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Add a Lush Look to Your Patio, Porch, or Balcony with Hanging Plants and Flowers

v4Flowers are beautiful no matter how they are presented. However, a unique way to showcase them outside on your patio, porch, or balcony is to use hanging baskets full of flowers, blooming plants, and greenery. This is especially nice if you do not have a garden or backyard to enjoy nature to its fullest. This blog post offers some care tips for hanging baskets as well as showcases some of the designs we have available for local delivery in the Denver area.

Choosing a Spot

Too much sun is not a good thing for hanging flower baskets because the sun’s rays can damage the flowers. Each hanging basket of different flower varieties has different requirements in terms of the amount of light it needs to thrive. Check the directions that come with the hanging basket or check with a florist. You should keep watering until the water comes out the drip holes in the bottom of the basket.v3

Figure out what area of your patio or balcony offers enough of both light and shade to help your flowering basket. Flowers like fuchsia and impatiens do well in partial shade while geraniums and petunias like sun.

Watering and Feeding

Because of their location outdoors, these hanging baskets can dry out quickly. That’s why it is important to regularly check them and make sure they stay hydrated. Typically, you may need to water these hanging baskets on a daily basis or even twice a day in the summer when the temperatures rise. You can also use a drip system attached to your balcony or porch to maintain a certain level of moisture.

The hanging flower baskets also need feeding and fertilizing to grow and stay healthy, so the soil nutrients have to be regularly replenished. This is especially the case because of the continual watering that tends to wash away the nutrients. You can opt for liquid fertilizers or time-released fertilizers. You don’t want to put too much fertilizer as this will burn the plants and roots.v1


Trimming, or deadheading as it is commonly known, is important to do as the blooms begin to fade. Doing this will encourage new flowers to blossom and new branches to grow.

Our Hanging Flower and Plant Baskets

We’ve recently expanded our collection of outdoor flowers and plants with new hanging baskets, including fuchsia hanging baskets and moss hanging baskets. Visit our Denver flower shop to see how beautiful and fresh these hanging baskets can be as part of your outdoor décor. Of, you can shop online for local delivery of these stunning flower baskets.v2

Flower Ideas for Birthdays

v1Flowers are always a favorite for birthdays because they are bright and cheerful, reflecting the happiness you feel to be sharing another year with this special person whether they are a friend, family member, spouse or colleague. Birthday flowers can really be any type of flower arrangement, so sometimes having so many options are more challenging than having a limited selection.

To help you decide on what to get for that special someone’s birthday, we’ve put together some ideas for you!

Favorite Colors & Varieties

The best place to start with a birthday flower arrangement is to pick a favorite color or favorite variety or both. There are many flower arrangements that can be designed to suit a favorite color, variety, or both. v2

For example, the Color Your Day with Happiness Bouquet features an array of pink flowers, including fuchsia roses and pink gerbera daisies mixed with other flowers in a bright pink quart size decorative paint can that serves as the vase. Other arrangements are available in other paint can colors with accompanying flower colors.

Unique Flower Arrangements

Something that stands out in a crowd is always a great idea because it will be very memorable to the recipient. That’s why we offer many very unique flower arrangement designs for birthdays.

These include flower cakes, such as the Wonderful Wishes Floral Cake that includes white chrysanthemums, green button poms, pale yellow carnations and magenta mini carnations presented on a cake plate. v3

We also have some unique flower arrangements in the shape of a present, including All Wrapped Up. This is a flower arrangement with yellow lilies, carnations, and sunflowers arranged in a cube vase and finished with a plaid ribbon.

Flowers with Extras

Flowers are fun but those with extras like balloons are even better. We’ve got all types of Mylar balloons that can be added to floral bouquets or even stuffed animals that can accompany your birthday arrangement.

For example, the Happy Blooms Basket comes with a Happy Birthday balloon that is tucked into a whitewash willow handled basket full of Asiatic lilies, lavender chrysanthemums, lavender carnations, purple monte casino asters, green button poms and lush greenery.v4

Birthday Flower Delivery

We deliver all over the country for birthdays as well as around the Denver area. Each hand arranged flower arrangement is also hand delivered. We work with trusted flower shop partners to serve all areas of the country with our beautiful birthday flower arrangement designs.

Celebrating Special Summer Days

v1v2Summertime is special for many reasons. It often means more time together as a family because the kids are out of school and there are vacations and fun to be had. There are also special celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more. However, there are also some special days in the month of July that offer a way to show your love for all members of your family.

July Special Days

These special days in July include some very special people in your life that you may not realize have an official day of recognition. These special days include:

  • Cousin’s Day on July 24th
  • Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26th
  • Father-in-Law Day on July 30thv3

Each of these days are a great way to take time out to let these people know just how much they are loved and appreciated as special members of your family.

