Honor a Breast Cancer Survivor and Give the Gift of Pink

Posted: October 18th, 2017
Honor a Breast Cancer Survivor and Give the Gift of Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, chances are likely that you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. Whether you know someone who is a survivor, or who has lost a friend or family member to the illness, you can spread awareness this month by giving the gift of pink  to show that you’re thinking of them always.

Here is a sampling of the prettiest and pinkest Breast Cancer Awareness bouquets available at Cole’s Flowers.

Amor Perfecto

The Amour Perfecto bouquet is a femininely pink arrangement of stargazer lilies, red roses, pink snapdragons, white stock, white cushion poms, and mini pink carnations that will command attention as a centerpiece on an office desk or entryway table. This gorgeous and regal arrangement is sure to put a smile on the face of the breast cancer survivor in your life.

Alluring Alstroemeria

The Alluring Alstroemeria arrangement is a beautiful, tall arrangement of pastel and bright pink alstroemeria, also known as the delicate but vibrant Peruvian lily. Peruvian lilies are symbols of friendship and loyalty, the perfect flower choice to express your loyalty and admiration for your breast cancer survivor’s courage.

Be You Bouquet

Our Be You arrangement consists of a cylinder vase brimming with hot pink carnations and lavender aster. Remind your loved one that you’re thinking of them this month with this impressively bold arrangement bursting with color and class.

Best Wishes Basket

Our Best Wishes Basket is a cheerful, bright pink arrangement of gerberas, aster, mini carnations, tulips, and more, all nestled into a beautiful keepsake basket. You only want the best in life for your friend or loved one, and this elegant basket will reflect that sentiment.

Beloved Bouquet

Our Beloved Bouquet is a tall, dazzling arrangement of bright pink, including lilies, hydrangea, roses, spray roses, and tulips. If you know someone who has lost a loved one to breast cancer, express your sympathies this month with this soft and pretty bouquet design.

If you have any questions about our hand-crafted arrangements, call us at Cole’s Flowers today at 802-388-4003 or click here for information on how to create your own custom arrangement.

Four Ways to Show Your Neighbor You Care

Posted: September 27th, 2017
Four Ways to Show Your Neighbor You Care

Tomorrow, Sept. 28 2017, marks National Good Neighbor Day, and what better way to show your neighbor gratitude than to do something nice for them? Regardless of whether you know your neighbors or not, the day should be about connecting with people!

There are a variety of nice gestures that you can make in honor of National Good Neighbor Day, including sending a customized bouquet of flowers.


Go on a Thrift Store Outing

Ice breakers are tricky, but if done right, they bring the best out of people and forge unexpected friendships. Even if you know your neighbor, planning a thrift store outing is a creative way to shake things up. Find out what shops are in your area and hit the clothing sections! Some people like to pick out bold and loud vintage garb the other person has to wear for the day. Or, if you and your neighbor enjoy antiquing, pick out a gift for each other that is special and commemorative of the day!

Plan a Potluck

This is a tried and true tradition that many people enjoy, and your neighbors probably will too. Invite them over for a zesty vegetable or French onion soup for them to try, or, cook up your all-time favorite dish. Homemade pizza, cake pops, and cupcakes are all a sweet way of telling someone you care.

Clean their Yard

Ask your neighbor if they need a helping hand around the yard! You can rake leaves, help trim hedges, water their garden for them, or simply pick up any trash you see around their property. They will appreciate your sincerity during the process.

Give a Friendship Bouquet

Warm colors like red, orange, pink, and yellow are colors that signify friendship, and tulips and chrysanthemums represent loyalty and gratitude. There’s a color palette and flower type for every occasion. Find a floral arrangement you think works best and give your neighbor the gift of friendship.

Brighten someone’s day with our large selection of delicate flowers that suits every budget. Call us at 802.388.4003 to inquire about pricing.

Best Bouquets for Father’s Day

Posted: June 7th, 2017
Lush Garden

Father’s Day is coming up, and if you haven’t thought about what gift to get Dad, we have narrowed it down for you.

Send Dad a beautiful floral arrangement to let him know you’re thinking of him.

Here are some of our favorite bouquets that we feel fit Father’s Day perfectly.

