Highlight Today: 'Jumanji' - Fantastically enthralling and fun colors of vibrant oranges and hot pinks are the main show in this arrangement designed in a gorgeous green glass vase. Reminiscent of the adventerous story of Jumanji. Hot pink Dutch hydrangea, vivacious Free Spirit roses, calla lilies and freesia dance among chartreuse green hydrangea and viburnum, with a pop of phalaenopsis orchids.
What is May Day exactly, we went to Farmers Almanac to learn more about this day!
ORIGINS OF MAY DAY
The ancient Celts called it “Beltane”—the day halfway between spring and summer that coincides with the return of fertility to the earth.
MAY DAY CUSTOMS
Here are some joyful May Day traditions marking the return of spring and the renewed gift of life.
- Neighbors may leave baskets of flowers on each other’s doorsteps or doorknobs.
- Kids can go barefoot on May Day for the first time.
- People will crown a “May Queen” for the day’s festivities.
- Beekeepers will move bees on May 1st.
- Fishermen expect to catch fish on May Day.
- On May Day morning, if a maiden gathers dew before sunup and sprinkles her face with it, she will enjoy luck and youthful beauty for the rest of the year.
- Farmers often plant corn, cucumbers, and turnips on this day.
- Villagers may hold theatrical battles between “summer” and “winter” that banish the winter.
- The Kentucky Derby starts off the month of May (the first Saturday of the month).
- On May 1st, people in Britain welcome spring by “Bringing in the May,” or gathering cuttings of flowering trees for their homes.
- May 1st in Hawaii is called “Lei Day,” and people will receive prizes this day for wearing the prettiest handmade leis.
We are celebrating by filling our outdoor display with lush plants ready for window boxes and container plantings, brilliant hydrangeas for color indoors and out! We are especially excited for the return of Peonies, in many shades we are creating assorted custom bouquets for pick up or local delivery to help spread Spring Cheer!
Happy Trivia Friday! Be the first to correctly name this specific variety of flower and win a bunch of tulips for pick up in our Beacon Hill location. Send your guess to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Happy Halloween from your friends at Rouvalis Flowers! We hope you all have a spooky and treat filled day!
We highlighted bright autumnal tones in this hand-tied bouquet! We used ornamental kale, black calla lilies, protea, free spirit roses, and finished it off with croton leaves and eucalyptus
Happy Monstera Monday! We're kicking off our week with some nice, big leaves.
Sometimes just one arrangement isn't enough, and that's where groupings of similar arrangements are wonderful! Similar color schemes and floral stems can really tie a room together, or keep a theme going throughout the house.
Pictured below are some arrangements we recently did for a client's home. We designed three arrangements in different vases, but overlapping floral, in a lovely early-fall palette.
While hurricane Irma may be impacting some of our floral sourcing, we are lucky enough to have locally grown dahlias in the shop! Beautiful early fall tones - oranges, purples, and a beautiful pink. They have been flying out the door, so be sure to stop in and get yours!
The beautiful "Free Spirit" rose. One of our designer's favorites for late summer!
The shop is filled with terrarium containers and succulents for that new apartment. Come peruse our designer's creations, or design a custom one just for you!