Top 10 Edible Flowers

Top 10 Edible Flowers Munching down on edible flowers has been a practice that dates back thousands of years — the Chinese, Romans, and Greeks all enjoyed utilizing edible flowers in their food, and many cultures continue to use flowers in their cuisine today.  For example, in the Oaxaca and Chiapas region of Mexico it’s very common to find delicious squash blossoms either stuffed with queso oaxaqueño and grilled as an appetizer, or folded into one’s quesadilla.     In addition to traditional use, edible flowers have become THE hip decor for cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of beverages for weddings, seasonal entertaining, and more.Whether incorporated into a cocktail, added to a salad, or sugar-coated for cake, edible flowers add a gorgeous whimsical touch. Top 10 Edible Flowers List 1. Hibiscus: Hibiscus petals can be both tart and sweet with a cranberry-like flavor.  Their ruby red color and bright flavor make them a popular addition in tea and cocktails (like the h


Corporate Gift-Giving Guide

Corporate Gift-Giving Guide Corporate Gift Giving doesn’t just have to happen during the holidays; in fact, corporate gift giving statistics show that the main goals of giving gifts to clients and prospects is to express appreciation and for relationship development — this can happen (and perhaps even be more impactful) at anytime, not just holidays! A well-thought-out corporate gift giving strategy can be used to affirm and encourage working relationships with clients, colleagues, and prospective clients alike, all year long.   That being said, business gifting can be an awkward experience if you’re not familiar with the particulars of gift giving and receiving etiquette. Spending too much, too little, or giving a gift at an inappropriate time may cause your good intentions to be overshadowed by your accidental flub. So before you start buying corporate and business gifts, keep reading for our top tips on corporate gift giving etiquette. Corporate Gift Giving Etiquette Business G

Summertime Lemonade Lilies

Summertime Lemonade Lilies Ah, summertime! ’tis the season for lilies–or as poets call them, gorgeous groundstars. And ‘tis he season for lemonade, that simultaneously sweet and tart thirst quencher – boon to every child entrepreneur and thirsty urban wayfarer and bane to the heat and thirst of summertime. What could make summer any more ideal?  Lemonade lilies, of course!  They will vanquish the blahs as quickly and surely as lemonade dispenses with thirst.  Coming in shades of pink and yellow, just like their namesake, these beautiful summer bloomers can be combined in a bouquet that will be both soothing and enlivening – just like a tall, iced glass of lemonade.  Their scent is as sweet as their appearance and will keep you coming back to admire and appreciate them up close.  The subtlety of their hues contains multitudes, such as “pale lemon yellow, creamy mango gold, and deep strawberry pink.”  Lemon, mango, and strawberry – if that doesn’t sound like a mouthwatering ref

4th of July Flowers

4th of July Flowers While June weddings abound with floral possibilities, Independence Day is not so florally famous.  After all,  Fourth of July celebrations are typically devoted to outdoor entertainment – food on the grill and drinks on ice.  Where could flowers possibly play a part in that scenario?   Well, fresh flower arrangements – judiciously placed away from the propane and chlorine at the edge of the pool deck, patio, or lawn – could reinforce the color scheme of the holiday, either in red, white, and blue or in an explosive array of colors, foreshadowing the evening’s fireworks.    With the variety of outdoor Fourth of July activities, guests will be passing through the foyer, living room, and family room.  Sofa tables in any and all of these rooms could be noticeably enhanced by the adornment of a fresh seasonal bouquet. And, of course, no matter what the location of the day’s activities at home, guests will definitely be visiting the bathroom where an arrangement o

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice June 21st marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky.  The summer solstice marks the ascension of spring into summer, and celebrates the power of the sun, and its provision of abundance, fruition, and fulfillment. What better way to celebrate the sun and the bounty it provides than with farm fresh flower flowers? Flowers for Solstice Sunflowers are a particularly fitting symbol for the summer solstice–these farm fresh flowers are the namesake of the very orb the summer solstice celebrates and have long been associated with the power of the sun.  Sunflowers even chase the sun — over the course of the day, they will move their heads to face it as it moves across the sky, from rising to setting. Fire is the element of the Summer Solstice–it’s heat being closely affiliated with that of the sun.  It is a symbol of passion, creativity, creation, rebirth, and action.  Excellent farm fresh flowers to re

Father’s Day Will Be Here Before You Know It

Father s Day Will Be Here Before You Know It Father’s Day will be here before you know it, and we have fun surprises and plenty of options for dad here at Men are multi-faceted individuals (much more so than what pop culture claims)– we’re sure several fathers will appreciate a gift that doesn’t fall within the “BBQ and Beer” stereotypical theme.  For example, if your father spends long hours at the office, add some joy and life to his space with a Bonsai tree. has a large variety of indoor Bonsais complete with an attractive container and detailed descriptions of the light and environment they prefer. Bonsais are relaxing and easy to care for (even for individuals who are very busy!). A Sago Palm Tree or a Ponytail Palm indoor Bonsai might help make his hectic workplace feel more like a tropical oasis. A Dwarf Jade Bonsai is another easy-to-grow cheerful option that he’ll be sure to love. Your father might really get a kick out of a Money Tree Bonsai,

DIY Wedding Flower Ideas

DIY Wedding Flower Ideas DIY Wedding Flowers is a great idea if you are looking to create custom arrangements at an affordable price.  We love DIYers here at Flowerbud, which is why, in addition to our Wedding Flower Market, we’ve also put together top tips for ordering and creating DIY wedding flowers, a FAQ page about DIY wedding flowers, as well as best practices for wedding flower storage and care.  If you’re looking for DIY Wedding Ideas, well then, we have you covered there as well.  Below you will find DIY wedding flower advice as well as easy-to-construct wedding arrangements using the strong, beautiful blooms we offer in our Wedding Flower Market. Photo Courtesy of Pinterest Colors and Types – DIY Wedding Flowers Some of the most popular DIY wedding flowers are tulips, calla lilies, gerbera daisies, and lilies, due to their beauty, hardiness, versatility, and range of colors.  No matter what flowers you choose, remember to select colors that reflect your personal tast