Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Schneider's Florist 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a great year at the flower shop! Besides all weekly updates of beautiful flowers, we did a ton of other fun stuff.

Back in February, we talked about why we send flowershow to send flowers like a boss, and sending flowers to say "I'm Sorry".

In March I published the blog's most popular post ever, Plan Your Wedding With Schneider's Florist, where I unveiled our fabulous new bridal consultation suite and we met our new wedding expert, Ashley Neinaber.

In May, to make flowers the easiest part of your wedding, we launched our very popular Wedding Packages Service.

We got into videos this year! Our video of Ashley making a bridal bouquet, and this fabulous video of wedding decor at the Windy Knoll Golf Club both earned thousands of views across various social media platforms.

In July, we attended the AIFD Symposium in Anaheim, and we made time to visit Disneyland!

In October, we gave away free flowers in Snyder Park for Petal It Forward. Look for us to participate in PIF again in 2017.

If you missed any of these posts, I hope you take a few minutes to check them out now. Keep watching for more great content published weekly here on the blog. More flowers, more ideas, more destinations, and more super wordy titles like this one.

Thanks for reading today, see you next year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas in Springfield Ohio from Schneider's Florist

It's Christmas Crunch Time here in Springfield. If you're like me, you're busy wrapping up your holiday to-do list so you can settle in and enjoy it. Maybe there's someone you've forgotten and you just can't bear another trip to the mall, call us! We have great Christmas gifts still available including fresh flowers and delicious Marie's Candy. Visit our website for even more great ideas!
The Christmas Wishes Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
How about a nice holiday centerpiece for the table? Red and white roses, lilies, evergreen foliage and winter accents make for a celebratory display. Order the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece now!
Fabulous Fruit and Cheese Basket in Springfield, Ohio
You can't go wrong with consumables! The Fabulous Fruit and Cheese Basket is a luxurious gift basket filled with hand selected fresh and seasonal fruit, sweets, and gourmet items. Party to go! 
A Traditional Boxwood Tree in Springfield, Ohio
Do you know any apartment dwellers? A Traditional Boxwood Tree is a great idea! This festive creation brings beauty to a small space.
Classic Holiday Wreath in Springfield, Ohio
Our Classic Holiday Wreath is the best you can find! A mix of living evergreens with holiday accents and a gigantic, hand tied velvet bow will make an impressive display on the front door or above the mantle.
Red Poinsettias in Springfield, Ohio
We have stunning, locally grown poinsettias that come with a beautiful hand tied bow available for pick up or same day delivery. 

This is post number one hundred for the blog and if I had more time I'd spend a few paragraphs gushing about my readers and how much I love writing to you, but it's Christmas and it's crazy at the flower shop right now! Thanks so much for following the blog and we'll do a proper roundup in post #101.

Happy Holidays! See you next week!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Have a Heavy Metal Christmas! Floral Creations with Metallic Accents from Schneider's Florist

Not this kind of heavy metal Christmas
No fog machines, strobe lights, or screaming guitars. We're talking Christmas Flowers! Today I'm going to show you a few ways to add a metallic touch to your holiday decor. I like to add silver, gold, and copper accents to flowers all year round, but Christmas is the perfect season to add a little sparkle to your celebration.

A Christmas Dozen in Springfield, Ohio
How about a holiday version of a dozen red roses? Our Christmas Dozen takes center stage with twelve premium red Freedom roses in a ruby red vase with evergreens and warm gold seeded eucalyptus.
Silver Elegance Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
The Silver Elegance Centerpiece deserves to be in the spotlight. A breathtaking combination of snow white lilies, hydrangea, roses, and carnations with silver leaves and silver taper candles. This centerpiece is a showstopper!
Whimsical Wonderland

Over The Hills and Far Away lies a Whimsical Wonderland. This is like our Traditional Boxwood tree with a Space Mountain twist. Copper ornaments and a swirl of mixed metallic wire make a captivating spectacle for your audience.

I can't come up with any more rock and roll puns. If you haven't stopped in the shop for a visit now is the perfect time. We have free 2017 calendars available now. They're extremely popular and we run out fast, so don't wait!

