Thursday, February 23, 2012

2nd Annual Empty Bowls Event

We are pleased to be participating in the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls event in Golden Valley this coming March.  If you haven't heard of Empty Bowls, its a really neat group dedicated to fighting hunger across the country.  Artists and craftspeople are invited to make bowls, which are given to anyone who makes a donation, along with a meal of soup and bread.  The proceeds of this event are going to PRISM and NEAR, two local organizations that provide all kinds of much-needed services to the community.  Did you know PRISM distributes 2,000 pounds of food a day?
Stop in at the shop and bid on one of the beautiful ceramic bowls, a keepsake that will show your support for ending hunger in our community.  Together, we make a difference!

2nd Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Sandburg Learning Center
2400 Sandburg Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Thursday, March 15th  4-7 PM

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012 (Part 2)

Sometimes a dozen red roses is not quite the right gift on Valentine's day, whether you are giving to a friend, family member, or someone that you would like to eventually be sending red roses to, but haven't quite reached that stage.  We have so many options and gift ideas in the shop right now, we want to share some of them with you.  Like the 12 long-stemmed roses above, in stunning pink and lavender hues, here's some special things you can find that say "Be Mine" in many different ways.

Clever (or not so clever) puns about "two lips" are entirely optional when you give beautiful Minnesota-grown tulips as gifts.  We can put them in a nice arrangement alone or with some other nice fresh cut flowers and greens, or wrap them up for you to take them home.  The best part is they will remind everyone who sees them that spring is coming soon!

Speaking of spring, we have a selection of ready-to-go bulb gardens in the shop that are sprouting up like crazy.  If you don't have much of a way with plants, its fine with these guys, they just like a splash of water now and then, and they'll be blooming in a matter of weeks.  We always love to share our knowledge of plant care with our customers, and these are great for beginners.  Also, what better way to say "our Love will grow and grow" to your special someone?

I already see a touch of color in this one!

These Anthurium (ann-THIR-ee-um) plants such a cool a colorful gift year-round gift, but especially for Valentine's because the flowers have one big petal shaped just like a heart!  (Well, the iconic version, not an actual heart organ) (and Frank would correct me to say that it's not technically a petal but a modified bracht called a spathe)  <3  For more info on these fun tropical plants check here or read the rather jargon-y wiki page here.

Here are couple of examples of Valentine's colored Cyclamen (SIGH-cla-men) we have in the store.  There's lots more blooming and green plants to choose from, so come check 'em out!

These lovely lavender and white Azaleas (ah-ZAY-lee-ah) are just about ready to pop open to full bloom, and there are lots of blooms on them.  

As mentioned in the previous post, we will be open extended hours, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

<3 <3 <3  Happy Valentine's Day!  <3 <3 <3

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Is Next Week!

This Tuesday is Valentine's Day, and Best Wishes is here to help you express your love for that special someone, or those special people in your life.  We're getting stocked up on red roses for the traditional symbol of romantic love, a dozen long-stemmed beauties like the ones seen above.  Our roses are a cut above the ones you'd find at the gas station or grocery store, as they are fresh from Len Busch Roses in Plymouth, MN, and cared for from the moment we receive them and arrange them, to when we hand them off to you.

We have an awesome selection of gourmet chocolates to go along with your "I Love You" greetings, most of them locally made!  From unique flavors like Licorice Bite and Dark Salted Caramel to standard Milk Chocolate, these bars and truffles are delicious!

Besides roses, we make all sorts of flower arrangements to make all those loved ones in your life feel special, or to give to yourself to brighten up your home or desk at work.

In the shop right now we have all kinds of great plants, cards, gifts, and decor items.  These little orchid plants are pretty much the cutest thing, and gift that will last for years.  The flower spikes will grow back!

As well as the orchid cuties, we have a few incredible orchid plants in the shop with lots of really unique blossoms.  They are not your typical phalenopsis!

We'll be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, then open early in the morning 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday so you can come in before or after you head to work.  

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo