Beneva Flowers & Gifts

Beneva Flowers & Gifts

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2018’s Modern Nature

International Floral Distributors has identified four floral design trends for 2018, and though we here at Beneva Flowers are in love with them all, there's one that really feels near and dear to our heart. It's a look we think we've perfected, and one that makes a big impact in the home. IFD calls it "Incarnation of Earths Element," a definite mouthful, but an accurate one. This style embodies organic minimalism. It's earthy and rustic, yet when paired with geometric shapes (or sculpted into them) becomes contemporary. We're calling it modern nature. Read More about 2018’s Modern Nature »
Posted by beneva on December 15, 2017 Flowers

Holiday Gifts For The Heart And Soul

Beneva Flowers is proud to show off some highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide, which features the best seasonal blooms and plants (along with gourmet goodies) to give as gifts this year. All year long, we anticipate winter and its appreciation for texture, rich color, natural accents and creative displays. Its flowers can be fun, elegant, whimsical and glamorous; in many cases, two or three of those at once! What our gifts - floral and otherwise - all have in common is that they are great for the spirit. Peek inside our guide for some real gift-giving inspiration! Read More about Holiday Gifts For The Heart And Soul »
Posted by beneva on December 7, 2017 Christmas Holidays

Impress Them With Your Secret Santa Gift

Secret Santa - a group gift swap where presents are given anonymously - has been around for a very long time. It can be traced to Scandinavia, in fact, where it first existed as the "Julklapp" or "Christmas Knock," which was carried off by a very Santa Claus-like figure. Back then, if you heard a knock on your door, you'd open it to find a gift and no one there. The giver would have run off, preserving his anonymity. Sometimes, he'd leave a few lines of verse behind as a clue with his gift. Today, variations on the Secret Santa theme cross the globe, each with their own take. Here in the U.S., we typically draw names to find out who we'll be buying for. Then, we select our gift, wrap it up and leave it for them to find. After that, it's a guessing game. At Beneva Flowers, we want to help you pick out the perfect thing for your recipient this year. Read More about Impress Them With Your Secret Santa Gift »
Posted by beneva on December 1, 2017 Christmas

Giving Back to the Community with Flowers

Giving Tuesday is November 28, and we here at Beneva Flowers are here to help you participate. The best way to do that? Through flowers, we say. We don't limit our giving to just one day; in fact, we're devoted to being charitable year round. Flowers, as we all know, make a wonderful gift. They're usually an unexpected gesture, a sweet reminder that we're thought about and cared for, as well as a fresh and beautiful item to admire. Combine the giving of flowers with giving to your favorite charity, and it's impossible not to feel good. Read More about Giving Back to the Community with Flowers »
Posted by beneva on November 24, 2017 Arrangement Flowers Gifts

Give the Office the Gift of Holiday Flowers

What's the trick to winning Christmas this year in your office? A gorgeous box of holiday blooms, of course. Whether you drew your boss in secret Santa or want to surprise the intrepid team working your front desk, you can't go wrong with gifting your colleagues a luxurious seasonal arrangement. Besides, our workplaces are likely already decorated with garland, poinsettias and wreaths, so we at Beneva Flowers say go the flower route (though we've got the poinsettias and plants, too!). Read More about Give the Office the Gift of Holiday Flowers »
Posted by beneva on November 15, 2017 | Last Updated: November 17, 2017 Christmas

Gracious Centerpieces for Thanksgiving

We at Beneva Flowers love Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the flowers. As we gather around our tables to feast and give thanks, we're welcomed by the scent of delicious food, the richly-textured table linens, the warm glow from candles. There's chatter among family and friends, and the clink of china and silverware as we fill our plates with helping after helping of the season's best comfort food. And in the middle of all that, there's the floral centerpiece, which, when done well, really captures the atmosphere. Read More about Gracious Centerpieces for Thanksgiving »
Posted by beneva on November 10, 2017 Fall Flowers Thanksgiving

Gift Baskets for Incredible Hosts

We here at Beneva Flowers never turn down an opportunity to promote flowers as the best gift you could give, or receive, for that matter. But sometimes it's fun to mix it up a bit. One of those times is during Thanksgiving. Like many Americans, you may not be spending Thanksgiving in your own home, but instead going to someone else's. And while you may be contributing an item to the holiday menu, your host or hostess is likely working overtime to provide you and the other guests with a glorious spread and a gorgeous table, along with snacks, drinks, dessert and decor. It's for this very reason that it's customary to offer them a host or hostess gift. Read More about Gift Baskets for Incredible Hosts »
Posted by beneva on November 1, 2017 | Last Updated: November 3, 2017 Exclusive Products Thanksgiving

Red Rules for Veterans Day

Every year, November 11 brings us Veterans Day, a time reserved to honor both our active and retired military and to reflect on their brave efforts to keep our country safe. It's also an occasion to personally thank them for their service, and we here at Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes know a little something about that. If you're going to send a floral gift, think in theme and try to bring in colors from the flag, especially its boldest hue. We say that for Veterans Day, red rules. Read More about Red Rules for Veterans Day »
Posted by beneva on October 27, 2017 | Last Updated: November 3, 2017 Plants

Mums, Fall’s Biggest Floral

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 Fall Flowers

Hauntingly Fun Halloween Designs

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 Halloween