Conklyn's Florist

Conklyn's Florist

Alexandria's Premier Florist Since 1938

Floral Traditions We All Embrace

By conklyns on August 27, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

Conklyn's Florist has been a part of nearly every floral tradition on the books, and we like it that way. While it's a pleasure to be on the receiving end of a floral gift exchange, it's more rewarding to be the giver, we think. There are so many occasions for offering flowers, so many customs and rituals we've inherited by people like our grandparents, who will be celebrated on September 9. Read More about Floral Traditions We All Embrace

Stylish White Flower For Labor Day & Beyond

By conklyns on August 19, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Stylish White Flower For Labor Day & Beyond

Everything You Need To Know About Beautiful Bees

By conklyns on August 12, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Everything You Need To Know About Beautiful Bees

Flower Accents That Brighten Up A Room

By conklyns on August 4, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Flower Accents That Brighten Up A Room

Summer’s Top Floral Tunes, Handpicked

By conklyns on July 16, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Summer’s Top Floral Tunes, Handpicked

Paradise Found, In Flowers

By conklyns on July 2, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Paradise Found, In Flowers

Summer’s Flower And Dinner (And Wine, And Dessert) Pairings

By conklyns on June 18, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

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. Read More about Summer’s Flower And Dinner (And Wine, And Dessert) Pairings

Sneak Peek At Summer’s Blossoms

By conklyns on May 21, 2018 in Flowers, Summer. 0 Comments

Who doesn't love a good sneak peek? We here at Conklyn's Flowers aren't about to turn down the chance to look ahead to summer's flowers, or to show you what's coming, either. Spring and summer share many blooms in common, but there's nothing quite like the hottest season to give us some of the freshest, hardiest, brightest bloomers all year. Sunflowers, roses, daisy, dahlia, marigold and a whole variety of lilies. It's a veritable showcase of the year's most glorious flowers. Read More about Sneak Peek At Summer’s Blossoms