Archive for June, 2012

CHOCOLATES!!! add yummy fudge or truffles or…

For a relatively small cost you can add all kinds of specialty chocolates to your flower order! Our local chocolatier is famous for her homemade fudge. It is far better than anything you make at home. And the wonderful thing about her fudge is that there are so many flavors to choose from. She is extremely creative, uses only the best ingredients, and is continually introducing new flavors. She imports all kinds of chocolates, sells chocolate confections from local people, and best of all – her store is chock full of all kinds of old fashioned candies which you might have thought you would never see again! When you place an order for flowers think about adding something else to go with your gift. It would truly surprise the recipient. Kids would love this addition. There is even fudge which is sugar free! How in the world do you do that???

I get calls for stuffed animals, baby rattles, designs where the flowers are all black (yes! all black!!!). If you can think of it, I can include it in your order. If you are stumped, but really want to add something special, ask me about it. We have stores here on the Island where I can find all kinds of unusual things. If we put our heads together we can come up with a gift that is truly special.

Gift baskets are always fun to do. There are so many ways to do a gift “basket”. How about one in a  child’s  sand bucket, one with an arrangement which includes golf balls and sand from a sand trap, a bird cage full of goodies, a stew pot. As you can see, make the container fit the idea you have in mind! From there we can decide on what we want to include. Wouldn’t it be interesting to attach goodies to a skate board…?

The world of floristry is expanding continually with new products and ideas. If you see something exciting and new, ask me about it. Chances are I’ve already seen it and am dying to try it! I always ask my client whether they want something traditional, contemporary, exotic or natural. These are very broad, very general ideas. From here we can go anywhere. Even with traditional there are many new ideas coming out about how to implement this and incorporate it in today’s world. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, express your ideas, no matter whether you are talking to me or another florist. We are here to help you and give you the best po