April Flowers

Headed outdoors to look at the beautiful April flowers?  There are many great flowers in bloom during this month.  When you’re out walking through the park, you might come across some of these gorgeous flowers.

Queen Anne’s lace, a popular filler in bouquets, blooms in April.  While it’s not usually used by itself, these little white flowers are very pretty.

The aster is another popular filler flower.  It’s actually a type of daisy and has flowers that look similar to daisies.

Carnations and spray carnations are in bloom during April, too.  That’s why you’ll see many of them used in corsages during prom season.

The iris doesn’t bloom for very long, but when it does, it’s bold and bright!

The peony is also only available for a short amount of time, but these extravagant flowers are a joy to behold when they’re in bloom.

Need some spring flowers in Fort Worth, TX?  We’ve got a lot of different options!

Popular Winter Flowers

Now that the cold winter months have arrived, you may think that all those bright, amazing flowers are gone.  But there are some flowers that not only bloom but truly thrive in the winter.  If you want some beautiful, in-season flowers, here are a few you might see blooming during these chilly months.

-Witch hazel – sure, it has some medicinal properties, but witch hazel is also a blooming shrub that has bright orange and yellow flowers during the winter.

-Cyclamen blooms in the early winter and has small pink flowers.

-The winter daphne is another flowering shrub that features small groups of flowers.

-Snowdrops have small flowers that droop over, making them look like little bells.

-Gladiolus bloom in the winter and have a strong scent to them, something some winter flowers lack.

-Poinsettias are traditional Christmas flowers that bloom during the cold winter months.

These are just some of the gorgeous winter flowers out there.  Check out some of the winter flower arrangements in Fort Worth, TX, that we have available.  Of course, we also have other flowers and plants available if you want to bring a little bit of spring into your winter home.

Holiday Organizing Tips


Keeping yourself organized during the holidays can be a life saver.  If you get too much going at once, you’re likely to forget about something, and you don’t need that stress around the holidays.  So here are a few different ideas for keeping yourself organized and avoiding stress.

•    Make a list of everyone you need to purchase gifts for.
•    Set a budget for each person and try not to spend more than the set amount.
•    Also add up all of these gift budgets to make certain your monthly budget can handle the cost.  If not, you may have to reconsider some of the more expensive gifts on your list.
•    Gather all of the needed addresses before you start writing your Christmas cards so you can do it quickly and easily.
•    Put a note on each gift so you remember who it’s for, especially if you buy several items that are similar.
•    If you have several Christmas gatherings, you can use large cloth shopping bags to group gifts by event.  This also makes it easier to transport them.
•    When you’re taking down your decorations later in the month, organize them by room or area.  Put all of your Christmas tree decorations together, all of your dining room items together, etc.  This will help you be a little more organized next year.

Try not to stress too much during the holiday season.  Remember, the point is to enjoy being with your friends and family!

Don’t forget to bring the holiday magic into your home with a beautiful Christmas flower arrangement in Fort Worth, TX!

Thanksgiving Decorating


Is it your turn to host the big Thanksgiving dinner?  If it is, you’re probably already thinking about what you need to buy and do before the big day.  Yes, hosting Thanksgiving can be a stressful event, especially if you have a big family and are playing hotel to out of town guests as well as cooking.  However, there’s a lot you can do to prepare for the holiday ahead of time, and one of those things is decorating.

You may not want to inundate your home with turkeys and pilgrims right away, and that’s OK.  Instead, start decorating with fall colors and items that aren’t necessarily Thanksgiving related.  For example, you can put a wreath on your door that includes fall leaves, sunflowers, branches, and pine cones.  It’s fine for Thanksgiving, but it also works very well for a general fall decoration.

The same goes for your table.  A tablecloth in dark brown, orange, or red adds a fall flavor to your table without making it feel like it’s Thanksgiving for a month.  Go ahead and put out some fall candles (pumpkin spice is a popular scent) and add a few small pumpkins or gourds to your mantle.  These items make for great fall decorations and can be put out as early as September if you like.

When it comes closer to Thanksgiving, go ahead and put out your decorative pilgrims, turkeys, and order up a nice arrangement of fall flowers for your centerpiece.  Some people like to wait until the week of Thanksgiving to put these items out, and that’s fine—you’re not really impressing anyone with your Thanksgiving items until the day itself, after all.

Let us give you a hand with the flowers!  We have many different Thanksgiving flowers in Fort Worth, TX.

Halloween Decorations


Do you have any of your Halloween decorations up yet?  If not, you should get started—the holiday is almost here!  Some people love putting up tons of Halloween decorations and really go all-out, while others keep things to a minimum.  Either way, it’s incredibly fun to decorate for this holiday.

Many people like to get their entire families involved in making Halloween amazing.  While you can purchase a lot of decorations and hang them up together, it can be even more fun to make some decorations yourself.  While jack o’ lanterns are the most obvious homemade decoration, there are many other options.

Carving pumpkins is a Halloween tradition, of course.  Even some of the younger kids can carve faces if you help them.  Adults and older kids can get creative and carve more than just a silly face.  If you’d rather no one handle knives, you can always paint on the pumpkin or glue/tape different things onto it to create a fun piece of art.

There are other decorations you and your family can create.  For example, you could get blocks of Styrofoam or cardboard and create tombstones for your front yard.  You could also make paper bats or ghosts for hang around the home.  For crafty adults, how about making a Halloween wreath for your front door?  And don’t forget baking!  The whole family can help decorate Halloween cookies or cupcakes.

When planning your table’s centerpiece, be sure to include some flowers!  Check out our Halloween Flowers in Fort Worth, TX  

Fall Decorating Fun


There are many fun decorations you can make for the fall.  Some don’t involve that much work at all, and the whole family can help make them.  Others might require you to get out your trusty glue gun, but even these projects aren’t that complicated.  Here are a few different ideas.

