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Popular Wedding Months

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a trend growing.  Brides are now electing to have their wedding in the Early Spring or Late Fall…the most popular months for weddings now are March and October.  For years…decades even…June was the go to month for weddings.  But, with another popular trend, outdoor weddings, that represent over 75% of our recent weddings, we assume that brides are staying away from those hottest summer months and extreme temperatures.  As a result, many brides are surprised when they inquire about a wedding date that has already been booked, as they wouldn’t believe that…

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A Few Notes about Prom Season

Prom Season officially begins in March and will last for 4 to 6 weeks.  We will receive dozens upon dozens of orders in March through April.  Here are a few observations and suggestions I can offer to make your prom experience, at least in regards to flowers, a little less stressful. 1.  Order early.  If you pay attention to our Facebook page, you know that this is my mantra for most every major holiday and event.  You cannot early too early.  However, on the flip side, you can indeed wait until it’s too late.  Why, you might ask?  After all,…

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Tips for Sending Flowers Out of Town

Whether you send flowers quite frequently or perhaps only once every year or two, there will likely come a time when you will need to send a gift of flowers to someone located outside of your immediate area.  That can be a rather daunting task…you know your local florists…do you call on them to handle this for you or do you try to take care of it yourself?  Allow me to help you figure that out.  I’ve been in this business for over 30 years, and I’ve seen the methods used to send flowers out of town change many times. …

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Caring for your Dr Suess Tree

If you’ve received one of our popular Dr Suess Trees, or as some call them, our Whoville Tree…congratulations! You’ve received a most popular and unique gift! Below are some tips on how to prolong the life of this “tree”, keeping it fresh throughout the Holiday season. First, this is not a “tree” per se…you cannot plant it. There are no roots. This design is made of cuttings from an Incense Cedar tree…so just like your fresh Christmas tree, it’s a one time use, then you’ll need to dispose of the remains after it dies off. The design is fresh cut…

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It’s Bow Time!

The Christmas holidays are quickly approaching and in our shop that means that it’s BOW TIME! Everyone needs bows for something…their Christmas tree, wreaths on their doors, special presents, and many other things. Each year we tie countless bolts of ribbon into beautiful holiday bows and as the Yule time nears, we want to give you a few pointers in regards to ribbon selection and ordering bows. We carry a high quality outdoor red velvet ribbon in two widths. If you need bows for outdoor use, we strongly suggest our red velvet. It’s extremely durable and weather repellent and will…

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Plant Care: Peace Lily

Below are some general guide lines to help you in caring for a potted peace lily. Peace Lily Plant Care The peace lily (Spathiphyllum) is one of the most commonly known houseplants. Peace lilies are shiny green leafed plants that bloom normally spring through summer. In warmer climates some species of Spathiphyllum are suitable for humid shade borders. Peace Lily Care: Light Requirements Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) prefers bright filtered natural light. However, the peace lily is tolerant of low light levels making it an excellent houseplant. It can be used outdoors in warm humid areas with filtered light or partial…

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Calling before a delivery is made…Why we do it

We are in the delivery business.  We deliver 6 days a week (sometimes 7) to all points in the Valley area.  By delivering flowers, we help people celebrate special occasions…birthday, anniversaries, graduation, promotions…you name it.  We love to help you acknowledge your loved ones! There is one issue in reference to delivering flowers that we find ourselves explaining often…why we call before we make a delivery.  Many customers feel as though we are ruining the element of surprise when we do so.  Please read and allow me to explain… First, if your delivery is being made to a place of…

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2017 Wedding Season Coming to a Close

Or is it? I really don’t know when “Wedding Season” is any more! Traditionally it was thought to be April through June (ever heard the term “June Bride”?), but over the last few years, I’ve had less and less weddings during that time and I’ve noticed brides electing to have their weddings in late summer and Fall. This year is certainly a testament to that…more than half of our contracted weddings in 2017 were during the months of August and September. In 2016, October was the heaviest month at our shop for weddings. Why such a shift? Who knows? I…

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Flower Spotlight: Sunflowers

The sunflower isn’t unusual. It’s normally not a flower that people go bonkers over trying to get. It’s actually quite common, and some may wonder how it even finds its way from the field into arrangements. Those who overlook its beauty don’t realize that they are missing out on a pretty awesome flower! History Sunflowers are native to North America and were cultivated by Native Americans as far back as 3000 BCE. By the 1500’s, the sunflower had made its way to Europe and was grown as an ornamental, before becoming popular for its oil. Russian farmers were the first…

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Get Happy With Flowers

Flowers are beautiful, colorful, and add some brightness to a dull world. But the appearance of flowers actually affects people’s moods.  The House of Flowers offers beautiful and cheerful bouquets and arrangements that can help brighten the house and your mood. According to NDSU.edu, flowers can actually make you happier and have a positive effect on our minds. In a ten month long study done be researchers at Rutgers University, they found that flowers immediately impact a person’s happiness. When study participants received flowers they all showed excited or true smiles. They also found that flowers can have a long-term effect…

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