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.

Cole’s Flowers is your full-service florist serving Middlebury, VT, and surrounding areas, family owned and operated.

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!

Celebrate Positive Thinking Day with Fresh Flowers

Posted: September 12th, 2018
Happiness Grows Arrangement

We all could use some more positivity in our life and that is what Positive Thinking Day is for; a day dedicated to being better, and recognizing those in your life who may need a pick-me-up.

Although you should practice positive thinking every single day, National Positive Thinking Day falls on September 13th, 2018.

What better way to celebrate than some fresh flowers? Here are some arrangements to keep in mind:

Brilliant Basket

Our Brilliant Basket arrangement is filled with hot pink roses, orange lilies, birch branches, and much more. The brown basket comes equipped with a handle, so you can easily hand it off to someone in your life who you’d want to congratulate on this special day.

Have a Lovely Day

Here’s a bouquet that clearly gets a positive message across: ‘Have a Lovely Day!’ A cube vase with bi-colored roses, solidago, and yellow lillies, it’s here to brighten your day in any situation, especially on a day that is all about showing your appreciation.

Happiness Grows

Because with positive thinking, Happiness Grows. Circus roses, purple Monte Casino Aster, orange tulips, and a ton of other colors showcase the tall square vase. It’s meant to give off the sense that flowers are growing quite naturally, just like our happiness.

Celebrate Today

This is a top seller for any sort of celebration: the arrival of a new child; a birthday; a wedding; a graduation; or a new job! Why is it so popular? It is a stunning combination of purple iris and yellow tulips perfect to celebrate positivity!

For more information on our floral arrangements, contact us today!

Surprise a Senior with Flowers for National Senior Citizens Day

Posted: August 15th, 2018
Floral Arrangement from Cole's Flowers

National Senior Citizens Day is coming up on August 21. To celebrate, Cole’s Flowers suggests giving a special grandparent, church member, neighbor, or another senior citizen in your life a fresh floral arrangement.

A cheery and thoughtful flower arrangement from Cole’s Flowers is guaranteed to brighten the day of a special senior citizen in your life.

Oh Happy Day!

Is there a senior citizen in your life who is constantly sharing their happiness with others? The Oh Happy Day bouquet is a delightful and vibrant selection of gerberas, lilies, delphinium and other bright seasonal flowers that are an expression of happiness in themselves. This bouquet is perfecting for celebrating a senior citizen that has brought happiness to others time and time again.

Home Sweet Home

National Senior Citizens Day is the perfect time to remind a senior citizen that they’re cherished and loved. Home Sweet Home is a floral arrangement with a deep and rich color pallet complete with snapdragons, alstroemeria, mini carnations, roses, and more. Send a gift of comfort with our Home Sweet Home arrangement to a special senior citizen in your life today.

Peace Lily Plant

Our Peace Lily bouquet is known to thrive and produce charming, white flowers that will refresh and lift the spirits of those receiving them. This arrangement is a popular choice in house plants, thriving in most home settings with very little plant care required. It is one of the few flowering plants that blooms reliably indoors, perfect for a senior that loves gardening but might have physical limitations that prevent them from doing so.

Dreams Come True

Nothing says “time to celebrate” like a fragrant and sophisticated Dreams Come True bouquet. This bouquet is an uplifting, feminine arrangement with scents from pink heathers and pink gladiolus nestled amongst myrtle and variegated pittosporum. This arrangement will certainly bring a smile to a senior citizen that is often sharing her smile with others.

Cole’s Flowers has decades of experience and can create customized arrangements by request. We look forward to helping you and a special senior citizen in your life celebrate National Senior Citizens Day.

Benefits of Ordering from Your Local Florist

Posted: July 9th, 2018
Fresh Floral Arrangement at Coles Flowers

Flowers bring joy and light into the world, making them the most suitable, all-purpose decoration and a gorgeous gift for any loved one.

Although you can often find flowers at numerous locations throughout your town, there are many benefits to ordering from your local florist.

Fresh Florals

Local florists focus solely on taking care of their precious flowers. Through ensuring they receive proper nutrition and changing the water, to storing the flowers at the right temperature, local florists are professionals who boast their specialized stash of fresh flowers. Places like supermarkets often receive flowers they fail to care for properly, leading to duller flowers that last for less time.

Vibrant Variety

Many local florists double as greenhouses where they grow their own flowers and plants. Local florists therefore offer large varieties of beautiful blooms, from seasonal treasures to all-time favorites. These locally grown plants look and smell fresher than ones you may find at a store, which may wilt in a few days depending on how it was stored before it found its way to your home.

Creative Combinations

Stores often sell mass-produced, premade bouquets containing a few different types of flowers bunched together the same way as the other bouquets behind it. On the other hand, local florists create stunning arrangements and combinations of flowers to suit different moods, seasons, and holidays! These artists use their expertise to mix together numerous types of flowers in varying spectacular colors, inventing awesome arrangements for every occasion.

