Join us in celebrating spring this year with a brand new flower flare to welcome in the season!

This year’s flower flare theme is ‘Monet’s Garden’ to coincide with the launch of our new signature flower arrangements, the ‘Giverny Collection’.

 

We are giving away three of these gorgeous new designs, one in each color before they become available online.
If you’d like the chance to win one, sign up below. Winners will be announced Monday, April 24th.

 

And don’t forget to tag us @nielsensflorist!

Sign up to win a flower arrangement!

 

At Nielsen’s, we believe design starts at the door.
Beautiful seasonal container designs to welcome you home, flowers to greet you in the foyer, lush green plants to breathe life into living spaces and tabletop décor to inspire.
Accent your life with Nielsen’s.

Watering your houseplants is key to keeping them healthy and prevent wilting or root rot. Michele digs into the best ways to keep your indoor plants thriving.

#1 Always check your plants to see if they need watering first.

#2 Determine the frequency based on their environment

#3 Never let your plants sit in standing water. And remember, a moisture meter is your friend!

 

 

 

Whether you are a proud plant parent that wants to share the gift of houseplants with someone else or you are just starting out on your plant collection, these top 5 plants are low maintenance, can handle a variety of lighting situations and look fantastic!

Top 5 easy care houseplants infographic

Treat yourself to the beauty of fall at Nielsen’s Florist! Visit our indoor and outdoor showrooms for ideas to decorate and plant for the seasons. Outside you will find pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks and a large variety of autumn perennials, grasses and annuals. Take your time to browse and work with our consultants to create your own autumnscape at home.

When you come inside to the store, you will see tons of ideas for tablescapes, mantles, and gifts. We are happy to help you put something together!

Our hot items this season are pumpkins decorated with succulents and these elegantly spooky crows for a touch of whimsy.

Let us know what you think!

 

Take a peek from start to finish of a summer wedding.  This couple asked for “Organized Chaos” and we loved that description! Blues and whites were the order of the day and it was great fun to give this wedding a dreamy, whimsical look with large delphinium and meadow-like flowers.

The highlight of the wedding was definitely the broken arch overlooking a pasture of horses. It simply took our breath away to see it in person.

Some of the wedding flower selection; dahlia, thistles, garden roses, scabiosa, delphinium, larkspur, snapdragons, mini green hydrangrea, lisianthus, eucalyptus, snow on the mountain, astilbe and veronica.

The whole team was on board to put this together as it took quite a few people to design the flowers and complete the installation. See below for bonus pictures of a decorated Thunderbird car that was placed at the wedding for the first look photoshoot!

We may have some new faces and some old faces may have new titles but the core of Nielsen’s Florist remains the same. Family values, service and relationships. This business was built on loyalty and trust between employees, customers and the Nielsen’s themselves and will always be that way. Take a peek at this beautifully filmed video from 2016 as Sandy Nielsen Baumann, Jerry Nielsen, Joanne Nielsen and employees, Viviane and Raya talk about what Nielsen’s Florist means to them.

The fiddleleaf ficus is one of our MOST popular indoor green plants. It rose to notoriety around a decade ago as interior designers began to use it in earnest in their photoshoots and home makeovers. Fast forward ten years and it’s still as popular. You just can’t replicate those big beautiful leaves and the deep lush green, not to mention the great tree form that is available. The fiddleaf does come in both tree and bush form and we also have mini shrubs available that can adorn a desk and tabletop.

Michele created this ultimate guide to ficus care around 5 years ago and it is just as helpful and useful today. This video covers watering, lighting, fertilizing and insect issues.

Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jTAD09oAc

 

We may be a florist and we love love love nature and all it has to offer but we would be remiss not to appreciate that there is a time and a place for amazing, quality artificial flowers and plants.

Viviane talks us through it.

Tamara is a selection of faux floral arrangements that have been created as part of the Nielsen’s brand to keep the spirit of Tami Nielsen Whittier everlasting. This collection was designed to capture Tami’s whimsical yet sophisticated personality, who had a magical way of taking the ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary. 

 Shop Tamara online

 

Tamara Nielsen Whittier passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on July 20, 2019. She was 58 years old. “Tami” was born on March 27, 1961 in Greenwich, CT to the late Gerald Nielsen Sr. and Joanne Tammany Nielsen of Darien. She was a life-long resident of Darien where she developed her love of the beach and the ocean. After attending the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich she went on to graduate from Darien High School in 1979 and attended Dean College in Franklin, MA and Wesley College in Dove, DE. Tami was a devoted parishioner of Noroton Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Shore and Country Club in Norwalk, CT.

As a teenager, Tami had a love of horses and especially riding and jumping. An injury forced her to give up riding but she took great joy in cheering on her younger brother and two sisters as they followed her to become champion riders and jumpers themselves. This familial love of horses led to the family purchase of Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford, New York in 1980 and the successful breeding of numerous champion thoroughbred winners.

After school, Tami joined the family business as a partner in the Nielsen Company and worked on the sales floor and as a designer at Nielsen’s Florist for 35 years. She had an innate sense of color and scheme which was admired by many. Often customers became friends and came to the florist just to get a big smile and chat and catch up. Her contributions helped Nielsen’s Florist to be recognized as one of the premier floral businesses in the State of Connecticut.

She met her husband, Morgan Whittier in March, 1991 and they were married on August 29, 1992. Together they embarked on a 27 year adventure full of love, fun, friendships, and deep ties to family. Tami loved to entertain friends at home, but also looked forward to dining out with family and friends. Tami thoroughly enjoyed “gossiping” with her sisters and girlfriends over a glass of chardonnay.

Tami loved to travel and visited almost every country in Europe. However, her true love was the ocean and her fondest memories were of family trips cruising the British Virgin Islands and annual summer vacations to Nantucket, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Hilton Head Island, SC.

Tami’s greatest source of pride and joy in life was motherhood and her children Megan Suzanne, age 25 and JohnScott “Jack” age 22. She loved them “to the moon and back and all the stars.” She also took great joy in serving as Godmother to Sarah Nielsen, Frederick Mazzotta, and Jimmy Kuehler. Her children reflect the warmth and kindness that was so much a part of Tami’s soul.

Tami demonstrated great courage, dignity and grace during her battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Her love of life and strength of faith were inspirational and overshadowed the effects of the disease.

In addition to her husband and children, Tami is survived by her mother Joanne, brother, Gerald A. Nielsen Jr. and his wife Judith of Darien, sister, Sandra and her husband Steven Baumann of Rowayton, and sister, Karen and her husband Michael Kuehler of Hilton Head Island, SC, as well as 14 nieces and nephews.

If you would like to donate to finding successful treatments for ALS, you can donate here.