Roanoke Greater Virginia Bridal Showcase

George’s Flowers would like to say “Thank You” and “Nice to meet so many new future brides” at The Roanoke Greater Virginia Bridal Showcase held January 19, 2014.  Our booth designed by Doug Lindamood featured popular color for 2014 Radiant Orchid.  By the number of positive comments from visitors to our booth Radiant Orchid will be filling our design benches and coolers this year.  To make an appointment with our professional wedding designers Doug Lindamood or Kerry McCarty call us at 540-981-0900....

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Fall Celebrations in Roanoke, VA

Are you getting ready for the fall?  There are a lot of different ways you can celebrate the cooler weather and the turning of the leaves.  Of course, there’s Halloween and Thanksgiving, but there are other fall celebrations, too.  If you’re planning some kind party in the next few months, here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re preparing for it. Decorations might not be an issue if your party is right before Halloween or Thanksgiving.  If you’ve already decorated for those holidays, don’t stress too much about redoing decorations for your party.  Chances are, your friends will love the decorations you already have up, and they won’t fault you for not completely redecorating your home for a night and then redoing it again the next day. If you do want to change up your décor, go with some of the natural fall colors, like red, gold, orange, and brown.  You can create centerpieces or other decorations using leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and other items found outdoors. Outdoor parties are mostly a spring and summer thing, but some early fall evenings are still warm enough to party outside.  If you’ve got a fire pit or an outdoor patio heater, you can certainly enjoy the crisp air while still keeping toasty.  Because the weather can turn cold pretty quickly in some areas, be sure to have an indoor backup plan just in case you can’t go out.  Also, be sure you tell your guests that all or part of the party will be outside so they can dress appropriately. While your summer party menu focused on cool and crisp foods, your fall dinners should be hot comfort food.  Soup is a great first course instead of salad.  If you want an easy meal, go with a hot stew.  You could even have each guest bring a different stew or soup so everyone can try something new. Your fall party is sure to be a success!  Make your table look amazing with a great...

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Sunny Sunflowers add bright and happy to wedding day.

Wedding Designer Billy Shepard of George’s Flowers created beautiful  monochromatic bouquets and arrangements that worked so well in the Patrick Henry Ballroom for the William and Stephanie special day on July 06, 2013.  Special thanks to William Mahone Photography Roanoke, Va  for the happy day wedding images.     Bridal Bouquet Patrick Henry Ballroom mantle Stephanie and William Sunny Wedding...

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Summer Fun in Salem, VA

It’s July…the middle of summer.  Your kids still have a good month before they go back to school, and you may have run out of things for them to do.  But don’t despair.  There are many family activities in Salem, VA, this summer.  Here are just a few of them. The Salem After Five concert series takes place at the Farmers Market on Main Street.  One concert will be held on July 26th, while another will be August 16.  Both run from 5:30 to 9:00 PM.  Admission is $5, and children under 12 are free. There are a number of different summer camps in and around Salem.  They include a girls soccer clinic, a volleyball camp, the Salem Virginia Summer Camp, and more.  Some have already started, but there are still a few that take place in late July and August. You can head to the local parks at any time during the summer.  Run, play games, have a picnic lunch, or just sit outdoors and enjoy the weather (when it’s nice, of course).  It’s all free, and you can go whenever you want and stay as long as you want. The Mount Mill Zoo in Roanoke has some awesome animals and activities for the entire family.  They have seven different endangered species, including the adorable red panda and the majestic snow leopard.  In total, the zoo has mover 175 different animals.  You can visit them all on foot or ride the Zoo Choo Train through the zoo. So what will your family do this summer?  Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to bring some summer cheer indoors with some great summer flowers in Salem,...

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National Rose Month

Did you know that June is National Rose Month?  President Ronal Reagan signed legislation in 1986 declaring the rose the National Floral Emblem of the U.S., which also created National Rose Month.  During June, rose lovers celebrate this popular flower by holding conventions, sharing pictures of their own rose gardens, and sending beautiful roses to their friends. Here are some fun facts about the rose: In the seventeenth century, roses were so popular that royalty treated them as currency!  Roses and rose water was legal tender in many places. The first roses were cultivated in China over 5,000 years ago! There is a rose bush on the wall of the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany that is believed to be the world’s oldest living rose and is said to be over 1,000 years old. In the United States, the oldest fossilized imprint of a rose was found in Florissant, Colorado, and it’s estimated to be 35 million years old. Join George’s in celebrating National Rose Month by sending some beautiful rose bouquets to loved ones in Roanoke,...

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Bring the Summer Indoors!

It’s bright and gorgeous outside.  The flowers are blooming, the sky is clear, everything seems alive and brilliantly colored.  You just can’t wait to get out there and enjoy it!  But then you step outside and feel that relentless summer heat and the humidity, and you go running for the air conditioner.  That’s summer—it looks amazing, but some days, moving through that heat is a chore.  So why not bring some summer inside where you can enjoy it without melting? Using pillows, blankets, tablecloths, and rugs with bright, colorful prints is a great way of making a room look lighter and feel more summery. If you don’t like bright patterns, you can go with some summer colors.  Lighter colors like sky blue and light green can help make a room brighter and feel more like summer.  Any color you see outdoors can work well in your home, although don’t use too many dark or bold colors. Flowers, of course, are a great way of bringing the summer indoors.  Pick your favorite flowers and fill your home with them!  This not only gets you the bright colors of summer, but it also brings in the scents of summer, too! Naturally, you can cut some of the flowers growing in your flowerbed, but if you don’t have any, we can help you.  Let us deliver some gorgeous summer flowers in Roanoke, VA, right to your...

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