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Showing posts from November, 2011

Don't Get Red Punch In Your Carpet, Upholstery, or Clothing

Steer clear of red punch!

Serve warm cider or light toned drinks. Then if anyone spills it is so much easier to clean from fabric and carpeting. And, it tastes just as good if not better anyways.

To make cider warm, pour into a sauce pan, toss in cinnamon sticks, let simmer on the stove. Keep a ladle nearby for guests to scoop out punch bowl style.

Wedding Corsages

The right wedding corsage sets off and compliments the entire bridal party. See us today for our full range of wedding corsages

Giving Thanks

Give Thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. -Psalm 107:1

Bridal Reception Centerpiece- Unusual

Banksia makes an unusual addition to flower centerpieces in event bouquets. Like bridal reception centerpieces.

See our selection of Unusual flowers

A Couple Wedding Flwoer Customer Testimonials

"Thank you with all our hearts. Your arrangement was the most beautiful we have ever seen. Thanks again." -The Sherer Family
"Thank you so much for helping me with my wedding project. Everything went well. Your awesome"
-David D.

Budget For The Little Holiday Decorating Extras

Putting yourself on a budget is a wonderful way to plan your holiday events.

When making a holiday budget, set aside dollars to splurge a bit here and there on those things that make an event special like flickering candles and centerpieces.

We'll have many ready-made table centerpieces from $175 all the way down to $25 for Thanksgiving and Christmas at our shop.

See some of our Thanksgiving flower centerpieces

Use Up Your Old Candles, Just Light Them Early

Go ahead use your tapers & pillar candles that have already been used once.

The trick is to light them before anyone arrives. Then they don't see them unlit in their half-gone state.

Conversation Starter... Unique Flower Banksia

Beefy Man-hand-sized cone-like flowers measuring the size of a man's hand from the wrist up to the tips of the fingers.

With more than 170 species of the Protea genus. Banksia is very diverse with many different colors and shapes. These Australian wildflowers are easily recognised by their characteristic flower spikes and fruiting "cones" and heads.

When it comes to size, banksias range from prostrate woody shrubs to trees up to 30 metres tall. They are generally found in a wide variety of landscapes, (occasionally) rainforest, shrubland, and some more arid landscapes, though not in Australia's deserts.

See some of our Unusual and Unique Flowers

Wedding Flower Prices & 3 Things You Ought To Know

For do-it-yourself brides we offer Wholesale flower packsFor us to make your bouquets we start at $100 per bouquet & it goes up from thereIf you don't care about your wedding flowers, go to a grocery store for your flowers. It will save you money and save us our time We strongly encourage our customers to first shop around and come to us last on your list of florists.

Survive Family Get Togethers With A Time Limit

You'll never get away from family, they are a blessing (usually). But for the holidays when it feels more like a curse- put your stay on a time limit. Decide to be pleasant while there. Once your time limit lapses, leave! Staying two or three hours at a family gathering, then leaving, makes those hours so much more bearable.

Turkey Cooking Tip

Don't be a peeping tom!

Each time you open the oven it causes the temperature to fluctuate, which assists in drying out the bird. For best results only open the oven a half hour before it's done to remove the foil and let it brown.

Conversation Starter... Put Something Unique in Your Centerpiece Flowers

We always have some unusual looking flowers in our cooler. From Australia (Banksia) & South Africa (Pincushion Protea).

We bet that you can tell which one gets it's name Pincushion!

Including them in an arrangement gets people talking about the blooms and many times people can't help but touch the exotic petals too.

Call us today and make sure to have us put in something fun with your Thanksgiving centerpiece order.

See some of our Unusual and Unique Flowers

Lock Yourself In With Highly Aromatic Cut Flowers

Escape Thanksgiving & Christmas for while with a luxurious bubble bath. Light a candle, turn on soft music, sniff some flower blooms. We all work best when we are relaxed mentally and physically.

Choosing cut flowers for their aroma and scent is much like choosing a perfume Each flower has it's own unique aroma. These scents especially shine in small rooms- like a bathroom. If you are a fan of scent and like bubble baths, we highly recommend trying our some of these flowers for your next pampering bubble bath time. If you are seeking a particular bloom, Call us (763) 784-2532Email us

Sweet/Flowery Scented Flowers Carnations
Freesia, particularly Aladin (yellow) & Blue Moon (lilac)
Lilac (Syringa)
Lily of the valley (Convallaria)
Sweet pea

Citrus Scented Flowers Mimosa (Acacia)
Waxflower (Chamelaucium) = lemon and marzipan scent
Eucharis = delicate lemon curd scent
Myrtle = Okay, not technically a flower, but these greens ha…