Monday, December 7, 2015

The Best Flowers For The Holidays!

When November arrives, some of the best holidays are ushered in right before our eyes. We find ourselves thankful for the family we have and the friend that are so dear to us during Thanksgiving. Then, after this wonderful holiday go by, Christmas is on the way, not to mention there are still anniversaries, birthdays, and more to celebrate during this season as well.

While you continue celebrating the season with the special people you love, its' best to get all of your decor planning out of the way to make your holiday occasions look their best! There's nothing that really sets the tone for the holidays like flowers do. Your home will have the same warm, loving atmosphere that resides in your heart when you place some of the Best Holiday Flowers within your midst. You'll find nothing less than the superior flowers that you deserve from Peachtree Petals. Here are some of the Best Flowers For The Holidays that will have you speechless!

Fall Harvest Cornucopia by Better Homes and Gardens - Bring beauty to any holiday celebration this beloved symbol of this time of year--the cornucopia. The cornucopia is also known as the "horn of plenty", made up of traditional woven seagrass. The Fall Harvest Cornucopia holds an abundance of the season's best flowers, which includes red Asiatic lilies, burgundy carnations, and yellow daisy pompons accented with "harvest chic" dry wheat stalks, all creatively placed within a wonderful cornucopia. You can also have us custom design a Christmas cornucopia with red, white and/or green flowers for you as well.

Share My World Bouquet - The Share My World Bouquet has a sophistication all of its' own and is perfect to surprise that special recipient at work during as you celebrate your anniversary or birthday during the holidays. It includes peach roses, peach stock, burgundy mini carnations and plum mini calla lilies, accented with heather stems all nested within a clear glass cubed vase. To add to it's simple elegance, variegated ti leaves and red flax leaves line the inside of the vase for a deep rich look. The array of textures and colors in this bouquet will cause you to fall in love all over again.

Holiday Wishes Bouquet - As Christmas comes but hasn't arrived yet, this bouquet can set the tone for the warmest season's greetings! This Better Homes and Gardens® design will have you smiling from ear to ear during the holidays. This wonderful arrangement is composed of white roses, cushion pompons, burgundy carnations, Christmas greens with holly berries and "frosted" pinecones, accented with bright tartan bows in a ruby-hued glass "lantern" vase with a black metal holder. This amazing candleholder can be used after the flowers have faded and you can use to continue your festive glow in your home during the holiday season!

Holiday Elegance Bouquet for Kathy Ireland Home - This stylish Kathy Ireland Home bouquet is full of glamour and elegance for the holidays. It has a simplicity of beauty all of its' own and your recipient will find this lovely arrangement to take their breath away. This stunning bouquet includes lilies, statice, stock, exotic lisianthus and hypercium berries, all hand-arranged in a contemporary glass vase with a shimmering golden finish. For whatever event or occasion during the holidays, the Holiday Elegance Bouquet will capture a luxurious atmosphere that you're looking for. Also, Anniversaries, birthdays and more are still being celebrated this time of year and this arrangement is a great fit for them all.

Whether you desire the warm floral colors of the fall right after Thanksgiving or the bright colors of Christmas, you can get of the the best holiday flowers and more with Peachtree Petals! We are a long-time favorite Buckhead Atlanta Florist that offers superior professional floral design, assorted gifts, excellent customer service, timely delivery, and much more. Our designers have over 50 years of combined design experience and absolutely love their craft. We even offer custom-designed arrangements to provide you the authentic, one-of-a-kind bouquet you desire specific to your recipient or holiday event needs. If you need a Marietta Flower Delivery or a Dunwoody Flower Delivery, our signature same-day service delivers in no time. For the best flowers in Atlanta, call Peachtree Petals today!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Enjoy The Peachtree Petals Gift Shop!

When it's time for those special moments and occasions in your life, you want your surprise to your recipient to be truly unforgettable! Sometimes to make your event more special, just one gift to your loved one will only scratch the surface to express just how you feel. Peachtree Petals understands that you only live once, yet you want to create the experiences that last forever. This is why we have an amazing gift shop in Atlanta that is sure to please. We have in mind all of the assorted gifts for you to thoroughly enjoy!

Assorted Chocolates - There's nothing like giving the delectable sweets to that recipient that adores chocolate. Peachtree Petals has a number of chocolate selections to choose from. Godiva® chocolates is one of the most popular chocolates in the world, and we have these wonderful dainties at your disposal. The 8-piece and 19-piece box Godiva® Gold Ballotin contains Godiva's® Signature assortment of classic Belgian chocolates. With either classy box count you choose, your recipient will be left speechless once they tasted the quality of a Godiva®.

Assorted Truffles - Truffles are a one-of-a-kind chocolate treat with an elegance all of its' own. We offer Sweet Shop USA Handmade Chocolates, which has an array of truffles flavors that will communicate a deep affection for that special someone. For that person that enjoys pecans, our pecan truffle will be delightful. The tiramisu truffle is infused with tiramisu flavoring and dipped twice in dark chocolate. Our raspberry truffle is made up of a raspberry puree' and white chocolate center, immersed in white chocolate, and then, in milk chocolate. From Irish cream to peanut butter, Peachtree Petals has the amazing truffles just for you.

Plush Animals - Along with your floral arrangement or gift basket, Peachtree Petals has plush animals for your recipient to squeeze and hug. Whether your son is celebrating his birthday or you are surprising a child in the hospital getting well, a quality, plush animal will always make their day! We have our Toby or Mel bear that is 11' inches in height and they come in brown or cream fur. We also have the cuddly lamb and giraffe plush animals, both are as cute and soft as they can be! With these plush animals and more, your recipient will feel so loved by your kind gesture, bringing joy to their hearts.

Gift Baskets - Our gift baskets are amazing, as they range from gourmet food gift baskets, get-well gift baskets, candy gift baskets, spa gift baskets, and much more! You will absolutely love our baby gift baskets, which are full of all kinds of adorable baby items for that dear friend or relative celebrating their newborn. We also have our luxury gift baskets, which are comprised of gourmet items such as cheese straws, sparkling cider, dolcetto rolls, beef summer sausage, smoked salmon pate, and other delightful foods.

All of these assorted gifts and more can be all yours to send along with one of our superior floral bouquets. This Midtown Atlanta Florist has the professional design expertise to create the Best Atlanta Flowers that you deserve. We also have our popular same-day delivery that our customers have come to thoroughly enjoy! If you are in need of a Buckhead Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Norcross Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals can get your flowers there the same day. For the best in floral arrangements and assorted gifts, call or visit our Peachtree Petals Gift Shop today!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Regrowing Your Already Cut-Flowers

We all have picked up or ordered cut flowers for our loved one, for a special occasion or event. Cut flowers can take your breath away with their beauty, and it would nice if they could only last. Although those flowers with eventually wither, did you know that you can regrow you already cut flowers? You can use cut flowers and reproduce them, making for a great way to get those same flowers that you adore. Here are some easy steps from Garden Guide to regrow your cut flowers.

Step #1 - Prepare a pot for your cut flowers by filling it with a seed starting medium. Spray the seed medium with water to dampen it well throughout, feeling with your finger if needed to check for moisture.

Step #2 - Push your pencil straight down through the soil 2 to 3 inches in four evenly spaced places to leave a pocket for each of your cut flowers. Cut the top off a 2-liter bottle to make it have a wide opening to form a mini-greenhouse when turned upside down over the pot.

Step #3 - Remove the flower portion from your stem by cutting it off just above a set of leaves. Depending on the type of flower you have, your cutting may be longer or shorter, but the stem only needs to have three sets of leaves and measure 2 to 6 inches long.Step

#4 - Count down from the top leaves to the third leaf set, and cut the stem base just below the third set on a diagonal. Remove the bottom two sets of leaves by pinching them off at their base with your fingernail, leaving only the top leaf set intact. Step #5 - Dip the bottom end of your cut flower into a bowl of water 1 inch deep and then immediately into the rooting powder. Slip the end of the flower into one of the preformed holes in the soil to bring the middle leaf area (where the leaf has been removed) to the soil level.

Step #6 - Gently work the soil around the cutting to hold it in place without putting pressure on the stem. Repeat with each of your cut flowers.

Step #7 - Set the bottle greenhouse over the soil and lightly press the edges of the plastic into the soil 1/2 inch to secure it. Place the pot in a sunny window where it can receive indirect light without sitting in full sun.

