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It’s Summer: The Local Flowers are Poppin’

It’s summer, local flowers are abundant! From snapdragons to roses to sunflowers, this sunny season boasts a wide variety of floral goodness for any occasion–which means there are plenty of good options if you have a particularly–ahem–red, white, and blue flower color scheme in mind. Here’s a roundup of what’s blooming now from north to south, east to west at …

Hare and Bear | Dardienne Prairie, MO

Your Mom Called, She Loved the Mother’s Day Flowers!

To those of you who shopped and supported The Bloomlist community during Mother’s Day, THANK YOU!  Mother’s Day is the #1 flower giving occasion of the year. While Mother’s Day has since passed, the effects of such a monumental flower-giving occasion can still be felt in the environment and beyond. There are over 43 million mothers in the US alone. …

Sweet Peas by Rita Feldman

International Women’s Day: A Roundup of Stemsational Women

It’s International Women’s Day: Send Her Flowers March ushers in two reasons to send flowers (as we needed a reason): spring and International Women’s Day! March 20 (in the Northern Hemisphere) marks the official arrival of spring equinox–which means equal lengths of day and night. It’s also the official start of the spring growing season in flowers. WOO! For the …

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Hey, Sweetheart. I Love You More Than Roses.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love comes in all forms. From lust to devotion to admiration, the ways to express loving feelings towards another run the gamut. However, not everyone has the words. Enter: The Sweet Heart Posy by Teresa Sabankaya, a Santa Cruz-based floral designer, author of The Posy Book and owner and creative director of Bonny Doon Garden Company. Quite literally, it’s a small …

Are Dried Flowers More Sustainable? It’s Not So Cut and Dried

With winter comes fewer fresh, local flowers. It’s the natural order of things. Winter is a time for planning, slowing down, creature comforts, and being home. (And staying home seems to be a recurring theme of late! (Cue the <eyeroll> emoji.) Many florists and flower enthusiasts turn to dried (aka preserved and everlasting) flowers as a change of pace, and …

Next Time You Send Flowers, Say ‘No Thanks’ to Floral Foam

You know that green, squishy stuff at the bottom of most floral arrangements? That’s floral foam! Conventional florists like it because it’s convenient, supports complex floral designs, holds up to 50 times its weight in water, and is an inexpensive way to prolong the life of an arrangement. The structure of floral foam is similar to the cellular structure of …

Candy with a Can-do Attitude: Amborella Organics

Are you a sucker for sweets? Us, too. With Halloween around the creepy corner, there’s no better time for sweet-talk. We discovered Amborella Organics and its collection of spooky, seed-bearing lollipops, and were instantly obsessed. These pops are made with organic, edible herbs and flowers. Engineered inside their biodegradable stick are the very heirloom seeds that inspire its range of …

Art We Heart

Jeannie Douglass Art Bold. Vibrant. Joyful. These are a few words that can only attempt to describe Douglass’s color-saturated abstract expressionist acrylic paintings. According to her artist’s statement, she is inspired by nature: “When I paint, I can feel the flowers swaying in the wind, smell their fragrance, see the shadows and light streaming across the trail, hear the waves crashing on …

Art We Heart

PAUL LANGE Former fashion photographer Paul Lange gets up and close and personal with flowers. His arresting images feature single flowers against stark white backdrops, so the emphasis is purely on nature’s best. We’re especially keen on his orchid series, which truly captures the stunning aura of these rare blooms. SUNSHINE ART NAPA Mixed-media artist Sunshine Moeschler is inspired by …