Teacher Appreciation Day is May 4th, and The Bloomery has great ways to thank the teachers who have touched your lives. Here are a couple of our specials:
Phaleonopsis Orchids are not only elegant, but are long lasting! A
perfect choice for a desk area, side table, or kitchen counter. A
Bloomery Exclusive! Available for delivery in our local area only.
Sharpen Your Pencil
Our pencil container is filled with a bright arrangement of long lasting
flowers, perfectly sized for on a desk. Includes Carnations, Button
Mums and Mini Carnations in bright shades of Red, Yellow and Purple. A
See all of our Teacher Appreciation Day selections at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=84.
We can deliver to all local schools, including Butler Intermediate, Broad St. Elementary, Butler Catholic and Knoch schools. We're the closest florist to Northwest Elementary and Butler Junior and Senior Highs.
The perfect time to order your prom flowers! With dozens of corsage
bracelet bases, over 100 ribbon choices, plus lots of extras like
rhinestones, glitter, butterflies and more, there is no better place or
time to order the corsage that YOU want! We'll have lots of fresh
flower choices on display as well so you can see the colors and types of
flowers that will work best for your corsage. For a sneak peek, check out our corsage bracelet gallery on Facebook.
friends, your mom, anyone you want! Feel free to bring your dress,
shoes... anything you need to match or coordinate your flowers to!
all attendees can register for a chance to win FREE Prom Flowers!
Friday April 16, 3pm to 6pm
Saturday April 17, 9am to noon
Now there's another way to see the latest examples of our work, and be alerted to upcoming events--The Bloomery is now on Facebook! Fan us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bloomery. See you there!
The Bloomery's Easter Egg Bouquet
Happy Easter! This decorated Easter Egg bouquet is made in a container
that looks just like a decorated chocolate Easter Egg! The daisies in
lavender, white and yellow are a perfect breath of spring ! NOTE:
This item is a Bloomery Exclusive, and is available for delivery in our
local area only.
Click here for more information or to order
25% Off Isabella's Journey Handbags!
Our great collection of Isabella's Journey Handbags is ON SALE now through the month of April! Save 25% on all of our handbags!! You can check them out here, and even place an order online! No coupon code is needed - the site will automatically reflect the discount.
A few sunny days have turned two-and-a-half feet of snow into about two feet of snow, but it feels a little more like spring already! Swing by The Bloomery and chase cabin fever away with a little indoor spring time. Add flowers in several places for full effect--Re-nest has seven ideas for spots to put flowers besides the kitchen table:
It's always when we find ourselves super busy that we feel the need to
buy ourselves flowers. The inspiration and color that fresh flowers
bring into our space always seems to make up for the hectic work week.
Unfortunately, the kitchen table (our go-to spot for displaying our
fresh flowers) usually doubles as our current project command center.
Full story at http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/plants-flowers/7-spots-to-display-flowers-besides-the-kitchen-table-108312.
One of this year's coolest specials "My Sweetheart".
My Sweetheart is a keepsake wooden box containing a heart shaped arrangement of petite
spray roses. Chocolate hearts are an extra surprise when your loved one
opens this box for Valentine's Day. Roses are available in pink (shades
will vary) or red. Specify below. See the box being opened at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2kkwzjAgE!
Order online at http://www.bloomery.com/detail.aspx?ID=949.
This is a
Bloomery exclusive, available in our local delivery area only, and
quantities are limited so be sure to order ahead!
If you stopped in the shop before Christmas, you got to see some of the new product lines we've added. Today we're pleased to let everyone know that the beautiful Isabella's Journey handbags are now available online, and can be ordered for local delivery! If you'd like one sent out of our local delivery area, we'll be happy to ship it to the recipient.
View the full selection of Isabella's Journey handbags at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=83.
