Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TAG... You're IT!....Photography 35's Wedding Scavenger Hunt

We are so excited to be working with Photography 35 on their wedding scvanger hunt. Snap one tag and you can win a free in-studio engagement session complete with one share image from Photography 35. Snap all 12 tags and you will be eligible for prizes from each participating vendor! Now how cool is that?!?!

For more information, check out Photography 35's blog. And, of course... good luck!

Monday, February 14, 2011


We have been playing cupid all weekend, and we are up bright and early to get ready for today because it's.... VALENTINE'S DAY!

The Plant Shoppe would like to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! Whether your Valentine is your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, son or daughter, friend or pet... we hope you have a day filled with love, chocolate, and flowers :)

Now.... back to work we go!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Anthuriums: A Valentine's Day Plant

Since we just did a post about the green flowering plants we have in the shop, we wanted to be sure and tell you about our anthuriums as well! Check this out!

Yes, you are seeing correctly, the flower of the plant is HEART shaped! How cool is that?!?!

Anturhiums are fairly easy to maintain and produce long lasting flowers year round. There's even over 1,000 different kinds out there in the world! Why not say "I love you" with this special plant that has a heart shaped flower. This unique gift will definitely score you points with your special person and make all others green with envy! Contact us for more information!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Contest with 105 The Game!

This past Wednesday we visited 105 The Game! to be a part of their Valentine's Day Contest! We were so excited to be one of the sponsors for this year's event. Below is morning show host, Jeff Cardoza, who even "scored" an arrangement to take home for his wife.

For more information and how you can enter in the Valentine's Day contest, check out 105 The Game!'s website by clicking here.

Remember, there are only three days left until Valentine's Day... there is still time to contact us for arrangements, flowers, plants and more!

GREEN with Envy

Last week the groundhog predicted an early Spring...what is more spring than some greenery in your home or office? Flowering plants can make a beautiful gift from a friend to a boss. And, guess what? We'll deliver it too! Our shop is currently filled with green and we just had to share some of our beautiful plants with you! Check back soon for more flowering plants :)

This is a Peace Lilly. It's also one of the easiest plants to grow. It does not need direct sunlight, however you should keep it close to a window (about 6-8 feet away).

If yellow is more your thing, check out this beautiful yellow orchid.

And finally, we have this exotic bromeliad.

Contact us today so we can help you make all your friends green with envy by ordering one of our flowering plants :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

For Men's Eyes Only

We know Valentine's Day might not be your absolute favorite holiday. We know you'd rather be watching football, basketball or doing something with your buddies than sitting down and figuring out what to get that special lady in your life. Well.. we are here to help! Check out these tips which can make sure you totally make your sweetheart's day this year.

  • Schedule a home delivery for your flowers this year. Set the mood for a romantic weekend and have your delivery arrive at your house rather than on Monday between the hours of 9 and 5.
  • Send your Valentine flowers on Friday. How jealous will her office be that she got HER flowers in advance. Plus, she'll know you weren't doing that annual last minute planning--you thought ahead. Score!
  • Sending your valentine her flowers and treats early means she will feel loved ALL weekend and Valentine's Day.
  • Instead of the traditional, "Happy Valentine's Day" on your card... great creative... write "Just Couldn't Wait Until the 14th"
  • Bottom line: unexpected surprises generate more excitement and you will score more points with your honey.

So what are you waiting for??!?! Contact us now, so we can work with you to create that special surprise for the one you love. Oh and, you're welcome :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Let us be your CUPID!

Let us be your Cupid this Valentine's Day! Whether it's roses, carnations or your sweetie's favorite flower, we can be your messenger of love on Monday, February 14th. When deciding what exactly to send your honey-bunny we, with the help of some other Gainesville vendors, we have made this the easiest decision yet.

With the help of Thornebrook Chocolates we can send a box of chocolate, a heart shape boxed of chocolate, and more. Just simply request this when placing your order.

We can also send handmade candy truffles from Simply Delightful Confections... yumm. The assorted flavors in this box include Chambord, Vanilla Bean, French Strawberry, Bailey's Irish Cream, Passion Fruit, Brandied Cherry and Cappuccino. They are all hand made with butter from France and Chocolate from Europe.

Finally, Dream Day Cakes has given you several options. Above, we have a trio of candy truffles. They also have cake truffles available for purchase too!

Also available from Dream Day Cakes are large fondant covered cookies. Yum! These are available with or without sticks.

Also, check out these Kake Truffles from KB's Kake Kreations. We can deliver these with your arrangements in either 2 or 4 packs. Feel free to stop by and take a look for yourself... they are yummmmy!

Contact us for pricing information and how we can help make your Valentine's Day complete! Remember, there's only 10 days left...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Painting the Roses Red

When I think about roses, I think of love, Valentine's Day, and the movie, Alice and Wonderland. Strange isn't it? Don't ask me why, but when the Queen of Hearts sings the song "Painting the Roses Red" it always made me wonder... what other colors could roses come in?

In honor of February, here's some interesting rose trivia... and a reminder of what exactly to get that special someone for Valentine's Day (hint, hint: flowers!)

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance (awww!) Red roses are a way to say "I love you!" and symbolize beauty and perfection.

Pink roses are often given as a symbol of admiration. It can also be a symbol of grace and elegance.

Yellow roses symbolize happiness and friendship. It's not uncommon to send or send a bouquet of yellow roses to symbolize friendship or joy.

White roses represent new beginnings and are often used in weddings (example: the bride's bouquet). White rose arrangements can also be used as a symbol of remembrance.

Orange roses represent the Florida Gators... just kidding--orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire.

Finally, lavender roses symbolize enchantment and also love at first sight!

There you have it, some flower trivia to start your month of February....and to serve as a reminder, that there is the perfect rose out there for you to send your special someone--whether it's love, friendship, enchantment or admiration! Contact us for more information and how we can help you out this Valentine's Day!