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Singing the Tune of June | National Rose Month

With today being the first day of June, we are happy to see that National Rose Month is finally here! Roses have been a long time favorite for many people, and thankfully we have a whole month dedicated to them.

Roses have a long and colorful history. The have been known to symbolize love, beauty, innocence, politics, and even war. This special month-long tribute is set aside for Americans to appreciate the beautiful rose, learn about its many varieties, and what it has to offer.

Part of the appeal when it comes to roses, is that they come in a wide array of colors that can be used in stunning combinations or enjoyed on their own. It does not matter if you are the type of person to only buy flowers once or twice a year, or every week for your dining table, anyone can enjoy roses.

Roses are a great choice when sending flowers for many reasons. Firstly, they are extremely popular, and are readily available (at market pricing) at most local flower shops. Secondly, roses are appropriate for any occasion. Roses are used to convey romance, friendship, appreciation, love, congratulations, and even sympathy. And lastly, roses are grown in a rainbow of beautiful natural colors. Varieties are available in red, maroon, orange, peach, coral, yellow, ivory, pink, lavender, blush, and more! No matter your style, contemporary, classic, simple, extravagant, traditional, or anywhere in between, roses can be arranged to fit your taste.

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared that the rose would be the national floral emblem of the United States of America. In June, roses are so plentiful and abundant, that it makes the perfect month for National Rose month. Additionally, National Red Rose Day is June 12th.

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Today, there are well over 100 species of roses, mostly grown in the northern hemisphere in moderate weather regions.

Rose hips are sometimes eaten for their vitamin C content. They can also be pressed and filtered to make herbal tea, syrup, jams, jellies, and marmalade. Rose hips are also popular in skin care products.

So all month long, we will be celebrating the beauty of the rose, with many special offerings.

As you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or “just because” moments, consider sending roses – our national emblem.


Hot Days Call For Happy Brides!

Sometimes a hot day and hot, hot colors just seem to fit together so well. Below are some pictures from our very happy June   18th bride, Ashley:

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Ashley also sent us a small message along with her photographs;


Thank you again for all that you did to make our wedding day FABULOUS!! The flowers were gorgeous and all the help you gave during the ceremony was amazing and our day was perfect!! As promised I wanted to send you a few of the pictures with the flowers!  Also thank you for the beautiful job you did with the kissing balls and centerpieces!
Best Wishes,
Thank YOU Ashley for sending us your photos and your kind words. We loved having you as one of our brides and are thrilled that you were satisfied with our services!

Fathers Can Get Flowers, Too!

Father’s Day is approaching quickly, and thinking of special ways to celebrate that special guy in your life can sometimes be difficult (since gift shopping for men tends to not always be the easiest task to take on). Of course, that’s where we step in.  We’re here to help make your Father’s Day gift shopping easier while also making it just as special and thoughtful.

Just as moms do on Mother’s Day, Dads can get flowers, too! Here at the shop, we have some simple, “manlier” arrangements perfect for his desk , office, or even toolbox! Take a look at some of the options below:

Dad’s Dish Garden:

Three Roses For Dad:

Or, if your dad has a taste for goodies, you can also send him one of our “made with love” gift baskets that are perfect to suit his sweet tooth and to fill his belly!

Gourmet Fruit Basket:

Snack Attack Bucket:

For more gift options for Dad, visit us as http://www.parkwayflorist-pgh.com or give us a call and we can help you send your dad something that is guaranteed to make this Father’s Day one to remember!