A single flower can be worth a thousand words.

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Whether a first date rose or a Mother’s Day bouquet, flowers are a great way to show that you care. No matter the occasion, they have a way of saying what you might not be able to. If you are anything like me, there might be nothing better than my husband walking through the door after a long day of work, with a bouquet of flowers in his hands, just because! They could be the perfect way to say, “I’m thinking of you.” With Mother’s Day coming up and summer weddings right around the corner, Alabama has an array of talented women who are passionate about using the floral industry to make a meaningful impact.

Flowers for a good cause

One of these places is Noella’s Flowers located in North Alabama. As Huntsville’s premier Parisian floral destination, Owner, Erica Hardesty’s heart is to, “take that imparted spark of joy and ignite it across your community.”  Hardesty previously served as a social worker for three years. During that time, she and her husband combined their love for florals and the foster care community and started the Make it Matter: The Collective.

“A portion of all Noella’s Flowers’ proceeds directly benefit MIM. A local nonprofit committed to providing hope and practical resources to teens exiting the child welfare system, MIM engages community partners to pursue foster teens’ smooth transition to self-sufficiency through 1:1 mentorship, quality and affordable housing, education and employment opportunities, and other services.”


With every flower purchased through Noella’s, you can impact a life beyond your own.

Press to preserve flowers

There are some moments in life when you receive flowers that should be remembered forever; wedding day florals, flowers from your grandmother’s garden, or even a random wildflower you picked on a normal day. Benton Art House offers the special gift of preserving flowers.


“Forever Flowers,” as Makenzie Benton, the resident floral CEO and flower boss over at Benton Art House calls them. Benton has a passion for pressing and preserving flowers, allowing customers to “capture those fleeting moments of beauty, holding on to them for a lifetime.”

She says, “Forever Flowers are designed to last a lifetime. They can serve as a symbol of everlasting love & covenant, or even reignite memories shared with someone who has since passed on. No matter what occasion your flowers symbolize, I hope they always serve as a constant reminder of life’s most meaningful moments and the people that you cherish.”

Flower subscription

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If you are looking for a unique way to say I love you again and again, look no further than Fig and Fern Flowers. Kate Graham’s small urban flower farm is based in the Bluff Park area of Birmingham, Alabama. Fig and Fern offers unique, locally grown, flower subscriptions. Choose from weekly, bi-weekly or monthly seasonal bouquets delivered right to your (or your mom’s) doorstep!

‘Tis the season of fresh flowers, making every moment beautiful and giving unforgettable gifts.