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Flower spotlight: Oriental stargazer lily

The stargazer lily is perhaps one of the most iconic cut flowers available. It is stunning by itself or when added to mixed floral bouquets and adds a wonderful fragrance as well.

Stargazer lilies are named for their upward-facing blooms. The original Stargazer lily has deep crimson and pink petals with white edges, which is what most people think of when talking about this oriental lily. However, Oriental lilies actually comes in other color palettes as well, for example white and solid pink.

A look at the history of Memorial Day

While Memorial Day for many people means the start of summer and a time to gather for food and fun, the purpose of the holiday is to honor those who have lost their lives in service to our country. From its beginning, the holiday has been closely tied to flowers as well.

The origins of Memorial Day in the United States dates back to ceremonies honoring those who died in the Civil War. In 1868, a leader of a veteran’s organization called for May 30 to be Decoration Day, a specific day set aside to leave flowers or other decorations at the graves of soldiers.

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here! It’s our second busiest day of the year behind Valentine’s Day, and we love helping people bring smiles to the women they are celebrating. Here are some great gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

Fresh flowers or potted plants

Flowers are certainly a go-to gift for Mother’s Day. From pastel carnations to bright sunflowers, a bouquet can be tailored to fit your mom’s favorite colors, blend with the décor in her home, or say something special with the symbolism of the flowers.  Lilygrass has several Mother's Day featured arrangements that fit in anyone's budget.

Gifts for teachers

The school year is coming to a close, and that means many students will be taking teacher gifts to school in the coming weeks. If you’re undecided about what type of gift to give, try one of these ideas.  

Gift cards plus something personal

Gift cards are a common stand-by for teacher gifts and many other gift-giving occasions. They’re easy to buy, easy to transport, and easy for the recipient to spend on something they enjoy.

Frequently asked questions about funeral flowers

Flowers are a traditional way to honor someone who is deceased, but not everyone is familiar with the etiquette for sending funeral flowers or what to consider when ordering them. Here are some frequently asked questions about sending funeral flowers.

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