Floral Dictionary: Lily of the Valley

Floral Dictionary: Lily of the Valley

Like the Calla, Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is not a lily at all, it belongs to the botanical family Asparagaceae. The small, delicate flowers grow on stalks only about 4 to 5 inches tall from the center of the plant and have a strong, sweet fragrance....

Infographic: How to Keep Your Flowers Fresh Longer

Your beautiful flower arrangement has arrived, now what? Long lasting fresh flowers are what we all hope for, but how can you keep your flowers fresh longer? It’s easy to keep them looking fresh and perky by following a few simple steps: Top off the water in the...
Flower Dictionary: Calla

Flower Dictionary: Calla

You’ll never hear me call a Calla a Lily because it is not in the family of Lillium. It is, in fact, a Zantedeschia. I love Callas so much that I had a cat named Calla and a snake named Deschia. Calla the cat lived in my shop, loved to sun bathe in the front...
Floral Dictionary: Carnations

Floral Dictionary: Carnations

When I had a full service flower shop there were three floral varieties I never carried- Carnations, Daisies and Babies Breath. My shop was in a small college town and I needed to distinguish myself from the other (5!) shops in town and I chose to do so by taking a...