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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Spooky Flower Superstitions

Happy Halloween! Flowers carry a long history of symbolism across many cultures and beliefs. Here are a few spooky flower lores and superstitions to help inspire the Halloween spirit!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Fall Flower Feature: Amaranth

Growing in seasonal bronze, burgundy and green, amaranth adds shape, texture and movement to any fall floral arrangement! We love incorporating local amaranth into our fall specials and wedding work this time of year. Here are some fun facts about this seasonal bloom.


Monday, October 11, 2021
Pet Friendly Blooms

Pets are an important part of the family, and it's good to keep them in mind when ordering flowers for yourself or a friend. While flowers brighten any home or occasion, some blooms can pose a threat to curious pets. Here is a list of some of the top toxic and non-toxic blooms to consider when ordering for a pet loving home.


Friday, October 1, 2021
Birth Flowers by Month

We can't think of a better way to celebrate birthdays than with flowers! Similar to birthstones, each month has a traditional birth flower as well. Because these blooms are typically in season during the month they honor, gifting birth flowers can be a unique way to celebrate! Read on to look up your birth flower!


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Making Your Own Pumpkin Arrangement

Pumpkin season has arrived, and there are lots of creative ways to incorporate them into your fall decor and celebrations! They make wonderful additions to mantels, front steps and tables alike. One way we love including them in our floral designs is by using them as a creative container to hold a flower arrangement. If you're looking for a fun, festive project, here are some helpful steps for how to create your own pumpkin arrangement.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Bringing Home a Loose Cut Wrap

Loose cut bouquets of flowers are a great gift if you don't need a vase, or you'd like something light and easy to travel with! Wrapped in paper and tied off with ribbon, our loose cut bouquets are designed to be ready for your vase. Even though we take care to arrange them for you, here are a few steps you should take to ensure your blooms are properly cared for.


Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Seasonal Feature Bloom: Marigolds!

Marigolds are an iconic late summer bloomer that is as eye-catching as it is fragrant! And it's also a staff favorite at Farmhouse Floral. Beyond their beautiful color and scent, here are a few more reasons to love this flower!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Our Favorite Late Summer Blooms

The evenings are getting a little chilly and on some days there's even a crisp, dry breeze in the air. The end of summer is a beautiful time of year for weather and flowers alike! There are lots of seasonal blooms we love this time of year, but here are our top favorites for making the transition from summer to fall.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Level Up Your Summer Salads with Flowers

There truly are few things as beautiful as a fresh from the garden summer salad - except for maybe a summer salad with some edible flowers tossed in! Here are some of Maine's finest edible blooms to try!


Monday, August 16, 2021
Tips for Arranging Wildflowers

It's that time of year when it seems like everywhere you look wild blooms are popping up anywhere the sun shines! Foraged flowers are always fun to design with and nothing beats the novelty of picking them yourself. Here are a few tips for creating a beautiful arrangement from freshly picked wildflowers...


Thursday, August 12, 2021
5 Fun Facts About Gladiolus

Gladiolus! These colorful garden stunners are August's birth month flower and if you're lucky enough to grow them then they're probably blooming brighty in your flower bed! In celebration of these blooms, here are five fun facts about Gladiolus...


Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Who Gets Flowers at a Wedding?

Choosing wedding flowers can be overwhelming! There are a lot of options, ideas and spaces to consider when planning floral decor, and one thing that we often chat about and clarify during our consultations is: who gets flowers? As part of our wedding floral process, we invite potential couples to fill out a worksheet which helps break down possible floral options including things like bouquets, boutonnieres, and all the possible spaces you may want to decorate with flowers. But sometimes there's still a question of who should wear a boutonniere or corsage, or carry a bouquet. Here are some options and explanations...


Tuesday, August 3, 2021
What's Blooming?

Florists are lucky to have access to a multitude of blooms year-round, but from spring to fall, we love to live by the seasons and take full advantage of the blooms that are grown here in Maine. Here is an update of what we're currently collecting from our local suppliers...


Thursday, July 22, 2021
Care Considerations for Happy House Plants

Potted plants are the perfect gift option for any occasion! And if you're feeling like something that will last longer than a fresh cut flower arrangement, a green plant can brighten up any space. Most houseplants are easy to care for, once you get to know their needs. Here are five helpful care considerations when selecting a houseplant for a gift or when choosing something for your own home.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021
5 Reasons to Love Carnations

We florists hear it all the time; "Just make something beautiful - but NO carnations!" and what we usually think is "Who said carnations aren't beautiful too?" Surely, everyone has flowers that they love and loathe, but we've got a few arguments for the carnation naysayers out there and some good reasons to give this classic bloom a second chance!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Some Things You (May) Not Know About Dahlias!

At Farmhouse Floral, we can all agree that dahlia season is our favorite season! We love incorporating them into our wedding designs and using them in our everyday arrangements. Their big blooms come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes that make for a dramatic focal point in almost any arrangement - some small varieties even make the perfect boutonniere! Our local farmers have just started providing us with some early bloomers, and we're looking forward to an abundance of bright blooms in our future! Whether you're an expert dahlia cultivator, or just an admirer like us, here are a few fun facts about this summer bloom!


Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Our Favorite Fragrant Blooms

A vase of fresh flowers brings a lot of positive energy and charm to any space, partly for its beauty but also for its lovely floral scents! Whether indoors in a vase or outside in your garden, floral smells can evoke memories of the seasons. Here are some of our favorite fragrant blooms for spring and summer.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021
What to Do With Flowers After Your Wedding or Event

Flowers really set the atmosphere for any event, but it can feel wasteful to enjoy them only for only a day. We've got some ideas on how to get the most out of your wedding or event flowers, whether it's sharing their beauty or turning them into keepsakes!


Tuesday, June 15, 2021
3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Florist

When it comes to flowers, there are lots of occasions to DIY, but sometimes it pays to hire a professional. Whether you're planning an event, or sending a flower arrangement to a loved one, here are three reasons why you should consider working with a professional florist!


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
June is National Rose Month

Whether you're an expert rose grower or you usually enjoy them from your local florist, there's no doubt that there is lots to love about this timeless bloom! And while there are countless varieties of roses, each color of rose has its own special meaning...


Tuesday, June 1, 2021
3 Green Centerpiece Ideas for your Summer Gatherings

With summer practically here and social distancing (hopefully) a thing of the past, it's time to start planning some gatherings! Julia Child is claimed to have said that "a party without cake is really just a meeting" and we at Farmhouse Floral can't really help but feel the same way about florals! There are lots of ways to get creative with your tablescape - here are just a few ideas to dress up your events this summer.


Tuesday, May 25, 2021
10 Fun Facts about Lilacs

Lilac season is short and sweet, but it's never too late to celebrate these fragrant spring blooms! Loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and humans alike, lilacs make our gardens feel (and smell) like summer is on its way. Whether you're lucky enough to have a few bushes in your garden, or have been enjoying them in your neighborhood, here are 10 fun facts you may not have known about these favored flowers.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
What Makes Local Flowers Special?

Local flower season is our favorite season! Whether we're ordering for a wedding or filling the cooler at Estabrook's with fresh bouquets, we source as much as we can from local flower farmers while in season. Local flowers are an opportunity to help build and get to know our floral community and enjoy the bounty of summers in Maine! There are so many reasons to love fresh local blooms, but here are our top favorites...


Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tips for Foraged Flowers

Living in Maine means that spring and summer offer beautiful native plants and flowers to enjoy! The designers at Farmhouse Floral love going outside and cutting native plants to create arrangements, incorporate in our events work and design with in our own homes. Arranging native flowers is a fun way to get outside and appreciate our native surroundings, but we've got some tips on how to do so with consideration and respect.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
How (and Why) to Choose a Local Florist

Mother's Day is coming up this weekend, May 9th, and it's a popular holiday to send flowers. Whether you're well versed in flowers or rarely order bouquets, navigating online flower ordering can be challenging! We'd like to share with you our number one way to get the most out of your floral order and tips to navigate floral websites...


Monday, April 19, 2021
Dish Gardens For Any Occasion

Designed with an assortment of green and blooming plants and planted in a keepsake planter or pot, dish gardens are colorful, interesting, and an easy-to-care-for houseplant option!


Friday, April 16, 2021
5 Out of the Box Centerpiece Ideas We Love

If there is one thing we love about creating floral concepts for our bridal clients, it's dreaming up expressive tablescapes. Centerpieces set the scene, create ambiance and have the ability to make or break your reception space - plus, they are the perfect way to bring together all of the elements that make your wedding day unique. Truly, the options are endless!

Whether you're planning a wedding or other celebration (post-pandemic bash, anyone?) here are just a few looks we're loving right now...


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Great Greens

Greenery is often the least appreciated aspect of floral arrangements, but we've got reasons to change your mind about foliage! Greens can add structure and support to an arrangement, they can also create a base or "grid" to insert stems and support blooms. Greenery provides interesting texture, movement and even color!


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Principles of Design for Florals and More!

Whether you're arranging fresh cut flowers or creating a new garden bed, following some basic principles can help you level up your designs! As florists, we lean into these guidelines to help us create unique floral arrangements that bring out the best in every bloom, but they can be applied to almost any aesthetic project.


Thursday, April 1, 2021
Join the Club!

As we begin to transition into more colorful days ahead, consider adding a monthly dose of fresh blooms to your life with our monthly floral subscription! Here's all the buzz about Farmhouse Floral's Bouquet of the Month Club...


Thursday, March 25, 2021
10 Fun Facts About Tulips

Tulips are a spring favorite among our designers at Farmhouse Floral! We love them for their abundant colors and varieties as well as their clean lines and simplicity. The wide range of bright colors will add vibrancy to mixed flower arrangements and add a touch that is quintessentially spring. Designed on their own, they offer a style that is fresh and timeless. If you need more reason than that to anticipate their arrival in your garden, here are ten fun facts about tulips to enjoy...


Thursday, March 18, 2021
5 Ways to Make Your Fresh Flower Arrangement Last

Part of what makes flowers so special, whether they're in nature, your garden or in a vase on your kitchen table, is that their beauty is fleeting. They're a tiny lesson in impermanence, a reminder to enjoy the present. With that said, it's still nice to enjoy their beauty as long as possible, so here are a few tips to make your cut flowers last...


Thursday, March 11, 2021
The Language of Flowers

If you've ever sent flowers to a budding romantic interest, you may have questioned whether to send red roses, pink roses, yellow roses (or no roses!) lest they be interpreted to say something you're not trying to say... While many might laugh at this dilemma and say something like "Flowers are flowers! Just send what's beautiful!" there is some history behind exactly this quandary...