I have about 10,000 more things I could write about for December. Thanks for reading. See you next week! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Send a Wreath or Poinsettia from Schneider's Florist this Christmas. Poinsettia Care, Myths Debunked

Deluxe Holiday Wreath in Springfield, Ohio
I'm so excited about Christmas! This is a fun time of year to be a florist. I hear from so many great people every day. It's like a month long family reunion. We have a lot of clients that call us this time of year that want us to help them send holiday greetings to their loved ones here in Springfield, and around the world. 

If you've never visited us in store before, do yourself a favor and come check it out. We have the whole place decked out for the holidays and it's really inspiring. You don't even have to buy anything. Just stop in. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of the season and say hi to me. 

We've already covered Christmas Specials and we channeled Elvis with our Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas post. You can view all our ChristmasHanukkahWinter FlowersNew Years Flowers, or flowers for any other occasion at our website. Today, we're going to take a look at poinsettias and Christmas wreaths.

Pictured above is our Classic Holiday Wreath. Fresh evergreen wreaths decorated with pine cones, berries, and a gorgeous, hand tied velvet bow. These wreaths are completely customizable to compliment your personal style. Call us at 1-800-566-4634 and let us create one just for you!

Order a Red Poinsettia in Springfield, Ohio

Order a White Poinsettia in Springfield, Ohio
Up next we have Red, and White Poinsettias. A holiday favorite for generations, our premium quality poinsettias grown right here in Ohio are far superior to the ones you might find elsewhere. They come in a decorative wicker basket and feature a beautiful hand tied bow. 

"How do I care for my poinsettia?" is a question I hear all the time. Here's an excellent article from the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture on poinsettia care. In short, poinsettias like sunlight during the day and cool temperatures at night. Avoid warm and cool drafts. Check the soil daily for moisture. If the plant is dry, water thoroughly but do not allow the pot to sit in standing water. 

"But aren't poinsettias poisonous?" Ok, the histrionics about poinsettia toxicity needs to end because it has been greatly exaggerated.  Check out this article from Aboutflowers.com debunking the myth of poinsettia toxicity. In essence, studies from the Ohio State University, The Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University found "no toxicity significance of any kind." related to poinsettias.  

"But what about my precious cat/dog/iguana?!?!" Your pet should not eat poinsettias because they are not food. While they may cause some stomach discomfort if ingested, poinsettias are not toxic and they will not kill your pet. That being said, you should keep your poinsettia out of reach from curious animals and young kids.

So go ahead and order poinsettias, nobody is going to die and ruin Christmas.

That was fun! I gave you a bunch of links to click on this time, so have fun reading those. I've got more, more, more, Christmas content coming all through December, so keep watching. 

I want to take a second to thank all my loyal readers. I took over the blog about a year ago and in that time I've written a post faithfully every Tuesday minus a couple vacations. I just want to say how much I appreciate you reading and I hope you stick with me in 2017. If you ever have questions or think of a topic you'd like to see me explore please leave a comment or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Have a Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas with Schneider's Florist

For years now, it's been a fantasy of mine to decorate my house with a "Blue Christmas" theme. I always imagined a big tree, loaded with blue lights and ornaments, gifts wrapped in blue paper, Elvis and Old Blue Eyes on the record player. Well, my cats knock over my tree every year and I don't have a record player. I finally accepted reality. Now I have a really small silver tree that sits on a table and I do a different theme every time. A few rolls of gift wrap an one box of miniature ornaments later, and Blue Christmas is live at my house! 

Want to celebrate Blue Christmas with me? I have a lot of beautiful, wintry, designs to share with you today. Browse our entire collection of Winter FlowersChristmas Flowers, and Hanukkah Flowers.
Sapphire Miracle in Springfield, Ohio
Winter Oasis in Springfield, Ohio
Ocean Devotion in Springfield, Ohio
Southern Hospitality in Springfield, Ohio

Blue Mist in Springfield, Ohio

Blue Vibrations in Springfield, Ohio
Beautiful in Blue in Springfield, Ohio

I hope your holidays are filled with every color of the rainbow. Give us a call and let us know how we can make it special for you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Specials at Schneider's Florist!

