How to Keep Your Valentine Flowers Fresh

Everyone loves getting Valentine Flowers, but it can be a real bummer when that bouquet you received from your significant other begins drooping after just a few days. However, there are a few ways to preserve those flowers for a few extra days:

Put Cut Flowers in the Refrigerator

Nobody is marveling at the beauty of your bouquets overnight, so stick them in the refrigerator! Like putting your fruits and veggies in the fridge keeps them fresher longer, the same goes for your flowers. Think about it – florists tend to store their flowers in large fridges, so why wouldn’t the same concept work for you? Clean out an area of your fridge and keep your bouquet fresh for up to four days longer than a non-treated bouquet!

Drop A Penny in the Flower Vase

Copper is a known antibacterial agent, and the bacteria that multiplies in the water is a contributor to the breakdown of cut flowers. Simply putting a penny in the vase protects the flowers from some of the bacteria, keeping them fresh for longer. Pairing this method with the refrigerator, your flowers will stay fresher for days. Continue reading

Order Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Early

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We know that every year you say you’re going to plan Valentine’s Day early (or maybe you’re a really honest person), but it rarely ever happens. So this year, make it your New Years resolution to get your gifting out of the way and you can get back to the game! Who wants to spend football Sunday worrying about which flowers to buy, anyway? If you need a little extra motivation, here are 5 reasons you should order your Valentine’s Day flowers ASAP:

BEST DEALS

Just like being the first in line at your local shop, when you order Valentine’s Day flowers early, you will enjoy our best deals and prices. Most of these deals are limited for as long as stocks last. So, if our orders pile up, then you could find yourself out of luck. Even if you are ordering Valentine’s Day flowers online, you should be aware that there are only ever so many flowers and flower delivery time slots available.

MORE OPTIONS

Since George Thomas Florist will not have as many orders as they will the day before Valentine’s Day, you can also be sure that there will be plenty more options available. The more choices you have, the easier it will be to find that perfect gift. Remember, shopping for flowers is not just about flowers. We also offer other items like luxury chocolates, refreshing bubbly, or a cuddly toy with a romantic message. Ordering early means that you have first option!

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AVOID FORGETTING

Anyone can slip up and allow Valentine’s Day to sneak up on them. It is not a reflection on your relationship but rather an indication of just how busy your life is. If you want to avoid the embarrassment of forgetting Valentine’s Day, you should place your order early and schedule the flower delivery for a day that suits you best.

NO LAST MINUTE RUSH

There is nothing worse than shopping at the last minute. George Thomas Florist – both online and local – have cut off times for our Indianapolis flower deliveries. So, if you want them to deliver the following day, for instance, you need to order before a certain time. If you are planning on sending Valentine’s Day flowers to somebody in another country, you should also pay close attention to time zones. International flowers often require that you order at least a couple of work days in advance.

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DON’T LET EVERYONE ELSE BEAT YOU TO IT

Since so many other shoppers are bound to get their orders in early, you should not let too many of them get ahead of you. It’s much like shopping for limited special offers. If you know that plenty of other shoppers are going to be placing their orders, you need to do the same in order to avoid missing out.

So, with all of these reasons in mind, now is the best time to begin your Valentine’s Day flowers and gift shopping.

Express Love and Affection this Christmas

Now that Christmas is around the corner, people look for different options to shop for Christmas flowers and gifts to send their heartwarming wishes to their near and dear ones. Sending Christmas gifts is considered to be an ideal choice for expressing regard and love to friends and family.

However, finding the right gifts is not a walk in the park. In the hustles and bustles of life, people hardly have time to hop around the city from one store to another to find the ideal gift. The Internet is filled with a wide array of choices for Christmas flowers and gifts.

Here are some reasons why it is recommended to shop for Christmas gifts from George Thomas Florist:  Continue reading

Thanksgiving Flowers? Yes, please!

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When most people think of giving flowers they think of Valentine’s day, a birthday or, of course, Mother’s day, but here’s a fact; giving flowers on Thanksgiving is a perfect way to make this beloved holiday even better! Truth is, a flower delivery on Thanksgiving from your local florist is one of the nicest gifts you can give and will be greatly appreciated by the lucky person who receives them!

