State of the Houseplant Market: 2021 Recap

Posted by scentandviolet on August 5, 2022

While houseplants have been gaining popularity for some time, at the outset of COVID in 2020, houseplant retailers were unsure how the pandemic would impact the houseplant trade.  However, as the 2021 Consumer Houseplant Purchasing Report by the Floral Marketing Fund (FMF) reveals, if anything, since the pandemic there has been an increasing interest in houseplants.  Even more fascinating, the growth in the houseplant trade has been heavily influenced by houseplant keepers’ perception that plants can both boost mood and improve health.

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Calathea Rattlesnake: Plant Care

Posted by scentandviolet on April 10, 2022

More than two-thirds of Americans own at least one houseplant. If this sounds like you, then you may have heard about the Calathea Rattlesnake plant. It's a beautifully bold patterned houseplant.

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Why Do We Give Red Roses on Valentine's Day?

Posted by scentandviolet on February 8, 2022

Roses are fragrant and beautiful, which makes them a traditional Valentine's Day gift. What is it, though, that makes them the ideal expression of our feelings for that special someone? The rose is seen as the flower of love, with variants and colors conveying the emotions of appreciation, longing, and desire. Valentine's Day red roses are a memorable way to show your feelings of admiration, respect, and devotion.

The number of blooms given, along with the color itself, also has a meaning. "Be mine" and "I love you" are common sentiments offered by those presenting their sweethearts with red roses on this special day. Here, you'll learn the symbolism, history, and meaning of red roses for Valentine's Day.

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2021 Memorial Day

Posted by scentandviolet on May 24, 2021

Scent & Violet will be closed for Memorial Day weekend.

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Personalized Gifts for Your Wedding Party

Posted by scentandviolet on March 10, 2021

A wedding party makes all the difference in a successful wedding. They are with you every step of the way, from engagement, bachelor and bachelorette's parties, down to emotional support during the big day itself as well as support after the wedding.

I personally find it imperative to get them a small appreciation gift and, there is no better way to say "thank you" than with a personalized gift. It can be a homemade gift, or you can buy a gift and engrave any personalized "thank you" message. Being a gift shop owner myself (and a local florist that has worked on multiple weddings), I know a thing or two about gifts for wedding attendants, planners, and advisors. 

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