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Tips for writing notes to go with flowers

We’ve all been there. You’ve decided what flowers you want to send and call the florist to place your order.

“What would you like on the card?” they ask. And your mind goes blank. The pressure is on to find the perfect words, whether it’s for sympathy or love or friendship, but your mind is completely blank.

One important tip is to write out what you want in advance of placing your order. Don’t just think about it; actually write it down. When deciding on the text for your note, start with the occasion. What are you sending the flowers for and to whom?

Thoughtful anniversary flowers and gifts

Flowers are a great way to mark a special occasion like an anniversary, as is a carefully chosen gift. Whether you’re sending anniversary wishes to your spouse or to friends or family members, try these tips for saying happy anniversary.

Get sentimental with your flower choice

There are several ways to be sentimental with your flower choice. You could choose the traditional flower by anniversary year, either as a simple bouquet of that one flower type or in a mixed bouquet. Here are the traditional flowers for key anniversary years:
 

Time to celebrate summer!

The official first day of summer is still a few days away, but many people have been in summer mode for weeks. And rightfully so! While summer in Oklahoma brings the heat, it also brings lots of opportunities for fun and laughter for both kids and adults.

Here are a few ways to celebrate all that summer has to offer.

Stop and smell the flowers

Extend the life of fresh flower bouquets

A fresh flower bouquet can bring a smile to your face and add some cheer to any room, and proper care can help extend the life of the bouquet. While cut flowers do have a much shorter lifespan than potted plants or flowers, there are some steps you can take to keep them looking great for as long as possible.

Avoid direct sun, drafts, or temperature changes

When choosing where to place your cut flower bouquet, choose a spot that’s protected from direct sun, drafts, or rapid temperature changes. Flowers do best if kept in a somewhat cool spot. Placing them in direct sun or near a heat source can cause the blooms to open and wilt faster.

Flower Spotlight: Calla Lilies

Calla lilies are a beautiful and stunning flower often used in wedding bouquets and romantic arrangements, but they’re not actually lilies or callas. So why exactly are they called calla lilies if they’re neither of those?

The flower was first catalogued in the 1700s, and the botanist made a mistake when naming the flower. A later botanist discovered the error and reclassified the flower into the proper genus and family, but the name was already well established, so the name stayed the same. The calla lily is in the same family as caladium and philodendron, and it’s sometimes also referred to as a pig lily, trumpet lily, or arum lily.

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