It is time once again for back-to-school preparations – and those students who are readying themselves for college are the first to return to the classroom. Statistics tell us that 20 million students will begin college courses over the next month. Approximately 12 million students will be walking into campus for the first time; and of those students, nearly 4 million will be moving into college dormitories. As preparations are occurring across the greater San Antonio area, there are a few simple steps you can take to help your student achieve success when living away from home. Continue reading
You may have considered her a pest growing up. Maybe she was always borrowing your clothes, or tagging along whenever you were with your friends. Still, you shared lots of laughter and tears. She was with you through some of the most important times in your life – and you couldn’t imagine the world without her. August 6th gives us the opportunity to celebrate two special holidays – National Sisters Day and National Friendship Day; and to celebrate those especially meaningful people who are both sister and best friend. The Flower Bucket is happy to help you with beautiful floral designs and arrangements that will make her day.
The Importance of Sisters: Experts tell us that people who grow up with sisters are generally happier, more charitable, and optimistic than only children – or even those with brothers! Continue reading
This month, we would like to introduce you to one of our favorite summer flowers, the hydrangea. You may have heard of this bloom before, but you may not be able to pick it out as you would a rose, or a sunflower. The reason lies in the fact that although this gorgeous flower offers a lovely color palette, as well as large and generous flowers, the hydrangea is most often designed as a backdrop for other, more well-known blooms. But here at The Flower Bucket, we know that this special flower deserves a little more recognition, and so we decided to bring it center-stage for the summer season.
A Little Background: The hydrangea was originally discovered in Japan, but it grows well all over the world. There are 75 different varieties of the flower, most exhibiting shades of pink and blue. Pale green petals are often the result of fading pigmentation, although some white and green hybrids have been cultivated. Continue reading
The natural world is nothing if not spectacular. Not only are the singular components of nature amazing and fascinating, but the synergy showcased by our ecosystem is something quite incredible. During the summer months, the interconnected lives of flowers, bees, butterflies – and us – are easy to see. After all, flowers require that butterflies and bees pollinate. And human beings rely on that pollination in many ways for our food supply. The decline of the bee population worldwide is something that will affect us all – therefore, cultivating a garden that is not only beautiful but that support bees and butterflies in their pollination duties is something to strive for. The floral experts at The Flower Bucket would like to take this opportunity to share some methods that you can use to grow a purposeful garden that is as good for the ecosystem as it is for the beauty of your yard.
They say everything is bigger in Texas – and we definitely do have our own style! With our colorful history and unique story, Texas is bold and bright, just like the holiday we celebrate this month. July 4th is one of our favorite days of the summer – everyone has the day off, the grills are fired up, and from parades to pyrotechnics, the air is electric. This year, add true American spirit and patriotic pride with floral designs and arrangements from The Flower Bucket. July 4th flowers never looked so good!
Summer get-togethers can take many forms. Whether a picnic at San Antonio’s Brackenridge Park or an elegant gourmet dinner on your deck, getting together with friends and family during the summer months is a tradition. Longer days and balmy evenings beckon us to slow down, take some time to enjoy each other, and make a few memories. No matter what your style or theme, it is always a good idea to bring flowers. They lend color and warmth to any gathering, and make all occasions seem just a little more special. If you are looking for the perfect summer party decor or centerpieces, you’ve found the ideal source- The Flower Bucket.
A picnic for two is the perfect occasion for this simple sunflower arrangement. Evoking sunny days and blue skies, the design provides beauty and a casual vibe perfect for just the two of you to share.
If you have numerous loved ones gathered together in a beautiful setting, Fresh Picked provides a fitting ambiance. A wildflower bouquet that provides a splash of color straight from the meadow, it will provide a gorgeous backdrop for your festivities. The only problem will be figuring out who gets to bring this organic design home at the end of the party!
Celebrate a special evening with the vivid vibrancy of Fever – this bouquet of yellow callas, orange lilies, and red carnations will illuminate your table with the colors of a fiery sunset. Available in two sizes and designs, you can choose the larger variation for your main table, and several of the smaller to place around your party. Summer party decor was never so beautifully “caliente”.
While we offer a wide selection of summer bouquets and designs perfect for any party, we are also happy to create a custom arrangement using your preferred color palette or favorite flowers. When it comes to summer party decor in San Antonio, no one does it better than The Flower Bucket.
June is Wedding Month, aptly designated because more couples choose to walk down the aisle in June than any other month of the calendar year. And here at The Flower Bucket, we couldn’t be more excited! This month, we celebrate everyone who is getting married in June, or who has gotten married in June in the past. In fact, Wedding Month is all about celebrating all weddings, and the beautiful flowers surrounding your relationship from engagement to 50th anniversary.
Where to Find Us: For beautiful inspiration, check out The Flower Bucket’s Wedding Pinterest Boards, which offer hundreds of images to spark your imagination. We would also like to point you to our Wedding Site for information on traditions, planning tips, and more photos. Continue reading
Not every flower is remarkable enough to have an entire month dedicated to celebrating it, but the rose is no ordinary flower. June is National Rose Month, and whether classic long-stemmed roses, lavish garden roses, or vivid summer varieties, the rose is in the spotlight this month. The floral designers at The Flower Bucket have created lovely arrangements featuring the rose that we know you will love!
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” Emma Goldman
Below: Vibrant orange roses combined with premium quality hydrangea make for a striking bouquet that is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to say “I love you!”
For instance, did you know that although roses currently grow around the world, none of the 150 species originated south of the equator? That’s right – all species of the rose are native to the northern hemisphere. However, in contemporary times they have been successfully cultivated in the southern hemisphere – one incredible example is the land of Zambia, a country in Africa, which is 80% covered in roses!
The rosebush is truly a wonder of nature. This resilient plant has been known to thrive and produce flowers for hundreds of years – in fact, the oldest known rosebush is still flowering after nearly 1,200 years! But aside from its longevity, the rosebush is also quite useful. The rose hip, which is an auxiliary fruit of the rose, surpasses even the orange for its high concentrations of Vitamin C.
For all of its great qualities, however, most of us just love having this beautiful and elegant flower in our homes and offices! For National Rose month, check out our collection of rose bouquets, designs, and arrangements – then send your favorite to someone you love. The Flower Bucket is committed to providing San Antonio with the freshest flowers and most beautiful floral designs – what can we create for you?
It’s Father’s Day! So break out the fishing pole, fire up the grill, or turn on the game – this day is all about him. And while you could be like most people when shopping for Father’s Day gift, we’d like to suggest thinking a bit out-of-the-box this year. After all, your dad is special and unique – shouldn’t his gift be too?
Quick Trivia: The most common Father’s Day gift is still purchased at a clothing store, while hardware stores and sporting goods stores are also the usual places to seek out the perfect item. We recommend that you come to The Flower Bucket instead! Continue reading
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell
Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to stop and reflect on the many men and women throughout our history who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. It is a day filled with patriotism and gratitude, and at The Flower Bucket, we have the Memorial Day Floral Designs that will convey your sentiments and honor the fallen. Continue reading