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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Flowers and Your Pets

If you have a pet at home then you know that sometimes they can get curious and eat things they shouldn't (especially cats!). Due to this, you should be careful about what flowers you leave within their reach. When buying a plant or flowers, you should always do some research to be sure they will not harm your beloved pet.

Here is a list of some popular flowers/plants that may be toxic to your pet if they were to eat them.
*Please note: this is not a complete list of all plants/flowers that are toxic to pets. Please do your own research if your plant/flower in question is not on this list!

1. Amaryllis Plant (toxic to dogs and cats)
2. Asiatic Lily (toxic to cats) 
3. Bird of Paradise (toxic to dogs and cats)
4. California Ivy (toxic to dogs and cats)
5. Carnation (toxic to dogs and cats) 
6. Daisy (toxic to dogs and cats) 
7. Easter Lily (toxic to cats) 
8. Pothos (toxic dogs and cats) 
9. Hydrangea (toxic to dogs and cats) 
10. Iris (toxic to dogs and cats) 
11. Kalanchoe (toxic to dogs and cats) 
12. Lily (toxic cats)
13. Peace Lily (toxic to dogs and cats)
14. Stargazer Lily (toxic to cats)
15. Tulip (toxic to dogs and cats) 

**Again please note that this is only a short list of some popular flowers/plants that are toxic to pets. There are many more that can harm your pet. For a complete list please visit: 

If you suspect your pet as ingested a toxic plant please contact your local vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. 

Here at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist, we have a pet of our own... 
Meet Lucy! She is a one year old ginger tabby that still has a lot of growing up to do! Her favorite hobbies include knocking over drink glasses, attacking feet under blankets, and talking back to her owners. We still love her anyway ;) 


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What is Your Birth Month Flower?

Did you ever know that there is a certain flower assigned to every month of the year?
Find your birth month flower here or use this guide to send someone their special flower on their special day! 

  • January: Carnation 
  • February: Iris 
  • March: Daffodil 
  • April: Daisy 
  • May: Lily 
  • June: Rose 
  • July: Delphinium 
  • August: Gladiolus
  • September: Aster 
  • October: Marigold 
  • November: Chrysanthemum
  • December: Poinsettia   

Flowers are a great way to say Happy Birthday and today is your day! 

Also, just wanted to say Happy Birthday to our employee Kali! We couldn't do it without you!  

Friday, December 12, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Arrangements

Christmas is right around the corner so we thought we would post 12 Christmas arrangements that you can send to loved ones or simply keep at home for the Holidays. 

Day 1- Tulip Glitz 

Day 2- Reindeer Folly 

Day 3- Seasonal Jewel 

Day 4- Christmas At The Cabin 

Day 5- Snowflake Surprise 

Day 6- Peaceful Bubble Bowl 

Day 7- Holiday Glamour 

Day 8- Peace To All Centerpiece 

Day 9- All That Glitters Is Gold 

Day 10- Let It Snow 

Day 11- Silver Elegance 

Day 12- Holiday Warm Wishes 

These are just some ideas of what we can make for your holiday arrangements at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist. If you have some ideas of your own, please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to figure out what works for you. 

Floral arrangements are a great gift to send to family in other states, it saves you on shipping and long lines at the post office! Send yours today! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wedding Flowers

Here are some pictures of a gorgeous wedding we did here at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist!
 These wedding flowers were done with in a Robbins egg blue, white, and silver color-theme. 

Congratulations to the happy couple! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is this week, here are some great last minute Halloween costumes for those of you who aren't prepared! Don't forget to send your Halloween arrangements today. Have a safe and fun holiday from everyone at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist!
  1. Tickled Pink: dress in all pink and be sure to have a feather with you! 
  2. iPad: dress in all black and print out "app" icons and tape them to your outfit. 
  3. Brawny Man: all you need is a red plaid shirt and some beard stubble. 
  4. Cowboy/cowgirl: just add a cowboy hat, boots, and some jeans. So simple! 
  5. Lady Bug: wear all red and add black felt dots and two pipe cleaners to headband for antenna. 
  6. Baby: wear a bib, carry a rattle or pacifier, and fashion a diaper out of old sheets. 
  7. Where's Waldo: long sleeve red and white striped shirt and blue pants. 
  8. Fonz: Black leather jacket, white shirt, jeans, sleek hairdo, and a thumbs up! 
  9. Tourist: Wear a fanny pack around your waist and a camera around your neck. 
  10. Ghost: The classic white sheet over the head with eye holes cut out to see. 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Five Fun Flower Facts!

Flowers are not only beautiful but they can also be very interesting! Here are five fun flower facts that you can use to impress your friends with just how much you know about flowers.

1.  Roses are related to raspberries, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, pears, and even almonds.
 2.  Sunflowers move throughout the day as the sun moves from east to west.

3.  Almost 60% of fresh cut flowers that are grown in the United States come from California.
4.  There are more than 25,000 known species of orchids and scientists are finding more daily.
5. The oil from lilies has been shown to have softening and healing properties. It can be used to soften and heal dry and damaged skin.

Follow our blog for more fun flower facts in the future!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to keep your arrangements fresh!

Here at A Beautiful Bouquet Florist, we often get asked what should be done to keep floral arrangements fresh and alive. These are our best tips for keeping your arrangements beautiful and happy!
  1. The first and most important step to keeping your arrangements fresh is to CHANGE THE WATER DAILY! We often tell customers that if the water in the vase doesn't look like something you would like to drink, the flowers probably don't want to drink it either. To do this you can grab the arrangement tightly at the top of the vase and pull the flowers out to change the water or you can simply run the water along the edge of the inside of the vase until all of the old water has been removed and replaced with fresh water. (**note: if you have a water softener system, please do not use your tap water as this will harm the flowers) 
  2. Another simple step is to keep the arrangement away from extreme cold or heat. Do no place arrangements near a vent that is blowing hot air and do not place near a window when it is cold or hot outside. Also keep your arrangement out of direct sunlight. Again, just like you, flowers prefer to be kept a temperature that is comfortable and not too extreme. 
  3. Keep bacteria at bay! Bacteria is a fresh cut flower arrangement's biggest enemy. This can be done by keeping the water changed daily, keeping the vase clean, and every so often snip the ends off the flower stem at a 45 degree angle. This angle and removal of older tips helps prevent bacteria.
  4. Remove any greenery (leaves, etc..) that is submerged in the water. This will keep the water cleaner and prevent the growth of bacteria. 
  5. You can also lightly mist most flowers in order to give them an extra drink of water. (**Hydrangeas (white and blue flower seen above) like water so much that you can actually dip the blooms in a bowl of clean water) 
There are also many tips online that you can experiment with in order to see what works best for your flowers. Overall, the best tip for keeping your arrangement happy and healthy, is to change the water and to keep the arrangement in a cool room away from the sun and extreme temperatures.