We're decorating like crazy at the flower shop. If you've never visited us around the holidays, you're missing out. We are creating a winter wonderland full of inspiration for you. It's a great time to come in and place your orders for the Christmas season. We'll be making beautiful fresh arrangements, wreaths, poinsettias, gift baskets, and more. We've expanded our offering of sweet treats from Marie's Candies and the whole place is filled with warm reminders of the season. 

Now more than ever, it's important to let the important people in our lives know that we care about them. Send a captivating, long lasting design of fresh flowers and winter greens to your friends and family around the corner, or around the world. 

Today we're going to look at several special designs in cool keepsake containers that will be a reminder of your thoughtful gift for years to come. All of these designs are available in store for delivery or pickup and you can also shop anytime online from the comfort of your snuggie. I'm showing the premium version of each arrangement today because I like them.

The Sparkling Star Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
Up first is The Sparkling Star CenterpieceSparkling holiday joy for your Christmas table! Elegant candles glow warmly above this lush centerpiece of red roses, artfully arranged in a breathtaking bowl of etched mercury glass. A gorgeous gift that keeps on giving, it's sure to be a treasured display piece for many winters to come!
The Gift Wrapped Bouquet
I think this one is cool. Shimmer and shine! Make the holiday sparkle with a stunning bouquet of red roses, bright green mums and festive holly, hand-delivered in a shimmering ornament box. With bold red and silver glitter details, this is the perfect addition to any holiday d├ęcor! Order The Gift Wrapped Bouquet for Christmas.
Send a Hug Christmas Cardinal in Springfield, Ohio

What's better than sipping hot chocolate from your new favorite mug? Beautiful Christmas cardinals spread holiday joy far and wide! Send your warmest seasonal greetings with this lush bouquet of roses and red and white carnations, artistically arranged in a hand-painted ceramic mug. You'll be snug as a bug in a rug when you Send a Hug in a Christmas Mug.
The Snowy Day Bouquet in Springfield, Ohio
What's better than a snow day? Festive flowers and fresh cookies! This fun-filled Christmas gift features radiant red roses, snow-white carnations and holiday greens in a hand-glazed ceramic cookie jar. Adorned with a classic snow day scene, the food-safe keepsake will be their favorite place to store holiday sweets! As Santa for The Snowy Day Bouquet.
This is the FINAL Thomas' Kinkade winter creation EVER. They're not making any more of these after this year. An instant Christmas classic! A two-in-one holiday gift, this festive arrangement of red roses, white carnations and fresh winter greens is hand-delivered with a delightful Thomas Kinkade sculpture depicting children sharing their holiday wishes with Santa. The hand-painted, hand-sculpted Christmas collectible has a warm glow and whimsical appeal that will make it a forever favorite! If you're a fan, this is your LAST CHANCE to get one. Order The Jolly Santa Bouquet while there's still time!

I have tons of content planned for this month. Look for special updates and surprises along the way. Thanks for reading today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Specials in Springfield, Ohio from Schneider's Florist

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I'm looking forward to eating my bodyweight in mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, we can create the perfect centerpiece for your table. If you're traveling to visit family and friends, a beautiful flower arrangement made by our expert designers would make a perfect gift. If your loved ones are far away and you can't see them, let us help you be there in spirit by sending warm greetings with fresh flowers in a rich palette of Autumn colors. View all of our Thanksgiving Specials and Fall Flowers online. You can also call us at 937-323-4634 and we will create a custom design just for you!
The Autumn Gathering Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
Elevate any fall gathering with this special centerpiece. Two candles sparkle above an elegant arrangement of roses, lilies, daisies and festive fall accents. Delivered in a food-safe, oven-to-table hand-glazed artisanal stoneware bowl, this stunning gift will complement their fall table this year and for many autumns to come! Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Autumn Gathering Centerpiece.
The Autumn Sunrise in Springfield, Ohio
This breathtaking fall gift really measures up! Presented in a hand-glazed, food-safe stoneware measuring cup that's perfect for displaying fresh flowers, baking pumpkin pie, or pouring gravy, this magnificent mix of roses, mums, and fall accents brightens any fall table. A beautiful accent piece for the kitchen counter or powder room. Place your order for the Autumn Sunrise Bouquet now.
The Heart of Fall Bouquet in Springfield, Ohio
A classic gift to celebrate the change of season! Bursting with peach roses, orange carnations, and red and yellow mums, this lush bouquet is arranged in a hand-glazed stoneware pot with rustic maple leaf detail - a classic symbol of autumnal style. This design is perfect for an end table or a desk. Send the Heart of Fall Bouquet for Thanksgiving.
The Harvest Shimmer Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
Dress their fall table to impress by sending this shining bowl of the season's finest! Hand-delivered in a stunning mercury glass bowl, this artistic mix of white lilies and peach roses is sure to make their season a memorable one. Order the Harvest Shimmer Centerpiece today.

