Carnations at wholesale prices from the NY Flower Guy are perfect for any wedding or special event. We offer the highest quality fresh flowers, purchased direct from the farm, so you can have them quick and damage-free always. Carnations are a very special flower that has been cultivated for over 2,000 years! They have had many places in our history and even held places in our food and drink. Why should you buy the wondrous Dutch Carnations flowers online from NY Flower Guy? Well, there are plenty of reasons and we have outlined a few here.
Carnations: More Than Just a Flower
Carnations are among the world’s oldest cultivated flowers. They originated in Eurasia and were used in garlands by the Greeks and Romans over 2,000 years ago! They were grown not just for decorations, however. They also were used as flavoring for wine, liquor and beer. Since the carnation is edible, their sweet petals and bitter stems offered great sugar and spice substitutes.
Carnations are known as “The Flowers of God.” This is because their scientific name “Dianthus” comes from two Greek words: “Dios,” meaning Zeus, and “ants,” meaning flower.
Christian lore tells a story that carnations grew where the Virgin Mary’s tears fell as she wept over Jesus on the cross. This may be why pink carnations represent motherly love and are often found in Mother’s Day floral arrangements.
These flowers are often found in floral arrangements since they have a ton of color variety and they are among the longest living flowers after being cut. The popularity of these flowers are beginning to surpass even roses! Their usefulness has gone beyond funerals and prom boutonnieres. They are elegant in a single vase for your wedding tables or bundled together for your bride’s maids bouquets.
Buy Dutch Flowers Direct From the Farm!
Carnations are found almost everywhere in floristry. This is because they hold great meaning and are very versatile for any occasion. Here at the NY Flower Guy, we offer farm direct carnations at unbeatable prices. We are here to help you bring color, life, and fascination into all of your floral arrangements. Our flowers come damage-free and will be delivered when you need them to ensure maximum shelf-life.
The name calla lily comes from the Greek word for beauty. However, there is much more to their meaning than their elegant appearance.
Typically, you see calla lilies in white but their miniature form come in a variety of colors including yellow, lavender, and even black! Depending on the color, these flowers bring a lot of emotion and meaning.
Wedding Traditions and Calla Lilies
The classic white calla are usually seen at weddings. They are elegant and simple but also traditionally represent divinity, marital bliss, and true devotion. The calla lily also marks the 6th wedding anniversary, so make sure to remember to have your flowers delivered on this important day.
Other Mini Calla Lilies and Their Meanings
The pink calla lily represents admiration and appreciation.
Yellow has serval meanings, but is usually associated with gratitude.
These flowers are very dramatic and represent mystery and elegance.
Calla lilies are native to south Africa and therefore need to be grown in greenhouses for the Dutch auction market. Calla lilies make a great flower for a wide range of bouquets, arrangements, and more since they are very long lasting. They also make excellent flowers to plant since they will come back yearly. At the NY Flower Guy, you can buy a wide variety of mini calla lilies in bulk. We have the best prices and the freshest flowers online.
For some, the thought of a trip to the New York City Flower Market can cause some anxiety. Buying dutch direct flowers from the NY Flower Guy online can help you to skip that process entirely. The big city flower market is flooded with people, moves at a very fast pace, and will overwhelm you with options.
Here at the NY Flower Guy, we are dedicated to bringing you the freshest dutch flowers possible just in time for your DIY wedding project or other floral projects.
Benefits to Buying Dutch Flowers from the NY Flower Guy
1. Simplify Your Flower Options
When you go to the big flowers markets and auctions, there are way too many options available to you. Here at our website, you will have time to peruse the selection of dutch flowers and make a calm, thoughtful decision of what you need to purchase for your floral project.
2. Eliminate Flower Damage During Transprtation
Have your dutch direct flowers delivered by a professional! The NY Flower Guy will deliver directly to you if you reside in and around Manhattan and the surrounding burroughs. You can plan with us for when exactly you need your flowers so that they will be delivered at a time when they will be in full bloom for your wedding or event. Since these flowers are the freshest you can get, they will look differently than what you are used to seeing in a store. We will help you to prepare for when your flowers arrive and before you put them in water.
