The Charity Bouquet

As we conclude our 37th year of business and have our wonderful community to thank for it, we have once again brought in another way to be a part of the community by adding a very special section to our website. We will be featuring 8 local charities and 50% of the proceeds will be going to them directly. They will have a individualized bouquet to represent  each group. All details are still in the works and each charity has a direct relationship with us at Lund Floral. Out first 4 choices are… 

Hopes Rescue :

A Dog and Cat Rescue in Utah – Saving lives one at a time!

“Hope’s Rescue is a group of people who are dedicated to saving as many dogs and cats as we can from Utah’s shelters. We believe that companion animals are family and that they deserve our stewardship and care.”

Boys and Girls Club:

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis serves over 1000 children per year throughout Weber & Davis Counties. Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy. For many kids in our community, it’s tougher than you might think. Thankfully, we can help our youth by providing positive alternatives to crime, gangs and drugs. ”

Ogden Pride :

“Ogden Pride celebrates and supports the LGBT community, individuals and their families and allies in Northern Utah in building and strengthening inclusive communities. We are committed to excellence in advocacy, educational programs and services.”

Project Stop Bullying :
Website information to come…

Although we would like to help all our local charities we are working through our nominations and making several decisions for our next 4 charities that will be featured on our website. 

Stay tuned and watch for the charity bouquet section to launch on our website next week. :) 

Until next time keep blooming and have a day full of perfect petals. 😉


The showers have brought beautiful flowers… See what’s in our cooler. 

I am so glad we have finally had some nice warm days to enjoy the spring air. We are finally able to open up the front doors and embrace the warmth. Don’t forget the growth of 12th street traffic. “Honk” “honk” . We are grateful for the rain but with the wind we have had lately I am in much need of some sun! But without the rain, our blooms wouldn’t be strong and vibrant so come inside and take a look.. We’re open! 

In our never ending search for only the absolute best flowers grown in California and across the world I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Today I have the top 5 spring sellers from last week so lets get viewing!

The Peony

California grown the coral charm peony has topped the charts for the season. With its 5 day changes its no secret of why we have selected it as our number one. From our friends at Mayesh and CB Wholesale Floral we bring you the 5 days in the life of a coral charm peony.


Just when you thought there was a filter, we captured these…   

(Put these babies in reverse)

 Next up

The Ranunculus 

Current variety is from Holland but also available #americangrown from California and even locally here in Ogden, Utah.    

Ranging from the size of a nickel to the size of a fifty cent piece we have nominated these beauties to be number 2. 

 The California grown creations that have won us over for spot number 3 comes from our friends at Skyline.
The Anemone

May being the peak season for these blooms makes it extremely popular and in high demand for spring weddings. 

Representing straight out of Ogden,Utah from our friend around the corner, we introduce you one of Tom’s prized possessions and our #4 

The Sweet Pea


With its bright vibrant colors and its strong fragrance these little beauties bring a strong bunch to the spring garden. 

Last but not least back by popular demand and available year round we couldn’t help but have these wonderful creations on earth snag our top 5 list. 

The Garden Rose

With availability from the well known David Austin and Alaxandra rose farm we have chosen to go with our friends Eufloria Flowers from Nipomo, California and their beautiful garden rose colaberation.

I hope you have enjoyed the views of our top 5 spring sellers and don’t forget our door is always open for free smells. 

Until next time. Keep blooming and have a petal perfect day! 



Aka: The one who does the hussle while the boss does… Well ya know, whatever it is the boss does.

So this week is Administrative Professionals week also known as secretaries and assistants day. I like to call it the day to give a shout out and show some appreciation for who helps keep the boss grounded and things in order. In other words the people that make your life so much easier. I like this day because I am a huge fan of showing appreciation to your employees. They need to have a few more employee appreciation days. Each company does things differently and in their own way for example Lund Floral does them monthly. But we will save that topic for another day. Back to this weeks designs.  We wanted to spice up the trends this year for the holiday so we have put together a few very affordable ideas. First off we incorporated the infamous succulents because you know I am Obsessed with them.

Yes! We see you 9-5er. We have a pick just for you! Next we wanted to bring in the fun vintage yet modern colored bottles. They are a hue hit this year in weddings, decor and everyday use. We located these beauties from our friends at Burton and Burton.  

They come in 6 different colors. 

