Floral Designs in Fall Colors

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Let’s face it, in Sarasota we don’t really experience fall the way the rest of the country may. Our change of colors is often from one shade of green to a different shade of green. Still, we love to celebrate the spirit and essence of autumn, with seasonal flowers in fall colors to infuse your home with cozy ambiance.

If you are looking for a simple design that makes a stunning impression, look no further than the Simply Striking Sunflower Bowl. An elegant design of graceful calla lilies, bear grass and a classic sunflower makes for the perfect fall accent piece for your home – or a great gift! Continue reading

Flowers and Plants for Housewarming Gifts

housewarming giftsExperts tell us that nearly 50 million people move annually, and in Sarasota, we know that many of them come here! Whether you need housewarming gifts to welcome new neighbors or to congratulate friends or family on their new purchase, Beneva Flowers has great ideas perfect for welcoming them to paradise.

Did You Know? In the days before electricity, housewarming parties were quite literally to keep the house warm – hence the term. When a newly married couple moved out on their own, friends and family would come over bearing gifts of firewood to get them through their first winter. Of course, in our part of the world, that particular custom may not have been so prevalent!  Continue reading

Make Them Smile Just Because

just becauseSometimes our lives can be entirely too practical. We have routines and schedules, appointments and rituals. Our days are ordered and efficient – but did you ever long to just kick off your shoes and run free? August 27th gives us a great opportunity to cast off some restraint and try something “just because” – whether it is to attempt a new hobby, indulge in a guilty pleasure, or to surprise someone with a kind gesture for no reason other than to make them smile. Just Because Day gives us the perfect excuse to do whatever we like – and the team at Beneva Flowers thinks that is a great idea.

Giving flowers is often tied to a specific occasion, so have a bouquet delivered “just because” is a beautiful way to not only live it up a little, but to completely make someone’s day.  Continue reading

Flowers for National Romance Month

romance month

Love is a year-round affair, and that is why we are excited that August is National Romance Month  – it gives us an opportunity to remind our significant other that they are amazing! True love and flowers just go together, and so the experts at Beneva Flowers thought we would fill you in on a little bit of love and romance trivia that will inspire you to share the love this August. Why wait until Valentine’s Day? This is a great month for romance.
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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

Summer Flowers for your Sarasota Parties

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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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Spring Flowers – Tropicals, Sunflowers & Peonies

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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

Wearable Flowers for Proms and Moms

wearable flowers

It is prom season across the country, and teenagers everywhere are searching for the perfect gown, the coolest tux, and of course – the most beautiful flowers. Wearable flowers are a key element of any spring formal or prom – and whether you are looking for a beautiful wrist corsage, a regal floral crown, or a suave boutonniere, you can be assured that the expert floral designers at Beneva Flowers are working hard to make sure that you have the freshest and most trendy floral creations.  Continue reading