Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 Things You Should Know About Mother's Day

Did you know Mother's Day is just around the corner? Here's 10 tips, suggestions and hints from The Plant Shoppe to make your Mother's Day gift a hit!

1. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. Yes, this is earlier than usual.

2. We are NOT open on the actual holiday (remember, we have families too!)

3. We suggest not delivering flowers on Sunday (aka Mother's Day). Why might you ask? Mom is not home! She's either at church, with family, at a restaurant, you name it... she's anywhere but home! You wouldn't want your beautiful arrangement to sit outside all alone, would you?

4. Mother's Day flowers can be sent all week long. We recommend sending flowers May 2-May 7. For example, my momma is going to be getting flowers on that Wednesday... totally unexpected, yet early enough for a surprise.

5. We do wire out services. Does your mom live in California? That's okay we can help! The Plant Shoppe can help you find a florist and wire your order to a nearby florist. Easy as pie!

6. Order early! Does your mum have a favorite flower or you have something specific you want to send? Place your order early to make sure we are able to accommodate your needs.

7. Spice up your order... add a balloon, chocolate (yum), stationery, and other goodies to your order.

8. What if my mom does not like flowers? Have no fear, we have plants. Again, order early to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

9. What if my mom lives in Gainesville? We can deliver... or you can stop by the shop and pick up the order and deliver it yourself... that's sweet! :)

10. Don't forget aunts, grandmothers, mother-in-laws, you wife (if she's a mom), expecting moms, etc. You can celebrate them with this holiday too!

Call The Plant Shoppe today and we'll work with you to create the perfect arrangement/gift for your mom!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you and your family a Happy Easter!

We hope that you enjoy the day with family and friends and your Easter is filled with lots of chocolate bunnies, stuffed Easter eggs and of course, flowers.

Also, as a reminder, don't forget that tomorrow starts Administrative Professional's Week! Be sure and place your order early!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Do You See What I See?: Advice For Brides

Are you a bride-to-be or a future bride to be? Or maybe even a new mom getting ready to decorate a baby's room and you need the perfect color combination? Either situation you have probably have had an experience like the one below:

You pick out the perfect color combination... maybe it's a sunflower and sky blue. Or maybe it is periwinkle and honeydew... and then this happens... you try and explain it to a man. They look at you clueless... they have no clue what you are talking about... and their next question is probably something along the lines of what about just yellow and blue or pink and purple?

That's where this awesome chart comes in....

This little chart says it all. The woman on the left sees so many different and interesting colors in the color scheme... however, the man sees the the colors of the rainbow... blue, yellow, green. That's it.

So brides, our advice... keep this in mind when dealing with your groom, hubby, or favorite man in your life. They can't help themselves... they just don't see it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Calling All Bosses!

Did you know that Administrative Professional's Day is on the horizon? Don't worry... The Plant Shoppe is here to help you celebrate that special administrative professional in your life. We know you are busy with work, multitasking and keeping the office running smoothly... so let us help you say thank you to your amazing assistants!

Place your order early to guarantee delivery. You can also add a balloon, chocolates, stationary, or other gifts from the shop to make your arrangement say THANK YOU!

Administrative Professional's week will be celebrated April 24-30, 2011, however, the actual holiday is April 27. Below are just a few examples of arrangements perfect for that special employee.

Call The Plant Shoppe today or visit our website for more information and to confirm your orders!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Happy Friday everyone! Did you know that Easter is NEXT WEEKEND? This holiday has definitely snuck up on me, but have no fear, The Plant Shoppe is here! Check out this awesome arrangements that we can do for that "somebunny" special in your life :)

This bunny arrangement is definitely perfect for ringing in the Easter holiday. I love, love, love the vase and the tulips! This definitely would bring a happy vibe to anyone at the office or even at home too!
We also have the featured arrangement below too! This is more of a traditional Easter arrangement with a cross in the middle.

And finally, if you are more of a plant lover, we have Easter lilies!

Be sure and contact The Plant Shoppe early so you are able to get the arrangement of your choice! Don't forget, we deliver too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Erin and Luke, Part II

Okay, so we are a bit behind in the blogging world... but, that's because we have so many exciting things going on around the shop! After all, we have Easter, Mother's Day, Administrative Professional's Day all coming up....and of course weddings.

As you might remember, Erin and Luke were married March 19. This Part II in of their wedding, starting off with an awesome cake by Ms. Debbie!

That's right folks, this is a WATERMELON cake! How creative! We were able to add hydrangea accents to the cake, but just looking at this makes me hungry!

Up next is a peek at the groom's boutonniere, which is mainly made of cotton.

Here's another example of where mason jars were a part of the ceremony decor.

Here's a candid shot we were able to get of the bride with her bridesmaids and their bouquets! I love how the bride's bouquet matches the bridesmaid's dresses.

And finally, another one of our favorites, Erin's wedding favors: a variety of homemade jams in mason jars. Erin and Luke's engagement pictures are also on the tag of the jars!

Congratulations Erin and Luke and thank you for letting The Plant Shoppe be a part of your special day! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Stay tuned... more wedding and holiday blogs to come in the next few days :)

Ceremony: Private Location
Reception: Private Location
Florist: The Plant Shoppe
Cake: Ms. Debbie