If you are not local to New York, don’t worry! We also ship via FedEx. Our flowers will ship directly to you from their source, which guarantees they are as fresh as possible. This has proven to be an excellent method to getting our customers the best and the freshest dutch direct flowers possible.
2. Have Your Flowers Delivered When You Need Them
When you buy your bulk flowers online with us, you can choose when to have your flowers delivered so that they are blooming perfectly for your event. If you go to the big dutch flower market, you won’t have control of when your flowers will bloom or how long after you bring them home they will last. Buy your dutch flowers here, and you have them delivered at the exact right time so your floral arrangements look as fresh and bright as possible.
Orange: Enthusiasm, Desire & Passion
Orange is a color that is created when you cross red and yellow. The meaning of the orange rose is also a cross over of the meanings of red roses and yellow roses (passion & friendship, respectively). The orange rose speaks of energy, enthusiasm, desire and excitement. Orange roses are vibrant and very expressive when either gifting them to someone or using them in your latest floral arrangement.
Here at the New York Flower Guy, we have several options for orange roses. The orange color ranges from bright to coral. We also have varieties that are speckled or splashed with color. The orange rose is a great mix of contemporary and classic and will surely invigorate any event or floral arrangement.
Orange Roses are Perfect For:
- Academic achievements
- Expressions of an important relationship
- Summertime Events
If you are looking for the perfect array of flowers for your next DIY wedding or event, the NY Flower Guy is the online flower shop for you! We offer tons of flowers in just about every color and style. The enthusiastic orange rose is just one of many varieties that we sell in bulk online. We are here to support designers and brides alike for every floral project you have on your horizon. We offer the best prices around for bulk ordering of your top choice flowers. They come to you fresh and direct form the farm. They may look a little different from what you are used to seeing at a florist, but don’t worry! We will include detailed instructions on how to care for your flowers so they are perfect and ready for your big day.
Ordering flowers online from NY Flower Guy for your next event, is one of the best decisions you can make. Why? The NY Flower Guy is a leader in the wholesale flower industry specializing in Dutch Flowers as well as providing only farm direct flowers. Here you can find a few of the reasons we’re growing to be one of the largest online flower shops around.
Ordering flowers from the NY Flower Guy will afford you many options and the ability to customize each order to fit your individual floral needs. Some of our most popular flower options include Orchids, Roses and Carnations. When creating floral arrangements or special flower collections you should have the ability to mix and match, here at the NY Flower Guy we provide just that!
We Offer Breathtaking Floral Packages:
Some of our most popular floral packages include Mothers Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and of course, Weddings. All of our flower packages include the most sought after floral pieces. An added bonus is all of our flowers are farm fresh. Farm Fresh flowers are flowers shipped directly to your door. Ordering farm fresh flowers eliminates the exporters, wholesales and retailers. Flowers arrangements are created to decorate your special day with beauty and elegance and we believe the fresher the flowers the more beauty they possess.
We believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank for quality and unique flowers. Purchasing flowers from NY Flower Guy will save you time, money and unnecessary stress. We provide great prices for bulk flowers and special packages to save you money.
Leaders in the Flower Industry:
With over twenty years experience in the flower industry we understand the in and out’s of the business and know quality when we see it. We’ve established connections with some of Holland’s most reputable farms and have a network of industry professionals. Our team is dedicated to customer service and making certain all customers expectations are always exceeded.
If you’re in need of custom floral arrangements contact the experts at New York Flower Guy or browse our collection here. We guarantee our orders will add beauty and elegance to any event or celebration!
Well, where did the summer go ? It seems like yesterday we were thinking that the long hot summer lay ahead, but alas it came and went like a high speed train in Tokyo!