Lush Garden

If your Dad has an office, this can serve as the perfect plant to help spruce it up. Our Lush Garden arrangement includes a terra cotta plastic bowl along with an assortment of green plants. He’ll love bragging about his kids when his coworkers ask him where he picked up his new plant.

Multi-color Memories

To tell your Dad how much you love and appreciate him, send him our Multi-color Memories Flower Arrangement. This striking arrangement is chock full of leather leaf, orange cherry brandy roses, peach snapdragons, orange lilies, lavender wax flowers, and much more. This arrangement is sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face and add a splash of color to his holiday.

You’re the Greatest!

Let your Dad know that he’s the greatest with our You’re the Greatest bouquet! This arrangement features a bronze or rust rectangular metal container with myrtle, red roses, orange gerberas, purple aster, and much more. Dad will love both the flowers and the sentiment.

Salty Snacks Basket

If you don’t feel like a bouquet is quite enough for Dad, we also have our Salty Snack gift basket, perfect for a Father’s Day treat! This basket includes salty snacks such as chips, Cheetos, Planters peanuts, sunflower seeds and more, packed into a perfect gift basket.

Visit Cole’s Flowers for our full selection.

Celebrate Mom with a Beautiful Mother’s Day Bouquet

Posted: April 24th, 2017

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – May 14 – which means that now’s the time to think about ordering some gorgeous flowers to show the special mom in your life how much you care! Check out some of our featured Mother’s Day bouquets below that are guaranteed to bring a smile to mom’s face.

Carefree SpiritCarefree Spirit

Our Carefree Spirit floral arrangement is filled with leather leaf foliage, yellow lilies, coral roses, peach snapdragons, white and pink alstroemeria as well as bells of Ireland. Arranged in a wide-mouth ginger vase, this bouquet is bright and gorgeous, and makes a perfect Mother’s Day surprise.

Beloved Bouquet

The Beloved Bouquet arrangement is a dazzling mix of pink blooms. Featuring hot pink and white lilies, hot pink garden roses, hot pink mini spray roses and pink tulips – plus a little green hydrangea for good measure – this gift comes arranged in a tall gathering vase. It’s the perfect way to celebrate any mother, grandmother or wife who absolutely loves pink!

Tenderness Bouquet

The Tenderness bouquet is a short arrangement that bursts with pink hydrangea, hot pink roses, pink tulips, pink gerberas and hot pink mini spray roses. The low and clustered design makes this a perfect gift for mom’s office – the ideal reminder of how much her children and family care.

Spring BlushSpring Blush Bouquet

Our Spring Blush bouquet makes a statement with yellow lilies, coral pink gerberas, yellow snapdragons, purple larkspur, coral roses and misty blue limonium. Tell mom “I love you” and “thanks for everything” with this tall, striking arrangement of purples, yellows and pinks.

Lavender Luxury

The Lavender Luxury arrangement is a tall, gorgeous bouquet of lavender roses, lavender stock, mini carnations, lavender asters and purple waxflowers. Set in a tall rectangular vase, this lavender-themed arrangement is the perfect way to make sure mom knows you’re thinking of her this Mother’s Day.

Sweetly Spring Basket

Our Sweetly Spring Basket arrangement is a cluster of lavender stock, hot pink roses, lavender daisy poms, purple aster, and fuchsia and pink carnations. The blooms are all delicately arranged in a whitewashed wicker basket with a handle that mom can reuse throughout the springtime season. Send mom a beautiful basket of flowers that she’ll cherish and a lasting gift to use after the flowers are gone.

Shop our full selection of Mother’s Day flowers online today or call us at Cole’s Flowers at 802-388-4003 to order a special Mother’s Day surprise for the moms in your life.

Valentine’s Day Is Coming: Don’t Forget the Flowers!

Posted: February 1st, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Instead of scrambling at the last minute at the grocery store to find a generic bouquet, do something different this year and preorder your Valentine’s Day bouquet. Making your flower plans early will save you a large amount of time and stress and make sure that you’ve got the perfect gift taken care of well in advance! Let’s take a look at a few of the top Valentine’s Day arrangements to consider for your special someone this romantic season.

