Carnations are an extremely versatile flower when it comes to flower arrangements. Available in a wide variety of colors, they’re a great base flower that can add fullness to any arrangement without adding a lot of cost.
The history of carnations and how they got their name has been long debated, and there’s really no clear answer. Some say the name comes from the Latin word carnis, which means flesh, because the original varieties of carnations were pink in color. Others say the name comes from coronation because the flowers were often used in Greek flower crowns.
There are lots of great options beyond flowers when you want to send well wishes. Sure, we love flowers, but sometimes you’re sending to someone with allergies or you just want something a little different. Here are a few alternate gift options to consider for delivery or pickup.
Want to support a friend’s healthy resolutions? Send a beautiful fruit basket! We can customize the fruit based on preference and season, as well as the type and color of basket, ribbons, and even balloons to add some extra flair.
Candy bouquets and baskets
Artificial flower arrangements can be a great way to add color and charm to a home or office space. And there are certainly some pros to artificial flowers compared to real flowers. Artificial flowers don’t need to be watered, they can’t bother someone’s allergies, and they don’t have to be replaced regularly.
Flowers are a wonderful way to lift a friend or family member’s spirits when they are sick, whether that means a rough case of the flu or a hospital stay due to surgery or other illness. But it’s also important to keep the following tips in mind when sending flowers to someone who has been ill.
Call the hospital first before sending
Our owner, Alicia, is obsessed with flowers. Her husband, Chase, is obsessed with all things OU. So what better adventure than a trip to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl in 2018?
In 2003, when Alicia and Chase were still dating, OU went to the Rose Bowl. Every year since then, Alicia has longed to go to the Rose Parade and help work on the floats. Chase promised that if OU ever made it to the Rose Bowl again, they would go.