To own a flower shop in Miami, FL is to seldom have a dull moment, you never know,what....... will happen on any particular day!
The "X Factor" phenomenon came to Miami, FL several weeks ago and Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul were in the news every day as they presided over the auditions of thousands of wanna-be performers. With all the audition hoopla happening in Coral Gables, I never guessed that Blooming Gardens down in South Dade in Cutler Bay, FL could possibly be touched by the mania. Imagine my surprise on opening for business one morning and finding web orders to be delivered to Simon and Paula. One very enamored fan found our website www.bloominggardens.net and liked what she saw. After verifying that the orders were indeed real, we designed a very feminine arrangement with hot pink peonies,classic cezanne pink roses, pink hydrangea, penthouse pink oriental lilies, calla lilies and butterlies for especially for Paula and a more masculine arrangement with lavendar roses, purple larkspur, purple mini callas, hydrangea and liatris for Simon.
The flowers were made and sent out for delivery only to have our driver stopped by a very protective concierge at the South Beach Hotel - noone was registered at the hotel by those names! Oh, no....what to do? After pressing the concierge, he offered up that he knew what Simon and Paula looked like and if they "happened" to walk through the hotel lobby, he would let them know they had flowers! Googling in the web indicated that this was the hotel they were staying at, so hopefully flowers from Blooming Gardens graced their rooms!
You don't have to be a star to receive flowers from Blooming Gardens, but hopefully our flowers will make you feel like one!
He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day. He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and forget regret. He will enable her to express her deepest emotions and give in to her most intimate desires. He will make sure she always feels that she's the most beautiful woman in the room and will enable her to be confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible.
Be My Love
Item No: TF-WEB502
Love in the air? Send this captivating bouquet to someone special, you'll
be showing them how much you care. With red roses for love, and white
blooms for purity, it's a heavenly floral gift. Approximately 11" (W) x 17" (H)
$49.95 Starting At
$59.95 (shown) As Shown
Be Mine, Valentine Package Blooming Gardens. A perfect dozen roses, rose petals, chocolates, a teddy bear and a balloon. Just everything you need to send your Valentine all your love.
View our entire collection of Valentine Roses, Valentine Flowers and Valentine Gifts available for pick up or delivery to Cutler Bay, Miami, South Miami, Naranja, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Richmond Heights, Homestead, Florida City, Kendall,
What a big package!
Our Valentine Package is the largest in South Florida so we need your help naming it.
We have received several interesting entries into our contest.
Here are some examples to help you get started.
Your Sweethearts desire
Roses Gone Wild
Blooming Gardens Valentine Contest Winner is open to all local residents Cutler Bay, Miami, South Miami, Naranja, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Richmond Heights, Homestead, Florida City, Kendall, Princeton and the winner receives the complete Valentine package shown below.
Looking for roses delivered in Cutler Bay - click here to view some roses. Available in nearly all colors of the rainbow. Tulips too - click here to view tulips
Christmas is right around the corner and the jolly old man "Santa" is starting to
stuff his sack with gifts for all the "good girls and boy"!
Some of those gifts may be too big to fit in the sack or a box, but
that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be gift wrapped. Who do you know
who might be getting a new car for Christmas? At Blooming Gardens, we
can put the final touches on your big gift. Custom made car bows or
just "really big bows"
can be ordered in different sizes and/or colors.
Let Blooming Gardens gift wrap your special gift this year.....Because,
Blooming Gardens is more, than just a Florist!
Blooming Gardens survives difficult times by pleasing customers
By Gary Alan Ruse
Barbara Wilson’s floral and gift shop, Blooming Gardens, has been blossoming for years and is one of the few florists in the Cutler Bay/Palmetto Bay area to survive the recent bad economy. Wilson has a passion for what she does.
“I do enjoy it,” said Wilson. “For the most part it’s a lot of fun. We do get a lot of good feedback. We get a tremendous response from the customers, who tell us the flowers last a long time and they like the arrangements. The part I like best is working with people.”
