There are many ways to mark the occasion of Memorial Day. We attend parades and ceremonies devoted to remembering the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to country. The Flower Bucket joins our community in collectively reflecting on our local heroes and in embracing those still with us. We also know this is a time where friends and family gather together to welcome summer over the three-day weekend, seizing the opportunity to be with the ones they love over a poignant but also festive three days. Given the nature of the occasion, we think the floral designs that we place on our tables for our barbecues and pool parties should be both spirited and respectful.
In honor of Mother’s Day, The Flower Bucket is shining the spotlight on one of our very own floral designers and moms. She shares her experience and insight when it comes to both raising kids and choosing flowers.
Name: Nieves Vasquez
Kids first names & ages: Joshua, 14, and Matthew, 12.
How did you get into floral work? I started with a school program at 16
What do you love most about working with flowers? Every floral arrangement
is a piece of art. Every arrangement is different.
Earth Day has orbited back around again, and here at The Flower Bucket, we’re thrilled that our San Antonio community has found so many ways to promote environmental awareness, from celebrations to plantings to even a plogging party (picking up trash while jogging). We truly know how to join in on the global effort to preserve our beautiful planet, and to have a good time doing it. To that end, we think Earth Day is also the perfect opportunity to gather together with friends and family and have an outdoor dinner. What better way to cap off a day of helping the planet be a better, healthier, happier place than a dinner party with the people you love?
The Flower Bucket is here to call attention to two things: first, the fact that it’s Administrative Professionals Day on April 25—which is just around the corner, so get ready to honor, fete and otherwise thank the people who do so much for you at work—and second, the fact that after a long winter, our desktops are looking sad. They’re in need of some help.
What better time for a little “Desktop Awareness” than now? We’re here to remedy the predicament of sorry, lifeless desks everywhere by showing just how uplifting flowers and plants can be when we bring them to our work surfaces.
At The Flower Bucket we believe in filling a basket with the best things, namely chocolate and flowers. And while our sweet tooth might argue, we’re going to say we prefer the latter a bit more. That’s because flowers look absolutely divine when you present them in a basket, which is one of Easter’s most recognizable emblems. The Easter basket evolved from ancient times, when farmers carried their seedlings in baskets to be blessed. They signify comfort and plenty, and when you combine bright spring blooms with that, you get something truly beautiful.
Sometimes, it can feel a little like winter is never going to end, even if we don’t experience the worst of it here in San Antonio. We yearn for spring’s bright days and bountiful blooms, and the thought of it alone immediately perks us up, pulling us out of the winter blues. The Flower Bucket knows exactly how to bring that feeling into our homes during winter, no matter how long it stretches. The answer is through flowers, but not just any flowers.
We got you something good this year, a present from The Flower Bucket to you, and it’s our Holiday Gift Guide.
We’re proud to unveil the seasonal designs we’ve been working on. They feature winter’s bold blooms, vivid greens and natural accents. We’ve built in plenty of texture and interest, along with the fragrance of pine and fir. We’ve got pine cones and ornaments and a little glitz and glitter – basically everything you might want for everyone on your “nice” list.
How does your workplace like to decorate for the holidays? Poinsettias and wreaths? The tried-and-true Christmas tree you pull out from the back and dust off, year after year?
One of the great joys of the holidays, or so we think here at The Flower Bucket, is rediscovering the decor we love and cherish all over again. That special ornament or candy dish we forgot for a whole year is loved anew. And it’s the same with decorating our workplace; everyone can have fun decking the halls (or their desks) and hanging ornaments on the tree, finding all of those decor items they put up last year. We think a bountiful display of fresh blooms really adds to that spirit.
One of the most recognizable symbols of Thanksgiving is the cornucopia, a horn-shaped container usually filled with fruit. The cornucopia has been around since antiquity, where it appeared in myths and later in art. Meant to represent the abundance, this emblem was brought to the table and displayed as a sign that the harvest had been fruitful that year.
Today, you’ll see all manner of cornucopia horns – usually baskets – in stores, just waiting for you to stuff them full with seasonal decor. But at The Flower Bucket, we have a better idea. We think the best cornucopias are the ones overflowing with fresh flowers.
Between Halloween and Thanksgiving there’s Veterans Day, an occasion we’ve celebrated in one form or another since 1919, when it was called “Armistice Day” and devoted to remembering the end of WWI the year before. Today, it’s a time to honor our U.S. military veterans for their incredible service to country. And while our San Antonio community comes together to celebrate these heroes, we may also want to personally extend our gratitude to our deserving family and friends through a gift like flowers.
Given that the overwhelming majority of vets are male, The Flower Bucket suggests that you pick an arrangement rich with handsome hues.