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 …