Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flower Care How-to Guide: 10 Ways to Care for Your Special Arrangement

1. Keep it away from heating sources
2. Keep it away from windows with a lot of sunlight
3. Keep the room at as low of a temperature as comfortable
4. Keep out of reach of small children and pets!
5. Change out the water every other day
6. Ask your florist for flower food packets that you can put into your
water when yo change the water out at home.
7. Recut the stems of all the flowers at an angle when you change out the
8. Make sure none of the leaves on the flowers sit below the water line
9. If any of the flowers begin to look droopy, take them out and recut the
stems again to see if they will perk up again.
10. Remove flowers that droop and do not revive after recutting the

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finding Fall Through the Clouds

Today marks the 1,000th day of the unstoppable precipitation and nap-time-inducing cloudiness that have been gracing us with their presence. Ok, so maybe that it slightly exaggerated, however, I don’t know anyone who wants this dreary day weather to keep on its roll. We’re ready for the beautiful leaves of fall to drape gracefully from tree limbs—so beautiful they almost appear artificial—and for the shielding mountains at our perimeter to soften with captivating rust themed colors. The air will be crisp, but not biting like the winter. The wind will be soft and just enough to rustle the fallen leaves in their orange, red, and yellow costumes. Those leaves will make their happy crunching sound that no one can get enough of, and children will busy themselves by making piles of the crunchers to throw themselves into.
The good thing—something to look forward to—seeing through the rain and thick clouds to the beauty waiting on the other side. This rain is going to do nothing but intensify the beauty of fall that we can’t wait to see! Whenever the rain finally stops and the trees realize that their camel sized thirst has been satisfied for much longer than they would ever need, their foliage will be more astonishing than we could ever imagine.
The cool crisp air will require no more than a light jacket and little activity. The corn mazes will be full of wandering children lost among the stalks that will be taller than they’ve ever been!
Millet, sorghum, bittersweet and other fall arrangement foliage will accent vased flowers in ways that will be innovative and astounding—sure to amaze the surprised recipient, and please the anticipating sender.
So keep looking through the rain, the beauty of fall is on its way!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

So what’s the deal with all of this social networking stuff? It’s all over the place. I mean, even John McCain has a Twitter account, and my grandmother has Facebook. So really, why is all of this so popular now? I remember when I didn’t know anyone who had a cell phone, and when my dad got a pager I thought we were big stuff. We didn’t get the internet in my house until I was a sophomore in high school and that was the buzzzzzz, beeeep, uuuuehhhhhhhhh, kind. And when anyone was using the internet no one else could get a phone call. My AOL instant messenger time was limited to only certain hours of the evening—this was nearly catastrophic to my social well being.
Well, things have definitely changed! Here at Humphreys Flowers we started this blog over the summer, and soon after that began a Facebook page as well. But not only that, because of the overwhelming developing popularity of Twitter, we have one of those now too. And the best thing about that is that I just send Twitter a text of my tweet and it automatically updates my Twitter page! Very convenient. So you all should definitely check out our Facebook and Twitter pages—become a fan and a follower!