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
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
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
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.
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!