Making a container garden is a simple and easy way to incorporate beautiful plants and flowers in your limited space. Whether you’re decorating a front porch, back lanai, or small indoor apartment space, you can absolutely have beautiful greenery and colorful flowers all around you. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we have everything you need to create container gardens of various sizes, shapes and colors. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind when designing your own balanced container garden.
For thousands of years and in many different cultures around the world, the practice of meditation has been used to promote peace, still the mind and soul, and find balance. And who doesn’t need a bit of peace and balance these days? At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we have many of the materials you’ll need to design your own meditation garden, either within your home or outdoors. Having the right surroundings for meditative practice is not required, but certainly helps to bring your senses into alignment with your meditative state. Here are a few pointers for getting started and to inspire you as you create your own meditation garden.
By now, you and your besties have tried the holiday cookie exchange, makeover nights and the painting-and-wine classes. You’re looking for a fresh spin on the girls’ night out, or a theme for your next event that will bring a flair of inspiration to the group. The newest trend we at Cascade Floral Wholesale are seeing is floral design bars. Bring your closest friends together along with a basic variety of flowers, floral design materials, and a how-to video to follow. Throw in some champagne and brunch-type snacks and you have a fun afternoon of girl time with a great take-away: beautiful floral bouquets and a new skill!
Every florist knows the challenges of creating gorgeous floral arrangements and keeping them fresh for as long as possible. The way you cut, hydrate, style and arrange your blooms all make a difference in how long they will stay fresh and beautiful. Here, the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some of our best florists’ hacks for keeping your floral arrangements looking good as long as possible. Try a few of these tricks the next time you design beautiful floral arrangements for your home or office and see if they don’t create long-lasting blooms you’ll love.
Spring is in the air, and that means we can plan on seeing tulips in gardens, flower shops and throughout homes soon. As soon as the weather warms and the ground thaws, tulips are back in bloom. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we love working with tulips. They have a rich history that dates back to ancient Persia, and they send messages of perfect love to their recipients. Plus they dress up any room in your home, and not just for Easter. Tulips are the quintessential flower of spring and as it approaches, we’re as excited as you are to announce its arrival!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about that special someone in your life (or the one you’d like to bring into your world someday soon!). While there are plenty of ways to let someone know how you feel about them, at Cascade Floral Wholesale we think the best way to express your feelings is with flowers! And on Valentine’s Day, we believe it’s best when those flowers are roses. But it’s important to know what each color represents when sending roses. While the meaning behind many other flowers tended to go by the wayside at the end of the Victorian era, the meaning behind rose colors still stands strong today. Make sure you say what you mean when sending flowers to your sweetie!
There are so many times in life when flowers express our feelings better than words. While flowers used to carry very specific meanings that were taken seriously in the Victorian era, they haven’t totally lost their significance. In fact, these days many people love attaching deeper meaning and symbolism to gifts and treasures. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we know which flowers express romantic feelings and sentiments best. As Valentine’s Day approaches and wedding season is right around the corner, we want to share with you the best blooms to share with your sweetie.
These classics get their own category because when it comes to romance, roses stand alone. Luscious, fragrant, and timeless, the only real decisions you’ll make are which color and how many. Pinks, reds, and oranges are best for expressing deep love and desire, while white speaks to the purity and yellow embraces friendship. Choose wisely when selecting rose colors, but trust that the roses themselves will communicate your message beautifully.
The bright bursts of color inherent in tulips and lilies bring the cheerfulness of spring into full focus. Send lovely, happy tulips to communicate how happy you are as a new relationship blooms. These bring positive energy and uplifting thoughts. Lilies are a little more serious but no less beautiful. Let white or pink stargazer lilies show your partner how valuable they are to you.
More unique than traditional roses, orchids are among the most exotic flowers we know. Communicate how rare and unique your love is when you send a beautiful stem of orchids in her favorite color. Lilacs are a gorgeous way to express fresh, new love with a bouquet of tumbling purple or magenta blooms.
A sweet relationship deserves a sweet sentiment, and all three of these flowers deliver! Carnations have often been associated with more introverted types. So if your partner or newfound love seems a bit shy, she might prefer carnations to a more showy bloom. Daisies are the epitome of cheerfulness and will brighten her day, just like she brightens yours. Alstroemeria add a touch of drama while still making a beautiful friendship gift. If you’re enjoying your new friend but hope to take it to another level, these Peruvian lilies just might do the trick.
Tell your partner how charming and attractive you find them with any shade of ranunculus you like. These rounded, frilly blooms are luscious and extravagant…and available all year round! Maybe this is just part of the reason they’re considered among the favorite flowers chosen for weddings. Camellias add a touch of romance to any setting. Soft and delicate, these natives to Japan and China whisper messages of faithfulness and longevity to all who receive them.
Sending flowers is often seen as a romantic gesture, but when you send a bouquet of one of these extra-romantic flowers, your message will be clear. Take a moment to consider your partner’s favorite colors and flowers, but also feel free to choose flowers that communicate the special message you want to say. Talk to the professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale to learn more about the best flowers to send to your special someone the next time you’re feeling a little romantic.
Moving into the New Year often means making a few positive changes in your life. Many people focus on their health, finances or relationships. But have you considered focusing on the plants in your life as a means of self-care? Plants and flowers can be a source of great joy and personal satisfaction, plus sharing the fruits of your labors can be a great way to reinforce relationships. Here, the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some great ideas about how to include plants and flowers in your New Year’s Resolutions. We have ideas that are long-lasting and easy to fulfill from Day 1.
