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Tipton & Hurst is much more than a florist – AY Best of 2023

Howard Hurst Tipton & Hurst is much more than a florist — just step inside a Tipton & Hurst storefront to find out. The company is quickly becoming the state’s foremost provider of gifts, home decor, food and bridal needs, as well.

  • Winner, Best Florist
  • Winner, Best Gift Shop
  • Winner, Best Party Planning/Products/Rentals
  • Winner, Best Seasonal Designer

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Stunning Flower Arrangements to WOW Your Mom

Stop your mom or your motherly figure in her tracks this Mother’s Day with a bouquet symbolizing everything she means to you. Here are a few of our Mother’s Day flower arrangements that will wow her!

Southern Peach
If your mom is a southern peach, like ours, this arrangement is perfect for her! In true Southern fashion, this cluster of delicate roses, cremons, hydrangeas, peonies and tulips create a soft sorbet-colored summer arrangement. These flowers will give the perfect pop of spring to brighten up any room in which she chooses to display them!

You Are My Sunshine
For a mom with a bright personality, this one’s for her! The dazzling assortment of sunflowers, gerbera daisies, roses, solidago and creamy hydrangeas will surely leave her smiling. And the cheery combination of yellows in a classic clear vase will fill your mom’s heart with love.


Love Abundance
For the mom who likes to keep it simple, Love Abundance is calling her name! A fresh and enchanting take on the classic rose display, this arrangement will thrill her with its beauty. This breathtaking bouquet of elegant roses is perfectly accented with greenery and presented in a tight, stylish approach. 

Whether you’re near or far, Tipton & Hurst has the perfect arrangement for your mother, stepmother, grandmother, aunt or any woman who has impacted  your life this Mother’s Day!

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Dress Up Your Porch for Spring

Spring is in the air! The bright colors and beautiful blooms make it one of our favorite seasons at Tipton & Hurst. As we take down our Easter bunnies, we’d love to help you transform the front of your home to spring and the warmer months ahead.

Our front porches are oftentimes the first impression for guests, presenting you with the perfect opportunity to express your personality. Introducing natural elements, like grapevine balls, dogwood branches and pampas grass is an easy way to evoke that spring feeling.

Start with a Neutral Base

When choosing your outdoor containers, stay within the color palette of the exterior of your home. By using neutral tones for these foundational pieces, your eye will automatically be drawn to the “pop” of color in your blossoms of choice. We can help you pick out the perfect potted plant that includes pothos, ferns, gardenia plants and so much more. 

Gather in Groups

One of the best ways to get that Pinterest design effect is to stick with a few key elements and weave them throughout your entire spring decor. Create warmth and aesthetic appeal with pot groupings – we love using baskets and different size pots. Fill these with moss and greenery and you’re all set!

Door Decor 

A conversation about front porch decorating isn’t complete without dressing up your doorway. Your front door is the perfect backdrop to hang your favorite spring flowers. This year, we are seeing a rise in popularity of traditional wreaths with groupings of everlasting succulents, ferns, mosses and natural elements. Tired of wreaths? Our expert designers can put together the perfect spring flower basket to display. 

The only limitation to spring decor is your imagination, so let us help you make it a reality!


The Baobab Collection Has Arrived

The Baobab Collection is now in stock at Tipton & Hurst! These luxury candles are available in a variety of styles, scents, and decorative containers. From candles to diffusers, we’ve got the latest fragrances from the Baobab Collection that are sure to add a bit of elegance to any space.

Along with selling high quality candles and fragrances, The Baobab Collection has an exceptional story of how their African heritage and the baobab trees came together to help form the successful company they are today.

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4 Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

4 Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

There is always a lot to keep track of and take into account when planning a wedding. From location to flowers, it’s easy for something to slip through the cracks. Today we are sharing 4 tips for planning a spring wedding so that you don’t miss out on including the beauty of the season into your celebration!

Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

April Showers

When planning a spring wedding, weather can effect everything from location to flower selection. Spring has everything from sunny days to rain showers, but rain doesn’t have to ruin your wedding day. If you are prepared for possible shifts in weather, you can enjoy your special day without fear of weather-related mishaps.