However, We couldn’t leave out our more traditional flower lovers. You can never go wrong with some Daisies, Roses and an all time favorite the Gerbera Daisy. 

Now here is the catch! The assistant is the one who lets the big boss know their schedule for the week right? Well don’t be afraid to pencil in Secretaries Day on Wednesday better yet just go ahead and Pencil Lund Floral right on the same tab 😜.  We hope all you hard working people have a petal perfect week! Don’t work too hard, but remember to bloom and we will continue to find the perfect petals just for you!!



Vintage Royalty

Since wedding season is already well under way it only seems appropriate to share with you some recent wedding work. Introducing to you one of my favorite combinations that I like to call the Vintage Royalty designed for our bride M.  

This bouquet reminds me of royalty not only for its size and color but for all the varieties of texture. I also love the deep rich colors of the chocolate dahlia mixed with the burgundy Dahlia to be opposite of the pale peach ivory color found in the Sahara roses. 

To help add another pop of color M. Approved a last minute adjustment to add in the true peach rose that really helped everything stand out and in my opinion take the whole bouquet to another level of beauty. 

The bridal colors were burgundy, pale peach, and gold. With lanterns on the table tops in a garden center venue it was crucial to keep everything as natural as possible. Adding in gold jewels or rhinestones would have changed the over all look of what we were after. So on rare occassion, this being one of them we took to the floral paint to coat the wax flower to add in the pop of gold. Gold, royalty, this bridal bouquet is fit for a queen!! 


The many textures in this bouquet would be credited to the Agonis bringing in the dark leaf flow. The very popular Seeded eucalyptus found in lots of bridal bouquets and the White mini Alba.  All hand tied together with Dusty Miller round and gold metallic.

To find more images from this bridal. Visit our bridal section of Lund Floral Weddings. Also get informed with our new wedding site Petal Perfect Weddings

Thank you for your love, keep blooming and have a perfect petal day!! 



Succulent Gardens and a sneak peek of Cactus and Cocktails:

Morning Everyone! I didn’t post an update last Sunday. It was Easter and I really wanted to focus on spending the day with my family. Business is very important to me however, spending the Holidays with my young kids is very important to me as well. So let’s get back to business..

Every week I get so excited about writing blogs and sharing  things we have been doing in the flower shop or fun projects to do at home. This week I have seriously been on a succulent garden kick! We have made some fun changes in our plant department at Lund Floral. If you haven’t been in our store recently, we have just introduced a new and improved succulent section. We have always offered succulents in with our traditional plants but now we have added a special home for them.  

And to add even more awesomeness to the mix we have a “Design your own garden” option. What does that intel you ask? It’s simple.. You select your container. (we have TONS of options including recycled books, stone & ceramic dishes, rocks, lanterns, glass and many more) Next you will select your succulents. Sizes ranging from 2″-6″ and your toppings! Our most popular toppings would be our river rocks, moss and bark however we also offer colored pebbles, vermiculite and sand. Maybe even raw soil is the look you are going for. 


Since design space is limited, we are doing the assembly for now. However,  we do have In-house workshops scheduled and have also introduced Cactus and Cocktails that we will get to later.  Our most popular size of succulent gardens are our medium  gardens priced around $35.00. Here is the breakdown. $5.00 per succulent chosen (2″ & 4″). $5.00 for soil and topping and then the cost of your container. Break it down

  • 3 succulents x $5.00 = $15.00
  • 1 soil & topping mix = $  5.00
  • 1 med. Container      = $12.00

                                   Subtotal $32.00 + Tax

Container prices vary from $10.00 on up. 

We are looking into adding a “build your own” table in the future. 

Now for the part you have all been waiting for. THE SNEAK PEEK!!!


Cactus & Cocktails



Let loose with a cocktail or two (or three, we won’t tell) and bring out the inner artist in you.  Grab your girlfriends, husband, neighbors, everyone! Come join us in creating a  cactus and succulent garden.  A night full of great company, lots of laughs and delicious drinks. MUST BE 21 years of age with valid ID. No exceptions. Locations will vary for each event. 

This is a hands on event you won’t want to miss. We will provide hand coverings and aprons, but we do like it messy. Keep your delicate little hands at home, and come prepared to dig in! 

More details to come…

If you know us.. Which you do, probably a little to well.. You know we love doing things with the Littles.We will also be offering Cactus and Capri Suns night but space is very limited. 

