How I Ended My Floral Frustrations–and Saved Money, too

By Gina Kellogg Wanna know what frustrates me? Wasting money. Drives me nuts when I realize I could have saved a few bucks by making some silly, little, extra effort–like searching for a coupon code before I hit the “Buy” button. Or not using a coupon that I have been carrying in my purse for weeks. […]

How to Create a Hand-Tied Wedding Bouquet

By Gina Kellogg I recently got married, and being a creative type, I decided to design my own bouquet for the wedding. That project inspired me to write about the experience to help other brides who might like to do the same. Check it out on my FloristChronicles blog if you or a bride you know […]

Flower Power: Emotional Benefits of Fresh Flowers

By Gina Kellogg Sure, we all like having flowers around because they look pretty. And we all are familiar with the longstanding tradition of the husband in the doghouse who brings home some blooms to help say he’s sorry to the wife–so flowers can serve a purpose, too. But did you know that real-life science has […]

Is Your Florist Selling Fresh Flowers?

By Gina Kellogg Honestly, it’s not likely, but you may occasionally be in a florist shop and notice some droopy blooms. Most florists take extra-special care of the flowers they sell, and they go to extraordinary lengths to maintain the cleanliness of their facilities to aid in that effort. But if you want to be a little […]

How to Duplicate a Royal Bridal Bouquet

By Gina Kellogg It was early, early, early morning in my part of the world when Kate Middleton and Prince William got married last April. So I may have been a bit groggy for certain parts of the ceremony. But I perked up at the first sighting of the new princess carrying her bridal bouquet. Having […]

A New Purse Vs. a Dozen Bouquets? I’ll Take the Flowers.

Research conducted at top educational institutions reveals the emotional and behavioral benefits of flowers and plants.