•    Create a table centerpiece using small pumpkins, pine cones, fall-colored candles, fall flowers, and other items.

•    Make a wreath for your front door using items you can find outdoors, such as leaves, small twigs, pine cones, and anything else that reminds you of all.  You don’t have to limit yourself to items found outdoors, either.

•    Carve or paint pumpkins.

•    If you sew, you can always make a few new pillows for the fall, or you can go all-out and make a new quilt.  Other sewing projects include making a new table runner, new placements, or new curtains.

•    Bake some tasty fall foods, like pumpkin pie

•    Make decorations for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  These can be small hand-turkeys made from pinecones or elaborate Halloween creations.  You’re only limited by your imagination and crafting skill!

Need some great flowers for your home?  Let us deliver some amazing fall flowers to you in Fort Worth, TX.

Autumn Colors, Designs, and Flowers


Now that fall is here, it’s time to do a little redecorating.  With every season, the colors and designs shift a bit.  When it comes to autumn, many people like to change out their bright summer decorations for something a little darker and richer.  The color scheme of fall is a pretty simple one at first look, but decorating with it can be a little challenging.

The colors of autumn are the colors of falling leaves: red, orange, brown, and yellow.  You see these colors everywhere outdoors, so why not bring them indoors?  These colors can be accented a bit with dark green, dark purple, and even a bit of dark blue if you use it carefully.  These are pretty strong colors, so you don’t want to go overboard with them.

Make some basic changes to your home décor: replace those lighter colored, summer scented candles with some darker colored ones that smell of autumn, such as pumpkin spice.  Also look at things that are easy to change.  You don’t want to redecorate your entire home, so switch out things like your pillow cases, your blankets, and the throw pillows on your sofa.  These are things that don’t require a lot of work.

Flowers are certainly a must for just about any décor theme.  However, with fall, you can bring in a few other outdoor flavors.  For example, pine cones are a very fall item, as are falling leaves.  These can be mixed with sunflowers and daises to create an amazing table centerpiece.  You can also add in some gourds and pumpkins to really give you a nice fall touch.

Want to order some cool flowers to add to your theme?  We have some gorgeous fall flowers in Fort Worth, TX.

Take a Summer Vacation at Home


Summer is coming to a close, but it’s not too late to take a vacation.  Some people don’t really want to go out of town, though.  They either don’t like to travel or just don’t want to spend the money that a true out of town vacation takes.  If you want a vacation but don’t want to go out of town, why not take some time off work and stay at home?  A stay-cation, as it’s called, is a vacation spent entirely at home.  While it’s not an exotic getaway, it can be the relaxing, re-energizing vacation you need.

Some people just take a week off and do absolutely nothing!  They watch TV, go out to lunch and a movie, catch up on magazines or books…basically, they rest and relax.  Sure, they might do a little housework, but for the most part, they veg out, sleep in, and pretend work doesn’t exist.  Some even turn off the phone so they’re not disturbed and don’t read their email.

On the other hand, some people spend their at-home vacation catching up on chores and things they’ve been meaning to do but just haven’t had the time for, like doing some home repairs or projects.  Some wouldn’t really call that a vacation, but others love doing this type of stuff, and for them, it’s a lot of fun.  Plus, it’s not always easy to find time to do these types of chores, so sometimes a vacation at home is the only way to get them done.

Don’t want to take a whole week off?  You could take a few days off at the end of the week so you can have an extended weekend.  Some people might use this time to take a mini-vacation, while others just like to stay at home.  If you have family nearby, you could go visit them.  You could also go to your local zoo, spend some time at a museum checking out the new exhibits, or returning to a local attraction you haven’t visited recently.

Don’t forget to order summer flowers in Fort Worth, TX, to brighten up your vacation!

Summer Fun in Fort Worth, Texas


Summer is halfway over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little more time outdoors!  You can get in a lot more summer fun in Fort Worth before the weather starts turning chilly.  Here are a few ideas if you aren’t sure how you want to spend the rest of your summer.

Go swimming at the local pool or in your own pool if you have one.  Another good swimming option is Burger’s Lake.

Have a picnic in the park, or just go to play.

Visit Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, a 5,400 square foot maze that is frequently rearranged so it’s never the same!  This is a unique type of entertainment that you won’t find anywhere else.

Have a cookout.

Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards Stable and go horseback riding.

Go to the Fort Worth Zoo.

Go hiking, biking, or skating.

Set outdoors and read, listen to music, talk, or simply enjoy the beautiful weather.

Want to get out of the sun?  Head indoors to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art or any of the other awesome art galleries and museums located in Fort Worth.

Go to the Nasher Sculpture Garden.

Bring some of the bright summer colors indoors with some of our amazing summer bouquets in Fort Worth, TX.

Tom & Sara visit Aalsmeer Flower Auction in The Netherlands

 

Aalsmeer Flower Auction – Picture thousands of cut flowers, thousands, in boxes on carte 7 ft. tall wheeling one after another like cars on a train track. They were cut in the fields the evening before, transported from other countries throughtout Europe, Africa and South America to arrive at the . This goes on five days a week. What a sight for Tom and me to watch as this carefully orchestrated routine went on and these flowers were on their way to wholesales, retail shops and customers like you and me. We must have said “wow” with each amazed gasp. The building is so huge that you can hardly see the end of it….only flowers. Bidders set in a large enclosed room with the “flower carts” rolling by and there are 13 other bidding rooms just as big in other buildings with auctions going on simultaneously. The amount of enclosed building space is equal to 120 football fields. We would have loved to have talked to some of the bidders and inspectors, but maybe another time….

– Sara Ward (owner, TCU Florist)