About the Author

Sandy Fletcher has been involved in the floral industry since 1989. Beginning as a floral designer, Sandy is passionate about the Art of Floral Design. Over the years she has expanded into all aspects of the floral business including wedding/special events consultation. Presently, she is our Manager and loves working with our team of talented floral designers. Together they promote the beauty of nature and translating it into our daily lives through fresh floral designs and tropical green foliage's. Thomas Spedale, President and Owner, is a frequent contributor to the content on Sandy's Corner. You can see his credentials in the about us section of www.spedales.com

Keep your Valentine's Arrangements Vibrant

Published on Feb 6th, 2024
Don't Let the Love Wilt: Expert Tips for Keeping Your Valentine's Arrangements Vibrant Valentine's Day blooms aren't just beautiful centerpieces; they're symbols of love and affection meant to last. But how do you ensure those stunning arrangements fro... Read full article ›

2,000 Five Star Reviews

Published on Jan 19th, 2024
Spedale's Florist: Blooming with over 2,000 Five-Star Shopper Approved Reviews in the Heart of Acadiana Bringing smiles and floral magic since 1984 Spedale's Florist, a Lafayette, Louisiana institution for over 40 years, has reached a blooming mileston... Read full article ›

Spedale's Florist Celebrates 40 years!

Published on Jan 1st, 2024
40 Years of Blooming Beauty: Spedale's Florist and Wholesale Celebrates a Milestone! Spreading joy, one petal at a time Spedale's Florist, a Lafayette, Louisiana, institution beloved for its exquisite floral arrangements and unwavering c... Read full article ›

Funeral Flower Arrangements

Published on Nov 7th, 2023
At Spedale's Florist, we understand that funeral flowers are a special way to express your condolences and to honor the memory of a loved one. That's why we take the time to create each and every funeral arrangement with care and attention to detail. ... Read full article ›

Perfect Flowers For Any Occasion

Published on Oct 25th, 2023
Flowers are a beautiful and thoughtful way to express your love, appreciation, and sympathy. But with so many different types of flowers to choose from, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for any given occasion. Spedale's Florist is a trus... Read full article ›

Spedale's Florist Now Delivering to New Iberia, LA Daily!

Published on Oct 8th, 2023
Spedale's Florist is now delivering to New Iberia, LA daily! This means that you can now enjoy our fresh flowers and beautiful arrangements for any occasion. With 40 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews, Spedale's Florist is the trusted... Read full article ›

Are you ordering from a Local Florist?

Published on Oct 6th, 2023
  We wrote about this a few years back, but I felt it was important to bring it up again as the online ordering process has developed and changed. I do hope you find it useful and informational.    How to know you are shopping with a real... Read full article ›

Autumn and Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements

Published on Sep 28th, 2023
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, with its crisp air, changing leaves, and abundance of seasonal produce. It's also a great time of year to create beautiful flower arrangements. Autumn flowers come in a variety of rich colors, including oranges, reds... Read full article ›

Interesting Facts About Flowers

Published on Sep 18th, 2023
Flowers are one of the most beautiful things in nature. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and they can be found all over the world. But did you know that there are many interesting facts about flowers?   Here are a few things you may not ... Read full article ›

The History of Flowers

Published on Sep 7th, 2023
The History of Flowers and Their Significance Flowers are beautiful and fragrant plants that have been loved and appreciated by humans for centuries. They are the reproductive organs of flowering plants, also known as angiosperms. Flowers have evolved o... Read full article ›

How to Care for Flowers

Published on Aug 26th, 2023
Flowers are a beautiful and fragrant way to brighten up your home or office. But keeping them looking their best takes a little care and attention. Here are some tips on how to care for flowers: Choose the right flowers for your needs. Not all flowers... Read full article ›

Choosing the Right Flowers

Published on Aug 25th, 2023
Tips for Choosing the Right Flowers for Different Occasions Flowers are a beautiful and thoughtful way to express your feelings for someone special. But with so many different types of flowers available, it can be tough to know where to start. Here are ... Read full article ›

The Sympathy Bouquet: A Gift of Comfort and Solace

Published on Aug 5th, 2023
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. During this difficult time, it is important to show your loved ones that you are there for them and that you care. A sympathy bouquet is a thoughtful and meaningful wa... Read full article ›

Spedale's Florist - What Makes Us Different From Everyone Else?

