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Dianne Richardson of Richardson's Flowers in Medford NJMay, 2013

Happy Spring! We're launching our monthly newsletter just in time for Mother's Day! We hope you enjoy reading about our latest adventures at the flower shop and find useful information for decorating with plants and flowers.

We're all a-bloom at the flower shop! Stop in to see the latest trends for Prom flowers, including our extensive line of keepsake rhinestone bracelets for wrist corsages. We also design stunning clutch bouquets and unique boutonnières that are ~picture perfect!~ 

Don't forget Mom on Mother's Day! We carry every type of flower imaginable and we have a large selection of floral arrangements and blooming plants that are the perfect gift to win Mom's heart! We deliver flowers, plants and love...around the corner or anywhere in the world! Thank you for your loyal patronage.

Dianne & Staff

Corsage work for Prom

“Flowers leave a part of their fragrance in the hands that bestow them.”
  – Chinese proverb
flowers for mom on Mother's Day

Reflections: Daughter champions Mother's Day 

From its beginnings, flowers have been a key part of Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, began campaigning for a day to honor mothers after she lost her own in May 1906. She suggested the use of white carnations – her mother’s favorite flower – for the observance.

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a flower's journey from grower to you

From field to florist: A flower's journey

Have you ever wondered how a flower gets to our shop so quickly and stays so fresh? The floral industry relies on a process sometimes described as the “cold chain” to keep flowers fresh from the farms on which they are grown until they reach customers’ hands.

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beautiful rose - how to spot a fresh flower

Do you know how to spot a fresh flower?  

While you’re always guaranteed the freshest flowers from our store, it’s good to know the signs of a fresh bloom. Here are a few tips for making sure you’re getting healthy flowers.

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floral trends - the color of the year - green

On Trend: Color of the Year

Fashion- and trend-watchers are seeing green this year – on fashion runways, in home décor and among consumer products – as Emerald, the 2013 Color of the Year, proves its enchanting appeal.

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Peony - the fresh flower of the month for may

Cut Flower of the month Peony

A queen among blooms, the peony’s sweet fragrance whispers of spring enchantment. While you can enjoy these for just a short window in your garden at home, they are available in the florist’s shop for a bit longer. Florists’ peonies are accessible from March to August, with April, May and June the peak season.

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plan ahead

Don't forget the moms and the grads in your life this month. A gift of flowers never goes out of style. And mark your calendar for these upcoming dates:

Wednesday, May 1,
May Day:
Adorn neighbors’ doors with tiny posies. Young ones especially love ringing the doorbell and hiding as these treats are discovered.

Sunday, May 5,
Cinco de Mayo:
Bold flowers in green, white and red – the colors of the Mexican flag – make great accompaniments for a celebration.

Sunday, May 12,
Mother’s Day:
Did you know white carnations were the original flower associated with Mother’s Day in the early 20th century? Today, a wide variety of colorful blooms are customer favorites.

Monday, May 27,
Memorial Day:
Honor our military heroes and loved ones who have gone before us with beautiful graveside blooms. Red is the traditional color of Memorial Day, for the poppies referenced in John McCrae’s 1915 poem honoring the war dead, “In Flanders Fields.”

monthly tip

Properly mixing flower food:
The specially formulated flower food that you bring home in those tiny, suger-packet-sized envelopes is an important ingredient for keeping vibrant, long-lasting flowers. It contains nutrients for the flowers, a bactericide to keep the water clear, and an acidifier to help the flowers “drink” the water.
For best results:

  • Use lukewarm water (tap is OK).
  • Mix in a clean pitcher/container.
  • Measure the recommended amount of water. The right ratio is important because too much or too little food can actually reduce flowers’ vase lives.

Use freshly mixed flower-food solution to replace the water in your floral arrangements every two to three days. And use it from the start if you’re arranging your own cash-and-carry bouquets.

ask the expert
Q. Can I plant my potted bulb flowers outdoors after they're done blooming?

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