More details to come as Lund Floral works out all the thorns with the city regulations. 

Until next week..Keep Blooming and enjoy all the Perfect Petals in your lives. 


Lilies lilies & lilies. All the info you need about making your selection. 


As I was processing the flowers today that arrived from California, I was debating between writing about the LA Hybrid variety of lily or the multi bloom Oriental variety since I introduced the orientals in a previous blog. As you can see by my title I couldn’t decide between the two, and have decided to do both. I have worked for Lund Floral for 12 years now (wow! That’s hard to believe that many years has passed) and lilies are probably our biggest seller and most requested flower of them all. Well maybe roses. And gerbera daisies Roses might still have the lead. Anyways lilies are The IT GIRL of the flower shop and people are becoming more educated on how awesome the lily really is.

There are 3 type of lilies. Asiatic, LA Hybrid, and Oriental. The Asiatic lily is the smallest of the 3 lilies and also hold the shortest vase life 5-7 days. On a positive note asiatic lilies come in the widest variety of colors out of the three types and also have the smallest price tag. 💲

LA Hybrid lilies are my absolute favorite. They have strong thick stems, come in bright vibrant colors and are middle in size. My favorite LA Hybrids are the White Royal Bach from Sun Valley in California or the Hot Pink variety from Skyline Flowers.  The LA Hybrid lilies have a vase life of 7-10 days and are  offered in more varieties then I can count. 

Lastly the Oriental Lily the most fragrant and the largest of the 3. Also offering the longest vase life of 10-14 days. They have become extremely popular for Valentines Day and special events for their massive blooms and aroma. My favorite being the Casa Blanca. Because of its ridiculously large blooms offering the most scent of them all and it’s pure white color. 

 3 Things to look for while selecting your lily.

  1. Count the number of buds rather than the number of stems. Cheap stem price doesn’t equate to quality lilies.

  2. Look for thick sturdy stems. Lilies are top heavy and need a good support system.

  3. Lookfor healthy leaves. Yellow leaves could mean ethylene damage.

Ethylene Damage is caused by the lilies sitting in their packaging for too long. It will cause the stems to turn yellow. 

Remember when dealing with lilies to remove the lily pollen as discussed in our Previous Blog. Also keep a close eye on the water level especially in flower bouquets that use Orientsl Lilies. These babies LOVE their water! 

Here are some examples of bouquets that utilize these lilies

Asiatic Lilies
LA Hybrid Royal Bach
Oriental lilies
Next time you come visit our flower shop, menchoin this blog and I will even throw in a Free Lily to your bouquet. 

Now get out there and Bloom! 

Soda Can Centerpieces

Good morning everyone! This past week I posted a video tutorial on our YouTube channel Lund Floral and am working with the website programmers to start putting our tutorials on but I wanted to also do a step by step version here on our blog. As you may already know I have 2 small children and my 6 year old daughter really enjoys this project.

The Soda Centerpiece

For this project you will need

  1. Empty Soda Cans. Drink away my friends. I also pre rinse the can once the soda is gone.


2. Can Opener to remove the lid



3. Flowers from Lund Floral Ogden, UT

Let’s begin!

Now that we have an empty soda can that has been rinsed free of any left over soda we may have left behind we need to remove the lid. Do this by attaching the can opener to the rim of the soda can just like you would a can of olives.

Continue to turn the can opener until the top of the soda can is starting to remove and completely comes off.

Add cool room temp water to the soda can about two inches from the top of the can. (Remember you may need to add water each day and also don’t forget to change the water out completely and recut your stems on the third day.)

Now you have a vase for the flowers of your choice. In the video tutorial I recommend staying away from top heavy blooms such as tulips, roses, peonies etc. Place each flower into the soda can remembering to removing all foliage. Once you have added the desired amount of  blooms you can also finish by spraying the flowers with a preservative finishing spray!

Tada! You’re finished.


