Flowering Facts: All About Lilies

Facts about Lilies and Did you know

Join us from Sat, Feb. 25th – Sat, Mar. 3rd for our Lily Celebration!
We are celebrating our lush, beautiful lilies with a FREE 2pm
design demo at our Davie and Boca Raton Flower Markets every
Saturday during our celebration!  Also, don’t miss out on great
savings – all Asiatic and Oriental lily arrangements, bunches
and stems are 20% OFF!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

FAQ: What are Birth Month Flowers?

Flowers by the bunch - available at Field of Flowers in Florida

Flowers have been inspiring friends, family, citizens and lovers for centuries as symbols of various meanings (see also “The Language of Flowers“).  Though the history isn’t clear, somewhere along the way the idea of birth month flowers evolved, both in the United States and in England. There is a flower associated with each month, just like there is a birthstone for each month.

The beauty of birth month flowers is that it is a simple way to demonstrate your thoughtfulness in celebrating a friend’s or loved one’s birthday, with flowers from their birth month. Flowers often speak for us in their own poetic way, sharing our meaning when our words don’t do it justice…and what better meaning to convey than to give flowers that say your birthday is special!

Birth month flowers can be given by the stem for a sweet little note, by the gardenful for a grand statement, or in the most popular ways – as the focus flower in a beautiful floral arrangement or bouquet. Birth month flowers can also be used to add fun and decoration for a birthday party or a baby shower, whether as a whole theme, a centerpiece, or a nice gift for guests.

The origins of the birth month flowers predate the internet, so it isn’t perfectly coordinated, and there is some variance between the American and British versions. We think this just adds to the fun of it.

Here is a quick list of which month goes with which flower, a brief birth flower guide:

  • January – Carnation or Snowdrop
  • February – Violet or Primrose
  • March – Daffodil or Jonquil
  • April – Daisy or Sweet Pea
  • May – Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn
  • June – Rose or Honeysuckle (Flowering facts on Roses here and here)
  • July – Larkspur
  • August – Gladiolas or Poppy
  • September – Aster or Morning Glory
  • October – Calendula
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Narcissus or Holly

Look for our “Flowering Facts” posts that give more detail on each (coming soon — we’ll add the links to the flower name above as they are published)

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day. Let our blossoms, bouquets, and flower arrangements speak for you in their poetic language.

In store, online…and we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

Happy Valentine’s Day…from your friends at Field of Flowers

DH Lawrence flower poem

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day. Let our blossoms, bouquets, and flower arrangements speak for you in their poetic language.

In store, online..and we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

The quote, “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and with out law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration,” is from D.H. Lawrence, novelist, poet, playwright, critic (1885 – 1930).

 

It’s All About Valentines at Field of Flowers!

Please enjoy our poem..

How to celebrate Valentine's Day

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – Why do roses have black edges?

long stem red roses Author Gay Smith, who is an expert in flower care and handling has put together this article about why do roses have black edges?

1.  WHY BLACK EDGES on ROSES?
Black edging happens for two reasons: light and temperature.

Explanation: 
UV light–
Roses are grown in areas with lots of intense light energy. Production areas close to the equator (Colombia and Ecuador) get 12 hours light      everyday of the year and the light energy (luminosity) is strongest at the equator vs. northern latitudes.

Pigments in red roses are particularly sensitive to “sun-burning”. This condition is genetic to red, brown and purple rose varieties

UPSIDE: It is this strong equatorial light that also provides us intense colors

Temperature:
Greenhouses in Latin America are mostly not heated so when there is a big difference between daytime and night time temperatures, roses respond in a way that the pigments concentrate.  In yellow and pink varieties, concentrated pigments appear as red flames or    intense color chips, but in red varieties, pigments appear black.

UPSIDE: The wide variance in daytime—night-time temps gives us HUGE head sizes

2.  DO BLACK EDGES AFFECT VASE LIFE?
No, not at all. The down side is simply the effect on aesthetic appearance

3.  WHY DON’T GROWERS PEEL PETALS SHOWING EDGING?
•   Peeling opens the bud structure and blooms pop fast
•   Peeling triggers the internal production of ethylene which shortens vase life
•   Ethylene gas is produced as a wound response
•   Peeling distorts the bud shape. No one wants a Hershey’s kiss shape rose
•   Peeling the guard petals leaves roses susceptible to mechanical damage inherent in  transit and handling
•   When roses open, the dark edges re-curve down and are not visible

4.  WHY DO WE GROW VARIETIES THAT SUFFER EDGING PROBLEMS?
These varieties are selected because they perform well in the growing conditions of Latin America (e.g. large heads, strong, long, straight stems, good opening)

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – Caring for your cut roses…

long stem red rose– If you have cut roses but won’t be arranging them until later, get them into warm water as soon as possible.  Roses need hydration!
– Once you are ready to arrange your roses, always use a clean vase to prevent any bacteria from damaging the roses.
– Fill the vase ¾ full with warm water.  Warm water can be absorbed easier by the roses, allowing for the nutrients to reach the bloom quickly!
– Flower food is a key ingredient to helping your roses last longer.  Be sure to follow the directions on the package when adding the food to the water.  If you do not have any packaged flower food available, you can make your own using 3 teaspoons of non-diet lemon-lime soda and 1 teaspoon of bleach to one quart of warm water.
– Remove any foliage that would fall below the water line.  Leaves cause bacteria to grow in the water which will shorten the vase life of the roses.
– To cut your stems properly, you should hold the bottom of the roses under water and cut each stem at an angel, removing about an inch of stem.  It is best to cut the stems under water because this allows for the roses to start absorbing water immediately.
– For optimum vase life, repeat these steps every three days!

