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Thanking Friends During Friendship Week

The third week in August is traditionally Friendship Week. This year it is August 21st through August 27th so this is an opportunity to remind your friends just how much they mean to you and thank them for being there, listening, and having fun together. Friendships are often hard to find and make so when those special people come along that really make a difference in your life, it’s nice to let them know you value them. One of the most beautiful collections we have is the Better Homes and Gardens collection of floral designs. These sweet floral designs are a great example of the type of flower arrangements you might select for Friendship Week. Here are a few of the floral designs from that collection: • The Sunlit Meadows Bouquet has sunflowers, spray roses, mini carnations and daisies arranged in a ribbed aqua blue glass vase. • The Community Garden Bouquet features purple stock, golden alstromeria, yellow gerbera daisies, green button poms and purple Matsumoto aster in a lantern style vase that has been painted spring green. • The Pink Exuberance Bouquet offers roses and spray roses along with alstromeria and gerbera daisies in a deep berry glass vase

Celebrate National Smile Week in Denver and Around the Country

During the second week of each August, National Smile Week is celebrated throughout the country, including right here in Denver. It’s a positive celebration designed to make others feel better. It doesn’t take much to smile but it does so much in terms of mood and mental wellbeing. A smile can turn a person’s day around. This is a great time to think about who in your life you can bring a smile to with the gift of flowers, which are designed to make someone else happy. We have some great floral gift ideas that may help bring that smile to someone’s face. A great idea is our summer flower arrangements many of which are currently on sale like these beauties: • The Sunlit Wishes Bouquet has bright flowers like white stock, purple iris, lavender Monte Casino, orange mini carnations and roses, and yellow Asiatic lilies in a ceramic illusion vase that looks like a leaf-lined glass pillar. • The Garden Delight Bouquet has gerbera daisies, roses, spider mums and more in an art deco inspired vase. • Seaside Oasis is a sublime display of orange bi-color roses, yellow spray roses, yarrow, solidago, fern, salal, and orange dahlias in a

Get Ready to Enjoy the Summer Olympics with Flowers and Gift Baskets

Whether you are enjoying the Summer Olympics as a family or plan on having a viewing party, it’s a great idea to get some flowers and gift baskets together for décor and yummy snacks that everyone can enjoy. Here are some flower ideas: • The Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet offers 100 premium 24-inch red roses arranged in a pillow vase. It’s absolutely stunning! • The Cheery Sweet Bouquet has roses, alstromeria, and carnations in shades of white, green, and burgundy as well as daisies, button poms, and greenery that is presented in a red glass square gathering vase. • The Grand Occasion Bouquet is from the Vera Wang collection and includes red roses, white stock, white Asiatic lilies and lush greenery in a clear glass vase with a metallic silver pedestal. • The Patriotic Tears Bouquet has red roses, blue delphinium, and white stock along with red carnations and red hypericum in a cube vase. This can bring tears of joy as you cheer the U.S. team onto victory at the Summer Games. For gift baskets, we have many delicious choices to choose from: • The Go Local Gourmet Basket with Fruit has apple and pear sauce, high desert poppers,

August 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating Your Friends on International Friendship Day

While you love them dearly the whole year round there are certain special occasion days throughout the year where friends get their own day. This includes International Friendship Day on July 30th. It’s a time to recognize that you may have friends all over the world that you have met on your travels for work or pleasure or that have moved to other corners of the world. To help celebrate International Friendship Day, we have some beautiful flowers that you can send to show how much you value their friendship and place in your life, including this wide range of summer flowers: • Summer Brights is a warm floral display with yellow roses, daisy spray Viking chrysanthemums, and Asiatic lilies along with orange dahlias and alstromeria in a clear cylinder glass vase. • Beauty in Abundance is a refreshing flower arrangement with coral, green, and pink roses along with purple blooms. • Coastal Garden is a vibrant floral display with blue hydrangea, lime green carnations, and yellow roses in a keepsake Mason jar. • Garden Bouquet is another stunning flower arrangement of summer flowers, including roses, asters, daisy poms and more in another keepsake Mason jar. • The Lemon Martini

Beat the Heat of Summer with Gorgeous Summer Flowers

The temps have definitely gone sky high here in Denver, which means we are in the middle of summer and could use some relief. What better way to beat the summer heat than to add some soothing and colorful summer flowers to any room in your home. The Golden Visions Bouquet is a perfect summer flower arrangement, consisting of sunflowers and other yellow flowers like carnations, roses, and daisy poms along with solidago and bupleurum in an oval-shaped clear glass vase that has been wrapped with an aspidistra leaf. The Garden Delight Bouquet has gerbera daisies, spider mums, and fresh roses in an exclusive Art Deco green fluted vase. It’s a garden style design of stunning summer flowers. Summer Brights has yellow roses, orange dahlias and alstromeria, yellow daisy spray Viking chrysanthemums and Asiatic lilies together in a clear cylinder vase. The Pink Exuberance Bouquet is a Better Homes and Garden design. It has roses and spray roses, alstromeria, gerbera daisies and more in a deep berry glass vase that has been set in a black metal holder. Summer Dunes is a beach-themed flower arrangement that has roses, daisy poms, delphinium and carnations in a clear glass vase that has

