I wanted to get some cupcakes delivered as a gift, but that's too highly dependent on when somebody is home to receive them. And flowers are too boring. What other sort of cool, lovely gift could I send somebody? (For ordering online, and this is in Australia.) [more inside]
I'd like to send flowers to someone in San Francisco who is having a hard time, and I don't have a lot of money. Any recommendations for a place that will either be affordable, or give me bang for my buck? [more inside]
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]
Can live flowers (as opposed to white coronations in vases) absorb dyes? If so, which flowers and dyes will work? [more inside]
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!
Snowflake Filter: How to deal with unwanted attention from an unwell friend? [more inside]
Please help me identify the plants - flowers, weeds, veggies, herbs - in the garden of the house we just bought. There are several plants that I don't recognize, so I'd really appreciate any clues you might have! [more inside]
What's the best way to send someone an aloe plant in the mail? [more inside]
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]
IndoorGardenFilter -- What are some sweet-smelling plants or flowers I could fill my apartment with? [more inside]
Can anyone ID this incredibly fragrant, night blooming cactus for me? Bonus points for propagation tips. Photos: 1 2 3 4 [more inside]
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]
Recommend some house plants! [more inside]
I need Instant mothers day flowers (delivery) that are reliable, nice and that I can pass off as my brother's. Please help. [more inside]
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?
Have you ever heard of giving "May Day baskets" in the US? [more inside]
I've fallen hard for a coworker. Things seems to be moving in a positive direction and I feel like I'm reaching the point where I need to make my intentions more clear. It just so happens that her birthday is coming up. Would flowers be a bad idea? [more inside]
Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
Short but sweet, can someone more green-fingered than me tell me which flowers are in these bouquets?
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]
I want to send a romantic interest some flowers, but I don't know their address. I am friends with them on Facebook, I have their cell number, I don't know any of their friends, and I want it to be a surprise. Would anyone have any suggestions on how I should proceed? [more inside]
Please help me be culturally appropriate: should I send a pagan flowers on Ostara, or wait till Beltane? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good florist in Washington, DC that will deliver on Sunday? [more inside]
Wildflowers day trips from Los Angeles? [more inside]
My recently widowed stepmother just returned home after a long hospital stay for cancer treatment; the prognosis looks good, thankfully. I want to send her flowers for her birthday, but I know more about quantum physics than I do about flowers, and I was a liberal arts major, if you follow my meaning. I don't know of any floral preferences on her behalf, and can't really ask now. So... are there any specific types that are more appropriate than others?
What types of flowers or arrangements are appropriate for the family of someone in the ICU? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How/when did floral, citrus, pine, and mint become associated with cleanliness?
Why does my hydrangea not fully blooming? [more inside]
Resources for information about field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis, perennial morning glory) other than how to kill it? [more inside]
I'm a totally novice gardener. What should I plant in my flowerpots? [more inside]
I have an amazing, incredible mother. Really, she's awesome. This will be the first mother's day that I have the fiscal resources to show her, rather than just tell her, how much I love her. I'll be getting her flowers, that much is sure. In addition to that, I'd like to do something meaningful. My (boring) idea was make a donation to a cause in her honor. But you have more creative, but still meaningful ideas, right? :)
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?
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]
If you want to send someone a classy thank you gift, e.g. wine, chocolates or flowers, what are the best options if all you have in terms of contact info is the person's email address? [more inside]
In New York, you can get a dozen roses for about $4 at any corner deli. I'm looking for the Toronto equivalent. [more inside]
Wedding florist needed! Who would you recommend (or not recommend) in St. Louis? [more inside]
I've never sent flowers for a funeral before and am at a loss as to what to do. Bonus points for Modesto, CA florist recommendations. [more inside]
Can you recommend a great florist in NYC who delivers? Extra points for unusual or exotic bouquets. Online ordering preferred but not essential. [more inside]
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."
I need to send flowers to a family in Surrey, British Columbia, and I'd like a recommendation for a local company that can be depended on to do a good job with a bit of style - i.e., different from the standard FTD/800-FLOWERS arrangements. Google turned up a company called Kyla's - are they likely to be what I'm looking for?
How I can send flowers to Japan from Canada? [more inside]
I always like it when men pick women up from the airport holding a bouquet of flowers for them, and I'd like to do something similar for my boyfriend... but get him something a little more masculine. Help? [more inside]
Where can I get edible flowers in the Bay area (USA)? [more inside]
Where can I buy a whole lot of roses in Portland, OR? Or online? [more inside]