Whether they are mentors or just a lot of fun, it’s important to let them know just how much you care for them and are glad they are family.

A Collection of Gifts for These Special Days

Often, these beloved family members live farther away or you don’t get a chance to see them as much as you would like. Working with us, you can find some great gifts that can be sent anywhere in the country or just down the street. We’ve put together a list here of great gift ideas for these special people:v4

  • A Splendid Day Bouquet contains lavender roses and monte casino asters, purple matsumoto asters, green hypericum berries, green button poms and greenery arranged in a clear glass bubble bowl vase.
  • The All Aglow Bouquet is punctuated with bright blooms, including peach roses, rose alstromeria, yellow mini carnations, green hypericum and lily grass in a clear glass cube vase.
  • The Thoughtful Expressions Bouquet features lavender roses, daisies, purple statice, matsumoto asters and lush greenery in a violet cube vase finished off with a lavender grosgrain ribbon.
  • The Succulent Garden is a succulent plant that has been presented in a Zen-like square container and makes a great long-lasting gift.v5
  • The Gourmet Basket could feed an army with cookies, crackers, sausage, cheese and other gourmet food delights. Baskets can be ordered in various sizes to accommodate the appetites of anywhere from six to over 14 people.v6
  • Your father-in-law will be sure to love these Godiva Milk Chocolate Cigars. There are four in a box and offer a delicious way to relax after a long day.

This is just a sampling of what we have available in our newly remodeled and expanded Denver flower shop as well as what we offer through our online flower shop. Order today!

Add Some Pop to Your Home or Office with Summer Flowers and Blooming Plants

drinksv1With summer in full swing, it is getting hot outside here in Denver. If you are spending more time indoors but still want to enjoy the brilliance of the summer season, why not add some summer flowers to your home or office? Better yet, you can also send these beautiful flowers or a blooming plant to a friend, family member, or colleague so they can also enjoy the colors of summer.

Our summer collection has arrived and it is brimming over with bursts of color and summer-themed flower arrangements. We are forecasting smiles everywhere when a loved one receives one of these fresh and fabulous flower arrangements. Here are some of the sunny highlights.

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We have a number of fun and festive flower arrangements themed after some of summer’s favorite adult drinks:

  • The Apple Martini Bouquet features green carnations and poms along with alstromeria and fresh greenery in a keepsake acrylic martini glass.
  • The Blue Hawaiian Floral Margarita has roses, blue delphinium and poms in an oversize margarita glass with faux pineapple pics and a paper umbrella
  • The Sangria Bouquet looks like the wine punch with a combination of roses, carnations, poms, statics and alostromeria all arranged in an acrylic martini glass. drinksv3

Iconic Summer Flower Arrangements

Some symbols just remind you of summer. That’s why we incorporated them in these unique summer flower arrangements:

  • The Weber Hot Off the Grill arrangement has red, yellow, and blue flowers in a keepsake Weber Grill container.
  • The Captain Carefree Bouquet has a number of bright blooms, such as yellow spray roses, blue delphinium, and white daisy spray chrysanthemums arranged in a boat container.

Sunny Smiles

We designed many of our summer flower arrangements to reflect the brightness of the season. Our favorites include:

  • The Soak Up the Sun Bouquet has alstromeria and sunflowers that have been arranged in a painted vase replete with many sunflowers.
  • Your Sweet Smile Bouquet has yellow and white roses along with a host of other flower varieties in a cylinder vase sure to brighten anyone’s day.
  • It’s Your Sunny Day brings together cremones, carnations, poms and monte casino asters in a glass cube that has been lined with yellow foam.drinksv4

Be sure to check out our entire summer flower arrangement selection online or visit our Denver flower shop!

Time to Celebrate the 4th of July

fourthv1This is the time of year for an Independence Day celebration whether it is a local event here in Denver or it is something you are hosting at home or in your neighborhood. Among the parades, picnics, barbecues and fireworks is the idea that we are celebrating our independence and freedom as a nation and as citizens of that nation.fourthv2

Denver 4th of July Celebrations

The Denver city website offers a long list of great events centered around the 4th of July. Here are some of the highlights:

  • There will be a free event at Civic Center Park on July 3, including an innovative light show and patriotic concert.
  • The Colorado Symphony will put on a concert at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on July 4th.
  • The Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park will have a fireworks display on July 4th.
  • The Park Hill 4th of Jul Parade is a family-friendly event with marching bands, floats, and acrobats.
  • There are many arts festivals over that weekend, including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and the First Friday Art Walkfourthv3

