Summer Floral Design Classes at Flowers From The Rainflorist
Fun, Friendly and Fabulous…..Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a night out with the girls, be creative and avoid the tedious bar scene or just escape the kids. Our small intimate floral design classes are held once a week for 90 minutes. Each class is lead by an experienced Professional Floral Designer. The class course is three weeks long.
You will learn the basics of balance, proportion, depth, color, layering and design ….and you get to take home what you create….Check out some of our work!
Each class will use different floral elements using either fresh cut flowers, live plants, greenery and accessories or accents.
Sign up early as classes are limited to a max of 12 and minimum of 6. The total cost is
$ 99.00 for three classes plus a registration fee of $ 15.00. Fees are non-refundable.
You will be supplied everything but a knife or shears, however we will have these tools should you need to purchase them . You must be 17 or older for these classes.
Full Payment required prior to classes beginning. We will make every effort to assist you if you miss a class as long as classes are still in session.
Mondays Evenings: August 6, 13, 20
Tuesday Evenings: August 7, 14, 21
Wednesday Evening: August 8, 15, 22.
Registration is open now. Grab your friends and get ready to be creative! Who knows, you might start a whole new career!
3801 N University Dr # 202 ( one light north of Oakland Park Blvd)
Sunrise, Fl 33351
954-741-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You asked for them…we ordered them and they are arriving Friday! These funky, fun, & fabulous Rainbow Roses are arriving from Holland on Friday for all of you who have asked that we bring them back. They are unique and each rose has the colors of the rainbow. How could you go wrong sending these to someone special?
They use to be called Happy Roses, which certainly fits them and were originally created by a Dutch florist named Peter van der Werken. He invented the process of injecting dye into the rose stems as they are growing on the plant. The process lets each petal get a separate color and this is not an easy process. The particular rose that is used is the Vendella as it is a bright white rose and seems to accept the dye well. Other dye combinations can be done, however black and white are impossible. Can you imagine what time it takes to do this to thousands of plants so brides, businesses and you get these fun roses.
This process is not like what we did in school where we used food coloring to see how the dye absorbed into the carnation…remember those days? That was easy….This is very different and has to be very precise as the measurement has to be exact or you can ruin the whole plants supply of rose blooms. When the bloom opens, you can see the effect of the floral engineering!
The colors really ‘pop’ out at you, don’t they? Come by and take a look, let us know what you think….who knows, you might want to grab a few for yourself.
So today we received a gorgeous shipment of Sunflowers in from Ecuador and the staff started a conversation about “sunflower oil”…Funny, as a florist, I look at them as just being a bright and cheerful way to bring out a smile and fill a room full of joy.
So off we went to the internet, and wow, did we find some very cool info.
Did you know that Sunflowers were a home grown USA based plant? That they seeds were an integral part of the Native American diet?
That the earliest of Explorers took some seeds back to Europe and voila!, Sunflowers became popular. So popular that some of the most famous Van Gogh paintings are of Sunflowers? He loved the vibrancy of the color and painted them from freshness to their wilting stages.
That it is the State flower of Kansas?
That they seeds were an integral part of the Native American diet? Today, you find them in every dugout at every baseball game across the country.
That the Russians saved the Sunflower partly because of religion. Yes, religion. It was not on the list of unacceptable foods that could be used during Lent. Bitter and lard were, so the oil of the sunflower was acceptable. Gradually the oil production grew and now it is rated among the best oils to use.
Of course here in the USA, the land of no trans fat, companies that sold fried food snacks etc needed another source of oil…and yes, sunflower oil is indeed what is used in many potato chips processing. Now some of our farmers are growing the beautiful sunflower again for this golden good-for-you oil.
In our shop, our Sunflowers arrive from local farmers depending on the season or from Ecuador and it is interesting to see the different shades that each country produces. Come in and see what we have this week! They are beautiful and the store is filled with sunshine!
Flowers From The Rainflorist Celebrates Father’s Day with a New Gift Collection
Don’t panic yet, you still have time to get your Dad a gift for Father’s Day next Sunday. Maybe it’s for your step-dad, or even a Grandpa but it is not the year of the tie. Ties are for working and Father’s Day should be for enjoyment and being able to relax or do something that he likes to do.
Whether he is a fireman, banker, plumber, accountant, electrician, policeman, reporter, tall or short, large or skinny, next Sunday is his day!
Flowers From The Rainflorist has so many options with our new Gift Collections filled with great gifts that will bring a smile to his face and make your shopping easy as well and still go easy on your wallet. .
We have tail gating gift sets, movie night gift packs, flowers, gluten free gourmet baskets, fruit and goodie baskets, grill master set, a DIY toolbox with real tools and snacks for after his ‘honey-do’ list is done.
We even have The Man Can set…yes that’s right…The Man Can..it’s all about refreshing skincare products with shaving gel, soap, Bay Rum Oil, hand cream and a body scrubber and it all comes in a paint can! Even the opener is like the paint can openers…very cool gift and smells yummy.
So give us a call or visit our website at www.flowersfromtherainflorist.com and check out what we have to offer to make your shopping easy on your feet and to put a Big Smile on Dad’s face!
Gluten Free Gift Baskets Now
At Flowers From The Rainflorist!
