National Plant a Flower Day

March 10 is National Plant a Flower Day and we are celebrating by talking about planting flowers into your loved one’s lives! Flowers are not only beautiful, but they provide so many other positives, like emotional health improvements, they aid in memory, concentration, relaxation, and they even help you feel better, faster! We wanted to celebrate flowers today by talking all about the benefits planting flowers in someone’s life will bring.

1. Emotional Health Improvements

Flowers can brighten up any room, which in turn also brightens your mood! There is nothing quite like waking up and literally smelling the roses. When someone sends you flowers it’s because they care for you. Talk about an immediate mood boost! We think the best way to show someone you care, without really saying anything at all, is by sending flowers.

You can plant flowers by themselves or you can purchase them from us and we will do all the work! You can add on a personalized card and make the bouquet design a custom one!

2. Memory & Concentration

Plants not only look good and make you feel good, but they help you when it comes to losing your train of thought! If you keep them inside, plants will oxygenate the air, which boosts your brain cells, making you feel like your best self. Try out a zen garden or putting more greenery into your arrangements.

3. Relaxation

Imagine having flowers on your desk at work to look at when you are in need of some relaxation. How can someone be stressed out when they have the smell of lavender or roses next to them? Plant some flowers into someone’s life and help them relax.

4. Feeling Better

Flowers are great for when you may not have the right words, especially for those times like funerals or when someone isn’t feeling well. They even make great hospital gifts, as they provide a little bit of life in the patient’s room. Many hospitals actually provide rooms for this reason because looking at flowers can relieve the stress of being there.

These are just some of the MANY reasons flowers are not only beneficial for your smile but your overall health. We are happy to partner up with you on making someone’s day! Visit our website to look at our custom designs and to check out our other blog posts on the importance of florals.


How to Make Up with Flowers

In case you forgot Valentine’s Day (any other holiday, birthday, or important date)… here are some ways that Rosemary Duff Florist can help you make it up to her or him.

Uh oh, did you forget? It’s okay, it happens sometimes! We are here to help you. First of all, mark it on your calendars for next year so this will not happen again. Secondly, let’s create a plan to restore the relationship and help you make up with flowers.

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Flowers Say I’m Sorry

The perfect surprise when they arise from their morning slumber…flowers on the kitchen table or wherever they will see them first thing in the morning. It’s the perfect way to say I’m sorry, without really having to say anything at all. Pick up a beautiful customized arrangement or something from our front freezer to surprise them with. We have so many different custom designs you can choose from, so since you are a little late, let’s think bigger than roses.

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Add a Card, Write Many Nice Things About Them!

This is where we win them back! Give compliments and share all the feelings you have for them! Lucky for you, you can get a customized card with your flowers, we will do the work while you think of the message! Or if your local, you can pick the perfect one out in our store!

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Say Yes to the Upgrade

When you’re late for an important date, you can always use flowers to help ease the pain, but in this case, think about how you can upgrade your arrangement. We recommend items like stuffed animals, chocolates or maybe even something in their favorite color (like ribbon). Sometimes you need to go BIG (so you don’t go home).

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The Delivery

Some say it’s not what you say, but how you say it that matters most…cue the delivery. Should you pick it up in store or should you have it delivered? I think your answer should depend on how late you are. If you are just one day late, we think surprising them with a flower delivery by Rosemary Duff Florist, especially at work, would give you extra points. If you are more than one day late, you must always deliver the flowers in person. Remember you have some making up to do and going out of your way, with flowers in hand, will surely make them accept your apology.


We hope you aren’t late for an important date, but if you are, please give us a call as we are always here to help you stay out of the dog house. We think that you can ALWAYS make up with flowers.

Are you Taking Care of Your Flowers?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we bet many people will come home to a beautiful flower arrangement from someone they love. The problem is that they don’t always come with instruction manuals! There are so many ways to keep your flowers healthy, alive, and thriving.

Here are some of our tricks on how to keep your Valentine’s Day florals blooming, even after the holiday.

Buy Local

Do not purchase your florals more than a week in advance of when you want to gift them. This is why buying local is the best way to go. Not only does your money go back into your community when you purchase local, you are going to get the freshest, most in season blooms you can find.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Just like humans, plants need water too! Keep your vase filled with water so that all the stems are submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink! If your flowers came in a basket or other container with foam, add fresh water every day.

It’s all about the shade

Sunlight is so important to helping your flowers grow, but shade is equally as important if you want to keep them alive. Avoid placing flower arrangements in windows and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating. Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

Maintain the Flowers

Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements. This will keep the water cleaner. Plus, they are just unattractive. Keep the bouquet healthy, happy and pretty by checking it each day for dead, or dying blooms.  If leaves fall into the water, get them out. They are not good for the water and will harm the flowers as they decompose.

We hope you enjoyed these quick tips on how to keep your beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers alive. If only we could do that with the expiration dates on chocolate! For more information regarding last minute Valentine’s Day orders, give us a call or order off of our website at

Reasons to Send Flowers in 2018

New year, more opportunities to send flowers! The best thing about sending florals is that you don’t need a reason! We are here to talk about some more reasons why you should send flowers in the new year and not just for occasions.

