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Now that you have received your flowers, now how do you take care of them?

The door bell rings and you just received a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered from your local Milwaukee Florist, Welkes House of Roses and Flowers.

Now, how do you take care of them in order to ensure long lasting freshness? The secret to extending the life of your flowers is proper care. If you follow these 4 easy steps

you will expect to enjoy your flowers for about a week. It does slightly by the style of flower, but the general guidline is 7 days.

1. Flowers need water, so check your flowers daily

Make sure you keep the vase, container or liner filled with fresh water. Even if the container has floral foam, you should keep the water level high to promote long lasting flowers. The container’s water has a fresh flower food added to it. If you completely change the water, you should also thoroughly clean the container. Add fresh water mixed with a commercial fresh flower food. These flower foods may be supplied by the florist who delivered your order and they contain the correct ingredients to properly nourish the flowers, keep bacteria at bay (which can block the stems and prevent them from absorbing water), encourage buds to open, and lengthen the life of the bouquet. It’s one of the best—and easiest—ways to extend the life of your flowers, but be sure to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed flower food can actually do more harm than good.

2. Make sure to re-cut the stems of your flowers

Every few days, remove the flowers from the design and re-cut the stems. Remove 3/4" to one inch from the bottom of the stem and be sure to cut the stem at an angle to allow the flower the best chance to take up water. Use a sharp knife or sharp floral cutter or scissor. Avoid smashing or piercing the stems, as this can destroy the water vessels in the stem and prevent water absorption. Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.

To avoid disturbing the stem placements in a vase arrangement, tie the stems with twine just above the vase’s edge before taking them out of their vase. Hold the tied arrangement at the twine-bound point to re-cut the stems. Then place them back into the clean vase with the fresh water and a flower food.


3. Don't forget to change the water in your flowers, and add additional fresh flower food

Be sure to clean the vase before refilling it with room-temperature water mixed with the proper amount of fresh flower food. Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria which can shorten a flower's life.

4. Make sure you display your flowers in a cool spot

Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate. Avoid placing fresh flowers near ripening fruit, which releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas that can age them prematurely.

For more information on caring for your flowers - see our website - how to care for your flowers

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What do the Green Bay Packers and Welkes House of Roses and Flowers have in common?

Well, you will never believe it. Take a look at local Milwaukee Florist two tier store front window. In the pic below - on the right hand side

in preparation for Superbowl celebrations in which we know the Green Bay Packers are going to win, we decided to make our window

reflect our Packer Pride. The owners and employees of local Milwaukee Florist, Welkes House of Roses and Flowers has always been Green Bay Packers fans.

 Yes, they call us cheeseheads, but we are ok with it.

On the right side, feast your eyes on our Valentine's Day window featuring hearts and gorgeous flowers. Looking at this window will stop you in your tracks.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, if you need long stem red Roses delivered in Milwaukee  - view our website for thousands of choices. www.welkes.com

Did you hear about FOX6Now.com and Welke's House of Roses  Deluxe Ultimate Valentine package?

We're giving one (1) lucky winner a dozen roses arranged professionally in a vase, a teddy bear, a box of Niemann's chocolates, a long lasting mylar balloon and a bag of rose petals.

All of this is worth an estimated $125. Now that's a prize package that could really impress your Valentine.

Register ONCE AN HOUR until the contest ends at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011.

                                 Enter Contest Here



Welkes House of Roses Store Front window

Welkes House of Roses and Flowers is a local Milwaukee Florist for over 100 years. Since 1901 Welkes has been delivering

beautiful roses, orchids, plants, and Valentine's Day Flowers and every occasion.

Some Fun Facts surrounding this years SuperBowl

Where is the Superbowl this year? ARLINGTON, Texas

The NFL is expecting a record crowd for the first Super Bowl at $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium - The Green Bay Packers Vs The Pittsburgh Steelers.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday an estimated total of 105,000 spectators will attend the Feb. 6 game in the suburban Dallas-Fort Worth area stadium.

McCarthy said about 95,000 fans will be in the seats and suites inside the stadium, along with about 5,000 media members and staff. Approximately 5,000 people also paid $200 apiece to be in an area outside the stadium watching on big-screen TVs.

The record of 103,985 was set in the 1980 Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams. This time, the Steelers are playing the Green Bay Packers.

A record could exceed the population of Green Bay, Wisconsin which is about 104,000.


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Christmas Flowers are sold out. Now decorating for Valentines Day

We love it when we sell out of all our Christmas flowers and gifts. Now both our Milwaukee Flower Shops are in full swing decorating for Valentines Day 2011.

We are offering customers that want to pre-book any of the following arrangements a $5 savings using online code early.

