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Welcome to the Bloom Magic Blog. Read on for interesting news, announcements as well as all the information we love to share courtesy of our obsession with flowers.

09 Mar 2017

Whilst we focus on flower delivery Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day is certainly one of the busier days, there are a lot of other activities going on as well. Here in Dublin, St. Paddy’s Day goes from March 16 through the 19, and is packed with music, history, art, and more. Whether you’re a local or are visiting to see how the Irish really spend the holiday, these four events are...

08 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day has become too female-centric as every item that could be correlated with the Holiday often revolve around “looking for gifts for girlfriends and wives.” What about the men, this time?   This is the Holiday where people are romantically spoiled, especially the women, as they are showered with gifts that span from sexy lingerie to luxurious flowers. What...

03 Feb 2017

Ordering Valentine’s Day flowers is a time-honoured tradition. It provides a simple way to show someone you care, convey emotions, or leave them absolutely astounded. But, that begs the questions, “What is this Valentine’s Day business anyway, and why do we do anything at all?” The Original Valentine’s Day was a Fertility Festival Like many of today’s holi...

23 Jan 2017

You get a gorgeous bouquet and you’re excited. You put it on display, snap your Instagram photo of it, and have just earned yourself some major bragging rights. But, within a day or so, it starts looking sad. The stems are bending over. The blooms are wilted. There’s a mass of leaves and petals around the vase. What gives? Flowers should last for several days and in many cases, a full...

17 Jan 2017

Almost every little girl dreams of having a magical wedding, complete with a flowing white dress, a luxurious cake, and of course, gorgeous wedding flowers. Some celebrities, with their larger-than-life nuptials, have really raised the bar on fairy tale weddings and their choices in wedding flowers… well, there are no words to describe their beauty. Take a look at three of our favourites th...

09 Jan 2017

For as long as we can trace civilisation back, people have had a fascination with flowers. We’ve used them to decorate our spaces, dye our clothes, paint our faces, as medicine, for food, and have assigned each one a special meaning. It’s no surprise, then, that flowers can play a major role in feng shui as well. Background of Feng Shui The concept of feng shui dates back some 3,...

21 Dec 2016

If you’re down to the wire and still trying to figure out what to get your significant other, don’t worry. There is still plenty of time to find the right gift, whether you’re considering ordering flowers online or want something else to go along with it. Here are five romantic gift ideas, sure to bring a smile to your sweetheart’s face. 1. Time Your time may not cost...

09 Dec 2016

The holidays are upon us. If your home isn’t ready just yet, that’s ok. There are lots of ways you can get your house ready for the festive season and you’ve got plenty of time to pull it off. Here are ten simple ways to bring a little merry into your home for the holiday season. 1. Go for the Glitter The holidays are just about the only time of year you can cover your hous...

05 Dec 2016

Perhaps it’s because they remind us of spring or simply because they bring a bit of nature indoors when we’d much rather be sipping cocoa by the fireplace than outside, but for whatever reason, flowers have always been a big part of Christmas décor. A lavish bouquet is the perfect centrepiece for your holiday dinner and is a welcome thank-you gift for the hostess, but you can do...

22 Nov 2016

Gorgeous flowing gardens, ancient gothic architecture, bubbling champagne, stunning crystal, and sumptuous fabrics; these are the things that come to mind when thinking of a city that’s name is synonymous with romance. Of course, these are only the physical manifestations of amore that beckon to lovers young and old, for anyone who has ever visited the city knows that passion is carried thro...

16 Nov 2016

Most couples tie the knot during the summer or spring, and it has almost always been so. However, a growing number of people are opting for the winter to avoid the rainy seasons and to take advantage of the slower times of the year. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful times of the year as well, especially when the ground is covered in a pure blanket of snow. Best of all, there are so ma...

13 Nov 2016

Sympathy Flowers: A Cure for the Post-Election Blues?!? Grab a tissue. The results are in and Donald Trump has won the 2016 American race for presidency. Well, not really… if you ask anyone who is/was supporting Hillary Clinton. She did win the popular vote after all… so far… by one-tenth of a percent, according to the Guardian just prior to this blog going live. But, n...

21 Oct 2016

If you’re celebrating an October birthday, flowers are a given. When fresh blooms are expertly arranged, they’re a thoughtful gift that can create a lasting memory. It’s easy to select a beautiful bouquet for the birthday girl or boy from the Bloom Magic catalogue, but you can also choose to include flowers that represent the birth month or top it off with gifts that have been specifically chosen...

