When Flowers Really Matter

When you’re in the flower business, you’re in an emotional business. Everyone in our shop and on the team is keenly aware of this, the responsibility we have at The Flower Bucket to provide flowers and plants for some of the most meaningful events of our customer’s lives. The passing of a loved one is one of those times. Together, we work hard to ensure that our customers are well served through their grief. We do what we can to offer solace in the form of flowers–both fresh and silk–that pay tribute to their loved one. Today, we remember one occasion where flowers really made a difference.

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White: An Inspired Color For Summer Flowers

When you think about Labor Day approaching, do you start to mentally run through all of the white items you’ll need to put away until next summer? So many winter fabrics, textiles, and accent pieces are now available in white that it is not just for summer anymore. If you’re ready to update your home’s look and bring a modern feel to your classic decor, try including all-white floral arrangements in your favorite space. The floral designers at The Flower Bucket have some incredible designs that will lend a fresh new feel to any room.

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Beautiful Flowers For Bees

Maintaining a beautiful, healthy garden that serves a greater purpose can be a truly rewarding experience. Growing produce and including pollinating insects are two great ways your garden can be as helpful as it in beautiful. Bee-friendly flowers like hydrangea, daisies, and lavender allow bees to work in a safe environment. Use dill, onion or marigolds as an alternative to chemicals for repelling unwanted insects. Provide a bit of shade or ground cover for hot days, and some fresh water to keep bees hydrated as they work. The Flower Bucket encourages you to grow your garden responsibly so you can having lasting rewards from your efforts.

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A Tropical Touch To Your Summer Table

Creating a formal dining event is all about attention to detail. Everything works together purposefully to create an overall effect that you’ll present to your guests. That kind of preparation takes time and thoughtfulness. While the flowers you choose to accent your table should be well-considered, there’s no need to add stress to that area of your planning. Let the floral experts at The Flower Bucket work with you to find or design the perfect arrangement for your next event.

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Heat Up Early Summer With Flowers

The Flower Bucket knows, we’re still in the midst of spring. But there’s no reason not to peek ahead at what summer has in store for us, flower-wise. After all, we get to fantasize about lazy days by the pool and grilling out with our friends—why can’t we dream about the bright, bold florals coming our way during the hottest season? This is a chance to dress up our tables (even the ones on the porch, patio or by the pool) with flowers that capture the spicy vibe of summer, and we’re here for it.

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Spring’s Blossoming In Our Shop

The Flower Bucket is lucky; we get to experience spring in a different way (and earlier) than the average person—we have flowers. Our seasonal blooms start arriving in all of their glory ahead of spring’s actual due date, and we get to begin designing in advance. Welcoming these flowers into our store is one of the best parts of the season, especially seeing as they are full of rich meaning and symbolism.

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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.