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.