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 »
Both Nurse Appreciation Week and Teacher Appreciation Week fall May 6 through May 12, so it's time to give credit where credit is due. Since these fields are dominated by women, Kittelberger Florist & Gifts likes to think of this as a chance to honor the "super ladies" in our lives, the ones who educate, nurture, protect and otherwise empower the rest of us. Many of these wonder women are also moms, sisters, aunts, friends, neighbors and colleagues. We should thank them all year long for their tireless efforts, but this week, you'll want to make that gratitude concrete. Read More about Give Green To Our Nurses And Teachers »
Earth Day is orbiting back around again this April 22, and our community is offering dozens and dozens of ways to participate, from expos designed for the kids to green projects, parades and runs. No doubt many of us will find our way to recycling drives and clean-ups, too, and if we're truly lucky, we'll be outside in nature, celebrating our great planet with friends and family. Indeed, we'll be joined by millions of other celebrants worldwide. Earth Day is a truly global event. Kittelberger Florist & Gifts looks forward to any day that promotes environmental awareness and reminds us to be good stewards of our beautiful planet. Read More about The Perfect Earth Day Flowers »