We've finally done it. Griffin's Floral Design has put together the perfect crib sheet to all of the flower festivals and events you're going to want to attend next year in the midwest. Spring and summer across the country is awash in flowers at their peak, blooming with color and fragrance. These destinations make the most of their most beautiful assets by essentially throwing a party and inviting the rest of us. While you make your travel plans, spend some time at our very own Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, getting inspired. You're welcome. Read More about The Midwest’s Best Floral Attractions »
If you're looking for a new summer playlist, look no further. Griffin's Floral Design has you covered with a crop of songs inspired by flowers, plants and herbs. For ages, musical artists have built their songs around the natural world, taking their cue from the beauty they see around them and using the flora and fauna as fodder for some of our most beloved songs. From folk crooners to power balladiers, no one can resist the metaphoric potential of a gorgeous flower, whether it's posing in a vase or growing wild and free. Read More about Sing Along To These Floral-Inspired Tunes »
Oh, look! You've got fresh new flowers. This means days and days of enjoyment, marveling at the beauty of the blossoms and feeling good about having something green in the home. But how many days?
Griffin's Floral Design is here to help you get the most out of your arrangement, helping those flowers go the distance. And while life expectancy varies for each blossom depending on the species, you can expect to get a solid 5-7 days of beauty out of yours. Here's how. Read More about Pro Level Tips On Taking Care Of Flowers »
Ever been to the tropics? Want to go?
We here at Griffin's Floral Design realize that's a silly question---of course you want to go---but we think it's one worth asking, just so we can point you to the flowers that will make you feel like you're there right now. We know it's a big claim, but we also realize that flowers have the remarkable ability to transport us to other destinations. They can recall the scents, colors and textures of another place, which can reconnect us to a milestone trip we took, or create a sense of worldliness in our homes. It's entirely possible to "travel back" through flowers. Read More about Flowers That Make You Feel Well Traveled »
It's nearly the 4th of July, that iconic summer holiday that gives us all the patriotic feels and the chance to spend time with friends and family. You might be hanging out by the lake or the pool, throwing the football around in the backyard, or hosting that barbecue where all of your neighbors inevitably drift over. Maybe you'll spend the day at a parade and the evening outdoors, catching one of the firework shows in the evening, but if you're playing host to anything social at all, get yourself some flowers. There are so many red, white and blue arrangements available that show your pride and spirit. Griffin's Floral Design loves one in particular for your holiday table. Read More about 4th Flowers That Show Your Spirit »
Summertime is the right time to entertain with style in your home. Whether you're indoors or out, there's a casual elegance to a warm-weather dinner party or other gathering that lends itself to fresh fruits and veggies, platters of salmon, bowls of ceviche or a board of charcuterie. Have a light and luscious dessert waiting in the wings, and don't forget to chill the wine. And like a cherry on top, you'll want to add beautiful seasonal flowers to the table courtesy of Griffin's Floral Design. Read More about A Posh Summer Gathering »
If you got married in June, you're not alone. More people tie the knot this month than any other on the calendar. When we here at Griffin's Floral Designs think of June, we think of sunny rain showers---which keeps everything green and growing---blue skies, the dawn of summer and flowers that are at their peak. It's a wonderful time to have a wedding that will showcase flowers because there are so many beautiful options. And where there are weddings, there are anniversaries, which also call for fresh blooms.
One of the best tributes you can make to your lasting commitment is to offer your sweetheart a gorgeous vase of flowers. Read More about Have A June Anniversary? Give These. »
June 8 is National Best Friend's Day, and you're going to want to give yours flowers. Here's why.
Griffin's Floral Design is awash in spring and early summer's most beautiful blooms, which are manifold. We've worked them into pieces that are just perfect for the season and that feature a pastel palette, striking shapes and textures, and the sweetest, lightest fragrance. These flowers were made to communicate how dear your BFF is to you, and to look incredible while doing it. Read More about Give Your Besties The Flowers Of Spring »
Are you excited for the arrival of summer but sad to see spring go? Don't be. There's so much overlap between these two seasons (yes, one is definitely hotter and its days are longer), that the transition doesn't have to be difficult. One way to celebrate what these warm weather months have in common is to pull the flowers they have in common together into a beautiful arrangement that speaks to the warm spirit of both. Griffin's Floral Designs knows that summer's blooms tend to be a bit more assertive and bolder in color, leaving behind the softer hues of spring. But we think we have the perfect piece that bridges the very small gap between both. Read More about A Taste of Summer, Via Spring »
Memorial Day can be a solemn occasion, but it's also the chance to come together with friends and family to remember our heroes and to celebrate the coming of summer. The three-day weekend provides us with an opportunity to see the people in our lives now and to commemorate the ones we have lost. Griffin's Floral Designs recognizes that this is a time when people host backyard barbecues and pool parties, taking advantage of the extra time to enjoy each other's company. And where there's company, there's flowers. Read More about The Right Flowers For Memorial Day »