Tips & Care for your Cut Sunflowers

sunflowers MDFirst, when you arrive home remove any packaging & stem bindings as well as any leaves that would be submerged under water in your vase. Next, rinse stems under tepid running water (sunflowers are often field grown and have “hairy” stems, so they capture debris that can contaminate vase solutions.) Re-cut stems on an angle with a clean, sharp blade, removing at least 1 inch of stem. Immediately dip or place stem ends into a hydration solution to help the flowers take up water more quickly (particularly important for sunflowers), then place them into clean, disinfected containers half filled with properly proportioned flower-food solution or holding solution. Did you know? These flowers do not benefit nutritionally from flower food, but flower food should be used because the bactericide helps control the growth of microbes in containers, which helps prevent stem blockage and premature wilting. For extra care; re-cut the stems, wash containers & change flower-food solution every other day to prevent bacteria buildup and keep nutrient solution flowing up the stems. Tip! Sunflowers are somewhat geotropic (affected by gravity), so store them as vertical as possible, particularly at room temperatures, so their heads won’t nod even more.

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We are celebrating our annual Sunflower Celebration.
10/12 – 10/26 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all designer sunflower arrangements and stems!

Every Sat during our celebration there is a FREE 2pm Design Demo.  Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using hydrangeas.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo; our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

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.

Brighten your space with Sunflowers!

Sunflowers in Glass BowlFall is just starting to set in, and the Sunflowers are available at spectacular prices. There are so many reasons to celebrate the joys of life with these incredibly beautiful, symbolic flowers. From their association with the sun and life, to their attention getting color and the fact that they are a native American flower!

The origins of the name of the Sunflower is plain to see! The Sunflower has the shape of a sun. And its scientific name, Helianthus annuus, is derived from the ancient sun god, Helios. Fancy that. It is a myth that Sunflowers are heliotropic, or follow the sun.

Sunflowers can be dyed an amazing variety of colors, but their natural eye popping yellow is by far the nicest choice. The bright color is associated with everything from happiness, gold and…you guessed it…sunshine. The fact that the petals surround a rich, dark heart of chocolate brown makes its yellow coloration even stronger.

Did you know? Sunflowers are a native species to the Americas and are an important economical crop for the U.S.

We are celebrating our annual Sunflower Celebration.
10/12 – 10/26 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all designer sunflower arrangements and stems!

Every Sat during our celebration there is a FREE 2pm Design Demo.  Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using hydrangeas.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo; our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

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.

 

Did you know? All about sunflowers….

Sunflowers have nodding daisy-like blossoms, 2 to 10 or more inches in diameter. The flower heads are made up of “petals,” (ray florets) surrounding central disks that compromise hundreds of tiny yellow, brown, green, or deep purple flowers. Some varieties, like Teddy Bear Sunflowers, have more rows of petals and appear to not have any disk florets in the center. Sunflowers offer 5 to 14 days of vase life, depending on variety, environmental conditions and care. Sunflowers are available year-round, although production peaks from June through October.

Reminder, Field of Flowers will be having their annual Sunflower Celebration from Sat 10/13 – Sat 10/27 at the Boca Raton & Davie Flower Markets. Stop by to win prizes and take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Sunflower Arrangements, Stems and Bunches!

Plus, every Sat at 2pm during our celebration we will have a FREE Design Demonstration.  Our designers will show you how to create a stunning floral arrangement using sunflowers!

Don’t leave after the demo; we will raffle off the arrangement our designer created to one of our lucky attendees. —- Only at our Boca Raton and Davie Flower Markets!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

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.

Brighten your Summer with Sunflowers!

Sunflowers ring symbols of warmth, happiness and energy and are the perfect way to add a dose of sunshine to you or your loved ones day!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

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.

Boost Your Joy with Yellow!

Boost Your Mood with Yellow Add a burst of color and a dose of good cheer with yellow! It’s a study-proven happiness booster that will make your home sunnier and your mood happier too!

