Celebrating Sisters & Best Friends

sisters

You don’t remember a time when she was not there. You grew up together, went through all the ups and downs together. You laughed, you cried, you talked all night long. Your sister is your lifelong friend, and she means the world to you. This month, we have the opportunity to celebrate the very special relationship between best friends and sisters – or the woman who fills both roles. National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day are both recognized on August 6th. So whether you have a sister you adore, or a best friend who is just like a sister, this is the perfect time to send them a gift which reminds them of how special they are. And you need look no further than Port Charlotte Florist for all of the beautiful flowers and gifts she’ll love.

Did You Know? Even though they may drive you crazy sometimes, growing up with a sister actually seems to be good for your mental health. Those with female siblings they felt close to during childhood tend to handle stress better and have fewer mental health issues.  Continue reading

South Florida Tropical Floral Arrangements

tropical floral arrangements

Here in South Florida, we understand the heat of summer!  But just as we thrive in this climate, so do the gorgeous tropical flowers that surround us. This summer, Port Charlotte Florist is proud to present the hot tropical floral arrangements that will bring the paradise into your home decor and summer occasions – as well as to celebrate the unique beauty inherent in these exotic and amazing flowers. Continue reading

Creating a Butterfly Garden of your Own

butterfly garden

Butterflies are among the most interesting and lovely creatures in nature. Cultivating a butterfly garden with appropriate flowers and plants (as well as a few necessary accessories) will attract butterflies, and encourage them to linger. You may think of the butterfly gardens you have seen at botanical gardens and think that a backyard version is out of reach – but butterfly gardens can come in many forms – potted plants, window boxes, or even small corners of the yard can be transformed to accommodate butterflies. And Port Charlotte Florist would love to provide the flowers you’ll need to catch their eye.  Continue reading

Red, White & Blue Flowers for the Fourth

Red, White & Blue Flowers

Parties in the backyard, barbecues at the pool and fireworks at the beach – there is nothing like the 4th of July on the Gulf Coast! If you are planning to get together with family and friends, make sure you give Port Charlotte Florist a call – we have all the red, white & blue flowers that will add the patriotic spirit you need for an authentic celebration! They also make great hostess gifts, so if you are heading over to someone else’s place – you may want to shop our Independence Day collection!

Did You Know? The Declaration of Independence was only signed by two founding fathers on July 4. The rest of the signatures were not obtained until August 2. Although the Patriots declared that July 4, 1776, was the first Independence Day, it took several years for the general population to catch on and for celebrations to take place.  Continue reading

Seasonal Flowers and Summer Centerpieces

summer centerpieces

It’s summer in South Florida, and although it may be a bit warm, we still love to entertain. Be it a beach picnic or a dinner party on the lanai, we are known to get our there and celebrate the beauty of where we live. Longer evenings, brilliant sunsets, and (shall we say) balmy weather beckon – and inspire us to call family and friends to get together for a meal. Your summer table is an expression of all the fun, excitement, and anticipation of the season, so we ask – what is your summer party style? We recommend flowers no matter what the occasion for a get-together, as they add vibrant color, elegance, or whimsy to any gathering. The experts at Port Charlotte Florist have assembled a gorgeous summer flower collection, and are available to give recommendations should you need them.

Water for All: Just like your guests need to stay hydrated during summer months, keep your floral arrangements well watered so they don’t wilt halfway through the meal. You may wish to mist them throughout your party, and if possible, keep them in shade.  Continue reading

Flowers for Port Charlotte Weddings

Port Charlotte WeddingsJune is National Wedding Month, so named because across the United States, it is the most popular month for weddings. Planning a June wedding in Port Charlotte does require a little extra thought, as our weather can tend to be a bit warmer than in many places. With so many details to finalize and countless dreams to fulfill, you’ll want to be sure that you are making the choices that will make your day the best it can be. During the hot summer months – and in South Florida, most of the year – it is important to be practical about what will work best for your location and budget – while keeping your flowers and your guests cool and refreshed!

It’s Different Here: Although the rest of the country shies away from weddings in January and February, we have no problem planning a special day during these months. Actually, it’s usually perfect weather!  Continue reading

Rose Bouquets for June

rose bouquets

The rose is an amazing flower. It has been utilized over the centuries both as a symbol of passionate love – as well as to represent soldiers during war. Its petals are delicate and beautiful – yet the rosebush is one of the toughest plants in the world. Roses are used to convey the most intimate of emotions, yet rosebushes are often employed for security and protection. The rose is known as the Queen of flowers for good reason – and this June, during National Rose Month, the floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist would like to pass along some incredible facts about this extraordinary flower.

Looking for more? Browse our online Rose Collection, or check out our Pinterest Board.
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Colorful Father’s Day Gifts

Father's Day Gifts

Don’t you just love living in South Florida at this time of year? Bright sunshine, blue skies – and vibrant color abounds everywhere you look! When shopping for the perfect Father’s Day gifts, be inspired by the weather, the colors, and the fun of living in paradise. You could buy him a tie, but why would you? Shop the Father’s Day collection at Port Charlotte Florist, and choose the most vibrant, the most whimsical, and the most delicious gifts available. Continue reading

Patriotic Arrangements & Flowers

patriotic arrangements

There are few days more symbolic and special on our calendar than Memorial Day, celebrated this year on May 29. This day is so much more than just beach picnics and barbecues with friends – it is the perfect opportunity to show our thankfulness and esteem for the heroic men and women who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedoms. Port Charlotte Florist -is both privileged and honored to assist in your selection of the Memorial Day flowers and patriotic arrangements that will convey your sentiments.

History Lesson: Memorial Day was originally named ‘Decoration Day’ ,  as it was a day set aside for loved ones to decorate the graves of the fallen from the Civil War. The name was changed after World War I as the day grew to include recognition for heroes of all wars. The day was made an official U.S. holiday in 1971. Unlike Veteran;s Day, which honors living veterans, Memorial Day is specifically for remembering those who have died.  Continue reading

Sunny Days & Sunny Floral Arrangements

Floral Arrangements

It’s springtime in south Florida! Here at Port Charlotte Florist, we are hard at work designing floral arrangements to showcase the spirit of the season and to celebrate carefree days and sunny skies. There are many flowers that can represent the spring, and we love using them all in our designs. Whether you are preparing to celebrate a special occasion with someone you love, or simply want to bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home, our Spring Collection is a bright place to begin!  Continue reading