As the new year approaches, we begin to think about making changes in our lives that will have a positive impact on our health, happiness and relationships. The floral experts at Shotwell Floral and Greenhouse want to share with you some ways flowers can accomplish all these things.
Flowers increase creativity. Looking at your favorite colors has been proven to make you more creative. Surround yourself with your favorite flowers in blooms of your favorite hues to maximize creative flow.
Flowers reduce stress. The color green, particularly in plants and flowers, is known to reduce stress and anxiety. Lower your stress level by keeping a beautiful bouquet of flowers on your desk while you work.
Flowers can strengthen your relationships. Taking care of another living thing can make you more compassionate and more empathetic. What great treats to bring into any relationship. Read More about Inspiring New Year’s Blooms
While the holiday season is typically a joyful time of merriment and glad tidings, for many who have lost loved ones, it can be a grievous time remembering those who are no longer here. For these individuals, the Wreaths Across America wreath-laying program offers comfort in the form of ceremony. Performed originally at Arlington National Cemetery, this ceremony is now conducted in hundreds of locations across the nation and abroad. For many families of veterans, this day can be one of healing and purpose, allowing them to memorialize their fallen hero's sacrifice and service in a heart-warming tribute. The floral artisans at Shotwell Floral have a beautiful collection of patriotic Christmas flowers and wreaths dedicated to helping you celebrate the season as you see fit. Read More about Patriotic Christmas Flowers
Each year, as the holidays roll in, we find joy in the preparations of the coming season by decorating our homes. This year, consider including a beautiful do-it-yourself craft to you decor with a beautiful wooden stick Christmas tree that accents your more formal decorations beautifully. Include kids and other family members in the crafting process for a fun memory that will be shared for years to come. Take a look at the beautiful holiday floral arrangements created by the floral artisans at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse specifically for you and your fabulous creations. Read More about Do-It-Yourself Decor
If the thought of designing a formal Thanksgiving affair is daunting to you, consider using your time off this holiday to rest and relax with family. Stay in your pajamas, order your favorite food, and simply enjoy your family. Be thankful for time off from your job or school while creating a beautiful living room or dining room ahead of time, complete with holiday decor and everything you need for a comfortable day in with family. Include a special piece from the gorgeous centerpiece collection from Shotwell Floral and Greenhouse. Read More about A Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving
Now that fall has arrived, we turn our attention to decorating and entertaining this season. The floral experts at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse have some great ideas and gorgeous centerpieces for your fall tablescape that we’re excited to share with you.
Fill a wooden bucket or galvanized metal pot with some of the hardy plants, fruits and vegetables fall offers for a modern cornucopia.
Floating votives have never looked sweeter than when they’re actually mini-pumpkins. Carve small pumpkins and insert tea lights, then float in shallow water with a few fall leaves for a rustic fall look.
Create a fall topiary out of colorful pumpkins, gourds, artichokes, radishes, kale and plenty of fall herbs. Anything goes as you stack bowls and plates for a three-tiered display of every autumn veggie you can find. Read More about Fall Up Your Table
Celebrate the beauty of fall with gorgeous decor that exudes the spirit of the season. Accentuate bold autumn colors with varied harvest textures for an inviting warmth to fill your home all season long. Galvanized metal containers filled with apples, burlap-wrapped boxes containing pine cones, and floral arrangements accented with berries, acorns or crisp fall leaves are all great ways to include the natural essence of fall in your home for a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The floral designers at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse have created a beautiful fall collection that blends the boldness of fall colors with the intrigue of harvest texture for displays you can enjoy all season long. Read More about Warm Harvest Textures
While Halloween is quickly approaching, we often find that the traditional Halloween decor might be a little over-the-top in some settings, like your office or place of business. If this is the case, lean towards a sophisticated nod at autumn with a beautiful fall bouquet of flowers. Bring the spirit and enjoyment of Halloween into your professional space in a delightfully elegant way and enjoy the best of both worlds this season. The floral designers at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse have created some amazing pieces for Halloween and autumn that will be perfect for any setting. Read More about Halloween Flowers That Are Spellbinding
This month, as we take some time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, consider all the ways Hispanic Americans have contributed to American culture. Many generations of Latinos have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society and we pay tribute to them during this time. From September 15 to October 15, we honor U.S. Latinos by sharing their dynamic stories that reflect their presence in our history and society. Many national institutions participate by creating displays and programs that honor these individuals. At Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse, we are joining in the festivities by showcasing our finest arrangements that feature plants and flowers from Latin American regions of the world. Read More about Fall Is For Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Autumn is an excellent season for changing colors and admiring the brilliance of change. Cooler temperatures, crisper colors and textures and fresh new fragrances fill the air. Bring a little bit of fall’s natural beauty into your office or place of business this autumn with a gorgeous bouquet of jewel-toned blooms. These rich, deep colors maintain a sophistication and professionalism you want in your office, while inspiring and motivating your co-workers with their amazing textures. Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse has an excellent selection of elegant jewel-toned arrangements that will bring fall to your office in style. Read More about Fall’s Brilliant Jewel Tones
Show off your creative side this fall with new recipes and fun flowers at your next dinner party. Guests will be wowed by recipes that feature edible flowers, and your table will shine with stunning floral designs that bring fall into focus. The floral designers at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse have plenty of design and recipe options to enhance your next entertaining engagement. Read More about Fall Entertaining With Edible Florals