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  • Northern Blvd. Florist -Queens
  • 718-458-7015
  • 82-09 Northern Blvd.
    Jackson Heights, New York 11372
    Mon-Fri: 9AM-6PM
    Sat: 9AM-6PM
    Sun: 10AM-3PM

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Northern Blvd. Florist is a local Jackson Heights, New York florist delivering courteous, professional service since 1985. Our experienced designers can create floral designs that will complement any occasion and meet your budget and style expectations as well. We also offer daily delivery service to all local funeral homes and hospitals. Feel free to call us to place orders directly at 718-458-7015. It is our pleasure to assist you with any local, as well as nationwide deliveries.

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  • What to do When Your Wedding Venue is Closed

    <p>Planning a wedding can be stressful enough but when a supplier cancels or a wedding venue closes, it can be nothing short of disastrous. Before you panic, below are some ideas you can consider to make sure that all-important ceremony pushes through.</p><h2>Alternative Wedding Venues</h2><p>Finding a new venue so close to the wedding date can be hair-raising but if you’re willing to explore other options, there are several unique wedding venues that may work out perfectly for you.</p><p>1. An outdoor park</p><p>If the weather in your area is generally fair, how about holding your ceremony in your local park? Outdoor wedding venues are fun and relaxed events that offer more opportunities for scenic wedding photoshoots. And because of the pandemic threat, outdoor wedding venues are even more ideal because they offer everyone more space to move around in and plenty of fresh air. </p><p>2. A boat</p><p>If you live near a lake, river, or the ocean, you may be able to charter a boat easily. Since large gatherings are still not recommended, a wedding and reception inside a boat with several of your loved ones may be a more intimate and fitting way to hold your nuptials. </p><p>If you and your partner are avid divers, you can also do an underwater wedding with the reception to be held on the boat. </p><p>3. A retreat</p><p>Many retreats are set in scenic locations in secluded areas. Not only do you get the perfect backdrop for your wedding shoots, you also get to enjoy your wedding day in a quiet location that’s far from the crowd. And since retreats either have cabins or rooms, it can also double as a place to lodge your guests who come from distant locations.</p><p>4. A home</p><p>If you have a big enough space at your residence, or if you know someone with a beautiful property who will graciously lend it to you (or charge you a reasonable sum for it), go ahead and hold your ceremony there. The money you save on rental can then be spent on transforming it into a magnificent place fit for a wedding.</p><h2>Speaking with Vendors</h2><p>A wedding planner, if you have one, can take care of all the details for you when changing wedding venues. For example, he or she will be the one to reach out to all the vendors (from the caterers and cake designer to the florist shop) to inform them of the change. </p><p>Don’t worry! Most are flexible enough to accommodate a location change provided that the location isn’t too drastically far from the previously agreed upon one (and the date of the wedding hasn’t been moved). If anything, they might simply charge you an additional fee to cover transport and other miscellaneous details. </p><p>Rest assured, your wedding will be a memorable and love-filled affair wherever you hold it. </p><h2>Make your wedding extra special.</h2><p>Flowers add color, style, and beauty to weddings. Contact us to learn more about our wedding flower offerings.</p>

