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This month, our designers had to honor of designing the flowers for the Yankees number one fan. Each piece was custom made in the logos and colors of the New York Yankees.
Among the pieces our designers created, there was a baseball jersey, a baseball cap, the NY yankees logo, the baseball yankees logo, a yankees quote, blue and white hearts, and more… Take a look at the designers at work, creating this beautiful pieces…
Each year, the city of Bellaire, TX holds there annual Bellaire Home Tour and each year, Breen’s Florist is chosen as one of the florist to work with one of the home owners to design beautiful works of art that will enhance and add delight to these upscale homes.
One of our lead designers, Bill Morgan, took the reigns on this years tour and created beautiful spring floral pieces that worked very well in this light and open home in Bellaire. See for yourself and how you can add fresh flowers to your home and make area pop with color, especial on fireplaces and side tables.
A while back, I had taken an off shoot from an arrowhead ivy plant and had been rooting it in a glass vase full of water for the last few months. There was finally enough roots grown that I transplanted it into a pot and dirt. This was the first time I have attempted to create a new plant from another. So with no experience in creating life and with no help from experienced plant people, I am trying to prove that a normal everyday person can successfully grow a plant.
I have not really babied this. We had a plant that had a offshoot that grew out the side of a house plant, which made the plant in our store a little on the ugly side. I cut the small branch out at the base and put in a standard vase of regular water to see if it would sprout its own roots. Slowly I watched the roots grow and new leaves sprout out. Over the course of a few months, I just made sure the plant’s new roots were covered in water. I even had it in the middle of our offices, without any access to windows. It just had the normal office light. Soon, the roots were growing wild and and I decided that they were long enough to put in dirt.
Using a standard 5″ pot and miracle gro dirt, I potted it today and am letting the water soak up from the bottom with a little water from the top. It is now sitting on a desk in my office by a window. I am not sure I will keep it there. The boss wants me to take it home and have a new plant for my home. But I think it needs to stay here so I can keep an eye on it. I think get used to the dirt is a critical time, I hope it does not go into shock.
Now, while this little guy, who I am naming Audrey cos I am afraid it my take over the flower shop and need to be fed blood ala Little Shop of Horors, is growing… I am trying my luck at another plant.
This is Malachai. Boss had this plant in her office and was getting neglected. Almost all of the leaves were off and it was just a bunch of tall sticks. I put Malachai in my office and nursed him back to health and he has been striving ever since. While this Ming Aralia is supposed to be shorter and bushier, it is very healthy.
I have taken one of the smaller branches off of this plant and I am gonna see if we can generate roots on this. If we can sprout some roots, we will duplicate the same process on the ming aralia that we did with the arrowhead ivy. I will continue to document my progress on this little project.
Each year, the preparation for Valentine’s Day takes place way before the actual day itself. We are prepping vases and processing flowers. Over 100 boxes of flowers have come in. We have a trailer to hold our Valentine’s day arrangements and over 50 trucks will be on the road making deliveries on Monday and Tuesday…
One of Breen’s employees, Ruby McKnight passed away on January 6, 2012. She had worked at Fisher Florist and then continued to work with Breen’s Florist after the combining of Breen’s and Fisher as our bookeeper and accountant.
Ruby had been an activate member of the floral industry for over 30 years with Fisher Florist and Breen’s Florist and 18 years as the treasurer for Allied Florists of Houston.
She will be remembered for her love of family, helping and feeding others. Ruby loved playing the organ, painting, dancing and through her positivity and determination, made everyone feel welcome and at home.
These creative designs were used as centerpieces for a very contemporary and unique wedding where the colors were lime green, dark purples and lavenders with accents of white thrown it. Each centerpiece was created with imagination and could be whatever shape or design that came into our designers head. They all had the same paved them using the colors requested.