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The Top 5 Mother’s Day Gifts

On Sunday, May 11, more phone calls will be made than on any day of the year. In the days both prior and after, hand-written cards will zoom across the nation to land in mail boxes at childhood homes. And flowers galore will travel from florist to doorstep, bringing smiles to the faces of mothers […]


How To Send Funeral Flowers

It is not easy to experience a loss. Even if the deceased was not of direct relative of yours, but a friend, it is still a difficult time. There is usually uncertainty of what to say or do when someone you know experiences the passing of a loved one. You want to show them you […]


Five Tips For Selecting the Perfect Prom Corsage & Boutonniere

Prom season is upon us. Mark your calendar. Grab your tickets. Gas up the limo. Schedule the hair stylist. Find the perfect shoes. Call in dinner reservations. Make sure you have a date. And don’t forget the corsage and boutonniere. Prom has become a massive part of American culture — a rite of passage, almost. […]


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 […]


Can flowers make you a morning person?

Some people are naturally “morning people.” They wake up in a great mood, ready to tackle the day with a smile on their face and a song in their heart. I would venture to say, however, that most people are not inclined to cheerfulness in the AM. But there may be hope! A study at […]


12 roses + random acts of kindness = happier world

How would you like to brighten the day of at least 12 people with one simple gesture? All you need is a dozen roses (or any flower for that matter) and the desire to make some fellow humans happy. Instructions: Give a dozen roses to someone — it could be someone you know or a […]


Feeling down? Flowers are a natural pick-me-up

You probably don’t need a scientist to tell you that receiving flowers makes people feel good. But did you know that there’s a scientific research that backs this up? It’s not necessarily the gift-giving that boosts your mood but the flowers themselves that are a natural mood enhancers. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., professor of psychology and […]


Gifts that keep on giving

Flowers make wonderful gifts, no matter the occasion, but their beauty is temporary. All fresh flower arrangements will eventually whither and die, even if you follow your florist’s recommendations for keeping them looking good. There are alternatives, however, that still have the beauty of flowers but are less temporary. If you really want to give […]


Modern Bouquet

The second in a series of three wedding-bouquet tutorials. Chris Norwood, AIFD and VP of Tipton Hurst, creates a “modern” bouquet that focuses on the concept of “color blocking.” Next in the series: a bit of a twist on the “traditional” bouquet.


Diary of a Bridal Bouquet

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a beautiful bridal bouquet?  We recently followed one bouquet designed by Tipton Hurst’s Chris Norwood, AIFD, from the cooler to the photoshoot. “It’s great to give your florist guidelines and inspiration photos, but let the experts be the designers so that you get the freshest flowers arranged […]