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. Read More about Flowers for National Romance Month »
Posted by beneva on July 30, 2017
| Last Updated: August 6, 2017
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. Read More about Appropriate Funeral Florals »
Posted by beneva on July 26, 2017
| Last Updated: July 30, 2017
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. Read More about Dorm Room Decorating for Your Student »
Posted by beneva on July 17, 2017
| Last Updated: July 24, 2017
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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. Read More about Hydrangea Floral Designs »
Ah, 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. Read More about Create a Purposeful Flower Garden »
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. Read More about Celebrate Independence with Patriotic Flowers »
Posted by beneva on June 19, 2017
| Last Updated: June 25, 2017
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. Read More about Summer Flowers for your Sarasota Parties »
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. Read More about Anniversaries & Wedding Celebrations »
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. Read More about Beautiful Roses Showcased in June »
Posted by beneva on May 31, 2017
| Last Updated: June 4, 2017