Friday, January 27, 2012

Really, Flowers For Him?

'Tis true, 'Tis true. Men like flowers too. Even the macho ones. In a survey, it was found that over 60% of men like receiving flowers. So who said men do not like receiving flowers? More than the flowers, men enjoy the thoughtfulness. The sweet gesture. To the average man, it is great knowing that someone simply had them on their mind. With the celebrated Valentine's Day holiday approaching, why not show your hunk that you love him by sending him a stunning bouquet of flowers. He may not tell his friends about it, but one things for sure he will appreciate the kind gesture.

Peachtree Petals, popularly known as Atlanta's finest flower shop, has a wide array of masculine flower arrangements that can melt the most manly heart. To show your love, how about sending a bouquet that has manly rust-colored Asiatic Lilies, orange Peruvian Lilies, red hypericum berries, and lush greens such as the "You're Special" Bouquet at Peachtree Petals. This arrangement shouts "Happy Valentine's Day, Baby! I'm so glad you're mine!" Peachtree Petals has this beautiful love bouquet and so many more to select from. As you prepare to select your arrangement for that special guy, don't forget to include some sort of food item. Whether it's snacks or fruit, we all know that men love to eat and he will treasure your thoughtfulness for a very long time.

More Romantic Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas For Him
  • Give him a card inviting him to a romantic night for two. Later on that evening, cook him his favorite meal and dance the night away.
  • Create for him a hand-crafted card with a poem written by you or a list of 20 reasons why you love him.
  • Join him for a full day of enjoying his favorite recreational activities.
  • Fork up the cash and purchase that big ticket item or electronic gadget he's been wanting.
  • Give him a huge gift bag filled with all of his favorites things.
  • Last but not least, tie a big red velvet bow around yourself, with a pair of classy red stiletto pumps. With the added touch of a flowers for him your in hand,  he will never forget it.
Valentine's Day is all about expressing your love for that special someone. Showing your love to that special guy in your life has never been easier. Peachtree Petals has floral arrangements that are created with you in mind. If you want to send roses, balloons, or a bear, they have it all.  Atlanta Florists like Peachtree Petals go the extra mile to ensure you will have a splendid arrangement sent to your sweetheart that will make it a holiday to remember.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Making The Life Of Your Flowers Last Longer

Flower are one of the greatest lively gifts given as an expression of gratitude and care.  It would also be a gift if the floral arrangement could remain as beautiful as the day we sent or received them.  We think to ourselves, "Only if they could last!"  The expected life span of a bouquet of flowers is at least 4 to 7 days.  However, they can last much longer.  Depending on the flowers and how well you care for them, will determine if the flowers will last longer that the expected life span.

Below are some helpful tips that will extend the life of your floral arrangement.
  • Be sure to keep the floral foam or vase filled with fresh warm water.   The flower food provided by your florist should be mixed with the water.  You will want to make sure you follow the instructions on the packet.  If your water begins to look cloudy and murky, empty the water and replace it with clean water and flower food.
  • Keep your flowers away from vents, radiators, on top of televisions, directly under ceiling fans, even sunny windows.  This may be contrary to the thinking flowers must need a lot of sun.  Excessive heat and the heat from appliances will cause flower dehydration and petals to wilt much faster than normal.
  • Make sure your floral arrangement is kept in a cool spot (65 to 75 degrees).  Do not set your bouquet near the refrigerator.  Refrigerators emits a type of humidity that can harm the flowers.  Also, fruits and vegetables release enzymes that can harm them.
  • Remove dying flowers daily. Decaying flowers can cause flower-killing organisms, which can clog stem ends also.  So promptly remove dying flowers, especially those that set in the container water.
  • A good suggestion is to replace the plant material to keep the arrangement looking full and new.
  • Cut off at a slant of 1 to 1 1/2 inches of each stem.  You will need to use a sharp knife as to not damage the stems.
  • Find out any other tips for keeping fresh the specific flowers that you have in your arrangement (i.e. carnations, lilies, hydrangeas, roses).
Taking a few moments in your day to care for your flowers, can result in you enjoying the beauty of your floral arrangement much longer.  Atlanta Florists like Peachtree Petals take steps of prompt care as well to make sure their customers receive the the best bouquet possible. They properly refrigerate, perform accurate stem-cutting, and quick, free delivery for all floral arrangements Peachtree Petals make sure you receive the highest quality floral arrangement to begin with, therefore, making it easy for your flowers to last.<

