Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Out Of Christmas Gift Ideas? Try A Gift Of The Month Club

Monthly gift clubs can be a great choice when you want to give someone a "big" gift but you just don't have any ideas. Even the person who has everything will enjoy receiving lovely flowers or a yummy edible treat every month. These monthly gifts can be delivered in time for Christmas if you order today. (Seriously the last minute is officially here,so don't wait!)

12 Months of Flowers

For 12 consecutive months,on the 2nd Wednesday of the month,ProFlowers will send a seasonally selected bouquet.A free vase is include with the first shipment and shipping is Free!

* JANUARY: bouquet of Asiatic lilies and blue iris
* FEBRUARY: fragrant Oriental lilies in assorted colors
* MARCH: 20 stems of tulips in various colors
* APRIL: 20 stems of blue iris
* MAY: lilies, delphinium, asters, snapdragons, and mums
* JUNE: 36 purple carnations
* JULY: 25 stems of Peruvian Lilies(Alstromeria)
* AUGUST: 18 roses in mixed colors
* SEPTEMBER: mix of yellow roses, Peruvian lilies and more
* OCTOBER: 12 red, orange and yellow roses
* NOVEMBER: mixed arrangement of orange roses, Peruvian lilies and yellow asters
* DECEMBER: 8 roses, 6 carnations, 4 mini carnations, 3 white chrysanthemums, filler and greens

12 Months of Organic Fruit

The Cherry Moon Farms Organic fruit of the month club will provide your recipient with seasonal fresh fruit in generous quantities for a full year.

The first shipment is delivered to your recipient on the exact date you choose. A card with a personal message and a description of the gift can be sent to the recipient immediately. All subsequent shipments are delivered during the second week of each month.

Each shipment of fresh fruit is free ,saving you over $120.
* January: Organic Navel Oranges (5lbs)
* February: Organic Beurre Bosc Pears & Granny Smith Apples (5lbs)
* March: Organic Kiwi & Mango (3lbs)
* April: Organic Strawberries (2lbs)
* May: Organic Yellow Peaches (3lbs)
* June: Organic Bing Cherries (2lbs)
* July: Organic Red & Black Plums (3lbs)
* August: Organic White & Yellow Nectarines (3lbs) September - Organic Bartlett Pears (5lbs)
* October: Organic Imperial Comice Pears & Honey Crisp Apples (5lbs)
* November: Organic Fuji & Pink Lady Apples (5lbs)
* December: Organic Satsuma Mandarins (5lbs)

For even more ideas for edible gifts go to Cherry Moon Farms but don't wait. You need to order today to ensure Christmas delivery.

Last Minute Christmas Rose Arrangements For Same Day Delivery

Believe it or not,you can still order last minute Christmas rose arrangements and they will be delivered to the recipient before Christmas if you order now. Procrastinators still have a lot of choices left so relax and make sure you order today to ensure Christmas delivery.

Two Dozen Long Stemmed Roses

The 24 long stemmed red roses in this arrangements are shipped fresh from the South American fields. Roses are delivered while still in the bud phase so they will last much longer.

24 Classic Red Roses

This christmas bouquet of two dozen short stemmed roses in a square vase is similar to Teleflora's TFWEB390. This arrangement has a sleek,modern look.

Holly Holiday Bouquet

This Christmas arrangement arrives in a terra cotta pot. Bouquet includes 3 red roses, pine cones, faux berrries and holy.

Martha Stewart White Rose and Berry Bouquet

This arrangement designed by Martha Stewart features bright white roses accented with red hypericum berries and galax leaves. Suitable for use as a centerpiece.

If you need to have last minute Christmas roses delivered before Christmas you can still order until the morning of December 24,but I would advise ordering today to ensure your choices are available. All of these Christmas rose arrangements are arranged and delivered by a florist in the recipient's area.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Flower Arrangement Ideas

Need to send a Christmas Flower arrangement? Afraid there's just not enough time? Even though Christmas is only one week away,there is still time to have fresh flowers delivered to friends and loved ones.All of the arrangements featured here are available for same day delivery,so don't panic. You should be able to find a beautiful Christmas flower arrangement
icon from one of these online florists.

