Mum's the word this Fall, as the season's biggest floral makes its highly anticipated debut. Since 3,500 years ago in China, mums have been celebrated for their particular beauty (as well as their healing properties!) and lauded as the "golden flower." Today, we find them cheering up gardens and doorsteps in planters, pots or set right into a waiting garden bed, a signal that Fall is here. At Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes, we're just as devoted to November's sunny bloom. Read More about Mums, Fall’s Biggest Floral »
Posted by beneva on October 20, 2017
| Last Updated: November 3, 2017
If ever there were a time to have some fun decorating your house, it's now. The most macabre of months provides all the excuse you need for some daring, whimsical decor, and that creative license extends to flowers. Hauntingly fun Halloween designs will bewitch your guests and bring some festive seasonal spirit into your home. To that end, Beneva Flowers is offering some frightfully delightful arrangements that are both gorgeous and ghoulish. There's no reason your designs can't be elegant, as with the Pumpkin Patch below, whose Jack-o-lantern toppers hover above a bed of roses and hydrangea. Read More about Hauntingly Fun Halloween Designs »
Posted by beneva on October 9, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
Although originally established in Cleveland - and still celebrated mainly in the Midwest and Northeastern United States - Sweetest Day has slowly been making its way across the country, and for good reason. This 100-year-old observance seeks to give small presents and surprises to those who may be going through a hard time, in order to give them encouragement. Whether a handwritten note or a bouquet of flowers, any gesture which brings a smile to someone's face is appropriate on Sweetest Day. Of course, as Sarasota's premiere florist, Beneva Flowers has the floral designs and gifts guaranteed to make their day. Read More about Sweetest Day Flowers & Gifts »
Posted by beneva on October 3, 2017
| Last Updated: October 6, 2017
We love Sarasota. Throughout the years, we have had the opportunity to experience life with the residents of this beautiful town – we’ve said “Happy Birthday” with colorful bouquets, and sent love notes with roses on Valentine’s Day. Read More about Halloween Pet Costume Contestants »
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! Read More about Floral Designs in Fall Colors »
Posted by beneva on September 13, 2017
| Last Updated: September 16, 2017
Experts 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! Read More about Flowers and Plants for Housewarming Gifts »
Homecoming weekend is a special time of remembrance and new memories, of old friends and time-honored rivalries. From the football game to the homecoming court, from the pep rallies to the last romantic dance, flowers play an important role, and the team at Beneva Flowers is ready to make your weekend one to remember!
Why Homecoming? The first homecoming weekend is believed to have been at the University of Missouri in 1910. Facing their rivals in a big game, the athletic department wanted to fill the stands, and so invited alumni to "come home" for the game. Over 10,000 responded, and homecoming tradition was born. Read More about Formal Homecoming Flowers for the Big Dance »
Posted by beneva on September 1, 2017
| Last Updated: September 3, 2017
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. Read More about Celebrating Grandparents Day »
Posted by beneva on August 23, 2017
| Last Updated: August 29, 2017
Each and every birthday celebrant is special and unique, and each deserves a bouquet that reflects how amazing they are. The floral designers at Beneva Flowers are always hard at working creating beautiful arrangements, and when it comes to celebrating September birthdays, we have some great ideas for you to consider.
For instance, the birthstone of September is the sapphire, and its vivid blue color is inspiration for striking designs. Additionally, the birth flower of the month is the aster, a popular cut flower which offers the choice of many diverse colors. Which will you choose? Read More about Floral Arrangements for September Birthdays »
Posted by beneva on August 15, 2017
| Last Updated: August 20, 2017