Are you ready for Christmas? Do you have people on your list that you just don't know what to get them? It's too close to Christmas for standard shipping, and express shipping costs more than the gift. What to do? We suggest Flowers! Not only are they the gift that people remember receiving the most, flowers are pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile! Choose from our wide selection of either fresh or silk Christmas arrangements and bring some beauty to this Christmas! Our silk arrangements are Bloomery exclusives--designed by our talented staff and found nowhere else!
If fresh flowers are what you're after, you can view our entire Christmas selection at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=37, or check out our highlighted specials below:
Celebrate a traditional family Christmas with this wonderful holiday centerpiece. Red carnations, fragrant evergreens and shiny ornament balls surround a red pillar candle, and a fancy ribbon adds a special touch! A lovely way to light the holiday table or a pretty sideboard decoration. Approximate size is 15 in wide x 10 in high. Our price: $39.95
Scent of the Season
Two gifts in one! Our Candle jar burns for almost 200 hours, and is topped with a fresh arrangement of long lasting flowers. After the flowers have faded, the candle will provide hours of enjoyment! ***Please note: This is a Bloomery Exclusive, and is available for delivery in our local zip codes only: 16001, 16002, 16023, 16025, 16027, 16034, 16037, 16045, 16052, 16053, 16055, and 16056. Our price: $38.99
As a special bonus, all of our Christmas silk arrangements are now 20% off! View the entire selection at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=66.
With all the places you can buy a poinsettia, how do you know if you're about to buy a good one? Once you have it home, how do you keep it nice for the holidays? And how can you keep it nice after the holidays? The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Doug "Digging with Doug" Oster visited nearby Janoski's Farm, a grower of poinsettias, and Dan Janoski gives a great deal of real insider tips to choosing and caring for your poinsettias. Janoski's has huge greenhouses filled with hundreds of poinsettias, and Dan and Doug look at a number of varieties besides the traditional red. Well worth 6 minutes of your time.
View the video at http://www.post-gazette.com/multimedia/?videoID=102687.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and you can find beautiful Thanksgiving flowers at The Bloomery. Here are a few of our specials, find the rest online at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=62.
A mix of fresh flowers such as sunflowers, Asiatic lilies, roses and chrysanthemums in shades of yellow, bronze, red and orange – with accents such as huckleberry, seeded eucalyptus, preserved oak leaves, natural wheat and hypericum – is arranged in a cornucopia.
Twice as Nice
Need a touch of fall flowers on more than one table? This centerpiece duo is the answer. Two of our small fall centerpieces, complete with a taper candle, are perfect for an extra long table or for two smaller tables. Available in our local delivery area only.
Two fall gourds are accentuated by an abundance of fall flowers, including miniature gerbera daisies, yarrow, carnations, spray mums, wheat and assorted foliages.
The Bloomery is having our Holiday Open House on Friday December 4th from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday December 5th from 9 AM to 2 PM. Come and experience the sights and fragrance of the season, as we showcase fresh and silk holiday arrangements, scented candles, framed prints and more!
New this season include the much asked for wind chimes and Isabella's Journey handbags. We're refilling the shelves with our popular Beanpod candles and inspirational throws.
We probably won't be getting any more shipments this season, so this is your best chance for the best selection.
See you in December!
We're here at the Society of American Florists (SAF) 2009 Convention, and we've seen the future of flowers in the Outstanding Varieties competition.
First off, the Best in Show award went to Green Valley Floral for their Balance gerbera daisy (photo below). According to GVF, this is "one of the whitest gerberas daisies we have seen". Balance is perfect for weddings or sympathy tributes.
Wile viewing the hundreds of entries in this year's competition, we noticed two exciting future trends in flowers.
Trend 1: Unusual and Vibrant Colors
Breeders contibute to hybridize flowers, resulting in more color variations, and stronger colors. We saw stronger greens and a wider variety of oranges, with a beautiful shade near pumpkin pie. In mums, we saw stringer greens and purples, and more mixed colors. Below are photos of some of the rose and mum entries.
Trend 2: Unusual textures
Believe it or not, the flower below is a type of carnation! Below is a Green Ball dianthus, and aside from its bright green color, the petals have a feathery texture.