Blooming Gardens is located at 20462 Old Cutler Road (behind the Shell gas station) and is open six days a week. Its hours are 9-5 Monday through Thursday, 9-6 Friday and 9-4 Saturday.
Wilson says that she and her staff get a lot of repeat business from customers who are happy with her work. “We give excellent customer service and treat everybody like extended family,” she said.
Blooming Gardens is a full service retail flower and gift shop that specializes in fulfilling all customer requests. They always have custom, fresh-cut floral designs in every price range and keep a cooler full of carnations, daisies, multiple colors of roses, and a wide variety of exotic flowers such as larkspur, peonies, lilac, hydrangea and lilies, in addition to assorted tropical flowers as seasonally available. Wilson’s attractive and comfortable shop offers baskets, vases and containers in many sizes, shapes and colors and can also arrange to have your selection delivered worldwide.
There’s fresh fruit in season, such as pineapple, apples, pears, oranges, starfruit, grapes, kiwi, mango and much more that can go into an irresistible gift basket for someone special. Gourmet foods, including a selection of imported cookies, crackers, cheese, spiced nuts, seasoned pretzels and flavored coffees and teas can also added for basket fillers. A large variety of chocolates including Godiva and assorted candies are also available.
Blooming Gardens also has gift items of all types, so you can stop in and pick up a teddy bear for the new baby in the family or choose from their large selection of other plush animals including Ty beanie babies, Webkinz and musical plush. There are scented candles and unusual candle holders on display, in addition to candle lamps and decorative candle houses from Clayworks. There is also a varied selection of decorative home accessories such as stained glass vases and nightlights, and inspirational garden stones.
Wilson got into the business she now loves almost by accident. She recalls how it began. “I was a career employee with Dade County and we had a plan to have a cruise ship business, putting gifts in the cabins on cruise ships, and I was asked to do flowers for the cruise ships,” Wilson said. “I was getting burned out with the county job so we took a look at it and decided to buy the business. It was one that had been struggling after Andrew, and we took it over and built it back up. I had no floral experience prior to that, but 16 years later I’m still doing it.” Wilson, who grew up in Miami and came from a business family here, says most new customers come in saying that they never knew that there was a florist there. While other floral businesses in the area have closed their doors, some after several decades in business.
Wilson’s small business has managed to keep operating through, in most part, the perseverance and astute diligence of its co-owner and operator, as well as her dedicated and skilled staff of two part-time designers and one part-time driver. Active in her community, Wilson works with local agencies, from various community councils and network groups, to the support of local public schools and their career days.
She has donated floral arrangements and gift certificates for luncheons and awards ceremonies throughout South Dade. The shop’s arrangements, many of which she creates personally, are of the freshest flowers and highest quality. Her dedication to providing the best possible service to her craft is obvious to anyone who has had the pleasure of receiving an arrangement from her shop or has spoken with her. While people are cutting back on some expenses, flowers are still one of the best ways you can let someone know that you care about and appreciate them. Wilson also creates balloon bouquets and handles weddings, parties and corporate accounts.
For more information, contact Barbara on the web at www.bloominggardens.net or by telephone at 305-256-2772.
Cinderella's Slippers never looked so good
Brian Trainor has done it again. Do you believe these beautiful shoes filled with all white flowers?
I don't think Cinderella would be disappointed with these floral beauties.
Blooming Gardens Florist and Gifts has been so fortunate to be able to feature Brian Trainor's Fine Art photography in our flower shop for over a year now.
You can view our selection on www.bloominggardens.net. We have just a few select photographs expertly framed in different sizes available for pick up or delivery displayed at our Cutler Bay flower shop for $150.00. These would make a fabulous gift for a very special occasion.
The Opening Reception of Brian's hanging of the new "Flower Power II" is from 6 to 9 pm on Friday Oct 8th. Displayed at the First National Bank of South Miami through the end of October. Come out and enjoy!
