It is estimated that there are over 315,000 known species of plants, and as such, it would be impossible to propose a set of care instructions which make sense. But the good news is that there are many interesting plants available at Boyd's Flowers that offer easy maintenance and lasting beauty. We love how green and flowering plants transform a home or office - and we are committed to making sure that you will enjoy them for as long as possible. Here are some tips regarding the care of some of our more popular green plants and flowering plants.
Don't Forget! Administrative Professionals Week begins on April 23rd, and these plants make excellent gifts! Read More about Keeping Indoor Green Plants Healthy »
At the end of World War II, organized efforts encouraged women to become office assistants, as their skills were sorely needed to help companies recover operations. The initiative resulted in the establishment of National Secretaries Day, and through the decades, the day continued to be celebrated as a way to honor secretaries for their hard work - even when terminology changed to reflect contemporary values. The modern observance is known as Administrative Professionals Week - and is an opportunity for bosses everywhere to recognize the contributions of hard-working and dedicated receptionists, assistants, and office workers.
Many people take their administrative professionals out to lunch, while others give gift cards. But one of the most popular gifts to convey appreciation for a job well done is the gift of flowers. Here in Wilmington, the experts at Boyd's Flowers have designed a collection of desktop arrangements sure to brighten any workplace with gorgeous style. Read More about Flowers & Gifts for Administrative Professionals Week »
Is your Easter celebration more Easter lily or Easter bunny? The varied and rich traditions of the Easter season come from diverse influences and have resulted in some of the strangest - yet most whimsical - customs and legends. Of course, in the Christian tradition, Easter Sunday is the commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For many of different faiths, however, Easter Sunday represents Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and brightly colored eggs!
Did You Know? Much like many of our holidays, Easter as we know it is a result of Christian tradition meeting pagan ritual. Many people today who follow the religious custom still enjoy the fun-loving activities associated with the more secular side of the holiday. Read More about Springtime Easter Flowers Have Arrived »
The daisy represents innocence and purity and is one of the most cheerful flowers we know. But there is more to this "simple" flower than meets the eye. From its complex structure to its extensive family, the daisy is one interesting plant! It is also the birth flower of April, so once you read a bit about this incredible flower, give Boyd's Flowers a call - we'll make sure all your loved ones celebrating in April will get a gorgeous bouquet to remind them of how unique they are.
How May Flowers Do You See? The daisy is actually a "composite flower" - that means that it is not one flower, but many, and each individual flower is called a floret. The ray florets are most often considered petals, while the tubular center florets make up the colorful disk in the middle. Read More about Cheerful Daisies for April Birthdays »
With 95% of Americans admitting to purchasing birthday or Christmas gifts for their pets, and over $60 billion per year spent on our furry family members, it's obvious pets are an important part of our lives. National Puppy Day is celebrated on March 23, and it was established with two goals in mind. The first is to celebrate the happiness and companionship that puppies bring into our lives. But the second and main objective for the holiday is to promote puppy adoption from shelters and not inhumane puppy mills. This day gives us a great opportunity to honor those who have opened their hearts to a puppy who needs a home, as well as to thank the men and women who work in the Wilmington area to rescue and rehome the most vulnerable animals. Read More about National Puppy Day is Almost Here »
St. Patrick's Day is the Catholic feast day of the patron saint of Ireland - it is interesting how many traditions have originated from this small regional religious holiday. It has grown from a Christian observance to a worldwide day of celebration - and although less than 5 million people currently live in Ireland, it is said that "everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day"! Here at Boyd's Flowers, we thought we would share a little about the unique story of this holiday, as well as to remind you that when it comes to dressing up your home, office or party with green for St. Patrick's Day, there is no place more festive than Boyd's Flowers! Read More about Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers and Plants »
Right about this time, we are growing a bit tired of cold temperatures and snow here in Wilmington, and are anxiously looking forward to the spring thaw. Thankfully the warmer season is right around the corner - but if you don't want to wait even one more day, now is the perfect time to fill your home with the vivid colors and vibrant beauty of spring flowers. What better way to cast away the gray winter blahs? The floral designers at Boyd's Flowers are just like you, anticipating the spring and the chance to design the exquisite flowers of the season. What can we create for you? Let's celebrate spring!
The crocus is usually the first arrival of springtime. In fact, it is not uncommon to see this small but valiant flower pushing through the snow to open to the sun. Read More about Seasonal Spring Flowers are on the Way »
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International Women's Day is a global initiative that is over 100 years old. Celebrated in 20 countries (and in 33 U.S. cities), the movement has seen a lot of challenge and success in the last century, but continues to look forward with confidence. Working for social justice, gender parity and equality, the organizers realized that the responsibility for fighting for these rights didn't fall with one group, one government, one charity, or one corporation. Rather, this must be a collective effort of both men and women around the world. Read More about Celebrating International Women’s Day »
Floral Design Day was instituted in 1995. It serves as both an homage to Carl Rittner (founder of Boston's School of Floral Design), and a testament to the ongoing dedication of floral professionals. Rittner is widely recognized as the first to consider floral arranging an art form, and his vision is still very much a part of the industry. To celebrate this day, we'd like to introduce you to the woman behind many of our gorgeous designs. Boyd's Flowers is proud to introduce you to our head designer, Mary, who exhibits exceptional passion and artistic talent every day. Read More about Floral Design Day – Meet Our Head Designer, Mary »
Josh de Jong of New Zealand has a very special legacy. Research has traced National Random Acts of Kindness Day, celebrated worldwide, back to this one person – a true testament to the fact that one person can… Read More about Random Acts of Kindness Share Joy »