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Back to School Flowers

Posted by Suzie Canale on Fri, Sep 07, 2018

It’s a sad time for many of us when we have to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn.  After all of the glorious beach days, barbecues and warm nights spent underneath the stars, it’s no wonder why we cringe at the mention of chillier weather approaching.  The kiddos aren’t too pleased about the major change in schedule as well, and who could blame them when back to school session is inevitably closing in. There’s no doubt, the transition is a tough one for us all but what if we could look at some of the brighter points of beginning a new fall?  Specifically, the stunning array of fresh color that will drape across the landscape in the weeks to come?

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Yes, Boston florists are consistently pushing the idea to their favorite clients that just because the summer blooms have faded, it doesn’t mean September back to school flowers aren’t just as beautiful as their preceding species!  Think gold, red, orange, green and yellow, which are designer’s top choices when selecting this season’s premier palette. While the steamier months of the year boast wildflowers and garden varieties with an airy personality, things are nicely swapped up for a more rustically dignified presentation when September arrives.  Imagine bright sunflowers, green/burgundy foliage and decadent blooms such as celosia and amaranths to get your creative floral wheels turning! The possibilities are endless but here’s a few back-to-school crowd pleasers which are sure to never disappoint!



Keep an eye out for these deliciously seasonal flower varieties:



Dahlias Calla Lilies


Sunflowers Aster


Privet Berries Peach Roses

Viburnum Hypericum Berries


Football Mums Gerbera Daisies



Tags: School, College, September

Back to School Flower Displays

Posted by Suzie Canale on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The kiddos are back in school after a long and entertaining summer, leaving parents the time to get back to their own business and regular schedules.  For some of us, this means doing a little fall cleaning, putting things back into storage or redecorating our homes with a fresh seasonal makeover.  Bittersweet wreaths, pumpkins and hay bales are popular symbols of autumn that you may see frequently along with large pots of mums dressing up neighbor’s doorsteps.  If your home appears to be vacant of these celebratory items, you may want to think about adding a bit of fall motif such as a fresh vase of beautiful flowers.  Just because summer is over doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy stunning bloomers found at our local florist!

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Typically, the colors you’ll see this season tend to revolve around warm and gem tinted tones.  Gold, orange, crimson, bright green, yellow and sometime fuchsia are the most requested varieties by designers.  This of course, doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the manual.  Feel free to venture out on your own and make selections based on your personal tastes but if you want to effectively mirror the season, this is a great place to begin.  You might also notice the use of natural props such as birch tree, sticks, moss, flowering branches, rose hips and bark intertwined with September/October arrangements.  This tactic not only genuinely reflects the time of the year appropriately but it will also (quite often) save you money in the end since these items tend to cost less and will take up space as opposed to a vase stuffed with only flowers.  A talented designer will know this strategy and be able to make a perfect balance between the two, resulting in dazzling autumn centerpieces.

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photo credit via McQueen's Flowers in London

Now as I said before, there are no rules which types of flowers you can or cannot use to make these bouquets but there are a few staples that most professionals agree work best.  For instance, green/red hydrangea, Asiatic lilies, roses, mokara orchids, dahlias, aster and gerbera daisies are dependable picks along with Bells of Ireland, mimosa and celosia.  You’ll love the crisp feel to the presentation as well as adore the harvest appeal of fall flowers in New England.  

Tags: School, Fall, September, Autumn

Sprucing Up Your Dorm Room With Flowers On A Budget

Posted by Suzie Canale on Mon, Sep 04, 2017

So you’re heading back to college (YAHOOO!) and planning on the décor, which will make your dorm bedroom not only comfortable but also welcoming for friends who will soon be dropping by.  If you’ve already hit Target, there’s probably a trendy comforter with throw pillows and a string of white, holiday lights packed away along with other cool accessories you know will look great up on your walls.  It’s a fact that teens across the country compete to create the “chicest” living area, hoping to become the official hangout on the floor.  Looking back at my college days, I remember how hard we all tried to add our own flair of unique personality to our personal areas, which transformed an ordinary room into something especially made for us.  For artists, there were paintings, for musicians there were guitars-everyone had their story to tell and we did it through the objects we chose to display.   

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photo credit via aboutflowers.com

For me, you’ve probably guessed that I had to have lots of things growing around me, whether they were plants or arrangements-it was a necessity I craved.  Since I worked on the weekends for my parents who owned a wholesale flower company in the city, it wasn’t hard to make this happen.  Not only did I drive back to school with a little extra cash to pad my wallet, I also brought back bunches of my favorite varieties that I would arrange in large vases and place around my room.  As you can imagine, my dorm room definitely stood out from the rest and quickly became the site for Sunday movie watching and Saturday night pre-gaming.  Through flowers, I had made a special placethat friends felt welcomed and soothed through the use of color, texture and aromas.


I get it… I get it…  Not everyone has a flower shop available to grab a few freebies and due to the fact that the majority of college kids out there are broke-you’ll need to think outside of the box.  Never fear, there are some really cool and inexpensive ways to infuse flowers into your dorm life and you don’t have to be a designer to pull it off.  Try these DIY tips to make your college living space a special retreat!

  1. Place a cactus inside a mason jar.  You don’t need to water it often and they cost around $10 bucks to buy.
  2. Succulents are only about $5 and are also low maintenance for that busy student to maintain.  
  3. Peace lilies are cheap and give a room a pretty plant “feel” as well as bamboo that infiltrate a “trendy” appeal.

Tags: Boston College, College, School, Floral Studies, Affordable Flower Style

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