Christmas Flower Arrangement
This Christmas vase arrangement arrives in a classic clear vase. Bouquet includes Red and white gerbera daisies, accented with evergreens and pinecones. Similar to Teleflora's TFWEB80

Holiday Star
This fresh arrangement of roses, carnations, Star of Bethlehem, cushion poms, holly and fragrant holiday greens includes a fun star pick. Arranged in a cut-out tin that can later be used as a holiday candle shade. Arrangement measures approximately 12 inches high and 9 inches wide

Holiday Tradition w/FREE Elegant Ruby Vase & Chocolates

The Holiday Tradition Bouquet includes 3 long stemmed red and 3 white South American roses,red and white carnations,white mums and Holiday greens. Delivered with a free ruby glass vase and chocolate truffles making this a complete gift.

Stay tuned for more last-minute gifts ideas. I'll be featuring more Christmas Flower Arrangements,gift baskets and edible gifts including chocolate and fresh fruit. I'll be posting here several times a day as long as gifts are still available so subscribe to the Flower Gifts Online RSS feed (It's the orange button at the top right of the page) to keep up with the latest Christmas gift ideas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Floral Centerpieces From Martha Stewart and 1800Flowers

These Christmas floral centerpieces from 1800Flowers will provide the perfect accent for your holiday tabletop or to send as a gift. Nothing sets off a holiday dinner like a centerpiece with fresh flowers, evergreens and flickering candlelight. Be sure to look over the selections and click on the holiday coupon banner at the bottom of the page to save up to $10 on Christmas centerpieces from 1800Flowers. Same day delivery is available on all these beautiful Christmas floral centerpieces.

Martha Stewart Holiday Celebration Centerpiece

The Martha Stewart Holiday Celebration Centerpiece will help you celebrate your holiday dinners in style. Designed by Martha herself, this Christmas floral centerpiece features deep-red roses, lovely green incense cedar boughs, red ball-baubles, and pinecones are crafted into a fragrant centerpiece arrangement like a lovely forest garden.

    * Red roses are mixed with fragrant incense cedar boughs, pinecones,magnolia leaves, and accented with red  ball-baubles by a 1800Flowers select florist.
    * Large arrangement measures approximately 8.5"H x 23"W
    * Medium arrangement measures approximately 7.5"H x 17"W

Berry Merry Christmas™

Holly has long been one of the most important plants of the Christmas season,especially in the United States and the U.K. Holly is the perfect evergreen for wreaths and centerpieces since it is long-lasting and thrives in cold winter conditions. Holly is a traditional symbol of peace, joy, good luck and good cheer. According to legend, this decorative plant is also believed to protect a person from bad dreams, lightning, and evil spirits.

The "Berry beautiful" Christmas centerpiece features fragrant mixed evergreens and festive holly, accented with pinecones, ornaments, ribbon, and elegant taper candles.The centerpiece measures approximately 6" in height and 15" wide not including candle height.

This centerpiece is especially long lasting and can be enjoyed well into the new year.

White Christmas Floral Centerpiece With Candles

The color white has long represented perfection and purity, and signifies light, goodness and innocence. An all-white centerpiece will help you bring those qualities to your Christmas Dinner table.

This classic winter white floral centerpiece of lilies, carnations, roses and button poms, hand-designed by our select florists with taper candles and suitable for for an elegant Holiday celebration.
    * 1800Flowers select florists choose the freshest lilies, carnations, roses and button poms and add elegant 12"L white taper candles
    * Large arrangement measures approximately 8"H x 12"W x 22"L and includes 3 candles
    * Medium measures approximately 7"H x 11"W x 20"L with 2 candles
    * Small centerpiece does not include lilies and measures approximately 6"H x 10"W x 18"L ;includes 1 candle
    * Measurements do not include candles. Tapers are 12" tall.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Poinsettia Day!

December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. The poinsettia, a native of Central America and Mexico was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett,the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett discovered the plants during a Christmas trip to Taxco, Mexico in 1828.

Ambassador Poinsett,a physician and botanist,was so charmed by the plant,known as Flores de Noche Buena(Flowers of The Holy Night), that he had several of them sent back to his home in South Carolina so he could grow them in his own greenhouses. For several years afterward he gave them to friends as Christmas presents.

