“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
When you first saw her, you swooned. When you married her, you pledged to be hers forever. You became a poet, a romantic, simply by falling in love. This year for your anniversary, call on your inner poet once more to bring some creativity to your celebration. Write her a love letter telling her what she means to you, take her to a restaurant she’s been dying to try, or leave a special gift for her to discover. The floral artists at The Flower Bucket are full of ideas that will make your anniversary as special as the day you became husband and wife. Since June is the most popular month for weddings and anniversaries, we’re creating some truly dynamic bouquets that will bring out the poet in you.
“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.”-Reed Markham
Do you have a dad of high quality? Is he the kind of man who is always thinking about his family as well as himself? Does he put everyone else’s well-being ahead of his own? This Father’s Day, be sure to let him know how thankful you are for his constant care with a handwritten card, a thoughtful gift or a beautiful arrangement of long-lasting flowers. The floral designers at The Flower Bucket are creating some exquisite pieces that will reflect your admiration and gratitude for your dad this Father’s Day.
If you have a best friend, lucky you. If you have several, even better. These are the people who make life easier, more thrilling, more everything. The Flower Bucket is pleased that June 8—Best Friend’s Day—is just around the corner. It gives us an excuse to get together with our favorite people in whatever form, from brunches to endless dinners to cocktails on the couch. It doesn’t matter what you do to celebrate one of your most prized friendships, but adding flowers to the mix is a cherry on top.
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.
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.
One of the biggest dances in anyone’s life is prom, and here in The Flower Bucket community, the time for that particular dance is rapidly approaching. Soon enough there will be limos unloading dozens upon dozens of juniors and seniors dressed to the nines, ready for their close ups and flaunting their wearable flowers. Fortunately, we’ve got a crop of such wearables, everything from sophisticated boutonnieres to ultra-romantic corsages.
It’s an important month for the women in our lives—or as we here at The Flower Bucket like to call them, “super ladies.” After all, we’ve got Mother’s Day, National Nurses Day, National Teachers Day and the entire week of May 6 through 12 officially devoted to appreciating the latter two. In these female dominated fields, we’ve got mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, friends, colleagues, neighbors. In other words, the women we honor in May are wearing many hats, educating, inspiring, protecting and nurturing the rest of us. They do their best to empower us, and we should definitely do that right back. One way to honor the super ladies in our lives is to give them flowers. Lots and lots of flowers.
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.