As a family-run business now in its third and fourth generations, Kittelberger Florist has a strong appreciation for tradition. September 9 is Grandparents Day, and one of the best ways to honor our cherished elders is to maintain the customs and rituals they passed down to us. Flower work is filled with gift exchange traditions, and flowers are great way to connect our youngest generations with our oldest ones. Read More about How Flowers Become Traditions
One of the best ways to celebrate Labor Day is the way in which it was intended---as a day of rest. In the late 19th century, it became clear that the American worker's efforts deserved some recognition, and ultimately, the first Monday in September was adopted nationally as the time to give it. It has since evolved into the long weekend that, along with Memorial Day, bookends the summer. As such, it's been used as an opportunity to dictate fashion choices (that "no white after Labor Day" rule is the brainchild of wealthy New York socialites), as well as an opportunity to gather with friends and family for pool parties and barbecues. It's our opinion here at Kittelberger Florist that no matter how you spend September 3, that you maintain a sense of tradition and let this be a day of rest and relaxation. Read More about Freshen Up End Of Summer With This White Bouquet
Kittelberger Florist & Gifts spends a lot of time thinking about flowers, naturally, and we're here to tell you, they can do a lot more for a room than just make it look good.
The trick is matching a floral design to the room it's best suited for. To do that, take a step back from marveling at your gorgeous new blooms and ask some serious questions about where they should live. Such as? Well, begin by assessing the scale of the design. Tall flowers like gladiolus provide a lot of drama and color given their stack-upon- stack of blooms. Place them in a tall foyer or on an accent table in a living room. Been graced with an orchid? Let it live next to the tub in the bathroom (and near a window) where it will love the occasional subtropical temps. Read More about The Right Room For Those Blooms
If a dinner party isn't already on the books for you this June, clear a night. There's something about early summer's easy elegance that invites us to host farm-to-table inspired dinners, complete with heaping bowls of salad decked with fresh veggies, platters of salmon, dishes of ceviche, cups of gazpacho and the promise of a sweet sorbet for dessert. The menu for a summer party is full of bright, vibrant flavor, and the flowers we pair with our feast should follow suit (not to mention the wine). Among Kittelberger Florist & Gifts' seasonal inventory are a few standout designs that were created with the summer table in mind. Read More about A Pretty Little Thing For Your Summer Table
There are more reasons to love summer than we here at Kittelberger Florist & Gifts can count, and near the top of the list is the flowers and plants it gives us. "A veritable rainbow" comes to mind. We're looking ahead to the enticing blooms of late spring and early summer, leaving behind the Easter-pastel palette of March and April in favor of bolder, jazzier colors and wilder, more lush designs. Summer's crop promises to be fragrant, boldly-colored and shaped and just perfect for placing on both the patio table or the dining one. Read More about Early Summer In A Vase