Back to School Flowers For Your Teacher

Posted: August 20th, 2019
Back to School Flowers

Summer is coming to an end which means it is time for back-to-school preparations. If you are a parent, the end of summer is most likely a sigh of relief. As you get organized buying new clothes for the first day of school and checking off the school supply list, you may also be looking for the first day of school gift for the teacher. This is a great way to make a good impression and make your child’s teacher feel welcomed on their first day back.

Cole’s Flowers offers a variety of back to school floral arrangements to brighten the teacher’s first day of school. Cole’s Del Sol Lily Bouquet includes a beautiful Jordan Vase with bright yellow lily’s– perfect for a pop of color in the classroom!

When preparing for back to school, you don’t just have the teacher to think about. Don’t forget to thank the sitter, camp counselor or grandparent that made your child’s summer extra special!

 Thank you flowers like the Brilliant Basket
Arrangement
is a beautiful and kind gesture to show your appreciation. This brightly colored basket includes an assortment of flowers like hot pink roses, snapdragons, and orange liliesBack to School Flowers

If you are the parent of college students, send them off with the popular Junk Food Basket! Filled with chips, candy, and other treats, this filling send-off is the perfect way to say goodbye and good luck during the new semester.

After all of your hard work this summer, take the time to treat yourself! Reward yourself by selecting a beautiful flower arrangement to decorate your kitchen or office. Oh, Happy Day features red asiatic lilies, blue delphinium, and lavender mini carnations!

Visit Coles Flowers in Middlebury, VT for high-quality arrangements and personable service! Place your back-to-school floral order online now or call Cole’s Flowers at 802-388-4003 today!

Signs of Overwatering/ Underwatering in Houseplants

Posted: August 1st, 2019
Signs of Overwatering/ Underwatering in Houseplants

There are many benefits to having plants in your home. They help to purify the air, reduce stress, reduce your chances of getting sick, and help you breathe better. Although plants are so great for us, it can be hard to maintain their overall health.  Maybe you forgot to water your peace lily for a couple weeks or left your Aloe plant I the sun for too long. As long as your plant isn’t completely dead, chances are you can easily revive them with some simple care tips.

The first thing you have to do is determine what the problem is.

Underwatering

Inspect the leaves and soil. This will help you figure out what is wrong with your plant. Dry, dead leaves are a sign of dehydration, which means your plant is not being watered properly. Another sign of dehydration is dry crumbly soil at the root.

OverwateringSigns of Overwatering/ Underwatering in Houseplants

An overwatered plant is essentially drowning. There are a few signs that will indicate that you are watering your plant too frequently. These signs include:

  • Wilting
  • Brown leaves
  • Yellow falling leaves
  • Root rot
  • Droopy

 

If your plant is displaying any of these signs it is best to change their soil, move them to a shady are and be sure that their pot is draining properly.

A pot that doesn’t have drainage holes or inadequate drainage will retain water, so even if you aren’t actually overwatering it, the pot is retaining water which can still lead to an overwatered plant.

If your plant has been overwatered, only water it when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. If the soil appears wet/moist it does not need to be watered right away.

With these tips, you should be able to figure out a better watering schedule for you plants and learn the signs of overwatering and underwatering. If you are looking for an easy plant to care for, consider a Dumb Cane Plant from Cole’s Flowers. Dumb Canes are great plants for your office and home. They also help to cleanse the air of toxins and require minimal care. 

Cole’s Flowers, in Middlebury, VT, is your source for plants and beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion. Check out our plant selection here!

 

 

Preserving Your Flower Bouquets

Posted: July 15th, 2019
Preserving Your Flower Bouquets

Flowers are beautiful gift to give to your loved one, but what happens when they begin to wilt and become unsightly? Most people don’t know how to care for flowers once they have them which is the key reason why most bouquets end up dying on a dining room table until they are ultimately thrown away. Of course, the beautiful bouquet you received won’t last forever but, there are a few steps you can take to keep them fresher longer and looking their absolute best.

One of the most important things to remember when you receive a bouquet of flowers is to care for them. Yes, they are pretty, but they do require a bit of attention to maintain that beauty.Preserving Your Flower Bouquets

Most bouquets come with flower food, don’t neglect this small package.

