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One of our favorite things about the beginning of each year is the announcement of color of the year. And this year is no different! We’ve always loved shades of purple especially when it comes to floral bouquets so this year is perfect because the Pantone’s Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. The color of the year has put us in a full blown purple obsession when it comes to flowers this year. Here are some of our favorite purple flowers. 

Lavender is native to Europe and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. We love lavender for so many reasons! First, it’s beautiful and second, it adds an amazing fragrance to any room. It’s also often used commercially for the extraction of essential oils. Lavender is also one of our favorite shades of purple in addition to ultra violet. 

Verbena is cultivated as a perennial plant and is also known as “purpletop” in U.S. gardens. This is likely a familiar flower that you often see in giant fields or big gardens that add a splash of color with it’s “‘purple tops.” Verbena is native to South America where it grows throughout warm regions. 

Bellflower is bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flower that often comes in shades of blue, white, pink and red. Our favorite color purples shades the edges of the white bellflowers. They have growth habits that range from low and creeping to tall and upright. 

Pasque Flowers are large violet purple flowers with contrasting yellow centers which is a beautiful combination of colors especially on a flower.  They do demands well drained soil when it comes to planting in your garden. 

We hope you enjoy bringing the Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, in to your everyday life. Remember, Nosegay is here for any and all of your floral desires. Nosegay Flowers has the fastest flower same-day delivery service in the Washington, D.C. metro area! We have the best collection of exquisite flower bouquets, assorted gifts, and plants that are sure to impress that special person in your life. Whether you need D.C. Flower DeliveryMaryland Flower Delivery or Virginia Flower Delivery, we can have your stunning bouquet and wonderful assorted gifts in the special recipient’s hand in no time. You can count on Nosegay Flowers for your floral needs! No one does flower same-day delivery or wedding flowers better!

We know we are a little late to the party but the good news is the party never stops! International Women’s Day just happened on Sunday, March 8th 2015. This event takes place all throughout the world on the same day every year, March 8th. This is an annual day that we make sure we are celebrating all the women in our lives. It is also a moment we recognize how far we’ve come with equality as well as calling for greater equality for women across the world. The first International Women’s Day took place in 1911...think about how far we’ve come since then! It’s also a day we use to celebrate the accomplishments of women all over the world.

Various organizations across the entire world celebrate International Women’s Day in their own way. It is even a day recognized by the UN internationally. In addition to all the activity you saw across this previous Sunday from women and men recognizing this important day there are still a lot of other things you can do to get involved. The most valuable thing to remember is women shouldn’t just be recognized on March 8th but always. Here are some ways to get involve:

 

  • Have a party celebrating women!
  • Raise awareness for gender equality
  • Find and participate in community events that celebrate women and their accomplishments
  • Send same day delivery flowers to the favorite women in your life
  • Wear purple!
  • Make it happen!
  • Support the accomplishment of the women with a “congratulations floral bouquet

You might be wondering about those last two items on the list...well that’s because like any good event there is a signature color and theme. The color has been associated with International Women’s Day since before the day was even solidified. In 1908, the color purple (along with some other colors) was used to symbolize Suffragettes. Purple went on to represent dignity and respect. Both of those traits are very important when it comes to women’s equality so purple naturally became a part of every Women’s International Day. And as for “Make it Happen” that is the 2015 theme of International Women’s Day and it pretty much speaks for itself.

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