Valentine’s Day Bouquets Love is Eternal

Our Love is Eternal bouquet is one of our more mellow Valentine’s Day arrangements. The bouquet uses ivory roses, pink and white stargazer lilies and white anemones to create a sweet look. This particular arrangement also has bells of Ireland, snapdragons, hydrangeas and peach hypericum. Overall, this bouquet is the sweetest!

Embraceable You

The Embraceable You arrangement is in the same family as the Our Love is Eternal bouquet, but pops more with even more color. This particular bouquet uses shades of pink to make its statement, featuring hot pink hydrangeas, light pink lilies, hot pink roses, pink tulips, pink gerbera daisies and more! Pink shades wrap all throughout this gift, and are perfect for an arrangement named for a warm hug.

Charismatic Crimson

The Charismatic Crimson arrangement takes a page from the Embraceable You bouquet, but instead uses vibrant shades of red instead of pink, to say “I Love You.” This statement features roses, gerberas, carnations, spray roses and alstroemeria to create a bold and vivid statement. This is a great piece for romantic gestures – after all, red is the color of love.

Red Roses and Wispy White Accent Flowers

Speaking of red roses, you can never go wrong with a traditional Valentine’s Day bouquet. Our team can create a custom arrangement of red roses, dressed up with accenting white waxflowers, silver eucalyptus and leather leaf. If you want to make a giant statement that unmistakably screams Valentine’s Day, then this is the arrangement for you.

Take a look through our full Valentine’s Day selection to find the perfect choice for your loved one or learn more about placing a custom order. Place your order online now or call Cole’s Flowers today at 802-388-4003 and make sure that your Valentine’s Day is full of fresh flowers and loving thoughts.

How Did Roses Become a Symbol of Love?

Posted: January 25th, 2017

Everyone knows that one of the most traditional ways to say “I love you” is with bright red roses, but how did this combination of color and flower become the romantic floral choice?

RosesIn Greek mythology, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was often depicted with roses around her head, neck or feet, as Whats-Your-Sign.com notes. Later, upon the death of her lover, Adonis, his spilled blood created a pool from which a rosebush grew, with the crimson red of the blood combining with the immortality of love in the form of a rose.

In later times, the association continued. Shakespeare integrated red roses into his works as symbols of love and desire, and in the 18th century, lovers used red roses to communicate with one another. Scottish poet Robert Burns – whose is celebrated today, Jan. 25, on his birthday, as RobertBurns.org reports – famously wrote the poem A Red, Red Rose, which opens by comparing his love to a red rose. It is concerned to be one of the more romantic pieces of the centuries, and one of the many times throughout the ages when roses and the color red flourished to life as a symbol of love.

With Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away, it is not too soon to start looking into floral gifts for your special someone. From a single red rose to a whole bouquet, at Cole’s Flowers we have a full selection of roses to suit your needs for the romantic holiday. We also carry a variety of other arrangement carefully put together to help you celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. Let us help you find the perfect way to show that special someone in your life how much you care by calling Cole’s Flowers today at 802-388-4003.

Bring Festive Color Home for the Winter Season

Posted: December 6th, 2016

Holiday FlowersWith winter and snow now truly on its way, we know that means the world around us is destined for a few months of stark brown and white. While snow starts off as a pretty sight at first, it can turn to slush and a dull grey color and quickly become a reminder of the seemingly dead and lifeless season. So how do you bring color back into your life? One great options is selecting a colorful floral arrangement to brighten up your home!

Crisp Winter Skies

When you think of winter floral arrangements, chances are our Crisp Winter Skies arrangement comes to mind. This combination of florals has the perfect balance of white and blue. It’s great for a Hanukkah celebration or for anyone just trying to beat those winter blues. This bouquet comes in a square vase with a selection of blue delphinium, white Casablanca lilies, white roses and white waxflowers. The vase is then wrapped in a chic silver ribbon, adding a finishing touch to this beautiful arrangement.

Blissful Bells of Ireland

This colorful display of flowers is featured in a red Ming bowl and set in place with wet floral foam. It delivers a great display, filled with white roses, red carnations, red gerberas, galax leaves, bells of Ireland, green button poms and green hypericum. This one is perfect for the Christmas season and combines the red and green color combination without sacrificing style.