1.     Just Because

Not many people think about sending flowers for someone “just because”. There is nothing like bringing home flowers for the one you love or sending flowers to distant relatives just to remind them you are thinking of them!

2.     I’m Sorry

Nothing says I’m sorry more than buying a huge bouquet of flowers and sending them as a surprise. We all make mistakes and flowers can make up for them! Skip the simple email or text message and go straight to the florals.

3.     To add some color to a room

Adding any kind of flower to a room can brighten it up. Instead of buying more expensive décor to give your living room, dining room, etc. some style, try our flowers first! It is always a great feeling to pick up some flowers and use them to liven up someone you love’s home.

4.     Thank You

Sending flowers is a great way to say “thank you” for your act of service or kindness. Surprise the people you love by re-paying them in flowers. We have great add-ons to make the surprise even more special!

5.     Celebration

Last but not least, send flowers just to celebrate someone’s accomplishment. That could be a promotion, a graduation, or a recent engagement. The best thing about our flowers is that you do not always need a reason to send them. We can provide many different styles and sizes depending on the person you are sending them too.

There are so many other reasons to send flowers this year but sometimes you don’t even need a reason at all! Flowers should not just be an occasional gesture but should be a random act of kindness to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Give us a call or visit our website,, and we can help you pick the perfect set of florals for a loved one!

2018 Color of the Year

Have you heard the news? Pantone’s color of the year has been announced and we are EXCITED! We love when colors that we already use daily are chosen so that we have even more of an opportunity to incorporate that color and make beautiful arrangements for our clients.


Drum roll please…. the 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet! This color is a deep purple which reminds us of royalty and creativity. Here is what Pantone’s executive director has to say about this year’s color:

We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

Now for a few facts about this color and the connotation we associate with the color purple.

  • Purple is the most powerful visible wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Light purple has floral and romantic meanings
  • Darker purple tends to mean decadence and mystery
  • Some cultures associate purple with mourning
  • Generational differences occur with purple as older people see it as a negative meaning while young people view it as a happy color


As you can see this color has a lot of potential and we can’t wait to see how we can incorporate it into our work in the coming year. Below we’ve included a few examples of arrangements we’ve already made that have ultra violet in them. If you would like to be “on trend” and have this color in your home, visit us online or call us to place an order with Ultra Violet flowers.

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Reflections 2017

As the days of 2017 dwindle down, the time comes to make resolutions and reflect on the past year.  We’ve had a wonderful year and want to re-cap a few of our favorite features from 2017.

This year we really went outside the box when it came to wedding flowers. We added unique features like feathers or veggies and got to explore a few new venues we’ve never experienced before.

We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us and can’t thank all of our clients enough. If you have a wedding or special event coming up in 2018, please call us! We would love to be a part of your special day.

Birds of a feather. We loved this wedding because we got to incorporate exotic bird feathers to give these bouquets just a rustic and earthy look.

Veggies were another big trend this year and we loved to be able to incorporate them into our brides’ vision.


We also loved the dramatic touch of a hanging centerpiece that we gave to a few of our weddings this year. It draws the eye up and around the entire venue.

A special treat this year was for us to have the opportunity to travel to Nashville,TN for Rozanne’s niece’s wedding. We love keeping it in the family and exploring “far away” places.

Last but not least, we kept it local with this intimate wedding at the Bernardo Winery in the barrel room. We were aloud to stretch our creative muscles and make this venue magical, as if it wasn’t before.

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All About Wreaths

The tradition of the wreath dates back to ancient times. In Christianity, wreaths symbolize eternity or never ending life and are a huge tradition when it comes to the Christmas season. Wreaths were also known as a sign of victory in ancient Roman times and were hung on people’s doors to show that victory. Whichever meaning you choose to associate with the wreath, there is no denying their beauty.

Often times, people overlook the wreath, but it truly is a great way to set the tone of your house for the holidays. A big inviting wreath on the front door says “welcome, we are happy to have you here”. Wreaths can be simple and sophisticated or fun and loud depending on your style. Wreaths are a simple, yet grand touch when it comes to decorating for the holidays.

Below are some famous wreaths and traditions around the country that you could potentially get some inspiration from for your home.  

Washington D.C.- The White House

The house of all houses. Over in DC, they choose to go with a simple and traditional green wreath with a red velvet bow. If you are lucky enough to see inside the White House, you will have decoration inspiration for years to come!

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New York City- Grand Central Station

Everyone knows that NYC is known for their holiday decorations and it doesn’t stop at Rockefeller Center with that huge tree. These lit wreaths that adorn the outside of Grand Central Station are perfect for lighting up the city and a great tip for those at home. Adding lights to your wreaths adds another layer of dimension and is perfect for the ones that will be outside.


Chicago- The Art Institute of Chicago

A 26 year old tradition, every year The Art Institute of Chicago wreaths their lion statues which reside outside the building adding a festive touch.


San Francisco- Macy’s

Sometimes you will see a grand tree and sometimes you will see a wreath, but the decorations at the Macy’s in San Francisco will never disappoint. Again this one is lit up to go along with the outside lights and decorations.


We hope this has given you some inspiration for your own wreath this year! If you’ve never had one, maybe it’s time to try something new and start a new holiday tradition. For help with ideas and creation please visit us online or call us at  (760) 745-1191.