Step #8 - Water the pot as needed to keep the soil consistently damp. As long as the stems aren't wilting, you are safe to assume roots are growing. When new growth appears on the stem, you can remove the soda bottle and begin to gradually introduce the plant to direct sunlight over the next few days.

Regrowing your own cut-flowers may not be what you enjoy doing as a hobby. To get the best cut-flower arrangements, assorted gifts and more, Peachtree Petals is the premium Midtown Atlanta Florist for you! We are an honored FTD Master Florist in the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area, able to deliver our flowers nationwide. With over 50 years of combined experience, our designers utilize their creative and innovative skills that result in the superior floral bouquets that you deserve. No one compares to Peachtree Petals!

With cut-flowers, we understand that customers like the option of not only buying standard designs, but also creating their own. We have our custom-designed bouquets available for you to select from. From $40 and above, you can have us create a unique floral arrangements with your choice of flowers and ideas. Whether you place your custom-design request online or speak directly with one of our professional designers, we will design a stunning arrangement according to the dollar value you desire to spend.

We can also get you the Best Atlanta Flowers right to your door step in no time! Our signature same-day delivery of flowers is beyond compare. Place your floral order by 3pm daily, and your amazing flowers will arrive the same day. You can surprise that special someone with a Atlanta Flower Delivery or Roswell Flower Delivery with a fresh, quality flowers that they will absolutely love. Call us or order online with Peachtree Petals today!

Reference: www.gardenguides.com, How to Regrow Already Cut Flowers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Best October Flowers Are Here!

When it comes to the fall season, there is something special about the month of October. The leaves begin to turn into their beautiful autumn colors, and there is no comparison to their beauty. In spite of all of leaves falling, there are flowers that grow during this month. There are an array of flowers that grow during certain seasons throughout the year, and October is no different.

No matter what kind of flowers you're in need of during October, you can truly find the flowers that will be perfect for you. Here are some of the Best October Flowers that bloom during this fall season that you will absolutely love!

Bachelor’s Button - Bachelor’s button are some very cute, playful flowers that are great for planting in October. If you do plant them, they prefer to be grown in full sun. This flower ranges from 12-30 inches tall and 1-inch wide. You can find this flower comes in red, blue, pink, and white.

Aster - Asters are known for being an excellent choice. The word Aster is Greek for "star". It is referred to as a fall flower and is actually a birth flower of September. To make sure you have an October flower, try the New England aster, which starts flowering in late summer and continues into October. These flowers bloom in a light to deep purple tone. Aster is a perennial, native to the Northeast and comes in white, blue, purple, lavender, red and a variety of pinks.

Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemums, also called "mums", come begin blooming in September and continue into October, if the temperatures haven't dipped so much lower than in the fall. The plant is a perennial and it will reward you with blooms year after year. This daisy-like flower blooms in fall colors like yellow and orange if you are having an October-themed event or occasion. It also comes in white, red, pink, purple, and more. You will absolutely love this wonderful, versatile flower!

Pansies - Pansies, also called violets, are beautiful flowers. As a perennial, pansies actually need cooler days to be at their best. In the south, the pansy behaves like an annual or biennial. In moderate climates, you can expect the pansy to bloom throughout the fall season, then live through the winter, blooming whenever the weather isn't too cold. Pansies can be used as cut-flowers and have edible petals. They come in a variety of colors and two-color petals, such as a mixture of white, purple, yellow, and blue.

You can expect nothing less that the choices in cut-flowers from Peachtree Petals. We a Buckhead Atlanta Florist that has been nationally recognized as a Master Florist for our superior floral arrangements. Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined design experience and take pride in their craft. From red roses and pure white callas, to gorgeous pansies and elegant peonies, you'll find the Best Atlanta Flowers at Peachtree Petals!

Our signature same-day flower delivery is what customers thoroughly enjoy about Peachtree Petals. When you need flowers fast, Peachtree Petals is there, providing same-day delivery up to 3pm daily. Therefore, whether you are in need of a Marietta Flower Delivery or Dunwoody Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals can get your wonderful flowers there in no time. You won't be the same once you've experienced a Peachtree Petals. Call us or order online today!

Reference: www.gardenguides.com, Flowers That Bloom in October

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wedding Flowers for Small Budgets

Atlanta wedding florist, Peachtree Petals, is recognized as the top wedding florist in the Atlanta metro area by wedding planning community sites like WeddingWire.com and TheKnot.com based on their quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value, and flexibility. Atlanta area brides agree, Peachtree Petals is the top choice for wedding florist. Part of Peachtree’s success is due to their extensive experience in the wedding industry. With over 25 years of combined experience, the florists at Peachtree Petals have worked with brides with a variety of tastes, styles, and budgets ensuring that they offer the most comprehensive service for your wedding flowers. Peachtree Petals understands the constraints of a small budget, and believes brides and grooms can have quality arrangements for their big day without breaking the bank. Below are some great options for flowers for couples on a small budget that are gorgeous and affordable.

Blossom: Blossom is a great flower for spring and summer. This flower is simple, yet elegant. Blossom embodies a natural, garden feel. Blossom is perfect for whimsical, organic, and vintage styled weddings.

Narcissi: Narcissi is another great option for spring and summer weddings. Narcissi and Daffodils are perfect for brides on small budgets as they are easy to grow, produce bountiful blooms, and are in season right at the beginning of wedding season. This budget friendly flower makes a great bouquet for the bride or bridesmaids, and are perfect compliments to table centerpieces.

Gypsophila: Gypsophila is a popular wedding flower due to how budget friendly it is. Gypsophila is a great flower to compliment other blooms in an arrangement and looks great on its own. Gypsophila has a great, cloud-like mass making it perfect for outdoor reception spaces or winter weddings.

Orchids: While Orchids can be on the pricier side of wedding flowers, using this flower can create a chic, modern look to your reception space. Despite their higher price point, exotic flowers, like Orchids, work well on a less is more premise. Just a few Orchids arranged in some water filled cut glass vases create as much of an effect as a larger amount of stems.

Peachtree Petals is committed to being the elite Atlanta wedding florist. They strive to provide the best quality of service and arrangements for all Atlanta brides regardless of vision or budget, and can help couples stay within their monetary limits using their extensive wedding flower experience. Peachtree Petals is so sure their flowers will be the best value for your wedding, they are offering complimentary wedding consultations to discuss particulars for your special day and to give you a quote to better assist you in your planning. You can schedule your consultation online today or via phone at 678-336-1195.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Welcome In The Best September Flowers!

When it comes to choosing flowers in September, at first we have to get our minds wrapped around the fact that summer's over and fall now begins. A lot of times, we can easily imagine flowers blooming in the previous season, yet they also bloom in the fall months as well. Various flowers bloom throughout the year and there are some beautiful flowers that bloom in September.

These flowers essentially thrive on the shorter days and cool nights. When we use these flowers, it extends the growing season and ensures colorful blooms as we enter into autumn. Here are some of the Best September Flowers that you can enjoy for your treasured occasion or event.

Pansy - The pansy flower is a hardy fall flower. They come in a wide assortment of colors, including yellow, white, purple, dark crimson and variegated varieties. They have large face-like blooms and soft green foliage. Pansies prefer cool temperatures and partial shade. In addition, if you are planting them, cutting the plant back after the first flowering period will result in more blooms during the remainder of the fall season.

Snapdragons - Snapdragons are tall colorful flowers that can be found in yellow, and various shades of pink, white, and crimson red. They are popular for being used as cut flowers and in fall flower beds. Snapdragons are very hardy, fragrant and can withstand frost in the fall. When planting, they do prefer full sun and can be deadheaded after the blooming period to encourage additional flowering.

Sweet Peas - Sweet peas are typically climbing plants, although some dwarf varieties used in containers are available, that offer bright colors and sweet fragrances. They are available in white, purple, red, blue and pink. In addition many sweet pea flowers may have bi-colored blooms. Sweet peas are enjoyed as a cut flowers, as well as planted along fences, trellises or in heavily planted mounds. Sweet peas bloom throughout the fall months with little maintenance, and they tend to grow best in full to partial sun if planted in deep, loamy soil.

