Gifting the Host: Autumn Edition

Happy Autumn! This season is so exciting here at Matlack Florist.  We’re beginning to stock our beautiful outdoor fall baskets of mums and pumpkins, as well as all new featured floral arrangements.  These autumn beauties make wonderful gifts for all occasions, and here’s a few examples on gifting the host in this fall season.

Housewarming Party

Mums are a wonderful gift to give to any new homeowner.  They’re easy to care for and come in a variety of fall colors like burgundy, yellow, burnt sienna, and more.  Mums grow in sizes from small to extra large, and can make a huge statement for a front porch or balcony.  Adding a basket or wheat accents can make this plant shine even more, and your host will love having plant decor for their new home already.

Halloween Party

October brings the fun of Halloween, and floral gifts are a great way to celebrate.  There are a great number of accents you can place into vase arrangements or plants available in our shop.  For example, clip-in spiders, orange and black beads, skeleton hands, and glittery pumpkins can make an arrangement even more stunning.  Your host will be so excited that you’re keeping with their Halloween party theme and appreciate the sentiment.


Come November, everyone will be dreaming of turkey and getting together with the family.  Bringing a gift to the host is always appreciated, and flowers can be a fun centerpiece or accent decor.  The Harvest Trio is a playfully modern three-piece arrangement, perfect for a long table.  If you’re looking for a more traditional piece, the Mulled Cider arrangement is for you.  Placed in a wire and glass container, sunflowers, mums, roses, and solidago will shine brightly at the dinner.  Your host will appreciate your gift and feel thankful that you thought of them.

No matter what you’re looking for, Matlack Florist is your go-to for all things autumn.  Stop by and see what we’ve got in stock to bring to your host, and maybe even give a little something to yourself as well.

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Greening with Garlands

The use of lush greenery in floristry has been popping up again for weddings and special occasions alike.  It’s a great way to fill space without additional flowers.  Different varieties of greenery can come in various colors and textures, so adding multiple types of greens can really make a space come alive.  Here’s a few examples of how greenery garlands in your space can make a huge impact.

Adding a garland of greenery to your special occasion can add a touch of nature into any space.  Be sure to measure where you’d like your greenery first, and then consider if you’d like extra drapery, additional width, or different hues of color.  Greenery such as eucalyptus has many different varieties, all unique to their look and texture.  Seeded eucalyptus is popular for its green or dusty blue buds and full appearance.  The baby blue eucalyptus has more line weight and a stronger aroma.  Silver dollar eucalyptus is also favored for its nature to drape and its interesting shape.

On a tabletop, a garland can be a beautiful small accent to a table with a thin trace of ruscus or eucalyptus.  It can also be an abundant display of greens doubling as a centerpiece, even draping down the sides of the table to add drama.  Think about how much space your guests might need on the table for plates and silverware, because you wouldn’t want the extra greenery getting onto the place setting.  Matlack Florist now even provides rentals for faux greenery garlands for your special occasions, perfect for a space that you’d be worried about greenery shedding or allergies to greens.

Be sure to consider what type of look you’d like for your space, and feel free to experiment with different looks!  If you are in need of assistance, Matlack Florist is always happy to help you decide which type of garland will make your space look fantastic.

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Anniversary Flowers Through the Years

Every anniversary is a reason to celebrate.  Flowers can be a fantastic way to congratulate a marriage whether you’re the bride and groom, or commemorating someone else’s special day.  Here’s a list of specific flowers to help make your gift more personal to the happy couple.

First Anniversary

Carnations are widely known as the flower to give on the first anniversary.  Affordable and easy to find, carnations come in a wide variety of colors such as deep purple, bright orange, green, among many others.


Fifth Anniversary

Daises are the fifth wedding anniversary flower, and they keep the gift light and fun.  You can gift a bunch of daisy poms in fall or spring colors, or bigger gerber daisies in colors like orange, pink, or yellow for a brighter display.


Tenth Anniversary

Daffodils not only symbolize new beginnings and the start of spring, but the tenth wedding anniversary as well.  Keep in mind that daffodils cannot be combined with most other flowers, as their stems leak a liquid that is toxic to other blooms.  The best way to gift them is to give a bunch of daffodils by themselves in a fun yellow or white vase in the springtime.


Fifteenth Anniversary

Roses are all around a popular anniversary flower, but they symbolize the most on the fifteenth year.  Different colored roses can symbolize a variety of emotions, so try giving a personal color to your relation to the couple.  Yellow represents friendship and apology, while red shows love.  White symbolizes purity, while orange shows a deep affection.


Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Blue irises represent the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary.  Their blue and yellow blooms look great combined with complimenting tones as well as bright, warmer colors to contrast and highlight their beauty.


Thirtieth Anniversary

The beautiful and fragrant lily is the symbol of the thirtieth anniversary.  Keep a bunch in your kitchen or bedroom to radiate the room with a sweet aroma.



Fortieth Anniversary

Gladiolas symbolize the fortieth wedding anniversary.  They can be kept long for a dramatic and organic arrangement, or cut shorter for a smaller and more intimate vase.  These blooms also come in an assortment of colors like white, red, yellow, and pink.

Fiftieth Anniversary





The fiftieth, and popularly called the “golden anniversary” is represented with yellow roses and violets.  The combination of these colors and scents will be sure to stun any recipient.  Violets are most available in the springtime, potted in our greenhouse.  Roses are usually available all year round, cut fresh.  Dress a vase or pot up with a shiny gold bow and you’ll be sure to impress.

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