Cultivate Bonds of Friendship & Sisterhood

friendshipIn 1935, the United States Congress voted to establish National Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. Since that time, many countries have decided to join the movement , which is now unofficially a global observance. The origin of National Sisters Day, which is celebrated on the same day, is less clear – but we find it quite fitting that the two occasions coincide. After all, many sisters are lifelong best friends, and our best friends are often like family. No matter what day of the year, Beneva Flowers helps our friends and neighbors in Sarasota to honor the most cherished people in our lives, and  August 6th gives us the platform to do so in a meaningful way.

Why It’s Great to Have a Sister: Studies have shown that people who grow up with sisters are usually much happier, more well adjusted adults. They also tend to exhibit more optimistic tendencies, and are often more charitable as a whole  – perhaps because of all the sharing that was required when they were young! 

Hydrangea Floral Designs

hydrangea floral designs

Blooming from early spring through the fall, hydrangea are at their height during the summer months. These amazing and ethereal flowers are found literally around the world, growing everywhere from Asia to the Americas (they were originally discovered in Japan). The hydrangea plant has a delicate color palette and soft, fluffy petals that create a truly special aesthetic, which is most often utilized as a backdrop in mixed arrangements. This summer, however, Beneva Flowers would like to shine a spotlight on this special flower, and recommend that you stop in to get a vase overflowing with these true beauties.

Did You Know? Hydrangea floral designs may look good enough to eat, but they are mildly toxic. Keep up and away from pets who may be tempted by the delicious colors.  Continue reading

Create a Purposeful Flower Garden

flower gardenAh, summertime – in Sarasota, that guarantees critters and insects in your yard. Some, like bees and butterflies, enhance the floral atmosphere, while others are a bit peskier. Beneva Flowers has everything you need to either create a beautiful butterfly garden or attract bees with bee-friendly plants –  or even to keep aggressive bugs at bay with plants that repel insects. Talk to our floral professional about flowers and plants that serve a purpose this summer.  Continue reading

Celebrate Independence with Patriotic Flowers

patriotic flowers

Summer is underway, and that means before long it will be time to celebrate Independence Day. July 4th is not only a national tradition, it is a Sarasota tradition – with iconic events, traditional parades, and popular fireworks displays. If you are having a party, Beneva Flowers is the best place locally to get the patriotic flowers and festive decor you need.

Don’t Forget: If you are heading off to a friends place for the celebration, patriotic arrangements make excellent hostess gifts that will add spirit to any gathering! You may also wish to honor a veteran with a beautiful tribute.  Continue reading

Summer Flowers for your Sarasota Parties

summer flowers

One of the great things about living in Sarasota is that we can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors year-round. But in the summer, with relaxed work schedules, kids home from school and extended hours of daylight, getting together with family and friends is especially awesome. There is something magical in the air in the summertime and Beneva Flowers is here to help you to celebrate the season!

Whether a picnic at Bayfront Park or a backyard barbecue- or perhaps a formal dinner on your deck – we have the vivid summer flowers to make any occasion a special one.
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Anniversaries & Wedding Celebrations

wedding celebrations

Experts tell us that across the United States, the most popular month for weddings is June. Of course, here in South Florida, the weather is quite different than most of the country. So although June has been deemed National Wedding Month, in Sarasota it is far from the most popular month to tie the knot. Therefore, to commemorate this occasion, we thought we would share a bit about Sarasota weddings and traditional anniversary flowers that transcend any season.  Continue reading

Beautiful Roses Showcased in June

beautiful roses

We probably don’t need any reason or excuse to celebrate beautiful roses, but this month gives us that opportunity. June is National Rose Month, and is your chance to send a gorgeous bouquet of these classic beauties to those you love. Although a go-to flower for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and more, you can give roses any day of the year, all year long. At this time of year, we love the bright, vivid vibrancy of summer roses, and you can get them from Beneva Flowers.

Did You Know? Roses grow in every color except true-blue and black. They actually lack a gene necessary to create that color in their petals. Roses billed as “black roses” are actually a deep, dark red color. Continue reading

Sarasota Father’s Day Gifts

Father's Day Gifts

Statistics tell us that there are over 71 million dads living in the United States. But on June 18, the most important dad is yours. Here in Sarasota, we have so many amazing ways to spend the day with your father, from a Sarasota Bay cruise to an afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.

And while we know that most people head to sporting goods, clothing or electronics stores to find the perfect Father’s Day gifts, Beneva Flowers has a few other suggestions this Father’s Day. After all – he probably doesn’t need another tie. How about something distinctly Sarasota?  Continue reading

Memorial Day Floral Arrangements

Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day originated following the Civil War (when it was named Decoration Day), the sentiment of honor and respect has remained intact. This day has always been set apart as a day of remembrance, and continues to give us a chance to not only show esteem to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom, but to extend sympathy and compassion to spouses, siblings, or parents who may be mourning a loss. No matter who you wish to recognize on Memorial Day, you can count on Beneva Flowers to provide the beautiful floral arrangements you’ll need to commemorate the occasion.

Memorial Day in Sarasota – On Sarasota, May 27 at 7:45 a.m. join other residents at the Sarasota National Cemetery to place flags at veteran’s grave sites. The Sarasota Memorial Day Parade is at 10 a.m. on May 29, and will pay special tribute to the Battle of Midway Veterans as the 75th anniversary of the battle is recognized. Parade travels down Main Street from Osprey to Gulf Stream.  Continue reading

Spring Flowers – Tropicals, Sunflowers & Peonies

spring flowers

It’s springtime in Sarasota, and what a beautiful season it has been! With blue water, bluer skies, and trees and plants in bloom, the colors are everywhere. Beneva Flowers is here to help you to fill your home with the gorgeous flowers of late spring that are popular right now – tropicals, sunflowers, and peonies! For special occasions or simply to make someone’s day more special, these vivid floral displays are the perfect way to celebrate. Which is your favorite flower of the season?  Continue reading