Buffalo Wedding Florist: Make Mother’s Day Memories

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Fun Facts: New York Flower: the Rose

Also the national flower, the Rose is signified as the New York State flower.  Here are some interesting facts about roses you may not know when enjoying them during the holidays!

The Rose, in all its variety and color, was made the New York State flower in 1955. Roses have been appreciated throughout the centuries and are considered one of the most popular and widely cultivated flowers in the world today. There are over 150 species and more than 20,000 hybrids of Roses available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Facts About The Rose

  • Rose flower plants grow to a height of 2-10 feet.
  • Even in the wild, Roses are an enormously varied group of plants, ranging from prostrate shrubs to enormous climbers.
  • They are characterized by their spiny thorns.
  • Rose leaves are deciduous, compound, with alternate arrangement. Rose flower plants have 3 or 5, occasionally 7 leaflets.
  • The Rose leaf shape is Ovate, with serrate leaf margins.
  • Rose shrubs have pinnate leaves and usually prickly stems.
  • Rose flower fragrance and petals are enhanced by cultivation and hybridisation.
  • There are different classes of Roses formed, which are: the Banksia, Baurbon, Boursalt, China, Noisette, Hybrid Perpetual, etc., with multitudes of varieties.
  • Rose tree bark is green, covered with spines, and turns light brown to reddish brown with age.
  • Roses should be fertilized monthly from March until September.
  • Roses should be kept away from Aphids and thrips.
  • Pruning is of utmost importance for Roses.

Source: http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/stateflowers/new-york-state-flowers

 

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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” http://www.wikihow.com/Perk-Up-Wilting-Flowers)

 

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Buffalo Wedding Florist video

Check out Plant Place and Flower Basket’s video and testimonial from groom Bryan Hartmeyer on the job Buffalo Wedding Florist did on their wedding this summer.

 

Bryan said his bride, Chrissy, was brought to tears by the job Buffalo Wedding Florist did catering to their Buffalo wedding.

 

“Plant Place and Flower Basket did a complete comprehensive wedding floral design. They listened to us,  educated and explained to us the process and simply made it happen,” Bryan said. “I really want to thank everyone at plant place for an amazing job.”

 

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Christmas flower centerpiece time

Thanksgiving has passed, so you know what that means – Christmas season. And what does Christmas season usually entail? Decorations.

Whether it’s lights, ornaments or a simple mistletoe, decorations are part of the holiday season and there’s no better way to spice up your home during the holiday season than flowers.

Flowers are a great way to liven up your home and create a perfect accent that falls in line with the holidays.

Here are some holiday flowers that will make a great centerpiece to get your Buffalo home in the true holiday spirit.

Christmas Centerpieces Roses – Red or white, roses are the prettiest of all the flowers and are sometimes the most meaningful. With a centerpiece arrangement that features roses, you know it’s going to not only look pretty, but smell good too.

Peruvian Lilies – White flowers with green leaves, this South American based flower, combined with a red flower, like a rose or a tulip, can be create the perfect red, white and green centerpiece for your home.

Red gerbera daisies – these cute flowers make for a fun centerpiece that is sure to liven up a room. They’re not as majestic as a red rose, but its big flower is very attractive and sure to turn heads.

Peppermint carnations – Peppermint is probably the sweet of winter and so are its candy cane colors. Peppermint carnations embody the spirit of Christmas in its flower with a delicate touch of red along the white flower. It’s a must have flower of the season.

Poinsettias – This isn’t a flower, it’s the most popular plant of the season so it has a home here. The story of how the Poinsettia became known as the Christmas “flower” so to speak began in the 16th century when a little Mexican girl, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus’ birthday, gathered weeds for a gift that sprouted into beautiful poinsettias. It has been said the leaves symbolize the Star of Bethlehem and the red leaves ate the blood sacrifice of Jesus.

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Thanksgiving wedding

If you really think about it, Thanksgiving weekend is a really good time for a wedding.

 

The weather hasn’t completely turned to the bitter coldness of winter, you’re coming off a great holiday with your family, and most of your family will already be in town from the holiday – so why not make it an action packed Thursday through Saturday in late November!

 

Another perk of having a Thanksgiving wedding, are the flowers.

 

An array of reds, yellows, whites and oranges will make your bouquet a fall classic, just like Thanksgiving.

 

Roses (white, red or peach) can accompany carnations (burgundy, or yellow) and pretty daisies (yellow, white or pink) to make a brilliant Thanksgiving centerpiece or bouquet. Lots of reds not only show love, but it fits right in with the fall season. Check out this bouquet Buffalo Wedding Florist created for a wedding in November.

 

Brilliant dark red roses, yellow calla lilies and hypericum’s make up this rich, romantic bouquet, which fits perfect with a Thanksgiving wedding.

 

With a lot of peoples favorite holiday a few days behind, Black Friday serving as the backdrop to a wedding party dinner culminating with the wedding Saturday, it will make for one memorable weekend. 

