Taking care of yourself as part of a wellness program can involve making changes that will benefit as well as those around you. Eating healthy foods, sleeping well, exercising, and nurturing your passions are all great ways to feel energized and whole. Tulsa, OK, florist Mary Murray’s Flowers finds that surrounding yourself with natural green foliage is another great way to create balance in your life. Read More about Plants That Keep You Healthy And Well
It's the end of the summer, a fact that is made clear by the arrival of Labor Day. Historically an occasion to celebrate the American worker, we here at Mary Murray's Flowers believe that the best way to honor every worker's efforts is to take a break from them. And so did the Labor Party in the late 19th century, proposing a day of rest for laborers that was eventually adopted by the country and designated as the first Monday in September. Now, we think of Labor Day weekend as heralding the end of summer, and we spend it gathering with friends and family, making a last trip or just kicking back at home. We're fully behind this last one, and highly recommend that you take the opportunity for a little self-care, starting with flowers. Read More about Crisp, White Flowers For End Of Summer
Be like the bees and hover around some gorgeous, farm-fresh flowers.
We all know how important these industrious, efficient little insects are to the planet, and if you don't know, here's a primer: At least 1/3 of our food is dependent on pollination. Bees pollinate over 80% of flowering plants overall. In fact, one in three bites of food we consume comes straight from those pollinated plants. Like many, Mary Murray's Flowers is a huge fan of bees because they play such a pivotal role in the planet's health and well being. And they love what we love---flowers. Read More about A Farm Fresh Bouquet For Summer
Tear yourself away from those gorgeous new blossoms and lend Mary Murray's Flowers your ear for a second. We know, we know. As soon as you bring flowers into your home or receive them as a gift, you spend the first ten minutes just swooning over the design, admiring every last detail and drinking in that intoxicating fragrance, if the flowers have one. You may be taking photos or calling everyone from all corners of the house to bask in the glory of the new arrangement you just got. We get it. But once that's done, you're faced with a fun problem: where will you put these babies? Read More about Where To Put Those Flowers: A Guide
Want to have a unique experience? Head to a flower festival or floral attraction.
Yes, this is a thing, and yes, you should make a note of it. Why? Botanical gardens and flower-centric festivals are excellent opportunities to engage with local culture and to explore a destination's natural environment. Most festivals unfurl during spring or summer, since that's the time when most flowers are at their peak. Mary Murray's Flowers has rounded up the best (and closest) such attractions so you can make a point to stop and smell the flowers---lots of them. Read More about Follow Your Nose To These Floral Attractions & Events
Mary Murray's Flowers joins the rest of the country this 4th of July in feeling patriotic and proud. We love our country, and there's no better time to show it than on Independence Day. We reflect on our nation's rich history and appreciate all of those who have given so much to protect, preserve and uphold our shared values. We come together for barbecues, potlucks and parades, or spend the day having fun with friends and family. There's a convivial, social spirit to the day---we may be kicking back by the pool or kicking the ball around in the backyard, but we're with people and we're celebrating. We hang bunting from our front porches and put our flags out, welcoming the ones we love the most into our homes. The flowers we bring to the table (or to our host) on the 4th can be just as inviting. Read More about Fit These Flowers Into The 4th of July
Ah, the summertime dinner party (or any type of party---insert your favorite here). Is it just us here at Mary Murray's Flowers or does everything conspire to make it the perfect time to host just such a gathering? Longer days that stretch into warm evenings. The soundtrack of cicadas. The candlelight, the moonlight, the overall air of easy elegance. We can see the menu now: a platter of salmon or grilled chicken, a heaping salad full of veggies fresh from the garden. Pitchers full of lemonade next to bottles of chilled wine. And in the very middle of the table, a vase of flowers, of course. Read More about Host The Perfect Dinner Party This Summer
Ready to get a preview of early summer's floral riches? Let's dive in.
Mary Murray's Flowers would never say which season is our favorite when it comes to flowers, but we will note that spring and summer, with so many blossoms in common, are a pretty darn spectacular time for florals, plants, greens, you name it. The emphasis is on lots and lots of color as well as texture (consider the frost-sensitive orchid and warm-weather fan sunflower), which translates to designs that have a lot of spunk and offer just as much interest. Think of it this way: we're not just decorating our indoor spaces or entryways in summer. We've got patios and picnic tables to adorn, plants to hang from the front porch, decks to line with pots of summer bloomers. To kick things off right, take a look at one of our brightest, boldest designs. Read More about A Splash Of Early Summer Flowers