Keeping your roses looking beautiful…

  • Always avoid displaying your roses in direct sunlight and near any drafts
  • Keep your roses away from ripening fruit as these give off ethylene gas, which shortens the life of the cut flowers.
  • Gently remove any discolored or drooping petals.

If your roses wilt, they can be revived!

  • Submerge the entire roses under water, such as a sink or bathtub.  In about 30 minutes to an hour, the roses will have absorbed enough water to become replenished.  Before putting it back into the vase, remember to cut off one inch of the stem under water using a sharp knife or pair scissors.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts – As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own… find out what the number of roses in an arrangement means!

red roses pave one dozen red roses in a vase roses in a bubble bowl

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Valentine News: Remiss Romeos Delight…Florists open ‘til Midnight!

Extra Long Stem Red Rose Arrangement from Field of FlowersField of Flowers won’t turn away last minute Valentine shoppers, and is doing everything possible to help these strapped suitors across South Florida. All three Field of Flowers shops will be open until midnight on Monday, February 13th with the perfect selection for your Valentine. Whether you fancy a gift that is sweet and simple, or over the top extravagant, this florist has an amazing selection of roses, bouquets, and Valentine arrangements created by professional floral designers to express your thoughts perfectly, each freshly prepared with the highest quality blooms.

Walk in, carry out – how easy is that? Want something custom designed for your sweetheart? No problem, floral designers will be there until midnight too.

8-stem rose bouquets start at just $9.95…or show your undying affection with the stunning Four Dozen Long Stem Red Roses professionally arranged in a tall vase for $223…many, many beautiful options at all prices.

Field of Flowers has stayed open late for past Valentine’s Eves, and finds it gratifying to do anything possible to keep the romance in, and the stress out, of this holiday.

Field of Flowers, 5101 S. University Ave, Davie, FL 33328

Field of Flowers, 8177 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

Field of Flowers, 8803 SW 129th Street, Miami, FL 33176

Shoppers can also visit the online Valentine’s shop

or call 1.800.96.FRESH (1.800.963.7374)

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About Field of Flowers:

Field of Flowers brings the gardens of the world to your home – flowers bursting with color, fragrance, hope and love. Its flower markets, open 7 days a week in Davie and Boca Raton, are filled every day with over 150 fresh cut flower varieties available by the stem, bunch, bouquet or elegant floral arrangement. Flowers and seasonal gifts are delivered for birthdays and all occasions in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties in refrigerated trucks to preserve the highest quality and beauty for your gift. The markets also include all the flowers, foliage, plants, and supplies needed for consumers to create and share their own unique flower displays. To learn more, visit http://www.fieldofflowers.com or call 954.680.2406 or 800.963.7374 (800.96.FRESH)

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Flowering Facts – The Meaning of Rose Colors

Colored Roses for ValentinesRed Love, Beauty, Courage, Respect, Romantic, Love, Congratulations, I Love You, Job Well Done, Sincere Love, Passion

Dark Red Unconscious beauty

White Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, Heavenly, Blissful

Red and White Given together, signifies unity

Pink & Dark Pink Appreciation, Thank you, Grace, Perfect, Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness,

Light Pink Admiration, Sympathy, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness, Charming

Yellow Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Jealousy, I Care

Yellow with Red Tip Friendship, Falling in Love

Orange Desire, Enthusiasm & Fascination

Red and Yellow Given together, Jovial, Happy Feelings

Peach Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let’s get together, Sincerity, Gratitude

Pale Peach Modesty

Coral Desire, Aspiration, Wish for

Lavender Love at first sight, Enchantment

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

 

DIY – 10 Romantic Ways to Use Rose Petals…

  1. Have a romantic candlelight dinner at home and sprinkle them around the table.
  2. Run a nice bubble bath and scatter rose petals on top. Don’t forget to do this after you have finished running the bath.  The white bath bubbles will make a beautiful backdrop for any color rose petals.
  3. Create your own romantic getaway at home. Shower the bed with petals add a little candlelight and you have a recipe for a wonderful romantic night.
  4. Leave a trail of rose petals leading from the front door to their bubble bath or even to a gift you have waiting for them in another room.
  5. Send a card to their office and fill it with rose petals. This will create a cascade of petals when they open it.
  6. Start their day off right. Scatter petals throughout the car and include breakfast from their favorite restaurant.
  7. Placed in a book your sweetheart is reading
  8. Bring rose petals to a restaurant and have the waiter sprinkle them on the table right before you are seated.
  9.  Spell out a special message with the petals such as, “I Love You”.
  10.  Hide them in your lover’s purse or wallet. No matter where they go, they will be thinking of you.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.