If your bouquet came with flower food, read the instructions carefully and do as it says.

The next thing you should do when you receive a bouquet of flowers is to trim the ends.

By cutting the stems you allow the flower to soak up the maximum amount of water which will keep the flowers hydrated and healthy. It’s best to cut off about one inch and to cut them at an angle for maximum water intake.

It is also important to change the water frequently (every 2-3 days) to decrease the build-up of bacteria.

Lastly, you can refrigerate your flowers at night to maximize freshness. 

Refrigerating flowers at 34-36 degrees Fahrenheit helps to slow their metabolism rate and stop them from wilting.

With these simple tips, you can get the most out of your bouquets by extending their lifetime.

Remember to check Cole’s Flowers blog for different flower tips and tricks. Visit our shop to browse our wide selection of beautiful custom bouquets!

 

Plan your Patriotic Holiday Party

Posted: May 10th, 2019
Plan your Patriotic Holiday Party

With summer quickly approaching there are a few patriotic holidays coming up. If you are planning to host a Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, take your décor up a notch by adding beautiful floral arrangements.

Floral arrangements are a great way to accentuate your patriotic event. Flowers will also add a lovley fragrant scent to your party venue. Our arrangements also include beautiful balloons that will add decor and style to your party. planning a fouth of july party

When hosting a party, it is important to include the following aspects:

  • Décor– aside from flowers, you will need other party decorations to bring your party to life.
  • Venue/ space– A fourth of July party is the perfect opportunity to have fun and enjoy your backyard.
  • Activities– Interactive games like ring toss are a great way to get your guests to socialize and have fun.
  • Food/ drink– The best kind of foods for these types of events should be easy to eat/ finger foods. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob are great foods for a backyard barbecue. You can also save money by asking your guests to bring side dishes.

These kinds of holidays can be perfect for backyard get-togethers. A simple set up with casual and fun decorations can transform your party space.

Patriotic holidays like the Fourth of July mean a late night of watching fireworks. To entertain your guests while waiting for the sun to set, consider setting up game stations. Parties like this usually include a mix of adults and children. Fun activities like corn hole, jumbo Jenga, and lawn twister will be great interactive activities to entertain party guests of all ages.

If you are looking for floral arrangements for your party, visit Cole’s Flowers in Middlebury, Vermont. We are dedicated to exceeding all your floral needs. We have a range of red, white, and blue floral creations to celebrate, remember, or decorate. Visit our website to see a variety of patriotic themed arrangements.

 

 

 

Reasons to Surprise a Loved One With Flowers

Posted: March 28th, 2019
Just Because Flowers

Buying flowers for a loved one on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or another holiday is nice. However, there’s a good chance that they won’t be all that surprised by them. If you really want to surprise a person, consider sending them flowers on a random Tuesday instead. They’ll be blown away by your thoughtfulness and will appreciate the gesture. Check out a few reasons why surprising a loved one with flowers is such a great idea.

It shows how much you care about them.

You might tell your spouse, your parent, or your sibling that you love them all the time. But every now and then, it’s important to show them through your actions instead of your words. Sending flowers is one of the best ways to show how much you care about another person. They’ll feel the love when they see flowers show up at their front door or their office.

It makes them feel better about themselves.

Have you noticed that someone in your life seems sad or stressed out lately? They could probably use a pick-me-up at the moment. Flowers will fill that role and help the person feel better than they did before. Flowers won’t erase whatever is bothering them at the moment. Nevertheless, the gesture will show them that they’re not alone. It’ll mean the world to them.

It gives them something to display in their home.

Flowers are a gift that will keep on giving for days and even weeks to come in some cases. When you send someone flowers, they’ll be able to display them in their home and look at them every time they walk by them. They’ll constantly be reminded of how sweet you were to send the flowers and love the way they look in their foyer, kitchen, or dining room.

Would you like to pick out the perfect bouquet of flowers for a loved one? Cole’s Flowers has flowers that are great for almost any occasion. Call us at 802-388-4003 today to order flowers for your loved one.