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
Memorial Day has been observed since the end of the Civil War, undergoing some changes along the way. It was known as Decoration Day for a good part of its existence, but the name was changed to Memorial Day when it was made a national holiday in 1971. After World War I, a poem was written by a soldier recounting his experiences in battle. In Flanders Fields hauntingly spoke of the red poppies growing among the soldier's graves.
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."
And while the red poppy has enjoyed many years as an official emblem of the holiday, they are not given out as fresh flowers. If you would like to send flowers to the loved ones of someone who is deceased - or deliver an appropriate floral display to a grave site - you can trust the expert designers at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts to create something patriotic and poignant. Read More about Memorial Day Floral Designs & Bouquets
Many people have a favorite flower, and often, that flower is the gorgeous peony. And since the blossom is most commonly available in the late spring to early summer, now is the season to add this lavish, elegant… Read More about Lavish Late Spring Peonies
Each of our Moms is special and unique, and that means finding the absolute perfect gift for her may take a little bit of work. But with some local inspiration and a floral arrangement or bouquet from Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts, Mother's Day gifts don't have to be a mystery. Simply think about what makes Mom happy, find a place to celebrate that - and don't forget the flowers! Read More about Inspired by Mom – Mother’s Day Gifts
There are over 85 million mothers in the United States, and while they are all special, there is none quite so special as yours! And although she deserves accolades all year long, Mother’s Day is our annual opportunity… Read More about Celebrating Her on Mother’s Day