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What's the flowering tree in this picture?

My fiancé proposed to me under a gorgeous tree, but I have no idea what it's called. [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette on Aug 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Appropriate flower or plant birthday gift for friend

A dear friend of mine is turning forty-mumble-something tomorrow. We are getting together to celebrate this weekend, but I would like to send flowers or a plant to her office on her actual birthday. Would it be awkward to receive flowers from someone who is not a significant other? (We really are just friends - no romantic undertones.) Are there only certain kinds of flowers that would work? I am leaning toward sending her a nice plant, but not sure if plants are reserved for condolences/sympathy. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Munching Langolier on Jun 30, 2014 - 22 answers

Audobon's "Birds of America" but for flowers

I am looking for a book that has large, high-quality illustrations of flowers. [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on May 8, 2014 - 11 answers

A budding question

Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Apr 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Need an awesome florist in New York city

My girlfriend is at Sloan Kettering in New York for some surgery and i want to send her a shitload of flowers (and for those of you familiar with Sloan Kettering/cancer in general, she is on a ward where flowers are OK) I am willing to spend a little cash to make it special since I am not with her. She has a lot of other friends wanting to do stuff as well, so I will share your recommendations with them. As always, thanks in advance for your help.
posted by TedW on Mar 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Funeral Etiquette:- Where & When to Send Flowers.

My Husbands Grandmother has died and he and his whole family are in transit to the funeral (I am unable to travel due to health reasons) and wanted to send flowers as I couldn't be there but I don't quite understand the etiquette involved with the style of Funeral they are having. [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jan 11, 2014 - 13 answers

High quality flowers in Brooklyn?

I need to have flowers delivered to a friend in Brooklyn (South Slope), and I want them to be great - looking for recommendations for someone who can do a beautiful, high quality arrangement and won't try to rip me off or fall through on delivery.
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Plastic liquid that dries clear?

My aunt is dying of cancer, and I'd like to help her relive a happy memory. Sometime in the late 80s, we made wire flowers and dipped them in a strong smelling plastic (?) that hardened into clear colored panes. Neither of us can remember what it was called or very many specifics beyond that. It came in a can and we dipped the wire loops directly into it. It hardened relatively hard, and took maybe overnight to cure. What was it? Where can I get some? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Nov 11, 2013 - 9 answers

What's the best way to have flowers delivered in Germany from Canada?

I would like to order flowers online here in Canada and have them delivered to a German address. A quick Google search has turned up a few options, but I'm not sure which to choose. Does anyone have any recommendations?
posted by Gin and Comics on Sep 16, 2013 - 9 answers

How should I acknowledge my job references for helping me land the gig?

I recently started a job that I'm really excited about. Part of the reason I was hired is because I got great endorsements from my references. I'd like to send flowers to the Manhattan offices of each one, but if you have a better idea for a considerate thank you gift for three smart, accomplished women in their late 20s/early 30s, I am all ears! I want to send something nice that makes it clear how grateful I am for their confidence in me. [more inside]
posted by andromache on Aug 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Where can I find corn cockle flowers?

I need a source for corn cockle flowers, fresh or dried, preferably dried. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Aug 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Help ID this (natural) mystery floral scent?

Every now and then this incredibly gorgeous floral fragrance wafts into our house, and I always thought it was a neighbor spraying on scent at a time when the breeze currents are just right for it to drift our way, but when I mentioned that I wished I knew what brand of perfume it is, my husband said that, no, it is actually a flower (or flowering vine), because he's seen and smelled it before, but he doesn't know what sort of plant it is, or remember what it looks like. I'd love some suggestions about what it might be. I'm sure it's not Jasmine, unless it's some specific type I'm not familiar with. We're in Greece. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 31, 2013 - 31 answers

What tree is this?

Please help identify this tree. The photo was taken in Vancouver yesterday.
posted by vanar sena on May 15, 2013 - 2 answers

I Googled you and I found you! Nervous laugh...

