Monday, March 21, 2011

Why should you choose a bricks-and-mortar flower shop?

There are lots of online sources to order flowers from. So why should you call us, a retail florist? Well, first of all, retail florists are the ones who fill those orders from places like; 1800Flowers, and Just Flowers, We charge less than these order gatherers. (Why pay a service charge to a “middle-man”?!) We personally handle your order from start to finish. In other words … starting with taking your order, we design and deliver of your gift. And unlike those call centers, where you are just talking to a phone operator (who may have never been inside a flower shop), we know the product, local conditions, people and places. We love to help you with ideas and recommendations ... We are professional florists and care about our business. Plus, we’re physically here (not offshore) so you can talk to us about your order at any time. And by doing business with a local shop, you are supporting the local economy and keeping your dollar in the community. Bottom line? We give you the local, personalized, professional service you deserve and want.
Posted by Mary

Monday, March 14, 2011

DIY Wedding Flower Workshop, Satuday 16, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

Blushing Blossoms Nosegay
Some brides want to do their own flowers and buy bulk flowers and supplies from us.
On Saturday April 16th, we are hosting a two hour hands on class which will cover care and handling of product, elementary bouquet, centerpiece and body flower design.  We will be making a bridal bouquet, centerpiece, corsage and boutonniere.  Tools will be provided for you to use during the workshop. The class will be taught by our wedding consultant, Wendy Baldwin.  Wendy has over 20 years of experience in the floral industry. 
The $30.00 fee includes flower designs which you will be able to take home with you.   Please plan to come a few minutes early to settle in and view our store.
Space is limited so sign up soon.  Call us at 802-878-8113. 
We look forward to seeing you here!
Posted by Mary

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Spring Makeover:

If you’re weary of winter, so are your houseplants. Those dark and dry indoor conditions have really taken a toll. Now is the time to look them over with a critical eye and give them some extra TLC. Remove any dry or yellowed leaves. If they have gotten leggy from darkness, prune them back to encourage new side growth. While you’re up close and personal, look for any signs of insect infestation. (A magnifying glass can help with this task.) If you see bugs, consider discarding the plant and treating yourself to a new one so it does not infect any other plants you may have. Now look at the soil and pot size. You can gently remove the plant from the pot by inverting it and giving the pot a gentle tap. If the root ball is crammed looking, it is time to divide the plant into two pots or repot it into a larger pot. At this stage, chances are the soil is depleted of nutrients, so new soil will really give it new life. Use a good commercial bagged potting soil that is light and full of organic matter.  As the days get longer and warmer it is time to start fertilizing again. Any good houseplant food used according to the label will do. Your plants will reward you with new vibrant growth and flowers. Enjoy!
Posted by Mary