Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sending Flowers Made Easy

Have you ever been disappointing when you send flowers? You expected one thing and got something that was totally different. This is one of the biggest complaints we hear. When it comes to buying flowers it can frustrate you to the point of never buying flowers again. Let me assure you, it does not have to be this way. I believe all flower shops want to meet their customers exceptions. Sometimes it is all in the communicating.

1. Shop local. Steer clear of using wire service company's like 1800flowers, FTD, From You Flowers etc. Avoid the ads at the top of the page these are what the flower industry call order gathers and their pricing can be very deceptive. Scroll down past the ads and you will local shops listed. When searching for a local flower shop, be sure to look for that local address on their home page. If it's not there, they are not local. The local shops will also show up on google maps.
2. If a picture on a website looks perfect with every flower in place. Buyer beware it has been photo shopped. You can order these, just be aware they may not look exactly as the picture.  It is better to choose designers choice in this case. It gives the designer the ability to use the most seasonally best flowers available and to use his/her own creativeness.
3. Ask yourself do you want a long lasting bouquet? Do you want unusual flowers? Do you want big and showy? Short and compact? How about color? Do you all the same color? muted? bright? vibrant?

This is a "compact" version of a dozen roses. This can be created with any flowers and is a more modern look. This picture was created for Flower Shop Network members. Is this your style?



This is a "showy" version of the dozen roses. This style is more classic and timeless. This picture was created for Flower Shop Network members. It can also be created with all types of flowers. Is this your style?

Simply put, do you want your arrangement to be compact and short or do you want it to be showy and tall? Or maybe you want something in the middle.


Now you know how to find a local flower shop and how to order online. 
If you call a shop ask for compact or showy.... 

Now what about color? 
 Monochromatic (all shades of one color)
Bright and colorful
Soft and romantic
Muted
Feminine
Masculine 

There are so many different styles of flower arrangements. I will be discussing in future articles. Flowers have always been and will always be one of the most meaningful and memorable gifts you can give. They create memories that last a life time. They bring joy and smiles everywhere they go! 
  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tallahassee Florist | Local Grown Flowers |



Have you ever wondered where your flowers come from? Cut flowers are shipped from all over the world. Ecuador, Columbia, Holland, and more.
Here at A Country Rose we receive our flowers from all of the above. However we are moving toward a more sustainable source for our flowers. Three years ago we started a small flower farm in Wakulla County and have been learning and experimenting a bunch. This is our first year of true production and we want to share with you what we have accomplished. We have certainty not arrived and all our flowers are not locally sourced, yet we are moving toward that model slowly.
Our farm is using organic style gardening practices,  so all the flowers that we use are free from harsh chemicals. At this time we are growing, zinnias, cornflower, dianthus, sunflowers, celosia, coleus, yarrow, ageratum, hollyhocks, liatris, hydrangea, gladiolus, agastache, astilbe, snapdragons, queen anns lace, torch lilies, and eucalyptus. We are adding daily to our selection.
Here are a few of our new designs that I know you will enjoy. All made with our local grown fresh flowers.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Country Rose Florist: Our Favorite Tallahassee Venues

A Country Rose Reveals Our Favorite Tallahassee Venues:

BarnHouse Events 

The BarnHouse is a unique, intimate venue space that caters to all event types, and is perfect for small to medium weddings.  Nestled on more than 100 acres at the edge of Plantation Country, the venue provides a natural, rustic setting surrounded by fields and towering oak trees. Located just south of Monticello, Florida, the BarnHouse is convenient to and easily accessible from Tallahassee and surrounding areas. A cabin on property and the BarnHouse loft may be used as dressing and meeting spaces for bridal parties, and the BarnHouse itself provides the perfect space for food and beverage services as well as entertainment staff to operate from.



Photo Credit: Donna Irene Photography http://donnairenephotography.com/


Photo Credit: Donna Irene Photography http://donnairenephotography.com/



BarnHouse Events Contact Information:        

1255 WPA Road | Lamont, FL 32336
     850.510.9687 | 850.510.4220

Owned and Opperated by the Kelly Family 





 As always, we would love to help you plan and prepare
for your special day at A Country Rose Florist located in 
 The Wedding suite Tallahassee!

Visit our Vendors at The Wedding Suite:

Sweet Tea Events :  Event Planning 
A Piece of Cake Events:  Event Planning
Terri Smith Details: Rentals Chairs and Accents
A Country Rose: Florist
The Vintage Room: Vintage Rentals 
Beautifully Brushed : Makeup Artist 




A Country Rose Florist: Our Favorite Tallahassee Venues


A Country Rose Reveals Our Favorite Tallahasse Venues:

Southwood House and Cottages 

Placed amid a stunning golf course, The Southwood House and cottages offers you and your guests an extraordinary setting for your special event. Rich in history and originally built in 1865 the Southwood House is newly restored to resemble its original and elegant historical appearance. Southwood Plantation started as a large cotton plantation, owned by George Taliafero Ward. The original mansion built in 1865 was destroyed by fire, but in 1939, George Henderson, grandson of Colonel John and Mattie Henderson, moved their family home from downtown Tallahassee on to the old foundation of the original Southwood house. Nestled among acres of rolling hills, majestic oaks, and native flowering trees, the charming manor is now a perfect wedding backdrop. The Southwood House can accommodate up to a 100 person stand-up cocktail heavy appetizer reception inside the house, but will accept events as large as 250 guests, making it ideal for moderately sized weddings. Cottages on the property are also available for rent by the night for your event. Ideal for wedding party accommodations.








Southwood Contact Information:
3750 Grove Park Drive Tallahassee, FL 32311
850.942.4653
Events Manager: Jessica Worden
jessica.worden@stjoeclub.com

                                                              


As always, we would love to help you plan and prepare
for your special day at A Country Rose Florist located in 
The Wedding suite Tallahassee!

Visit our Vendors at The Wedding Suite:

Sweet Tea Events :  Event Planning 
A Piece of Cake Events:  Event Planning
Terri Smith Details: Rentals Chairs and Accents
A Country Rose: Florist
The Vintage Room: Vintage Rentals 
Beautifully Brushed : Makeup Artist