It looks like we’re starting to turn the corner with milder weather. That means it’s time to think spring with the “unbe-leaf-able” selection of spring and Easter florals and foliage in your local Strack & Van Til Floral Department.

There’s nothing like brightly colored blooms to welcome the season, like fresh cut tulips and irises, or daffodil, hyacinth, iris and tulip bulb plants that are all in stores now. Enjoy the bulb plants as beautiful centerpieces and home accents–then, when the plant weakens, the bulb can be planted outdoors to bloom next spring.

Looking for spring bouquets? You’ll find a bunch in the Floral Department. Pick up some handcrafted spring flower bouquets to brighten someone’s day as your own perfect pick-me-up. Color combinations like yellow, purple, and pink will put a smile on everyone’s face, and you can change up your blossoms, as new bouquets arrive in stores weekly.

Foliage, foliage, foliage–it’s all the rage and the Strack & Van Til Floral Department is well “stalked” with many varieties. Houseplants can add character to your home and studies show that plants help reduce stress and improve indoor air quality.

“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 and find it for you,” says Floral Department Director Jen Knoche. “My current favorite picks are our shamrock plants and the 10″ floor plant varieties like fiddle leaf and palms. These unique greens make great gifts for that special someone or treat yourself.”

Spring also means it’s almost time for Easter, which falls on Sunday, April 17 this year. Classic Easter Lilies are available at your Strack & Van Til store from the beginning of April through the holiday and will fill your home with a heavenly scent. Other Easter selections include stunning 8″ hydrangea plants, Calla lilies, delphinium, and more. The Floral Department offers grab and go Easter flowers and plants to give your best “bud”, as hostess gifts, or to enhance your home décor. Organizations and churches can take advantage of bulk buying with one- to two-weeks’ notice.

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–especially when the chocolate is on a special promotion? Select Varieties of Fannie May candy is Buy One Get One Free from March 6 to March 19 and then again from April 27 through May 10.

Stay tuned. The Strack & Van Til outdoor garden center plants are coming soon, with spring pansies–a customer favorite–expected to arrive at the beginning of April.

Say hello to spring and visit your local Strack & Van Til Floral Department for all your fresh flowers.