Graduation Day, Better with a Bouquet

By Christine W.

The beginning of June marks the extra special event of graduation in the lives of many young individuals. Whether it’s a Master’s degree or the end of a middle school era, at Matlack Florist, we love to celebrate milestones accordingly. Flowers are a great way to observe the commemorative event, and there are many different options to cheer on your graduate.

Presentation flowerpresentations are popular for graduates, and they can be done in countless different varieties.  One of our favorites ways to present graduation flowers is to arrange them in the graduate’s school colors with a matching bow, and the photos will look great with all of the coordinated colors.

Presentation bouquets come in all price ranges and have a great deal of customization options for color options. Come in and ask what we have in your graduate’s school colors.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one graduation present, consider our money corsage. They’re a fun way to incorporate a gift of money and  wear during the commencement, not to mention being the envy of all their fellow graduates.  The bills can be folded into shapes like origami and wired into the corsage so they can easilyIMG_3202 be taken out.  Additionally, the corsage can also be done in the graduate’s school colors with matching flowers.

This money corsage pictured on the left was made at Matlack Florist for a Lehigh University graduate in her school’s colors.

Decorating the graduation cap has been a long standing tradition amocapng graduates, and at Matlack Florist we have a trendy solution if you’re having trouble finding the perfect cap decoration.  Adorning the cap with a floral hair wreath is both modern and glamorous, and completely unique.  They can be attached to the cap easily and taken off, and can be made out of fresh blooms or silk flowers.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates! At Matlack Florist we hope to continue celebrating with you all year long.




Marsala: 2015 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year, Pantone Institute, the ultimate expert on color trends, scans the pop culture universe to determine the next up-and-coming color!  This year, the winner is Marsala, a rich earthy wine-toned hue of red.

If the past is any indicator of the future, then you’ll soon be seeing this color everywhere you go, from runways to movie screens, from beauty products to interior decor.  And lest not we forget about floral designs!  We’ve gathered some floral inspiration for you to gaze your eyes on all in this year’s favorite color:  Marsala!  Enjoy!

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Marsala Lanterns


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5 Ways to Use Silks in Your Home

March at Matlack Florist means one thing.  It’s time for our Annual Silk Sale!!  All through the month of March, everything silk in our shop is 20% off!!  In honor of our big sale, we’d like to share with you some ideas of what you can do with silks!  So read on for some floral inspiration!

Silks are a great way to introduce a floral presence into your home without having to worry about the care necessary for a living plant or cut flowers.  Today’s silk stems can look so real that it’s tough to tell the difference from a silk flower and the flower that it’s modeled after.  Transform your space by incorporating an eye-catching silk floral piece into your decor.

Here are 5 ways to use silk flowers in your home:

5 Ways to Use Silks In Your Home

1. Floral ArrangementsThe most classic use of silk flowers is to create a floral arrangement.  Silk arrangements can brighten up any living space, from your foyer to your living room to even your bathroom!  For the most true-to-life display, rotate your silk flowers with the season.  Your silks should reflect an arrangement that your florist could make using fresh flowers at any given point in time. For example, if it is spring time, then perhaps an arrangement of tulips or forsythia might be more appropriate than, say, a sunflower arrangement.

Many florists have pre-made silk arrangements for you to choose from or you can work with a designer to have a custom design created for your home.  Here are some things to consider when having a custom piece made:

1.  The Placement:  In which room will the arrangement be placed in your home?  How big is the space?  Will the arrangement be used as a centerpiece (viewed from all sides) or will only one side of the arrangement be viewable?

2.  The Container:  What kind of container should your silk arrangement be designed in?  Some florists may have beautiful vases available for sale, however you can also bring in your own container for the florist to use.  Don’t be afraid to get creative with your container!

3.  The Color Scheme:  Which colors should your piece include?  Bring along photos of your home decor, so that the designer can see the space that the arrangement should complement!

4.  The Style:  You’ll want your arrangement to fit into the style of your home?   Is your style Country?  Asian?  Contemporary?  Coastal?  French? Tropical? Western? Traditional?  Would you like the arrangement to be full or loose?

5.  The Size:  How big would you like your arrangement to be?  Again, consider the space that you are working with.  Is this going to be a focal point of a large foyer, or simply an extra touch in your powder room?  The space should dictate how large you can go!

Here are a couple of Matlack Florist custom designs:

Silk Arrangement 2

Silk Arrangement 3

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Caring for Your Valentine’s Day Roses!

How To Care For Roses

Did you receive a lovely bouquet of roses from your one and only this Valentine’s Day? Lucky you!! Those blooming beauties may not live forever, but with proper care, your cut roses could last up to a week or more! Follow the tried-and-true tips below to ensure that your beautiful blooms stay fresh for as long as possible! (If your roses arrived already arranged, you can skip steps 1-4).

FillYour VaseFirst things first, make sure to choose a clean vase for your flowers! It cannot be stressed enough how important good, clean water is for the longevity of your roses.  You’ll want to fill your vase two-thirds full with lukewarm water, and then add the floral preservatives that you should have received with your flowers. The floral preservatives will help to keep the water bacteria-free and provide essential nutrients for your roses to extend their life.

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