View our entire selection of Valentine Flowers here

Endless Love 

Endless Love - For the Very Best Valentine


Valentine Flowers - Cutie

 Cutie details here

Valentines Day 2010 - Cutie was our featured item - placed #1 on our home page and on the front cover of our Valentines Mailer.

Cutie was very popular in all three sizes and prices. $50 / $65 and $95 - which includes a beautiful box of chocolates.


Welkes House of Roses and Flowers is your best destination for all flower needs. We have two flower shops in Milwaukee to serve you better.


Call us today 414-442-8640 or view our online selection of Flowers at http://www.welkes.com

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings and is a kick off to the upcoming Christmas Season. A great time to feast on a variety of food and make great memories with your family and friends. Welkes House of Roses and Flowers offers a wide range of Thanksgiving Centerpieces to help decorate and spruce up your table. Pre-order yours today. 414.442.8642 or at www.welkes.com



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Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. Irish and Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century including Ireland, the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom as well as of Australia and New Zealand.

 Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win").

The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. .

Masks and consumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

Halloween has developed and become more popular as time has gone on and now carries a lengthy tradition in the United States. Many children and adults dress up and "trick or treat" or enjoy festive parties.

 Everyone at Welkes House of Roses and Flowers truly enjoys Halloween and all the festivities that come along with it. We create some unique and creative Spooky arrangements for everyone to enjoy. Here are a sample of some of the arrangements we can create for your Halloween Bash!!

 Spider Arrangement   Witch ArrangementTF-WEB442lg.jpg

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Race for the Cure


Welkes House of Roses and Flowers is proud to announce their corporate sponsorship with Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. For the last 4 years Welkes has donated the pink roses that are handed out at the end of the race, as the cancer survivors cross the finish line. We are excited to continue this tradition and to continue to donate further. 4 of our employees and some family members will be running the race on September 26th and look forward to supporting the Susan G Komen Foundation!!

 Visit the website below to make your donations today -  




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Fall at Welkes House of Roses and Flowers

Fall is in the Air at Welkes House of Roses and Flowers - The summer humid air is on its way out, while the crisp cool air of fall is entering. At Welkes fall is one of our favorite times! Rusts, Oranges, Reds & Yellows are seen through out the shop! We just got in a large shipment of Fall Mums and the Halloween decorations are out, don't forget to stop by our shop, and trick or treat for your Halloween Treats & Decorations!

Fall Blessings 

Pumkins For everyone

Falling into Fall Flowers

Knock Knock

Milwaukee Fall Flowers and Gifts

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Summer Wedding Season in Milwaukee WI

Summer Weddings are the most popular time to get married. June, July and August house the most weddings through out the course of the 12 months. June, used to be the most popular month to get married in but June weddings aren't as numerous as they used to be. July has out done June in the last couple years, with October not trailing to far behind. July was an exceptionally busy month here at Welkes House of Roses and Flowers.

Here are a few of wedding flowers that we created for Milwaukee Brides this past month.

To view more custom wedding flowers click here

Voell Wedding Bouquet

Jahnke Wedding bouquet

Fronberry Wedding Flowers

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Sex and the City 2 Tickets The Ultimate Mothers Day Gift

Looking for an extra special compliment to your Mothers Day Flowers?

How about Sarah Jessica Parkers New Perfume or better yet how about

tickets for the opening week to the exciting new Sex and the City 2 movie

at Milwaukee's CineDine. Shop welkes.com for both of these exclusive



    SJP Perfume      Tickets

Tickets are on sale at Welkes House of Roses and Flowers for a special night she will never forget!

Tickets Includes:

Cocktail & Hors D'ouevres Reception Starts at 6:30. Admission ticket to CineDineTheatre. Show starts at 7:20.

Dinner, Cosmos and dessert served during Sex and the City 2. Also an opportunity to sample the

NEW Sarah Jessica Parker Perfume and WIN PRIZES.

What a night and what a great Mothers Day GIFT.

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Welkes Mothers Day Contests to win Flowers, Perfume and $500 Gift Certificate

Local Milwaukee Florist, Welkes House of Roses and Flowers is really making Mothers Day 2010 exciting with the two different Mothers Day contests and money saving offers for Mothers Day Flowers.

Contest Deadline May 6th


Welkes House of Roses and Flowers Mothers Day Contest

First Prize is A Gorgeous floral bouquet, a bottle of Ralph Lauren Romance From Brookfield Boston Store, and a $500 gift certificate to Melanie Sikma Photography - and all entries receive a $10 Gift card from Welkes.


Welkes Mothers Day Flowers Contest #1

Enter Welkes Mothers Day Contest here http://www.welkes.com/contest/

Win flowers, perfume & $500 gift cert. to Sikma Photography

FOX6Now.com and Welke's House of Roses are teaming up for ANOTHER great Mother's Day contest!