Calendula - The calendula, also known as pot marigolds, is a fall flowering plant that is often used as a medicinal herb. It blooms in the summer and fall seasons. gold-hued plant looks similar to marigolds or mums. North Carolina University stated that calendula enjoys sun to partial shade. In addition, calendulas can be used as cut flowers or container plants.

No one compares to the providing the best September flowers from Peachtree Petals. From pansies and red roses, to snap dragons and hydrangeas, this Atlanta Florist has it all! With over 50 years of combined design experience, our professional designers absolutely enjoy their craft, giving you the exceptional bouquets that you deserve. We are a nationally-recognized Master Florist and a proven leader in the floral industry. For the Best Atlanta Flowers in the area, call on Peachtree Petals!

Need your flowers in a hurry? Our signature same-day delivery is just for you. Up to 3pm daily, you can order your flowers and receive them the same day. Whether you need a Midtown Atlanta Flower Delivery or Norcross Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals can get your wonderful flowers there in no time. For quality flowers, assorted gifts and more, call and experience Peachtree Petals today!

Reference: www.gardenguides.com, The Best September Annual Flowers

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Baby Flowers

A new baby is a precious reason to celebrate. Be it a new little girl or boy, Peachtree Petals has the best Atlanta baby flowers and gifts to welcome the new bundle of joy and congratulate the proud parents. Here are some of our top picks for flowers and gifts for this exciting occasion.

Basket of Cheer Bouquet: This FTD basket of flowers sends cheer and well wishes to your recipient. Perfect for the arrival of a new baby girl, this bouquet comes artfully arranged in a round, whitewash handled basket. Your recipient will receive yellow Asiatic Lilies and traditional, yellow daisies contrasted with pink Peruvian Lilies and magenta mini carnations, accented with vibrant greens. This arrangement is available in three sizes of 11, 15, and 20 stems and comes with a complimentary personalized gift message to add extra cheer to this happy arrangement to welcome the arrival of a beautiful baby girl.

Boys Are Best Bouquet: As the traditional nursery rhyme goes, snips, snails, and puppy dog tails are what little boys are made of. The birth of a baby boy is a wonderful occasion that calls for great celebration. Our Boys Are Best bouquet is the best arrangement to send to congratulate new parents on their special delivery. This bouquet comes arranged in a whitewashed basket bursting with a variety of gorgeous flowers like lavender roses, blue iris, lavender carnations, lavender daisies, white Asiatic lilies, and lush greens. Accenting this gorgeous arrangement is Mylar balloon that announces, “It’s a Boy!”

Sweet Floral Bouquet: A special Peachtree Petals original, the Sweet Floral bouquet is a great gift for a new mother. This bouquet consists of a personally arranged mixture of alstroemeria and roses accented by verdant greenery and is decoratively presented in a glass cylinder vase. To sweeten this already sweet gift, we’ve added six, 1.5 ounce, jumbo milk chocolate, gourmet truffles. This combination is sure to impress the new mother in your life.

Diaper Cake: Peachtree Petals offers a great option in the newest trend in baby gifts, diaper cakes. Customizable for baby boys or girls, this diaper cake is guaranteed to be a hit with your recipient. For both the boy and girl options, your recipient will receive a diaper cake with three layers of diapers that are accented with blue or pink colored ribbons and a variety of novelty baby items. This gift is perfect to be delivered to a baby shower, the hospital after the birth of a new baby, or the home of new parents to receive when they bring home their new bundle of joy.

Peachtree Petals is a full-service premium florist in Atlanta, Georgia serving the Atlanta metro area with delivery available nationwide. Peachtree Petals has garnered local recognition after being named Atlanta’s top florist by local news agency, 11Alive, and being named Top Business Partner by world renowned floral organization, FTD. Peachtree Petals is the top choice for your Atlanta baby flower and gift needs. With same and next day delivery available for a flat rate, you can have your warm wishes and congratulations for Atlanta hospital delivery as soon as the new bundle of joy arrives.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1980s Wedding Trends

Wedding industry expert and site director of leading wedding planning site The Knot.com, Anja Winnika, there’s been a blast from the past in wedding trends this year as more styles from the 1980s make a comeback.

You can rest easily knowing that powder blue suits, puffy sleeves, rainbow bridesmaids dresses, and bouquets accented with a ton of baby’s breath will probably not be seen at the next wedding you attend, but variations of these trends from a generation ago are starting to crop up in contemporary weddings."We are seeing touches of 80s style incorporated throughout today's weddings but with a modern twist," Winnika told ABC News "For instance, cascade bouquets are back in style but they look a little different than they did the first time around. Where the flowers used to be carnations, they are now more lush and secret garden-like, with peonies, ferns and apple blossoms."

Brides are incorporating the feeling of the 80s in their attire too. When one thinks of a wedding in the 1980s, one immediately conjures an image of Princess Diana’s opulent ballgown complete with oversized, puffy sleeves, mile long train, and jeweled tiara. This look inspired brides all over the world who wanted to replicate this princess style, and now we’re seeing a slight comeback in this look. Ironically, thanks to the recent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, brides are once again coveting the style of a princess and opting for sleeves on their dresses. These sleeves aren’t as padded or puffy as their 1980s forebearers, but rather use that trend as a guide while maintaining a more tailored and contemporary feel of modern weddings.

Additional subtle nods to the 80s in wedding trends are seen in decor. Balloons are making a comeback in wedding ceremony and reception decor, but again maintain a more subdued feeling than they did over twenty years ago. While you might have seen balloon archways sweeping over sweetheart tables had you been a guest in 1985, balloons in 2015 are less about quantity and being the focus of the decor than they are about the quality and size, like a weather balloon, and used for accents to add whimsy and a uniqueness to the decor.

Overall, 2015 is a quite unique year for wedding trends. We’re seeing diversity amongst trends that we’ve not seen in previous years. There is literally something for every bride regardless of taste and budget with so many trends overlapping one another and one being just a more subtle version of another. Being Atlanta’s preferred wedding florist, we at Peachtree Petals pride ourselves on staying on top of wedding industry trends, particularly when it comes to wedding flowers, so we can stay competitive and help guide brides with a variety of visions and inspirations for their perfect day. We invite you to browse our extensive wedding portfolio to see what we have been able to create for couples in the past. You will find that from corsages to centerpieces, bouquets, hair accessories, and so much more, Peachtree Petals is the obvious choice for your wedding florist. Call us today at 800-337-1755 to set up a complimentary wedding consultation with our talented florists who can help establish your vision, necessary arrangements, and give you a price quote we know you won’t be able to top.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Best Easy Summer Flowers For Your Garden

Maybe you don't have a lot of time to put into creating your own beautiful garden, however, you do desire a lot of nice summer flowers for your home. All flowers don't bloom during the summer and are hard to come by. This can make planting your garden more challenging then it needs to be. You need the most beautiful, yet easiest flowers of the summer that you can find. You want the flowers that are in bloom during the summer season, not only because they are available in volume, but you also keep more money in your pocket because in-season blooms costs less.

You want growing the Best Summer Flowers to be relaxing and a joyful hobby, not a burden for you. Here are some of the easiest flowers to get a hold of and plant during the summer.

Asters - Asters are beautiful perennials and are one of most popular flowers for a summer garden, as well as in the fall. Its' name derives from the Latin word "star". They bloom through summer and almost nonstop into fall, if you keep the spent flowers picked. If you are desiring a flower in your garden with length, Asters can reach up to 8 feet tall. These are daisy-like flowers that are available in rich purple, lavender, pink, or white. They also make for great, fresh cut flowers for an arrangement or floral decor for your special occasions.

Dahlia - The Dahlia is one of the boldest blooms for its' vibrant, rich colors and it is a well-known cut flower. They grow from tuberous roots. They are adored by many and so fitting for the summer season. You won't have any concern about care for these flowers because they are easy to maintain. Just make sure you provide light shade in hot areas for this elegant flower. Expert dahlia growers do recommend pinching off the first crop of side flower buds to encourage vigorous plant branching and larger Dahlias.

Gloriosa Daisies - These flowers have deep golden petals that radiate from chocolate centers on 2- to 4-inch-wide flowers. This plant reaches up 4 feet tall and 1 ½ feet wide. There are shorter varieties of the same flower, such as the ‘Goldilocks’ and ‘Toto’, that reach 10 inches tall.

