Passing Of An Old Friend

Sadly last week we learned with shock that Ron Youmans, the architect of our web sites had suddenly passed away having suffered a heart attack. To say that the news was shocking is an understatement. Ron never suffered any symptoms of heart problems and appeared to be in relatively good health. We have worked with Ron for many years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Ron was receptive to our ideas and tried his best to put them into practice. He learned a lot about the florist business in particular and the service part of the retail industry in general. We in turn learned a lot about good website design and practices.  Our sympathy goes out to Joanni and the other members of Ron’s family. We have been fortunate to know Ron and to cross paths with him. He will  truly be missed.

Administrative Professionals Week

Once called Secretaries Week, Admin Professionals Week is April 19th to 23rd this year, with Wednesday the 21st being Admin Professionals Day. The name was changed from Secretaries Day several years ago to encompass the new duties and titles of office support staff. Our stores are ready to help you remember your admin or secretary with gifts of flowers, planters, or candy. Call one of our stores or order on line to assure your sentiment will arrive when you want it to.

Springtime!

Easter is here and so is spring. Spring in Oregon is a dicey time of the year. Today and this week in general it has been cold and rainy and windy. What a horrible combination. So, the answer to all of that is…a beautiful bright spring flower arrangement from one of our stores. One of our most popular is “Mad About Tulips” 15 beautiful, local grown, tulips in a vase. What could be more elegant or springlike than tulips. We pick them fresh from a grower that is less than 2 miles away so you know you are getting the freshest, most beautiful tulips possible. They are arranged in a clear vase with nothing else. Just the beauty of the tulips. Now one thing you need to know about tulips, they are photo tropic.  Wow that is a mouthful and what exactly does it mean? It means like some flowers, tulips go towards the light. Even after they have been cut and are no longer growing! So what does this mean? Well in spite of all the pictures of tulips that you see in a vase, including the one that we use, the tulips will eventually grow toward the light. This means that they will be bent in all sorts of shapes. This does not mean that there is anything wrong with them, but rather that they are acting in accordance with their nature. So if you receive a vase of beautiful tulips don’t be alarmed if they exhibit this characteristic.  After all they are only doing what nature intended for them!

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