Peonies are one of our favorites, now available at Wholesale Flowers!

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The peony is a significant flower, both historically and mythologically. A few common peony meanings include good fortune, happy marriage, prosperity and romance. They also coincide with honor, compassion and even bashfulness. There is a short season for peonies, with most of them blooming from late April to Mid June.

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Graduation Season is upon us & Wholesale Flowers has you covered!

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It’s that time of year again! Graduation season is in full swing. A few ceremonies took place this past weekend, while others are scheduled for the coming weeks. Wholesale Flowers has everything you need for your graduation ceremonies and parties. Whether it’s a fresh orchid flower lei or some supplies to decorate your graduation cap, we have you covered. There are pre-made orchid leis at unbelievably low prices and a large design center for custom lei orders. On top of that, we also carry all the supplies needed for making the lei’s yourself. Browse our large selection of ribbon and our lovely decorative accents section for unique ways to make your cap one of a kind.

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Easter Flowers: No matter what your religious beliefs are, flowers are always nessecary!

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Many of the traditions that come along with Easter stem from early Christianity. The first thing many Christians think of is Jesus Christ rising from the dead and ascending into heaven. Other (non-religious) people see Easter as a fun-loving holiday including magical bunnies, candy and colorful painted eggs. These stories and symbols all stand for new beginnings, new life and rebirth. Easter flowers will always play a large role in these ceremonies and celebrations. The soft whites and brilliant pastel colors of these freshly opening flower buds symbolize just that… new life.

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Mother’s Day is only 30 days away. Are you ready?

Mother’s Day is approaching fast, in fact, it is only about 30 days away. We want to make sure our customers are not caught off-guard and are ready ahead of time this year. Mother’s Day is a day to recognize our mothers and all of the mothers that play a role in our life. Whether it’s your birth mother, your grandmother, the mother of your children or a sibling, it is important to show them how much they mean to you. Traditionally, carnations were the floral symbol of Mothers Day. It is believed that carnations were born from the tears of the Virgin Mary, making them a symbol of a mother’s undying love and therefore a popular choice for Mothers Day. Today, carnations are still a sought after flower; however, many other flowers have become increasingly popular for this special day. Here are a few of our Mothers Day favorites:

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Spring Flowers: A Few of Our Favorites

Welcome in the joy and beauty of spring with a few bunches of colorful freshly cut flowers. Bold pastel colors and often bulb-like shapes help distinguish spring time blooms from the other seasons. Some spring flowers are only available for a few months of the year, so be sure to take advantage of their availability while you can. Here are a few of our favorite spring blooms.

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Christmas Cactus: What makes them special this time of year?

When you imagine what flowers are in-demand around Christmas time, the first to come to mind are surely Poinsettias. It is important to note that there are many different holiday flowers that don’t get as much attention as the Poinsettia. There are undeniable amounts of beauty in the flowers that don’t get the attention and spotlight. In this short blog we will be exploring one of our favorite holiday florals, the Christmas Cactus.

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Proteas: The Kings, The Queens and the In-Betweens

Protea, also known as Sugar Bush, is an exotic fresh cut flower originating from South Africa. The ancestors to the Protea are thought to be roughly 300 million years old. The Protea flower was discovered in 1735 by a Swedish botanist named Karl Linnaeus. Proteas are believed to have been named after the Greek God Proteus. This is because Proteus could transform into anything he wanted. In comparison, Protea’s have many shapes and colors, making it a perfect fit.

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Dia de los Muertos: Behind the “Day of the Dead” Celebrations

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated each year from October 31st until November 2nd. The main focus of this holiday is to honor loved ones who have passed away. Day of the Dead is a unique celebration and it should not be confused as a “Mexican version of Halloween”. This is a festive and upbeat event meant to celebrate life and not to drown in sorrow. The belief behind DOTD practices is that spirits return to the world of the living to be with their families. These Dia de los Muertos celebrations have been passed down through many generations, changing slightly each year. A few movies with references to Day of the Dead celebrations include Disney’s Coco and Spectre 007.

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Dahlias: Behind the Beauty

Dahlias are timeless flowers that have been popular for centuries for their beauty and long history. A popular flower for wedding bouquets because of how many different types and colors are available. From the needle-like petals to the blossoms that starkly resemble a ball. Wholesale Flowers & Supplies is proud to carry many of these different varieties of Dahlia flowers. Let’s discuss some more about the meanings behind this beautiful flower and some fun facts about it.

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