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. Read More about Serene, White Flowers For End Of Summer »
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. Read More about Beautiful, Bee-Friendly 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. Read More about Where To Put Those Fresh New Flowers »
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? Read More about Flower Gifts That Pass Every Test »
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. Read More about We’ve Handpicked The Best Floral Festivals »
Posted by City Line Florist on July 23, 2018
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! Read More about A Flower Music Mix That Will Set The Mood For Summer »
Posted by City Line Florist on July 16, 2018
City Line Florist wants you to enjoy those flowers for as long as possible, or for your floral recipient to do the same. There are a few basic things you can do to ensure that your bouquet or arrangement is long-lived, and it takes almost zero effort to do them. Read on for our best tips and tricks. Read More about We Tell You How To Take Care Of Flowers »
Posted by City Line Florist on July 9, 2018
One of the most popular things to do in the summertime is to pack up the kids and take off to explore our great country. Whether you're visiting D.C., Philadelphia, New York or the Grand Canyon, these are the vacation trips that won't easily be forgotten, carrying with them the culture and character of each destination, as well as each one's rich history and varied landscape. Here at City Line Florist, we love to point out what flowers can do for the homes they find themselves in and the people who inhabit them. One of those things is that they can evoke the feeling of a place through the use of blooms specific to that region, as well as colors and textures inspired by its landscape. Read More about Travel The Great USA Without Leaving Your Couch »
Who says your 4th of July flowers have to be red, white and blue? Certainly not us here at City Line Florist.
Don't get us wrong, the classic American color scheme expresses pride, a sense of tradition and a whole lot of dignity. It references our flag, of course, and these are the colors we have long identified as reflecting our spunky, independent spirit and our rich history. But with plenty of patriotic decor options out there, we've likely got our national spirit covered. There's room for a floral design that takes a different approach. Read More about Flowers As Dazzling As Fireworks »
If you're planning a sweet summer soiree this June, you've come to the right place. City Line Florist is here to remind you that this is the season in which we see so many flowers hit their peak, making for a bevy of exciting floral options for your table. And while your focus may be on the food, you'll want to give a little thought as to what you'll contribute to the table beyond your feast. Picture it: A heaping salad in a generously-sized wooden bowl. A platter of salmon or an array of Spanish-inspired tapas down the center of the table. A pitcher of sangria or bottles of rose on the buffet, and a luscious dessert waiting in the wings. If you've gone to all the trouble to create a beautiful meal, you'll want to provide the flowers to match. Read More about Entertain Some Sunflowers While You’re At It »