One (1) lucky winner will take home the following: a Mother's Day floral bouquet, a bottle of Ralph Lauren Romance perfume and a $500 gift certificate to Melanie Sikma Photography (in Elm Grove). That's a prize package with an estimated value of $650. So you can shower your Mom with flowers, make her smell pretty and get a picture to boot!



Contest #2

Mother Daughter Look a Like Contest




Have you ever heard that you and your mother or daughter look a lot alike? Do you have a picture to prove that? Then we'd like you to submit that photo in our Mother-Daughter Look-Alike photo contest! Then on Monday, April 26th through Thursday, May 6th, you'll have the chance to cast your vote for the pair that looks the most alike.

>>CLICK HERE to VOTE now through May 6th!

You have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 25th to submit your mother-daughter look-alike picture. After that, we'll let FOX6Now.com users vote for the mother-daughter combination they believe looks the most alike. The mother and daughter that get the most votes WINS! So it'll be up to those who submit to get out the word and have others cast votes for them.

Register ONE PHOTO PER E-MAIL until the submission period is complete. Please DO NOT send the same photo with different e-mail addresses. Any duplicates will be rejected. Only ONE VOTE PER DAY per e-mail address.

The winner will be notified on Friday, May 7th. That allows plenty of time for the winner to order flowers or an arrangement from
Welkes House of Roses and Flowers prior to Mother's Day. 






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Hot New Gift Item Now Available At Welkes House of Roses and Flowers

Introducing a new item to Welkes House of Roses and Flowers - City Tins - We are so happy to have this popular gift item. City Tins are in stock in both our Milwaukee Flower Shop and Elm Grove location. The are also available for delivery or pick-up online at www.welkes.com. Each City Tin is worth $220 and Welkes Retail is only $25. Each Tin is filled with 22 Coasters, each coaster is worth a $10 discount at each of the best Milwaukee Restaurants featured inside. Makes a nice gift by itself or as a compliment to any flower arrangement or blooming plant.
  City Tins       City Tins Hot New Gift      Milwaukee Restaurants Gift From Welkes
AJ Bombers   1241 N Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 221-9999
Beans & Barley 1901 East North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 278-7878
Cafe Centraal 2306 S Kinnickinnic Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 755-0378       
Cafe Hollander 2608 N Downer Ave Milwaukee WI 53211(414)963-6366
COA 5750 N. Port Washington Road Milwaukee, WI 53217 414-967-1451
Hinterland 222 East Erie Street Milwaukee, WI 53202-6000 (414) 727-9300
Juniper 61 6030 West North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53213-1528 (414) 727-6161
Kil@wat Second Floor of the InterContinental Milwaukee 139 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 291-4793
Lulu Cafe 2265 South Howell Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207-1325 (414) 294-5858
Mason Street Grill Intersection of Mason and Jefferson Streets 435 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 298-3131
Maxie's Southern Comfort 6732 West Fairview Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937 (414) 292-3969
Meritage 5921 West Vliet Street Milwaukee, WI 53208-2166 (414) 479-0620
Metro Bar and Cafe 411 East Mason Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 225-3270
Milwaukee Chop House  633 North 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53203 (414) 390-4562
Motor and Cafe Racer are located across from the Harley-Davidson Museum. 401 W Canal St Milwaukee, WI 53201
Nanakusa Japanese Restaurant • 408 E. Chicago St. • Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 • Phone : (414) 223-3200
North Star American Bistro 4515 North Oakland Avenue Shorewood, WI 53211-1216 (414) 964-4663
Swig 217 North Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 431-7944 
Tess    2499 N Bartlett Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211 (414) 964-8377
Trinity Three Irish Pubs 125 East Juneau Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202-2568 (414) 278-7033
Trocadero  1758 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202-1552 (414) 272-0205
Water Buffalo 249 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 431-1133
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Wedding and Prom Season in full Swing at Milwaukee Florist, Welke's House of Roses

We can feel the excitement in the air every time a soon to be bride or a High School Senior walks through the door of one of our Milwaukee Flower Shops. Happy faces are like a breath of fresh air. Both the Bride to be and the Senior planning for prom are smiling from ear to ear, it is fun to feel that excitement and joy. The excitement grows when we show our custom wedding images and our new prom accessories.

Welkes House of Roses is not a new flower shop. Welke's has been designing flawless boutonnieres and corsages for High School Proms since 1901. Styles throughout the years have changed and the bling has never been so dazzleing. The bling bracelets are available in many different shapes and colors. Here is a great picture to feast your eyes on. Bling Prom bands for Bracelet wrist corsages look amazing. 

 Jewl Tone Bracelet Corsage     Bracelet Corsage Golds and Greens        

  Pink and Green Rose Corsage     

Exciting new trends for wedding flowers continue to unfold and this year we are seeing more and more Pink Weddings. Everything Pink: from pink rose petal monograms to pinks roses on top a pink wedding cake, you name it, it is pink and perfect.