Spring Blooms

Each season brings a wide array of blooming flowers with it, and spring is no exception! When choosing flowers it is important to take into account not only what flowers are in season, but also your wedding colors, style, and theme. Depending upon your wedding aesthetic, the flowers you choose can vary drastically, so it’s important to consider what is available when planning a spring wedding.

Color Palette

Spring is a great time to play with color! Whether you are having a classic spring wedding or want to add a splash of color, the color palette of spring holds many possibilities! If you want to embrace the colors of spring while still remaining in the style of a traditional wedding, we recommend pastel as an option that blends the best of both worlds!

Late Sunsets

Weddings are a beautiful experience that you will cherish in memory and photos. The amount of sunlight varies from one season to another, so it is important to take the lighting into account when planning your spring wedding timeline. As spring moves into summer, the amount of daylight increases, which can effect your wedding timeline. Whether you are planning to take bridal portraits at golden hour or have your first dance at sunset, lighting can make a large impact on the atmosphere of your wedding.

When planning a wedding there are several aspects to take into consideration. Our 4 tips for planning a spring wedding will help any couple to create a day that they will cherish.


Are you planning a wedding? If you would like expert guidance on your wedding as well as flowers from one of the top florists in Arkansas, contact us here to set up a consultation.

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4 Gift Ideas for Admin Day

4 Gift Ideas for Admin Day

When working in an office, there are several jobs that if left unchecked, could impact the company’s success. Administration Professionals Week, or Admin Day, is a holiday dedicated to recognizing the work that administrative employees do to keep businesses running smoothly. Choosing the perfect gift for an employee or colleague can be difficult, so today we are sharing 4 Gift Ideas for Admin Day that are sure to make any recipient feel appreciated.


Flower Arrangements

Having an office that is cheerful is an important component in efficiency and enjoyment when at work. If your Admin’s desk could use a pick-me-up, consider giving them a fresh flowers. There are several different kinds of flowers and arrangements to suit any style or budget. If your Admin has a favorite flower or color, consider taking that into account when choosing an arrangement. No matter what type of arrangement you choose, flowers are a great gift for Admin Day to show that you care. 

Gift Baskets

If your Admin isn’t a fan of plants or flowers, consider giving them a gift basket. Administrative employees do so much work for their employers, so give them the relaxation they deserve with a self care gift basket. A basket of bath products ranging from soap to bath bombs is a great way to show that you care. If self care isn’t something your Admin would enjoy, consider a basket of home-care products or gourmet snacks. There are a variety of different gift basket options that would make a great gift for Admin Day.

Desk Plants

Flowers are a great way to brighten any office, but not everyone likes flowers. If you want to bring some life into your Admin’s office space, consider giving them a plant. There are several plant options, such as terrariums that include living plants, but don’t require a lot of upkeep. Unlike cut flowers, plants continue living and can provide encouragement as their care for it helps it to grow. The level of care a plant needs varies from one to another, but with the right guidance you can find a plant to suit your Admins skill level. Whether you choose a green or blooming plant, giving a plant can make a wonderful gift for Admin Day.


Faux Plants and Flowers

Everyone loves beautiful fresh flowers, and there’s no better way to show your appreciation. While receiving flowers or plants can be nice, taking care of them can be a difficult task. Looking for something that will have a longer shelf life? Unlike real plants and flowers, silk versions look real, but will stay fresh long after real flowers would have wilted. Silk flowers and plants are available in a range of types and styles to fit any preference, budget, or space. For a personal touch, consider building your own arrangement using silk versions of your Admin’s favorite flowers. This allows you to take part in each element of the design process, adding a personal touch to this delightful gift for Admin Day. 

Administration employees work everyday to make the businesses around us achieve their goals. Give them a gift for Admin Day that will help them to de-stress and get the relaxation that they deserve.

Want to purchase an Admin Day gift? Shop our Admin Day Collection here, with options for local delivery and pickup.

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpieces with Carrots that will Carry You Through Spring

Easter Centerpieces with Carrots that will Carry You Through Spring

There are several elements to consider when throwing any party, and Easter is no exception. From flowers to dishes, each element of the place-setting comes together to create a color palette and mood that will effect the party as a whole. To help make your Easter as memorable as possible, we are sharing two Easter Carrot Centerpieces that will Carry You Through Spring that are sure to make any bunny jump for joy!

