The AG Blog

Here on the AG Blog you will find stories about our work along with random & wandering musings about flowers, gardens, weddings, parties, sustainable floristry, small business ownership, and, well,… pretty much anything! Wander from one blog post to the next and you’ll see so many beautiful flowers! Let us know if there is something you’d like to hear about and we will add it to our To-Do List!

 

Flower Care Tips

Flower Care Tips

I want my flowers to last forever! We know you love your flowers from Andrew’s Garden and want them to last forever. We can’t manage the "forever" part, but we can share some flower care tips to help them last as long as possible! Something we often don’t think about,...

Hand-Tied Bouquets

Hand-Tied Bouquets

What's Up With Our Bouquets? You’ve been a regular customer of ours for a while, so you probably already know that we like to keep changing things up at Andrew’s Garden. Whether its the furniture or the flowers, we are always doing something new. We never want to get...

Bring Your Plants Indoors

Bring Your Plants Indoors

It's Time To Bring Those Plants Indoors! If you live in the Midwest, you’re not surrounded by an especially warm climate and the first freeze of the year can sneak up on you faster than you think. Every Autumn there’s a routine you have to follow: bringing your...

Tropical Chic Modern

Tropical Chic Modern

Tropical, Chic & Modern - those were some of the ways that Kaycee & Dave described their dream wedding. They wanted it to feel full and lush with an elegant palette of black, white, & tropical greenery. Mid-May in Chicago doesn't usually cue a tropical...

Homecoming Flowers-AG Style

Homecoming Flowers-AG Style

(They say it's important to know your audience. If you are a student , I say THANK YOU on behalf of your parents! We all appreciate that you are planning ahead and taking care of this on your own! I'm sorry for addressing this article to your parents instead but,...

Modern Vineyard Vibes

Modern Vineyard Vibes

Kevin & Jon’s modern, stylish wedding included a wine bar vibe and a pre-reception fashion change! Two sets of couture boutonnieres, please!

Trending Colorful and Romantic

Trending Colorful and Romantic

All the summer garden-party feels – that was Jess & Doug’s early June wedding at the Chicago Golf Club! The reception was held under a spectacular sailcloth tent with colorful but light & airy flowers including wisps of greenery above the checkerboard dance floor.

Sophisticated and Poetic

Sophisticated and Poetic

Kate & Joseph’s beautiful July wedding possessed a sophisticated & classic elegance reminiscent of movie stars and Gatsby. Our goal was to create a clean & modern, yet traditional, feel with simple, elegant blooms in white with touches of champagne. Some of Kate’s favorite flowers are white garden roses and ranunculus, so her bouquet was filled with fragrant roses, garden roses, ranunculus, freesia & stock.

Rooftop Showers

Rooftop Showers

When Stephanie started planning Brooke's wedding shower, she wanted something really special. Brooke & Kyle recently relocated from the Chicago-area to North Carolina, and their summer wedding is right around the corner! We love small events in spectacular places...

Grads, Garlands, Garden Parties

Grads, Garlands, Garden Parties

Congratulations!! It's graduation season and time to celebrate! High School, University - even Kindergarten, Fifth & Eighth Grades - we are celebrating them all! Here in the Midwest, we are so happy to welcome the warmer weather that outdoor graduation parties are...

The Wow Factor: Wedding Statement Pieces

The Wow Factor: Wedding Statement Pieces

When dreaming about flowers for your wedding, the event design team at Andrew’s Garden encourages you to consider incorporating a focal point into your wedding décor that will ‘wow’ your guests. Even a single statement piece with gorgeous florals can elevate the...

Prom Talk

Prom Talk

It’s Prom season and, after COVID’s interlude, planning for Prom seems like it’s brand new all over again! It’s probably the first time you’ve ever had to order Prom flowers. So, here’s a quick rundown of our process at Andrew’s Garden.  (Mom or Dad – share this with...