Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How To Photograph Flowers With Your Phone

When people receive flowers they naturally like to take a photo to show the sender, but how do you take a good photo of your flowers? Here's a few tips to help you take a great picture of your flowers.

1. Start With Good Light

The right light is 80% of taking a good photograph of a flower arrangement. We already know direct sunlight is bad for fresh flowers, but it's also bad for flower photography. Direct sun is too strong and it will make the flowers look washed out.

If you can, photograph your flowers in an area where the light source is coming from the north. North Light is ideal because it's diffused but still bright enough for your camera to pick up the details in the arrangement.

2. Simplify The Background

You don't want the background to be unsightly or distracting. Try to find a neutral or plain background for your flowers. Here at the shop, we have rolls of colored paper that we use for backgrounds when we're photographing flowers on our phones, but it could be something as simple as a white wall.

Use a neutral background to photograph flowers
3. Find Your Angle

If your goal is to show the flowers to the sender, make sure to capture the whole arrangement in the image and shoot the flowers straight on, not too much above or below.

Shoot flower arrangements straight on. Not above or below.

There you have it! Follow these simple tips and your flower photograph will look much better.

At Schneider's Florist, all of our flowers are photo ready. Shop Now

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

4 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last

When someone sends you an arrangement of fresh flowers, what should you do to keep them fresh?
We know flowers don't last forever, but there are some things you can do to ensure that you enjoy them for as long as possible. Check out this guide from Teleflora for details about how to care for specific flowers.

1. Buy Good Flowers

Your local florist has access to the freshest and highest quality flowers available in your area. Local florists also have the best care and handling practices so you can buy with confidence.

2. Keep The Water Fresh

Add fresh water every day to prevent the growth of bacteria that can shorten vase life.
Add Fresh Water Every Day To Keep Flowers Fresh

3. Add Some Flower Food

Fortifying the water with flower food can dramatically extend the life of fresh flowers. I give out packets of flower food for free at my shop, but you can also find it online. Make sure you follow the instructions because it's possible to have too much of a good thing.

4. Avoid Direct Sun And Drafts

Sunlight and moving air will cause flowers to dry out. To keep flowers fresh, display them in area that's out of the sun and away from air vents.

Follow these steps and your flowers will stay fresh for much longer.

At Schneider's Florist, fresh flowers are a guarantee.  Click Here to visit our website.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Send Back To School Flowers In Springfield, Ohio

I don't know about you, but I hated back to school ads when I was a kid. Why did they have to wreck the second half of my summer with their constant reminders that SCHOOL was right around the corner?

Well now I'm (allegedly) an adult and I get to wreck summer for all the school aged kids that read local florist blogs. I don't have any numbers, but I'm guessing it's a majority.

Back to School is a really popular time to order flowers and it's a great way to set the tone for an exciting new year of learning. Today I'm going to show you some delightful choices that are guaranteed to earn you an A+.

Favorite Gatherings in Springfield, Ohio
I'm going to start with something really impressive. Favorite Gatherings is a large vase of cheerful flowers in shades of yellow and blue accented with willow branches and fragrant eucalyptus. Inspire the teacher in your life with this stunning design.

Grand Gerbera in Springfield, Ohio
Everybody loves Grand Gerbera. An assortment of brightly colored gerbera daisies will start the new year off with smiles all around.

Sunny Limeade in Springfield, Ohio
Sunny Limeade is the perfect size for a desk. A cube vase filled with roses, sunflowers, and green button mums complete this trendy, modern look.

Make back to school beautiful with fresh flowers from Schneider's Florist! Don't forget, we also have colorful balloons, cuddly plush animals, delicious gourmet chocolate, and green plants to clean your air. Call us and we can create something special just for you!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Free Admission! Schneider's Florist Summer Bridal Fair

Come visit us Sunday, August 20th, from 1-4 p.m. for our Summer Bridal Fair! You can meet with vendors, sample delicious food, and learn all about wedding flowers and our NEW tuxedo rental service! Admission is free! I'll post more info as it's available. Keep watching!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Purple And Green Flowers From Schneider's Florist

I have three interesting and exotic arrangements for you today all in shades of purple and green!

Purple is one of the most popular colors that people request here in the shop and I love green flowers so all of these designs make me really happy.
Magenta Mystery In Springfield, Ohio
This one has a cool name, Magenta Mystery. A large gathering vase filled with lavender roses, green hydrangea, and loads of other fresh flowers.
Zen Artistry In Springfield, Ohio
Zen Artistry has great lines. Orchids, green and purple carnations, and river cane are used in this contemplative creation.

Kami In Springfield, Ohio
Purple throated miniature calla lilies stand out in Kami. Fragrant stock, orchids, and an assortment of premium foliage completes this dynamic arrangement. 

