Using white as part of your decorating scheme no longer needs to have a stigma revolving around Labor Day. In days gone by, this was the cut-off for wearing or decorating with white at all. White was used in the summer due to the heat, and starting with Labor Day, white had to move over for the burnt oranges, forest greens and chocolates of fall. Now that we have climate-controlled homes, and fall or winter textures can come in any shade, white can be a staple in any season. Gordon Boswell encourages you to experiment with white this fall and see what sort of delightful looks you discover.
Bees, as a species, are on the decline and numbers are beginning to drop into the endangered category. Attracting bees to your garden or yard is an important way to participate in boosting the declining bee population, which will allow them to continue to do the work they were designed to do- pollinating crops that make up 90% of the world’s food resources. By bringing brightly colored flowers (think of sunflowers and lavender) to your garden, you will offer a safe environment for bees to live. If gardening isn’t your thing, or you simply don’t have the space for a garden, the floral specialists at Gordon Boswell Flowers recommend including some bee-friendly flowers and plants on your outdoor porch or patio.
Your kitchen is the center of activity in your home. Conversations are started, meals are created, and life is lived around a kitchen table. Decorating such a well-used room is paramount to creating an inviting space where people feel at home. Include fresh flowers in your decor to add warmth and character to such a homey space. The floral experts at Gordon Boswell Flowers will be glad to help you choose flowers that are perfect for each room in your home.
Every year, at the close of summer, as students enjoy the last few days of freedom and sunshine, teachers are already hard at work preparing for the coming school year. Classrooms are cleaned, arranged and decorated, lesson plans are written, and many meetings are attended. By the time your student arrives in their new teacher’s classroom for back-to-school night, much work has already been accomplished. Gordon Boswell suggests this is a great time to appear with a bouquet of flowers or a great gift to show your appreciation.
It’s always exciting to receive a bouquet of gorgeous flowers, for any reason or no reason at all. This is due in part to the fact that flowers can have an uplifting, inspiring effect on us. Gordon Boswell encourages you to find a similar feeling from visiting a local botanical garden or flower festival.
Every once in a while, we all need a little break from the day-to-day routine. Getting away for a few days can truly clear the mind and revive the soul. And sometimes we need that break but don’t really see it happening in the near future. When you need an escape but vacation seems too far away, Gordon Boswell recommends a bouquet of the freshest flowers from the most exotic locations to perk you up, mind and soul, and give you a little mental vacation.
If you’re hosting a shindig at your place for the 4th of July this year, it’s time to have some fun. Gordon Boswell is going to show you exactly how you can do that in florals, but first, can we take a minute to appreciate the incredible opportunity to decorate we have on this day? We love it when we see patriotic bunting hanging from porches or clusters of sparklers on the table, especially if that table is draped with a red-checkered cloth. Everyone’s in a festive mood, and the decor we dress our homes in should seize on that spirit and reflect it back.
What makes a summertime soiree so special? We here at Gordon Boswell will let you in on a little secret: it’s all about what’s on the table.
And no, we don’t just mean the gorgeous platter of salmon accented by lemon wedges and rosemary sprigs. Or the glistening dish of ceviche. We’re not even talking about the sangria you’ll pour from a crystal pitcher pulled out just for this occasion, or the meringue you’ve got waiting in the wings for dessert. We’re talking about the flowers. Summer is peak season for easy and elegant gatherings that transition from indoors to out. Moonlight, candelight and plenty of luscious fresh food are key elements of a spectacular seasonal party. Many flowers are also at their peak during this season, and make the perfect pairing with your fiesta.
Gordon Boswell is in the mood for love, and we’ll tell you why. June is the biggest month for marriages of all the months, which means not only are their more marriages, but more anniversaries, too. That’s a lot of glorious, gorgeous flowers, and during a season when flowers are at their fullest expression. Everything in June seems tailor-made for romantic events and ceremonies, and we’ve got those flowers to show for it.