Gaura - This airy flower is known as the "whirling butterflies" for its' butterfly-like petals. They can become up to 4 feet tall, and Gauras come in pink and white. Gauras have long reddish stems that bear loose panicles of flowers, which open from pink buds. In beds and borders, they are best massed for greater effect or can be planted in small groups among shrubs. Gaura prefers rich, well-drained soil and they do not tolerate wet feet. Cut back by half after the first bloom flush for rebloom, and they grow best during night time when its' cool.

All of these are easy summer flowers to plant for your garden. If you need floral arrangements made up of cut flowers that you don't grow on your own, you can always count on Peachtree Petals. We are a well-known Atlanta Florist that can provide you with the superior, seasonal flowers in the area. We are a nationally recognized Master Florist, as well as a recipient of Atlanta's #1 Voted Florist. Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. We also offer our signature same-day delivery within the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta areas. Up to 3pm daily, you can place your order and Peachtree Petals can perform your Marietta Flower Delivery the same day in no time at all. Call Peachtree Petals and have your stunning floral arrangement delivered today!

Reference: www.sunset.com, 9 easy summer flowers; www.bhg.com

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Negotiating With Wedding Vendors

With the average cost of a wedding reaching a staggering $28,000, many couples are looking for any way to save money when it comes to their weddings. One way in which couples can do this, yet remains underutilized and to some extent unknown, is through negotiating with the various wedding vendors they encounter and work with for the ceremony and reception. When negotiating with vendors it is important to maintain positive relations with the business so you don’t risk losing their goodwill while still keeping your end goal in mind. Here are some helpful tips for negotiating with wedding vendors to help keep your wedding costs within your desired budget.

1. Compare Prices: When beginning to plan your wedding and negotiate with vendors, it’s important to have a clear idea of prices for various wedding related services and goods. Start by conducting thorough research of pricing for wedding vendors and their services in your your market area. A great resource to assist you in this is www.costofwedding.com, which can provide you with the average cost of weddings and the individual breakdown of various products and services associated with weddings in your area and can give you a more realistic idea of how to establish your budget, thus giving you a great starting place for negotiations with vendors as you begin making initial connections.

2. Be Honest With Your Budget: Most wedding vendors, be it florists, DJs, wedding planners, or reception venues, have experience working with couples who have a variety of different budgets and know exactly how to make their services fit the needs of budgets of all sizes. By being honest with vendors about your budget and what you feel comfortable paying for will help establish grounds for negotiations and allow for more open conversations about any discounts they can apply or fees they can potentially waive to accommodate your budget. The worst case scenario with being honest with your spending limits is the vendor’s unwillingness or inability to work with you, and in that case you’ll know you need to set your sights on another vendor.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for What You Want: When purchasing other big ticket items such as vehicles or homes, people aren’t afraid to be direct and ask for exactly what they want, yet when it comes to establishing contracts with wedding vendors, people are often afraid to ask for what they want. This could be for fear of offending the business or simply because they are uninformed about what is acceptable to ask for. If you have conducted your research and know what’s within the acceptable realm of pricing, there is nothing wrong with simply asking for what you want. Many vendors are happy to price match competitors’ pricing, establish unique packages with special pricing, or work with you in other ways to achieve customer satisfaction.

4. Be Flexible: Remember that negotiating doesn’t just mean the vendor will move to accommodate your needs. You’ll have to remain flexible in order to reach a compromise in some aspects to get what you want. This might mean changing your established wedding date, season, venue, or more. With that in mind, these changes might be insignificant when compared to the amount of savings you’ll encounter by doing so.

4. Pay in Full: Paying in full might seem like counter intuitive advice when thinking about saving money on your wedding, but this can be great leverage for negotiations. Offering to pay in full for the services rendered rather than by deposit or payments can sweeten the deal for the vendors and make negotiating with you more enticing.

For Atlanta wedding flowers, brides needn’t look further than Atlanta florist Peachtree Petals. Peachtree Petals has extensive experience with couples working to ensure their wedding day is exactly as they envision and well within their established budget. Area bride, Sarah, had this to say of her choice to use Peachtree Petals for her wedding flowers:

"I only looked at two different flower vendors, and requested the same amount of flowers from each (bouquet for the bride, bouquets for 7 bridesmaids, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen and pastor). The bids came back pretty drastically different and Peachtree Petals was by far the more reasonable option. To be honest, I kind of think I was getting better/nicer/more flowers through Peachtree Petals than through the other florist I spoke with. They also added in a toss bouquet and a cake topper! They were respectful and wonderful to work with. The flowers were beautiful and I couldn't have been any happier with the beautiful bouquets."

Couples can schedule a free wedding consultation to discuss their flower needs and budget with the talented, FTD Master Certified florists at Peachtree Petals. From bride’s bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets, toss bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and more, Peachtree Petals is your destination for Atlanta wedding flowers. Call the Atlanta flower shop today to get started 800-337-1755.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

7 Hot Wedding Flower Trends in 2015

The month of June means we’re officially halfway through 2015. Being six months in to 2015 weddings, industry professionals are able to see a clear idea of what early emerging trends are here to stay throughout the rest of the year, and what carry-over trends from 2014 are likely to continue. Being the preeminent wedding florist in Atlanta, Peachtree Petals prides itself on keeping up to date with wedding trends so we are able to pass them on to brides looking for unique touches to add to their special day. Here are some of the leading trends for bridal flowers in 2015.

Wild Garden: Wild Garden is a carry-over trend from 2014’s obsession with the English gardens. Brides who favor this look prefer a messier, unstructured, more undone approach to the typical bridal bouquet and centerpieces. Instead of neatly trimmed stems of a particular variety of flower, this trend focuses on wild flowers with a just-out-of-the-garden look. Tulips, sweet peas, and garden roses are great options for spring and summer brides who like the Wild Garden trend, while autumn brides can opt for ferns, foxgloves, and blowsy roses.

Whimsical and vintage elements can be added to centerpieces like birdcages, moss, acorns, and clocks regardless of season to round out this look.

Romantic Luxe: Romantic Luxe is on the complete opposite end of the wedding floral spectrum from Wild Garden. This 2015 wedding trend is inspired by recent luxurious, A-List celebrity weddings. This look calls for full-on luxury, high flower content with little to no foliage and exposed stems. Romantic Luxe exudes romantic elegance relying on creamy, pastel colors and large blooms such as hydrangeas, hyacinths, and orchids. With A-list celebrity luxury inspiring this luxurious trend, it’s no surprise this trend comes at a cost. Flower expert Sabine of G. Lily recommends for brides interested in the Romantic Luxe trend, “This is one for brides with a big flower budget, otherwise you risk breaking the bank!”

Classic and Clean: Every year there seems to be some variety of the Classic and Clean wedding floral trend. Brides are drawn to the simple elegance this look exudes. This look is for a bride who prefers cleaner lines and a more put together appearance than that of Wild Garden, but of less ostentatious opulence than Romantic Luxe. We’re seeing a reemergence of a preference of white blooms paired with green foliage in bouquets such as Calla Lilies and roses. Brides in 2015 are opting for lots of stems of one variety in their bridal bouquets to elicit this Classic and Clean look while tapping into the realm of Romantic Luxe on a budget.

Pretty in Pastel: Pastel colors have been the dominant trend in the 2015 wedding season. From the bride’s bouquets to bridesmaids bouquets, to centerpieces, and hanging baskets, pastel colors are seen represented in every aspect of wedding flowers this year. The great thing about choosing pastel colors for wedding flowers is their ability to transcend any current wedding trend. They will fit well in a Wild Garden, Romantic Luxe, or Classic and Clean look while being extremely trendy and complimentary to any other colors chosen for the wedding. They are also perfect for spring and summer weddings, which of course are the height of the wedding season.

