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Amazing Summer Flowers at Our Shop

Amazing Summer Flowers at our store in Princeton, NJ. The one thing that never gets old for me is viewing pretty  flowers . When I go on vacation, I stop to look at flowers. When I'm at home, I read flower books. When I'm at work, I ooohh and aahh over the pretty stems in the shop. Let's face it, my job is pretty awesome! A big part of my daily responsibilities is sharing our products on Social Media and that is no hard task! Imagine being a plumber or lawyer? Talk about having a "hard" product to showcase. Luckily, I have not only brightly color blooms but fun and inspirational giftware to show.  This  summer  the sunflowers have been spectacular and the other flowers aren't shabby either. This design includes other flowers such as spray roses, tea roses, stock, spider mums and even tropical protea. Designer Alanna got this pretty shot on the side walk looking down. We're thinking that whoever gets this design is gonig to be pretty happy about it. 

Blue Roses

Whether you love them or hate them there is no denying they make a strong statement. Take these Blue Dyed Vendela roses. They come directly through the Dutch Flower Market and are quite shockingly blue . Imagine them combined with other flowers.... And then there you have it. Our bride Cathryn wanted these Blue Roses combined with medium sized dark centered sunflowers and this was the outcome. You have to admit this bouquet is memorable!  Would you consider this combination for your own wedding bouquet? We'd love for you to tell us! 

FreshTen for July 13th!

Have you heard about our FreshTen Bouquets? Each Monday we offer a fresh floral bouquet for only $10. Why is this so special you ask? Because the value of this bouquet would normally cost between $20 and $30 so it truly is a great deal.  Today's $10 Bouquets are sunflowers, the perfect summer blooms. What are your favorite summer flowers? 

Being a Sucker for Sunflowers

Don't you just love Sunflowers ? Here at our 2 flower shops, we sure do! Although we are able to bring sunflowers into our store pretty much year round we especially love the summer months when we can buy huge locally grown ones from New Jersey .  Sunflowers are such a joy to design with. Although they look wonderful with other flowers, they especially look nice just by themselves. Don't forget about wedding designs. They dramatic flowers look amazing in wedding bouquets and centerpieces, not to mention on wedding cakes, like the ones pictured below.  Looking to send flowers to cheer someone up? Nothing says "smile, I'm thinking of you" more than a bouquet that includes a sunflower or two, don't you agree?  What's your favorite Sunflower design style? We'd love to know!! 

Fall Flower of the Week - Sunflowers!

Sunflowers – gorgeous, uplifting and perfect for fall (yes, that’s right, not only a summer favorite!)  The sunflower is a happy, bright and beautiful flower that is not only used for its aesthetic appeal - although they look very cute with a eyes and a smile in this arrangement, "Six Pack of Sunshine," made by Designer Norman. Cheaper than olive oil, sunflower oil can be used to make butter, margarine, peanut butter, “sunflower bread”, biodiesel, and was used by American Indians for bread, ointments, dye and body paint.  With its big, bright appearance, the sunflower always adds a little bit of joy to any floral arrangement. Grown all over the U.S. (Jersey too), sunflowers are unique and really stand alone in appearance.  Have the designers at Monday Morning Flowers add them to an arrangement of summer colors for a “bright and cheery” look, or oranges and reds for a fall, seasonal style.  Pick up a single sunflower to make a statement, or a bouquet of a doz

$5 Flower Friday and Sunflowers

Well, it's finally Friday again and we are gearing up for a big weekend of parties, weddings, you name it, we have it going on in the store this weekend. May is such a fun time here at our 2 flower shops but honestly quite exhausting too. What better way to recharge our batteries in time for the weekend than having Sunflowers for this weeks $5 Flower special.  Last weeks $5 Friday Flowers were violet plants and between our two stores we sold over 40 of them. This weeks sunflowers will most likely fly off the shelves (or out of the buckets) because Sunflowers are always so popular. Who wouldn't want a bouquet of these in time for the weekend? 

