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It’s that special time of year…Valentine’s Day! We want to make sure our Nosegay family is armed with the perfect amount of information to prepare for celebrating this holiday. Now, of course, like every other Valentine’s Day, it is sure to be filled with lots of chocolates and flowers for Valentine’s Day. We thought we would step outside the flower box for a bit and talk through other ideas for celebrating the holiday. Here are 5 simple steps when it comes to finding the best Valentine’s Day Gift.

  1. Make it about your loved one. There is no such thing as the perfect gift for your loved one. Make sure any gift you get is about them and not the latest and trendiest item. This holiday is romantic for a reason and any gift will mean a lot more if it relates to something their interested in or something you both can enjoy together.
  2. The gift can be your date. Couples often find it hard to prioritize each other during the week whether it’s because of their busy schedules, time with the kids, or anything else that can make Monday-Friday not romantic. Were lucky this year with Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday. Celebrate it together that night or weekend and make that your gift. Whether it’s hiring a babysitter for the evening and trying that restaurant you’ve been dying to eat at or taking a mini road trip that weekend to get out of town, planning something special will go a long way with your loved one.
  3. Talk before the 14th about how much you’re celebrating. Or more importantly, how much you’re spending. Valentine’s Day celebration never turn out good when one partner spends an extravagant amount and the other one made a mixtape (which I guess nowadays is the equivalent of a Spotify playlist). Make sure you both are on the same page of what the plans are, who is planning what, and what level of gifts you’ll be exchanging.  
  4. Be romantic. If you’re lucky enough to have someone to celebrate this holiday with, take advantage of it! Don’t let the holiday pass over you without celebrating in some way even if it is just sending flowers.
  5. Our final piece of advice is don’t feel like you can only celebrate Valentine’s Day if you’re in a couple. It’s always fun to send Valentine’s Day cards to close family and friends to let them know you’re thinking of them and vice versa.

Hope you enjoyed our Valentine’s Day piece this week and there is more to come on this special holiday! Remember, don’t procrastinate figuring out what you are doing or how you are celebrating. However, the good news is if you do procrastinate there is always same day flower delivery

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As soon as the calendar hit December 25th, engagement season has been in full swing. Christmas Day marks the most popular day to propose followed by Valentine’s Day, which is quickly approaching! We thought, in the spirit of engagement season, we’d write a quick step-by-step process on what to do after you get engaged.


Celebrate! It’s not just about the wedding. Enjoy the moment of being engaged and taking the next step in being closer to marriage. It never hurts to have a fun-filled Engagement party with friends and family. Don’t forget about flowers during this special event. DC florists have beautiful options when it comes to making your Engagement party a moment to remember!


Pick a Venue – Now some people may think that flowers and picking a wedding date come before needing a venue, but the reality is very little can get done without knowing where you are going to get married and solidifying the date. Venues fill up quickly so make sure you find a place early on in the process so you can lock down the day and start getting everything else in order. Most people have a timeframe or a season they want the special day to occur so start looking at venues available in the area you want to get married.


Decide on a Budget – and start saving! Figure out how much money you want to spend for the “Big Day” and stick to it. Subtract how much your venue costs from your budget and it will help guide you on how much money you will spend on the dress, wedding day flowers, catering, etc. Now keep in mind when it comes to a wedding, budgets are meant to be broken so remember that when setting the finances.


Flowers, flowers and more flowers! A wedding is not a wedding without gorgeous flower arrangements. Figure out whether you want to go simple, bold, colorful, neutral and go from there. Remember, to think about the season you are getting married in and what flowers make sense for that time of year. Also, getting your flowers locally will help to keep costs down so look no further than Washington DC wedding florists. The top 3 most popular wedding flowers are roses, tulips and calla lilies. Decide if you want to go original with one of these three or be more unique. Either way flowers bring the Wedding together so do your research!


From planning the perfect flowers for your wedding or celebrating the little things with everyday flower, Nosegay does it all! Visit us at or call us today!


Everyone has different taste when it comes to flowers but we thought this week, we would shed some light on flowers outside of the ever so popular rose. Now we all know roses are the most popular flower in the world but ever what comes second, third and fourth? Well, look no further we’ve got the answer for you as you are buying flowers to be delivered!

  • Chrysanthemums: Number second to the rose, Chrysanthemums are the second most popular flower in the world. Chrysanthemum comes from Greek word “Chrys” meaning golden and “anthemon”, meaning flower. Gold is the original color of the flower but these popular flowers now come in a variety of color including red, purple and white. Chrysanthemums are tropical flowers and were originally grown in the Eurasian region.
  • Tulips: The third most popular flower after the rose and chrysanthemums. The great thing about Washington DC florists is that even though tulips are most popular during the spring, you can get tulips at Nosegay DC florist any day you want! There are around 100 species of Tulips, which actually came from the Central Asia where they grew wild. Every year billions of tulips are cultivated, a majority of which are grown and exported from Holland. For any of our tulip lovers out there, head over to Holland and see the tulips everywhere! Fun fact about tulips…if you ever run out of onions while cooking, chop up your tulips as they make a great substitute for onions
  • Lilies: These lovely flowers come in fourth as the most popular globally. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Lilies are most popular when it comes to sending flowers as a gift to friends and families. Lilies are most associated with regal beauty and each type and color of Lilies can often symbolize different meanings. Among these popular flowers, the stargazer and cassablanca lily bouquets are the most desired floral bouquets.


Hope this post opened your minds to some floral arrangements outside of roses. We know there are a ton of January birthdays out there so as you’re sending birthday flower deliveries, include some of these flowers in your arrangements!

The first thing you need to know is that there are over 30,000 species of orchids that come from everywhere across the globe except Antarctica. The good news is you don’t need to necessarily know what type of species your orchid is to take good care of it. Although there are 30,000 species the most common orchids found in homes are either phalaenopsis hybrids (known as moth orchids) or dendrobium hybrids. Here are our 6 tips on Orchid care:


  1. The best way to water orchids is by putting 3 standard size ice cubes in the pot once a week. This will keep you from over watering as well as ensure your pot does not leak or drip.
  2. Find a place where your orchid will get strong light but not direct late-afternoon sunlight. This reflects the orchids natural habitat.
  3. Try to create regular periods of drying, alternating with drenching hydration for your orchid. This may seem odd but it doesn’t hurt to put it in the kitchen sink every so often and really soak it down. This won’t kill it as long as you let it dry it out for a period of time afterwards.
  4. When keeping an orchid in your home, remember orchids do not like to be in the same temperature all day and all night. Most homes are kept at one temperature throughout the day so keep that in mind as you think about the best care for your orchids.
  5. Orchids love humidity. This may seem like that would be hard to create in a family home but keeping your orchid near a sink or growing in the bathroom helps to recreate its natural humid environment. If you have multiple orchids or other plants in the house, keep them near each other. They release moisture into the air as they breathe.
  6. Don’t forget to clean your orchid. Always a good idea to hand wash your orchid every so often with room temperature water. It helps to get rid of any dust that may build up on the leaves and block light.


Keep in mind the care of orchids changes during the winter season. Make sure that during these colder months you keep your plant warm and hold back on watering. Obviously, we want to make sure the orchid stays hydrated but move towards a light mist every so often as opposed to consistent watering of the pot.

If you have any questions or would like more information about caring for your flowers, contact one of our florists at Nosegay.