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.

https://www.thv11.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/the-vine/mothers-day-gifts-from-tipton-hurst/91-36641dd5-32a7-4e11-9842-5da90e97754f

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.

https://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/135006/5-ways-to-safely-shamrock-st-patricks-day

Coming Up Roses – Arkansas Living

Says Howard Hurst, president and CEO of Central Arkansas florist Tipton & Hurst, “Valentine’s is an old holiday. I mean, like, Victorian era  — that was huge, all the love letters. It’s nothing new. Mother’s Day is new; Valentine’s Day is much older. And giving flowers, humans have done this for a long time. So, they are not a new commodity to be sold, by any means.

“This is something that God gave us a long time ago.”

Though not as old as Valentine’s Day, Tipton & Hurst has been in existence an impressive 135 years and has helped Arkansans celebrate it as many times.

Read more here: http://arkansaslivingmagazine.com/article/coming-up-roses-arkansas-florists-deliver-beauty-and-bliss/

4 Local Gifts to Help You Sleigh the Holidays

This year has been challenging to say the least. Be intentional with your holiday shopping this year, and support local companies and businesses while you sleigh the holidays!
Here is a list of a few of our favorite #ArkansasMade gifts in Little Rock Soiree!

https://www.littlerocksoiree.com/post/133975/4-local-gifts-to-help-you-sleigh-the-holidays?fbclid=IwAR3DwD9CP9g-SJQ90D0G9bxbhVKSjGlNGDGhKmD5HeXNnxy87UpEThjMp8A