Monday, April 29, 2013

Vibrant Fresh Cut Daffodils

I love daffodils!!! Something about them makes me smile!  They are the first flower to rise through the snowy ground, signifying the coming of spring- a natural time for new birth and renewal.  The most well known color of a daffodil is yellow which is my favorite.  

At Bank of Memories & Flowers our daffodils are always fresh and vibrant; symbolizing friendship, a new beginning, and happiness.  This week we are offering 10 stem daffodils for only $4.98.  With all this rain we have been having, they are sure to brighten up anyone's mood.  Look how beautiful my arrangement turned out.  It will sure brighten up my dark living room!!

Krista Roskopf (Menomonee Falls Manager)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Classic Wedding White

Mallory & Matt

Wedding Ceremony: Good Shephard Cathlic Church
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Photographer: McManigal Photography




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Memo to Bosses: Thank Your Employees this Week!!

Administrative Professional Week is a time to recognize support staff for their accomplishments and contributions to corporate success.  There are many ways to recognize your professionals. If you work with only one you may want a beautiful large dense cube or a wide, modern cylinder vase which will fit perfectly on a desk.  The cheery arrangement may consist of green hydrangeas, roses, or gerbera daisies. 

An easy to take care of dish garden or European garden would also be a good idea.  If you are buying for a lot of people at the office, at Bank of Memories & Flowers we design unique small bud vase arrangements.  Giving flowers and plants will create a lasting memory and it has been proven to boost productivity!

Don't forget Administrative Professionals Day is this Wednesday, April 24th. Many businesses celebrate this day all week long!!!!!  We deliver all over the Milwaukee metro area and even into Lake Country.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Air Plants- Easy to Love

At Bank of Memories & Flowers we just got in a great variety of different air plants that are truly a "conversation piece."  They're No planter, no soil. These ones are placed in a specially designed hanging glass sphere. They just hang out- look! 

We get the question quite often about how difficult they are to take care of and they are actually fairly low maintenance.  One of the most common misconceptions of air plants is that they don't need to be watered; that they can thrive on air alone.  This is not true. Air plants need water and sunlight just like any other plant!  The amount of water your plants need depends on its environment.  If the plant is indoors in a home with dry air, it should be submerged in water for 2-3 hours every week or if you have the time, mist them more often.  Misting them with water if they look a little dry; they come from a humid environment, so they appreciate all the humidity they can get.  Keeping them in a mostly enclosed glass container helps, too.  As for sunlight, air plants should not be set out to bake in direct sun; indirect light works best and if they are placed no further than ten feet away from a window, they should do fine.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Boerner Botanical Garden Wedding

Boerner Botanical Garden is located on the grounds of Whitnall Park in the village of Hales Corners, Miwaukee County, WI.  The Gardens are named for Alfred Boerner, who designed the original five formal gardens.  The Annual, Perennial, Rock, Rose and the Peony Garden (my favorite) were constructed in 1930s.  Later additions included trial, herb, lily and shrub rose gardens, as well as the Bog Walk.  

Boerner Botanical Gardens is the perfect wedding spot for the bride and groom who dreamed of having their wedding in a outside garden.  They can accommodate wedding ceremony groups of 15 to 150.  They also have 6 unique setting that you can choose to have your ceremony. 

Setting 1: Juniper Garden (south of Herb Garden)
Setting 2: Annual Garden with Gazebo 
Setting 3: Rock Garden Vista
Setting 4 :Rose Garden & Arbor
Setting 5: Fragrance Garden (behind Boerner Hall)
Setting 6: Oak Tree (west of Education & Visitor Center)

Setting 5



Friday, April 5, 2013

Arranging Tulips

A tall vase does the trick with tulips!  First fill the vase about halfway with water (adding the tulips will make the water rise!). 

Cut the stems all the same length, snipping each tip at an angle for better water absorption. Add one tulip at a time, spiraling the stems so that they support each other.  

Add one tulip, turn the vase slightly, add another, and so on. If the flowers are too floppy on their own, gather about a third of them loosely with a twist tie or rubber band and place them in the center of the vase, with the loose tulips draping over the rim.  Won't that look dramatic?

As tulips absorb the water, they will continue to grow and may have to be rearranged if they get out of hand.  Change the water and re-cut the stems every couple of days.  Cut the tulip stems shorter for a more compact look if you are using a short vase.  Try to keep tulips away from a sunny, warm location for a longer life span; they do better in a cool location.  Bank of Memories & Flowers' tulips are sure to brighten any home just in time for spring!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tropical Wedding Flowers

Is it your dream to get married on a beach but want all your family and friends there?  Why not bring the tropical beach experience to Wisconsin. 

This bride and groom brought the tropical feel by having vibrant color flowers to their outdoor wedding at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI.  She chose bright orange lilies, green cymbidium orchids, tropical pincushion protea, sunny yellow gerbera daisies, purple dendrobium orchids and lime hypericum berries.

Another way to get that tropical flare is to add fresh palm leaves to your table tops.  They are inexpensive and make the perfect accent piece to your centerpieces and linens.  Cut coconuts in half, add sand and use as candle holders for accent lighting.  Serve a signature drink, right from the Caribbean. One last tip, make sure to have all the ladies in your wedding party have fresh flowers for their hair.

Happy wedding planning, don't forget your sunscreen!