I have an internet friend (never met IRL) whom I met on a discussion board for a health issue we share in common. We connected because we live in the same city and are undergoing the same treatments. He has told me his uncommon first name, his employer, and the hospital where he's being treated, as well as the fact that (unfortunately) his most recent procedure had a lot of complications and he's still in hospital. Would it be really weird to send flowers and/or a card? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Apr 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Best way to send flowers abroad?

I have a dear friend whose father passed in Novi Sad, Serbia. I'm trying to figure out the best way to send flowers but am having a difficult time finding reviews on sites offering the service. Anyone have any experience/recommendations?
posted by dig_duggler on Apr 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Flower Power!

It's winter! And I need spring, summer, fall....heck, any other season than winter! I want to spend some time with flowers. I am looking for places, specifically in the NYC metro area where I can sit with a group of flowers: maybe an indoor garden/nursery, or a flower show....or some crazy field that has flowers growing in the dead of winter (I know!) I do not want to buy flowers and watch them die in my apartment. Do you know of anywhere that I can sit and commune with flowers? Thanks!
posted by Hydrofiend on Jan 23, 2013 - 10 answers

Can you identify this plant?

Can you identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Dec 30, 2012 - 11 answers

What does an elm look like?

I can't identify trees, bushes, shrubs, or flowers. How can I learn to do so on sight? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Dec 28, 2012 - 22 answers

which bouquet to bring?

Asking for a friend. A coworkers wife has been diagnosed stage IV brain cancer. They are East Indian. We would like to bring flowers to their home. Does anyone know if certain flowers have special meaning culturally and / or are there flowers to avoid? Thank you.
posted by jennstra on Nov 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I send my condolences in hard-form?

My cousin's wife just lost her baby at 4 months along. This is her second miscarriage (one full-term pregnancy in between, daughter is now 1.5 y/o). I would like to send a card or have flowers delivered, but is it appropriate? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Apr 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Pretty Plant Related Engagement Rings

Looking for ideas for a nature inspired engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Apr 2, 2012 - 25 answers

What's this plant with yellow blossoms?

What's this shrub-like plant with yellow blooms? [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Apr 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Flowers online, direct from the farm

Flowers online: Looking for recommendations for websites which overnight flowers direct from the farm (rather than florist shops which happen to sell online). Not looking for anything major for an event—just a place that will ship a bouquet for Valentine's Day, birthdays, etc. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Soothing scents for the sick!

Please recommend strongly-scented cut flowers or potted plants for someone in a nursing home. [more inside]
posted by easily confused on Nov 29, 2011 - 20 answers

Bee balm bushes begin bending; bothers buzzv

Why is my bee balm falling over? [more inside]
posted by buzzv on Jul 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Where should I order bulk flowers online?

Does anyone have experience with ordering bulk flowers online? I'm looking for a reliable company to buy a bunch of flowers from for an event in mid September. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Jul 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Do you send flowers to a wedding--and where?

Do people send flowers to a wedding? I have a friend (who is originally from Turkey--this is relevant) who was invited to the Florida wedding of her father's friend's daughter (who was born in the U.S. but is of Turkish descent). My friend can't attend, wants to send flowers, and is wondering whether to send them to the church or the reception. [more inside]
posted by notclosed on Jun 29, 2011 - 15 answers

For whom the purple bell tolls? And what is thy name?

Does anyone know what this plant could be? [more inside]
posted by Marie Mon Dieu on Jun 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Purple Scourge

Please help us identify this flower that I just paid money for, that my parents claim is a scourge upon their yard at home. [more inside]
posted by Mizu on May 29, 2011 - 12 answers

Does anyone recognize this flowering plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

A Day in the Life of the Underappreciated Dandelion

Help me find this quote about dandelions... [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on May 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Botonists! Horticulturists! Lend me your brains.....

[Flower-Identification-Filter] Please help me identify this flowering plant, and save me from making a blunder in etiquette! [more inside]
posted by numinous on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Identify these three plants, please

Can you help me identify these plants? I'm trying to identify 1) the purple flowers, 2) the little white flowers at the bottom, and 3) the big green leaves. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Having flowers delivered to a dorm?

