Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Weddings in 2009

Any guesses as to how many weddings The Plant Shoppe has provided flowers for 2009.
Person closest to correct answer will win a bouquet.
We will accept entries until January 8th. Leave a comment here, or on our Facebook Fan Page

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope you have a wonderful day surrounded by family.
Here is Abbey in her Christmas dress and with Santa.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Gingerbread House

Debbie called from Danbury, CT & asked us to make a Christmas Tree arrangement to send to her sister & brother-in-law. Her sister wasn't going to set up a tree this year, so Debbie thought she would send her one. Debbie thought something with a gingerbread theme. We used a gingerbread house container, mini ornaments, candy, ribbon & some felt gingerbread flowers.
How cute & yummy is this?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Extreme Makeover Home Edition - Delivery Day

Monday was the day. We all got to work early to do finishing touches on our arrangements, so that we would be ready for our 10 am delivery time. (We still can't show you want we made. We have to wait until the show airs.) We got to drive right on up to the house, and had volunteers help us unload everything.
Here is the front of the house, with just a few finishing touches left to do.
Eduardo was super nice and posed with us for pictures. His rooms were the most complete, and we helped him set out arrangements & plants.

We left before the reveal, but we got a feel for the excitement of the time crunch before the Wagstaff family came home.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Extreme Makeover Home Edition-Design Meeting

We arrived at the site, and sent to the VIP tent, which was decorated by Keith Watson Productions. While waiting we ran into one of my 2007 Brides, Alison. Alison, pregnant with twins was there the volunteer, and will be there a few more times. We eventually made our way over to the design production trailer, where we meet Lisa Marie, Corey, Eva & designer Eduardo Xol.
The meeting was fast & furious.....we were shown the room designs, themes & colors. It was a lot to take in, in just a few moments. I asked to go over everything one more time. As we walked away from the trailer I asked.......
What have I gotten myself into?????
That is the question I seem to ask myself alot lately. It was a little overwhelming for Theresa & I. Usually after meeting a bride & discussing wedding flowers, I mull over the notes for a few days & then come up with ideas. Well in this case I only had hours to come up with ideas and flower choices. I turned in my flower order around midnight last night, and today I am going to collect vases and get everything organized. We are scheduled to deliver the flowers Monday around 1pm. To keep updated check out Ark Remodeling & Construction's site: Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Gainesville.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Silent Austion to benefit March Of Dimes

Sarah, who helps at the shoppe, is a Junior at Eastside High School. As a member of Chain Reaction, the student organization of March Of Dimes, Sarah is holding a silent auction. Here are the specifics:
Ante Up for A Cure: A Silent Auction for March of Dimes
December 12, 2009 7:30-9:30 PM
At the Polos Apartments 2330 SW Williston Rd Gainesville, FL 32608
Auction items include
Sister Hazel autographed drum head
Spa Treatments from High Springs Chiropractic, and Jamie Webb LMT
Dinner and Desert Packages
and much more

for more information email
or to make a direct donation

We have donated some flowers to be part of her auction.

We hope to see you there.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gainesville-Extreme Makeover Home Edition

We are very excited to announce that we have been given the opportunity to help with the Gainesville Extreme Makeover Home Edition. We will be supplying some interior plants & fresh flower arrangements for the home. Thanks got to Amy at Adore Events for passing along our interest in being part of this wonderful event.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Atlanta or Bust!!

Earlier this week, I got an email from the UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA Alumni Association, and this was the header. I am a proud gator fan. While in college I had the opportunity to got to a few SEC Championship games.
As Grady says.....Good Times, Good Times.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

VIVA - Goes Polynesian

Once again I am delighted to be on the committee for Haven's Hospice VIVA event. It will be held April 10, 2010 at The Rembrant farm in Alachua. Viva has moved from the bayou to the South Seas. Here is some inspiration for the event.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Narcissus: December Flower of the Month

Narcissus is a small multi-petaled blossom, similar to the Daffodil. Blooming Narcissus can be found from the fall until spring. Narcissus can be found in colors ranging from white, pink, yellow & orange.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Larry meets Aaron Hernandez

Larry, our flower guy sent me this over the weekend. He was able to go to the Florida/Florida State game on Saturday. Thought I'd share....
Well it was a day for the ages. I was lucky to get a ticket, we had the best tailgate ever and got to go see Tebow and the rest of the seniors play there final game at home. 30 minutes after the game was over, the stands were still full, nobody, including the players wanted it to end. We finally left and went back to our tailgate spot for a snack before hitting the road. Two guys who were parked next to us came over and joined us the said they were going to meet up with Aaron Hernandez and go to dinner. Aaron scored two touchdowns during the game and is one of their star players. We said ya right. We were packing up to leave and they came over and said Aaron was on his way. Sure enough a few minutes later he showed up. They hung a round for a while let us take a bunch of pictures and made our day complete. Go Gators.