Our Independence Day Collection

This year’s collection of flower arrangements and displays for 4th of July is overflowing with patriotism and unique designs. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Cheers to the Red, White, and Blue is a unique arrangement in a large martini glass that contains red roses, white daisies, and blue delphinium, representing the colors of the American flag.fourthv4
  • Liberty Dreams Flower Cake is shaped as a flower cake arrangement with white daisy poms and red mini carnations along with a blue and white ribbon with a “cherry on top.”
  • Red, White and Blooming Cupcake is a real standout as it is designed to look like a cupcake made from white carnations arranged in a red cupcake container with a satin ribbon.
  • America the Beautiful is a stunning arrangement of red, white, and blue flowers in either a deep blue or red  glass cube that is topped off with an American flag.may20v1

Happy 4th from Us!

From the entire team at Veldkamps Flowers, we would like to wish all of you a very fun and safe 4th of July!

Flowers are One of the Best Ways to Say “Thank You!”

thanksv1While it seems like a small thing, those two words – thank you – mean a lot to someone who hears them because it sends the message that you appreciate what you did or said for them.thanksv2

There are many reasons to say thank you:

  • An employee or team did a great job on a project.
  • A teacher helped your child.
  • A friend was there when you needed them.
  • A client gave you work all year long.
  • A service person helped you with your home.
  • A neighbor watched your house while you were on vacation or pet sat for you.

These are just a few examples.

There are many ways to say thank you with a gift, but flowers are one of the nicest ways because it is most likely something that someone does not often buy for themselves.thanksv3

Our Thank You Flower Collection

That’s why we have put together a special collection of great Thank You flower arrangements that are bright and cheery. Here are some of our favorites in the collection:

  • The Thanks Bouquet is a bouquet design from FTD that shows gratitude with bright yellow roses, white daisies, hot pink mini carnations, yellow button poms and lush greenery in a green glass vase with a decorative tag that says “Thanks.”thanksv4
  • The Thanks to You Bouquet offers a beautiful bouquet of pink alstromeria, white daisies, and purple asters in a color swirled glass vase.
  • Be Happy Bouquet has roses and daisies arranged in a happy face mug.
  • Brighten Your Day features peach roses, gerbera daisies, and Asiatic lilies along with pink mini carnations, pink Asiatic lilies, bupleurum and variegated pittosporum in a clear glass vase.
  • Festive Big Hug Bouquet is a cute flower arrangement that has pink gerbera daisies, yellow Peruvian lilies, fuchsia mini carnations, purple statice and lush greens in a ceramic light green vase being hugged by a plush brown bear.thanksv5
  • Pour on the Pink  is a stunning arrangement in a pink pitcher that includes a wide range of flower varieties in various shades of soft pink.

Don’t forget that we also have cards, balloons, gift baskets and more if you want to add on to your thank you flowers!

Celebrating Dad!

FDv2We are ready for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15th with a new collection of Father’s Day flowers and gifts to tell that special dad, stepdad, or father-in-law just how much they are loved and appreciated. Are you ready?

If not or even if you just want some more gift ideas, we have quite a collection of unique floral designs, fun gifts, and custom flower arrangements to show dad just how much you love and appreciate him.

Your Suggestions Come to Life

We like to listen to you, our customers, and hear what you would like to see in terms of gifts and ideas for each special celebration in the year. We have taken many of these ideas and added them into our Father’s Day collection.FDv4

Listening to our customers helps our floral design team to be even more creative as well as provide new options that address the latest trends and interests of our customer base.

Flowers and Gifts Galore for Dear Dad

While dad may not be a flower lover, he might like some of the manly themed arrangements we have added. Or, of course, we know that the way to dad’s heart is through his stomach so there are also some delicious gifts to tempt him with.

Here are some of our personal favorites from the collection:

  • Weber King of the Grill is a flower arrangement that contains a bright bouquet of blue delphinium, red carnations, blue statice, yellow Viking spray chrysanthemums and spiral eucalyptus all arranged in a metal replica of the iconic charcoal kettle grill.FDv3
  • Jeep Wrangler King of the Road is another bright and cheerful flower arrangement displayed in a ceramic replica of this classic vehicle.
  • Our gourmet gift basket is chock full of delightful sweet and savory treats, including cheese, crackers, sausage, chocolates and more sure to delight dad.
  • The Go Local Gourmet gift basket contains products made in Colorado, including crops and artisanal products that are delicious and that support local businesses.FDv1

Father’s Day Delivery Schedule

Hand delivery of our gifts for Father’s Day is available on Sunday. Be sure to schedule your date and time well in advance with our team by phone, email, or in-store visit. This will ensure that Dad can enjoy it when you want him to and that it will fit in with all the other special stuff you have planned for him.

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