Tips and Care

BOXWOOD TREES: TIPS AND CARE

Tips and Care Nov 23rd 2018

To ensure your Boxwood Tree lasts longer – follow these tips: Your boxwood tree is made by our elves. It is fresh, but not a live growing tree. Once a week set the container in your sink. Spray the tree with water so the floral foam on the inside is soaked. Allow time to drip […]

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The Top Toxins To Keep Away From Your Pets This Holiday Season

Tips and Care Oct 23rd 2018

The holiday season is just around the corner and, during the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to let your guard down when it comes to keeping your pets away from toxic exposures. From holiday foods to decorations, everyday items around your home you wouldn’t think twice about can quickly become a threat to your furry […]

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How to Choose the Best Flowers for Bouquets

Tips and Care Sep 19th 2018

Everyone enjoys receiving fresh flowers. Whether they’re for special occasions, weddings, or simple tokens to express love or friendship, bouquets are always appreciated. With that said, choosing the right arrangement ensures that your blooms are always in season and that they have the proper effect. Here are a few tips to choose the perfect bouquet. […]

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Do You Know Your Birth Month Flower And What It Means?

Tips and Care Aug 24th 2018

Up to 69% of Americans say that the smell and sight of flowers can improve their mood, which makes them a great gift for a loved one’s birthday. Like birthstones, every person has a unique and distinctive birth flower that has a special meaning. Whether you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate a loved […]

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What Can I Do When A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer?

Tips and Care Jul 24th 2018

When you’ve found out someone you love has cancer, you may have a lot of questions and you may not know what to say. It’s good to be encouraging, but it’s also important that you don’t give your loved one false optimism. When you tell your loved one to always stay positive, it can seem […]

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Bloom In The USA: How To Keep Your Bouquets From Wilting On The 4th Of July

Tips and Care Jul 10th 2018

Summer is all about family, friends, and outdoor barbeques. But just because you’re lighting up the grill doesn’t mean you can’t make your backyard glam for the 4th of July. After all, up to 69% of Americans report that the smell of flowers improves their mood. Holiday flowers are one of the best ways to […]

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4 Steps for Choosing the Right Flowers For Your Teen’s Graduation Party

Tips and Care May 2nd 2018

Your high school student is nearing the end of their educational path, and it’s almost time to graduate. They’ve worked so hard to get through their classes, and you’re one proud parent. To celebrate, the grad party should be awesome. Flowers are a great way to decorate for a party, but choosing the right ones […]

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4 Classic Birthday Gifts You Can Give Your Best Friend Every Year

Tips and Care Mar 30th 2018

The older you get, the more difficult it can be to think of a birthday gift you haven’t already given your best friend. After all, you’ve been together through thick and thin for years and you can only give someone you love so many picture frames so many times. Fortunately, there are a few birthday […]

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Prepare Yourself For Mother’s Day With These Endearing Gift Ideas

Tips and Care Mar 9th 2018

Mother’s Day is considered to be one of the most important days of the year and for good reason. Our moms are incredibly important to us and help us shape who we are. It only makes sense for us to give back and let her know how much we care. With Mother’s Day just a […]

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Enter to Win a Luxury Valentine’s Day Bouquet & Chocolates!

Tips and Care Feb 5th 2018

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you have that perfect gift lined up for that special someone yet? OpenBlooms is here to help. This year we have something extra special planned. OpenBlooms Valentine’s Day Contest From now until February 12, OpenBlooms is holding a fun contest to see who has the best, most romantic, Valentine’s […]

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Tips for Making Your Indoor Flowers Last Longer

Tips and Care Jan 18th 2018

If you’re like most people, you love getting flowers. There’s just something about receiving flowers from that special someone on any occasion, whether they are birthday flowers or apology flowers.  Receiving flowers makes 80% of Americans feel happy, and 88% of Americans say that giving flowers to people also makes them happy. Seeing beautiful fresh […]

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5 Non-Traditional Funeral Flowers That Are Surprisingly Meaningful

Tips and Care Jan 3rd 2018

Sympathy flowers are a visual expression of mourning, respect, and love when it comes to honoring the death of a loved one. The white lily is perhaps the most popular flower for funerals because of its symbolism for innocence, purity, and majesty. What’s more, the stargazer lily represents sympathy. Traditional lilies may be some of […]

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Bring Winter Into Your Home With These Holiday Flower Arrangements

Tips and Care Dec 12th 2017

The holiday season is one of the most popular times for Northern Virginia florists. In fact, up to 54% of florist shop customers purchase centerpieces and other decorations for entertaining during the holiday season. This is because Americans entertain more guests in their homes during the holiday season than any other time of the year. With family and […]

