April is National Garden Month

april21c4National Garden Month was created by the National Gardening Association, a Vermont-based national nonprofit leader in garden-based education that is using the month to show adults and children how to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational garden programs.

This month is about celebrating gardens of all kinds, including flower and food gardens in your background, in the community, and in the country. Be sure to also get your kids involved at home or encourage an event through their school to keep the idea of gardening alive through the younger generations.april21c3

This is a great opportunity for you to help out around Atlanta as there will be local and community events planned throughout the month to show more people how easy it is to start their own gardens at home or as part of a community.

As a local florist, we have been supporting National Garden Month for years, including offering many flowers, plants, and flowering plants in our Atlanta locations to buy and give as gifts or to start your own garden.april21c2

For example, we have a number of flowering plants as well as dish and basket gardens that help you get your garden started whether it is a patio or balcony garden or you start developing part of your yard.

Some ideas include:

  • Blooming hydrangea plants in various colors like pink or purple that come as a single or double flowering plant;
  • Even though Easter is now over, we still have lily plants that make beautiful additions to your garden;
  • European garden baskets with multiple varieties of flowering plants;
  • Combination gardens with violets and other flowers like orchids;
  • Daisy or azalea gardens combined with green plants; andapril21c1
  • Many more to choose from online and in our store!

These flowering plants are easy to care for and do not require a lot of maintenance but deliver beauty and health benefits galore!

Like all our products, these garden ready flowering plants and dish and basket gardens are high-quality, fresh, and hand arranged and hand delivered for you or your recipient. Come visit any of our Atlanta locations to experience them for yourself. Throughout the month, these make a great gift for others or for yourself to recognize and participate in National Garden Month.


It’s Time to Honor the Office Professionals Who Make the Office Work

jan14c4Starting April 20th and running through April 26th, Administrative Professionals Week is deemed as a way to celebrate all those behind the scenes that really turn your organization into a well-oiled machine. They schedule meetings, arrange appointments, update calendars and handle the daily tasks that are vital to a business so you can focus on your core work.

Whether they are in-house or you have a virtual assistant, this is the time to say thanks in a big way with daily activities or a main celebration on Wednesday, April 23rd, which is Administrative Professionals Day. We’ve put together some gift ideas that you can send or give to your one shining savior or your team of superheroes.zoom_zoom20080308tulips21201077324013120294328

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals

To help you find the perfect gift or gifts for this celebration, our online collection has nearly 50 products to choose from, including flowers, plants, and gifts. This collection offers a diverse range of flower varieties, arrangement styles, colors, types of plants, and gifts with something for every price range.

Our flower designs feature a number of favorites like tulips, carnations, daisies, sunflowers, roses and orchids in an array of containers like glass cubes, vases, baskets and ceramic vases.

Of course, if you don’t see something here that fits what you are looking for, you can visit any of our Atlanta flower shop locations and work with our floral design team on custom flower arrangements to give as gifts or to grace your party or brunch tables for a special Administrative Professionals event at your workplace.schoolteacherc3

We also have a selection of green plants, flowering plants, dish and basket gardens and orchid plants that are a great idea for a male staff that may not be into flowers or anyone that may be allergic to flowers.

Green plants are known to have health benefits, so you are also looking after your staff’s well-being plus bringing more of nature indoors.housewarming4

Last, by not least, are our delectable gifts like brownies, cookies, sweet gift baskets and gourmet fruit and food baskets full of goodies to satisfy the whole office.

This value-added idea is great for a small office or for that special virtual staff member so they know they are well thought of!

Delivery Schedule for Administrative Professionals Week

While we do offer same-day delivery in the Atlanta area, it is recommended that you order as soon as possible to ensure selection availability and preferred delivery time. We do also deliver around the country through our network of preferred florists.employees4

It’s Prom Season! Time for Corsages and Boutonnieres!

april7c1It’s that time of year again for the big high school dance. With that comes picking out dresses, tuxes, and limos not to mention corsages and boutonnieres. This may be a first for many high school students in terms of picking out flowers to wear or to give to their prom dates.april7c5

This blog post offers some prom flower advice while also showcasing some of our latest corsage and boutonnieres that reflect this season’s trends.

Prom Flower Advice

Many students and their parents want to know the basics about corsages and boutonnieres. For example, there are trends each year that change the look of a corsage. This includes the ongoing trend of “blinging” out a corsage with rhinestones, pearls, and jewels featured on our jewelry wristlet corsages.

