Monday, June 29, 2009

Cheap Plants

I just thought I'd take a minute to remind you that Visser's Florist & Greenhouses has two 3,000 square foot greenhouses full of beautiful plants.

Let's face it, during this time of economic uncertainty, we all have to tighten our belts a bit. That's where Visser's comes in. Plants make wonderful gifts, and we have hundreds of beautiful plants starting at less than $5.00. In fact, we probably have 300 plants in the "under $5.00 range". In addition, we have all sorts of plants and trees in other price ranges.

It's worth it to come in and take a look. If nothing else, strolling through our greenhouses will be the happiest 15 minutes of your whole day. Don't you owe it to yourself?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rejuvenating Hydrangea

I learned a cool tip from watching a flower video lately. It has to do with hydrangea and how it sometimes wilts and dies prematurely. You can SOMETIMES fix it by doing the following:

Dip the head in cool water for a few minutes. Then cut the stem off a pretty good amount--say 3" if you can. Then, place the stem in HOT water for a couple of hours. Usually, it will come back to life and look very close to what it was. Give it a try!

Thanks to the Floral Design Institute for the tip. Here is the complete video.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sansevieria cylindrical (Snake Plant)

snake plant
Looking for a plant that is unusual and easy to care for—maybe for Father’s Day? Why not try this little gem? It’s a succulent, originating in Angola. It’s pretty easy to see why it has the name Snake Plant. The “leaves” are cylindrical and grow up to 5 feet long.

It is very easy to take care of. In the Summer it should be watered once every couple of months. In the winter, maybe once every three or four months. It does best indoors with very little water. The plant does flower, usually once a year, and the flowers are quite fragrant, but it is the unusual beauty of the leaves that attracts most people to this plant.

Why not add a little diversity to your indoor plant collection? Visser’s Florist & Greenhouses sells this beauty for $9.99. Come on in and pick one up today.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mad Hatter Flowers Part II

bunny flowers
Here is the picture of the bunny that went with the Mad Hatter Flowers from Visser's yesterday. Tell me this doesn't look like the bunny that you had when you were a kid.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mad Hatter Baby Shower Flowers

OMG, this is absolutely the cutest! We designed 7 of these arrangements for a Mad Hatter themed baby shower. Giant Teacups filled with all sorts of whimsical stuff--and made of orchids, gerbera daiseys, roses, lilies and lisianthus.

Just goes to show you that whatever you need in the world of flowers, Visser's Florist and Greenhouses is the place to call.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Plant Sale Day

Tomorrow is the second Tuesday of the month. I think we all know what that means. That's right--It's Visser's Florist & Greenhouses monthly plant sale day. 20% off of every plant in the greenhouses. Not just selected plants, every single plant in our greenhouses is off 20%.

Plus, you get a free plant with any plant purchase. Talk about a compelling deal. So, come on in tomorrow and stock up for summer. 701 W. Lincoln Ave. in Anaheim, 2 blocks west of Harbor Blvd. You won't be sorry.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Graduation Leis

graduation lei
It's June again, time for graduations. For a florist, that means one thing--tropical leis.

Technically, lei is hawaiian for garland. It can be any flower or natural material strung together and worn around the neck. In Southern California, the most popular leis are made from dendrobian orchids, either in purple or white.

The recommended way to wear a lei is around the shoulders, draping it in the front and the back. Also, it is typical to give the recipient a kiss on the cheek when presenting the lei.

As you might guess, Visser's Florist and Greenhouses is a great place to buy your graduation leis. We have dendrobian leis starting at $39.99. They are a great little gift for your graduate. Call us today at (714) 772-9900 or stop by the shop.