Color Your World With Living Coral

The New Year has arrived and this year, we’re going to be seeing the color Living Coral everywhere! This beautiful shade of coral is animated and life-affirming with golden undertones while it energizes and enlivens those around it. As an authentic, social and spirited hue, Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Look for this shade trending in fashion, home decor, and of course, flowers! Adrian Durban Florist suggests placing flowers in Living Coral hues everywhere you need a modern, trendy decorating face-lift.

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Have a Healthy New Year

As we move into the New Year, we look for ways to improve ourselves, changes we can make to have a happier, healthier life. The floral experts at Adrian Durban Florist believe one simply, beautiful way to improve your health and your general outlook on life is by surrounding yourself with flowers. Here’s why:

  • Flowers freshen the air. Bring plants and flowers into your home or office to purify the air, which will in turn provide clarity, focus and better productivity to your day.
  • Color boosts creativity. Remember how you had a favorite color as a kid? You still do. Surround yourself with bright colors that you love and watch your ability for creative thought blossom.
  • Fresh floral scents are a mood booster. Start the new year in a good mood with your favorite sweet-smelling flowers and fill the air with an uplifting mood.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Style

This month marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th each year. For Hispanic Americans, this 30-day period includes the Independence Day for many Latin American countries. Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence on September 15, while Mexico, Chile and Belize do so shortly after, on September 16, 18, and 21, respectively. This year Adrian Durban Florist joins members of these nations in celebrating everything Hispanic Americans have contributed to our culture and society with gorgeous floral arrangements with Hispanic American roots.

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Plan Ahead For Roses On Valentine’s Day

If you’re reading this, you already in a great position to get the top pick in roses for Valentine’s Day. With more than two weeks to go, you’ve still got oodles of time to nail down the perfect bouquet for that special someone, whether you’re sending it to your sweetheart, your mom or your best friend. Roses come in a variety of different styles, from the stand alone, long-stemmed variety to a mixed bouquet popping with other flowers. We here at Adrian Durban Florist have them all.

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June is National Rose Month

National Rose Month“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman

June is National Rose Month, which affords us he chance to shower accolades on this beautiful flower that we love year-round. Roses have always symbolized beauty and love – and have even represented political parties and warring factions. Whether posh garden blooms or elegant long stems, the rose is a classic flower which is a traditional part of the most special occasions in our lives. From anniversaries to promotions to birthday celebrations, nothing will make them feel more special than a beautiful rose. And Adrian Durban Florist is here to provide the bouquets, designs, and custom arrangements you’ll need to set the mood.
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Every Rose Has Its…Prickle?

June is finally here, which not only marks the official start of summer but it also means National Rose Month!

Colorful, fragrant, and graceful, it’s no wonder roses hold a special allure for romantics, artists, and designers alike. In fact, roses are overwhelmingly the world’s undisputed favorite flower with over 85% of people calling it their top choice.

20 Rose Cluster Bouquets by Adrian Durban Florist

20 Rose Cluster Bouquets by Adrian Durban Florist

Rose blooms span nearly the full-color spectrum from delicate shades of soft pastels to bold confident hues in solid, striped or variegated petals. From the purest white to the darkest red, plus pink, yellow, orange, mauve, russet (and many shades in between), roses coordinate with any setting. Their fragrance will fill a room with classic rose, citrus, sweet, or spicy notes, and their durability allows them to adapt well to nearly any weather environment.

It’s not surprising that roses have accumulated deep symbolism and a devoted following. They are America’s national flower, as well as the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia. They’re June’s birth flower and the 15th and 50th wedding anniversary flower. New Year’s Day celebrates them with a parade and college football bowl game in Pasadena, California.

Most of all, roses are an irresistible indulgence and an excellent way to express your true feelings. When you’re tongue-tied or can’t find the right words to express your feelings, there’s no better flower than roses to do the talking for you. Roses have long been used to send covert messages which are easily decoded if you know their secret language. From love at first site, friendship, or true love and new beginnings, appreciation, and congratulations, there is a color to symbolize your heartfelt sentiment.

Did you know there is a whole language around the color of roses?

Red – enduring love, romance
Lavender – love at first site, enchantment
Bright orange – passion, excitement, and fascination
Coral – desire and happiness
Yellow – friendship, gladness, delight
Light pink – happiness, joy, admiration
Deep pink – appreciation, thankfulness
White – innocence, purity, honor, reverence
Peach – appreciation, admiration, modesty

Here are 10 fun facts about roses that will give you an even greater appreciation of our favorite flower:

  1. There are over 100 species of roses.
  2. The first rose fossil was found in Florissant, Colorado and dated back to 35 million years ago.
  3. There is no such thing as a “black” rose. The closest to black is a rare breed called the Turkish Halfeti – a dark deep crimson that appears black to the eye.
  4. The term “thorns” is technically incorrect when referring to the sharp objects on the stems of roses. The correct term is “prickles.” Thorns have deeper roots in a plant’s stem whereas prickles attach at the surface.
  5. Ravishing Roses by Adrian Durban Florist

    Ravishing Roses by Adrian Durban Florist

    There is, however, a blue rose. Rose petals lack an enzyme that is necessary to create a blue pigment. For years, breeders have tried to cross different colored roses to create what seemed impossible. In 2009, however, with the help of genetic engineering, the world’s first blue rose was created.

  6. More than 54% of land in Ecuador is used to cultivate roses. Over 80% of the land of Zambia is cultivated with roses as well.
  7. Rose hips contain more vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable.
  8. George Washington was the first rose breeder in the United States. He named a variety after his mother, Mary.
  9. The tallest rose bush measured in at over 23 feet tall!
  10. Roses can live a long time. The oldest rose bush in the world is over 1,000 years old and is found covering the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim Germany.

Since it is National Rose Month, there’s no better time than now to send some fantastic roses to someone special in your life. Check out our website for some of our amazing designs that feature roses in a multitude of colors and styles.

At Adrian Durban Florist, we truly have something for everyone! If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, give us a call or stop in and talk to one of our designers and we’ll make something completely unique that you’re sure to love!