Spring is here and so are High School Proms (see dates of all Miami High School Proms). At Blooming Gardens, we are preparing for a busy season of teenagers coming in to order the perfect corsage and/or boutonniere for their big event.
Ribbons in any shade and color are available to match dresses and vests. New this year, are different styles of keepsake bracelets and wristlets designed to display your flowers now and to wear alone, later! We have sprays of gems and pearls in many colors to add some bling to your style. Feathers, colored wire and much more can help you be even more creative!
What prom flowers to use? Blooming Gardens staff will work with you to advise on the type of flowers that would best suit the outfits, the personalities and the colors.
And...... this Saturday, April 10th, Blooming Gardens will be attending a Perfect Prom Party at Macy's Dadeland from 2 to 4 pm. Join us for the fun and receive a free rose and gift card. You will also be eligible to win a free corsage/boutonniere set for your big night!
In addition to the excitement of Prom we are preparing for Administrative Professional's Day and the biggest holiday of the year.... Mother's Day. We have added beautiful Mothers Day flowers that will be ready for your Miami Mother on her special day. To preview both sections, view http://www.bloominggardens.net/.
Blooming Gardens in Cutler Bay, loves our customers and we have specials, for Valentine's Day, to prove it! We invite all our customers, new and old, to place Valentine's orders early. If the order is placed before close of business Friday, January 29, we will take $10.00 off the total order.
This year, for the first time, Blooming Gardens will be carrying classic Godiva Belgian chocolates. We have 8 piece and 19 piece boxes containing delicious assortments of milk, dark and white chocolates filled to bursting with praline, caramel, fruits, nuts and more. Remember Godiva is a kosher chocolate. Our stock is limited so please don't delay and miss out on this first time opportunity!
Returning this year to enhance your expressions of love, Blooming Gardens
once again has chocolate thongs (for men and women
, both) to allow you to "Eat your heart out" and chocolate pasties
with peanut butter applicators for a full outfit of chocolate! What fun......thank you Tom and Sally's for staying in business and letting us continue our holiday fun! Add a dozen red roses
and a bag of rose petals - Wow, what a weekend!
A large assortment of different size and style bears have arrived and can be attached to your valentine flowers. Balloons to say I love you are available to add to your order too! You can also try your luck - guess how many little blue pills we have in our vase and maybe win your roses, FREE!
Come by Blooming Gardens at 20462 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay today, Valentine's day is only three weeks away!
Blooming Gardens was selected to be one of 100,000 businesses nationwide as a "Favorite Place on Google". We received a window decal that has a special bar code for potential customers to scan with phone cameras.
We want to thank all our current and potential customer for your searches on Google, all that helped us to earn this distinctive award. We invite you to check our listing on Google out and even better stop by Blooming Gardens at 20462 Old Cutler Road, Cutler Bay, FL and check our showroom and coolers out.
I would like to say Thanks to all for searching for Blooming Gardens! Barbara Wilson, Owner.
NEWS RELEASE. December 4, 2009
“We are here…….still.
You do not need to be told that these tough economic times are taking a toll in a lot of areas. Job losses, home foreclosures and retirement funds shrinking are just a few examples of the impact of the recession. Somewhat less obvious to the average person on the street is the demise of many small businesses in the area. You may have noticed a lot of empty spaces in the strip malls and in various buildings along US 1, as well as the shopping areas on Old Cutler Road. These spaces once housed small businesses and employed several employees who worked and spent money in the area. With the disappearance of what the financial experts call “discretionary money”, many consumers are stressed to simply meet their basic needs of food and shelter.
However, there are a slim number of businesses that are surviving these tough times and remain available to provide services and products that are essential in our daily lives. Cut-backs in manpower, limited selections and most importantly, reduced income for these business owners are actions taken to aid in remaining viable as a business.
