Our Mother’s Day Favorites

Mother's Day Collection

It’s sometimes hard to find the right gift for mom on Mother’s Day. How do you find the perfect way to say “thank you” on her big day? We have some ideas! This Mother’s Day is extra special for us because at Tipton & Hurst, our team is celebrating with our all-new Mother’s Day collection with arrangements and plants named after our own mothers. Take a look at some of our favorite floral arrangements and come visit us at any of our locations across Central Arkansas!


Valerie: This colorful arrangement of free spirit roses, green hydrangea, orange gerbera daisies, and other seasonal favorites comes in a colorful keepsake container. This is our special and was originally $125 but is now $100!



Marie: This delicate and lovely arrangement has white hydrangea, pink roses, and hyacinth and comes in a white keepsake pitcher.



Katherine: This fragrant arrangement of Casa Blanca lilies and hydrangea comes in a blue and white stripe keepsake pitcher.



Gernice: This pretty pink arrangement of orange and pink roses is sure to make mom smile!


jean ann

Jean Ann: This very special arrangement is named after the late Mrs. Jean Ann Morris. She was known to greet everyone at the Tipton & Hurst door for 30 years. This is a strong example of her favorite phalaenopsis orchid plant in a contemporary moss-filled container.


mamie's blooms of hope

Mamies Blooms of Hope: We are also partnering with Mamies Poppy Plates, a donation-supported non-profit, mission is to provide tangible mementos to families who suffer stillbirth, infant & child death. This beautiful arrangement is filled with blue hydrangea, hot pink peonies, and spray roses. 20% of all proceeds from this arrangement will be donated to Mamies Poppy Plates.


Come visit us at any of our locations across the state at The Heights, Baptist Health, North Little Rock, Conway, or Pine Bluff or give us a call at 800-666-3333 to place your Mother’s Day order!

2014 Partners Card Event

Get 20% off storewide with your 2014 Partners Card!

We are a proud participant of the 2014 Partners Card event, beginning October 24 through Sunday, November 2. Show your card at any of our locations and receive 20% off storewide (some exclusions apply).

You can purchase your card at any Tipton & Hurst store, and 100% of the profit goes directly to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary.

And don’t forget to pick up your spooky decorations! All Halloween decor is now 40% off.

Spring Wreath with Chris Norwood

We are all ready to hear the song of spring in the Natural State. Follow along as Chris Norwood creates an enchanting spring wreath. Watch closely, and you’ll have the tools you need to build your very own spring showstopper. Give the birds in your neighborhood something to sing about!

Start with a wire wreath form and attach wide burlap ribbon along the inside of the form, using the form’s “twisty-ties” to secure the ribbon to the form. Continue incorporating ribbon in a regular repeating pattern until the desired texture and density is achieved. Next, give your wreath some personality by adding a shapely material, such as grapevine. Using the “twisty-ties” on the form, secure these accents evenly across the wreath’s visible surface.

With this foundation, you’re ready to add quirky touches and express your uniqueness. Chris uses silk dogwood stems to add a crisp white color with lots of texture. He embellishes by bending them into “perfectly imperfect” natural shapes, weaving the branches in and out along the wreath form. Try using florist wire to secure unruly branches. Chris also points out that using wire will allow you to easily retrofit the wreath for future holidays and seasons.

Chris chose to incorporate bird nests at varying intervals. These “ornaments” pair perfectly with the natural moss ribbon which is added next.

Watch the video to get inspired for spring! Chris’ wreath design should get you thinking about making your very own wreath. What’s  your favorite part of this season? Chances are you won’t have to look far for a unique inspiration. Once you’ve found your inspiration, visit Tipton & Hurst! We have everything you’ll need to design the perfect spring wreath. Shop now and save 25% on our premium selection of permanent botanicals!


My Loving Louise

Tipton Hurst has long given back to charities in the Central Arkansas area.  Often the charities we choose are dear to us for personal reasons.  Tipton Hurst Vice President Chris Norwood, AIFD, created a beautiful arrangement to commemorate his mother, Louise, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease prior to her passing.  20% of the sale of the “My Loving Louise” bouquet go to Alzheimer’s Arkansas.

Featured in the bouquet are daisies, lilies, roses, stock, dahlias, and solidago in shades of pink and yellow.

“My mom always loved bright colors,” said Chris.  “She was an avid gardener along with her mother, in fact, they were really involved in garden clubs.  I just always think of her when I put together these arrangements because of the bright, fun colors.”

The Alzheimer’s Arkansas site provides some information which we wanted to share with you, including the starting statistics that 100,000 Arkansas are living with this disease and at least five-million Americans.

As the disease attacks the brain, memory, thinking and behavior are impaired.  The rate of progression varies from case to case, which means that some will live with the disease for only a few short years where others can feel the effects slowly over 20 or more years.  Sadly, the end result is the same.  The person with the disease is no longer able to care for themselves often relying on family and caregivers.

“We were so fortunate to have Briarwood to care for mom, but especially my sister, Gala, who showed up every day,” said Chris.  “Gala was a great source of comfort to us.”

We’re all aware of memory loss and “Oh, I lost my keys!” (forgetting where you put something) as symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, but carriers can also suffer from disorientation, poor judgement, problems with abstract thoughts, difficulty performing familiar tasks, changes in mood, behavior and personality, as well as loss of initiative.

If you or a loved one are exhibiting any of these symptoms, visit with your doctor. While there is no one test which can definitively determine if you have Alzheimer’s, early intervention and some drugs can help treat many forms of dementia.  This will also help your doctor prepare for treating common side effects such as anxiety and depression.

“Having experienced the disease first hand with my mother, I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through this with their loved one,” said Chris.  “I just really encourage people to continue supporting Arkansas Alzheimer’s so that we can find a cure for this dreadful disease.”

To order the My Loving Louise Bouquet click here