When you think about the bonds created between your own parents and your children, the magnitude of this connection is beyond comprehension. Bridging generations, grandparents and grandchildren share a special and unique relationship. We get to celebrate this every autumn on Grandparents Day, the second Sunday of September. The floral designers at Gordon Boswell have created some amazing arrangements for your child to bring or send to their favorite grandparent this Grandparents Day.
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.
When you can’t quite think of the right words for a particular situation, sometimes finding the perfect song can help. Just like flowers can communicate so much, music often has the power to say what we feel. At Gordon Boswell, we believe that music and flowers compliment each other in many ways. Here are some of our favorite songs about flowers:
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.