Category: ‘Father’s Day’

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Celebrating Father’s Day

by Shelby Shy on June 13, 2016 at 7:52 am

PothosFather’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 19. It is one of those holidays that can be challenging to find just the right gift.

Lucky for me, my father’s passion is gardening. This year, the big buzz for gardeners is potted flowers and plants, and interesting containers.

Even dads who are non-gardeners appreciate flowers and plants, so consider making your dad smile with a floral gift.

Simple grasses or hanging green pothos in industrial concrete containers make a masculine gift for dad.

Surprise dad at work with one of these plants — they’re perfect to spruce up office spaces. Read More

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Father’s Day Flowers

by Lisa Greene on June 11, 2014 at 8:12 am

Duck Dynasty - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCICan you believe it is almost summer time? Ah, summer, with weather warm to sink our toes in the sand while reading the latest best seller. Before hitting the beach, there is an item on your to-do list: Get dad a gift for Father’s Day. Believe it or not, your local florist may have the best gift.

Research from Rutgers University proves the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Yes, flowers make dads happy. Read More

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5 Tips for Father’s Day Flowers

by J. Robbin Yelverton on June 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Father’s Day Flowers by Blumz by JRDesigns in metro DetroitFathersDay-Robbin

This arrangement features vivid yellows, greens and whites with a keepsake dress tie in coordinating colors. The use of the exotic pincushion, bold fatsia leaf and unique blue eryngium thistle adds a distinctly masculine touch. Bells of Ireland add height and hydrangea lends its visual volume to help balance that height. — Photo Courtesy Blumz by JRDesigns in metro Detroit

Papa, Father, Padre, Pop, Dad … whatever name they go by, when it comes time to think of gifts for them, thoughts generally run the gamut of he-man tokens — rarely flowers. But yes Virginia, REAL men love flowers, too. They may sometimes act like they don’t, but that’s just dad following the rules laid out in the Old School Testosterone Playbook. The same playbook that says men don’t cry and shouldn’t wear pink. But trust me, it’s a fact backed up by actual research, men like flowers.

My dad gave me grief for the longest time when I announced that I was going to go to college to study plants and flowers. You see, my dad worked for the railroad; a brakeman hanging on the side of boxcars, switching the tracks, chewing tobacco and wearing cowboy boots. A REAL man. Playing with flowers was for sissies. But guess what that very same man did when he retired — he started playing with flowers. Daylilies to be exact, but flowers none the less. The truth was out: REAL men do love flowers.

Don’t be afraid to send dad flowers or a blooming plant. But when you do, give a nod to the Old School Testosterone PlayBook and keep these tips in mind: Read More

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Father’s Day Flowers for Dad

by Carol Caggiano on June 11, 2012 at 9:20 am
Arrangement of gerberas, lilies and roses

Gerbera, Lilies and Roses - Photo Courtesy Teleflora

As Father’s Day approaches I wonder how we ever got to the point where we assumed a gift of flowers or plants is more for women? When you think about it, most growers, florists, designers and gardeners are men.  And even more interestingly, many men choose flower gardening and flower arranging as a hobby totally outside of their professional careers.  I have been in the floral industry a long time, and I have never seen a man receive flowers where he did not break out in a big, face-consuming smile. I think sometimes the gift can be even more appreciated because it is unexpected.  We automatically think of flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day, but it takes a creative thought to get to the same decision for Father’s Day. Read More

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Top 5 Floral Gifts for Father’s Day

by Shelby Shy on June 13, 2011 at 9:56 am
A Fishing Floral Fantasy

A Fishing Floral Fantasy

It’s Father’s Day shopping time. Every dad is unique and special. What special gifts have you given your dad over the years?

Have you ever sent flowers? He’ll love them. A behavioral study conducted at Rutgers University shows that men who receive flowers demonstrate increased social interaction and happiness.

If you’re not sure what flowers are right for your dad, check out my Top 5 Floral Gift Suggestions for Father’s Day. Read More