Plants are a colorful and creative way to filter the air and create a healthier environment. Find the best indoor plants for health with Botanica Floral + Home.
Flowers have long been associated with the LGBTQ+ community for representing love and diversity. Explore the history of gay flowers and how you can celebrate Pride Month with floral art.
Mother’s Day is approaching and you’re worried about gifting mom a unique arrangement. Learn some of the most unique flowers (and plants) to give this year.
Give your teacher something different than the typical gifts they receive each year. Flowers are a great way to say “thanks” and show you care. Consider these flowers for teacher appreciation week.
Wondering what flowers symbolize friendship? Click here for seven beautiful blooms that will let your friends know just how you feel.
Looking to bring the magic of winter into your home or find the perfect holiday flowers for your next event? Our flower arrangement ideas for winter can help spark your creativity!
Dried floral arrangements have a timeless look and can spruce up your home, wedding, office, and more. Learn how and when to use dried flowers.
Elephant ear plants make a statement in any room, especially when they’re well-cared for. Our guide shows you how to care for elephant ear indoor plants and keep them looking spectacular.
Searching for the perfect retirement flower arrangement? Unsure of what’s appropriate? Our expert florists share their knowledge and top picks. Learn more here.
Trying to decide between fresh or artificial flowers for your wedding? Click here for help choosing which one is the best for your special day.
Brides and bridesmaids usually get bouquets, but is there anyone else who gets flowers at a wedding? Click here to learn who gets flowers at a wedding ceremony.
Looking to the upcoming tax season you begin to wonder, are flowers a business expense? Learn when those beautiful blooms may be considered a tax write-off.
There’s no one quite like Mom, so when Mother's Day rolls around, you want to do it right. What are the best flowers for Mother’s Day? We share 10 gorgeous options.
Learn about the popular blooms used in Easter floral arrangements and the meaning behind all of the beautiful options.
Want to surprise your Valentine with something besides roses but need ideas? Learn about Valentine’s Day flower alternatives that spell beauty and romance.
You buy a peace lily and 10 days later it’s dead. What’s up with that? You wonder, why is my peace lily turning brown so soon? Learn the care tips to help your lily last.
Looking for an alternative to flowers for your anniversary? Consider plants. Learn why plants are a great anniversary gift and find ideas for your special day.
Are Hanukkah floral arrangements acceptable gifts for the holiday? What should they look like? What flowers should be used? We answer these questions and more.
Is your office lacking the natural light you think it takes to have plants? Then you need our ultimate guide to plants for offices without windows.
Winter’s around the corner, and you’re worried about your plants’ livelihood. Here’s what you need to know about how to keep plants alive during winter.
Yes! The flower industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented shortage of flowers and the greatest supply & demand imbalance in decades. Flower prices have gone up, and continue to go up and wholesalers and us florists alike are scrambling to fill orders.
As a floral designer who does a lot of weddings, I am often confronted with brides who come to me having a preconceived notion regarding wedding flowers. While some of what they say and believe is true, there is also a lot of misinformation out there that over time, has become ‘truth' in some people's minds.
Now that weddings are back and in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to write about an important topic, one that is near and dear to my heart.
It’s April which means lilac season is almost here! Another one of my fave flowers, lilacs hold a special place in my heart.
If you’re like me, you love your fur babies and your plant babies, but sometimes the two just don’t mix. Especially if you have a cat like Hettie who treats her owner Michele’s maidenhair fern like her own private salad bar! Luckily for Hettie and Michele, the maidenhair is not toxic to cats. But there are many common houseplants that are. While some can be fatal, most are not and will just make Fido of Fluffy not feel so good. And nothing’s worse than a sick baby fur or otherwise.
I love spring! Of all the seasons it is my favorite. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was born in the spring or that green is my favorite color or any number of other reasons but it is the one season that resonates with me the strongest.
Now hopefully many of you just received a bouquet or an arrangement of beautiful fresh cut flowers for Valentine’s Day, that’s if the snow and ice didn’t thwart your sweetheart’s plans as it did for many here in the Pacific Northwest. And I am sure you have wondered at one time or another as to what is the best way to make them last as long as possible?
Ok, I admit it, I love carnations! There I said it…whew! I finally got that off my chest. As someone in the floral industry, it is often hard to admit that you like the carnation. Once a super popular flower, somewhere over the years it got a bad rap and liking them gave you a reputation for being cheap and without taste.
While it really is just a date change and continuation of time, the new year always feels like a new beginning to me
Every year come December, people all over the world ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’, pine, fir and other greenery. But did you ever wonder where this tradition came from?
Needless to say 2020 has not been the best year by a longshot. But despite all the crap that was thrown at us this year, I find that there is still so much to be grateful for.
Each year right after Labor Day, chrysanthemum plants seem to materialize out of the blue at grocery stores, home improvement stores and garden centers. Mums are the poster child of fall in the world of flowers and no other flower can match the chrysanthemum as the epitome of fall.
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the creepy and gruesome members of the floral and plant world....and no, I am not one of them!!!
Welcome October! This is one of my favorite months out of the year and to me, the epitome of fall.
I loved working with Eleanor & Max on their wedding and wanted to share a little of their day.
Now that wedding season is upon us I thought I would share with you the 5 most popular wedding flowers.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to go to Italy. Every book I have read or movie that I have seen which takes place in Italy just pulls at my heartstrings and awakens in me this unexplainable deep connection to Italia. I feel it in my soul. (Or maybe it’s just the pizza talking!)
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