20 Oct 2016

Sending someone Halloween flowers? This is a spook-tacular time of the year and a great opportunity to let someone know you think they’re fang-tastic. Adding a personalized card will make your boo-tiful gift even more memorable. Jump in and get crafty on your own or use one of the Halloween verses, quotes, poems, and rhymes we’ve collected below.   Double, double toil and tr...

11 Aug 2016

When you give the wrong gift to a friend, she will still graciously accept it and thank you for your thoughtfulness. When you give the wrong gift to your BFF, she probably isn’t going to care, but you’re certain to hear tongue-in-cheek jokes about it for years to come. While we’ve all made gift missteps, and probably still hear about them to this day, no doubt we’d really l...

08 Aug 2016

“Home is where the hearth is” , “There’s no place like home”, “Your home is your castle”. There are many sayings that pay tribute to our home. It is where we seek solace from our hectic lifestyle. A place of refuge amidst the busy day to day. It is only natural then that we seek to surround ourselves with things of beauty that make us feel comfortable and...

03 Aug 2016

There is nothing more iconic than a dozen long stem roses in a crystal vase. It’s classy and classic, but it has also been done a million times over. The mighty vase will always have a place in décor, but interior designers and florists are moving on. When you’re deciding what to do with your next bouquet, you might want to look beyond the vase, too.Choose a Vase Alternative to Showcase Your Style...

29 Jul 2016

Every flower bouquet from Bloom Magic comes thoughtfully hand-tied by one of our expert florists. This means that your bouquet will be easier to care for and will look beautiful longer, but it also means that you’ll need to tend to it differently than you would if you had received a standard stock flower arrangement. How to Prepare and Display Your Bouquet1. Unpack your flowers as soon as pos...

26 Jul 2016

Flowers can brighten someone’s day, remind them that you’re thankful for their presence in your life, and cheer up a room, but they can also be an allergy-sufferer’s worst nightmare. Give a bouquet of cheery daisies to someone with a pollen allergy, and your thoughtful gift may well be an unwelcome intrusion. That’s not to say you can’t give someone with allergies a gorgeous bouquet, but you must...

22 Jul 2016

Everyone is busy these days. We rush to work, hurry through our errands, and try to make the most of what little time we have to ourselves. Combining trips and accomplishing as much as we can in one stop is essential, but there are some things in life that we shouldn’t compromise on. One woman’s quest to simplify life by ordering flowers online recently ended up as a comedy of errors and a Tweet h...

18 Jul 2016

Flowers have an uncanny way of brightening smiles and uplifting spirits. When you receive a bouquet, it not only makes your whole day, but reminds you of someone’s thoughtfulness every time you see it. Sadly, no flower lasts forever, regardless of how fresh it was when it arrived. At some point in time, Mother Nature will cause its petals to drop. The good news is that there are several ways to pr...

15 Jul 2016

One of the best things about choosing flowers online from Bloom Magic is that, while our blooms are always fresh, the concepts our florists piece together are always fresh, too. They draw inspiration from many sources, including interior design and fashion trends, so you can be on the cutting edge with any flowers you select. This season, the fashion industry is big on a few muted and earthy tones...

12 Jul 2016

Flowers have become a universal gift that have the ability to brighten anybody’s day. Studies have shown that the majority of people appreciate receiving a bouquet and the positive feelings from the gift linger on for quite some time afterward. This is true for women and men, though the menfolk are often overlooked over worries that a floral gift might seem feminine. Frankly, it’s tough to go wron...

07 Jul 2016

The Happiness of Giving Flowers! Ever been so elated with happiness from receiving a bunch of beautiful flowers that you want to give the entire world free hugs? Some of us really like to receive flowers, especially when it's unexpected. Some of us like to send flowers, and get a special buzz from it. Either way, often the reaction to receiving flowers can be a little unexpected. Let’s...

07 Jul 2016

Anyone who has bought two dozen red roses should know two things. Firstly, there is a magical quality about them. They have an air of romance which speaks the language of love.  Secondly, most people wince when they have to pay for them. Although it is money well spent, many first time buyers are taken aback when they realise just how much these treasured flowers cost.If you think roses are p...

30 Jun 2016

Sometimes, some mysteries can't be solved. Lucky for you, here are 25 facts about flowers we have elucidated. The ancient Egyptians considered the lotus to be a sacred flower. The flower thrives in wetlands and rivers and can lie dormant for many years during times of drought, springing to life upon the return of water. This association with resurrection and rebirth may account for its use...

