Friday, March 29, 2013

For the Little Seedling Classes

Have a group of children looking for something to do?  

Check out our For the Little Seedling class that we offer at Bank of Memories & Flowers.  Bring in your Girl Scout, school or church group to get their hands dirty learning about flowers.  We can customize the class for any age group.  We will tour our historical building and learn the basics about flowers and the floral industry.  At the end of class, each child will create a floral design to take home.  The class cost $10 per person, which includes all the materials and is about an hour long.

Recently, we welcomed Girl Scout Troop 2387 to earn their Flower Arranging Badge.  Here you see the girls having fun learning how to design for the first time!  Owner Melissa Maas was looking for future florist, "I just love to share my excitement and love for flowers.  Hopefully these girls will grow up with a passion for flowers."

Flower Arranging Badge

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Seven Seas Wedding

Sarah and Erik have been a long time customers of Bank of Memories & Flowers.  We actually remember when Erik came in to buy Sarah flowers on their first couple of dates.  So when it came time for finding a florist for their wedding, they knew right where to go.  

They where married at Spring Creek Church in Pewaukee, WI.  They had a beautiful romantic wedding filled with ivory, white, champaign and soft pink flowers which included hydrangeas, freesia, lisianthus and roses.

Their reception was at the Seven Seas Restaurant, Hartland.  The Seven Seas is one of the most picturesque wedding spots in all of Wisconsin being located on the East Shore of Nagawicka Lake.  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Flowers

Celebrate Easter With Flowers from 
Bank of Memories & Flowers!!!!

One of the best ways to celebrate Easter is to fill your home with the color and fragrance of traditional Easter flowers.  Many flowers are associated with Easter, the most common of which is, as the name suggests, the Easter Lily.  The white color of the Easter Lily blossoms is symbolic of purity and renewal.  The trumpet shaped flowers are also believed to symbolize the trumpet of God calling Jesus to return.  At Bank of Memories & Flowers our Easter Lilies are dressed in their "Easter best" compared to those placed in foil.  We carry an assortment of spring nests, butterflies and branches that will surely compliment any decor. The Easter lilies will be arriving at the store this mid-week.

Who says Easter baskets have to be for kids? Why not send a colorful basket of flowers to your favorite relatives, or send one to yourself? A lovely basket full of beautiful flowers not only enhances your home, but also puts you in a springtime mood!!  Our lovely Easter arrangements start at just $39.98 and include this cute bunny as shown! 
Wishing you a blessed Easter!  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Art In Bloom 2013

Don't miss this years Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum from April 11th to 14th, 2013.  

Designers from all over Wisconsin and northern Illinois received artwork at random in early January.  Melissa Maas, owner of Bank of Memories & Flowers, has been chosen along with 50 other floral designers.  With the artwork chosen for them, they must interpret their art with flowers. "This year I received On Duty, Not Driving, 2010 by Reginald Baylor. I love this piece because of all the pops of color and the movement of line.  I am honored to interpret a local artist that is also alumni of my college, UW Oshkosh!," Melissa says.  Come see what Melissa creates with this art piece during Art in Bloom.    

On Duty, Not Driving, 2010 by Reginald Baylor

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Patricks Day Gifts

Flowers for St. Patrick's Day?  Well, why not?!?  Receiving an all-green bouquet is so beautiful and unique, anyone would love and appreciate receiving it.  Maybe someone you know needs a little luck, or maybe you want to thank them for bringing blessings into your own life.  If you want something that will thrive for a long time, check out these unique blarney stones.  They are a light weight stone with fun green moss growing out of it.  

Who needs green beer when you have all these beautiful green flowers? And these will not give you any negative effects the next day!!   In the picture below:  Bells of Ireland, Green Trick, Green Mini Hydrangea and beautiful Green Spider Mums. Give these away and you will get a pot of gold!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!!!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Calla Lilies and Cymbidium Orchids

Calla Lilies

This showy pure white flower is one of the most sought after  for weddings.  White calla lilies are timeless and  a symbol of elegance.  Its name originates from the Greek word for beauty and magnificence.   Calla lilies are a native flower of southern Africa.  You can find these sleek flowers in shades of burgundy, pink, yellow, blackish purple, orange and classic white.
No matter the time of  year, callas are always available.  This luxurious flower is pricier then others so be prepared to pay a higher than average price for your wedding bouquets.  Here is classic hand tied bouquet of all white calla lilies. 


Cymbidum Orchids

Cymbidiums are native to Asia covering Northern India, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Borneo Islands and North Australia. They usually grow in cooler climates at higher elevations. Cymbidium orchids have thick waxy flowers with five pointed petals on each blossom and come in a rainbow of colors. 
Cymbidiums are one of the most popular and desirable flowers in bouquets.  Perhaps it is for it's meaning: wealth, love and beauty.  Pictured below are sweet nosegays filled with all white and lime green cymbidium orchids.

Dendrobium orchid pomander ball for the flower girl.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Giftware

Have you been spring cleaning and are now searching for something to brighten up your home?   Whether you are looking for a special gift wrapped up for any occasion, a simple candle for your home, or a certain something to set off your home decor, we have something for you!   Stop in at Bank of Memories & Flowers in Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee to see our new spring line of giftware.  

We now even have a new line of candles in by Paddywax that are all soy based.  We love these soy candles because they burn 50% longer and much cleaner.  You never have to worry about our candles turning your walls black!  And how cute are these bird wall hangings?  I want to buy one in every color for my freshly painted office!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pink Wedding Flowers

Picking your wedding colors can set the tone of your wedding.  Your colors are a reflection of you and your style.  
If you are looking for a soft and romantic feel, pink can do just that.  Here are a few of my favorite softer pink shades.

Adding a simple ribbon "love knot" overlay 
on the handle can add a soft whimsical feel.

Kissing balls or also called pomanders are a sweet look 
for Junior Bridesmaids or Flowers Girls.

Different shades of roses can pull all your shades of 
pink together.  Roses are also a romantic 
textural flower that create a softer feel.

Using two miniature garden roses together 
for the boutonniere, is a "lighter" way to use roses 
instead of one large rose.

Carry the pink theme throughout the entire wedding 
by adding a satin ribbon to your invitation. 

A new trend for brides is to add a pop of color to your shoes.  I love this because you can shop just about anywhere to find your perfect pair of pink.