I have heard it all… “they just don’t last”… “in the end they are just thrown away”… I had a customer come in this morning who had twenty dollars to spend and her own vase- she wanted me to fill it with whatever looked pretty for the money. I put four stems of lily and some purple limonium- easy peasy. While I made the arrangement we had a conversation about flowers. Flowers are impractical we both agreed- however it is that aspect of flowers that make them special. If someone is treated with the gift of anything impractical like chocolates, a day at the fair, a great meal- none of those last either but they make you feel good and special because of the extravagant gesture. In this economy we all look for the best bang for our buck, but kindness and impracticality are what we all need.
Have you been burned by the large internet flower companies like 1800Flowers? I have customers come in all the time telling me their disappointing experiences sending flowers over the internet. By using your local florist to send flowers you can explain what you are looking for to a live person and ensure that your Mom, Aunt, Wife or other family member will receive your floral gift with little or no complications.
At Wisteria, we send flowers all over the United States and some locations in other parts of the world. It is not too late to order for Christmas delivery.
Whether you’re attending a reunion picnic, backyard get-together or hosting a summer event of your own, adding a flower arrangement (or two) can really brighten up your summer gathering. Think fresh-cut flowers for the hostess, picnic table arrangements or floral decorations for the home. We can do fresh or silk wreaths for an interior or exterior door or even a succulent wreath that will continue growing for months to come.
Some of the most fragrant and beautiful flowers are now in season and readily available. Roses are an obvious choice for summer, but lavender, freesia, and gardenia also aromatic and lovely in all kinds of arrangements. Want something more homey? We can put together a stunning display using snapdragons, daisies, sunflowers or zinnia.
OK, so we get it. Dad may not want flowers for Father’s Day, but Wisteria Flower Shoppe is more than just flowers. You can give your hard working dad a lucky bamboo plant, cactus or succulent garden for the office or home. Or if he’s got a green thumb, maybe a desk garden or outdoor plant would be more fitting. Rather give him something to munch on? We’ve got baskets of junk food, chocolates or healthy gourmet snacks too!
Got a graduate in the family? Congratulations! Choose from a wide variety of fresh cut flowers for beautiful presentation bouquets that will last for hours (thanks to little water tubes we put on each individual flower). We’ve got oodles of ribbon, so we can match any school colors.
Ahhh, roses. One of our favorite flowers. With their beautiful simplicity and strong fragrance, roses are often a focus in bridal bouquets, grooms’ boutonnieres and are ordered for anniversaries and special events by the dozen.
Did you know that the rose is also the United States’ National Floral Emblem, thanks to legislation passed by President Ronald Reagan? Loved by millions and used in thousands of weddings during this most popular of wedding months — is it any wonder that June is “National Rose Month”?
With over 150 species of roses, there is sure to be one that fits your needs and taste. Just for fun, we’ve listed the “meanings” of some of our most popular rose colors, in case you need an excuse to send some. Check out our website for lots of arrangements using roses and our Facebook page for wedding ideas using roses.
|Red||Love, beauty, courage and respect|
|White||Purity, innocence, and youthfulness|
|Pink||Appreciation and happiness|
|Yellow||Friendship, joy and welcome back|
|Light pink||Sympathy and admiration|
This summer, many couples are going with the “just picked from the garden” look, using more casual flowers and lots of greenery and texture. This simple, low-key style can be a less stressful approach to wedding bouquets, centerpieces and accents. Hand-tied bouquets and lush centerpieces can feature garden flowers like poppies, sweet peas, clematis, jasmine and cornflowers. A textured, nature feel can be gained by adding leaves, succulents, grasses and even berries to the mix.
Even though these arrangements have a “homemade” feel, they’re not. A professional florist can ensure that you get top quality fresh flowers and advice on which flowers work best together. We can let you know which flowers are in season and can make sure your wedding flowers are delivered, set up and ready for your special day.
You’ll see bright, bold colors at many of this summer’s weddings. Flowers, linens, dresses and accents in hues like violet, fuchsia, tangerine, lemon and lime, combined with lots of bright lighting, can give this year’s warm weather weddings a whimsical and playful feel. Great for semi-formal, indoor or outdoor events. And very easy to carry through with a fun flavored cake, like key lime or orange creamsicle, covered in bright fondant, and favors or displays of dime-store candy in matching colors.
For a coordinated look, choose one or two main colors, with an accent, instead of a rainbow of colors. That way, you’ll make a strong statement and not overwhelm your guests with too much color.
Some great bright summer flowers include dahlias, roses, orchids, mini calla lilies and hybrid lilies.
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