How To Entertain With Roses This Fall (In Your Cocktails, Too!)

If you’re looking for a fun new entertaining idea for fall, look no further, City Line Florist ‘s got you. While it’s one thing to spice up your tablescape with a new, harvest-hued piece, we can go one better: serve up some edible flowers alongside those vased blooms! Both food and drink recipes that make use of consumable flowers are trending right now, popping up on menus and in magazines, much to the delight of foodies and flower-lovers alike.

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Self Care Awareness Month Calls for Plants

City Line Florist is in full support of self-care awareness, and so is September. As the officially designated month for such things, September serves to remind us to slow down and to take a little time for ourselves. With the holidays right around the corner, whatever we can do to preserve and enhance our well-being is good. One of the best ways to do that is to welcome a plant into our space.

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Flowers That Reveal As Much As They Conceal

Have you ever received a gift or flowers from a secret admirer? The swell of emotions that someone out there is thinking of you can only be overshadowed by the mystery of who might have sent it. If you’ve ever been the sender, you have probably even felt the flutter of nerves, wondering if your secret crush has any idea their gift is from you. The floral designers at City Line Florist have created some amazingly beautiful and mysterious pieces to send from a secret admirer. Just be sure to reveal yourself before too long!

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Flowers That Convey Love And Tradition

City Line Florist loves a good sense of tradition, and why wouldn’t we? Our business is flowers, a field (no pun intended) crowded with customs and rituals. With Grandparents Day on the horizon (September 9), we’re thinking about those traditions we’ve inherited from the most cherished elders in our lives, and especially the ones that relate to flowers.

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Serene, White Flowers For End Of Summer

It’s the end of summer, and we can finally breathe again. In fact, Labor Day, which falls every year on the first Monday in September, is a day designed for us to do just that. Not only devised to celebrate the American worker, this is a day to devoted to letting those workers rest. City Line Florist thinks it’s the perfect moment to introduce some white flowers into your home as a kind of refresher and re-set before the onset of fall. And yes, you can enjoy white fashion and white flowers any time of year, we promise.

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Beautiful, Bee-Friendly Flowers

When it comes to bees, City Line Florist is a fan. A major one, in fact. How could we not be? Bees are responsible for pollinating 80% of all flowering plants. That includes the vast majority of our major food crops, the ones we consume on a daily basis. Scientists estimate that one in three bites we eat comes from plants pollinated by bees. Yes, this humble insect is one of the most important creatures on the planet.

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Where To Put Those Fresh New Flowers

City Line Florist knows that when we send you home with some beautiful flowers—or deliver them to someone else on your behalf—you’re faced with a major dilemma . . . Where to put them??

Relax, we got you. It turns out that some flowers truly are better off in certain places over others. Orchids don’t mind the subtropical heat of your bathroom, for instance, while a riot of roses do well in a larger space where their fragrance isn’t overwhelming. Plants love a sunny spot in the kitchen, while desk gardens are, well, the perfect de-stresser on your desk.

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Flower Gifts That Pass Every Test

City Line Florist knows how important it is to start off the school year well, and whether you’re the student or your kids are, it always helps to make a great first impression with your teacher. Now, we’re not suggesting you do anything that would earn you a reputation for polishing that apple a little too enthusiastically; we’re simply suggesting that you pick up a vivid array of flowers or a desktop garden as a gift to both the teacher and the whole class. What better way to establish a great relationship with everyone than to offer the whole gang a gift?

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We’ve Handpicked The Best Floral Festivals

Have flowers, will travel should be your motto for 2018 and 2019. In the sense that if a place has flowers, you will travel to see them.

Let us at City Line Florist explain: Every spring and summer across the country, there are dozens and dozens of floral festivals and other such flower events. These destinations celebrate their most iconic flower when it’s in full bloom, creating a festive event around it that typically involves parades, food, music and hundreds (if not thousands) of the bloom at the center of it. We’ve rounded up four of the top such festivals for your attention—and your calendar. But first, the floral attractions in our own neck of the woods you’ll want to visit, including West Hartford’s Rose Gardens at Elizabeth Park, Griswold’s Buttonwood Farm, Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth and White Flower Farm in Morris.

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A Flower Music Mix That Will Set The Mood For Summer

Among the great songs of life, there are a whole crop of tracks inspired by flowers. It seems the floral landscape has provided fodder for earnest crooners and rock gods alike. City Line Florist feels that it’s the perfect moment to craft yourself a summer playlist that is filled with songs that celebrate the natural world; after all, this is the time of year when we’re most enjoying the outdoors. So pop in your earbuds and charge up the sound dock, summer’s soundtrack is here!

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