Girlfriend's birthday is coming up and it would make her day to get some flowers. Small problem, she is away at school. How can I have the flowers sent to her dorm? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Oct 25, 2010 - 26 answers

What is this flower and what is this bug?

Are this flower and this flower the same? In either case, what are they? (I love them). What is this bug? I've seen 3 of them in my sink over the course of about 6 weeks. (I don't like them very much). Should I do anything about them? Thank you!
posted by Salamandrous on Sep 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Unwanted Attention From An Unwell Friend

Snowflake Filter: How to deal with unwanted attention from an unwell friend? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Sep 16, 2010 - 20 answers

What kind of plant is this?

Plant Identification Filter: Can you name this plant? The photo was taken on San Juan Island, WA, but I don't think this was unique to the area. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Jul 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Can you put a name to Grandma's cactus?

Can anyone ID this incredibly fragrant, night blooming cactus for me? Bonus points for propagation tips. Photos: 1 2 3 4 [more inside]
posted by buggzzee23 on Jul 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Fourth anniversary gift ideas

I want to buy my wife a flowers or fruit themed gift that is more permanent than flowers or fruit and I'm drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on May 27, 2010 - 24 answers

Flower House

Last spring or summer I heard a spot on NPR about a couple in Madison, WI who plant thousands of flower bulbs in their backyard every year. It became a bit of an attraction in the neighborhood as they allowed people to wander around the yard to see the flowers. Does anyone know where this house is or can someone point me to the radio spot?
posted by fixedthefernback on May 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Flower ID

Short but sweet, can someone more green-fingered than me tell me which flowers are in these bouquets?
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Movie with a flower-through-concrete timelapse?

I'm trying to remember a film released within the last 10 years, most likely from the early 2000's. The last shot of the movie is a timelapse shot of a flower blossoming or possibly sprouting up through concrete. It's likely a Todd Haynes film or a Charlie Kauffman script or something along those lines. (Pointing me toward any other movies with time-lapse shots of flowers blossoming would also be helpful.) [more inside]
posted by nobody on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 answers

I want grass without the fuss

I'm thinking of replacing my lawn with artificial grass or some other thing that doesn't require constant upkeep. I'd like to hear your experiences with such horticultural matters. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 13, 2009 - 22 answers

Help us identify this plant!

IdentifyPlantFilter: A new plant has sprung up in my Mother's rock garden this year. She loves it, but had no idea what it is! Can you help us identify it? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Aug 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Fabulous flower folk, please help!

A flower question in three parts: 1) what are these flowers: a1; a2; b1; b2? (I included versions w/my hand to show scale, since I have a lot of trouble figuring that with most internet pix) 2) what are other potted flowering plants that will do as well as these in my climate/situation? 3) Help me help myself? Suggestions for plant/flower identification sites. [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 23, 2009 - 18 answers

Help with flower Garden?

I am planting my flower garden this weekend, and looking for suggestions. It gets no sun in the morning, and FULL sun from about 11am/12pm until sunset. I live in DC Area. I would like to find some stuff that is low maintainence. Any help would be great?
posted by fozzie33 on Apr 23, 2009 - 5 answers

What are these tiny purple flowers carried on the wind?

We've had high winds the last few days, and these tiny purple flowers have been drifting into my yard from parts unknown. I am obsessed with finding out what they are! [more inside]
posted by Orb on Apr 5, 2009 - 4 answers

What is this flower?

FlowerFilter: Can you identify this flower? [more inside]
posted by anifinder on Mar 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Spotty flowers!!

How do you deal with brown spots on roses? I'm posting for my mom and sister who are non-professionally doing my cousin's wedding flowers for tonight. Some of the flowers have brown spots - is there any way to deal with this? Cut the rose petals with scissors? Google is yielding nothing but, "Don't use flowers with brown spots."
posted by artychoke on Dec 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)?

Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Nov 2, 2008 - 11 answers

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