easter Lily: Flower of Hope and Purity

The Easter lily plant is a tall, stalky plant topped by graceful, trumpet-shaped pure white blooms. This plant produces a wonderful fragrance that screams, “Spring is Here!” Easter lily plants are typically used for a spring decoration in homes and churches.    The Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum)... Continue Reading

April 07, 2023

AuthorBy: Tillie's Flower Shop


Anemone flower of the gods

Anemone – Flower of the gods    Anemones are in the same flowering plant genus as the ranunculus which we talked about in our last blog. They originated in Japan but can be found in many parts of Europe and North America. The name anemone is Greek and means “windflower”. In the wind, the anemone&rsquo... Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Why You Should Shop From Your Local Florist

Just another example of why we should shop small and support local businesses… As Valentine’s Day approached, my husband wanted to send me some flowers, like he wants to do most years. I have tried to drop hints that while I love the sentiment, I would love it more if he bought them from a local florist, a... Continue Reading

February 07, 2023

AuthorBy: EB

Love in Action Blog

Love in Action

Every year on February 14th, people around the world exchange cards, candy, flowers, etc. with their special “valentine”. That can be a sweetheart, a friend or a family member you choose to show your affection for. There are varied legends about the orgins of Valentine’s Day. We do know that Pope Gelasius decla... Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

For the Love of Tulips

For the Love of Tulips

Tulips are one of the most popular and recognizable flowers in the world. They originated in Turkey, not in Holland as many assume. In Turkey, they grow wild and were brought to Holland via Great Britain in the late 1500’s. But currently Holland is the largest producer of both tulip bulbs and flowers in the world. The name... Continue Reading

January 19, 2023

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

New Beginnings to a New Year!

New Beginnings in 2023

2022 is quickly coming to an end and the new year is pushing over the horizon. A new year arrives full of great expectation, anticipation, and hope. The newness, a chance of new beginnings and a clean slate call deeply to us. We look forward for the opportunity to do better and be better. We shut the door on the disappointments ... Continue Reading

December 29, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Flowers - The Holiday Stress Buster

The Christmas holiday is by far my favorite time of the year! Mostly because it seems to me to be a time when people are kinder and more generous to one another than at any other time of the year and I long for that to permeate the entire year. But one of the downsides to this holiday is the overwhelming number of events and exp... Continue Reading

December 21, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey


December Plant of the Month: Poinsettia

Poinsettias are the signature flower of Christmas. Everywhere you look during the holiday season you will find these beautiful plants adorning store windows, church altars, shopping malls, offices and the like. Whether in a single plant or in a grouping of a dozen or more: they signify the joy and glory of the holiday.  Poi... Continue Reading

December 12, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Lily Facts

Consider the Lily

 As we continue our quest to learn more about different cut flowers, we chose to do some education about lilies next. Lilies are some of the most popular flowers on earth.  All species of lilies belong to the same genus Lilium, which contains more than 100 different species of flower. Because there are so many, li... Continue Reading

September 15, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

Fresh as a Daisy

Fresh As A Daisy

Daisies are next up on our list of cut flowers to learn some new things about and discuss their care and handling. As a child, I remember plucking petals from a daisy and repeating, “He loves me, he loves me not,” trying to determine if a certain someone liked me or not. Daisies are a simple sweet flower. The type co... Continue Reading

August 19, 2022

AuthorBy: Tillie's Flower Shop

Crowning Carnations

Crowning Carnations

Today, we will continue our pursuit of learning about different cut flowers and their care and handling. The second most widely recognized and used flower is the carnation. It gets a bad rap for being somewhat ordinary and common at times. But that is truly not the case. Here are a few facts you may not know about carnations tha... Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

A Rose By Any Other Name

A Rose By Any Other Name

Summer in the flower shop is a time for slowing down a bit and taking a breather from the all-out sprint we have been on from the previous Fall until after Mother’s Day. During this time we begin to plan for the next round of holidays and reflect on ways to improve our products and service for our customers. One of the way... Continue Reading

July 22, 2022

AuthorBy: Flo Harvey

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