Entertaining in summertime is its own reward. The mood is lighter and freer. The food is fresh, the flowers are blooming, the wine is flowing. This is the time to serve up a bounty of seasonal delights on the table—salmon, ceviche, a perfectly grilled steak, a blueberry pie. The key words for entertaining during this time of the year are fresh, bright and juicy. If you can evoke the garden, you should. A bowl full of a heaping salad laden with fresh veggies makes for the perfect first bite. Given that so many of our flowers are at their peak, you’ll want to have a centerpiece (or two) that is just as inviting and as glorious as the meal you’re serving. Casas Adobes Flower Shop has a romantic summertime design in mind.
We here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop are enormous fans of June. In this month alone there are more marriages than at any other time in the year. Which means not only are there weddings happening in abundance, but anniversaries too. The flowers in June blossom as though they were designed exclusively for romantic ceremonies and events—we should know, we provide plenty for weddings. There are a number of absolutely perfect floral designs we can offer our partners for our anniversaries, all of them able to conjure the magic of our weddings, no matter how long ago they might have been.
Did you know the very first Father’s Day was one that was gripped in tragedy? The history of Father’s Day is much richer than a simple card once a year. In 1908, a movement was started to honor over 200 men who died in the worst mining explosion in American history. The event left over 1,000 children fatherless, so the men were remembered on the third Sunday in June in a Methodist Church in Fairmont, West Virginia. Today, we still recognize our fathers on Father’s Day for the amazing sacrifices they make for us each and every day. At Casas Adobes Flower Shop, we want to make your Father’s Day as memorable as possible. Talk to one of our floral specialists about the best way to honor your dad this year.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been friends with your BFF—five years or 25—you’re sure it’s going to last forever and you can’t imagine anything ever coming between you. This is the person who listens to your longest stories, shows up on your darkest days and understands you to the core (sometimes even more than you understand yourself). A best friend is that rare and precious person who comes into your life and feels like she’s been there forever. You don’t know how you got along before her, or how you’d get along without her. This is what National Best Friend’s Day celebrates on June 8, and Casas Adobes Flower Shop has just the flowers to offer in tribute to one of your deepest bonds.
If there’s one thing we love here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop, it’s the change of seasons. Fall to winter, winter to spring and—maybe the most glorious of all—spring to summer. There are a bevy of seasonal flowers that open up in spring and carry right into summer, such as hydrangea, dahlia, marigold and more. It’s as though the two seasons conspired to shower us in the most beautiful and dazzling of blossoms through the warmer months. It’s our pleasure to offer you a window into what summer will look like, flower-wise, even as we bid adieu to spring.
We’ve got many patriotic holidays on the calendar, but the only one dedicated to honoring those troops who sacrificed their lives for their country is Memorial Day. This May 28th, join Casas Adobes Flower Shop in remembering our fallen heroes. The three-day weekend ensures that we have ample time to gather with friends and family to do just that, and many of us will be hosting dinners and barbecues to both herald the arrival of summer and to pay our respects to the men and women in our lives whose courage has impacted so many. If you’re hosting a gathering (or attending one) where there is a guest of honor—someone who is particularly feeling a loss right now—offer them a gift of flowers that reflects your support and acknowledgement.
If you’re planning on giving flowers to the mamas in your life this May 13th, you’re not alone. Americans will spend over 2 billion dollars on their floral gifts for mom this month, and Casas Adobes Flower Shop is prepared for the requests of fathers, kids and of course everyone else for gorgeous ones. We’ve been fairly categorical about it, selecting our most mom-worthy bouquets and designs for inclusion in a gallery of Mother’s Day looks, each one more lovely than the next. But of course what you buy depends on the mom you’re buying for.
School is nearly out, and you know what that means: a whole new crop of graduates, fresh off to college come fall. We here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop are looking ahead to the graduations, award ceremonies, proms and parties that will fill the coming season with the sound of applause and congratulations. It’s as customary to offer flowers to a graduate as it is to wear them to prom; in fact, this is a time where flowers are often called upon to assist in providing a festive or formal tone to end of the school year events and celebrations.
Make Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Weeks count this year (yes, they fall on the same week, May 6 through May 12) and offer the wonder women in your life a flower design that communicates your appreciation and admiration. These are fields dominated mostly by women, women who are mentors and mamas, sisters, cousins, friends, neighbors and colleagues. They are women who educate, nurture and empower. They deserve a gift as vibrant and alive as they are.
Earth Day is April 22, and we here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop love watching our community come together to celebrate Mother Earth through recycling drives, plantings, clean-ups—you name it. There are so many ways to carry out Earth Day’s mission, which is to promote environmental awareness and remind the global community that we’re all stewards of the planet. We think this begins at home, and we’ve devised a creative way to teach our kids (and ourselves) that caring for our Earth is more than something we do for one day but a way of life.