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Formal Corsages & Boutonnieres

In the next few months, we have three special circumstances during which formal corsages are appropriate - Mother's Day, graduations, and proms. The professional floral designers at Tobler's Flowers have the expertise, inspiration, and artistic talent to design extraordinary corsages and elegant boutonnieres which will set the tone for these memorable events. In Kansas City, there is no better place to call for all things floral! Did You Know? The words "corsage" and "boutonniere" are both French in origin - the former means corset or bodice, while the latter means little button.   Read More about Formal Corsages & Boutonnieres »
Posted by toblersflowers on April 21, 2017 | Last Updated: April 24, 2017 floral design

Floral Designs to Thank Nurses & Teachers

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead They report to work every day, and they will be the first ones to tell you that they are only doing their jobs. But these unsung heroes of the Kansas City community are doing much more than that - every day they educate, influence, encourage, inspire, strengthen, and reassure those in their care. They are the world-changers that operate behind-the-scenes, the ones who may rarely be recognized but their presence is always felt. In May, we have the two chances to thank nurses and teachers officially for all of their commitment and dedication. National Teachers Week is May 7-13 and National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12. Read More about Floral Designs to Thank Nurses & Teachers »
Posted by toblersflowers on April 14, 2017 | Last Updated: April 16, 2017 Flowers

How to Care for Flowering and Green Plants

  When the weather begins to warm up outside, we love to spend hours exploring, walking, and enjoying the beauty of spring - there is nothing quite like being surrounded by all nature has to offer. Filling our homes with indoor ing and green plants allows us to have that feeling of fresh new life and vitality all day long, even if we need to do housework or cook dinner. And these plants not only look amazing, but they help to reduce stress, elevate our sense of well-being, and even help clean the air. This week we take a look at some of our most popular indoor plants and give you a few tips on keeping them healthy and thriving. Be Ready with Your Gifts: Easter is April 16, and Administrative Professionals Week begins April 23rd. Both are right around the corner! Have you ordered your floral arrangements or plants from Tobler's Flowers yet? Read More about How to Care for Flowering and Green Plants »
Posted by toblersflowers on April 7, 2017 | Last Updated: April 9, 2017 Plants

Send Flowers for Administrative Professionals Week

In post-World War II America, businesses were thriving and in need of more people to join the workforce. At that time, secretaries were normally male, but more were needed. National Secretaries Day was launched as a recruitment tool of sorts, to encourage women to train for a career as a secretary, and the rest is history. Throughout the decades, many things have changed - for instance, the job title "secretary" has largely been replaced by "administrative professional", which is a more encompassing job title. Also, administrative employees are now primarily female, with men only representing 5% of the administrative workforce.  Read More about Send Flowers for Administrative Professionals Week »
Posted by toblersflowers on March 28, 2017 | Last Updated: April 4, 2017 Admin Prof Week Flowers Plants

Bright Gerbera Daisies for April Bouquets

Daisies have a reputation of being a simple . The humble bloom that was used in a childhood game of "he loves me, he loves me not" is actually a complex that is part of an extensive family, grows on 6 continents, and can even be placed on your dinner menu. This month we celebrate the diverse daisy, the April birth and quintessential of springtime. All in the Family: There are over 23,000 varieties of daisy, and although you may expect it to be related to the sun, you may be surprised to hear that the daisy is also related to the artichoke and many kinds of lettuce. And like those members of its family, the daisy is completely edible.  Read More about Bright Gerbera Daisies for April Bouquets »
Posted by toblersflowers on March 14, 2017 | Last Updated: March 20, 2017 Birthdays

What is National Puppy Day?

National Puppy Day is a grassroots movement that seeks to educate pet owners on several fronts. The organizers want to bring attention to the overpopulation problem in the United States as well as to the need to spay or neuter your pet - but the main purpose for the day is to encourage adoption from shelters. 3.9 million dogs enter shelters each year, and unfortunately 1.4 million are subsequently euthanized. Only 35% of dogs who are in shelters will find a forever home. And although puppies born in shelters certainly have a much higher rate of adoption, founder Colleen Paige wanted to encourage prospective pet parents to visit shelters when ready for a new family member. Read More about What is National Puppy Day? »
Posted by toblersflowers on March 4, 2017 | Last Updated: February 19, 2020 Flowers

St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day is a religious observance that has largely been overshadowed by the cultural celebration that has come to define the day. On St. Patrick's Day we see large parades with extravagant floats, Irish music festivals at every small pub, and everyone wears green regardless of their heritage. We decorate our homes, offices, and workspaces with green as well - from banners and balloons to exquisite green florals - what are your St. Patrick's Day traditions? At Tobler's Flowers, you'll find the s and plants you need to paint Kansas City green on March 17th.  Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Traditions »
Posted by toblersflowers on March 1, 2017 | Last Updated: February 19, 2020 Flowers

The Season for Spring Flowers

By the time March rolls around, we are all fairly ready for winter to be over! Is anyone else looking forward to the arrival of the spring? We think it is appropriate that it is a that symbolizes the impatience we all feel for the change of seasons. The crocus is one of the very first s to brave the cool weather. The tiny but brave announces the imminent demise of winter by emerging from still frozen soil - sometimes even braving snow cover - to signal the arrival of spring. At Tobler's Flowers, we are also excited about the springtime, and we are looking forward all of the beautiful, vibrant floral designs that feature spring s. Whether for a special occasion or an everyday gift - you will love all of our fresh bouquets and arrangements. Here are just a few of your stunning choices.  Read More about The Season for Spring Flowers »
Posted by toblersflowers on February 20, 2017 | Last Updated: February 21, 2017 Flowers

Mardi Gras Traditions and History

While the raucous parties and festive parades of the Mardi Gras and Carnivale season may not seem like they should be tied to the Christian church, the traditions of "Fat Tuesday" are in fact related in history to the season of fasting and repentance known as Lent. The holiday was a compromise dreamed up by the Roman rulers when Christianity was named the state religion. In order to persuade pagan spring revelers to join the faith, the end of their festival was made to coincide with the beginning of Lent. Thus, the day before Ash Wednesday began the 40 day fasting period, they had a huge party to eat everything in the house. "Fat Tuesday" was born, and when the custom traveled to France, it was translated to "Mardi Gras". But how did the festivity get to America - and eventually, to Kansas City?  Read More about Mardi Gras Traditions and History »
Posted by toblersflowers on February 9, 2017 | Last Updated: February 17, 2017 Holidays