There is a growing problem these days where bees are concerned. Their population is dwindling due to habitat loss and climate change. As a result, these valuable pollinators are becoming less able to contribute to major food sources. It’s important to keep bees alive and start to see their numbers grow. Schaaf Floral suggests that by maintaining a healthy garden or yard that attracts bees, we can do our part in re-establishing their homes and numbers. Providing fresh water and a bit of shade, including bee-friendly flowers in your outdoor space, and keeping your yard and garden free of harmful pesticides are all ways we can help bees and fight their declining numbers. Bees are attracted to bright yellows and reds, as well as deep blues and purples, and they love simple, single petal flowers like daisies and sunflowers.
Your dining room or kitchen table is an important area of focus in your home when it comes to decorating. This is a space that’s often used for more than just eating. Long conversations over afternoon coffee, late night board games with the kids, and lingering weekend mornings with the newspaper all can happen around your table. When thinking about decorating this space, it’s important to keep in mind all the activity that occurs here. The floral experts at Schaaf Floral recommend including flowers on your kitchen or dining room table that reflect your style and send an inviting feeling to all those who surround your table.
As the new school year approaches, many people are involved in making sure your child’s school is prepared for the first day of school. From custodians cleaning floors and moving furniture, to cafeteria workers ordering supplies, secretaries sending out communication and teacher’s aides prepping classrooms, everyone has a lot to do in a short amount of time. This year, make sure they know how much you appreciate their efforts with a bouquet from Schaaf Floral. They’ll be delighted and you’ll help set a positive mood throughout the school.
While we absolutely love all things floral, we understand that flowers are seasonal and can only be available during certain times of year, depending on the species. However, we at Schaaf Floral have discovered a great way for you to experience your favorite flowers (and even learn about some new ones) all year round! The Conservatory at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory boasts year-round displays of a variety of gardens.
Finding the perfect words to describe your circumstances can often be a daunting task. Sometimes it’s helpful to let the words of a song wash over you, expressing your sentiments. At Schaaf Floral, we believe that, just as a perfect bouquet of flowers can communicate a mouthful, the right song at the right time can get you through just about anything. Here are some of our favorites:
Whenever life gets a little hectic, we’re often advised to slow down, take a deep breath and spend a few minutes meditating. These moments of mindfulness can seem like a much-needed mini-vacation in moments of stress. When you don’t have time for a real vacation, take a mental escape that revives the mind and soothes the soul. Let the floral designers at Schaaf Floral introduce you to some of our most exotic floral designs from around the world. Bring aestheticism and culture to you when an escape isn’t on the horizon.
Independence Day is not just an opportunity to get together with friends and neighbors, vacation or picnic. It’s also a chance to say “Thank You” to the many men and women who have fought, and continue to work everyday to ensure our safety and freedom as Americans. This year on the Fourth of July, Schaaf Floral suggests you send or bring a beautiful bouquet of patriotic flowers to the people you know who make your freedom possible.
As the weather warms, many of our activities move outdoors this season, and formal dining affairs are no exception. This is the perfect time for brunches and afternoon teas on the patio or in the garden. For beautiful occasions such as these, you’ll want your floral decor to match the delicate treats and tasty drinks you’ll be serving. The floral designers at Schaaf Floral have some wonderful arrangements prepared for pairing with delightful treats at brunch or tea.
“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.”
Here in the month of June we see more weddings and anniversaries occur than any other time of year. Anniversaries are such a great time to remind your spouse that you’d marry them all over again. After everything you’ve been through, all the ups and downs that make a marriage and a life, if you had to start over, you’d choose to go through all of it with them again and again. At Schaaf Floral, we want to help you say it best- with flowers!
“The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.”
Maybe it’s our changing perspective as we grow up, or maybe our fathers really do gain more and more wisdom as they live through the experience of raising children. Either way, it’s a wonderful thing to honor a man who taught you so many life lessons and had some fun doing it along the way. For Father’s Day, on June 17th this year, let your dad know how cool you think he is with a customized gift just for him. The floral designers at Schaaf Floral have been creating some awesome pieces specifically with dads in mind.