At Norfolk Florist, we have many years of experience in assisting our clients in honoring all of life's events and milestones. Unfortunately, that means sometimes helping you to say farewell to a loved one or close friend. When that is the case, we are always privileged to be the ones to provide the meaningful and beautiful flowers for the memorial service. We know it can be a little overwhelming in the moment to ascertain the right flowers to send, and so wanted to provide a brief guide on purchasing funeral flowers and expressing your sympathy.
Customary Funeral Flowers: Tradition has named the gladiolus bloom as "the flower of remembrance". These elongated, graceful stems (also known as sword lilies) are said to represent strength of character, faithfulness, and moral integrity. However, most people today do not rely on the gladiolus for their funeral flowers, instead choosing from a variety of other flowers which may more personally reflect the life of their loved one. Read More about Funeral Flowers to Express Compassion
National Sisters Day, celebrated on the first Sunday in August each year, is fast approaching. If you have a sister, or friends so close they feel like family, you’ll want to mark your calendar and think of some special ways you can show your sister what she means to you. Norfolk Florist is getting ready for National Sisters Day with a wide selection of beautiful arrangements that will show you care. Need something special? We also have an excellent design team ready to create a wonderful gift or arrangement for your sister.
Did You Know? National Friendship Day is celebrated on August 6 as well! Read More about Sisters Day Celebrates Family & Friends
When you think about decorating your home for summer, many varieties of flowers probably come to mind. Anything bright and vibrant adds a bit of fresh air to your space, but this month, the blue delphinium is in the spotlight! This uniquely beautiful flower is the birth flower of July, and sending it to loved ones celebrating during this month would be a meaningful gesture. The floral experts at Norfolk Florist are always here to help you choose the perfect flowers for your home decor and floral gifts, but we especially love introducing you to new summer flowers like the delphinium. Read More about Celebrating July Birthdays with Delphinium
There are few things that make a long, lazy summer afternoon more perfect than to have a few butterflies show up to visit. These delicate creatures are universally welcomed to gardens and backyards. And although at this time of year they may drop by at any time, there are ways that Norfolk Florist can help you to cultivate spaces for these lovely insects to congregate, providing them with a safe haven, and you will hours of peaceful viewing enjoyment.
Native Species: It only stands to reason that native butterflies will be attracted to native flowers - so although butterflies will come to investigate any grouping of bright, nectar-filled flowers, you can guarantee visitors by planting those plants which they most enjoy. Read More about Butterfly Gardens to Beautify your Yard
It is July 4th, and you know what that means! The red, white and blue will be on display across Norfolk, whether worn on a t-shirt or flying from a flagpole! At Norfolk Florist. we are also preparing the red, white and blue for presentation, with beautiful Fourth of July flowers that will add style, spirit, and patriotic flair to your holiday gatherings.
Keep in Mind: Fourth of July flowers are also perfect as hostess gifts if you are headed to someone else's backyard - or to thank that special veteran or member of the military for their service! Read More about Fourth of July Flowers for the Celebration
Sunshine yellow. Vivid blue. Neon pink. The colors of summer are bright, bold, and vibrant, and reflect the joy and excitement of the season. As daylight lingers and evenings last for hours, we love getting together with friends and family to relax, eat, laugh, and make memories. When planning barbecues, picnics, and dinners for the next few months, don't forget the seasonal bouquets that will add style, beauty, and fun to your table. You'll find everything you need for your summer parties at Norfolk Florist. Read More about Seasonal Bouquets for Summer Parties
June is National Wedding Month. It earned this honor because across the United States, more couples are married in this month than any other. With so many weddings taking place, it only stands to reason that there are more anniversaries in this month as well. If you are part of a happy June couple, Norfolk Florist would like to say 'Happy Anniversary' - and to help you to give your sweetheart gorgeous flowers to commemorate your day.
Looking for Inspiration? Start by browsing our Anniversary Collection, or perhaps our Pinterest Boards will be of interest. If you are looking to start planning a wedding, we can help as well - visit our Wedding Site for tips, information, and a gallery of past weddings. Read More about Beautiful Norfolk Anniversary & Wedding Flowers
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman
June is National Rose Month, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate this beautiful flower that we love year-round. Roses have always exuded beauty and symbolized true love - and have even been emblematic of political factions and warring families. Whether luxurious garden blooms or sophisticated long stems, roses are timeless flowers which are truly classic, and part of many of our special occasions. From birthdays and anniversaries to promotions and graduations, nothing makes a statement quite like a beautiful rose. And Norfolk Florist is here to provide the bouquets, floral designs, and custom arrangements you'll need for all of your events this summer. Read More about June is the Month to Celebrate Roses
There is no one quite as special as your Dad. And although there are thousands of fathers in the Norfolk area, on June 18 one is most important - yours! After all, there is no one quite as hard-working, smart, protective, handsome or funny as your father. Every Dad is different, and every dad is unique. That's why we love celebrating Father's Day here at Norfolk Florist.
Did You Know? The most commonly given gifts for this holiday are clothing, electronics, tools, and sporting goods. But since when is your Dad common? Browse our selection or visit our shop for the Father's Day gifts that will catch his eye and his imagination - not to mention, be remembered! Read More about Celebrating Father’s Day with Creative Gifts