  • Ways to Say You Care During Social Distancing

    <p>The Covid-19 crisis has separated many of us from our loved ones, but it hasn’t stopped us from connecting with each other. Despite the social distancing restrictions being imposed, people are finding other ways of reaching out and catching up with friends and family.</p><p>Sending flowers, for example, is a great way to tell people that we are thinking of them. People often buy flowers for special occasions, but one of the best reasons for sending flowers is when there’s no reason at all. It’s a simple act of thoughtfulness that can put a smile on anyone’s face.</p><p>Why flowers?</p><p>They’re a bit of happiness that you can put in any room to brighten it up. They also do more than beautify a place. According to some studies, the presence of flowers can reduce anxiety and stress, brighten one’s outlook in life, and provide a long-term positive effect on a person’s mood. Now more than ever, we need that little bit of cheer in our lives.</p><h2>Other ways to say you care</h2><p>Aside from flowers, you can also try giving these practical gifts below. We’re sure your recipient will love them.</p><p>1. Plants and dish gardens</p><p>Unlike cut flowers, plants can last for a long time. It doesn’t matter how much of a green thumb your recipient has, there are hardy plants that can survive and thrive with minimal care. There are also many varieties that provide health benefits such as peace lilies, spider plants, and chrysanthemums. These indoor plants are some of the best when it comes to purifying the air.</p><p>Plants also add a delightful ambience to a home and a sense of tranquility. They’re sustainable and if given the proper amount of attention, will be there for you to enjoy for years to come.</p><p>2. A gift basket</p><p>A well-designed gift basket can show your appreciation for someone just as well as flowers and plants. It’s a nice thing for a receiver to get because each one is filled with little presents that can range from the tasty to useful. They’re easy enough to fill with things that your recipient prefers, but you can also order well thought-out ready-made ones.</p><h2>A safe delivery experience</h2><p>The current pandemic has put safety at the forefront of every business owner’s mind, including florists. Most have adapted to the new norm by offering contactless deliveries or following safe social distancing protocols. If your local florist doesn’t offer touchless delivery, it’s easy enough to request one to ensure that your gift can be left outside the door without requiring a signature.</p><h2>Put a smile on someone’s face.</h2><p>Remind your loved one that you are thinking of them even through the distance. Contact us for your gift of flowers today.</p>

  • Why It's Important to Order From Your Local Florist

    <p>As more and more flower shops begin operating again, the business community has been crying out to consumers to “Support local.” While that’s certainly a wonderful way to help them back on their feet and boost the local economy, as a consumer you may be asking “What’s in it for me?”. Plenty, actually, and here are a few reasons why:</p><p>1. You can save more money.</p><p>Some large floral shop chains will usually just redirect your orders to a florist somewhere in the same state or region as you. This florist will make up your order but you get to pay an additional fee to the big name flower site to be the middleman. In case they do not redirect your order but will make up your order themselves, you will then have to pay more for shipping, handling, and any other extras. </p><p>2. You can get better service. </p><p>Many floral shop chains utilize call center employees to handle calls for them. Any inquiry or complaint you might have will go through these employees who might not personally know a thing about your order. If you order directly from your local florist, any concern you have about your order will be immediately addressed by them and remedied sooner.</p><p>3. Your flowers will arrive fresher.</p><p>Purchasing floral arrangements from a flower shop near you means you get blooms while they’re fresh and while they’re in season. Many flowers that come from outside your region have usually been cut and spend several days in refrigerated storage before they get to you, which means they’ll likely wilt in your home within a few days.</p><p>4. Your arrangements are unique.</p><p>Working with a local flower shop means that you receive excellent recommendations that are customized to your style, needs, and budget. They’ll help you decide what specific colors, blooms, and design will convey your meaning the best. </p><p>5. You can get your orders quickly.</p><p>Staying with a local florist means that you will get your orders much more quickly than if you order from a giant floral supply chain. Plus because they will get to you sooner, you’ll be able to enjoy their blooms for longer.</p><p>Local flower shops aren’t any different from national floral supply chains. They have the same ordering capabilities and can provide you with many beautiful designs to suit any occasion. Once you’ve established a relationship with your local florist, you can be sure you’ll have someone who knows precisely what you need when you need it. </p><h3>Supporting small businesses</h3><p>Thinking local not only helps you cut on costs, but it can also help you and the community in the long run. Every dime you spend on a local enterprise is money it will spend on helping boost other local businesses. For example, your local flower shop is most likely to use a local bank to store its earnings, use a local farm to source flowers, use local crafters for ribbons, and so on. When your community thrives, everyone benefits.</p><h2>Get fresh blooms today! </h2><p>Our experienced local florists will help you pick out the best in-season flowers for you. Contact us now and receive your flowers as soon as possible.</p>

  • Tips on care for your plants during the coming winter.

