Christmas Flowers & Greens – After the Holidays, Now What?

Now that the holidays are over, here are a couple tips on what to do with those Christmas flowers and your Christmas tree, wreaths, garlands and other evergreen Christmas decorations. Five Things to Do with Your Christmas Tree, Wreaths and Garlands Sink it in a pond or stream. Submerged Christmas trees make great habitat for… Read more »

Valentine’s Flowers

Hanukkah and Christmas are now behind us. Thanks for reading and commenting on my recent posts about holiday flowers, crafts and decorating. I hope everyone enjoyed the very best and most relaxing holiday season. At Calyx Flowers we’ve assembled a nice collection of New Year’s flowers, plants, preserved floral arrangements and table centerpieces that make… Read more »

Orchid & Tropical Grow Lights

A reader recently told us about a line of grow lights designed especially for orchids. These Wonderlite orchid grow lights are wide spectrum bulbs designed for orchids and other tropical plants that tend to perform poorly in standard home or office environments. According to the manufacturer, its “spectral distribution” balances blue, red and far-red wavelengths… Read more »

How Flower Food Works

Some visitors to the blog have asked me why flower food keeps cut flowers fresher longer. This answer comes from Annie Bond, author of the book “Better Basics for the Home” (see link below): The little packet of flower food are bactericides that kill the bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. Here are tips of reaching this… Read more »

Flower Food Recipes: How to Make Your own Cut Flower Food

Cut-flower bouquets bought from a flower delivery website or from your local florist will usually have powdered “flower food” to extend the life of your bouquet. But for wildflowers or flowers gathered from your garden, if you don’t have store-bought flower food on hand, you can make your own. Warning: I have NOT tested these… Read more »

Tips On Ordering Flowers

1. Determine how much you want to spend. Finding the perfect bouquet does not mean that you have to empty your wallet. Sometimes, it’s the simple arrangements that grab the most attention. A small arrangement of tulips is appropriate for any occasion and will add a sweet touch of spring to any room. If expressing… Read more »

Make Your Own Gifts This Christmas Season

Sometimes it is more satisfying to give a gift that was crafted with your own hands rather than buying a manufactured item and trying to add a personal touch. You can create a few simple gifts that will be sure to impress with just a few supplies and a little of your time. You can… Read more »

Caring For Your Christmas Tree:

History Of The Christmas Tree The idea of placing a live tree in the home and decorating it has been around for years and practiced by many cultures. Over 1000 years ago, St. Boniface, a Christian missionary, came across a group of German Pagans worshipping an oak tree, claiming it was their deity. In anger,… Read more »

Decorate with Tropical Holiday Flowers

Tropical Holiday Flowers The temperature is dropping and the snow is falling. While mother nature prepares for winter by coating herself with a warm blanket of snow, we begin preparing our homes for the winter season as well. We stock our porches full of wood to feed the fire, we fill our linen closets with… Read more »

Keeping Christmas Garlands Fresh

If you live in a climate that is cold during the winter holiday season, and you decorate with garlands outside of your house, you have little to worry about – your Christmas garlands, Christmas wreaths and other seasonal evergreen decorations should remain fresh, green and fragrant. But if you bring garlands inside, heat and low… Read more »

Send Flowers Online to Spread Holiday Cheer!

As the holiday season nears, the days become shorter and the list of to-dos become longer. In the bustle of preparing your home for guests, let Calyx & Corolla Luxury Flowers take care of your holiday trimmings with their beautiful array of christmas flowers, christmas wreaths, christmas garland and christmas roses. Nothing sets a table… Read more »