Hare and Bear | Dardienne Prairie, MO

Your Mom Called, She Loved the 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. …

To Celebrate International Women’s Day: A Roundup of Stemsational Women

Happy almost spring!  On March 20 (in the Northern Hemisphere) we celebrate the arrival of spring equinox, which literally means we’ll have a day and night of equal length. This also marks the official start of the spring growing season in flowers. We created a nifty NEW section on our NEWLY launched website at theflowry.com called “Learn What’s Blooming Now,” …

TheFlowry Happy Valentine's Day Teresa Sabankaya Sustainable Florists

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. But 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, a small …

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

Labellum Flowers | Bozeman, MT 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 …

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. And with Halloween around the creepy corner, there’s no better time for sweet-talk. ⁠ We discovered Amborella Organic and its collection of spooky, seed-bearing lollipops, and were instantly obsessed. These pops are made with organic, edible flowers & herbs. Engineered inside their biodegradable stick are the very heirloom seeds that inspire its …

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 …