Sunflowers

One of our favorite flowers here in the store are sunflowers. Is is possible to view one of these happy blooms and not smile? What I love about how the flower world has changed, is that we can get these lovely flowers pretty much year round. Take these sunflowers that we are selling today for our $5 Friday Flower special. These are from a farm called Esmeralda Flower Farms and they are grown in the warmer climates in South America. We also get lovely sunflowers from the California farms and during the summer we are able to buy from local farms in New Jersey and up and down the East Coast.  This variety is called Sun Rich Yellow and they are grown in Mexico. Well, it might be January outside but it's summer here at the flower shop and I predict that they beauties will be all gone come 7 pm tonight. 5 stems for only $5 on Friday - it's a match made in floral heaven!!  Want to take advantage of our $5 Flower Specials each Friday? Sign up for our texting service by textin

Trenton Thunder Baseball

Can you believe it's mid August and Baseball season ends in a month or so? Where did the summer go. We love creating flowers for the home games like this one. This photo was snapped by a friend and customer of Monday Morning Flowers and put on our Facebook page! How cute! Don't you just love the colors? We create three arrangement for each home game for placement in the ladies room - sorry guys, no flowers for you! The Thunder puts a sign up with our name and you'd probably be surprised how many people mention seeing these flowers.  If you have never been out the Thunder Ballpark you must take the time to catch game if you are in the area. A great place for family - good food and entertainment for folks of all ages. With a little luck The Thunder will make it into the playoffs and we'll be delivering a few extra of these butties!! 

Sunflower Weddings

 Ah, nothing says summer like a sunflower bouquet and so it's the perfect flower for a summer wedding, don't you think? Today's bride Jane wanted a fresh picked feel to her bouquet and I  think we really achieved that. Medium size sunflowers arranged with a rim of fresh babies breath and lemon leaves with a hint of monte casino white asters between the blooms adds just a touch of softness the bouquet would not have without them. I also love the pop of white and I think it will look smashing (did I just say smashing?) against her simple bridal gown.  For the men we are using Viking pom poms for the boutonniere. I like the fact that although they look like a sunflower, they are much smaller. This way they don't feel like they are wearing a ladies size corsage. Speaking of corsages, we also like using the viking pom pons to make delicate wristlet corsages like this one. It not only has the wristlet attached, we also include pins in case they decide to wear t

Local Zinnia's at Our Shop!

Last Friday night we had the opportunity to drive over to the Mercer County Farmers Coop and what fun we had, so much in fact, we're going back tomorrow night. We were able to purchase fresh, local grown product such as these zinnias, sunflowers, cockscomb and even small pumpkins and Indian corn. We even purchased a case of fresh New Jersey peaches for our fruit and gourmet baskets! What made the night even more special was getting to meet the actual farmers who grew the products that we were purchasing. What nice people and are clearly devoted to their farms.It felt good to really put my money where my mouth is with regards to "buying local". Keep check back to see what comes into the shop all through the fall as I am told the mum plants are next!! Remember, shop local and support your local community. To see more of our local products become our fan at www.facebook.com/localflorist !!

Late Summer in the Shop - August 17th, 2010

Late summer is always a nice time in the flower shop because of the local product that arrives each day such as these huge yellow centered sunflowers. Some measuring 7" across, what fun it is to bring a couple home to brighten up the house. Another flower that screams late summer are iris. Available year round from various farms, they are especially plentiful at this time of the year and the color is just so vibrant! Did you know that these very cool brown sunflowers grow this way? Nope, they are not dyed and they came from a local New Jersey Farm too! Look at these very cool gloriosa lilies that just arrived from Holland. Very spidery and vibrant, these little short stemmed version of this viney flower is perfect in summer basket arrangements and centerpieces. How about these tropical bird of paradise? Tropical floral displays are very popular during the summer months. Must be the heat!! Well, that's a view in the shop today!!