For more fun projects like this visit our YouTube  Channel here

Lund Floral YouTube Channel

The waxed rose

Good morning everyone! I wish I was able to inform you how beautiful and sunny it is outside, and that summer feels closer than ever.  However, today it is windy, rainy and dark.. I must admit even though I watched the weather I am a little bummed out. On a positive note, today does make a perfect petal day for one of my favorite indoor floral project and always remember…all the spring showers will bring beautiful flowers. 😉  Let’s get to work! For today’s project you will need 1. A few fresh cut roses from Lund Floral located here in Ogden, UT (or any local flower shop of your choosing). 2. A microwave safe dish that will be ok to dispose after and that also has a large enough opening for our rose head. 3. Soy wax ( this can be purchased at your local craft store) The amount needed to do this project is less than 1 lb. however if you think you may want to do this several times, purchase what you feel is needed. 4. A floral knife & disposable spoon. 5. Cardboard or newspaper 6. Bottles or vase of your choosing.


First, we will need to prep our wax. Poor the soy wax chips into your microwave safe container to the appropriate level that when the wax melts, it will have enough to submerge the flower and be completely covered.  Then place container in the microwave. Personally I find it easier to melt the wax in 2 minute increments. I also stir the wax in between.  Here is what my wax looked like after 2 minutes in the microwave.mi have also stirred it around before putting it back in for an additional 2 minutes. Stir wax to ensure all the wax has been melted.

The appropriate pouring temperature will be 160-180 degrees.

Now before we get too excited and start dipping away. We need to get our containers ready for the roses. I used short vintage bottles and an old cardboard lid to protect my countertops from any dripping wax. It is also a good idea to pick low vases that will help support the rose heads. With the added layer of wax, they become very top heavy. For extra support you can also pre wire your roses. (See our tutorial on how to wire a rose)


Now for the fun stuff! We will be taking each rose and cutting the stem to the desired length for our vases, before dipping them into the wax. Dip each rose into your wax shaking off any extra wax before placing it in the vases to dry.


Before dipping into wax


Dip rose into the wax


Shake off all excess wax to create a thin layer and to eliminate any wax clumps or bubbles


Place each waxed rose into the vases to dry for one hour before moving to the desired location of your home. This will prevent any wax drippings from damaging  your furniture.


Notice the roses remain the same color even after we have dipped them in a thin layer of wax. You may also be able to feel the additional weight of the rose to help understand why it is important to use low vases or pre wired roses for this floral project.

60 minutes later..

Now it is time for us to display our new creation for all of our guests to enjoy! I hope you all had a wonderful time creating your waxed roses and wish you all a Petal Perfect day!

Until next time,



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It’s a lily extravaganza!


Before we get to the tutorial of the extremely fragrant and simple, yet stunning design of the lily bouquet. I really need to warn all people that don’t like strong fresh smells to please step aside or if you have allergies to most perfumes stay away!! Like seriously these babies are topping the charts for being one of the most fragrant flowers and also being one of the industries biggest sellers.  Talk about hello from the other side, move over Adele the pink orientals are Here to dominate!! Remove the plastic protective sleeve and Bam, you have instantly been relocated to the perfume counter at the local mall. Just kidding, but seriously these beauties are powerful. In this tutorial we will be teaching you the simple techniques of design by placing your greens in first.


Then we will talk about lily placement, remembering to remove the foliage from each stem  and cutting it on an angle before putting it directly into the water. We will also be using our leaf shine and finishing spray in the video that can be purchased here: The most important step after your bouquet is finished and really the whole time you are enjoying your bouquet is to keep the water clean and the level high and to Remove the pollen.. Oh my goodness these magnificent creations of Mother Nature would be pure bliss  of the industry if they didn’t have their mess of pollen.


So before I give it all away.. Enjoy the video tutorial of the elegant lily bouquet.

How To Make a Simple Yet Stunning Lily Bouquet





The Pasta Gerbera Daisy


It has arrived!!! We have been waiting for weeks for this magnificent creation that has come from Guatemala. THE PASTA GERB! It was announced weeks ago, however it didn’t come available for distribution until this weekend. Saturday couldn’t come fast enough. As we arrived to the airport freight dock for our routine pick up from our Miami broker, we couldn’t help but get a little antsy to see the skinny white boxes on the pallet calling our attention. “Guatemalan Gerbs” printed in bold green lettering.. It was them..There they were just feet away. Once the box was in our possession the poor clear packaging tape didn’t have a chance as we busted it open. There sitting amongst the white shredded packaging paper was THE PASTA GERBERA!! Just as perfect as we imagined, with curled string pasta like petals of perfection. The pale yellow variety immediately caught my attention it was nearly a mirror reflection of my all time favorite.. Fettuccine! It became crystal clear to me how these babies got their name. This was one for the books, a true petal perfect moment.