Archive | February, 2013

Flower Of The Week

25 Feb

This week’s flower has gotten a bad rap, but when used correctly it is quite beautiful.
Gypsophilia can also be known as just gyp, but is most commonly referred to as baby’s breath. It is usually seen in white, but it can also be pink. Everyone has seen it as a filler for rose arrangements and corsages, but the current trend is to use it for weddings. It is usually seen alone in bouquets, centerpieces, aisle markers etc.

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Baby’s breath comes in several different varieties, some have tons of tiny blooms (Million Star) and some have bigger blooms, but less of them (New Love). It is very versatile and can be dressed up for an elegant affair, or dressed down for a rustic one.

Meaning: Festivity, Innocence, Pure of Heart, Happiness (kind of perfect for a wedding)

25 Feb

“when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft” Haha that’s pretty cool

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impatiens; touch me not; busy lizzy flowersImpatiens is not a plant for the touchy-feely types. The nickname, touch-me-not, refers to the fact that when the mature seed capsules are touched ever so lightly, they will “explode” and send seeds flying through the air as far as 20 ft from the plant!

Impatiens can also be called “Busy Lizzy” because the plant is a prolific bloomer, producing bright, colourful flowers from early summer to fall. Flowers come in assorted solid colours including, red, orange, pink, white and violet; they can be single, semi-double and double blooms. The double blooms look like miniature roses.

It is a genus of about 850-100 species of flowering plants native to Africa. In the wild, they can be found in roadside ditches and river banks. The leaves are thick, shiny and feel somewhat greasy.

Impatiens plants are available in garden centers in the early spring. The most widely grown plants are shorter…

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Flower Of The Week

19 Feb

This flower of the week is very sweet and soft, perfect for spring. It also is right on trend for 2013 weddings with the soft, pastel colors.
Sweet pea is a spring & summer flower. It can be white, pink, lavender, and purple. It has papery, butterfly shaped petals. It has an almost ruffled appearance which give it an extremely feminine look. Stems are 12 to 15 inches long with an average of 5 blooms. Sweet pea is also the birth flower for April and is associated with the 30th wedding anniversary.
Meaning: Remember me; Blissful pleasure; Shyness; Thank you for a lovely time
Purple: Goodbye

Flower Of The Week: Valentine’s Day Edition

5 Feb

Valentine’s day is approaching quickly, so it’s time to get those orders called in!

Here are the prices of our Valentine’s Day arrangements & our Valentine’s day specials:
Bud Vase with 1 Rose – $17.50
Bud Vase with 2 Roses – $22.50
Bud Vase with 3 Roses – $27.50
1 dozen Cash & Carry Colored Roses – $19.99
1 dozen Cash & Carry Red Roses – $24.99
1/2 dozen Colored roses arranged – $39.99
1/2 dozen Red roses arranged – $45.99
1/2 dozen Premium Red roses arranged – $64.99
1 dozen Colored roses arranged –
1 dozen Red roses arranged – $64.99
1 dozen Premium Red roses arranged – $89.99

Valentine’s Day Specials
Tu-Tu Sweet
20 Tulips arranged – $34.99
Jungle Love
Unique tropical arrangement – $125.00
Ultimate Romance
1 dozen Premium Red roses arranged & 1/2 pound of chocolate covered strawberries – $99.99

As far as the flower of the week goes I thought it would be appropriate to list the rose meanings again. We get lots of questions about that this time of year so here is a guide for you to look at while choosing your roses!

Rose Color Meanings
Red: “I love you.” & Romance
White: Innocence & Purity
White & Red: Unity
Deep Pink: Thank-you
Regular Pink: Happiness (This is a great way to say “I am very happy with our relationship.”)
Light Pink: Sympathy
Yellow: Friendship & Caring
Lavender: Falling in Love
Orange: I desire you or I want to get to know you better
Blue: Mystery (Blue roses don’t exist naturally they have to be dyed)

Give us a call today at (865) 690-7427 to place your order!

5 Feb

Wow, this is such cool article on how to make your own Rose water!

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rosewaterSince the ancient times, the ever so fragrant rose has been used to scent perfumes. For thousands of years, women all around the world have been using rose water to beautify their skin and as a natural fragrance.

Rose water has been known to help relieve and minimize dryness, puffiness and large pores in the skin – perfect for those with sensitive skin. In India, rose water is used as eye drops and as a moisturizer. The liquid is also known to have some astringent properties and can be used as a light toner for fair, dry skin.

In addition, the distinctive taste of rose water is used flavour many Middle Eastern teas, ice cream, puddings cookies and other sweets.

Rose water can be purchased in health stores and some pharmacies, but they often have preservatives and other chemicals added.  And not to mention, expensive! For the freshest and purest…

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