Express Love and Affection this Christmas

Now that Christmas is around the corner, people look for different options to shop for Christmas flowers and gifts to send their heartwarming wishes to their near and dear ones. Sending Christmas gifts is considered to be an ideal choice for expressing regard and love to friends and family.

However, finding the right gifts is not a walk in the park. In the hustles and bustles of life, people hardly have time to hop around the city from one store to another to find the ideal gift. The Internet is filled with a wide array of choices for Christmas flowers and gifts.

Here are some reasons why it is recommended to shop for Christmas gifts from George Thomas Florist:  Continue reading

Thanksgiving Flowers? Yes, please!

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When most people think of giving flowers they think of Valentine’s day, a birthday or, of course, Mother’s day, but here’s a fact; giving flowers on Thanksgiving is a perfect way to make this beloved holiday even better! Truth is, a flower delivery on Thanksgiving from your local florist is one of the nicest gifts you can give and will be greatly appreciated by the lucky person who receives them!

At George Thomas Florist in Indianapolis and all over the rest of the United States, florists are gearing up to deliver Thanksgiving flowers to millions of lucky moms, diligent dads, great uncles and grandparents galore. That’s because everyone loves flowers and, with winter coming up fast, most people won’t be seeing them in the garden again any time soon. Continue reading

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At George Thomas Florist, we always look forward to Fall with its cooler weather, warm blankets, and beautiful colors throughout nature. The autumn season is rich with gorgeous varieties of fall flowers: dahlias, pampas grass, cattails, safflower, Viking poms, fall daisies, Chinese lantern, pumpkin tree, bittersweet, and more! Take advantage of their availability in our cooler at our design center this season and surround yourself with the season’s deep colors and rich textures! Design your own bouquet to bring beautiful fall blooms into your home, office space, or outdoor area to create a festive fall look. Place gorgeous sunflowers on your desk at work, add dahlias to your coffee table, and place pots full of blooming chrysanthemums across your front porch. When you invite fall to brighten up your world, the possibilities are endless. Do you know someone celebrating a birthday or anniversary during the fall season? Be sure to browse flower designs and blooming plants available in our online Fall Collection.  A beautiful bouquet of seasonal stems brings a bit of the outdoors in for a fresh perspective. We offer Flower Delivery in Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, Avon, Broad Ripple, Fishers, Noblesville and across the country, so you can share the joy of the season with friends and family members all around.

The Many Mums of Autumn

Fall is a wonderful time to see the beautiful colors of changing leaves. There are also many amazing flowers that bloom in the fall, and our favorite one is the chrysanthemum. These fantastic flowers come in a variety of blooms with many colorsdaisy-mums-ray-flowers-disk-centre perfect for fall. Whether you’re decorating with fall flowers, sending them to someone special, or simply enjoying them in your garden, discover the world of mums and their many different varieties. It’s great to learn a little bit about where mums come from, too! Take a look at the different species available in chrysanthemums to discover new favorites. Take a look at these interesting fall facts about mums our floral experts at George Thomas Florist have dug up for you this season.

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Button mums are the smaller version of pompon mums, a variety of chrysanthemums that present a rounded globe-like head for a soft, colorful addition to any fall floral design. Button poms are often seen in greens or yellows, like in our Color Craze Bouquet. The green buttons make a perfect accent to a bouquet of sunny fall blooms.

Daisy Mums

1b8856aaee6cf55b9792e5fc9fcc8bc6Daisy mums are one of the most popular varieties of chrysanthemums, mainly because they resemble daisies but are still a hardy, long-lasting chrysanthemum. Whether planted in the garden, standing alone in a single stem vase, or included in a mixed bouquet like our Fall For Daisies, these blooms bring a cheerful addition to any space. Daisy mums appear in a spectrum of hues, from white and yellow to gold and bronze, like in this bouquet. 