Lots of exciting stuff just around the corner, so keep watching the blog. Don't forget to Like our Facebook pagefollow us on Twitter and Instagram. Thanks for reading today. See you next week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Complete Your Thanksgiving Tablescape with a Beautiful Centerpiece from Schneider's Florist

I love Thanksgiving! I love the simplicity, we get together and eat a bunch of food. I also love the complexity, planning and crafting a menu of elaborate special dishes steeped in family tradition. A simple celebration in grand style that can and should extend to your choice of a fabulous centerpiece of fresh flowers hand made by one of our expert designers. Last week we looked at luxurious autumn flowers. You can view more Thanksgiving flowers and fall flowers on our website. Today I'm going to show you just a few great centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving table.

So Thankful in Springfield, Ohio
First up is the So Thankful Centerpiece. Gerbera daisies, Bells of Ireland, and Goldenrod combined with red carnations and premium greenery for a unique celebratory look.

Harvest Garden in Springfield, Ohio

The Harvest Garden Centerpiece is a bit more traditional with Sunflowers and yellow roses combined with curling willow branches and variegated foliage. Be sure to request the deluxe or premium version of this design for even more abundant fresh flowers.

Naturally Unique in Springfield, Ohio

Maybe you're looking at these, and you're thinking "Aaron, you're a creative genius! I need something outside the box to impress my guests, what should I do?" Why, you should order Naturally Unique. Orange roses, sunflowers, green button mums, and an inspired assortment of exotic greens will have everyone talking.

Oh hey, I was featured in the latest issue of Our Ohio Magazine talking about foliage and succulents. Roll over there and check it out!

Next week on the blog I'm trying something new, so keep your eyes open for that. Thanks for reading today! See you real soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Celebrate Autumn with Luxurious Designs from Schneider's Florist

We're enjoying the unseasonably warm weather as we head into November here in Springfield. If you follow us on Facebook you've seen some of the beautiful weddings we've done recently and all the fun we had at Petal It Forward. Today I want to show you some of our most luxurious seasonal designs for fall. As always, you can view lots of fall flowers on our website

Harvest Wisp in Springfield, Ohio
Papaya Whip in Springfield, Ohio
Harvest Garden in Springfield, Ohio
Majestic Fall in Springfield, Ohio

We can create a beautiful, custom made arrangement and deliver it for you the same day. Whatever the occasion, fresh flowers are always appropriate and sure to bring smiles and fond memories that last a lifetime. Thanks for reading today. See you next week.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Petal It Forward 2016 in Pictures

On Saturday, October 15th, Schneider's Florist was on hand at Fall Fest in Snyder Park for Petal It Forward. Petal It Forward is a nationwide promotion by local florists in partnership with The Society of American FloristsFlower Factor, and aboutflowers.com. Special thanks to Calvin and everyone at Nordlie Dayton for helping us out with this.

The goal of Petal It Forward is to share the experience of giving flowers with as many people as possible. To that end, we distributed free flower bouquets at Fall Fest. Each person got one bouquet to keep, and another one to give away. We had a great time participating in Petal It Forward and we're looking forward to doing it even better next year!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FREE FLOWERS! Petal it Forward with Schneider's Florist this Saturday at Fall Fest in Snyder Park!

