Sending Flowers Just Because

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We all have a list of responsibilities and tasks to accomplish. There are many things that are required of us each day, and sometimes we can lose the joy and simplicity of life. The motivation behind National “Just Because Day”, which is celebrated on August 27, is to slow down just a bit and to do something for no reason at all. Whether you take the day off “just because”, invite friends over for dinner “just because”, or send flowers to someone special “just because” – this day gives us a great opportunity to break out of our routine and do something out of the ordinary. And why not?

Bagoy’s Florist & Home provides flowers for special occasions all year long, but we love the spontaneity and joy of something done on a whim. You don’t need a reason to send beautiful flowers this month – except to make someone happy!  Continue reading

Flowers for National Romance Month

national romance monthIs there anything better than love and romance? We don’t think so, and that is why we are so glad that August in National Romance Month – it gives us an opportunity to celebrate our sweethearts, significant others and spouses in the middle of summer. After all, who wants to wait until Valentine’s Day? At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, we always have the flowers and gifts you need to share your affection – and in honor of National Romance Month, we have pulled together some fun trivia sure to put you in the mood for love.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day: There are two towns in the United States named after the patron saint of romance – Valentine, Texas and Valentine, Nebraska. You can also choose to live in Love Valley (North Carolina), Loveland (Oklahoma) or Romeo (Colorado).  Continue reading

Flowers & Plants for College Dorms

college dormsWhether you are sending your student off to college for the first time – or they are anxiously looking forward to returning to campus life – a touch from home is always appreciated. The team at Bagoy’s Florist & Home would love to help you to choose the perfect gifts and decor for college dorms. Depending on your child, you can choose from green plants, flowers, delicious gourmet snacks or unique gifts from our shop. Regardless of what you choose, you can be sure that they would love to receive an unexpected delivery to their dorm room.

Leaving Anchorage? Even if your scholar is leaving Alaska to attend school, we can help you to send the perfect gift. Just come in and let’s discuss it! Continue reading

Celebrate Friendship & Sisterhood

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Since 1935, the United States has recognized National Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August, and throughout the years many nations have joined in the celebration.  It is also quite fitting that National Sisters Day is observed on the same day – after all, our sisters are often our very first friends and one of our closest lifelong allies. All year long, Bagoy’s Florist & Home helps our friends and neighbors in Anchorage to honor the most important people in our lives, and August 6th gives us the opportunity to do so in a very special way.

Benefits of Sisterhood: Studies reveal that people who grow up with sisters close in age are generally much happier adults. They also have a more optimistic view on life, and are often more generous and charitable – perhaps because of all the sharing they had to do over the years!  Continue reading

Summer Hydrangea Designs

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As they bloom from spring until early autumn, hydrangea are a perfect summer flower. As refreshing as a glass of lemonade on a warm day, the beautiful hydrangea blossoms are elegant, delicate, colorful and all-around gorgeous. Hydrangea are popular for bridal bouquets, birthday arrangements, and every occasion throughout the year – whether as an accompaniment to another flower, or on their own, their soft palettes and petals are truly ethereal. If you would like to fill your home with summer hydrangea, stop by to see us at Bagoy’s Florist & Home.

Did You Know? The 75 species of hydrangea grow virtually everywhere across the globe, from Asia to America. No wonder they are one of the world’s most cherished flowers.  Continue reading

Flowers for a Front Porch Butterfly Garden

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We love Alaska in summer – the gorgeous colors, the fields of flowers, and the vibrant sunshine all beckon us out to the most beautiful days of the year. If you want to add even more interest, color, and beauty to your personal home and property, how about a butterfly garden? You can start with the floral professionals at Bagoy’s Florist & Home.

Butterflies are found throughout Alaska, from sea level to towering mountaintops. Some butterflies visit our state this time of the year, while others are native. The nectar of flowers is food for butterflies, and providing an abundance of these will ensure that your butterfly garden is the most popular spot in the neighborhood. Butterflies can get sustenance from most flowers, but each species has its preferred blooms, which are generally plants native to the region. Continue reading

Add Seasonal Flowers for a Beautiful Table

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Spending our time outside during the summer months is an annual tradition here in Anchorage – and with the rare balmy weather, one of our favorite ways to pass the time is to share a meal with family and friends. Whether planning a casual barbecue or a sophisticated dinner party, seasonal flowers are a gorgeous way to adorn your table for the enjoyment of your guests. Bagoy’s Florist & Home offers vibrant, unique and elegant floral arrangements that will add a special ambiance to any summer table. Continue reading

July Fourth Florals for Your Party

July Fourth Florals

It’s nearly the 4th of July, and Anchorage is preparing to paint the town red, white and blue! Whether you are having the barbecue at your house or headed to visit with friends and family, July Fourth florals from Bagoy’s Florist & Home are a great way to bring the party!

Did You Know? On the back of the actual Declaration of Independence – written upside down and backward – are the following words:  “Original Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776.” The person who wrote the words is not known. As parchment would have been rolled up, it is believed that the words were meant to distinguish the message inside from among other deliveries.  Continue reading

Beautiful Wedding & Anniversary Flowers

anniversary flowersExperts tell us that June is the most common month for weddings, and we suspect that is due to the fact that across much of the United States, June is the most temperate month of the year. Although here in Anchorage we do not need to shy away from August weddings, there are actually some interesting historical reasons why June is so popular for weddings – and no matter which month you choose, you can be assured that Bagoy’s Florist & Home is here to provide the most extraordinary wedding flowers.  Continue reading