By 1836 the plant had become a very popular Christmas plant in the United States and became known as the Poinsettia in his honor.

In 1851 Congress declared that December 12,the day of Poinsett's death, would be celebrated as Poinsettia Day in remembrance of the man who introduced this lovely plant to the American people.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Fresh Balsam Fir Wreath Provides An Aromatic Welcome To Christmas Guests

Balsam fir wreaths are aromatic and long-lasting making them a popular choice for Christmas decorations. Whether you hang them on your own door or send them as a gift these fresh-cut balsam wreaths will help set a welcoming atmosphere for any Christmas gathering.

The evergreen wreath is an ancient symbol of longevity and continuity.It's shape represents the circle of life and is traditionally displayed at Christmas to represent the continuation of life through the darkest days of winter.

This traditional hand-tied Vermont balsam wreath from Gardener's Supply Company has long-lasting color and fragrance because it's cut and hand-tied only after first frost, when the air is crisp and trees have hardened off. Your wreath arrives decorated with real pine cones,faux holly berries and a weatherproof, hand-tied, red bow.
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Burgundy and Green Christmas Wreath
This fresh-cut balsam fir wreath from measures 20" in diameter and can be used indoors or out. Decorated with burgundy and green ornaments, realistic burgundy faux berries, and a burgundy and green bow.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Arrangements|Autumn Roses

Thanksgiving arrangements featuring roses in autumn colors would make the perfect accent for your holiday table or to send to someone who's far away. Thanksgiving is the last holiday of fall and I always like to decorate with flowers whenever I can.

People in some areas are lucky enough to still be able to pick roses from their own gardens and of course that would be the best choice. But for most of us the weather is turning colder so we'll need to either pick up roses at the local florist or order them.

This Thanksgiving arrangement provides a riot of fall colors. This bouquet of a dozen roses with hypericum berries and greenery in bright seasonal colors is great for someone who loves to be surrounded with bright colors

With roses the colors of the changing autumn leaves the Orange Rose Mosaic bouquet will provide a memorable accent for the Thanksgiving table.Arranged in a square orange vase,these roses in shades of orange can be ordered and delivered the same day by a florist in the recipient's area.

The Giving Thanks Bouquet
icon with short and medium stemmed roses in autumn colors from peach to burnished orange is sure to convey a message of thankfulness and abundance. This orange rose bouquet comes in a designer orange glass vase.Delivered by a local florist. This rose bouquet is similar to the FTD Fall Giving Thanks bouquet.

Bountiful Rose Bouquet
The bountiful rose bouquet features roses in shades of peachy orange and ivory. Arranged in a ceramic pumpkin container that can be reused as a cookie jar,candy dish or for more flowers.

These Autumn Passages
icon flowers will bring a burst of color to your Thanksgiving table. This arrangement is actually two bouquets in one. Cranberry, fuchsia and brilliant orange roses are simply accented with red hypericum berries in one bouquet, and cranberry and orange roses with fuchsia spray roses, orange miniature calla lilies, dark orange Asiatic lilies and red hypericum berries in the other.

Both bouquets arrive arranged in a clear glass gold-banded vase to help make your autumn celebration special. The stems can be grouped together for one stunning table or sideboard arrangement or divided into several smaller bouquets to display throughout your home.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Celebrate November With Chrysanthemum Flowers

Chrysanthemum flowers,affectionately known as mums, are  the birth flower for the month of November. Mums are on display almost everywhere during the autumn months and can be seen in gardens,as blooming potted plants and in cut flower arrangements.And of course in the United States almost everyone wants to have Chrysanthemums on hand for their Thanksgiving celebrations.

Mums are so common that we often take them for granted but the truth is that this flower has been grown and valued by humans since centuries before the birth of Christ. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as early as 1500 B.C. and were first used as a food and medicinal herb.

Chrysanthemum flowers and sprouts were (and still are) eaten raw in salads and the roots were boiled and drunk as a beverage. The Chinese were so enamored with the plant that they named a city Chu-Hsien (Chrysanthemum City) in its honor.