This Saturday, October 15, 2016, Schneider's Florist will be on hand at Fall Fest in Snyder Park to pass out FREE FLOWER BOUQUETS as part of a nationwide promotion by local florists in partnership with The Society of American FloristsAboutFlowers, and FlowerFactor.

For this unique event we will be giving two small bouquets of fall flowers. One to keep, and one to give away. We want people to experience not only the joy of receiving flowers, but also the experience of sharing that joy with someone else by passing the second bouquet along to a friend, loved one, or a total stranger so everyone can Petal It Forward!

Look for us in the morning at Fall Fest on Saturday. Supplies are limited. First come, first served. When they're gone, they're gone!

Follow along as we Petal It Forward on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter under the hashtag #petalitforward

Hope to see you Saturday!


Celebrate Sweetest Day in the Sweetest Way with Luxurious Fresh Flowers from Schneider's Florist

Sweetest Day is Saturday, October 15th. At Schneider's Florist, we have beautiful fresh flowers, cuddly stuffed animals, colorful balloons, and luscious gourmet chocolate from Marie's Candy. We can put together an order guaranteed to wow that special someone and hand deliver it the same day. Check out these exciting designs from the Sweetest Day section of our website.

Inspired in Springfield, Ohio
We've seen this design before here, and here. I share this one often because I think it's absolutely stunning and everyone loves the combination of red Freedom roses, Stargazer lilies, and white hydrangea. Order Inspired now.

Classic Romance in Springfield, Ohio

NO HOLIDAY MARKUP. Our classic dozen red Freedom roses, arranged with fresh foliage in a glass vase. A great value at our everyday price, always fresh and perfect. Send Classic Romance today.

Room Full of Roses in Springfield, Ohio

Go big or go home. Room Full of Roses takes Sweetest Day into the stratosphere. A gigantic vase, loaded with our freshest red Freedom roses. A breathtaking display.

Sweet as Sugar in Springfield, Ohio

Changing gears now. Sweet as Sugar is one for our lavender lovers. Purple and lavender flowers including our Cool Water roses, expertly designed in a striking silver mirrored cube vase. An elegant and tasteful creation.

Fruity in Springfield, Ohio
A super sunny and cheerful pop of color that is sure to brighten anyone's day. Fruity is a delightful assortment of everyone's favorite Gerbera daisies that delivers smiles all around.
Wildflower Welcome in Springfield, Ohio
One of the most popular designs on the website, Wildflower Welcome is perfect for your flower child. A lavish collection of the freshest garden flowers gathered together in a captivating deep purple vase.

Want more? We always do custom orders. Call 937-323-4634, visit us in store at our fabulous historic location just north of downtown Springfield, or shop online in your pajamas anytime at www.springfieldohioflorist.com

Up next I'll be talking about an exciting new promotion and telling you where to get FREE FLOWERS this weekend! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Where Do You Find Inspiration? A Floating Cube of Amber Mums

Before I came to work at Schneider's I was a lighting designer for a family of live music venues in Columbus, Ohio. I did rock and roll light shows five nights a week for a long time. I didn't have much training, but I always tried to get outside my comfort zone and take risks. I learned a lot from the big arena shows that would come through town and I would always try in some small way to apply the ideas that I had seen. 

Like everything else in my life, my favorite light shows to watch and execute were the ones that were strange or experimental in some way. Kanye West is out on the Saint Pablo tour right now with a groundbreaking stage and lighting design that I think is really interesting. I've shared a couple images that capture the essence of the design for me.

The stage floats above the floor with the audience below

Brutal amber lights pointed straight down
It turns out Kanye is a big fan of sending fresh flowers. He recently sent Taylor Swift a giant cube of all white flowers from The Empty Vase Florist in Hollywood, California. 

"OMG its a giant Kanye cube!"
So all of this came together in my mind, and I created my own mini cube of flowers. It's a 3x3x3 inch cube of floral foam studded with amber button mums and suspended from a piece of copper wire. Then I photographed it in such a way as to be reminiscent of the Saint Pablo tour stage.

There's no real point to this post other than to show that inspiration can come from anywhere, and sometimes the best ideas are synthesized from other disciplines. What's your inspiration?