This Halloween, show off your sensational sense of style with a gorgeous bouquet of fall foliage when you decorate for the holiday. Seasonal colors and textures lend a festive aura to every party or office atmosphere. Give your desk or living room a quick update for autumn with a gorgeous fall design, just in time for Halloween and all the fun that comes with it. The floral designers at Schaaf Floral have created some excellent pieces for fall and specifically for Halloween that you’re sure to love.
On National Bosses Day–which falls on October 16, FYI–you have a unique opportunity to honor that leader, guide or mentor in your life whose everyday efforts might go a little unsung. Not only does doing so create some good karma in the workplace, but you’re likely to make someone you care about smile. Schaaf Floral has gifts big and small to achieve both goals.
What better way to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15 to October 15, than with a party inspired by the flowers of Latin America? We here at Schaaf Floral love the idea of honoring Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Americas’ rich contributions to the rest of the world, particularly to the U.S., where so many of our citizens are Hispanic Americans. As a way to celebrate their ancestors, families and cultures, we’re highlighting the flowers of Latin America and suggesting that you enjoy your own mini floral festival this month as well.
With fall just ahead of us, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll dress your table in seasonal linens, dishware, candles and most importantly, flowers. Schaaf Floral is already debuting our harvest-hued collection, a rich range of gorgeous, textural floral pieces that capture the first burst of fall. It’s time to introduce a new aesthetic into our homes, seizing on the cooler weather and the festive spirit in the air.
We here Schaaf Floral at love fall, especially for its endless decor opportunities. Cornucopias, mums, wreaths . . . we could go on, but there’s we’re here to highlight one of our favorite aspects of seasonal decor, the jewel-toned color palette. Now, before you go replacing every last accent piece in your home, one of the best ways to try out this vibrant look is through flowers. Luckily, blooms come in a range of hues, many of them hewing closely to the gemstone spectrum.
The month of September is self-care month, and one of the best, but most overlooked, ways to care for yourself is by creating a healthy work environment for yourself and those around you. Make the space where you work warm and inviting by clearing away clutter, arranging furniture in an open format, and decorating with live potted plants or dish gardens. Working in a clean, plant friendly environment has been known to optimize focus, since plants actually filter impurities from the air. Schaaf Floral encourages you to select a few of our many plant designs for your office or workspace.
Whenever we do family flowers for a funeral, we send a small vase of roses along from Marcia Schaaf and the staff here at Schaaf Floral. We have stacks and stacks of thank you’s from family members of the deceased. People truly appreciate being remembered at this sad time in their lives, and we really feel good doing it and receiving a special thank you. As we reflect on why, how and when flowers really matter, we can’t help but think of the most challenging events of our lives. Flowers are wordless communicators of our sentiments. They can speak when words fail us, reflecting how we feel with quiet grace.
The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a unique one to be celebrated throughout a family. That’s why Grandparents Day is observed each September. This day is set aside for children to honor their grandparents while learning about the wisdom and guidance they can offer. It also gives grandparents the chance to show love to their children’s children. Schaaf Floral believes there is no better reason to send flowers than in celebration of such great family connections.
Is your home or office space in need of a decorating update? We can become comfortable with the familiar, but sometimes it can be great to break out of our comfort zones and try something new. If you’re looking for a fresh burst of light and energy in your favorite room, try adding more white fabrics, accent pieces and flowers. The floral designers at Schaaf Floral recommend including all-white arrangements around your home or office for a fresh new look, not to mention the amazing fragrance they’ll bring to any room.
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.