All mum flowers were originally the familiar single yellow daisy and it wasn't until the Japanese started growing them around the 8th century A.D. that more ornamental flowers were developed. The chrysanthemum remains Japan's most popular flower and is used in family crests and in the seal of the Emperor. The Imperial Order of the Chrysanthemum is Japan's highest Order of Chivalry. Japan also celebrates the annual National Chrysanthemum Day,also known as the Festival of Happiness.
In North America Chrysanthemum flowers are also regarded as flowers of happiness and are grown in gardens, cut for bouquets and worn as corsages for autumn sporting events. Mums are the most popular container plant in the U.S. and more of them are grown commercially than any other flowering plant.

In many European countries particularly Germany,Belgium,and Austria,mums are seen as the flower of death and are only used in funerals or as memorial flowers in cemeteries.People in these countries probably wouldn't enjoy receiving a bouquet of chrysanthemum flowers so be aware of this when sending flowers internationally.

Chrysanthemum flowers were originally all yellow but today they can be found in many colors including orange,red,white,pink,and shades of purple. Many forms of the flower are available from single daisies to elegant spider mums to the giant football mums favored for corsages. Yellow,orange and burnished red mums are some of the most popular colors and would be perfect to give to someone whose birthday is in November.
Fresh cut chrysanthemum flower arrangementsare a great value because they tend to last much longer than most other cut flowers. When arranging mums for a bouquet remember to remove any leaves that would fall below the waterline of the container. Be aware that the lacy leaves probably won't last as long as the flowers themselves and will need to be removed when they start turning yellow and become droopy. Cutting the stems of chrysanthemum flowers and changing the water every two-three days can help your bouquet last for up to twelve days.

This arrangement of chrysanthemum flowers in beautiful autumn colors delivered in a reusable ceramic pumpkin container would make the perfect November birthday gift. Same day delivery is available and balloons and treats can be added to your order at checkout

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spooky Halloween Bouquets

These spooky Halloween bouquets  are perfect for sending to someone at work or displaying at your own Halloween gathering to add a cute but creepy touch to the day.( And night!) These fun floral arrangements are available now at From You Flowers:

Ghostly Greetings Bouquet

The Ghostly Greetings Halloween bouquet is a cute but spooky  arrangement of bright blossoms and autumn leaves  topped with a wiggly eyed white ghost.This would be a fun and whimsical gift for a friend or to display at your home or business.

* This arrangement of fresh orange gerbera daisies and purple carnations is accented with preserved oak leaves, black wheat and satin ribbons and is decorated with a white fabric and Styrofoam ghost with wiggly eyes. Delivered in a Teleflora orange glass cube vase.
* Arrangement measures 20"inches high x11" wide

Bat's Incredible Halloween Bouquet

The deceptively cheerful gerbera daisies and mums are made spooky by the bats that loom over them in this Halloween bouquet.

*Arrangement includes orange gerbera daisies, red spray chrysanthemums with decorations of assorted fall foliage,holly leaves and curly willow tips, all painted black, and displayed in a square black planter.
* Approximately 9" wide x 20" tall

Cute N' Creepy Spider Bouquet

A huge black spider creeps out of a bouquet of orange and green blooms in this cute 'n' creepy Halloween floral arrangement. Send one of these fun flower arrangements to a favorite office buddy, a kid who's away at college or anyone who loves a bit of autumn fun.

* The Cute n' Creepy bouquet is a fresh mix of orange and green blooms which may include spray roses, button chrysanthemums, carnations and a gerbera daisy  accented with preserved oak leaves and a Styrofoam spider. Delivered in a square black container.
* Arrangement measures approximately 9" wide x 9" tall

Spooktacular Sunflower Spider

The Spooktacular Sunflower spider perches atop a fresh chrysanthemum bouquet in black autumn leaves. This arrangement would look great decorating your Halloween party!

* The Spooktacular Spider bouquet is a mix of fresh bronze chrysanthemums accented with black magnolia leaves and eucalyptus. Decorated with a spider made with a sunflower center, black chenille stems and wiggly eyes. Delivered in a black vase.
* Measures approximately 12" wide x 15" high

These fun Spooky Halloween bouquets  are delivered by a local florist in the From You Flowers network. Same day delivery is available if you order early in the day. From You Flowers makes it easy to add chocolates or balloons to your order. Remember Halloween is only 4 days away so place your order today.