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.