Conklyn's Florist

Conklyn's Florist

Alexandria's Premier Florist Since 1938

Make The Classroom A Bright Spot This School Year

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. Read More about Make The Classroom A Bright Spot This School Year »
Posted by conklyns on July 30, 2018 Back to School Flowers

Take Your Pick: Three Floral Festivals

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. Read More about Take Your Pick: Three Floral Festivals »
Posted by conklyns on July 23, 2018 Flowers

Summer’s Top Floral Tunes, Handpicked

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 »
Posted by conklyns on July 16, 2018 Flowers Summer

Caring For Your Flowers So They Live Their Best Life

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. Read More about Caring For Your Flowers So They Live Their Best Life »
Posted by conklyns on July 9, 2018 Flowers

Paradise Found, In Flowers

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 »
Posted by conklyns on July 2, 2018 Flowers Summer

Flowers Fit For Fireworks

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. Read More about Flowers Fit For Fireworks »
Posted by conklyns on June 24, 2018 4th of July Flowers

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

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 »
Posted by conklyns on June 18, 2018 Flowers Summer

June’s Prettiest Anniversary Flowers

Conklyn's Flowers is thrilled to be at the beginning of June, the month that sees more marriages than any other month of the year. Flowers are at their fullest expression (and some might say best) at the dawn of summer, when the weather is temperate and skies are blue. It's picture perfect outside, which is one of the reasons we tend to get married in June. Flowers are a huge part of ceremonies and receptions---we know, because we provide them. We also offer anniversary flowers, the kind of floral designs that speak to the deep and abiding relationship you have been nurturing over the years. Read More about June’s Prettiest Anniversary Flowers »
Posted by conklyns on June 11, 2018 Anniversary Flowers

Yes, Dads Deserve Flowers Too

Who says you can't give dad flowers? Certainly not Conklyn's. Father's Day is June 17, so cue the search for the perfect gift. The struggle is real with this one, as so often our dads are mum on the topic of what they want, demurring instead to a vague "I don't need anything." This year, we suggest you take them at their word, and in that case, get them something nobody needs but that is always deeply appreciated for its beauty and freshness. Here's how you can give your dad flowers this year. Read More about Yes, Dads Deserve Flowers Too »
Posted by conklyns on June 4, 2018 Father's Day Flowers Uncategorized

Flowers For Your Best Friend

June 8 brings us National Best Friend's Day, and if you didn't know that was a thing, rejoice, because it is. Conklyn's Florist is of course prepared to help you celebrate your friendship through flowers, but we are ready to go one better than that even. We're here to help you send your bestie flowers that are imbued with symbolism, speaking directly to the quality and depth of your friendship and looking gorgeous while doing it. Read More about Flowers For Your Best Friend »
Posted by conklyns on May 28, 2018 Flowers Gifts Uncategorized