Peachtree Petals, has been providing the best wedding flowers for area brides since 2010. As a nationally recognized FTD Master Florist, the Buckhead florist has the experience and quality of flowers to meet your needs be it bridal bouquets, corsages, centerpieces, and more, the wedding florists at Peachtree Petals can help. Atlanta brides are encouraged to take advantage of Peachtree’s free wedding consultation by scheduling online  or by phone 800-337-1755. In this free consultation, brides will meet with one of our talented wedding florists to discuss their vision, review our extensive wedding portfolio for inspiration or share their own inspiration from magazines, Pinterest, or other weddings, and discuss price points and their overall budget. We look forward to meeting you soon to help make your wedding day truly special!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Active Weddings Trend

On May 1, 2015, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard celebrated their 48th wedding ceremony in New York City’s infamous Times Square with an audience from all over the United States tuning in to Good Morning America to watch their final nuptials. Besides a love for each other, Cheetah and Rhiann share a love for adventure. The couple met at an acrobatic training session where Cheetah says of Rhiann, “I picked her up and never put her down.” As the two began to plan their wedding after becoming engaged in 2014, they realized nothing about the traditional wedding preparations felt good for them, “It was expensive, it was stressful, nothing was feeling right, and we realized, ‘Wait a second, renting a venue is $10,000 or we can go around the world for $3,000.” And so, the adventurous couple planned the trip of a lifetime, traveling the world together and exchanging vows 47 times in 47 exotic locales around the world. Their favorite wedding location was in front of the pyramids in Egypt-- talk about a venue! For Cheetah and Rhiann, the world became their wedding venue, the natural sights like the pyramids of Egypt or the botanical garden in Colombia became their ceremony decor, and they never spent more than $50 a night on lodging.

While Cheetah and Rhiann’s wedding may seem extremely unique, this idea of the adventurous or active wedding is actually an emerging trend cropping up in the wedding industry. Active and adventurous couples want to incorporate that unique side of their relationship into their big day like Paul Donnelly and Laura Oliver, whose unique nuptials were recently featured in the New York Times, did with their Wedding Day 5k, which was complete with race numbers, t-shirts adorned with specially made logos, swag bags, and time rankings for their wedding guests.

The New York Times cites other brides and grooms seeking out physical activity as a way to bring about the bond of matrimony in wedding ceremonies. One couple in upstate New York participated in a $2000 Barry’s Bootcamp session with wedding guests prior to their wedding ceremony, while two military veterans elected to have guests participate in a Tough Mudder competition just after they were officially pronounced husband and wife.

More Millennials report themselves as members of a gym, intramural sport, or other athletic organization than they do as religiously affiliated, so it is not surprising that the shift from traditional church wedding ceremony to more active and adventurous ceremonies and traditions are beginning to emerge as the Millennial generation begins planning more and more weddings. In each instance of these new and seemingly “radical” weddings, all couples stressed the importance of doing what feels right when planning a wedding. For them, the traditional venues and approaches to the ceremony and reception weren’t organic and didn’t capture their individualism, and so, they found what worked for them.

Whether you and your groom decide to go a traditional route, incorporate something active and adventurous, or even some other unique touch that maybe doesn’t require world travel or running a marathon, Peachtree Petals is here to help you with your wedding flower needs. Named top Atlanta wedding florist by TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com, the Atlanta florist has over 20 years of combined industry with extensive experience working with wedding flowers and brides. Peachtree Petals is so confident in their ability to provide you with the arrangements you’ve been dreaming of for your special day created with the highest quality of flowers within your budget, that they are offering Atlanta brides free wedding consultations to begin the planning process. Schedule your consultation today using Peachtree’s easy online consultation scheduler to begin!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Etiquette

As weddings become more individualized and less traditional, brides and grooms are often faced with a tough decision when it comes to how to handle having flower girls and ring bearers in the ceremonies. While many couples now opt for children free ceremonies and/or receptions, many others will still keep the tradition of a flower girl and ring bearer in the ceremony in order to place special attention on two special tiny tots in their families. With these miniature bridal party members comes special circumstances and in turn a special set of etiquette though. We’ve compiled some of the more pieces of etiquette to help you navigate through including these special members.

What’s an Appropriate Age Range for Flower Girls/Ring Bearers? According to etiquette expert Emily Post, flower girls and ring bearers are traditionally from three to seven years of age. Since these members of the bridal party are close members of family or children of close friends, or even children of the bride and groom themselves, the age range can be flexible. It is recommended, however, the child be old enough to fulfill the tasks they will be asked to perform in the ceremony. Additionally, as children reach the “tween” age range (10-14), it might be wise to consider other honorary places for them in the ceremony such as honorary bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid, usher, or guest book attendant.

Who Should Pay for The Attire? Just as bridesmaids and groomsmen would pay for their own wedding attire, the expectation for flower girls and ring bearers is for them to provide their own wedding day garb. Given the age of these wedding party members, the parents usually pick up the tab, and so, it is recommended by wedding etiquette guru at Brides.com to pick a few styles you like within a budget set by the parents and then let the parents select the outfit they feel the most comfortable with. Since children’s clothing is often much cheaper than adult clothing, many couples will offer to pay for the outfit of the flower girl and ring bearer as their gift to them for being in the wedding. Either way you go, it is important to establish how you’d like to proceed prior to asking the parent’s permission for the child to be in your wedding so there’s no confusion later on.

Multiple Flower Girls: When selecting a flower girl, choosing just one special little girl to give honorary duties to can be difficult, especially in a larger family, or if the bride herself has several daughters. Many wedding parties have opted to have multiple flower girls and it has worked quite well. Two flower girls can share the traditional duty of spreading flower petals before the bride’s entrance, or dependant upon the bride and groom’s flair for personal touch in ceremony and reception, can have non-traditional duties. Premium florists, such as Atlanta wedding florist, Peachtree Petals, can create alternate options to include two little girls such as having each of them walk down the aisle with gorgeous garland rather than flower petals, or creating gorgeous floral wreaths for their hair for a whimsical touch.

As with making decisions about flower girls and ring bearers, there’s always more to think about when planning a wedding than one initially anticipates. Luckily, wedding flowers does not have to be a difficult part of the wedding planning process. The staff at Atlanta wedding florist, Peachtree Petals, has over twenty years of experience combined in the floral industry, bringing the most cutting edge designs and knowledge of quality blooms and greenery to a bride and groom’s special day. Peachtree Petals specializes in bridal bouquets, centerpieces, decor, unique hair pieces, gifts, to special flower girl hair pieces, garland, or basket petals, and even more to make your day truly unique. The Atlanta flower shop was recently named top Atlanta Wedding Florist by TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com. Peachtree Petals is so committed to seeing brides get exactly what they want out of their bridal flowers, they are offering a free initial wedding consultation to discuss design ideas, budgets, review the venue, their extensive portfolio, and create a vision for the flowers needed for ceremony and reception. Atlanta area brides can schedule this free consultation by calling the florist at 800-337-1755, or using the convenient online consultation scheduler.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Best Flowers For Your 4th of July

One of the most popular holidays of the summer and for the year is no other than the 4th of July! We experience family, fun and a whole lot of fireworks while we're at it. It's truly a sight to see when we celebrate this bountiful holiday of independence.

This is also a special time for a variety of special occasions and events that occur around the 4th of July or even on the holiday itself. You know you want your occasion to be as beautiful and memorable as possible, and nothing compares to having the wonderful flowers that can create a festive atmosphere of life and enjoyment. With considering your event is being celebrating around or on the 4th of July, a great choice would be to go with the Best 4th of July Flowers that allow you commemorate both. Peachtree Petals has a number of 4th of July bouquets for you to choose from, full of those whites, reds and blues that are perfect for the holiday.

Our American Glory Bouquet is full of patriotism for our country and our troops. This beautiful arrangements consists of blue delphinium, bright red carnations and mini carnations, brilliant white Asiatic lilies, all surrounded by precious American Flags, nested within a round whitewash basket. You will love this victorious, floral expression for this holiday of freedom.

The Independence Bouquet is a dazzling, patriotic floral bouquet full of brilliant red roses and white Asiatic lilies, accented with Queen Anne's Lace and sheer blue ribbon within a glass bubble bowl vase. It is perfect for your dining room table as a centerpiece or even to send to that loved one which has a family member abroad.

Also, when you order either one of these featured bouquets, FTD will donate 15% of the purchase price to the USO to help fulfill their mission of lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families. For the best Atlanta 4th Of July Flowers, you can call on Peachtree Petals! Our floral arrangements are beyond compare, using the most freshest and highest of quality of flowers for every one of our premium floral arrangements. We are a leading floral provider nationwide, recognized as an FTD Master Florist and voted a #1 Atlanta florist. Our designers have over 50 years of combined experience and take pride in creating the bouquets that will leave your speechless, even custom-designed arrangements just for you.

