Red roses are Valentine's Day's "It" flower, this we know. But here at Norfolk Florist, we see no reason not to add every other gorgeous, romantic flower in the canon to the mix. After all, if the intention is to reach the fullest expression of our love in flower form, why wouldn't we use every bloom to our advantage? If you stick to one palette (red, pink), then you can create a design that will have all of the emotional impact of a vase of long-stemmed red roses. Read More about Valentine’s Flowers That Really Pop
It's always an exciting moment, when powerhouse color company Pantone releases their pick for Color Of The Year. And 2018 has been no exception, with the news coming in December that Ultra Violet would be the buzziest color since Marsala. We here at Norfolk Florist fully embrace this intriguing purple, with its mystery and majesty and mysticism. There are so many ways purple can go (see above), but this rich jewel-tone is suggestive of deep, spiritual thought and contemplation. It may seem like a tricky color to work into your decor, but we're telling you, it isn't. Read More about A Gorgeous Way To Use The Color Of The Year
If you don't already know about Galentine's Day, allow us at Norfolk Florist to catch you up to speed: in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, main character Leslie Knope took her ladies out to lunch and proclaimed it "Galentine's Day . . . only the best day of the year!" The idea being, of course, that February 13 be reserved for celebrating the love between female friends.
The concept took hold, and each year, more and more women are grabbing their gals and doing their own long lunches or girl's nights out. Read More about Celebrate Your Besties This Galentine’s Day
If you know someone who loves flowers, one of the best gifts you can give them is an entire year's worth of gorgeous blooms. At Norfolk Florist, we've seen pretty much every floral giving scenario, from the last-minute splurge on a dozen roses to a carefully customized arrangement planned weeks in advance. But one of the best ideas we've seen is flowers for a year, which is exactly what it sounds like: a standing order for flower delivery every month for an entire year. Read More about Filling Their Homes With Flowers For A Year
We love a sweet, bright bouquet as a get well gift here at Norfolk Florist. And carnations, with their ruffles of petals, are a cheerful choice. Flowers have the potential to enhance the mood and contribute to a positive outlook overall. They make wonderful gifts for a variety of reasons, but the fact that they have the ability to make people feel happier is one of the most compelling. Read More about A Modern Carnation Bouquet That Will Help Them Get Well
We here at Norfolk Florist admit it, we're in love with winter's flowers. And we have every reason to swoon: there are so many lovely winter bloomers out there, everything from amaryllis to roses to lilies, and they're showcased in a dazzling array of hues, from bright reds to creamy whites.
The holidays call for lots of flowers, especially items like centerpieces or hostess gifts. But we've got designs that celebrate the entire season and look like a dream while doing it, too. Read More about Winter Flowers You’ll Be Starry-Eyed For
We here at Norfolk Florist are always excited to bring you the latest in floral artistry, and with the release of International Floral Distributors annual trend report, we can give you a peek into what 2018 will look like, flower-wise.
Of the four trends identified, we're loving IFD's "Positively Posh," where a free-form composition meets just a little modern restraint. Read More about Trendspotting: 2018’s Positively Posh Florals
It's one of our favorite times of year - the unveiling of our Holiday Gift Guide!
Here at Norfolk Florist, we've been working like elves to create stunning seasonal designs that make the most out of holiday blooms and greens. We're reveling in the textures, scents and overall richness of the season, bringing that into the designs we offer you. We also know that you've got a lot of shopping to achieve, and only a few more weeks to do it. That's why our guide is such a cause for celebration; we've made it easy to find something for everyone on your list. We'll even deliver it. Read More about A Peek Into Our Holiday Gift Guide
It's that time again - time for Secret Santa. Since taking off as a fun group gift swap in the later part of the 20th century, Secret Santa has inspired all kinds of variations. You can now participate online, for instance, or take part in Conspiracy Santa or Thieving Santa. And this is to say nothing of the other gift swap games you may be implicated in this year, including Yankee Swap or White Elephant.
In short, this is the season for gift exchange games, a way of making sure everyone in a group gets a present without breaking the bank. We here at Norfolk Florist are here to make sure your gift stands apart from the rest. Read More about A Chic Secret Santa Gift
Giving Tuesday is upon us, a global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world. So how will you spend this November 28? Emphasis on the "spend": after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's time to take a look at other ways to spend. And we here at Norfolk Florist think that should mean giving back to our Virginia Beach community, which is why we offer a program that does just that. Read More about Flowers That Give Back