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At Lilygrass flowers and décor, our customers request just as many potted plants as fresh cut flower. Today, I want to talk about some beautiful plant options, starting with some of the most common plants.

Peace lilies are probably in the top five plants sent by florists each year. Not only are they beautiful and a blooming plant, they are easy to care for, making them a popular choice to send to anyone. Peace lilies are often sent for funerals and memorials, as they are meant to bring peace and harmony after a death.

I hope your weekend was wonderful! It is starting to get hot finally. I hope you all have access to a pool!

Rather than writing about flowers, this week I want to talk about the gift items found in our shop. We carry a number of products in our shop, but I specifically want to talk with you about WorldFinds, an incredible company that helps tradeswomen receive fair wages and ethical treatment in other countries.

Summer. It is officially here (or pretending to be)! Summer means the pool is open and I get to entertain. I love having friends over for a BBQ and some pool time. It is also wedding season, and I'm blessed to be exhausted most nights when I get home!

I've been asked a few times why men don’t receive flowers regularly, so I thought I'd research to see why there is such a disparity. I know plenty of men who love flowers! They think they are beautiful and lots of them smell amazing. What's not to love? My grandfather babied his rose bushes like they were tiny hummingbird eggs.

With the beginning of this week starting with Memorial Day, I want to take a little break from writing about flowers and focus instead on the meaning and history of this day.

Memorial Day was created in memory of those servicemen and women who died while in service.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was created as a result of the Civil War. After the Civil War, people wanted to honor those who died in battle. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic*, issued an order that May 30 would be known as Decoration Day. May 30 was chosen because no battles had been fought that date.

Oklahoma has been under an absolute deluge of rain. Our lakes are overflowing, our rivers have fast currents, and streets have been impassable at times. Along with these severe thunderstorms, we have had tornadoes, as well. This time of year is always scary for me, so my husband and I had a flat storm shelter installed in our garage. It is a chore to get our sheltie and our 100+ pound Labrador/Pyrenees mix into the shelter, but the peace of mind is such a relief!  I hope everyone is staying safe (and dry!) during this season of inclement weather.

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