I was fortunate enough to have been invited to a collection of weddings and events throughout the summer and at those events the standard of floral design has been nothing short of fabulous. Having been in the floral industry for many years, and feeling so lucky to be doing something I love, during those years I have seen some floral work that resembles a dog’s dinner and that’s being quite complimentary. However, the three or four weddings I went to had such an amazing floral element that it really left me stuck for words, and that doesn’t happen very often !
Gorgeous centerpieces with beautiful garden roses, whites, creams and peach examples of these relatively new stars of the wedding industry, by new I mean five or six years ago a garden rose in an arrangement was a rare sight. Thanks to a couple of first class growers in Colombia and of course David Austin who is to the rose industry what Stephen Hawking is the world of Quantum Physics there are now roughly thirty commercially grown “garden rose” varieties available in the market place. Almost all of them are stunning, some are a little funky but with designers pushing the envelope with cutting edge designs becoming more common even the funky ones are sought after.
Along with the garden roses other varieties are going strong too, take Ranunculus for example, 10 years ago we were lucky to get five or six colors of this relative of the buttercup but over the years we have seen new and exciting colors introduced and now we have the most amazing two-tone varieties like Cappuccino for example that has a gorgeous yellow head with brown and burgundy splashes of colour and now there are ranunculus varieties that look like they are on steroids, huge heads with vibrant tones with an amazing shelf life. Hypericum is another one, loads of new varieties and great shades, we have come a long way since the days of only having the burgundy Excellent Flair and Dolly Parton varieties to choose from.
This time of year we are so lucky to have all the local produce from New Jersey, upstate New York, and Long Island now has some cool organic farms such as The Garden Of Eve farm in Riverhead. A bounty of Zinnias, cockscomb, Nigella, Strawflowers, Yarrow, Ageratum, Cornflowers, Asters, Molucella, Black Eyed Suzy, Lavender and the list goes on, not to mention the amazing sunflowers that come from several farms in the “garden” state. It’s an impressive list by any standard. I remember seeing some Nigella from a New Jersey grower years ago and it blew my mind, love in the mist as it is sometimes known as is not one of the most widely used flowers in the design world but it certainly would be if more people produced the quality that I saw all those years ago.
All of us in the flower world should embrace the fantastic flowers available in the local market place while it lasts, it won’t be that long before we are shovelling snow again. It really is a pleasure to be in the flower business and this time of year is always a reminder to me of just how lucky we are to be involved in this line of work. Surrounded by all this beauty and all these wonderful colours and fabulous characters, sure it’s challenging sometimes but that’s just the way it is, as we begin to prepare for the busy times ahead it’s reassuring that the industry is in a good place right now and we can all continue to do our bit by promoting our industry that makes so many people smile everyday of the year.
There are a lot of things in California that native Californians can be very proud of, lets see………Sequoia Trees, Americas tallest mountain, more Turkeys are raised in California than in any other state, they have the smallest county in the USA, they also have the largest county in the USA. They have a law the declares that if you damage a Red Monarch butterfly you will publically stoned to death in Modesto village square. I may have got my wires a bit crossed there about the getting stoned in California, I digress. Just before the turn of the nineteenth century a gold mine in Jackson California served as a mecca for gold panners and the list goes on. It must be said that they do have tons of very cool stuff going on over there, for instance the Hollywood Bowl is still the coolest place to watch a band as the sun sets taking in the smells of whatever is wafting your way from the rows in front of you and probably the rows behind you. Coachella, a concert goers paradise with Humphrey’s by the Bay in San Diego and the Belly up tavern in Solana Beach tied neck and neck for the award for the most intimate music venue that still books big name bands.
However, having spent many years on the west coast possibly the most fantastic thing they have going for them is not just the amazing produce they grow, Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries in Oxnard, Tomatoes, Lettuce, you name it they grow it. Around the Lompoc area its like the garden of Eden, admittedly I wasn’t around then but if I was I am pretty sure it would have looked the valleys surrounding the lompoc region. One thing is certain, you will be hard pressed to find better commercially grown flowers anywhere in the United States than the amazing floral bounty that comes out of California all year round.
