Monthly Archives: June 2012

Gardenias

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Gardenia Buds are my very favorite of all flowers.  They do not last long, but smell so pretty and require only a little bowl to float in.  When cutting Gardenias only a small amount of the stem is available, so before you place them in your bowl to float, take a small amount of the remaining stem off the bottom so they can drink water.  In order to keep them beautiful longer, make sure to keep them cool as intense heat will only damage and reduce the vase life of the cut blossoms.Image

 

Things for Dad

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When most people think of a Florist, they think of Flowers.  Seems reasonable, right?  So when it comes to a gift for Dad most people would not think of contacting their local florist for ideas.  However, we do receive several Dad’s Day order each year for Dads who like outdoor plants, balloons, candy, and FOOD!  Lots of Dads like to work in their gardens and outdoor plants are perfect for these Gardner’s.  All Dads like food and we create baskets of goodies that include fruit, candy, snacks and all kinds of goodies for Dads topped with balloons.  Don’t forget we are your local shop for Oliver’s Chocolates too.  If their eyes are hard to impress, then impress their belly’s!

Heat and Bloom’s

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Today it is 90 degrees out… For me that means I may wilt fast if I do not find some air conditioning!  But the same is true for flowers.  Although many flowers thrive in the sunshine when potted in the ground, cut flowers do not.  Upon receiving or building a bouquet with cut flowers be sure to keep them in a cool spot away from heat sources and direct sunlight.  At our store our cooler is maintained at a temperature between 38-43 degrees.  This will help to maintain the longevity of the blossoms.  In addition, keep the water clean and re-cut the stems every few days if possible.  This all helps.

Prom Time

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Every year, this season is Prom Season here at Bloom’s.  Each year we try to come up with different ways to make it easier for Prom shoppers to build and purchase corsages they are going to love.  In the beginning we “winged” it, then in the following years we tried using photos of previous ones we did as example and last year we did a poster board of interesting ones we found on line.  This year we made some in silk flowers so Prom-goers can hold them and try them as examples.  We are hoping that along with some photos of our prior work this process will be even easier!!  Each shopper wants their own specific look, colors and styles because no-one want to look cookie-cutter.  To add an extra pizazz we also have keepsake wristlets in pearls, silver beads, scrunchy style and more.