Every year, the fashion debate continues on whether the corsage should match the dress or not.

The answer is that the corsage is not necessarily designed to match the dress but to actually compliment or accent the dress color, so it is actually best to choose a color that coordinates rather than matches.april7c4

It is no longer the trend to have the guy order the corsage and the girl order the boutonniere. Now, everyone is involved in the prom flower ordering process and it usually all happens at once.

Corsage and Boutonniere Options

We have an extensive collection of corsages and boutonnieres to choose from with a price range that provides a way to fit your budget for the big dance. This includes a range of flower choices, including orchids, roses, hydrangea and calla lily. These are arranged with greenery and other accents to make them really stand out on a wrist or pinned on a dress or tuxedo.april7c3

The color choice is also just as extensive to ensure you have something that enhances the look of your dress and style. Our floral designers create all types of corsage styles, including traditional to avant garde to also match your fashionable ensemble.april7c2

Our Prom Flower Service

With prom day usually a hectic day of trips to the beauty salon for hair and make-up and getting ready, it’s great to know that Carithers can deliver the corsage. We can deliver your corsage to your door by 4pm for a small $5.00 service charge, saving you time on running that errand on prom day.

Focus on Health during National Nutrition Month

march26c1March has been set aside as National Nutrition Month. This healthy celebration is all about eating right and educating more people about making better food choices and committing to a healthier lifestyle.

This special educational month was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to call attention to this need and help address the country’s obesity issues and health-related problems from living on fast food, sugar, and other poor food choices.march26c2

The theme for 2014 is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”  Among our selection of products are a number of healthy choices that you can give as gifts or enjoy yourself.

Fresh and Seasonal Fruit Baskets

Our fresh fruit gift baskets come in various sizes and varieties to help you find the one that fits your recipient’s tastes and your budget. Right now, on our website, we have nearly 20 different fresh fruit baskets to choose from, including these delicious options:

  • The Deluxe Fruit & Gourmet Delight Basket features seasonal fruit, gourmet food, and spreads and jams.
  • The Deluxe Harvest Basket includes seasonal fruits, a Hawaiian pineapple, gourmet crackers and sparkling cider.march26c3
  • California Healthy is chock full of healthy goodness, including an assortment of nuts and fresh fruit, such as apples and oranges. The nuts can include smoked, mocha, toffee and chipotle almonds as well as California-grown roasted pistachios, cashews, and mixed nuts. It comes packaged in a wooden crate.
  • Simply Healthy combines fruits with nuts and figs. This oversized healthy gift includes apples, oranges, pears, dried figs, dried plums, cashews and pistachios that are all great for snacks and picnics.march26c4
  • Fruit & Gourmet Treats includes gourmet cheeses, savory snacks, and a selection of seasonal fruits.

Other Ideas

While the month celebrates nutrition, you can still also think about an indoor green plant or flowers, which both offer a healthy environment for a home or office. Even balloons or a card is great encouragement for someone who may be trying to get into shape or has met their weight loss goals.


It’s all about celebrating health this month and every month going forward! We’re glad to help!

St. Patrick’s Day and First Day of Spring

march17c4Today is St. Patrick’s Day and just around the corner is the arrival of spring on March 20th. Both are special celebrations that can be enjoyed with flowers as spring brings us so many beautiful choices.

St. Patrick’s Day

For St. Patrick’s Day, we have some great flowers dyed green for your enjoyment as well as flower arrangements that show off a wide array of green hues. These are great to give to loved ones to celebrate their Irish heritage as well as to decorate your own home or office. We have even had orders this year for parties with multiple flower centerpieces for tables at parties.march17c3

We also have balloons so you can order a fun green-themed St. Patrick’s Day balloon bouquet f or a party or celebration.

Spring has Sprung

The arrival of spring is March 20th and there is no better way to celebrate than with flowers. We have a wonderful selection of spring flowers to enjoy as décor, gifts, and decorations for special spring events, including spring birthdays, spring wedding or bridal showers, and weddings. This includes other holidays like Easter, which is on April 20th this year.

This includes stunning tulips from Holland now available in just about every color imaginable as well as other spring flowers displayed in inventive flower arrangements, including unique containers like margarita glasses, pots, and baskets. There is everything under the sun, including pastel and bold hues to enjoy.march17c2

Our floral design team is also working on some new spring flower arrangement designs based on requests and their own creativity. We also, of course, can custom make anything you have in mind for your wedding, event, or gift-giving.

