Looking to make someone smile? Flowers are the perfect way to express your sentiments for special occasions or any time of year. Celebrate spring, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter with artful arrangements and beautiful bouquets from your local Strack & Van Til Floral Department.

This year, Easter falls on April 9, and the Floral Department is getting ready to help you fill your home with the heavenly scent of classic Easter lilies. Find them at your local Strack & Van Til store from the beginning of April through the holiday. Other Easter selections include stunning 8-inch hydrangea plants, Calla lilies, delphinium and more. Pick up some grab-and-go Easter flowers and plants for hostess gifts or to enhance your home. Organizations and churches can take advantage of bulk buying with one- to two-weeks’ notice.

Spring bouquets are the perfect way to brighten the day. You’ll find a bunch in the Floral Department. Pick up some handcrafted spring bouquets as a hostess gift or as your own perfect pick-me-up in vibrant color combinations such as yellow, purple and pink. You can even change up your blossoms often, as new bouquets arrive in stores weekly.

Fresh-cut tulips and irises and daffodil, hyacinth, iris and tulip bulb plants are making their spring debut in stores now and are available with a multitude of brightly colored blooms. Enjoy the bulb plants as beautiful centerpieces and home accents or give them to that special someone. When the plant weakens, the bulb can be planted outdoors to bloom next spring.

Houseplants can add character to your home, and studies show that plants help reduce stress and improve indoor air quality. The Strack & Van Til Floral Department is blooming with a wide array of houseplant options.

“We get new and unique houseplants weekly, and if you don’t see one you like, you can submit a request and we’re happy to try to find it for you,” says Floral Department Director Jen Knoche. “My current favorite picks are our shamrock plants and the 10-inch floor plant varieties like fiddle leaf and palms. These unique greens make great gifts for that special someone or treat yourself.”

Want to order online? Fresh flower arrangements are always available for delivery or pick-up. Just visit

“Free shipping on online floral orders over $30 is Northwest Indiana’s best kept secret, but we’re OK if you spread the word,” adds Knoche.

Make the day extra special and add big, bright balloons and delicious Fannie May to your flower selection. Who doesn’t love balloons and chocolate, particularly when there’s a special promotion? Fannie May candy is Buy One Get One Free through March 19.

Stay tuned. Outdoor garden center plants are beginning to bud and spring pansies, a customer favorite, are expected to arrive in the Strack & Van Til garden center at the beginning of April.

Spring forward with spectacular fresh flowers, available at your local Strack & Van Til Floral Department.