Flowers Inspired By Pantone’s Color Of The Year

When color experts Pantone announced their choice for Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, there was a bit of a collective gasp. What a rich, dark, arresting hue, people said. And one that conveys a lot of mystery and mysticism. Since the COY is meant to embody the spirit of the times, designers, florists and other creatives were left wondering, what does this color say about our culture right now? And where are we headed?

Such deep questions about a color, and yet exactly the kinds that Pantone is trying to provoke. On the other hand, we here at Gordon Boswell are excited to work with it.

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The Flowers To Give Your Girls This Galentine’s Day

How much do you love your girlfriends? Well enough to have an entire day devoted to celebrating them? We at Gordon Boswell agree, and guess what? There’s a day for that.

The idea for Galentine’s Day was first proposed in a 2010 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, when main character Leslie Knope took all of her ladies out to a long lunch and gave them gifts the day before Valentine’s Day. She called it “Galentine’s,” and the rest is history. Each year, more and more women are taking the chance to celebrate their friendships on February 13th.

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Getting Well With Flowers

If you have something special in mind for your ailing friend or loved one, look no further than flowers. A bright, bountiful bouquet is just the thing when someone is feeling more than the winter blues and needs a good dose of sunshine and cheer. Flowers, studies show, are major mood enhancers, and they also promote a positive outlook. Patients who have flowers or potted plants in their hospital rooms use less pain medication and have lower blood pressure than their flower-less counterparts.

We here at Gordon Boswell have a rich collection of get well flowers designed to perk up anyone suffering during cold and flu season.

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Winter’s Fetching Flowers

What’s the best way to keep spirits up this winter season? Flowers, that’s how.

We here at Gordon Boswell aren’t kidding around; studies show that flowers have the ability to lift the mood, increase mental clarity and contribute overall to a person’s outlook. And during winter, when the days are short and the nights long (and seasonal affective disorder a real concern), flowers can be a wonderful way to combat the winter blues. There are many reasons to introduce them into your home during the colder months.

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Mediterranean Romance In The Forecast For 2018’s Flowers

If you appreciate getting ahead of a good design trend, like we do here at Gordon Boswell, read on.

As we look forward to 2018, International Floral Distributors gives us one more thing to get excited about with their annual floral design trend report. This year’s capture includes a variety of styles, but we’re highlighting one in this week’s blog. We love “Magnificent Mediterranean” for its rich tones of orange, gold and blue, meant to invoke the Mediterranean landscape.

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A Highlight From Our Gift Guide

While it’s very hard to narrow it down to some of Gordon Boswell’s favorite things during this time of year, we’ve done it. See our very best seasonal blooms, arrangements and more in our Holiday Gift Guide, a real one-stop shop in that you can find something for anyone in its pages – we promise.

One of our most beloved lines, Coton Colors, makes a spectacular gift for the holidays. Once filled to the brim with bright winter blooms and arranged with a touch of whimsy, these distinctive floral containers become the gift that keeps on giving.

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Make Your Secret Santa Gift The Happiest

Secret Santa is a popular gift swap in a work setting or amongst a group of friends, and for good reason. The cloak of anonymity on the part of the giver lends a lot of anticipation and just plain fun to the exchange. When everyone finally gets their gifts, it’s a riot to try to figure out who gave what to whom. On the other hand, Secret Santa can lead to a lot of gimmicky gift choices, a fate we here at Gordon Boswell would love to help you avoid this year.

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Get in the Generous Spirit

At Gordon Boswell, we believe in being charitable all year long, and in helping you do the same. We donate to Junior Achievement Of The Chisholm Trail, headquartered here in lovely Fort Worth and an incredible program that connects 35,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade with businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and volunteers. JA’s objective? To both reinforce how important school is to future careers and to teach students what those careers may entail. It’s an effort we’re proud to support, but we also make it easy for you to join in the charitable fun through our Helping Hands program.

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Deck the Office Halls with Poinsettias

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . for poinsettias!

This winter-blooming plant is all the rage when holiday time hits because of its classic Christmas color palette, true red against perfect green leaves. But this beauty is available in lots of colors, including white, pink and even orange. What makes the red version so coveted when it comes to workplace decor is that most businesses and offices desperately need holiday color but have a lot of open space, too. Clusters of poinsettias cover some of that ground and make a huge impact, all with little effort on the part of you and your colleagues.

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