One of the most mysterious, sultry blooms to be found today is the ranunculus. This beautiful, rose-like bloom is frequently used in bouquets everywhere, from home decorating to wedding bouquets. However, these gorgeous blooms have a rich history, dating back to the 13th century and enjoyed by kings the world over. With a deep, specific meaning, it’s easy to see why ranunculus were sent to communicate strong feelings. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we’re always excited to showcase these amazing blooms. Here are just a few reasons we love ranunculus and think you will too.
Creating gorgeous floral arrangements for your home or office can be a truly satisfying endeavor. You’re cutting, trimming, arranging and placing the perfectly shaped blooms in the right color patterns that brighten every room in your home. However, that satisfaction will fizzle quickly if your blooms don’t turn out like you’d hoped, or if they wilt and die too quickly. Here, the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale offer some really cool tricks you probably haven’t tried yet. Check them out, try a few, and see what exciting new twists you can add to your floral design repertoire!
Every florist faces the challenge of keeping flowers as fresh as possible, for as long as possible. Between styling, arranging and designing beautiful, unique floral designs, flowers can start to appear less-than-fresh before they’re even sent to the recipient. But the best florists have a few tricks up their sleeves to keep those blooms beautiful and long-lasting. Now the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale are sharing these insider tips with you. Create gorgeous floral designs that will last and delight your recipients with full, lush flowers every time.
Whether you have kids around for the summer or full-time, it’s always smart to have a few projects on the back burner to stave off boredom. Creating projects that take you outside and teach children about nature are great ways to encourage a love for flowers, gardens and the great (backyard) outdoors. These backyard and garden-friendly projects from Cascade Floral Wholesale are all things you can do together, getting you and your kids outside and working with your hands.
When you’re arranging summer florals, or simply want to design a look that feels warm and sunny, tropical flowers are the way to go. With bright pops of colors and big, bold shapes, designs featuring tropical flowers are sure to bring a cheerful coastal vibe to any setting. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale are excited about our tropical collection and want to share with you the many ways you can include tropical flowers in your newest collections.
These days, DIY is everywhere. If you have the time to learn a new skill or craft, it can be very exciting to put your new trade to use. For those who love growing, sending, or decorating with flowers, this piece is for you! Being able to grow your own flowers is one thing, but can you present them in a beautiful, stylish way that will make your friends and family swoon? Here, the professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale will walk you through the basic steps of arranging a bouquet of flowers and include several great ideas for wrapping your blooms in a stylish and personal way. Take a look!
If you’re planning a small, intimate affair for your wedding, it’s fun to explore the possibility of creating some of your food, decor, or floral arrangements yourself. Not only does this help you stretch your wedding budget significantly, but it also adds a personal touch to your event that creates a unique vibe. For DIY wedding flowers, there are several things to keep in mind. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have some great tips for making your DIY florals look amazing.
As one of the most symbolic flowers around, with a rich history of meaning and iconic showings, the Rose is a flower preferred by many. This month, we celebrate roses in all their glory, and for good reason! June is National Rose Month, a time for romance, weddings, summer evenings and bright sunny skies. June has arrived and along with it, roses in every form. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale celebrate the rose with you by offering some history and symbolism, as well as a few tips and ideas about sending roses this month.
Summer is here and bright, colorful blooms are exactly what we’re all looking for! Bold colors, big, showy flower heads and plenty of fresh green foliage comprise some of the best summer bouquets. When you use flower varieties that are long-lasting, your summer bouquets can take on even more substance. With the wild and free vibes that define summer, your summer bouquets will be enjoyed all season long. The floral professionals at Cascade Floral Wholesale have plenty of great tips and tricks for using the most long-lasting blooms in your summer arrangements. Give your customers what they’re looking for this season- beautiful, lasting bouquets inspired by the warmth and color of the season.
In these uncertain times when people are stuck at home, in the hospital or nursing homes, sending flowers is a special way to connect and let loved ones know you’re thinking about them. Not only is it proven that receiving flowers makes us feel good, it’s also a great way to communicate a specific message. Different flowers represent different meanings, so sending just the right bouquet can truly let a loved one know you’re thinking of them, you miss them and you hope to see them soon. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have a few tips to keep in mind when sending flowers to someone who can’t get out and about as often as they’d like. Take a look then choose to stock up on the blooms your customers are likely to send to their favorite people.
One thing all moms tend to have in common when it comes to gifts: homemade is best. Moms love gifts from the heart, so this Mother’s Day, Cascade Floral Wholesale has put together some fabulous Do-It-Yourself gift ideas for moms. Simple enough for even the craft-challenged and too cute to pass up, you’ll love creating these gifts almost as much as mom will love receiving them. Your thoughtful time and effort will bring a huge smile to her face and give her a beautiful keepsake that shows how much you love her. Take a look at some of these great ideas, then get busy! You may even tuck a few ideas away for mom’s birthday, as well!
Spring is finally here and its arrival is never more prevalent than when we start to see daisies popping up everywhere! These bright, cheerful blooms are the quintessential symbol that spring has arrived, but they also symbolize a rich history worldwide. Hailed as the oldest known flower in recorded history, there is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians grew daisies in their own gardens for medicinal purposes. Used throughout the world to heal everything from coughs and fevers to dermatological conditions and topical wounds, this amazing little flower brings a lot to the table. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale are excited to provide you with the best and brightest daisies spring has to offer. Once you learn more about these innocent blooms, you’ll want to get your hands on a few yourself!