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Flower spotlight: baby’s breath

Baby’s breath is a long-time staple in the floral industry. Its delicate white flowers can add fullness to a bouquet or create contrast for brightly colored flowers. The delicate stems and small flowers spread easily to fill any gaps in an arrangement, and they can help add some softness to bold, dramatic flowers.

 

Baby’s breath also adds an element of purity and innocence to any bouquet, and it’s especially common for wedding bouquets and new baby bouquets. Tiny sprigs also appear in boutonnieres and corsages for both weddings and formal events. 

 

A behind-the-scenes look at a florist on Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how a flower shop prepares for the busiest day of the year? Here’s your chance to learn more about how we get ready to create bouquets and deliver flowers and gifts across the metro area.

 

The calm before the storm?

 

While Valentine’s Day is the busiest single day for our flower shop, the Christmas season is our busiest season. Once we wrap up a month of Christmas flowers and gifts, we’re closed for New Year’s Day, and then Valentine’s preparations begin on January 2. So really, there’s no calm before the storm!

 

Gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

It’s February, and that means it’s the season of love. While romantic love certainly takes center stage this month, Valentine’s Day can also be a day to celebrate the love of family and the love of friends. Whether you’re looking for a special gift for your spouse or a dear friend, here are a few gift options other than fresh flowers to consider.

 

Pocket trinkets, keychains, and other small tokens

 

Six key questions to ask your wedding florist

The holidays are a popular time for engagements, which means many brides-to-be are now starting to think about all the little details involved in planning a wedding. Your wedding flowers can help add to the beauty and elegance of your wedding day, but it’s important to find the right florist for you.

 

Here are six questions to ask prospective florists for your wedding.

 

  1. Do you have a minimum for flowers, and can you work with my budget?

 

Top three reasons to buy from a local florist

We know online shopping is convenient.  We sometimes do it, too. But as a local business, we’re also huge supporters of the Shop Local movement. It supports local businesses, but it can also result in a better customer experience for you.

Online ordering for flowers has gotten especially popular in recent years, but the results aren’t always what the customer expects. Here are our top three reasons to order flowers through a local florist.

 

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Tired of winter? Add some color with flowers!

Some people love winter, and some people don’t. Regardless of which camp you’re in, winter can get a little drab. The trees are bare, grass is brown, and flowers have long since disappeared from gardens. And sometimes the sky is just dreary, although the winter lovers may argue that impending snow is a thing of beauty.

 

Still, who doesn’t love some color in the midst of not much color outside? While there may not be many flowers growing outside in Oklahoma this time of year, we have a wide range of flowers to create beautiful arrangements year-round.

 

Resolved to remember important dates this year?

The act of making New Year’s resolutions dates back about 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. While their new year didn’t begin in January, they celebrated it with a 12-day feast and made promises to the gods related to returning borrowed objects and paying debts. Thus, the tradition of New Year’s resolutions began!

 

The ancient Romans had a similar practice with a calendar that began on January 1, where they made sacrifices to the gods and promises of good conduct for the coming year. 

 

Merry Christmas from Lilygrass Flowers and Decor

We hope all of our customers enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. Our shop was closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to allow our employees time to celebrate with their families, but we are back in the shop today to help you with flowers and gifts.

 

While we’re all celebrating the end of the year, let’s take a look at some common Christmas flowers other than the poinsettia.

 

Amaryllis

 

Five reasons to shop local this holiday season

The holiday shopping season is upon us, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another winter holiday. The holiday season seems to get busier each and every year, and it may be tempting to sit down at the computer and simply do all your shopping online. But there’s significant value in shopping local for holiday presents.

 

  1. Reach out and touch someone… and something.

 

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