Flower Spotlight: Gerbera

Gerberas top the charts as the fifth most popular flower in the world. Their dramatic appearance and ability to last up to two weeks in a vase has made this flower famous. This bloom comes in a variety of bright and pastel colors, making it perfect for any occasion.

Origins & Symbolism

Gerberas are named after Trauggott Gerver, a botanist and physician from Germany in 1737. The flower originates from South Africa, Asia, and South America.

The Gerbera Daisy is a symbol of innocence, purity and cheerfulness. It is a member of the family of daisies, asters and sunflowers. Legend has it that the Gerbera is a symbol for modesty. According to the legend, a nymph, so incredibly beautiful, was never left alone by suitors. She was so tired of being followed that one day the nymph, in order to have peace, decided to turn herself into a Gerbera Daisy.

Availability

Surprisingly this beautiful flower has only been around flower shops for about thirty years now. Gerbera flowers grow about seven inches wide with layers of small thin petals. The flower can be pink, red, orange, yellow, cream or white. Gerbera daisies pair beautifully with other flowers, foliage and textures.

To Consider

This flower is actually a herbaceous perennial. In the right conditions, the flower can die back to the ground but will regrow from parts of the plant that remain alive underground.

Many plant experts have chosen the Gerbera Daisy as the top choice for individuals with sleep apnea. Scientists say that sleeping in an area with lots of oxygen increases the duration of sleep. This plant absorbs toxins and carbon monoxide, emitting plenty of oxygen at night.

Visit your local florist and you will find not only gerberas but many more astonishing blooms! If you can’t decide what arrangement or flower to get, ask for advice! The best part of dealing with your local florist is the personalized attention.

 Click here to order a fresh arrangement with Gerberas for your home today!

—–

Originally posted August 17, 2016 by  on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

 

Anniversary Flowers By Year

Each year of marriage comes with new joys, challenges and milestones. Throughout the years it is important to take time to remember the memories made. An anniversary celebration isn’t complete without flowers. A beautiful arrangement has a special way of representing the experiences you have shared. Find the flowers that represent your anniversary year and show the love of your life how much they mean to you.

One Year

Carnations represent young passionate love and the joy that is to come.

Two Years

The lily of the valley represents devotion and the purity of a relationship.

Three Years

The sunflower represents the strong and sturdy foundation of marriage.

Four Years

Hydrangeas represent gratitude and a thankful heart for sacrifices that have been made.

Five Years

Daisies represent the bond of marriage and shared experiences.

Six Years

Calla lilies represent the growth and the beauty of love and each other.

Seven Years

Freesia stands for strength, dignity and faithful love.

Eight Years

Lilac stands for first love and causes couples to remember early emotions.

Nine Years

The bird of paradise is exotic and represents the many adventures that are to come.

Ten Years

Daffodils stand for simple pleasures and an extraordinary life.

Fifteen Years

The classic rose represents the beauty and perfection of love.

Twenty Years

Aster represents wisdom and growth throughout the years.

Twenty-Five Years

The iris represents the royalty and elegance in a long-standing marriage.

Thirty Years

The lily stands for unwavering devotion and strong promises.

Forty Years

The gladioli signifies remembrance and lasting joys.

Fifty Years

The fifty year anniversary is the only celebration with two flowers. Yellow roses and violets are combined to represent earnest congratulations. The two flowers are combined to show the beauty of two individuals committed to each other.

Call Bud & Bloom Florist and order a special anniversary arrangement today!

(Local) 317-831-3333 or (Toll-Free) 1-877-767-3463

Click here to check out some of our anniversary arrangements on our website!

—–

Originally posted August 15, 2016 by  on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

Allergy Friendly Flowers

If you suffer from allergies you probably tend to shy away from purchasing fresh cut flowers for your home. What many people don’t know though is that there are actually some flowers with very low pollen levels that won’t trigger the itchy eyes and a runny nose. See what flowers are safe for your home and which ones you should be avoiding!

Allergy Friendly

Allergy friendly flowers are actually more common than you think. This list is full of very commonly used, gorgeous flowers that are popular in every local flower shop!

  • Carnations
  • Daffodils
  • Gladiolus
  • Hydrangeas
  • Iris
  • Magnolia
  • Orchids
  • Snapdragons
  • Spray Roses
  • Tulips
  • Hibiscus


Allergy Triggers

Sadly, we do not recommend purchasing these flowers because they are known to trigger sneezing!

  • Jasmine
  • Dahlias
  • Chamomile
  • Aster
  • Gerber Daisies

Now that you know which flowers are safe for your home, visit Bud & Bloom Florist to order your favorite blooms today!

22 E. Main St., Mooresville, IN 46158.

—–

Originally posted August 12, 2016 by  on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

Back To School Flowers

Summer is winding down and the department stores are filled to the brim with notebooks, pens, pencils and backpacks. Teachers are preparing their classrooms and sports teams are starting up their practices. It’s always sad to see summer days come to an end but a new year is knocking at the door. Make sure your kids and nieces or nephews head back to school on the right foot this year!

Nerves are inevitable on the first day of school. A new classroom with a new teacher and classmates is a tough transition.

Help make their first day go as smooth as possible with a fun flower arrangement!

Surprise your scholar with flowers when they first wake up or on the drive to school. Your gift will make them feel loved and like they can conquer the world!

If you don’t live with the kids you want to surprise, you can send flowers to their school! Many schools will let flowers be delivered to the front office. Your star student will feel extra special receiving an arrangement in front of their classmates.

