National Puppy Day Advocates for Awareness

National Puppy Day

95% of pet owners readily admit to buying gifts for their pets – whether birthday or Christmas, over $60 billion per year is spent on our furry friends. Obviously, pets play an important role in our lives – but not all animals experience the same level of love.

National Puppy Day is observed on March 23, and although it is at heart a celebration of the dogs, organizers also hope to promote awareness about the need for shelter adoption. Thousands of workers and volunteers are dedicating to finding homes for rescue dogs against all odds. If you are an animal lover and would like to thank these special people for all they do on behalf of the puppies, Gordon Boswell Flowers is happy to create beautiful custom floral designs they will love.
National Puppy DayThere is a huge overpopulation problem in the United States. Sadly, only 10% of the dogs born will find a permanent home – in fact, homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1. Because of the sheer number of animals that are not in homes, approximately 4 million dogs will enter shelters each year, and 1.7 million of them will be euthanized.

Did You Know? Although many think that breeders do not contribute to the overcrowding issues in the shelters, 25% of the dogs in the facilities are purebred.

Advocates say that only 10% of the animals in the shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation occurs simply due to owners letting their pets reproduce – and then they often surrender the entire litter.  Whether intentional or accidental, millions of these “excess” animals  – otherwise happy and healthy – are killed annually. National Puppy Day seeks to educate owners who already own dogs to be responsible and to encourage people looking for a new puppy to go to the shelter to quite literally save a life. National Puppy Day

On National Puppy Day, organizers ask that people consider adopting or fostering a puppy from a local Fort Worth shelter – but if that is not possible, to make a donation to help with their expenses.  On March 23rd, honor those who are dedicated to saving these adorable dogs – with flowers or plants from Gordon Boswell Flowers. 

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers

St. Patrick's Day

What is your favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day? From the corned beef and cabbage to the parades, from the green beer to the four leaf clovers – this is a holiday filled with whimsy and fun. And although the day barely resembles its origins as a Roman Catholic feast day to commemorate Patrick’s death, it is still a day that brings together all people under a bright green banner. After all, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! If you are one of the diehard Irishmen who enjoy dressing up your home and office as much as you love dressing up yourself, you’ll find all of the green you are looking for, at Gordon Boswell Florist!
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The Flowers of Spring are Here

springThe changing of the seasons is always an occasion for anticipation – even here in Fort Worth, while winters are not nearly as hard as in other parts of the country. The springtime brings with it longer, sunnier days, warmer temperatures, and new occasions to celebrate! At Gordon Boswell Flowers, the advent of springtime means new flowers for us to design with – and that is something we look forward to all year.

Spring flowers are vibrant and bright, and our new creations for the season reflect all the fresh, verdant optimism of springtime! So throw open the windows, let the fresh air in, and fill your home with these exquisite seasonal flowers.  Continue reading

Floral Design Day – Meet The Designers

FDDMimimalFloral Design Day was originally imagined as a unique way to celebrate the birthday of Carl Rittner, the founder of the Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston. Recognized as both a visionary and pioneer in floral art education, Rittner helped to elevate floral design to an art form.  In 1995, Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts, proclaimed this day as Floral Design Day, and this month we celebrate the artistic professionals who make gorgeous flowers a part of our everyday life. Continue reading

Random Acts Inspire Generosity

random actsWhile the joy of being generous can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere, there is something special about many people coming together to show deliberate kindness all on the same day. Each year, people all around the world celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by thoughtfully seeking ways to show simple kindness to everyone they meet. Studies have shown that the positive impact of making someone else’s day a little brighter always comes back to you – and that alone is a reason to participate! Gordon Boswell Florist loves seeing the community come together for such a great purpose. And what better way to brighten someone’s day than with flowers?

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James Continue reading

Celebrating Fort Worth Weddings in February

Fort Worth weddings

February is National Wedding Month. That fact is surprising to some, as February is not even close to the most popular month chosen by brides and grooms – still, there are very good reasons that experts say this is a great month to celebrate weddings. When it comes to Fort Worth weddings, we have the weather to consider winter nuptials more so than our friends in the Northern states, but spring and summer events are nonetheless more commonplace.

Every year in the United States, there are approximately 2.4 million wedding ceremonies performed. Although that averages out to 6,200 weddings per day, some days are more popular than others. You can trust Gordon Boswell Flowers to provide you with gorgeous florals for your wedding no matter the day!  Continue reading

Share the Valentine’s Day Love with Everyone

Valentine's Day love

Valentine’s Day is a day set aside for love of all kinds. While many will celebrate their romance, many people across Fort Worth will be telling family, friends, and colleagues just how special they are as well. If you have a life full of people that mean the world to you, this is the day to show them – and Gordon Boswell Flowers has all the bouquets, arrangements, and gifts that will spread the Valentine’s Day love.

Did You Know? Flowers are the #1 gift on Valentine’s Day, and roses are the top seller. In fact, 224 million roses are cultivated annually for the express purpose of filling Valentine’s Day orders.  Continue reading

Valentine’s Flowers Shared from the Heart

Valentine's flowersValentine’s Day is all about celebrating the special love in our life. Everyone’s adventure is different, and everyone has their own story. This February 14th, let your Valentine’s flowers convey everything that makes your love story unique, with a bouquet or arrangement from Gordon Boswell Flowers. We have been providing the flowers to Fort Worth romantics for nearly 100 years, and we have seen quite a bit of love along the way.

If you are looking for Valentine’s flowers that express just how amazing your love story is, we have some inspiration for you. Everyone knows that long-stemmed red roses are the traditional flower of the day, but sometimes you may prefer a bit of creativity when it comes time to choosing the perfect bouquet.  Continue reading

Celebrating with Birthstone Bouquets

birthday bouquetsAnyone can place a few cut flowers in a vase. But it takes a professional designer to create truly beautiful works of art that you will be proud to give to your friends and family. This year, when it comes time to give birthday flowers to those you love, don’t just settle for the ordinary. Call the experts at Gordon Boswell Flowers, and we will work with you to design extraordinary birthstone bouquets.

Birthstones represent each month of the year, and are a popular way to mark someone’s birthday. Taking a cue from these precious gems, we recommend designing a custom birthday bouquet that expresses the spirit of each stone.  In January, the essence of deep red garnet can be arranged with red roses or gerbera daisies, while in February, the purple amethyst is showcased with hydrangea or roses.  Continue reading

Take Secret Santa to the Next Level

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Many people love choosing gifts, but for some it can be challenging to decide upon the perfect gift for each person on the list. If you are involved in a Secret Santa gift exchange, you may even be faced with selecting a gift for someone you don’t know very well. How do you come up with something unexpected and different, that is the right size and color, and they won’t want to return? It’s easier than you think when you check out the Holiday Gift Guide from Gordon Boswell. This year, take Secret Santa gifts from boring to extraordinary.

Remember – we put the “secret ” in Secret Santa! Just let us know what the gift is for, and we’ll make sure your gift arrives anonymously. Continue reading