    <p><strong>We've been getting quite a few calls on plant care during the winter so here it goes...</strong></p><p>Many houseplants hunker down for an extended period of rest during the winter months. They'll stop flowering and growing new leaves. Some species will drop leaves and that's okay! You haven't killed it. It's getting ready to rest, just like trees and plenty of garden plants. Depending on the plant, dormancy can last for several weeks to a couple of months and you'll need to adjust you plant care routine accordingly.</p><p>Cut Back on Water</p><p>Since plants don't expend much energy when they're dormant, they don't need as much water as they normally would. This also means that plants are particularly susceptible to overwatering during the winter. You'll know if you're overwatering if the leaves look droopy and start to turn yellow and if the soil seems to be taking an unusually long time to dry out. Generally you should water about half as often as you would during the growing season, but it's best to feel the soil before watering (just like you usually do, right?). Only water when the soil is dry about an inch or two down. If in doubt, let it alone for a few more days. Some desert plants like cacti and succulents may not need water at all during winter.</p><p>Stop Fertilizing</p><p>You also need to lay off the fertilizer during the winter. With fertilizer, it's easy to have too much of a good thing. Plants don't need it while they're dormant, and too much fertilizer sitting around in the soil can actually kill them.</p><p>Protect Your Plants from Drafts and Heat Vents</p><p>Plants can be picky about where you keep them during the winter. Most, especially tropical plants, won't tolerate drafts, which is tough because they also need light. Move plants a few inches back from the windows, and if your windows are particularly drafty stuff an old scarf along the sill to keep cold air out. You might also want to get yourself some door socks for exterior doors.</p><p>On the flip side, plants don't like blasts of hot air every time your radiator kicks in either. The fluctuation in temperature stresses them out, and heat makes the air even drier, which they don't appreciate. Move them if you can, or consider closing vents near your plants if that's a possibility. You can also try the usual tricks to increase humidity: grouping plants together, misting, setting out a tray of water, and running a humidifier.</p><p>Give Your Plants a Bath</p><p>How often do you remember to dust your houseplants when you're cleaning? Leaves accumulate a lot of dust, and since there's now wind to take care of it like there is in the natural world, it's up to you to intervene so that the plant can breathe. You can wipe down the individual leaves with a cloth.</p><p>You'll know your plant has come out of dormancy when you notice new leaves and shoots forming.</p>

  • Tips to Keep Your Flowers Lasting Longer

    <p> We take pride in delivering the freshest, highest-quality flowers. Our florists are often asked how to keep them looking beautiful as long as possible. Luckily, just a little extra care can make a big difference.</p><p> Most arrangements will last from four to seven days or longer depending on the type of flowers included and the level of care they receive. Here are a few helpful tips for keeping those blossoms looking healthy and vibrant for you to enjoy.</p><p> <img src="http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-z5kco3s12/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/411/639/T82-3B__78452.1504132044.jpg" alt="" style="margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px; width: 312px; float: right;"></p><ul> <li>1. Remove any leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in the water promote bacterial growth, which will cause the flowers to wilt quickly.</li></ul><ul> <li>2. Using garden shears, cut the end of the stem off while holding it underwater. This allows the stems to draw in water instead of air. Make sure it’s a clean, diagonal cut, so the flowers can drink nutrients from the water easily.</li></ul><ul> <li>3. Change dirty water regularly. Wash the vase and replace it with nice, clean water every other day. Giving the flowers a clean environment will keep them happy and ward off bacterial growth.</li></ul><ul> <li>4. Avoid placing your flowers where heating or cooling vents can blow air on them. Areas directly under ceiling fans or on top of appliances that give off heat (like older televisions, radiators, etc.), will cause your flowers to dry out and wilt faster.</li></ul><ul> <li>5. Place away from direct sunlight. It may seem counterintuitive, but your flowers will maintain their freshness much longer if they’re not overheated.</li></ul><p> We value all the emotions flowers can make us feel – excited, sentimental, appreciated, loved. Help the feeling last longer by taking care of your arrangement and keeping it looking it’s freshest for days on end. Have other questions about your flowers? Feel free to <a href="https://[FLORIST-URL&91;/contact-us/">contact us</a> or call our professional florists at the shop, and we’re happy to pass along the information you need.</p>

