Going somewhere this summer? Kittelberger Florist sure hopes so. There's nothing like a fun trek across the country or a tour of our nation's most stunning natural landscapes. Maybe you're having a major adventure abroad or planning a relaxing vacay in the tropics, where the nights are balmy and the air is full of mystery. There's nothing quite like the travel bug we catch every summer, which inspires us to experience new and varied destinations and cultures. But even if you aren't going anywhere this season, you can evoke a worldly, even exotic feeling in your own home through the right flowers. Read More about Treat Yourself To A Mini Vacay With Flowers
There are few things more American than the Fourth of July, and if they are more American, we probably include them in our Independence Day celebrations. It's a day devoted to classic American pastimes like grilling out on the lake or tossing the football around in the backyard. Even our fare is deeply traditional, the menu sure to include such delights as hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw and cherry pie. We're with friends and family, feeling the relaxed vibes of summer, anticipating the fireworks display that will cap off the long, easy afternoon. Kittelberger Florist loves all of the tradition---and the majesty---of Independence Day. But we also think the flowers we use to decorate our homes (or to give to our hostess) can be a little more independent themselves. Read More about Independence Day’s Awesome Flower Show
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
June is a lot of things---the month that brings us summer, a peak time for flowers and the number one most popular month for flowers in the U.S. Of course, these things are all related: the climate brings blue skies and sunshine to much of the country, in the same way that it rewards the flowers. It makes total sense that so many couples would want to take the plunge in June, given how dreamy the landscape is. Kittelberger Florist & Gifts provides the flowers for many weddings this time of year, and we have gorgeous anniversary flowers on hand, too. Read More about June’s Awesome Anniversary Flowers
It's about that time to celebrate all the dads in our lives, be they young or young at heart. While there's no one-size-fits-all gift appropriate for every single father out there, Kittelberger Florist feels it can safely say that a good grill game is universally appreciated among the dad set. And if it isn't, a good love of barbecue seems the next best bet. This June 17 presents the perfect opportunity to deliver some smoky goodness to that dad in your life who belongs to the barbecue sauce of the month club or who is constantly checking out the grills at the hardware store. Read More about A BBQ Basket For Your Best Dad
Grab your besties and get ready to spend the day celebrating each other---June 8 is National Best Friend's Day. Kittelberger Florist sees this as a unique opportunity to fete your friends with flowers, which speak a rich language all their own. Beautiful and symbolic, flowers have the capacity to convey a lot about the nature of our feelings to the recipient. When the relationship we're honoring is as meaningful as a best friendship, there's nothing better than flowers for speaking directly to what's in our hearts. Read More about Sweet Flowers For Your Bestie
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
The flowers we bring to the table or to an event on Memorial Day have a lot of work to do. They must capture the spirit of the occasion---no easy feat. On May 28th, we remember those troops who died in service to country. We come together at commemorative parades and celebrations, we visit grave sites, we recall the legacy of our loved ones for the children who never met them. But Memorial Day is also thought of as that moment when we are on the cusp of summer. We look forward to the three-day weekend, planning dinners, barbecues and outdoor parties that will connect us with the people in our lives now. So, the flowers we set out or offer on such a day have to both reflect a sense of poignancy and speak to a spirit of festivity and family. Luckily, Kittelberger Florist is well-versed in the language of flowers. Read More about Perfect Memorial Day Flowers
In honor of Mother's Day, Kittelberger Florist is spotlighting one of our home-grown own moms and flower experts. She tells us which flowers moms really want on May 13th.
Name: Kim Baird
Kids first names & ages: Twin girls, Taryn and Camryn, 20.
How did you get into floral work?
I started working part-time as my girls got older. I was drawn to Kittelberger’s, since I had a background in art, a strong interest in interior design and based on the feeling I got every time I stepped into the store. Read More about On Motherhood And Flowers
It's almost May, and that means the end of the school year is on its way, bringing with it the accompanying graduations, awards ceremonies, parties and proms. The latter is arguably the most meaningful dance many of us will ever attend, and like most of life's most meaningful occasions, it has its customary flowers. Kittelberger Florist & Gifts has a colorful crop of boutonniere and corsage options, all of which reflect the trend toward a more modern, elegant feel to wearable flowers. These are artful pieces that complement the unique, often fashion-forward looks we see on the prom carpet today. We also welcome customers in to build their own customized "kit" for corsages and boutonnieres, including decorative accents and bracelets. Read More about Stylish Wearable Flowers For Prom