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OpenBlooms is a Proud Sponsor of Several Local Events

Tips and Care Nov 3rd 2017

OpenBlooms is a locally owned, family-operated and community-minded small business. As such, we are involved with a number of local organizations and events. We are pleased to be a floral sponsor for the following events in Northern Virginia. 7th Annual Boots, Beer & BBQ  The 7th Annual Boots, Beer & BBQ will take place on Friday December […]

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Fall Floral Arrangements: How To Incorporate Pumpkins Into Your Centerpiece

Tips and Care Oct 23rd 2017

Although spring is considered the queen among seasons for flowers, autumn just as plentiful and beautiful when it comes to berries and blossoms. Whether you’re looking for a bouquet to send to a loved one or a centerpiece for your dining room table, one of the best ways to incorporate fall into your flowery designs […]

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Incredible Fall Bouquets For Any Autumn Wedding

Tips and Care Oct 5th 2017

Flowers are considered one of the key pieces to many American weddings. They often make up approximately 7% to 8% of an average wedding budget. It’s easy to see why. Flowers represent life, abundance, happiness, and goodwill: perfect for any newly married couple. However, when it comes to wedding bouquets, it’s spring that gets all […]

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Avoid Awkward Funeral Flower Mistakes. Follow These Simple Tips!

Tips and Care Aug 24th 2017

One of our first instincts when a friend’s loved one passes away is to comfort them emotionally and then symbolically with flowers. A flower delivery is often the mourning gift of choice because the smell and sight of flowers is said to improve the mood of up to 69% of Americans. However, because there are […]

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Flowers That Bloom Even In The Summer Sun

Tips and Care Jul 13th 2017

With summer in full swing, your gardenmay seem disappointing, as the only things that seem to grow in the sweltering heat of the sun are petunias and marigolds. Yet your garden doesn’t need to be subjected to this limitation of color. There are a surprising number of flowers you can bring to bloom even during the […]

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3 Health Benefits Of Flowers That May Surprise You

Tips and Care Jun 16th 2017

Flowers are more than just pretty decorations that you can obtain from florists, and even though 65% of Americans feel special when receiving flowers, they have more functions than acting as a nice gift. Outside of being beautiful decor, your average bouquet actually has some very real health benefits. Plants have many benefits for a […]

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The Best Flower Choices For Your Dream Wedding

Tips and Care May 16th 2017

You’re getting married, congratulations! There are so many things to be considered during the wedding planning process. Your wedding to-do list may include: picking the venue, the dress, your bridesmaids, food, the guest list, and the flowers! From start to finish, planning your wedding is highly personal and you should choose things that make you […]

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The Psychology Behind Flowers

Tips and Care Apr 5th 2017

Flowers are beautiful, and it is no secret that they make beautiful gifts. In fact, 80% of Americans say that receiving flowers from a florist makes them feel happy, while 88% say giving flowers causes them to feel even happier. But did you know that there can be a specific psychology behind the colors of […]

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Fun and Interesting Holidays Complete With Their Own Flower Pairings

Tips and Care Mar 29th 2017

We all know that there are certain holidays where a bouquet of flowers comes in handy — Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, Easter, and Mother’s Day. But did you know that pretty much every day there is a holiday that deserves recognition all of its own? Here are some interesting and fun holidays to write down […]

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What Are The Most Popular Flowers On Easter?

Tips and Care Mar 28th 2017

Make someone’s day with eggcellent surprises for their Easter holiday. From unique mixed bouquets and arrangements to gorgeous blooming plants, Open Blooms offers suitable gifts and vase arrangements of flowers for men, women and children. Easter is April 16, 2017 this year and many of us like to to have a beautiful Easter flower arrangement from Open […]

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6 TIPS AND TRICKS TO KEEPING CUT FLOWERS LOOKING FRESH

Tips and Care Mar 28th 2017

At least 65% of Americans say that getting flowers make them feel special. As many as 80% of people admit that receiving flowers makes them happy and 88% say they feel that way when they give flowers. Looking and smelling flowers make about 69% of people feel better in terms of their mood. If you […]

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ROSE COLORS AND THEIR MEANINGS. HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE!

Tips and Care Mar 3rd 2017

It’s no secret that receiving flowers can make you feel special. In fact, approximately 65% of Americans reported feeling just that when they received flowers as a gift. But there’s more than just the occasion that goes into selecting the perfect flowers. Playing into the five human senses, how a floral arrangement looks actually has […]

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