Gluten Free gourmet Basket are now available at Flowers From The Rainflorist. They can be ordered on the phone or the web-site, www.flowersfromtherainflorist.com
This is a much needed new item for those that are gluten intolerant, gluten sensitive or cannot eat foods that may have the gluten proteins found in common cereal grains …these proteins include wheat, barley, graham, rye and derivatives that can contain combinations of these proteins. Even some foods like seasoned nuts, matzo, soy sauce, yogurts, herbal products may contain by products of gluten proteins so we are very careful with our suppliers to bring you the best on the market.
These are just two gift basket combinations that we can offer but we can customize with other items as well. Fruit and fruit juices, millet, quinoa, most rices, nuts and seeds are usually on the Guten Free safe list but as with all foods, know your labels.
We have tried all of the products that we are stocking for our gift baskets and like the sweet potato stiks, rice crisps filled with cocoa spread, snack bars, black bean chips, fruit gems and even craklebred. The Cracklebred is not only Gluten Free but is fat free, cholesterol free and has zero trans fat…but the best is it has flavor. Add that to a garden hummus or Guy Fieri salsa and a bag of black bean tortilla chips and the party can begin.
Give us a call if you want something else added to your gift basket… we are happy to do our best to obtain it.
Trying to decide on what to send a relative, friend or business associate? Maybe they are across town or maybe even across the country? You want to do the “right’ thing but what do you chose? And to add to this decision making issue, we have the “Holidays” to think about. It’s not enough to find the right gift but also having to fight the mall mosh pit can give anyone a migraine.
Here at Flowers From The Rainflorist, we have solutions! Yes, solutions to your questions. We love flowers, we are all about flowers, we carry flowers and we design with flowers. However sometimes flowers aren’t the solutions.
So think fruit…yes fruit…glorious, juicy, delectable, lip smacking, dribble down your chin fruit. We create fruit baskets that are so yummy that it will make you order another for yourself. From juicy pineapples, to fresh apricots, bananas, red apples, green apples, yellow apples, just all sorts of varieties. Pears that make you want to kick back and just slice into them, even tangelos and kiwis. We make them look good and thus…make you look like the wisest of gift senders for making that choice.
And if fruit isn’t enough we can add Godiva, crackers, cheeses, Piroulines, pretzels, and nuts…you name it. We have it. Want it even fancier; let us add a bottle of “bubbly” or the perfect “vino”!
Whatever you need, Flowers From The Rainflorist will make it happen! Just give us a call, send up a smoke signal, email us or stop in and get all your Holiday shopping done in just one place! Cool idea, isn’t it…no parking hassle, no grumpy tired sales people, no worrying about the right size, and we will even deliver it for you to make it easy on your feet! Consider us your personal shopper!
Walking into Flowers From The Rainflorist Shop is always a blissful trip down memory lane of when Roses smelled like…well, Roses! Today you can smell the regular beautiful roses we carry but most are not like grandma’s garden roses that we use to smell outside the window growing up. Not too strong, but rather a gentle, luscious exquisite fragrance, that when smelled later on as you grew up, always took you back to that moment.
Recently we started to import some of these “Grandma’s Roses” also known as Garden Roses or as the English call them ” English Cut” or the French say ” Romantica’s” that have an elegant fragrance that wafts throughout our shop. Now the shop smells like a “Real Rose Garden”….It makes you want to bury your nose into one for a long time….it makes you feel romantic…it makes you want to pin one in your hair, or place it on your desk or dance with it in your mouth to some sexy Latin beat, but for sure it makes you desire it…. the hardest decision is which one do you want to take home.
These magnificent beauties come from special farms in Holland and the Andes of South America and are an absolutely delightful indulgence to the senses. They are full petaled, rich in colors, hardy, and the fragrance really does not fade.
With names like Mythos, Toulouse Lautrec, Augusta Luise and my all time favorite ” Wanted”, these nostalgic roses conjur up all sorts of romantic escapades. With bold reds, chartreuse, apricots, light pinks, whites, yellows, intense pink and even a mix of lavender and pink combined we can certainly satisfy the most discerning “nose”.
For the Brides planning their wedding, these are the gorgeous roses you see in wedding magazines that make you desire them for your bouquet. And the size of the rose when it opens is astounding!
So stop in..sniffs are free!
Sometimes when we look at flowers, even as Florist, we forget just how beautiful they are. Many have never seen how they develop once they have “become”.
Please enjoy this link to watching flowers develop…We enjoyed it…
Bosses Day is October 16th and seems to come with a certain degree of contention. Everyone one has had a difficult boss at some point or another, but in that light there exists that ever so rare “fun boss”. A boss that cares about your well being. A boss that not only notices all the work you do for them but goes as far as rewarding you for that work. A boss that is less of a dictator and more of a mentor. A boss that deserves some recognition.
The Irony is that Bosses Day was originally invented by an employee forgetting their bosses’ birthday. To make up for their forgetfulness, the employee gave their boss a gift later and called it Bosses day. So really, the inspiration of Bosses day came out of a forgetful employee making amends. So whatever your relationship is with your boss, think of Bosses day as an opportunity to build a new, healthy relationship with your boss. And who knows, it may have a positive effect on your career.
After all, here at Flowers from the Rainflorist we like to say, “it pays not to forget”.