When you think of flowers and romance, you may think of your anniversary or Valentine's Day. But did you know that the entire month of August is dedicated to romance as well? What an awesome opportunity to surprise the one you love with an expression of devotion and passion, when they least expect it. Blossom Flower Shops are here to help you to celebrate your love all year round, with flowers and gifts sure to make their heart flutter. But for National Romance Month, we thought we would share a few facts about romance that you may find interesting.
Will You Marry Me? The very first diamond engagement ring was reportedly given by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his intended, Mary of Burgundy. The year was 1477. Since then there have been many traditions surrounding engagements, but many have been falling by the wayside in recent years. For instance, only one in five men will drop to one knee to pop the question; and less than 5% of prospective brides or grooms seek the approval of their parents before getting engaged. Read More about Romance Month Flowers & Gifts »
Life is full of joyful experiences and occasions, but sometimes sad times come. When a loved one or close friend passes away, the team at Blossom Flower Shops are here to assist you in choosing the most appropriate and meaningful sympathy flowers.
The lily is the one of the flower varieties often associated with memorial services and funerals, as they represent the purity and innocence which the departed is thought to have regained. Roses also make meaningful funeral flowers. White roses signify reverence, while red roses express love, respect and courage. Pink roses, often used for mothers and grandmothers, represent love, grace and gratitude.
Did You Know? When you include a single rose in a bouquet it expresses enduring love for the deceased. Read More about Choosing Appropriate Sympathy Flowers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on July 30, 2017
| Last Updated: August 1, 2017
They say that on the first day of kindergarten, the kids are crying - and on the first day of college, the parents are crying. Truth is, sending a student off to college for the first time can be a tough transition for all involved, but the experts at Blossom Flower Shops have a few ideas for gifts that may help. Over the years we have helped many of our Yonkers and White Plains friends and family make life's events a little easier, with plants, flowers, and gifts that express your love. Read More about Flowers & Plants for College Dorms »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on July 18, 2017
| Last Updated: July 22, 2017
Back to School
Many of us have sisters who have been our best friends throughout our lives. And many others have best friends that are practically family. Both of these special relationships are celebrated on August 6, when National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day coincide. At Blossom Flower Shops, we have the beautiful floral designs and bouquets that will let her know how special she is to you.
Did You Know? Yellow roses are the official flower of friendship, and are the perfect way to honor your sister or best friend. Either send a bouquet of yellow roses, or use them as a vivid starting point for a custom mixed arrangement. Read More about Cultivate Bonds of Sisterhood & Friendship »
We are in the middle of summer here in Yonkers, and there is no getting around the fact that the heat is on! That's why we love the selection of the delphinium flower for the birth flower of July - this cool and serene flower takes the edge off a hot day and adds a sense of refreshing relief. The gorgeous blue delphinium is the perfect choice for all your July birthday celebrations - including if you are welcoming a new baby boy! Blossom Flower Shops has the summer flowers you need for all your special events this season.
Fire and Ice - Unlike the cool blue birth flower, the birthstone of July is as hot as the temperature outdoors - the fiery red ruby represents July celebrants. Read More about Designing with July Delphinium »
Creating a butterfly garden for your outdoor summer space can be a fun and purposeful project. There are many varieties of flowers that will attract both caterpillars and butterflies, and providing the right space and resources is as easy as following a few simple guidelines. This summer, talk to the floral design experts at Blossom Flower Shops for help deciding which flowers will be most effective at attracting and keeping butterflies in your yard. Read More about Flowers for Butterfly Gardens »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on July 1, 2017
| Last Updated: July 5, 2017
The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that evokes many special memories - no matter where in the country you grew up, you likely remember family picnics, local parades, sparklers for the kids, and fireworks that lit up the sky. Once again this month, the entire nation will break out the red, white and blue and celebrate the birth of our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. And no matter how you will be celebrating this special day, July 4th flowers can add color and beauty. Use them as a centerpiece for your Yonkers barbecue, give them to the hostess of the party you are attending, or give a tribute bouquet to a brave veteran.
You can trust the floral designers at Blossom Flower Shops to create the patriotic displays and elegant bouquets that will add style and grace to your holiday events. Read More about July 4th Flowers and Celebrations »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on June 20, 2017
| Last Updated: June 21, 2017
4th of July
Summer is finally here, meaning that school is out, the days are long, and the heat is on! It's the season to move the parties outside - from picnics at the beach pavilion to formal dinners on the deck, gathering with family and friends is a summer tradition. No matter your style or preferred way to entertain, beautiful summer bouquets add color and ambiance to any get-together. Blossom Flower Shops have all the floral party decor, summer centerpieces, and decorative arrangements you'll need all season long. Read More about Summer Bouquets for a Beautiful Table »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on June 16, 2017
| Last Updated: June 19, 2017
According to the statistics, June is the most popular month for weddings. And whether you are planning a June wedding or a ceremony for another time of the year - this is a great opportunity to talk about all things wedding! Blossom Flower Shop is your premier wedding florist here in Yonkers and White Plains - and we can provide you with the beautiful bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and venue decor that you've dreamed of!
If Not June: After June, the months of May. September and October are the most popular wedding months. The least popular are January through March, although Valentine's Day does see quite a few nuptials. Read More about Yonkers & White Plains Wedding Celebrations »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on June 6, 2017
| Last Updated: June 11, 2017
June is National Rose Month, which gives us the chance to officially celebrate how much we love roses. Roses are not only the most popular flowers overall for all occasions, but they also are pretty amazing! This month, in recognition of this classic and timeless flower, we thought we would share some interesting trivia about beautiful roses.
If you are sending floral designs or arrangements to someone you love, start at Blossom Flower Shops. For National Rose Month - and all year long - we have the most beautiful roses in White Plains and Yonkers. Read More about A Month to Celebrate Beautiful Roses »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on June 1, 2017
| Last Updated: June 4, 2017