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.
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.
One of the best ways to add a little verve to your space is to embrace spring and early summer’s energetic blossoms. There’s a whole range on offer, representing every color in the rainbow and a crop of styles to boot. Everything from peony to hibiscus is in bloom (or will be shortly), making it possible to build truly spectacular custom arrangements to suit any taste. If you want to inject a little seasonal spirit into your life, start bringing home flowers now. Gordon Boswell is happy to help you find just the thing you’re looking for, whether you want garden-inspired and wild or a bowl of popping red Gerbera daisies for your desk at work.
As we move into the heart of the summer, with long days and ever-warmer temperatures, you may be looking for ways to give your home a fresh, bright makeover. And it can be easy, with a few simple additions from Gordon Boswell Florist. Colorful arrangements of cut flowers will infuse style into any living space – and whatever decorating style suits you best, Gordon Boswell Florist has designs that will fit in perfectly. This month we shine a spotlight on one of our favorites – the blue delphinium – which also happens to be the birth flower of July. Continue reading
One of the more pressing environmental problems globally is not in the news on a daily basis, but it affects us all. The bee population around the world is declining at an alarming rate, with 40% of the bees gone from the United States alone. While scientists aren’t sure of the exact cause for their disappearance, they do know that the world’s capacity to grow food will be greatly affected without these helpful insects. However, there are ways we can all pitch in to do our part to assist them in their plight – and Gordon Boswell Florist is here to help you in creating a yard that will invite the bees to safely thrive. Bee friendly plants are just the beginning! Continue reading
You’ve invited your guests, prepared the food, and set up the tables and chairs. But when planning a summer party, no matter how casual or formal it may be, you aren’t done until you choose the flowers! Summer florals are the perfect way to add color, vibrancy, and fun to any get-together with family and friends. Before your guests arrive, make sure you have the beautiful centerpieces and bouquets that will turn an ordinary occasion into an extraordinary one. Continue reading
Birthdays are a great opportunity to give a gift that is highly personal, and that represents the unique person you are celebrating. In July, you have an opportunity to choose between two very different traditions that will be symbolic of a July birthday. Is your loved one more relaxed, serene and peaceful? Or do they have a red-hot streak that makes them fiery and passionate?
The July birth flower is the demure and elegant blue delphinium. Often confused with the equally ethereal larkspur, this gorgeous summer flower exhibits the color of bright summer skies and is a traditional flower of choice for wildflower bouquets. This shy flower is rarely presented on its own, but is normally found providing a pretty backdrop for more bold blossoms; still it is the perfect bloom to add to a birthday arrangement this month.
At the other end of the color, range is the fiery red ruby, the birthstone of July. The ruby stands for passion, for opulence, for extravagance, and prosperity. It’s brilliant red color was rumored in ancient times to have the power to boil water and melt wax, not to mention repel evil spirits and bring good luck. It was the favored gemstone of emperors and kings and is considered the king of stones. Bold and red hot, the ruby can be represented florally by red roses, red gerbera daisies, red carnations – or tropical flowers such as the red bromeliad or the anthurium plant.
Of course, you may choose to honor your loved one with a unique arrangement that encompasses both of these elements – after all, everybody has a bit of both! Whatever your choice, the floral designers at Gordon Boswell are ready to create the perfect floral arrangement for your celebration, whether in Fort Worth or across the country.
Henry James once said, “Summer afternoon – to me, those have always been two of the most beautiful words in the English language.” And it seems the world agrees. Whether it is because the daylight lingers for hours or maybe because family schedules are relaxed; but all of Fort Worth seems to take a deep breath and slow down. Summer undeniably is a special time that we all treasure.
Some of the most evident beauty of summer is in nature; summer flowers are bright, vibrant and bold! Some of the most popular flowers this time of year are the ones who withstand the heat beautifully; the summers best include gladioli, hydrangea, and roses. One of the most prolific and widespread class of blooms is the aster family – gerbera daisies in bright hues, marigold and zinnias that populate our gardens, and the beloved sunflower, the reigning king of the summer flower. Not only does the sunflower grow on stalks that stand proudly high above all others, the cheerful yellow flower head wakes with the sun and follows the sun’s track throughout the day – like all of us who crave the sunshine!
In the summertime, the vibe is carefree and informal. Choose these colorful summer flowers to bring the outside in, or to liven up any picnic or barbecue! The floral designers at Gordon Boswell are committed to creating summer bouquets that are both lavish yet friendly and welcoming, perfect for all summer get-togethers. Don’t forget, if you are headed to a family gathering or an evening with friends, these floral arrangements make the perfect hostess gift. Stop by and let our florists design the perfect bouquet for any occasion – and in the summertime, that means arranging the colors and blooms of summer in a display reminiscent of our favorite season.