Thursday, May 7, 2009

Floral Advice with Julie Mulligan & A Giveaway

Winner of the Contest is cpullum!

Poodle in A Basket made from Chrysanthemums

The "poodle in a basket" is one of many ideas you can find on the 1-800-Flowers blog by floral lifestyle expert, Julie Mulligan. Along with sharing floral ideas and tips, the blog is featuring moms around the blogosphere with the campaign "Spot a Mom" in celebration of Mother's Day.

I was given the opportunity to ask Julie's advice regarding flowers for Mother's Day. Here's what she had to say.

Are there any specific flowers you would recommend for Mother's Day arrangements?

Every flower is beautiful. When choosing flowers for a special mom in your life, be sure to think about her personality and what type of mom she is to you. For example, if your mom is a free spirit, I would recommend giving her gerbera daisies. If she is a Red Carpet Mom, roses may be perfect for her. Also, tulips are in season around this time period - so take advantage of them.

What unique flowers are in season now? Tulips and Peonies.

What are your personal favorite flowers for Mother's Day ?

Just like children, it is hard to pick a favorite. I love all flowers that I see. If I had to choose, I would say hydrangea and tulips.

What kinds of arrangements would you recommend that could be left on the table as we enjoy Mother's Day dinner?

I would recommend any arrangement or centerpiece that is low, so you are able to hold a conversation with everyone at the table. Any type of flower will accent a dinner table nicely.

~ Giveaway Information ~

In honor of Mother's Day, 1-800-Flowers is offering one lucky reader a $30 gift card. To enter all you have to do is visit the "Every Mom Counts Collection" and leave a comment stating what your favorite arrangement is by Sunday, May 10th. One entry per person. Please leave a way for me to get back to you if you win (enter your email address in the comment form). The email address is only used to notify the winner. I'll choose one winner at random and post their name Monday. Good Luck.

Contest Closed


Violet LeBeaux said...

Not entering the competition because I'm international but I just had to say... that poodle is awesome!!

Stasia said...

The poodle is great - thanks for sharing!

My fave is the Mother Nature Garden Tote. Thanks, and Happy Mother's Day!

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE serene green!

Joelle said...

The 100 Blooms of Pink Peruvian Lilies bouquet is so beautiful in its simplicity.


Calamity Anne said...

The basket of spring is beautiful, but to be honest, I absolutely love that sweet arrangement in the tomato can!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the Sew Perfect bouquet- guess other people do, too, since it is sold out! my second choice would be the calla lilies.
Thank you for this contest!


fae said...

serene green - love white/green bouquets like that!

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::Sylvia:: said...

Love the Mother Nature Garden Tote! Great Giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the poodle! I want!

But of the ones on the other page, I love the gardenia. I miss having them at this house. Guess I should get some and plant them! :D

Ayie said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos, the poodle is lovely. Very creative!

Happy Mother's Day to you and all the moms out there!

Mother's Embrace is one of my fave! The color combination of the arrangement and the flowers gives out a warm feeling and it has a more matured color than pretty pink which in my opinion suits my mom's personality ans taste.

Penny said...

The sorbet arrangement is lovely!

Dee said...

My favorite is the European Dish Garden. I like arrangements that are practical and can live on for many years to come.

JD said...

Multicolored Roses

Anonymous said...

I love serene green as well

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Stefanie Hartman said...

I like the Mother Nature Garden Tote. So lovely. I love Julie Mulligan's site. So many pretty pictures and flowers. Blessings for your Mother's Day. Stefanie Hartman

Al said...

Ooh, that poodle is amazing.

I'm a fan of the Sorbet Bouquet, because I'm a sucker for peach-colored roses. :P

I realized that I forgot to leave a way for you to contact me! allisonq[at]gmail[dot]com

carmel said...

i cant belive how hard it was to pick only one flower arrangmant!
they are all so beautiful!!

ok i pickt the sorbet bouquet as the prettiest flower arrangmant for mothers day

thank you!!

greetingarts said...

It's a tough choice, but I think I'd pick Sorbet Bouquet. Ahhh, so pretty, and I can almost smell them!

royaldixie said...

Mother's Embrace! THANKS!!!

Laurie said...

There are so many choices. I was on the site earlier in the weekend and they had multi-colored tulips that are my favorite. I don't see them now, but the basket of spring is also really pretty and would make a great centerpiece.


The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

i like the It's All About You arrangement

cdziuba said...

I like the Double Touch of Elegance™ Two Dozen Roses

Megan said...

Gorgeous! I love the Sorbet Bouquet; concealing the stems with the Ti leaf is so elegant!

cpullum said...

I love the Double Touch of Elegance™ Two Dozen Roses!!
Haven't received flowers in years!
Happy Mother's Day!

jeske_posse said...

Love the Sentimental Surprise!
jenni_aja {at} hotmail dot com

Xenia said...

So many gorgeous flowers! I think my favorite is the Sorbet Bouquet because of all the great colors.


Anonymous said...

European Dish Garden™ is my favorite because the plants will last much longer than cut flowers.
yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

nightowl said...

I like the French Countryside Bouquet. The vsae is beautiful, too.

dctm said...

sorbet bouquet is my favorite

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melissad said...

I like the sorbet arangement

Katie said...

The One Dozen Snapdragons arrangement is gorgeous!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

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