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Spring Flowers: The Best Reasons to Send Blooms in April

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Spring is a season for new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate than by sending spring flowers from Ballard Blossom in Seattle, WA ? April is full of holidays and special events, and each one offers a unique reason to send blooms. Here are some of our favorite reasons to send April flowers this year along with a few of our favorite flowers for each occasion! Easter - Sunday, April 17 Easter is a time for family, friends, faith, and flowers! But did you know that Easter is the fourth biggest floral holiday of the year? And while it may not get the same recognition as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or other national holidays, flowers and Easter plants have long played a very important role in Easter and Passover observances. They are synonymous with the holidays in both home decorations and as gifts. Ballard's Skagit Valley Tulips Bouquet Our favorites Easter flower arrangements include Easter lilies, tulips, and daffodils. Lilies are popular symbols of Easter as t

10 Wedding Planning Tips from a Professional Wedding Florist

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Did you recently get engaged? Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed? No need to worry, you're not alone. Planning a wedding can be stressful and intimidating at first, but it can - and should - also be a lot of fun!  If you're planning a wedding, you know how important it is to have beautiful flowers. But what if you're not sure how to go about working with a professional florist? Here are some pro tips from the experienced floral wedding designers at Ballard Blossom in Seattle, WA that will help make the process easier and ensure that your wedding flowers are absolutely perfect on your big day! Tip #1: Work with your florist to create a custom theme that reflects your personality and style. Your wedding day is all about you and your spouse-to-be, so it’s important that your flowers reflect your unique personality and style. Work with your local florist to create a custom wedding theme that you love. This will be the starting point for all of your other wed

7 Pro Tips From Your Local Florist for Longer Lasting Flowers

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner which means it's time to start thinking about flowers! If you've ever received flowers, you know the feeling of excitement that comes with seeing a beautiful arrangement delivered to your home or office. But what if the joy of receiving flowers could last longer?  Most people know the basics for keeping flowers alive longer: changing the water, keeping it in a cool place, and not leaving them in direct sunlight. But here are a few pro tips from the experienced floral designers at Ballard Blossom in Seattle, WA that will help make your flowers last as long as possible. 1. Choose a clear vase One of the most obvious ways to make roses and other flowers last longer is by using a clear vase with a lot of water. Why clear? Because opaque vases make it much more difficult to monitor the water level - which almost always leads to under-watering and faster perishing flowers. 2. Condition your water (use flower food) Beautiful Love Bouquet

Ring in the New Year with Very Peri - the 2022 Color of the Year

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After a year of indecision in 2021 when the Pantone Color Institute couldn’t decide between “Illuminating” (yellow) and “Ultra Gray” as Color of the Year, the “color experts” at the Pantone Color Institute returned to their customary selection of a lone color to represent 2022. Their choice? Very Peri (PANTONE 17-3938), a shade of blue with violet red undertones, not unlike what most people call periwinkle.  How did the color experts choose Very Peri for the 2022 Color of the Year? Pantone Color Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman explains: “As we move into a world of unprecedented change, the selection of PANTONE 17-3939 Very Peri brings a novel perspective and vision of the trusted and beloved blue color family, encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time with its violet red undertone, encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.” Pantone chose bright and soothing colors last year to symbolize a renewed sense of hope and optimism following the world

Cross Off Your Entire Holiday Wish List at Ballard Blossom

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December is here once again. That means the time is now to start planning your holiday shopping (if you haven’t already) in order to avoid picked-over store shelves and lengthily shipping delays closer to Christmas.  Holiday shopping does not have to be difficult or stressful. In fact, holiday shopping can be a simple one-stop shopping experience if you know the best place to shop for holiday gifts in Seattle, WA. Ballard Blossom has all of your holiday gift ideas covered with an incredible variety of holiday flowers, centerpieces, and plants available now in-store, as well as countless other holiday gift ideas including candles, chocolates, ornaments, and more!  Whether you’re holiday shopping for a loved one, friend, co-worker, or business associate, we have unique holiday gift ideas that everyone on your list is sure to love!  5 Holiday Favorites from Ballard Blossom Poinsettias A lovely poinsettia plant is an excellent traditional holiday gift idea they will cherish all season long

Let Ballard Blossom help decorate your home or office for the holidays

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The holiday season is a time for celebration and family. It’s the time of year where we deck the halls and decorate our homes and offices with holiday d├ęcor.  But finding time to decorate during the holiday rush can be difficult, and the longer you wait, the less options you have. Most people wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about holiday decorations, so your best bet is to have your designer booked before they start getting too busy.  That means right now is the best time to start planning your holiday decorating. If you’re looking for holiday decorating ideas or are in need of on-site florists that can help you get your home festive-ready before December 25th then Ballard Blossom should be your first stop!  We offer services to any budget big or small and our floral designers are experts in helping customers find the perfect holiday decorations for their home or office.  Our design team will decorate your home  Everyone loves decorating for holidays but who has the tim

Fall Flowers: Gifts for Thanksgiving and Other Celebrations

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  Fall is a wonderful time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and cool, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Give thanks this season with fall flowers from Ballard Blossom . Flowers can be given as gifts or used to create festive centerpieces for the Thanksgiving dinner table.  There is nothing more heartwarming than a bouquet of fresh flowers on the Thanksgiving table. We have a wonderful assortment of fall flowers that will make your Thanksgiving table look spectacular. From roses to poinsettias, we have something to please everyone on your list including bouquets with traditional autumn colors like oranges and browns, as well as brighter tones such as yellows and reds. Creating fall-themed flower arrangements is one of our favorite parts about this season because there are so many possibilities thanks to all the different types of flowers available during this time - from chrysanthemums and marigolds to mums and poinsettias! When it comes down to it, we love