This time of year has inspired artists and writers for centuries – the changing landscape, brilliant colors, and cooler temperatures seem to act as a type of muse for beautiful creations of all kinds. The floral designers at Gordon Boswell Florist are no different, and we are excited to present some of our seasonal designs which reflect the changing season and all of the beauty that entails. Whether you are looking to change the decor in your Fort Worth home, or you want to send a colorful floral bouquet to someone you love, you will appreciate these creative floral designs which exude the essence of autumn. Continue reading
If you have ever had a great boss – or if you have one now – you can attest to the fact that enjoying your work just makes life better. October 16 is National Boss’s Day, and is the perfect opportunity to tell your boss how much you appreciate his or her support, encouragement and guidance.
Gordon Boswell Florist is Fort Worth’s premiere florist. We are the first place you should call for gifts for all occasions, including to convey your gratitude to the best boss you’ve ever had. . Continue reading
Fall is upon us, and with it all of the vivid colors of the season. From foliage to flowers, nature shows off just a little bit more this time of year. The autumn floral arrangements from Gordon Boswell Florist shine with all of the warmth and comfort of this time of year. Whether you are looking for a contemporary design or a classic bouquet, you’ll find everything you need in our online fall collection.
It is estimated that each year, approximately 50 million people will change their residence – and that number is rising fairly rapidly! Most move within the same state, but increasingly we are seeing the number of moves nationally and internationally increase. With all that moving around, the chances are excellent that you may get some new neighbors here in Fort Worth this year!
Gordon Boswell Florist has the flowers, plants and floral gifts that will not only welcome your new neighbors in style, but maybe start a beautiful new friendship! Continue reading
Across the country, homecoming celebrations can get pretty wild – from pep rallies to bonfires, football rivalries, and parades. But Texas is home to perhaps the most elaborate and over-the-top homecoming tradition, that of Texas mums. While the rest of the country is choosing elegant corsages and suave boutonnieres, Fort Worth students will be designing – or paying for someone to create – the most impressive mum they can muster. And though a way of life here, the tradition is rarely seen anyplace else (although Oklahoma is beginning to catch on).
For those of you new to the state, here is a quick synopsis of this Texas-sized tradition:
* The first homecoming mums were real and therefore, normal sized, often decorated with ribbons.
Because they are fall flowers, they were an obvious choice for the autumn formal dance.
* No one is really sure why the mums began to get so elaborate and huge, except perhaps the fact that Texas
takes every opportunity to do things bigger!
* Mums are no longer real, as they have grown to impressive size and girth. Silk versions are the most popular.
* Designers and professional mum makers add ribbons, baubles, stuffed animals, and even LED lights.
* Although new freshmen are eager to get their first mum, it is frowned upon to get too elaborate early on, with the
tradition dictating that the mum “grow” every year. Freshmen and sophomores will normally decorate with school
colors, juniors will add silver ribbons and lettering, and gold decorations are reserved for seniors.
* A young lady’s date also gets a version of the mum, called a garter and worn around his upper arm. Like a
boutonniere, the garter is a smaller version of the corsage or mum, similar in design.
We love that Texas has a tradition all their own for homecoming!
Gordon Boswell Florist is your premiere choice for formal flowers, bouquets and arrangements for all occasions. We deliver throughout the greater Fort Worth area.
Grandparents Day is an annual opportunity for families to celebrate the very special relationships involved between grandparents and their grandkids. Established by Congress in 1978, the day was set aside in the hopes that extended families would gather together, share stories and history, and learn about each other. Only a few decades prior, multi-generational families lived together, but the arrangement had become far less common. Grandparents Day sought to reconnect relatives of all ages to share their common legacy.
This day also gives us a wonderful opportunity to tell these very special people how much we love them. Gordon Boswell Flowers has the Grandparents Day flowers you’ll need to convey your love and gratitude.
There is simply no love like a grandparents love. Return the love on September 10, with floral designs which are certain to touch their hearts. Whether your grandmother would prefer an elegant bouquet of snapdragons and roses (above) or a more casual wildflower bouquet featuring sunflowers, lilies and daisies (below) we have a bouquet for every personality and style.
Did You Know? Although we often think of a little grey haired couple when we hear grandparent, the average age of the first-time grandparent is 48 – making most of them more than capable of chasing around the grandkids! And they love doing so, as over 75% of grandparents report that being with their grandchildren is the most fulfilling thing in their life.
Whether you call them Nana and Pop-Pop, Mimi and Papa, or good old Grandma and Grandpa – if they live in the Fort Worth area, give them a call and plan a special outing for September 10. They will absolutely love spending time with you.
And don’t forget the Grandparents Day flowers – because a bouquet from Gordon Boswell Flowers makes every occasion more beautiful.
It’s time to celebrate September birthdays! For all those special people you’ll be looking to honor this month, the team at Gordon Boswell Florist would like to recommend floral designs inspired by sapphires, September’s birthstone. The brilliant blue only occurs in a few flowers naturally, making a sapphire-blue arrangement as uniquely beautiful as its inspiration stone. No matter what inspires you, we know that you’ll love the birthday bouquets from our talented designers. Continue reading
Just Because Day will be here on August 27th. As much as we strive to live life with purpose, once in a while it’s great to simply act on impulse and with spontaneity, with no particular rhyme or reason at all. That’s what this day is all about. The designers at Gordon Boswell Flowers have compiled a list of ways to celebrate this whimsical day by yourself or with others – so get ready to think outside of the box and do something different – just because!
National Romance Month is here, which means it’s time to take a break from the routine and be inspired to show some affection to your sweetheart. If you’re a true romantic at heart, this is just one more reason to get creative and shower your spouse or partner with affection. Need a few ideas to sweep them off their feet? The floral specialists at Gordon Boswell Florist are glad to help in any way we can.
Sending flowers to a memorial service is a thoughtful way to lend comfort to grieving friends or loved ones. The team at Gordon Boswell Flowers have been providing beautiful florals to the Fort Worth community for decades, and we are here to help you during this difficult time. Whether looking for traditional arrangements or custom designs. you can trust us to handle all the details.