In addition to flowers, we also have seasonal green plants, blooming plants, and new spring gift baskets to enjoy.march17c1

Be sure to check back online soon as well for our Easter flowers and gifts so you can get your orders in early.

In the meantime, please visit our Atlanta flower shop locations or check out our Facebook and online store for the very latest Spring flower collection as well as upcoming promotions on our spring flower collection.

Celebrate Incredible Kid Day on March 15th

march11c1There are many special days throughout the year that celebrate dad, mom, grandparents and other important people in your life. But, did you know that there is even a special day that celebrates kids? That’s right. On March 15th, it will be Incredible Kid Day.

This is a great opportunity to show your kids or grandkids just how much you love them and how important they are to you in every way. Having this special day means that you can treat them in any way you like whether that means meals they love, a fun day out, or even gifts. Whatever you do, you want to make sure you tell them just what makes them so incredible to you, helping to build their self-esteem and confidence.

At Carithers, we have some great gifts that are sure to make your incredible kids or grandkids smile on their special day. We have two great gift baskets just for kids. The first is the Children’s Activity Basket, which is filled with fun. It features Crayola crayons, markers, a sketchbook, silly putty, bubbles, toys, a plush bear and much more. This will keep them busy for hours as they create some incredible things for you!march11c2

The second gift basket is the Children’s Crayola Kids Gift Box. It has been designed by kids for kids and contains a wide range of Crayola products, including crayons, markers, and paper, plus candy and other fun stuff!march11c3

Of course, we have a lot of other great gift ideas, including other gift baskets stuffed full of candy, snacks, and chocolates. You can also order a balloon bouquet with colorful balloons that tell your kids just how much you love them. We have greeting cards and even cuddly stuffed animals.

And, don’t forget the flowers or plants. Kids love nature so it would be great for them to have a dish garden, basket garden, or indoor green plant to take care of. This gives them a sense of responsibility and satisfaction.

Of course, what kid would not love flowers too as the flowers offer a beautiful way to decorate their room and gives them something to proudly display. They will love the bright colors and blooms that flowers provide.march11c4

Whatever you choose, make sure to just enjoy spending the time with them. Sometimes, the most important thing to kids is just your sole attention and time together!

Employee Appreciation Day is March 7th

zoom_wofficegourmetfoodgiftbasketsb09110830327With March 7th fast approaching as Employee Appreciation Day, which is held each year on the first Friday in March, it is time to think about  how to treat employees and show them just how much you appreciate them. This includes a selection of Corporate Gift Baskets, chocolates, gift towers, plants and more.

This worldwide day that celebrates employees and all that they do, including their skills, talent, and knowledge, is an important part of any company’s program to recognize and reward those that play such an important part in the organization’s success.jan14c1

Whether it is a special lunch, a gift basket, or a letter of thanks, it is important to show your employees just how much you appreciate them and recognize their contributions.

Celebrating Employee Appreciation Day does not have to be expensive. For example, gift baskets are a great way to show appreciation for the entire office while maximizing the value of what you are giving.

Corporate Gift Baskets and Gift Ideas

The gift basket selection appeals to men and women alike, including an abundant amount of choices, sizes, and prices. The selection available features seasonal fresh fruit, artisanal cheese, savory snacks, dried fruits and nuts, snack baskets, and sweet treats. Our fresh fruit baskets include the finest produce straight from the orchard or farm, including apples, grapes, oranges, pears and kiwi just to name a few.julygiftsc4

Many of the products selected are recognizable premium brands, such as Godiva Chocolates and Ghirardelli Chocolate. Other choices include freshly baked brownies and cookies. Employees may also appreciate the Atlanta florist’s selection of dish gardens, plants and blooming plants and flower arrangements as well as greeting cards and balloons.fallc1

Every gift basket and gift item is hand arranged. Only the freshest and best merchandise is offered, providing exceptional value and quality that illustrates just how appreciative you are of your staff.

Employee Appreciation Day Deliveries

Same-day hand deliveries for Employee Appreciation Day are available for Atlanta and the entire country by placing in-store, telephone, mobile and tablet, and online orders. The Atlanta florist recommends ordering now to enjoy the best selection and ensure preferred delivery time for the upcoming Employee Appreciation Day.


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