By the way, Larry is the second from the right, with sunglasses on his cap. For those of you who don't know Aaron Hernandez is 4th from the right. GO GATORS!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family & friends.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Abbey's Second Gator Game

Terry was able to get some tickets to The Gator game against FIU this past weekend. We closed up shoppe early and went as a family.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Flowers--Give Thanks!!

It is not too late to send thanks to friends & family in town or across the country.
Just give us a call and we can make all the arrangements for you.
Give us a call 352-371-6249 or check out our website

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Dozen Prunes???

How would you like to receive a dozen prunes for your birthday?

Well that is exactly what we delivered to Ann today. Created to mimic a dozen roses, the prunes were arranged with monti casino. A gag gift from a good friend to mark a special day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Smuggled Bouquet.

Here is a Facebook exchange I had with Joanna, a recent bride.
She "smuggled" her bouquet onto her honeymoon cruise. . What did you do with your bouquet?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bride & Groom Address Labels

We have some super cool address labels for the newlyweds.
They are called Bride & Groom Labels.
How cute would these be on your thank you notes?

These and other great accessories can be found on our Invitation Web Site.

Friday, November 13, 2009


A little birdie told me there would be a big announcement at A'vie on Monday.
Here is what I found on their BLOG.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Congratulations Jessica!!

Jessica has the best boyfriend ever!!!! James called us up to order a dozen red roses arranged to give to Jessica.......and all because she had her braces removed. Don't you think the smiley face balloon says it all.
Congratulations Jessica, I bet you will be smiling for days.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Joanna & Tim, part 2

Since Joanna had gone to school at The University of Florida, she had decided to get get married in Gainesville. Joanna & her mom made a quick trip to Gainesville a few months ago to start the planning, but most of the details were finalized over the Internet. She had ideas, but left most of the details up to the vendors she had selected. Here is her reaction when she first arrived at the reception hall. (She almost cried.)
A few of her fun details.....
Cute Orange shoes.A blue finger nail, yes GATOR pride, but more importantly to cover a black thumb nail. She had slammed the car door on her finger while visiting K-Gallery (now Verve).For a guest book she left out scrapbook materials for everyone to get creative.
For favors she made Mama's Chocolate sauce. YUMMY...Abbey has enjoyed it by dipping in a Jello Pudding Pop. Joanna said she felt like she had made so many new friends in Gainesville and wished she still lived here. She even stopped by on Monday to once again say thanks, and to buy some super cool "Just Married" magnets she had seen at the shoppe.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Joanna & Tim

We had a super fun wedding this past weekend. The bride & groom came down from Massachusetts for their ceremony at The Baughman Center & reception at Sweetwater Branch Inn. After my only meeting with Joanna and her mom, I knew we were going to have some fun. One of the first things they told me, is that they wanted to use beer for the centerpieces. A fun bonus of putting the bottles inside vases full of water, was the magnification of the labels. Shades of orange & brown were colors of the day. To add orange to the reception we (I mean Terry) hung orange lanterns both inside & outside at Sweetwater.
I caught Jenny Wagner from Cakes by Jenny setting up the cake.
The stars on the cake & the paper lantern stars are appropriate, as the bride is an astronomer. More to come tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Abbey's Halloween

We turned a one day holiday, into a 2 week event. A visit to a corn maze, 2 Halloween carnivals, visit to pumpkin patch(es), a pumpkin carving party and trick-or-treating. Here are some of the highlights of Abbey's Halloween activities. Abbey and "her girls" at one of the pumpkin patches.
Carving Pumpkins at Shelby's house. This year she picked Minnie Mouse, and I picked daddy to help her, since I carved it last year. She actually cleaned out most of the pumpkin herself. She wanted us to keep the seeds to grown a pumpkin. Needless to say they were roasted, and we will buy some seeds to plant.
Then for Halloween, she decided to be Strawberry Shortcake for the second year in a row. (Thanks to daddy grandma for making the costume last year.)

It was fun, but I am glad it is over.