We think of mums as being a lush display of golden blooms set in a pot or container suited for the doorstep. But November's flower is so much more. At Blossom Flower Shops, we're presenting stylish mums for Fall in the hopes that you bring this hardy perennial indoors for a touch of elegance and artfulness. Read More about Stylish Mums for Fall »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on October 20, 2017
| Last Updated: November 3, 2017
Flowers are used for many purposes - we send bouquets for birthdays, arrangements for sympathy, and designs for congratulations. But sometimes, we love the idea of simply enjoying fall flowers for the sake of their beauty and aesthetic. This season, we celebrate the creativity of floral design, as evidenced in the artistry of the floral design experts at Blossom Flower Shops.
From Yonkers to White Plains, we are your local source for all things floral! Read More about Fun Design Featuring Fall Flowers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on September 29, 2017
| Last Updated: January 16, 2019
It is estimated that we spend between 25% and 35% of love's waking hours working. With such a large portion of our existence involving the workplace, it is easy to see why a great boss can make such a huge difference. In 1958, Chicago State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski was so inspired by her boss that she petitioned the government to set aside October 16 (her dad's birthday) as a day to recognize supervisors and employers who were doing a great job; in 1962, Illinois governor Otto Kerner made it official.
At Blossom Flower Shops, we help you are year round in recognizing amazing people from Yonkers to White Plains. On National Boss's Day, we are here to help you to thank those leaders who make work a great place to be. Read More about Boss’s Day Plants & Gifts »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on September 21, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
Even with the temperatures dropping, the colors of autumn tend to warm things up a bit - their fiery colors and warm hospitality are perfect to decorate our homes for the season. The experts at Blossom Flower Shops are inspired both by the radiant foliage and the rich tones of fall seasonal flowers and have created an online collection designed to bring this ambiance into your space. Read More about Harvest and Fall Seasonal Flowers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on September 13, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
Experts estimate that this year, nearly 50 million people will relocate to a new residence. That means that many more people will have new neighbors as well! If someone new recently settled into your neighborhood, you may want to make them feel at home with a friendly smile and a beautiful gift from Blossom Flower Shops.
Interesting Trivia: Housewarming gifts are so named because, in the days before electricity, a family moving into a new home would receive armloads of firewood from friends and neighbors, in order to keep their house warm through the winter. Read More about Flowers & Plants for Housewarming Gifts »
Every day, most of us follow a practice routine. We have habits and appointments, rituals and schedules. Our days are sectioned out in day planners and organizers - but did you ever wish you could just break free for a few hours? August 27th gives us a great opportunity to do something "just because" - no rhyme, no reason, and no agenda. Whether you want to play hookey from work, indulge in a guilty pleasure at your favorite restaurant, or to surprise someone with flowers, Just Because Day is your chance. The team at Blossom Flower Shops thinks we all need a little more spontaneity in our lives!
Giving flowers is often tied to a specific event, milestone or occasion - so have an arrangement delivered "just because" is a gorgeous way to not only change things up a bit but to bring a smile to someone's face - even your own! Read More about Delivering Flowers Just Because »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on August 8, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
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 »
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