Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Entertaining With Style

Add the finishing touches to your Christmas decorating and entertain in style this holiday season with one of our festive flower arrangements!  At Bank of Memories & Flowers, our selection of original seasonal centerpieces are sure to match anyone's style.  These centerpieces are easy to keep fresh and enjoy throughout the season.  When the flowers fade, the winter greens, candles, and beautiful ribbons are left behind and are fun to enjoy for weeks on end, just add water!

Remember we deliver to the entire Milwaukee Metro Area and Lake Country; even same day delivery. We will be delivering up to December 24th.

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to take Care of a Pointsettia

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Bank of Memories & Flowers on December 12!!  On this day, all of our beautiful poinsettias will be 10% off!! 

Although poinsettias a native to Mexico, 90% of all poinsettias are now exported from the United States.  The poinsettia, named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, is known as the official plant of Christmas.  Poinsett, who loved botony, was the first US Ambassador to Mexico under President Madison, where the plant grew as a tree!  

The poinsettia toxicity rumor crops up every December, but we want to nip it in the bud and say that is is completely false.  They are not harmful to people or pets in any way!  According to the Madison Poison Control Center, a 50-pound child would need to ingest 500-600 poinsettia leaves to suffer ill effects of any significance - which is highly unlikely to occur. 

Here are some easy ways to care for your lovely poinsettia:
  • Don’t leave them in your car in weather below 60 degrees.
  • Avoid cold drafts and breezes.
  • They tolerate low light, but bright lighting is better for poinsettias.
  • Lift the poinsettia from the pot. If it’s light, then you need to add water. Don’t over water it, as the bottom leaves will start to fall off.
  • When adding water, let the water run through the holes of the pot.
  • The plant will do best if it is consistently damp, (not sopping wet.)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lambeau Field Wedding

Kassy + Cory's Wedding Day

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Shepherd of the Hills Church
Wedding Reception Venue: Lambeau Field
Catering: Levy Restaurants (Through Lambeau Field)
Photographer: Lemon Tree Photography

Kassy & Cory’s Packers themed wedding ceremony was in a Hubertus church and their reception was at Lambeau Field! This was one way to impress your guess with this amazing unique venue.
Her flowers were just as amazing, a cascade of all large white calla lilies. This was by far the most heavy bouquet we have ever done at Bank of Memories & Flowers.  Her bridesmaids carried white and yellow tulips wrapped in satin ribbon adorn with a broach. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Gardens, Allenton WI

Not only was I honored to be chosen to stand up with my husband in Nate and Jen's wedding, but also happy they chose Bank of Memories & Flowers to create their vision for all their flowers.  I love Jen's color combination and flowers that she chose for her wedding.  The bouquets included navy viburnum berries, green hydrangea, lovely ivory roses,  green cymbidium orchids, adorable kermit mums and fuzzy "green trick" dianthus. They couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in September. Congratulations Nate and Jen Unger!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!!  Thank you Mia for the beautiful photography. You truly captured the day!
-Krista Roskopf 
Manager, Menomonee Falls

Location: The Gardens
Photography:  Mia S. Photo