Also, we can delivery our flowers the same day you order them anywhere within the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area. Our signature same-day delivery is available up to 3pm daily, so you have plenty of time to get your stunning flowers and floral decor delivered just in time. Our same-day flower delivery is only $11.99. If you can wait and you're not in a hurry, we also offer next-day delivery for $9.99 as well. We understand having your flowers for your treasured occasion is important, therefore, we management and perform our own deliveries to give you that additional peace of mind that they will arrive fresh and beautiful. Whether you are in need of an Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Alpharetta Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals is here for you for your 4th of July holiday occasion and beyond. Visit www.peachtreepetals.com and celebrate your 4th of July with Peachtree Petals today!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Great Apps for Wedding Planning

It seems every day a new website, app, or other piece of technology crops up devoted to some aspect of wedding planning. Given the lack of options for brides in years past, these new advancements seem to be really helpful, but as brides begin the process of scouring the internet and app markets for inspiration and organization tools, it can be incredibly overwhelming to sift through the wedding planning tools much less the actual parts of the planning process. Recently, Forbes Magazine online released an article outlining the nine best apps for event and wedding planners, and as we reviewed these tools thinking about their usefulness to us in as the premier Atlanta wedding florist, we realized these apps are equally as useful to brides planning their day as they would be to a certified wedding professional. Here are the highlights of these wedding planning apps to simplify the planning process of your special day.

Pinterest: By now, Pinterest has become a household name. Pinterest quickly gained popularity in late 2012 as the place to “pin” ideas for DIY crafts, recipes, household upgrades, and was just as quickly taken over by brides eager to share ideas for their wedding days. Operating in  desktop, mobile, and app platforms Pinterest is easily accessible for brides and wedding planners alike to share wedding inspiration from other brides or bigger names in the wedding industry like Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, WeddingWire.com, and more. Peachtree Petals even operates a Pinterest account to showcase wedding flowers for Atlanta brides and can interact with brides to share inspiration and ideas! Be sure to check out Pinterest page.

Evernote: Like Pinterest, Evernote is available on the Web and iOS and Android platforms. Evernote is a great way to stay organized and share information with various vendors you’ll be working with throughout the wedding planning process right through your wedding day. Evernote conveniently keeps everything in one place using syncing technology to share text, images, video, emails, entire web pages-- anything you desire to be shared, and you can organize it by tags and folders. Share this information (be it one photo, a whole folder, or anything that gets tagged under the same tag) with vendors, the bridal party, mother of the bride, whoever, with a simple click. The best part is, the basic version of Evernote is free!

Doodle: As you begin setting more appointments with vendors, dress and tux fittings, and picking up various family members from the airport, your time will become a more precious commodity than ever and keeping all of your appointments straight will be imperative. Doodle is a great app available for iOS and Android systems to help you do just that. Doodle allows you to set appointments, blocks off time where appointments are already set, and alerts you in advance of when your appointments will be. While this sounds similar to the features of the iCalendar or the Google Cal for iPhones and Android phones, Doodle allows for vendors that also use the Doodle application to add in the appointment to your Doodle appointment book once the appointment is booked, immediately blocking out that time slot allowing for you to make your next appointment without worrying about overlapping.

Capsule: Capsule is a great app for event planners, specifically for wedding planners, but can have great benefits for those of you planning your own weddings, too. One benefit of using Capsule to those planning their own wedding is the photo stream. Unlike social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter that require a common hashtag to link up posts, all guests who download the Capsule app prior to attending the ceremony and reception, can easily stream all of the photos they take of your day to one common space allowing for you to easily grab great shots of your day from one place rather than having to rely on a mistyped hashtag or having to ask guests to send you specific photos. Guests can also see instantly all of the photos that are streaming into the Capsule you’ve set up specifically for the event and can save any shots they would like!

While there are many options available for just about every aspect of wedding planning and preparation, there is only one choice for an Atlanta wedding florist and that’s Peachtree Petals. Named Atlanta’s top wedding florist by consumer vote on WeddingWire.com and TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals is known for its superior quality and service for Atlanta area weddings. We’re so confident you’re going to fall in love with Peachtree Petals, we’re offering a complimentary wedding consultation to help you get started planning the perfect bouquets and decor for your special day. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment using our easy online appointment scheduler,  or call 800-337-1755. With over ten years of leading industry experience, the florists at Peachtree Petals will create truly unique arrangements for your wedding to fit your design aesthetic and budget. Contact us today to get started!

Source: "9 Great Apps For Event Planners And Wedding Planners." Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 6 Jun. 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Enjoy Our Pick-Up Specials Collection!

Sometimes delivery just won't do. You are going to be downtown anyway and it makes sense for you to pick up your floral arrangement. Why not get a great deal and save with one of our Peachtree Petals Pick-Up Only Specials Collection! This collection offers a variety of wonderful bouquets with discounted pricing. You save even more with paying no delivery fee as well.

You can order one of our beautiful Pick-Up Only Specials via phone or online. Select your floral arrangement of choice and let us know when you will arrive to pick it up. When ordering online, simply leave a note regarding your pick-up time in the "Comments for the Florist" area for us and we will act accordingly. Peachtree Petals values your time and we will make sure your stunning bouquet is ready for you!

Here are just a few of the Best Atlanta Flowers our Pick-Up Only Special Collection that you will absolutely adore.

So Beautiful Bouquet - The So Beautiful™ Bouquet is full of eye-catching color and is sure to impress your recipient. It includes soft peach roses, peach hypericum berries, pink gerbera and green hydrangea, all nested within a clear glass vase, in addition to an accented base with seeded eucalyptus. This stunning bouquet will leave you speechless.

Tropics Appeal Bouquet - The Tropics Appeal Bouquet is one of our popular arrangements, as it bursts with an array of tropical colors! It brings an experience of the islands unlike any other bouquet. This beautiful hand tie bouquet is comprised of mini callas, white hydrangeas, green mini hydrangeas, orange roses, pink spray roses, safari sunset, and stock, all within a square cube with green leaves.

English Garden Bouquet - This arrangement is a pick-up only special and also one of our Peachtree Petals Originals. It is a one-of-a-kind bouquet, consisting of a mix of is hydrangeas, stock, roses and spray roses, all nested within a square glass cylinder. It is a wonderful mix of fresh flowers that will take your breath away!

Red Rose Arrangement - Of course, you can never go wrong with roses. It is the most popular flower in the world and is known for its' beauty, as well as versatility. We use fresh 16-inch red roses, perfectly accented with lush greens to create this gorgeous bouquet. The classic Red Rose Arrangement is fitting for a wide range of events and occasions. From Valentine's Day to yearly anniversaries, our Red Rose Arrangement is sure to please.

If you prefer to pick up any of our other online bouquets, simply use code PICKUP during checkout and you will pay no delivery fee. If you need your flowers delivered, Peachtree Petals offers our signature same-day delivery just for you! We can meet your last-minute flower needs for your precious occasion in no time at all. Up to 3pm daily, Peachtree Petals can deliver within the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area the same day you place your order for only $11.99. If you're not in a hurry, we also offer next-day delivery for $9.99. Therefore, whether you are in need of an Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Marietta Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals has the daily service options you're looking for.

Our designers have over 50 years of combined experience and take pride in their craft. We are an Atlanta Florist that is equipped to meet all of your floral assorted gift needs. You don't have to look any further than Peachtree Petals. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or come and pick up your Peachtree Petals floral and assorted gifts today!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Father's Day Gifts

For all of the strength, wisdom, and patience they have shown us over the years, dads deserve a special gift this Father’s Day. Alpharetta florist, Peachtree Petals, has great options for dads and granddads this Father’s Day. Here are some of our top sellers that are sure to let dad know just how much you love and appreciate him.

Peachtree Petals is known for its quality flowers, but few people know they have the best gift baskets in Atlanta. Gourmet gift baskets are a perfect choice for Father’s Day and qualify for the infamous flat-rate same and next day Atlanta gift basket delivery as customers have come to expect with flowers.

The first gift basket dad will love is our classic Fruit and Cheese basket. This gourmet basket is perfect for the wine lover or snacker with traditional taste. Inside, dad will find a vibrant array of fruits such as apples, grapes, and bananas, various snack nuts, summer sausage, cheese, and crackers.