I have spent hours and hours gawking, drooling, staring motionless as I take in the scenic vistas of the Stock fields in full bloom, a smell that has to be one of the most beautiful fragrances found anywhere on earth, the smell of 200 acres of Stock in full bloom ready to harvest. Lisianthus fields in Carpinteria, like a lavender carpet strewn across the land with the backdrop of the Santa Barbara hills completing the picture. Claude Monet would have had a field day.
Part of my time in California was spent working for Mr Bob Wilkins, owner along with his brother John, of the Delaware Valley Group of companies and one of the greatest, if not the greatest flower mind the industry will ever be lucky enough to possess. Delaware Valley is in my mind without a doubt the leading fresh flower wholesaler and distributor in the United States, an unbelievable company ran by extremely professional and very experienced flower people that are a credit to the industry. I have been fortunate enough to have been in the flower industry since I was a young tearaway in the street markets of England and still I know that Bob Wilkins has forgotten more about the flower business than my severely backed up neurological processors will ever be able to remember. He is a legend and to say I am honored to have worked alongside him and his team for many years is somewhat of an understatement. It was Mr Wilkins who introduced me to the wonders of California, Snapdragons, the like I have never seen before, four feet tall and stems like tree trunks, dark blue Delphiniums shining like Sapphires as far as the eye can see, acres of Gladioli standing to attention grown on cliffs overlooking the swirling, crashing waves of the Pacific ocean. Every Lily variety you can name is grown in California especially towards the north of the state, I remember having to pinch myself whilst looking at Oriental lilies with gigantic blooms that would easily cover the surface of a dinner plate, thinking that these belong in some sort of fantasy-esque Alice in Wonderland setting where everything is twice the size as it is in reality. Hanging amaranthus with dramatic cascading burgundy spikes plummeting to the ground, and of course acres and acres of sun flowers, every variety known to man each one staring at the sun as if hypnotized by its powerful rays. There are simply too many wonderful things grown in California to mention them all.
I shall never forget my time in California, I shall cherish my time there and consider the memories among the most precious and special times I have had on this flower journey that I have now been on for thirty years, and I will never lose those images of the stock fields and that unique smell, or the marine layer slouching idly, eventually rising slowly to reveal the floral treasures that lay beneath. The cold breeze that wrapped itself around the farms of Santa Barbara during the night time only to be rudely pushed aside by beautiful baking sun drenching the flower fields as their inhabitants await their fate in the flower markets the world over. Thank you California and Thank you Mr Wilkins !
It’s here again, the utter madness that is Mother’s Day ! I personally have been out of the the mayhem and chaos since we started to gear our sales toward the event world about ten years ago. The pressure put on florists throughout the country is akin to that of a restaurant owner on Valentines day when it falls on a Saturday (or Friday), think of any business that does almost thirty five to forty percent of its annual sales in one day and you have the insanity that a busy florist has to endure during the big flower holiday. Simply put, its like forcing a round peg through a square hole.
It is impossible to find drivers to do the one hundred or so deliveries that need to be done, it is impossible to find certain flowers because nowadays the supermarkets have first dibs on the choice blooms grown buy the top growers, it is impossible not to be shafted by the wholesalers in Miami who dream up fuel surcharges three weeks before the main shipping period begins, it is impossible to prevent the Ecuadorian and Colombian airlines from creating a nightmare with flights being rescheduled and sometimes cancelled completely and the list goes on. I have nothing but total sympathy for retail florists the world over during this period. Oh, and did I forget to mention that a retail florist has no choice than to abandon life as they know it for about a week, no taking the kids to school, no having a glass of wine after work, no watching the O’reilly Factor (god help us) and no time for family and friends. So why bother you may ask ?
