Archive for Flowers

  • The making of our ‘Thoughts of You’ arrangement

    Among the thousands of Valentine’s Day arrangements we’ll be making this year is one called Thoughts of You, which this team was handcrafting in our central design department in Lebanon. This arrangement features shades of pink comprising a rose, alstroemeria, carnations and mini carnations, as […]

  • Postcard from South America: Day 3

    Day 3 found Tom Royer and Geoff Royer again in Bogota, again inspecting Valentine’s Day roses, this time at the Multiflora farm. “The quality was very good from what we saw,” Geoff said. “It’s impossible to look at every bunch we get, but we make […]

  • Postcard from South America: Day 2

    We started Tom Royer and nephew Geoff Royer’s trip to Colombia, South America, in the city of Medellin. Day 2 found them some 335 miles southwest in Bogota, the nation’s capital. Bogota sits in the center of Colombia, on a high-altitude plateau that provides year-round […]

  • Postcard from South America: Medellin flower farms

    While they’re getting ready to play a big football game in Houston, Royer’s is gearing up for its version of the Super Bowl with our annual pre-Valentine’s Day trip to South America. Tom Royer, our senior vice president and chief operating officer, has been making […]

  • ‘Freedom’ on the march when it comes to roses

    We’ve all heard the line from Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.” Far be it for us to quibble with “The Bard,” but names do matter when it comes to distinguishing among rose […]

  • Lebanon’s Neuin wins our latest name-the-arrangement contest

    Jennifer Neuin’s entry was one of 675 submitted in Royer’s latest name-the-arrangement contest. But it ranked first overall when the judging was complete. Neuin, of Lebanon, won the contest with her submission of “White Satin” as the moniker for our new European-style arrangement. It comes […]

  • Name-the-arrangement contest: Part 2

    Spring forward, fall back. To name a new arrangement, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts is going back to a method that worked well this summer: turning to the public for help. Royer’s has developed a new European-style arrangement that will be offered year-round. It comes in […]

  • 5 ways for children to celebrate National Grandparents Day

    Marian McQuade was an expert in grandparenting. A West Virginia mother of 15, she had 43 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. If McQuade’s name doesn’t ring a bill, her work no doubt will. She was the founder of National Grandparents Day, which President Jimmy Carter signed […]

  • Outdoor weddings, weather and having a Plan B

    On this particular September wedding day, the misty weather presented some logistical challenges for the bride and groom. The ceremony that had been planned for a beautiful garden had to be moved indoors on short notice. A ballroom had to be transformed into a beautiful […]

  • Candace visits Cornwall Manor

    Candace Oliver, a designer at Royer’s flagship store in Lebanon, said she enjoys making people laugh and smile and loves teaching. She delivered on each of those counts with her June 22 visit to Cornwall Manor, an active senior living community in Lebanon County. Candace […]