Monday, November 22, 2010

Give Thanks

November 25th, 2010 is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. There is so much to be thankful for - family, friends, home, love, health, faith and hope and the determination to survive, work hard, seek opportunities to grow. Even in this difficult economy, there are still a lot to be thankful for.

With all the festivity on thanksgiving day, make your table look festive and complete with a bright harvest centerpiece. Send it to family who are out of town, or take it as an appreciation to the dinner host for her dining table. Enjoy your family and loved ones this thanksgiving day.

Bronze Centerpiece

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Funeral flowers

A funeral for a friend or loved one can be difficult, but funeral flowers from A VANITY FAIR FLORIST of Sacramento, CA (CA) can help begin the healing process. Funeral flowers provide the opportunity to express how much the departed means to you. Celebrate the life of your loved one with one of the beautiful funeral flower arrangements found on our websites: White Promises Spray, Mixed Flowers Sympathy Tribute or one of our Basket or Vase Arrangements.

One of our customers ordered this online for a memorial service and rosary at the East Lawn Andrews and Greilich Mortuary on Sunday, 11/21/2010.

White Promises Spray

Roses for any Season

Roses from A VANITY FAIR FLORIST in Sacramento, California (CA) always make an impression. Nothing says I Love You more clearly than the rose. You can express yourself in a variety of ways from the simple Rose Bud Vase to an extravagant Two Dozen Roses or more arranged in a vase. Show your flair for the creative with the Rose Garden Topiary or the Rosy Posy arrangement.

Browse our Rose Pictures to find the best arrangement of roses for you. If you don't see something you like give A VANITY FAIR FLORIST a call. We can arrange roses in a variety of styles to suit your special occasion, style or color such as: yellow roses, white roses and pink roses. Send your message of love with Roses from A VANITY FAIR FLORIST today.

Sixty four percent of Valentines roses sold are classic red. But did you know that women prefer to receive other colors - yellow, pink, peach or white? Two shades that are growing in popularity are orange and lavender.

Autumn Roses that say Thank You for being you!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Classic Car enthusiast

We own a classic Ford Mustang Car, a 1978 Mustang II inherited from my father. In California, it is required that cars manufactured in 1975 and up are required to undergo smog test, otherwise the state will pay you to junk your old car. Our Mustang is a rare one because it is a t-top with Cobra striping and has original parts. It's used only for car shows and would not in any way affect the environment for the few times that it is driven.

Anyway, I think I resemble an old car:


If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things from afar.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.
I QUALIFY - How about you?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

High School Dances and Homecoming

High Schools around us have been having their homecoming dances. Some students are more organized than others, or the mothers are involved in their children's school activites.
I got a call from a young man for a beautiful corsage 2 weeks before the homecoming. And then on the day of the homecoming, after a long day assembling corsages and boutonniers and ready to call it a day, I get a call from a mother who was looking for a florist who could make a corsage and a boutonnier for her son. She was so glad I was still in the shop and willing to take her rush order. It turns out, she had ordered and paid for these items from a florist closer to her home, but when she got there, the flowershop was closed due to a family emergency. What a contrast, but, then again, this mother was a victim of circumstances and she was so grateful to find a florist that was still open that time of the day on a Saturday. Most flowershops close around 2 or 3 p.m. I just happened to have been working late because of school homecoming.

Two weeks ago, I had a lady come in to order her bridal bouquet and her groom's boutonnier. A week later she added 3 bridesmaids bouquets and another boutonnier. She picked the items today, Friday, for her wedding tomorrow in Reno, NV. Her bouquet consisted of red and ivory roses, with white and red satin ribbons, the boutonniers were ivory roses and the bridesmaids were also red and ivory roses. She loved her bouquets and was excited for her wedding. She mentioned that she waited a long time to meet the right person.

I'm happy for her and wish her and her groom all the best the world can offer. Fortunately for florists like me, we can share in the joys of other people - in their weddings, school dances, birthdays, births of new babies, anniversaries and other joyous moments.

White Rose Corsage

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Taking Care of Peace Lily Plant

Houseplants are usually very nice gifts to send to a friend or a loved one to express what you feel. It could be sent as a warm welcome and congratulations on their new house or office, congratulations on an achievement or a memorial for a loved one who passed away.

One of the most popular houseplants that we deliver is the Spathiphylum, or more commonly known as the Peace Lily. Like the more common calla lily, white petal-like leaves envelope the true flowers which are the central yellow columns. Most of the spathiphylum plants we deliver blooms intermittently all through the year. It is an evergreen plant that tolerates even very dry conditions.

Caring for your Plant

Light: This plant tolerates low light, but ideally, it needs bright light during the gray winter days but during summer, it loves diffused light.

Water: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

Handling and care: Feed every 2 months from March to September with fertilizer. When the plant becomes rootbound, divide the roots with a sharp knife after all the flowers have bloomed out. Pot up segments in standard potting soil mix that provides very good drainage.

Leaves that turn brown on the edges and turn yellowish are aging, cut these off. If the leaves tip yellow, it could be that there is too much water, or there is insufficient food.

More plants are lost from overwatering than from underwatering. Excessive wet soil crowds out oxigen needed by the roots and the roots can not support the leaves if they don't have oxygen.

By following this care guide, your plant will live a long time.

Peace Lily Plant