Sometimes it only takes a can of paint or a few accessories to give your rooms the feeling of a sunny day.  The perfect dinner companion is yellow! It stimulates conversation and makes meals more fun. Choosing a yellow floral centerpiece for your next dinner party will be sure to brighten the mood. Daffodils, sunflowers, tulips and even roses are some beautiful bright yellow flowers that would make any occasion a celebration! Painting an old piece of furniture a happy shade of yellow will give it a fresh look with an uplifting hue. A quick tip if you want to tone down the yellow in your room is to mix it with white or cream colored furniture. Even a white-wash wood piece of furniture would soften the tone. Also keep in mind when choosing a paint swatch, pick a color that is one or two shades lighter than the hue that attracts you because sometimes yellow pigments look more intense on large surfaces.

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

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 Video: Make your own sunflower topiary

Add sunshine everywhere with a majestic sunflower topiary. Britanny at Field of Flowers shows you how to make your own.

 

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your sunflowers…and everything you need for your sunflower topiary or other custom flower creation.

Flowering Facts: Sunflowers

The colors of the season are found in the ever popular sunflower with its’ bright yellow and autumn tones.  With the botanical name of Helianthus, these are hardy herbaceous perennials or annuals found wild inNorth America.  All of the perennial kinds have yellow blossoms.  Some varieties grow up to 10 feet high, with the largest being the Russian Giant variety.  The seeds of the Sunflower are rich in oil, with the best kinds containing 28-30 percent. When cold pressed, this oil is useful as a salad oil, for cooking and for manufacture of margarine.  The seeds are also used for bird food for poultry and parrots and other caged birds.

Native Americans in the U.S have been using wild sunflower for food and medicine for at least 8,000 years.  Archeological evidence suggests that Native Americans began cultivating and improving the sunflower as early as 2300 B.C. Thus, sunflower cultivation may predate cultivation of the “Three Sisters of corn, beans and squash.   The seeds of the sunflower were usually roasted and ground into a fine meal for baking or used to thicken soups and stews.  “Seed-balls”, similar to peanut butter, made from sunflower butter made a convenient carry-along food for traveling.  Roasted sunflower hulls were steeped in boiling water to make a coffee-like beverage.  Dye was extracted from the ground seeds by boiling, provided many tribes with cooking oil and hair treatment.  Medicinal uses included everything from wart removal to snake bite treatment to sunstroke treatment.

Sunflowers add color and warmth to any room, as if the sun were shining indoors.  For a simple but stunning look, simply place several stems in a tall vase.  Add greens or trim leaves from your outdoor plants to add another shape or texture.  And then enjoy your sunflowers!

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Free Flower Design Demo

Every Saturday throughout our event we will have a FREE Design Demo! Featuring Sunflowers!!!! Dates of our demos: 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

 

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

  When:       Every Saturday during our Sunflower Celebration 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30
        
  
  Where:      Davie and Boca Raton stores only



   Time:         2pm at each store

Our demo on Sat 10/30 we will be featuring a Halloween themed arrangement….

Flowering Facts about Sunflowers!

Helianthus is the scientific name of the sunflower. It is a combination of two words Helios, meaning sun and Anthos, meaning flower.

The sunflower plant can grow from 3 to 18 feet tall.

There are more than 60 different varieties of sunflowers in the world. The most common is the bright yellow with the dark brown centers, however new varieties of sunflowers are being created in colors the range from orange, tan, maroon or striped petals with green or yellow centers.

In 1986 M. Heijmf grew the world’s tallest sunflower that was 25″ 5.5″ tall in the Netherlands.

Sunflowers seeds are used in a lot of everyday products such as medicine and paint. They are also rich in oil, which are stored as a source of food energy. Sunflower seeds are also crushed to give us oil, which is used for cooking.

Sunflowers require only 90 to 100 days from planting to mature.

Kansas City has been nicknamed “The Sunflower State” and is the national flower of Russia.

A well-known characteristic of sunflowers is that is flowering head tracks the sun’s movement; this occurrence is known at “heliotropism.”

The largest sunflower head has been grown in Canada, it was 32.5″

The Bonsai technique has been used to create the shortest sunflower, it was just over 2″ tall.