We’re Grateful For: Tom Dahlke

How grateful are we for our delivery dispatcher, Tom Dahlke? Very.

Every day, he can be seen searching through maps to find where that new development is located, or driving around New Castle County delivering flowers to happy recipients, or processing those flowers himself. He’s one of those people who just goes the extra mile here at Boyd’s Flowers, and we’re lucky to have him.

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A Fun Way To Celebrate Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, if you’re looking for a break from the traditional, try having a Thanksgiving stay-cation. Stay in your pajamas, watch family holiday movies or college football all weekend, and order your Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered whenever you might be ready to eat. A few days off from work or school should be celebrated with much-needed rest and relaxation. The floral experts at Boyd’s Flowers will be glad to provide a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving stay-cation this year.

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Top Tablescapes For Fall

As we move into the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about your decorating and entertaining goals this season. Planning a beautiful evening starts with a stunning table, and the design experts at Boyd’s Flowers have some fabulous ideas for your decor this season.

  • Accent your floral centerpiece with pieces of fall’s natural beauty. Include pine cones, gourds of different shapes and sizes, or acorns and berries for a rustic autumn look.
  • Scatter candles in all shapes and sizes across your tablescape for lighting that can’t be beat. Tall, short, wide, thin… the possibilities are endless. Use a common color for a more dramatic effect.
  • Choose a neutral base color that allows you to highlight fall colors across your table. Soothing gray or creamy beige are a great foundation for rusted oranges or spicy plum hues.

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Fall’s Blazing Colors And Textures

This fall, as you think about how to decorate for fall, consider creating unique looks that bring the rustic beauty of fall into your home. Include some or all of the following elements to design a fabulous fall look:

  • Bring harvest textures into focus when you include unusual elements like fall foliage, acorns and pine cones for a decorative nod at all things autumn.
  • Let harvest hues take center stage with rich burgundy, deep forest green, mustard yellow and rusted orange accented by creamy off-whites for a festive, colorful autumn look.
  • Play with space and fragrance. Use staircases or porch steps as well as the height of dining rooms and mantles to include fall decor in places other than eye level. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and other fall spices with candles and decorating accents that evoke the aroma of fall.

The floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers are excited to showcase our entire fall collection as a way of highlighting fresh floral arrangements for fall.

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A Delightful, Not Frightful, Halloween Bouquet

When you want to send Halloween wishes to your favorite loved ones, think outside the box of candy and bless them with a beautiful bouquet of fall flowers with a bit of holiday spirit thrown in. Gorgeous blooms in harvest hues will be a true treat that lasts, while reminding far-away loved ones that you’re thinking of them on this festive holiday. The floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers have created some amazing pieces that are truly works of art. What a special treat to receive for this spirited holiday!

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A Bit Of Green For Bosses Day

For October 16, Boyd’s Flowers has some workplace advice: give your boss a gift.

Officially designated National Bosses Day in the 1960s, this occasion was dreamed up by a plucky employee who wanted to honor her boss, who also happened to be her dad. Since then, we’ve reserved this date to acknowledge the often undersung efforts of our mentors, leaders and guides. Naturally, we think a plant gift is in order. And possibly a workplace party.

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A Floral Design To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

This September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when we rediscover and appreciate the rich cultural contributions of Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Americas to the rest of the world. Our Hispanic American community in particular is celebrated for the unique gifts they, their ancestors, families and cultures have given the rest of us. Boyd’s Flowers is highlighting how the Latin American world has enriched floriculture by exploring the flowers found in one of our favorite fall collection designs.

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Infuse Some Fall Into Your Life

Fall is here and the spirit of the season is all around us. A beautiful way to infuse some deep, Autumnal colors into your office or work space is with a jewel-toned floral arrangement that invites a sense of calm energy. Revive and invigorate co-workers as well as yourself with a beautiful design from Boyd’s Flowers that shows off your taste and style.

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Delicious Flower Centerpiece And Food Pairings

Bring a fresh twist to fall entertaining when you include new and unique recipes at your dinner party or brunch. Coupled with beautiful centerpieces, edible flowers make amazing culinary creations and will delight your guests. The floral designers at Boyd’s Flowers think there has never been a better time to include a menu item with edible flowers than this fall.

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Treat Yourself To A Plant This September

Caring for something or someone other than yourself can be a means of satisfying a need in your own life. Sometimes we can get so caught up in our own busy schedules and specific needs that we forget to look around us. A simple remedy for this, and one that will make you more empathetic to others, is to bring an easily-cared-for plant into your own home or office. Learning what something else needs by paying attention closely can improve your ability to listen to others and be aware of their needs, too. Boyd’s Flowers recommends starting with a plant or dish garden that requires little work if you’re new to plant care.

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