  • Birth Flowers and Their Meanings

    <p> Looking to send the perfect gift for a special someone’s birthday? Make their big day one to remember with a flower arrangement that matches their birth month. We've got just the right floral gifts to make sure their birthday surprise is unique and oh-so special.</p><p> Rumor has it, the tradition of celebrating birth flowers originated long ago, when the Romans began commemorating birthdays by using certain, special flowers. Depending on the birth month, different flowers were given as gifts and used for celebration decorations.Today, you can keep the tradition alive by sending a meaningful arrangement that’s tailored your loved one’s birth month. Each seasonal flower symbolizes unique characteristics and qualities, so send a gift that’s original, special and extraordinary – just like they are.</p><p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-carnation.png" alt="carnation" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>January - Carnation</h3> <p>Also popular for St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Teacher’s Day and weddings, carnations are sweetly fragranced and feathery soft.</p><p>Meaning: Fascination, Distinction and Love.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-violet.png" alt="violet" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>February - Violet</h3> <p>This birth flower’s presence in religious works of art often denotes spiritual wisdom and faithfulness. Though this flower’s name is also it’s typical color, you can also find violets in sky blue and soft yellow. </p> <p>Meaning: Modesty, Faithfulness, Distinction and Virtue.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-daffodil.png" alt="daffodil-march" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>March - Daffodil</h3> <p>Synonymous with spring, daffodils symbolize new beginnings and rebirth. They are also often given for tenth wedding anniversaries, and promise happiness and joy.</p> <p>Meaning: Spring, Devotion, Rebirth.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-daisy.png" alt="daisy-april" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>April - Daisy</h3> <p>April’s birth flower represents a forever-young attitude. Put some spring in their step with an arrangement that brings child-like joy.</p> <p>Meaning: Innocence, Youth, and Blissful Pleasure.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-lily-of-the-valley.png" alt="lily-of-the-valley-may" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>May - Lily of the Valley</h3> <p>These birth flowers boast a gentle and sweet fragrance, and traditionally denote humility.</p> <p>Meaning: Happiness, Sweetness, Humbleness and Hope.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-rose.png" alt="june-rose" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>June - Rose</h3> <p>Roses of all colors have many different meanings. Love, beauty, passion, perfection…visit our webpage on Flower Meanings for an in-depth look at the feelings and emotions that roses can signify.</p> <p>Meaning: Love, Gratitude and Appreciation.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-waterlily.png" alt="water-lily-july" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>July - Water Lily</h3> <p>These birth flowers are also known as “Queen of the Water,” and symbolize life, love and enlightenment.</p> <p>Meaning: Joy, Sweetness and Laughter.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-gladiolus.png" alt="gladiolus-august" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>August - Gladiolus</h3> <p>Derived from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword, these flowers represent strength with grace.</p> <p>Meaning: Moral Integrity, Sincerity and Generosity.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-aster.png" alt="aster-september" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>September - Aster</h3> <p>These flowers symbolize both elegance and wild beauty, as they bring a punch of color to autumn-time landscapes.</p> <p>Meaning: Daintiness, Love and Affection.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-marigold.png" alt="marigold-october" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>October - Marigold</h3> <p>These flowers say “autumn” all over! Brilliant and richly colorful, marigolds represent warmth and grace.</p> <p>Meaning: Joy, Modesty and Grace.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-chrysanthemum.png" alt="chrysanthemum-november" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>November - Chrysanthemum</h3> <p>Depending on the color, Chrysanthemums can represent love, innocence, or unrequited desire. As a birthday gift, these flowers say simply: “Be happy!”</p> <p>Meaning: Cheerfulness, Friendship and Abundance.</p> </div> <p class="row"> </p><div class="medium-4 columns"> <img src="http://www.epicshops.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1-narcissus.png" alt="narcissus-december" height="220" width="220"> <p class="medium-8 columns"> </p><h3>December - Narcissus</h3> <p>Named after a character in Greek mythology, these flowers collectively send the message: “you are special” or “you are the only one.” Send that same message with this classic bloom that also symbolizes hope and good fortune.</p> <p>Meaning: Self-Esteem, Hope and Good Wishes</p> </div><p> <em> Which is your birth flower? Does it reflect your personality traits? For the next birthday celebration in your life (whether yours or a loved one’s), remember birth flowers for truly original gifts and decorations. </em></p>