Find Inspiration and Meaning in Mums

Chrysanthemums have been a long-venerated flower for centuries around the world. Originally cultivated in China, the mum was once so special that only royalty in China could grow or possess the plant. Even today in East Asia, mums are highly respected as a symbol of rejuvenation and longevity. As a symbol of the sun to the Japanese, the “Land of the Rising Sun” has also incorporated the chrysanthemum into the Imperial Seal of Japan. Mums are often used as gifts for special occasions even today in Asia. In the West, although most mum varieties are not particularly fragrant, the woodsy smell often symbolizes fall to Americans. In other western countries, the blooms tend to epitomize the ideas of joy and optimism. Even the name of the bloom translates, in the Greek language, to “gold flower,” a radiant example of the brilliance that mums bring to our fall decorations.

With so much positivity and warm wishes. mums make a perfect gift for sending Flowers in Indianapolis to someone special in the fall months. They’re also excellent for displaying in and around your home or office. Bring joy and good fortune when you place mums in your vicinity this season. To learn more about mums, where they come from, what they mean and how different they can be from one another, talk to the floral designers at George Thomas Florist. We’re happy to share our knowledge and insight with you as you choose the perfect Fall flowers this season.

Sending a Message on Valentine’s Day

hhhhYou often hear the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.” That may be true, but the thought isn’t the only thing that counts – especially not to your valentine on this special day.

Imagine a scenario such as this: your valentine is hard at work on Valentine’s Day when a delivery driver opens the door and delivers a box to her colleague’s desk. She looks on in excitement and a bit of envy as her colleague opens the box and begins pulling out roses one-by-one, before arranging them in the accompanying vase. It’s Valentine’s Day, do you really want your valentine assembling their roses at work? Continue reading

Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 is Living Color

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Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 is a vibrant shade that’s warm and full of life. Pantone’s Living Coral 16-1546 is an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

This beautiful color has been popular in weddings and events throughout the years, and emulates a playful essence with bright, vivd hues found in nature, especially under the sea. For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design. Continue reading

Tis The Season to be Jolly

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The holiday season is well underway, but do you have all of your shopping done yet? Remember, the number of shopping days left is quickly diminishing – Christmas is only a week away!

Holiday shopping can be delightful when you have lots of time and you’re full of holiday cheer. But after weeks of long lines and heavy traffic, it’s hard not to turn into Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch!

Fortunately, your friends at George Thomas Florist are here to help you cross everyone off your list and save your yuletide joy.
Flowers make the perfect gift no matter the occasion, especially during the holidays when people decorate their homes and invite friends and family over to share the spirit of the season. Whether you’re decorating your own space or looking for the right gift to give to someone else, here are some ideas that you’re sure to love:

Poinsettia Plant by George Thomas

Poinsettias

When people think of Christmas decorations, they think of poinsettias. The plants are so popular, in fact, that they accounted for nearly one quarter (23 percent) of all flowering potted plants sold last year, according to a recent USDA Floriculture Statistics report.

The poinsettia is native to Mexico, but it is commercially grown in every state in the United States. It is a common misconception that poinsettias are toxic to humans and animals. But the reality is, these beautiful holiday plants are normally safe as long as they are not ingested in large quantities, and their extremely bitter taste usually prevents more than a nibble from a curious child or pet.

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers can set the tone for the whole season. They are very popular during the holidays, especially in brightly-colored centerpieces used to decorate the table. Red and white flowers are obvious choices for many holiday designs, but special touches such as holly, berries, pine cones and evergreen sprigs add seasonal style and flair to traditional bouquets.

Whether you’re looking for a mix of elegant and classic or bold and beautiful, the artesian designers at George Thomas will be happy to create the perfect piece to help you make this holiday season extra special.

Let George Thomas Florist help you deck the halls and make your holiday season merry and bright. Stop by to see all of the goodies we have available in our shop, or give us a call at 317-353-9161 and let us help you find the perfect gift!