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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

Poinsettia

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

What is May Day?

Knock, knock. Who's there? A May Day Basket filled with Flowers!   May Day holds wonderful memories for me. I attended Allen Elementary in Wichita, KS and we would spend May Day square dancing and twirling around a maypole, interlacing colorful ribbons down the May Day pole. In fact, they still hold their Annual May Day cel... Continue Reading

April 30, 2022

AuthorBy: Tillie's Flower Shop

Stress Less with Flowers

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Stress has been top-of-mind ever since COVID hit.  Stress Awareness Month was launched in 1992 by the Health Resource Network, a nonprofit health education organization consisting of physicians, health educators, health promotion experts, and other health care professionals... Continue Reading

April 29, 2022

AuthorBy: Tillie's Flower Shop

2022 Image

Sparkle in the New Year

2021 is coming to an end and the new year is almost upon us. With all that has occurred in our world  the last couple of years, we long for new beginnings and putting the past behind us more than ever  before. We long with excited anticipation for a clean slate and better times. The promise of something  bright an... Continue Reading

December 31, 2021

AuthorBy: Flo

Week Before Christmas

It Was the Week Before Christmas

T’was the week before Christmas and all through the shop,  the trees were draped festively from bottoms to tops.      The store was strung merrily with garlands and lights,  poinsettias and pines….what a beautiful sight!      While sales manned the phones that never stopped bu... Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

AuthorBy: Flo

Giving Thanks

In the last couple of years it has been difficult to find things to be thankful for.  We have all experienced so much loss and forced change in our lives during this time and we don’t like it a bit!  It seems life is an out -of- control roller coaster that is racing away with our lives and fear has a fi... Continue Reading

November 15, 2021

AuthorBy: Flo

Meet Flo

Meet Flo the Florist

As I was growing up, becoming a floral designer was the furthest thing from my mind.  Frankly, at that time in my life, the only thing I knew about flowers was the necessity for them at a wedding or a funeral. ( Neither of those events were high on my list of priorities as an 18 year old girl. Right!?!?!) What began as... Continue Reading

October 28, 2021

AuthorBy: Flo

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