A Barrel of Carrots

If you want to add an elegant twist to your Easter tablescape, consider using carrots in our centerpiece! Using a clear vase, add whole carrots into the water at the base of the arrangement, and incorporate the flowers as normal. The stems of the flowers mix with the carrots, bringing the vibrant orange hues from the daisies into the base of the arrangement. We enhanced the Easter centerpiece by adding Herend china with gold and green butterfly accents, and accessorizing with Herend bunny figurines to make this carrot arrangement stand out even more.

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

From The Garden

For a more casual atmosphere at your Easter get-together, use carrots and wildflowers for a plucked-from-the-garden feel. Use wire to string together enough carrots to go around the outside of your chosen vase, then use raffia to tie around the the center. Once the vase is covered with carrots, arrange your flowers as normal. The wild nature of the greenery mixed with the vegetable accents, create an arrangement full of country charm. To continue the casual look, we added clear glassware, woven rattan accents, and muted green tones to enhance this carrot arrangement Easter centerpiece.

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Easter Centerpiece Carrot Arrangement

Whether you are planning an elegant party or a casual gathering, choosing the right Easter centerpiece is an important component of any tablescape. Consider adding your own Easter Carrot Centerpieces To Help Carry You Through Spring, and make your feast fit for a bunny.

To see the process of making the two arrangements shared in this post, check out our YouTube video here.

Want to purchase a fresh arrangement for spring? Shop our Spring Collection here, with options for local delivery and pickup.

Featured Brands:
Herend Queen Victoria China (Butterfly Print)
Herend Bunny Figurines
Juliska Amalia Wine Glasses
Two’s Company

5 Most Popular Easter Flowers and Their Meaning

The 5 most popular Easter Flowers and their Meanings

5 Most Popular Easter Flowers and Their Meaning

The 5 most popular Easter Flowers and their Meanings

Spring is a time for renewal, and nothing embodies that feeling more than Easter. In spring, nature brings new life in the form of blooming flowers and sunshine. As the days get longer and the weather warmer, flowers spring forth to embody the hope of the season. Easter flowers are often brought into our homes or given to loved ones as a symbol of the season, but not every flower has the same meaning. Today we are sharing the 5 most popular Easter flowers and their meanings so that you can choose your blooms with confidence.

Easter Lily

One of the most popular flowers to send or receive for Easter is an Easter Lily. Much like the holiday itself, Easter lilies symbolize purity and rebirth. Easter lilies are are often associated with Christianity and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as observed on Easter. The large trumpet-shaped bloom stands-out compared to other lily varieties, making this unique plant one of the most popular Easter flowers. 

Easter Lily


Tulips are often associated with the bright and playful nature of the Spring season, which is matched in their meaning. While each color has its own interpretation, tulips as a flower often symbolize having a cheerful nature. More specifically, yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts, white tulips mean forgiveness, pink tulips mean happiness, red tulips stand for love, and purple tulips symbolizes royalty. Though there are many options for Easter flowers, tulips are able to capture the rebirth of the season, while adding light to any space.


While other spring flowers symbolize rebirth or a cheery disposition, irises have a deeper meaning. Much like Easter lilies, irises most commonly embody faith, spirituality, and hope. The most popular color of iris, purple, is often associated with royalty. In combination with the purple hue, irises are thought to symbolize wisdom and courage, making them a great choice for Easter flowers.

Easter Purple Irises


One of the most recognizable Easter flowers are daffodils. Similar to Easter Lilies, Daffodils are marked by their trumpet shaped bloom. Daffodils are commonly thought to symbolize new beginnings and sunshine because of their bright yellow hue. Daffodils are one of the most resilient flowers and continue to come back every year. Much like spring, daffodils are a symbol of new life that returns with the season.


Spring brings a variety of colorful and unique blooms, but none of them are as timeless and classic as the daisy. While daisies grow in many colors, white daisies are most synonymous with springtime. Daisies symbolize purity and innocence as well as having a playful or childlike nature. Many Easter flowers capture the values of the season, and daisies are no exception.

Spring and Easter alike indicate a time of rebirth for not only nature, but every aspect of our lives. If you or your space are in need of a fresh start, any of these 5 most popular Easter flowers could be just the trick to lift your spirits.

