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
Step aside, February, it's June's turn for romance.
While you may not consider the month that brings us the first blush of summer a romantic one, think again. More people get married in June in the U.S. than any other month. That translates to a real demand for flowers, and not just any flowers---the kind suggestive of affection, passion and romance. And where there are weddings, there are anniversaries. Luckily, Mary Murray's Flowers provides fresh blossoms for both weddings and the annual commemoration of them. If you haven't been giving your sweetie flowers for your anniversary, it's time to get on board. Read More about Let’s Swoon Over June
For some of us, the struggle is real on Father's Day. In the sense that it can be extremely difficult to find a gift for a guy who, when asked what he wants, demurs. Often, the fathers in our lives are the ones who sacrifice a lot for little in return, who give without asking for anything back. Father's Day is the chance to really celebrate them, and yet, we're routinely stumped in what to give. Baseball tickets? A book? Something for the grill? Among the many great ideas, Mary Murray's Flowers would like to add one more, and it may just be the one that delights him the most. Read More about For Father’s Day, A Few Of His Favorite Things
Have a BFF? Well it's time to celebrate them. Come June 8, besties far and wide will be gathering together to celebrate their unique, enduring friendships, and we here at Mary Murray's Flowers have the flowers to show for it.
We say, plan a brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks with that person who has been with you through thick and thin; the one who embraces all of your quirks, laughs at all your jokes, lets you borrow her clothes, watches your dog when you travel . . . you get the gist. Spend your day with your bestie and have a blast. Offer her flowers like a cherry on top. Read More about Give Your Girl Flowers
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
Memorial Day is many things to many people---solemn occasion, three-day weekend---but one thing's for sure: it arrives on the cusp of summer. We might be commemorating the soldiers who touched our lives with their sacrifice and also gathering with friends and family for fun events. We may be attending parades or other poignant ceremonies, along with a barbecue or a pool party. It's that kind of weekend, and Mary Murray's Flowers understands it may call for flowers. Flowers to decorate the outdoor space where you're hosting that dinner party. Flowers to offer someone who is feeling the loss of a beloved hero. Flowers to put on a grave site or to bring as a hostess gift. Luckily, we've got you covered in every scenario. Read More about Make It A Memorable Memorial Day
In honor of Mother's Day, Mary Murray's matriarch shares her insight and expertise on kids, flowers and what to give your own mother this May 13th.
Name: Nicki Argo
Kids: KJ, 33, Braden, 26, Cooper, 25, and Keegan, 23
How did you get into floral work? I got into the floral business totally by accident. I started out helping during a holiday to earn tuition money for law school. It was my first and only job. I have been at the same place for the last 30 years. Read More about Our Resident Mama Talks Kids & Flowers
In May, our local high school students will graduate, and there will be a host of parties and ceremonies happening to celebrate their accomplishments. No doubt you've got a beloved graduate in your life, a high school senior or two for whom you'll want to send your congratulations and best wishes for a bright future---you may even have a soon-to-be graduate in your own house. The Mary Murray's Flowers team is always working up gorgeous designs for a variety of occasions, but graduation is one of the most memorable, we think. It's often a time when young people receive a bouquet for the first time in their lives, and at the very least, it's a bouquet they will remember. That's why we think it's important to give something beautiful. Read More about Statement Flowers For Your Favorite Graduate
2017 has arrived, and this year is already shaping up to be a hot one in the floral industry. From exciting new color palettes to creative new textures, here are some trends to watch for this year. Color My World… Read More about 2017 Floral Forecast
Today is National Poinsettia Day. If you think this is just another one of those wacky observance days that seem to take place every single day of the year (yesterday was both National Mountain Day, and National Light a Candle… Read More about National Poinsettia Day – December 12