Choosing the right centerpieces

Centerpieces are something that should accentuate the beauty of the wedding. The colors of the flowers and vases should match the surroundings, whether it is the room, the color scheme of the wedding party, or anything else. It’s a chance for everyone at their respected table to truly FEEL part of the wedding.

Perfect wedding centerpiece 

 But sometimes this doesn’t happen. Centerpieces are too extravagant or unnoticeable. There are a few factors to take in when thinking about what centerpiece design and flowers one wants at their wedding.



Centerpieces shouldn’t be about themselves, they should incorporate different color elements of the wedding. Does the bride’s dress or bridal party have color accents? Incorporate them in the centerpieces. What about the color of the room? It might be a good idea to have centerpieces match the room where the reception is to have one cohesive, and natural room. 



The bigger the room, the bigger the centerpieces can be. Key word: can. Just because the reception is in some incredible ball room with a 20-foot ceiling doesn’t mean the centerpiece height should be extravagant either. Make sure guests can see around the centerpiece to interact with others at the table. Sometimes, people guests are swerving their necks back and forth just to converse with at the same table. 



Sometimes people like to have a bunch of centerpiece creations on the table, which clutters the table. Guests want to be able eat and set their drinks down at the table, not worry about knocking over the bride’s precious centerpiece. 


In short, choose a matching color, at an reasonable height, that’s simple.

Leave a comment!

Valentine’s Day – Why Roses are the Ultimate Gift


Valetines Day Roses

Roses from Plant Place & Flower Basket



The date February 14th is famously known for being the one day throughout the year where love is widely recognized and celebrated. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to indulge in romantic activities with your significant other and express the deep emotional connection you share with your “Valentine”.  


Of course, there are typical activities that take place; going to an extravagant dinner, candles and wine included, going to see a romantic movie, or all of the above! Along with the traditional gift of chocolate candies, there’s one gift that has almost become a necessity on this day; that gift is a beautiful, lush bouquet of red roses.


Historically, the giving of flowers has been used to express emotions, which cannot be spoken. Red roses send a specific and fitting message of deep love and passion. The most popular amount, a dozen red roses, is said to mean “be mine” and “I love you” according to Wikipedia.

Valentines Day Roses

Valentine’s Day Roses from Place and Flower Basket


Some of the most romantic history comes from that of Roman mythology. Roses can be seen throughout, as they were sacred to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. They are also closely linked with Cupid, as many know, who was the god of desire. With these romanticized myths comes the symbolism seen behind the gift of the rose today. 



Let your love blossom this holiday and give the beautiful gift of a dozen roses from Plant Place & Flower Basket! With beautiful, accessorized bouquets like the ones above, you’ll be sure to win over the affection of your Valentine and leave a lasting impression against the bouquets of Valentine’s Day past.


Leave a comment!

When Flowers Arrive Wilted: Revitalizing flowers 101

More often than not, when you order flowers from a florist, they will arrive in perfect condition, smelling wonderfully and looking stunning. However, there’s also a chance you could receive flowers that appear wilted and dehydrated. If this happens to you, don’t panic!


There are a few simple steps to take to revitalize the flowers so they’ll last the 72 hours typical of most flowers. First and foremost, contact your florist to make them aware of the situation.


Your first step is to remove the flowers from any water. You’ll need to access the flowers stems.


Cut about 1cm off each stem. If juice leaks as you cut, it’s a good sign. This means the flowers are not 100% dehydrated.


Get rid of the remaining water and locate a clean vase. Fill the vase ¾ of the way with cold water.


For medium to large vases, add three tablespoons of sugar to the water. Sugar is known for hydrating flowers and bringing back the color and vibrancy fresh flowers have.


Place flowers back into the vase and using a dropper, squeeze a few drops of water mixture to the center of the head flower.


If you see no change within three hours, you can repeat the process of fresh water and adding sugar.


As always, contact your florist and see what they can do for you. The above process can buy you some time, especially if your flowers are needed right away.


(Source – WiKi How “How to Perk up Wilted Flowers”


Leave a comment!