The only answer I can give you is this………………….Most florists are the hardest working, pain enduring, persistent, gritty, always eager to please, artistic (for the most part), totally fabulous people the working world has to offer, who else would put themselves through this exercise of seeing how high you can raise your blood pressure in the shortest time possible. I have nothing but pure admiration for the florist community and their ability to deal with Mother’s Day madness year after year. The fact that sometimes people complain to their florist in the aftermath defies explanation. That has to be put down to complete ignorance most of the time and the fact that some people treat their flower arrangements like a sack of potatoes. So…………….congratulations to every florist who wakes up next Monday morning without the wiring of a EKG machine stuck to every limb or a Doctor shining a light into your retina asking “can you hear me, can you hear me”.
Pick up the phone, order your flowers from your local florist and keep well away from the supermarkets and support the flower people who are there for you all year round. Happy Mothers day !!!
Every year without fail, those of us in the floral industry have to go through the painful process of responding to those e-mails that respectfully ask for the best options available when it comes to Blue flowers to use for an event. Having been a purveyor of the most fabulous flowers available in the world for over twenty years the truth is Blue flowers are still not that easy to come by.
The most common blue flower used for events and everyday floral arrangements are Blue Hydrangeas, the good news is they are readily available all year round, the bad news where hydrangeas are concerned is that it is hard to find a true blue one. Hydrangeas from South America vary in color depending on where they are grown and how acidic the soil is. Some are a lighter blue than others but all have an almost two-tone blue and white appearance, others have a creamy off white and blue look. This is fine and they are all gorgeous but if you want a pure Blue hydrangea from Columbia or Ecuador its not happening. Dutch hydrangeas are fabulous and big and they have a good shelf life but that elusive blue is still an issue. I have found over the years that a blue hydrangea from Holland is as close as you can get to a true blue, but some are a bit of a darker blue, some are a lighter blue then there are ones that are a little more of a lavender blue, some are more of a purple shade of blue and so on. I have worked with the same buyer in Holland for twenty years and he knows exactly what I am looking for most of the time, but a large order of blue hydrangeas is not the best remedy for those of us with high blood pressure.
There are some staples when it comes to blue flowers, for example Iris. Good old varieties like “Ideal” were almost Blue but had a yellow stripe in the middle, and Iris is not really known as peoples first choice when it comes to a showstopper. Blue hyacinths have appeared on many a list of Blue flowers, the problem is they are about as blue as dark chocolate and they are only available for a few weeks of the year.
If you have made up your mind that blue is the only option for your big day, or your event or you just want to have blue flowers on your table for that dinner party you have planned there are a few winners, some of them may prove difficult to find but then again, that’s what you have me for ! ……………….there are various varieties of Delphiniums that come in blue, one in particular called “harlequin” is a beautiful mid Blue and there are other delphiniums that are in the same range of blue, also something a bit different is Eryngium, otherwise known as the common thistle. There are a few amazing varieties some of which are huge and have a bold Blue color. Blue Agapanthus is an option but its a nightmare, you will spend more time picking up the petals from the floor than taking care of your guests. Blue Cornflowers are a good one for the summer, as is muscari or grape hyacinth, Another good one is “Forget me not” from California, although they are tiny they still make me smile when I see them, which isn’t very often now days. The one blue flower that in my mind is not just the most beautiful blue flowers but is one of the most amazing flowers period, is Blue Gentiana. Blue trumpet like flowers that have been one of my favourites since my early days at the auctions in Holland.
So, as you see there are a few blue flowers out there that will make any event fabulous but beware there are some spoilers, flowers that will instantly destroy that classy look that you are striving for, and they are the dyed ones, yes the awful, gaudy, spine chilling, catastrophes that are dyed blue flowers. the biggest culprit is the blue rose, usually beautiful cream vendella roses dyed blue ! Its just not cricket. It doesnt matter how, where, when or why but they don’t do any event justice, sorry for being so frank but thats just the way I feel. I would rather swim with starving sharks or tie top sirloin steak to my arms and legs and throw myself to a pride of angry lions than use these. There are a few other real doozies like dyed blue orchids or gerbera daisies, none of these enhance any centerpiece like the real deal. Blue flowers do exist, you just have try a bit harder to find them.