Want to purchase a fresh arrangement for spring? Shop our Spring Collection here, with options for local delivery and pickup.

Mother’s Day Flower Arrangements

Howard Hurst, President, joins THV11’s the Vine to showcase some of our top selling Mother’s Day arrangments, plants and gift baskets, perfect for last-minute gift-giving.

Featured are:

Mamie’s Blooms of Hope, Ms. Gernice, Ms. Alfreda, and the Arkansas Made Basket.

The Best Plants by Enneagram!

Not all plants are created equal. Sure, some are more popular than others, but there’s a broad range of houseplants—whether it comes to appearance, water and light needs, durability, or difficulty level. It’s almost like they have personalities of their own!

Not sure which plant you should add to your indoor garden next? For your best chance at successfully caring for a houseplant, choose one that matches your own personality type. And by that, we specifically mean your Enneagram type.

(Before you read on to determine which houseplant is best for you, take a free Enneagram test online!)

TYPE ONE: Bird’s Nest Fern

At their core, Enneagram Ones love two things: principle and purpose. The bird’s nest fern can satisfy both. It’s a classic plant safe for both children and pets that, much to the One’s delight, serve a higher purpose than just sitting in the corner of the room: bird’s nest ferns also act as natural air purifiers.

TYPE TWO: Monstera

Twos are other-focused empaths, so a plant that requires a bit of extra love and attention is right up their alley. Monstera is a bit temperamental. Not only does this plant struggle with too much sunlight, but it also requires regular watering and humidity to thrive. But let’s be honest, the intuitive Helper probably already knew that.

TYPE THREE: Ponytail Palm

The Achiever is here for status, yes, but this hard-working personality with a jam-packed schedule doesn’t have time to care for a needy plant. This trendy and popular Ponytail Palm meets both criteria: it’s up and coming in houseplant trends yet forgiving and easy in its care.

TYPE FOUR: Gerbera Daisy

A standard green houseplant won’t do for poetic, emotional Individualists, who would much rather take care of something as unique as they are. Commonly known for their bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers, the Gerbera Daisy, specifically in a quirky container, makes the ideal accent for any table of the Four’s already dreamy home.

TYPE FIVE: Aglaonema

Given their penchant for reading up on just about everything, you might think the Investigator would opt for a more demanding plant. But since the Five’s core desire is to be competent and helpful, why not set them up for success with a plant that’s relatively easy to keep alive? No matter how much you water the low-light.

TYPE SIX: Hydrangea

A stunning yet high-maintenance blooming beauty is just the ticket for a hardworking Six. The responsible and committed Loyalist will also be up for the task of keeping the Hydrangea alive by matching its native conditions of constant watering and morning sunlight.


Cacti are notoriously low maintenance, which means fun-loving, spontaneous Sevens can book last-minute vacations without worrying about their plant babies back home. Bonus: Cacti are also whimsical and fun, adding a sunny, tropical vibe to any household — just like the Enthusiast!


Known for their independence and confidence, the Challenger is, well, looking for a challenge. Look no further than the orchid, one of the more high-maintenance plants out there. Eights will also fawn over the orchid’s slender stem and vibrant blooms, which add a touch of elegance and mystique.

TYPE NINE: Peace Lily

It just makes sense, and not just because the Peacekeeper and peace lily shares a name. The peace lily is both stunning and extremely adaptable and easy to keep happy, requiring low light and watering just once a week—which means Nines won’t have to worry about disrupting anyone’s peace.

Serene spring and Herend

Set Your Easter Table!

Your springtime table has never looked so good!

Spring has sprung, Easter is near, blooms are budding, and celebrations are on the horizon. Whether you are finally gathering with friends and family or keeping it small during these cherished holidays, go confident into your springtime celebrations with our fabulous tablescapes. From stunning centerpieces and show-stopper place settings, your Spring table has never looked so good!

Styles we love: 

Serene Spring and Anna Weatherley

Serene Spring: A pastel centerpiece adorned with blush Tulips and fragrant Hyacinth paired with Anna Weatherley china and a Hester & Cook placemat.

Garden Glow and Vietri

Garden Glow: A bright centerpiece featuring Ranunculus, Calla Lilies, and Hydrangea with a Vietri place setting.