 

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A Meaningful Flower for Veterans

 

 

Living, blossoming flowers have been known to help celebrate the promising beginning of a new life at weddings, as well as the celebration of a beautiful life passed at funerals. They are precious representations of life’s many milestones and the numerous varieties of flowers each hold their own unique message.

 

While there is a truly meaningful message conveyed by living flowers, certain false flowers, too, hold a powerful message.

 

Yesterday, November, 11th, 2012 marked another Veterans Day. This day is dedicated to giving thanks to the courageous acts of service volunteered by our brave service men and women who have defended the country they love. The Buddy Poppy is an artificial flower and symbol of remembrance of both those who risked and those who lost their lives to preserve our freedom. We give thanks and remember the efforts of these soldiers in many ways on this day, the Buddy Poppy being one accepted symbol and tribute.

 

 

The Buddy Poppy

Image Source: www.vfw.org

 

 

A Brief History of the Buddy Poppy

 

 

The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), an organization aimed to assist the U.S. veterans of foreign wars, held a distribution of the Buddy Poppies in 1922 before Memorial Day that year. It was then that the poppy was accepted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.

 

Since 1923, the poppies have been assembled by disabled veterans and exchanged for a contribution in efforts to raise money for veterans. This small gesture is aimed toward alleviating some of the financial struggles of our veterans. The small, red flower is a symbol of hope, remembrance and good will of our neighbors to help our patriotic heroes in their time of need. 

 

 

Read more about the Buddy Poppy and the VFW by clicking here.

 

 

 

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No Groom Left Behind

Whenever people think of wedding flowers they always think of the bride and her bouquet, or the accents at church, or the beautiful centerpieces on the tables.

No one ever thinks about the grooms flower accents!

At Buffalo Wedding Florist, a division of Plant Place & Flower Basket, we don’t leave the grooms behind when it comes to flowers – whether they like it or not.

Boutonnieres can make for an exceptionally sweet and handsome accent to any groom and groomsman tuxedo. Our creations are timeless and won’t make the manliest man feel uncomfortable, but yet, quaint and fetching.

Take a look at why we’re considered Buffalo’s best wedding florist by browsing through our designs and see how we can help accentuate the color scheme of the groom, the grooms man and the bride.

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Big budget, small budget – no problem!

For those that have a floral budget of $15,000 or $1,500, we have options for you.

 

Wedding consultant Shannon Lach has extensive experience in event and wedding planning and she can create and design a wedding floral plan to fit your needs.

 

Recently, Buffalo Wedding Florist helped design and create a floral wedding plan with a budget of $15,000. Everything was a hit. From the centerpieces and the bride’s bouquet, to the accessories on every table, we we’re able to create a stunning floral planthat made the bride and groom’s day as memorable as they ever thought it would be.

 

Even with smaller budgets, Buffalo Wedding Florist can give you impeccable concepts that will stay within your budget.

 

It’s simple, we want you to have flowers that will accent what your day is all about, whether that’s an over-the-top design, or something simple and tasteful, call Shannon today at 716.838.3400.

 

From the bouquets and centerpieces to accents and accessories, Buffalo Wedding Florist is where you’ll find the best wedding flowers in WNY.

 

Photo by: www.knightstudio.com.

 

 

 

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Fall Wedding flowers

There are so many advantages to fall weddings.

 

Cooler temperatures, fall foliage, and the wedding flowers bold wedding flowers to match the changing season.

 

With an array of reds, oranges and yellows, there are plenty of flowers that can match the beautiful foliage that accompanies fall. Since the weather hasn’t completely turned, rich blooms of powerful colors are still available during fall.

 

Dahlia bouquet via All things lovely

Dahlias are a pretty flower that range from sun-stunning yellows to a deep orange, matching the festive colors of the season. The bouquet to the right is a pretty mix of pink, yellow and red.

 

Chrysanthemums are actually a fall flower and come in a variety of different colors, including yellow, red, pink and orange. Sometimes these flowers are used as secondary flowers in a bouquet, but with its different colors, chrysanthemums can create a beautiful bouquet on its own.

 

Gerberas are also a pretty fall flower that can incorporate the colors of autumn. From deep purples to pretty whites, with red, yellow and orange in between, they have become a popular and pretty fall flower that can make your bouquet pop. They can also make great floral wedding centerpieces.

 

Orchids are also a great fall flower, because it too comes in a variety of different colors. Vanda Orchids can come in oranges purples, blues, yellows, and even pink. Sometimes they come freckled, which can be really pretty.

 

Fall rose wedding bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings.

And it wouldn’t be a wedding without roses. Red roses, light pink, yellow and amber can give a bouquet that perfect fall touch, without sacrificing the beauty and meaning of the beautiful rose.

 

There are so many different bouquet options to choose from, but count on Buffalo Wedding Florists to make your wedding have the best wedding flower arrangements in WNY.  

 

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