Historically, the use of white after Labor Day in your wardrobe or decorating has been a huge faux-pas. In the late 19th century, women abided by serious fashion rules to distinguish old, respectable money from the less-desirable, nouveau-riche up-and-comers who followed the Civil War. By the 1950s, women were publically encouraged to stop wearing white, a summer favorite, when Labor Day was over. However, more modern, on trend fashion experts have found that breaking this rule in favor of winter textures and materials is a great option. Conklyn’s Florist suggests that the same is true of your decorating scheme, and we’re here to help you make it great.
We’ve all heard by now that there is an issue where bees are concerned. Their population is declining fast and that could easily lead to a worldwide food shortage, since bees are responsible for pollinating such a high quantity of our world’s food sources. But do you know how easy it is to play a role in reversing this problem? Bees don’t need much to be effective. Some shade for hot days, a little water so they don’t dehydrate, and a gorgeous variety of flowers is all it takes to encourage bees to thrive. Conklyn’s Flowers encourages you to include bee-friendly flowers like peonies, milkweed and lavender in your garden or yard.
If you work from home or have a home office where many work affairs are attended to, you know it can become a stressful environment. Soften this space and turn it into something inspiring and inviting with a floral arrangement from Conklyn’s Flowers. Talk to our floral experts about colors and textures that will breathe life and vibrancy into this space, allowing for creativity and inspiration to flow freely as you work. You’ll find getting down to business to be a delightful affair.
Beginning a new school year can be exciting and intimidating all at once. The anticipation of new friends, new subjects and new teachers can be a bit overwhelming for students, but the prospect of a fresh start can be exhilarating. If your student is already thinking ahead to the coming school year, show him or her a vote of confidence with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Conklyn’s Flowers. We have the best buds to say “I know you can do it!” and our floral experts are glad to help you find the perfect arrangement for your student.
Here at Conklyn’s Flowers, we’re well aware of the sheer variety of floral festivals, events and attractions that exist across the country. Usually, flower-centric events take place in the spring and summer, for obvious reasons. A destination’s signature flower is typically in peak form then, so it can be showcased to best advantage to the adoring masses who come to celebrate it. Parades, parties, concerts and more accompany these flower festivals, which are a great way for visitors to discover local culture and explore a community. Find our top picks for floral events below, and get out your GPS.
One of the best parts of summer is the excuse we finally have to spend as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying the natural world. It turns out, some of our biggest musical artists have been just as inspired by being outside, taking a note from flowers, plants and herbs specifically. Conklyn’s Flowers has put together a floral-centric playlist of just a few of the many, many tracks devoted to the landscape we’re enjoying so much right now. Some are classics, some aren’t, but what they all have in common is an abiding appreciation for what grows in the great outdoors.
Conklyn’s Flowers is here to pass on some of our top tips for the proper care and feeding of flowers. We want you to enjoy your floral design for as long as possible, and while each flower species has its own life expectancy, you can definitely count on getting 5-7 days out of yours. Read on to find out how to make it the best life for your bouquet.
You may not be traveling to paradise this summer, but there’s no reason not to act like it.
Let us at Conklyn’s Flowers explain. When summer rolls around, we all get bitten by the travel bug. For some of us, the desire to get out and see the world is intense, for others of us, it’s more of a general excitement and curiosity about the rest of the world. There are so many different reasons to explore other places: to learn and discover, to rest and recover, and on and on and on. One thing we can all agree on is that travel is inspiring and introduces us to new sights, sounds and, lets face it, delicious food. Even if you aren’t going somewhere enticing this summer, you can bring florals into your home that will make it feel as though you have.
The 4th of July is one of those holidays that we look forward to all year, so perfectly does it capture the spirit of summer. Of course, we’re celebrating a lot when we get together on this day, reflecting on our storied history and the sacrifices so many have made in order for us to live freely. But this is also a time to have some fun outdoors, whether we’re boating on the lake, lounging by the pool or kicking the ball around in the backyard. Food is in order—maybe a barbecue or a potluck—and the day is typically capped off with a fireworks show that makes kids again of us all. Conklyn’s Flowers has the perfect flowers for your 4th festivities.
We here at Conklyn’s Flowers have no doubt that you’ve planned out the whole menu for your summertime soiree—you know, the one where you have a proper dinner party, inviting all your friends, family and neighbors over to eat, drink, be merry and welcome summer? These gatherings have a loose, festive and relaxed vibe, showcasing lots of fresh food and delicious wine or cocktails. Maybe you’re serving up sangria and tapas, a zesty ceviche or a jambalaya. Summer’s flavors are bright and bold, so it follows that the flowers you use to decorate your fiesta should be, too.