The weather's getting warmer, and the days are growing longer, which means springtime is just around the corner! At Allan's Flowers, it's our favorite time of the year! We're not only excited to see the cacti around Prescott beginning to bloom, but we're also looking forward to stocking our flower shop with the beautiful blooms of spring. You can celebrate the arrival of spring, too, by freshening your home with a vibrant bouquet of seasonal flowers.
Surprising Facts about Spring Flowers
In the United States, spring officially starts on the vernal equinox, the point on the Earth's orbit around the Sun when daylight and darkness are the same length and after which days grow longer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the vernal equinox is on March 19th. In other parts of the world, the start of spring is celebrated only when certain flowers are in bloom. For example, Japan officially recognizes spring once their national flower, the cherry blossom, has begun to bloom. Read More about What Flowers Bloom in Springtime? »
Most people see floral bouquets as fleeting objects of beauty. As romantic as the notion of fleeting beauty sounds, the beauty of a floral arrangement can actually last forever, if you choose to dry and preserve its flowers. The traditional and most effective way to dry flowers is to gather and tie their stems to hang them upside down in a location out of the direct sunlight. This method is the best way to preserve a bouquet's colors and shape. Unfortunately, it can take several days for flowers to dry using this method — even in Prescott's relatively dry air. If you'd rather have your flowers dried and displayed quickly, you can use any of the following methods recommended by our experts at Allan's Flowers.
Bouquet of Dried Roses Read More about Enjoy Your Bouquet Forever with These Fast Flower Drying Techniques »
Posted by Rakini Chinery on December 31, 2019
Just because winter has arrived does not mean it’s time to stop enjoying living plants and flowers. There are plenty of gorgeous plants that thrive throughout the winter months. With the right care and maintenance, you can enjoy these beauties all season long. Send gorgeous winter plants or flowers to friends and loved ones to boost spirits as the winter doldrums set in. The floral experts at Allan’s Flowers are eager to share our favorite winter plants with you. Find something special that you’ll love this season. Read More about Fall in Love with Winter Plants that Thrive »
Posted by Rakini Chinery on December 16, 2019
| Last Updated: December 18, 2019
Each Christmas age-old traditions are repeated, filling us with a sense of wonder and nostalgia. Some of these traditions, from songs and stories to customs and decor, date back centuries. In some cases, like with the use of holly to decorate, the meaning has changed over time. Prior to the Christmas traditions we associate with it today, holly was used in ancient Celtic, pagan, Roman and Druid ceremonies and mythology. With such rich traditions behind this unassuming plant, the floral experts at Allan’s Flowers decided to spend some time discussing holly, its meaning and how to include it in your decorating as you prepare for the holidays this winter. Read More about What It Really Means to Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly »
Posted by Rakini Chinery on November 24, 2019
| Last Updated: February 20, 2020
Beautiful flowers enrich all our lives! Research shows that the flowers we select to display in our homes say much about the kind of person we are. The floral designers at Allan’s Florist love to share our favorite flowers with you. Your personal sense of style comes out when you choose flowers that represent the unique qualities of your home. Read More about Our Five Favorite Flowers »
Posted by Rakini Chinery on November 15, 2019
| Last Updated: February 18, 2020