Passionate Peruvian Lily

Our Passionate Peruvian Lily arrangement is composed of white Monte Christo asters assembled in a classic urn vase with red alstroemeria, or Peruvian lilies. This arrangement is perfect for the holiday season, with a bounty of rich red color that’s perfect for the Christmas season. The aroma that emanates from the flower will dissipate throughout your home as well, bringing a fresh scent along with a bright new burst of color.

I Lily Love You

Another great arrangement to break you of your winter doldrums is our I Lily Love You arrangement. This arrangement comes in a ginger jar vase filled with lavender Monte Casino asters, leather leaves and pink lilies. It has the right combination of color that will brighten up the dreariest winter day or make a great gift to tell that special someone that you love them.

Are you interested in ordering a floral arrangement for your home during the holiday season? Take a look at Cole’s Flowers’ full selection of winter floral arrangements and place your order online now or call us today at 802-388-4003.

Celebrate the Holidays With Cole’s Flowers

Posted: November 23rd, 2016

Floral Arrangements After we finally finish off the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing – and pumpkin pie, of course – it is time to start thinking about the next upcoming holidays in December – Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This holiday season, celebrate with a special floral arrangement to ensure some new memorable moments during your favorite holiday.

Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah starting Dec. 24 and celebrate all eight nights with a special holiday arrangement from Cole’s Flowers.

Silver Elegance Centerpiece

Observe Hanukkah with the beautiful Silver Elegance Centerpiece arrangement symbolic of the miracles of the season. This elegant centerpiece will keep you in a celebrating spirit throughout the entire holiday. Flowers include creamy white roses, blue delphinium, white alstroemeria, blue statice, white mini carnations and green hypericum. Silver taper candles also allow you to light up the night with this fabulous, perfect holiday centerpiece.

Bright Winter Sky Arrangement

Wish your friends and family a very happy Hanukkah with the Bright Winter Sky Arrangement. A bubble bowl vase holds white and blue flowers to symbolize a wintery scene, with Asiatic lilies, white freesia, white alstroemeria, blue iris and white roses. Blue millimeter balls and blue aluminum wire add some cheery touches that are sure to please throughout the Hanukkah season.

Christmas

Reds and greens are the name of the game for Christmas, celebrated every Dec. 25. Choose one of the following festive arrangements to fill everyone with holiday cheer.

Season’s Greetings Holiday Arrangement

Add a fresh touch to Christmas parties with the Season’s Greetings Holidays Arrangement, full of the colors of Christmas. Red Asiatic lilies, red carnations, white alstroemeria, holly with berries and seasonal evergreens come together in a red cylinder vase for a simple, yet perfect Christmas arrangement.

Merry Little Christmas Arrangement

Brighten up your home or office with the Merry Little Christmas Arrangement, a fun and festive holiday bouquet that’s sure to spark conversation. White spider mums, red gladiolus and red roses combine with seasonal evergreens like cedar and holly as well as green millimeter balls to stand out as the ultimate Christmas arrangement.

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa celebrations begin Dec. 26, and we’ve got just the thing to ring in the holiday spirit with our floral arrangements.

Contemporary Cheer Kwanzaa Flowers

Nothing quite says Kwanzaa like the traditional colors of red, green and black. The Contemporary Cheer Kwanzaa Flowers arrangement includes these colors and more in a beautiful celebration of the season. Lime green spider mums and carnations, red freedom roses, red alstroemeria, red spray roses and equisetum encompass this arrangement, in addition to foliage such as myrtle, leatherleaf and aspidistra leaves.

The Richness of Red Flower Basket

Bring out the reds of Kwanzaa with the Richness of Red Flower Basket. This gorgeous arrangement includes red miniature gerberas, red roses and red hypericum with small red apples, clusters of red grapes and red chili peppers, all combined together in a square willow basket.

No matter which holiday you are celebrating this season, check out the full holiday selection at Cole’s Flowers to add a floral touch to the season! Place your order online now or call us at 802-388-4003 to learn more.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Cornucopia of Fresh Flowers

Posted: November 2nd, 2016

Thanksgiving FlowersThanksgiving season is almost upon us, which means you and your family will probably both be hosting and attending plenty of holiday get-togethers with friends. And after last year, do you really want to commit to making homemade cranberry sauce for each and every Thanksgiving event you’re attending this season?

