Flowers are an integral part of our lives, arriving on the day of a baby's birth and having a presence through all of life's celebrations and happy occasions. However, not all occasions are full of joy, and one of the more difficult times of life is saying goodbye to a friend or loved one. Still, flowers are there to provide beauty, solace, honor and compassion. Knowing which flowers to send to the memorial service, grave site, or the family's home will make the selection of flowers easier during an emotional time. The professionals at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts are here to assist in any way we can.
Traditional Flowers of Sympathy? The gladiolus has long been considered the traditional flower which is representative of remembrance. While the gladioli bloom has a rich history in this regard, any flower may be used for funeral arrangements. Families will often choose the deceased favorite flowers or colors to create expressions of love that are more personal and intimate. Read More about Meaningful Flowers for the Memorial Service
Come the end of the summer, nearly 2 million new college students will move into a college dormitory for the first time, marking the beginning of a new phase of life. While there is much to look forward to, your student is also probably experiencing a bit of anxiety as well, thinking about living away from home - and you - for the first time. You can help to ease the transition by adding comfortable touches to college dorm room decor. Establishing a familiar tone will go a long way to decreasing their fears.
You may choose to bring their favorite pillow, or posters from their room. Or perhaps a few photos from home will bring them comfort if the homesickness starts to settle in. At Marco Island Florist Home & Gift, we have another idea to make the room more homey - green and flowering plants. Read More about Gifts to Decorate the College Dorm Room
You may have heard that flowers have a language all their own. For instance, red roses represent passion, love and romance, and are appropriate for your sweetheart. But in August, we are celebrating two days which are perfectly symbolized by another popular flower – the yellow rose. This cheerful bloom Is the traditional flower of friendship, and is perfect to send on National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day (both observed on August 6). Since many of us have sisters who are best friends, and best friends who are more like sisters, we love the idea of the corresponding holiday.
Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts has the yellow rose designs and arrangements guaranteed to make her smile, and let her know that your life is so much better because of her! Read More about National Friendship Day – Celebrate Sisters & Friends
The summertime gives us many opportunities to decorate with seasonal flowers, popular year after year for their beauty. One of these favorites is the hydrangea - which although available year-round from growers, naturally blooms from late spring to early fall. This flower is well-known for its generous, lush flower head and gorgeous color palettes, and it is used most often as a base or backdrop for mixed floral arrangements. However, this year, Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts would like to shine a feature spotlight on the hydrangea, and recommend that you bring home a few stems to display on their own. You'll love how they add the ambiance of a summer day to your home decor. Read More about Showcase – Summer Hydrangea Designs
Flowers are beautiful, they have their own language, and represent many of the most important occasions of our life. But when outside, flowers also play important roles in our natural ecosystem - helping bees and butterflies to thrive. This summer, whether you place a few of these amazing plants in pots around your patio or cultivate a garden in your yard, why not turn these outdoor beauties into bee and butterfly gardens? It's easier than you may think, and Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts can help.
Won't the Bees Sting? Experts tell us that honeybees will rarely sting when they are away from the hive, and almost never when foraging for nectar. In fact, unless that are threatened, they won't pay you any mind at all. Considering how important it is to support the bee populations, creating a host garden away from your sitting area is a great way to contribute. Read More about Flowers on a Mission – Bee & Butterfly Gardens
Long sunny days and bright sunshine are already enough of a reason to get outside and have fun with family and friends - but July 4th gives us the best opportunity to celebrate all things summer! We join the rest of the country in observing our national birthday and being thankful for the unique freedoms we enjoy. And the floral designers at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts are also preparing the Fourth of July flowers and arrangements that will add spirit and patriotic flair to any gathering.
Celebrate Like a Local: The July 4th festivities will take place at Residents Beach all day long; followed by a fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. Read More about Fourth of July Flowers for the Holiday Party
Even though we experience warm weather year-round, there is still something strangely magical about the summer months. Maybe it is because we remember long summer vacations from the past. Perhaps it is the emptier roads after the snowbirds and vacationers retreat to northern climes. Or perhaps it is because the daylight lingers for so many hours, that we can't help but get outside on balmy summer nights. Whether meeting by the pool, walking on the beach at sunset, or taking a leisurely bike ride, there is nothing quite like a South Florida summer. Getting together with loved ones to share a meal is also a tradition we hold dear. If your preferred style is cooking over a barbecue or enjoying gourmet dinners, summer flowers add beauty and ambiance to any table. Read More about Summer Flowers for South Florida Parties
Favorite colors, favorite flowers - it all comes together during National Rose Month! This is the perfect opportunity to send the world's most beloved flower to all the people you love - and no matter who they are or what their personal style may be, Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts has the perfect rose to celebrate them!
Did You Know? If the statistics are correct, approximately 600 million roses are sold in the US every year, with 40% of them being on Valentine's Day. Read More about Bouquets for National Rose Month
Whether Dad prefers to be standing in front of the grill, fishing off the back of a boat, or swinging a golf club - every Dad's ideal Father's Day is probably a bit different. That's because each and every dad has his own personality and individual style - on June 18, we celebrate them all!
And although there are thousands of Dads in the Marco Island and Naples communities, only one belongs to you. He deserves better than an expected, run-of-the-mill gift. This Father's Day, think outside the norm - and choose from among the unique Father's Day gift ideas at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts. Read More about Marco Island Father’s Day Gift Ideas