December 16th, 2011 by Georgeann
Amaryllis Bouquets for Stunning Christmas Flower Centerpieces
According to the Victorian language of flowers, the amaryllis flower symbolizes Pride, Timidity, and Splendid Beauty. It peaks in holiday month of December, making it an excellent Christmas flower bouquet or addition to your Christmas flower centerpiece. (The amaryllis is also available in all the months with an “r”: September through April.)
Hercules amaryllis sparkle in our “Bright Nights” Christmas flower arrangement – my favorite this month!
Also known as the hippeastrum or “Knight’s Star” (“hippeas”= knight and “astron”=star), amaryllis flowers have hollow stems that can produce 3-5 glorious trumpet-shaped blossoms. [Read more →]
November 25th, 2011 by Georgeann
The race is on. Thanksgiving is over. The lights are up. The poinsettias are displayed. You braved the crowds of “Black Friday” at the mall….or did you?
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November 23rd, 2011 by Georgeann
Last week while wearing my flip-flops in the almost 70° weather, I was greeted by a Salvation Army bell-ringer rocking out to a recording of “Feliz Navidad” at the entrance to Grand Central. As I cut through the station to hop on the Times Square Shuttle, I glanced toward Vanderbilt Hall and noticed the kiosks of the Holiday Fair were in full swing. As I neared the Shuttle platform, I found the platform decorated like a candy cane with the train itself advertising the latest Christmas movie.
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September 16th, 2011 by Ashley
It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow
I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow
I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Oh, to see a great big man entirely
made of snow
Why on earth am I singing songs from “White Christmas” in early September? Because I’m a florist, that’s why! Oddly enough, here at Big Apple we began preparing for the holidays in July, like industrious little squirrels. We spent the summer shopping for gorgeous wreaths, trees, ornaments and bows to add festive sparkle to homes and offices when we offer holiday decorating services come Christmastime.
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December 21st, 2009 by Bri
Interesting Tidbits For When You Buy Christmas Flowers Online
Your present enjoyments of Christmas flowers, along with everything else that comes with the holiday season, will not be diminished by a little bit of a historical excursion-trust us! When you learn a bit about why something is the way it is, or where it came from, more often than not that thing becomes even more interesting and wonderful. The same goes for all the fine Christmas flowers you see decorating many of your fellow New Yorkers’ living rooms and offices: they will all have a more enriched meaning for you after you finish reading this. And do not worry; it will not be long before you can return to your Christmas shopping.
A Look at Some Common Christmas Flowers
Let’s see what we have for our lineup of Christmas flowers, shall we? The next time you buy Christmas flowers online or hear about, any of these, you should be confident enough to impress others with the knowledge you gleaned from the following.
Poinsettias - These visual wonders have the appropriate aliases of Christmas Flower and Christmas Star. Named after the US’s first Mexican Ambassador (Joel Poinsett), their relationship to Christmas came about through a Mexican legend about a young boy who [Read more →]