 2011,, Staff, Flower Care Tips

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Roses For Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day around the corner, people are preparing gifts to express their deepest love for one another.  To everyone around the world, no other flower compares to sending Valentine's Day roses.  According to, 110 million roses are sold during the three days surrounding Valentine's Day.  Although the majority sold are& red roses on Valentine's Day, the holiday yet includes the purchasing of an array of the flower's other beautiful colors.  There are variety of colors of the rose and they all have different meanings to communicate love for every level of relationship.

White Roses are symbolic of innocence and purity.  They express truth and are heavenly.  They work well when mixed with the red rose to communicate a bond and are the favorite rose for weddings.

Yellow Roses  communicate friendship and freedom.  These are not the roses to choose if you have other intentions than to be just a friend.  A best friend or colleague would love these.  You can also send yellow roses for occasions such as weddings, graduations, and new mothers.

Deep Pink Roses are used to express "Thank You".  It's rich color communicates the depth of what you mean, without the denotation of romantic love.

Peach Roses communicate appreciation and gratitude.  They are similar to how deep pink roses are used.

Orange Roses express enthusiasm and desire.

Two Roses Entwined speak of becoming engaged or marriage is drawing near.  This is a timely act for anyone desiring to propose on Valentine's Day.  You can explain the meaning of the entwined roses and then pop the question!

Red Rose + Yellow Rose denotes happiness and celebration.  It is a very lively expression.

Light Pink Roses communicate a joy to behold, fun, and happiness.  They are also great for the celebration of newborns.

Red Rose is the symbol of love.  It is the capturing of love, passion, grace, and romance, embodied in one flower.  This is the rose to express romantic relationship level and/or the desire to have one with someone.  It is the Valentine's Day Rose.

There are so many ways to use the unspeakable gift of roses to speak volumes to those we love on Valentine's Day.  There are also so many rose colors to choose from.  Whatever your decision may be, Peachtree Petals are able to provide the quality floral arrangement and rose colors you are looking for.  The new Atlanta florist defines themselves as being simple, quality, and also, free delivery of their floral arrangements.  Their experienced florists are more than capable and willing to help customers make their Valentine's Day the best one ever.

 References:  Susan Breslow Sardone, Guide, Valentines Roses - Rose Colors and Traditional Rose Meanings 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Official Color of the 2012 Year

Drumroll please....and the 2012 Color of the Year is none other than Tangerine Tango. Now I know what you may be thinking. How can I possibly wear orange without looking like something you eat? Well, according to the people over at the Pantone Color Institute, the color Tangerine Tango is the reddish-orange hue that we need to feel encouraged to move forward onto new things in 2012. "There's the element of encouragement with orange, it's building on the ideas of courage and action, that we want to move on to better things. I think it would be a disservice to go with a relaxed, soothing color now," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Many believe that colors can influence certain moods. Orange is thought of as a color that spark courageous moods, probably because it takes courage to even wear it. True or not, an increase in courage is what we desperately need in our world in every area. With the difficult times that many people encountered in 2011, a new zest for life and a new and fresh positive outlook is just what we may need to get up and make 2012 a great year. Although there is no promise that the Tangerine Tango will make you feel like doing the tango, what matters is that as you gear up to face a new year, you enter it with a positive attitude and optimism.

It would be worth a try to jump in on the color fun. If you need a night out on the town, buy a orange dress and go dancing. If you are looking for a spark in your business marketing approach, try adding Tangerine Tango to your promotional advertisements. Or maybe you simply want to liven up your home decor. You can try the Alstromeria bouquets that Peachtree Petals has available for your enjoyment. Feel free to contact us, even for free consultation, and we will be more than happy to help you locate a floral arrangement that best suits you.