Celebrating National Caregiver Appreciation Month

Posted: November 20th, 2018
Happiness Grows Floral Arrangement

At Cole’s Flowers, we believe that flowers are the perfect gift for your loved ones. It’s a beautiful way of showing them that you care and appreciate their presence in your life.

November is National Caregiver Appreciation Month, a time when we think of the people in our lives who have given their lives to care for someone in need.

It takes a special person to be a caregiver and we can’t think of a better way to show appreciation than with a Cole’s Flowers arrangement.

Check out our recommended arrangements:

Happiness Grows

It’s in the name. Happiness grows by way of bicolored circus roses, purple monte casino asters, orange tulips, and a whole lot more color. This arrangement will dazzle any special someone, and make for a beautiful centerpiece wherever, whenever. Click here to view this arrangement.

Have a Lovely Day

Here’s another one where the name says it all. This glass vase, consisting of sunny yellow lilies and bi-colored roses, is sure to keep any person smiling long after. It gets across a simple message: you deserve to have a lovely day! Click here to see this arrangement.

Out of the Woods

We love this arrangement for two reasons. First, it’s a beautiful display of color, with red gerberas, liatris, misty blue limonium, and other dazzling flowers—sure to display affection to any caregiver in question. And second, because it’s perfect for this time of the year, with an autumnal aesthetic that everyone loves. Order your ‘Out of the Woods’ arrangement here.

There’s nothing else that says ‘I appreciate you’ more than a customized flower arrangement. At Cole’s Flowers, we create arrangements that we know our clients will appreciate, either as the recipient or the sender.

Express a Grateful Heart with Cole’s Flowers

Posted: November 13th, 2018
Thanksgiving Dreams Basket at Cole's Flowers

To show your loved ones that you’re grateful for their presence this Thanksgiving, and always will be, consider gifting a beautiful flower arrangement.

This Thanksgiving, Cole’s Flowers has a diverse selection of flowers that will perfectly express a grateful heart.

Thanksgiving Dreams

Made for this time of the year, our Thanksgiving Dreams arrangement comes in a rectangular basket overflowing with color. Adorned with candles, the variety of leather leaf, pittosporum, bicolor orange and yellow roses, and much more are the perfect sampling of autumnal shades, and holiday feelings. Be sure to grab yours today, they’re going fast!

November’s Crown

Our November’s Crown arrangement is what you’d imagine in any fall or Thanksgiving setting — a beautiful display of autumnal flowers like dried lotus pods, yellow sunflowers, and yellow solidago, tied all together with grapevine for a full presentation. Not to mention it makes for a great table centerpiece.

Harvest Horn of Plenty

And of course, what would a Thanksgiving dinner be without our Harvest Horn of Plenty arrangement? We filled this horn wooden basket with our favorite autumnal flowers, like orange lillies, burgundy roses, and green hypericum. We think that your guests will certainly take note of it.

Thanksgiving Unity

In addition to saying thanks, Thanksgiving is a time to come together as one. That’s the message we wanted to get across with our Thanksgiving Unity centerpiece arrangement so we put two gold taper candles on a bed of orange gerberas, red roses, and red mini carnations.

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and the season is well underway. Be sure to order your flower arrangement before it’s too late. We’d love to make this Thanksgiving a special one. Contact us at Cole’s Flowers today!

Floral Arrangements for Veteran’s Day

Posted: November 8th, 2018
Patriotic Floral Arrangement

Veterans: the brave people who have served in our military and deserve our highest respect and gratitude. The men and women who fought for our lives were also mothers, fathers, brothers, and other loved ones.

On Veteran’s Day, people stop to thank veterans and to think about the veterans in their lives they have lost.

If you know someone grieving the loss of a loved one that was a veteran, or wish to honor a veteran yourself, give a floral arrangement from Cole’s Flowers.

Made in the USA

Nothing is more patriotic than the American flag billowing proudly in the wind. Honor the sacrifices made by veterans with the Made in the USA patriotic arrangement. Red carnations and hypericum, white Virginia Alstroemeria, and blue statice encompass the American colors in this patriotic bouquet. A miniature American flag symbolically ties the bouquet together.

Victory Fireworks

This Veteran’s Day take some time to focus on a veteran’s glorious victories. Nothing celebrates a veteran quite like the Victory Fireworks vase arrangement. Tall and proud, this arrangement features red gladiolus, roses, and hypericum, blue delphinium, and white oriental lilies. Red ting ting creates the fireworks effect and adds some pizazz to this veteran celebration.

