Sarasota Florist Owner Wears Pink for the Cause

Beneva Flowers owner David Shuel is proud to be a participant in the 2017 Real Men Wear Pink campaign.

Real Men Wear Pink was instituted in order to give men a unique opportunity to join the fight against breast cancer, a disease which often affects the women they love, respect and admire. With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women, with over 316,000 new cases diagnosed annually.

Each year, local communities nominate prominent male business leaders to head up fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives. The issues at stake include promoting early detection and prevention, research funding, and patient support.  Real Men Wear Pink relies on community leaders to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. Participants are asked to wear pink throughout the month of October, increase awareness through their personal and business social media networks, and raise a minimum of $2500.

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David is not only the owner of Sarasota’s premiere florist, Beneva Flowers, but is a devoted family man. He is married to Shannon, and they have two children, David and Ella. David shares ” I am involved because I am excited to participate in a cause that has such a major impact on a horrendous disease. Every day, the American Cancer Society is funding groundbreaking research to find, prevent, and treat breast cancer, and are working to ensure access to mammograms for women who need them.”  David is privileged to share this mission with contacts and resources developed over two decades in the wholesale industrial supply business, and now as a business leader in Sarasota.

Join David in the fight against breast cancer by donating to his fundraising page here. To learn more about Real Men Wear Pink and the battle against breast cancer, visit their website.


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

Celebrating Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

On September 10, the country will celebrate Grandparents Day. This is a time set aside to not only give gratitude to our elder generation, but to encourage the sharing of stories, wisdom, and family history. The brainchild of Marian McQuade, the vision behind the movement is that families would plan gatherings, hold reunions, or participate in community events together in order to foster the ideals of close family and legacy.

Beneva Flowers applauds any opportunity to bring people closer together. If you wish to honor your grandparents on this special day, give us a call or shop our collection. Because flowers are always the perfect gift.  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

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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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Appropriate Funeral Florals

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For 18 years, Beneva Florist has been Sarasota’s first choice to accent all of life’s occasions with beautiful flowers. While there are many happy events, sometimes we have to face the loss of a friend or family member. When the time comes, our team is here to provide you with the flowers you will need to remember them with compassion and respect.

Customary Funeral Florals
: These elongated, graceful stems are also called sword lilies, their name borrowed from the weapons of the Roman gladiators. This connection signifies integrity of character, remembrance, loyalty, and moral strength; and is therefore a meaningful flower for funeral services for those we love. However, they are not the only flower that is considered appropriate, as roses, lilies and carnations are also commonly used for memorial arrangements. Continue reading

Dorm Room Decorating for Your Student

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There are many things to consider when going away to school – and dorm room decorating is just one of them, With so many things on your to-do list (and because you are most likely feeling a little nervous as well) the staff at Beneva Flowers is here to help. We have some great ideas that will brighten your dorm space – some classic, some unique and some that are sure to spark a conversation with your new roommates!

Getting Started: Aside from your most comfortable pillow, favorite posters, and a photo or two from home, the quickest way to add the special something to your new room is with a green plant. Not only do these awesome plants help to keep the air clean and free of toxins, but they immediately make any space feel more homey and comfortable.  Continue reading

Hydrangea Floral Designs

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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

Celebrate Independence with Patriotic Flowers

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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

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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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