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2011-08-03 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's always five o'clock somewhere, and the "floral" bartenders at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, have expanded their collection of Happy Hour Bouquets to include six new, intoxicatingly original and fresh floral arrangements that are sure to shake up any celebration. Inspired by classic cocktails, including margaritas, sangrias and martinis, these new hand-crafted floral bouquets in 9" reusable and...

2011-04-27 06:05:00

SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deciding what to get moms on Mother's Day - whether it's for your mother, grandmother or mother-in-law - can be challenging. Whereas a girlfriend or significant other might be more forthcoming with hints regarding what they would like for Valentine's Day or Christmas, this may be less true for mothers on Mother's Day. One gift that is sure to please is flowers, and ProFlowers' floral experts have come up with a list of top five Mother's Day flower...

2009-03-31 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has officially begun and with that comes a visit from the Easter bunny and the latest Peter Rabbit(TM) Bouquet from Teleflora, the world's leading flower wire service offering only hand-arranged, hand-delivered bouquets. For more than 100 years, boys and girls all over the world have devoured stories about the mischievous rabbit named Peter and, as part of Teleflora's licensing agreement with BEATRIX POTTER(TM) (C)Frederick Warne & Company,...

2008-01-09 15:15:00

The Mauve Majesty may look like a lily, but it can last a lot longer. This flower, which took five years for Cornell to develop, can bloom through the summer and until the first hard freeze in most northern states. If it is grown in a greenhouse, it never goes dormant, and once cut, the stems last two weeks before wilting. Botanically, it is not a lily, but perceptions can be deceiving. This lavender-lilac colored flower with its creamy yellow throat and dark speckling is a new hybrid of the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.