Here at Cole’s Flowers, we say opt for the canned stuff and bring your host or hostess a beautiful bouquet of flowers that can be featured on the table as a centerpiece, and enjoyed in their home long after those Thanksgiving leftovers have been eaten for lunch!

Here are a few of our favorite bouquets that are perfect for brightening up your home if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, or bringing as a host gift to your close friends and family.

Thanksgiving Unity Centerpiece

Whether you’re adding a centerpiece to your table or bringing one to a friend’s house, our Thanksgiving Unity Centerpiece is the perfect choice. This low arrangement features two tall gold candles to set the holiday mood, plus red roses, orange gerberas, red mini carnations, orange freesia, orange spray roses, artificial berries and more.

Abundant Beauty Fall Centerpiece

Another centerpiece option is our Abundant Beauty Fall Centerpiece. A bit smaller than the Thanksgiving Unity selection, this piece features two large candles, seeded eucalyptus, rust-colored chrysanthemums, orange and yellow tulips and will surely add a festive look to your table.

Earth’s Abundance Cornucopia

For a classic Thanksgiving-themed gift, check out our Earth’s Abundance Cornucopia arrangement. This bouquet would look right at home on the buffet table or at the center of the dining table with its dark brown cornucopia basket, orange spray roses, rust-colored chrysanthemums, bronze cushion mums and red roses, with preserved fall leaves finishing the holiday look and feel.

Enjoy Fall! Flower Basket

If you’re looking for the perfect gift that can be enjoyed throughout the season, our Enjoy Fall! Flower Basket has it all. This arrangement includes an adorable brown basket, filled with orange gerberas and carnations, yellow poms and preserved fall leaves along with a little pumpkin.

Take a look at all of our Thanksgiving-themed arrangements online and order yours now or call us at 802-388-4003 to place your order.

 

Add a Scream of Fresh Colors for Halloween

Posted: October 19th, 2016

Halloween When you think about Halloween decorations, flowers may not immediately come to mind, but the bouquets we offer here at Cole’s Flowers this fall season can add a scream of fresh colors to your Halloween décor, and can even hang around once the holiday has passed! Here are some of our favorite arrangements that would make great additions to your home’s Halloween spirit.

First, the Candy Corn Halloween Bouquet is dedicated to the candy lover in all of us. With yellow blooms, orange lilies, and a classic short glass vase filled with candy corn, this bouquet is both something pretty to look at and a delicious candy treat.

If you prefer to have a few pumpkins in the arrangement to keep it traditional, fear not: we have a few great options. First is the Pumpkin Gathering Autumn Arrangement, which has yellow and orange blooms and a few miniature pumpkins. For a taller accent that’s perfect as a decoration on your countertop or on a hall table, check out our Toasted Pumpkin Fall Flowers. This arrangement has myrtle, brown seed eucalyptus, curly willow tips, yellow roses, snapdragons, orange gerberas and more, plus decorative aluminum wire, preserved leaves and mini pumpkins.

For something a little lighter in color, check out our Heart of Gold Arrangement. This bouquet is perfect for decorating your home for the fall season or bringing a bit of extra color to your Halloween décor with yellow roses, daisy and cushion poms, fall leaves and stems of wheat.

Perfect for a centerpiece at a spooky Halloween dinner party is our Setting Sun Floral Design. This bouquet features the bright oranges and yellows of the season with eucalyptus, yellow mums, orange and red gerberas along with preserved fall leaves.

For a bit of pink color that’ll compliment the oranges and reds of the holiday nicely, try our Dynamic Colors Bouquet. This arrangement features orange and yellow roses, peach snapdragons and green Kermit button poms all in a classic cube vase.

Halloween will be here before you know it, and decorating with flowers can be just as fun as decorating with fake spider webs! Take a look at all of our Halloween arrangements to get a better look and select your favorite arrangement. Place your order online or call us at 802-388-4003 to learn more or to order by phone.