Friday, August 31, 2012

Why I love Pinterest

I am huge picture nerd. I love looking at them and taking them and sharing them with people. I am attracted to splashes of color and the contrast of black and white pictures. I am also always looking for new ideas whether it is for the flower shop, my class work, or even just books to read. I love discovering nuggets of information that I can share with others as if it were a treasure from a lost pirate ship. Its one of the reason I wanted to start this blog at David Swesey Florist.

Taken from Pinterest.
Some of you may have heard of a new social media site called Pinterest. Unlike Facebook or Twitter which is more about communication, Pinterest allows its users to share information that they find on the internet. You can also search throughout their categories and see what is currently trending on the site. You can also see what your friends are finding. We have had a number of brides come in recently that have gotten ideas from Pinterest.

Once you find something, you pin it to boards that you have created like a virtual Bulletin Board. This helps you organize all the ideas that you amass. You can have boards for clothing, food, health, books, pictures of celebrities, music videos, flowers, and any resources for school that you might find.

Word Of Warning: Pinterest is hugely addicting. It is like opening a bag of can't only have one. Once you start pinning, it will be really hard to stop. But, oh, is it so much fun.

Taken from Pinterest
For those of you that do not have Pinterest, here is the link again. Here is a link to one of my boards called Florist's Child.

Happy Pinning!
Staffer and Pinterest Addict

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pets VS Plants


My family recently adopted a puppy. She is a beautiful retriever/border collie mix.. She is full of energy and she is curious about everything. We also have four cats. But since my mom (Lin, the manager) and I (Jennie) also work in a flower shop, we also have lots of plants and flowers that are in the house or garden. Like many flower-loving pet owners, we were wondering what plants and flowers would be safe to have around the house.

So of course, I did some reading on the matter. 

There are surprisingly a lot of flowers that are safe for pets to have and many of the toxic plants are only dangerous if consumed in large quantities. (If a pet does consume any flower that you know to be toxic or that you are unfamiliar with, please call a veterinarian!) 

Some common plants and flowers that are Toxic:
  • Aloe Vera
  • Carnations
  • Cyclamen
  • Lilies
  • Tulips

Some Common Plants and Flowers that are Non-Toxic:
  • African  Violets
  • Bamboo
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Orchids
  • Snapdragons
So fellow pet-lovers, it is possibly to have a house full of pets and a garden full of flowers!

Staffer, Pet-Lover
David Swesey Florist.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Blog Post Ever!

Hello! This is the first blog post for our store!

We're pretty excited to share what's going on here and other interesting or useful nuggets of information that we learn along the way. Like most business, the floral industry is a continuum. We are always evolving what we do. Products , techniques, and styles are constantly changing. And in this age of continual internet access, it is so much easier to learn of new trends from all over the world.

That is why we wanted to start this blog. We want to share these new trends and maybe even try to start a few ourselves. We also want to hear from our readers and customers alike about new ideas that they have heard of or seen.We want to know about ideas from the worlds of fashion, architecture, art, and beyond to help us make each floral arrangement truly unique and memorable.

David Swesey Florist