Published on Jul 17th, 2020
I've addressed this question in the past, why should I use Spedale's Florist? So often I hear consumers say I can easily just pick up a pack of flowers at a big box or grocery store and they are much cheaper. While you do have that convenient option wh... Read full article ›

Loyalty - Ragin Cajun Style - by Jay Walker, The Voice of the Cajuns

Published on Apr 23rd, 2020
Today I get the honor of Sharing a post from www.RaginCajuns.com. Written by our famous, Mr. Jay Walker, The Voice of the Ragin' Cajuns. As we all are dealing with the stress of COVID-19 and all of the "new norms" - I can proudly say that Spedale's... Read full article ›

Sympathy Flowers - Visual Expression of Love

Published on Jan 21st, 2020
At one time or another, perhaps when we were young, very old, or in between the two, we have experienced the loss of a dear loved one, friend, or acquaintance. Funeral traditions have changed over the years. Funeral services and visitation times v... Read full article ›

Petal Press Decor

Published on Feb 11th, 2019
Guest Post - Arrie Broussard From Petal Press Decor. Petal Press Decor is unique home decor using fresh OR dried flowers from special occasions and more; pressed and designed into the perfect piece for you! All Petal Press Decor pieces are created by ha... Read full article ›

Farm Direct Flowers

Published on Nov 9th, 2018
Stop the panic attack from online wholesale flowers not showing up on time! Twice this week I have received frantic phone calls from customers in utter panic with the same exact issue - "My wholesale/bulk flowers I ordered online didn't get here for my ... Read full article ›

The Flowers of Columbia

Published on Oct 1st, 2018
Enjoy this short video produced by the flower growers of Columbia talking about "Bringing Flowers Into Your Life Everyday! This was shared to me by the President of Alexandra Farms. I thought you would enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e... Read full article ›

Two Hour Delivery Announcement

Published on Aug 25th, 2018
Spedale's Florist Announces Two Hour Delivery Lafayette, LA - August 25, 2018 -Today, Spedale's Florist announce the roll out of Two (2) Hour Delivery Service of a selection of floral arrangemetns and plants for a defined area of Lafayette.  "Two H... Read full article ›

Choices For Wedding Flowers

Published on Jul 21st, 2018
Congratulations! You are getting married!You found the dress of your dreams, shopped with your Bridesmaids to choose the perfect dresses for your perfect day.The venue you want is available, you have booked with them and that’s taken care of, you... Read full article ›

What's New At Spedale's

Published on Jun 30th, 2018
What's New At Spedale's? Exciting times are ahead for the customers and staff of Spedale's Florist! I am so pleased to announce that Spedale's Florist is in the beginning phase of completely evaluating and changing our company and the products and serv... Read full article ›

Why Use A Local Florist?

Published on Jun 6th, 2018
Thomas Spedale, Owner Why should you use a local florist? I can't think of a better topic to discuss with all of the options available to you as a consumer. First and foremost, it makes me happy to see anyone purchase flowers, no matter from where, jus... Read full article ›

Spedale's Florist Receives Police Recognition

Published on May 2nd, 2018
Tonight, Spedale's Florist was honored to receive recognition from the Lafayette Police Department. During the Lafayette Consolidated Government Council Meeting, the Chief of Police presented to Tom Spedale and the Staff of Spedale's Florist a beautifu... Read full article ›

Prom 2018

Published on Mar 3rd, 2018
Prom flowers wearable art, by Sandy Fletcher Custom corsages and boutonnieres are all the rage with todays prom trends, no longer are they all the same. The possibilities are endless. Our floral industry realizes that todays prom customer wants an indi... Read full article ›

I Need To Order Flowers. What Do I Need To Know?

Published on Feb 21st, 2018
By Thomas Spedale, Louisiana Master Florist. Have you ever found yourself in the situation that you needed or felt like you wanted to order flowers, but you were unsure of what to order? First and foremost, sending flowers is a way to express your th... Read full article ›

How can you prolong vase life with better hygiene?

Published on Feb 15th, 2018
Decomposing pieces of leaves and thorns, dust and other pollutants from the air, contaminate the vase water. All this decomposition, organic matter and molds make the water cloudy and dirty and can be a food source for microorganisms. The vascular ... Read full article ›

Do you know the meanings of the colors of roses?

Published on Jan 31st, 2018
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Hot or Cold Water for Flowers?

Published on Jan 20th, 2018
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Published on Jan 13th, 2018
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2018 Color of the Year Announced

Published on Jan 13th, 2018
The 2018 Color of the Year is Announced! https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018 Read full article ›

Welcome To Our Blog - by Tom Spedale

Published on Jan 12th, 2018
Welcome to our new blog page. The Spedale's Staff is extremely excited to start this blog page to share with everyone our love of flowers. We are working to pull together intesting ideas, new trends, unique ideas, how to do it yourself, how flowers can ... Read full article ›

Treat Yourself

Published on Jan 12th, 2018
Why Wait To Receive Flowers? Treat Yourself! We all know the feeling we have when receiving flowers from others. It may be for a special occasion or for no reason at all. You automatically feel special and loved. You think how nice that someone though... Read full article ›

Writing the perfect card message

Published on Jan 12th, 2018
So you've spent time choosing the flowers that you want to send. Now...What to write on that card? One thing that we often look over is that flowers convey your thoughts without a single word spoken. Often just a signature is more than enough to express... Read full article ›

Valentine's and Mardi Gras

Published on Jan 6th, 2018
Valentine's Day - ORDER EARLY!-This Year, Valentine's Day falls during the week of Mardi Gras. Therefore, we will have limited Delivery spaces available due to the Parades and other Festivities. We will be delivering on Monday Feb 12, Limited Delivery o... Read full article ›

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