Fort Worth Wedding & Anniversary Flowers

Fort Worth wedding

June is National wedding month, as experts tell us that more couples choose this time to get married than any other. There are many theories as to why this is so, but we just love the fact that it gives us the opportunity to talk about Fort Worth weddings  – no matter what month you have chosen for your day!  At Gordon Boswell Flowers, we are here to help you plan, from the most gorgeous bridal bouquets to the most striking venue decor.

Mark Your Calenders: Behind June, the most popular months for weddings are May, September, and October – with January and February coming in at the end of the list. Ironically, each of these months includes one of the most popular wedding days chosen each year – New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day – but those two days are not enough to allow them to move up in ranking.  Continue reading

Send Them a Rose Bouquet for National Rose Month

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Roses are beloved throughout the world, and although you may think of the long-stemmed red variety when you hear “roses”, there are over 150 species and thousands of cultivars to choose from . Roses have been adored by royalty and their oil coveted by the socially elite. They have represented soldiers at war, and stood for passion and romance. This amazing flower can live for centuries, grow to astounding sizes, and still make a young girl smile and giggle. June is National Rose Month, and it is the perfect time to not only learn about this flower, but to send some roses to someone you love.

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Whimsical Father’s Day Gifts For Dad

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Your Dad is fun, full of life, and passionate about his hobbies. He doesn’t take life too seriously, and is always looking for the bright side. Sound familiar? If so, Gordon Boswell Flowers has the perfect collection of Father’s Day gifts to surprise him and make him smile. There may be millions of Dads across Fort Worth and across the country, but only one of them is yours – and on June 18, we’d love to help you celebrate him!

Flowers for Dad: While the florist may not be the first place you think of when you think ‘Father’s Day gift’ we just may surprise you. For instance, our unique selection of flowers for him are perfectly arranged in keepsake vases and containers that he is sure to cherish. Does your Dad love baseball? Send him daisies, lilies, delphinium and carnations in a round mug he will love for years to come. Does he love adventure, or admire classic cars? Or perhaps he lives to fire up the grill on a perfect summer evening, and enjoy a great meal with his family. Whatever your dad’s hobbies and passions, chances are we have a whimsical gift that will brighten his day. Father's Day gifts

Surveys have shown that the number one thing that men really want on Fathers Day is time spent with their families. We’d love to help you to honor that wish – plan an outing to Lake Arlington, or Trinity Park along the river – and don’t forget to bring along delicious gourmet snacks and treats to share! Gordon Boswell Flowers has baskets of goodies for every dad – from fruit to chocolates to beer nuts!

Father's Day gifts Whatever you choose, you can be assured that your Father’s Day gifts will be created with love, and delivered directly to his doorstep. You won’t have to worry about a thing. This Father’s Day, show him how much you love him, with an unexpected gift from Gordon Boswell Flowers.

Patriotic Memorial Day Flowers

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“In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row”  – In Flanders Fields, John McRae

The popular war poem, which lamented the deaths of hundreds of soldiers in a battle during World War I, forever linked the red poppy and the traditions surrounding Memorial Day. Although the observance did not become an official U.S. holiday until 1971, “Decoration Day”, as it was originally known, captured the hearts of Americans since the Civil War.  Continue reading

Tropical Flowers for Spring

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There is something about these months that just make us want to celebrate – looking at the last few weeks of spring, and anticipating the arrival of summer in Fort Worth, days seem a little more carefree. One of the ways we celebrate the season here at Gordon Boswell Flowers is with vibrant and exotic tropical flowers. You can’t help but feel a little happier when you see these arrangements showcasing these unique floral elements. They are perfect to brighten up your home or to send good wishes to someone you love.  Browse our collection of tropical flowers for spring, or give us a call – after all, everyone could use a little bit of paradise delivered to their door.  Continue reading

Floral Designs to Celebrate Mom

floral designsFlowers have always been the #1 gift for Mother’s Day, and for good reason. Throughout the centuries, flowers have taken on meanings far beyond just their beauty, and represented sentiments such as love, gratitude, and wisdom. If your Mom has been a guiding force in your life, always there for you and always full of love, Gordon Boswell has the floral designs that will let her know how much you appreciate her. There is an arrangement for every mom and every personality. May 14 is Mother’s Day, and we can’t wait to honor our moms!