Don’t forget about the teacher! It is a tradition to bring the new teacher a gift on the first day of school. A handful of hydrangeas or a couple of yellow tulips are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Give flowers to your scholar this year to start them off on the right foot! Call Bud & Bloom Florist and order some beautiful blooms today!

(LOCAL) 317-831-3333 OR (TOLL-FREE) 1-877-767-3463

Click here to check out some beautiful arrangements on our website!

—–

Originally posted August 10, 2016 by  on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

What Does This Flower Color Mean?

Every flower that blooms communicates an emotional message. The colors of flowers hold special meanings that help us convey our feelings. The next time you go to order a beautiful bouquet think about what you would like to say. Remember what each color stands for and send a thoughtful message!

   

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Contact us to order a bouquet with special meaning today!

(LOCAL) 317-831-3333 OR (TOLL-FREE) 1-877-767-3463

Click here to check out some arrangements on our website!

—–

Originally posted August 8, 2016 by  on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

Grandparents Day Enclosure Card Messages

1)       The two of you must have been the inspiration for this special day. Happy Grandparents Day.

2)       A Loving Wish on Grandparents Day. To wish you a happy Grandparents Day and then remind you, too, how very, very much you’re loved Today and all year through!

3)       Among the sweetest memories Our hearts keep through the years, Are special things grandmothers say and do– Their tender hugs and words of praise, Their laughter and their loving ways Are joys that we recall our whole lives through. With more love and special thoughts than you could ever know.

4)       A zillion hugs just aren’t enough for grandparents who do such special stuff and always make me feel so very loved.

5)       It’s great to have a day that honors grandparents. It’s a wonderful chance to thank you for great times and feelings and lifelong gifts of your love.

6)       Thank you for telling me your stories and sharing your many years of experience and wisdom. I’m a better person for having learned from you. Happy Grandparents Day.

7)       A grandparent is a special part of all that’s cherished in the heart.

8)       Grandparents give the best hugs! Here’s one to wish you a Happy Grandparents Day.

9)       I love the way you love and the nice things that you do. I feel so very lucky just because you’re you!

10)   For You On Grandparents Day. It’s the perfect time to let you know how much you’re loved, how much you’re wished the best of everything.

11)   Every year you just get sweeter, nicer, wiser, too. Happy Grandparents Day.

12)   Wishing you both a quiet, easy space where the memories feel so comfortable…and life feels so good.

13)   Just little me thinking great big thoughts of you!

14)   This is just my way of saying thanks for raising my mom/dad-and then doing it again with me!

15)   There aren’t enough words in any language to express how much I love you.

16)   Caring for mom/dad then doing it all over again with me? That’s just one of the many things that makes you a GRANDparent!

17)   Nothing in life can hurt so bad that grandma can’t fix it. Thank you for mending my wounds, healing my heart, and filling my heart with all of your warmth, love, and goodness. I love you.

18)   Grand just seems to plain. For my special grandparent, you deserve a better title. How about super-wonderful-awesome-totally rad-world’s coolest-100% rocking-all time best parent? I think it just might be catchy enough to work!

19)   There’s never a moment in life where grandma’s/grandpa’s special love isn’t needed. Thanks for always having open arms and an open heart.

20)   Just wanted to make sure that you know how much I appreciate you this Grandparents Day and everyday!

Click here to check out our selection of Grandparents Day flowers!

—–

Originally posted on Flowershopnetwork.com/blog.

 

Enclosure Card Messages

Need help finding the right words to say? Check out these pre-written card messages, courtesy of Flower Shop Network!

Holiday-Specific Card Messages:

Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year where everyone turns romantic. Show your sweetie and anyone else you love just how much you care.

Valentine’s Day card messages
Valentine’s Day enclosure card messages for kids

St. Patrick’s Day. Grab your shamrocks and don your green, St. Patrick’s day is here to stay!

St. Patrick’s Day card messages

Easter. Here you will find Easter card messages, spiritual and cute.

Card messages for Easter

Administrative Professional’s Day. Also known as Secretary’s Day, these card messages are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

• Administrative Professional’s Day

Mother’s Day. Show mom how much you care with these loving Mother’s Day card messages.

Mother’s Day card messages

Father’s Day. You can’t forget dad on his special day. These Father’s Day card messages will help you find the right words.

Father’s Day card messages

Grandparents Day. Grandparents are the ones who have supported us our whole lives, show them you care with these special card messages.

Grandparents Day

Sweetest Day. Sweetest Day is all about sweets, and showing the sweet people in your life the appreciation they deserve.

Sweetest Day card messages

Halloween. Send your spooky cards this year with the best Halloween card messages around!

Halloween card messages

Thanksgiving. Say “Thanks” in the best way possible with our great Thanksgiving card messages

Card messages for Thanksgiving

Christmas. Everyone loves sending card messages, this year let your Christmas card messages be exceptional!

•  Card messages for Christmas
Christmas card messages for children

Enclosure Card Messages For Other Special Occasions:

Anniversary — View the top anniversary card messages.

Birthday — View the top 20 birthday card messages.

Belated Birthday — View the top 20 belated birthday card messages.

Condolence/Sympathy — View the best condolence and sympathy card messages.

Get Well Soon — View all get well soon card messages.

New Baby — View the most popular new baby card messages.

Wedding — View all wedding card messages for enclosure cards.

—–

Originally posted by Flowershopnetwork.com/