While fine dining and entertaining can often be a formal affair, when summer comes around, we often begin to create a more relaxed mood around the dinner table. Menus begin to include lighter fare, heavy linens are exchanged for softer textures, and colors become brighter and more festive. Matching the essence of the season has never been simpler with the help of the creative minds at Norfolk Florist. Our floral experts design fabulous pieces for all occasions and seasons, and in summer, that means bold, fun colors! Read More about Fun Flower Pairings For Summertime Entertaining
There are lots of June anniversaries, and that's because there are more marriages in June than any other month of the year. Norfolk Florist is therefore prepared---nay, thrilled---to help you with any and all anniversary flower-related challenges that may come up. For instance, we can tell you which flowers symbolize a particular anni year. We can tell you which convey romance and passion vs. warm affection and respect. We can customize the perfect arrangement for you that speaks to the unique personality of your love, or design something that will appeal specifically to your sweetheart. We are here to help you win the anniversary game this year. Let's get started. Read More about Win The Anniversary Game This Year
Oh, Father's Day, that day where we all try valiantly to envision---and then find---the perfect gift for dad. Our fathers can be the hardest of the bunch to buy for; they don't tend to tell us what they want, so we have to take a careful inventory of their hobbies and interests and select something in that vein. It can feel like the hero's journey to discover the perfect present on Father's Day, but it's worth it when we do for the smile it brings to our dads' faces. Here at Norfolk Florist, we have a solution for the tricky path toward giving something great---and yes, it's green. Read More about The Perfect Plant For Dad
Hint: it's flowers.
Norfolk Florist won't make any bones about it---we're here to put flowers in your hands and no more so than on an occasion devoted to celebrating friendship. June 8 is National Best Friend's Day, so it's time to single out that singular person and give them some gorgeous flowers. You want something that will speak to the quality of your friendship, which is characterized by always being there for each other, insider jokes, awesome memories. A bestie shows up for the good and the bad; the floral gift you offer them should be just as meaningful. Read More about What To Give Your Bestie June 8
There are some flowers that, while available during other parts of the year, just make sense for summer. And then there are others that belong definitively to the warmer months, blooming then with abandon. It's this latter category that Norfolk Florist wants to peek ahead at, for no other reason than that we've got summer on our minds. We're steeped in spring and enjoying every last aspect of it, but we're excited for the pool parties and grill-outs, the travel plans, the longer days and the sunshine. So what's summer's iconic flower? Only that dazzling showstopper the sunflower. Read More about The Flowers Of Early Summer
Many of us spend the long Memorial Day weekend getting together with friends and family. There are commemorative events to remember the fallen heroes in our lives, backyard barbecues and pool parties, parades, dinners and other celebrations. Norfolk Florist knows that many of these events require flowers that speak to the poignant occasion, while others call for something a little more summer-inspired. After all, we're on the cusp of that season, and it's hard to resist enhancing our outdoor spaces with bright flowering plants. Read More about A Bold Plant For Memorial Day
Norfolk Florist asked one of our resident mom and flower experts to weigh in on the mother of all days. In honor of Mother's Day May 13th, read what one of our own had to say about kids and flowers.
Name: Candy Crandall
Kids first names & ages: Zachary, 17, Michael, 14, and Monica, 12
How did you get into floral work?
Since my husband is active duty military, I was a homemaker for many years. As all of my children got older, I wanted a career for myself that I was going to enjoy. I was trying to figure out what that would be for several months. Finally it hit me when I was working in my garden---floral design! I have always loved gardens and flowers. I started doing research online and found a school that had an at-home program. Once I completed my basic floral design certificate. I applied to be a temp for Norfolk Florist. I was hired into the company and have been working ever since! Read More about Our Mom And Flower Expert Talks The Perfect Flowers For Mom
It's nearly time for our local high school seniors to graduate, and along with picking up their diploma for a good four years of sweat and tears, there will be proms, parties and award ceremonies to attend. Celebrating the achievements of our area scholars is something that we here at Norfolk Florist are happy to participate in. The flowers we send our young grads may be some of the first they receive in their lives. At such a momentous time, it pays to pick out something for them that's truly memorable. Read More about Send Good Vibes For Graduation Day
National Nurses Day falls on May 6 this year, with National Teachers following on May 8. But the week of May 6 through 12 is devoted to our appreciation for both of them, making it the perfect opportunity for you to adorn the teacher's desk and the nurse's station with flowers. These are two fields dominated by women, who we here at Norfolk Florist like to think of as "super ladies." They are our mamas, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends, neighbors and colleagues. They serve the rest of us, educating, protecting and inspiring countless people, from our youngest citizens to our oldest. They deserve our thanks all year long, but this is definitely the time to make our appreciation concrete. Read More about Treat Your Teachers And Nurses To Flowers
The Farmer’s Almanac suggests that Earth Day is a celebration of the earth, the natural beauty that surrounds us, and the importance of doing our part to keep the planet healthy. The first Earth Day celebration took place in 1970. Its initial purpose was to educate people about environmental issues, in the hope of inspiring activism. Now, it’s a yearly observance that takes place on April 22. What was once an unofficial national celebration has grown into a global one, and it is sometimes stretched out into a week-long campaign to educate people and inspire environmental activism. The Norfolk Florist crew urges you to see the beauty in nature through plants and flowers - especially in containers that you place throughout your home or workplace or give to people as Earth Day gifts. Read More about Earth Day’s Magnificent Flowers