When you see a child interacting with his grandparent, you can tell right away what a special bond exists between them. The relationships that bridge generations are amazing, which is why Grandparents Day was established in the first place. This year, consider planning a special day for the grandchildren and grandparents in your life. Prepare their favorite meal, take them to a show, or spend time swapping stories and memories. Mary Murray’s Flowers recommends bringing a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to those special guests of honor, showing them how important they truly are in your family. Read More about Building Family Bonds Through Flowers
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
Mary Murray's Flowers knows you've got a back-to-school supplies list about a mile long (or will soon), and we don't want to rain on your summer parade or anything, but the return to school is nigh. It's a mostly exciting endeavor with a few nerves thrown in for good measure, but we think we have just the thing to get you and yours started on just the right foot. It's a garden made for a desk. Specifically, your kid's teacher's desk. Read More about Meet The Teacher With This Gift
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
One of the best parts of summer is picking out your soundtrack for it. There are always new songs released at its onset, and more still that take the season as their subject matter. And while summer's sunny skies may have inspired hundreds and hundreds of songs, the flora and fauna of the natural world has provided fodder, too. it seems musical artists just can't help but be inspired by the flowers, plants and herbs they see around them. In that spirit, we here at Mary Murray's Flowers have put together a playlist full of titles inspired by what's growing in the garden. Read More about Your Essential Summer Playlist, Inspired By Flowers
Did you bring home, send or otherwise receive a gorgeous flower design like Bright 10? If so, you're probably thrilled. They've brought color and life into your home or someone else's, and you'll take pleasure and enjoyment at seeing them there everyday, bright and happy, beckoning you to slow down, pay attention and appreciate the beauty in your life. How do you keep those flowers going for as long as possible? Read on for Mary Murray's Flowers' top tips for helping your flowers live their best life. Read More about The Proper Care And Feeding Of Your Flowers
Ah summer. That time when our thirst for adventure is at its highest, when the travel plans we've been hatching for the better part of a year finally have their moment in the veritable sun. We're ready to truck across the country or finally embark on that trip abroad. We look ahead to new experiences, new people and new cultures, ready to make some memories and have a good time. But even if we aren't going somewhere this year, we can nip that travel bug in our own homes by bringing in flowers that recall our best trips and favorite moments from summers past. Mary Murray's Flowers invites you to take a long, strange trip back. Read More about A Long Strange Floral Trip
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