Visit our website to order or call 937-323-4634. Keep in mind, we also carry a great selection of plants and mouth watering, gourmet chocolate from local favorite Marie's Candy. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

4th Of July Flowers In Springfield, Ohio

From time to time, I will have a customer point out to me that flowers do not, in fact, last forever. I usually have to pick my jaw up off the floor after such a startling revelation. With the 4th of July coming up, it occurred to me that there is something even more short lived than flowers and that's fireworks. You can't watch a fireworks display then tell me Americans don't enjoy watching their money literally go up in flames.

With that in mind, let's look at some nice flowers.
Fireworks In Springfield, Ohio
Here's a gigantic explosion of color you can put on your table that won't set your baby on fire. Fireworks is a stunning display of tropical flowers that will keep the "Oohs and Ahhs" coming all day and into the night.  
A Touch Of Tropics In Springfield Ohio
We're warm and sunny with A Touch Of Tropics. This dynamic design includes some unusual flowers and foliage that will captivate your guests. 

You're probably looking at these and thinking "Aaron, all of these flowers are amazing, you're a creative genius, but it's 4th of July! Do you have something super patriotic?" You bet I do!
Patriot In Springfield, Ohio
Say hello to Patriot. A ruby red vase with red Freedom roses, fragrant white stock, blue hydrangea, and premium foliage accented with Old Glory. This thing is so American, if put it in the XL cup holder of your pickup truck you would appear MORE masculine.

Look, we made it through that whole thing without any of the arrangements exploding. If you decide to explode your arrangement, please make a video and share it with us so we can post it on Facebook.

Thanks for reading today! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June Wedding Flowers In Springfield Ohio From Schneider's Florist

Wedding season is in full swing here in Springfield. I just wanted to share some photos that I hope will inspire you. If you're getting married this summer and think it's too late to order flowers call us! We can create beautiful wedding flowers on the fly even at the last minute. 

Enjoy the photos!

Learn more about how Schneider's Florist can help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Plan Your Wedding At Schneider's Florist. Check out our Wedding Packages, and learn about our new tuxedo rental service. We partner with Jim's Formal Wear to bring the best quality tuxedos to Springfield. I like them so much I bought one. Follow us on Instagram for more creamy wedding goodness.

Thanks for reading today. See you next week!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Three Luxurious Summer Designs From Schneider's Florist

Popular Pink in Springfield, Ohio
Summer is finally here! We're getting busy with weddings and we're making improvements around the shop including building new fitting rooms for our tuxedo rental service. Summer is a great time to think about birthdays and anniversaries . Today I want to show you a few of our special summer creations including Popular Pink pictured above. Pink roses and white hydrangea in a vase with a hand tied bow. A perfect expression of light-hearted summer romance.
Morning Glory in Springfield, Ohio
Bring the warmth of summer indoors with Morning Glory. Yellow flowers gathered together with premium foliage in a tall vase.
Potpourri of Roses in Springfield, Ohio
Make a bold statement with Potpourri of Roses. Multicolored roses with lilies and carnations in a globe vase. The picture doesn't really do it justice. Suitable for a dining room table, it is much larger than it appears.

Just some pretty flowers today. Shop online anytime at our website or call 937-323-4634 to place your order!

Thanks for reading. Next week I'll be in Las Vegas for the Teleflora Tech conference. Follow us on Instagram to see cool flowers and plants in Sin City

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Flags, foliage, flowers, and FREEDOM! Order Memorial Day Flowers In Springfield, Ohio

Honor Basket in Springfield, Ohio
Memorial Day is almost here! I don't know about you, but a having a Monday off is enough to get me really excited. I put together a few ideas from My website to consider for your Memorial Day celebration. First I have a couple patriotic themed creations in red, white, and blue. Above is the Honor Basket Tribute. Red Freedom roses, white fuji mums, blue hydrangea, and blue delphinium will make your backyard barbecue beautiful.
Honor And Glory Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
For the table we have the Honor and Glory Centerpiece. F-16's blaze overhead as you and your loved ones feast on fire roasted beasts and mayo based salads with this America-sized centerpiece featuring flags, foliage, flowers, and FREEDOM.

Grand Gerbera in Springfield, Ohio
How about some color? Grand Gerbera makes a statement with this summery selection of everyone's favorite flower.

Southern Hospitality in Springfield, Ohio
Charm your guests with Southern Hospitality. This luxurious combination of blue, white, and green hydrangeas is perfect for a light and breezy, windows open kind of day.

We also have lots of items for the cemetery in fresh or silk flowers. We can deliver flowers directly to the the grave in the cemetery and provide a photo for our clients, so wherever you are in the world, we can help you remember your loved ones here in Springfield. 

Thanks for reading today. You should keep checking the blog because I have lots of interesting destinations to share with you this summer. We never slow down! See you next week!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Send Funeral Flowers In Springfield, Ohio

Heaven's Sunset Trio In Springfield Ohio
At Schneider's Florist, beautiful funeral creations are a specialty. We can design a suite of arrangements for any taste.

