Embrace Friendship & Sisterhood

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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

Elegant Summer Hydrangea

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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

Growing a Purposeful Garden

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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.
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Summer Party Decor & Centerpieces

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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.
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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!

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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”.

summer party decorWhile 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.

Summer Roses & Designs

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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!”

summer rosesRoses are quite interesting, and there are many strange, amazing, and remarkable facts associated with them.

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!

Below: Our Cubed Roses combine many colors of the beloved flower for a beautiful celebration of  National Rose Month! summer 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?

 

Golden Spring Flowers & Arrangements

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The mention of springtime conjures up thoughts of blue skies, wildflowers, and sunny days – all of which are captured in the beautiful spring floral designs from The Flower Bucket. Whether looking to commemorate a special occasion or simply to augment your seasonal home decor – these arrangements are the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of springtime in San Antonio.

What are your favorite spring flowers? Give us a call and we will create a custom bouquet just for you.  Continue reading

Flowers for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day in the United States had a rocky road on the way to becoming one of our most celebrated holidays. A woman named Anna Jarvis petitioned the U.S. Congress for several years to get them to adopt her idea and institute a national holiday, and she was finally successful in 1908. However, several decades later she had a change of heart. The very same Ms. Jarvis petitioned Congress to remove the holiday from the calendar, lamenting that people were not celebrating the day in the way she intended. Of course, she was unsuccessful and we’ve been honoring Mom ever since.

Although Mom deserves accolades every day of the year, Mother’s Day affords us a special opportunity to convey all of the love and respect that we feel, The floral designers at The Flower Bucket have created a Mother’s Day floral collection featuring arrangements suitable for every mom, no matter her personal style. Browse the collection and decide – which one is best for your mother? Continue reading

Floral Designs for Proms & Moms

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In the months of May and June, we have three occasions that can inspire us to purchase wearable flowers – Mother’s Day, proms, and graduations. The expert floral designers at The Flower Bucket have the experience, ideas, and talent to create striking corsages and sophisticated boutonnieres that will set the mood for these special events. In San Antonio, there is no better place to call for all things floral.

Did You Know? Both the words “corsage” and “boutonniere” are French in origin, and the terms originated in the 16th century. The former means corset or bodice, while the latter means little button.   Continue reading

Beautiful Floral Gifts for Administrative Professionals

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According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), there are approximately 4 million professionals working as support personnel in companies nationwide. Studies have shown that this essential workforce is truly the backbone of any business – a fact easily verified when they need to take some time off! While executives and bosses may be more visible, the administrative personnel are the ones that keep the day-to-day operations of the company running smoothly, and they are often great sources of information and knowledge. Given all their quiet influence, Administrative Professionals Week is an opportunity to thank them that should not be missed – and The Flower Bucket is ready, with a varied collection of gifts perfect for the day. 

Daisy Arrangements and Birthday Bouquets

The spring is upon us and with it all of the colorful flowers of the season. In April, we celebrate birthdays with the beautiful daisy, which is the official birth flower. Representing innocence and carefree happiness, the daisy is the perfect embodiment of the essence of spring.

The expert floral designers at The Flower Bucket have created a collection of bouquets and arrangements that are perfect for celebrating your loved one’s special day. Whether you choose the classic white and gold daisy, or something a bit more exotic and colorful, you can rest assured that their daisy birthday bouquets will make them smile.  Continue reading