Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party

Posted: November 4th, 2019
Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time to host a variety of parties and celebrations. Flowers are the perfect addition to accessorize your table setting, but with so many options it can be difficult to land on a specific bouquet. Your flower choice should always enhance the theme of your setting by accentuating your decor.

Here is a simple guide you can pull out each time you plan a dinner gathering, cocktail party, or celebration event:

Be Mindful of Size

Remember that flowers or plants that are too tall should not be used for dinner party centerpieces. They will obstruct the view of your guests and get in the way of natural socializing during dinner. Tall flowers and plants can be used for walk-around type gatherings, where your guests are less likely to sit down the entire evening. Or placed on a countertop or credenza, this way they will not be in your guest’s way but will still be visible.

Small bouquets of multiple varieties or striking single flowers, work well on dinner tables. There is enough of a floral decor to be noticed and admired by your guests, but not enough to be distracting.

Focus on Subtle Scents

Highly scented flowers may be particularly overwhelming during a social gathering or cocktail party where many women and men will wear their own fragrances; the floral fragrance of flowers can be overpowering and may irritate those with allergies.

Consult with your florist to find out which flowers have more subtle scents and would, Choosing the Right Bouquet for Your Party therefore, be more appropriate for a social gathering.

Consider the colors in your decor

If your party decor is minimalist or natural; flowers can be used to add that splash of color every design craves. If you are throwing a more fabulous and colorful event; white flowers can be stunning and elegant. When you contrast the colors of your flowers with the colors of your decor, you create a powerful and stylish, look where no aspect of your design goes unnoticed.

Don’t overwhelm yourself, Plan ahead

Before visiting your florist, choose a few flower color choices, and do your best to stick with them. You can get easily overwhelmed in a florist shop by all the beauty and choices of flowers and plants and end up choosing too many colors and too many varieties.

If you are looking for holiday-themed bouquets this season, be sure to take a look through our list of holiday bouquets to find the perfect flower arrangement to coincide with your celebrations! Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, Vermont is dedicated to exceeding all your floral needs. Contact us today to learn more, or to order a custom bouquet!

 

Flowers to Give on Easter

Posted: April 2nd, 2019
Easter Flowers

Whether you’re going to be celebrating Easter at your house this spring or going to someone else’s home to celebrate the occasion, you should consider picking up flowers first. Flowers are a great way to decorate your home on Easter or to thank someone for inviting you over for the holiday. There are all kinds of flowers that would be perfect for Easter, too. Check out a few of your options below.

Lilies

If you want to put together a traditional Easter bouquet, you can’t go wrong with lilies. White lilies are probably the most popular type of Easter flower today. They’re representative of the hope and love that people feel in the days leading up to the Easter celebration. You can also switch things up and go with yellow lilies if you want to add a pop of color on Easter.

Tulips

Easter marks the unofficial start of spring for some people. And there aren’t any flowers that represent the start of spring quite like tulips do. When they start popping up out of the ground, it feels like springtime outside. You can give people that feeling by arranging tulips in your home or giving tulips away to someone special.

Daffodils

Much like with tulips, the sight of daffodils is one of the signs that spring has sprung. You can work them into a larger bouquet of flowers to add some color or group a bunch of them together as a gift on Easter. Daffodils are referred to as “Easter bells” in some cultures and are indicative of just how important the Easter season truly is.

Looking for the right flowers to give to someone on Easter? Cole’s Flowers has plenty of spring flowers that would work well. Call us at 802-388-4003 today to order a bouquet for yourself or for someone else.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Fresh Flowers

Posted: February 21st, 2019
Entranced Meadow Floral Design

This is your friendly reminder that International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8th, 2019.

Express your gratitude for a special woman in your life in honor of National Women’s Day with a fresh floral arrangement.

Each of our stunning floral arrangements at Cole’s Flowers are uniquely made, just like the women we’re celebrating.

Encourage Her to Be Herself

With myrtle, hot pink carnations, and lavender aster, our “Be You” arrangement will encourage the woman in your life to be themselves no matter the circumstances.  We could all use a little reminder that who we are is enough and this arrangement is perfect for that.

Touches of Light

Our Touches of Light arrangement brings light wherever it goes, and perhaps someone you know and love does that too. Pinks, purples, and yellow flowers make up the perfect arrangement to celebrate all that a special woman in your life is and the bright future that lies ahead of her.

Entranced Meadow

Highlight the strength and grace of a special woman in your life with Entrance Meadow: a sturdy yet delicate arrangement. The low glass cylinder vase holds seeded eucalyptus, purple ornamental kale, peach hypericum, pink lavender snapdragon, and much more with confidence.  This arrangement encourages strength and confidence.

Hints of Iris

Hints of Iris  is a popular arrangement of ours and for good reason!  Leatherleaf, pink alstroemeria, fuschia button poms, pink parkspur, purple iris, hot pink spray roses, create a gentle and soft energy.  The emphasis on the purple theme of this arrangement represents the strength and profound energy women possess.

International Women’s Day is celebrated not only to commemorate the many women who have changed the path of history but to celebrate the greatness in all women.

Visit Cole’s Flowers to place your order today!

Best Floral Arrangements for Galentine’s Day

Posted: February 10th, 2019
Epic Bloomer Bouquet

Many women now celebrate “Galentine’s Day” on Feb. 13, made famous from the NBC hit, Parks and Recreation.  Whether you cook up some waffles or hit the town with your besties, it’s a wonderful reason to celebrate female friendship!

Celebrate Galentine’s Day by giving a beautiful floral arrangement to one of your besties to simply say “thank you for being a friend.”