Celebrating July Special Days with Summer Flowers

Beyond the 4th of July celebrations, July is chock full of special days that are celebrated each year in recognition of other people in your life that most likely have contributed in a meaningful way. These days are all designed around family members that help us remember just how important family members are to us in shaping who we are, passing on values and advice, and providing guidance as we grow up. In July, the special family-oriented days include: July 24 is Cousin’s Day and Parents’ Day July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day July 30 is Father-in-Law Day One way you can show your love and appreciation for these special people is with flower arrangements and bouquets. During July, summer flowers are a great choice for special flower arrangements or bouquets for these special days. Here are some great examples from our flower collections that illustrate a wide range of design styles and prices: Floral Embrace is a stunning array of roses, stock, sunflowers, alstromeria and lilies in a cylinder vase. The Always True Bouquet is a bold floral statement with orange roses and spray roses, hot pink mini carnations, dark pink Asiatic lilies, greenery and more in a

Summer Flowers Arrive for 4th of July and Summer Celebrations

We’re excited to have a wide selection of summer flowers now available in our Denver flower shop and garden center as well as seasonal plants, garden baskets, and garden supplies. Many of these summer flowers are already being used for summer weddings and summer events as well as summer parties like those coming up for the 4th of July. To show you what’s possible, check out these summer flower arrangements: Premium Long-Stemmed Roses Multicolored offers 18, 24, or 36 roses in an array of bright colors that reflect the warmth of the summer season. The Rose Lovers Bouquet offers pastel shades of lavender, peach and pink roses along with pink and purple wax flower and bupleurum. These are hand arranged in a gorgeous pink textured vase. The Blooming Vision Bouquet from the Better Homes and Garden Collection includes pink roses, mini carnations, and gerbera daisies arranged with white Monte Casino asters and greenery in a clear glass cube. The Sweet Devotion Bouquet showcases a stunning array of summer flowers in a lavender cut glass vase. The Dawning Delight Bouquet is arranged in a clear glass vase and features coral roses, green mini hydrangea, peach hypericum berries, lush greenery and rust-colored

Celebrating Those Special Dads on Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you can get Dad to show just how much you love and appreciate his protection, mentoring, and advice. We’ve put together a Father’s Day collection of flowers, plants, and treats that offer something for everyone and for every type of budget: Weber Hot Off the Grill offers a Weber Grill keepsake container that holds red, yellow, and blue blooms. Succulent Plant in a ’48 Ford Pickup is a keepsake container that holds a four-inch succulent plant. Lime-Licious Bouquet offers many shades of green flowers, including roses, carnations, mini carnations and button poms as well as white alstromeria and cushion poms. These are arranged in a green glass square gathering vase. Modern Dish Garden comes in a round resin container and holds a variety of green plants. Lucky Bamboo is a great gift that offers your Dad health, happiness, love and abundance. Premium Orchid Garden is a grouping of phalaenopsis orchids surrounded by green plants and an anthurium plant in a decorative wooden planter. Take Me Out to the Ballgame is a great gift basket that the Dad who loves baseball will enjoy. It has pistachios, peanuts,

Celebrating National Rose in Denver

June is one of our favorite months of the year here at Veldkamp’s Flowers. Not only has summer started, but we also get to decorate all types of summer weddings and summer events and celebrate our favorite flower – the rose. June is National Rose Month, and June 12th is Red Rose Day. As Denver’s favorite florist, we’re here to help you celebrate this beautifully themed month with our high-quality, vibrant roses in an array of colors, including red, of course. To illustrate just how diverse this flower can be, look at these examples of how we can display them for your home or for you to give as a gift: The Attraction Luxury Rose Bouquet showcases our 24-inch premium long-stemmed roses in a clear glass pedestal vase. The Breathless Luxury Rose Bouquet has 100 stems of our long-stemmed red roses in a clear glass, 13-inch pillow vase. The Love Medley Bouquet features a mix of red, pink, and hot pink roses along with red and pink spray roses in a silver mirrored cube vase. The Madly in Love Rose Bouquet offers lavender, red, and hot pink roses with red and coral spray roses in a red glass cube vase.

Celebrate National Gardening Exercise Day at Our Garden Center

June 6th is designated as National Gardening Exercise Day, which is designed to draw attention to the health benefits of gardening as well as encourage more people to take up this hobby. Whether you join a community gardening project in Denver, start your own, or just work in your own yard, this is a great day to celebrate nature as well a work with the Earth and your hands. If you are looking for a place to get gardening supplies in Denver, look no further than Veldkamp’s Flowers and our Garden Center. We have all types of flowers, green and blooming plants, containers, hanging baskets, garden tools and gifts. Here are some of the things you can expect to find in our Garden Center to get you started on National Gardening Exercise Day: Our outdoor plants selection includes numerous hanging baskets and patio pots. The 10” Hanging Geranium Basket is filled with pink or red geraniums. Others feature petunias or dragon wing begonias. The 10” Vintage Patio Pot is full of pink, blue, and yellow blooms. One of many gardening tools available is the Kneelo, which is a great gift for a gardener that allows you to work in a