Celebration Garden Surround
We also have unique items for cremation services.
Surrounded By Love In Springfield, Ohio
Pay tribute to a veteran with a red, white and blue design.
Honor Urn In Springfield Ohio
Or a tasteful basket of white lilies.
Peaceful White Lilies In Springfield, Ohio
The Divine Peace Bouquet In Springfield, Ohio
The Divine Peace Bouquet is enormously popular gift for someone to take home. It includes the beautiful lead crystal cross which makes a lovely keepsake. People often order this arrangement for others after receiving it themselves.

Funerals can be hard for families and loved ones. We're grateful for the opportunity to help people say goodbye.

Shop online, by phone at 937-323-4634, or in person at 633 N. Limestone St. in Springfield, Ohio. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Send Flowers for Mother's Day in Springfield, Ohio

The Sparkle and Shine Bouquet
Mother's Day is right around the corner! We have a beautiful selection of premium arrangements using the freshest flowers. Check out our Mother's Day page. This week we're looking at the specials available for local or worldwide delivery. 

Pictured above is the Sparkle and Shine Bouquet. This is my favorite for this year. I love the flower combination and the mirrored finish, metallic purple vase with the crystal embellishment at the bottom is so cool.

The Artisanal Beauty Bouquet
Next we have the Artisanal Beauty Bouquet. The stoneware pitcher is food safe and makes a great gift on it's own!
The Dancing Violets Bouquet
The Dancing Violets Bouquet is a great value with a charming mix of purple, lavender, and white flowers.

The Splendid Garden Bouquet
Finally we have The Splendid Garden Bouquet. This arrangement comes in a decorative watering can with a vintage inspired floral motif.

Call us today to arrange your Mother's Day delivery or shop online any time. Don't forget to include a delicious box of gourmet chocolate from Marie's Candy! See you next week!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Send Flowers For Administrative Professionals Week in Springfield, Ohio

Fresh Cottage in Springfield, Ohio
There's still time to send fresh flowers from Schneider's Florist for Administrative Professionals Week. Shop online, or call 937-323-4634 and our experts will help you choose the perfect gift for your team. Whether it's just one person or a whole office, we can create great designs that will so how much you appreciate their invaluable contributions to your organizations success.

We also have delicious gourmet chocolates from everyone's favorite, Marie's Candy.

Check out some inspired creations available especially for Administrative Professionals below. Click on the caption to order.

Thanks for reading this week!
Butterfly Effect in Springfield,Ohio

Pixie Garden in Springfield, Ohio

Brilliant Butterflies in Springfield, Ohio

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Rent a Tuxedo in Springfield Ohio

Schneider's Florist is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Jim's Formal Wear to offer tuxedo rental and sales in Springfield, Ohio. We can help with Weddings, Prom, Homecoming, or any formal event. Conveniently located just north of downtown Springfield on Limestone St. Call 937-323-4634 to schedule an appointment. 
When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to choose from many styles and colors and pick out all your accessories. Once you've made your decision, we'll measure you to ensure a perfect fit. 

A week later, your tux will arrive and you'll return for a fitting, then you're off to your event in style! Afterward, simply return everything to the shop. Sounds simple, doesn't it?
Don't worry about making multiple long trips out of town anymore. Schneider's Florist and Jim's Formal Wear have everything you need right here in Springfield!
Visit Jim's Formal Wear to browse styles. See you soon!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fill Your Basket with Easter Treats from Marie's Candy. A Complete Rundown of Seasonal Offerings from Schneider's Florist

Easter is right around the corner and we're excited because we LOVE chocolate! You probably already know that we are proud to partner with everybody's local favorite Marie's Candy to bring their delicious chocolate to Springfield. We also carry some of the most popular seasonal items at holiday times. Today I'm going to show you every special item we have available for Easter right now. Eggs and bunnies galore! Check out all of these mouth watering goodies! 

2 oz. Mini Eggs Yellow is Coconut, Green is Vanilla, Pink is Pecan, White is Peanut Butter, Brown is Chocolate $3.00
1/4 Pound Cookies 'n' Cream Egg $6.00
1/4 Pound Raspberry Creme Filled Egg $6.00
1/4 Pound Peanut Butter Filled Egg $6.00
Marshmallow Eggs $1.95
Beasley Bunny 6.5 oz. $6.50
Peter Rabbit 4 oz. $4.50
Harley & Daisy 3.5 oz. $3.75
Roscoe Rabbit 3 oz. Solid Milk Chocolate Only $3.25
Honey Bunny 2.5 oz. Solid Chocolate $2.75
Chocolate Cross in Milk Chocolate Only, $3.50
Bite Sized Bunny Bites in Pastel Colors 5 pieces $1
Bunny Suckers in Milk Chocolate Only, $1
Pipsqueaks Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Critters Dipped in Milk or Dark Chocolate $3.95
Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies in Milk and Dark Chocolate $2
Whew! That's a lot of candy! We also sell flowers, by the way. Stop in and visit us today!