28 Jun 2016

There are times in our lives when words are of little benefit. When a loved one is lost, nothing but the passage of time can ease the pain. Even still, we gather around and support those who are grieving, hoping that our mere presence can provide some measure of comfort. We remember the deceased, we cry for the loss, we laugh for the memories, and we hold the survivors just a little bit closer. We...

23 Jun 2016

Most people are well-aware that each month has a special birthstone, but did you know that each one has a unique flower as well? It’s true! Giving someone a bouquet with their birth month flower can make the gift unique and special, tailored specifically for the recipient. If you plan to send birthday flowers or are trying to come up with an original idea before you order flowers online, consider...

20 Jun 2016

Roses have a certain je ne sais quoi about them. Their soft petals paired with unforgiving thorns speak to us, and have made them one of the most popular flowers of all time. Even still, there are many beautiful flowers to choose from, so why is it that the rose is the iconic choice, and the stuff of lyrics, poetry, and art? For that, you’ll need to travel back in time.A Rose By Any Other Name…Tal...

14 Jun 2016

The Bloom Magic blog recently explored the psychology behind giving flowers and how flowers genuinely make us happier. Whether you’d like to help brighten someone’s day with a bouquet or are considering flowers online to boost your own joy, the atmosphere can be amplified when you choose the right blooms for your existing home and décor. Here’s a quick rundown on which flowers you should choose to...

10 Jun 2016

Ireland’s summer months can be especially hard on some flowers due to the amount of sunlight they get. However, there are a number of flowers that thrive during our warmest months, and can make gorgeous arrangements when you’d like to give a fresh bouquet. While it is possible to coax other varieties into bloom during the summer, and some flowers hold up well if they’re shipped from other parts of...

09 Jun 2016

We all love cats. We all love flowers. But when the two come together, not everything is as it seems, and the results are hilarious! The internet loves this guy right now, but we're not sure he is loving flowers as much as we do. He's really REALLY afraid of flowers. Well, not all cats are the same, and quite often they love to destroy our passion. It's like an unspoken war, that any bouquet o...

07 Jun 2016

Research has proven that flowers make you happy! Wow! Studies have shown that prove the effects of flowers on a person’s behavioural and emotional state, and the benefits are truly amazing. Have you ever been given a bunch of flowers and felt truly happy and excited? Well, you are not alone. According to research carried out by The State University of New Jersey, nature gives us a simple way to im...

27 May 2016

Bloom in the Park is scheduled for the Bank Holiday weekend of June 2-6. The festivities always surround flowers and gardening and are designed to inspire others to take part. It’s normally a big event, attracting around 100,000 people per year, but this is their 10th year at Phoenix Park in Dublin and it’s expected to be huge. Here’s a look at the top four reasons to visit this year's Bloom in th...

27 May 2016

Hi & Welcome To Bloom Magic!We are excited to tell you about our platform and how Bloom Magic is helping local flower shops, like yours, find new customer online. Bloom Magic is an online marketplace for sending flowers. We operate much like Etsy or eBay, which means we are a pure marketplace, not a traditional relay network. We put our local partners completely in the driver seat. Local...

25 May 2016

The flowers you receive from your local florist, ordered here on Bloom Magic, will arrive fresh and full of life, but no doubt, you’ll want to extend their beauty for as long as possible. How you care for them after you receive them will play a huge role in this, and choosing the right kind of water is imperative in making sure they last a long time. Here’s a quick guide to help choose the best wa...

16 May 2016

The Plant Is Called What? The wild, weird and wonderful world of plants has inspired plant names that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Could it be that some botanical names are a joke being played on the rest of us? Here we explore a selection of the weirdly named flowers, and discuss how and why they have received such names. The Shy PlantWhen it comes to ridiculous names for a...

04 May 2016

Local Florist Spotlight: Meet Kat of Adonis Flower DesignersOne of the best things about ordering flowers online from Bloom Magic is that each bouquet is handcrafted by an expert local florist. We work very hard to ensure those we showcase are the best of the best, and that they deliver breath-taking arrangements consistently. Because each local florist has a different style and personality, we’ve...

18 Apr 2016

Flower Psychology: The Real Reasons We Love to Give and Receive Them We love giving flowers. In every culture, in every country, and in every generation, we have always done so, as far back as scientists can trace. While ancient civilizations might not have been so concerned with anniversaries and holidays, they still began cultivating flower crops thousands of years ago. Some scientists h...

11 Apr 2016

Welcome to the Bloom Magic Blog. This Blog will keep you up to date on all things ranging from weird to wonderful about flowers.  Always be Blooming!