  • Welcome to our new online store

    <p> We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Northern Blvd Florist online store, making it easy to find and send the perfect arrangement for every occasion! You can now browse all our fresh floral bouquets and gifts, personalize your message, and select your delivery time and location…all from home!</p><h2><strong>Here’s what’s new on our website </strong></h2><ul> <li>Improved searching, that lets you preview our products as soon as you start typing </li> <li>Better navigation, so you can find what you’re looking for quickly, and easily </li> <li>New products featured on the homepage, so you see what’s in season </li> <li>New images, to showcase just how beautiful our fresh flower arrangements truly are </li> <li>Improved checkout, with the ability to use PayPal and Apple Pay </li> <li>A <a href="/help-center/">Help Center</a> page, with frequently asked questions, delivery and payment information, flower care tips and much more. </li> <li>And a blog! Visit us right here for news, events, and flower care tips from the shop. </li></ul><p> In addition to quality flowers, bouquets and gifts, we also take pride in excellent customer service. If you’d prefer speaking with a florist to talk about custom arrangements, recommendations, or nationwide delivery, we’re still available over the phone and in-store to make sure you have all the information you need. You can message the flower shop through our <a href="/contact-us/">Contact Us</a> page, or call us at 718-458-7015 to speak with one of our experts.</p><p> We hope you’ll enjoy our new online store as much as we do, and that you find everything you’re looking for to celebrate your next special occasion!</p>

  • 5 Best reasons to buy flowers in October

    <p>Every month has great reasons to send flowers. Here are five for October we think you’re going to love. And remember, you don’t have to wait for one of these special days. You can send flowers anytime!</p><h4>#1. Columbus Day – October 13th</h4><p>The anniversary of Columbus landing in the new world is celebrated the world over. It became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937 and was officially set as the second Monday in October in 1970. Nothing like some lovely flowers to show your appreciation of the discovery of the Americas!</p><h4>#2. Boss’s Day – October 16th</h4><p>It’s the boss’s job to appreciate and value her workers on a daily basis. But when does the boss ever get a little recognition? Now you can let the head man or woman in your office know how much you appreciate them with a lovely arrangement or living plant. Who knows? There might be a raise in it for you!</p><h4>#3. Sweetest Day – October 18th</h4><p>Celebrated on the third Saturday in October, this holiday is a celebration of candy and all the delicious wonders it brings. It is traditionally celebrated by being sweet to someone you love. That has to mean flowers, doesn’t it? Well, if you want to stick with the candy theme, your local florist would be more than happy to set you up with some well designed and delicious candy baskets. Don’t forget the sweet this Sweetest Day. Send flowers!</p><h4>#4. Mother-In-Law Day – October 26th</h4><p>The 4th Sunday in October is reserved for Mother-in-Law Day. Yes, that means it is sometimes concurrent with Halloween. Thought that may seem apt to some of you, but the rest of us love our mothers-in-law and are excited to have a day to celebrate their contribution to the family. And even if your relationship with your mother-in-law is less than cordial, perhaps a lovely arrangement of flowers could be the first step in changing it!</p><h4>#5. Halloween – October 31st</h4><p>Is it quirky dress-up time yet? Oh yeah! It’s time to put on someone else’s clothes and throw a party! And what are some of the best party decorations ever discovered? Only a perfectly themed arrangement, centerpiece or wreath from your local florist. Don’t wait for the big day to place your order. Go in early and let them make something that will impress your guests!</p>

  • Did you know that we delivery to Flushing NY?

    <p>Did you know that Northern Boulevard Florist delivers <a href="https://www.northernblvdflorist.com/queens-florist/flushing-ny-florist/">fresh cut flowers to Flushing NY</a>? &nbsp;</p> <p>From our central Queens NY location, we delivery daily to all businesses, residences, hospitals and funeral homes in Flushing NY.</p> <p>Check out our wide selection of flowers for all occasions and order today!</p>

  • Breaking News - The Health Benefits of Fresh Flowers

    <p><span style="font-size: small;">Breaking News!!! </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (Boston), reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh-cut flowers are present in the home.</span></p>