Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ring in the New Year with Flowers!

Do you have fabulous New Year's Eve plans? Are you having a big bash to ring in 2011 or attending one? A beautiful arrangement from The Plant Shoppe is just what you need to make your night even better! Below is just one example of the flowers that we can make for your special night. Contact us for more information on how you can ring in 2011 with a beautiful arrangement! Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! We hope that you have a great day celebrating and enjoying the holiday season! May your day be filled with lots of holiday cheer, beautiful flowers and lots of peace and joy.

From our family to yours.... Merry Christmas from The Plant Shoppe

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Not to Late...

Are you searching high and low for that perfect arrangement for Christmas? Do you need one last gift for that tough person on your list? It's not too late to order flowers or an arrangement from The Plant Shoppe! Hurry, contact us today! We will deliver in the Gainesville area on Christmas Eve!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


That's right... if you haven't heard... we are having a FACEBOOK SPECIAL just in time for the holidays!

Below is our regular Facebook special. You can get this gorgeous arrangement for $20 when you use the code: FACEBOOK SPECIAL when placing your order!!!

Next up, we have our DELUXE Facebook special. This arrangement is $35 and is the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas table!

For more information, contact us or check out of Facebook page. Please allow two hour notice when placing and order. This is too good of a deal to pass up... so we'll see you at the shop! :)

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the twelfth (and final) day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


Did you know that we have the most gorgeous stock of holiday wreaths available at the shop? These would look absolutely amazing on the outside of your home or inside accenting your holiday decor. Contact us today for more information on how you can get one of these beautiful wreaths.

PS: We can even deliver these as a gift for someone on your Christmas list :)

We hope you have enjoyed the last twelve days as we have brought you lots of gift ideas for all of those on your Christmas list! It's not too late to for us to help you figure out what to get for that one tough cookie on your Christmas list! Contact us for more information and to help us help you give the perfect gift! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Eleventh Day of Christmas

On the eleventh day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


Are you looking for something to spice up your home or office that is a bit different? How about a flowering plant? Below are some of our beautiful plants that we have in the shop. Whether it's a daisy, Christmas Cactus, or orchid, there is something for everyone! Contact us for more information :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Tenth Day of Christmas

On the tenth day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


Since today is the tenth day, we thought we would mix it up a bit and give you some interesting facts about holiday flowers and traditions.

CHRISTMAS/EVERGREEN TREES: Did you know the first person credited for bringing a tree inside the home was Martin Luther? Before this, people would just decorate with a few branches here or there, but Martin Luther was credited with being the first! How neat! The evergreen tree is also considered to be symbolic of everlasting life since it does not go dormant or die in the winter. Pagans during this time made evergreen wreaths as a symbol of everlasting life.

MISTLETOE: Before mistletoe was used to steal a kiss from that special someone, it was a scared item of the Celtic and Norse. It was originally hung over the door to protect them against storms and evil.

HOLLY: Holly was scared to the Romans and originally used to honor the God, Saturn (God of Agriculture and Harvest).

POINSETTIA: Poinsettias association with winter and Christmas are said to come from a Mexican legend. The legend status that a child, with no means for a grander gift, gathered weeds from a roadside to place at a church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation witnessed a Christmas miracle, the weeds turned into beautiful and vibrant red and green flowers. In today's society poinsettias are said to symbolize good cheer and success and bring wishes or mirth and celebration.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Ninth Day of Christmas...

On the Ninth Day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


Did you know that we have personalized stationery products? These are just two examples of some of the amazing personalization that we can offer. Stop by our website today to have a look! These would make a great present for anyone...especially for those that are still on your shopping list :)! Products range from thank you notes, note cards, paper and more!!! Take a look today!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Eighth Day of Christmas

On the Eighth Day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me....


Yes, that's right... we put two all time favorites together to make one amazing gift. We can take your beautiful floral arrangement and Thornebrook Chocolates to it and make it EVEN better. Call us today to find out more how we can make your arrangements include this tasty treat! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Seventh Day of Christmas...

On the seventh day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


Stop by or call to find out about some of the great Gator items we have for sale! Items range from ornaments, the Florida Goal-Liner cookbook, tailgating supplies, flags and more! There is definitely something for every Gator fan--especially if you are heading to the Outback Bowl to watch the Gators play on New Years :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Sixth Day of Christmas

On the sixth day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me...


If you are looking to add some extra pizazz and style to your tree this year, check out some of our holiday ornaments. These ornaments are on sale and many are 75% off! What a great deal! Below are just a few examples of our stop by and have a look today! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Fifth Day of Christmas

On the fifth day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me....


It's getting a little chilly outside as the winter weather is starting to roll in, so what better way to decorate the outside of your house than with our holiday flags? Below are some pictures of the flags we have in the shop. Stop by or call for more information and let us to help you to add some holiday spirit to your home.

PS: ALL FLAGS ARE 50% off!!!! Be sure and take advantage of this awesome deal! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Fourth Day of Christmas

On the fourth day of Christmas, The Plant Shoppe shared with me....


You can view a video of TONS of examples of our holiday arrangements by clicking here. Also, special thanks to Denise for making this video just for us! :)

And after all, who wouldn't want to see this smiling face delivering you a beautiful arrangement!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Third Day of Christmas...

On the third day of Christmas, The Plant Shoppe shared with me....


