A Midsummer Night’s Dream of Flowers

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows/Where oxlips and the nodding violet grow/Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine/With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes much of the season’s flowers (see above), and it’s not hard to understand why. Summer brings so many blossoms to the peak of loveliness, and it does the same for our vegetable gardens and our fruits. This makes it the perfect time to host a dinner party or any such gathering that takes its inspiration from June’s easy elegance, it’s sense of romance and sensuality. We here at Neubauer’s Flowers aren’t talking a backyard BBQ (though those are great); no, we mean a casually sophisticated event that is lit by candlelight or moonlight. Where the table is laden with platters of salmon, dishes of ceviche, cups of sorbet. Where the bright flavors of summer are captured in food and in flowers.

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A Bright Bouquet For The Bestie

The flowers we love for spring and summer make the perfect gift for a best friend, who you’ll want to be celebrating June 8. Why? That’s National Best Friend’s Day, an occasion reserved to honor our most precious of friendships and the people who embody them. Frankly, we here at Neubauer’s Flowers think exchanging floral gifts on this day could become a yearly tradition, along with going to brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails . . . Whatever floats your friendship boat.

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A Peek At Summer’s Flowers

If you, like us here at Neubauer’s Flowers, are ready to start fantasizing about summer, read on.

We know, we know. We’re not through with spring yet—it still has plenty of work to do—but there’s every reason to start thinking about what to put in our garden beds for the warm-weather months, or to start imagining that grill-out we’ll be hosting in July. Every season has its particular showstopper flowers and its special designs. In summer, we build arrangements that are wild and lush, full of vivid color and flowers with tons of texture. The flowers that go into these pieces and the style of the design itself look right at home on our tables come July and August.

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A Bright Idea For Graduation

Neubauer’s Flowers‘ team is proud of our soon-to-be graduates, who have journeyed through high school and will soon receive their diplomas. In May and June, our community sees a host of parties, proms and ceremonies all designed to celebrate the achievements of our young citizens who will move into summer with bright futures ahead. Giving flowers to honor your favorite graduate is a great way to commemorate the occasion, and it’s likely that this floral gift will be remembered for years to come.

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Are You Desktop Aware?

Here at Neubauer’s Flowers we’re participating in an initiative to improve the lives of office desks everywhere, and it’s called “Desktop Awareness.” The message is simple: take a hard look at those work surfaces which, after a long winter, are likely cluttered, disorganized or just totally bereft. We’re calling upon you to do something about this sad predicament just ahead of Administrative Professionals Day on April 25. It’s time to refresh and revive those desks to the benefit of everyone in the workplace. It’s time to top those surfaces with plants and flowers.

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Breathe Easier This Spring With Flowers

The orchid. Is there any other flower—especially when it presents itself in white—that is more serene, more pure-seeming, more starkly beautiful?

We here at Neubauer’s Flowers don’t think so, and we also believe that white orchids are the hands-down favorite add to your home for spring. If you do a deep clean every season, as many people do, gracing your home with white orchids is the perfect final touch.

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An Easter Basket With A Twist

We know, we know, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” But we here at Neubauer’s Flowers also love to reinvent what is traditional or customary. Take, for example, the Easter basket. You may be thinking of the one filled with chocolate bunnies and Peeps, but we mean the one brimming with blossoms the color of dyed Easter eggs. Baskets signify comfort and plenty. They’re emblematic of this particular holiday, and we love to exchange them. But we also think it’s about time they got a modern update.

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The Fragrance of Flowers

At Neubauer’s Flowers, we’ve always got the scent of flowers perfuming our work space, so we can personally attest to how uplifting it can be. And since our sense of smell is so powerful (ask the scientists) and helps us make strong emotional associations, it’s important not to overlook this glorious feature of flowers. Not all blooms are created equal when it comes to fragrance of course, but rest assured, all of them do have their own distinct aroma.

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A Basket Full Of Spring

If you, like us here at Neubauer’s Flowers, can’t wait to welcome spring, you’re in luck. It may not seem like it yet outside, but warmer, brighter days are just around the corner, and we have the flowers to prove it.

We’re feeling inspired to put together some designs that really signal the start of the season, with all of the flowers that are traditionally associated with spring.

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