Page 1

Meet My Florist Showcasing your local florist

FEATURING

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN

1


Meet My Florist

Showcasing your local florist

Welcome to Meet My Florist magazine, a publication that gives you new insight into the wonders of your local flower shop. Your florist is an important part of your community. The following pages will provide you with information to help you better utilize your florist, and make you a more informed floral consumer. Flowers are something that anyone can appreciate and everyone enjoys. Flowers always make a beautiful statement, expressing a wide range of sentiments to compliment any occasion. You can always make someone smile with flowers! Choosing the perfect flowers for your occasion can be a daunting task. Let your florist guide and help you create the perfect arrangement. Your florist will help you express your sentiments with flowers. This issue of Meet My Florist magazine features Placerville Flowers on Main. Mel of Placerville Flowers on Main gives you an insider’s look into her flower shop, and shares with you the many ways that she helps customers with all their floral needs. In addition, you will get information about how to get more from your plants and flowers.

When you buy from a Mom and Pop business, you are supporting your community. Your local florist is another family in your community, your neighbor, and your friend. Our customers are our shareholders. We strive to make you happy. Thank you for your support! Feb 2019 | © Meet My Florist® Periodical

2

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


MEET MEL OF

P

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN

lacerville Flowers on Main has been in service since January 1, 2007. I was hired by the previous owner, Judy, a month before we opened and I worked for her for seven years before purchasing the shop in 2014. I went to Sac State and got two degrees, a bachelors in English and Religious Studies and decided it was either I keep going to school and put myself into debt, or go this way. I’m really happy with my choice. I love it because I’m surrounded by beautiful flowers all day and I go home smelling like flowers. It’s just a really wonderful, organic, natural experience. I get to work with all of my best friends; I have a great crew of girls that are amazing. We get to laugh and bring beauty to people every day.

“We have a very big shop, its over 2000 square feet, which is really big for a flower shop. We have a lot of wall space and it was the previous owners concept to support the local artists. So the front of the shop is filled with all El Dorado County local artists in whatever medium, whether its oils, pastels, paintings, photographs, woodwork, jewelry, or dry wreaths. We also love antiques-that’s our passion. We’ll all go out and find stuff, and some people bring stuff up on consignment if it works in the shop.

theme has been so huge lately, so that will influence what containers we use. Our favorite design has always been the natural, lush, organic garden look over the contemporary or modern look. It’s really close to European style and English country garden. And the seasonal flowers work into that really well. We’re not using everything that’s hot house grown like orchids, roses, etc. We get to use the fun stuff like zinnia or amaranth.”

Not everybody thinks of floral design as art, but of course I do; it’s another way of expressing an artistic design. Floral trends tend to follow interior design trends, whether its through colors, styles or technique. The shabby chic garden PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

3


Keeping Plants Happy FERTILIZE every month. Most plants like a little boost to keep them looking their best.

DEADHEAD SPENT BLOOMS Keep the blooms coming by removing spent blooms from your flowering plants.

ORCHIDS are a plant category of their own. Water orchids sparingly with ice cubes to prevent blooms dropping from over watering (one ice cube a week).

REMOVE DECORATIVE WRAPPERS as soon as possible. Drainage keeps plant roots happy.

LESS FREQUENT but deep watering is most effective. Don’t let your plant sit in standing water; let it drain after watering.

GET THE LIGHT RIGHT Place your plants near light but never in direct sunlight. 4

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121

MANY BLOOMING PLANTS are meant to be outdoor plants. After the blooms are spent, find a happy home for your blooming plant in your garden or in an outdoor container.


PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

5


6

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


EXTENDING CUT FLOWER LIFE LOCATION MATTERS. Keep Flowers in a cool place and away from direct sunlight if possible. Avoid vents with blowing air.

RECUT STEMS AFTER A FEW DAYS. Every few days, cut 1” from each stem at an angle to bypass clogged stems. Your flowers will draw water and the blooms will be happy longer.

PRESERVATIVE FEEDS THE BLOOMS. Add commercial plant food to the water every time you change the water.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER. Always remember to keep water levels up! Change the water when cloudiness appears.

TRIM OR REMOVE SPENT FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE. Keep your arrangement looking its best by taking out wilted blooms or leaves. This also prevents contamination of the water and increases the longevity of your arrangement.

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

7


The Magic of Flowers & Plants There is nothing like the thrill of receiving flowers. You feel special: someone is thinking about you, wanting to lift your spirits and make your day! Flowers touch all our senses, from visual vibrant colors to sweet fragrances. These powerful elements evoke pleasant memories of past times. Flowers are timeless, and bring those sweet memories to the present. Who isn’t thrilled by the brilliance of color, the richness of life in the garden! We give plants and flowers because we love the beauty of the outdoors. Giving plants and flowers as gifts brings the garden indoors for us to enjoy. More to consider: Flowers can be a gift for anyone. From son to father, daughter to mom, friend to friend... tell someone they are special with flowers. 8

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


Romance FLOWERS FOR

Flowers are a powerful way to express your caring and love. If you are looking to express only friendship, you can say that with flowers. If you are trying to say, “Just because,” you can say that with flowers too. If you want to say the big, “I love you,” you can proclaim your love with flowers. Whatever you are trying to express, you can always say it with flowers.

BE SPONTANEOUS! Don’t wait for a specific occasion to send flowers... score big points on any day.

ROSES ARE FOR ROMANCE. Certain flowers come with meanings. The rose has always been a symbol of love. SURPRISE THEM AT WORK. Brighten her day... really make her smile!

ADD A LOVE NOTE. Add a special card or hand written note to your arrangement.

TAKE THINGS UP A NOTCH. Add a box of chocolates or a special gift to your floral arrangement.