I am a huge fan of all things technical and have a wide array of gadgets, most of which I use about a third or less of its overwhelming functions and I certainly don’t capitalize on their ability to change peoples lives supposedly for the better. I cant be bothered most of the time to read the manual which would enable me to get the most out of each particular gadget, instead I fumble about like a drunk with his shoes on the wrong feet walking in a room full of mouse traps. That said I seem to be quite happy with my shortcomings as I know soon enough a five year old from my daughters school will enlighten me somewhat and show me how to get my phone to switch on the quantum leap function and use the cosmic singularity button.
During my forty five years of life I have witnessed the rapid introduction of many things technical, most of which are mind blowing when I think back to watching black and white television on a 16 inch screen with the family like an illustration from a world war two textbook, likewise cassettes (and vinyl) were the music of choice having to rewind and forward wind to get to the song we wanted to hear and in England as a child I always remember the milkman, a man who drove around in a odd looking vehicle delivering milk to your door fresh every day, and then on a thursday he would ring your doorbell and ask for payment with his pouch full of pennies and other coins he collected from his other customers whilst on his plight to collect more coins in one day than the national mint. I distinctly remember the sound of his money bag approaching from at least ten miles away !
There are three things that I miss, and it is with a heavy heart as one of them is close to home. Firstly, the telephone. I remember when the phone rang at home my brother and I would race to the phone like gladiators competing for the prize of an extended life while the loser would have to expect certain death at the hands of starving lions. Then if you happened to be victorious in that sprint to the finish line before we picked up the receiver, we would stop suddenly and like a soldier on parade, sweep our hair into a less messy heap, straighten our shirt, take a deep breath and then answer the phone like it was a real privilege and badge of honour. “Hello…454 4945 who’s speaking please”, Usually it ended badly and extremely anti climatic as the call was for Mum or Dad or older brother but at least I got to answer the phone………yes !
Secondly, and most of my generation are guilty of this and that is very few people actually write letters anymore. I went to boarding school for a good few years and every Sunday morning (after church) we had to write a letter to a family member. Then of course we were young and thought this process was akin to that of being a prisoner serving fifteen to life, but now as an adult I think back to that and realize how great it was, not only did it improve our penmanship but imagine old Auntie Ethel when she got that letter from her favourite nephew, oh the joy ! Needless to say I don’t think I was ever anyones favourite nephew but the fact remains that writing a letter is not only therapeutic but it gives the recipient such a unique emotion which was commonplace back in my youth but now sadly very rare.
Thirdly, and the one that bothers me the most and is definitely the saddest. Most people have forgotten the magical power of flowers. Flowers are without doubt the quickest way to brighten up someones day, not chocolates or a voucher to some awful eatery on the high street that serves chicken and chips, or a bottle of cheap French wine which always gets regifted anyway. Flowers are simply the best way to cover the multitude of reasons why people need cheering up. Perhaps someone needs a thank you, or has just experienced the dealing of life’s rougher cards, or had a baby, passed an exam, got a new job……….whatever the reason flowers are still the greatest way to put a smile on someones face. Not only do flowers put a smile on a friends face but also they work wonders when you give flowers to a workmate or a person who you know through another friend and so on. There is no better way than walking into someones dinner party with a big bouquet of colourful flowers. Instant happiness ! We have flowers in the house every week, not surprisingly, and they transform the space into something magical, they create a certain feel that only flowers can, if there are no flowers in the house it feels naked and although there is never any shortage of action in our crazy abode, flowers always make the daily routine more enjoyable. Everyone loves receiving flowers and there is no shortage of flower sellers in our towns and cities, make it a weekly event and treat yourself or someone else to a fresh bouquet of flowers, it works wonders.