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. Read More about The Flowers That Matter More Than Most
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. Read More about The Beauty Of White Flowers All Year Long
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. Read More about Beautiful Flowers Bees Love
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. Read More about A Garden Basket For That Dining Table
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. Read More about Pay Our Local Garden A Visit
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. Read More about Vivid Flowers For Your Summer Table
Summertime can often be full of celebrations. We honor moms and dads, grads and soldiers, and often even celebrate anniversaries or birthdays during the summer months. No matter what type of occasion you’re attending, don’t forget to bring flowers to the guest of honor! The incredible artists at Schaaf Floral are excited to bring you a new summer line of gorgeous bouquets, perfect for any special occasion or party this season. Of course, if attending an event isn’t possible, remember we have excellent delivery service that’s always friendly and professional. Read More about The Rustic Hues Of Summer
Growing up is full of adventure and laughter, joy and sadness. With all the ups and downs of learning about the world, our sisters help us to navigate the complexities of relationships and emotions. Experts say that having a sister - or a close friend who is like a sister - will allow us to be happier, more optimistic and even more generous adults. What better reason to celebrate her than all she has added to your life? August 6 is both National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day - two great opportunities to thank these very special people for their love through the years. And Schaaf Floral has all the beautiful floral designs you'll need.
Fast Fact: The traditional flower of friendship is the yellow rose. You can either send a bouquet of these beautiful flowers, or include them in a mixed arrangement for a meaningful touch. Read More about National Friendship Day Celebrated in August
Is there anything more beautiful than a garden overflowing with summer flowers? Your idea of a garden may be a collection of potted blooms on your patio, or a butterfly garden that takes up your whole yard. Either way, there is no denying that flowers attract all kinds of insects - both welcome and otherwise! The good news is, you can plant flowers that will attract the insects you want, while repelling the ones you don't - all with a little help from Schaaf
Butterflies, Yes. But Bees? Your idea of an idyllic summer scene may not include honeybees, but these industrious little guys are actually absolutely critical to our ecosystem. And with the global crisis affecting their populations, anything we can do to help them thrive is encouraged. And don't worry - they rarely sting unless threatened or harassed. So sit back, and enjoy them from comfortable distance and they won't bother you at all. They are actually quite fascinating! Read More about Flower Gardens for Butterflies and Bees
It's summertime, and the party has moved outdoors! Whether a casual picnic or an elegant garden tea party, summer floral designs can create a tablescape that will impress and delight your guests - not to mention, add that seasonal color and flair that only this time of year exudes. Schaaf Floral has a collection of summer flowers that are whimsical, rustic, sophisticated and fun; and we are confident that you will find the perfect centerpiece for your al fresco meal.
Keep Them Hydrated! Just as you'll want to have plenty of drinks on hand to keep your guests comfortable in the heat, you'll need to keep your floral designs cool as well. Add plenty of water, and position them in the shade whenever possible. Read More about Floral Designs for Beautiful Summer Tables