Cole’s Flowers has a variety of fabulous arrangements available and we’ve highlighted several below.

Flor-Elaborate Bouquet

Hosting a brunch for your very best friends? Our Flor-Elaborate arrangement is an eye-catching centerpiece perfect for a casual brunch!  Yellow lilies, ‘fuji’ spider mums, miniature spray roses, and purple stock will start your Galentine’s Day celebration on a bright note.

Have a Lovely Day

An arrangement made specifically to start your day off on the right foot is sure to spread enthusiasm.  Display our Have a Lovely Day arrangement front and center as you greet guests and gather to celebrate friendship.  Your friends will no doubt take notice of the sunny yellow lilies and colored roses.

Happiness Grows

Do you have a friend that is feeling down and out this Valentine’s Season?  Offer her your love and support with a blooming and bright arrangement. Our Happiness Grows arrangement can help extend a caring hand and strengthen a friendship with a bright burst of full flowers.

Epic Bloomer Bouquet

Nothing signifies a growing friendship like our Epic Bloomer Bouquet arrangement. Consisting of pink gerberas, spray roses, and lavender alstroemeria, this arrangement is simply stunning.  Bold pink flowers demand attention and remind us of sunshine and good times. The very sight of this arrangement will leave your besties smiling for days.

Whether you have a large circle of friends, or a small one, it doesn’t hurt to remind the people you care about what their friendship means to you.  Love each other with kindness, support, cheerfulness, happiness, and enthusiasm.  Visit Cole’s Flowers today to place your order.

Don’t Forget to Order a Fresh Valentine Arrangement

Posted: February 6th, 2019
Primetime Pink Roses

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express your love and devotion for those you care about most deeply.  Ignite those feelings with a fresh floral arrangement from Cole’s Flowers that are sure to make a lasting impression.

At Cole’s Flowers, we strive to personalize every arrangement with the option to add balloons, stuffed animals or chocolates to each order.

Take a look at more of our featured Valentine’s Day arrangements below:

Classic Dozen

Our Classic Dozen is sure to make a heart skip and a stomach flutter.  Nothing says “be mine” more eloquently than a dozen red roses softly presented with lush greenery.  If that isn’t sweet enough, include a box of chocolates with this kind gesture to keep someone special smiling for the rest of your evening.

Adoring Devotion

Celebrate many years together with an arrangement as full as the love the two of you share. Delight in the Adoring Devotion, an arrangement full of soft beauty and elegances consisting ofMosaic of Memories Arrangement cream roses, blushing pink flowers, and peach hypericum. Celebrate your relationship by embracing each moment, for better or for worse.

Mosaic of Memories

Our Mosaic of Memories arrangement is the perfect arrangement to give to someone that you care about.  Add joy to their day with this blooming collage of red roses, coral gerberas, and light pink alstroemeria.

Primetime Pink Roses

The Primetime Pink Roses arrangement, which is beautifully bubblegum pink, is a light and carefree Valentine’s Day arrangement. Express your love and emphasize the friendship you and your soulmate have built together. A rose represents love and devotion, and when combined with the color pink, provokes feelings of cheerfulness and bliss.

Flowers are a staple Valentine ’s Day gift.  Embrace the tradition and know you can’t go wrong with Cole’s Flowers arrangements. Place your order today and warm their heart with flowers!

Start Shopping Our Valentine Floral Arrangements

Posted: January 23rd, 2019
Blossoming Medley

Cupid-themed plates and napkins along with endless bags of colorful candy filling the shelves at our local grocery stores can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is coming up!

At Cole’s Flowers, we adore the season of love and celebrate Valentine’s Day with some fun floral arrangements.

Below is a look at some of our Valentine’s Day Arrangements:

Aphrodite’s Embrace

The Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite is a suitable symbol for the treasured Valentine’s Day. An arrangement full of bliss and joy, Aphrodite’s Embrace is the epitome of all things love: pink larkspur, stargazer lilies, and waxflower mixed with white hydrangeas and red roses. Your own earthly goddess is sure to adore this stunning bouquet worthy of her affection.

Floral ArrangementDeeply Dedicated

Nothing makes a relationship more successful than true dedication to your partner. True love values commitment and loyalty. Show your deep devotion to your spouse this Valentine’s Day with the Deeply Dedicated arrangement. Let the fresh white hydrangea, stunning pink stargazer lilies, and lovely white larkspur tell the tale of your sweet faithfulness.

Blossoming Medley

Falling in love is an amazing, unbeatable feeling that washes over you and fills you up with joy. The new love feels fresh and new, and you experience a sort of rebirth as a couple. For the newly in love, the Blossoming Medley is the perfect metaphor. Fresh spring flowers, from pink tulips and hot pink carnations to pink roses and purple statice symbolize new beauty.

Forever More

In its purest form, love is eternal, spanning years and years of bliss. Show your partner how much they mean to you with the Forever More arrangement, a vibrant display of lavender roses, coral gerberas, pink alstroemeria, and coral hypericum. This lovely arrangement says no matter what, your beautiful love story continues to grow and blossom forever.

Coles FlowersAdoring Sweetness

Valentine’s Day encompasses everything sweet, from sentimental greeting cards and delicious heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to shiny jewelry and gorgeous floral arrangements. For a simple yet effective impact, go with the Adoring Sweetness bouquet of petite pink spray roses decorated with leatherleaf and pink limonium. A subtle spin on the traditional roses bouquet, this arrangement is a fun twist on a classic.

Let Cole’s Flowers help you find the best floral arrangement for your special someone in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day!

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!