Order some of our beautiful poinsettias for the inside or outside of your home or office today! These gorgeous flowers also make great gifts.... and we can even deliver them for you too! Contact us for more information!

Also, did you know that poinsettias are not poisonous... UNLESS you eat 500 POUNDS of the leaves!!! Poinsettias will not harm your or your family... unless you are allergic. See... you learn something new every day! :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Second Day of Christmas...

On the second day of Christmas, The Plant Shoppe shared with me.....

Personalized Stamps!

Did you know that we carry PSA Essentials stamps? These stamps can be customized with your name, monogram, favorite college team, sororities, etc. You can use them as a return address stamp or even create personal stationery! Additional colors are also available. How cool and creative is that?!?! Below is a picture of the actual stamp, with an example of one of our favorite stamps.

While we are Gator Fans, stamps are available for other colleges as well. For more information on our stamps, contact us!

Friday, December 10, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas...

Hello! It's been a few weeks since we have updated the blog and that's because we are so busy getting ready for CHRISTMAS! During the next 12 days, we are going to showcase some of our awesome things in the shop. From invitations, flowers to decorations or tailgating supplies, we have something in the store that is perfect for each person on your shopping list. So without further adieu... we present...


On the first day of Christmas The Plant Shoppe shared with me..... awesome invitations for your holiday parties.

Below are a few examples of our holiday invitations. We can assist you with picking out the invite and customizing it with your information. All you will need to do is pop it in the mail! Contact us for more information on how we can help you get ready for your bash!

Check back tomorrow for day 2 and see what other exciting things we have in store! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gators + Food = Best Present EVER!

Hello! It's Black Friday... one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Are you stumped about what to get that special Gator fan in your life? Do they already own every orange and blue item there is? Well.... we have the solution for you!

The Florida Goal-Liners are currently selling their amazing cookbook, Gator Championship Recipes. This is the perfect gift for the Gator cook in your life. All procceds from the book will go support Gator Athletics. The book even contains Gator stories too! What a great gift! The book is $19.95 plus tax and can be shipped too!!

Please contact The Plant Shoppe for more details or the Florida Goal-Liners website!

Happy shopping and GO GATORS! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you and your family a...
Happy Thanksgiving!!
We hope that you all have a great holiday (and lots of yummy turkey and delicious dishes) with family and friends.

And....if you are going shopping tomorrow on Black Friday....we wish you lots of great deals and bargains too :) Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Florida Goal-Liners 31st Birthday

Last week the Florida Goal-Liners celebrated their 31st birthday at the Best Western Gateway Grand. The Florida Goal-Liners is an organization that promotes and supports the University of Florida Intercollegiate Football Program and the University of Florida Fightin' Gator Football team. You might remember a few weeks ago, we featured a post about their annual fashion show.

The Florida Goal-Liners were started back in 1979, and to help celebrate their birthday, Ward Pell, one of the founding birth mothers attended the celebration along with eight other original members. Ward Pell first came to UF with her husband, Charley Pell.

To celebrate the event The Plant Shoppe provided centerpieces and 80's styled corsages. The corsages pictured below are made up of orange carnations, blue curling ribbon, and accented with gold footballs.

The centerpieces were made up of a floating orange gerbera Daisy in a lotus bowl, accented with blue marbles.

And finally, pictured below is Ward Pell, founding birth mother, wearing one of our corsages.

To find out more about the Florida Goal-Liners, click here. Congratulations, Florida Goal-Liners on 31 years, we wish you many, many more.

Location: Best Western Gateway Grand
Flowers: The Plant Shoppe

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fun with Flowers!!

Do you know what Gainesville club loves flowers more than we do? If you were thinking of the Gainesville Garden club, then you are right! Each month the club offers an activity for their members called Fun with Flowers. During this class, members are supplied with the supplies and guidance to create a featured arrangement. For the month of November, Betsy was asked to teach the class of 41 members and helped them create a beautiful fall arrangement. Check out the pictures below of some of the members working on their beautiful works of art.

For more information on the Gainesville Garden club, visit their website by clicking here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christine and Willie

Christine and Willie were married on November 6, 2010, holding their ceremony at Westminster Presbyterian Church with their reception at The Women's Club. Here are some photos from their big day!

For the altar area of the ceremony, two white and green floral arrangements were placed on two columns. The arrangements were later moved to the reception site and used to accent the head table. These white columns are just a few of the many different ways to showcase gorgeous arrangements on your special day and are available for rent. Contact us for more information!

For the reception centerpieces, three calla lilies were placed in vases that were accented by crystals and two small votive candles.

Moving onto the bridal party, the groom's boutonniere was made of Bells of Ireland.

Below is a picture of the bridal party's flowers. The bride's bouquet (far left of the picture) is a hand-tied bouquet made up of pearl-accented stephanotis featuring green hydrangeas and green hypericum. The bridal party's bouquet's were hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangeas with green hypericum.

And finally, below is a picture of Christine with her bouquet! I love that you can see how excited she is in this picture!!!

Congratulations, Christine and Willie! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!

Ceremony: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Reception: The Women's Club
Florist: The Plant Shoppe

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Today, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we celebrate the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice by serving and protecting our country. Thank you to all those who have served our country, past and present. Without you, we would not be able to enjoy the countless freedoms that we have.

Happy Veteran's Day!