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Celebrating Friends from Around the World on International Friendship Day

F1Friends can be located anywhere in the world, especially now thanks to social media and the virtual friendships we add to our list.

While we appreciate them the whole year round, there are special days that are a great way to let them know just how much you care about them. One of these comes up on July 30th and is known as International Friendship Day. F3

We have a wide range of special flower arrangements that can help you celebrate these friendships. F4

Check out these beautiful ideas that represent your friendship:
• Pure Happiness is a stunning floral display sure to make your recipient smile and think about their friendship with you.
• The Be Sweet Bouquet contains roses and pink hydrangea in a glass cube. F5
• All Smiles has an adorable ceramic smiley face container that is brimming over with yellow and white daisies.
• Wine and Dine Roses is a keepsake wine class that has been filled with six red roses.
• Smile A Dot is a cute arrangement with white daisies and yellow alstromeria in a clear glass cube.
• Picnic at Pickerington Ponds comes in a handmade Amish basket and features hydrangea, wax flower, static, hypericum berries, carnations and miniature carnations.
• Sapphire Miracle is a sublime flower arrangement with blue delphinium, lilies, and white larkspur.

We are not able to process international orders via our website but can process the orders over the phone by calling 1-614-256-6646 or coming into our Columbus flower shops.
There are additional fees associated with international orders.

In addition, you will want to place your order at least three days in advance of when you would like it sent. There are no weekend deliveries for international orders.
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If you plan on ordering a gift for International Friendship Day for a friend in the U.S. or within the Columbus area, be sure to also check out our plants, Cheryl’s Cookies, Coblentz Chocolates, Yankee Candles and more to enhance that special gift.

By |July 26th, 2016|Father's Day, Friendship|Comments Off

July’s Flower is the Larkspur

F1The Larkspur is the official flower of July. It is a great flower to enjoy this summer in many types of flower arrangements and bouquets for a special gift or even to just decorate your home.

About the Larkspur

The larkspur is part of the buttercup family known as Ranunculaceae. Their flowers are complex in a similar way to orchids with petals and sepals.

The flowers are irregularly shaped and tend to bloom in a vertical grouping along the upper end of the plant’s stalk.F2

Colors include everything from white to blue to violet. There are also other colors, including red and pink among the other species. They go nicely with many other types of summer flowers, including roses, sunflowers, lilies and more.

Some key facts about larkspur include:

  • Larkspur flowers, with tall spikes, make excellent cut flowers, particularly Consolida ambigua and Consolida orientalis varieties.
  • Larkspur flowers tend to be fragile and relatively short lived in the vase (under 7 days).
  • Larkspur flowers grow to their full potential in climates that have cool, moist summers.
  • The Larkspur plant is toxic because its stem and seeds contain alkaloids.
  • Larkspur look identical to perennial Delphiniums.

Our Larkspur Flower Arrangements

We have a number of summer flower arrangements that feature the larkspur like these beauties:

  • Sapphire Miracle offers white larkspur along with blue delphinium and lilies.F3
  • Be Mine features larkspur, carnations, miniature roses and lilies in a uniquely shaped glass vase.
  • Hugs is a wicker basket flower arrangement that has been filled with larkspur, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers along with a plush teddy bear.

We offer other special flower arrangements with larkspur or you can work with our floral design team to incorporate this July flower into a custom flower arrangement.

Come in and see what we have in the way of summer flowers or browse our website so you can give them as a gift or enjoy them yourself.

By |July 21st, 2016|Summer flowers|Comments Off

Flowers & Gifts for Special Family Days in July

F1The month of July includes the 4th of July as well as many special occasion days related to food, but it also features numerous special occasion days that are meant to celebrate certain family members.F2

For example, here are some of the special occasion days directed at family:

  • Cousin’s Day and Parent’s Day—July 24F3
  • Aunt & Uncle Day—July 26
  • Father-in-Law Day—July 30

These days call for recognition in the form of a special gift to let them know just how much you care and what they mean to you. Our selection of summer flowers is a great place to start:

  • Summer in Plain City is a radiant bouquet with orange roses and alstromeria, sunflowers, yellow daisy spray chrysanthemums, dark pink c carnations and pink Asiatic lilies in a glass vase.
  • Sun-sational Grandview Heights contains 20 sunflowers in a glass vase that is simple, yet so elegant. It’s sure to brighten a loved one’s day.F4
  • Citrus ‘n Blooms is a bright floral display with roses, miniature roses, miniature carnations and alstromeria in shades of hot pink, yellow, and orange.
  • Whimsical Whitehall is a stunning glass cube arrangement in hues of pink and orange with roses, carnations, gerbera daisies and more.

Many of our summer flower arrangements also match the top fashion colors of 2016 and represent an array of floral styles:F5

  • Sunny Smiles contains numerous varieties of yellow flowers to create a warm and cheery summer flower arrangement.
  • Serenade in Blue offers a cool and sublime flower arrangement with lilies, roses, hydrangea and delphinium in shades of blue, white, and cream.

Of course, we also have great gifts like Cheryl’s Cookies, Coblentz Chocolates, green and blooming plants, and Yankee Candles just to name a few other ideas. Plus, we have OSU-inspired flower arrangements for the die-hard in the family.F6

We can ship most of our online and in-store collection of flowers and gift items throughout the country with some only offered for local delivery in the Columbus area.

You can shop in our Columbus flower shops, call in your order, or order through our online flower shop.

By |July 11th, 2016|Summer flowers|Comments Off

Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day with Cheryl’s Cookies

Celebrated on July 9th, Sugar Cookie Day is all about releasing that inner child to enjoy the sugary-goodness of the traditional treat and share it with those you love on this special occasion day.

F3F4Sugar cookies came to America around the 1700s when several German settlers showed up in Pennsylvania.

They combined sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and sodium bicarbonate to make an easy, yet very delicious, dessert. Since then, the sugar cookie recipe has been adapted with sprinkles, frosting, and even chocolate chips.

They also often appear at Christmas with different cut-outs in the shape of holiday symbols.

You can celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day by hosting a cookie exchange, making some with friends and family, or ordering up some delicious Cheryl’s Cookies from our website or four Flowerama Columbus flower shops.

It’s a great — and delicious — special day in July along with many others like National Junk Food Day and more.

While Cheryl’s Cookies makes many flavors, their sugar cookies are one of our customers’ favorites. This Columbus, Ohio-based company started in 1981 when Cheryl Krueger and her college roommate started to make cookies for sale.F2

With retail stores, catalog, business gift services, Internet and affiliated partners like us, the company has thrived based on its focus on quality, value, and service.

We offer Cheryl’s Cookies, including sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, in a range of quantities – from a half dozen up to multiple dozens. We even have Ohio State University-themed sugar cookies.

You can mix and match the flavors and enjoy special seasonal choices.

We also have a number of keepsake cookie jars, which are a great way to hold Cheryl’s Cookies if they last that long or to use later on for homemade sugar cookies that you may make with your family. F1

 

These are a great addition to a party or as a special gift for a birthday. They can also be just for this special National Sugar Cookie Day!

By |July 1st, 2016|Cheryl's Cookies|Comments Off