One such business is your local florist, Blooming Gardens, at 20462 Old Cutler Road. Located in a building tucked away and barely visible from the street, this flower shop has been in the same location for over ten years. And, it seems as though most new customers come in with the standard comment that they never knew that there was a florist here. Well, there is and it has been operating in this area for nearly 16 years. While other floral businesses in the area have closed their doors, some after several decades in business, this small business has managed to keep operating through, in the most part, the perseverance and astute diligence of its co-owner and operator, Barbara Wilson and her dedicated and skilled staff of two part-time designers and one part-time driver.
Barbara has strived to work with the local agencies to become more visible, from various community councils and network groups, to the support of local public schools and their career days. Her donation of floral arrangements and gift certificates appear at luncheons and awards ceremonies throughout South Dade. The shops arrangements, many of which she creates personally, are of the freshest flowers and highest quality. Her dedication to providing the best possible service to her craft is obvious to anyone who has had the pleasure of receiving an arrangement from her shop or has spoken with her.
So, do not wait until you need flowers for a funeral service or, more happily, a wedding or a christening, to visit Blooming Gardens. Her shop is full of gifts, chocolates, and greeting cards among all the flowers and live plants for every occasion. Do not let Blooming Gardens become another casualty of the recession or it may not be there for you when you need it most.
We are here……still, but for how long?
Blooming Gardens is located at 20462 Old Cutler Road (behind Shell gas station) and is open six days a week to serve you. Barbara can be reached on the web at www.bloominggardens.net or by telephone 305.256.2772.
Blooming Gardens was recently invited to donate centerpieces for Wine on Harvest Moon. This annual event was held on, October 3, 2009 at The Deering Estate at Cutler.
This year the event was entitled "La Dolce Vita" and featured wines and food with an Italian theme. When asked to come up with an idea for the table pieces, the Blooming Gardens staff researched flowers and Italy and came up with an idea for flowers. Internet search showed fields of bright, beautiful sunflowers.... so that is what we designed for the event! Bowls of different greens, sunny yellow sunflowers and rustic curly willow gave the look and feel of the Tuscan countryside.
A bright, full moon, beautiful flowers, good food and fine wine made for an enjoyable evening at the "jewel of South Dade" our backyard on the bay. It's great to be supporter part of our South Dade community!
Pink is the color this month!
Pink, in recognition of Breast cancer awareness month, this month. At Blooming Gardens, we have pink awareness bracelets and pink bears, the sale of either or both have a built in donation to breast cancer awareness. We also have and will have plenty of pink flowers and pink vases with which we can design pink arrangements in recognition of breast cancer awareness.
In honor of my sister, a breast cancer survivor, and all other breast cancer surviviors, Blooming Gardens, will donate 15% of sales of all pink arrangements, in October, to breast cancer research. I invite you and your acquaintances to order in the pink this month. Blooming Gardens, because we are more, than just a FLORIST!
Blooming Gardens is celebrating brides and their weddings in the month of April. We are setting up a display at the Palmetto Bay - Down the Aisle Bridal Show on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Our bouquets will be displayed at the Blooming Gardens table and will also be carried in the fashion show of the day.
Blooming Gardens is also participating in the Papyrus Wedding Event of the Season at the Papyrus store at the Falls. Each week brides will see a different bouquet on display at the store along with other wedding vendors wares. On the final weekend of the show, April 26, 2009, Blooming Gardens will be in attendance at Papyrus to answer questions and talk to brides. In addition, any bride purchasing her wedding invitations during the event will receive a free $10.00 gift card from Blooming Gardens.
We invite all brides to join us at one or both of these events.
Beautiful art glass vases by Joan Baker are on display at Blooming Gardens. The sunlight coming in our windows shows the colors of the peacock designs. We have nightlights to complement the vases. Come in today and browse to buy or just to look. Blooming Gardens invites you to see why we are more than just a florist.
At Blooming Gardens, we always offer a rainbow of roses, but currently, we have RAINBOW ROSES in stock. Beautiful, multicolor roses (with all the color in one rose) are available right now. Buy them by the single, or multiple stem and suprise someone special with such a unique bloom. Quantities are limited so hurry in.