Patriotic Salute

Those mourning the loss of a loved veteran this Veteran’s Day require some extra comfort and care. Show some love to those who need it this Veteran’s Day with the Patriotic Salute standing spray, featuring white lilies and gladiolus, red roses and gerberas, and blue delphinium perfect for honoring the memory of a lost veteran.

Star-Spangled Style

Veterans should be proud of their service and sacrifice and deserve recognition for their work. Give your favorite veteran the Star-Spangled Style bouquet, an arrangement bursting with American spirit and pride. This bouquet includes red roses, white spider mums, and blue delphinium sitting tall and proud in a rectangular vase.

Find these arrangements and others for Veteran’s Day arrangements from Cole’s Flowers, your Middlebury, Vermont source for beautiful custom arrangements fit for honoring a veteran.

Highlighting More Halloween Arrangements

Posted: October 28th, 2018
Cole's Flowers Arrangement

Black cats, witches, ghosts, and ghouls unite to celebrate a favorite holiday each October: Halloween.

Get in the Halloween spirit with one of our fall or holiday-specific arrangements at Cole’s Flowers.

Bloomin’ Jack-O-Lantern

Capture the eerie spirit of Halloween with our Bloomin’ Jack-O-Lantern arrangement, complete with orange gerberas, rust roses and chrysanthemums, yellow daisy mums, yellow alstroemeria, and coral hypericum. These gorgeous blooms come together in a terra cotta pot painted like a jack-o-lantern perfect for your Halloween festivities.

Bonfire Nights

Few things beat nights curled up around a crackling, roaring fire. Luckily, the fall season offers us many chances to enjoy crisp, evening air. There is nothing like a bonfire to put you in the fall spirit. Add a dramatic flourish to your Halloween décor with our Bonfire Nights bouquet, a dazzling show featuring chrysanthemums, miniature spray roses, button and daisy poms, and solidago in fiery yellows, bronzes, and oranges.

Pump Up the Purple

Vibrant, royal hues of purple invoke visions of whimsical celebrations. Saturated purples are a great color choice for a Halloween color palette. Enjoy a little pop of pizazz this holiday season with the Pump Up the Purple bouquet: a tall, standout arrangement full of lavender and purple carnations adorned with green hypericum, leather leaf, and variegated pittosporum.

October Offerings

Fall gifts us with a variety of gorgeous saturated colors, making autumn a vivid and serene season. Celebrate the spirit of fall with our October Offerings fall arrangement to enjoy a collection of asiatic lilies, spray roses, daisy poms, and hypericum in classic fall colors. Dried wheat, lily grass, and a miniature pumpkin add the feel of an autumn harvest.

Let Cole’s Flowers amp up your Halloween spirit with one of our fabulous Halloween floral arrangements!

Highlighting Our Halloween Arrangements

Posted: October 24th, 2018
Hocus Pocus Flower Arrangement

Halloween is a treasured holiday, known for its over-the-top decorations, spine-tingling activities, frightening costumes, and delicious candies and treats.

Cole’s Flowers has highlighted a few of our popular floral arrangements to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Musical Harvest

Eerie, mysterious sounds form the backdrop of the Halloween season, where loud strikes of thunder and long witch cackles give us an easy scare. A fun way to get into the spirit of the season is with a little creepy music that sets the tone for the holiday.

Capture the essence of the spooky sounds of Halloween with the Musical Harvest arrangement, a whimsical collection of magnolia, cattails, sunflower, Asiatic lilies, spray roses, and chrysanthemums that combine to share their own lighthearted tune.

Hocus Pocus

The words “Hocus Pocus” transports us instantly to Halloween, as thoughts fill our minds of fanciful witches flying through the night sky on old broomsticks and mixing up their potions in creaky black cauldrons.

Share your love of all things Halloween with the Hocus Pocus Halloween arrangement, featuring purple carnations and statice, green hypericum and button poms, bunch millet, and mini black pumpkins. This vibrant arrangement puts everyone in the mood for some frighteningly fun ghost stories.

Autumn Vibrance

Halloween season gives us the opportunity to be bold, from daring to walk through terrifying haunted attractions to dressing up as someone or something out of the ordinary. Halloween makes us daring and courageous, letting us come face-to-face with our deepest fears.

Embrace the boldness of Halloween with the Autumn Vibrance lily arrangement, where rust hybrid lilies and red hypericum meet Italian ruscus and leather leaf in a vibrant display of the heart of Halloween.