Weddings with Red Roses are a close second to all the Pink Weddings. In this picture a beautiful bridal bouquet of red roses and orchids. A beautiful custom design by the wedding pro's at Welke's House of Roses.




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Welke's House of Roses, Inspired to Thank Moms like never before.

The new P&G commercial, Thank you Mom, touched me like no other commercial. The commercial opens up with a new Mother in an operating room holding her brand new baby ...and she is singing "When you walk through a storm put your head up high......  the next pic is of a Mother vacuuming while holding her toddler on her hip, the next pic is a Mother bundling up her child before he gets on the bus, the next pic is a Mother changing a tire while her children stand by, then a Mother is cleaning her daughters ice skates while sitting on the couch next to her  daughter.  This next images are of a Mother walking out of the principals office and taking her son home. The commercial closes with the proud mom standing at the end of a skating performance. If you have not seen this commercial, prepare to be moved.  

At Welke's House of Roses in preparation for Mother's Day 2010, we are re-rejuvenated by this moving commercial. Mother's do so much, as clearly depicted in this commercial and they do deserve our love and appreciation for every act of love thru the years. With Mother's Day just over 2 moths away we are filled with thoughts of what it is all about, Thanking Mothers. 

Since 1901, Welke's House of Roses has been delivering Beautiful Mother's Day Flowers, blooming garden plants and Spa Gift baskets. Milwaukee Mother's are just like the mother's in this commercial, so this year plan to raise your level of appreciation and start planning now to thank her like never before. 

Be on the lookout for our My Mom Loves collection, we received so much positive feedback last year that we will feature it again this year.  A sneak peak for My Mom Love Spring Flowers - filled with yellow calla lilies, orange roses, tulips and more.

 Spring Bouquet By Welkes


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Welkes House of Roses Featured Milwaukee Florist at Wedding Planner & Guide Winter 2010 Show

Pave' Zen Centerpiece     

Welkes House of Roses was the featured florist at the Wedding Planner and Guide Winter 2010 Show. 

We filled our booth with flowers from all four different seasons, Summer, Spring, Fall & Winter. We had brides bouquets, attendants bouquets, Boutonnieres and Corsages and different types of centerpieces ranging from tall centerpieces down to low centerpieces for each season.

The Show was Saturday & Sunday from 11-5. There was a fabulous fashion show at 12 & 3:30 each day which featured Welkes bridal bouquets.

We spent most of our time talking to Milwaukee brides and grooms. We answered a lot of questions. Everything from checking the calendar to ensure availability, booking consultations, discussing our Do It Yourself Wedding Program  and budget wedding flowers.

As no surprise, many of the brides were interested in discussing wedding flowers on a budget and getting what they want on a limited budget. We explained that every wedding by Welkes is designed within your budget. Welkes designs wedding flowers for all size weddings and works within your budget. Welkes Green Orchid Centerpiece

Great weddings always start with beautiful flowers. From fabulous green orchids inside a tall vase with a candle on top as seen here. This striking centerpiece will make a lasting impact for your wedding reception.

The Pave' Centerpiece is low with flowers in a linear pattern. Twigs intertwine the two containers. Picture shown with Hydrangea, Orchids, Monte Cassino, Roses, Hypericum Berries, & Chrysanthemums. 

Every Welkes wedding starts with a consultation, a budget, colors, style and lots of teamwork. If you are wanting to talk to us about your Milwaukee wedding, give us a call at 414-442-8640 or toll free at 800-897-2687.  We will make sure your wedding flowers are flawless.

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Welkes House of Roses Announces the Milwaukee WINNER for our contest to Win The Ultimate Valentines Package

Welkes House of Roses announces the winner of our Valentine Contest to Win The Ultimate Valentines Package. Our Milwaukee winner is Carol and she will be receiving the Welkes Ultimate Valentine Package of beautiful long stem red roses artistically designed in a lovely vase, A Box of delicious Chocolates, A Happy Valentines Balloon and an adorable stuffed teddy bear. We called Carol to let her know she won and that we will be delivering her prize on Valentines Day. She was so touched that she cried

                                                                          . The Ultimate Valentine Package

Our contest was simply to tell us (in 100 words or less) why your Milwaukee Valentine deserves the Ultimate Valentine Package for Valentine’s Day. Winner to be notified by Friday morning, 2/12. We were touched by so many of the entries that we gave each entrant a $10 Welkes Gift card as a special thank you for entering the contest.

This Ultimate Valentine Package was a huge seller this year as all of this was value priced at $99. Because of the success, this contest will be back again next year with a special new twist. Also, be on the lookout for our Mother's Day Contest....soon to be announced.   

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