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

Father's Day gifts

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

Gifts for the World’s Best Mother

world's best mother

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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Indoor Green Plants and Dish Gardens

indoor green plants

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.

Coming Soon! Administrative Professionals Week will be here before you know it (beginning April 23rd). Plants make the perfect office gift – check out our collection here.indoor green plant

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!

Showing Administrative Professionals Your Appreciation

Administrative Professionals

There are many people in our lives that we tend to take for granted – and at work, the dedicated work of administrative professionals is often overlooked. That is, of course, until they take a day off! Truth be told, our support personnel, whether answering phones or managing databases, are the ones that keep the business running smoothly day to day, which is why having an opportunity to thank them is so important! Administrative Professionals Week has evolved over the years – and grown to encompass not only secretaries but all of the people on our team, the unsung heroes that we could not do without.

Gordon Boswell Flowers joins you in celebrating the admin pros that make the word go around, with a collection of flowers, plants, and gifts designed to thank them for all they do.  Continue reading

Springtime & Easter Floral Designs

Easter Floral Designs

Is there anything more symbolic of spring than fresh flowers? Even more so, floral arrangements are the perfect gift for the Easter season, as they represent renewal, hope, and new beginnings. At Gordon Boswell Flowers, we love arranging the amazing colors, textures, and aesthetics of springtime – this year, consider decorating your home or office with Easter floral designs that will deliver all the sunshine!

Did You Know? Easter recounts the Christian tradition of the Resurrection, which took place in a flower garden. The Easter lily, representative of hope and new life, is closely associated with the holiday and is often used as decor in churches and at faith-based services on Easter Sunday.  Continue reading

National Puppy Day Advocates for Awareness

National Puppy Day

95% of pet owners readily admit to buying gifts for their pets – whether birthday or Christmas, over $60 billion per year is spent on our furry friends. Obviously, pets play an important role in our lives – but not all animals experience the same level of love.

National Puppy Day is observed on March 23, and although it is at heart a celebration of the dogs, organizers also hope to promote awareness about the need for shelter adoption. Thousands of workers and volunteers are dedicating to finding homes for rescue dogs against all odds. If you are an animal lover and would like to thank these special people for all they do on behalf of the puppies, Gordon Boswell Flowers is happy to create beautiful custom floral designs they will love.
National Puppy DayThere is a huge overpopulation problem in the United States. Sadly, only 10% of the dogs born will find a permanent home – in fact, homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1. Because of the sheer number of animals that are not in homes, approximately 4 million dogs will enter shelters each year, and 1.7 million of them will be euthanized.

Did You Know? Although many think that breeders do not contribute to the overcrowding issues in the shelters, 25% of the dogs in the facilities are purebred.

Advocates say that only 10% of the animals in the shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation occurs simply due to owners letting their pets reproduce – and then they often surrender the entire litter.  Whether intentional or accidental, millions of these “excess” animals  – otherwise happy and healthy – are killed annually. National Puppy Day seeks to educate owners who already own dogs to be responsible and to encourage people looking for a new puppy to go to the shelter to quite literally save a life. National Puppy Day

On National Puppy Day, organizers ask that people consider adopting or fostering a puppy from a local Fort Worth shelter – but if that is not possible, to make a donation to help with their expenses.  On March 23rd, honor those who are dedicated to saving these adorable dogs – with flowers or plants from Gordon Boswell Flowers. 

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Flowers

St. Patrick's Day

What is your favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day? From the corned beef and cabbage to the parades, from the green beer to the four leaf clovers – this is a holiday filled with whimsy and fun. And although the day barely resembles its origins as a Roman Catholic feast day to commemorate Patrick’s death, it is still a day that brings together all people under a bright green banner. After all, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! If you are one of the diehard Irishmen who enjoy dressing up your home and office as much as you love dressing up yourself, you’ll find all of the green you are looking for, at Gordon Boswell Florist!
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