Fall’s Delightful Dahlias

Oh, dahlias. Is there a more delightful (and more on trend) flower? We at Gordon Boswell know the field is crowded with candidates, but we humbly submit our dazzlers for your consideration. And by “consideration,” we mean your floral decor for Fall. Fort Worth is teeming with pumpkin patches, festivals and friendly farms celebrating the season, and we know you’re prepping your home for it, too. So do yourself a favor and add the richly complex dahlia to your decorating scheme.

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Decorate with Boo-Tiful Halloween Flowers

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Put down the Styrofoam gravestones and the bags of spiderweb: it’s time to take a new approach to Halloween decorating. Instead of gloom-and-dooming up your house, imagine a Halloween interior that feels festive, modern and stylish and yet still celebrates the most macabre of holidays. Decorate with boo-tiful Halloween flowers, which we at Gordon Boswell are offering in a variety of elegant arrangements.

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Floral Acts of Kindness on Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day

Do you celebrate Sweetest Day? The holiday, which began 100 years ago in Cleveland, has primarily been observed in the Midwest over the years, although recently it is gaining traction across the United States. The first Sweetest Day involved several executives of local candy companies banding together to give chocolates and other candies to orphans and shut-ins; throughout the years, it has become a wonderful opportunity to share love and support with anyone who may need encouragement. Gordon Boswell Flowers & Gifts is your premiere source of floral designs and bouquets in Baton Rouge – and they are guaranteed to lift spirits!

Did You Know? Although Sweetest Day was not established as a romantic holiday, it is estimated that 75% of the gifts exchanged are between couples.  Continue reading

Transform Your Decor with Creative Fall Designs

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This time of year has inspired artists and writers for centuries – the changing landscape, brilliant colors, and cooler temperatures seem to act as a type of muse for beautiful creations of all kinds. The floral designers at Gordon Boswell Florist are no different, and we are excited to present some of our seasonal designs which reflect the changing season and all of the beauty that entails. Whether you are looking to change the decor in your Fort Worth home, or you want to send a colorful floral bouquet to someone you love, you will appreciate these creative floral designs which exude the essence of autumn.  Continue reading

Seasonal Autumn Floral Arrangements

autumn floral arrangementsFall is upon us, and with it all of the vivid colors of the season. From foliage to flowers, nature shows off just a little bit more this time of year. The autumn floral arrangements from Gordon Boswell Florist shine with all of the warmth and comfort of this time of year. Whether you are looking for a contemporary design or a classic bouquet, you’ll find everything you need in our online fall collection.

Sunset Artistry, shown below, expresses the bright beauty of yellows and oranges, offering callas, roses, daisies and hydrangea. What is your autumn style? Continue reading

Bouquets & Arrangements to Greet New Neighbors

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It is estimated that each year, approximately 50 million people will change their residence – and that number is rising fairly rapidly! Most move within the same state, but increasingly we are seeing the number of moves nationally and internationally increase. With all that moving around, the chances are excellent that you may get some new neighbors here in Fort Worth this year!

Gordon Boswell Florist has the flowers, plants and floral gifts that will not only welcome your new neighbors in style, but maybe start a beautiful new friendship!  Continue reading

Texas Mums for Homecoming Weekend

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Across the country, homecoming celebrations can get pretty wild – from pep rallies to bonfires, football rivalries, and parades. But Texas is home to perhaps the most elaborate and over-the-top homecoming tradition, that of Texas mums. While the rest of the country is choosing elegant corsages and suave boutonnieres, Fort Worth students will be designing – or paying for someone to create – the most impressive mum they can muster. And though a way of life here, the tradition is rarely seen anyplace else (although Oklahoma is beginning to catch on).

For those of you new to the state, here is a quick synopsis of this Texas-sized tradition:

* The first homecoming mums were real and therefore, normal sized, often decorated with ribbons.
Because they are fall flowers, they were an obvious choice for the autumn formal dance.

* No one is really sure why the mums began to get so elaborate and huge, except perhaps the fact that Texas
takes every opportunity to do things bigger!

* Mums are no longer real, as they have grown to impressive size and girth. Silk versions are the most popular.

* Designers and professional mum makers add ribbons, baubles, stuffed animals, and even LED lights.

* Although new freshmen are eager to get their first mum, it is frowned upon to get too elaborate early on, with the
tradition dictating that the mum “grow” every year. Freshmen and sophomores will normally decorate with school
colors, juniors will add silver ribbons and lettering, and gold decorations are reserved for seniors.

* A young lady’s date also gets a version of the mum, called a garter and worn around his upper arm. Like a
boutonniere, the garter is a smaller version of the corsage or mum, similar in design.

We love that Texas has a tradition all their own for homecoming!

Gordon Boswell Florist is your premiere choice for formal flowers, bouquets and arrangements for all occasions. We deliver throughout the greater Fort Worth area.

 

Grandparents Day Flowers & Plants

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Grandparents Day is an annual opportunity for families to celebrate the very special relationships involved between grandparents and their grandkids. Established by Congress in 1978, the day was set aside in the hopes that extended families would gather together, share stories and history, and learn about each other. Only a few decades prior, multi-generational families lived together, but the arrangement had become far less common. Grandparents Day sought to reconnect relatives of all ages to share their common legacy.

This day also gives us a wonderful opportunity to tell these very special people how much we love them. Gordon Boswell Flowers has the Grandparents Day flowers you’ll need to convey your love and gratitude.

grandparents day flowers“Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

There is simply no love like a grandparents love. Return the love on September 10, with floral designs which are certain to touch their hearts.  Whether your grandmother would prefer an elegant bouquet of snapdragons and roses (above) or a more casual wildflower bouquet featuring sunflowers, lilies and daisies (below) we have a bouquet for every personality and style.

We haven’t forgotten about Grandpa – check out our green plants for his den, or maybe a box of delicious fruit and nuts  is more his style!

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Did You Know? Although we often think of a little grey haired couple when we hear grandparent, the average age of the first-time grandparent is 48 – making most of them more than capable of chasing around the grandkids! And they love doing so, as over 75% of grandparents report that being with their grandchildren is the most fulfilling thing in their life.

Whether you call them Nana and Pop-Pop,  Mimi and Papa, or good old Grandma and Grandpa – if they live in the Fort Worth area, give them a call and plan a special outing for September 10. They will absolutely love spending time with you.

And don’t forget the Grandparents Day flowers – because a bouquet from Gordon Boswell Flowers makes every occasion more beautiful.

Floral Arrangements ‘Just Because’

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Just Because Day will be here on August 27th. As much as we strive to live life with purpose, once in a while it’s great to simply act on impulse and with spontaneity, with no particular rhyme or reason at all. That’s what this day is all about. The designers at Gordon Boswell Flowers have compiled a list of ways to celebrate this whimsical day by yourself or with others – so get ready to think outside of the box and do something different – just because!

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Romance Month Floral Bouquets

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National Romance Month is here, which means it’s time to take a break from the routine and be inspired to show some affection to your sweetheart. If you’re a true romantic at heart, this is just one more reason to get creative and shower your spouse or partner with affection. Need a few ideas to sweep them off their feet? The floral specialists at Gordon Boswell Florist are glad to help in any way we can.

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