Pumpkin Gathering

What would Halloween be without pumpkins? From creatively carved jack-o-lanterns to round, orange harvest pumpkins, fall festivity and décor do not come any easier than the inclusion of pumpkins. As soon as pumpkins become available to purchase, the Halloween season has arrived.

The Pumpkin Gathering autumn arrangement offers the pumpkin accents you’re looking for combined with the colors of fall, including small yellow sunflowers and roses, orange gerberas and Asiatic lilies, red mini carnations, and purple statice.

Find these Halloween arrangements and more from Cole’s Flowers here!

Celebrate Sweetest Day with Fresh Flowers

Posted: October 16th, 2018
Fresh Floral Arrangement at Cole's Flowers

Sweetest Day, which is coming up on Oct. 20, is the perfect holiday to show someone you’re “sweet on” that you’re thinking about them. You can use this holiday as an excuse to celebrate a loved one with something sweet, we suggest fresh flowers.

Cole’s Flowers has highlighted some delightful floral arrangements that make the perfect gift for Sweetest Day.

Lemon-Lime Zest Arrangement

The Lemon-Lime Zest Arrangement is bright and cheerful, bursting with bold shades of yellow and greens. This arrangement is bundled with lime green fuji mums, yellow cushion poms, yellow spray roses, and white monte casino aster complete with yellow tulle.

Polka Dot Posies Bouquet

People of all ages can celebrate Sweetest Day, and our Polka Dot Posies Bouquet is a great gift for anyone. It’s a youthful and vibrant mix of fuchsia, green, and yellow flowers beautifully placed in a vase that comes wrapped in pink polka dot tulle or ribbon. From young to old, this bouquet is sure to bring joy!

Chocolate Lovers Gift Basket

Sweetest Day is the best time to celebrate someone special with a chocolate lover’s gift basket. This basket comes with a variety of chocolate selections that anyone can enjoy. There is endless happiness, and sugar, bundled within this gift basket and is one of our most delicious “arrangements!”

Carefree Spirit

Our Carefree Spirit Flower Arrangement is packed with fragrant coral roses, yellow asiatic lilies, peach snapdragons, and more. It typically comes in a classic wide mouth ginger vase and will make the sweetest surprise to a carefree spirit in your life.

Cole’s Flowers can help you find the perfect floral arrangement for your Sweetest Day celebration. Contact us today to place an order!

Celebrating “Do Something Nice Day” with Fresh Flowers

Posted: October 2nd, 2018
Cole's Florist Colorfulness Bouquet

Some might say there’s a holiday for everything, but “National Do Something Nice Day” seems particularly poignant: a day dedicated to surprising a special someone, and showing them how much you care and think about them. Oh, and guess what? “National Do Something Nice Day” is right around this corner — it’s actually this Friday!

At Cole’s Flowers, we suggest sending a special assortment of fresh florals to a loved one.


Bright Before Your Eyes

This assortment certainly lives up to its name well. This assortment of red gerberas, orange roses and yellow lilies packs an explosion of color, and is a clear, visual representation of affection. Suprise: your love is bright before your eyes.

Three’s a Charm

We love ‘Three’s a Charm’ because it gets the message of love across so effortlessly — and what better flower to do that than with pink roses? This simple arrangement is sure to please all who receive, because like they say: three’s a charm!

Awe-Inspiring Autumn

Because even if it’s “Do Something Nice Day,” it’s also still autumn. Which means that anyone would be delighted by some fall colors. That’s where our Awe-Inspiring Autumn arrangement comes in: a dazzling performance of orange Asiatic lilies, yellow roses, blue delphinium, and more take the stage for this one.

Celebrate Today!

And last but not least, the arrangement that is the most straightforward: Celebrate Today! We’ve always loved this arrangement of purple iris, orange gerberas, hot pink spray roses, and much more because it can really work in any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, a celebration, or “Do Something Nice Day,” Celebrate Today is here for you!

Try these floral arrangements on for size, and don’t forget that the holiday is this upcoming Friday. Come visit Cole’s Flowers today!

More Fresh Fall Arrangements to Consider

Posted: September 25th, 2018
Fresh Fall Floral Arrangement

Cole’s Flowers is a big fan of autumn, and to show our love for the season, we’ve created a diverse seasonal list of floral arrangements. We’ve already showcased several new fall arrangements in a previous blog but we have many more to feature.