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Gifts for the World’s Best Mother

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Statistics tell us that there are over 85 million moms in the United States. Which one is the world’s best mother? The one you call Mom, of course! On May 14, we give Mom all of the love and admiration that she deserves. There will be many gifts given on that day, but none are more classic or traditional than the gift of flowers. People have been honoring the matriarchs of the family with flowers since ancient times, but it wasn’t until 1908 that Mother’s Day was formally introduced in the United States as an official holiday.

Gordon Boswell has been helping Fort Wort residents celebrate their moms for nearly 100 years, and we have the perfect flowers to say “I love you” on this special day.  Continue reading

Boutonnieres & Corsages for Spring Formal & Prom

corsagesSpring formals and proms give us the chance to wear flowers in a fun new way – from singular blossoms featured on their own to clusters of coordinating florals. These versatile designs can be worn on shoulder straps, on wrists, carried – or even used to decorate shoes! Corsages and boutonnieres add sophisticated beauty to your prom dress or tuxedo – so let’s have some fun dressing you up!

Whether a senior prom or a graduation ceremony, any formal special occasion can be embellished with wearable flowers. Gordon Boswell Florist has the unique floral designs guaranteed to turn heads all over Fort Worth.

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is May 14 – and a beautiful corsage will let Mom know that you think she is amazing!
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Tell Them They Matter – Teacher & Nurse Appreciation

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There are people in our lives who sometimes get taken for granted, even as they are working every day to make our lives better. The month of May gives us a chance to not only thank them for how amazing they are – but to give them the credit they deserve. Gordon Boswell Flowers has created gorgeous floral designs sure to touch their heart. After all, they’ve touched your life in a special way.

Two Celebrations, One Week: National Nurses Week is May 6-12, and National Teachers Week is May 7-13. Continue reading

Indoor Green Plants and Dish Gardens

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One of the most popular ways to transform your personal environment into a sanctuary of beauty and peace is to decorate is with beautiful green and flowering plants. And while those with green thumbs can keep our plants thriving year-round, some of us may need a little extra help. That’s okay, the experts at Gordon Boswell Flowers have the knowledge and expert advice you’ll need – not to mention, the highest quality plants in Fort Worth. Here are the highlights on just a few of our favorites.

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The Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum, shown above)
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Soil should always be lightly moist, never soaked.
Feeding: Fertilize throughout the winter, every 6 weeks.
Light Exposure: Moderate, indirect light
Miscellaneous: Re-pot each spring in fresh soil.

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Bromeliads (shown above)
Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: Fill the cup at the base of the leaves with water, remove debris and stagnant water once a week.
Feeding: Give a half-strength fertilizer during the growing season
Light Exposure: Medium to bright light
Miscellaneous: As tropical plants, bromeliads need high humidity. If necessary, set the bromeliad’s pot in a saucer of gravel filled partially with water. Make sure the roots are not submerged in the water to prevent rot. indoor green plants Gordon Boswell Flowers has a wide variety of dish gardens that showcase the freshest and most seasonal flowers. Each of these will come with their own care requirements, depending on the flowers. Because Kalanchoe and Begonia are two commonly used flowers, here are sample care instructions.

Level of Care: Low maintenance
Watering: As a succulent, this plant only needs to be watered once a week.
Light Exposure: One to two hours of direct sunlight per day, bright light otherwise
Temperature: Room temperature
Miscellaneous: Make sure container allows water to drain when watered.
Level of Care: Moderate maintenance
Watering: Let soil dry in between watering
Feeding: Fertilize with Miracle Grow or similar every 2-4 weeks.
Light Exposure: Bright light

Regardless of what type of indoor green plants – or flowering plants – that are just right for the occasion, you can trust that the professionals at Gordon Boswell Florist. Browse our site, and feel free to ask questions – we are committed to making sure that your plants thrive!