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
After a long winter (which doesn't seem quite over yet), we here at Kittelberger Florist want to call attention to the state of our work place surfaces, including, but not limited to: personal desks, conference and meeting tables, reception areas and cubicles. If yours are cluttered, dismal or just totally bereft, it's time for a whole-office refresh. Since we spend almost as much time in our work zones as in our homes, it's important for us to consider how our desks can be organized for efficiency and comfort. We can easily revive them with plants and flowers, and the time to do so is now, just ahead of Administrative Professionals Day on April 25. Read More about Increasing Desktop Awareness, One Flower & Plant At A Time
Congratulations, you are engaged! Now….. Welcome to the exciting, fast paced, sometimes confusing world of wedding planning. At Kittelbergers our Wedding and Events Designers have helped hundreds of brides make their weddings distinctive and unforgettable. Combined… Read More about Newly Engaged? Here’s how to start planning
For many people, Valentine’s Day means giving a gift of roses, plain and simple. However, did you realize that different colors of roses have different meanings? Yes, each rose color has a different purpose. This means you could, in… Read More about What the Colors of Roses mean
As you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, you might be planning for the traditional bouquet of roses, but saying, “I love you” doesn’t necessarily require the classic red rose. Valentine’s Day flowers can go so much further than… Read More about Red Rose Alternatives on Valentine’s Day