For those that suffer from allergies, the degree of discomfort depends on the person and what triggers their symptoms. Some are allergic to all flowers, and some only to certain ones. Some are sensitive to strong fragrances and others are only allergic to the actual pollen. For the latter, if a flower is well cleaned beforehand they should not have an issue. The following flowers and plants listed, while not all encompassing, are the most commonly selected as a self-purchase or as a gift. Read More about Allergy Friendly Flowers and Blooming Plants
Part two of our series “Behind the Scenes of Austin’s largest, family owned florist” introduces you to our lush courtyard. On your way into our shop, you will pass through a greenhouse-styled space with an ever-changing assortment of plants, ceramic pots, water fountains and garden statuary. Read More about Behind the Scenes – Freytag’s Florist Courtyard
Welcome to part one of our series "Behind the Scenes of Austin’s largest, family owned florist." This installment is all about the Freytag's Florist Team. If you wonder what goes into the production of a single floral arrangement, then take a look at our team behind the scenes.
Freytag's Florist has been blooming in Austin, TX since 1974, and this is how we do it. Read More about Behind the Scenes of an Austin, Family Owned Florist
We’ve already talked about all the reasons we love to spoil our moms on Mother’s Day. We also asked if anyone had a special moment with their mom that they will always remember and cherish. We discovered some amazing 'moments with mom' stories. These three in particular are favorites: Read More about Freytag’s Florist Favorite Moments with Mom
Every day is a gift from Mother Earth. Today is Earth Day and that means giving back. A popular Earth Day activity is planting a tree. But what if you don’t have a yard? What do you do as an urbanite with less than a green thumb and not much in the way of outdoor space? Succulent and cactus gardens are a city dwellers alternative to large scale, outdoor gardening. Succulents and cactus plants are very low maintenance, which translates to very easy to keep among the living. They are slow growers and are drought tolerant. They are very adaptable and can thrive on their own or in clusters of multiple plants. That’s what makes succulent and cactus gardens a fun activity for Earth Day.
Some ideas for inspiration: Read More about Earth Day Succulent & Cactus Gardens
Freytag’s creative director Denise Gehrke, AIFD, PFCI had the honor of coaching three students from Laneir High School for the Houston Rodeo Cup Floral Design Competition. And it looks like that extra help paid off. Please join us in congratulating Chris Pham and Ceasar Hernandez for their huge wins this weekend. Chris placed 2nd out of 100 exhibitors at the Houston Rodeo Cup which involved creating a bridal bouquet, interpretive design, and a center piece on site at the rodeo while being timed and observed by judges. Ceasar placed 3rd out of 95 entries in the Dining with a Texas Flair category with his arrangement that was themed "Keep Austin Weird". Ceasar took a risk with his design that paid huge dividends. Each of them took home the coveted Rodeo Cup belt buckle and prize money. Read More about Denise Gehrke, AIFD, PFCI Helps Laneir HS Students Win the Houston Rodeo Cup, Floral Design Event