I know the 80’s are back but….

The purpose of my blog is to keep you updated with the latest happenings in the floral industry.

I’ve gotten to know a lot of people in the floral industry over the last few years (thank you Facebook!). Cathy over at Sprout in Massachusetts has a fantastic blog. She puts it so eloquently:

“When there are so many fabulous wrist corsage bracelets, that are pretty enough to wear on their own as jewelry, why would you ever choose to have yours made on a granny panty elastic band?

Demand something better!
No more granny panty elastic bands for prom!”
She attached this picture to the caption
Can you spot the granny panty elastic band?? Yes, the 80’s are back, but let’s not take it too far, folks. With all the AMAZING options for corsages at Pizazz! Florals, why would you ever settle for the old school prom corsage?? (yikes!!! lol) Put an end to the granny panty wrist bands!
Awwwwkward. Let’s keep prom and graduation modern and cool! (Do the kids still say cool? Okay, if not, we’ll make it EPIC!) And if your date orders a corsage for you, don’t worry. We won’t let him go the granny panty route :o)
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Chatham’s Favourite Mom Contest!

Get your writing cap on!

We’re launching a contest:

Chatham’s Favourite Mom! by Pizazz! Florals and Balloons

You have to tell us in 250 words or less, why your mom, grandma, aunt or another mom you know is the best and why she deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day.

The contest is open now and the deadline for form submission is May 8th at 7pm. Afterwards, we’ll read all the essays and decide on the most deserving mom to win the grand prize of a flower arrangement and balloon bouquet!

Click here to fill out the form! Doesn’t Mom deserve it?

P.S.  Only Residents of Chatham-Kent are eligible to win the contest. Thanks

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Mallory and Wes’ January Wedding

I received some pictures from Jessica Lally Photography from a wedding that we did back in January. It was beautiful and sparkly and everything a blingy wedding should be! Mallory didn’t have an exact vision of what she wanted so she let the designer, Pat, have a creative license.

I delivered the wedding myself and when the bride opened the box, she exclaimed “Oh LOOK!”

She loved it!! They were so kind and came back and gave Pat a big ol’ hug a few weeks after the wedding.

Thanks to Mallory and Wes for letting us share in their special day. And thanks again to Jessica Lally for the beautiful pictures :o)

And here are some pictures I took of the bride receiving her flowers and my artsy close up of the bouquet :o)

We’ll be back on Monday with a contest for your mama :o) You don’t want to miss it!

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How to Care for your Easter Lily

We’re open today! It’s Good Friday, I know, but we’re busy little beavers over here! At Easter, as any other holiday, things get a little crazy. Please excuse me for recycling a post from a few years ago!! This is what I wrote back then :o)

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You received an Easter Lily. It’s beautiful, it’s wonderful. Now, what do you do with it?

Easter Lilies like it on the cooler side of things. Indoor temperatures of up to 70 degrees in the day and during the nighttime they prefer around 60-65 degrees. They are probably not the best idea for the little old lady who has her thermostat set at 85.

They like moderate light. Moderate light means bright but indirect sunlight.  Think sunny room, but not right in the window. If you can read the paper without turning a light on, that’s moderate light.

They should be watered nearly every day. If the plant is wrapped in decorative foil, make sure that there isn’t any standing water in the bottom. This will cause root rot. It’s the plant equivalent of having wet socks on.

The blooms will last longer if the anthers (yellow pollen-bearing pieces) are removed from the center of the flowers.

As one bloom dies, make sure to cut it off. It makes it prettier and you’re not wasting any water feeding a dying bloom.

It is almost impossible to force Easter lilies into bloom a second time indoors. An alternative is to plant them outdoors in spring, where they may bloom again in fall. The plants will need a site with bright light but some shelter from extreme heat and wind. They are not hardy enough to survive winter outside, so don’t expect to see them next summer if you leave them out in fall.

As one final note, lilies will give your cat a stomach ache. If your cat is like mine, eating every bloom in your home, put it up somewhere he can’t reach it.

 

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(I promise I’ll have new content next week!!)

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Easter in bloom

Easter is on Sunday, the 8th and at Pizazz! Florals we tend to be very busy. Since we’re so conveniently located, people can run in grab what they want and run out.

We try to have lots of plants and Easter arrangements in the shop ready for you grab-and-goers.

My favourite plant of all time is a hydrangea. (I think it’s because they just grow on their own! I don’t need to doctor them.) We have lots of hydrangea plants coming in this week. Hydrangeas like to drink a lot so they need to be watered every other day. They range from $20 to $40 and they are gorgeous!!

Blue Hydrangea

This bunny arrangement would be a great gift for someone in a small space, like an apartment or a retirement home. It’s the perfect size for a bedside table, so it could even go in the hospital for that matter!

Show somebunny you care. (Okay...cheesy, I know! I couldn't resist)

Azaleas are one plant that you can’t beat for colour. They’ve got a nice woody stem which makes them very easy to take care of.

Pink azalea

 

Easter lilies are the classic gift. They are easy to take care of and can be planted in a garden in the fall.

Can you get more classic than this favourite for Easter?

 

Another customer favourite here is our mixed bouquets. We always have them ready to go and they are usually $23 each. This is a really nice gift to grab for grandma if you’re having dinner at her house! :o)

A colourful mixed bouquet is just what granny ordered

 

We also have a lot of other arrangements in our cooler just waiting to be taken home. We like to have a minimum of 25 to 30 arrangements ready at a time, that way anyone who walks in can find something they like.

You can also order by visiting our website! Happy Easter. Hope the bunny is good to you.

Me? I’ll be on the couch in a chocolate coma. Don’t wait up.

 

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Wedding Eye Candy – Part Two

See what happens when you put stuff off? I said I would do this on Thursday morning and ‘surprise!!” Thursday was a mad house in here with no time to blog.

Let’s continue on with our wedding season kick off. We do lots of weddings every year and I wanted to show some of our absolute favourites!

A mixed white bouquet of lilies, freesia, roses, and more accented with pearl gems

 

Orange Roses with purple ribbon loops

 

Schwartzwalder Calla Lilies

 

A mix of tropical fall flowers. (I'm partial to this one because it's MY wedding bouquet, tee hee!)

 

Sprayed Black Roses and white stephanotis with seeded eucalyptus

 

A mix of different colour peonies

 

If you like what you see, we would love to talk to you about your wedding. We do wedding consultations seven days a week. Call us at 519 – 351 – 2654

 

 

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Wedding Eye Candy – Part One

Spring is here and with it comes the start of wedding season!

We love doing weddings. Nothing makes us happier than delivering a bride’s flowers to her and seeing the expression on her face. Flowers complete the brides vision for the day and we love creating bouquets that add the finishing touch.

Here are some of our favourite bouquets:

A mix of green and white roses, green fuji mums, green button poms and hypericum berries. Finished with the a wrap with the family tartan and the grandmother of the bride's celtic knot.

 

A mix of roses, alstroemeria, miniature carnations and lilies with a hint of pink wax flower

 

A mix of blue dendrobium orchids and white roses with feather accents

 

A colourful mix of gerbera daisies, asters, roses, green button poms and white stephanotis

 

Schwartzwalder calla lilies (Schwartzwalder means Black Forest)

Part Two to follow on Thursday!

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