Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holly Berries

There are some things that are just wonderful about winter. Not a lot of things but deciduous holly is one. These ilex berries are locally grown and are absolutely amazing! You may find these turning up in various holiday arrangements that you give or receive. You're also welcome to come into the shop and grab a bunch or two for your own vases. We have local red twig dogwood and red pussywillow as well. Throw them all in a vase together with some magnolia and evergreens and you'll have a sensational bouquet all through December.

Friday, October 23, 2009

An Evening with Friends

OK, it may seem a little early but at the flower shop, we have to plan ahead. As the weather gets colder, we tend to refocus our attention from the garden to the hearth. So this year, we are planning two evenings of festive holiday decorating ideas on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10th and 11th. We'll have wine, desserts, and lots of ideas for incredible table settings, wreaths, hostess gifts and of course, gorgeous winter flowers. Come and pick our brains. It's free .. but since our shop is small, we are limiting the guest list to 50 people each night. So get some friends together and make a reservation by calling 531-5590 or send us an e mail through our web site. We'd love to have you join us.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Local Flowers

We are finding the most beautiful zinnias, lisianthus, ageratum and verbena from local growers and Findlay Market. Maybe it's all the rain we've been having in Cincinnati, but the colors have never been more glorious. August feels positively extravagant this year.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The huge blooms of hydrangea macrophylla or bigleaf hydrangea are arriving weekly into the shop from Holland. We love opening the boxes to see which dramatic colors have shown up THIS week with names like Vendetta Blue and Magical Amethyst.
Hydrangeas love water .. in the garden they can be very thirsty and in the vase, they prefer to be recut every other day. If you should ever have a problem with premature wilting, snip the stem and submerge the entire flower in HOT water. This will generally revive the bloom and give it another few days.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Welcome to our new web site!

We're finally ready to launch our new and improved website with lots of help from J2 Creative and our own Amy Harten. Although it was pretty nice before, the new site has an expanded portfolio section to give you even more flower ideas. Our bridal section has also grown to show lots of featured weddings in various settings.

We will do our very best to keep up to date with the blog too - showing you the cool stuff as we unpack it. This is the best time of year for flowers and we buy from all over: local growers for zinnias and sunflowers, as well as unbelievable hydrangeas from Holland, orchids from Thailand, and funky stuff from California.

No photograph, however, can match the scent, color, and sheer magic of fresh flowers, so come visit us any time you like. We'd love to see you.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


For our first blog entry, we are featuring the dahlia, a wonderful, wildly colorful flower that will be available at Robin Wood Flowers throughout the summer.

The Aztecs gathered and cultivated dahlias for food, ceremony, decoration ... and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes. These colorful blooms can be as small as 2" in diameter - up to the size of 12 " dinner plates.