Endless Spring and Vista Allegre

Endless Spring: A deep fuchsia and pink centerpiece featuring Anemones, Gerbera Daisies, and Tulips with a Vista Allegre place setting and Vietri stemware.

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Spring Bridal Bouquet!


March showers bring spring flowers! One of our brides requested a bridal bouquet made from fresh-cut jonquils she foraged herself. Follow along with Chris Norwood to learn how to build your own spring bloom bouquet.

Tips on bouquet making:

  1. Don’t use any flower that has a bent stem. The flowers won’t drink water after the stem has been bent. If the stem is broken, you can use a straw to stabilize the stem.
  2. Create the bouquet’s form by gathering one main variety loosely in the shape you would like.
  3. Add in the other varieties of floral to fill the inside of the bouquet.
  4. Use a filler flower such as baby’s breath or greenery to fill in the holes between flowers.
  5. Tie off the bouquet with a ribbon to hold the stems together.

Sham(ROCK) St. Paddy’s Day!

Currently fighting that “over it” feeling when it comes to party planning? Us too. One year into the pandemic, we’re in desperate need of fresh ideas. Fortunately, we have inspiration and the easy-to-follow tips you’ll need to (sham)rock your spring festivities, starting with St. Patrick’s Day.

1. Go for the gold. Warmer temperatures mean one thing: unlimited outdoor gatherings. Set the stage for an Instagram-worthy celebration with a rainbow balloon arch — pots of gold optional — or garlands of green and gold balloons.

2. Green light color. Avoid pinches by weaving St. Patrick’s Day’s signature color throughout your decor with stylish paper plates, disposable patterned table runners and seasonal arrangements from our spring collection or with our Wednesday BOGO flowers.

3. Focus on the fare. Skip the communal dishes and opt for Irish-inspired (and COVID-19 compliant) food like pre-packaged servings of Shepherd’s pie, corned beef sliders or individual charcuterie boards.

4. Sweeten the pot. Treat your attendees with on-theme party favors, such as potted shamrocks, mini floral arrangements, colorful bath bombs or Arkansas-made Kyya chocolate bars tied with green ribbons.

5. Lead the way. Before the outdoor celebrations begin, invite your friends to deck out their cars, bikes or golf carts to create your own neighborhood version of Hot Springs’ iconic World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Whether you choose to chase the rainbow (balloons) or do an Irish jig, give yourself the green light to go all out for St. Patrick’s Day this year. For more ideas and seasonal decor, stop by one of our stores.

Tips on Foraging Flowers

Spring is nearly here and there are blooms popping up all over the place! Foraging for your own flowers and branches is a great way to create a DIY arrangement from start to finish. To truly get the organic look indoors, finding and harvesting your own blooms is the way to go! And while the idea of foraging can be quite intimidating, we promise you it’s easier and more fun than you think. To help you get started, we’ve shared some foraging tips below: 

  • Dress accordingly and bring the right tools! Foraging can get into the weeds (pun intended), so you want to be prepared. Long pants, long sleeve shirts, and proper footwear will help prevent cuts, scrapes, and allergies from overshadowing your foraging experience. You also want to ensure you have a really sharp pair of floral scissors and a basket to carry your findings. TIP: it’s best to forge product early in the morning when the water content is at its highest in the plants!
  • Take the early blooms. If you choose the branches and stems that are already in full bloom, your flowers will not last as long. Try to choose the stems that have a bloom or two left to go, so it will continue to flourish even when you’ve brought them inside. 
  • Clean up your stems before arranging them. Wipe off excess dirt and cut off any hanging leaves and branches that are unneeded. By properly cleaning your flowers the stems are able to “drink” better and the water will stay fresh longer. Plus it makes them easier to work with. Don’t forget you need to recut the blooms once you start to arrange in a vase of water! Anytime the stem is allowed to dry off, even in a mere few minutes, it will need to be recut to flush the air out of the stem.
  • Put them in water IMMEDIATELY! Have a bucket filled with cool water ready and submerge everything as quickly as possible. Vines especially can tend to wilt and dry out faster.
  • Change the water. Every couple of days, remove the water in the vase and replace it with fresh, clean water. This will do wonders for your blooms!