Riveting Recommendations

We gift beautiful bouquets to our friends, coworkers, and family members to lift them up, celebrate their accomplishments, congratulate them for a new job, or to help them feel better. These important events require only the best bouquets to get your message across. Local florists work with you to provide recommendations for the best type of flowers to suit your needs, answering any questions and showing you possible floral combinations on the spot.

Trust Cole’s Flowers for local, fresh, vibrant, and creative arrangements perfect for all occasions!

Showcase Your Patriotism with a Fresh Floral Bouquet

Posted: June 28th, 2018
Red, White and Beautiful

Fireworks, barbecue, and lots of fun! July is only days away, and you know what that means: it’s almost time to celebrate the Fourth of July. The holiday celebrates America’s birth, and history; it’s a day to reflect on our patriotism and spend time with friends and family.

We can’t think of a better way to ring in the Fourth of July than with fresh floral bouquets that showcase the red, white, and blue.

That’s why we at Cole’s Flowers are offering a special selection of patriotic flowers this year, just in time for the holiday.

Red, White and BeautifulUSA Fresh Floral Bouquet

Our ‘Red, White, and Beautiful’ arrangement features Red Gerberas, White Avalanche Alstroemeria, Blue Delphinium, White Stock, and Misty Blue Limonium. They come tastefully displayed in a blue vase, with a patriotic ribbon attached. And they’re a must for any Fourth party or gathering you’re throwing.

Star-Spangled Style

 If you’re throwing a timeless Fourth of July celebration, we give you… ‘Star-Spangled Style.’ This sleek arrangement includes blue delphinium, red roses, and white ‘Fuji’ spider mums. The tall glass rectangular vase offers a chic look, that is both patriotic and pretty.

Liberty Bouquet

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is what we honor on the Fourth of July. And our ‘Liberty Bouquet’ joins in that effort, with a fountain of Miniature Red Spray Roses, Red Tulips, White Lilies, Blue Iris, Blue Delphinium, and Red Roses pouring out of a red gathering vase.

American Themed Fresh Floral BouquetsPatriotic Memorial

 And of course, the Fourth of July is also a day of remembrance, for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and families. That’s why we offer the ‘Patriotic Memorial’ arrangement to those honoring the loss of a loved one on this special day. Its red, white, and blue foliage in a solemn white vase is a touching tribute to the veterans and patriots who gave their all for America.

For the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, purchase a flower arrangement that celebrates America! For more information on our patriotic flower arrangements, contact Cole’s Flowers today!

How Fresh Flowers Offer Health Benefits

Posted: June 25th, 2018
Fresh Flower Bouquet

We often present fresh bouquets to the special people in our lives to celebrate holidays or to commemorate big events.

However, the decision to keep fresh flowers throughout your home comes with numerous physical and mental health benefits.

As if the joy and aroma associated with flowers was not enough, fresh flowers can also improve your air quality, help you relax, and inspire creativity and focus. Here are some reasons why fresh flowers are the perfect “just because” addition to your home.

Boost Your Mood

A vase of fresh flowers quickly transforms and boosts your mood. When you are in low spirits, seeing and smelling a fresh bouquet of your favorite flowers can instantly lift you up. Beat the morning blues by placing flowers in places where you get ready in the morning; this invigorating technique helps you start your day with a revived start, causing you to feel relaxed, less anxious, and more empathetic towards others.

Improve Air Quality

Keeping leafy green indoor flowers and plants can increase your air quality by getting rid of toxins like carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Houseplants and flowers can eliminate the pollutants in your air that cause issues such as headaches, coughs, and colds. People with allergies can benefit from houseplants that rid of certain toxins. Flowers also come with different memorable aromas that keep your home smelling fresh and clean year-round.

Initiate Relaxation

Natural beauty often takes our breath away, making us leave behind our stress and taking us to a mental space of relaxation and inner bliss. Walking in the door of a home filled with gorgeous flowers and plants in vibrant colors helps us to slow down and focus on something positive. Taking the time to sit back and look at each unique bouquet can slow your mind and produce an instant relaxing effect.

Increase Creativity and Focus

A classic go-to for sparking creativity, flowers are naturally unique and inspiring. Keeping fresh flowers in your home enhances your thought process and encourages imagination for adults and children alike. Flowers can give you a sense of inner peace and tranquility, both of which are needed to come up with great ideas. This in turn can make you more productive, motivating you to complete tasks and imparting feelings of achievement.

The health benefits of fresh flowers go beyond making you happy. Select your next indoor masterpiece from Cole’s Flowers, delivering the highest quality floral arrangements perfect for boosting your home’s interior.