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

9


LET’S

Celebrate

Celebrate Life’s milestones with flowers! Flowers add grace and elegance to every celebration. You can always celebrate the passage of a major milestones with flowers. Nothing beautifies a table better than flowers. No matter what your look, there are many possibilities for decorating with flowers. Let your florist decorate your gazebo, or make fabulous table centerpieces. Your florist will take your party to the next level.

USE AN EXPERT Get expert help from your florist, and your beautiful arrangements will take your party to a higher level.

DECIDE: ELEGANT OR CASUAL? Flower choices depend on the look you want to create.

CHOOSE A FOCAL POINT Do an impact arrangement on an entry table or as a centerpiece on a buffet table.

10

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


tools can be found at

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

11


A STYLE FOR ALL

Occasions

ORDER BY PHONE OR ONLINE

Honeycomb Arrangement

Farmer’s Market

Vintage Clear

Rustic Farmhouse Violet Farmhouse

Lisbon Bouquet

12

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


318 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-1121 placervilleflowersonmain.com

Rustic Slate

A Bowled Statement

Vintage Green

Bottled Messages

Weathered Stone

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

Vintage Blue

13


A LOOK INSIDE PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN Let Shop Florists create a personal floral design that reflects exactly what you want to say. Whether it be a sentiment of love, condolence or encouragement, there is an arrangement out there for everyone. Flowers are also an excellent way to beautify your home. One person may prefer a contemporary tropical arrangement while another loves the tradition of a dozen roses. Whatever your preference, Placerville Flowers on Main is there to accommodate you.

14

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

15


Wedding

Y

our wedding day is one of the most special days in your life. Organizing this event can become a major undertaking. One way to help ease the planning burden is to have your florist guide you along the way. Your florist will be happy to provide you with a free wedding consultation so that you can sit down and personally share your ideas, and discuss the flower budget. Since every bride is unique, your florist will want to get to know you and your own personal tastes and style. Not everyone wants to have a traditional style wedding. Your florist can help you creatively express your personality or interests.

16

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


PLANNING Be prepared with your wedding colors before meeting with your florist. Consider the style of wedding you’d like, and even the venue.

KEEP IT LOCAL & SEASONAL Choosing local and seasonal flowers is the way to go, and will give you more bang for your buck.

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

17


REPURPOSE YOUR FLOWERS Don’t leave your ceremony flowers at the altar... take them to your reception! Aisle arrangements can be used for centerpieces or on the buffet tables. The bridesmaid bouquets can add color to a cake table or the head table.

18

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


IF YOUR ARE REALLY SET ON A CERTAIN EXPENSIVE FLOWER. When your favorite flower is expensive, save on your budget by using it only in your bridal bouquet. You can substitute less expensive flowers into centerpieces or use only a small quantity of expensive flowers in select places.

BE OPEN TO VARIETIES AND COLORS Some of the more common flowers are available in a huge variety of beautiful colors! PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

19


tribute

Sending sympathy flowers is an important expression of love and support for the grieving family, as well as an opportunity to honor a person’s life. When we think of a funeral as a celebration of life, what could be better than a room full of flowers? The beauty of flowers is symbolic of life itself, and is always an appropriate tribute to a loved one. Let your florist help you send the perfect expression of your sympathy and love.

20

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


BE MINDFUL OF CULTURE. Certain cultures have very specific traditions. For example, Muslims won’t appreciate a cross, and Eastern Orthodox place the highest value on white flowers. PHOTOGRAPHS ADD A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE. A photo image of your Loved one in a wreath of flowers can be a fitting tribute. REMEMBER THEIR PASSIONS OR THEIR CAREER. If you know specific details of passions of the Loved one, your florist can incorporate a symbol of those passions, such as a baseball cap, or golf club. FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS APPROPRIATE. Even if the family has requested donations to a specified cause, it always is appropriate to also send flowers.

PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

21


22

PLACERVILLE FLOWERS ON MAIN (530) 622 - 1121


FLOWERS ON MAIN MEL’S INSIDER TIPS ON FLOWERS My Insider tip? Buy seasonal flowers. That’s our big thing, especially with weddings and with our general customer base. If we stay knowledgeable about what grows locally or in California in general, you are always going to get more for your dollar. We always try to educate our brides about what’s in season, and with the farm-to-fork movement people are much more open to that. This concept is being translated into the flower world as ‘fieldto-vase’. We buy from 12 different local growers during the summertime. We are literally getting flowers cut fresh from the field, and we’re putting them into the vases we send out every day. I think that’s the best tip: be aware of what’s local. When it comes to flowers for romance, just be a good communicator; tell us what the intention is. We have a running joke around here that ‘the story matters.’ The story matters when we take an order from a customer. We want to know what it’s for. Is there anything special you want PLACERVILLEFLOWERSONMAIN.COM

to add to it? Is it an anniversary or a first date? For example, if we have a guy going on a first date asking for red roses, we say, ‘hey, buddy slow down, let’s do something more like a mixed bouquet. Red roses on a first date can scare a girl away; they can be serious. Another tip for guys and gals is to have faith in your florist. We are professionals and we do this every day, so you can leave the arrangement up to us-you’re always going to get a better bouquet. The best time to give flowers is every day, especially during the unexpected times. I think it is more thoughtful and everlasting when it’s a surprise. People should bring flowers into their home every day because beauty makes you happy. You can’t look at a flower and be sad. You should have flowers in your home all the time. 23


318 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 622-1121 placervilleflowersonmain.com

Feb 2019 | Š Meet My FloristŽ Periodical

Profile for SacVal

Placerville Flowers on Main  

Meet My Florist Magazine Featuring Placerville Flowers on Main

Placerville Flowers on Main  

Meet My Florist Magazine Featuring Placerville Flowers on Main