Every year on Valentine’s Day, my three daughters receive a rose from their father. He started this tradition with them when they were young because he wanted their first roses to come from their father, rather than “some boy.” They treasure their rose every year because of everything it symbolizes between them and their dad. The floral artisans at Griffin’s Floral Design understand the importance of flowers and how they can contribute to a special occasion or tradition in many ways. Read More about Marvelously Meaningful Flowers »
As Grandparents Day approaches, we have some delightful ideas for how children and grandparents can spend time together and foster their relationships. Try taking grandparents to their favorite on-stage musical or create a memory quilt with fabric from special moments in your family’s history. Ask grandparents to tell their favorite stories or memories to children and invite kids to ask questions and share their adventures with their grandparents. Griffin’s Floral Design also suggests beginning the whole day with flowers. What is your grandmother’s favorite type? Does she have a story to go with it? Delight her with a bouquet and the memories that come with it this Grandparents Day. Read More about Fostering Connections Through Floral Traditions »
Gone are the days of ridding ourselves of white as soon as Labor Day arrives. This antiquated rule stems back to a time when fashion rules were very pragmatic- summertime was hot and called for light-weight, light colored clothing and decor inside homes. White was also easier to keep clean, and thus to be avoided once muddy fall and winter set in. Advancements in society have led to cooler homes, cleaner clothes and furnishings, and plenty of options for including white with heavier fall or winter textures. Why not work with white this fall as you decorate your home? Griffin’s Floral Design thinks you just might discover a whole new spin on design that you love. Read More about Rich, White Floral Styles For Before And After Labor Day »
Creating a bee-friendly environment in your backyard or garden is a simple process that can yield huge benefits. We love bees, not just for the balance they create in the eco-system, but also for the work they do to pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables. On a large scale, bees contribute to a large portion of the world’s food sources. Keeping them healthy and thriving in our own gardens is a way to fight their declining numbers. Griffin’s Floral Design recommends adding plants and bright blooms with sweet fragrances like roses, lavender, mint, or sage to your outdoor space for maximum benefit to bees. Read More about The Flowers Bees Love »
Gathering around a formal dining table is always a warm and inviting occasion. Draw attention to your beautiful spread or enjoy your dining room all day long with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Griffin’s Floral Design. Gracing your dining room table with a spray of blooms that magnify your creative style will add the finishing touch to a beautiful room where memories are made. Talk to our designers today about the best arrangement to decorate your dining room table. Read More about The Right Flowers For That Formal Room »
The new school year is about to begin and that means college students are headed back to campus. If you have a student returning to (or beginning!) college this fall, make it an occasion by sending a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Griffin’s Floral Design straight to their apartment or dorm room. What a great way to brighten their new space while reminding them that you’re thinking of them. Read More about Flowers For Your Scholar »
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 »