Here are some more fall arrangements to consider from Cole’s Flowers so you can showcase the fall season at home.

Awe-Inspiring Autumn

To us, autumn is awe-inspiring. And what that means for our Awe-Inspiring Autumn arrangement, at least, are orange asiatic lilies, yellow roses, mini red carnations and more. The idea is to show off what it is we love about autumn with an explosion of crisp color. The classic urn vase also brings a fashionable style to the arrangement.

Vivid Amber

Our Vivid Amber arrangement is one of our favorites because of its simplicity: a few types of flowers—including eucalyptus, orange and red roses, and yellow lilies—in a ginger jar vase easily demonstrate the colors of fall in a clear and cohesive manner.

Hot & Spicy

Our Hot & Spicy arrangement brings bold statements of red and orange that turn up the heat on fall florals. With days still being somewhat warm, this arrangement gives off the energy of summer that typically lasts through the first week or so of fall. And with that comes peach gerberas, red charlotte roses, orange carnations, and more.

Romancing the Royal

We have to say: our Romancing the Royal is a different fall arrangement than most. You don’t normally see shades of purple and pink this time of the year, but they go so lovely with yellow gladiolus and roses. Who says you can’t have a little fun with color in the fall?

Another season, another great time to show your appreciation with flowers for a loved one or for your own home. Contact Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury to find out more about our fall arrangements!

Fresh Florals that are Allergy Friendly

Posted: September 21st, 2018
Fresh Florals

Unfortunately, fresh flowers often prove to be unpleasant to people with pollen allergies. However, all is not lost for the people that get sneezy in the presence of some florals.

Many allergy-friendly floral alternatives offer allergy sufferers a simple, sneeze-free way to enjoy fresh floral arrangements.

Lilies

As a pollen-free blossom, lilies lack the substance that triggers most allergy sufferers. Due to their lower levels of fragrance, asiatic lilies are least likely to result in headaches for those sensitive to strong smells. Lilies are colorful and bold, with colors ranging from soft pastels to bright oranges. These flowers are perfect for bringing the happiness of flowers to those who have trouble typically enjoying them.

Snapdragons

With minimal fragrance, snapdragons don’t shed much pollen, making them a great flower for those with allergies. These unique flowers represent graciousness and fascination, and their interesting shape makes them eye-catching among other flowers. Snapdragons are a festive addition to bouquets and are an allergy-friendly flower for all occasions.

Daffodils

Gorgeous yellow daffodils are one flower that are least likely to trigger allergy symptoms, making them a preferred choice in the realm of allergy-friendly florals. As a symbol of rebirth, daffodils are a symbol of cheer and fortune. Though most commonly found in shades of yellow, daffodils can also come in other shades such as orange and pink.

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Featuring Our Fall Arrangements

Posted: September 14th, 2018
Fresh Floral Arrangement

As sad as we are to see summer end, we are excited for fall to arrive. It is such a uniquely beautiful season in Vermont with stunning shades of yellow, orange, and red.

Don’t forget to greet the fall season with blooms of blessings using Cole’s Flowers fresh floral arrangements.

Here’s a first glance of what fall arrangements we have to offer:

Gourd-eous Blooms Basket

 Our Gourd-eous Blooms Basket arrangement features artificial gourds, bundles of wheat, dried lotus pods, and a host of seasonal flowers that bring in those colors we love this time of the year. Better yet, it comes in an oval wicker basket, which is exactly what you’d might expect to find at a pumpkin patch.

Fall Flower ArrangementsCrisp Autumn Morning Basket

 If the arrangement above is the first major fall arrangement to be featured, then this one is a close second. The Crisp Autumn Morning Basket is bursting with color, featuring yellow sunflowers, tulips, and dried mushrooms. It comes in a rectangular wicker basket, almost if it’s ready for an autumnal picnic.

Bonfire Nights Bouquet

 We love this fall floral arrangement because it’s a homage to the waning nights of summer, but also, a glimpse at the colors to come. The chrysanthemums are bronze and yellow; the spray roses are orange, and the daisy poms, butterscotch.

Fresh Floral ArrangementAutumn Adventure

 And what would this list about fall floral arrangements be without our Autumn Adventure? Orange Gerberas, Rust Leondis Roses, and bi-colored Flame Mini Callas make this tall rectangular vase piece a spectrum of autumnal palettes, one that is sure to make any gathering more memorable.

With fall around the corner, get ready to embrace the new season with our diverse collection of fall floral arrangements. For more information, contact us today!