May Day… May Day… May Day!
May 1st is MAY DAY!… and it’s been a tradition in my family forever…. When I was a little kid… I would go to the Flower Shop and make May Baskets with my Mom… I would poke colored pipe cleaners through paper cups… to make a handle! Then I would fill the Paper cup with … Read J’s Complete PostRead More
Guest Blog: Making Decisions – by Elizabeth the Florist!
The store itself was ok, and I mean just ok. The décor was a little outdated… (ok a lot outdated). Inventory was stuck in a bad combination of ‘80’s and ‘90’s Wire Service containers, old design tools and just a tired look that needed an update. I cleaned house, I was ruthless, I had a … Read J’s Complete PostRead More
My Top Ten Favorite Flower Designers…
Recently I was designing with a group of Students Assistants and Flower Friends at a Show in San Jose California… and My Friend Shannon Asked me a Question… I get asked alot … “J… whose your favorite Flower Designer???”…typically I step back from the Flower Arrangement I’m making… and lay down my design knife… and … Read J’s Complete PostRead More
LILAC Tips… Leave the Leaves! Flowers 101
It’s Lilac Season and the Bushes are Bursting into Bloom… I love the Smell of Fresh Lilacs… and having those Lovely Blooms in the House, is a Treat! Sometimes it can be a struggle to keep them Looking Fresh and Lasting for days… Here’s some Great Tips that will Allow you to enjoy them for … Read J’s Complete PostRead More
GUEST BLOG: Hi I’m Elizabeth, and I’m a Florist!
I have been given the gift of being able to do what I love every day of my life. I own a flower shop. The combination of retail and art is extraordinary. The balance is the hard part. I spend the day wearing many hats, the quick switches it takes to be a small business … Read J’s Complete PostRead More
iPad Winner: Brittany Briggs from Washington!
Nothing get’s uBloomers Motivated like APPLE Technology! Recently the Independent Floral Network hosted a contest to WIN a DAY with J…Participants had to upload their favorite SIGNATURE Flower arrangement to the IFN Facebook page! There were Two PRIZES… The Grand Prize: A Day with J at their Store creating Fun Flowers with J for an … Read J’s Complete PostRead More