Send Valentine’s Day flowers you love!

  5 Top Tips for ordering great Valentine’s Day flowers   Develop a good relationship with your local florist.             A professional florist, who knows you personally, is more likely to know your floral preferences. They can customize the flowers you send (and receive) to exceed your expectations.  As a bonus, there are less handling fees when working directly with your personal florist instead of third party transferred orders and … Read More >>>

In love with Black-eyed Susans

Rudbeckia, commonly referred to as is black-eyed Susans, are among my favorite flowers of the late Summer and early Fall season. If you grow these long-lasting beauties in your garden, cut a few of your fresh flower stems and enjoy designing a floral arrangement for your home. This bright and cheery perennial, also known as a coneflower, is a great choice for a quick and easy floral centerpiece.  A native … Read More >>>

Try this simple centerpiece –

It’s fun to design a simple floral centerpiece for your table. Use these easy to follow techniques, an Oasis Iglu, and the flowers and vase of your choice to quickly create this elegant arrangement. … Read More >>>


Use hydrangea, lilies, and roses from your garden – on your table

 If you enjoy growing beautiful hydrangea, lilies, and roses in your garden, follow these easy steps to arrange them into a centerpiece for your table.       Have fun with your flowers … both outdoors and indoors.
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Summer events need fun, easy flowers.

Summer events need fun, easy flowers. Casual, summer events call for quick, easy flower arrangements that add to the fun, without a lot of work. … Read More >>>

Love tulips? Enjoy them at home –

Love Tulips?  Enjoy them at home – you can create your own centerpiece with these easy steps. … Read More >>>

Think ‘off the table’

The next time you plan to design for a special event, instead of thinking ‘outside the box’ – think ‘off the table!’ First, protect the table you will be working over by covering it with plastic. Then, layer cloths over the plastic to catch water drips. Depending on the design of the chandelier you will be working in, you have three options of Smithers-Oasis floral foam products to choose from to … Read More >>>

Life is good –

Recently, I read an interesting quote on the Barefoot Contessa’s website about creating a home – “Something smells really good!” my husband, Jeffrey, exclaims every Friday night when he walks in the door. Most weeks, Jeffrey has been around the world and back and when he walks in that door, I want him to feel that he’s really home. What he doesn’t realize is that what feels very casual is, … Read More >>>