One more week until Mother’s Day. This year there will be alot of people wanting to express to their Mom’s how much they love and miss them. Many of us are not able to spend time with Our Mom’s right now because of COVID. Happily we are going to be able to send lots of love and smiles to Mom’s in our area this Mother’s Day. We are working with a limited staff and product but we are going to work smart and do as much as we can while supply and resources last. Every arrangement will be created with stock we receive each day from suppliers. What will that be? It will be the freshest blooms available from Growers given their own limited staffing. Since our return on 4/20 it has been working well. Selection has been good. This basket below was created with fresh product as one of our Designer Choice. It included snapdragons, roses, stock, liatrus, carnation, poms, daisy, hydrangea, mixed greens, filler twigs all in a basket with a pretty bow. I was taught that when you know what you are doing you can take what is given and create something beautiful. Any good Florist knows that is true. Send Mom flowers this year and let the Designers get creative for you. Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!
Time to regroup after something no shop can plan for .. an unexpected shutdown. We have been closed for nearly one month now due to COVID and I have finally received a firm confirmation that it is OK to do business out of the shop as long as there is only 1 employee in the shop at a time and all orders are taken via phone or web only. Regulation says for now customers can not enter the Shop. Items can be touchless curbside pickup or delivered. Great news because we are on the heals of Mother’s Day and we will need to get a plan. Usually for Mother’s Day we create features in advance for customers to select from. This year will be a bit different because stock within growers and warehouses is a bit unpredictable because of the halting of the supply chain due to many business shutting down. But we are very excited that we will be able to get fresh product and each design will be not only a surprise to the recipient but a surprise to designers as well! We will be able to get really creative with what we receive from our wholesalers. As long as we have supply and resources we will fill as many orders as we can for Mom’s for delivery. On Monday 4/20 we will get working within the guidelines for our safety and our recipients to try to begin to spread smiles with our Blooms again! It is going to be a different way of doing business but we are up to challenge. Can’t wait to get back to it. First clean and organize then roll our sleeves up to tackle each day as it comes, to the best we can. Wishes for good health to everyone.
April 2nd and the shop has been closed for 1.5 weeks due to COVID19. There is not alot of fresh flowers available at the store from prior to the closing. What I did have were some Poms. Three different colors perfect for a little spring bouquet. Yellow and white daisy poms and purple button poms. Together with a little bubble vase I have at home, I came up with this little beauty for my table at home. The length of these stems on these particular blossoms allowed me to cut them down at similar lengths. Then I arranged them in my hand and placed them in the vase. The leftover stems I simply cut down to fill in the little holes. This bouquet has no greens, but it totally feels springy. Sometimes the simplest of bouquets can lift your spirits and brighten up your day and living space. Good health to everyone, stay safe. Soon your local Florists will be open for business and eager to brighten everyone’s days.