Next, we have our popular This and That gift basket. This basket features a wide variety of snacks for the father with a refined and varied snacking style. For only $39.99, your special father will receive beef salami, chocolate bars, chocolate covered biscotti, Pirouline cookies, crackers, shortbread cookies, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and Ghiradelli chocolate squares. These great snacks are perfect for a dad on the go as he can throw them into his work or golf bag and think of you and smile as he answers the 2p.m. hunger pangs.

Our Jim and Jack Together at Last Grillin’ Gift Basket is the perfect gift for dad or granddad who’s always manning the grill at family get togethers. We’ve teamed up two perfect grilling classics in this luxury gift basket, Jim Beam and Jack Daniels. Arranged in a glossy, red basket, your dad will know just how much you care when he receives the signature flavors of Jim Beam and Jack Daniels like Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and marinade mix, and Jim Beam mustard and hot wing sauce. To ensure things don’t get too spicy, we’ve included some sumptuous sweets in the mix such as Beth’s chocolate chip cookies, chocolate fudge, and chocolate drizzled popcorn. This luxury gift basket is rounded out by a grillin hot pad set to set your dad up at the grill all summer long.

Whether it be for dad, a step dad, or a grand dad, with all of these great gift basket ideas and more, Atlanta florist, Peachtree Petals is an obvious choice for your gift-giving needs this Father’s Day. With flat-rate same day delivery (up to 3 p.m.) and next day delivery available in most of the Atlanta metro area for just $11.99 and $9.99, respectively, and delivery service available for most of the U.S., we guarantee quality and prompt service and products for your fathers whether they be near or far.

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8 National Best Friend's Day

Acclaimed cultural critic, John Leonard, is known for saying, “An old friend takes a long time to grow,” and how true that is. Friendship is one of the most important things in life, but a best friend, the oldest, truest, and closest friend is a rare treasure to be held dear and appreciated. A best friend is the first person to share great news with or the shoulder to cry on when things don’t go as expected. Though we’d never take best friends for granted, we don’t always let them know how much their willingness to drop whatever to be there for us is truly appreciated.

June 8 is National Best Friends Day, and a gift from Atlanta florist, Peachtree Petals is the perfect way to let your best friend know exactly how much you love and appreciate all of the times they’ve been there for you. Peachtree Petals is the premier florist for Atlanta gift baskets, floral arrangements, plants, and more. Below are some of our favorite choices of gifts for this special occasion.

Smile Bouquet: From our Peachtree Originals Collection, the Smile Bouquet holds shares the sunny disposition of the season and is sure to make your best friend smile from ear to ear upon receipt. Arranged by our talented florists, your best friend will receive your choice of five, seven, or ten gorgeous, large sunflowers arranged with solidago and greens in a clear vase tied with a whimsical yellow bow. Add a smiley face Mylar balloon to this bouquet for the perfect extra touch.

The Essence of Lavender Spa Gift Basket: Your best friend is always taking care of you, let her take care of herself with the indulgent Essence of Lavender Spa gift basket. The calming and soothing scent of lavender will melt the stress of daily life away with the luxurious items that will arrive in a stained willow tray such as: lavender lotion, body scrub, bath salts, a foot roller massager, body massager, pedicure paddle, and more!

Just Add Tequila Gift Basket: Our Just Add Tequila gift basket is the perfect gift to send to your bestie on National Best Friends Day to get the girl’s night started early. Your best friend will receive the world famous Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita mix, tortilla chips, salsa three-ways, and Fat Mama’s Fire and Ice Pickles. Just add tequila and this makes for the perfect girl’s night in, or a pre-game for a fun night out to celebrate National Best Friends Day with your best friend.

Orchid Plants: Our orchid plants are the perfect gift. Our Orchids are as unique as our best friends. Our Orchids come in your choice of 5 or 6’, and will arrive in a ceramic pot, but varieties and colors will vary dependant upon what is on hand and in bloom at the time of order. Colors for Orchids typically range from whites, yellows, chocolates, and reds. Our floral design team will assist you in choosing the perfect one for your best friend.

Peachtree Petals is the premium Atlanta florist. General manager Todd Hausman operates the Atlanta flower shop with quality and customer service in mind, a business model that has garnered attention not just from Atlanta area residents, but also national outlets as well, being named FTD’s Top 100 Business Partner, and number one Atlanta wedding florist by TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com. As National Best Friend Day approaches on June 8, you can browse Peachtree’s extensive website for the aforementioned gift ideas and more at www.Peachtreepetals.com, speak with the talented Peachtree Petals florists in person at 1450 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, or by phone 800-337-1755.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Flower of the Month--Roses

June marks the end of school and the official beginning of summer. In June, we're excited to celebrate the flower of the month, the rose. Sending Atlanta flowers says a lot, and sending roses says even more, but the color of the roses you send can convey different meanings. We've compiled a guide to the meanings behind the colors of roses and other various and sundry pieces of information about the one of the most notable and desired flowers.

Red Rose: Beginning with their association to the Greek goddess of love, Venus, red roses are the time honored way to say "I love you." Red roses are typically associated with romantic love and are the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day, proposals, anniversaries, and any other special occasion for your romantic partner. Red rose petals are especially perfect for weddings and since being named the top Atlanta wedding florist by TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals has had extensive experience incorporating this romantic flower into the special days of brides and grooms all over the Atlanta metro area.

Pink Rose: Pink roses are the most classic roses as they are the most common in the wild. They peaked in popularity with the Victorians who put them on everything from dishes to wallpaper, and this sweet, blushing hue has since stood for friendship. While the pink rose itself is associated with friendship, differing shades represent a wider variety of sentiments. For example, it is said that darker shades are emblematic of gratitude and appreciation while in contrast, lighter shades represent gentleness and admiration.

Yellow Rose: Yellow roses send the most joyous message. These roses are especially designated for best friends. The warmth and sunny dispositions of this shade is perfect for the June flower of the month with the summer season just around the corner and will make for the perfect bouquet for June 8th, Best Friend's Day.

White Rose: The white rose has a long history. In 14th Century England, the white rose was the heraldic sign of the Duke of York who was at the time facing off with the Lancaster family, represented by the red-rose, thus creating the world renowned War of Roses. Today, we think of the white rose as symbolic of purity, love, and formality. Because of this, the white rose is typically used at weddings, anniversaries, christenings, baptisms, graduation ceremonies, and sometimes even funerals.

Orange Rose: The orange rose embodies the wild spirit of summertime making it perfect for June. As the orange rose blends the romance of the red rose and the friendship of the yellow rose with just a hint of the purity found in the white rose, the meaning of the orange rose hints at romantic love emerging from friendship! Many horticulturists vary on the meaning of the orange rose, but typically they will say sending an orange rose (or a gorgeous bouquet of them) will tell your recipient, "Thanks!" or "Congratulations!"

June is the perfect month to find one of the many wonderful arrangements featuring roses in a variety of colors available at Atlanta Florist, Peachtree Petals. Browse the options available at www.peachtreepetals.com and place your order today to qualify for free same day or next day delivery.

Friday, May 29, 2015

What Not To Do When Deciding On Your Wedding Flowers

You want your wedding to be perfect, even when it comes to having the best wedding flowers. With a little information regarding making the best flower decisions, you can save time, money and avoid making some hug mistakes with your wedding. Here are some great tips of what not to do when deciding and coordinating your wedding flowers.

Underestimating The Cost - Much of a bride's focus is on her dress and the actual wedding venue, which is certainly fitting within her priorities. However, don't underestimate your wedding flower costs because the entire scope of your floral needs aren't being considered. Your wedding bouquet and centerpieces are only a couple of aspects of your wedding that you need flowers for. When you consider your aisles, entry ways, doors, rails, and more, you can find you needed quite a bit more wedding flowers then you were aware of. Analyze your venues and get all the floral decor that you want, therefore, no venue areas end up looking barren.

Don't Use Out-Of-Season Flowers - You may love certain flowers, yet, some of them may not be in season at the time of your wedding. You don't want to use out-of-season flowers because they can be more expensive and hard to acquire the volume you need. Save money by choosing a seasonal flowers that are comparable as possible to the ones that you love.

Being Inflexible - Event designer Preston Bailey said, "...there are times when the florist can do everything in his or her power and still not be able to get the flower of choice (or as many of them as needed)." In times like these, don't be inflexible with flower choices. This can add more stress and pressure to everyone, even yourself, at one of the most happiest time of your life. Remember, the overall objective is to have an excellent wedding presentation.