At George Thomas Florist in Indianapolis and all over the rest of the United States, florists are gearing up to deliver Thanksgiving flowers to millions of lucky moms, diligent dads, great uncles and grandparents galore. That’s because everyone loves flowers and, with winter coming up fast, most people won’t be seeing them in the garden again any time soon. Continue reading

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At George Thomas Florist, we always look forward to Fall with its cooler weather, warm blankets, and beautiful colors throughout nature. The autumn season is rich with gorgeous varieties of fall flowers: dahlias, pampas grass, cattails, safflower, Viking poms, fall daisies, Chinese lantern, pumpkin tree, bittersweet, and more! Take advantage of their availability in our cooler at our design center this season and surround yourself with the season’s deep colors and rich textures! Design your own bouquet to bring beautiful fall blooms into your home, office space, or outdoor area to create a festive fall look. Place gorgeous sunflowers on your desk at work, add dahlias to your coffee table, and place pots full of blooming chrysanthemums across your front porch. When you invite fall to brighten up your world, the possibilities are endless. Do you know someone celebrating a birthday or anniversary during the fall season? Be sure to browse flower designs and blooming plants available in our online Fall Collection.  A beautiful bouquet of seasonal stems brings a bit of the outdoors in for a fresh perspective. We offer Flower Delivery in Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, Avon, Broad Ripple, Fishers, Noblesville and across the country, so you can share the joy of the season with friends and family members all around.

The Many Mums of Autumn

Fall is a wonderful time to see the beautiful colors of changing leaves. There are also many amazing flowers that bloom in the fall, and our favorite one is the chrysanthemum. These fantastic flowers come in a variety of blooms with many colorsdaisy-mums-ray-flowers-disk-centre perfect for fall. Whether you’re decorating with fall flowers, sending them to someone special, or simply enjoying them in your garden, discover the world of mums and their many different varieties. It’s great to learn a little bit about where mums come from, too! Take a look at the different species available in chrysanthemums to discover new favorites. Take a look at these interesting fall facts about mums our floral experts at George Thomas Florist have dug up for you this season.

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Button mums are the smaller version of pompon mums, a variety of chrysanthemums that present a rounded globe-like head for a soft, colorful addition to any fall floral design. Button poms are often seen in greens or yellows, like in our Color Craze Bouquet. The green buttons make a perfect accent to a bouquet of sunny fall blooms.

Daisy Mums

1b8856aaee6cf55b9792e5fc9fcc8bc6Daisy mums are one of the most popular varieties of chrysanthemums, mainly because they resemble daisies but are still a hardy, long-lasting chrysanthemum. Whether planted in the garden, standing alone in a single stem vase, or included in a mixed bouquet like our Fall For Daisies, these blooms bring a cheerful addition to any space. Daisy mums appear in a spectrum of hues, from white and yellow to gold and bronze, like in this bouquet. 

Find Inspiration and Meaning in Mums

Chrysanthemums have been a long-venerated flower for centuries around the world. Originally cultivated in China, the mum was once so special that only royalty in China could grow or possess the plant. Even today in East Asia, mums are highly respected as a symbol of rejuvenation and longevity. As a symbol of the sun to the Japanese, the “Land of the Rising Sun” has also incorporated the chrysanthemum into the Imperial Seal of Japan. Mums are often used as gifts for special occasions even today in Asia. In the West, although most mum varieties are not particularly fragrant, the woodsy smell often symbolizes fall to Americans. In other western countries, the blooms tend to epitomize the ideas of joy and optimism. Even the name of the bloom translates, in the Greek language, to “gold flower,” a radiant example of the brilliance that mums bring to our fall decorations.

With so much positivity and warm wishes. mums make a perfect gift for sending Flowers in Indianapolis to someone special in the fall months. They’re also excellent for displaying in and around your home or office. Bring joy and good fortune when you place mums in your vicinity this season. To learn more about mums, where they come from, what they mean and how different they can be from one another, talk to the floral designers at George Thomas Florist. We’re happy to share our knowledge and insight with you as you choose the perfect Fall flowers this season.

Sending a Message on Valentine’s Day

hhhhYou often hear the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.” That may be true, but the thought isn’t the only thing that counts – especially not to your valentine on this special day.

Imagine a scenario such as this: your valentine is hard at work on Valentine’s Day when a delivery driver opens the door and delivers a box to her colleague’s desk. She looks on in excitement and a bit of envy as her colleague opens the box and begins pulling out roses one-by-one, before arranging them in the accompanying vase. It’s Valentine’s Day, do you really want your valentine assembling their roses at work? Continue reading