Bosses Day is approaching on October 16th. This is a wonderful opportunity to let your hard-working boss know that you see the effort he or she puts in everyday to make your workplace run smoothly. Bosses who are fair, supportive, honest, approachable and encouraging are among those who deserve to be recognized for all they do each and every day. At Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse, we have put together a fabulous collection of floral arrangements, plants and gift baskets that will make your boss feel like a true hero. Read More about Recognize Your Bosses’ Efforts With A Gift
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
September is self-care month and we have some great ideas about using plants to create harmony and balance for you. Since plants produce oxygen and consume carbon dioxide, they create an environment that helps you focus better. Surrounding yourself with beautiful potted plants or dish gardens at work can actually freshen the air around you, relaxing and calming you and your coworkers. For a healthy gift option, have desktop plants delivered to coworkers for holidays and birthdays. Fargo florist Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse suggests perusing our wide selection of gorgeous plants for your office environment. Read More about September Is Self-Care Awareness Month: Get Plants!
The arrival of a new baby girl into a family is one of the sweetest moments they’ll experience. Share in the parents’ joy and delight with a beautiful arrangement of pink blooms that represent the magic of a new baby. Let the flowers you send show how thrilled you are for the family and that you’re overjoyed at their new addition. The floral designers at Shotwell Floral have created some gorgeous pink pieces that will be sure to celebrate a baby girl in style! Read More about The Most Joyful Flowers You’ll Ever Receive
Shotwell Floral loves a good tradition, and why shouldn't we? We've been in business since 1888, and we've seen hundreds upon hundreds of floral gifts exchanged. We've seen them offered for the arrival of a baby, as is traditional. We've created designs fit for a housewarming party or a hostess gift, as is customary. We've provided sympathy wreaths and arrangements filled with symbolic flowers and made anniversary pieces that pull in the most meaningful blooms for that year. Whether your occasion is a personal tradition unique to you, or a milestone one that's been around for centuries, the right flowers can make all the difference. Read More about A Bouquet Full Of Tradition
The idea that you should avoid wearing white after Labor Day is an idea that, at least in our view here at Shotwell Florist, should be retired. It's an etiquette rule that emerged in the 19th century with New York socialites who wanted to distinguish among the classes. To do so, they established a bunch of fashion codes that only those in the know would follow. For these ladies, you packed up your summer whites in preparation for winter, and if you didn't, it showed your lack of pedigree. See what we mean about an idea that needs retiring?
In fact, not only should you wear whites beyond summer, you should enjoy the palette in all forms year round. One great way to do that is through flowers. Read More about Who Says No White After Labor Day?
Shotwell Flowers can't tell you how important bees are to the flowers we grow in our gardens and on our farms. As the planet's major pollinators, they're responsible for keeping those farm-fresh flowers farm-fresh, bringing life from one blossom to the next. But it's not just flowers that rely on bees, it's the vast majority of food crops, too. Everything from apples and avocado, carrots to coffee requires the ministering efforts of bees, who have adapted over millennia into fierce pollinating machines, capable of flying 300 miles for nectar and able to see 300 pictures per second (we see 65). Simply but, bees are amazing, and play a pivotal role in keeping our planet healthy, as well as our gardens and farms. Read More about Farm Fresh Flowers You’ll Love
So you arrive home with flowers from Shotwell Floral or otherwise received them as a gift. Now what?
Your next task is to find a home for those beauties, and you'll want to take a few things into consideration before you make a choice. You may be tempted to find the busiest spot in the house, wanting your blooms to get all of the attention they deserve. We don't blame you. We want to admire our flowers for as long as they last, so we'd never put those babies in a corner. On the other hand, some flowers and plants just seem to go in a room better than others. Orchids, for instance, make great statement pieces in the living room, but they are equally perfect in the bathroom, as humidity lovers. A plant works well in a kitchen, where it can help clean the air and regulate the temperature. And roses look divine on a bedside table or dresser. It's worth asking yourself what your flowers are telling you about where they should live. Read More about Where To Put Those Fresh, Fragrant Flowers