The Short and Sweet Peony Season

This time of year seems to be full of fleeting, seasonal highlights from fiddlehead ferns and rhubarb to our favorite, peonies. The season for peonies is always short and sweet and, of course, they are incredibly gorgeous so it’s easy to see why the peony flower always makes its mark. They also have a rich… Read more »

Hydrangea Flower Facts to Ring in the Season

Late spring is possibly the most exciting time to watch flowers blossom and bloom as nature begins to show off its bright colors. Many of us are planting and pruning bushes or seedlings and one such flower is the hydrangea. Hydrangeas are iconic, with their familiar shape and different varieties. Many will recognize the lacy… Read more »

Popular Spring Colors for Flowers

As we well know, Pantone set the tone for 2017 with their color of the year, Greenery. Pantone chose this color at the beginning of the year to evoke feelings of renewal and rejuvenation. Since then, we’ve seen many variations and reactions to the color and how flowers, fashions, and other trends have been working… Read more »

2017 Mother’s Day Flower Gift Guide

Mother’s Day celebrates all different types of mothers so it makes sense that there is not just one single present that is perfect for every mom. From your own mother to a friend who may have recently become a new mom, each mother is multi-faceted with individual interests. Like each flower is different with its… Read more »

Celebrating Iris Day

Sunnier days are ahead as we look forward to bringing out the brighter colors in our wardrobe and in our flowers, like the tulips at the beginning of spring to irises. A popular garden flower, irises are also prevalent art, culture, and seasonal flowering arrangements. Irises have been a floral icon for centuries, inspiring beautiful… Read more »

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Make a May Day Basket

As we put away our bunny decorations and prepare to honor mom for Mother’s Day, there is an often overlooked but beautiful springtime tradition, May Day. May Day is a celebration of nature that first began as a festival to honor the Roman goddess of flowers, Flora, and is observed all over the world. For… Read more »

Fresh Spring Flower Favorites

By now, spring has sprung and we are enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. Between the birds chirping and the longer days, there is so much to love about spring! But one sure sign that is a true favorite is watching the snow melt to reveal the tiniest greens and buds, working their way up… Read more »

Traditional Easter Flowers for the Perfect Holiday

Easter is a time of celebration for many families and is a holiday steeped in tradition. In many countries, Easter festivities begin on Palm Sunday for a period called the Holy Week where, those who observe this holiday, attend a week of events that are rich with symbolism that is reflected in the natural world… Read more »

Drying Bouquets and Flowers

April showers are known to bring May flowers but while we wait, we love to brainstorm ways to always have flowers in our lives. Drying flowers is one way we keep our hands busy as we wait for warmer days – we love seeing fresh and fun ways to preserve our beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Not… Read more »

Tulips: A Sign of Spring

Even though we got hit with some snow (well, a blizzard) last week, spring is in the air! Fresh flowers are beginning to return to our local markets and we love seeing the perky buds and colors of daffodils, ranunculus, and tulips. As tulips begin to make their annual appearance, we can’t help but share… Read more »

Floral Trends for Spring Weddings 2017

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer and a little green may be poking out from the earth where you are. This also means many brides to be are in the throes of spring wedding planning. The season of light and new beginnings, spring weddings are ever-popular and we love the opportunity it brings… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day from Calyx Flowers

Valentine’s Day means flirty cards, decadent chocolates, and pink and red hearts galore, but it hasn’t always been celebrated this way. What is now considered a romantic holiday holds deep, traditional roots. Each country tends to celebrate differently and while traditions hold fast, they vary wildly all over the world. For example, in Japan women… Read more »

Flower Meanings for the Perfect Bouquet

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day, early February is a very popular time to send beautiful bouquets to loved ones. Many floral gifts that we send (and receive!) on Valentine’s Day, like traditional carnations and roses, carry connotations with ancient origins. From the garlands and wreaths of ancient Rome to our own fabulous… Read more »

Seasonal Inspiration: Citrus for Winter Flower Arrangements

As evidenced by our love of our Farmer’s Market bouquets, celebrating the uniqueness of the seasons is important to us. In the winter, this means enjoying the abundance of winter citrus at the markets. Nature’s way of warding off the winter doldrums, the peak of citrus season comes in the cooler winter months to perk… Read more »

Flowers for a Winter Wedding

Colors for a Winter Wonderland An important factor in any wedding is choosing a color palette that works for you and a winter wedding provides many opportunities for unique and wonderful choices. Some traditional options for winter flowers for wedding arrangements and bouquets honor the idea of a winter wonderland with a frosty palette. Colors… Read more »