Choosing Flowers Based Only On Looks - Some flowers look extraordinary, but may not be the best to choice for your wedding. Different flowers carry different scents, which can create an overpowering aroma when combined. These are the flowers you want to watch out for. It would be wise to ask your florist when deciding on your wedding flowers.

On the other hand, making the right choices for wedding flowers all begins with selecting a phenomenal floral provider. Peachtree Petals is a superior Atlanta Florist that can meet all of your wedding and floral decor needs. We love our brides! From centerpieces and the best wedding bouquets in Atlanta, to wedding corsages and wedding boutonnieres, Peachtree Petals does it all.

Our designers have over 50 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. We also provide free wedding consultation with no minimum requirement. You'll be thoroughly pleased with the ease of service and the flowers you receive from Peachtree Petals. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call and experience a Peachtree Petals wedding flower today!

Reference: www.bridalguide.com, Kristen Klein, 5 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make With Their Wedding Flowers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Enjoy The Best May Flowers!

There's no month like the month of May. It still has all of the warm feelings of springtime as summer draws near. A number of beautiful occasions and events are held during May, from graduations, weddings, birthday celebrations, and more!

For your precious occasion, a wonderful bouquet of flowers and floral decor is always fitting during May. Of course, you don't want to select just any flowers. You want the best! Here are some of Best May Flowers that you will absolutely love and are sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

Lily - The lily is one of the best May Flowers that you can choose. It is actually the birth flower of May, which will bring even more meaning to your occasion. The lily symbolizes majesty, beauty, purity, sweetness, and humility. There are a variety of types of this flower as well, including the Tiger Lily, which symbolizes wealth and pride. This large flower usually is fragrant, has six petals and come in a range of colors like white, yellow and red.

Roses - The rose is the number one flower in the world. It is the most popular flower and used for a variety of occasions, especially weddings. May is one of the earliest months when a wide range of rose types begin to bloom. You can't go wrong with the rose because of the colors it has to offer. You can find roses in red, white, yellow, orange, lavender, pink and more.

Peonies - The peony has also become a favorite among women because of the elegance, romance and class that it exudes. This gorgeous flower blooms in May, as well as in June. It symbolizes riches and honor, in addition to it being an excellent way to express how much you value that one you love. Peonies are large flowers and they usually are fragrant. Peonies come in red, white or yellow, and shades of these colors as well.

Daffodils - Daffodils are beautiful flower that blooms throughout springtime in April and May. It can be used as a primary or complimenting flower also. In regards to color, the daffodil comes in bright yellow or white. What is treasured about this flower is that it gives off a sweet fragrance that you will love and adds to the atmosphere of your occasion.

No matter which one of the best flowers in May that you choose, you can find them and more at the best Atlanta Florist--Peachtree Petals. We are delighted to create the most high quality and superior floral arrangements that will leave you speechless. With over 50 years of combined experience, our professional floral designers take pride in their craft, creating the stunning bouquets that you deserve. Also, with our signature same-day delivery, we can perform your Atlanta Flower Delivery in no time. Visit us online and experience Peachtree Petals today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Best Mother's Flowers Are Here!

With Mother's Day a few days away, we all are looking to show our moms just how much we care. Peachtree Petals knows that you appreciate them, and your desire is to give them the best gift ever! Nothing compares to giving one of the best gifts from nature--flowers. Yes, flowers can express the depth of your heart and purity of your love like no other gift can.

With Peachtree Petals, you can experience all of the best Mother's Day flowers within our premium Mother's Day Collection. We have a wide selection of Mother's Day flowers for you to enjoy! Here are some of our high quality floral arrangements that your mother will absolutely love. Springtime Sunrise Bouquet - The Springtime Sunrise Bouquet is full of brightness and beauty like the sun. It is a yellow theme, hand-tied bouquet, comprised of yellow gerbera daisies, yellow roses and accented with alstromeria. There is also green trick the fills the arrangement, making for a fluffy springtime green.

Lovely Lavender Bouquet - Plenty of our moms just adore lavender. The Lovely Lavender Bouquet will surely bring a warm smile to her face. This stunning bouquet includes a mix of fresh lavender roses, purple stock, green hypericum, green buttons and purple aster, all nested within an 8" bubble bowl. She will love this wonderful arrangement!

Pretty In Pink Bouquet - This arrangement is great for that mother that will be pretty in pink on Mother's Day! The Pretty In Pink Bouquet is full of elegance and style. It includes gorgeous pink roses, spray roses, lisianthus, seasonal white textural foliage, and stock, all within a contemporary, leaf-line glass cube vase. You can't go wrong with this precious gift.

Peachtree Petals Design Bouquet - Can't decide what flowers your mother will love on Mother's Day? Peachtree Petals offers our custom design bouquet just for you! The Peachtree Petals custom design bouquet allows one of our experienced floral designers to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement for your mom. From $40 and above, we'll make an original bouquet according to the dollar value to desire to spend. Your mom will be amazed with her custom design bouquet from Peachtree Petals.

For all of your flowers, assorted gifts and more, Peachtree Petals can meet all of your floral needs for Mother's Day! You don't have to wait. Reserve your wonderful Mother's Day bouquet and guarantee delivery on Sunday. From any of our locations, we will be providing our customers with Mother's Day deliveries. Whether you are in need of an Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Santa Monica Flower Delivery in the Los Angeles area, Peachtree Petals services the entire Atlanta, West Los Angeles and all surrounding areas. We also can be your choice floral provider for an Orange County Flower Delivery as well. For the best Mother's Day flowers, visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call to place your order today!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Guaranteed Mother's Day Flower Deliveries Just For You!

Mother's Day is coming and it is a great time to show those special Moms in your life just how much you care. It is one of the most treasured times of the year, as we celebrate and honor these precious women that have done so much for us. Since they bring the utmost joy into our lives, it is only fitting to show our sincerest gesture of gratitude to them all with a wonderful Mother's Day gift. One of the best gifts a mom absolutely loves is an elegant, stunning bouquet of flowers that will surely bring a smile to her face and tears to her eyes. You will find the best Mother's Day Flowers and more from Peachtree Petals!

With Peachtree Petals, we have a wide range of Mother's Day Flowers for you to choose from. Here are just a few of our stunning arrangements within our Mother's Day Collection just for you! The English Garden Bouquet - Our English Garden Bouquet is one of our avery own originals and perfect for Mother's Day. It is a mix is hydrangeas, roses, spray roses and stock, all nested within a square glass cylinder vase. This is one of most endearing floral designs that captures all of the elegance and beauty of a mother. She will absolutely love it.

Tulip Fever Bouquet - If your mom loves tulips, this is the perfect bouquet for her. The Tulip Fever Bouquet is filled with 30 stems of assorted tulips within a quality rectangular vase. These flowers come in an array of colors, including red, yellow, white, purple, and more. Tulips are also one of the rare flowers that grow even after they are cut. We make sure this bouquet arrives in a tighter bud stage, so your recipient can enjoy their gorgeous tulip arrangement longer.

For All You Do Bouquet - The For All You Do® Bouquet by FTD is a delightful arrangement full of cheer. With a yellow color theme, the For All You Do Bouquet is made up of bright yellow roses, coupled with white and yellow traditional daisies, accented with lush greens within a designer etched green glass vase. Your mother will feel so grateful and overjoyed by this sunny arrangement.

It would be a sheer delight to have a wonderful Mother's Day bouquet delivered to the greatest mom on the holiday. Now you can with Peachtree Petals! As a premier West Los Angeles Florist, you can reserve your flowers now to guarantee delivery on Sunday. Aside from our high-quality floral arrangements, what separates us from the rest is that we perform each and every one of our deliveries. This results in a optimal delivery management system from a floral provider that you can trust. You can have peace of mind that your Mother's Day flowers will arrive on time.

For Peachtree Petals, we can deliver your flowers fast. Our signature same-day delivery is perfect for your floral and assorted gift needs. Up to 3pm, you can utilize our same-day delivery service, as well as next-day delivery is available also. Therefore, whether you have an Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Los Angeles Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals delivers! Make Peachtree Petals your floral choice this Mother's Day. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call to reserve your Mother's Day flowers today!