Similar in texture and color to the Green Ball dianthus (above) is Jade Trachelium (below).
Both Jade and Green Ball will provide a unique texture to an arrangement, both up close and at a distance.
There were also several new anthuriums on display, including the gigantic Madame Pele. Madame Pele is 15 inches by 9 inches, with a distinctive fire red spathe and deep green lobes.
Unique floral designs are enhanced by the color and the texture of the flowers used, and the new varieties on display this year will influence designs as they become more commercially available.
As confirmed in today's Post-Gazette (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09181/980777-54.stm), visitations for Billy Mays will be Thursday June 2, 2009 from 1 to 8 pm. His funeral will be held 9:30AM Friday, June 3 at one of the St. Mary's churches in McKees Rocks (there are three). Burial will be private.
If you wish to come pay your respects to Billy, here's the funeral home information:
Musmanno Anthony M Funeral Home
700 Seventh Street
Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136
Phone Number: (412) 331-0900
Flower order deadline: Wednesday evening.
By local custom, we florists must have flowers delivered two hours prior to the start of the viewings. This means you really need to have your order placed by Wednesday evening, so the florists can make and deliver your arrangement in time.
You can read Billy's local obituary at http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09180/980603-122.stm. If you're interested in more Billy Mays and the rest of the "As Seen on on TV" industry, you might like to read "But Wait…there's more!":
June is National Rose Month, and to celebrate, The Bloomery is offering our Mixed Color Rose Bowl for only $29.99--a savings of $20!
Gorgeous colored roses are a sure way to brighten someone's day! Whether for love or friendship, our modern style arrangement of colored roses will be a true delight. Colors will vary based on what we have in stock, but will be a mixture of at least three colors.
Offer expires June 15, 2009, for local delivery orders only.
This is your one-week-to-Mother's-Day warning, and the designers at The Bloomery have created a number of distinctive arrangements so you can let your mom know how special she is. The Bloomery Exclusives are available in limited quantities, so don't wait too long. Below are a few of our most unique selections; check out the full list at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=53.
If you're looking for something special in addition to flowers or plants, you can add a manicure from Above it All Hair Design and Day Spa to any of our Mother's Day items!
Kitchen Herb Garden - $34.99
Nothing can beat fresh herbs for a well seasoned, enjoyable meal. And, there is no easier way to grow an herb garden than by taking care of this all-in-one bowl! Herbs are ready to start snipping and enjoying today, and will continue all summer long. Our patio bowl is filled with Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic Chives, Sage and Mint. Something for every recipe! A Bloomery Exclusive, grown in our family's greenhouses! This item is only available for delivery in our local area.
Salad Garden - $29.99
A fresh salad, right at your fingertips! Our garden bowl arrives ready to start enjoying, and contains red and green leaf lettuce, beet tops, Swiss chard, scallions, and radishes. We've even included a viola plant - the flowers are edible! This is a great gift for someone who loves to garden but doesn't have a big yard, or who can't get out in the dirt anymore. Just set the garden on the patio, give it some tender loving care (water and sunlight), and it is ready to enjoy. A Bloomery Exclusive, grown in our family's greenhouses! This item is available for delivery in our local area only.
Best Chef - $74.99
For the top chef in your family! We've taken a restaurant quality 5 qt metal colander and filled it with a gorgeous hard-covered Great American Cookbook, as well as a new set of wooden spoons, two kitchen towels, and a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup filled with a fresh arrangement of cheerful flowers. A Bloomery Exclusive! Due to the exclusivity of this item, this is available for delivery in our local area only. For a gift that's even more special, add one of our Kitchen Herb Garden Bowls so she has fresh herbs to cook with all summer long!
Pink Dream - $55.99
Think Pink! Our pink frosted cube vase is filled with pink tinted hydrangea, pink carnations and pink spray roses. A Bloomery Exclusive - this item is available for delivery in our local area only.
For our full selection of Mother's Day specials, visit us at http://www.bloomery.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryId=53.