Celebrate Just Because Day

Just Because Day

The alarm clock rings and we are off and running. From the moment we open our eyes until our head hits the pillow, most of us have full days, every day. We have errands to complete, appointments to keep and responsibilities to fulfill.

It’s true, our lives are overflowing with lots of things that we have to do, which is why August 27 offers us a welcome change from our routine. Just Because Day beckons us to set aside those things we must do, and instead spend a few hours doing things we truly want to do.  The team at The Flower Bucket has experienced first hand how meaningful it is when someone receives flowers “just because”, and we would love to conspire with you to surprise the people in your life who deserve some unexpected joy.  Continue reading

Romantic Arrangements & Bouquets

romantic arrangements

Anyone can be romantic on Valentine’s Day, but it takes someone truly special to keep the romance going year-round. This month, you are getting a little assistance, as August is officially National Romance Month. You have 31 days to be spontaneous, have fun, and share the love with your sweetheart. If you need some ideas, the team at The Flower Bucket has them – after all, we help people to send gifts of love and romance every day!

Get Love Brewing: If you don’t have anyone to share romance with, head to a coffee shop! Statistics tell us that every year, approximately 10,000 marriages are attributed to an initial meeting over coffee. Just another reason to love the country’s favorite beverage.  Continue reading

Traditional Sympathy Flowers

traditional sympathy flowers

For decades, The Flower Bucket has provided the flowers for all of life’s occasions. We infuse color and happiness into the joyful times, and provide beautiful solace during the more difficult times. If you have recently lost someone close to you, we offer our sincere condolences.

Our experts can provide help in choosing the most appropriate and most meaningful flowers for the memorial service – whether traditional sympathy flowers for the wake, or a more personal and intimate design to be sent directly to the family home. We will guide you through all the options, so that you can feel confident in selecting the flowers which will best express your love and support.  Continue reading

Back to College Dorm Decor

college dorm decor

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

Embrace Friendship & Sisterhood

friendship

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

hydrangea

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

Garden

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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July 4th Flowers, San Antonio Style

july 4th flowers

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!
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Summer Party Decor & Centerpieces

summer party decor

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.
summer party decor

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!

summer party decor

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.

June is Wedding Month

wedding month

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